Agenda • Introductions • Webinar Tips • Summer Camp • Wrapping up the year, Celebrating success! • Q&A • Wrap-Up
WhyCamp? According to a study by the American Camp Association Parents, camp staff, and children reported significant growth in: Self-esteem Peer relationships Independence Adventure and exploration Leadership Environmental awareness Friendship skills Values and decisions Social comfort Spirituality
What Kind of Camp? Day Camp Core Camp Troop Camp Resident Camp Girl comes to camp with her troop or group (adult leader needs no outdoor training.) Includes meals, program/activities, site fee. Camp staff lead programming. Troop adults provide supervision. Girl comes to camp for the day only – might have transportation available, may or may not include meals, includes program/activities. Primarily volunteer run. Trained volunteers provide supervision. Girl comes to camp with her troop or group (adult leader must have outdoor training.) troop provides own meals, program/activities, pays a site fee. Troop adults provide supervision. Girl attends camp alone or with a same age buddy. All meals, program/activities and site fee are included. Program is staff led. Girls are supervised by trained counselors. Some camps offer family sessions or mom & me or dad & me sessions.
Camp Skymeadow: Where to Stay • In a lodge • Alpine, Orchard, Forest or Evergreen • Indoor bathrooms and showers • Kitchen • In a platform tent • Alpine Tents or Forest Tents • Latrines; no showers • Campfire cooking
Camp Skymeadow: What’s Fun • Archery • Canoeing • Hiking • Fishing • Horseback Riding (summer only) • Swimming • Creek Hikes
Camp Roy Weller: What’s Fun • Canoeing • Funyaks • Hiking • Fishing • Lou Henry Hoover Nature Sanctuary
Camp Hawthorne Ridge: Where to Stay • In a cabin • Daisy, Perry Falk Run, Raccoon Run • Indoor bathrooms and showers • Kitchen • In a platform tent or rustic cabin • Green Glen, Beechwood, Athodanac (rustic cabins) • Campfire cooking
Hawthorne Ridge: What’s Fun • Archery • Hiking • Swimming • Creek /Gorge Hikes • Geocaching • Volleyball • Outdoor Cooking
Camp Redwing: Where to Stay • In a lodge • The Haven or Mary Lodge • Indoor bathrooms and showers • Kitchen • In a Platform Tent or Yurt • Flushing bathrooms, some with showers • Campfire cooking
Camp Redwing: What’s Fun • Archery • Canoeing • Hiking • Fishing • Horseback Riding (summer only) • Swimming • Creek Hikes
Camp Timberlake: What’s Fun • Hiking • Creek Hike • Troop Camping • Large Multi-use lodge • Platform Tent Units • Outdoor Cooking
Camp Yough: What’s Fun • Bouldering Wall • Outdoor Cooking • Hiking • 3 Lodges • Amphitheater • Rustic Cabins
Camp Elliott: Where to Stay • In a lodge • Elliott, Shepp or Woods Edge Lodges • Indoor bathrooms and showers • Kitchen • In a Platform Tent or Adirondack Shelters (primitive) • Flushing bathrooms, indoor showers • Campfire cooking
Camp Elliott: What’s Fun • Archery • Hiking • Primitive camping • Swimming • Volleyball • Basketball • Creek Hikes • Outdoor Living Skills
Camp Conshatawba: Where to stay Camp Conshatawba: Where to stay • In a lodge • Overlook, Boeing, Director’s Lodge, Seneca • Indoor flush toilet bathrooms, in-lodge showers (except Seneca) • Kitchen • In a Platform Tent Unit or Cabin Unit • Composting toilet bathrooms, running water sinks • Campfire cooking, picnic tables, pavilion, refrigerator
Camp Conshatawba: What’s Fun • Archery • Climbing Wall and Zipline • Hiking and Brook Snooping in the creek • Indoor Theater Stage • Low ropes course • Swimming • Field sports and games
Camp Curry Creek: Where to Stay • In a Platform Tent or Adirondack Shelter • Central Bath houses • Campfire cooking • In a lodge • Jackie Schoch, Rec Hall • Indoor bathrooms and showers • Kitchen
Camp Curry Creek: What’s Fun • Archery • Outdoor Cooking • Hiking • Canoeing/ Funyaking • Swimming Pool • Indoor Rifle Range • Orienteering, nature activities and trails
Wrapping up the year & Celebrating Success!
Early Bird/Spring Registration • Starts April 1 • If you have not received your spring registration packet, contact your membership manager. • Troop Leaders can email their troop members from the site, register for council sponsored programs, print rosters and membership cards.
Annual Finance Report & Annual Troop/Group Year-End Summary (Volunteer Essentials pg 160 & 176) DUE BY:JUNE 30
Annual Finance Report • Where did your money come from & how did the girls choose to spend it? • Make sure all the questions on the form are answered.
Year-End Summary • Brag about your troop. • Tell us the amazing activities your troop participated in this year. • What would you like to improve upon? • Include your questions/concerns.
Bridging • A great time to celebrate successes, both big and small. • See this ceremony as a beginning, not an ending. • Look to older girls to be role models. • Invite girls and volunteers who may be interested in participating next year.
Bridging Resources • http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_central/ceremonies/ceremony_planner.pdf • Contact your Membership staff member, Service unit manager, other Leaders with experience in bridging ceremonies. • Call your local office to see where the closest resource library is.
Celebrate Success • Set up a Service Unit Celebration- talk to your membership staff to coordinate • There is much more to do!!!! • Check out all the amazing summer activities in your S’more magazine.
Staff Contacts • Missy Mattera, Regional Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 1412 • Heather Keefe, Mgr. Series & Events Pathways email@example.com Ext. 1705 • Michelle Magiske-Treadwell, Regional Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 1116