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Volunteer Support Webinar March, 2011. Agenda. Introductions Webinar Tips Summer Camp Wrapping up the year, Celebrating success! Q&A Wrap-Up. Summer Camp. Why Camp?. According to a study by the American Camp Association Parents, camp staff, and children reported significant growth in:

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Agenda
Agenda

  • Introductions

  • Webinar Tips

  • Summer Camp

  • Wrapping up the year, Celebrating success!

  • Q&A

  • Wrap-Up


Summer

Camp


Why camp

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
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
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
Camp Skymeadow: What’s Fun

  • Archery

  • Canoeing

  • Hiking

  • Fishing

  • Horseback Riding (summer only)

  • Swimming

  • Creek Hikes


Camp roy weller what s fun
Camp Roy Weller: What’s Fun

  • Canoeing

  • Funyaks

  • Hiking

  • Fishing

  • Lou Henry Hoover Nature Sanctuary


Camp hawthorne ridge where to stay
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
Hawthorne Ridge: What’s Fun

  • Archery

  • Hiking

  • Swimming

  • Creek /Gorge Hikes

  • Geocaching

  • Volleyball

  • Outdoor Cooking


Camp redwing where to stay
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
Camp Redwing: What’s Fun

  • Archery

  • Canoeing

  • Hiking

  • Fishing

  • Horseback Riding (summer only)

  • Swimming

  • Creek Hikes


Camp timberlake what s fun
Camp Timberlake: What’s Fun

  • Hiking

  • Creek Hike

  • Troop Camping

  • Large Multi-use lodge

  • Platform Tent Units

  • Outdoor Cooking


Camp yough what s fun
Camp Yough: What’s Fun

  • Bouldering Wall

  • Outdoor Cooking

  • Hiking

  • 3 Lodges

  • Amphitheater

  • Rustic Cabins


Camp elliott where to stay
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Staff Contacts

  • Missy Mattera, Regional Vice President

    mmattera@gswpa.org Ext. 1412

  • Heather Keefe, Mgr. Series & Events Pathways

    hkeefe@gswpa.org Ext. 1705

  • Michelle Magiske-Treadwell, Regional Vice President

    mmtreadwell@gswpa.org Ext. 1116


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