Camp Wha’Cha Gonna Do?
It’s YOUR camp — you CHOOSE! Find the program in your age level to see if this is Wha’Cha Gonna Do at camp! Then come back next year and choose another program. You can do it all! This camp is composed of different programs for different age levels and is run in conjunction with a Saturday-only camp for younger girls; please specify individual program on registration form (e.g., Camp Wha’Cha Gonna Do? — Art Divas).
Art Divas (B, J, C)
Release your imagination and appreciation for the world of art in the out-of-doors. Explore painting, leather and beadwork, recycled art and sculpture. There will be tie-dye, pom-pom animals and wood-burning artwork. Hike through the woods and step into the creek to find the perfect materials for your projects and then cool off in the pool (10 girls min./25 girls max.).
Sponge Camp Square Knots (B, J, C)
Can’t get enough of water? Learn about water and then play with water as we explore the lake ecology and watery habitats, go on a frog and turtle hunt, then cool off with some creek stomping, water volleyball, slip and slides, and water-balloon battles. You will also get to do some favorite camp activities such as cook-outs and campfires and cool camp crafts (10 girls min./25 girls max.).
Owl Prowl (J, C, S, A)
Ever watch the moon rise? This camp is designed especially for Night Owls who like to stay up late and sleep in. Experience the cool world of camp at night — tell stories around the campfire (with s’mores, of course), take a night hike, swim by starlight, play games in the dark, learn about nocturnal animals and get a closer look at the moon, stars and planets (weather permitting). You can even sleep out under the stars! You’ll occasionally get to join the rest of the “day-timers” for songs, campfire cooking and camp-wide activities (10 girls min./25 girls max.).
Cast-Iron Chef (C, S, A)
Tap into your inner Julia Child or Rachel Ray as you experiment with recipes to be cooked over an open fire. Learn various ways to cook in the out-of-doors while you create your own cookbook! Finish the weekend with an Iron Chef Cook-Off with a mystery ingredient to build your dish around. You’ll also be able to participate in all camp activities such as swimming and hiking (10 girls min./25 girls max.).
Canoe Warriors (C, S, A)
Can you Canoe? Start by learning the basic canoe strokes and work your way up to performing hip-to-toes and hip-to-hip turns! Ever “swamp” a boat? Explore the sites and sounds on the water with one of the State Park Interpreters as you wind your way down the Staunton River! This program is built solely around canoeing activities but some “all-camp” fun will be added (10 girls min./25 girls max.).
Staunton River State Park, Scottsburg, Virginia (Halifax County)
The park is located 18 miles east of South Boston. Take US 360 to Route 344. Follow Route 344 for 10 miles to the park.
Date & Time
4 PM on Thursday, July 12, to 2 PM on Sunday, July 15
This is TENT camping! Tents will be provided. There is limited space in a bunkhouse for the younger girls. Younger girls may opt out of the overnight if parents wish to bring and pick up each day.
Girls at the Brownie-Ambassador age levels may attend as campers. Please see program descriptions above for specific ages. Troops may attend (with appropriate number of leaders/adults). Older girls (grades 8 and above) may serve as Junior Staff. Adults are needed as volunteer staff. Contact the camp director for more information about these positions.
Fee includes Camp Wha’Cha Gonna Do? Patch
$110 Camp Fee
$ 55 Junior Staff Fee
$12 Membership Fee for non-Girl Scouts
Camp Registration Opens: March 1, 2012
Camp Registration Closes: June 27, 2012
Scholarship Applications Due: June 27, 2012
Parents/Guardians are responsible for their daughters’ transportation to and from camp.
Send Camp Registration and Health History Form and Fee (payable to GSVSC) to:
Laraia “Snoozy” Flores
4975 Dan Robin Road, Salem, VA 24153
Please list specific program on registration form (e.g., Camp Wha’Cha Gonna Do? — Art Divas).
Laraia “Snoozy” Flores
540-588-4662 or firstname.lastname@example.org
GSVSC cancellation policy applies to this camp.
A what-to-bring list will be e-mailed along with confirmation. If no e-mail is provided, this list will be mailed.
Program Aides, CITs, Adult Volunteers, Workshop Leaders, Unit Leader, Program Providers