A Venture North Resident Troop Camp 2013: Girl Scouting 101

June 21, 2013 @ 5:00 PM – June 23, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
Verdun Adventure Bound
16436 Carpe Diem Drive
Rixeyville, VA 22737
see description
Amo Merritt

Celebrate our 101st year! Come visit A Venture North Resident Troop Camp for an exciting time having fun and learning with other girls from the area and other parts of Virginia Skyline Council. Do something you never thought you would do, and learn the Girl Scout ways. Open up the possibilities for a high soaring, rip roaring, fun filled weekend you’ll never forget! The fun begins Friday evening. Make new friends and live in the great outdoors.


Sample workshops may include: Archery, Canoeing, Swimming, Photography, Pottery, Crochet/Knitting, Outdoor Cooking, Low/High Ropes Course (extra fee may apply), Climbing Wall (extra fee may apply), Jewelry Making, Geocaching, Crafting/SWAPS, Personal Safety, Edible Food Fun, Yoga, and more!


Verdun Adventure Bound, Rixeyville, VA
Camp is located off Hwy. 229, 10 miles north of Culpeper.
Verdun Adventure Bound Website


Date & Time
June 21–23, 2013; 5–7 PM arrival Friday ‐ mid-morning Sunday
If your troop will arrive after 7 PM Friday, please notify the camp director.


Girls will spend two nights camping, leaving Sunday mid-morning. Troops need to come prepared to primitive camp — bringing everything they need to make the campsite “home” for the weekend. Tents will be provided for a $5 reservation fee, if needed.


Campers’ Ages
Troops of all age levels may attend as campers. MANDATORY: Each troop must have an Outdoor Education certified adult and a CPR/First Aider.


Fee includes camping, arts & crafts, general supplies and a camp t-shirt. Please indicate size on the registration form.
$70 Camp fee, per girl (paid in check or cash; some activities may require additional fees)
$73 Camp fee, per girl (paid via credit card, includes processing fee; some activities may require additional fees)
$5 Tent reservation, if needed
$12 Membership fee for non-Girl Scouts
120 girls & adults max.


Program Activities Placement
Placement in program activities will be on a first received, first placed basis. Leader must contact Camp Director to request registration packet. The sooner the completed registration forms are returned to Camp Director the better your girls chance of getting first choice selections. The camp workshops are filled according to the interests of the girls on a first received, first filled basis.


Girls may or may not be assigned to workshops with troop members. Some activities carry an additional fee. After the registration forms are received and processed, participants will receive a confirmation of their registration. This confirmation will include the list of activities in which the girls will participate, any waivers needed for activities, and additional fees due. These waivers and fees must be returned immediately to Amo Merritt, Camp Registrar, or the girl will lose placement in that activity.


Initial Camp Requests for Registration Packets March 1, 2013
Registration Closes May 17, 2013 (all completed registrations due)
Scholarship Deadline May 17, 2013


Parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to and from camp. Parents are encouraged to form carpools with other campers in the area or with their troop.


Send completed Camp Registration and Health History Form (PDF or Fillable MS Word Doc), camper photo and fee (payable to A Venture North) to:
Amo Merritt
5438 Sperryville Pike
Boston, VA 22713-1722
540-987-8431 or amo134134@yahoo.com


Camp Director
Amo Merritt, 540-987-8431 or amo134134@yahoo.com
Christie Carter, carterx4@gmail.com


Refund/Cancellation Policy
GSVSC Cancellation Policy applies to this camp.


Troops will be responsible for all of their meals during the weekend and should plan simple menus. There will be no refrigeration available. Plan to bring non-perishable food and/or coolers. Ice will be available for sale. Troops must use portable cook stoves – no fire, wood or charcoal will be permitted. Troops will be camping in tents. Port-a-johns will be located near the camping sites. Troops need to come prepared to primitive camp – bringing everything needed to make the campsite “home” for the weekend. MANDATORY: Each troop must have a Outdoor Education certified adult and a CPR/First Aider.

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