Survive and Thrive Day Camp 2013

August 9, 2013 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Camp Sacajawea
2124 Fox Hill Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503
see description
Jessie Dawson

How did your families survive without technology? How do you think they were able to survive and thrive without it? Technology is awesome but we ask that you challenge yourselves and push yourselves to the limit! Step outside the box! Let’s see how far Girl Scouts can go while being disconnected! Learn how to grow your own food, sew your own clothes and make your own soap. Learn how to “live on the land” by purifying stream water and making your very own fishing pole out of bamboo. Girl Scout’s will see how stepping into the unknown can give them the confidence they never could have possibly imagined!


Camp Sacajawea, 2124 Fox Hill Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24503


Date & Time
August 5 – 9, 2013; 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily (with optional overnight Thursday)


Thursday night is an optional overnight. Thursday night’s dinner as well as Friday’s breakfast and lunch will be provided. Girls who do not stay overnight can be picked up Thursday afternoon and dropped off Friday morning at the regular times.


Campers’ Ages
Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors (girls in grades 4–11 in the 2012-13 school year) may attend as campers. Girls who have completed 8th grade or higher may apply to be a Counselor-in-Training.


Camp Leadership Programs
Counselor-in-Training (CIT) (grades 8 and up) (formerly known as Counselor Apprentice) Older girls may apply to become a CIT. They must complete a CIT application and attend GSVSC’s CIT training. Check GSVSC’s online event calendar for more information.


$100 Camp fee, days only
$125 Camp fee, days and Thursday overnight
$50 Camp fee for Counselors-in-Training
$12 Membership fee for non-Girl Scouts


25 girls/100 girls


Registration Opens December 1, 2012
Registration Closes July 24, 2013
Scholarship Deadline July 15, 2013


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


Register online or send Camp Registration and Health History Form (PDF or Fillable MS Word Doc) and fee (payable to GSVSC) to:
Debra Giles, GSVSC
3663 Peters Creek Road, NW, Roanoke, VA 24019
540-777-5101 or 800-542-5905, ext. 101


Camp Director
Jessie Dawson
540-525-9695 or


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


Girls should bring a bag lunch each day, as well as a water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray. Closed toe shoes are mandatory. Please wear a hat/sun visor, and label everything with your name. Parents may wish to send a spare set of clothes, in a labeled bag, to leave at camp for the week. Weather permitting, we will wade in Judith Creek daily, so please bring water shoes too!

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