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Girl Scout Camp is an outdoor program designed to give girls a positive and fun experience in the great outdoors. Under the guidance of trained and enthusiastic leaders, each camp provides age-appropriate activities allowing girls to experience a variety of Girl Scout programs in an outdoor setting. Activities include archery, arts, games, nature study, outdoor cooking, hiking, overnight camp-outs and lots more! Some camps offer swimming, boating and/or high-adventure activities for teen girls. Summer Camp Leadership Training is also offered for girls currently in the 6th grade and above who wish to learn more about becoming a camp staff member.

Girl Scout Summer Camps

2022 SUMMER CAMPS

Camp Adventurers
REGISTER HERE
Dates: July 8-10 (overnight weekend camp) 
Place: Scout Hut, Pembroke (Giles Co.)
130 Pembroke Park Lane, Pembroke VA 24136
Times: 4:30 Friday to 2:00 Sunday 
Ages: 11-17 years old at time of camp (Rising 7th-11th
Price: $115
Camp Theme: Challenging You to Challenge Yourself

Campfire Sisters Weekend Camp
REGISTER HERE
Dates: 
June 30, 5 PM to July 3, 10 AM
Place: 
Singer's Glen Community Center
Ages:
rising 8th-12th graders
Price:
$160 per Camper
Theme: Let’s Go Glamping!

Cave Hill Day Camp
REGISTER HERE
Dates: July 25-29
Place: Grand Caverns, Grottoes
Ages: 
Rising 1st-7th Graders = Campers
Rising 8th-12th Graders = Junior Staffers
No tag-alongs this summer
Price: Rising 1st-5th $140
Rising 6th-7th $155
Camp Theme
: Olympics

What is your favorite Olympic sport? Want to try it or a wacky form of the sport or maybe we will make up our own new sport? What countries have hosted the Olympics? Come to Cave Hill to learn about this wonderful event that is held every 4 years.

Camp Sacajawea Day Camp
REGISTER HERE
Dates: June 21-25
Place: Girl Scout Camp Sacajawea, Lynchburg
Theme: Weather Watch
Price: $95 per Camper

Dark Hollow Day Camp
REGISTER HERE
Dates: June 13-17 and June 20-24
Place: Girl Scout Camp Icimani, Roanoke
Theme: Oh, the Places We’ll Go!
Times: 9 am - 4 pm daily 

Ages: rising 1st and 2nd graders (Darling Daisies)
Dates: June 13-17
Price: $100

Ages: rising 3rd-9th graders
Dates: June 13-17 and June 20-24
Price: $165

Ages: rising 9th-10th graders (Outer Limits)
NEW THIS YEAR: Outer Limits is a camp leadership program that will accept 8 girls. 
Dates: June 13-17 and June 20-24
Price: $225

Ages: rising 7th-10th graders (Adventure Caravan)
Dates: June 13-17 and June 20-24
Price: $200

Friendly Hollow Day Camp
REGISTER HERE

Dates: June 27-July 1
Place: Camp Christi, Christiansburg
Price: $160

Friendly Hollow Virtual Day Camp
REGISTER HERE
Dates: July 18-22
Place: online
Price: $50

Rainbow's End Girl Scout Camp
Registration opens April 1.
REGISTER HERE
Dates: July 15, 2 PM, to July 17, 2 PM (overnight weekend camp)
Place: Scout Hut, Pembroke (Giles Co.)
Ages: rising 2nd to 6th graders
Price: $100 per camper

Singing Cedars Day Camp
REGISTER HERE

Dates: June 20-24
Place: Hillandale Park, Harrisonburg
Ages: rising 1st-7th graders
Price: Rising 1st & 2nd: $110
Rising 3rd,  4th, & 5th: $125
Rising 6th & 7th: $135
Theme: It’s a Cowgirl Round Up!

Sugar Hollow Day Camp
Registration opens March 18.
REGISTER HERE
Dates:

Session 1: July 11-15
Session 2: July 18-22
Session 3: July 25-29
Place: Girl Scout Camp Sugar Hollow, Crozet

Trefoil Academy of Magery and Sorcery: The Summer Session (Ruins)
REGISTER HERE
Dates:
July 10 - July 15 (optional overnight on Friday)
Place: Girl Scout Camp Icimani, Roanoke
Theme: Ruins
Ages: 8 – 17 (at time of camp)
Price: $189

Trefoil Academy: The Virtual Activity Pass
REGISTER HERE
Dates:
May 15 - August 7
Place: Zoom & Forum Board
Ages: 7 – 17 (at time of camp)
Price: $42

Trefoil Academy: A Murder Most Foul
REGISTER HERE
(alternative reality care package; shipped early- to mid-summer)
Price: $65

GSVSC Camp COVID-19 Plans & Procedures

Though our 2022 health-related plans and procedures listed here are in response to COVID-19, Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council is just as committed as we've always been to providing a memorable summer experience for every Girl Scout. To ensure summer camps run smoothly and safely, it takes effort from families, the community, and the Girl Scouts working together!

FAMILY EFFORTS FOR 2022 SUMMER CAMP SEASON
For the 2022 GSVSC Summer camp season, families must agree to the following:

Please note that some GSVSC Summer Camps may require more restrictive COVID-19 guidelines than outlined below.  Therefore, the 2022 GSVSC Summer camp season, families must agree to the following and any additional restrictions provided by the GSVSC Summer Camp Director and/or healthcare providers:

Follow CDC guidance based on Camper Community Levels

Camper communities with LOW - MEDIUM levels follow council guidance below:

Limit Contacts - Not required / Social Distancing - Optional!
We have eliminated the requirement for social distancing and families’ to limit contact outside of camp and household before and during entire session(s). However, it is strongly recommended by council to continue social distancing whenever possible. All camp program activities and meals will be outside, whenever possible, unless inclement weather prohibits. Should community levels rise to HIGH, social distancing, co-horting into units, and need to limit contact may be required once again.  Camp directors will communicate any changes as they are implemented. 

COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure Responsibilities
Parents/guardians must immediately inform the camp director and council if camper has been exposed, has a positive COVID-19 test result or develops any symptoms such as fever (or need for fever-reducing medications) and chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea prior to or anytime during camp session(s). Campers with COVID-19 symptoms or known exposure will be sent home to be assessed by a physician and may be required to submit a negative PCR test result before being allowed to return to camp. If required, PCR test must be completed on day 3 after the date of exposure or onset symptoms.

Required At-Home Antigen Test
First day of camp prior to arrival, campers will be required to test with an at-home antigen test. Only campers with a negative COVID-19 antigen test result will be permitted to attend camp. Upon arrival, parents/guardians must sign an acknowledgement that they completed an at-home antigen test for their campers, attest campers' antigen tests are negative, and campers have no symptoms/sickness, and have not taken any fever-reducing medications.

How to Get an At-Home COVID-19 Test

  • Check local CVS for free COVID (rapid) testing
  • Order free tests at COVIDtests.gov
  • Buy tests online or in pharmacies and retail stores
  • Visit FDA’s website for a list of authorized tests
  • If you’re not able to obtain a self-test when you need it, you might also visit a community testing site, or call your local health department for more options
  • Council has requested free testing kits from the VDH/CDC.  We will communicate with families as they become available

Camper Transportation - Masking optional
Masking is optional during all travel to and from camp. Should community levels rise to HIGH, masking and/or parents or guardians may be would be required to provide camper transportation to and from camp. Should this occur parents or guardians would be notified prior to camp.

Assigned Check-in & Check-out
Check-in and check-out times will be staggered, and campers will be assigned a set timeframe that must be adhered to for camper drop off and pick up.

Face Coverings - Optional! 
Campers are to bring one new/newly washed masks per day of camp in case they become sick or there is an exposure at camp. Masks must fit snugly, but comfortably against the sides of the face and be securable to the head. Reusable face coverings must be able to be washed/sanitized and dried without damage or change to shape. Masks are to adhere to CDC mask cleanliness guidelines. Should community levels rise to HIGH, masking may be required. 

Health Checks
Campers will undergo daily health checks for any symptoms such as fever (or need for fever-reducing medications) and chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting during camp session(s). Camp medical staff will consider any health information provided on the camper’s health form that may produce similar symptoms.

GSVSC Cancellation & Refund Policy
Parents/guardians must read and agree to the following Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council Summer Camp Cancellation/Refund policy: Virginia Skyline Council reserves the right to cancel or postpone summer camp program due to any unforeseen circumstances. In this event, the council will refund camper registration fees to each household. Campers who submit a written cancellation request to council 30 days prior to the start date of camp, will be issued a refund minus any processing fees or unrecoverable program expenses incurred by the organizer(s). Camper cancellations made less than 30 days before the start date of summer camp, will not receive a refund for any reason. Refunds will not be given to campers who have been deemed ineligible to attend camp due to a COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, or positive COVID-19 test result. Refunds will not be issued for fewer than $5, after applicable refund processing fees. To maintain our summer camp COVID-19 mitigation strategies, we are unable to accommodate any mid-session changes. Summer camp financial assistance and scholarships are not transferable to other household members or campers. No substitutions of campers are allowed. By the registration close date, all camper accounts must be paid in full and required camp forms must be completed in entirety.

COVID-19 Nonrefundable Occurrences & CFAR Insurance
Refunds will NOT be given if camper is deemed ineligible to attend or return to camp due to a COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, or positive COVID-19 test result. Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline suggests purchasing “Cancel for any Reason” (CFAR) insurance to avoid family hardships. Recommendations can be found below. Please note that Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council has no affiliation with these insurance programs and cannot take responsibility for submission of claims or issues that may result from the purchase of such insurance. It is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian to review the “fine print” and purchase additional insurance based on their household’s needs.

COVID-19 Impact to Family Plans
A COVID-19 exposure requiring quarantine or positive COVID-19 test result requiring isolation may result in the cancellation of family vacations and all other family plans or activities directly following camp.

Alternate Summer Childcare Plans
GSVSC Summer Camp COVID-19 guidelines are to ensure camp can proceed as planned. Should there be a mass exposure or outbreak of COVID-19, camp would have to close for all sessions and parents/guardians should have alternate summer childcare plans should this occur.

2022 Summer Camp COVID-19 Guidelines Subject to Change
Families are to understand all GSVSC Summer Camp COVID-19 guidelines are subject to change as new information is released prior to the start of camp. Should community levels rise to HIGH, masking, social distancing, cohorting units, and PCR tests may be required.  Camp directors will communicate any changes as they are implemented.  

COUNCIL EFFORTS FOR 2022 SUMMER CAMP SEASON
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council's efforts include:

Following guidance from the American Camp Association and Association of Camp Nurses. 

Following guidelines from the CDC, Virginia Department of Health, state, and local authorities. 

Implementing a communicable disease plan to mitigate the risk of infection to campers and staff entering the camp environment. The plan must include, but shall not be limited to:

  • First Day: Proof of negative COVID-19 at-home antigen test results along with signed acknowledgement of completed at-home antigen test, attest antigen test is negative, and have no symptoms/sickness, and have not taken any fever-reducing medications.
  • Multi-Session Camps: Prior to the first day of consecutive sessions, volunteers and staff must self-administer rapid tests for Summer Camp admins and key volunteers participating in back-to-back camp sessions so decisions can be made prior to the start of next camp session before campers arrive.
  • Staff and campers are to bring at least one new/newly washed mask per day of camp.
  • Daily health checks for staff and campers upon arrival.
  • Staggered check-in and check-out time with limited interactions between parents and camp personnel and other campers.
  • Organize campers into unit structures. During all camp sessions, campers will be organized into units by appropriate age-levels. Units will be allowed to commingle as deemed appropriate and safe based on CDC Community level ratings.
  • Social distancing is not required but it is strongly recommended by council to continue social distancing whenever possible.
  • Frequent handwashing.
  • Hand sanitizer/washing stations throughout camp.
  • Disinfecting surfaces daily, before and after use.
  • Proper ventilation indoors - open windows, doors, turn on fans to keep air moving!
  • All camp program activities and meals will be outside, whenever possible, unless inclement weather prohibits. 

GSVSC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CANCEL FOR ANY REASON INSURANCE COVERAGE
COVID-19 Nonrefundable Occurrences & CFAR Insurance
Refunds will NOT be given if camper is deemed ineligible to attend or return to camp due to a COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, or positive COVID-19 test result. Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline suggests purchasing “Cancel for any Reason” (CFAR) insurance to avoid family hardships.

Please note that Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council has no affiliation with these insurance programs and cannot take responsibility for submission of claims or issues that may result from the purchase of such insurance. It is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian to review the “fine print” and purchase additional insurance based on their household’s needs.

CFAR Insurance Quote Sites for Summer Camps:
Insuremytrip
A+ Program Protection
Forbes Advisor Pandemic Travel

Benefits of Summer Camp

Camp builds problem-solvers! Girls with more frequent outdoor experiences are more likely to seek challenges and are better at solving problems—qualities that will help them embark on a lifetime of leadership, both academically and personally.

Camp exposes girls to new experiences! Of girls surveyed, 72% said that Girl Scouts gave them the chance to build their skills or try new outdoor activities.

Camp builds courage and confidence! Spending time in nature improves a girl’s concentration and creative reasoning. Outdoor experiences also help promote healthy social development and increase her self-esteem.

Girl Scout Camp Experiences

Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, whether in-person safe or virtually online, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults.

Day camp is for girls in kindergarten and up, with activities on three or more consecutive days for four hours or more, using council-approved sites. The occasional overnight camp may be offered.

Twilight camp  is for girls in kindergarten and up, with activities on three or more consecutive evenings for four hours or more, using council-approved sites. The occasional overnight camp may be offered.

Weekend camp  is for girls in kindergarten and up, and typically lasts for two-three days with one or two overnights, using council-approved sites. Weekend camps are planned and carried out by a group of girls and volunteers.

Travel camping  is for experienced girls and adult campers. The group travels from one site to another on foot or via motorized or non-motorized transportation over a period of three or more nights, staying at different campsites along the way.

Resident camp  is for girls who have finished kindergarten. Girls camp for three to fourteen days and nights (the average is five nights), using council-approved sites.  They plan activities with their counselors/volunteers, taking advantage of the resources available at the campsite.

Virtual Camp  is for girls in kindergarten and up, with activities on three or more consecutive days for two to four hours or more.  Girls can pursue their love of adventure at a virtual camp from anywhere in the country! Check out the  GSVSC Event calendar  for our virtual camps or the Girl Scout  Virtual Camp Marketplace  to find hundreds of virtual camp programs from across the country—from equestrian to theater to science fiction to high adventure, there is a camp for every girl!

Parent Info About Summer Camp

At Girl Scout camp, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Fun and adventure know no bounds for Girl Scouts. We do it all! Girl Scout camp offers girls the opportunity to explore the out-of-doors while learning new skills and making friends. The outdoor environment provides a unique opportunity for girls and young women to build their leadership and teamwork skills and have new adventures while exploring the diversity of the natural world. Whether you're living in a tent or cabin, learning a new skill, or spending the day playing outside, it's impossible not to have fun and make friends.

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council offers a wide range of outdoor activities and camps from day programs to week-long overnights. There is an adventure for every girl. Summer is the perfect opportunity to slow down and get outside! Opportunities abound for girls of all ages, as well as for parents who want to help.

Materials to HELP YOU with Girl Scout Summer Camp
Summer Camp FAQ
Camp Hacks: How to Get Ready for Camp
Drama-Free Summer Camp? No Problem!
All New Camp Hacks to Help Your Camper Rock Summer Camp
More Parenting Advice for Raising Awesome Girls!

Special Needs
If your camper has any special need(s) to be accommodated including diabetes, severe asthma, other medical conditions, diet, physical disorder, learning disability, or developmental needs, please call the camp director at least 2 weeks prior to your campers arrival and discuss how the camp can best help her to have a positive camp experience. We want your help to make sure your camper has everything she needs while at camp.

Bring a Friend to Camp Patch Program

Bring a non-Girl Scout friend to summer camp and you will both earn a patch! Once you find your friend, have her register for summer camp and Girl Scouts, and then complete the online patch request here

Bring a Friend to Camp Patch
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Cadette Program Aide

Cadette Program Aide 

The Cadette Program Aide award is for Cadettes Girl Scouts who would you like to help younger Girl Scouts by sharing their skills, passions, and experiences, while building their own leadership skills. 

Girls will participate in the Cadette Program Aide (CPA) course provided by council to build a leadership foundation and develop skills that will help them handle different situations.  The workshop will provide Cadettes the opportunity to learn how to work with younger girls on different activities and in different settings.  

Sixth and seventh grade Cadette Girl Scouts who complete the Cadette Program Aide course can serve as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at service unit and council events!  Eight grade Cadettes, who’ve complete the Cadette Program Aide course can work with younger girls at their local day camp in an outdoor setting.  

Girls can pursue their Cadette Program Aid Award if:

  • They're in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
  • They're registered as a Cadette Girl Scout.
  • They've earned one LIA Award (See Cadette Girl Guide to Girl Scouting for details).
  • They complete the Cadette Program Aide course designed by our council.
  • They work with younger girls over six activity sessions at a service unit or council event or in a day camp setting (day camp setting open to rising 8th graders only!).

Please check the GSVSC Event Calendar for course dates.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT I)

Counselor-In-Training - CIT I

The Counselor-In-Training (CIT I) Award is for Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts (entering 9th -12th grade) who wish to mentor younger girls in a camp setting at any Virginia Skyline Council camp and/or earn their CIT I Award. Additional camp-specific training is required before working with younger girls in a camp setting. 

Girls can pursue their CIT I award and volunteer as a GSVSC youth camp counselor if:

  • They're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent).
  • They're registered as a Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout.
  • They take Counselor-in-Training leadership course designed by council.
  • They work with younger girls over the course of a camp session.
  • They take the camp-specific training required before working with younger girls in a camp setting.

Please check the GSVSC Event Calendar for course dates! Apply to be a Counselor-in-Training (CIT 1). Submit your CIT I application (found here). References are required so be sure to share this CIT adult reference form

Counselor-in-Training (CIT II)

Counselor-In-Training - CIT II

The Counselor-In-Training (CIT II) Award is for Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts interested in mentoring younger girls in a specific area of camp as they build skills toward becoming camp counselors should consider pursuing this award. CIT II should be able to lead or teach in a specialty area of camp and facilitate activities under the supervision of a qualified adult.

Girls can pursue their CIT II award and volunteer as a GSVSC youth camp counselor if:

  • They're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent).
  • They're registered as a Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout.
  • They’ve earned their CIT I award.
  • They’re willing to work with younger girls over the course of at least one camp session while focusing on increasing her skills in one specific area—such as Archery Level I, riding instruction, lifeguarding, life skills, STEM, outdoor programming, or the arts.

Girls must contact the camp director and apply for the camp session they wish to work as a youth camp counselor prior to registering as a GSVSC youth camp counselor. 

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