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GSVSC 56th Anniversary Weekend Camp

Fri Jun 21, 2:00 PM - Sun Jun 23, 5:00 PM EST
Camp Sacajawea, Lynchburg Map
Summer Camps
Ambassador, Brownie, Cadette, Daisy, Junior, Senior, Volunteer

Join GSVSC for the 56th Anniversary Camp at beautiful Camp Sacajawea. We are excited to work on the NEW Outdoor Journey! For total list of Outdoor Journey badges and requirements please visit the Volunteer Toolkit or the Badge Explorer on GSUSA's website.

This event requires troops to come with an Outdoor Ed-trained leader. Individuals may attend with an adult Girl Scout member chaperone, but will be paired with a troop for outdoor skills activities such as cooking, camping and campfires.

Daily activities will be divided into grade-levels so girls can achieve their specific badge requirements. This is a great way for girls to meet new Girl Scout friends as well as get outside of their comfort zone. Leaders with multi-level troops will be divided among grade-levels to even out adult ratios during daily activities. You can view a tentative/subject to change schedule of camp activities here. A finalized schedule will be sent out via email a week prior to camp as well as a paper copy given in troop packets upon arrival to camp.

IMPORTANT: there are a few items girls and leaders need to have prepared before camp.

  1. Plan out a meal with your troop for Saturday night that will be cooked outside over a fire (foil pack, one pot, etc). Per Outdoor Ed training, there should be $8.00 per person budgeted for dinner. Bring all necessary food, materials and utensils needed for cooking when you come to camp. Each campsite unit has a refrigerator for food storage, but remember you will be sharing with others. Bring coolers and plan accordingly. GSVSC will provide ice.
  2. Create a Troop Kaper Chart. Leave space for additional items you might want to add after you get to camp.
  3. Organize and pool your gear. When camping its important to see what gear can be used by the group and what each individual needs. We will send out a packing list as well to make sure everyone has what they need.

If your troop has Seniors & Ambassadors that would like to volunteer, please register them for free as camp volunteers. Here is a volunteer camp schedule to review. 

Participants may attend as individuals with a guardian/parent/adult or with troops that provide the appropriate number of leaders and adult chaperones needed to meet the girl-to-adult ratios for their age-level. Guardian/parent/adult chaperones and troop leaders are required to stay during the entire program.

Girl Fee: $120
Adult Fee: $50 

Min/Max Girls: 20/106 (check here to find how many openings are available now)
Min/Max Adults: 20/40

Registration Opens: April 30, 2019
Registration Closes: June 3, 2019
To Register: click on the "REGISTER NOW" green button above

Patch/Badge Included: yes, Bring a Friend Patch & Camp Sacajawea Patch
Daisies: Outdoor Journey (Outdoor Art Maker, Buddy Camper & Take Action Project) & Eco Friend
Brownies: Outdoor Journey (First Aid, Hiker, Cabin Camper & Take Action Project)
Juniors: Outdoor Journey (Animal Habitats, Camper, Eco Camper & Take Action Project)
Cadettes: Outdoor Journey (Night Owl Trailblazer [Step 1-4], Primitive Camper [Step 1-4] & Take Action Project); Journey badge requirements excluding one final step to go on a backpacking trip for their Trailblazing badge and a backwoods trip for their Primitive Camper badge. The experience at camp will help prep girls to take these trips. Once Cadettes complete their backpacking and backwoods trips they can request a Trailblazing and Primitive Camper badge from council to complete their Outdoor Journey. One backpacking trip would fulfill both badge requirements. Leaders must have backpacker training to take girls backpacking.

Questions: or 540-777-5100
Note 1: a friendly reminder regarding council policy A5: "Adult participants attending an event, trip or overnight should be registered Girl Scout members and have a cleared background check on file with GSVSC prior to their participation in these Girl Scout activities."

Note 2: in order for girls to earn their Outdoor Journey, camping and outdoor cooking is required. Sleeping units are designated to help girls achieve their specific requirements. Please register accordingly.

Pavilion Unit
Girls: Daisy, Brownie & Junior
Adults: at least one Outdoor Ed-trained adult per troop/pair

Hideaway Unit
Girls: Daisy, Brownie & Junior
Adults: at least one Outdoor Ed-trained adult per troop/pair

Tanglewood Unit
Girls: Junior & Cadette
Adults: at least one Outdoor Ed-trained adult per troop/pair

Pop-Up Tent Camping
Girls: all grade-levels
Adults: at least one Outdoor Ed-trained adult per troop/pair
Pop-up tent camping requires bringing your own tent. Tents can be put up around all other units and other spaces on camp to add adults or girls. There are a limited number of tents available through council upon request as a first-come, first-serve basis. Please indicate on registration if you need tents.