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Summer Camp

That’s right! Camp is right around the corner. At Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia we are intentionally creating a unique summer camp experience for every G.I.R.L. Each week of camp centers around an epic theme and features camptivities new to camp this year.

Whether you are looking for a big adventure like climbing trees or paddling new waters, want to swing your camping game to the next level in a hammock, or are looking for a space to illustrate your adventures – digitally – your wild is calling! You could be practicing yoga on a stand-up paddleboard one day and learning T-Swift on the ukulele the next.

This is the summer you find your wild – whatever it might be – in whatever way you choose.  Get started today, browsing through this year’s camp happenings to find the wild that works for you. No matter what you decide, get ready for an adventure of a lifetime. We can’t wait to see you at camp!  

Summer Camp Options

Camp Tanglewood - Session 1: Fan Favorites

All Things Summer - Daisy
Day Camp, June 3 - June 7
Are you crazy for all things summer? Join Olaf and friends for a week of whatever snow does in summer - splashing in the pool, getting crafty and building snowwomen at the water carnival, and more. Imagine how much cooler you'll be at Camp Tanglewood! You'll work toward the NEW Daisy Space Science Explorer Badge, too!

Way-finders - Brownie
Resident Camp: June 2 - June 7 OR Day Camp: June 3 - June 7
Join the ranks of the way-finders for an adventure at Camp Tanglewood, and make with Moana. After all, you've been chosen by the ocean to plot the night sky, master your navigation skills and paddle new waters.  You'll work toward the NEW Brownie Space Science Adventurer badge as you enjoy camp staples like swimming and archery, too!

Suit up, Supers! - Junior
Resident Camp: June 2 - June 7 OR Day Camp: June 3 - June 7
Suit up, supers! Before beginning your hero work, we'll explore the science behind all things super - (not-so) spontaneous combustion, super strength, flight and more! You'll use your new powers heroing the NEW Junior Design Challendge badges. Don't worry, camp staples like swimming and archery are on the list, too!

Hogwoods Academy - Cadette
Resident Camp: June 2 - June 7 OR Day Camp: June 3 - June 7
Run through Platform 9 3/4 to start your week at Hogwoods School of Whimsy! Experience Hermione's Hogwoods - strolling down Diagon Alley and whittling your first wand at Ollivander's. You'll develop your self-defense skills in Defense Against the Dark Arts, develop your animal know-how in Care of Magical Creatures, and learn how to make your illustrations digital in Transfiguration before competing in the Quidditch World Cup. You'll work toward the Cadette Trees badge as you enjoy camp staples like swimming and archery, too!

Counselor-in-Training I - Senior
Resident Camp: June 2 - June 7
Discover and practice skills needed to be a positive and supportive memtor to younger girls, while contributing to an empowering and inclusive community experience. CIT I provides participants with a balance of new knowledge and theory, ample opportunities to practice new skills, and a supportive, mentored environment to thrive!

VSU - Session 1: STEM Camp

Think Like a Programmer - Junior
Day Camp: June 3 - June 7
Get a taste of college life during Girl Scout STEM Camp at Valdosta State University this summer. Stay in thedorm, eat in the cafeteria and take classes from the “Think Like a Programmer” Journey. Oh, yeah, and enjoy evening activities that will add even more fun to your college experience!

Think Like a Programmer – Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Resident Camp: June 2 – June 7
Get a taste of college life during Girl Scout STEM Camp at Valdosta State University this summer. Stay in thedorm, eat in the cafeteria and take classes from the “Think Like a Programmer” Journey. Oh, yeah, and enjoy evening activities that will add even more fun to your college experience!

Camp Tanglewood - Session 2: Explorers

Daisy Explorers
Day Camp: June 10 - June 14
It's your first time at camp (maybe second!). You're ready to explore the camp trails and find your wild at each activity camp has to offer! Spend the week swimming in the pool, getting crafty and putting on your explorer cap. You will discover the wonders of camp from crafts to bugs and tie-dye to theatre, as you work toward the NEW Daisy Eco Learner badge. Find your wild at camp!

Brownie Explorers
Resident Camp: June 9 - June 14 OR Day Camp: June 10 - June 14
How do you wild? Spend the week exploring what makes you WILD at camp - catching your first fish at Frog Hollow, using paintballs to color your canvas and learning to care for animals of the wild variety. As you find your wild, you will work toward the NEW Brownie Eco Friend badge. Don't worry, camp staples like swimming and canoeing are on the list, too!

Junior Explorers
Resident Camp: June 9 - June 14 OR Day Camp: June 10 - June 14
What makes you WILD at camp? In an effort to explore the outdoors, Juniors will try yoga on a stand-up paddleboard, play monkey as they climb trees and hit the bullseye at the shooting range. Explorers will work toward the Junior Camper badge and enjoy camp staples like swimming and archery too!

Cadette Explorers
Resident Camp: June 9 - June 14 OR Day Camp June 10 - June 14
Are you ready for a WILD week of yielding (and throwing!) tomahawks? Ready to take aim on the rifle range? The adventure doesn't stop there! Cadette Explorers will become one with the trees through hammock camping, and in addition to working on the NEW Cadette Eco Trekker Badge, they'll get to unwind with camp staples like swimming and archery.

Camp Tanglewood - Session 2M: G.I.R.L. Wranglers

Brownie or Junior
Resident Camp: June 9 - June 11
If you're ready to take your first ride on a horse or you want to get in touch with your inner cowgirl, this is the camp for you! You'll learn about grooming and caring for a horse, and take a riding lession as you work toward the Junior Horseback Riding badge. Giddy up!

Camp Low - Session 3: Challenge Accepted!

Nevertheless, She Camped - Daisy
Day Camp: June 17 - June 21
Spend the week celebrating inspiring women whose purposeful lives have made your world a better place! You'll harness their courageous spirit and can-do attitudes while you try camptivities like slingshots, canoeing and fire building as you work toward earning the Daisy Outdoor Art Maker badge. By the end of the week, you will learn to be bold, brave and persistent when trying new things.

WIld About Camp - Brownie
Resident Camp: June 16 - June 21 OR Day Camp: June 17 - June 21
Things are about to get WILD at Camp Low! Spend the week biking to special spots (like our secret beach), learning about the creatures in the marsh, hitting bullseyes at the archery range, paddling canoes and even making art IN the woods. Challenge yourself to find out exactly what makes you wild about camp, all while working towards the Brownie Outdoor Adventurer Badge.

Lights, Camera, Challenge! - Junior
Resident Camp: June 16 - June 21 OR Day Camp: June 17 - June 21
Climbing, paddling and biking... on video? Challenge accepted! Sport an action camera while participating in thrilling adventures that get your blood pumping. At the end of each day, you'll work with your film crew to create a self-titled, debut documentary of your wild, extreme camp adventures. You'll work toward the Junior Digital Photographer Badge as you enjoy camp staples like swimming and archery, too!

Wander-Must - Cadette
Resident Camp Only: June 16 - June 21
Wander-must! After brushing up on backcountry skills - hanging a hammock, cooking over a fire and using (and throwing!) wood tools, Cadettes will showcase their mastery on an overnight trip to Cumberland Island. We'll simply hop on the ferryboat and then bike to our beachside campsite. You'll get to take it wonderful views and relax with a dip in the Atlantic Ocean! And, of course, the week also includes camp favorites like archery and crafts.

Camp Low - Session 3M: G.I.R.L. Wranglers

Brownie, Junior
Resident Camp ONLY: June 16 - June 18
If you're ready to take your first ride on a horse or you want to get in touch with your inner cowgirl, this is the camp for you! You'll learn about grooming and caring for a horse, and take a riding lesson as you work toward the Junior Horseback Riding badge. Giddy up!

Camp Martha Johnston – Session 4: Color Week

Girl Scout Color Week - Brownie
Resident Camp ONLY: June 23 - June 28
Join us for the ultimate gathering of all things camp - Girl Scout Color Week! After an epic all-camp break out, you'll join your color team in competing in favorite camptivities like Sing Night, paintball and paddling. When you are not competing for the Camp Color Champ title, you'll be with other Girl Scouts in your grade-level as you work toward earning the Brownie Outdoor Art Creator badge.

Girl Scout Color Week - Junior
Resident Camp ONLY: June 23 - June 28
Join us for the ultimate gathering of all things camp - Girl Scout Color Week! After an epic all-camp break out, you'll join your color team in competing in favorite camptivities like Sing Night, Flu Flu and paddling. When you are not competing for the Camp Color Champ title, you'll be with other Girl Scouts in your grade-level as you work toward earning the Junior Outdoor Art Explorer badge.

Girl Scout Color Week - Cadette
Resident Camp ONLY: June 23 - June 28
Join us for the ultimate gathering of all things camp - Girl Scout Color Week! After an epic all-camp break out, you'll join your color team in competing in favorite camptivities - from Sing Night to tomahawk throwing to paddling, anything goes! When you're not competing for the Camp Color Champ title, you'll spend time with other Girl Scouts in your grade-level earning the Cadette Art Apprentice badge.

  

FAQs

Costs

Before Discounts

              Resident (Sun - Fri)                                   $350                 
            Day (Mon - Fri)                $175
Mini-Res (Sun - Tues)   $250
STEM Day Camp    $250
STEM Resident Camp    $400
CIT Training    $200
G.I.R.L. Fest! Transportation     $75

Available Discounts
Your camper can qualify for more than one discount. In order to accurately determine your fee structure, please process all registrations within your household at the same time.

          Early Bird $50 Resident/$25 Day Camp for each registration submitted with deposit by April 2, 2019.
          Returning Camp Discount One time discount of $20 for a girl who attended Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia resident or day camp last summer. Returning discount codes for campers are emailed directly to you in January.
          Multi-Camper Discount For additional girls in the same household attending GSHG resident or day camp this summer. The first girl pays full price; all other girls in the same household may take a $10 deduction off the session price. One multi-camper discount allowed per camper per summer.

Camperships
Camperships are available for currently registered members of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Camperships are awarded by committee and are funded based on need and availability. Each camper applying for a campership must pay the $50 deposit and apply her 2019 Cookie Dough before receiving campership funds.
ALL inquiries are confidential.

  1. Register at app.campdoc.com/register/historicgeorgia for the camp session of her choice and pay the $50 deposit.
  2. Download the 2019 Camper Financial Aid Form and email it to summercampregistrar@gshg.org by April 2, 2019.

Campership awards will be sent by April 30, 2019. If you receive a campership and decide not to send your camper to camp, your deposit will be refunded to you IF you notify us by May 6, 2019.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
All refund requests should be submitted to summercampregistrar@gshg.org

  • Refunds (less the $50 deposit) will be made for cancelations received at least four (4) weeks prior to the beginning of the camper's session.
  • If a program is cancelled due to insufficient number of registrations, families will be notified and be given the opportunity to transfer into another program if available. If a transfer is not possible or not desired, all fees (including the deposit) will be refunded within 2-4 weeks.

All other refunds will be granted at the discretion of GSHG using the following guidelines:

  • Cancellations accompanied by a doctor's statement will receive a full refund (less the $50 deposit) up to the day before the beginning of the session.
  • If a camper leaves their camp session early for medical reasons, a prorated refund will be issued up to half of the total camp session fee.
  • If a camper leaves their camp session early due to behavioral reasons, homesickness, parent's request or extreme weather, no refund will be given.
  • If a camper does not show up for their camp session, no refund will be issued.

 

Cookie Dough or Gift Certificates

GSHG Cookie Dough may be used toward resident and/or day camp sessions (less the $50 non-refundable deposit).

All payments using Cookie Dough or gift certificates must be processed by the Summer Camp Registrar. To pay using Cookie Dough or gift certificate:

  1. Register at http://app.campdoc.com/register/historicgeorgia for the camp session of her choice and pay the $50 deposit.
  2. Scan and email a copy of your registration form and payment form to summercampregistrar@gshg.org.

*Cookie Dough can only be refunded if GSHG is responsible for the cancellation of the camper's session.

Your Camper's Safety

Your camper's safety is our #1 priority! Help us keep her safe so that she can discover her WILD this summer.

Health Examination
Resident Campers must have a health examination completed by a physician within 24 months of their first camp session day. Health examination forms may be found on CampDoc.

All health related forms are due on CampDoc by May 24, 2019.

Healthy Camper Checks
At check-in, campers and parents attend a healthy camper check with the onsite Health and Wellness Director to check for:

  • Camper Health History
  • Communicable Disease Check
  • Medication is in its original container with camper's name, medicine name, instructions, and physician's name.
Transportation to Camp

Transportation to resident camp ONLY may be available in your area!

                 Roundtrip                                   $50                       
       One Way  $25
     Camp Session      Pick-up/Drop-off Cities for Transportation 
Week 1 @ Tanglewood                        Athens Service Center
Week 2 @ Tanglewood                        Athens Service Center
Week 3 @ Low         Albany Service Center, Tifton and Waycross
Week 4 @ CMJ     Athens, Columbus and Albany Service Centers

 
Exact pick-up times will be communicated in your camper's confirmation packet.

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Summer Camp Photos & Videos: Tanglewood, Low, CMJ

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Facebook Pages: Tanglewood, Low, CMJ

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2019 Summer Camp Overview & Information
(Links to current Program & Resource Guide for pricing and registration information starts on page 54.)