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NOTICE: As of April 3, we’ve decided to cancel the 2020 summer camp sessions as advertised in the summer camp guide, in response to COVID-19.  We know this may cause a disruption in families’ summer plans and apologize for the inconvenience. We are saddened to make this decision but the wellbeing of our girls, families, our volunteers and staff remain our priority. We strongly believe in the positive impact summer camp experiences have on girls’ lives and hope to see our campers later in the year or next summer!


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Join Us at Camp Club House Online

Keep connected and make new friends Camp Club House, hosted online June 8-July 3 (four, one-week sessions). Girls will participate in interactive group Zoom calls with girls their age. Activities will foster connectedness and focus on social-emotional well-being. Being apart does not mean being alone, so please join us! Daily 30-45-minute meetings will be held Monday–Friday for each age group. Participants will receive a fun patch at the end of each week. Download summer camp images for your background on Zoom!

Camp Club House FAQ
What is Camp Club House Online?

It’s a virtual summer camp offering since our Council’s traditional summer camp was canceled in response to COVID-19. We want to ensure girls can still stay connected and make new friends, to support their overall social-emotional well-being this summer. 

  • We’re hosting four one-week sessions online June 8-July 3, for all girls K-12. 
  • Every weekday, each age level will meetup via Zoom for 30-45 minutes. There will also be an evening session open to all campers each Wednesday at 7 pm.
  • Participants will receive a fun patch at the end of each week.
  • Sign up for each week individually, as many weeks as you want. 
  • Choose your weekly fee of $5, $10, or $15.

What is the intention of this program? 

We wanted to meet the needs of our campers and thought about aspects of camp they would miss that we could bring to the virtual space. The culture of Girl Scout Summer Camp includes a deep sense of belonging, connection with others, and authentic self-development, held by a supportive community.


What are the dates, times, and themes?
  • Week 1, June 8-12: Sense of Self 
    • + All Camp Wed. June 10 @ 7 pm (reverse auction) 
  • Week 2, June 15-19: Positive Values 
    • + All Camp Wed. June 17 @ 7 pm (campfire)
  • Week 3, June 22-26: Healthy Relationships 
    • + All Camp Wed. June 24 @ 7 pm (bingo) 
  • Week 4, June 29-July 3: Community Problem Solving 
    • + All Camp Wed. July 1 @ 7 pm (camp Jeopardy) 

Daily times for each grade level, M-F, are as follows:
  • Daisies – 10:00 am
  • Brownies – 11:00 am 
  • Juniors – 1:00 pm
  • Cadettes – 2:00 pm
  • Senior/Ambassadors – 3:00 pm

PLUS “All Camp” on Wednesday for all campers (7:00 pm via ZOOM)

How do campers register?

What are the registration deadlines per week?

The deadlines to sign up for each week are as follows – 

  • Week 1 (June 8-12): June 3 
  • Week 2 (June 15-19): June 10
  • Week 3 (June 22-26): June 17
  • Week 4 (June 29-July 3): June 24

For which grade level should I register my girl? 

Register for the grade the camper will be going into this fall. 


How are campers assigned to groups? 

Campers are assigned by Girl Scout Level and randomly assigned into small groups of ten. 

Buddies can be requested if the campers are in the same grade level. Email the request to campdirectors@girlscoutsaz.org. 


Do Campers need to be registered Girl Scout members?

A GS Membership is required to participate in any GS program, but we encourage you to add the membership while registering for the program – it’s easy! When signing up for Camp Club House, there’s a built-in opportunity complete membership registration ($25 per girl), as well as an option to apply for financial assistance to cover this fee.

How much does Camp Club House cost per week?

As with traditional summer camp, we’re offering a three-tiered pricing option so that families can choose the pricing tier most appropriate to their needs. Every camper will receive the same high-quality programming, regardless of pricing tier selected. 

  • Camp Club House Tiers, Weekly Fee: $5 / $10 / $15 

it’s the same great experience, regardless of tier selected. And all girls will receive a camp patch and camper highlight form mailed to their home address at the end of the camp session.


What are the payment options for “Camp Club House” online?

  1. Credit Card 
  2. Program Credits 
  3. Campership / financial assistance 
Are the daily meetups live? How long are they?
  • All sessions are LIVE with two camp leaders per age level group 
  • Sessions will NOT be recorded per safety guidelines

What is the appropriate amount of time, per age, we expect our campers to be fully engaged through zoom? 
  • 30 minutes: Daisy & Brownie
  • 45-60 minutes: Juniors - Ambassadors

How long is a camp session? 
  • 30-45 minutes per day for five days (Monday-Friday)
  • Plus an evening all-camper meetup each Wednesday
What does the weekly schedule look like?
June 8-12  |  Sense of Self
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Do campers do the same activity every day? 

No. Each day, each age level will experience a different activity and content that is progressive, to build upon what was learned/discussed the day prior. 


Do all camp activities occur during the camp session, or are campers encouraged (or “required”) to continue to work on a project in between/before the start of the next camp day?

Most activity will occur through the daily LIVE camp session. There may be additional things for the campers to do afterward, as an extension of the day’s learning, that will apply to the next day. 


Will campers need any household items or supplies to participate in the camp?

Some activities will require access to paper/pen/pencil and scissors. 


Will campers receive a kit of materials to use during the camp session(s)? 

No kit is needed to participate in the live camp sessions. 

Will parents/guardians need to be involved?
Will parents/guardians need to be involved, helping campers log on or prepare materials before the camp sessions begin?

We’re asking that parents:

  • Read the confirmation letter emailed for each week session their girl is registered
  • Prepare the camper with items needed for the week (from the confirmation email)
  • Assist their camper with Zoom and gathering materials the first time (and possibly each day for the youngest girls) 
  • Understand and ensure the GS Internet Safety Pledge and Zoom guidelines are followed

Will parents have to be present and actively involved during the camp session?

This is dependent upon individual camper needs and parent/guardian comfort level


How will families access the remote video platform?
  • Camp Directors will download the rosters the Wednesday before each week’s session begins and assign groups of girls and adult Camp Leaders for each age level. 
  • A confirmation email with details will be sent directly to parent/guardian email accounts. It will contain the Zoom link and password for their camper’s to access Club House, beginning the following Monday. 
Safety & Security
Is the video platform secure?

Yes. Links will only be sent to registered camper adults (parents/guardians) and not published online. 


What safety and courtesy expectations will be reviewed at the first meeting with the campers? 
  • Zoom expectations: how to use the chat (only sent to the room host)
  • Taking your turn when speaking and not speaking over each other
  • No photos of the people in the room (screenshots) are to be taken and posted on social media
  • Change your name to First Full Name, Last Initial
  • Keep personal background clear of photos and images of family members
  • If there’s a need to leave the group, please leave device (do not take with you)

How many Camp leaders will be present during each session and will parents gets to meet them? 
  • Two registered/background checked adults will host each Girl Scout age level group.
  • The parent/guardian will be invited to say hello on the first day of camp, if available. 

What type of technology will families need to access the virtual camp platform? Will a smartphone, tablet, PC, Mac, Chromebook work?

The free Zoom app will need to be downloaded. Zoom can work well on all these devices. Campers will need to use a device that has speakers and microphone for all camp live sessions. 


Do campers need to use a keyboard and/or mouse, OR can campers watch the screen and follow along without ever having to use additional components?

Campers can follow along via the Camp Leader’s screen and listen to instructions. They can write their responses in the chat or use the microphone associated with their technology to engage in the live daily sessions. 

 


2020 Summer Camp Refunds

Refunds for those currently registered for summer camp will be automatically processed in the original form of payment. We’ll begin processing refunds April 6, although it may take 2-3 weeks for you to see the refund. If you haven’t received a refund by May 1, please contact reghelp@girlscoutsaz.org.

Any monies paid will be refunded to the original method of payment.

  • Program credits will be refunded back to the program credit card. If you have misplaced the card, we’ll replace it or give you the number. The expiration of program credits earned during the 2020 Cookie Program have been extended to December 2021. Program credits earned during the 2019 Cookie Program and Fall Product Sale have also been extended through July 2021.
  • Girls who chose a camp voucher as a Fall Product or Cookie Program incentive will be given the option to carry the voucher over to next year, or they may switch this incentive to the Program Credit Option.
  • Those who received a campership will need to reapply next year.