Service Unit Day Camp
popular vote at last year’s day camp, “CSI” is the theme for this
year where girls will explore various aspects of crime scene
investigation in an age-appropriate way. Wayzata Day Camp 2013
will be held July 22-25.
is run strictly by volunteers and is open to all girls in our service
unit who are entering 1st through 12th grade in the fall. It is held at
Camp Elk River and consists of 13 units with 14-17 girls in each unit
and 1 unit for girls going into 7th grade who will be going through the
"Caddie-To-Be" training. Girls who will be in 8th-12th grade are
Caddies or Unit Assistants. In addition, campers who are entering 4th
grade and up in the fall may participate in an optional overnight
camp-out. Confirmed campers will
receive an invitation to the overnight.
have sibling care available (4 days) at camp for boys and girls ages 3
– 10 (must be potty trained) of adults who are 4-day or 2-day
volunteers at camp. They will spend the
day on the “resident” side of camp with council camp staff. Preschool age girls and all boys do not need
to be registered members of Girl Scouts. School-age
girls must be registered members of Girl Scouts and will be placed into
Sibling Care! We will have sibling care available (4
days) at camp for boys and girls ages 3 – 10 (must be potty
trained) of adults who are 4-day or 2-day volunteers at camp.
They will spend the day on the “resident” side of camp with
council camp staff. Pre-school age girls and all boys do not need
to be registered members of Girl Scouts. School-age girls must be
registered members of Girl Scouts and will be placed into a unit..
For more information, take a look at the Day Camp Frequently
Would you be willing to
donate towards Camp Scholarships or other Girl Scout Programs? Click
below to donate to the Wayzata Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Minnesota
and Wisconsin River Valleys
Camp Fees For Campers, Caddies, Unit
Assistants and Siblings:
Adult Volunteer- $0
Older Girl Volunteer (Grade 8-12)- $15
Girl Camper (Grade 1-7) - $90
Sibling Camp (age 3-10)- $90
After April 25th, a $10 late fee will automatically be included in
two ways to register for Day Camp:
- We are
once again offering online registration and
payment beginning April 11 through April 25 for all campers
(girls entering grades 1-7 in the fall of 2013) and volunteers
(Caddies, Unit Assistants and adults). Online
registration will include camp registration, bus permission and health
history form information. All payments are
due by April 30 if not using the Pay-Pal option.
registrations must be received by April 25, 2013. Registrations
received after April 25 are subject to space availability and a $10.00
Step 1: Online Registration
All Campers and Volunteers must be registered members of GSUSA and pay the
$12 membership fee. All adults not currently registered must also
complete the free online background check
(step #2). This is not only a volunteer expectation in River Valleys,
but it also ensures the safety of all participants.
When registering online you will be asked to complete the Health
History Information as well as the Bus Permission Form for every
Step 2: Online Payment
May 7, 2013
will be confirmed (provided we have enough adult volunteers to run
If we don’t have enough adult volunteers registered at that time
we will send an email to all families requesting additional assistance
to avoid cancelling camp or large waiting lists.
May 21, 2013
Camper Confirmation – we will notify all families of camper
status (confirmed or waitlisted).
June 12, 2013
– 8:30 p.m.
Library – Large Meeting Room
New camp parents and volunteers:
Mandatory Orientation Meeting to learn about Day Camp, have the opportunity to meet the Day
Camp Directors and Health Care Managers, find out the do’s and
don’ts of Day Camp and get your questions answered.
meeting is optional for families of girls who have been to camp in
July 13, 2013
am– 1:00 pm
Playfield Pavilion (off Northwest Blvd.)
Training/Orientation Day –
the other volunteers in your unit, learn about this year’s
program, schedule, crafts, etc. You will
receive your camp t-shirt and folder so you time to review the
information thoroughly before the start of camp, as well as decorate
Check out Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions.
Wayzata Day Camp is run solely by volunteers...consider volunteering
check out the awesome and highly informative Day
Camp training video created by Sarah P. for her Silver Award
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at Day Camp and
spend quality time with the girls!
Can you give a couple of days so your daughter can have a great
experience at camp?
We need Adult (including parents, aunts, uncles, older siblings
18-years and older), Unit Assistant (girls going into 11th or 12th
grade) and Caddie (girls going into 8th –10th grade in the fall)
volunteers to help us deliver the program the week of camp. The number
of Girl Scouts accepted at camp is determined by the number of
volunteers we have. Our maximum capacity is 225 Campers. If more than
225 registrations are received and/or we do not have enough volunteers
to accommodate 225 campers, a lottery will be held. Girls who have a
4-day or 2-day adult volunteer at camp are guaranteed acceptance.
Read on to learn more!
Why Volunteer at Day Camp?
It's a great experience and a wonderful way to make a positive impact
in the life of a camper. Parents and adults who have volunteered in the
past have told us it's the best time they had all summer.
We Need You!
Wayzata Day Camp is completely volunteer run by parents and adults in
our service unit. You don't need any experience with camping, outdoor
skills, or nature - just a desire to help put on a great program for
Where Are You Needed Most?
We have the greatest need for adults who can volunteer at camp for four
days and work with campers. We must have two adult volunteers in a
unit, and at least one needs to be a four-day adult volunteer to ensure
continuity for the girls. Everything will be prepared for you, with
older girls in charge to provide assistance and guidance!
The staff and directors
will do everything possible to help girls adjust to camp life. However,
as an approved day camp of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin
River Valleys, the Wayzata Service Unit Day Camp reserves the right to
send home from day camp any girl who consistently exhibits unsuitable
behavior, endangers the camp community, or whose behavior towards
others or herself is not reflective of the Girl Scout Promise or Girl
Scout Law. The girl’s parent/guardian is responsible for picking
her up from day camp. In this case
there is no refund.
Membership / Financial Aid
If you have any
questions concerning Day Camp, contact Kris P. or Nancy D.