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Adventures in Camping


This year's theme is "Adventures in Camping." The girls will be learning basic camping skills, such as how to pitch a tent, roll a sleeping bag, build a fire, cook over a fire, basic first aid, canoeing and many other activities. Wayzata Day Camp 2015 will be held July 27th-July 30th.

Day Camp is run strictly by volunteers and is open to all girls in our service unit, who are entering 1st grade up to 12th grade in the fall. Camp is help at Camp Elk River and consists of 13 units with 14-17 girls in each unit. Caddie-to-be training is offered in 1 unit to girls going into 7th grade. Girls who will be in 8th-12th grade participate as Caddies or Unit Assistants. For girls entering 4th grade and up, an optional overnight camp out is held on Wednesday. Confirmed campers will receive an invitation to the overnight.

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 volunteer for 2 or 4 days. The siblings will spend the day on the "resident" side of camp with council camp staff. Preschool age girls and boys do not need to be registered members of Girl Scouts, however, school age girls must be registered and will be placed into a unit. 
For more information, take a look at the Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions

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)- $45
Girl Camper  (Grade 1-7) - $90
Sibling Camp (age 3-10)- $90

Overnight (grade 4 and up) -$10

After April 25th, a $10 late fee will automatically be included in payment.

There are two ways to register for Day Camp:

  • We are once again offering online registration and payment beginning April 1 through April 25 for all campers (girls entering grades 1-7 in the fall of 2015) 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 25 if not using the Pay-Pal option.

Online registrations must be received by April 25, 2015. Registrations received after April 25 are subject to space availability and a $10.00 late fee.

All Campers and Volunteers must be registered members of GSUSA and pay the $15 membership fee.  All adults not currently registered must also complete a free online background check – completed after registering. 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 registration.

Step 1: Online Registration forms
Step 2: Online Payment


Be sure to continue reading to the bottom!...

Check out Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions.

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View some photos of Day Camp!

Also check out the awesome and highly informative Day Camp training video created by Sarah P. for her Silver Award project!

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Volunteers

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Volunteer at Day Camp and
spend quality time with the girls!

The Wayzata Day Camp is run solely by volunteers...consider volunteering today!

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 the campers.

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! 

Camp Behavior Agreement

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.
 Financial Aid Forms:
•    2014 Grants for Girls Application Form - Camp
Complete the Grants for Girls form , send along a $10 check payable to WDC, and mail it to
Wayzata Day Camp
16325 13th Ave N.
Plymouth, MN  55447 by April 25. 
Once the form has been received it will be reviewed by River Valleys and families will be sent a letter letting them know how much of their request they will receive.
Membership Forms:
IMPORTANT DATES
Date Description
May 1, 2015 Campers will be confirmed (provided we have enough adult volunteers to run camp).

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 15, 2014 Final Camper Confirmation – we will notify all families of camper status (confirmed or waitlisted).

Wednesday, May 27 2015


7-8pm

Location: Ridgedale Library

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.

This meeting is optional for families of girls who have been to camp in previous years.
Date, Time and Location TBD

Volunteer Training/Orientation Day

Come meet 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 your t-shirt.


If you have any questions concerning Day Camp, contact Stephanie P. or Stacy L.



 

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