GA 2010 Juniors

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Girl Scout JuniorsGirls Grades 4 & 5

TO APPLY Registering for your daughters camp experience is just a mouse click away. Registeronlineatwww.gscm.org/register.html orcomplete,sign,anddatetheResidentCamp registrationform.

Pleasenote: Onlineregistrationwillbeunavailableuntil February2010,butyoucanmail,faxore-mailin yourcompletedregistrationformatanytime.

Enclosea$50non-refundabledepositforeachcamp sessionyouareregisteringforwiththeregistrationform. Thisdepositwillbeappliedtowardsthecampfee. ForapplicationssubmittedJune1orlater,fullpaymentis duewithapplication. UnpaidbalancesaredueonorbeforeJune1.After thatdate,anunpaidbalancewillresultincancellation ofsessionplacement.Theapplicantwillbeplacedon awaitinglistuntilfullpaymentisreceivedandaplace becomesavailableforthecamper. Mailregistrationformandallpaymentsto: GirlScoutsofCentralMaryland Attention:ProgramRegistrar 4806 Seton Drive Baltimore,MD21215

Session 1 June 21 June 24, 2010 Session 2 June 27 July 2, 2010 Session 3 July 6 July 9, 2010 Session 4 July 11 July 16, 2010

Session 5 July 18 July 23, 2010 Session 6 July 25 July 30, 2010 Session 7 August 1 August 6, 2010 Session 8 August 8 August 13, 2010

FIND US ONLINE

TheGreatAdventures2010Brochure, FrequentlyAskedQuestions, UpcomingEventsandmore informationcanbefoundonlineat: www.gscm.org/camp.

Great Adventures 2010

Location

Camp Conowingo is located in Cecil County, MD, approximately one-hour northeast of Baltimore City. The camp is situated on 600 acres of woodlands and open fields along the Susquehanna River. For more information about this property or the other properties owned and operated by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, visit our website at http://www.gscm.org/camp.html.

Girl Scout Mission Statement

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Camp Philosophy

Camping provides girls a rich experience away from home. While teaching and enhancing self-reliance and self-confidence, girls gain an appreciation of the environment and learn to live and work together with people who are different from them in a friendly, fun and safe setting. Camp is a great place for a girl to unlock her potential and discover the world and the great outdoor adventures that await her! This unique environment helps her develop positive self-esteem, leadership skills and social skills all while having the time of her life. The camping experience is truly a building block in the development of girls into successful and resourceful young women.

Accreditation

The American Camp Association (ACA) accredits Girl Scouts of Central Marylands Camp Conowingo. Accreditation means that the camp undergoes a thorough review process by outside camping professionals every three years. Camp Conowingo consistently achieves the highest standard in the areas of personnel, program, site administration, and health care. Camp Conowingo also adheres to the Maryland Youth Camp regulations.

Facilities

While the camp is primitive in some aspects, it allows campers to connect with their natural surroundings. Campers live in yurts, glen shelters, platform tents, tipis or lodges. Within each unit are sleeping facilities, kitchen shelters, latrines, cold-water hand washing stations, and a campfire area. Each sleeping unit, other than when the campers are tent camping, is equipped with a cot and mattress for sleeping. Most units do not have electricity. The air-conditioned dining hall, bathhouse and swimming pool areas boast modern facilities.

Note: Staff members sleep in separate areas within the unit, but are centrally located within the unit to which they are assigned.

Great Adventures 2010

Camp Program

The camp program at Camp Conowingo is based on core activities that develop new skills, embraces the traditions of Girl Scout camp and follows the Girl Scout Leadership Experience--which encourages girls to Discover, Connect, and Take Action. For more information about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, please visit http://www.gscm.org/programs.html. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience encourages girls to Discover, Connect, and Take Action. While at camp girls Discover: exploring the world around them and gaining an understanding of themselves and their values. Connect: Girls team with others locally and globally about topics and issues they care about or inspire them. Take Action: Girls act to make the world a better place. Every camp unit is rotated through core activities each day, in addition to the specific unit activities they have signed up for. These core activities, which generally make up four of the seven program sessions that the campers attend each day, include swimming, arts and crafts, ropes course, rock climbing and nature study. The remaining three sessions are spent in their units working toward badge and unit goals that are listed in the program that the camper has signed up for. For example, Pony Tails would make leather crafts or horse-related art in their arts and crafts time. Camp Conowingo Counselors work with the campers to complete requirements for various Girl Scout patch and badge work in most programs. A letter is sent home with campers at the end of each session outlining what badges were worked on or completed during camp. While we do our best to ensure that all activities listed for each camp are accomplished during their week at Conowingo, schedules may need to change or all listed activities may not be able to be completed due to weather or other factors that are beyond our control.

Is Your Daughter Ready For Resident Camp?

Has she been away from home overnight for more than one night? Is she willing to live in an outdoor setting which includes night sounds, bugs, animals, and using latrines? Can she shower and maintain her personal hygiene? Can she maintain, pack, and carry her own equipment? Is she willing to perform kapers (chores) including: cleaning a latrine and living area, collecting firewood, and assisting with other daily living tasks? Can she live and work with people of various diversities such as those of different races, religion, and socio-economic backgrounds?

Kapers

Girl Scout camp is a community-based on everyone respecting themselves, each other and their environment. One way we instill this philosophy is every campers participation in daily community chores, called kapers. Kapers include cleaning-up the unit/living area, cleaning and stocking the latrines, setting tables for meals and helping to keep the camp clean. Girls in the horse program will also help with barn and stable chores.

Great Adventures 2010

Parent Information Meetings

Do you want to meet some of the camp staff, ask important questions one-onone and find out more about what our camps have to offer? To find out more about Resident and Council-Directed Day Camps, attend a parent informational meeting at one of the following locations:

Camp ConowingoShadowbrook Dining Hall 46 Shadowbrook Road Conowingo, MD 21918

GSCM Council

Seton Service Center 4806 Seton Drive Baltimore, MD 21215

Sunday, February 7, 2010 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Camp Whippoorwill522 Lake Shore Drive Pasadena, MD 21122

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Camp Woodlands2744 Riva Road Annapolis, MD 21401

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Camp Ilchester

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Clementine Peterson Activity Center 5042 Ilchester Road Ellicott City, MD 21043

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Ifyouwishtoattend,RSVPto ConnieAdams,ProgramRegistrar at410.358.9711ext.238oremail cadams@gscm.org.

Camp Conowingo Open House

Join us as we celebrate Fathers Day, Sunday, June 20, 2010 with an Open House at Camp Conowingo from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bring the whole family and enjoy the day together with tons of fun and free activities! Challenge each other up the rock wall, ride one of the horses, spend some time sitting next to our picturesque creek or take a tour of the camp guided by our summer staff. When you need to take a break, wander inside to the air conditioning and enjoy some lunch, create some camp crafts. If youre still looking to cool off, take a dip in the pool. See for yourself what Camp Conowingo has to offer! Please wear closed toe/closed heel, walking shoes or tennis shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Sorry, no pets allowed.

Health And Safety

A health professional is located at the Health Center, Pax Tu. All medications are kept at the Health Center. All medications (prescription or over the counter) sent to camp must be in the original container and properly marked. Any medication that must be carried at all times by a camper (i.e. inhalers or Epi pens) will be kept by her counselors in the unit first aid kit to ensure safety. All girls are required to have a physical exam within 24 months of the start of the camp session. A current health history, signed by a physician, is required for participation. All immunizations and vaccinations need to be listed on the form. Health forms from previous years of camp are not available as they are permanently stored upon closure of each camp season. If you plan on attending more than one session, it is helpful to the staff to send a photocopy of the form for each new session.

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Camp Staff

Resident Camp staff is recruited regionally and from around the world. We carefully select staff from within the United States and abroad, such as England, Australia, Thailand, etc. It is our belief that a diverse staff offers girls of all ages the opportunity to meet people from near and far to learn more about themselves and people who are different from them.