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The Outdoors is awesome! Join us as we develop environmental stewdarship in the next generation.

At camp, girls can build a tent, build a campfire, build a life-long friendship. That’s what camp life is all about… and that’s just the beginning. Under the stars and outdoors girls learn to lead and make memories. They find mentors and become mentors.  

Through our environmental education programs, the focus is on 21st learning skills, connecting students to the outdoors, and envirnomental education.

The experience of a lifetime is waiting at camp. So, what are you waiting for?

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Covid 19 Update for Summer 2021

Camp is OPERATING in Summer 2021!
 
Infection Prevention Plan: Covid-19 Current Requirements

Infection Prevention Plan for Overnight Campers

Revised June 13 2021

Many of us refer to these as Covid Precautions or Plan.  During 2020 & 2021 the Center for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health and the Riverside County Health Department have been reviewing and updating procedures, policy and recommendations to contain the spread of viruses, especially Covid-19.  Girl Scouts of San Gogronio has been working closely with experts in this to create the most up-to-date standards and practices for camp. 

Due to the rapidly changing protocols, this section is where we will update to the latest information related to the requirements we will follow while your campers are at camp.  This section will be updated prior to each session and will include information about current practices on wearing masks, quarantining (10-days prior to camp), camper screening (health check each day prior to camp), and testing.  As well as, other protocols and practices camp will be following to keep our campers safe. 

We will send current practicies directly to campers via the email of the person who registered the camper(s) two weeks before their scheduled date.

Abbreviations:  CDC = Center for Disease Control, CDPH = California Department of Public Health, RCEH = Riverside County Department of Environmental Health, Cal-OSHA = California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Updated 6-13-21:  This will Change; check back.

Cleaning and disinfecting:  Cleaning and disinfecting is a way of life with Covid-19.  We will be continuing with camper kapers as ususal (it is important to child development); however, this summer more then ever adult staff will be cleaning and disinfecting using approved EPA cleaning products including paying particular attention to major touch surfaces.  

Education:  Education is always part of camp; this year though, we will be paying particular attention to teaching girls about hand washing, respitaroy ettiquette, and other infrection prevention tools to use to keep themselves and those around them safe from all infections.   

Sleeping/Cohorts:  Girl Scouts has always used cohorts; we call them units.  This summer will be no different.  Camp will always be significantly reduced in size.  Girls will have their sleeping group (cabin) and their cohort group (unit).  All heads will be a minimum of 6' apart per CDC/CDPH/RCEH recommendations.

Masks:  Mask policy is continuing to shift and change.  However as a child care facility we have specifc rules we need to follow.  In most situations campers and staff to wear masks while participating in activites or socializing except during eating and sleeping.  Please plan to bring extra masks beyond one per day, although we do have some we will be giving away freely while supplies last.

Our culture will include mask breaks for campers and staff.  We will be living by the mottos that as vaccinated adults and older girls we are role-models for the younger campers.  We also want everyong to feel welcome and create an inclusive environment and therefore will wear masks to ensure everyone is comfortable. 

Quarantine:   This is not a requirement for any of our staff or campers.  The CDC recommends that staff and campers quarantine for 10 days prior to camp (especially those not yet vaccinated); however, this is not in the current CDPH or County requirements. 

Covid-19 Vaccination:  We are encouraging everyone to have the Covid-19 vaccination prior to camp that is eligible; however, we are not requiring vaccinations for anyone.  It is really a good idea to be vaccinated and there are some benefits of having proof of vaccination.  Please do bring a copy of your vaccination card to camp with you; you do not need to bring the original.

It is still our policy to follow the public school system on the requirements for all other vaccinations including allowed exemptions.  The Orange County Department of Education has an easy to follow grid.  

Camper Screening:  Our requirement is for campers and parents/guardians to monitor camper health (as parents/guardian do).   The day prior to arriving at camp the family will log into their camp docs account and answer the pre-screen questions.  This includes for our My Favorite Gal weekends by talking to your camper to confirm she is feeling well.    

Testing:  We are not requiring testing at this time.  As the health department monitors the disease this may change; we are able to give an antigen test at camp.  If tests become required we will send a notification to our registered campers.  

Check-in/Check-out:  This is an area that will continue to change; do not be concerned there will be signs or staff to direct you.

Location - For the first time ever we are encouraging parents to bring their campers directly to camp.  We know that for many this might be a hardship due to driving the mountain road or timing.  Buses will still pick-up in Redlands as usual; however, we will also have check-in at the camp parking lot.  Bathrooms will be available as needed in both locations; however, check-in/out will hopefully be a quick affair.  If you would like to see camp we encourage you to attend open house or one or more of our day programs.

Look/Feel - Regardless of the site check-in/out will be done at camper vehicles.  Families will come in and park.  Once you check-in a staff person will help your camper take their luggage to the truck to load and then either back to you or inside to other campers to wait for bus loading.  Parents are welcome to stay until the buses leave or may depart at that point in time.  We care about you and your camper and want this to be as stress-free as possible please let us know your needs if we are not accomodating them.

  • Times:
    • Check-In (First Day of Session)
      • At Redlands 9:00 AM – 10 AM; Buses leave 10:15 AM
      • At Camp 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    • Check-out (Last Day of Session)
      • At Camp 10:30-11:30:  Campers not picked up by 11:30 will be re-assigned to the bus and will meet you in Redlands.  Buses pull out at noon (or a bit before)
      • At Redlands around 1:30 PM:  Check-out begins once all girls are in the Program Center (please allow us to get girls inside first)

Food Service:  The camp kitchen has always followed restaurant code; which means the same things you are seeing in our restaurants throughout the county is what you will see at camp with a few exceptions.  As we have thought through the way we have always done it we have determined there are a few things that will happen differently this summer regardless of the health department plans:

  • Open meal times:  Girls will be able to travel down in small groups with an LIT or Staff and eat during the open windows.  For instance breakfast will be available from 7:30-9 am.  We have plans for ensuring everyone eats; however, after breakfast is over girls will be able to participate in the adventure zone activities. 
  • Eating style:  In the past we have eaten modified family style or full family style where we have common dishes on the table and they get passed from person to person.  Modified means some items are in the steam table in the back.  For this summer we will be serving entirely buffet style with individual servings of cold items like salad and fruit.  We may need to go the route of pre-plated meals; however, no fear girls will have plenty of opportunities for choice at seconds.
  • Food Allergies and Preferences:  Food allergies is always a concern for us.  Please mark any food allergies and preferences on the Camp Docs forms when you complete them.  Food allergy plates are created separately to ensure cross-contamination does not happen.  We will also still accommodate girls who have food preferences and major dislikes; please communicate that on the forms as well.  We want our campers to be well-fed and happy.  On that note, snacks will always be available to girls between meals; however, we will fill the role of a guardian and encourage girls to eat full meals as opposed to snacks.
  • Table Talk time:  Not technically food related; however, by going the route of minimizing indoor table time this sadly will reduce the amount of time for engaged conversation with an adult for our girls.  We will be building in times for what we used to call table talk discussion questions throughout the day. 
  • Camp gathering:  Also not technically food related; however, as opposed to gathering before meals we will gather after meals to do flag, the Girl Scout promise, announcements and singing.

The list goes on; however, I think those are the primary areas of change/interest.

Showering/Restrooms:  In an effort to minimize indoor time we will have a sink area outside the restrooms in upper camp (the lower camp ones already have this).  This area is teeth brushing, hair brushing, etc.  Bathrooms will be used for using the facilities and washing the hands.  As for showering the time waiting inside will be minimized for showers.  Girls will be encouraged to bring shower gear to lower camp so they can shower at their leisure in lower camp.  We will ensure your girls shower during their 5-11 days with us. 

Activities:  Due to the pandemic some of our activities will need to be changed; we are still working on the details of what those changes will look like.  We have added some new activities and changed activiites in unexpected ways.  Join us for a fun-filled summer of discovery in creating safe and fun ways to do the things we have come to love.

Health Care:  Our health care staff are trained on how to manage the common childhood issues we see at camp from scraped knees to homesickness to major illness.  As with past summers we do not plan to keep campers in the health center for any length of time.  Staff or campers who are exhibiting signs and symptoms of a communicable disease will be sent home to get better.  Please review our Notification of Parents Due to Health Related Concerns Policy for more information on when a child might be sent home and when a parent will be notified.

Outbreak:  GSSGC will have a COVID-19 Prevention Program for campers and staff.  Once it is finalized it will be posted here.  It includes the communication plan if we discover someone on property has tested positive for the virus.  In the case of a true outbreak we will work with the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health for appropriate action including communication plan and contact tracing.

Weekend Camps:  The above processes are true for weekend campers; the difference is parents or guardians will be supporting this plan. 

Day Programs: Day program participates will not be interacting with our overnight campers and will therefore not have to follow all these procedures except as related to masks.

Claim Your Spot Today for Summer 2021!

Campers can sign-up now with no deposit and reserve their spot for the 2021 in-person summer overnight camp at Skyland Ranch AND/OR for virtual day camp at Camp Anywhere

View Summer 2021 Camp Programs here or on our calendar at gssgc.org/calendar

The calendar lists opportunities for girls to attend in-person camp, help as part of our Leadership-in-Training program, and virtual exeprience.  

Check back regularly to the calendar for new program opportunities and virtual experiences.

Summer & Weekend Camps

As we reopen as a state know that we will continue to add new programs.

GSSGC has so many new and exciting adventures waiting for you every season.  Start with summer and think to our other seasons as well.  Our camps are open to all girls from grades K-12.  Whether it be a weekend away with your friends or family, or a summer-themed session, there’s something for every girl.

Starting in 2nd grade, girls can even experience sleep-away camp by themselves or with a buddy. Not quite ready for a full week of camp excitement? Don’t worry, we have weekend sessions that give a taste of camp for a girls, parents and troop leaders. Ready to sign up or learn more? Visit our Sleep-Away Camps page or our Day & Weekend Camps page for more information!

All activities, food and lodging are included in camp pricing.

Day Camps

Every day is full of adventure and exploration at day camp! With options offered throughout our Council area, all girls ages 6-14 have the opportunity for fun, even if they’re not a Girl Scout yet. Most day camps are led by our amazing Volunteers and can include anything from outdoor skills to STEM to earning badges! Almost anything a girl can want to experience can be found at day camp. Want to join the fun? Visit our Day & Weekend Camps page for all our exciting day camps!

With the pandemic we are slow to start-up our Day Camp Program; consider helping us by volunteering:

Want to Volunteer?
If you would like to lead a Day Camp in your area, we would love to work with you – training and support is available! This is a great opportunity for Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Troops. Please contact customercare@gssgc.org to get more information or call (909) 748-7229.

Troop and Service Unit Camps

Troop camping is a great way to learn and grow with friends and have fun at the same time. Troops and Service Units have year-round opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors in any of our camp facilities. From Archery to Orienteering and everything in between, we can tailor an experience to fit your group’s needs. We’ve got you covered whether you want to plan your own programming, meals and supplies or have one of our trained camp staff help you do so. We can even provide all the meals and program supplies! Visit our Camp Properties page to get started today!

Environmental Education Overnight (School or other Groups)

New opportunities are available for more participants to enjoy the beauty and adventure at Skyland Ranch! GSSGC is excited to announce the start of Environmental Education Programs at Skyland Ranch. 

Bring your troop or class to the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains for an overnight outdoor adventure for an afternoon or an overnight.  Most programs are three to five days. You select your preferred program topics to create a customized class or troop trip.  Minimum group size 16.  Field Trips (day programs) starting now; Overnight trips starting in February.  

Need more information? Check out our Environmental Education Brochure to find out more.

Ready to Book?  ITS SIMPLE:

  1. CLICK on the link: http://gssgc.doubleknot.com/facilitycalendar/3630
  2. SELECT "Environmental Education" from list on the left side of the page
  3. SELECT a date from the calendar (***Reminder: Programs start on February 26, 2018. Be sure to select a date after this)
  4. SELECT how many nights your group will be staying 
  5. PICK the first day and last day of your experience
  6. CLICK "reserve"
  7. COMPLETE registration forms

 

WANT DISCOUNTS? SAVE UP TO $100 WHEN YOU BOOK! 

  • $25 off per student if you have a registered Girl Scout attending in your group
  • $40 off per student if registered by December 1st 
  • $35 off for Title One Schools (willing to do evals) 
  • 1 adult free w/ 8 students

 

Camp-on-the-Go (Travel)

The pandemic has caused us to halt our travel program until end of summer; we are awaiting the state reopening.  For more information on travel requirements visit the Covid-19 Updates page.

San Gorgonio Girl Scouts

Adventure Awaits!
Girl Scouts Travel & Do High Adventure.  Travel locally or globally to learn about the world.  Girl Scouts believes in giving girls the opportunity to learn about themselves through travel.  Our council has opportunities for girls to travel with others that you know – or you can travel with GSUSA.  See gssgc.org/eventcalendar for local activities such as rafting, destination unknown, and group travel opportunities .  Or visit http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/ to learn more about opportunities around the world by GSUSA.  Contact customercare@gssgc.org to connect with Joyce and learn more.

 

Out-of-Council Troops

Girl Scouts Across the States
Come visit us in Southern California!  You can come for summer camp and stay for an experience.  Our council offers transportation from the major airports (Ontario or LAX) to camp.  Another option is your troop can sign up for one of the “So-Cal Experiences” now offered which can include transportation, any of the theme parks, and plenty of tours and extra fun. 

We are located about 2 hours from Los Angeles, 1 hour from Orange county (Disneyland), 2 hours from San Diego, 4 hours from Vegas, and 7 hours from San Francisco.  Work with us to plan your next Girl Scout trip including a variety of amusement parks.  Visit GSSGC.ORG/outdoor to learn more.

Find out about council level partnerships between the councils on "Sisters in Scouting" Accordian.

 

Info & How To's for Summer Resident Camp

Covid-19 Update

For In-Person Overnight Camp at Camp Skyland Ranch deposits will be due the first week of May and final payment will be due 4 weeks prior to the camp date.  Due to limited space if you do not meet the payment deadlines girls will be canceled from camp.  There will be reminder emails and a final phone call before cancelation. 

More Details:

Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a situation that continues to change rapidly, and like all organizations, we have had to make decisions to best support the health and safety of our girls, volunteers and staff.

Summer camp is a cherished tradition for Girl Scouts everywhere and we know our girls look forward to the fun and adventures of camping. With this in mind and with a desire to offer these opportunities to as many girls as possible we are working with other agencies including Riverside County to create in-person camp for summer 2021.  If you are not ready for in-person camp or would like a new type of experience check out our virtual opportunities including day camp.  For information on virtual camp navigate to the Virtual page (gssgc.org/virtual).

No one knows if this can happen but based on current guidance we believe we will be able to have 6 girls per cabin in our traditional closed cabins which will allow for the safety and social distancing requirements currently recommended.  In our open-air and larger cabin the number of girls in the cabin will increase to 8 or 12 girls/participants. 

As additional resources are available at the end of this month we will finalize our safety protocols for cleaning, masks, cohorts, etc.  In addition, we will be looking at the numbers we can serve in dining, transportation, sleeping and activities and will make changes to structures, process, and operations that may be required and recommended for the health and safety of our campers and camp counselors. 

Our minds are always on the safety of girls -> providing them safe experiences to learn and grow as leaders.  It has been a struggle to balance the mental and physical safety of our girls.  

If you rolled over your funds from summer 2020 or plan to use banked dough, cookie dough, the 1250 Reward or other methods of payment use the alternative payment method form to tell us your plan.  

GSSGC will continue to closely monitor the situation and will keep parents and girls with a reservation informed of our current status.  For those not yet registered watch for the monthly council newsletter for COVID Updates. 

In addition to the above, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio will be offering  virtual camp programming again during summer 2021.  

We hope you'll join us for some camp fun!

2020 Rollover Funds & 2020 Cookie Camp Reward

An email was sent in January, in March and in April for your options to use rollover funds and the 2020 Cookie Camp Reward.  If you did not get the email please email customercare@gssgc.org to verify your email address and request a copy be resent to your family.

ACA Accredited - Yes We Are!

Fun And Safety — ACA Camps Set the Standard
ACA Accreditation means that our resident camps have undergone a thorough (up to 290 standards) review of our operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association® collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

What’s the difference between state licensing of camps and accreditation by ACA?

Accreditation is voluntary and ACA accreditation assures families that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for their children. Licensing is mandatory and requirements vary from state to state. ACA standards are recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the standards of the camp community.

How do ACA standards exceed state licensing requirements?

ACA goes beyond basic requirements for health, cleanliness, and food service into specific areas of programming, including camp staff from director through counselors, emergency management plans, health care, and management. ACA applies separate standards for activities such as waterfront, horseback riding, and adventure and travel.

 

What are some of the ACA standards that camps rely on?

·         Staff to camper ratios are appropriate for different age groups

·         Goals for camp activities are developmentally based

·         Emergency transportation available at all times

·         First-aid facilities and trained staff available when campers are present

Why we at GSSGC believe insuring our resident camps are ACA accredited is so important for our resident camps..

ACA Accreditation means that we care enough to undergo a thorough peer review of our operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at our camps reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

Cookie/Nutty Dough (applies to all GSSGC programs)

Congratulations on participating in a succesful enterpernuail progam & finding your success!  

One of the ways Cookie Dough and Nutty Dough may be used is for some of our Girl Scout programs including Camp Azalea Trails, Camp Skyland Ranch, our day camps, and our council STEM programs.

To access your cookie dough use the form when registering for the programs that accept cookie dough or emai customercare@gssgc.org.

If you are trying to access your cookie dough you earned before you recieve the physical card (as of mid-April) you can do so by doing the following:

  1. Visit the Event Calendar to select the program desired
  2. Complete your registration form
  3. Complete the alternative payment form*
  4. Checkout
  5. Select mail an invoice (the picture of the mailbox)
  6. You are registered - do not mail anything once the card numbers are available you will get a receipt stating your card has been charged – no news is good news; we will call if there is a concern.

*When asked for the card number enter “Cookie Dough 2019.”  If using the new dough you just earned in the spring or enter number on card if you have it in hand.

 

If you already registered for camp?  You can still access the cookie dough early to pay for the balance on camp.  Please send customercare@gssgc.org an email asking to use your 2019 cookie dough card.  Please include the following information:

  • Name of camp
  • Camper’s Name (name on cookie dough)
  • Amount to charge

Please note if you requested that 2019 be used when you registered, we have already taken care of it for you.

 

Why should you register early?  Spaces are always filling up in all our programs (Girl Scout honor); in order to ensure your daughter has a spot at camp and in our other programs you will want to pay at least $60 to hold her spot; if she doesn’t quite have $60 register with what you have and pay the rest with a credit card or check once you get the link to make a payment.

 

Why register for camp?  Camp creates memories and is focused on helping kids learn the 21st century skills they need in todays society.  We help kids learn responsibility and leadership in their own lives.  We have programs for girls to attend with a parent (weekend camps) or on their own (4 or 5 day sessions typically M-F).  Some of the great themes for girl on their own include cooking, horseback riding, science (harry potter), super heros, and more.  Check out the programs we have to offer at camp on the Outdoor Program Page or visit the GSSGC calendar.

 

We look forward to seeing you at camp and our other programs.

Camp Volunteer Opportunities

Remember the smell of roasting marshmallows and the echo of laughter around a campfire? Remember hiking and archery and friendships that never end? Camp is an amazing place to make memories for a girl and you can help make that happen. Adult volunteers are the cornerstone of Girl Scouts and we couldn’t do this without you. Our girls need you. We need you. Bring your knowledge, experience and love of the great outdoors. We promise camp will be just as amazing the second time around, when you’re seeing it through the eyes of a girl.

Opportunities for volunteering include 5-day Summer Camp Sessions, 3-day weekend camps during the school year, Day Camp Director, Camp Volunteer, Special Skill Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator and more. No experience is necessary for many of these opportunities. All volunteers must be background screened and trained prior to starting.

Need more information? Check out our Camp Volunteer Flyer to find out more.

Ready to get started? Fill out our Camp Volunteer Form today!

Looking for a whole summer of fun? Check out one of our amazing camp job opportunities.

Sisters in Scouting (Girl Scout Council Partners)

All girls are welcome at our camps.  If you need pick-up from the airport please fly in and out of ONT or LAX and contact customercare@gssgc.org to arrange pick-up.

If you would like to have your council partner with us please have a council staff member contact Joyce Knoll, Director of STEM & Outdoor Program via customercare@gssgc.org.  Currently we are partnering with:

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada has partnered with us again in 2020 to provide girls in Southern Nevada with an experience at Camp Azalea Trails.  There are a variety of session that will include transportation from Las Vegas!  We are finalzing registration opening dates, but you can find them on our event calendar by typing in (NV) - these sessions will not be open until January for registration.  Click on the title for the description on the event calendar.

The Girl Scout Councils of Southern California (Orange County, Greater Los Angeles, San Diego Imperial, and us (San Gorgonio) continue to partner in all we do.  Each council allows girls to experience the camp that is right for them at no additional charge.  In addition, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is continuing to provide financial assistance for girls to attend Camp Skyland Ranch as funding is available.

FAQs (frequently asked questions)

F.A.Q.s for Camp Programs

  • Do you have to be a Girl Scout to attend Girl Scout camp?
    • Yes and no.  Girl Scout camp can be your first Girl Scout experience or the only Girl Scout experience during your year.  Many of our campers only participate in camp.  We ensure everyone feels comfortable, included and welcome at camp whether they participate in a Girl Scout Troop, as a Juliette or not at all.  If you are not currently registered you can check the box on the registration forms to add the $25 membership fee to the cost of your camp.
  • How will Camp be different summer 2021 vs. previous summers?
    • We are planning a hybrid of camp again this summer; with several virtual camp sessions: Camp Anywhere and many different virtual camp programs.  In addition, we are reopening Camp Skyland Ranch to in-person camp for both individual girl experiences and weekend camps.
  • What about Camp Azalea Trails, can I attend that camp this summer?
    • We are sad to report that Camp Azalea Trails is still closed this summer due to the road damage caused by the heavy rains in 2019.  We have hope that the US Forestry Service will be repairing the road.  Once the road is repaired the Program Team has plans for program on that site.
  • What about horses this summer at camp?
    • Unfortunately we have had to suspend our horse program for the summer of 2021 with the hopes of bringing it back in 2022 better than ever.  In summer 2021 we are looking at a few animal and equestrian options to bring to camp including talking to a horse professional.  If we are successful these programs will happen during Session 6 & Session 7, so to guarantee your spot sign-up now and write in your anything else box that you signed up because of this possibility.  If you aren’t quite ready to sign up with a promise and some hope watch our calendar for when these programs are added.
  • What are the plans for Covid-19?
    • Our council staff are keeping up-to-date on the best practices to keep our campers safe from Covid-19 and other infectious diseases.  We have many protocols and procedures in place.  See the Infection Prevention Section of this website for our current plans.  If you do not find the answer to your question on covid or anything else or have concerns please email customercare@gssgc.org so that a staff person can answer your questions.
  • What type of program is happening at Camp Skyland Ranch this summer?
    • Camp is a traditional summer camp experience.  All campers will participate in daily activities (some activities, based on age appropriateness): target practice (archery and slingshots), nature exploration, games, crafts including tie-dye, outdoor cooking, animal time, ropes course, teambuilding, fencing, campfires, skits, survival skills, hikes, kapers, theme-based activities, a splash zone, and more.
  • How do I register for camp?
    • You can register online by navigating to the GSSGC calendar and finding the camp session of interest to your camper.  
  • What programs are being offered this summer?
  • Who are the staff at the GSSGC camps? 
    • Our camp staff is made of both volunteers and seasonal employees.  Most of our camp counselors are 18-25 years old and are trained in a variety of topics including the Girl Scout mission, expected outcomes, Girl Scout Leadership Experience, child development, safety and risk management, group dynamics, progression, operating procedures, programming, behavior management, camper supervision, and more.  Every one of our staff both volunteer and employed are background screened prior to starting at camp.
  • Camp sounds so fun, can I volunteer?
    • Yes!  We love our camp volunteers.  There is a variety of ways to volunteer including as a camp counselor in a unit with a group of kids (not your own so she can have the full camp experience), delivering a program with your specialized skill, helping with our virtual programs, and more.  To volunteer complete the Camp Volunteer interest form which will be emailed to our camp team.
  • Can we rent Camp Skyland Ranch? 
    • Yes but you will have to wait until after this summer (August).  You can rent Camp Wi-Wo-Ca too.  We will start accepting reservations in mid-June. Visit the properties section of our website for more information.
  • Who is Tajar, Skylar, Sneaky, Peaky, and Grubmeister? 
    • Tajar (pronounced Ta - Jar) is our Camp Azalea Trails’ mascot.  Skylar is Camp Skyland Ranch’s mascot.  Tajar and Skylar live so close together they are great friends and visit each other with their other forest friends Sneaky, Peaky and Grubmeister.  Come to camp to learn more about their crazy antics.
  • Transportation to Camp? 
    • Transportation to individual girl summer resident camps is provided from the Redlands offce as part of camp fee.  If transportation is a problem for you or your camper to attend a weekend camp session please contact customercare@gssgc.org to see what arrangements can be made to assist with this need.  For Summer Days at WiWoCa transportation and late pickup is offered at an additional fee.  This summer due to Covid-19 we are also encouraging individual campers to go directly to camp review the camper confirmation packet or the Infection Prevention section of this webpage for more details.
  • Refund Policy? 
    • Written notification is required to cancel from any of our programs. Please see the GSSGC Polices & Procedures for our complete refund policy. Please note a non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
  • Tell me more about shower time...  How long?  What style?
    • At camp we have two different styles of showers.  Both are individual stalls.  One is a room with a chair and one shower.  The other is 3 showers in a shared space.  Regardless of the style we work with girls to ensure they have the privacy they need to feel comfortable showering and doing the skin care they need.  We do encourage girls to shower as quickly as possible (we recommend 3-5 minutes).  This supports our efforts conserve water as California is in a prepetual draught.  It also allows for everyone to have time to shower.  However, each girl has different needs and we want them to be able to have a positive experience at camp and being able to get clean is one of those.
  • What about 2020 Camp Reward and Roll-Over Funds from 2020, how do I access them?
    • These funds are available for use this summer.  To use them you will complete the alternative payment form when registering for camp.  There is the option to select one of these options.  If you decide you can hold these two options for our school year weekend camps or summer 2022.  However do watch for the emails on this as you will need to register early for those programs.
  • We can’t quite afford camp this year does GSSGC have Financial Assistance?
    • Financial Assistance is available to girls in Riverside and San Bernardino County.  We are able to fund up to the amount of the program less the $60 non-refundable deposit.  If a camper applies for financial assistance and is not granted the funds for some reason (typically too-high of income) then the non-refundable deposit will be refunded.  If there are extenuating circumstances please include them on the Financial Assistance Form.  We use the federal income guidelines to determine eligibility.  Girls in “foster care” are automatically eligible.
    • To apply navigate to the forms section of our website and type camp financial assistance in the search box for the “Program Financial Assistance Form for Camp, Events, and Travel.  
  • What happens if GSSGC needs to cancel for any reason?
    • We do not take canceling lightly; however, if we need to cancel camp your campers registration including the non-refundable deposit.
  • What if our Family plans change and the camper can no longer attend?
    • In this case, written notification must be received four weeks before the opening date of the confirmed camp session to receive a refund less the $60 deposit.  It can be emailed to customercare@gssgc.org.  If it is after the four weeks we still ask for notification; otherwise, we will call you even if you have a balance due for your camp session.
  • What if cannot attend due to an illness or injury?
    • If this happens with 72-hours of girl going to camp please call the camp emergency phone number found in the camper confirmation packet (on the map page and in several other sections).  To receive a refund a written request, accompanied by a letter from the camper’s Physician, must be sent to customercare@gssgc.org within a reasonable time period to be considered for a refund or change of camp session.
  • Is virtual camp really anything like in-person camp?  
    • Well, yes and no.  Obviously, we can’t hug each other online and singing over Zoom does pose some challenges.  But we have worked hard to take the best parts of in-person resident camp (connections, fun, activity, interaction with caring adults/older girls, games, craft, skills and more!) and brought them to the Zoom environment.  In addition, we were happy to see that our evaluations last year returned that our Camp Awesome and Field Trip programs helped girls achieve the outcomes we expect in Girl Scouts (strong sense of self, positive value, challenge seeking, healthy relationships, and community problem solving).
  • Will there be a patch or t-shirt for this year?
    • For Camp Skyland Ranch we will have a t-shirt and patch for each camper including weekend campers who attend.  For Camp Awesome, our virtual camp campers will have a patch mailed to them after the camp session.

Questions? Didn’t find what you were looking for in the answers above Call 909-307-6555 or Email : customercare@gssgc.org for a staff person to answer your specific question. 

Covid - Related FAQs

See Infection Prevention Plan:  Covid-19 Current Requirements.  

Confirmation

Camper Confirmations for summer were sent in late May and approximately 2 weeks (or sooner) after a girl registers for a camp session.  If you do not recieve your camper confirmation please email customercare@gssgc.org. 

Please note summer camp for all participants (individual and weekend) has online health forms to complete.  For weekends both parent and child will have forms to complete.

 

Visit the Careers Page for open positions and job descriptions.

 

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