Frequently Asked Questions
When and how can I register my camper? January 10, 2018.
It is fast and easy to do. For your convenience, we offer three
2. Email: Send the registration form to [email protected]
3. Mail: Fill out and mail the registration form to:
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia 4900 Augusta Ave., Suite
200 Richmond, VA 23230
Is Financial Assistance available? Yes! We want every
girl to experience camp! Financial Assistance is available to help
families meet the cost of sending their girl to camp. See the 2018 Camp Financial Assistance
form to apply.
Is my camper ready for camp? Making the choice to attend
camp for the first time is an important decision for both camper and
parent. There are some great ways to ease into the camp experience.
You can try a shorter session or come to camp together at Family Camp.
Visit camp during our Open House on May 6th from 2-3pm at Pamunkey
Ridge and get a lay of the land, check out the facility and get your
questions answered. Then, encourage your girl to be part of the
planning process by looking through this booklet together and picking
the camp session that fits your schedule and her interests. Invite her
to take a helping role in preparing for camp. With your help, she can
shop for supplies, pack her own bag and pre-address stationery to use
at camp. See you this summer!
Am I ready for my camper to attend camp? Our camp staff
has been helping girls work on being independent for a long time.
While the schedule says, at camp we teach dance or arts & crafts
or canoeing, what we really teach is self-reliance and resilience –
invaluable skills for every girl. Reassure yourself, as a parent, that
you’ve done your job. All the advice, coaching, caring and goodwill
you’ve given your child over the years is in there. Trust the job you
Who are the camp staff and volunteers? At the heart of
our camp program is great staff. They love working at camp and their
joy shines through in the experiences they create for our campers. Our
staff members know what a great camp can do: forge friendships, open
minds, foster lasting memories and change lives!
Our staff members love to work with youth. We look for people who
can work as a team, who want to help campers develop in both social
and in skill areas, who are committed to keeping camp a kind community
and who have Girl Scout experience. We demand that our staff is
amazing and we help them develop the skills they need to get there.
Our staff comes from all over the U.S. (and even from abroad) but
they return to camp each summer and bring their own life experiences
with them. This diversity creates a welcoming, accepting and kind
community at camp that begins with our staff and radiates throughout
all camp community members. Many of our staff "grew up" in
our camp program and return year after year to share their passion
with our campers.
What if my camper has special needs? Our policy of
inclusion means that we try to accommodate as many campers as possible
and provide a successful experience for all girls. Please partner with
our staff to help make the camp experience for your child. Communicate
with the Camp Director Kat Shreve, [email protected], prior to
registering your daughter for camp about her needs. This enables our
camp staff to make every effort to make reasonable accommodations.
Can my camper bring her cell phone or tablet with her?
It is our long-standing policy that campers are not permitted
to have a cell phone at camp. We believe that being at camp is an
opportunity for your girl to experience a world beyond home.
Additionally, other forms of electronics like tablets or laptops can
be a distraction and may not be hearty enough for the camp
environment. To circumvent the damage to such items, please leave them
Can my camper be placed with a specific friend/buddy at camp?
We do everything we can to accommodate such requests. Campers
may choose one mutual buddy. Please remember that one of our goals is
for every camper to make new friends. We would never want a cabin
group nearly full of girls from the same school and have one or two
campers left out of that circle. Please note that girls need to
register for the same session, be in the same grade, be on the same
Girl Scout level, and list, mutually, each other as their buddy.
How do we apply our credits earned from the Cookie Program?
Our camp sessions fill quickly, please register with your
deposit to hold your spot at the time of registration. Your camper’s
Pathway Pass will be issued to her for her use in mid-April upon
completion of the cookie program/season. Once credit is given for the
earned/free session of camp, you will be issued a deposit refund if applicable.
Confirmations Confirmation of camp registration will be
sent to your email address beginning in February. Confirmations will
include required paperwork, health form, packing lists, directions to
camp and more!