Wednesday, March 5, 2014

PA and PAIT Programs are Full

Our PA and PA Training programs are full.  Over the next few weeks we will work on our placements and will email all of our applicants by April 1st to let them know their status.  Thank you for your patience with us while we try to find as many spaces as possible in our program.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Registration Paperwork is Here

You will find our registration forms using the link below. The forms are age specific with one for campers going into 1st-6th grades, one for PA Training (aka PAITs), and one for PAs.  You will need to complete ALL pages of the Registration Forms and submit full payment before we will begin processing your registration.  Please note that the registration form is multiple pages and you must return ALL of them before we can begin to process your registration.  PAs and PAITs need to include the separate application and the expectations form with their registration.

Camper registration is processed on a first come, first served basis. Your registration will NOT be processed until it is complete. Registration deadline is April 1st or when the appropriate unit fills, whichever comes first.

PA and PAIT registration is based on a variety of factors including; date of registration, application, past performance, and camp needs.

If you wish to receive confirmation that we have received your registration you must send an email with your daughter(s) name(s) in the subject line to We will reply within one week to let you know that we have received your registration but this is NOT confirmation that your daughter has a reserved space in camp. We will email you again by April 1st to confirm whether your daughter has a space at camp.

We realize it is inconvenient to have to wait to find out if you have a space in camp but we run our registration this way in an attempt to serve the maximum number of girls possible. It pains us to have to turn girls away! However, there are many factors that we have to consider to maintain our high program standards.

Many families find it convenient to have an extra camp shirt so you don’t have to do laundry every night of camp. Additional camp shirts are $9.00 for campers and $12.00 for PAs and PAITs but they are only available with your initial registration.

Checks should be made out to Valley Day Camp.

Please mail completed registration to:
Valley Day Camp
P.O. Box 997
Duvall, WA 98019

Questions about registration should be directed to

Click Here for All Forms



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Camp Information

Camper registration is processed on a first come, first served basis.
Your registration will NOT be processed until all forms and payment are complete.
Registration begins on Monday, February 24th. 
The forms will be posted on the blog the evening of Saturday, February 22nd.
Camp is likely to fill quickly, the sooner your completed registration is received the better.  Registration deadline is April 1st or when the appropriate unit fills, whichever comes first.  In the past eight years we have always filled long before the deadline so do not wait to get your registration in.

Camp Costs:
$110 for 1st-6th grade camper and 7th-12th graders who have not taken Valley Day Camp PA training
$65 for PAs (8th - 12th graders who have previously taken PA training at our camp)
$9 or $12 for optional additional camp shirt (so you don’t have to do laundry every day)

Important Details:
Camp Dates are June 23th -27th at Lake Loutsis
Camp runs from 9:30-4:00 (for campers)
Our camp is held at Lake Loutsis, privately owned property off Big Rock road
Campers are grouped into “units” for the week of camp.  The campers in each unit are of similar age.
Each of our units are run by two full time volunteers and 2-3 teen leaders.
Campers may request ONE “buddy” for camp.  Both campers must request each other in order for us to ensure their placement in the same unit together.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

PA and PAIT Applications Now Available

At Valley Day Camp we have the most incredible group of teen leaders you will find anywhere!  They are fun, positive, and hardworking ladies.  In addition to being an important part of our program they have a lot of fun and spend the week developing their leadership skills in a big way.

Unfortunately we have a limit to the number of PAs and PAITs we can manage at camp.  This program is NOT first come first served.  We do fill extremely quickly so we recommend you register as early as possible (Feb. 24th).  In addition to registration ALL PAs and PAITs must submit an application and signed PA/PAIT expectations letter.  These forms need to be mailed in with your registration.   Your registration will not be considered if these forms are missing.   You will find a link to these below.

PAs must be going in to 8th grade in the fall (or above) and must have completed our training program here at Valley Day Camp.

PAITs, aka Program Aides in Training, must be going in to 7th grade in the fall (or above).

PA and PAIT Applications Here

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Official Camp Dates

Camp registration will begin on February 24th. 

The paperwork will be found on our blog (here) on the evening of February 22nd.
Please remember that camp fills extremely quickly so you will want to register as soon as you can.
We have some fun surprises in store for you!
Be sure to check back here as we have lots of information to give you before registration begins. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lost and Found

I think this might be the most Lost and Found items we have ever had!  We will hold onto these items until July 14th.  After that we will donate/dispose of them.

If any of these items belong to you and if you want them back please email me at and I will put you in touch with our Lost and Found coordinator so you can pick them up. 

We also found a gray water bottle and a pair of sunglasses with wire rims...I guess they were too camera shy to show up in the photo.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

What do I do with these patches?

On Friday each camper was given a Ziploc bag with their name on it.  Inside you will find two or three patches (only first time campers receive the semi circle you find in the third photo below).  The first patch was designed and drawn by our very own Mad Hatter!  It represents your camper's participation in Valley Day Camp for 2013.  It should be put on the BACK of her Girl Scout Uniform. 

Mad Hatter

The other patch (or two) represent the skills your daughter worked on at camp this year.  This includes things like fire safety, outdoor cooking, first aid, knots, science, flag etiquette, songs, and much more.  They receive the top of the set and one "bar" in their first year of camp then after that each year of camp they receive an additional "bar".  These all go on the back of their Girl Scout uniform.  If you plan to return to camp leave space below your bar for the ones you will get in the future.

Fabulous Friday

I almost called this post Frying on Friday because it was so hot!  We had a great day at camp but we were roasting.  I asked the campers which they preferred, the cool wet days we had Monday-Thursday or the heat on Friday and they unanimously agreed that cool and wet was better.  We did everything we could to keep cool.  We bought all the ice Safeway had.  We drank water, more water, then even more water.  We tried to keep kids in the shade whenever possible, we even crowded all of us into the Cabana for the all-camp sing-a-long and unit performances. Even though it was hot we had a fabulous day!

Units B and C made delicious pots of Stone Soup.  Each batch was unique because as a group the girls choose their ingredients.  Chop them all up.  Cook, stir, and voila, a steaming bowl of delicious Stone Soup.

Everyone loves signing shirts on the last day of camp!  One camper had over 100 signatures!
 It was tight quarters for our all camp sing-a-long but it was nice to be together in the shade.  The highlight of the program is the PA Song/Skit.  Ask your campers about, I'm sure they can act it out for you.
 Unit D performing for the group.

 In our Essential Pirate Knots activity everyone in the group needs to be able to tie the knot correctly or our many pieces of rope tied together will not hold us when we lean back.
 Every good pirate needs to know their knots.  Is there a better way to practice them than this?  The girls of Unit I don't think so.