Monday, February 1, 2016

Camp Information Below

Important Details:
Camp Dates are June 20th - 24th  
Camp runs from 9:30-4:00 for campers
Our camp is held at Loutsis Lake in Duvall (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.
All campers, LIAs, PAs, and adults must be registered Girl Scouts before applying for camp.  Click here to join Girl Scouts

Registration:
Camper registrations (going into 1st-6th grades this fall) are processed on a first come, first served basis. 
Your registration will NOT be processed until all forms and payment are complete.
Registration begins on the evening of Saturday, February 20th

Camp is likely to fill quickly, the sooner your completed registration is received the better. Some units may fill the first day.  The registration deadline is April 1st or when the appropriate unit fills, whichever comes first.  In the past ten years we have always filled long before the deadline so please do not wait to get your registration in.

Campers may request ONE “buddy” for camp.  BOTH campers must request each other and both be in the same grade in order for us honor their buddy request and ensure their placement in the same unit together.  

Camp Costs:
$110 for 1st-6th grade campers, LIAs (7th graders), and PA Training (8th-12th graders who have not taken our Valley Day Camp training before)

·         $65 for PAs – 8th – 12th graders who have taken the Valley Day Camp training a previous year

·         $9 or $12 for optional additional camp shirt (so you don’t have to do laundry every day)

PA and LIA Details:
PA and LIA registrations are not completely processed on a first come, first served basis.  Incomplete registrations will not be considered until they are complete.

PA and LIA registrations also require an application that is completed by the LIA or PA themselves and mailed in with their registration.  The application will be posted on our site about a week before registration is posted to give girls time to think about their answers.

The LIA and PA programs have longer hours than campers.  They often arrive earlier and leave a little later than the rest of the campers.  These times will be emailed as we get closer to camp.  If a LIA or PA has younger siblings in camp we will do our best to accommodate coordinating drop off and pick up with them.

PAs and LIAs are not able to make buddy requests.

PAs (both fully trained and ones taking training this year) will need to plan to attend a mandatory camp training day on Saturday, June 18th.

Due to the nature of the PA and LIA leadership programs neither are able to leave early from camp or miss a day of camp for anything other than an emergency.  If your schedule won’t allow you to participate EVERY day of the camp, Monday through Friday for ALL the scheduled hours then please plan to apply another year when your schedule will allow you to participate fully.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Last Friday We Partied

At camp on Friday we had a fun party.  Instead of staying with our units for the afternoon we set up a lot of activities and campers could go around to whichever activities they wanted to, whenever they wanted to, for as long as the wanted to.  Face painting was by far the most popular station.It was SUPER fun!   
 The PAs led some exciting songs.
 Sack races were fun!
 Speed stacking and cup falling are a nice way to stay cool.

Did I mention that face painting was very popular?  Too many cute photos to post them all, but here a few for you to enjoy.

 



 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Lost and Found

The items pictured above are still in our lost and found.  Do they belong to you?  If so, please email me at ValleyDayCamp@gmail.com and I will give you the address where you can pick them up.  Any items not claimed by July 13th will be donated.

Progression Patches

On Friday your camper had a Ziploc bag with her camp patches in it.  All of the patches go on the back of her Girl Scout uniform.  The patch that says "Calling All Superheroes" represents her attendance at Valley Day Camp this year.  The colored bar with words like "Observer, Explorer, On Our Own" etc. represents the program level she participated in and the skills she worked on.  This bar goes below a green semi-circle that says "A Rainbow of Skills".  If this was your camper's first time at Valley Day Camp she also received the green semi-circle. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Want More Camp?

Are you having a SUPER week?  We sure are!  I just wanted to make sure you know that many of us do this again July 13-17 in Monroe.  Our camp there is called Sky River Day Camp.  Registration is due by this Monday, which means you have just enough time to turn yours in if you would like to join us.  Our theme this year is "Sing Me a Rainbow".  Click the link below for more information.

Sky River Day Camp Info

Fabulous Fourth Day!

Our 4th day of camp was fabulous!  We enjoyed having you come for the barbeque.  The campers just LOVE having an audience and love to show you what they have been up to all week.

Tomorrow will probably be hot (even hotter than today) so please be sure to send in your full water jugs for water play and at least two filled water bottles for your camper to drink.

Tomorrow night I won't be able to post on the blog because I will be at camp until late.  But please be sure to check back in over the next few days as I will be posting lost and found information, patch info, and more.

Today we lost a blue retainer case (with the retainers inside) please double check your camper's stuff to be sure it didn't accidentally go home with them.










Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday plus BBQ Details

***If your camper will not be staying for the barbeque you must tell their unit leader this in the morning.  Otherwise, we will not have your camper at parking when you come to pick up.  Pick up time and location will be the same as usual.  If not staying then arrive between 3:45 and 4:00.  We will get you out as quickly as possible.***

***If your PA is not staying for the barbeque you must pick them up between 3:45-4:00.  Please note this is a time change.***
Barbeque Details:
Family Arrival: Come between 4:30-4:45 (if you’re early you will have to go back to Safeway to wait)
Upon Arrival: Follow parking instructions then go to your daughter’s unit
Cost: $5 per person, cash or check, will be collected in the food line
Food: We will be serving hotdogs, chips, fruit, carrots, and cookies.
End Time: Families are welcome to leave at any time but we expect to be waving goodbye to our last guests at 6:30.
 
Bring:
·         picnic blanket or short chairs
·         full water bottle (one for each guest)
·         sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
·         cash or check
·         camp appropriate shoes
·         optional – umbrella, the regular kind most people use for rain (to create a little shade because you will be standing or sitting in the sun most of the time)

 
We had a wonderful day today!  We challenged ourselves to have the courage of a super hero, to support each others goals, and to cheer each other on!

We focused on what makes us super and then we wrote notes to friends to tell them how they are super too.
 In cooking some units made Monkey Bread and some used Pie Irons.



We discovered that when there is more humidity in the air we can make bigger, longer lasting bubbles.
 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Totally Terrific Tuesday!

Wow, what a terrific day!  We had tons of fun activities going on.  Capes, fishing, s'mores, fires, water play, science, outdoor cooking, boondoggle, and many more activities kept us busy all day!  What was your favorite activity?

We ran out of water for water play.  We sent home every jug we could find so please be sure to refill them and send them back tomorrow.  If you have more please send those too.  Please note that campers are not wearing swimsuits in water play.  They must remain in their camp shirt, but they can bring extra shorts, socks, and shoes to change into.  Please don't let your camper wear their swimsuit under their clothes as it will make them hotter all day and can be a struggle in the biffy.

Thank you for sharing your daughter with us this week!  We are having a blast together! 















Monday, June 22, 2015

Mangificent Monday!

Important Reminders:
  • Morning Arrival for campers is 9:00-9:15
  • Afternoon Arrival for parents of campers is 3:45-4:00
  • Afternoon arrival for PA parents is 4:30 or 5:00 (depending on which group you were assigned)
  • Icy water, sunscreen, sunhat = happier campers
  • If your camper wants to change into dry shoes after playing in the water they may bring an extra pair, but they must be closed toe, closed heal, camp appropriate shoes
We had an incredible day today!  Half the camp decorated their own capes, the other half will do it tomorrow.  Some units made s'mores, some hiked to the far dock, some went fishing, some learned about fires, some learned first aid.  We sang songs, played games, and smiled until our cheeks hurt.  Here are a few photos to give you a glimpse into our day. 

Enjoy!
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