Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Important Details

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 the evening of Saturday, March 7th.

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 nine years we have always filled long before the deadline so please do not wait to get your registration in.

Camp Costs:
$110 for 1st-6th grade camper and LIAs (7th graders)

$65 for PAs
$9 or $12 for optional additional camp shirt (so you don’t have to do laundry every day)

Important Details:
Camp Dates are June 22nd - 26th  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.

Buddies at Camp

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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PA Information and Applications

At Valley Day Camp we have super, fabulous PAs!  Our PAs have a ton of fun at camp but they also do a lot of important jobs.  These include helping campers try new things, leading games, singing songs, welcoming others, caring about each camper in their unit, and being fun to be with!  Each part helps our PAs develop their leadership skills and build life skills.  Our PAs are a super important part of our program!
Unfortunately there are only so many PA positions to go around thus we have to limit the number of PAs we can have at camp.  We wish that we could have an unlimited number of PAs, but that isn’t feasible.  We do our best to accommodate as many PAs as we possibly can. 

Our PA program is NOT a first come, first served program.  We fill extremely quickly so we recommend that you register as soon as possible (registration will be posted on the evening of March 7th).  In addition to registration ALL PAs and PAs in Training must submit a PA Application and signed PA Expectations letter.  These forms must be mailed in with your registration.  Your registration will not be considered if these forms are missing.  We are posting these now so you have time to consider them before registration.  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.  If you are going in to 8th grade (or above) and have not completed our Valley Day Camp training you will need to do that this year at camp.  You will have training part of each camp day and work in a unit the rest of the day.  You will need both of the forms mentioned above.
If you are going in to 7th grade you are eligible to join our amazing new “LIA” program.  LIAs (pronounced Leah) will earn their Girl Scout Leader In Action award which is required before girls can earn their PA award.  LIAs will spend half of their day having a blast at camp and half of their day working on their LIA award including working with younger campers on a variety of activities.  LIAs do NOT need to complete the PA paperwork mentioned above. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

We are planning to have a super fun week at Valley Day Camp this summer!  We hope you will be able to join us as we discover our inner super hero characteristics, enjoy the great outdoors, new activities, and old camp favorites, while feeling a sense of belonging with friends new and old!
If you are interested in becoming a full time volunteer please contact Pagemaster at right away.
Important Dates:
Valley Day Camp: June 22nd – 26th
Registration Paperwork Posted Online: March 7th (in the evening)
PA and PAIT Applications Posted Online: February 28th (these need to be mailed with the registration but they require thought and effort so we post them early to give girls time to get it done)

We will be posting many important details in the week before registration so be sure to check back in here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ugh, My Computer is Uncooperative

My computer and I are having a bit of a disagreement.  I want it to work properly, but it refuses.  This is making blog posts a bit difficult (I'm on someone else's computer right now).  I will get more photos up as soon as I can.  

Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Lost and Found

The items pictured below are what we still have in our lost and found.

Water Bottles & Lunch Containers

·         Lizzy, water bottle

·         Aladdin water bottle w/ pink lid

·         Giant water bottle

·         Alexis, Unit C, lunch box

·         Unit I, animal print lunch container


·         Black jacket, Columbia brand, Unit I?

·         Purple jacket, love & owl print

·         Red-maroon jacket, Marmot brand, size XS

·         Red-maroon sweatshirt, Great Wolf Lodge, size L

·         Stillwater sweatshirt, size M

·         Grey sweatshirt, peace love print, size XS

·         Black pants, Circo brand, size M 7/8
We will hold onto these items until Monday, June 14th.  At that time we will donate anything that is left.  If you wish to claim an item(s) please email us at and we will tell you where you can pick it up.


Another Look Into Camp

Wiggle Made Pancakes!
 Alex and Nettie caught a "big" fish.
 More sack races

Blowing bubbles into our hands .  How long can they hold them?

 Unit B gave their PAs "massages". 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

What was so special...?

What was so special about the first ring of the three ring circus? 
I'm glad you asked. :-)
For our first hour of the Three Ring Circus campers traveled between 25 activities set up all over camp.  They could go to any activities they wanted and could stay there as long as they liked.  Below you will find photos of some of the activities.  We also had other ones such as: snack (popcorn from the Galaxy movie theater that was so fresh it was still warm), juggling, three legged races, tattoos, paper yoyos, bean bag Bocce ball, dress up, bucket blast, and more.
 We made really big bubbles.

 Speed stacking was popular.

 Click and catch ball is fun and challenging.
 Roasting Starbursts over Sterno was a huge hit.

 Circus Toss, can you toss the ping pong ball in each bucket in a row?
 Tic Tac Toe toss
 Ladder ball for the birthday girl.

 Zoom ball with a buddy

 We had a big rush at the face paint station!

 Sack races are fun and exhausting!

 More practice with Chinese Yoyos

 We did lots of plate spinning too!
Stay tuned tomorrow for a peek into what we still have in the lost and found.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

More photos to share

Here is a quick glimpse into some more of the fun we had at Valley Day Camp this week.

Roasting marshmallows and making s'mores
Moose, alpaca, moose, moose, alpaca...

Rule #4 Drink lots of water!

Balloon Twisting with Insane Chastain