Sunday, March 15, 2015

Some Programs Filled

We are sad to report that we are not able to accept any more registrations for 6th graders, LIAs, PAITs, or PAs.

At this time we believe we have space for a few more 1st through 5th graders. If you have friends who want to register please let them know to register right away.

Thanks!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Registration is here!


Registration is finally here!  Please be sure to read the past few blog posts to make sure you are up to date on all the important information.
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 LIAs (going into 7th grade), and one for PAs (both new and returning PAs should use this form).  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. 

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. 

PAs (new and returning) need to include the separate application and the expectations form with their registration.  Registration will not be processed without these two forms.  PA 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 ValleyDayCamp@gmail.com. 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 LITs.  They are $12.00 for PAs.  Extra shirts are only available with your initial registration.

Checks should be made out to Valley Day Camp.

Please mail completed registration to:
Valley Day Camp - 23932 NE 115th Ln #303 Redmond, WA 98053
***Registrations must be mailed, they cannot be dropped off at this location.***
For Registration Forms Click Here

Questions about registration should be directed to ValleyDayCamp@gmail.com
 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Important Details

Registration:
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 ValleyDayCamp@gmail.com 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

Clothing

·         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 ValleyDayCamp@gmail.com and we will tell you where you can pick it up.

Thanks!

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".