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Adult Learning Experience (A.L.E.) 2018

August 8-12, 2018
Camp Ledgewood, Peninsula, Ohio

Girl Scout Superhero Mask

Volunteers are heroic: Brave, strong, willing to jump in and help – just like superheroes!  

Unlock the superhero inside of you at A.L.E.

Registration for A.L.E. closed August 1.

>>A.L.E. Schedule

>>A.L.E. Course Descriptions

 

About A.L.E

You’ll experience Girl Scout camp for adults with hands-on learning, sharing ideas with other volunteers, and exploring new experiences that push your boundaries and build your confidence.

Learn by doing

Hands-on courses in outdoor skills, personal development, troop management, plus certification for First Aid/CPR/AED, archery, ropes courses, and so much more!

Connect with Volunteers

Meet adult Girl Scout members who hold a variety of roles at every level.

Try something new!

A.L.E. attendees found courses rejuvenating, exciting and motivating.

Join us for A.L.E.

When we get together, we share our stories, learn from each other and create connections that last a lifetime.  Whether you are a new or experienced volunteer, you can refine your skills as an adult Girl Scout member.  Explore areas of leadership development, the outdoors, arts, healthy living, STEM courses, community engagement and of course Girl Scout fundamentals.

 

There's a lot to do at A.L.E.! 

Check out some of the important information by clicking on the categories below.

There's a lot to do at A.L.E.!

Check out some of the important information below.

A.L.E. Webinar Documents
A.L.E. Child Care

We know it can be challenging to balance a family and volunteer training. That's why we've made accommodations to care for your children at camp during the following times on August 8-10:

  • 8:45am-11:15am
  • 11:45am-2:15pm
  • 2:45pm-5:15pm
  • 6:15pm-8:45pm

Safety of your child is top priority. To keep everyone safe, we require children to be registered ahead of time to maintain the proper adult-to-child ratio. Drop-ins cannot be accommodated so register early! 

  • Cost is $7 per child per session
  • Childcare is open to children ages 5-12

Child care is very reasonable and in many cases costs participants less to bring them to camp than to leave them home with a sitter.  Even if you sign up a child for a full day the maximum cost is only $30 for the day.    You can’t beat the value!

 

Childcare Guidelines

  • Child care drop off is located at the parking lot pavilion
  • A completed Personal Health & Medical form and Activity Consent, Hold Harmless and Release Agreement form (2 separate forms) are required for each child placed in child care.
  • Child care is open 15 minutes prior to sessions.
  • Each child should bring a backpack, swimwear, rain gear, water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, and tennis shoes. Please no sandals or open toed shoes.
  • If attending full day child care, please pack a sack lunch for your child.
  • Activities may include swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, camp songs, and games.
  • Children should be promptly picked up following each session.

Courses that run over meal times

Child care may be carried over through lunch hour and into dinner hour if a volunteer is registered in an all-day course. Parents should provide a meal and snack. Refrigeration will not be available so please pack accordingly. 

A.L.E. Course Fees

Adult Learning Experience (A.L.E.) is an amazing value for our volunteers, because of the volunteer superhero’s who volunteer their time.  There are over 40 volunteers involved planning A.L.E. all year-long in order to ensure the best experience for you, and at a great value.  The course fees are based on whether the course is a basic need, and how much the course costs to run.  Courses that include consumable supplies that participants get to take with them cost between $2 - $10.

 

A.L.E. Overnight Accomodations

Pack your bags and stay at camp! A.L.E. participants and their children may stay overnight in our shared cabin facilities or in a platform tent.

  • Cabins- $5 per night, per person. Cabins are shared occupancy and house up to 40 campers.
  • Platform Tent- $4 per night, per person. Platform tents house up to 25 campers

Register early! Space is limited!

Please note that campers are asked to provide their own meals during their stay. Adults staying overnight at camp will receive an email after registration has closed with all necessary information. 

Guidelines for Overnight Guests

  • All overnight guests must bring a completed Personal Health and Medical form.
  • Children staying overnight must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
  • Children must be 5 years of age or older.
  • A refrigerator and stove is available for campers.
  • Please bring camping gear, cooking utensils, food, and toiletries.
  • Shower facilities are available when pool area is not in use.
  • Please note that cabins and tents are not air conditioned.

For more information, check out the A.L.E. camping guide at the bottom of this page. 

A.L.E. T-shirts

Get your 2018 A.L.E. t-shirt! Shirts will be sold during A.L.E., be sure to stop by Low Lodge and check them out. Pre-orders are not available.

Receive 50% off your A.L.E. t-shirt by renewing your Girl Scout membership by June 30, 2018! Don't miss out on that deal. Please bring copy of your membership registration receipt to receive discount.

Girl Scout Apparel

The shop is open! While you are in the area, stop by our council shop, located just 10 minutes away from camp in Macedonia. Check out apparel, accessories, and other merchandise that will help you get your year off to a great start. 

The shop is open:

  • Wednesday: 8:30 am- 5 pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm  
Timeliness

Please check your email to confirm which courses you are registered for. A class schedule will be available at Low Lodge. 

Getting settled can take some time. Please arrive an hour early to account for parking, taking any children to child care, and finding your course location. 

 

Tips for Enjoying A.L.E.
  • Please wear closed toe shoes such as tennis shoes or hiking boots. 
  • For their safety, children must be checked in and out of child care by their accompanying adult.
  • Pack sunscreen and a refillable water bottle.
  • Please bring your blue training cards. If you do not have them, please request a set from your course facilitator.
  • There is no air-conditioning at camp. 
  • A.L.E. is rain or shine. Remember Girl Scouts, be prepared! Bring rain gear, just in case.  
  • Please keep pets at home.
  • If bicycling on camp, a helmet must be worn at all times while riding.
Refund/Cancellation Policy

In the event that GSNEO must change or cancel a course, you will be notified as soon as possible and provide a refund or placement into an alternate session. 

Refunds will not be given to courses missed by registered attendees.

 

 

Staying Overnight at A.L.E.

Learn more about your overnight stay at Camp Ledgewood.

Check-in Procedures

Overnight participants will be notified of their accommodations upon arrival at A.L.E.  Volunteers in orange vests will have you sign in when they direct you to park your vehicle in the outside lot.

Your gear will then be transported for you to your assigned sleeping units.

Cars must remain in the designated parking area. Special accommodations will be made for any volunteers with mobility restrictions. If you are in need of assistance, just ask! 

Site Checks

Site-checks will take place to make sure all participants are accounted for and all is well.  

If you are an overnight guest and are leaving the property, please sign out at Low Lodge and sign in upon return to help us keep everyone accounted for. 

Check Out Procedures

Check-out procedures are "On My Honor" and participants are responsible for cleaning their space, leaving it better than the way you found it. Brooms and supplies will be available. 

Please be considerate and make sure the housing site, restrooms, and latrines have been cleaned. Remember, many hands make light work. 

General Housing Information

All troop camp rules and guidelines apply to overnight housing. Failure to follow camp guidelines may result in being asked to leave camp property. 

  • All participants (volunteers and children) must have a completed Personal Health and Medical form. Please keep copies in a separate, sealed envelopes. It is a good idea to keep one on person and one with your gear.
  • There will be no programming activities after 9pm, unless previously scheduled.
  • Dress for the weather. Tank tops (spaghetti strap tops) and open toe shoes are not permitted for adults or children due to safety concerns such as sunburn and tripping. 
  • Shower facilities are available.
  • Please provide your own food, utensils, mess kit, charcoal, etc. 
  • A refrigerator will be available. Please label your food items.
  • Propane stoves are allowed if you have been certified in their proper use. If you have not, see an Outdoor Essentials Facilitator to certify you in the proper use.
  • Smoking is only allowed in the designated areas at outdoor fire scars. Smoking should not take place in the presense of any girls. Cigarette butts must be packed out and not left in fire scars or on camp property. SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED OUTSIDE THE DESIGNATED AREAS. THIS INCLUDES YOUR PERSONAL VEHICLE.
  • Alcohol Policy- Alcohol is not permitted on camp property.
  • Swimming pool may be available in the evenings.
  • Cars must remain in the parking lot for safety reasons.
  • Always clean up after yourself, leave it better than you found it!
  • Sweep, mop, and clean up restrooms and latrines.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to call or email. We are here to help!

registration@gsneo.org

Customer Care: 800.852.4474