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Camp at Home

What is Camp at Home?

These themed, age level specific, camp programs are comprised of twice daily virtual sessions (Monday – Thursday) conducted on Zoom by GSNEO Camp at Home staff and daily “YOYO” (You’re On Your Own) activities for campers to do away from their screens. A virtual all-camp campfire with songs and skits will be offered on Wednesday evening for campers to attend with their families. Specialty supplies needed to complete daily program activities will be provided in a “Camp at Home Kit” which will be mailed directly to camper’s home using the address provided during the online registration process.

Example of a Camp at Home schedule:

Monday: Morning Zoom session; YOYO activity; Afternoon Zoom session

Tuesday: Morning Zoom session; YOYO activity; Afternoon Zoom session

Wednesday: Morning Zoom session; YOYO activity; Afternoon Zoom session; Evening All-Camp Campfire

Thursday: Morning Zoom session; YOYO activity; Afternoon Zoom session

(*Note: The Moonlight Madness program sessions will be in the afternoon and at night each day, instead of in the morning and afternoon like all other programs.)

Notes on length of sessions:

Daisy and Brownie Zoom sessions = 1 hour each for a total of 2 hours of Zoom sessions per day (+ the hour-long campfire on Wednesday evening)

Junior – Senior Zoom sessions = 1.5 hours in the morning, 2 hours in the afternoon for a total of 3.5 hours of Zoom sessions per day (+ the hour-long campfire on Wednesday evening)

What Camp at Home program is my camper eligible to attend?

To ensure the best Camp at Home experience for our campers, programs are strictly organized by age level. Please register your camper based on the grade she will be entering in the fall.

Age Level Grade in Fall 2020
Daisy K - 1
Brownie 2 - 3
Junior 4 - 5
Cadette 6 - 8
Senior 9 - 10

Notes:

We have not scheduled summer Camp at Home sessions for Ambassador Girl Scouts (grades 11 – 12).

If your camper is in a bridging year, she can attend program for either her current age level or the age level she will be for Fall 2020. For example: If your camper was a Brownie in 3rd grade this spring and will be a Junior in 4th grade this fall, she has the option to attend program for either age level this summer.

Who will lead Camp at Home sessions?

Morning, afternoon, and evening Zoom sessions will be facilitated by GSNEO Camp at Home staff. GSNEO Camp at Home staff is comprised of veteran Camp Timberlane and Camp Ledgewood summer camp staff, so if your camper has attended summer camp before, she will see some familiar faces!

YOYO (You’re On Your Own) activities are to be done by campers on their own or with the assistance of an adult in their home.

What will staff-led Zoom sessions consist of?

Sessions will include but are not limited to:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Badge work
  • Games
  • Socializing with new camp friends
  • STEM activities
  • Team building
  • Traditional camp activities (like classic camp songs/skits)
  • And more!
Will my camper earn a badge during her Camp at Home program?

Programs that specifically include a badge in the program description will earn that badge over the course of the Camp at Home program. Badges will be included in the camp kits of these specific programs.

Does my camper require a chaperone in order to participate in Camp at Home?

Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts require an adult chaperone to attend Zoom sessions. Adult chaperones will assist their camper with the tasks that GSNEO Camp at Home staff will be leading live on Zoom such as arts and crafts, STEM activities, etc.

What additional supplies does my camper need in order to participate in Camp at Home?

Camp at Home campers will receive a camp kit in the mail. The box will contain specialized items needed to participate in activities. Please ensure correct mailing address during online registration process. These items and shipping costs are included in the program fee.

A list of general supplies needed that will not be included in the camp kit (i.e. pencils, crayons, etc.) will be emailed to the camper before her week of Camp at Home sessions begin.

How will Camp at Home staff stay in communication with my camper during the week?

Campers must have a current email address (either their own or a household caregiver’s) that can be checked daily. GSNEO Camp at Home staff will use this email to send daily Zoom invitations and passwords so that campers can safely participate in each session. Additional emails with reminders, further instructions, etc. will also be sent prior to your camper’s Camp at Home program as well as during the week it is in session.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact customercare@gsneo.org or call 800-852-4474.

What do I do after I register my camper for a Camp at Home program?

First, check that you received email confirmation of your registration. Sometimes registration confirmations can get lost in Junk Mail.

Then, complete the GSNEO Camp at Home Internet Safety Pledge and Camp at Home Photo Waiver Jot Forms on this webpage (campers must have both forms filled out in order to participate in their Camp at Home program).

Lastly, keep an eye on your camper’s email for more details, information, and Zoom invitations from GSNEO Camp at Home Staff.

 

Technology Questions

What technology does my camper need access to in order to participate in Camp at Home?

Campers must have access to the following:

  • a current email address
  • a computer with a microphone and camera
  • reliable internet

Campers will need to download Zoom for meetings. GSNEO Camp at Home staff will email daily Zoom invitations so that campers can safely participate in each session.

How will I know what time my camper's Zoom sessions begin each day?

Zoom session start and end time details are outlined in your camper’s Camp at Home program description.  Zoom invitations include the start time of the session. See above (“What is Camp at Home”) for more details about how long Zoom sessions last. Additionally, Program descriptions can be found on the Events List page.

What if I do not have the technology available to participate in Camp at Home/what if I do not want my camper to spend time on Zoom this summer?

GSNEO has two other camp experiences available for girls wishing to limit their screen-time this summer. Check out our Badge in a Box and Family Activity Kit options!

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Virtual Trading Post

What is the Virtual Trading Post?

A big part of the Girl Scout camp experience is visiting the trading post. Since the girls could not visit the camp trading post, we brought the trading post to them!

At Camp the trading post offers small items, clothing and camp related items that campers can buy to commemorate their summer camp experience.  The Virtual Trading post is the same only you can order the items online without leaving your home.

What items are available?

The virtual trading post offers merchandise to support the Camp at Home programs along with some fun items, too! We have put together a collection of merchandise that compliments the Girl Scout Experience.  Many of the items were slated to be offered in the physical trading post at Camp Timberlane and Camp Ledgewood.   There are camp hats, camp shirts, stuffies, bandanas, fleece blankets, color & sew pillowcases, and more.

How do I order items?

All Virtual Trading post items can be purchased either when you are purchasing Camp at Home or you can click on the links below.  You do not have to just purchase items that are specific to your camp, you can order any of the items you would like.

How will I get my items?

You have 3 options available:

  1. Pick up at Macedonia Service Center
  2. Shipped to you for a flat fee of $5.99
  3. If you registered for Camp at Home, we can include your items with your camp supplies.

You will make that selection when placing your order.

Who do I contact with questions?

For questions with placing an order, you can email customercare@gsneo.org.

For questions regarding merchandise, you can email shop@gsneo.org or call the Shop at 800-852-4474.

 

Camp at Home Daisy and Brownie Extras
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The Camp at Home extras suggested for Daisy and Brownie include:

  • Bird Whistle
  • Girl Scout Narwhal
  • Girl Scout Unicorn Headband
  • Hairchalk
  • Little Birder Set
  • Mini Cosmic Ray Wand
  • Nature Life Tent Projector
  • SWAPS Lanyard
  • Sweatshirt Blanket

Click Here to order.

Camp at Home Junior, Cadette and Senior Extra
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The Camp at Home extras suggested for Junior, Cadette and Senior include:

 

  • Color & Sew Pillowcase
  • Green GSNEO Scrunchie
  • GSNEO Water Bottle
  • Ink-a-do Tattoo
  • Jump Rope
  • Recycle Paper Beads
  • String Game
  • White GSNEO Scrunchie

 

Click Here to order.

Camp T-shirts

Camp shirts are available in 2 different styles for each of our wonderful camps.  Shirts are available in limited sizes and quantities for each style.  Costs are from $14-$23 based on size. 

Camp Ledgewood Fun Shirt
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Camp Ledgewood Fun shirt is available in the following sizes:

  • Adult Small
  • Adult Medium
  • Adult Large
  • Adult Extra Large
  • Adult 2X
Click Here to order.
Camp Ledgewood Destination Shirt
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Camp Ledgewood Destination shirt is available in the following sizes:

  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large
  • Youth Extra large
  • Adult Small
  • Adult Medium
  • Adult Large
  • Adult Extra Large
  • Adult 2X
  • Adult Unisex 2X
  • Adult 3X
  • Adult 4X
Click Here to order.
Camp Sugarbush Fun Shirt
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Camp Sugarbush Fun shirt is available in the following sizes:

  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large
  • Adult Small
  • Adult Medium
  • Adult Large
  • Adult Extra Large
Click Here to order.
Camp Sugarbush Destination Shirt
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Camp Sugarbush Destination shirt is available in the following sizes:

  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large
  • Youth Extra large
  • Adult Medium
  • Adult Large
  • Adult Extra Large
  • Adult 2X
Click Here to order.
Camp Timberlane Fun Shirt
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Camp Timberlane Fun shirt is available in the following sizes:

  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large
  • Adult Small
  • Adult Medium
  • Adult Large
  • Adult Extra Large
  • Adult 2X
Click Here to order.

 

Camp Timberlane Destination Shirt
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Camp Timberlane Destination shirt is available in the following sizes:

  • Youth Small
  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large
  • Youth Extra large
  • Adult Medium
  • Adult Large
  • Adult Extra Large
  • Adult 2X
  • Adult Unisex 2X
  • Adult 3X
  • Adult 4X
Click Here to order.