Lakeville Girl Scouts

Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys

LAKEVILLE GIRL SCOUT DAY CAMP WILL BE **VIRTUAL** THIS SUMMER!!


Camp will run July 21st-23rd. Please check your email for more information about Lakeville Girl Scout Day Camp (rising 1st-6th graders) and Lakeville Girl Scout Program Aide Training (rising 7th-12th graders).


PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 15, 2020
We are trying to keep registration and payment as “touch-less” as possible.  This year, we will be offering two electronic ways to pay:
  • Credit Card Payment - For Campers/PATS NOT using cookie credits OR NOT using Grants for Girls.
  • VENMO (electronic banking app) - For Campers/PATS USING Cookie Credits or who have applied for a Grant.
Process
  • Go to www.lakevillegsdaycamp.com to register.
    • “Register Now”
    • Select Camper Or PAT
    • Make payment 
      • Select Credit Card if NOT using cookie credits or grants
      • Select Manual Payment if using cookie credits or applying for a grant
        • Enter the balance due (fee minus cookie credits or grant)
        • Go to your VENMO app (if you don’t have, it is free to download) and select payee “lakevillegsdaycamp”
        • Pay balance owed after cookie credits/grant
        • Mail or drop off cookie credits to Lakeville GS Day Camp 18625 Irvine Way, Lakeville, MN  55044.  There will be a drop box on the porch.  Please include camper name on cookie credits.
      • In the “add note” section of the cart add your camper’s name.
      • If neither of these methods of payment work for you, contact Sherri Schaible at sschaib@charter.net or 612.910.7267 to make other arrangements
  • After you pay, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the registration form.
  • Complete registration for Camper or PAT
    • If you are registering more than one camper, you will need to complete the registration form for each camper registered.
  • Select a date/time for box pick up in July
  • Wait excitedly for camp to start!


This Summer, CAMP is Where You Make It!  


Camping is a Girl Scout tradition and we are excited to offer a Virtual Camp experience for our Lakeville Girl Scout community!  Click here for a fun video on 2020 camp.


This virtual camping experience will give girls and families a chance to connect with each other and the camp Program Aides through a common love for camp and the outdoors. This event aims to bring you the magic and traditions of camp from home.


We encourage you to share your virtual camp experience on social media with the hashtag #LakevilleGSCamp2020.  Whether you pitch a tent in your yard, craft s'mores in the microwave, construct a dreamy blanket fort, or sing a song with your troop over video chat, your at home camping creations will inspire other girls to try it out themselves!


Girls can get together to complete activities if social distancing rules can be followed.  This might be the time to invite a neighbor who hasn’t tried camping to try something new and have some fun together!


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Below, please find camp information from 2019 to give you a sense of what camp is all about.


GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION - Please read carefully!


**CAMPER REGISTRATION** For Girls entering 1st-6th grade in the Fall of 2019

**PAT REGISTRATION** For Girls entering 7th-12th grade in the Fall of 2019 who would like to be trained as Program Aides

**PA REGISTRATION** For Girls entering 8th grade and older who HAVE COMPLETED PA Training

**ADULT VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION** All Adults (18 years and older) are welcome to join us!! ADULT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO ENSURE WE HAVE A SAFE CAMP AND ALL GIRLS ARE ABLE TO ATTEND.

Without enough adult volunteers we may have to turn campers away.  Please consider volunteering - or have an adult family member volunteer. Grandmas, Grandpas, Adult Siblings, Aunts, Uncles, Family Friends - all make great volunteers. In addition, you will have one of the best days of summer! There is no cost to be an adult volunteer and you get an entertaining bus ride and a tasty meal!


General Questions –  Sherri Schaible:  sschaib@charter.net or 612-910-7267

Registration Questions - Angela Launsbach: launsbach@charter.net or 507-993-0806


All campers, PATs and PAs must be registered members of Girl Scouts. If not currently a member, please join now.


Everyone must have a completed Health History Form sent in with their payment.


If you need financial assistance, please submit a Grant for Girls application.

What is Lakeville Girl Scout Day Camp?

Lakeville GS Day Camp provides a unique outdoor experience for campers. Girls are introduced to basic outdoor skills in grades 1-3 and continue to develop these skills each year they attend camp. We also provide a Leadership Development program for our older Girl Scouts. Girls entering grades 8-12 who have completed the required training lead our units and are responsible for all aspects of programming and mentoring campers. Each year they work at camp they take on additional leadership for the unit.

Action Packed Days

It is a 3-day day camp, held at Camp Phillippo in Northfield, MN.  The camp program offers the girls the opportunity to ride the bus to and from Lakeville each day while singing Girl Scout songs and bonding with each other.  The programming at camp offers girls the opportunity to discover and participate in many fun and oftentimes-new activities, such as hiking, swimming, archery, canoeing, outdoor survival, cooking, and arts and crafts - in addition to many more activities!  Girls entering 5th and 6th grades are also offered the opportunity to participate in an overnight camping experience. 

Lasting Friendships

All of the girls are excited to meet new Girl Scouts in their community, but not necessarily at their school.  Middle school girls have commented that the relationships they have built at camp have made the transition to middle school easier - as they have many more "familiar faces" to see each day.

Program Aides

The Lakeville Girl Scout Service Unit has found value over the years in providing this unique camping experience to all girls.  Many older girls remain in Girl Scouting specifically to participate as Program Aides at camp and gain leadership experience - and several have returned from college to volunteer as adults! 

CAMP PACKING LIST

Click here for a convenient list of items campers will need in their pack each day, additional items needed for overnight, and items not allowed at camp.

CAMP CONTACTS

Day Camp Pictures