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Outdoor adventures await at GSHCC!

Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things outdoors. GSHCC is dedicated to supporting year-round outdoor experiences; day, weekend, and sleepaway programs are made available for girls, troops and families. Camp experiences are consistently cited as girls’ favorite memories from their Girl Scout years. We look forward to hosting you at an upcoming experience, so you can see why.

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2022 Summer Camp Guide

View the guide in English o en Español. Note: Registration for 2022 Summer Camp is currently closed.

Camp Menzies: 2022 Covid-19 Guide

Updated 6/29/2022

Safety is a cornerstone of Girl Scouting, and we will continue to put the health and safety of our campers and staff first throughout the summer camp season. We are regularly monitoring COVID- 19 updates and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), the American Camp Association (ACA), and state and local authorities. We will continue to adjust our guidelines and processes with the goal of providing a safe and fun outdoor experience. All of our 2022 summer camp programs will be following the guidelines and processes below.

All information presented in this resource is subject to change. Guidelines and requirements may be changed and/or added at a later time pending changes in recommendations from the CDC, GSUSA, ACA, and state and local authorities. 

Before Attending Camp

A healthy camp begins at home and requires a commitment from everyone. For the safety of our camp community, we are asking you to partner with us before checking in at camp by:

  • Taking a PCR Covid-19 Test within 72 hours of arrival, or taking a Covid-19 rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival. Campers will be asked to confirm their negative test result when checking in.

  • Be honest with us if your camper or someone in your household develops any COVID-19 symptoms, has exposure to COVID-19, or tests positive with COVID-19 themselves.

Campers and staff are not permitted at camp if any of the following is true:

  • They test positive for Covid-19 within 10 days of checking in for camp.

    • If camper continues to test positive after a known case of Covid all of the following must be true before arriving at camp check in:

      • It has been 5 full days since symptoms began.

      • Camper has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

      • All other symptoms have improved.

  • They or anyone in their household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days.

  • They have had known contact with a person who has COVID-19 in the past 10 days.

For everyone's health and safety, we cannot make exceptions, and we thank you in advance for not asking our staff to do so. If any of these statements apply, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can work with your family to find the best solution and issue your refund. 

Testing Requirements

All campers and staff, regardless of vaccination status, must receive a negative antigen test within 24 hours of arriving at camp, or a negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving at camp. Securing this test is an individual/ family responsibility. 

Positive Tests & Refunds: If a camper tests positive for Covid- 19 before arriving at camp check in, we will honor a full refund if notified in advance. 

Vaccinated Campers: Vaccinated campers ARE still required to test prior to checking in.

Masks Required During Check in

All campers, families, and staff will be required to wear masks, throughout the camper check in process, regardless of vaccination status.

At-Camp Safety Measures

We have diligently researched best practices in the summer camp field and recommendations by the American Camp Association to help us keep campers as safe as possible this summer. These include:

  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizing

  • Regular disinfection of living areas and high-touch surfaces

  • Mandatory testing before arrival

Please review the policies below with your camper, so they know what to expect when they arrive at camp.​​

UPDATED Protocol: Mask Wearing

All campers and staff will wear masks for the first 72 hours of each camp session, except when eating, swimming, showering, sleeping, or drinking. Masking rules will be lifted at the end of the third day, assuming no one presents any Covid symptoms.

Masks must always be worn in camp buses and other camp vehicles.

Modified Cohorts

Campers will participate in activities as closed units. A fully enclosed “bubble” will not be possible, but the crossover between groups will be limited to socially distanced and masked activities.

  • Units will be sat together at mealtimes, and will eat outdoors.

  • Units will be sat together at any camp-wide activities or events (such as campfires).

  • Units will not share activity areas with other units.  

Sleeping Accommodations

Campers will not wear masks when sleeping. The following precautions will be taken in cabins:

  • Ventilation will be fully utilized (i.e. windows open when possible, including in tents).  

  • Campers and staff will be required to sleep head to toe and alternate as needed to prevent close proximity of head spaces.  

Cleaning & Sanitizing

Campers and staff will be trained on how to properly wash and sanitize hands, as the number one recommendation from the CDC for infection control. 

Camper’s traditional kapers (personal and group camp care responsibilities) will consist of their own sleeping spaces and sites/units, including maintaining personal belongings, sweeping, wiping down their own bed and cleaning personal dishes at meal times. Daily cleaning will take place throughout camp, with high-touch areas and shared bathrooms being cleaned each day. All activity areas and program group sites/units will be deep cleaned between camp sessions.

Covid-19 Response Plan

Camp will take the following steps if someone gets sick at camp:

  1. Campers who feel ill will receive a rapid Covid-19 test. Families will be notified if any unscheduled tests are administered.

  2. If the camper tests negative, they will stay in the health center until their symptoms have alleviated, and will be retested before they head back to their group.

  3. If they test positive, they will be sent home. It will be the family’s responsibility to pick up their camper.

  4. If a camper tests positive, all camp families will be notified, and all campers within their unit will be tested. A second test of the unit will be conducted after 48 hours. Any Covid-19 positive campers will be sent home. It will be the family’s responsibility to pick up their camper.

More than 10 positive tests, of campers and staff, within 24 hours will result in a temporary closure of camp, and all campers would be sent home.

Cancellations

If you choose to cancel camp due to camper’s or family’s comfort level or your camper is unable to attend camp due to exposure, symptoms, or a positive case of COVID-19, please contact us at customercare@girlscoutshcc.org


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The National Park Service and Girl Scouts of the United States of America have partnered to create the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Girl Scouts are invited to participate in a variety of existing, organized educational or service projects at national park sites, or design their own experience or project to align with Journey work badge activities, or a Take Action or Highest Award project. Girl Scouts are awarded certificates and/or patches for their participation.

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Check out our Get Outside map—an interactive resource made just for girls. Click the icons on the map below to check out local, fun things Girl Scouts can do outside.

 

Get Outside Map Site Submission

 

Don’t see a location you love to visit and would like to share with your Girl Scout sisters? Fill out the Site Submission form and we’ll add it!