Frequently Asked Questions

2024 FAQ's

Q:Can I pick my camper up early?
A:Yes, of course!

However, all early pickups MUST be made by 3:00pm, as campers will be finishing up their day and heading to closing ceremony after this time. To pick up your camper early, please call the Infirmary at 732.751.2766 ext. 190 to arrange a time for your camper to be brought to the Infirmary, where you will need to sign her/him out. Please remember to bring photo ID!

You will need to call the infirmary when you arrive. Your camper will be brought to your car.

Q:How can I add Campfire or any other option to my child's registration?
A:To add Campfire or any other option to your already existing weekly registration, please follow these quick and easy steps:

1. Go to the My Account page
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and look on the right side of the page for "Reservations"
3. Click on "Reservations"
4. Click on the binoculars for the week you would like to modify. This will take you to the Reservation Detail for that particular week. (on the Right)
5. Look for "Options" and click "Edit"
6. Add the option of your choice, click Proceed to Payment and make your payment.

Q:Are there any extra fees included with camp registration?
A:All campers pay a $40 registration fee for the 2023-2024 year. If your camper is a registered Girl Scout, the $40 will be applied to the balance of your camp fees. All girls entering kindergarten in September 2024 will be registered as a Girl Scout.

Changes made to a camper's reservations after June 16, 2024 will result in a $15 change fee. Adding extra activities (after camp adventure or overnight) or switching to a higher-priced program will NOT incur this fee.

If your camper's online paperwork is not completed on line two weeks prior to their first week of camp, there will be a $25 late fee automatically charged to your payment account. If the hard copy of the medical authorization is required and not submitted the late fee will be charged.

If your camp week balance is not paid two weeks before the respective camp week, your account will be charged a $25 late fee.

Q:Can a camper attend more than one week?

We offer 10 weeks of camp - you can register for as many as you wish!

Q:Do you have busing?
A:Unfortunately we do not have busing this summer. We offer extended care to our families.

Q:How do I register for camp?
A:Visit our website: Scroll down, choose your camp & click on 'Register, If you do not have an account, click on 'Create an Account' and then follow the prompts through the registration process. If you have an account, log into your account and follow the prompts to register your camper.

If you have more than one child to register, you can register another child before proceeding to the payment page.

If you have come to camp before, simply login in to your account and make your reservations.

All registrations must be processed online. There are no paper registration forms.

Q:Is there a nurse on site?
A:Camp Sacajawea staffs a health supervisor who is First Aid and professional CPR certified The health supervisor is responsible for the health and safety of the campers ans staff. The health supervisor is responsible for informing staff of special needs, medication and managing any daily incidences that may occur. In addition, many of our camp staff are First Aid & CPR trained.

Q:What are the camp hours?
A:Camp is in session from 9am - 4:00 pm.

We do have before and after care available. Before Care runs from 7-9am and After Care runs from 4-6pm.

If you need to pick up your camper early, please call the Camp Administrative Assistant at 732.751.2766 ext 190 to arrange a time for your child to be brought to the Infirmary for early dismissal. All early pickups MUST be made PRIOR to 3:00pm.

Q:What are the themes for this summer?
A:Week 1:Ahoy - Adventures on the High Seas
Week 2: Eco-Defenders
Week 3: Quest to Comapalot
Week 4: Magical Vacation
Week 5: Jurassic Jamboree
Week 6: Blast from the Past
Week 7: Let the Games Begin
Week 8: Passport Around the World
Week 9: Let's Go Party
Week 10: Spectacular Superheroes

Q:What is the cost of camp?
A:We have several new and exciting camps for you to enjoy this summer!

Basic Camp, Boy Unit and Fireflies are $360 a week. Weeks 1 & 3 are a 4-day week and the fee is $330.The three date rate is $300 a week.

Our Specialty, Cooking, and Tech camps are $445 a week - for a full list of our specialty camps, please visit our website:

Three Night Stay is $525 a week.

Camp Program Aide: Leadership Experience (CPA) is $525 for the two-week program.

Q:What is the staff to camper ratio?
A:The average ratio is 1 staff: 10 campers in a unit. A unit consists of approximately 36 campers. It is staffed with a Unit counselor, Jr. Counselors, CIT's and Camp Aides. When a unit goes to a program area such as arts and crafts or boating, the staff ratio increases.

Q:Who sponsors this camp?
A:Camp Sacajawea is sponsored by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.

Q:Can my daughter be in the same unit as her friends?
A:Our camp units are separated by grade level according to the grade a camper is entering in September 2024. Our units are K -1st graders, 2nd-3rd graders, 4th-5th graders, 6th graders & then 7th & older grades.

Please be sure to enter your request during the registration process when prompted. We make every effort to honor all requests, however, if a unit fills before a friend registers, it may not be possible to have the girls together. Please note that for Camp Program Aide Leadership Experience there is only one group. The specialty camps have one unit for the morning and one for the afternoon. If the girls are in the same age group as stated in the camp information, they will be together.

Girls may waiver down to a younger unit but may not move to an older unit. Such requests must be in writing. This is not recommended because all of our activities are grade/age appropriately designed.

Q:What age does a camper need to be to attend camp?
A:Campers can join us as young as age 3 years old! We have a unit of 3 & 4 year old boys and girls called the Fireflies. All campers must be toilet trained.

Girls ages 3 - 14 years old are welcome to join us!

Our boy unit is for boys ages 5-12.

Q:What does ACA (American Camp Association) accreditation mean?
A:The ACA is an independent organization of camping professionals which includes camps that voluntarily meet over 300 standards to maintain the highest safety, health and quality standards in site management, program delivery, transportation, administration, personnel and health care.

Q:What happens if my camper is sick in camp?
A:Our health supervisor will evaluate the camper who isn't feeling well and call the emergency contact if she/he needs to be taken home.

A camper exhibiting symptoms will be kept comfortable until they are picked up. Please keep your camper home until they are symptom free & not medicated for 24 hours.

For the health and safety of our campers, staff and families, please keep your camper home if they are feeling the least bit ill.

Q:When is camp in session and what are the hours of camp?
A:Day Camp is in session for 10 weeks, starting on Monday, June 17 and ending Friday, August 25. Camp is CLOSED Friday, June 21 in observance of Juneteenth. We're also closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

You may sign up for as many weeks as you wish!

Camp begins at 9am and ends at 4pm. You can drop your camper off starting at 8:30am and pick them up starting by 3:40pm.

Q:Do you have boys in camp?
A:Yes, boys ages 5-12 are welcome to sign up for our all-boy unit.

Boys ages 3 and 4 are welcome to sign up for our young campers unit, the Fireflies.

Q:Do you have financial assistance available? How can I apply?
A:Yes, we do!

A request for financial assistance may be submitted for each girl attending camp for the summer. Financial Assistance is available to girls only. The maximum award is one week of camp per girl.

Please apply here:

The maximum award is one week of camp per girl, however individual awards will vary based on the information you provide. The committee will review your request and notify you of their decision in a timely manner.

Q:How will drop off and pick up for campers work this summer?
A:We will have all campers remain in their cars until a staff member comes to the vehicle and helps your camper out of the vehicle. They will be directed to the location of their unit/fellow campers. Please, no parents/guardians will leave the vehicles.

For camper pick up at the end of the day we will bring your camper to your car. We'll have rows of cars, directed to pull in the designated line, and we'll bring your camper to your car. Please have a photo ID ready for us to see.

Thank you!

Q:Do you have before & after care?
A:Yes, we do!

Before Care is available from 7am to 9am. After Care is available from 4pm to 6pm.

Extended care is $25 per session, per day ($50 for one day of both Before and After Care).

If a full week of both Before and After Care is needed, a Full Week Extended Child Care option is available for $175.

Campers MUST be picked up by 6pm. A late pickup penalty fee will be charged to the account for campers picked up after 6pm.

Q:What forms do I need to fill out and where can I find them?
A:You will need to fill out the health history, code of ethics, immunization record, tee shirt size, and camper information.

There are policies and reminders to read and check the box that you have read them, as well.

You can find them in your account. Scroll down on the front page. If it says incomplete, click on the pencil and complete the form or read the policy and click you read it.

Q:What are you doing to clean & sanitize camp?
A:We will continue to clean and sanitize our program areas, bathrooms and infirmary. We'll have disinfectant spray available to be used often by counselors.

We'll have hand sanitizer available to our campers and staff. We'll continue to promote a healthy camp by washing our hands often.

Q:What happens if I'm late for camper pick up?
A:If you are running late, you can call the camp at 732.751.2766 x190 before 3:45pm. We will put your camper in aftercare & you will be charged the $25 aftercare price.

Q:What is a typical day like?
A:Our campers will arrive and be greeted at their car by a staff member who will direct them to their counselor/unit.

A flag ceremony will be held to start and end each day.

Campers travel together throughout the day to activities that may include archery, adventure elements, nature, arts & crafts, boating, swimming and badgework.

Campers in basic camp choose an activity they would like to enjoy more time doing every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. This is called camper choice.

Thursday we prepare lunch in camp. Friday is our camp wide event where all campers come together for a fun activity.

Q:Can boys come to camp?
A:Yes! Boys ages 3-12 are welcome to sign up for Camp Sacajawea! Activities are separate from the girls.

Boys ages 5-8 will be in a 'just-the-boys' unit, and boys ages 9-12 will be in a 'just-the-boys' unit. Units may be combined if number of registered boy campers is low.

Boys ages 3 and 4 can join our unit for Fireflies, which is a unit specifically designed for campers ages 3 and 4 who are fully potty-trained.

Q:Do you have any sleepover nights this summer?
A:Yes, we do have one-night overnights this summer during weeks 3-9 on Wednesday. Girls must be entering the 4th grade or older to stay overnight.

Week 2 the overnight will be Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

We also have the 3-night stay during week 6. Girls must be registered for this program and must be entering 4th grader or older to participate.

Q:What is Camper Choice?
A:Camper Choice gives campers the opportunity to choose a favorite activity they would like to spend more time doing, such as archery, boating or other fun activities. We have camper choice Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Thursday is cook-out day & Friday is camp-wide event. Choices may vary each day.

Q:What is the optional Wednesday extended day?
A:Campers may choose to add the Wednesday Campfire to their camp experience. Campfire is $50, and includes after camp snack, more fun camp activities, swimming, dinner, dessert and campfire (weather permitting).

Family BBQ nights are available Weeks 4 and 9! For $15 per person, the whole family is welcome to join your camper for dinner, dessert and campfire (weather permitting), at 6pm on the specified Wednesday's.

Please note your camper(s) must be registered for the $50 Campfire program for you to attend.

For girls entering 4th grade and up, we have our Wednesday Campfire with Overnight available. This program is available Weeks 2 through 9 and is priced at $65. Overnight includes all the fun of our Campfire program plus breakfast and lunch on Thursday.

***Campfire ends at 8:00pm each week and transportation must be provided by the family.

Q:What is Thursday cook-out?
A:Thursday is Cook-Out Day! Campers in Basic Camp, boy unit, and Fireflies will decide on a menu on Monday, then make it together with their unit on Thursdays. If your camper does not like the cookout choice or has dietary restrictions/allergies, she/he may bring her own lunch.

Campers in specialty camps (cooking, tech, etc) do NOT participate in Cook-Out due to the nature of their program schedules.

Q:What happens if it rains?
A:Campers should pack a poncho in their backpack. Please don't bring an umbrella. We will stay under the shelters if necessary, have some campers in tents or in the unit houses in camp. we have the Big Top and yurts for shelter, and we can go to the Program Activity Center if necessary. All options will be with the campers safety in mind.

Q:Where will we change for water activities?
A:We will use our tents to change in. It would be best if your camper wore their bathing suit under their clothes to come to camp this summer. They can bring a change of clothes and underwear in their backpack. They'll change after they're finished at their water activities.

Put a large plastic baggie in their backpack for their wet clothes.

Q:Do you have a multiple-night sleepover at camp?
A:Yes, we have a Three Night Stay program available this summer, for girls entering grades 4 and up.

The program will run Week 6, July 22-26, 2024.

Girls will have a regular 9-4pm day on Monday. The girls return to camp Tuesday and stay over until Friday at 4pm. Meals during the stay will be prepared by/provided for all campers beginning with the Tuesday evening they are in camp. Lunch should be sent with campers on Monday and Tuesday.

Three Night Stay is it's own program and must be registered for by itself - it is NOT an add-on like after camp adventure or one-night overnight.

You cannot participate in another camp program, such as tech, cooking or horse, along with the Three Night Stay.

Q:How old do I have to be to be part of the mentoring program?
A:A teen girl must have completed Camp Program Aide Leadership Experience program. She must be entering the 8th grade (in September 2024) to participate in a this program.

After she successfully completes the Leadership program she may be invited to join the mentoring program for 2 weeks. If she completed a Leadership program in previous years, she may be invited to be mentored for 3 weeks. Mentoring depends on the evaluations from previous years.

While the mentorship program is free, other fees apply such as registration and campfire.

Q:What are some of the activities at camp?
A:Activities at camp may include arts & crafts, boating, nature/environmental activities, archery, swimming, camp-wide events, Thursday cook-outs, Camper's Choice, climbing wall, zip line, and team building activities.

Q:How do I get on a waiting list for sessions that are already full?
A:Once you have your account set up, you are able to register for any or all weeks of camp that are level appropriate for your child. When you attempt to register for a session that is filled to capacity, you will not see that session available under its proper week. However, if you scroll down to the very bottom of the page, which is not immediately visible on many computer screens, you will see all of the level-appropriate programs that are closed to registration. Just click the appropriate box to join the waiting list. There is no waiting list for options.

Q:How old do I have to be to work at camp?
A:We hire staff starting at 15 years old.

Our 15 year olds must have successfully completed the Camp Program Aide Leadership Experience program we offer, or an equivalent program approved by the Director of Program and Facilities, and may be hired to work for 3 weeks. There are a limited number of these positions available.

All other staff can apply when they are 16 years old or older.

Q:Will there be an equestrian program this summer?
A:Unfortunately we will not have an equestrian program this summer.

Q:Is lunch provided in camp?
A:Campers bring their lunches to camp. They are stored in a cooler with ice packs. Thursday we have Cookout for Basic Camp Sessions which campers will prepare a meal using outdoor skills.

Q:Do you have a sibling discount?
A:Yes, we do! This discount is for a full week of Basic Camp, boy unit, and Fireflies only and cannot be combined with any other offer.

If you choose the Sibling Discount, it is $10 off your second campers full week of basic camp. The 3rd child (& more) receives $15 off a full week of basic camp. Campers must be registered for the same weeks to receive the discount.

Please note that if you have two children registered, only ONE may take advantage of this offer. The first child registered does not qualify for any sibling discount - only additional children registered.

Only one discount may be applied for any camper for any promotion in any week of camp.

Q:What other promotions/discounts are there?
A:Please note that discounts can not be combined with any other promotion or discount.

Our kick off to summer 2024 runs from October 1, 2023 - November 15, 2023. Watch for the registration and benefit from the best discount we offer.

Camper Reunion Discount: If you attended camp in 2023 you will be invited to the Camper Reunion in January 2024.. All campers who attend the camper reunion and register for camp within 48 hours of the event, will save $25 per week on ALL FULL WEEK CAMP PROGRAMS! A $50 deposit on each week is required. Please choose this discount during checkout, it is not automatically applied.

Open House Promotion/Discount: All campers who attend an open house & register for Full Week of Basic Camp only within 48 hours of the open house and put a minimum of $50 deposit per week will receive up to $100 in savings. Please choose this discount during checkout, it is not automatically applied.

Girl Scout Leader Discount: Save $20 off any week if you lead a troop. This does not apply to boy unit or siblings - only the child that is in the troop you lead.

Some restrictions apply to all discounts & only one can be applied to each week/session.

Q:How many promotion/discounts can I use? What programs can I apply a discout to?
A:Only ONE promotion/discount per child per week may be used. You may not combine promotion/discounts on one week of camp. For example, a Sibling Discount and an Open House promotion cannot be used together on one camp week registration.

All promotions apply to full week Basic Camp, boy unit and Fireflies only. The exceptions are the Camper Reunion discount, which applies to all programs and the leader discount which is available all summer.

Promotions/discounts cannot be used on shortened week reservations.

Please be sure to check off your desired promotion/discount during registration - no discounts automatically apply. Our customer care team will approve all requested discounts.

Q:What is your refund policy?
A:Full refunds for medical reasons will be honored only when accompanied by a physician’s note excusing them from camp.

Refunds WILL NOT be given for days missed during a week, nor can missed days be “made up” during another week (or held over for next season). A 50% refund will be provided if inclement weather forces camp to close for more than three day of camp week.

Cancellations to your account can be made until March 1, 2024. Starting March 2, 2024, a non-refundable cancellation fee of $50 for each cancelled week will be applied to your account. All payments made to camp are non-refundable after June 1, 2024, excluding medical exceptions.