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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

Q:Are you offering camp this summer?
A:Yes, after a successful 6-week Covid-free season in 2020, we will be offering camp this summer. Summer camp will run from June 21st through August 20th.

Registrations are made by the week, and you may sign up for as many weeks as you wish.

Camp will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.


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

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Q:What are the hours of camp
A:Camp will run from 9am - 4pm. You can drop off your camper at 8:30am. We will be finished with pick up at 4:30pm.

No parents will get out of the vehicles. Only the campers will get out of the vehicle. Staff will be there to help this process.

Q:What are the themes for this summer?
A:The themes for the six weeks of camp are:
week 4: Discovery Stars & Stripes
week 5: Explore the Enchanted Forest, Fairytale Fantasy
week 6: Out of this World Space Adventure
week 7: Let's Get Wild, Welcome to the Jungle
week 8: Be Your Own Superhero
week 9: Mad Scientist Mysteries



Q:What happens if my camper is sick in camp?
A:Our health supervisor will evaluate the camper & decide if the parent/custodial adult needs to be called & if the child needs to be taken home.

A camper exhibiting flu like symptoms will be isolated until they are picked up. This camper may not return to camp until they have a doctors note & have tested negative for COVID.

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



Q:What is the cost of camp?
A:A week of basic camp is $300.

Q:How do I register for camp?
A:Please follow this link https://www.jerseyshoregirlscouts.org/en/camp/camp1.html
to register for camp.

Q:How will drop off & 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 & asks a few health questions and takes the temperature of the camper. If all is well, the camper will then go to the unit leader. 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.

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Q:What petals/badges will the a Daisy earn?
A:week 4: Tula: Courageous and Strong Petal
week 5: Zinni: Considerate and Caring Petal
week 6: Daisy Space Science Explorer
week 7: Outdoor Art Maker
week 8: Respect Myself and Others
week 9: Use Resources Wisely Petal

Q:Is there a nurse on site?
A:We have a health supervisor on site. She is first aid & CPR certified.

Q:What badge will a Cadette earn?
A:week 4: Finding Common Ground
week 5: Digital Movie Maker
week 6: Space Science Researcher
week 7: Trees
week 8: Comic Book Artist
week 9: Science of Happiness

Q:What badges will a Brownie earn?
A:week 4: Celebrating Community
week 5: Girl Scout Way
week 6: Space Science Adventurer
week 7: Bugs
week 8: Fair Play
week 9: Home Scientist

Q:What badges will a Junior earn?
A:week 4: Inside Government
week 5: Girl Scout Way
week 6: Space Science Investigator
week 7: Gardener
week 8: Staying Fit
week 9: Detective

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 & 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 & click you read it.

Q:What are you doing to clean & sanitize camp?
A:This summer we will have a cleaning person dedicated to cleaning our high-touch surfaces, bathrooms and infirmary. We will limit the number of campers in the bathrooms at one time, we will sanitize after each use. We'll have disinfectant spray available at the bathroom doors & it will be used often by counselors.

We'll have hand sanitizer in each unit and at program areas. We'll disinfect program equipment after each use.

Our counselors will be carrying sanitizer and wipes all day. They will use it for campers & for themselves.

Q:What is a typical day like?
A:It might be safe to say that no day is typical this summer! That is it will be different than any previous years.

Our campers will arrive & be greeted at their car by a staff member who will ask a few health questions and take the campers temperature. If all is well, the camper will move to their unit leader & sanitize their hands.

The group will stay together all day. They will not mingle with other groups. They will go to their activities as a group/unit.

Their activities may include archery, nature, arts & crafts, swimming and badgework.

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

Q:What is your staff to camper ratio?
A:We will have two adult staff (Unit Leaders) to 20 campers. In a unit of younger campers we may have a Junior Counselor as well.

Q:Do you have boys in camp?
A:Yes, we are accepting boys who have a sister in camp. Boys must be 5 years old (entering kindergarten) - 12 years old.

Q:What are the activities in camp this summer
A:Camp this summer will be different than any other summer due to the current health crisis. We may do archery, nature, arts & crafts, badgework, water fun and hiking. We'll provide a fun & safe summer for our campers.

Q:What are the ages of your female campers?
A:This summer we are accepting girls entering kindergarten - 8th grade. Girls will be grouped according to the grade they are entering in September 2020. The units will be Kindergarten & 1st grade together, 2nd & 3rd grade together, 4th & 5th grade together & 6th-8th grade together.

Q:Will you have extended care?
A:We will not be offering before or after care this summer. We will be practicing social distancing and we will not have any time where we will have the campers in large groups.

Q:Do you have bus service this summer?
A:No, we won't be running any buses this summer. We do not think it will be possible for our campers to be socially distanced on the bus so it will be too much of a risk.

Q:Do you have any sleepover nights this summer?
A:No, we will not be offering any sleepovers this summer.

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, have some girls in tents (socially distanced) or in the Big Top. All options will be keeping our campers safe.

Q:Where will we change for water activities?
A:We will use our tents to change in. We'll have 2 campers go into a tent at a time to change. 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.

Q:Will you have Camp Program Aides in camp this summer?
A:We do realize that the mentorship program is an important part of every Camp Program Aide's progression in camp. Unfortunately, due to the current health crisis, we won't be having any CPA's in camp this summer. We look forward to having our CPA's back as soon as it is safe.

Q:Do you have any discounts?
A:We are offering our sibling discount. If you register your second camper you can receive a $10 savings per week.

We have the leader discount. If you are a Girl Scout leader you can save $15 per week for your daughter.

Only one discount can be applied per week per camper.

Q:How old do you have to be to work in camp?
A:This year is a lot different for staffing. We have had camp staff beginning at 15 years old in the past. This year, due to the current health situation, our staff will be mostly adults over the age of 18 years. We may have a few staff who are younger. According to governor's guidelines we will only hire staff 16 & 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. We plan on giving the campers lunch on Thursday's. You will know what lunch is being provided so you can send your camper with lunch if they wish.

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