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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:Are you offering camp this summer?
A:We are offering a summer camp that begins July 13 and runs for six weeks. It will be only basic camp.

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Q:Who sponsors this camp?
A:Camp Amity Acres is a camp for girls operated by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore.

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Q:What are the camp hours of operation?
A:Camp begins at 9am & ends at 4pm. You can drop your camper off starting at 8:30am & pick her up by 4:30pm

Q:What are the themes this summer & the badge they're earning?
A:Week “4”- Disney Week

Daisies- Spring Green Petal “Considerate and Caring'"
Brownies- Brownie Girl Scout Way
Juniors- Social Butterfly
Cadettes- Comic Artist


Week “5”- Olympic Greatness

Daisies- Purple Petal “Respect Myself and Others”
Brownies- Fair Play
Juniors- Staying Fit
Cadettes- Field Day


Week “6”- A Walk on the Moon

Daisies- Space Science Explorer
Brownies- Space Science Adventurer
Juniors- Space Science Investigator
Cadettes- Space Science Researcher


Week “7”- Frosty Fun

Daisies- Daisy Snow or Climbing Adventure
Brownies- Brownie Snow or Climbing Adventure
Juniors- Junior Snow or Climbing Adventure
Cadettes- Cadette Snow or Climbing Adventure


Week “8”- In The Jungle

Daisies- Outdoor Art Maker
Brownies- Bugs
Juniors- Gardener
Cadette- Trees


Week “9”- Under the Big Top

Daisies- Violet Petal “Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout”
Brownies- Making Friends
Juniors- Scribe
Cadettes- Book Artist

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 camp costs $225. There is a registration fee. If you are a registered Girl Scout we'll waive the registration fee.

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Q:What does ACA accreditation mean?
A:The ACA (American Camp Association) is an independent organization of camping professionals which includes camps that have met or exceeded the highest nationally recognized standards for health, operational management, staff training and program quality in camp. Being accredited by the ACA is voluntary.

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

Q:What is the procedure for drop off & pick up?
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:Is there a nurse on site?
A:We have a health supervisor on site. She is responsible for the health & safety of our campers & staff.

Q:What forms do I need to fill out?
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 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 the staff to camper ratio
A:We will have two adult (over 18 years old) staff members with up to 20 campers. We may have a younger staff member with the younger units to help out with their activity times.

Q:What sanitizing procedures are you using to mitigate risk?
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:How old do the campers have to be to attend?
A:Our female campers must be entering kindergarten in September 2020. They can come to camp until the are entering 8th grade in September 2020.

Our boys must have a sister in camp and be 5 years old (entering kindergarten) up to 12 years old.

Q:How old do the campers have to be to attend?
A:Our female campers must be entering kindergarten in September 2020. They can come to camp until the are entering 8th grade in September 2020.

Our boys must have a sister in camp and be 5 years old (entering kindergarten) up to 12 years old.

Q:What activities will we be doing in camp?
A:This summer will be different than other summers. Our groups will travel together, stay together as a unit and do al of their activities together. Those activities may include archery, boating, nature, art and badgework. We'll provide a safe & fun summer for our campers!

Q:Will you have boys in camp?
A:We will have our sibling brothers if they are 5 years old (entering kindergarten) - 12 years old.

Q:Will you have extended care this summer?
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:Is there bus service this summer?
A:We will not be able to provide bus service this summer. The bus company & GSJS don't feel we can socially distance the campers on a bus this summer. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Q:Are there any sleepovers this summer?
A:No, we won't be having any sleepovers this summer. We have also cancelled the 3 night stay programs. We hope to be able to offer them next summer.

Q:Are you having any nights when we stay late?
A:No, we will not be staying late any night this summer. We're not allowed to meet in large groups or have a buffet for dinner. Therefore, we feel it is safer to not hold any late nights.

Q:What happens if it rains?
A:We have shelters and tents to keep us covered while staying socially distant.

Q:Where will we change for swimming?
A:We have tents to change in. We'll have two girls change in a tent at a time.

We ask that you send your camper in with their bathing suit under their clothes. Pack dry underwear in a zip lock baggie for them to change into after they swim.

Q:Will you have Camp Program Aides (CPA's) in camp?
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:How old do you have to be to work in camp?
A:This summer we are hiring a staff that is 18 years old & older as unit leaders, specialists and office staff. We may have a 17 year old in camp as staff if necessary.

Q:Will you have an equestrian program?
A:We will not have an equestrian program this summer.

Q:Will you offer any discounts?
A:We will be offering the leader discount at this time.

Q:Is lunch provided?
A:Every camper must bring their own lunch every day. We willl store them in coolers with ice.

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