Frequently Asked Questions

2023 FAQ's

Q:Where can I find the necessary forms for camp?
A:Forms can be completed during registration or accessed later from the Document Center located within your account. To get to the Document Center, click on the Additional Options tab from the main page of your account and choose Document Center from the menu.

Incomplete online forms will be listed in red on the Document Center page. To fill out the missing or incomplete forms, scroll down and locate the list of clickable forms on the left hand side. Downloadable info packets and forms will be listed on the right.

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

Q:What are the camp hours of operation?
A: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: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.

Q:What happens if my camper is sick in camp?
A:Our health supervisor will evaluate the camper and decide if the parent/custodial adult needs to be called and 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 and have tested negative for COVID.

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 9 weeks, starting on Monday, June 19 and ending Friday, August 18. Camp is CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The camp day begins at 9am and ends at 4pm. You may sign up for as many weeks as you wish!



Q:How do I register?
A:Please follow this link www.gsfun.org/camp
to register.

Q:What is the procedure for drop off and pick up?
A:We will have all campers remain in their cars until a staff member comes to the vehicle and 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.

Thank you!

Q:Is there a nurse on site?
A:We have a health supervisor on site. She is responsible for the health and safety of our campers and 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 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 is a typical day like?
A:Our campers will arrive and 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 and sanitize their hands.

The group will stay together all day. They will go to their activities as a group/unit. Their activities may include archery, adventure elements, nature, arts & crafts, boating, swimming and badgework. A flag ceremony will be held in each unit to start and end each day.

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 and 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 and for themselves.

Q:Can a camper attend more than one week?
A:Absolutely!

We offer 9 weeks of camp - you can register for as many as you wish!

Q:How old do the campers have to be to attend?
A:Our girl campers may be ages 3 to 15 years old to attend camp. While our boy campers may be 3 to 12 years old. Please note that our 3 and 4 year old campers must be fully potty-trained and are a co-ed mix; while ages entering kindergarten and up are separated.

Q:Is there bus service this summer?
A:We will not be able to provide bus service this summer. We apologize for the inconvenience. There is extended care available as early as 7am until 6pm daily.

Q:Are there any sleepovers this summer?
A:Yes, we are planning on having sleepovers this summer. This includes the specialty camp of the 3-night stay. We are so excited!

Q:What happens if it rains?
A:We have shelters and tents to keep us covered while spacing out comfortably and having fun!

Q:Where will we change for swimming?
A:We have tents to change in. 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:Do you have a multiple-night sleepover at camp?
A:Yes, we have a 3 Night Stay program available this summer, for girls in grades 4 and up! Girls will have a regular 9am to 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 its own program and must be registered for by itself - it is NOT an add-on like campfire or one-night overnight. A girl can not register for any other program such as cooking or tech camp if she registers for Three Night Stay.

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

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

Boys ages 5-8 will be in our 'just-the-boys' Shark Bait unit. Boys ages 9-12 will be in our 'just-the-boys' Rooster Den 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 sibling discount?
A:Yes, we do! This discount is for full-week session experiences and cannot be combined with any other offer.

The 1st discount is $10 off your first camper's sibling (the 2nd child registered).

The 2nd discount is $15 off your first camper's second sibling (the 3rd child registered).

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. Sibling Discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts, such as Open House or Camper Reunion.