Prepare to Camp

Prepare to Camp

Nothing compares to the unforgettable memories made at camp each summer. Whether you attend day camp, troop adventure camp, or resident camp, you're sure to head home with a piece of what we like to call "camp magic."

Camp magic can look different for everyone. It might be a friendship bracelet you wear back to school, or a camp song stuck in your head, or it could be stubborn tie dye under your fingernails! At our camps, we are committed to a safe and fun experience so that you can make magic to last a lifetime.

We will be updating the Prepare to Camp section of the camp website should guidelines change. We recommend bookmarking this page and checking back regularly. Up-to-date guidelines will be sent out to all registered campers before each session begins.

If you are attending one of our council-run summer camps, resident camp, day camp, troop adventure camp (TAC), or special events, please follow the step below.

1. Download your confirmation packet.

Once you register, download your confirmation packet from MyGS! We'll also have confirmation packets available to download on this webpage once we get closer to summer camp.

2. Complete Required Camp Forms

First Time Campers:

You will receive a welcome email from CampDoc.com during the month of April. This email will allow you to access the CampDoc website to complete your camper’s information profile.

 

Returning Campers:

Log on to app.campdoc.com and update any information on your camper’s profile. Your 2023 camp sessions should show in CampDoc once you receive your email in April.

3. Get packing!

Use our packing lists as a starting point to ensure your camper has everything she needs for her stay.

4. Map Your Route

Driving directions are available in your Camper Confirmation Packet. Please check your chosen GPS app to ensure the driving directions match the confirmation packets, as some GPS are not accurate for all properties.

5. Pencil in your check-in and check-out

Review our check-in/drop-off and check-out/pick-up times and procedures and write them down somewhere you'll remember (and it wouldn't hurt to make sure you've got those locations down, too!).

6. Address your concerns & get her prepared for the best summer ever!

 

Have you read through our list of common concerns? They'll answer many of your lingering questions about medications, food allergies, birthdays at camp, and more.

Check out our Missing Home section for tips and tricks to help your camper prepare for her stay at camp.

7. Monitor her health for 10 days prior to camp

These measures are general guidelines that will help keep everyone at camp safe and healthy.

  • Monitor your camper’s temperature for 10 days prior to their camp session starting.
  • Watch for any symptoms of illness prior to coming to camp:
    • Fever or chills
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Cough
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea