Prepare to Camp

Prepare to Camp

We cannot wait to gather around the campfire again! Girl Scouts has nearly 100 years of experience in providing excellent, safe camps for girls, and we will do everything to make sure your camper has a great experience this year.

Camp this summer will be especially sweet, and we are making changes to keep girls safe. Camps will have reduced capacities and enhanced cleaning measures, and activities will be adapted for social distancing.

We will be updating the Prepare to Camp section of the camp website as 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 2021 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!

This is a strange time for all of us, children especially. Depending on your camper, it may be useful to discuss what camp will look like so they are prepared. Specifically, consider covering the following:

  • When they will have to wear a mask
  • Good hygiene and hand-washing practices
  • Social distancing

Camp will be fun, even with these safety measures in place!

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. Following these guidelines will help us limit the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible.

  • Monitor your camper’s temperature for 10 days prior to their camp session starting.
  • Watch for any symptoms of COVID-19 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
  • Complete pre-screenings with CampDoc
    The pre-screening will include the following questions:

    • Temperature
    • Have you experienced any COVID symptoms in the last 24 hours?
    • Please select all COVID-19 symptoms you're experiencing at this time.

Please log in to CampDoc and complete the questions 7 days before, 4 days before, and 1 day before the start of your camp session.