Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) is a progressive camping experience where troops choose their activities and adventures at Camp Stonybrook and Camp Libbey. Whether this is your first troop camp experience or you’ve been doing this for years, TAC is right for you!
Enjoy making crafts, hiking, swimming, creeking, outdoor living skills, building teamwork at our low challenge course (fourth grade and above) or working on badge or Girl Scout Journey activities. If you’ve been to TAC a few times, try an adventure trip to enhance your session.
TAC is open to all age levels, troops must have a minimum of 5 girls and 2 adults attend. For more information on TAC polices see drop down menus below.
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TAC gives girls the opportunity to plan their camp adventure with the help of their leaders. It is important that the girls and adults work together during the planning process.
2022 TAC Activities (For final activity descriptions, refer to the activities listed in the TAC Leader Manual that you will receive with your TAC confirmation.)
How many activities to pick:
Other things to remember:
Activities are for all age levels and one time slot unless otherwise noted.
Multi-age level troops should pick activities that ALL group members can participate in. We are unable to split troops into multiple groups for activities.
Arts and Crafts
Outdoor Living Skills
Adventure, Sports & Games
Evening Activities, (you can pick 1, these happen in the troop time slot)
Leaders are required to take Troop Trips and Travel training before going anywhere outside their normal meeting place, including attending TAC. This short training can be taken online as a myGS training module here. We find that troop leaders that attend camp with this foundation have a much better understanding of some of the policies that we follow at camp (First aiders etc...).
We also recommend that leaders new to Troop Adventure Camp sign up for the TAC Leader Webinar hosted on April 21, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Troop Leaders can register for the webinar here.
A recording of the webinar will be posted here for those unable to attend the webinar (password: XcKixCWd).
The link for the activities JotForm will be posted here after the webinar.
Prepare for your Troop Adventure Camp experience! Download the Troop Leader Manual.
Due to COVID-19 we will only be housing one troop per building, but will place multiple troops in a tent unit (girls from separate troops will not share tents).
There are three types of sleeping accommodations available:
Lodges : Sleep in a dormitory style building, which includes a common living area, kitchen, fire ring, and bathroom. Lodges are not air conditioned. Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies have priority for building space, but are placed in tents once buildings are filled. Older Girl Scout troops may be placed in lodges only after Daisies and Brownie troops are placed. If the leader room is full and adults must sleep in the main sleeping area, at least two unrelated adults must be present.
Platform Tent Units: Sleep in a unit of large canvas tents on wooden platforms. Each tent includes four cots and mattresses within easy access to the kitchen shelter and fire ring. Leaders stay in the unit, but in their own tent separate from the girls.
Bring Your Own Pop-Up Tents: Troops may also elect to bring their own pop-up tents to camp. Troops that use this option will still be assigned a platform tent unit, but will put up their own tents in the unit when they arrive. Please mark platform tent on your registration and write in that you’ll be bringing your own tents. Troops will have access to the kitchen shelter and fire ring of the unit they’re assigned to.
Meals are served family style in the dining hall. Troops have the option to request cooking out over the fire.
All TAC participants (both girls and adults) must provide a current health history (within six months of dates of attendance). A physical exam is not required to be completed by a doctor.
At least one adult volunteer from every troop must hold current certification in First Aid/CPR from a nationally recognized provider of training. The troop leader serves as the primary healthcare provider to the troop.
The Health Center is in Ittmann Lodge (West). The Health Center contains basic medical equipment and a bed in an air-conditioned room. The assistant camp director oversees the Health Center. The Health Center is not staffed continuously, so if you encounter a medical condition that you cannot handle, please go to the camp office.
Medication and Treatment Policy: All adult and camper medications will be held and dispensed by the leader of each troop. During check-in, you will receive a lock-box with a combination padlock (you will also receive the combination). You must keep all medications locked in the box at all times, with the exception of inhalers and Epi-Pens (participants may keep them, to use in case of emergency). There will be an orientation to the medication procedures during the leader meeting on the first night at camp.
The troop first aider will treat all minor injuries and illnesses. During check-in, you will receive a basic first aid kit, which you should keep in your unit. In the case of minor injuries or illnesses, you should treat the participant, and then you must record the treatment in the Health Log. If you encounter a medical condition that you cannot handle, you should immediately contact a leadership team member. If a condition cannot be treated on site, the troop leader and/or camp director will contact the parents to arrange treatment and transportation for the camper.
Troop leaders accompanying the troop are responsible for maintaining Safety Activity Checkpoint ratios and adequately supervising the girls. The camp staff provides camp expertise and leadership for the program activities while Junior Instructors/CITs are on hand to assist the staff and troop leaders with activities. Troop leaders must provide supervision of girls in the below ratios.
Two adults for every:
There must be a minimum of two adults at least 19 years in age or older in attendance with every troop at TAC at all times. These required adults attend camp without paying a fee. Any adult attending who is not required to fulfill Safety Activity Checkpoint ratios must pay the full cost. The priority is to accommodate as many girls as possible. Please limit adults to the required ratios. Arrangements can be made for girls with special needs. Adults may not bring “tag-a-longs” (adults and leader’s younger children). Attendees must be registered Girl Scouts attending camp with their troop or group.
There must be a minimum of two adults at least 18 years in age or older (not eligible to be an Ambassador Girl Scout) in attendance with every troop at TAC at all times. These required adults attend camp without paying a fee. Any adult attending who is not required to fulfill Safety Activity Checkpoint ratios must pay the full cost. The priority is to accommodate as many girls as possible. Please limit adults to the required ratios. Arrangements can be made for girls with special needs. Adults may not bring “tag-a-longs” (adults and leader’s younger children). Adults must be registered and approved Girl Scouts volunteers attending camp with their troop or group.
Build your leadership skills at Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) by interning as a Junior Instructor (JI). Junior Instructors run many of the programs at TAC such as hikes, creeking, sling shots, tie dye, water games, messy science and much more! JI's also fill the important role of being one of the campers favorite parts about camp. You'll learn valuable leadership skills and serve as a role model to youngers campers.
Junior Instructors that are at least 16 by May 31, have the opportunity to attend American Red Cross Lifeguard training at Camp Stonybrook the week of May 31 - June 3 free of charge. JI lifeguards will spend time at the pool guarding under the supervision of the Waterfront Manager and other lifeguards.
This is a competitive program based on applications, references and interviews. Not all applicants may be selected. To participate in this program you must meet the following requirements:
Contact Tori Hinojosa-Houck for any questions at [email protected]
Junior Instructors receive a stipend for all weeks of service after the pre-camp training week:
Must be at least 16 years old and attend and pass Lifeguard Training May 31- June 3 at Camp Stonybrook, which is free of charge.
All Junior Instructors are expected to abide by the following behavior expectations and must sign a behavior contract at the beginning of the summer. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action and may result in dismissal from camp.
2. Once your application and two references are returned to the camp director, you’ll receive a confirmation email that allows you to request an interview time slot. The interviews will be held over zoom.
3. During the interview, you should be prepared to answer questions and teach a short activity (game, nature activity, craft, or other activity) to the other participants in your interview time slot (no songs please). If you are a returning Junior Instructor, you are not required to teach a short activity. You’ll receive more specific information about the interview in the email.
4. All applicants will be notified by email regarding their acceptance. If accepted, you’ll receive a packet, including several forms to complete before arriving at pre-camp training.