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This year’s theme is “Route 66” – girls will be “traveling” to various locations along historic Route 66 learning about the cities, lifestyles and food in an age-appropriate way. Wayzata Day Camp 2014 will be held July 28-31.

Day Camp is run strictly by volunteers and is open to all girls in our service unit who are entering 1st through 12th grade in the fall. It is held at Camp Elk River and consists of 13 units with 14-17 girls in each unit and 1 unit for girls going into 7th grade who will be going through the "Caddie-To-Be" training. Girls who will be in 8th-12th grade are Caddies or Unit Assistants. In addition, campers who are entering 4th grade and up in the fall may participate in an optional overnight camp-out.  Confirmed campers will receive an invitation to the overnight.

Be sure to fill out your Medication form for camp too! Required for ALL campers!

Sibling Care! We will have sibling care available (4 days) at camp for boys and girls ages 3 – 10 (must be potty trained) of adults who are 4-day or 2-day volunteers at camp.  They will spend the day on the “resident” side of camp with council camp staff.  Preschool age girls and all boys do not need to be registered members of Girl Scouts.  School-age girls must be registered members of Girl Scouts and will be placed into a unit.

For more information, take a look at the
Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions


Would you be willing to donate towards Camp Scholarships or other Girl Scout Programs? Click below to donate to the Wayzata Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
 

Camp Fees For Campers, Caddies, Unit Assistants and Siblings:

Adult Volunteer- $0
Older Girl Volunteer (Grade 8-12)- $15
Girl Camper  (Grade 1-7) - $90
Sibling Camp (age 3-10)- $90

Overnight (grade 4 and up) -$10

After April 25th, a $10 late fee will automatically be included in payment.

There are two ways to register for Day Camp:

  • We are once again offering online registration and payment beginning April 7 through April 25 for all campers (girls entering grades 1-7 in the fall of 2014) and volunteers (Caddies, Unit Assistants and adults).  Online registration will include camp registration, bus permission and health history form information.  All payments are due by April 30 if not using the Pay-Pal option.

Online registrations must be received by April 25, 2014. Registrations received after April 25 are subject to space availability and a $10.00 late fee.

All Campers and Volunteers must be registered members of GSUSA and pay the $15 membership fee.  All adults not currently registered must also complete a free online background check – completed after registering. This is not only a volunteer expectation in River Valleys, but it also ensures the safety of all participants.

When registering online you will be asked to complete the Health History Information as well as the Bus Permission Form for every registration.

Step 1: Online Registration forms
Step 2: Online Payment


Be sure to continue reading to the bottom!...

Check out Day Camp Frequently Asked Questions.

2008 WSU Day Camp

View some photos of Day Camp!

Also check out the awesome and highly informative Day Camp training video created by Sarah P. for her Silver Award project!

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Volunteers

2008 WSU Day Camp

Volunteer at Day Camp and
spend quality time with the girls!

The Wayzata Day Camp is run solely by volunteers...consider volunteering today!

Can you give a couple of days so your daughter can have a great experience at camp?

We need Adult (including parents, aunts, uncles, older siblings 18-years and older), Unit Assistant (girls going into 11th or 12th grade) and Caddie (girls going into 8th –10th grade in the fall) volunteers to help us deliver the program the week of camp. The number of Girl Scouts accepted at camp is determined by the number of volunteers we have. Our maximum capacity is 225 Campers. If more than 225 registrations are received and/or we do not have enough volunteers to accommodate 225 campers, a lottery will be held. Girls who have a 4-day or 2-day adult volunteer at camp are guaranteed acceptance.

Read on to learn more!

Why Volunteer at Day Camp?
It's a great experience and a wonderful way to make a positive impact in the life of a camper. Parents and adults who have volunteered in the past have told us it's the best time they had all summer.

We Need You!
Wayzata Day Camp is completely volunteer run by parents and adults in our service unit. You don't need any experience with camping, outdoor skills, or nature - just a desire to help put on a great program for the campers.

Where Are You Needed Most?
We have the greatest need for adults who can volunteer at camp for four days and work with campers. We must have two adult volunteers in a unit, and at least one needs to be a four-day adult volunteer to ensure continuity for the girls. Everything will be prepared for you, with older girls in charge to provide assistance and guidance! 

Camp Behavior Agreement

The staff and directors will do everything possible to help girls adjust to camp life. However, as an approved day camp of the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys, the Wayzata Service Unit Day Camp reserves the right to send home from day camp any girl who consistently exhibits unsuitable behavior, endangers the camp community, or whose behavior towards others or herself is not reflective of the Girl Scout Promise or Girl Scout Law. The girl’s parent/guardian is responsible for picking her up from day camp. In this case there is no refund.
 Financial Aid Forms:
•    2014 Grants for Girls Application Form - Camp
Complete the Grants for Girls form , send along a $10 check payable to WDC, and mail it to
Wayzata Day Camp
18140 - 23rd Ave. No.,
Plymouth, MN  55447 by April 25. 
Once the form has been received it will be reviewed by River Valleys and families will be sent a letter letting them know how much of their request they will receive.
Membership Forms:
IMPORTANT DATES
Date Description
May 7, 2014 Campers will be confirmed (provided we have enough adult volunteers to run camp).

If we don’t have enough adult volunteers registered at that time we will send an email to all families requesting additional assistance to avoid cancelling camp or large waiting lists.
May 21, 2014 Final Camper Confirmation – we will notify all families of camper status (confirmed or waitlisted).

Sunday, June 15 2014


1:30-3pm

Location TBD

New camp parents and volunteers: 

Mandatory Orientation Meeting to learn about Day Camp, have the opportunity to meet the Day Camp Directors and Health Care Managers, find out the do’s and don’ts of Day Camp and get your questions answered.

This meeting is optional for families of girls who have been to camp in previous years.
Date, Time and Location TBD

Volunteer Training/Orientation Day

Come meet the other volunteers in your unit, learn about this year’s program, schedule, crafts, etc.  You will receive your camp t-shirt and folder so you time to review the information thoroughly before the start of camp, as well as decorate your t-shirt.


If you have any questions concerning Day Camp, contact Kris P. or Nancy D.



 

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