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Camp Arequipa: Girl Scout Day Camp 2016

Adult volunteers have FUN at Day Camp!

ADULTS at Camp

Arequipa Day Camp is staffed by volunteers from our Girl Scout community. Working at camp is an opportunity to have fun, feel like a child again and enjoy the outdoors. Every full-time volunteer who joins our staff allows six campers to attend that session of camp.

We can only offer our day camp to girls if adults volunteer to come and have fun with us!

HOW YOU CAN HELP
Volunteer:

at Day Camp, full-time
at Day Camp, part-time
other ways to volunteer

Donate:
see our Wish List
to our Capital Campaign
sponsor a camper!

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BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING
(besides having fun!)

As a full-time volunteer (5 days in camp), your first daughter attends camp free of charge, your other daughters attend at a discounted rate, and they receive priority acceptance.
As a part-time volunteer (3 full days in camp), your first daughter attends at a discounted rate, but does not receive priority acceptance.
As a bus rider (5 days, morning & afternoon), your first daughter attends at a discounted rate, but does not receive priority acceptance.

REQUIREMENTS:
To volunteer at our Volunteer Run Camp you must:
(1) have an active Girl Scout adult membership (annual 2016 or lifetime) and
(2) a current background check; and
(3) are required to complete 18 hours of training prior to camp

Membership: Below are the steps to follow if you are renewing your Girl Scout membership for 2016, adding a volunteer role to your 2016 membership, or becoming a new member volunteer for 2016.

  • RENEWING MEMBERSHIP – Go to the GSNorCal web site at www.gsnorcal.org. Click on the “MY GS” tab. Log into the GS Member Community. Click on the Adult Renewal tab. Renew membership and add a role. Enter {camp name} to find our camp. Select “Camp Director” (all camp/session directors or camp administrators) or “Camp Crew” (all other volunteer roles).
  • ADDING A VOLUNTEER ROLE - Go to the GSNorCal web site at www.gsnorcal.org. Click on the “MY GS” tab. Log into the GS Member Community. Click on the Volunteer Role tab. Enter {camp name} to find our camp. Select “Camp Director” (all camp/session directors or camp administrators) or “Camp Crew” (all other volunteer roles).
  • BECOMING A NEW GIRL SCOUT MEMBER VOLUNTEER - Go to the GSNorCal web site at www.gsnorcal.org. Click on Volunteer. Fill out the form. Enter {camp name} to find our camp in the volunteer opportunity catalog. Select “Camp Director” (all camp/session directors or camp administrators) or “Camp Crew” (all other volunteer roles).

    If you need assistance contact Member Services at info@girlscoutsnorcal.org or 1-800-447-4475, ext. 2093.

Background Check. All adults who volunteer at camp when campers are present MUST complete an ANNUAL background Check through Girl Scouts. If yours is not up to date, you will be prompted to complete this when renewing or adding a volunteer role (above). Please complete this as soon as possible. Fee can vary. If you cannot afford this fee, please complete the Financial Assistance Portal rather than the Self-Pay portal option.
>> Background Check info

Adult Volunteers are required to complete 18 hours of trainings prior to camp. Returning Staff can get up to 6 hours credit for previous experience. Up to 6 hours can be online trainings (these trainings will qualify for 3 years after taken*), 6 hours yearly of on-site trainings (Site Safety and Meet the Director/Team trainings meet this requirement), and additional training hour credits are available for troop and personally beneficial trainings. We offer plenty of free trainings to meet the 18-hour requirement, but some of these courses have a fee associated with them for materials, etc. (Check with your troop to see if they can be reimbursed since they will be beneficial to your troop as well.)
>> Arequipa Training Log (PDF)
First Aid/CPR: Current certifications give up to 4 hours credit (provide proof of certification) or take a local training. Fee
Troop Camping Certification: Saturday, May 30, 9-4 (4 hours credit given for each of the next 3 years). Fee
DISCOVEREE Classes: Feb. 7, 2015. Fee

Other On-Site Arequipa Trainings (Free):
Overnight Training: May 6/7, arrive 4-6pm. Friday, May 6 training available until 10pm (or stay overnight if you wish) to continue into Saturday, May 7th trainings.  Cooking, singing, learn about a Camp Arequipa Day, working with girls, the Girl Scout Leadership experience.  More information to come.
Arequipa Work Party: April 18, 9am-4pm. Help us to prepare the site for summer camp. Work on the Arequipa shed, clean the campsite of debris, fallen branches etc., paint picnic tables, etc.  (Family event, so you can bring the whole gang!)  Up to 4 hours of credit given.
2 Hour Trainings: available in March, April, May – come back for more info.
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*We recommend taking the following online courses (if you haven’t already taken them in the past 3 years)   http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org/training/login/index.php
GS101
Volunteering for Girl Scouts
Safety-Wise
Girl Scout Program
Outings, Short Trips and Overnights
Working with Girl Scouts – Daisy, Brownie, Junior  (Whichever level you are working with at camp)
Girl Scout First Aider

We also give credit for other types of trainings applicable to your camp position – archery, Food Handling, etc.  Please enquire if you have questions daycamp@camparequipa.org

PLEASE SAVE and KEEP A COPY of your completion certificate, or print out your training log to attach to the AREQUIPA TRAINING LOG.

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