Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Camp

What will my camper eat while at camp?


We provide well balanced, kid-friendly meals three times a day, and always have snacks should a camper need one in between meals.




What if my camper has dietary restrictions?


When you are registering your camper for camp, make sure that you note any dietary restrictions and food allergies in the registration form. We often have campers who are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose intolerant and much more. We always make sure to have food that suits every camper and staff's needs.




How should I prepare my camper for their first week of camp?


Help prepare your camper to care for herself by having her spend a weekend with a friend or relative. Talk about and practice self-care. Examples of this would be taking a shower by themselves, brushing their teeth, brushing their hair, putting on deodorant, etc.  Check out the Outdoor Experience blog at www.camplikeagirl.org where we have a number of resources there, including a letter from a first time camper who is returning for their second summer this year. You can find more information here.




What happens if my camper has lice?


At check-in, your camper will be screened for lice/nits. Campers will not be allowed to stay if they have lice/nits and parents/guardians are responsible for treatments. No refunds are given for lice/nits. Girls may return to camp after receiving treatment at home and, if found to be lice/nit free, may then join camp.




Can I call my camper while they are at camp?


Campers are not allowed to receive or make phone calls while at camp. If there is a problem or if your camper is not adjusting well, a Camp Administrator will contact you.




Where can I send mail to my camper?


You can send mail to your camper to their camp location! Please be sure to address the mail as below so that it is easier for us to get mail to your camper.

Camper Name
Camper Program (i.e. Llama Trek)
The Camp's Address
City, State, and Zip Code.
Addresses for each camp can be found here. You can also drop mail off at check-in so your camper receives a letter in the first few days. If campers would like to send letters home while they are at camp, we suggest you send her with pre-stamped and addressed stationary.




What forms do I need to bring on check-in day?


You will need to bring a health form with you on check day.




What should I expect on check-in day?


Check-in for Resident Camp:  Check-in is on the first day of the session from 2-4 p.m.  All medications must be in its original packaging. This includes all over-the-counter medications, vitamins and topical creams. We also can only dispense it according to the labeled directions unless we receive a note from your physician.  At check-in, your camper will be screened for lice/nits. Campers will not be allowed to stay if they have lice/nits and parents/guardians are responsible for treatments. No refunds are given for lice/nits. Girls may return to camp after receiving treatment at home and, if found to be lice/nit free, may then join camp. Please remember all check-in procedures differ at each of our locations due to their layout and staffing, so respect each camp’s rules. For check-in, please keep these general camp rules in mind:  No drugs or alcoholic beverages are allowed on the site. Any participant or guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be asked to leave immediately. Local law enforcement will be contacted if necessary.  All our properties are tobacco and smoke free. This includes cigarettes, vaping, chewing, etc. No exceptions.  Firearms and ammunition are not allowed on the site except for on duty law enforcement officers or other officials as authorized by the council.  Pets are not allowed on site (unless they are a certified service animal).  Personal sports gear (climbing harness, archery equipment, etc.) should not be used without staff inspection and approval.  Vehicles are not allowed past the camp check-in location without permission from the camp staff. A parking lot is available at the entrance of camp for all guests. Absolutely no transportation of persons in non-passenger vehicles is allowed (truck beds, golf carts, etc.).  You will be contacted via phone in the event of an emergency that would affect the above listed arrangements.




What should I expect on check-out day?





What are check-in and check-out times?


Check in is on the first Sunday of the session between 2 and 4 pm. Check out is on Saturday at 9 am. We have a parent program at 9 am, so you may want to arrive a little bit earlier to ensure you are there on time.




What are check-in and check-out times for day camp?





Do you provide transportation to camp?


We will be making a decision about summer camp transportation very soon for summer 2021!




What should my camper pack?


You can find our resident camp packing list here.

For day campers, we ask that they bring a swim suit, towel, sunscreen and water bottle with them every day.




What if my camper takes medication?


We have a health supervisor who will dispense medication to campers according to the labeled directions unless we receive a note from your physician. All medications must be in its original packaging. This includes all over-the-counter medications, vitamins and topical creams.




What if my camper doesn't feel well while at camp?


They will see our health supervisor to determine what the issue may be. If the issue persists, a member of the camp team will call the family to let them know what is happening and to decide the best course of action.




Do you provide scholarships for camp?


We want every girl to be able to attend camp regardless of their financial situation. Camperships are available to currently registered Girl Scouts in Peaks to Piedmont Council, who have participated in either Fall Product or Cookie program this year. If there are any incomplete parts of the application, it will be returned to the applicant, and must be sent back to us before the deadline. Any delay in this process may impact the opportunity to be considered for assistance. Camperships are only available for currently registered Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) members who participated in either Fall Product or Cookie program this year and may be applied toward resident or day camp sessions at Camp Pisgah, Camp Ginger Cascades, or Keyauwee Program Center Campership applications for members of the same household must be filled out separately and turned in at the same time. Campers will only be considered for a campership for one session of camp. Families will receive an email the first week in April, letting them know the status of the scholarship application. Families that receive a campership will need to sign the acceptance letter and return within 10 business days to receive the funding. Girls will be required to submit a letter to council by September 15th, following their summer camp session, telling the scholarship committee about their experience at camp. If a girl fails to submit this letter, she will not be eligible for a campership the following summer.




Does my camper have to be a Girl Scout to attend camp?


You do not have to be a currently registered Girl Scout to participate in our programs. However, non-registered girls will be registered as Girl Scouts for $25. Registering as a Girl Scout means you will have access to all of the programs offered throughout the year, and you will be the first to hear about camp next year.




What is the cancellation policy?


• If attendance in a session is cancelled by the camper or family, the deposit is retained. If the council must cancel a program, the deposit is refunded or may be transferred to another program. Deposits are not transferable to another camper, other than a sibling. • If the council cancels a program due to low enrollment, a full refund will be issued, including the $50 deposit. Full refunds are also made for girls who cannot be placed in one of their choices and choose not to accept a different session. Deposits are not refunded for any registration changes other than these two. • In the case of a camper’s illness, a refund, less the deposit may be made if cancellation is submitted prior to the first day of their session. A doctor’s statement of camper’s inability to participate in camp must be submitted with a written request from the parent/guardian. The request must be submitted no later than 2 weeks after the start of the missed session. • No refunds will be made within four weeks of a session’s start except for medical reasons as indicated previously. • No refunds are given for campers who choose to leave sessions early or who are asked to leave due to behavior issues.




Do you provide any discounts for camp?


• Early registrations (received or post marked by March 31st, 2021) will receive a $50 discount per week long or longer resident camp sessions. • Girl Scouts registered in Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont council who sell 10 fall product items or 48 packages of cookies will qualify the camp go getter discount for week long/longer resident camp session. This discount is $75 and is in addition to the early bird discount. • Multi Sibling discount will be applied when you register more than 1 girl for camp. This discount is 5% off each additional girl. Please note this discount can only be applied when girls are registered at the same time in the same order. • Multi Session discount will be applied when you register more than 1 session of camp. This discount is 5% off each additional session. Please note this discount can only be applied when sessions are registered for at the same time in the same order. • Cookie Dough may be used to help pay for day or resident camp programs.




Can my camper bring a friend to camp?


Girls will have many opportunities to make new friends during their time at camp, and coming on their own is always an exciting adventure. However, some girls prefer to attend with a close friend. Two girls wishing to attend camp as buddies must provide that information in their registration. Space is provided to indicate one friend’s name, and both buddies must request each other. We cannot accommodate more than one buddy combination per girl. Cabin/tent assignments will be honored for one buddy only.




What are the payments and fees?


• Please be sure to check over your program choices carefully before finishing the registration process. Costs are based on the programs you choose and any fee adjustments will be based on your choices as well. It is up to you to be sure the programs you choose are the ones you want. If you have any questions about a program or pre-requisites, please contact either the Outdoor Experience Coordinator or the Director of the individual camp. • Non-registered girls will be registered as Girl Scouts for $25. Registering as a Girl Scout means you will have access to all of the programs offered throughout the year, and you will be the first to hear about camp next year. • You may pay for the total program cost at the time of registration, or just the non-refundable $50 deposit; whichever works best for your family. •When checking out you can choose to opt into an auto payment plan. The auto payment will be on: March 3rd, April 3rd, May 3rd and June 3rd. You can also opt to not enroll in payment plan and make payments as you see fit, with June 3rd being final auto payment. • Final payments for camp programs are due by June 3rd 2021. Any unpaid accounts will go through an automatic bill pay process. If payment is not successfully collected during the automatic payment the registration will be cancelled and no refund will be made. Please keep that date in mind.




What activities can my camper participate in?


Each camp has various activities that girls can participate in. Most of these include the climbing wall, archery, boating (canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boating), hiking, arts and crafts, daily swimming (weather dependent), outdoor cooking, team building activities, alpine tower (Keyauwee Program Center only) and many more!




Can I send my camper emails during their camp session?


You can send your camper emails through our one way email system at camp! Each day, at a specified time, the camp staff will print your emails out and deliver them to your camper. This is a one way system, however, so while you can send them emails, they will not be able to respond!




Can I see pictures of my camper while they're at camp?


Yes! We have a photojournalist that travels around camp and takes photographs of all of the girls doing activities each day. We will then post them to a site where you will be able to see pictures every day!




What happens if my camper gets homesick?


Homesickness is a very real and natural emotion when anyone leaves a familiar family surrounding. Counselors are trained to deal with homesick campers and help them adjust to camp. Campers are encouraged to try new activities and adjust to camp during the first 48 hours. In cases of extended homesickness, the Camp Director or a member of the Camp Leadership Team will contact parents to discuss steps to help the camper. Should the family decide to pick the camper up early, no refunds will be issued. It is helpful if parents discuss homesickness with their campers before they attend camp, so that campers already know what they might experience. We find it beneficial to help your camper find tips and tricks that work for them, for example: writing letters home, bringing a favorite stuffed animal, or bringing family pictures to keep in their cabin.




After camp care for my camper?


Your camper has had a great time at camp, and we have some helpful information and tips to help your camper adjust to being back home. 

  • Check-out and leaving camp can be a very emotional time for campers. They are going to be excited to see you but may also be sad to leave their new friends, camp staff and the place they called home for the week. They will most likely be tired and potentially pretty exhausted. This is completely normal. 
  • Once you have your camper in the car, you are going to want to ask them all about their time at camp, but remember they just spent a week being disconnected from electronics, being engaged in the outdoors and other campers and participated in lots of walking. Your camper may be tired and want to decompress on the car ride home.
  • In the week following your daughter’s time at camp you will receive an email that includes their badge sheet and a link to the camp evaluation. 
  • Your camper may come home singing some camp songs, so encourage them to teach these songs to their troop so when they go camping they can sing them together.
Want more of camp? Visit www.CampLikeAGirl.org to see our year-long programs available for all girls!




Can my Girl Scout use Cookie Dough, Daisy Dollars, or Nut Bucks to pay for camp?


Yes, we have a form that you can fill out to send over to us! You can find that form titled "2021 Cookie Dough/Nut Bucks/Daisy Dollars Request Form" on this page here.




What do I do if there are no spots available in my preferred program?


You can join the waitlist for your preferred program at no cost! We recommend registering for your second choice program, just in case no spots become available in the preferred program. If a spot becomes available, we will reach out to members of the waitlist in the order they registered, and we can transfer payment over to the preferred program.




How are your camp staff trained?


Staff go through 14 days of staff training. Our staff are trained and certified in all of our activities and on any and all topics that may arise during camp, such as senstitive issues, homesickness, etc.




What is the transfer policy?


Due to the work involved in changing a camper’s session, there is a $15/session change fee, unless the council has to cancel a program and a camper changes sessions as a result.




What should I do if I need to pick up my camper early?


If you need to pick-up your camper early, this is not a problem. Please let camp staff know during check in





Camp Rentals

Can my troop come to camp?


Absolutely! We have various options for troop camping! If you would like to come and earn a badge at camp, we have more information here. If you are interested in what certifications your troop needs to spend the night at camp, please look here. For weekend troop camping reservations, please look here. For troop horseback riding programs, look here.




Can I reserve camp if I'm not affiliated with the Girl Scouts?


Absolutely! There is more information here on our rates, requirements and other important reservation information.




What are your amenities like at each camp?


Please visit this link to find more information about each camp's activities and unit prices.





Virtual Programs

What platform do you use for Virtual Programming?


We use Zoom for all of our virtual programs.




If I cannot attend the session, will you send me a recording?


In order to respect our attendees privacy, we do not record our sessions. If you are not able to attend a session, e-mail us at info@girlscoutsp2p.org for more assistance.




Where will I find the zoom login and supply lists for programs?


After you register you will receive confirmation emails 7 days before, 3 days before, and the morning of the program that contains all supplies you need for the program and the zoom login to get into the program.





General

Can I bring my troop to ride horses at Circle C Equestrian Center?


You certainly can! You can find more information here.




What does ACA accreditation mean?


ACA provides educational resources, research, policy work, outreach to parents, families and other professionals to build safer, healthier, more fun environments where children and youth can become leaders, environmental stewards and a healthier population. It also means our camps have passed over 300 camp standards.




Where are our camps located?


We have camp facilities in Brevard, Sophia, and Lenoir, NC. Please go here for more information.




What is Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont's mission?


Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.





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