Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 Program (i.e. Llama Trek)
The Camp's Address
Addresses for each camp can be found here.
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:
What should I expect on check-out day?
We will update this soon with our COVID check out guidelines.
What are check-in and check-out times?
Check in is on the first Sunday of the session in the afternoon.
We will confirm these times once we get a closer to the start of summer camp.
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?
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?
Do you provide any discounts for camp?
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.