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What does this mean -"Resident campers may be subject to a 10-day quarantine"?

We continue to monitor multiple resources to provide the best possible guidelines. In addition to the CDC, NYS, and the Dept. of Health we also have ACA guidelines and resources to help us create the best possible steps for our staff and campers. We will be providing further detailas as we hear firmer information from our sources and of course provide the information to our parents. 

How will you ensure that campers who are fine week one don't get exposed over the weekend and return sick on Week 2?

We will be sending communition sending communication to parents/caregivers of girls registered for multiple sessions specifically addressing the steps to take in this scenario. 

How many campers will share a tent? Is there any way to ensure social distancing when not wearing masks in tents (sleeping) or bathrooms?

As with any of the steps that we are planning to take and all of our efforts to maintain within and to enforce guidelines, the ratios for all sessions and sleeping arrangements will be included in the protocol plan. We will follow the guidelines from the CDC, NYS, and the Dept. of Health. We will be communication the plan in the near future. Camp sessions will be operating at 50% capacity to address the COVID-19 guidelines on social distancing. 

Will I be able to register my girl or girls for more than one week of summer camp?

Of course!

How is GSHH planning to socially distance campers?

We are working together with the American Camping Association to complete the protocol that will be in place to ensure all staff and firls follow the necessary COVID-19 guideline. As per current CDC, NYS, and DOH guidelines, masks will be required, maintaining social distance and hand washing will all be part of the process. Hand sanitizer stations and hand washing stations have always been a part of the camp set up and we will increase the number of stations around the campsite to provide access to sanitizer and washing stations. 

Will GSHH consider reimbursing the $75 deposit if there is a COVID-19 related matter and camp session(s) are canceled or camp closes down?

GSHH is committed to monitoring all COVID-19 related matters. If we have a change of plans due to this, we will contact you to provide you the details on the reimbursement.  

Will GSHH reimburse for the whole session if they cannot operate for the whole summer due to a COVID-19 related matter?

Yes, we know that the change in guidelines may lead us to change the Summer Camp 2021 plans. We will contact you to provide you with details on the reimbursement.

Is GSHH providing a campership opportunity for girls?

Yes, details on Campership opportunities for girls are located on page 7 of the summer camp brochure. 

Why is Camp Addisone Boyce not providing bussing for Summer 2021?

GSUSA and Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson continue to follow all the necessary guidelines. It is imperative to follow all safety precautions. Girls from different households should not be in the same vehicle close distance. The COVID-19 transmission risk is very high when people are in close proximity, closer than 6 feet apart. Providing bus transportation would lead us to having to increase the number of buses that we generally contract and all prices would increase. 

Would the COVID-19 Vaccine be required for girls?

We continue to follow the CDC, NYS, DOH guidelines that will lead up to GSHH proceeding in accordance with the laws and regulations. We will update you as we have new information.

Will caregivers be allowed to walk with their girls to their campsite?

No. We aim to provide the highest level of caution and the less number of individuals on site will help us keep the staff and girls farthest away from the virus.

Can girls who are out of council register for summer camp?

Due to the limited space available this summer we will be giving preference to registered Girl Scouts who are part of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Girl Scout Council. We will contact you next week to discuss as we may consider out of council registrants at a later date should space remain available and health guidelines permit. We will keep your name on file and let you know if spaces open up.

Will merchandise products be able to be added on a later date?

Yes. Merchandise will be able to be added on at a later date. We will update you once you can start adding merchandise

Can I pay in full?

Yes.

If someone pays in full and cancels, will they lose their $75 deposit?

Yes, the $75 dollar deposit is non-refundable as stated on page 7 of the summer camp brochure.

Where do you send the campership form?

The campership form gets sent to achau@girlscoutshh.org.

Do you provide refunds or cancellations or transfers?

GSHH camp sessions are only refundable 2 weeks before the session starts. After this time camp sessions are not refundable. All refunds will be deducted by the non-refundable deposit of $75.

Transfers

GSHH will allow a single transfer from one session to another session if there are extenuating circumstances. Transfers must be requested through Customer Care a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the start date of the session. The new session you are requesting a transfer to must be determined at the time the request is made, or funds will be forfeited, we cannot hold credit for future use.

Early bird discounts are not transferrable, if full payment for a  camp session is received by 2/28 and you wish to transfer to another camp session, the remaining balance of the Early bird discount will be due.

Does my camper have to be an existing Girl Scout to attend summer camp?

All girls are welcome at our camps whether they are currently an active Girl Scout or not. By registering for camp you will also become a registered  Girl Scout. That means after an amazing summer you can continue to take advantage of membership benefits including attending our exclusive member-only events click here to see here our events.

Is financial assistance available?

Camperships are available for all Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Camps. To apply please fill out a campership application. Financial assistance will be awarded based on need and availability. Click here to apply.

Do you offer discounts for GSHH members?

Yes, current members of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. (GSHH) are able to take advantage of our various discounts. We offer:

Early bird- register by 2/28 and save 10% up to $100

Multi-week- register for the full summer and your last week is free

Sibling- register a second child and save $50 per session, register three or more children and save $75 per session   

Discounts are for members only and the following programs are not eligible for any discounts:

  • CIT I
  • CIT II
  • Superstars

This includes early Bird, multi-week, and sibling.  

See the camp brochure for more details. 

What safety regulations do camps abide by?

All three of our camps meet and exceed the safety standards of the American Camp Association, local Health Departments and Girl Scouts of the USA. Included in these safety standards are the ratios of campers to staff. Each camp exceeds the supervision ratios below.

  • Daisy/Brownie: 1 adult staff to every 4 campers
  • Junior: 1 adult staff to every 6 campers
  • Cadette: 1 adult staff to every 8 campers
  • Seniors and above: 1 adult staff to every 10 campers
How does camp handle health concerns or medications?

Each camp has a Registered Nurse on staff either at the camp full time or on call with another medical staff member on camp at all times. Each camp has a staff member with them who is American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies and CPR certified. Any medications will be dispensed by the camp nurse and need to be brought to camp in the original container. Allergies or other medical concerns should be specified on the campers’ health forms and the parent will be contacted prior to the start of camp if we have any questions.

Will my camper swim?

Each camp provides an opportunity for swimming. Camp Addisone Boyce and Rock Hill Camp offer swim lessons facilitated by staff members who are American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors (or a comparable certification) as well as free swim sessions. Each camp has lifeguards on duty at all times during any swimming or water activity.

Can I register online?

We offer online registration through our website: www.girlscoutshh.org.

Do you take field trips?

Yes, Some program sessions will take out of camp trips and these will be indicated in the program description. If an out of camp trip is scheduled the parent will need to sign a permission slip with details about the trip.

How do you train your staff?

Each camp requires staff to attend at least a week of pre-camp staff training depending on their position. During this training staff learn risk management, safety procedures, camper development, appropriate games and activities, and protocols in addition to what will be expected of them in their particular roles. (ie. Lifeguards and ropes staff will learn safety protocols for the beach, pool or ropes course that they will be responsible for).

What are camp names?

Camp names are a long-standing Girl Scout tradition started by our founder Juliette Gordon Low whose camp name was Daisy. The use of camp names creates a more fun atmosphere and alleviates the awkwardness for the campers of not knowing whether to call their counselor by first name or “Ms.”

 

 

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