What is Spring Camporee?
Simply stated, an AMAZING outdoor experience which includes challenges, fun, great food, and a place to bond with fellow Girl Scouts!
Now for the logistics:
When is Spring Camporee ?
Spring Camporee 2013 begins Friday, June 7th at 5:00 pm and ends Sunday, June 9th at 1:00 pm. (Yes, you MUST pay $125.00 per person for the full program even if you decide to can come late or you can leave early, but you may miss out on the fun!)
Where is Spring Camporee?
Spring Camporee is located at the YMCA Camp Jones Gulch, 11000 Pescadero Road, La Honda, California, about one hour from San Mateo, CA.
What are accommodations like?
We stay in rustic but comfortable dormitory style cabins which are equipped with heat and electricity that house 8 to 18 guests. Bathrooms with showers are nearby each cabin.
What about food?
We provide Friday evening snack (so don't forget to eat dinner before you leave Friday for camp), Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and evening snack, and Sunday - Breakfast and a BBQ lunch. We can accommodate any dietary needs, just let us know your dietary restrictions when you register. Outside food is NOT permitted, unless you want little critters in your cabin during the day and sleeping with you at night!.
How much does it cost to attend Spring Camporee?
Spring Camporee base price is $125 per person. This price includes accommodations, meals/snacks, a patch for each girl (only) and all activities (EXCEPT HORSES RIDES ($30.00 AND LOW ROPES ($25.00) and HIGH ROPES ($45.00) COURSE) Financial Aid is available to Girl Scouts registered in the Mid-Peninsula Girl Scout Service Unit. Financial Aid Requests can be found under FORMS.
What is your cancellation policy?
Payment is due in full on April 1st. If you cancel prior to May 1st, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administration fee per each registrant. Those who cancel between May 1st and May 31st will receive a full refund minus a $50 administration fee per registrant. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 31ST. Registrations are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Who can attend Spring Camporee?
Any REGISTERED Girl Scout in the Mid-Peninsula Girl Scout Service Unit
and their mom (or aunt, grandma, female adult). Girl Scouts encourages GIRL independence,
HOWEVER, if a female chaperone/Troop Leader is not available to attend with the Girl Scout, please contact us at GScamporee@yahoo.com.
Will there be a waitlist?
Yes, Spring Camporee has always been sold out and had a wait list.
Registrations will be processed in order of completed forms and final
payments received. If you are wait listed, you will be notified if a spot becomes available.
What kind of activities do you offer at Spring Camporee?
The YMCA offers a climbing wall, swimming pool, archery, canoeing, hiking, and zip line. For an additional fee they also offer Horseback Riding for girls and adults currently 3rd grade and up for 50 minutes for $30, Low Ropes Course for all Girls 2nd grade and up (one paid adult for every 4 girl) for 3 hours for $25, and High Ropes Course for girls/adults currently in 5th Grade and up (one paid adult for every 6 girls) for 4 hours for $40. Girl Scouts offers endless Arts & Crafts, cooking activities, and Older Girl Activities. And of course, don't forget CAMPFIRE!!! Look for surprise challenge announcements later on this website!
New this year will be a Troop T-Shirt contest Saturday a.m. at Breakfast! T-Shirts will not be provided, but your troop can purchase T-Shirts at any discount retail store. Start planning your T-Shirt design now!
Why are adults required to work/volunteer at Spring Camporee?
A small handful of volunteers spend 10 months putting together this awesome event. However in order to have such a successful event each adult is required to work one 2 hour shift at Spring Camporee. We have a variety of jobs at camporee such as Check-In/Check-Out staff, Arts and Crafts Coordinators/Assistants, Cooking Activity assistants, Older Girl Activity assistants, Zip Line Monitor, and First Aiders. Most jobs do not require any training.
What do I bring to camp?
Check out our Camporee Information Packet on the FORMS page of our website.
Is there a schedule for Camporee?
Check out our Spring Camporee Schedule on the FORMS page of our website. This schedule will be available April 1, 2013. You will also receive your individual schedules and cabin assignments before June 1st.