Friends of Golden Pond is now negotiating with the new owner of Camp Golden Pond with the expectation of being able to re-open the camp in time for the summer season. You can read the details here.
They are currently planning a Reception in Legacy Lodge on Feb 24th where they will give a status update and tours of the camp.
They are asking for older girls who would be either willing to speak about the importance of camp or give tours to please email email@example.com. Volunteers would receive volunteer service hours for their service.
Additionally, if you are in need of first aid training, Friends of Golden Pond is now able to offer Red Cross certification.
People often ask me questions about camping, so I thought I’d put together some of the most frequent questions that I get asked and the best answers. What if it rains? What about the bears? Can you really sleep in a tent?
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Summer Camporee registration is currently open and we have extended the early registration period until May 13th in order to give troops time to recover from Spring Camp and World Thinking Day. Regular registration will still close on May 28.
Remember, girls can choose to participate in “Camp Day” on June 30th, “Badge Day” on July 1st, or the entire weekend.
Camp is an all volunteer run event and we will not be able to make it happen without additional help. Neither Jodi nor Jeannie will be able to provide the support that they have previously provided and it is not possible for Christine, Megan, and Heather to run a camp for 200 people by themselves while also taking care of their girls.
We are asking for each participating troop to nominate one volunteer to attend 1-2 pre-camp planning meetings and to help facilitate our camp activities. The nominated volunteer must be fully registered and cleared through GSHPA and the troop should be able to meet their ratios without them. This volunteer should NOT be the troop leader and should understand that they will spend parts of the camp away from their troop.
It is our hope that by having dedicated volunteers for specific activities, everyone’s camp experience will be enhanced. This is also your opportunity to help shape our camp into the camp you have always wanted it to be.
We do understand that some troops may only have enough (or not enough) adults to meet their ratios. If you absolutely cannot spare an adult and still meet ratios during camp, please still nominate a volunteer to attend the pre-camp meetings.
Feel free to contact the camp committee if you have any questions.
Spring Camporee is right around the corner, summer camporee registration is going to start soon, and we have a date and location for fall camporee!
We can’t wait for spring camp! We have 128 girls and 21 troops committed to attending what will likely be our biggest spring camp ever. If you are signed up, be on the look out for your camper letter (it will be heading to your inbox ~2 weeks before camp).
We are still looking for facilitators for archery, canoeing, and fishing. If you (or someone you know) can commit to helping us share these wonderful skills with the girls, please let us know.
Summer will be here before you know it and registration for Summer Camporee will open on April 1st! Talk to your troop and be ready to take advantage of the early registration period.
If you are interested in helping plan and deliver our badge programming for this camp, please contact the camp committee. This camp will not happen without your help.
We will also need facilitators for archery, canoeing, and fishing at summer camp. Please let us know if you or someone you know can help us out!
Mark your calendars for our first Camp Anderson Fall Camporee on Sep 21-23.