Our annual Summer Camporee will be back at Camp Golden Pond! Early registration is currently open and will run until May 20th.
If you would like to preview the camp, Friends of Golden Pond is holding a open house on May 11th and would love to see you. The camp is currently funded into September and is working on raising a down payment to fund the purchase of the camp. Troops looking for service projects are welcome to review their list of needs or submit your own idea.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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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.