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Summer Fun Day Camp

Girl Scouts of Nassau County offers a traditional style day camp for girls entering grades 1-7 as of Sept 2016.

Each week girls participate in their favorite camp activities like  swimming, games, and crafts in addition to the special-themed activities for the week. Girls can register for as many weeks as they choose, each one with a fun theme including Making Magic, Showcasing your Talents, Solving Mysteries and a week of über-crafting!

All girls participate together in a morning-circle and flag ceremony, followed by the girls joining groups according to age. The rest of the morning, campers participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities planned with a special weekly theme as well as awesome traditional camp activities like songs, games, nature, cooking and arts & crafts.

After lunch, weather-permitting, it’s pool time! Rest assured that Nassau County certified lifeguards supervise all swimming.

Each week, a special guest visits camp where girls experience a unique activity. Past guests have included, “Reptiles on the Move,” a yoga instructor and a magician—so much fun!

Summer Fun Day Camps is under the direction of an on-site Camp Director and has a ratio of eight girls to one adult. Our staff is carefully chosen for their talents and ability to work with girls. All staff members are committed to the Girl Scout values of honesty, respect and responsibility.

Typical Day at Summer Fun Day Camp

9am-5pm (Extended care hours available 8:30 am to 5:30pm—$50 per week)

All girls participate together in a morning-circle and flag ceremony, followed by the girls joining groups according to age. The rest of the morning, campers participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities planned with a special weekly theme as well as awesome traditional camp activities like songs, games, nature, cooking and arts & crafts.

After lunch, weather-permitting, it’s pool time! Rest assured that Nassau County certified lifeguards supervise all swimming.

Each week, a special guest visits camp where girls experience a unique activity. Past guests have included, “Reptiles on the Move,” a yoga instructor and a magician—so much fun!

Sessions Themes

Session 1: Taste of Camp! (June 27–July 1)
Can’t decide which week to pick? Let us show you what Summer Fun is all about, you will get to try a little bit of everything at camp! A variety of activities and games to enjoy!

Session 2: Spirit Fun! (July 5–8, CLOSED July 4*)
You know you love camp so let’s show it!  Monday is “Everything Blue” day, so wear and bring the Blue with you, shirt, shorts, hat, or maybe a towel - plan the rest of the days of week with other campers. *Special 4 Day Session Fee: GS $280, Non-GS $310

Session 3: The Magic of Camp! (July 11-15)
Do you see it or not?  Use your imagination, have fun learning some new tricks and illusions while enjoying a great time at camp.

Session 4: Wantagh’s Got Talent! (July 18-22)
Love to perform?  Spend the week joining with other campers to plan an act for the talent show!

Session 5: Creativity! (July 25-29)
Waiting to show off your crafting skills? Come along for a week of special projects designed for you to show your creativity.

Session 6: Team USA! (August 1-5)
Is there an Olympic medal in your future? Participate in a variety of challenges, games and activities with your team to celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Session 7: Mystery Week! (August 8-12)
Are you good at spotting clues or solving a puzzle? This week will be full of challenges, clues, surprises and even a scavenger hunt!

Session 8: Endless Summer! (August 15-19)
Hoping summer will never end? Join us for the final week of camp to celebrate, play, craft, sing, dance and have a bunch of fun.

Please note: Each week girls participate in all camp activities i.e. swimming, games and crafts in addition to the themed activities for the week.

Pricing

Pricing per Week

Multiweek Discount

Girl Scout

Non-Girl Scout

1 Week

$350 per week

$380 per week

2 Weeks

$320 per week

$350 per week

3 Weeks

$305 per week

$335 per week

4-8 Weeks

$290 per week

$320 per week

Extended care hours available 8:30am to 5:30pm for an additional $50 per week.

†To qualify, a girl must be a registered Girl Scout by February 8, 2016.

*Must register for all weeks at the same time to utilize the multi-week discount. Weeks do not need to be consecutive.

Sibling Discount
Receive a $10 per session discount for each additional daughter attending camp.

Bring a Friend Rebate
Returning campers register a friend for Girl Scout camp who has never attended before and receive a $25 rebate check. Rebate checks will be issued at the end of the summer.

Availability

View the Summer Fun Day Camp Availability Chart for session availability and registration deadlines.

How to Register for Summer Fun Day Camp

Download the Summer Fun Day Camp Registration Form, fill it out and mail to Summer Camp Registration, Girl Scouts of Nassau County, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530

Send a $50 per session, non-refund-able deposit. Make checks payable to: Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc.  For credit cards, fill in all credit card information on the application.

A $30 registration fee is included in the Non-Girl Scout fee.

To ensure that your daughter and her friends attend camp together, please send applications in the same envelope. You will receive written registration confirmation, a balance due statement and more camp information.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County reserves the right to change or cancel programs based on the number of registrations received. If the camp or session you select is not available, you will be contacted. If alternate camp or session is not acceptable, your payment will be refunded. There will be a $25 fee for any check returned to us by the bank.

Payments
The 2016 fee balance is due at the Girl Scout Service Center no later than May 1, 2016. Unpaid balances will result in cancellation of your camp registration. Registrations received after May 1, 2016 must be accompanied by full payment. “Cookie Credits” can be used to pay for all or a portion of the fee by enclosing your signed “Cookie Credit” Redemption Forms along with a check for any balance.

Financial Assistance
If you need financial assistance and reside in Nassau County, please check the appropriate box on the registration form and a Financial Assistance Information/Application Packet will be mailed to you. If the award granted does not meet your needs, your deposit will be refunded to you.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc., an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Agency, is a member of Long Island’s United Way, United Community Fund of Great Neck, and The Community Chest of Port Washington.

Health Information
Camp Blue Bay and Summer Fun Campers are required to have a Health Examination Form including physical and immunization dates to be completed by a physician. Parents will need to upload the forms and complete a health history online using Campdoc.com, a secure, password protected site. A personal invitation to join will be sent to you once your camper is registered.

Camp Policies

Expectations
A Camper Code of Conduct is included with the registration form. Please review the camp guidelines with your camper before registering, so everyone understands the expectations. Both parent/guardian and camper signatures are required on this document to register for camp.

Refund Policy
The $50 per session deposit will not be refunded or transferred after camp registration is confirmed. The balance of the fee will be refunded only if the camper does not attend due to illness or injury that is confirmed by physician’s letter. No refunds will be made if a camper cancels, arrives late, leaves early or does not attend the entire session for any reason.

What Happens if it Rains

Don’t worry; rainy days are just as fun as the sunny ones. On mornings when the weather is threatening, our Wantagh Park Summer Fun Director reviews the weather forecast for the day and determines where camp will take place.  If the weather is threatening, she will make the determination to use the ”rainy day” location.

To let you know where camp will be operating, please feel free to call the Service Center after 8:00am at 516.741.2550 ext. 620. You will hear a recording telling you where the Wantagh Summer Fun Program will be held.

Campers will enjoy special-themed activities and events planned for use at the rainy day site. Some possible themes may include “Science Magic,” “Fitness & Fun,” or “It's All About Me.”

Employment

Are you passionate about the outdoors and working with children, check out these employment opportunities.

Questions

Contact Laura Bissett-Carr at BissettL@gsnc.org or 631.604.2201

 

Summer Fun Day Camp operates under a Children’s Camp Permit issued by the Nassau County Board of Health. Health Department inspection records are kept on file at the Nassau County Department of Health, 200 County Seat Dr, Mineola, NY  11501