Overnight Camp 2015

posted Jan 18, 2015, 11:30 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated Mar 8, 2015, 6:41 PM ]



Registration is now closed. Please submit payment by Feb 22.
Overnight Camp is one of the most popular USAGSO-Singapore events every year; you don't want to miss it! This is a fun weekend for Grade 3 Brownies and older Girl Scouts with a two-night stay over March 6th to 8th, 2015 at Singapore's Camp Christine.

The girls will enjoy outdoor activities, crafts, campfires, songs, make new friends from other troops and schools, exchange SWAPs and do kapers (chores). And this year will include activities centered around World Thinking Day.

*IMPORTANT: Before registering, please read ALL the information on this page.*

Where is it?
Camp Christine has hosted our Overnight Camp weekend for several years. The camp facilities include a welcome hall, dining facilities, enclosed cabins with bunk beds (mattresses and pillows provided), toilet & shower facilities, campfire area, parade ground & activity fields among many other amenities.

Camp Christine is located in Jalan Bhateraa quiet and lush part of Singapore, with gated grounds near several other local camps. As such, it can be difficult to find; you can download a map with driving directions by <clicking here>. Bus transportation is available to/from Camp Christine at the Singapore American School (SAS) and Overseas Family School (OFS) and can be reserved as part of your registration.

      

What Happens at Camp?
Overnight Camp is often the highlight of the year for Girl Scouts in Singapore. It is a chance to be independent, have fun and learn new things all in a safe setting away from home for an entire weekend. All activities and cabin oversight are organized and run by parents and older Girl Scout Program Aides/Councilors to keep the girls busy and engaged throughout the weekend.

Overnight Camp is intended to be a full weekend away from home experience. Campers are required to stay the entire weekend on Camp Christine grounds from check-in Friday until pick-up on Sunday. Campers cannot check-in after Friday, and cannot leave Camp on Saturday or early Sunday except for health or safety reasons.

If you child has never been to a sleep-away-from-home camp before or if you have specific concerns, please <read this document>. Consider carefully if your child is ready for multi-day overnight experience away from home (and you) before registering.

 Friday  Saturday  Sunday
17:15 Arrival and Check-in 17:30 Cabin /Girl Time
18:00 Opening Ceremony,
         Activity & Dinner 
22:00 Lights Out
07:00 Flag Raising
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Activity Stations
11:10 Snack time
11:30 Kapers (Camp Chores)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Activity Stations
15:00 Snack time
15:30 Activity Rotations 
17:30 Kapers & Girl Time
18:30 Flag Retreat & Dinner
20:00 Campfire/Performances
22:00 Lights Out
07:00 Flag Raising
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Closing Activity & 
         Ceremony, Flag Retiring
10:00 Cleanup & load buses
11:00 Onsite pickup &
         Buses depart

What Should She Bring?
Singapore weather at this time of year is typically hot, humid and rain is always possible. In addition, some activities can be messy or muddy and each Girl Scout must take care of themselves the entire weekend, so pack accordingly. With that in mind, we've compiled this handy checklist that all Girl Scouts and parents should use when packing.


Please note that Girl Scouts are NOT allowed to bring any food/snacks/sweets or electronic devices (iPods/iPads, cell phones, radios, electronic games, etc.) to Camp.

Program Aides / Councilors
Overnight Camp is also a great opportunity for older Girl Scouts to develop their leadership skills. Girls who are 2nd Year Cadettes or higher may register as a Program Aid (PA)/Councilor. They will work with the Camp event organizers and volunteers to run the Camp and are entitled to a significantly reduced fee. Each girl registered as PA/Councilors must undergo training prior to the start of camp; information on date/time/location of the training sessions will be sent after we receive her registration.

Parent Participation

Camp doesn't have to be fun JUST for the girls and all work for the grown-ups! Espresso machine, and a high power blender for smoothies will be provided in the main cabin! Enjoy some S’Mores with your daughter! Savor the outdoors with a fabulous Sunset! 
Cabin Moms will be assigned in a separate cabin from their daughter, which allows the camper to get the independent feel of overnight camp, while allowing for a nice bonding experience. The experience is fun and unique – take advantage of it. Meals and lodging free for all Cabin Moms or daytime volunteers who stay overnight.

That said, Overnight Camp is our largest and most complex event every year, and without participation from everyone we simply cannot do it. As part of the registration process, at least one parent from every family is required to sign up for a volunteer assignment during the Camp weekend. Most jobs require no more than 4 hours commitment (but we'd love to have you sign up for more)! To learn more about the volunteer jobs available, please <click here>.

Registration & Fees
This year Overnight Camp registration will be done completely online and payment instructions will be automatically emailed with every registration confirmation. Registration opens on 19-Jan and closes on 13-Feb; no registrations will be accepted after that date so please make sure you register as soon as possible. Space is limited to 120 Girl Scouts.

   Dates  Camper Fee  PA/Counselor Fee
 On-Time Registration  19-Jan to 02-Feb  $150  $50
 Late Registration  03-Feb to 13-Feb  $200  $65

Full payment is due no later than 20-Feb-2015; unpaid registrations will be cancelled after that date. Financial aid is available; please contact singaporeocc@yahoo.com. Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds for unused registrations; please check your schedule carefully before registering.
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Jan 18, 2015, 11:42 PM
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Jan 19, 2015, 5:17 AM
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