Registration Overnight Camp 2016 - CLOSED

posted Jan 20, 2016, 7:29 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated Mar 7, 2016, 6:47 PM ]
 


Please hurry, registration 
closes on Feb 12th!
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 the weekend of March 4th to 6th.

The girls enjoy outdoor activities, crafts, campfires, songs, make new friends from other troops and schools, exchange SWAPs and do kapers (chores). This year the camp theme is based on the popular “Percy Jackson” books.

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

Where is it?
This year we are going to new venue: Camp Sarimbun! The camp facilities include a welcome hall, dining facilities, enclosed cabins with bunk beds, toilet & shower facilities, campfire area, parade ground, activity fields and an obstacle course among many other amenities.

Camp Sarimbun is in a quiet and lush part of Singapore, with gated grounds near several other local camps. It is located in Jalan Bhatera (right across the street from Camp Christine where we have held camp in past years). If you are driving, it can be difficult to find; it is not located correctly in many commercial GPS devices and mobile device apps! Bus transportation is available to/from Camp at the Singapore American School (SAS) and ISS International School (ISS) and must 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 "Is Your Child Ready for Overnight Camp?" Before registering, consider carefully if your child is ready (and you are as well) for a multi-day overnight experience away from home.

Camp Schedule

 Friday, March 4th

 Saturday, March 5th

 Sunday, March 6th

17:15 Arrival and Check-in 17:30 Opening Ceremony
18:00 Camp Intro &
         “Sorting Ceremony”
18:30 Group rotations:
         dinner, shower &
         crafts
20:00 Group Activities
22:00 Lights Out

07:00 Flag Raising
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Activity Stations
11:10 Snack time
11:30 Kapers (Camp Chores)
         & Lunch
13:00 Activity Stations
15:00 Snack time
15:30 Activity Stations
17:30 Group rotations:
         dinner, shower &
         skit preparation
20:00 Flag Retreat & 
         Campfire
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 will be messy and muddy and each Girl Scout must take care of themselves the entire weekend, so pack accordingly. In addition, this year girls need to bring their own bedding, pillow and “mess kit” (plate, cup, utensils, etc). We know that's a lot to remember, so we've compiled this handy checklist that all Girl Scouts and parents should use when packing:

[Download the *NEW* 2016 Overnight Camper Checklist]

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)!

[Click here to sign up for a Parent Volunteer Job]

NOTE: If you plan to be a Cabin Mom for the duration of Camp, you need to sign up for three (3) slots (Friday Overnight, Saturday Daytime & Saturday Overnight).

Registration & Fees
You must register for Overnight Camp online; space is limited to 120 Girl Scouts so please make sure you register as soon as possible.

          Camper Fee:              $185
          PA/Counselor Fee:       $60

PayPal is the preferred method of payment, but alternate payment instructions will be emailed with your registration confirmation. We cannot provide refunds for unused registrations, so please check your schedule carefully before registering.

Registration closes on 12-Feb and full payment must be received by 19-Feb; unpaid registrations after that date will be CANCELLED. Please read our Payment Policy for further details.


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Webmaster USAGSOSingapore,
Jan 20, 2016, 7:29 PM
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Webmaster USAGSOSingapore,
Jan 20, 2016, 7:29 PM