"Discover the Rainforest" Day Camp

posted Jan 13, 2017, 8:35 PM by Webmaster USAGSOSingapore   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 11:44 PM ]

Registration closes and full
payment due by 31-Jan-2017.

Please note: The Day Camp registration form is not formatted for smart phones or tablets. If you experience trouble, please use a computer.
Day Camp is open to all Daisy & Brownie Scouts and is specifically designed to provide a "camp" experience for girls who are not quite old enough to participate in Overnight Camp. It will feature lots of fun “Discover the Rainforest" activities during the afternoon followed by a dinner and campfire, at dusk.

When:      February 11, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where:     Camp Christine, Singapore

Camp Christine is a gorgeous park with lots of shade, a nice offshore breeze and great facilities. All day-time activities, breaks and meal/snacks will be held on sight in their activity hall or their outdoor field. The day will conclude at Camp Christine’s fire pit where the girls will gather for S’mores, songs and an evening campfire.

Bus transportation will be provided to and from the camp venue for all Girl Scouts and Adult Volunteers. This event will be held Rain or Shine; however we reserve the right to cancel in the event of dangerous weather.

Camp Schedule

 1:30 PM  Buses depart for camp venue
 2:15 PM  Check-in & Snack
 2:45 PM  Activities & Crafts
 4:00 PM  Break and Snack Time!
 4:30 PM  More Activities & Crafts
 5:30 PM  Clean up for Dinner
 6:00 PM  BBQ Dinner & Swaps
 7:15 PM  Campfire & S'Mores!
 8:30 PM  Buses load up & depart
 9:00 PM  Buses return to original locations

Parent Participation
As always, we need a lot of parents to help supervise the activities and large number of young children that will participate in this event. There are a wide variety of Volunteer Assignments available; you will be busy and you will not be bored! Please note, as an Adult Volunteer you will be responsible for specific activities, so you WILL NOT stay with your child throughout the entire event. Only adults who sign up to volunteer will be allowed at camp. We apologize in advance if you are not able to secure a volunteer slot, as they are allotted on a first come first served basis.

[Click Here to Sign up for a Volunteer Assignment]

According to USAGSO rules, we must have a minimum of 1 Adult Volunteer for every 4 girls attending camp. If the ratio isn’t right, the USAGSO organization will not allow us to hold this event. If we do not receive enough volunteers we will be reaching out to the Troops to look for additional volunteers.

Camp is an opportunity for younger Girl Scouts to experience teamwork and personal responsibility in a safe and controlled environment. Therefore, parents without a Volunteer Assignment may not attend Day Camp. When registering your daughter, please ensure that she is willing to attend a day long event without your presence.

Older girls will also be working with the younger girls. This reinforces leadership skills in the older girls and also sets a wonderful example for our Daisies and Brownies.

Bus Transportation

Chartered bus service will be provided for all Girl Scouts and Team Leader Volunteers to and from the venue at Camp Christine. Buses will be available from two locations, the Singapore American School (SAS) in Woodlands and Cairnhill Community Centre near the Newton Food Centre, and will return everyone to the same original locations.

All Girl Scout campers MUST ride the chartered buses; parents are not permitted to drop off/pick up their daughters at the camp venue! The bus ride is a measure implemented to make sure your girls stay safe. Team Leaders will get to know their charges on the bus ride to camp which helps them take better care of them during the day. Additionally, bus rides are familiar to many girls who go to school in Singapore and getting on the bus and saying bye is often far easier emotionally than walking in big camp gates.

Departure: Buses will begin loading at 1:15 PM and depart promptly for Camp Christine at 1:30 PM. Please be there ON TIME - they will not wait for late arrivals!

Return: Buses will start loading at Camp Christine at 8:15 PM, depart at 8:30 PM and return to their original locations approximately 9:00 PM. Please be mindful of the volunteers’ time and efforts and arrive on-time to pick up your daughters! Buses may run late if the girls don’t board quickly leaving camp. Be patient and don’t worry: we’re coming!

Registration & Fees
The registration fee is $75; this covers the cost of bus transportation, snacks & dinner, and all activities and crafts. In addition, every registered Girl Scout will receive a gift bag, an event patch and a special Day Camp T-Shirt. Please see the T-Shirt Sizing Guide to ensure you select the right size on the registration form.

Registration will close on 31-Jan-2017 and no new registrations will be accepted after that date. There is a lot of prep work to organize the teams, buses, food, shirts and so much more. Full payment is also due no later than 31-Jan-2017; all unpaid registrations after that date will be cancelled without notice.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations, so please check your schedule carefully before registering. In addition, if the weather is deemed to be dangerous and a risk to the health of our campers, Day Camp will be cancelled with no refunds.

If needed, financial aid assistance is available. Please contact our Chair, Melinda Murphy Hiemstra, at singaporeocc@yahoo.com to make arrangements. All requests will remain confidential.

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. Please label everything you send with your Girl Scout's name, packed in an easy-to-carry backpack or shoulder bag (also with her name on it). Ensure your Girl Scout has the following:
  • Sunscreen & insect repellent (please apply BEFORE getting on camp bus)
  • Sneakers/trainers that can get wet & dirty (NO flip flops/sandals!)
  • Hat with a large brim or visor
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sweatshirt/jumper (in case it gets cool at Campfire time)
  • SWAPS (for trading with other Girl Scouts) What are SWAPS?
Please DO NOT bring toys, jewelry, electronics, or any valuable/personal items that are expensive/difficult to replace. Please do not bring your daughter’s GIrl Scout vest. Again, please LABEL everything with your Girl Scout's full name!

Questions? Need more Information?
If you have any questions, concerns or need more information we have set up a dedicated Camp mailbox; please email gsocamp@gmail.com.

Please direct all Day Camp inquiries to this mailbox as it is being monitored by the Organizing Committee. They will be able to provide the fastest, most informative response.