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Summer Camp 2021

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Camp Life Is the Best Life!

Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a weekend with her family or troop, a week at summer camp, whether safely distanced in-person or virtually online, Girl Scout summer camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun!

Whether you explore in your backyard or with us at camp, outdoor experiences give girls the opportunity to unplug, learn new skills, discover their sense of self, and test new-found independence in a safe, girl-led environment.

We know it is hard to plan for 2021 so we are offering Summer Camp registration risk-free. Cancel and receive a full refund. Registration opens February 15. Summer camp sessions can be reserved with a $50 deposit.

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Summer Camp Options for 2021

Registered and Ready to Go?!  Download the Summer Camp Success Guide to learn everything you need to know before                       arriving at camp!  Access your Summer Camp Registration Information Here!

Family Camp - July 2-3 - FULL

Family Camp Sessions Have met Maximum Capacity and are Closed

Bond with your family and try all the cool things Camp Tik-A-Witha has to offer! Families will have access to waterfront activities like swimming and canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, and the challenge course. No camp visit would be complete without a campfire sing-a-long and s’mores. Family units will enjoy the weekend together, traveling from activity to activity with a dedicated schedule. Family overnight accommodation options range from cabins, lodges or platform tents. 

Family Camp: $45 per person, Cost covers programming, meals, and overnight accommodations.

Girl Scouts can use their 2020 and/or 2021 Passport Bucks earned during the Fall Product or Girl Scout Cookie Program to cover girl and adult registration fees within the same family. 

Click Here for Family Camp Registration

Troop Camping - July 9-10 - FULL

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Calling all troops!

Grab the girls and troop adults to join us at Camp Tik-A-Witha and experience all the fun activities camp has to offer.  Our camp staff lead the activities— trying a variety of activities each day, giving them the chance to try new things. Troop camp is an opportunity to bond, work together, and support one another as girls build campfires, go swimming, practice archery, hike, do arts and crafts, and more. Troops will enjoy activities as a single-unit participating in scheduled activities. Troop overnight accommodation options range from cabins, lodges or platform tents. Troops are responsible for all meals.

Troop Camp: $25 per person, cost covers programming and overnight accommodations. Troops will be responsible to provide all meals.

Girl Scouts can use their 2020 and/or 2021 Passport Bucks earned during the Fall Product or Girl Scout Cookie Program to cover their registration fee. Passport Bucks are non-transferrable to other Girl Scouts. 

Summer Resident Camp - July 11-16 - FULL

Summer Camp Sessions Have met Maximum Capacity and are Closed

Are you excited to jump in the pool, shoot an arrow, and climb the rock wall? Have you missed packing those bags, and hanging out with new friends, while roasting marshmallows over the campfire? Come try new things and collect life-long memories. With the support of our trained staff, girls will immerse themselves in outdoor experiences, both challenging and fun—all in a place just for girls!

Our program has been re-designed with safety in mind, but also prioritizes building strong, in-person connections with others, feeling included as part of a group, and developing new, concrete skills.

Girls will be assigned to “tribes” based on their rising grade-level and experience a week of fun and exciting activities from art and music, to high adventure and water fun, all while enjoying traditional camp activities.

  • Daisies – rising 1st graders - Closed/Full
  • Brownies – rising 2nd and 3rd graders - Closed/Full
  • Juniors – rising 4th and 5th graders - Closed/Full
  • Cadettes – rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders - Closed/Full
  • Seniors and Ambassadors – rising 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th graders - Closed/Full

Resident Summer Camp: $400 per girl, cost covers programming, meals, and overnight accommodations. $50 deposit due to reserve spot.

Girl Scouts can use their 2020 and/or 2021 Passport Bucks earned during the Fall Product or Girl Scout Cookie Program to cover thier registration fee. Passport Bucks are non-transferrable to other Girl Scouts.

Refund Policy: We know it is hard to plan for 2021 so we are offering Summer Camp registration risk-free. Cancel and receive a full refund. Registrations will be refunded in the case of COVID-19 exposure, camper illness or injury, death or serious illness of an immediate family member prior to the start of camp. 

FAQ's and COVID Guidelines

Registered and Ready to go?!  Our Summer Camp Success Guide has everything you need to know prior to arriving at camp this summer!

Refunds and Cancellations

Your deposit is refundable only in the following circumstances: absence due to a camper’s illness or injury, exposure to COVID-19 within two weeks of your camp program, death or serious illness of an immediate family member prior to the start of camp, or camp cancellation due to CDC, state or local mandates that prevent summer camp activities from occurring.

Site Location for Summer Camp 2021

Camp Tik-A-Witha  was chosen as the site for summer camp 2021 as it offers the widest range of camp activities to ensure that we are not only able to socially distance and sanitize before another group arrives, but also that we can provide program for the different interests of our campers. Camp Tik-A-Witha allows the best progression for all campers to attend at their camping comfort level, (platform tents, cabins, and lodges). Camp Tik-A-Witha provides not only a vast amount of program opportunities, but also is within proximity to one of our Council Leadership Centers and within driving distance for a majority of our summer camp staff. We are excited to hold summer camp this year, and hope to introduce the outdoors to new campers, families, and troops looking for adventure. 

How do I register my girl for camp?

Camp registration opens online at 9 a.m. on February 15th, 2021 at www.girlscoutshs.org/camp. We encourage you to register as early as possible to ensure your girl gets the session she wants.

A $50 deposit is required to register your girl with the final payment being made no later than two weeks prior to session start date.

If your girl is planning on using Passport Bucks from the Fall Product or Girl Scout Cookie Program, register her as soon as possible and pay the $50 deposit. Pathway Bucks cannot be used to pay the deposit. Once she has completed the Cookie Program and received her Pathway Bucks she can apply them toward her final balance.

My camper’s program is full; what should I do?

If you call us, we can add your girl to a waitlist. 1-800-624-4185 Unfortunately, very few waitlisted campers make it onto the roster, so you might consider participating in the Family Camp weekend or the Troop Camping option if possible.

Is there a confirmation packet or packing list?

Everything you need to know is included in the “Summer Camp Success Guide” that will be emailed to you upon registration. You’ll find packing lists, forms that you will need to fill out, check-in and check-out times, and more valuable information about camp.

Can campers stay with a sister or friend?

Yes! If girls are registering for the same program, they can request one other girl as a buddy. Every effort is made to honor this request.

Will my daughter earn badges while at camp?

Most camp sessions will have Girl Scouts earning badges this summer, and we will send home checked off requirements for each badge your girl has worked on.

Will my daughter need money while at camp?

Meals and snacks are included in the session cost. Campers can purchase t-shirts, souvenirs, stamps, etc., from the trading post. Money is collected when the girls check in at camp. Any unused money will be returned at the end of the session.

Parents can add funds to their daughter’s TRADING POST account online. All monies should be submitted online BEFORE ARRIVAL, as we will NOT be taking funds at arrival.  Also, remember that girls can use their PASSPORT BUCKS for Trading Post too!!! If you need assistance with these transactions please contact Customer Care at 1-800-624-4185. 

Are cell phones, tablets or laptops allowed?

No. Camp gives girls the opportunity to unplug and be present in their experience.

How can I communicate with my daughter while at camp?

We highly encourage parents, siblings and family members to write to their campers either electronically or by mail. You can also leave correspondence when you drop her off at check-in.

How to email your camper: camps@girlscoutshs.org
Include the camper’s name and unit name in the subject line.

How to write to your camper:
Camp Tik-A-Witha              
P.O. Box 126                          
Van Vleet, MS 38877         
Camper’s Name                 
Unit Name                            


My camper has special needs. Will she be successful at camp?

Many girls find that camp is a place where they are not judged for their differences, but embraced for their unique skills and traits. Girls do need to have a certain level of independence to attend some camp sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact Emilie Hutcheson, Director of Outdoor Leadership Experience at customercareweb@girlscoutshs.org, or 800.624.4185.

Do we need to get a physical exam?

No. Physical examinations are not required; however, we do require campers to fill out a Camper Health Form with a parent’s electronic signature by June 25, 2021.

For 2021, we will require an online health assessment and the health form to be sent prior to arrival.  Temperature checks will be taken upon arrival. Any camper exhibiting symptoms or testing with a HIGH temp, 100.4 or higher, will be asked to return home. 

When is final payment due?

Final payment is due June 25th, please complete all transactions online as we will not be taking registration money upon arrival. If you need assistance with these transactions or have questions about your balance please contact Customer Care at 800.624.4185. 

COVID Guidelines
Check-in and Check-out

All campers will be assigned to a tribe.  Each tribe will be given a specific time to arrive at camp and check in. The check-in procedure will be a drive through, with all stations located outside. We will ask for an online health assessment and health form to be sent prior to arrival, and temp checks to be taken upon arrival. Any camper exhibiting symptoms or testing with a HIGH temp, will be asked to return home. 

Groups and Social Distancing

All campers will be placed in a tribe, and will rotate with their tribe for activities and meals during their stay at camp. Tribes will also check-in and out together. 

Masks

Masks will be mandatory for all campers and staff. We will have opportunities throughout our schedule for campers and staff to take off their masks when 6 feet of distance is possible.

Protocols

In order to make this a safe and successful summer we are not only hiring an additional staff member as a safety officer to ensure sanitization and cleanliness, but all staff will be trained on these same guidelines. Campers will have similar conversations on handwashing and social distancing while at camp. We will have additional time slots set into the daily schedule for cleaning and sanitizing program areas, and for handwashing.

Quarantine

In order to have a successful camp season, we must all work together for the safety of camp as a whole.  We are asking that all families and staff join with us and socially distance 10 days prior to arriving at camp. 

COVID at Camp

In the event that we have a camper with COVID symptoms during the camp session, we plan to quarantine the camper, call parents or guardians, and send the camper home. If a staff member is experiencing symptoms, that staff member will be sent home immediately. All tribes in contact with a suspected COVID patient, will be quarantined in their units. 

Camp Cancellation

If CDC, state or local mandates prevent summer camp activities from occurring, families will receive a full refund.

Paying for Camp
Financial Aid

Financial Aid may be available for girls who qualify.  Use the Financial Aid Request Form to submit your request.

Passport Bucks

Want to use Passport Bucks to pay for Camp?

What about adding those funds to her Trading Post for cool camp swag???

Follow this link  https://girlscoutshs.wufoo.com/forms/qyooon10tvc47/  to request that PASSPORT BUCKS are spent at camp!!

All camp balances MUST BE PAID by JUNE 25th

Refunds and Cancellations

Your deposit is refundable only in the following circumstances: absence due to a camper’s illness or injury, exposure to COVID-19 within two weeks of your camp program, death or serious illness of an immediate family member prior to the start of camp, or camp cancellation due to CDC, state or local mandates that prevent summer camp activities from occurring.

Scholarships

Junior Auxiliary: Mary Elizabeth Williams Scholarship
(for residing in Lee County, MS)
https://forms.gle/qLh1GYxuy8WGfJAXA

When is final payment due?

Final payment is due June 25th, please complete all transactions online as we will not be taking registration money upon arrival. If you need assistance with these transactions or have questions about your balance please contact Customer Care at 800.624.4185. 

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Both Camp Tik-A-Witha and Kamp Kiwani are American Camp Association accredited! This means that we undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of our operations — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management by the American Camp Assocation (ACA). The ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at our camps reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.


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Girl Scout Camp is not only about gaining outdoor skills and friendships - it’s about helping girls discover who they are and exploring the world around them. At camp, girls realize that anything is possible…and that their next great adventure is just around the corner.

Whether they go for a day, a weekend, or longer, Girl Scout Camp gives girls entering grades 1 -12 an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun in a safe environment under the guidance of caring, trained adults. Every girl deserves a chance to camp, and Girl Scout camp programs are open to ALL girls!


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What's to eat?
Meals during Family Camp and Summer Resident Camp are kid-friendly and healthy. We prepare many dishes from scratch, which allows us to accommodate most common allergies and dietary restrictions. Most meals are served family-style in the camp dining hall.

Campers also enjoy campfire cookouts, where they’ll get to help plan and prepare the meals.

Typical meals include tacos, sandwich wraps, sloppy joes, and cheese quesadillas with tomato soup.

If you’re a picky eater, we’ve got you covered!

There’s always a salad bar and sandwich station available.

If your girl has a food allergy please let us know so we can ensure her meals are prepared properly.

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Summer Camp Staff
Looking for an amazing job this summer? Apply to be on our summer camp staff! We are looking for outstanding and awesome women to give our campers a terrific summer! Must love campfires, singing and s'mores. APPLY NOW!

Ready to return for another year of summer camp fun?  Returning Camp Staff Apply Here