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REGISTER NOW for Camp Sunshine 2.0, GSNCA’s first ever virtual summer camp.

Questions about Summer Camp - contact Aimee Canterbury, Director of Girl Experience at acanterbury@girlscoutsnca.org or call (205)655-3782

Camp Sunshine 2.0

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama presents Camp Sunshine 2.0, an interactive, virtual camp experience presented live each day. Campers will receive a link to make their own “flat camper” avatar that will participate in a variety of camp activities, at home and at camp.

Campers will also receive a build-a-camp kit to create their own campsite, buildings, and more. Girls will be divided by program level into small cabin groups with adult and/or college-age counselors to facilitate all the traditional camp activities you love! In these small groups, campers will canoe, ride horses, shoot a bow and arrow, work on badges, sing, play games, and more.

Camp activities are scheduled form 9 am to 12 pm Central Time each Monday through Friday. The cost is $25 for GSNCA members; $50 for Girl Scout members from other councils; and $60 for those who are not yet a Girl Scout member. Registration is strictly limited to 200 campers per week so register quickly to reserve your spot.

Flat Campers

Each camper will receive a link to create their flat camper. Choose skin tone, hair color and style, clothes, and accessories. The flat camper will be printed by summer camp counselors to actually participate in camp activities like canoeing, horseback riding, climbing wall, archery, and more. Campers can print their flat camper to participate in the camp activities at home as well. Flat campers are included in the Camp Sunshine 2.0 fee.

Build a Camp

This three-dimensional paper doll style activity will keep a camper busy throughout the summer. The kit includes Camp Sunshine 2.0 buildings, camp activity areas and more. Build a camp is included in the camp fee. Each camper will receive 1 kit per summer regardless of the number of week that they have registered to attend.

OPTIONAL Camp Supply Kit

For an additional $35, campers may also purchase a camp supply box that includes all the supplies needed for the week’s activities. Crafts, outdoor skills, badges, and some camp surprises will be included. Activities vary by week and may include craft supplies, camp activity supplements (Ie. make your own bow and arrow for your flat camper), and/ or camp skills supplies (ie. rope for knot tying, supplies for edible campfire.) Camp Supply Kits are an additional $35/ week; shipping is included. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. Click here to order

OPTIONAL Progressive Specialized Activities

For an additional $50 per activity, campers can add a Progressive Specialized Activity (PSA)- Art, STEM, or Camping Skills. These activities are scheduled sequentially in the afternoon following the regular camp day so that campers can take advantage of one or all three. Includes a PSA activity supply box, designed specifically to coincide with the planned curriculum for each PSA. Campers may register for multiple PSAs each week. PSA fee $50/ activity/ week.

Camp Sunshine 2.0 Sessions

CIT Virtual Counselor in Training : June 8-12
Session 1: June 15-19
Session 2: June 22-26
Session 3: July 20-24
Session 4: July 27-31

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Questions

Camp Transfer, Refund, Campership and Cookie Program Reward Information

Camp Transfers & Refunds:
Currently registered campers have several options:
• Transfer their registration to Virtual Camp and apply account credits to Virtual Camp.
• Cancel their registration and receive a refund.
Parents should email tsails@girlscoutsnca.org with their decision.

Camperships:
Camperships can be transferred to any one Camp Sunshine 2.0 virtual camp session. Camperships will apply to Virtual Camp registration only. Camp supply kits, and/or Progressive Specialized Activity fees are an additional cost. Camperships may not be used for council shop or Trading Post purchases.
Parents should email tsails@girlscoutsnca.org

Cookie Program Rewards:


Mom and Me
Girls who earned and selected the Mom and Me camp cookie incentive may transfer their registration to:
• September 18-19 at Camp Coleman
• October 16-17 at Camp Trico
• Or cancel and use their credit towards Virtual Camp

Half week or Week at Camp Rewards
Girls who earned and selected Half week or Week at Camp rewards have multiple options. See Cookie Program Update for more information

 

How is Virtual Camp different than your current Virtual Programs?

Camp Sunshine 2.0 is the Summer Virtual Programming experience. Camp Sunshine 2.0 is an engaging program that will offer campers the ability to participate in camp activities with their flat camper, interactive instruction, and activities campers do at home. Plus they get to make new friends as they participate in small group activities during cabin time.

 

Why do I need Virtual Camp when my child can just go outside and play this summer?

We remember being a child and spending our summer days outside, romping around with our friends, riding a bike to the swimming pool, and going to sleep-overs. Unfortunately, many of these activities will be severely limited if not impossible this summer. There will be limits on the size of group gatherings for a while and some of your child’s friends may not be available for in-person socializing. The summers we remember fondly will not be the summer of 2020. Camp Sunshine 2.0 will teach your child outdoors skills that they can use on their own or when it is safe to get back to camp.

What about Screen Fatigue?

Camp Sunshine 2.0 will be adventurous and engaging instead of draining and boring. Each minute during the 4 hour camp will be packed with opportunities for campers to get up out of their chair for physical activities, as well as learning new skills. We also have scheduled breaks to allow campers time to socialize with each other. Cabin breakout rooms will be small, so girls will get to know each other.