Parent Info

Just for Parents

We know you have lots of questions about sending your daughter to camp. Here are a lot of answers!

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Swim Evaluation

All swimmers will be under the careful supervision of a lifeguard while at the pool. Campers will be evaluated on their swimming skills by taking a swim test (details included in the parent pack). Campers will be put into a swimming group based on their ability and given a colored band that indicates their swimming group.

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Camper Communication

Camp is a place to become independent and build social skills. In order for this to happen, girls need to be able to focus their energy on the relationships with other campers and the daily activities of camp. Campers will not be allowed to phone home or bring cell phones. Campers simply do better and grow more when they have the opportunity to focus on their camp experience. If a camper is having trouble adjusting to camp life after 24 hours or if there is a health concern, the Camp Director will contact the parent or guardian. Campers love to receive mail, such as care packages and “real” letters. Parents may view photos from camp that are posted daily on a website operated by an outside source at no charge.

Trading Post

The Trading Posts at our camps offer camp essentials and souvenirs, such as water bottles, flashlights, day packs, stuffed animals, items for autographs, and more! (The Trading Post does not offer snacks or beverages.) Items in The Trading Post cost $1 -$30 each.

Health & Safety

Girl Scouts place a high priority on creating a safe and healthy environment for campers. Staff are trained to support physical, mental and emotional health. Each camp has trained medical staff and all staff are first aid or wilderness first aid certified.
This year we will request your health form be completed between March 1-May 15th with updates closer to camp.
All campers are expected to have a GA proof of vaccination form or a doctor certified medically required exemption letter for all vaccinations required for public schools.
Depending on the health of our communities as we head into the summer, COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination may be required for participation in camp.

Our processes and procedures for maintaining a COVID-19 free camp environment.

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Camper Essential Function

    In order to attend Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Girl Scout camps, campers must meet the following essential functions:

    • Move independently from place to place
    • Effectively interact in a group based on program content
    • Be able to meet personal needs (bathing, toileting, dressing, diet management, etc.)
    • Capable of managing their chronic illness or condition
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Staff Selection

Girl Scouts places a high priority on safety and train staff in all aspects of camp life. Each year we recruit the most warm, nurturing, energetic and responsible camp staff we can find.  Many have grown up in our own local Girl Scout Community. Staff must pass a criminal background check and complete an intensive seven day camp training prior to the start of summer. Specialized staff, such as lifeguards, boating instructors, challenge course facilitators and horseback riding instructors, possess certifications or relevant experience related to their jobs.

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Campers with Special Needs

We want your daughter to have a successful week at camp.  In order to lay the foundation for this success, Camp Directors need to know your daughter’s health history and about any special needs.

Contact before registering your daughter, if you have any questions about whether your daughter’s needs can be met at camp. If this is not the best camp environment for success, we will assist you in the search for a camp setting that can provide a great experience for your daughter.  

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When do we contact parents

We will contact parents or guardians if a camper:

  • Experiences extreme homesickness (needing constant attention, clinging to adults, needing someone by her side to fall asleep, disrupting camp activities or crying constantly)
  • Experiences behavior challenges (see Behavior Expectation Agreement)
  • Spends the night in the health center or misses a day of activities
  • Has an acute or sudden illness
  • Has a temperature of 100.5 or higher
  • Has an active case of head lice
  • Falls off a horse
  • Needs to be taken to Urgent Care or the hospital


Meals / How will my daughter’s special dietary needs be handled?

We can accommodate for a variety of special dietary needs. If you have a camper with more extensive allergies or combination allergies such as no wheat/egg/dairy we might ask you to bring items that are safe for her to consume. Dietary restrictions must be on your camper’s health history and emailed to the camp director at least 2 weeks prior to her arrival.

Health Form Procedures

A physical examination is not required to attend Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Sleepaway or Day Camps. We do require the completion of a Health History available online through your CampInTouch Login by March 1. We also recommend that your camper is up-to-date on all of her required immunizations. Please visit to answer any questions about vaccines.

Medication Administration

All Camper Information and Medical Forms should be completed online in CampInTouch prior to Check-In of your camper’s session. Any medication to be dispensed must be listed in CampInTouch on the Medication Administration Form (MAR).

Lost & Found

The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. is not responsible for any lost items. Please label your campers items with their full name, so we can return them to her. At the close of each camp session all lost and found items not claimed are displayed during pick up. Any items left will be held for two weeks. Parents/guardians may contact the camp office and arrange a time and date to pick up any items or arrange for a FedEx or UPS mailing label to cover the cost of shipping. After two weeks, all items are donated to charity.

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