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Camp On!

Camp On! is the new summer 2020 Girl Scout camp experience! Through three options: GSOSW’s monthly Experience Kits, virtual campouts (monthly Camp In Campout), and outdoor skill workshops, your girl will continue to gain confidence in the outdoors and experience the magic of Girl Scout camp at home. She’ll try something new, connect with other Girl Scouts and even earn a Camp On! patch along the way!

We believe that camp is not just a place, but a feeling. That’s why, although we can’t be together on the lake, among the trees, or around the campfire this summer, camp is still on! Whether camping online, learning a new outdoor skill or doing camp activities on your own time, you can be part of the fun and bring the experience and feeling of camp home. Let’s Camp On!

Experience Kits

Have the magic of Girl Scout camp delivered straight to your door with your very own themed Experience Kit. Designed to help you explore camp activities at home on a schedule that fits your family, your experience kit ($45/girl) includes Camp On! swag (like a t-shirt, patch and journal), activity guidance and all of the supplies you need to bring the month’s theme to life. Through a mix of recorded video content and hands-on activities, Camp On! encourages limited screen time and instead focuses on providing opportunities for you to explore nature safely at home. 

Girls complete the projects (written and video instructions included) on their own time. Girls do not interact virtually or through a screen; rather, we encourage girls to build confidence and take initiative by completing projects independently and away from a screen. Some projects offer instructions via video for girls who do not wish to read instructions in a packet. If desired, troops may coordinate their own video chat times to virtually work on projects together. Use these resources for virtual troop meetings to set up a video chat with your troop.

Financial assistance is available to all GSOSW Girl Scouts for the August Camp On! experience kit! See details below.

Join us this summer to develop skills, build confidence and stay mentally and physically active through adventures with Camp On!

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More Details About Experience Kits

What's Included in the Experience Kit?

All of this and more is included in Camp On! experince kits:

  • Camp On! swag including a t-shirt and patch*
  • Activity instructions, materials, and complete supplies for 3-4 activities
  • Camp On! activity packet filled with additional activities and recipes
  • Themed journal and pen
  • Supplies for classic camp activities like friendship bracelets and lanyards 
  • Pre-stamped envelopes with stationery to connect with friends and family
  • Free admittance to the month's Camp In Campout (see below for details)

*If you participated in our June or July Experience kit and do not want a second shirt and fun patch, you can use promo code “NOSHIRT&PATCH” to receive $8 off of your August experience kit registration and your kit will not include a shirt or patch.

Financial Assistance

In response to member feedback, we are excited to be able to offer financial assistance to all GSOSW Girl Scouts for July and August Camp On! experience kits. We recognize that many families are experiencing economic hardship at this time, and we want to increase access to the Camp On! experience kit program and its benefits for girls.

How to Apply
To apply, select financial assistance at checkout. You are able to request up to the full amount ($45); however, we encourage a minimum payment of $10 so that our financial assistance funds can help as many girls as possible.

Example: If you’d like to request $25 in financial assistance for your girl’s experience kit, select financial assistance at the time of registration and pay the remaining $20 at checkout. The $25 financial assistance request will be processed and applied within 3-5 days. 

Processing Time
Financial assistance funds are available on a first come, first served basis with limited funds available. Financial assistance is processed manually, and requests are typically processed within 3-5 business days.

Eligibility
Please note that financial assistance is only available for Girl Scouts who reside in the GSOSW council.

Questions
Have questions? We are here to help! Email activities@girlscoutsosw.org for assistance.

Pay with Program Credit (Cookie/Nut Credit)

Want to pay with Program Credits (Cookie/Nut Credit)? Please fill out the August Camp On! Experience Kit Cookie/Nut Credit Form. Please note that registration takes 3-5 days to manually process. Please read the notice on the form about how to complete partial Cookie/Nut Credit payments. If a partial payment is made, the remainder must be payed off through your myGS account by the registration close date. Program credit payment is only available for girls who reside in the GSOSW council. 

August's Theme: STEM in the Outdoors

Learn about the natural world through a scientist’s eyes! Embrace the intersection of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and the outdoors. Answer scientific questions and sharpen your senses as you investigate nature and beyond. Build a circuit flower, learn how to navigate using a homemade compass, celebrate the end of summer with your own wish cake and more!

Register by August 16, 2020 >

If you renewed your Girl Scout membership by June 30, 2020, you should have received (via email on July 24) a $5 coupon good for the Augusts Camp On! experience kit or Camp In Campout event (offer only applicable to members who renewed with Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington). If you renewed by June 30 and did not recieve a coupon, email answers@girlscoutsosw.org

 
Camp In Campout

One live component of Camp On! is the monthly Camp In Campoutwhich will be live-streamed by GSOSW outdoor staff. It will be on a private video streaming software. Access to the Camp In Campout is included with Camp On! Experience Kit registration. Girl Scouts who do not register for the month's Camp On! Experince Kit can still attend the Camp In Campout for $5 through a separate registration.

August 29, 2020 - Register by August 21

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If you renewed your Girl Scout membership by June 30, 2020, you should have received (via email on July 24) a $5 coupon good for the Augusts Camp On! experience kit or Camp In Campout event (offer only applicable to members who renewed with Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington). If you renewed by June 30 and did not recieve a coupon, email answers@girlscoutsosw.org.

What is the Camp In Campout?

You’ll join girls and families across Oregon and SW Washington for a virtual campout! Experience the magic of Girl Scout camp from the comfort of your own home, including singalongs and a campfire. Pitch a tent in your yard or create a blanket fort in your house to sleep in. Show off your gourmet s'mores, make a traditional camp craft and video chat with your friends or troop. Get a taste of overnight camp without leaving home. All are welcome to join in, no Girl Scout experience required. No a current member? We invite you to join today!

What do you do during the Camp In Campout?

You will receive an activity packet one week before this event, in case you wish to prepare for certain activities or coordinate with your friends or troop from afar. It will include recipe and game ideas, song lyrics, blanket fort instructions, badge connections and a schedule of the evening's events. 

We'll kick off the night with a live welcome before dinner. Pick a camp-themed recipe to try out from the activity packet, or fix up your favorite camping meal. Put any final touches onto your "campsite"-- like twinkle lights, a lantern or fluffy pillows around a sleeping bag-- and tune back in to enjoy s'mores with all the other campers. There will be time in between for you to do activities on your own or virtually with your troop; use the activity packet for inspiration! The night will close with everyone singing a song together. Get cozy in your tent or fort, and fall asleep to dream of camp magic.