Troop Camp Adventure Update – April 13, 2021

Dear GSWNY Troop Leaders,

We want to provide you with an exciting update regarding our 2021 summer camp programs.  We understand how important it is for our troops to have the full outdoor camp experience and that includes overnight camping.  We are pleased to announce that starting summer 2021, troop camp overnights will be rolled out in a phased approach. 

It is our intention to operate our resident camp programs (Camp Seven Hills and Camp Timbercrest in person however, we are still waiting on specific safety and operational guidelines from the New York State Health Department.  We are hoping that we will be in receipt of them soon and will be able to provide you with updated information at that time.  

If our resident camps operate in person, then Phase I of troop camp will be offered at Camp Timbercrest this summer.  Due to safety protocols we will not be offering our S.P. troop camp options.  It is our hope that we will be able to offer S.P. Troop Camping again in summer 2022.  Troops will be able to participate in our Troop Camp Adventure Programs and experience camp in its full operation.  We know that troops are very eager to start providing camp overnight experiences for their girls.  Our camp pre-registration portal on Camp Doc is still in place and will be open until April 30, 2021.  We strongly encourage you to please pre-register your troop to reserve a spot at camp as our sessions are filling up very quickly and our camp sessions and program options are reduced this year by 50%.  This is part of our required COVID-19 safety guidelines which can be found here. If we are unable to provide your troop with the program of your choice, please remember that the required $25 deposit is refundable.

On May 1, 2021, troops that have pre-registered will receive an email from Camp Doc and GSWNY letting them know that the summer camp 2021 camp registration portal is open and it will be at that time that you can continue with completing your troops camp registration and camper profile.   We have adjusted our sleeping accommodations this summer to comply with our COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.  Troops that participate in our Troop Camp Adventure will be placed in our cabin tent or platform tents only.  Girls will sleep 2-3 in a tent, while adults will also sleep 2-3 in a separate tent.  

Starting in the fall of 2021, Phase II of troop camp overnights will be rolled out with additional details and safety guidelines. 

We are equally excited as you are about our troops being able to participate in troop camping this summer and we want to assure you that we will have very specific COVID-19 safety protocols in place for campers and staff to follow.   To help prepare parents/guardians, troop leaders and girls for camp, we will be offering COVID-19 guidelines and summer camp information session nights.   Look for additional information regarding dates and times coming soon.

If you have additional questions regarding Phase I troop camping  for summer 2021  or need assistance with pre-registering your troop, please reach out to customer care at customercare@gswny.org or 1-888 837-6410. 

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