Sunday, February 18, 2018

Important Details:
Camp Dates are June 25th – 29th   
Registration paperwork will be posted here on the night of Saturday, February 24th.

If this is your first time at Valley Day Camp use this link for a document with even more information about camp: Click Here for More First Timer Details

Camp Costs:
  • $125 for 1st-6th grade campers, LIAs - 7th graders, and PA Training (PAITs) - 8th-12th graders who have not taken our Valley Day Camp training before
  • $75 for PAs – 9th – 12th graders who have taken the Valley Day Camp training a previous year
  • $9 (campers and LIAs) or $12 (PAs) for optional additional camp shirt (so you don’t have to do laundry every day)
Registration:
Camper registrations (going into 1st-6th grades this fall) are processed on a first come, first served basis.  Your registration will NOT be processed until all forms and payment are complete and all attendees must be a registered Girl Scout (see link below).

Camp is likely to fill quickly, the sooner your completed registration is received the better. Some units may fill the first day.  The registration deadline is April 1st or when the appropriate unit fills, whichever comes first.  In the past ten years we have always filled long before the deadline, so please do not wait to get your registration in.
For camp purposes your daughter’s grade is the one she will be entering in the fall, not her current grade.  Forms are age specific.  When we post the forms please be sure to use the link for the correct age group.

You will need to complete ALL pages of the Registration Forms and submit full payment before we will begin processing your registration.  Please note that the registration form is multiple pages and you must return ALL of them before we can begin to process your registration.  Please do not double side your forms.

Campers may request ONE “buddy” for camp.  BOTH campers must request each other and both be in the same grade in order for us honor their buddy request and ensure their placement in the same unit together. 

We will email you by April 1st to confirm whether your daughter has a space at camp.

We realize it is inconvenient to have to wait to find out if you have a space in camp but we run our registration this way in an attempt to serve the maximum number of girls possible. It pains us to have to turn girls away! However, there are many factors that we have to consider to maintain our high program standards.

Many families find it convenient to have an extra camp shirt so you don’t have to do laundry every night of camp. Additional camp shirts are $9.00 for campers and LIAs.  They are $12.00 for PAs and PAITs.  Extra shirts are only available with your initial registration.

Valley Day Camp is a volunteer run Girl Scout camp.  All campers, teens, and volunteers must be registered Girl Scouts.  You can use this link to join Girl Scouts

We highly recommend carpooling to and from camp.  We are limited in the number of vehicles in our drop off loop.  Also, we don’t allow any early pick-ups so please plan accordingly.

PA and LIA Details:
PA and LIA registrations are not processed on a first come, first served basis.  However, we will close the program early to avoid having way too many applicants.  Incomplete registrations will not be considered until they are complete.

IMPORTANT: On the day you mail your LIA, PAIT, and PA registration/application please send us an email telling us you sent it.  This will help us know how many applicants we have so we can close the programs at reasonable times.  Please put your daughter’s name in the subject line.  We will email you to let you know that your daughter's registration has arrived.  Postmark dates will determine whether date cut off has been made or missed.

It is imperative all LIAs, PAITs, and PAs and their parents read the blog post below on February 11th titled PA, PAIT, and LIA Applications Available Here.

If you have any questions please contact us at valleydaycamp@gmail.com

Sunday, February 11, 2018

PA, PAIT, & LIA Applications Available Here

Our teen leadership programs are very important parts of our camp.  We believe that our teens are the future leaders of our community and our world.  We strive to give them a unique and fun leadership experience that will benefit them for many years to come. 
PA - Program Aide, going into 9th grade or above who has already completed the VDC   
       PA training program
PAIT - Program Aide in Training, girls going into 8th grade or above
LIA - Leader in Action award for girls going into 7th grade

We wish we could take every applicant to our programs but many factors make this impossible for us to do.  If you want to apply for any of our leadership programs please read the information below carefully.

·       PAs and PAITs must attend the mandatory camp training day the afternoon of Saturday, June 23rd (exact time to be determined).  TJ Dancers will have a make-up session on Sunday, June 24th.  Any PA or PAIT who does not attend the pre-camp training will not be able to attend camp and no refunds will be given for the week.

·       LIAs will have a group activity the afternoon of Saturday, June 23rd.  It is recommended that LIAs attend this but it isn’t mandatory.

·       Due to the nature of the leadership programs no one may leave early from camp or miss a day of camp except for an emergency.  If your schedule won’t allow you to participate EVERY day of the camp, Monday through Friday for ALL the scheduled hours then please plan to apply another year when your schedule will allow you to participate fully.

·       Leadership programs have longer hours than campers.  They start earlier and stay later than the campers.  The exact times will be emailed as we get closer to camp. 

·       PA, PAIT, and LIA registrations are not processed on a first come, first served basis.  Incomplete registrations will not be considered until they are complete.  Once these programs are closed no registrations will be accepted for consideration.  We will use the date of the postmark to determine whether the registration was mailed before the closure of the program.

·       PA, PAIT, and LIA registrations also require an application that is completed by the LIA, PAIT, or PA herself and is mailed in with her registration.  The link to the application is below. It is available before registration is posted to give girls time to think about their answers.  You can start your application right away, but be sure to mail it with your registration which will be available online the evening of February 24th




Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Important Dates for 2018

We hope you will be able to join us for camp this year!
We're hard at work behind the scenes preparing for a fabulous week.
Valley Day Camp will be held the week of June 25th-29th.  (Please keep your fingers crossed for no more than two school closure days between now and then.)
Our registration paperwork will be available online the evening of Saturday, February 24th.
We will post more updates here as registration gets closer.

Have a wonderful start to 2018 and we hope to see you soon!

Monday, July 3, 2017

What's a LIA?

Our LIA program (pronounced Leah) is an opportunity for girls who are going into 7th grade to earn their Girl Scout Leader In Action award.  They spend part of each day planning activities to do with their younger campers, part of the day working with the younger campers, and part of their day being campers.

These young ladies work hard and play hard!  We are very proud of each and every one of them and can't wait to have them in our PA Training Program next year!


Working with campers:




Participating in camp activities:




Hanging Out in the LIA unit:




Super proud of these wonderful young women!





Saturday, July 1, 2017

Super Saturday

We had a fantastic day today!  For the first half of the day we had regular camp activities.  The second half of the day we spent in party mode.  Tons of fun was had by all!  We kicked off the party with our traditional PA skit performed for the whole camp.  Next some of us won the privilege of tossing cheese puffs at Mr. Pagemaster's head.  Then we had free roaming time the rest of the day.  During this time campers are free to choose any of the open activities and stay there until they feel like moving on.  It is a very fun and busy afternoon!














Unit I - Last Day

Today was Unit I's last day as campers.  Next year they will be old enough to apply for the LIA program.  I think they had a fabulous last day at camp!












Late Night Tonight

I'll be at camp very late tonight so I won't be able to post more until late tonight, or possibly tomorrow morning.

But please stay tuned as I will have the last day of camp photos as well as other important information for you.

Thanks for checking in and thanks for sharing your lovely daughters with us this week!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Our PAs ROCK!

I don't think it is a stretch to say that our camp has the best teen leaders you could hope to find!  I feel privileged to know such a wonderful group of young ladies!  They are everything you would expect a Girl Scout to be; considerate, caring, kind, responsible, friendly, etc. On top of all of those things they are fun, energetic, and a pleasure to be around.  Where would we be without these amazing young people?  I'm incredibly thankful for each and every one of them.

Bazooka, Bumblebee, Cheeto, Cookie Dough, Corgi, Cupcake, Dragonfly, Dragonheart, Geode, Giggle, Honey Bunny, Meep, Mickey, Orange Juice, Pretzel, Princess, Sunshine, Tater Tot, Tiger Lily, Turtle, Twirl, Zelda, and Zig Zag, YOU make Valley Day Camp ROCK!

All Camp Hike and Picnic

We all hiked out to the far side of the lake to have an all camp picnic!  While we were there we had a celebration for camp's 15th birthday!  It was a lot of fun and there was a nice breeze over there.