Become a Counselor in Training this Summer!

We believe in leading like a girl and providing leadership programs for our girls at every level. When it comes to camp, our Counselors in Training, or CITs, have the opportunity to do so at camp from ages 13 to 17.

Junior CIT

Begin training to become a camp counselor at ages 13 and 14. Junior Counselors in Training (JCITs) learn the fundamentals of leadership, camp management, childcare, and the safety and risk management aspects of running a camp program.

A participant must demonstrate appropriate maturity for her age, have leadership potential, a positive attitude, and be able to work well with others. Junior CITs can access all of the basic camp programs, (e.g., swimming, exploring nature, arts & crafts, and relaxing around campfires.)

This is a two-week program, but girls go home over the weekend. No application, interview, or references required.

CIT

This four-week course will concentrate on the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Camping program, counseling techniques, leadership, self-esteem, and provide skills that are necessary when working with younger campers. Participants, ages 15 to 17, will plan and assist with the supervision of activities, as well as assist with instruction supervised by senior staff.

The CIT program is a recognized training program throughout the country and is a recommended prerequisite for summer camp employment. CITs will receive certification in First Aid and CPR and their CIT pins upon successful completion of this program.

Prospective CITs will receive an additional application packet that must be completed prior to the start of the program. Girls that complete the full CIT program will be invited back the last week of camp as a Camp Seven Hills Intern.

CIT/Riding Instructor

This four-week riding program is for girls who wish to teach riding at the camp level. Concentration will include extended riding and teaching skill training, as well as counseling techniques, leadership, self-esteem and ways to work with younger campers.

Riding Counselors in Training (RCIT), ages 15 to 17, will receive certification in First Aid and CPR and their CIT pins after successful completion of this program. You must be at the intermediate to advanced levels of riding for this program. RCITs will earn the horse patch with rider level(s).

Prospective RCITs receive an additional application packet that must be completed prior to the start of your RCIT program. Girls that complete the full RCIT program will be invited back the last week of camp as a Camp Seven Hills Intern.

Register for Camp and become a CIT today!

Open House at Camp Seven Hills!

Interested in learning more about Camp Seven Hills before you or your girl attends? Check out our open house! Here you can take a tour and get a firsthand look at our excellent facilities. Our qualified staff will be in attendance to answer your questions and show you how camp runs in the summer.

For some added fun, our Tuck Shop will be open with the new summer merchandise available for purchase, so you or your girl can get ready for an incredible camp experience!

The Open House at Camp Seven Hills is Monday, July 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. See you then! As a note, the open house is for the Goodyear side of camp only.

Send your girl a care package this summer

Make your girl feel special this summer and send her a care package while she’s at camp. The process is simple: when you’re registering her for camp, select that you would like to send a care package. We’ll need you to include her name, camp, and the session she will be attending when ordering.

From there, we’ll handle everything! The total cost is $5 (including tax), and it includes a stuffed animal, journal with pen, camp patch, water bottle, drawstring bag, and a few extra surprises! Essentially it’s everything she needs to take her camp experience to another level.

Bus Transportation to Camp Timbercrest

Bus transportation is available to Camp Timbercrest for an additional fee of $50 per girl per week. The schedule is listed by time, place and bus stop. Please note that any bus stop stated in this brochure may be cancelled due to an insufficient number of boarding passengers. In this instance, the bus fee will be refunded. Bus refunds will not be given for any other reason or circumstance.

Bus transportation is provided Sunday morning/afternoon and again on Friday evening. Please indicate on the application if you will need bus service and carefully select the bus stop that will be best for your child.

We recommend that you arrive at the bus stop at least 10-15 minutes early. The times printed in this brochure are estimated and may be subject to delay (10-30 minutes) and/or changes pending weather and traffic conditions.  Parents, if you are not at the bus stop when the bus arrives, your daughter will remain on the bus until it reaches the bus terminal.  You will then have to pick her up at the bus terminal.

Camp Timbercrest Bus Schedule

Rochester:

Session 4

Sunday, July 28 and Friday, August 2, 2019            

Wal-Mart, 1490 Hudson Ave. Rochester               

Pick-Up – 9:45 a.m.                         Drop-Off- 8:00 p.m.

Al Sigl Community of Agencies, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Rochester

Pick-Up – 10:15 a.m.                       Drop-Off-  7:30 p.m.

Buffalo:

Session 2

Sunday, July 14 & Friday, July 19, 2019

Mount Olive Baptist Church,  701 E Delavan Ave, Buffalo              

Pick-Up – 1:00 p.m.                         Drop-Off- 9:00 p.m.

Bus Transportation to Camp Seven Hills

This year, we have bus transportation to Camp Seven Hills for Session 4, Sunday, July 28, to Friday, August 2. It can be purchased for an additional fee of $50. Please note that any bus stop may be cancelled due to insufficient number of boarding passengers. If this happens, the bus fee will be returned. Refunds will not be given for any other reason or circumstance.

To learn more about the bus stop, visit gswny.org.

The perfect combination of camp and cookies

We all know how great both Girl Scout camp and cookies are, but do you know what’s even better? When they go together! Because they’re two of passions around Girl Scouts, you could say they’re the perfect pair.

This Girl Scout Cookie Season, we have a lot of excellent recognition rewards for our girls that sell, but today we want to highlight how selling cookies can get you to camp.

If you sell 1000+ packages of cookies this year, you can earn ONE FREE WEEK at GSWNY summer camp! Not to mention all the prizes that come before, like narwhal gear, patches, Amazon gift cards, GSWNY Program Reward Cards and Darien Lake season tickets.

We know some troops make it their goal to send all their girls to camp with their cookie money, so we can’t wait to see what you do! As a reminder, booths start March 3, 2019!




Your complete summer camp checklist

Don’t miss a beat of planning with our comprehensive GSWNY Summer Camp Checklist! You can view the list below or download your own here!

GSWNY Resident Camp Checklist

Camp Registration

·        Start camp registration at gswny.org

·        Camp registration form done on CampDoc.com

·        Check drop off times for camp (and bus times, if
applicable) in Camp Information Packet

·        Payment or camp deposit ($25 per session)
attached or payment online if using CampDoc.com

·        Review Camp Information Packet online at
gswny.org

Financial Aid Request

·        Request financial aid on CampDoc.com

Health and Parent Forms on CampDoc.com

·        Health forms

·        Parent info, emergency contacts, and insurance

·        Diet and activity, health history, allergies

·        Authorization/pick-up form

·        Any other medical/parent forms

·        Immunizations – parent scans and uploads to CampDoc.com

·        Medications form to be filled out by physician then parent uploads
to CampDoc.com

·        Medical exam form from physician uploads to CampDoc.com

Camp Payments

·        Camp balances are due no later than two weeks prior to the start of camp

·        Payment can be made online on CampDoc.com, by mail, or in person
at any council office

The week before camp

·        Review camp information packet on gswny.org

·        Check drop off times for camp in Camp Information Packet and bus times, if applicable

·        Review camp packing list in the Camp Information Packet attached or online if using CampDoc.com