Camp Seven Hills Program Spotlight – March 18, 2019

Summer camp is just around the corner and we wanted to remind you about some really cool programs that are taking place this summer.  Don’t forget our early bird discount expires March 31st so don’t delay! Sign up now and reserve you spot for the hottest place in town, Girl Scouts summer camp! 

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Letterboxing It’s a Real Life Camp Treasure Hunt! (for girls in grades 1-3 fall of 2019)

Put your problem solving skills to the test as you spend this adventurous week searching for clues and solving riddles to find the treasures hidden throughout camp. Girls will practice the art of letterboxing by learning the basics, making stamps, thinking of clues, and creating a camp letterbox. Challenge your camp friends to see who can find the camp letterbox first. All of the other great aspects of camp are also included in this great creative week. Girls will earn requirements towards the following Girl Scout badges –

  • Daisy – Rosie’s Petal (Make the World a Better Place)
  • Brownie – Letterboxer

The Lazy Days of Summer (for girls in grades 4-6 in fall of 2019)

Spend your time at Seven Hills lazing your days away with friends. Sleep in late, lounge by the pool, or just catch up on one of your favorite books. In the evenings there are campfires to enjoy and sparkling stars to keep you company. #GirlScoutCampLife is what you make of it. The decision is yours during these relaxing weeks at camp.

Scuba Diving Explorers  (for girls in grades 7-12 in fall of 2019)

Experience the underwater world through a mask, snorkel, and breathing device. Professional scuba instructors from Dip N’ Dive will take you through every step necessary for you to obtain your Jr. Open Water Diver or your Open Water Diver scuba certification. Spend a week at camp training in our Seven Hills pool covering the first phase of your certification. Spend your second week completing the second phase: open water dive with overnight conducted at the Windmill Quarry, located in Fort Erie, Canada. When you surface, don’t forget to leave time for all of the other great activities at Seven Hills.

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!