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Preparing For Summer Camp

Preparing for Summer Camp

Plan ahead to prepare campers for a fabulous experience at Girl Scouts Camp Kateri this summer!

Campers are required to have a completed health form (within 6 months) AND a health exam (within 24 months), including shot records, upon arrival at the camp session. Camp Kateri no longer holds records from previous summers, so all campers will need to bring all health information in 2014. If you have a school or sports physical that is current, you may attach it to the health form. Find the Resident Camp Girl Health Form here

Attend Open House

Open house will be at Camp Kateri on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Come meet the camp staff, take a sneak peek at where you will spend the week and particpate in a fun activity.

Prepare Together

Decisions about camp, like what to pack, should be made together. The more ownership the camper has in these decisions, the easier the transition to camp will be.     

Plan Ahead

Remember your happy camper will be living out of her bag for the week. Packing light helps campers keep track of items, keeps the living quarters neat, and guarantees that girls can handle their own luggage.

Review the Packing List

The Packing List is included in your confirmation packet. Please carefully review what is needed, with special attention to items that are not permitted at camp.

Label Everything

Laundry pens, iron-ons, and press-and-stick labels will distinguish your camper’s belongings from those of other cabin or tent mates. Make sure that your camper can identify the label used.

Break in Shoes and Boots Before Camp Begins

Ensure that your camper’s clothing and footwear are comfortable and appropriate clothes do get dirty at camp! Sending a camper in brand-new shoes can result in sore feet. 


Registration opens March 24, 2014!! A $25 non-refundable deposit is required per session.  Resident camp fees should be paid in full two weeks prior to the session. All online registrations will receive an electronic confirmation packet, unless otherwise requested.  Paper registrations can choose an online or mailed confirmation packet.  Confirmations will be sent within two weeks of receipt of the registration.  Confirmations sent by postal service will be addressed to the girl attending camp.

Cookie Dough may be used! You will need to get this from your Girl Scout Leader after the cookie sale program is over. Don’t delay your registration; send it in to secure the session you want. After receiving your confirmation packet, you may use cookie dough to pay for your camp session. Cookie dough is non-refundable.


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