Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Summer Day Camp: Journey Across America

Attendance Count (Girls): SOLD OUT for campers; PA spots available (grades 6-9)

What is Summer Day Camp?

An awesome, week-long summer day camp. The theme this year is A Journey Across America.

Daily activities include swaps & crafts, science, dance, music, and sports.  Our day camp fills up fast because it's so fun, so register now!

Day Camp is planned and organized by Girl Scout Troop 2256, a multi-level Girl Scout troop from Pima Neighborhood (part of Girl Scouts―Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc.).  Camp activities are led by volunteer Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts and supervised by adult volunteers. 


We have  scheduled camp for June 10-14 (Monday-Friday), 9 am-2 pm daily.  Girls can be dropped off starting at 8:45 each day so that they camp day can start promptly at 9 am.


Girl Scout Camp will be held at Mountain View Presbyterian Church located at 8050 E Mountain View Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258  

Who Can Attend?

Day Camp is limited to 100 campers who are registered in a Pima neighborhood troop (Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts, who have just completed K-5 grades in May).  Our staff will be 20 older girl volunteers (grades 8+) and at least 20 adult volunteers (18+ years). 

If your daughter is in a troop outside of the Pima Neighborhood, she may attend day camp but you are required to volunteer for at least two days to assist us in meeting girl/adult ratio.

**Girls must have current membership with Girl Scouts.** 

Girls living in the Desert Mountain High School complex who are not Girl Scout members may also attend but will be required to join Girl Scouts. Membership is $25 and girls need not join a troop (although we are happy to assist you in finding a permanent Girl Scout home).  

Program Aide Program for Grades 6-9

Girls who have just completed grades 6-9 may register for a special older girl program.  This program is designed to give them the leadership skills to be camp counselors and to assist with other neighborhood programs.  Girls who enroll in this program will earn their Program Aide award during the week.  This program is limited to the first 20 registrants.  If your daughter is just completing 5th grade, she may opt to be a camper or for this new PA program.  Please think about the choice carefully; a very mature 5th grader will do fine in this program but many girls this age will "fit" better in the regular camp program. 

What is the Cost?

$150.  There will be no refunds or partial refunds for any reason. 

We need adult volunteers who are registered/background checked members of GSUSA.  To guarantee a spot for your camper, agree to help as an adult volunteer!  

Pima volunteers can earn a rebates of up to and $100 if you agree to help as an adult volunteer.

How Do I Register?

Fill in this online form and then mail your completed permission slip/health form with a check for $150.  Both steps must be completed by May 1st in order to secure a spot at camp.

The registration link is here: Deadline has passed; please contact us for waitlist status.

The registration link for adult volunteers is here:

The registration link for older girl volunteers is here:  
Deadline has passed; if your are in grades 8-12, contact us.

Could Camp Be Cancelled?

No way!  Summer Day Camp 2019 will happen rain or shine!  The only reason camp could be cancelled is if there are not enough adult volunteers to meet minimum safety standards. 

If cancelled, all campers will be notified and registration fees refunded. You can help us out by giving us a day or two of your time!

What Does my Girl Scout Need to Bring?

Everyone should bring their own sack lunch Monday through Friday. Everyone should also bring a bottle of water each day.  Refrigerators and microwaves are not available.  

Girls need to wear closed-toe shoes and we encourage girls to according to the theme each day.

The themes for the week are as follows:

  • Monday: New York, New York
  • Tuesday:  New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Wednesday: Austin, Texas 
  • Thursday: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Friday: Washington, DC

Drop Off, Pick Up, and Safety

We will strive to meet every Girl Scout safety recommendation.  All girls must be signed in and out by a parent/guardian each day.  If she is going home with someone else, we must receive a note from the parent.  Please pick up your camper on time.  No supervision will be provided before 8:45 or after 2:15 pm.  

What About...?

For more information, please contact Girl Scout Troop 2256 at