Silverbrook Day Camp


Campers
All girls! All girls are welcome to attend day camp! If your girl is not a registered Girl Scout, you can complete her membership information and dues in the camp registration process.

Entering Grades 1-7: Girls can attend any session of day camp. Girls can attend just one session or more than one!

Entering Grades 7-12: See information for Program Aides and CITs below.  There will be a few sessions in 2014 where girls in grades 8-10 can come to camp as a camper, instead of through the leadership program.   

Individuals and Buddies
Camp Silverbrook is designed for girls to participate individually or with a friend (a "Camp Buddy"). One of our goals is for girls to grow in their independence and make new friends. If your camper would like to register with a buddy, this must be included in her registration materials. If the whole troop or more than two girls would like to attend camp together, please consider Volunteer-Led Day Camp.

Units
Before girls arrive at camp, they're arranged into Units by grade level with their buddy. Each unit consists of 10-12 girls, 2 Counselors, plus Program Aides, Counselors-in-Training, and Adult Volunteers. Units are labeled with the Girl Scout Level (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette) and the unit number. For example, a camper might be in the "B2 Unit" (2nd unit of Girl Scout Brownies) or the "J4 Unit" (4th unit of Girl Scouts Juniors).

Sessions
The summer calendar is filled with 3-day, 4-day and 5-day sessions to choose from! Each session has its own unique theme, but at every session units will visit each program area (see below).

Daily Schedule

9:00 a.m.    Buses arrive at camp

9:15 a.m.    Opening flag ceremony

9:30 a.m.    Rotate between Program Areas (see below)

12:00 p.m.  Lunch with Units

12:45 p.m.  Rotate between Program Areas

3:00 p.m.    Songs, games, lost & found, bathroom break

3:15 p.m.    Closing flag ceremony

3:30 p.m.    Buses depart camp

Program Areas
Every activity at camp allows girls to discover more about herself and the world around her, connect with new friends, learn new skills, and try new things. Units visit the following program areas, during their session at camp:
  • Archery – girls entering grades 4+
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Boating
    • Paddleboating – girls entering grades 1-3
    • Canoeing or Kayaking – girls entering grades 4+
  • Camper’s Choice - activities vary each week
  • Nature
  • Outdoor Skills
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) 
  • Swimming
  • Theme-specific activities
Overnights
For each  session, girls entering grades 4-12 can choose to stay overnight on Tuesday. Overnight campers help prepare their own meals, enjoy evening activities, and sleep in platform tents or troop houses (weather- and capacity-dependent). Girls entering grades 2-3 can choose to stay overnight during session 4 or 8. 

Girl Scout Badges
At the end of each session we will send home the badge and award requirements that each unit completed.  Badge and award requirements earned will also be posted on the web site after each session. 

Busing
Busing is offered throughout Milwaukee and in part of Ozaukee County for an additional cost per session.

Drop-off/Pick-up at Camp
For campers who do not ride the bus, camp drop off and pick up information will be sent prior to the session via email.

Snacks
One healthy snack is provided each day. Campers can pack additional snacks for the day, if needed, but should coordinate with their counselor for appropriate times to consume snacks.

Meals
Each camper packs her own lunch to bring to camp each day. When she arrives in the morning, she places her lunch in her unit's "lunch bin" to be refrigerated until lunchtime.
Girls who stay the night at camp will be provided with dinner and breakfast during their stay.

Program Aides and Counselors-in-Training
Teen girls who want to build their leadership skills and work with younger campers may come to camp as a Program Aide (PA)  or Counselor-In-Training. PAs are girls entering grades 8-9 and CITs are girls entering grades 10-graduated Seniors. 

Volunteers
Silverbrook encourages parents, family and friends to volunteer at camp. Adult volunteers assist camp staff with activities and in units to enrich experiences and ensure the safety and well being of each camper.  Those who volunteer for three or more days receive a reduced price for your camper,  free bus transportation for you and your camper and a free camp patch. 

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