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For Parents

Click the topic below to learn more about Silverbrook Day Camp. Questions? Contact Camp Director Kelly Ireland at kireland@gswise.org or 414-443-3975.
  • Campers
    From graduating kindergarteners to graduating seniors, we welcome campers of all ages to enjoy the sun, sand and sisterhood of Camp Silverbrook. Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem. You can register with your camp registration!

    Girls entering grades 1-7: Laugh. Sing. Hike. Craft. Swim. And so much more while she enjoys camp as a camper!

    Girls entering grades 8-10: During select weeks she can swim, kayak, cook and enjoy all her camp favorites as a camper.
     
    Girls entering grades 7-10: Is she ready to take her Day Camp experience to a whole new level as she takes the lead?  Check out the Teen Info page for more information!
  • Confirmations
    You will receive an email confirming your registration after it has been processed which will contain links to the confirmation page on our web site. There is a guide for: Girls, Parents/Guardians, Overnighters and Volunteers. These guides contain important information to help you and your camper have a successful day camp experience. A reminder will be emailed to you approximately one week before camp. 
  • Daily Schedule
    9:00 a.m.: Campers arrive and opening flag ceremony
    Start the day with a tribute to the red, white and blue.

    9:45 a.m.: We’re off!
    Keep your cool at the waterfront, become one with nature, dabble in arts and crafts, challenge yourself as you learn new outdoor skills, and  discover the leader in you as support and encourage fellow campers through team building activities.

    12:00 p.m.: Lunch
    Time to grab some shade and get refueled.
     
    12:45 p.m.: We’re back at it!
    Didn’t get your fill of activities before refueling? No worries – the fun continues now!

    3:15 p.m.: Songs and closing flag ceremony
    Belt out a few tunes and then…what goes up, must come down – don’t forget to salute.
  • Directions to Camp
    Your confirmation information will have directions. For safety reasons, we do not post directions in our publications or on the council website.
  • Girls with Additional Needs
    We make every effort to meet the needs of all girls so that everyone can fully participate. Please note any special emotional, learning, physical, mental, or health needs for your child on the Registration and/or Health History form. For specific questions or situations, please e-mail Camp Director Kelly Ireland at kireland@gswise.org or call 414-443-3975.
  • Individuals and Buddies
    Your girl will gain independence and make friendships that last a lifetime as she has a blast at camp.  Want to send her with a friend or “Camp Buddy”? Great!  Make sure the buddies are in the same grade and that both include each other’s names during registration so we can be sure they are together.  Planning to come to camp with your whole troop or with more than two girls? Consider Day Camp by Community.
  • Overnights
    Is your camper ready to take her experience to the next level?  Try the overnight experience for one night on the Tuesday of camp! She will gain even more independence as she helps prepare her own meals, become closer with her camp friends and finishes out the week feeling like a camping superstar!
     
    Overnights are available during the following sessions:
    • Girls entering grades 2-3: SB2, SB4, SB6, SB8
    • Girls entering grades 4-12: every week
  • Program Areas
    Your camper will gain new skills and tons of confidence as she tries new activities and improves at what she may have done before.  We will set her up for success as she experiences activities geared to her age level.  What will she get to do?  See below:
    • All Camp- the last day of camp celebration packed with theme filled fun!
    • Archery – girls entering grades 4 and above will let their arrows fly.
    • Arts & Crafts- weave, paint, sew, the options are endless and they create something special based on the theme.
    • Boating
      • Paddleboating – girls entering grades 1-3 will enjoy paddleboating in Lucas Lake with their friends and an adult.
      • Canoeing or Kayaking – girls entering grades 4+ can paddle by themselves or with friends under the direction of our certified instructors.
    • Camper’s Choice – your camper can pick from her favorite or a new theme related activity to celebrate the last day of camp.
    • Fishing- girls entering grades 2+ can catch and release our scaled friends in Lucas Lake with the guidance of an experienced instructor.
    • Nature- your camper will become comfortable in the outdoors as we hike, play and experience all that surrounds us at camp.
    • Outdoor Skills- from cooking to knot tying and everything in between girls will work on their survival skills.
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)- girls are challenged to look at the world in a whole new way as we explore what’s really going on in nature and everyday life.
    • Swimming- from splashing to sand castles girls will enjoy the water supervised by lifeguards and staff after being tested into a section appropriate to their abilities.
    We want your camper to experience everything we have to offer.  Although we try our best, please note that we may offer alternative activities due to inclement weather.
  • Snacks and Meals
    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.

    Campers bring their own lunches and we keep them refrigerated.  If you join us on the overnight, we have you covered for dinner and breakfast.
  • Units
    You camper will spend her time at camp in a unit, which is a group of girls in her grade.  Each unit will have at least two adults (counselors and adult volunteers) along with older girls to help guide and support her while she is at camp. 
  • Weather
    Your camper’s safety is our number one priority.  We encourage girls daily to drink lots of water and we provide cooling-off activities and stations during our warmer weeks.  Although we do continue camp during the rain (don’t forget your poncho!), we move indoors for thunder.  We make every effort to present activities as described in all kinds of weather. However, we may need to make changes to protect the health and safety of our campers, staff and volunteers.