Camps > Volunteer-Led Day Camp > Parents and Volunteers

Why Volunteer Led Day Camp?

We are one of the largest Girl Scout Volunteer Led Day Camp systems in the country. Be a part of the tradition that enhances parent/girl relationships, thrives on girl leadership, and has skill progression at every level so girls develop new skills each summer.
 
Camp Director
Each camp is led by a volunteer who coordinates your week of day camp. They recruit adults, just like you, to help camp run smoothly. Contact the camp director to see how you can help.

Adult Volunteers
Camp is led completely by volunteers. Each camp depends on adults sharing their time to support girls and to meet adult ratios. All volunteers complete a background check for the safety of each camper. Contact the camp director to see how you can help if you can't be at camp. It will be worth a vacation day to see your camper in action.

Adults complete a Volunteer Application and Background Check. Follow the link to complete if you have not within the last three years. This is separate from the volunteer camp registration.

Not able to Volunteer all week?
  • Volunteer for a couple days
  • Recruit an uncle, aunt, grandparent 
  • Help before camp with set-up
  • Help Friday evening with clean-up

Adult Volunteer Orientation

Meet with the camp director prior to camp so you are ready and prepared. Trainings are for new and returning volunteers who are helping 1-6 days.
Camp Date Time Location Helpful Information
Alpha Moraine Thursday, July 17 TBD TBD Orientation for new and returning volunteers
Deer Trails Thursday, May 29 6:30-8:30 p.m. St. John Vianney, Brookfield Orientation for new and returning volunteers
Glacier Hills Monday, June 23 6:00-7:00 p.m. First National Bank Community Room, Slinger Orientation for new and returning volunteers
Lakeland Sunday, June 8 1:00-4:00 p.m. Camp Winding River Open House for volunteers to tour and unit leaders to drop off supplies.
Northern Lights Sunday, August 10 1:30 p.m. Camp Winding River Orientation for new and returning volunteers
Prairie Hill Monday, June 2 7:00 p.m. Waukesha North High School Volunteer and Unit Leader Orientation
Rising Stars Meadow Springs Sunday, June 15 2:00-4:00 p.m. Camp Winding River Volunteer Orientation
River Valley Saturday, June 21 9:00 a.m. TBD New Volunteer Orientation
River Valley Saturday, June 21 10:00 a.m. TBD Orientation for new and returning volunteers
Sun Lakes Sunday, July 20 Noon-2:00 p.m. Camp Pottawatomie Hills Volunteer Orientation
Sun Lakes Thursday, July 10 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bethel Lutheran Church, Muskego Unit Leader Training
Trefoil Saturday, June 21 12:30-3:00 p.m. Trefoil Oaks Program Center Outdoor Skills (recommended); register online
Whispering Willows Saturday, June 21 9:00-11:30 a.m. Immanuel Baptist Church, Brookfield Unit Leader Training Option 1
Whispering Willows Tuesday, June 24 7:00-9:00 p.m. Immanuel Baptist Church, Brookfield Unit Leader Training Option 2
Windy Waters Saturday, June 21 12:30-3:00 p.m. Trefoil Oaks Program Center Outdoor Skills (recommended); register online
Woodland Trails Sunday, July 27 5:00-6:00 p.m. Chinook Program Center New Volunteer Training and Orientation

Teen Leadership
Teens get hands-on experience leading girls and activities all week long. They role model to younger girls that Girl Scouting is an important part of their lives as teenagers.

Health and Safety
Turn in this Authorization to Administer Medication form on the first day of camp with any medicines that need to be given. Each camp has a paid Health Supervisor who takes care of all medications and first aid needs. For camps with water activities there is a team of lifeguards who are on duty at all swimming and boating activities.

Affordable
We are affordable for everyone by providing financial assistance, by depending on adult and teen volunteers, and by making it easy for girls to use their Program Activity Credits (PACs) to pay for camp.

Teen Leadership
Teens get hands-on experience leading girls and activities all week long. They role model to younger girls that Girl Scouting is an important part of their lives as teenagers. Here is how you can help when you are at camp.

Health and Safety
Turn in this Authorization to Administer Medication form on the first day of camp with any medicines that need to be given. Each camp has a paid Health Supervisor who takes care of all medications and first aid needs. For camps with water activities there is a team of lifeguards who are on duty at all swimming and boating activities.

Affordable
We are affordable for everyone by providing financial assistance, by depending on adult and teen volunteers, and by making it easy for girls to use their Program Activity Credits (PACs) to pay for camp.

Give your Girl Scout an amazing summer!
 

Benefits of Day Camp

For Teens...
Lead a team of younger girls
Make new friends
Get outdoors
Develop leadership skills

For Adults...
Watch your camper have fun and try new things
See the power of volunteering
Make new friends
Socialize with other parents

For Troop Leaders...
All the same reasons as above plus...
Connect with the adults in your troop for help and ideas in the future.
See what gets your girls excited so they can help you plan for the school year.
Enjoy all the teambuilding they do so next year is even better.
Enjoy all the songs they learn so they can entertain the group.
Enjoy all the games they will learn so they can lead other girls.


Results

  • 9 out of 10 parents of campers would recommend our summer camps.
  • 9 out of 10 girls made new friends at camp last summer.
  • 9 out of 10 girls want to come back next summer.
  • 9 out of 10 teens felt camp prepared them to be a leader.


Proof is in the quotes

Listen to why teens enjoy being at day camp. 

"I learned that I don't have to know everyone in my unit before I get there. I will make lots of new friends." -Camper

"It was a great chance to get to know the girls in my daughter's troop better. I got to know others in different troops and hear about what they do and plan for their troop. We exchanged ideas, and of course, it's always a great time to be outside!" -Volunteer, Troop Leader, and Mom

"At camp I felt at home." -Camper

"The best part was watching the girls interact with each other. I enjoyed watching the girls encourage each other in tasks." -Volunteer and Parent/Guardian

"I learned that I like apples roasted over a fire, I like cooking things that aren't boring (like macaroni), and I learned that I'm not afraid to try new things." -Camper

My favorite part about camp was "spending time with the girls and making new memories." - Volunteer and Mom

"It is so neat to see your child in action. You can get to know her friends and her friends' parents. Plus you get to make friends yourself. Just try it one day or one week." - Wendy, Mom and Volunteer


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