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Valley Adventures Day Camp

Valley Adventure Day Campers:

Time to complete health & emergency contact forms,
ropes course waivers, and required reading for camp!

HEALTH FORMS REQUIRED FOR ALL at VADC:
Every individual at Valley Adventures Day Camp including our campers, adult volunteers, caddies, boys and children in the sibling care unit are required to have a health history form on file. The form can be found here: Health History Form.

For proper food planning and to provide any necessary assistance to our participants requiring accommodations, we need the health forms by May 1. The forms are held in strict confidence and are reviewed only by our camp nurse. Please mail them to Gretchen Simpson: Valley Adventures Day Camp at 16093 Goodview Way, Lakeville, 55044.

YMCA HIGH ROPES ADVENTURE COURSE WAIVER:
Campers entering 4th grade Fall 2014 and older will have the opportunity to participate in a high ropes adventure course as led by licensed and certified instructors from the YMCA. Every camper, boy and caddie over the age of entering 4th grade must submit a completed waiver no later than Monday, June 16. The form can be found here: YMCA Ropes Course Waiver.

Please send the signed waiver with your camper to day camp on the first day along with the other required forms.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION:
When campers arrive at camp on Monday, June 16, they will need to turn in the "Emergency Contact" form to their unit leader. This will provide our staff with your most recent contact information. The form can be found here: Emergency Contact Form

VADC RULES - REQUIRED READING:
The "VADC Rules" document describes the drop off and pick up process, as well as our policies regarding electronics, dressing for the outdoors, and severe weather evacuation procedures. It is critical that every parent and guardian be familiar with our program's policies and expectations. The document can be found here: VADC Rules

CODE OF CONDUCT:
Please review the "Code of Conduct" document with your camper, sign it, and bring it to camp on Monday, June 16. It is so easy to sign on the bottom line, but we strive to provide an environment of kindness and respect. Plese review our expectations for campers' conduct and be aware of the consequences for any violations. The document can be found here: VADC Code of Contact

WHAT TO BRING:
Everyone wants to know what they need to bring to camp, so here is the VADC Packing List! Please give it to your camper and start teaching her how to take responsibility for packing for herself.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF ALL FORMS, WAIVERS, AND REQUIRED READING SO WE CAN MAKE VADC A GREAT EXPERIENCE!

ATTENTION VALLEY ADVENTURES DAY CAMP VOLUNTEERS!

There will be a mandatory camp kick-off meeting to present all of the information volunteers need to know prior to serving at camp. Email updates and reminders will be sent as the date gets closer.

MANDATORY CAMP KICK-OFF MEETING DETAILS:

  • Date: Monday, June 2, 2014
  • Time: 6:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Camp Sacajawea Lodge, 5121 McAndrews, Apple Valley
  • WHO ATTENDS?
    ALL full time day camp volunteers and caddies. Part time volunteers are welcome to attend, but it is not necessary.

    WHY ATTEND?

  • SAFETY FIRST!
  • We need to present information such as emergency evacuation procedures and other health and safety standards.Our nurse will be available to address any questions about campers in your unit with food allergies or medical conditions that need to be known by the adults leading their group.
  • Find Out About the FUN!
    We will distribute your unit roster of campers, the camp programming binders which include all craft, activity and cooking instructions, your schedule for the week, your t-shirts and so much more to ensure you are prepared for an amazing time at day camp!

    MEET YOUR CO-LEADERS and CADDIES!
    It is advantageous to meet your camp “co-workers” prior to showing up on Monday morning at camp.There may be things you want to coordinate in advance or you simply may just want to meet some new camp friends. It will make for an easier transition to welcome your campers on Monday morning with enthusiasm and excitement if you are familiar who you are working with and a command of the program’s schedule in advance.

    Thank you again so very much for volunteering! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Camp Kick-Off meeting! It is the day camp pre-party!

    The 10th annual Valley Adventures Day Camp is now full!

    Thank you to everyone who has registered for Valley Adventures Day Camp! The program has a limited number of spots due to space constraints. The PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. A waiting list can be generated as there are usually 1-3 cancellations per year. Please email Gretchen Simpson at gretchsimpson@icloud.com to inquire about the waiting list.

  • Date: June 16-20, 2014
  • Location:Camp Sacajawea - 5121 McAndrews, Apple Valley, MN 55124

  • This year's camp theme will be SURVIVOR! Girls will be taught a variety of survival skills and knowledge through fun and creative programming. Their skills will be put to the test during a camp-wide "Amazing Race" competition on Thursday. Achieving immunity challenges will earn privileges, prizes and prestige for those Girl Scouts who put their survival skills to the test and succeed.
    Valley Adventures Day Camp is 100% volunteer led program serving Girl Scouts in the Apple Valley and Rosemount area. The camp will take place Monday - Wednesday 9:00am - 3:30pm. Thursday begins at 9am and includes staying overnight with camp ending at 11:00am on Friday.

    Camp fees are $160. A $80 nonrefundable deposit is due upon sending in the registration form. Camp fees balance is due April 1. No refunds for cancellations are made for any reason after May 1.

    Cookie credits and grants are accepted as forms of payment for Valley Adventures Day Camp. Grants are processed through the Girl Scout Council of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys' office in Brooklyn Park. Cookie credits should be sent to Gretchen Simpson/VADC, 16093 Goodview Way, Lakeville, 55044. See below, under "Grant Process for VADC 2014" for grant application directions.

    FULL TIME VOLUNTEERS (those volunteering all week including the overnight will have camp fees waived for one camper.) There is a boys' unit for sons of volunteers age 1st - 6th grades. The boys' unit fee is $50 and the group is limited to 12 boys. There is a sibling care unit for children of volunteers who are potty trained and ages 2 - entering kindergarten.

    Calling all Caddies!

    Do you love day camp, but are too old to be a camper? Then being a Caddie is the job for you!! Learn valuable leadership skills while enjoying nature and finding your inner actress and song leader!

  • Camp dates: June 16-20. (M-W 8:30-4:30; Thurs 8:30-Fri 12:00)
  • Camp set up day: June 14 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)
  • Caddie overnight: June 14-15 (6:00pm – 9:00am)

  • Caddies must be available for the camp set up day and the entire week including the all camp overnight on Thursday night.
    There are three types of Caddie opportunities:

    1)Jr. Caddies — Girl scouts going into 7th grade in Fall 2014
  • Training required: Program Aide training
  • The Jr. Caddie unit is a training unit, so council led “Jr. Caddie training” is not necessary.

  • 2)Caddies – Girl scouts going into grades 8-12 in Fall 2014
  • Training required: Program Aide training, Caddie training

  • 3)Sr. Caddies – Girl scouts going into grades 9-12 in Fall 2014
  • Training required: Program Aide training, Caddie training, Sr. Caddie training

    *Training needs to be completed by June 13, 2014*

    To apply – fill out the appropriate Caddie or Jr. Caddie application and mail to:
       Caddie Manager: Terri McArthur, 25511 Ipava Ave., Lakeville, MN 55044

    Application Forms are linked here:

             Jr. Caddie Application
            Caddie Application