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7/31/08 11:36 P

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My daughter comes home tomorrow too. Tomorrow will be the ninth and last day at camp. She wont get here until the afternoon. I guess on the way to camp their bus broke down. But other than that she has been having a good time from what I can see in her letters. We did have a earthquake here on Wednesday that made me worry about her feelings. So I wrote her a email to let her no everything was okay with the family and the house. I didn't want her to worry. The epicenter was closer to our house than where she was located. She did tell me that she did wear lots of sunscreen. One of my rules for her. So that is good.

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7/31/08 8:02 P

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I pick up Beth tomorrow, she's been gone since Sunday. She must be having a good time since they didn't call for me to come get her. She also hasn't written, probably too busy!

I can't wait to see her tomorrow!

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7/23/08 9:23 P

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My daughter leaves tomorrow morning and will be gone for nine days. She is going to camp Sherman here in California. Its called water adventure.

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7/23/08 8:41 A

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Beth is in her second Day camp session for the summer (this is her third year at this one, and it's run by one of her leaders) and Sunday she leaves for her first resident camp. She is very excited.

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7/22/08 7:53 P

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Hi. My daughter went to day camp the last 3 summers(including this year, it's the week after school gets out in June), plus she went to resident camp last summer and this summer. Here they do things as a unit, not as individuals, at least at the brownie level. At day camp, they have a weekly theme, the first year was "It's a Jungle Out There" and it was all about animals(both wild and domestic). They earned both the Animals and NJ Naturalist Try-it as well as working on several other try-it activities(this was exciting since she was just going INTO brownies that year). The second year was "Girls Rock" and they did Geo Caching(sp?) and learned about nature. They earned Geo-Caching and Earth and Sky Try-its, both again that she didn't have. This year they did "Muggle and Mystery Trail Mix" and learned a TON about science(themed on Harry Potter). This was really her favorite of the 3 years of day camp. She earned Science Wizzardry and Science in Action Try-its. At resident camp, they do the typical swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, and who knows what. While she enjoys it, she actually prefers day camp activities. I think as she gets older that might change, but who knows. I was a GS for 12 years and went on 5 Wider Ops(aka Destinations). They were all very different and VERY fun, and something I would recommend that all old GS look into.
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7/22/08 3:08 P

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Good for her!!!! I hope mine is having fun. She's 13 and GS is not something that you say you do. This weekend the girls in our troop nick named it Garlic Salts. That way no one will know they are in GS. But they like it well enough to keep coming back.

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7/22/08 11:30 A

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My daughter got back Saturday from GS camp, was home for 36 hours and headed off to Sheriff's Camp for 6 days so I didn't get much time to talk to her. The little bit she did say was that she really enjoyed herself, made lots of friends and didn't even mind the 2 days that vicious T-storms went through! She did have a buddy, but that was a last minute thing and she says she would have had fun even if her buddy haddn't been there. This was her first time to GS camp. She came home with 2 Jr badges and was very excited. One of her camp mates has already called to set up a get together!

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7/8/08 1:02 A

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My daughter always goes to camp with a friend. But you know in Boy Scout camp, troops always go as a troop destination. So you will see many different troop groups at one camp. No lone individuals to much that I can see if ever. That is one thing different between Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts But during the day they go to their merit badge choice alone, but their is usually others that have signed up for the same thing. Plus if they finish with a merit badge they usually can do other merit badges that they haven't signed up for. The boys also have a couple of adult leaders with them at the camp as chaperon. The adults can participate in activities planed for these adult or do nothing at all while the kids are at their activities.

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7/7/08 10:00 P

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We are going to look at Destinations for next year for my daughter. Of course, I'll have to make sure she'll really go. You can't take your buddy on a destination.

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7/7/08 8:48 P

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My daughter has pretty much outgrown going to resident GS camp now that she's 17 and going to be a HS Senior. She did go to the Governor's Institute for Engineering at UVM last week. She had a blast and both teams she worked on won awards. This week she is an asst. unit leader at the GS day camp where I'm director. Today was a very LONG day. Tomorrow will be easier as we're at the beach all day!
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My daughter was supposed to go to camp (her first time) this year, however her buddy pulled out (so my daughter didn't want to go alone). Perhaps next year, if she doesn't get a buddy, we will do the Mommy & Me weekend.

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My daughter goes on the 20th. She did not go last year. She hated it the last couple years. This year we paired her up with someone else. I think she will be fine. She is a very outgoing girl, but then she turns around and surprises me how shy she gets.

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7/7/08 1:54 P

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The format for out camp is that you have sessions you attend - I think there are 5 per day. One is your camp theme (sometimes 2 but not usually). One is always swimming. That leaves 3 more you choose. My daughter always chooses drama as one. Last year she did a spa one and learned to make facial scrubs from food and how to massage out a stress point. Mommy got the benefit of that one. They make meals really fun by doing things like backward day (sit backwards, start with dessert, etc.) and shipwreck day where you are blindfolder and chose a non-standard utensil to eat with (think spatula, beaters, etc.) - did I mention the food is speghetti? And yes, I'd like to be at GS camp too.

One day at a time . . .


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7/7/08 10:43 A

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This is my daughters third year of going to camp. She and her friend picked an all water camp. So they are going to learn how to sail a boat, canoe or anything on the water. She goes for nine days and leaves July 24th. She gets back and sees her brother for one whole day and then he leaves for Boy Scout camps for a week. Boy Scout camps and Girl scout seem different. I am highly impressed with Boy Scout camps. One year I am going to have to help out at a girl scout camp to see how they are run. At my son's camps you pick the merit badges you want to work on during the week. Then you go to these classes like school periods. You can also do activities that are not merit badge related. My son is going to learn to scuba dive while at his camp. His merit badges are Oceanography, Astronomy, pioneering and I am going to sign him up for snorkeling. I would love more intense camps for are girls. My daughter is entering 6th grade this year and is a cadet. So I really don't know what's out their for her. I know with the Boy Scout camps they really only really get started going to camp after fifth grade it seems. When my son is fourteen he can go to this camp called Philmont. Its a tradition in our troop to go as a group. They usually go every other year. Its pretty intense as I understand it.

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I dropped my DD (only one also) off yesterday as well. This is her 4th or 5th year at resident camp but the first year she signed up without a buddy. (Which tells me she really enjoys it!) This week she is doing a canoe camp. Then in 2 weeks she goes back for baby-sitting camp. I'll tell you what, I think I'd rather be there than sitting here at work!



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My daughter (my only as well!) Will be going to her first resident camp this summer, the last week of July. She's done one day camp so far, which wasn't that great, and she'll be doing another one in mid July, but the resident camp will be hard, she's never been gone more than 1 night. I know she'll have fun though!

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Hope everyone had a happy 4th of July. We dropped my daughter off at GS camp on Sunday. One of those happy/sad days. She LOVES GS camp and so I am happy she is there, but I already miss her so much. She's my "only" and the house seems so quiet. The camp is on the bay, and is just beautiful. There are 10 girls in their dorm, and they were all chatting away when we left. The program for this camp is DIY or something like that - Its design your own everything. Sounds like fun. Anyone else out there have girls going to GS camp this summer? And what are your camps like?

One day at a time . . .


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