Summer Camp Feature Hero
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER CAMP IS CLOSED

Unleashing your girl's potential should be a year-round affair. This summer, put her on a path to success designed to bring out the best in her. 

At Girl Scout camp, she'll:

  • Grow in confidence as she faces and overcomes challenges
  • Gain new skills as she takes the lead in everything she does
  • Find her passions as she explores a wide variety of exciting activities
  • Connect with nature as she discovers the wonders of the great outdoors
  • Make a lifetime of memories and build community as she shares her summer with new friends 

And she'll do it all in a supportive all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment where she'll be given endless opportunities to take the lead and let her unique G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential SHINE. Give her a summer like no other - there's still time to sign up! Camp spots fill up fast; register today to secure her spot. She doesn't have to be a current Girl Scout to participate! All girls are welcome.

OVERNIGHT (RESIDENT) CAMPS
SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP ~ CLOSED

Date: June 4 - 8
Time: 8:00 a.m. Monday 
 5:00 p.m. Friday
Price:  $400
Grade Level: 2 - 12
Location: Camp Honi Hanta

Faster than a flying arrow, more powerful than a troop leader loading cookies during cookie season, and able to leap tall insects in a single bound! Join us as we celebrate the superheroes of yesterday while training the leaders of tomorrow. Discover your own superhero powers as we join forces to fend off the wicked (make-believe) Snerps. Superheroes can inspire us to be greater and to be the everyday heroes in the world!

During this week of camp, girls will:

  • Create her own superhero costume.
  • Name her powers and learn to develop her backstory.
  • Design and write her own comic book.
  • Discover the science behind flying, magnets, and pulleys.
  • Take part in a camp-wide play.
  • Soar on the zip line.
  • Scale the climbing wall.

MISCHIEF MANAGED ~ CLOSED

Date: June 11 - 15
Time: 8:00 a.m. Monday — 5:00 p.m. Friday
Price: $400
Grade Level: 2 - 12
Location: Camp Honi Hanta

If you love the wizard world, then you will love this week of camp! Get ready to prep your potions and find your powers during this magically inspired camp! Meet the Scout Sorting Hat before venturing to the land of fiction where campers of all ages will enjoy dress-up days. Girls will attend class with their fellow wizards, play Camp Quidditch, swim with the mermaids in the “black lake,” and participate in the wizard tournament. We’ll meet you at the platform for an early departure. Don’t forget your wand and broom!  Come and join us for your first class at Honi Hogwarts!

During this week of camp, girls will:

  • Plant her own garden in Herbology.
  • Come face-to-face with an owl and other wildlife during Care of Magical Creatures.
  • Focus on STEM activities in Potions Class.
  • Read her favorite Hogwarts history book.
  • Watch movies at night while relaxing with her friends.
  • Play water games in the Rain Forrest.
  • Boat down the Braden River.

ODDVENTURELAND ~ CLOSED

Date: June 18 - 22
Time: 8:00 a.m. Monday — 5:00 p.m. Friday
Price: $400
Grade Level: 2 - 12
Location: Camp Honi Hanta

If you love taking trips to Orlando parks, you don’t want miss this week of camp! Explore the wacky world of Camp Honi Hanta during this fun and exciting week! Campers will experience unique adventures in different areas of camp. We took a lesson from the famous mouse and designed each area of camp with a different theme; Land of Tomorrow, Land of the Frontier, Land of Fantasy, Land of Adventure, Main Street, and Town of Toons.

During this week of camp, girls will:

  • Find geocaches.
  • Go on camp-wide treasure hunts.
  • Learn how to build a raft.
  • Help her team win in an adventure race.
  • Become a skilled archer.
  • Paddle the Braden River in canoes and kayaks.
  • Participate in night-time scavenger hunts. 

WILD, WILD WEST ~ CLOSED

Date: June 25 - 29
Time: 8:00 a.m. Monday — 5:00 p.m. Friday
Price: $450
Grade Level: 2 - 12
Location Camp Honi Hanta

Calling all horse lovers! Camp Honi Hanta has been overrun by desperados and we need some brave cowgirls to save the day. Girls will solve mysteries, join a search party during a gold rush, all while having a hootin’-hollerin’ good time! The week will end with a girl-led hoedown. Horseback riding and other adventures await so bring your bandanas, hats, and cowgirl gear!  Girls will travel each day to an offsite equestrian center.

During this week of camp, girls will:

  • Learn to groom and care for horses & riding gear.
  • Participate in horseback riding.
  • Make a pair of moccasins.
  • Hike through camp.
  • Learn rope tricks and knots.
  • Pan for fake gold.
  • Become a skilled miner while having fun with soil science.
DAY CAMPS

Day Camp at Camp Honi Hanta

 

SUPERHERO TRAINING CAMP ~ CLOSED

Date: June 4 - 8
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price:  $250
Grade Level: K - 1
Location: Camp Honi Hanta

Faster than a flying arrow, more powerful than a troop leader loading cookies during cookie season, and able to leap tall insects in a single bound! Join us as we celebrate the superheroes of yesterday while training the leaders of tomorrow. Discover your own superhero powers as we join forces to fend off the wicked (make-believe) Snerps. Superheros can inspire us to be greater; to be the everyday heroes in the world!


MISCHIEF MANAGED ~ CLOSED

Date: June 11 - 15
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $250
Grade Level: K - 1
Location: Camp Honi Hanta

Get ready to prep your potions and find your powers during this magically inspired camp! Meet the sorting hat before venturing to the land of fiction where campers of all ages will enjoy dress-up days. Girls will attend class with their fellow wizards, play quidditch, swim with the mermaids in the “black lake,” and participate in the wizard tournament. We’ll meet you at the platform for an early departure. Don’t forget your wand and broom!


ODDVENTURELAND ~ CLOSED

Date: June 18 - 22
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $250
Grade Level: K - 1
Location: Camp Honi Hanta

Explore the wacky world of Camp Honi Hanta during this fun and exciting week! Campers will experience unique adventures in different areas of camp. We took a lesson from the famous mouse and designed each area of camp with a different theme; Land of Tomorrow, Land of the Frontier, Land of Fantasy, Land of Adventure, Main Street, and Town of Toons.


WILD, WILD WEST ~ CLOSED

Date: June 25 - 29
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $300
Grade Level: K - 1
Location Camp Honi Hanta

Camp Honi Hanta has been overrun by desperados and we need some brave cowgirls to save the day. Girls will solve mysteries, join a search party during a gold rush, all while having a hootin’-hollerin’ good time! The week will end with a girl-led hoedown. Horseback riding and other adventures await so bring your bandanas, hats, and cowgirl gear!


Day Camp in Fort Myers

 

ARTISTIC CREATIONS ~ CLOSED

Date: July 9 - 13
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $250
Grade Level: K - 5
Location: Cypress Lake Middle School

Explore your creativity and let your imagination run wild all week long! Artistic Creations is designed for girls to use their imaginations and creative thought process. Campers will have the opportunity to express themselves through the types of art they love most. We’ll have jewelry making, painting, tie dying, textile artisans, and so much more! Who knows? Maybe you are the next great artist waiting to be discovered! Swimming and other assorted camp activities are also included.


MAD SCIENCE ~ CLOSED

Date: July 16 - 20
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price $250
Grade Level: K - 5
Location: Cypress Lake Middle School

Welcome to the world of amazing discovery and exciting experiments. This week is filled with cool activities that will make you say WOW! We will join our make-believe, legendary Dr. Gore-don Low for a journey into the realm of scientific discovery. The world is our laboratory so put on your white coats and grab those beakers, because here we go!  Swimming and other assorted camp activities are also included.


FINDING PIXIELAND ~ CLOSED

Date: July 23 - 27
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $250
Grade Level: K - 5
Location: Cypress Lake Middle School

Discover the remarkable world of Pixieland in this adventure-filled week. Pirates, pixies, and mermaids abound as we fly through the jungles using pixie dust. Dust off your wings, because this is going to be a magical time of discovery. Swimming and other assorted camp activities are also included.


FURRY FRIENDS CRITTER CAMP ~ CLOSED

Date: July 30 - August 3
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price $250
Grade Level: K - 5
Location: Cypress Lake Middle School

This week is all about our four-legged friends. We’ll learn all about the critters that roam our living rooms and backyards, and out in the wild. We’ll explore books about animals and explore pets of all shapes and sizes. We will also get a visit from some of our fur-tastic friends. Swimming and other assorted camp activities are also included.


WHAT TO EXPECT AT CAMP

During each week of overnight (resident) camp, parents can expect the following:

  • Breakfast (except Monday), lunch, and dinner will be served with two snacks per day. Dietary restrictions should be included on camper medical paperwork after registration.
  • Girls will participate in archery, canoeing, kayaking, and low ropes challenge course (team-building) several times during the week, based on age level safety guidelines.
  • Girls will swim each day with certified lifeguards (also in accordance with age level and skill-level safety guidelines).
  • Girls will enjoy several nightly campfires (dependent on weather), meet new friends, and have a chance to receive camper mail sent by parents each day.
  • Girls will stay overnight by program age levels in units with trained camp staff.
  • Camp Medic roles will be divided between three people and will be on site 24 hours per day.  There will be an on-call physician available as well.
  • Campers will receive a camp shirt and patch.
  • Each week meets one or more requirements of specific Girl Scout curriculum. A list of requirements met for each program level will be provided to parents.
GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION
Camp Staff

All staff participate in an intense, mandatory training designed to prepare the staff to create a positive and supportive environment based on standards provided by leading experts in the camping industry. During this time the staff learn child development, the Girl Scout Program, camp skills, group dynamics, safety procedures, regulations, cooperative learning, and other important topics. Leadership staff are also required to attend additional camp training. Additionally, a camp medic will be on site throughout each week of overnight camp, and daily during day camp. Every staff member has been through a thorough screening and background check. The ratio of counselors to girls is determined by age level using the guidelines in Safety Activity Checkpoints, set by Girl Scouts of the USA.

Health and Safety

Camp sessions adhere to the safety standards required by Girl Scouts of the USA. If an illness or injury occurs that requires additional medical attention, camp locations are only a few miles from local hospital facilities. Parents will be notified immediately of any emergency situation. Basic healthcare items as listed on Camp Parent Consent Form are provided by parents and administered as listed on Camp Medication Distribution Form.  All prescription and non-prescription medications brought to camp must be in their original containers and labeled clearly with the name of the medication, the camper’s name, and the exact instructions for usage. All medication must be checked in upon arrival (the forms will be sent with your confirmation).

Insurance

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. purchases accident insurance for council activities.  All girls attending camp must have health insurance. If girls do not currently have health insurance, a policy must be purchased prior to camp. Links to purchase this insurance online will be available at campdocs.com.

Camp Behavior

Camp life is an excellent opportunity for girls to live and work together. Camp is also a community of many people and certain standards of behavior are expected. The camp director and staff will do everything possible to help girls adjust to camp life. Girls who consistently exhibit inappropriate behavior, endanger themselves or others, are willfully disobedient, or whose behavior towards others (both campers and staff) is unacceptable, will be removed from camp and sent home without a refund.

Conditions Beyond Our Control

Conditions may arise that will cause a publicized and planned activity to be canceled.

Living Conditions

Girls are housed together in units according to age level. Bunk assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis. Camp offers an excellent opportunity for campers to develop independent living skills, self-reliance, responsibility, and positive relationships.  All campers and staff participate in kapers, which include flag ceremonies, care of shared program areas, and the clean-up of unit bath houses, cabins, and shelters.  Each camper is responsible for her own personal care and grooming. 

Bunk Buddies

Girls are housed together in units according to age level. Bunk assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot accommodate requests for girls to bunk together. Camp staff will not know if girls belong to the same troop or go to the same school and parents should not expect girls to be placed together in the same cabin or unit. We encourage girls to make new friends within our Girl Scout community. 

Telephones and Electronic Devices

Summer camp offers a great opportunity to learn about and navigate social situations while not being constantly connected to and immersed within a digital/virtual world. There is a No-Cell Phone policy at all camps. We agree to contact you if your child is experiencing a challenge in their adjustment to camp. We do not allow any electronic items, such as IPods, MP3 players, radios, Smart Watch devices, or tablets of any kind. Digital cameras are a great way to capture memories and are allowed at camp. The Girl Scouts cannot and will not be responsible, for any reason, for the loss or damage to your child’s electronic equipment.

Pick Up Policy

Non-staff adults are permitted at the camp entrance during drop-off and pick-up times. Only those adults listed as “Authorized” person(s) on the Camp Parent Consent Form will be permitted to pick up campers. Photo ID will be required for pick-up of all campers.  Responsibility for campers not picked up within 30 minutes of pick-up time will be given to local authorities. In this instance, parents will need to pick up children at the local Sheriff’s Office.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who may attend camp?

All currently registered Girl Scout members ages 5-17, regardless of race, creed, or national origin, may enroll in summer opportunities (girls must be currently enrolled in 2nd grade and up to attend resident camp). All girls must be registered Girl Scout members to registered for camp. If you are not a registered Girl Scout, don't worry, you can JOIN TODAY! If you need assistance our customer care associates are happy to help, contact us at customercare@gsgcf.org.

What if my daughter is not a Girl Scout?

In order to register for camp, parents must register their child(ren) as Girl Scout member(s) through our website. Once this has been completed, parents will need to send an email to customercare@gsgcf.org to inform us that they have registered their child as a Girl Scout member. At that time, we will be able to create their eBiz login account and they will be able to register for camp the following day.

Are Health Forms Required?

It is imperative that we have medical information for all participants at camp. A link to all necessary documents will be included in an email from Campdoc.com 5-17 after registration. A girl WILL NOT be admitted to any session/program without all documents completed one week prior to camp start date.

What if my daughter has special needs?

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. is an all-inclusive organization and strives to accommodate girls with all levels of abilities. Please contact customercare@gsgcf.org with the subject heading “Camp” in the subject line.

Do costs associated with Girl Scout camp qualify for child care tax credits?

Costs associated with resident camp do not qualify for Dependent Care Tax Credit.  However, families may qualify for Dependent Care Tax Credit on the federal income tax statement for certain costs incurred in sending a child to day camp. Contact your tax advisor to find out if this credit applies to your family situation. Please use GSGCF Tax ID # 59-0760121.

What are the methods for payment?

A $100 deposit (online registration only) is required at the time of registration. There is a non-refundable $25 fee and it will be deducted from the amount paid. There are no refunds after the deadline date of May 4, 2018. If payment is not received by the deadline date, your space will be released to the next person on the waiting list. Payment can be made by credit card online. We are happy to assist if you need to make payments (after initial deposit is processed online); please contact our customer care team at 800-232-4475, press 8 for assistance.

Can my daughter use her cookie dough?

Yes, Girl Scouts members may apply their cookie dough earned from the cookie sales for overnight camp, day camp, or summer travel sessions and/or other programs listed on our website. Cookie dough can only be applied manually by staff. Please follow this LINK to complete the form, and be sure to submit this form two weeks prior to payment deadline for camp. For balances, please contact the council at customercare@gsgcf.org with the subject heading “Cookie Balance Request.”

Is Financial Assistance Available for Camp?

Families who qualify will receive a program scholarship for 25% of the total registration costs, not to exceed $100 per Girl Scout per camp session.

How is pricing for camp calculated?

GSGCF is proud to be able to offer camps that excel in girl programming and are priced less than and/or equivalent to the camp programs being offered at our sister Florida Girl Scout Councils.

What is the Cancellation/Refund policy?

A camp session may be canceled by Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. if the required minimum registration is not met. If the camp session is canceled due to low registration or other unforeseen reasons, participants will be notified as soon as possible. In the event of a cancellation, alternate sessions will be offered, if available. If the alternate session is not viable for the girl to attend, the total fee paid, including the deposit, will be refunded.

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