Whether you’re discovering the wildlife in your own backyard, swimming in a lake for the first time at summer camp, or being a citizen scientist and observing bees in your neighborhood park, every outdoor adventure grows your “I’ve got this” attitude. And once you unlock that confidence, you’ll aim as high as the stars you see outside your cabin window.
See you back at camp in 2024!
Watch for the 2024 digital camp guide to be release in December.
Immunization Policy-Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes requires campers be in compliance with the recommended childhood immunization schedule published annually by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Academy of Family Physicians prior to attending their camp session.
GSNWGL supports medical exemptions to specific immunizations as determined for each camper (e.g. congenital conditions, compromised immune systems, or taking specific medications) when accompanied by a physician’s note. Nonmedical exemptions to required immunizations will not be accepted.
The health and safety of our Girl Scouts is always first and foremost. Immunization requirements for participation at camp provide a safe environment for all those participating.
I didn’t know this policy was changed when I registered. Can I get a refund on our camp?
Yes, please submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining the need for a refund.
My camper is partially immunized. Is there and exception for this?
This is on a case-by-case basis please contact us at 888.747.6945 or email@example.com
We continue to follow the guidance of the CDC, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Camp Association, and local health experts in managing Girl Scout Camp most safely. Help us provide a safe and healthy experience for campers, staff, and families by mitigating risk before arriving at camp, limiting the chance of exposure to communicable diseases whenever possible. Review our Screening and Illness guide before arriving at camp.
With your strong partnership, we can keep campers, staff, and families safe and healthy this summer. Girl Scout Camp is an inclusive space open to youth from all backgrounds and abilities. To ensure camp remains a healthy space for all, caregivers must thoroughly screen campers for symptoms or signs of illness before arriving at camp. Any camper experiencing symptoms or illness that could potentially be contagious must stay home. GSNWGL will work with families to find another camp session or offer a refund. Any camper who begins presenting symptoms at camp must go home. It is the caregiver’s responsibility to ensure campers are healthy before drop-off. Failure to do so will result in staff sending campers home and losing camp fees. All campers must be up to date on current vaccinations. These vaccination requirements align with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Student Immunization Law.
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Screening at Camp
We will continue to screen all campers and staff members for communicable diseases upon arrival to camp and at various times throughout their stay. Participants with any signs or symptoms will need to be picked up by a parent/guardian
Campers should be monitored for any signs or symptoms of communicable disease after they return home from camp. If a camper tests positive within eight days of returning home, please contact GSNWGL immediately so we can take appropriate measures.
*Report a POSITIVE test to firstname.lastname@example.org .