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Day Camp

Girls of all ages can embrace the G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader) at day camp. Our day camp program offers classic camp activities including crafts, games, and campfires. Bus transportation is available for an additional fee.


2019 Day Camp Guide COVER

Camp Piperwood │ View Day Camp Guide

July 1 to August 9, 2019

Camp Piperwood in Fairport, NY, features vast hiking trails, a state-of-the-art splash pad, high and low ropes courses, an archery area, and open fields. Camp Piperwood is a great setting for campers looking for a day camp experience.

Campers who are entering fourth grade or higher in the fall of 2019 are also eligible to camp overnight each Wednesday night; this is a great way to start introducing girls to the resident camp experience. Girls can register for the overnights for two camp session weeks only. Girls staying overnight on Wednesday will sleep in A-Frames (4 girls per A-frame). Staff will sleep in separate tents, but very near the girls. The $10 fee for the overnight includes dinner and an evening snack on Wednesday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Thursday.

Please indicate on the registration form if your child will stay for the overnight program. Please understand that you are making the decision that your child is old enough to handle an overnight camp experience. If for some reason your child has a hard time adjusting to the overnight camping experience and you receive a call from the camp director indicating your child’s difficulty, you will be required to pick your child up from camp regardless of the time. To assure a smooth overnight experience for your child, we strongly encourage you to take the Ready for Camp Quiz.

Day Camp Hours: Operates Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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General Information

Girl Scout camps are open to every girl in grades K-10. Girl Scouting values inclusiveness and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability. Girls attending Girl Scout summer camp must register as members of Girl Scouts of the USA. A Children’s Camp in New York State brochure listing NYS standards for camp operations will be available in all Camp Information Packets. Please read the Day Camp Information Packet for details on our refund policy, inclement weather, cancellations, and other relevant camp information.

Campers that Require Reasonable Accommodations

The Girl Scouts of Western New York wants to provide a positive summer camp experience to every girl. If your child requires special accommodations (transportation, diet, food restrictions, extra supervision, other, etc.) while at camp, please contact the Director of Outdoor Program PRIOR to REGISTERING YOUR CHILD for camp at 1-888-837-6410 or summercamp@gswny.org to discuss the possible accommodations that could safely and reasonably be made for your child.

How To Register

How to Register

To register online, please use the green button above or this link to begin the registration process

If you do not have a computer, visit one of our council offices and register your girl via our computer kiosks. You may also submit a completed paper camp application form (both sides) and a $25 non-refundable deposit to either our Rochester or Buffalo office (by mail, fax, or hand delivery).

  • No walk-in registrations at camp will be accepted.
  • Financial aid applications can be completed online with your camp registration.
  • Payment is due no later than two weeks prior to the start of camp.
  • Cookie Gift Cards cannot be used on the online registration system or your deposit. They may be used toward your camp balance or put “on account” at our camp tuck shops. If using Cookie Gift Cards for camp balance, payment can be made at any of our Girl Scout Service Centers.
  • All deposits and camp balances can be paid by electronic check or credit/debit card through the online registration system or at one of our Girl Scout service centers.
Early Bird Discount

Early Bird Discount 

Available for registered Girl Scouts of Western New York members only. To receive the Early Bird Discount of $30 for all GSWNY resident (overnight) camps, registration forms must be received online or at the Girl Scout office on or before Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. Please note: Family & Friends programs are not eligible for the Early Bird Discount.

More The Merrier Discount

More the Merrier Discount 

This discount applies to resident and day camp programs for registered Girl Scouts of Western New York, members only. The first registered girl pays the full camp fee. Each additional session or additional sibling may deduct $10. All registration forms for multiple sessions and/or siblings must be received at the same time.  Family & Friends programs ARE NOT eligible for the More the Merrier Discount.

First-Rate Staff

First-Rate Staff

  • All staff members receive certification in First Aid and CPR before camp sessions begin, and attend a week-long training session that includes, but is not limited to, child development, risk management, and safety.
  • Waterfront staff members are required to have American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Certifications. (WSI for waterfront director only)
  • Specialty staff (e.g., for our horseback riding, waterfront, and adventure challenge courses) possess required certification/training prior to being hired.
Before and After Care

Before and After Care

Parents, put your mind at ease and take advantage of the before and after care program at our day camp facilities. You may drop your child off at camp no earlier than 8 a.m. and pick her up no later than 5:30 p.m. An afternoon snack will be provided.

Early Drop Off: 8:00 a.m.  M through F

Late Pick Up:  5:30 p.m.  M through F

Fee: $ 30 per camper per week for both morning and evening. $ 15 per camper for morning or evening only. 

Open House

Attend Our Open House and Taste of Summer Camp Events! 

While at camp, you will get to tour and take a firsthand look at our top-notch facilities. Spend your time meeting our qualified staff, get answers to any questions you may have, and receive a preview of our programs. Stop by the Trading Post to purchase our new summer merchandise.

Taste of Summer Camp Events: 

  • Day Camp at Piperwood Taste of Summer Camp: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1 to 3:00 p.m. at 2222 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, NY 14450
  • Day Camp at Piperwood Open House: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 2222 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, NY 14450
  • Resident Camp at Seven Hills Taste of Summer Camp: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1 to 3:00 p.m. on the Goodyear side of camp only: 10150 Olean Road (Rt 16), Holland, NY 14080.
  • Camp Timbercrest Taste of Summer Camp: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1 to 3:00 p.m.: 11169 Moore Rd., Randolph, NY 14772. 

Open House Events: 

  • Camp Seven Hills Open House: Monday, July 1, 2019, 5 to 8:00 p.m. on the Goodyear side of camp only: 10150 Olean Road (Rt 16), Holland, NY 14080.
  • Camp Timbercrest Open House: Sunday, June 30, 2019 to 1 to 3:00 p.m.: 11169 Moore Rd., Randolph, NY 14772.
Overnights At Day Camp

Overnights at Day Camp

Girls staying overnight on Wednesday will sleep in A-Frames. Staff will sleep, likewise, in separate tents, but very near the girls. Each tent sleeps four girls. The $10.00 fee for the overnight includes dinner and an evening snack Wednesday as well as breakfast and lunch on Thursday. Please indicate on the registration form if your daughter will stay for the overnight program. Parents/guardians please understand that you are making the decision that your child is old enough to handle an overnight camp experience. If for some reason your child has a hard time adjusting to the overnight camping experience and you receive a call from the camp director indicating your daughter’s difficulty, you will be required to pick your child up from camp regardless of the time. To assure a smooth overnight experience for your daughter, we strongly encourage you to take the “Ready for Camp Quiz.” Girls can also go to resident camp at Timbercrest and Seven Hills! Please see our website for more information.

 

Bus Transportation

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is available at our day camp facilities for an additional fee of $50 per girl per week. The schedules are listed by time, place and bus stop. Please note that any bus stop stated in this brochure may be cancelled due to an insufficient number of boarding passengers. In this instance, the bus fee will be refunded. Bus refunds will not be given for any other reason or circumstance.

Bus transportation is provided morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday.  Please indicate on the application if you will need bus service and carefully select the bus stop that will be best for your daughter.

We recommend that you arrive at the bus stop at least 10 to 20 minutes early. The times printed in this brochure are estimated and may be subject to delay (10-30 minutes) or change pending weather and traffic conditions.  Parents, if you are not at the bus stop when the bus arrives, your daughter will remain on the bus until it reaches the bus terminal.  You will then have to pick her up at the bus terminal.

GSWNY Camp Piperwood Bus Schedule 2019

SESSION 1:  JULY 1 – 5, 2019,                         SESSION 2:          JULY 8 – 12, 2019

SESSION 3: JULY 15 – 19, 2019                      SESSION 4:          JULY 22 – 26, 2019

SESSION 5: JULY 29 - AUGUST 2, 2019       SESSION 6:    AUGUST  5- 9, 2019


Bus 1

Wal-Mart, 1490 Hudson Ave. Rochester               

Pick-Up – 8:15   a.m.                                       Drop-Off-  4:45 p.m.


Bus 2

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave, Greece, NY 14616 (Parking lot along Maiden Lane)

Pick-Up.  8 a.m.                                 Drop-Off-   5.p.m.


Bus 3

Wegmans,  2301 Lyell Ave, Rochester

Pick-Up – 8:10 a.m.                                         Drop-Off-  5 p.m.

Al Sigl Community of Agencies, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Rochester

Pick-Up – 8:30 a.m.                                         Drop-Off-  4:30 p.m.


Bus 4

Tops Supermarket, 450 West Avenue, Rochester

Pick-Up – 8:15 a.m.                                         Drop-Off- 4:45 p.m.


 Bus 5

Norton Village Recreation Center, 300 Warning Road, Rochester 

Pick-Up –  8:20 a.m.                                         Drop-Off-   4:30 p.m.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Our Financial Assistance Fund is available to help defray camp costs for Girl Scouts registered with Girl Scouts of Western New York, Inc. The assistance is intended to supplement the applicant’s own contribution to the cost of camp. All information will remain strictly confidential. Aid applications can be found on the back of the Day and Resident Camp Registration forms. Note: Financial aid is available for only one (1) program choice per girl. We have received generous support from our local United Ways, private foundations and donors. With this funding, we are able to offer families who qualify up to 5 weeks of day camp or the combination of 1 week of resident camp with 3 weeks of day camp at a discounted rate. To see if you qualify or for more information on this opportunity please call 1-888-837-6410 or email customercare@gswny.org.

To be considered for financial assistance, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Camper MUST be a registered Girl Scout member of the Girl Scouts of Western New York, Inc.
  • Applications should be submitted online or to a Girl Scout Service Center as early as possible and no later than June 1, 2019. (Applications received after the deadline date may not be funded.)
  • Campers must NOT be delinquent in payments to the council for cookies, QSP merchandise, programs, or prior years’ camp fees. Steps to Apply for Assistance
  •  Fill out one camp application for each girl.
  • Complete the Financial Aid - Household Income Eligibility Information.
  • Identify a specific dollar amount the family can contribute.
  • Write an explanation of why you are requesting financial assistance as detailed on the application.

If you are completing a paper application then please mail the completed 2018 Summer Day Camp to: Rochester Service Center Girl Scouts of Western New York, Inc. 1000 Elmwood Ave, Door #9 Rochester, NY 14620 Attn: Summer Camp FA Awards If financial aid information is completed in full and includes the $25 deposit, parents/guardians should receive notice of their request within a short period of submission.

 

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For more information on attending Day Camp contact a Customer Care Representative email or call 1.888.837.6410.