We are excited to welcome you back to Stevens Ranch, Camp Kiwanis, and Camp Timberlake this summer. We are moving back to basics with traditional resident camp at Stevens Ranch and Camp Kiwanis, focusing on everyday camp activities such as archery, horseback riding, hiking, STEM activities, sing-a-longs, and badge work. Camp Timberlake's day camp will feature the updated ropes challenge course. Our goal for camp is take kids away from the screens and get them back outdoors. Your daughter will return to you with more confidence, and a new respect for her natural surroundings.
Camps will operate at a reduced capacity this summer in line with camp licensing guidelines.
Our camp progression allows for first time campers to attend day camps or shorter overnight camps, and while more experienced campers look forward to longer outdoor experiences.
Q: Can cookie bucks from 2020 be used for summer camp?
A: Any Girl Scout who sold a minimum of 70 packages during the 2021 cookie program may utilize cookie bucks earned in both 2020 and 2021 to attend GSTOP summer camps.
Q: Where is my printed camp guide?
A: This year, camp information can be found online to provide the most up-to-date information in a timely manner.
Q: How can I register at the GSNETX STEM Center of Excellence in Dallas?
A: New this year, GSTOP members may utilize Cookie Bucks to attend the GSNETX STEM Center of Excellence based upon space available with their summer programs. To learn more about the offerings this summer at the STEM Center, email GSNETX Customer Care regarding your interest in attending.
Q: How are you protecting the girls and staff against COVID-19?
A: Camps will follow all Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains COVID-19 Guidelines, which include CDC and American Camp Association guidelines. Anyone who attends camp must have a negative COVID-19 test administered less than 14 days prior to the start of the first day of camp. Any changes to the guidelines during the summer will be implemented at least 14-days after announcing said changes to allow parents to cancel their daughter's camp registration within the 14-day cancellation window.
Q: What happens if someone at camp is diagnosed with COVID-19?
A: Once at camp, if a camper is diagnosed with COVID-19, that individual's parents will be contacted to pick up the camper immediately. Any camper that has been within the infected individual's pod will have her camp session come to an end. Parents will be contacted to pick up their children immediately. The infected pod will be separated from the rest of the camp. Refunds will be pro-rated.
Q: If a staff member has received the vaccine, is that staff member still tested for COVID-19?
A: Yes. Every staff member, whether vaccinated or not, will be tested to ensure the safety of all at camp.
Q: What does it mean if my child is on a wait list?
A: All camp sessions can have a wait list. As space becomes available for a camp session, we automatically move girls from the wait list to the camp session. If your child is waitlisted and your schedule changes, please remove your child from a wait list.
Q: Will masks/face coverings be required at camp?
A: Yes. Face coverings (covering both the mouth and nose) will be required per our Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains COVID-19 policies.
Q: How will camp look different this year?
A: Resident camps will either be Traditional Outdoor or Horse Themed. While each week of Traditional Outdoor will offer the same specialized activities, there will be new STEM and badgework activities each week. By utilizing the Traditional Outdoor theme, we are able to welcome more girls to camp this summer.
Q: Who can attend resident camp?
A: Girls entering grades 2 through 12 in the Fall of 2021.
Q: If I'm not attending a horse session, what is the theme of my camp session?
A: This year, each camp session is a traditional outdoor camp experience offering all campers archery, horseback riding, swimming, STEM activities, and more.
Q: Why is there not a CIT 2 session this summer?
A: Our camps will close every week for cleaning, so we are unable to hold any two-week camp programs this summer. CIT 2 requires CITs to move between pods, which cannot be accommodated under American Camp Association (ACA) COVID-19 guidelines for this summer. We are very sad to miss this year and are especially sad to miss seeing those girls!
Q: Where do resident camps take place?
A: Camp Kiwanis, located outside of Amarillo, TX, and Stevens Ranch, located south of Fort Worth, TX.
Q: How many cookie bucks does a day at resident camp cost?
A: 150 packages
Q: How do Daisies get outdoors?
A: First-year Daisies (entering first grade in the fall) can experience Day Camps and a 2-day traditional outdoor camp this summer. Additional opportunities for Daisies will occur this fall, as well.
Q: Where is Day Camp located?
A: Day Camp is located at Camp Timberlake, just west of Fort Worth.
Q: Who can attend Day Camp?
A: Girls who will be Daisies through Juniors as of Fall 2021.
Q: How many cookie bucks does a day at day camp cost?
A: 125 packages
Q: Why is the only HAT a trip to Walt Disney World?
A: Our high adventure partners are unable to commit to groups for the summer due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Q: How many spots are available for the Walt Disney World trip?
A: At this time, we have 20 spots available for the Walt Disney World Trip. We will utilize a wait list and will work with our partners to clear the waitlist for as many Girl Scouts as possible to attend this trip.