Only currently registered girls and volunteers will have access to camp properties.
Each camp has a limited capacity for camp lodging. Each camp also allows four persons per tent available for tent camping.
Masks (covering nose and mouth) are recommended at all GSTOP properties but are not required.
You must follow the Texas state guidelines under “Overnight Youth Camp Operators,” “Overnight Youth Camp Families,” and “Youth Clubs.”
Troops and service units must provide their own food.
Carpooling: It is imperative to take all safety precautions when girls are travelling in motor vehicles. Coronavirus transmission risk is high when people are less than 6 feet apart. The risk increases when people are in a closed area or indoors for longer than 15 minutes. When transporting girls, always space out the girls to avoid crowding, have girls wear a mask, and keep the windows partially open to provide ventilation. Make sure parents are aware ahead of time if girls will be in a car together. Always—for every in-person event, meeting, or transportation arrangement—conduct the prescreening process. Individual parent drop-offs and pick-ups are also an option.
Camping at non-Girl Scout locations is allowed by following state guidelines, receiving approval of a completed troop camping request, and following Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints.
If we must close Camp Kiwanis, Camp Rio Blanco, or Stevens Ranch before your arrival, we will automatically cancel your reservation and issue a full refund.
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We look forward to welcoming girls and volunteers back to camp!
Are masks required at camp?
In line with our GSTOP COVID-19 policies, masks (covering both the nose and the mouth) are not required but are recommended.
How many people total can attend a camping weekend? Each camp has a limited capacity for using camp lodging. Each camp also allows four persons per tent available for tent camping.
Can a troop or service unit camp more than one weekend? Yes, if space allows.
Can we camp at other places? Camping at non-Girl Scout locations is allowed by following the guidelines of the state where the camp is located, receiving approval of a completed troop camping request, and following Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints.
Do we have to camp for two nights? Yes, reservations are for a Friday and Saturday night experience.
When is payment due to the council? Due to COVID-19 we are requiring payment made to the council through customer care at least five (5) days prior to your camp out. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Contact by calling us at 800- 582-7272 during business hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm and Friday, 8:00 am - 11:30 am.
Can we visit camp for a day during the week? At this time, camp properties are not open for week day activities or visits.
What about other camps owned by Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains? Camp Kiwanis, Camp Rio Blanco, and Stevens Ranch are the only GSTOP camps available for troop camping.
Are campfires allowed? Campfires will be allowed based on Texas state guidelines and are at the sole discretion of the Site Manager. Campfires, when allowed, are in your unit area only. If a burn ban is in effect, then no campfires will be allowed.
How is food handled for camp?
Food may be cooked, plated, and served to the individual groups by one person.
Each group eats in their own unit.
We suggest individual packaged serving wherever possible.
What Cleaning are Troops/Service Units responsible for during their time at camp? It is the responsibility of the troop at camp to bring cleaning supplies that are required at camp.
Cleaning supplies that you need to bring to camp:
Gloves for cleaning and serving
Disinfectant spray, like Lysol
Bleach water in a spray bottle (1/3 cup of bleach to one gallon of water).
Restrooms are to be cleaned daily to kill germs.
Troops should be wiping down door handles, chairs, light switches, etc. and follow guidelines taught in Outdoor 101 and Cabin Camping.
Log in sheet needs to be completed for all persons staying at camp. The troop/service unit leader is to deliver the completed Log in sheet to the camp ranger upon arrival at camp.
If someone gets sick while at camp, does Girl Scouts insurance cover them? Girl Scouts insurance is the secondary insurance with the parent's insurance as the primary insurance.
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