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Welcome to Twilight Camp 2020!

Hi girls!  Thanks for joining us for Twilight at Home!  Have a great time going through the camp activities, and please share pictures of your work at 



Click or tap the links below to view the welcome videos.

Welcome to Twilight Camp




You can do any activity at any time.  These activities are recommended for Monday.

Make a Girl Scout Law SWAP with a colored bead for each part of the Law.
 
Try the classic "ice cream in a bag" technique using a juice pouch.  Use a color changing cup to see if it works

Friendship Bracelet
Braid a friendship bracelet using a candystripe or braid pattern.

Spiral Art
Make spiral art using a simple kit.

Sidewalk Chalk Art
Make something fun w/sidewalk chalk that includes yourself, a pet, or a family member.

Make a SWAP and learn how you can support epilepsy awareness.






You can do any activity at any time.  These activities are recommended for Tuesday.

Head outside with the micro telescope and hunt for things on a bingo sheet

Paint a mini sized watercolor painting on paper or canvas.

Make and then go through an chalk obstacle course. 

Make matching pins with safety pins and beads.  Put one one your shoelace and give another to a friend.

Find and tame a wild rock, and turn it into a pet.


     

You can do any activity at any time.  These activities are recommended for Wednesday.

Decorate a plastic plate w/stickers, then arrange rocks, water and fruit to attract butterflies. 

Paper Kindness Chain
Make a paper chain with kindness thoughts or to give to a friend

Decorate a little pot, plant, and water nasturtium and alyssum flowers

Pick a few leaves and make leaf rubbing art with a paper and crayons.

Egg Drop Challenge
Create a container that will protect an egg from cracking or breaking from a fall. 




You can do any activity at any time.  These activities are recommended for Thursday.

Head outside, put down a towel or blanket, and look for shapes in the clouds.

Make a pretend micro-campfire with a battery powered tealight and construction paper.

Make a marble maze with a plate, paper, Wiki Stix, and drawing. 

Make a Solar Oven using aluminum foil, a box, and plastic wrap.  Melt a marshmallow or chocolate for a s'more 

Make mini constellations using paper cups and a flashlight.

Go camping indoors!  Make a fort/shelter, turn on your micro campfire, and watch the stars with constellation cups.



Activity Kit Pickup

Hi all!  It's time to pick up the activity kits!  Each is a shoebox-sized white box.  If you didn't get your daughter's kit at Lake Minnewashta on Thursday, you can pick it up at one of the locations below:

Chanhassen - Bergren Residence
7680 Ridgeview Way, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Time: Fri until 8:00pm, Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
How: Park in the driveway and walk tot he porch.  Boxes are in stacked with your daughter's name on a label.

New Brighton - Grommes residence
1393 Skiles Ln, Arden Hills, MN 55112 
Time: Fri 4:30 - 9:00 pm; Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Sun 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Park in the driveway and walk to the front porch.  If you text Megan ahead of time at 612-747-8158 she will have your daughter's box on the porch. If you are unable to text ahead of time, ring the bell and someone will grab your box for you
Note: Melissa Wagner will be picking up everything for the girls in her troop





Registration Payment
After you register, calculate the total for all your campers and combine into one payment.  Send the payment by June 19th.
  • Campers (entering grades K-6): $30
  • Caddies (entering grades 7-12): $10
  • Adult Volunteer (if you want a shirt): $10
Check and/or Cookie Credits
If you are using a check make it out to "Northern Skies Girl Scouts".  If using Cookie Credits, take of $5 for each Cookie Credit and include them with your check.  Cookie Credits must be for 2019 or 2020.  Mail by June 19th to: 

Brenda Darkow
Twilight Camp Registrar
2198 Red Fox Cir.
Chanhassen, MN 55317 

Venmo
Venmo the total payment to @twilightcamp (Nick Stillings, 8657).  Include your camper's first name(s) in the comment field.  

Financial Assistance.
Complete the form here. Girl Scouts of River Valleys will follow up with us directly.

Any questions, please email info@twilightcamp.org.



 VIDEOPDFACTIVITY
Video

PDFIndoor Campout
Go camping indoors!  Make a fort/shelter, turn on your micro campfire, and watch the stars with constellation cups.
Video

PDF 1
PDF 2
Nature Bingo
Head outside with the micro telescope and hunt for things on a bingo sheet
Video
PDFSidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course
Make and then go through an chalk obstacle course. 
Video
PDFSidewalk Chalk Art
Make something fun w/sidewalk chalk that includes yourself, a pet, or a family member.
Video

PDFCloud Gazing
Head outside, put down a towel or blanket, and look for shapes in the clouds.
VideoPDF 1
PDF 2
Friendship Bracelet
Braid a friendship bracelet using a candystripe or braid pattern.
VideoPDFEpilepsy Awareness SWAP
Make a SWAP and learn how you can support epilepsy awareness.
Video

PDFFriendship Pin
Make matching pins with safety pins and beads.  Put one one your shoelace and give another to a friend.
Video
PDFGirl Scout Law Swap
Make a Girl Scout Law SWAP with a colored bead for each part of the Law. 
Video
PDFLeaf Rubbing Art
Pick a few leaves and make leaf rubbing art with a paper and crayons.
VideoPDFMicro Campfire
Make a pretend micro-campfire with a battery powered tealight and construction paper.
VideoPDFConstellation Cups
Make mini constellations using paper cups and a flashlight.
Video
PDFPaper Kindness Chain
Make a paper chain with kindness thoughts or to give to a friend
Video 

PDFPet Rock
Find and tame a wild rock, and turn it into a pet.
VideoPDFSpiral Art
Make spiral art using a simple kit.
VideoPDFButterfly Feeder
Decorate a plastic plate w/stickers, then arrange rocks, water and fruit to attract butterflies. 
VideoPDFEgg Drop Experiment
Create a container that will protect an egg from cracking or breaking from a fall.  
VideoPDFMini Watercolor Painting
Paint a mini sized watercolor painting on paper or canvas.
VideoPDFMarble Maze
Make a marble maze with a plate, paper, Wiki Stix, and drawing. 
VideoPDFFlower Pot Planting
Decorate a little pot, plant, and water nasturtium and alyssum flowers
Video
PDFSlushie in a Bag
Try the classic "ice cream in a bag" technique using a juice pouch.  Use a color changing cup to see if it works
VideoPDFSolar Oven
Make a Solar Oven using aluminum foil, a box, and plastic wrap.  Melt a marshmallow or chocolate for a s'more 



Tuesday - Recommended Activities
You can do any activity at any time, but we recommend these for Tuesday



Wednesday - Recommended Activities
You can do any activity at any time, but we recommend these for Wednesday



Thursday - Recommended Activities
You can do any activity at any time, but we recommend these for Thursday





ME VIDEOSHEET DESCRIPTION
Indoor CampoutAyla R

PDFDemonstrate how to build a sheet/pillow fort, set up a bunk, and "camp" indoors.
Nature Bingo
Maria Z
Video

PDF 1
PDF 2
Show the Nature Bingo sheet in the packet, then head outside and show how to start looking for things.
Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course
Molly H
Video
PDFMake and then go through an obstacle course.  This will need some fun energy in the video. https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example07
Sidewalk Chalk Art
Ella F
Video
PDFThis is good if you have a sibling or pet - make something fun w/sidewalk chalk that includes yourself, a pet, or a family member.  Time lapse video might be fun for this one?  Example here:  https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example08
Cloud Gazing
Ella F
Video

PDFHead outside, put down a towel or blanket, and look for shapes in the clouds.
Friendship BraceletJosie V.PDF 1
PDF 2
Show how to braid a friendship bracelet https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example03
Epilepsy Awareness Swap
Cecilia B
VideoPDF 
Friendship Pin
Azelle B
Video

PDFShow how to make a swap with safety pins and beads completed in a bead pattern.  This example is an example, but we're using tri-beads: https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example02
GS Law SwapEllory J
PDFShow how to make a Girl Scout Law swap.  This link is an example is similar, but we're using tri-beads: https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example01
Leaf Rubbing Art
Guila P
Video
PDFShow how to pick a few leaves and make leaf rubbing art with a paper and pencil https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example15
Micro Campfire
Elena
VideoPDFShow how to make a pretend micro-campfire with a battery powered tealight and tissue paper and sticks or construction paper. https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example09
Constellation Cups
Libby W  
VideoPDFMake mini constellations using paper cups and a flashlight.
Paper Kindness ChainEmma J
PDFShow how to make a paper chain - this is crazy simple, so you need a fun reason - decorate a room, countdown to a date.  They'll have paper and tape in the activity kit.  Very easy example here:  https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example06
Pet Rock
Ella L  
Video 

PDFShow how to make and care for a "pet rock".  This was a crazy fad in the 70's.  Our kit is simple - find a rock and stick some googly eyes on it.  But they you can get silly showing your rock taking part in different activities https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example16
Spiral Art
Fiona B & Lilly G
VideoPDF Show how to make spiral art.  You'll have to experiment to find some interesting patterns, then demonstrate how to use the kit https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example14
Butterfly FeederRebecca KPDFShow how to decorate a plastic plate w/stickers, then arrange rocks, water and fruit to attract butterflies.  This link is example, but we aren't hanging them, and we'll have a Cutie orange in the activity kit to cut up: https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example04
Egg DropLibby WPDFCreate a container that will protect an egg from cracking or breaking from a fall.  
Mini Watercolors
Anna S
VideoPDF 
Marble Maze
Molly B
VideoPDFShow how to make a marble maze with a plate, paper, Wiki Stix, and drawing. https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example12
Flower Pot 
Jocelyn V
VideoPDFShow how to decorate a little plastic pot, plant, and water a small pot of Zinnia flowers.  We'll have a black Sharpie in the kit; girls may have other colors, and you'll show how to add soil and plant seeds.   https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example05
Slushee in a BagAddie J
PDFShow the classic "ice cream in a bag" technique using a juice pouch.  Demonstrate the cold effect using an included color changing cup.  The example is for ice cream but we'll use a juice pouch for ease of transport and allergies https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example13
Solar Oven
Guilia P
VideoPDFMake a Solar Oven using aluminum foil, a box, and plastic wrap.  Melt a marshmallow or chocolate for a s'more https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example10 or https://rebrand.ly/twilight-example11







Join us for "Twilight at Home!"
We can't be together, but we can still have camp.  The team has been working hard over the last few weeks to put together a remote, self-guided camp experience for your daughter. We've put together an activity kit of camp supplies, a t-shirt, and a participation patch based on many of our typical camp activities.  A packet will be included in the kits with instructions, with pre-recorded Caddie videos demonstrating the activities. Work at your own pace and share photos of activities and creations online.

Cost
  • $30 Campers (Girl Scouts entering grades K-6)
  • $10 Caddies (Girl Scouts entering grades 7-12)

REGISTRATION EXTENDED!
Please register by midnight, Sunday June 14th!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAO__YpP9z5UNUFDMUtKNkFEQ05JUjZLS05JUVMyMjFPUC4u

After registering please mail a check and/or cookie credits, or pay @TwilightCamp with Venmo. Financial assistance is available, apply here, then register.  Girls must register by June 12th 14th so we have time to secure supplies.







COVID-19 UPDATE | TWILIGHT CAMP CANCELLED

On May 7, 2020, Girl Scouts River Valleys announced the cancellation of all in-person summer camps for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This cancellation includes Twilight Camp.  

Girl Scouts River Valleys must ensure the health and safety of girls and volunteers and this decision was made with that priority in mind. Girl Scout camp is a place where we are often in close quarters – we cook outdoors together, play games together, and create memories together. Social distancing is not the norm at Twilight Camp.   As a result, we are postponing our theme until next year, cancelling current camp registration, and exploring a virtual camp option.

For Twilight Camp 2020: 

  • All Twilight Camp 2020 registrations are being cancelled
  • All registration fees for girls and volunteers will be refunded in full
  • We are postponing the Women of Inspiration theme to 2021
  • We’re exploring a virtual camp option and will send an update soon

It can be hard to process yet another change and cancellation due to COVID-19. Girl Scouts of the USA has the following resources for talking to girls during this time:  

We are saddened by the loss of life and the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on our community and our country. However, Girl Scouts are resilient, and we’re exploring a remote camp for July 20-23, emphasizing do-at-home activities and a remote Caddie experience. We’d love your help with an accelerated planning cycle.  If you’ve got an idea we could use for “Twilight at Home” or have any questions at all please email us at info@twilightcamp.org

We’ll have an update out soon on the possibility of a virtual camp.

Yours in Girl Scouting, 

Jennifer Veum, Programming Director
Nick Stillings, Older Girl Director
Northern Skies Twilight Camp 

P.S. Save the Date!  Twilight Camp 2021: Women of Inspiration

Our Women of Inspiration theme is not cancelled, just postponed.  Please save July 19-22, 2021 for Twilight Camp 2021.  A big thank you to Renae Jensen, Amy Telep, Terry Marusich, Andrea Luhman, Jodi Sticha, Heidi Huffman, Megan Grommes, Carrie Christensen, Brenda Darkow, Andrew Budde, Karen Klinsing, Amanda Christensen, Emma Jensen, Alexis Darkow, and Emily Fisher for the work they have put into camp planning.  We are looking forward to a fantastic camp in 2021.



UPDATE 5/7/2020 On May 7, 2020, Girl Scouts River Valleys announced the cancellation of all in-person summer camps for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This cancellation includes Twilight Camp.  As a result, we are postponing our theme until next year, cancelling current camp registration, and exploring a virtual camp option.

UPDATE 4/27/2020 As the COVID-19 situation evolves, it's getting increasingly likely that we'll postpone our physical camp and the Women on Inspiration theme until 2021, and hold a virtual camp for 2020.  We're suspending registration for the moment while we seek guidance from Girl Scouts of River Valleys.  

UPDATE 3/23/2020 We plan to hold Twilight Camp as scheduled, July 20-23.  The situation is continuing to evolve, and we’ll follow all guidelines from the State of Minnesota and Girl Scouts of River Valleys.  If we are unable to hold Twilight Camp this year, we will notify you with ample time to accommodate family schedules and process refunds accordingly. Please let us know if you need assistance or have any questions at info@twilightcamp.org.  Stay safe!  

CANCELLATION UPDATE - MOVE TO MAIN PAGE AFTER CANCELLATION COMPLETE


Typical Daily Schedule
Here's a typical day at Twilight Camp.  Order of activities will change each day, but drop-off and pick-up are always the same.  
 
        1:45 pm Check-In
        2:00 pm Opening
        2:15 pm Daily Activities at Each Site
Activities
Swimming
Songs
Dinner
        7:00 pm Walk to Ceremony Circle
        7:15 pm Closing Ceremonies
        7:45 pm Camp Dismissed


Twilight Camp FAQ
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions page for general information.



Twilight Camp Autumn Ridge/Southern Stars 
Girl Scouts holds two Twilight Camp sessions at Lake Minnewashta Park each summer.  This session July 20-23 is hosted by Northern Skies Girl Scouts (Chanhassen and surrounding areas).  The July 27 - 30 session is hosted by Girl Scouts of Autumn Ridge / Southern Stars (Chaska and surrounding areas).  Details on the second week are at www.mytwilightcamp.org.  Ask your Girl Scout's troop leader if you aren't sure which Service Unit your troop is in.  Girls typically attend the camp hosted by their troop’s Service Unit, but are welcome to attend either (or both!) weeks!  

Twilight Camp One-page Flyer
Download this one-pager flyer and Frequently Asked Questions document  - it's a great overview of camp and how to register



What Happens at Twilight Camp? 
Watch the slideshow below, narrated by Brownie Scout and Twilight Camp Veteran Abby, to see examples of the activities we did at past years in camp.  (Abby is now a successful college student, which she attributes to her time attending Twilight Camp as a child.)



Important Dates 
Camp registration is May 1 - 31st.  We are planning an Early Bird registration opening in February.  Tentative registration dates:
  • Feb 1 - Early Bird registration opens
  • May 1 - Regular Registration opens
  • June 1 - Camp registration closes
  • June 15 - All Cookie Credits must be received
  • July 19 - Mandatory Older Girl training
  • July 20-23 - Twilight Camp 2020




THIS PAGE IS BOILERPLATE TEXT TO BE COPIED AND PASTED EACH YEAR TO THE SITE HOME PAGE AS NEEDED.  DON'T DELETE, FINE TO ADD TO IT.  THANKS! - NICK


Twilight Camp Northern Skies is the first week of Twilight Camp put on by the Northern Skies Service Unit, serving Girl Scouts in Chanhassen and surrounding areas.   We are "Week 1" of Twilight Camp in Carver County.

Is your Girl Scout in the Autumn Ridge/Southern Stars service unit?  Visit our sister site, www.mytwilightcamp.org for information on "Week 2".  Girls are welcome to attend either camp!

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T-Shirt and Patch Design Contest
Do you have an idea for the 2019 Twilight Camp T-Shirt or Twilight Camp Patch? Enter the 2019 Twilight Camp T-Shirt and Patch Design Contest and design this year's camp logo.  Entries due March 1 2019.  See flyer below for details!




Cookie Credits
Register now and get reimbursed, or wait until late April

"Cookie Credits" are sales rewards girls can opt in for instead of the award prizes, and can be used by Girl Scout Campers and Caddies toward camp fees.  Each credit is worth $5.00.  You can register now, paying for camp, and we will reimburse you $5.00/cookie credit when they arrive from Council.  Email info@twilightcamp.org with questions.

Q: This seems like an extra step.  Can I just wait until I know how many Cookie Credits she earned?
A: Yes!  Cookie Credits arrive in April, Early Bird camp discount runs thru April 30th.  Just don’t forget!

Q: We're going to register now.  How will you reimburse me once I send in Cookie Credits?
A: We'll send you a check in June for the amount turned in.

Q: We're not using Cookie Credits - do I need to worry about this?
A: No, you can safely ignore it!  Go ahead and register now



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Twilight Camp registration is now open!  Registration takes about 10 minutes, you'll need her health history and a method of payment. Early bird cost for campers (girls entering grades 1-6 and 7th graders participating as a camper) is $85 thru April 30.  For Caddies, early bird pricing is $45 - $10 depending on experience.  Sibling care is $20/day.  Financial aid is available,  All grades refer to the grade you are entering in fall 2019.  Early Bird Pricing ends at Midnight on April 30. Click here to register for camp.


Older Girl Campfire/Campout Thursday
Thursday evening we have our Older Girl campfire/pizza party,  and camp out. Girls entering 6th grade are invited to join us for the campfire, 8:00 - 10:00pm.  Cost is $5 for the campfire, $10.  Let Nick know (nickstillings@hotmail.com) if you will attend either.  Drop off your permission slip and money at the Caddie Corner table at camp.





  • Bug Spray and Sun Screen - Apply before you leave home
  • Atl-Atl Waivers - Print, sign, and bring the Atl Atl waiver on Monday
  • Parking Pass - Drivers, print the Parking Pass and enter the Park through the Permit Holders lane
  • Volunteers - Please read the Adult Volunteer Guide this weekend and let us know if you have questions
  • Camper Check-In – Sign in with her Unit at the Ceremony Circle when you arrive
  • Sibling Care Check In – Volunteers, sign in your sibling child at Sib Care check-in at the playground
  • Late Arrival – Come to Headquarters (main shelter)
  • Early Departure – Come to Headquarters and we will bring your child to you.
  • Sign-Out – You must sign your camper out at the Ceremony Circle after closing
  • Drop-Off Parking – Park in the gravel lot next to the main shelter.
  • Volunteer Parking - Park in the gravel lot next to the playground or at your site
  • Swimming – We’re swimming every day, wear swimsuit under clothes, bring undergarments for changing
  • Group Text Service – We use the EZ Texting service (797-979, similar to Remind.com)
  • Review the previously emailed Confirmation Letter for what to bring to Camp:








2018 Girl Scout Badges
Troop Leaders and Parents - please review the 2018 Twilight Camp Badge list below to see what requirements your Girl Scout completed at Twilight Camp.  Partial badges may be completed on her own or with her troop.  Visit the Girl Scout shop for information on purchasing badges.  Thank you Andrea Luhman for assembling the list!


2018 Lost and Found

We had a lot of lost and found this year!  Tap the photo below to expand.  Email info@twilightcamp.org if any items are yours.



Twilight Camp is Under Way!
We're only checking email occasionally during the day now. If you have any questions please call Camp Headquarters at (612) 306-8523.

Adult Volunteer Changes
We're counting on you!  If you can't make it tell us immediately. Call the camp voice mail at (612) 306-8523

Confirmation Letters
Copies are posted below; activity waiver and what to bring to camp



Come join us for an exciting week at our day camp.  Our theme this year is "Elemental Twilight," with sites Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.  Join us!



We may have a thunderstorm today.  We will wait to hear from the National Weather Service before doing anything like cancelling camp.  We need a Severe Thunderstorm Warning alert to do that and the camp directors will decide.  Otherwise camp happens rain or shine!
  • Rain - Carry on!  Camp proceeds as usual - get out the rain gear!
  • Thunder - Check with an adult at the Site.  Thunder can be up to 30 miles away, we may carry on, or take shelter
  • Lightning/Thunderstorm -   Remain calm.  Walk.  Thunderstorms are usually short duration.  Go to the nearest shelter to continue on with camp activities.  
    • Sites -  Everyone should go to the picnic shelters.
    • Trail – Move quickly to the nearest shelter
    • Beach - Everyone should get off or out of the water at the first sound of thunder.  If there is lightning, go into the boys and/or girls bathrooms.
  • Severe Thunderstorm - If we have a Severe Thunderstorm we'll take additional shelter precautions.  We will be in contact with the Carver County Emergency Director to determine the storm's path and strength and decide on any additional course of action.
We will cancel camp today?
Not for rain.  Maybe for a thunderstorm.  We'll send a mass email/text after we check storm path and make the call.   DO NOT TXT/CALL YOUR CAMPER.  It's fine to communicate with the Camp Director Lisa (612) 306-8523.  Please don't contact your camper directly or come into the park before we announce anything.  It creates confusion with parallel communication threads that makes it harder to manage the situation.  We'll txt/email and post to Twitter (@nstwilightcamp, https://twitter.com/nstwilightcamp) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NSTwilightCamp).  We're Girl Scouts, we have shelter, we have rain gear!  We'll be fine!



Daily Site Schedules
Tap below to see the detailed schedule for that site
Lakes
Site 3 | M/T
Mountains
Site 5 | M/T
Woods
Site 3 | M/T
Prairies
Site 5 W/Th


Thursday Night Campfire & Camp Out
Join us for the campfire and camp out on Thursday Night.  The campfire & pizza party will go from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, 6th grade campers are invited to join us.  The overnight camp-out is for girls entering 7th grade and older, at Site 5 (Headquarters) from 10:00 pm Thursday - 8:00 am Friday.  This is a really fun way to celebrate the end of camp.  Girls camping overnight must sign up for a tent below.

Who: Girls entering 6th grade and older (7th grade for overnight)
What: Pizza Party/Campfire and Overnight Camp out
When: Pizza Party/Campfire - Thursday 8:00pm - 10:00pm / Campout - Thursday 10:00pm - Friday 8:00am
Where: Site 5 (Headquarters). 
Cost: $5 for Pizza Party/Bonfire, additional $5 for overnight
Payment: Turn in payment and permission slip in an envelope with your name on it at the Caddie table or to Nick.  Make checks out to "Girl Scouts Northern Skies
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Older Girl Twilight Camp Wrap Party
Save the Date! New this year, we’re holding an Older Girl Twilight Camp Wrap Party.  Join us Thursday Aug 3rd for snacks, fellowship, and feedback.  We’ll swap stories, review what went well at camp, what we could improve, and brainstorm ideas for next year.  All Older Girls welcome!

WHO: Twilight Camp 2017 Unit and Programming Caddies
WHAT: Twilight in the North Woods Wrap Party
WHEN: Thursday, August 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Chaska Qdoba, 194 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN 55318 (Next to Culver’s)
WHY: Fun, Capture Learning, Ideas for 2018
COST: Free (we’ll buy chips/salsa/guac, anything else you’re on your own!)
RSVP: Email or txt Nick (nickstillings@hotmail.com, 612.865.9657) by Wed Aug 2nd

I'll post updated here each morning before camp (usually by 11:00 or so).  Have a great week, great weekend, and we'll see you at camp!



Sunday Training July 22nd
Don't forget, training on Sunday is mandatory, 4:00 - 8:00 pm.  
We'll serve a light dinner (sandwiches).

AGENDA
3:45 - 4:00 pm - Arrive, Sign In
4:00 pm Leadership Training
5:00 pm Camp Tour, Site Rotations, Subway Sandwiches
7:00 pm Return to Headquarters
7:10 pm Unit Logistics
8:00 pm Dismissed – Parents pick up


2019 Lost and Found

Not too many items!  Tap the photo below to expand.  mail info@twilightcamp.org if any items are yours.

Share Your Photos!
We’d love to get any pictures you took at camp to share.  You can
    a) Email them to info@twilghtcamp.org
    b) Upload to a cloud file sharing service and email us a link, or
    c) Upload them at http://dbinbox.com/twilight 
If you have a lot to share (hundreds) please email us at info@twilightcamp.org and we’ll make arrangements to connect and exchange a flash drive or memory card.  We’ll curate and place on www.twilightcamp.org.


Celebrations Around the World
The theme this year is Celebrations Around the World!  We're planning festival-themed sites based on celebrations around the world. Visit a different program site each day:
  • Site 2 | Tanabata Festival (Japan) Make an origami craft, enjoy a candy sushi roll snack, go fishing at the fishing dock, and learn about Japan's Tanabata Festival with festival=themed games and activities
  • Site 3 | Cully Fest (Australia)
    Learn aboriginal dot art patterns; decorate a boomerang and make a Didgeridoo.  Enjoy an Australian-themed snack.  Find out how woomeras work by throwing an Atlatl.
  • Site 4 | Day of the Dead (Mexico)
    Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by creating an ofrenda to honor GS Founder Juliette Gordon Low,challenge new friends to a game of Pirinola & Loteria, make Mexican folk art, and snack on tostadas!
  • Site 5 | Highland Games (Scotland)
    Make a Tartan plaid craft, play golf and find out how it originated in Scotland. Learn about Scottish culture with traditional snacks and activities.
Traveling from New Brighton
Coming from the New Brighton area?  The New Brighton Service Unit has again arranged bus transportation to Chanhassen.  Check in at Highview Middle School between 12:00 - 12:15pm. The bus departs at 12:15 pm and will return approximately 8:00 - 8:15 pm.  Details and tickets are here on EventBrite.  Any questions please contact Carly McEathron at carly.mceathron@gmail.com.

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http://www.twilightcamp.org/register

 Thursday Camp Out Tent Sign-up (Opens Sunday July 24)
Please sign up below if you will be camping overnight.  Girls should discuss who they want to tent with and sign up below no later than Tuesday.  You are expected to do this as a Girl Scout - with a big group like ours, there's a good chance someone may get left out while we're figuring out tents.  You are expected to be Considerate and Caring and make sure no one is left out or excluded.  
  • Are You Bringing A Tent?  If you are bringing a tent, sign up under the Personal Tents section of the table below.  Pick a tent size based on how many people will be sleeping in it.  Put the names of everyone sharing the tent in the same row.

  • Do You Need A Tent?  We have 2 person tents available.  Sign up, along with your tent mates, under the Girl Scout Tents section below.  Put the names of everyone sharing the tent in the same row.

  • Everything Else.  Email Nick at nickstillings@hotmail.com  if you have any questions or problems, or a special signup (if you have a three person tent or something) set up for your tent


http://www.regonline.com/twilightcamp2016
Option 2 - Register Online, Pay Online or Mail a Check,
Mail Health Forms and Payment
2. Register for Camp Online - Click Here to Register Online 
3. Complete the following supplemental forms (if you opted out of the online forms) and mail by May 15th:
If you have any questions please email info@twilightcamp.org
 



Option 3 - Print and Mail All Forms
Register your Girl Scout, siblings, and volunteers via snail mail. Click below to download the PDF forms. Complete and mail to the address on the form by May 15th. All forms received after May 15th will be subject to a $5.00 late fee and placement will be done as space allows.



Girl Scouts
Grades 1-6 or 7th
grade
attending as a camper

Adults & Siblings
Volunteers and non-Girl Scout children of volunteers


Registration Checklist
Camper Registration Form
Financial Assistance (optional)

Sibling Care Registration
      (for volunteer days only)
                Caddies and
            Asst. Caddies 
            Needing Paper 
            Forms   Grades 7th - 12th+  
                                                                                                                   Older Girl Registration
                                                                                                                   Older Girl Checklist
Looking for volunteer training?
We have online training.  For those who prefer a more personal training experience, we will have training at camp on July 20th, from 12:30-2:30pm.  To access on line training videos, click on the links below:
 
    (Camp Intro, Older Girls, Programming)

    (Rules & Safety, Logistics, Parking)

    (Volunteer manual for everyone)

    (Supplement for Unit Chaperones)
 

 e had a great week at Twilight in the North Woods.   We have four follow-up items from camp that we need completed
by Friday August 4th: 

1. Feedback Surveys
We’d love to get your feedback on camp.  Please complete the appropriate survey(s) below:
2. Photos
We’d love to get any pictures you took at camp to share.  You can
a) email them to info@twilghtcamp.org
b) Upload to a cloud file sharing service and email us a link, or
c) upload them at http://dbinbox.com/twilight 
If you have a lot to share (hundreds) please email us at info@twilightcamp.org and we’ll make arrangements to connect and exchange a flash drive or memory card.  Please post/share by Fri Aug 4th, we’ll curate and place on www.twilightcamp.org. 

3. Lost and Found
We still have some Lost and Found items that need claimed.  Email info@twilightcamp.org by Friday Aug 4th if you recognize anything


Twilight Camp Northern Skies is the "first week" of Twilight Camp, for girls in the Northern Skies Service Unit.  Come join us for an exciting week - focused on surviving the wilderness in the woodlands, the winter, the water, and the desert.  Learn key survival skills in a safe environment with new and old friends.
 

Yours in Scouting
Nick


OVERNIGHT TENT SIGNUP

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Twilight Camp Frequently Asked Questions
Please review our F.A.Q. page for general information about Twilight Camp Northern Skies. 
 
Cost of Camp
Camper registration  (girls grade 1-6) is $85 thru June 1, final registration due June 15.  Assistant Caddie/Caddie registration is $45.   Senior Caddie registration (10/11/12th grade girls w/at least two years prior Caddie experience) is $10.  Sibling care is $20/day.  All grades refer to the grade you are entering in fall 2017. 

First Year Caddies: Did You Miss Program Aide Training?
Program Aide Training is required to be a Caddie at Twilight Camp.   We offered it on April 28 for Chanhassen and Victoria area girls in preparation for camp.  If you have a conflict, it is also offered by our Girl Scout Council.  Upcoming dates and locations are listed below, all camps are about a one hour drive. Click the link below for details and to register.

Camp Registration Checklist 
You'll need to following for each person (Girl Scout, Volunteer, and Sibling Care brother/sister) you are registering for camp:  
  • Health History - Insurance plan info, medications, allergies, immunization record
  • Cookie Credits - If you are using one or more $5 Cookie Credits to pay for camp
  • Volunteer Dates - The dates you can volunteer at camp

Northern Skies Twilight Camp

July 29 - Aug 1
Survive | Be Strong | Be Safe | Believe!


IMPORTANT!!! ALL CAMPERS MUST BE SIGNED IN AND SIGNED OUT EACH DAY!!!
To check in, go to the ceremony circle, find your daughter’s unit and sign her in with the Unit Caddies.  Let them know of any recent issues, illnesses or concerns.  If you don't know her unit, stop at HQ (the pavilion) and our staff can find that information for you.

Twilight Camp Northern Skies is the "first week" of Twilight Camp, for girls in the Northern Skies Service Unit.  Come join us for an exciting week - focused on surviving the wilderness in the woodlands, the winter, the water, and the desert.  Learn key survival skills in a safe environment with new and old friends.
 
Twilight Camp Frequently Asked Questions
Please review our F.A.Q. page for general information about Twilight Camp Northern Skies.  
 

Camp is Under Way - Use this boilerplate once camp starts 
  
Twilight Camp is Under Way!
We're only checking email occasionally during the day now. If you have any questions please call Camp Headquarters at (612) 419-5461.

Adult Volunteer Changes
If you can't make it tell us immediately. Call the camp voice mail at (612) 419-5461

 
 
 
 
 

Confirmation Letters - Post this boilerplate in a 1/2 page zone and update links
 
Confirmation Letters
You should have recieved a confirmation letter in email with detailed information on camp, including your unit assignment and what to bring.  Copies are posted below.
 Camper Unit XX-XX (Girl Scouts)
        Camper Unit XX-XX (Girl Scouts)
        Camper Unit XX-XX (Girl Scouts)
        Camper Unit XX-XX (Girl Scouts)
        Camp Explore Confirmation letter (siblings)
        Older Girl Bonfire (6th/7th grade campers)
        Older Girl Bonfire (Caddies and Program Aides)

 

 


4:00 pm Check In & Orientation
4:45
pm Leadership Training

Assistant Caddie Training (7th graders)
Working with Younger Girls (8th graders)
Advanced Leadership Skills (9th graders)
Senior Caddie Training (10th graders)
5:15 pm Camp Tour, Site Rotations, Dinner
Site 2 - Water
Site 3 - Woods
Site 4 - Desert
Site 5 - Winter
7:15 pm Return to Headquarters
7:30
pm Unit Logistics
8:00
pm Dismissed



What to Bring - Post this boilerplate in a 1/2 page zone. Review conf letter for changes



Campers - What to Bring

Ready for camp? Refer to your confirmation letter for a complete list of what to bring, camp procedures, and other preparation information.

Short list:
[ ] Bag supper each day
[ ] Refillable water bottle
[ ] Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
[ ] Underwear (after swimming)
[ ] Socks and closed-toe sturdy shoes
[ ] Beach towel, Comb/brush
[ ] Camp t-shirt (color-coded by unit)* 
[ ] Rain gear! (camp is rain or shine)
[ ] Sunscreen (apply before camp) 
[ ] Insect repellent (no aerosol sprays)
*Will be provided on Monday
Optional: 
[ ] Hat and/or sunglasses 
[ ] Bandana
[ ] Water shoes/aqua socks 
[ ] Waterproof to "sit-upon" 

Unit Guide Extras
Unit Guides should also bring the following:
[ ] Volunteer Training Manuals
[ ] Daily Rotations, Schedules and Maps
[ ] Unit Roster
[ ] Pen
[ ] Paper grocery bag (recyclables & garbage)
[ ] Extra roll of toilet paper (in a zip-loc bag)
[ ] A few extra large plastic garbage bags
("rain gear" for anyone who forgets)
 

 

 


Adutl Volunteers - Post this boilerplate in a 1/2 page zone. Review for changes

Adult Volunteers
Ready to have a great time and help some terrific kids reach their potential? Thank you for giving your time to make camp a reality. If you missed Volunteer training (or lost your packet) below is the Volunteer Training Manual, Unit Guide Supplement, and Orientation Videos.  Please review this before arriving at camp. Any questions, please ask at Headquarters (the main shelter in the center of camp) when you arrive.

 
 
Adult Volunteer Orientation Video Part 1
(Camp Intro, Older Girls, Programming)
 Adult Volunteer Orientation Video Part 2
(Rules & Safety, Logistics, Parking)
 General Volunteer Training
(Volunteer Manual for Everyone)
 Unit Guide Training
(Supplement for Unit Chaperones)
 
Sign Out Reminder -  Post this boilerplate in a 1/2 page zone. Review for changes
 
Parents/Guardians/Babysitters/Nannies:

SIGN YOUR CAMPER OUT!

It happens every year...you're running late so you ask your sitter/spouse/partner/older child to swing by camp and pick up your child. They pull into camp at 7:30, see the child standing by her friends, tell her to hop in, and take off...and she leaves without signing out.
Unfortunately, we don't know she got picked up...and our assumption is that she's still camp. While we frantically call your mobile phone to confirm where she is, the older girls begin scouring the woods and the adults head to the beach to begin an underwater grid search looking for a submerged swimmer. Meanwhile we alert Carver County Fire and Rescue, Three Rivers Parks spins up their helicopter, and the County Sheriff drafts an Amber Alert!
That's all much less fun than it sounds. Please help us avoid it! Sign your child in and out with her caddie (that's the cool older girl with the clip board) when arriving and departing camp. Thank you!
 
 

Daily Schedule- Post this boilerplate in a 1/2 page zone. Review for changes
 
Typical Daily Schedule
 
Here's a typical day at Twilight Camp Time for activities will change each day, but drop-off and pick-up are always the same.
1:45 pm Check-in
2:00 pm Opening
2:15 pm Daily Activities
  Songs
  Swimming
  Game and Snack
  Science/Technology
  Physical Activity
  Supper
  Craft
  (activity order will vary)
7:00 pm Walk to Ceremony Circle
7:15 pm Closing Ceremonies
7:45 pm Camp Dismissed
The order of the Daily Activities changes each day. Your actual schedule will be similar to the one above but he activity order will be different.

 

 


Daily Shedule Slideshow - Post near the daily schedule - rotating photos show a typical day 
 

Need to recreate the slideshow.  Pics are too small when downloaded from old site.

 


What Happens at Twilight Camp - Abby's narration on the camp experience

 

What Happens at Twilight Camp?
Watch the slideshow below, narrated by Brownie Scout and Twilight Camp Veteran Abby, to see examples of the activities we did at past years in camp.

What Happens At Camp



Getting to Camp- Post as needed for directions.  Update PDF lin before posting.

 

Getting To Camp - Where Do I Go?

Please watch your speed while driving in camp - there are young children walking along the roads.

  • Campers (Girl Scouts) should be signed in at Site 5/Headquarters on Monday. If you are just dropping off your daughter, park in the Short Term Parking area (red "P")
  • Sibling Care (children of volunteers) should be signed in at the Playground
  • Site Volunteers (adults working at Yosemite, Youageurs, Acadia or Denali sites) are pre-approved to drive to their sites and park there
  • Unit Guides (adults supervising a unit of Girl Scouts or siblings) should park in the Daily Volunteer parker
  • Everyone else - check in at Site 5/Camp Headquarters

 Click Here to Download a PDF of the Camp Map

Need to replace with updated map - due to construction - need to indicate closure of loop road and where people should park

 


Dance Warehouse Audition Conflicts

If your are auditioning for a Performing Line at The Dance Warehouse, plan to leave check out of camp late afternoon so you can get ready to dance.  Remember - your unit is still depending on you for leadership, so you'll need to work it out with your other caddies as you'll miss closing ceremonies and possible swimming. 
 
Tips:
  • Offer to help as much as you can at check-in and the first few activities
  • Watch the energy you expend swimming
  • Don't schedule anything else for the morning on Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur - rest, hydrate, and recover, you will have a busy week!
    

Ages 11-12

 Mon

 Tue

 Wed

 Thu

Head to HQ

4:15 pm

4:15 pm

4:15 pm

5:30 pm

Leave Camp

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

4:30 pm

5:45 pm

TDW Workshop/ Audition

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

 
 

Ages 13+

 Mon

 Tue

 Wed

 Thu

Head to HQ

5:15 pm

5:15 pm

5:15 pm

7:00 pm

Leave Camp

5:30 pm

5:30 pm

5:30 pm

7:15 pm

TDW Workshop/ Audition

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

 


CC United Traveling Soccer Try-outs

CC United has soccer tryouts from 3:00pm - 4:30pm the same week as Twilight Camp - you can be back in camp at 5:00 on those days, but you'll need to leave, or even just arrive late. 
First Year Caddies:  Please plan to attend camp from 1:30pm - 2:30pm on Monday.  Even if you leave right after opening ceremonies, we want you there to see how check-in runs on the first day, and for any last minute training updates.  
 

 

 Mon
7th gr

 Tue
7th gr

 Wed
8-12th gr

 Thu
8th-12th gr

Head to HQ

2:15 pm

2:15 pm

2:15 pm

2:15 pm

Leave Camp

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

CC United Tryouts

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Return to Camp

 5:00 pm

 5:00 pm

 5:00 pm

 5:00 pm

 
 

 

 


Registration - Post as needed for directions. Update PDF lin before posting.
 
Twilight Camp Registration Closed
Volunteer sign up coming soon to your email
Confirmations will be sent in June
All forms and payments are due by June 15
Two registration options: Online or US Mail


Option 1 - Online Registration and Payment
2. Register for camp online at www.regonline.com/twilightcamp2011ns
3. Complete the following supplemental forms and mail by May 15th:
Yes...we're aware of the irony of still needing a paper form sent in. Hey, it's our first time! :-)
If you have any questions please email
info@twilightcamp.org

 
Option 2 - Print and Mail All Registration Forms
As before, you can register your Girl Scout, siblings, and adult volunteers via snail mail. Click the appropriate links below to download the paper registration forms. Complete and mail to the address on the form by May 28th. All forms received after May 28th will be subject to a $5.00 late fee and placement will be done as space allows.

Girl Scouts
Grades 1-6 or 7th
grade
attending as a
camper

 Registration Checklist

 Camper Registration Form

Parents/Babysitters/Nannies/Guardians

SIGN YOUR CAMPER OUT!

It happens every year...you're running late so you ask your sitter/spouse/partner/older child to swing by camp and pick up your child. They pull into camp at 7:30, see the child standing by her friends, tell her to hop in, and take off...and she leaves without signing out.

 

Unfortunately, we don't know she got picked up...and our assumption is that she's still camp. While we frantically call your mobile phone to confirm where she is, the older girls begin scouring the woods and the adults head to the beach to begin an underwater grid search looking for a submerged swimmer. Meanwhile we alert Carver County Fire and Rescue, Three Rivers Parks spins up their helicopter, and the County Sheriff




Adult Volunteers Needed!
We need you!  The camp schedule is set up so parents can take 1/2 day off work to volunteer at camp.  It's a great experience and a wonderful way to make a positive impact in the life of a camper.  Parents and adults who have volunteered in the past have told us it's the best time they had all summer.
 
We have the greatest need for adults who can volunteer at camp for a full day and work with campers.  Everything will be prepared for you; with older girls and program area directors  in charge to provide assistance and guidance.
 

drafts an Amber Alert!




Monday Schedule

MONDAY

Units 1-4/SC 1&2

Units 5-9

ROTATION SCHEDULE

India

Site 5

Spain

Site 3

Closing Ceremony Songs

Unit 7, 8, 9

Opening Flag – Unit 9

Closing Flag – Unit 9


Tuesday Schedule

TUESDAY

Units 5-9

Units 1-4/SC 1&2

ROTATION SCHEDULE

India

Site 5

Spain

Site 3

Closing Ceremony

Silver/Gold Award Recognition

Opening Flag – Unit 8

Closing Flag – Unit 7

 

Announcements
    Getting To Camp - Where Do I Go?
    Coming in to the Park.  Stop at the gate and tell the gate keeper you are with Girl Scouts.  They will give you a pass - this pass is good for the entire week.
Please watch your speed while driving in camp - Speed limits are enforced, and we have many children walking.  Cones are set up to limit traffic, please do not go around the cones.  The roads are paved, so it is tempting to drive fast, however, please keep to the posted speeds.

  • Site Volunteers (adults working at Site 3) are pre-approved to drive to their sites and park there after checking in
  • Unit Guides (adults supervising a unit of Girl Scouts or siblings) should park in the Daily Volunteer parking lot by Site 2
  • Everyone else - check in at Site 5/Camp Headquarters
      • Few helpful reminders:  First day check in is always stressful and chaotic.  Please be patient with us.  We will get your child where they need to be and get you where you need to be.  Issues will be addressed as soon as possible.  Don’t let bumps in the road get you down – we will resolve any issues as soon as possible.  Having a great time at camp is our priority.  
      • Picking your children up early: If you have to get your child early, you will need to check in at HQ and we will find and bring your child to HQ.  Please bring ID so that we can confirm that you are authorized. Do NOT drive around camp looking for your child.  Unit Leadership WILL NOT release your child from the site.

      Twilight Camp is Under Way!

      We're only checking email occasionally during the day now. If you have any questions please call Camp Headquarters at (612) 419-5461


      LAKES | MON/TUE | SITE 3 | JOAN ROTH
      LAKES - Fishing (Alexis D, Joe O)

      MOUNTAINS | MON/TUE | SITE 5 | THERESA BERGREN
      MOUNTAINS - Knots and Lashings (Maddie M, Katie M deliver))
      MOUNTAINS - Paracord Bracelets (Terry M)
      MOUNTAINS - Snack - Granola (Theresa B)

      WOODS | WED/THU SITE 3 | KRISTI SEKARAN
      WOODS - Edible Campfire (Amanda C)
      WOODS - Fire Starting & Fire Safety (Mia P, Andrew B)
      WOODS - Shelters & Tent Setup (Andrea L/Theresa B)
      WOODS - Log Rolling (Carver Parks)



      Adult Volunteer Changes
      If you can't make it tell us immediately. Call the camp voice mail at (612) 419-5461 

      Parents/Babysitters/Nannies/Guardians


      It happens every year...you're running late so you ask your sitter/spouse/partner/older child to swing by camp and pick up your child. They pull into camp at 7:30, see the child standing by her friends, tell her to hop in, and take off...and she leaves without signing out.

       

      Unfortunately, we don't know she got picked up...and our assumption is that she's still camp. While we frantically call your mobile phone to confirm where she is, the older girls begin scouring the woods and the adults head to the beach to begin an underwater grid search looking for a submerged swimmer. Meanwhile we alert Carver County Fire and Rescue, Three Rivers Parks spins up their helicopter, and the County Sheriff

      SIGN YOUR CAMPER OUT!



      Please Share Your Photos!
      If you took pictures at camp, we'd love to have them to share on www.twilightcamp.org.  We have a PC at Headquarters if you want to download form a memory card or flash drive.   You can also email (nickstillings@hotmail.com) them to Nick Stillings, or post to our OneDrive account directly from your phone using the camp account below:

      Four Options to Share
       
      A. Download at Camp
      We have a PC at Headquarters if you want to download form a memory card or flash drive
       
      B. Email Them
      You can also email (nickstillings@hotmail.com) them to Nick Stillings, he can take up to 20MB of attachments at a time
       
      C. Upload to OneDrive from your PC or Mac
      1. Go to www.onedrive.com and sign in (use the credentials below)
      Password: Twilight15
      DO NOT enable automatic photo backup 
      2. Click Upload (it’s ok to install Microsoft Silverlight if prompted)
      3. Select the photos to upload from your computer, and click Open
       
       
      D. Upload to OneDrive from your Phone or Tablet
       
      1. Download the OneDrive app for your device
      2. Open the app and sign in, using the credentials below.
      Password: Twilight15
      DO NOT enable automatic photo backup 
      3. Open the OneDrive app on your phone, and upload the photos you want to share
      Windows Phone: Tap the More button ("..."), then Add
      Android: Tap the Upload button, then Upload photos and videos
      iOS: Tap the More button ("..."), then Add  
      4. Uninstall the OneDrive app once you’re done
          Thank you so much for volunteering at camp! 



      Confirmation Letters
      You should have received a confirmation letter in email with detailed information on camp, including your unit assignment and what to bring.  Copies are posted below.


      Campers - What to Bring
      Ready for camp? Refer to your confirmation letter for a complete list of what to bring, camp procedures, and other information.   
       [  ] Bag supper each day
       [  ] Refillable water bottle
       [  ] Swimsuit (wear under clothes)
       [  ] Underwear (after swimming)
       [  ] Socks and closed-toe sturdy shoes
       [  ] Beach towel, Comb/brush
       [  ] Camp t-shirt (color-coded by unit, provided Monday)
       [  ] Rain gear! (camp is rain or shine)
       [  ] Sunscreen (apply before camp) 
       [  ] Insect repellent (no aerosol sprays)
       [  ] Hat and/or sunglasses (optional)
       [  ] Bandana (optional)
       [  ] Water shoes/aqua socks (optional)
       [  ] Waterproof to "sit-upon"  (optional)


      Adult Unit Guides - Additional Things to Bring
       [  ] Volunteer Training Manuals
       [  ] Daily Rotations, Schedules and Maps
       [  ] Unit Roster
       [  ] Pen
       [  ] Paper grocery bag (recyclables & garbage)
       [  ] Extra roll of toilet paper (in a zip-loc bag)
       [  ] A few extra large plastic garbage bags





      Thursday Morning Update
      Last day!  What a great week!  You're doing fantastic!

      Water - please take a sip of water every 15 minutes, AND every time you start/stop/transition an activity.  Some campers are getting headaches/stomach aches from not drinking enough.

      Rain - There might be rain.  We continue during rain; if there is lightning go under a shelter (or to the nearest if on the trail)

      Awards - We're passing out leadership awards tonight - make sure these make it into your backpack!

      Campfire/Camp Out - If you haven't turned in a permission slip you still can - do it ASAP.  

      • Units 4/5/6 -- Maria, Maddie, Anna, Augustine, Hailey, Juliana, Heather, Maggie, Jocelyn - you have Opening Flags
      • Units 1/2/3 - Rebecca, Jennifer, Taylor, Alexa, Live, Iris, Alissa, Helayna Emily, Ava - you have closing flags and unit songs
      • Units 8 - Katie is coming late (4:30) and will join you then
      • Unit 14 - Becca/Josie, Abby Walsh will join you again today
      • Units 16/17/18 - Please remind your girls about Maddie Marusich's gold award project this weekend
      See you at camp!


      Wednesday Morning Update
      Hey all!  We're at the halfway point in camp!  Apologies for any emotional trauma caused by Nick's attempts at singing and flossing earlier this week.  Please visit First Aid if you still feel nauseous or need to talk to a therapist. We've asked him to stop.

      Two extra presentations at closing tonight: Site 3 Cully Fest, Annika/Megan you're up!  Shannon/Lucy, some of the girls in Unit 11 are doing a presentation their troop made on healthy outdoor living.  

      Units 9/10 - Lilly, Cecilia, Libby, Hannah - you've got opening flags!

      Other Stuff: Units 7/8/9 - Anna, Rebecca, Anna, Violet, Lilly, Ceclia - the third graders seem to be the most rambunctious. We'll spend extra time checking in today.  Unit 14, Becca/Josie, we may be swapping people on you to cover Daisy.

      Overall camp is going fantastic.  Units are operating great, programming activies are well proctored and presented.  Be sure to let us know how it's going.  Let us know how it's actually going.  We're here for you!

      See you at camp!

      - Older Girl Team


      Tuesday Morning Update
      Hi girls! Great job yesterday!  No major issues, but I noticed some campers had trouble settling in. We'll be coming around today to check in.  PLEASE ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF.  It's ok to ask for help.  Be ready with:
      • "I need a break" - Let us know if you need to step away for a few minutes (rest, restroom, just breathe)
      • "I need help" - Let is know if you need help especially with transitions (starting/stopping an activity)
      • "Camper help needed" - Sometimes one camper (tired, homesick, disruptive) can throw off the whole unit. Let us know, we'll sit with her for a bit.

      Unit Caddies - Don't Forget
      1. Turn in any remaining AtlAtl waivers at Caddie Corner
      2. Turn in the Attendance Card each day at First Aid, even if everyone is here (new this year)
      3. Check in with the Swim Watcher at the beach when you arrive/depart (new this year)
      4. Turn in a permission slip and money if you're staying for the Campfire and/or Campout on Thursday
      The beach swim watcher is an adult volunteer standing around with a white binder - I'll see if we can figure out a way to indicate her a little better so you know who she is - that person is changing every day.  Sorry, it's a little awkward at the moment!

      Programming Caddies - Don't Forget
      • Welcome each unit and introduce yourself
      • Let us know if you have any bumps with volunteer (some may not be used to working alongside people your age)
      • Huddle with Unit Caddies and let campers know when they have 5 minutes, 1 minutes, 30 seconds left to help with transitions

      See you at camp!
      - Nick


      Camp Instagram


      Schedule Screenshots
      Tap the link below and save the image to your phone
      (tap and hold, then choose Share > Save Image).  
      Use the printed schedules in front of campers.
      Thursday Campfire/Campout
      If you're camping out Thursday you need to sign up in advance to let Nick know if you're bringing a tent, using a Girl Scout tent (first come first served) and who you're tenting with. Sign Up Here 


      Older Girl Confirmation Letter
      Below is a generic letter (it doesn't have your assignment).



      Campfire and Overnight
      Optional, campfire Thur 8-10pm, overnight 10pm - 8pm



      Older Girl Team

      Nick Stillings, Older Girl Director, 612.865.9657, nickstillings@hotmail.com 

      Claire Roth, Older Girl Staff, 952.217.0217, ceroth@csbsju.edu 

      Katie Kennedy, Older Girl Staff, 952.451.7037, klkennedy@comcast.net

      Brooke Brown, Older Girl Staff, 612.236.7685, brookebgood@icloud.com

      Jaclyn Zirbes, Older Girl Staff, 612.790.7343, jaclyntzirbes@gmail.com

      Aila Billings, Older Girl Staff, 612.419.1338, ailabball@outlook.com

      Amanda Christensen, Older Girl Staff, 612.703.4066, amandachristensen203@gmail.com


      Typical Daily Schedule
      Here's a typical day at Twilight Camp.  Order of activities will change each day, but drop-off and pick-up are always the same.  
              1:45 pm Check-In
              2:00 pm Opening
              2:15 pm Daily Activities
                  Songs
                  Swimming
                  Game and Snack
                  Skill
                  Physical Activity
                  Supper
                  Craft
                  (activity order will vary)
              7:00 pm Walk to Ceremony Circle
              7:15 pm Closing Ceremonies
              7:45 pm Camp Dismissed


      What Unit is my Child In?
      Did you forget what unit you are in?  We can help.  Either email us at info@twilightcamp.org or click here and search by your registration confirmation number that was sent to your email when you registered.   Or if you'd rather wait and like to live on the edge, just come to camp and we have a list and can help you get your camper where they need to go.

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