Do you love camping with your troop? If so, Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) is perfect for you! Your troop along with your troop leaders will go to one of our camps where program staff assists you in activities of your choice. Your troop will get to plan your own camp experience and activities, so the challenge and adventure is just right for you. Led by camp staff and Girl Scout Senior and Ambassador Program Assistants, the activities are always fun and exciting. There’s never a dull moment at TAC!
Here’s just a few of the activities you can choose from at TAC. Additional activities will be located in your confirmation packets:
- Arts and Crafts
- Nature and environmental activities
- Star Gazing/Night Hikes
- Archery (for girls entering 4th grade and older)
- Low Ropes Challenge Course
Troop Adventure Camp is available this summer at Camp Libbey
(June 30-July 2, July 7-9, July 10-12).
Troop Adventure Camp is cancelled at Camp Stonybrook for the 2013 season. Please click here
to read further about the cancellation and alternative options for troops.
REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Lodges: Sleep in a dormitory style building, which includes a common living area, kitchen, fire ring and bathroom. Leaders stay in the lodge, but are not permitted to sleep in the same room as the girls. Girl Scout Brownie troops have priority for lodge space, but they are placed in tents once the lodges are filled. Older girl troops may be placed in lodges only after all Girl Scout Brownie troops are placed.
Platform Tent Units: Sleep in a unit with wooden platforms covered by canvas tents (tents sleep four people), which includes cots and mattresses, a kitchen shelter, fire ring and latrine. Leaders stay in the unit, but they are not permitted to share the same tent with girls.
Camp Shirts and Patches
Camp T-shirts and/or patches must be pre-ordered ($10 per shirt and $1 per patch). An order form is included in your confirmation packet. The shirt design is new.
All TAC participants (both girls and adults) must provide a current health history (within six months of dates of attendance). Section E on the Health History form is not required to be completed by a doctor.
Meals are served family style in the dining hall. Troops have the option to request cooking out over the fire.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do leaders have to be camping certified to attend?
No, leaders do not have to be Basic Camp Certified, however if a troop has never attended TAC, at least one adult must attend TAC Leader Orientation, which is Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9 a.m.-12 a.m. at Camp Libbey. You must attend the orientation for the camp you are attending.
Who is supervising my child?
Troop leaders accompanying the troop are responsible for maintaining Safety Activity Checkpoint ratios and adequately supervising the girls. The camp staff provides camp expertise and leadership for the program activities. Program Assistants are on hand to assist the staff and troop leaders with activities. Program Assistants are minors (younger than 18 years old) and are not permitted to supervise campers.
Troop Leader Supervision
Troop leaders must provide supervision of girls in the following ratios:
- Two adults for every 6 girls 1st grade
- Two adults for every 12 girls entering 2nd through 3rd grade
- Two adults for every 16 girls entering 4th through 5th grade
- Two adults for every 20 girls entering 6th grade and above
There MUST be a minimum of two adults in attendance with every troop at TAC. These required adults attend without paying a fee. Any adult attending who is not required to fulfill Safety Activity Checkpoint ratios must pay the full cost. The priority is to accommodate as many girls as possible. Please limit adults to the required ratios. Arrangements can be made for girls with special needs.
- To meet Safety Activity Checkpoint ratios, an “adult” must be an individual older than 18 years of age.
- Adults may not bring “tag-a-longs” (adult leader’s younger children). Attendees must be registered Girl Scout Daisy, Brownies, Juniors attending camp with their troop or group.
TAC gives girls the opportunity to plan their camp adventure with their leaders. It is important that the girls and adults work in partnership during the planning process:
- Submit a completed registration form including first, second, and third choices of dates. Registration opens on February 27, 2013.
- Discuss activity, packout, shirt/patch and trip options with the troop members. Work together to make decisions, and then complete the request forms (included in the confirmation packet).
- Return the completed activity, packout and shirt/patch order forms by May 20, 2013.
- If registering after this date, turn forms in as soon as possible once the troop has registered.
- Plan activities with sister Girl Scout troops attending TAC during your session.
- Work with troop members to obtain permission slips, pack equipment, purchase troop supplies, and schedule transportation.