Frequently Asked Questions
Is Camp Sycamore Valley taking precautions regarding COVID-19?
Yes, safety is our number one concern. Please refer to the COVID-19
section of our website for more information.
Is my daughter ready to go to camp?
We have a great tool that will help you determine what
is best for your Girl Scout. Take our camp
readiness quiz to decide if your daughter is ready for an
overnight camp or if day camp might be the best option for her.
Can my Girl Scout Attend As An Individual?
She doesn't need to have her troop to have a camp adventure! Many
girls visit camp on their own and make brand new friends that stick
with her for life!
Can my Girl Scout Bring A Buddy?
Girls can bring a buddy from their troop or a friend who is not yet
a Girl Scout. Buddies can be placed together according to program
session, age, and Girl Scout level. During the registration process
you may want to indicate a buddy you know is signing up for the same
camp session as you. This buddy should also request you. Attending
camp with a friend from home is great, it's also great to make new
friends. Please limit your buddy requests to one buddy. Buddy requests
are accommodated when possible, not guaranteed.
What If My Girl is Not a Girl Scout?
You don't have to be a Girl Scout to attend one of your camps.
Whether she's a first-time camper or an experienced adventurer, an
outdoor enthusiast or a creative artist, your girl will find her
perfect program at one of our camps. For all girls who are not current
Girl Scout members at the time of registration, a non-refundable $35
registration fee will apply.
When Does Camp Registration Open?
Registration officially opens January 31 at 9 a.m. Online
reservations will be accepted at that time on a first-come,
first-served basis. Paper and fax registrations may be submitted prior
to January 31; however, placement will not occur until January 31
during regular business hours. Registrations received after January 31
will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
How to Register:
Online at https://www.girlscoutsindiana.org/
it's that simple!
What does my Registration Include?
Registration fees include a camp patch, 2 badges, and a t-shirt.
Plus, you get to make memories that will last a lifetime!
What if the weather is bad?
While at camp, every counselor is in touch with the camp director
who has access to a weather radio. We are aware of any storms headed
our way and have procedures in place to protect our campers. Some
activities may be affected by weather, and in this case, refunds are
How can I prepare my Camper?
It is important for families to talk with their camper about what to
expect at come this summer. The American Camp Association has great
resources for families available at https://www.acacamps.org/campers-families.
May I visit my camper during camp?
Our camps are not open to parents, family, or other visitors during
camp sessions so that we may provide a safe and secure environment for
all participants. All participants and staff must be registered and
all adults must have complete background checks prior to camp in order
to attend. Plan to visit the camps during the open house to see the
units, staff and program areas.
Can my Girl Scout attend multiple sessions?
There is no limit to the number of sessions each girl may attend
(financial assistance is available for one session only). There is no
need to submit additional copies of the health history form.
Is financial assistance available?
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is committed to providing a positive
experience to every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout. PAG's are
provided so that a family's economic status will not be a barrier to participation.
To apply, submit the PAG application with your camp registration and
health history form. A $35 deposit per girl is required to secure her
placement. This deposit is not refundable unless your child cannot be
placed into a session. Use a separate grant application per girl.
Please fill out your PAG at the same time as your registration form.
All applicants will be notified by email as to the approval of the request.
All PAG information is kept strictly confidential. A limited number
of grants are available for one camp session per girl.
When do my camp fees need to be paid?
Full fee must be paid no later than May 31 for all camp dates.
Failure to do so will result in loss of reservation. A minimum $35
deposit is due at the time of registration.
When does registration close?
Registration closes two weeks before the beginning of each camp
session or when the session is full, whichever is first.
What is the refund procedure?
The camp fee does not cover the entire cost of your child attending
camp. The remainder is covered by various funding sources that support
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. For this reason, the refund policy is:
· Refunds are given only if written cancellation is received
at least two weeks prior to sessions.
· $25 of fee will be retained for handling charges.
· Bus fees are not refundable.
· No refunds for family camp.
Refunds are not given for no shows or campers leaving camp early due
to personal reasons including homesickness, sports, family vacations,
behavior, lice, etc.