Summer Camp Revamp 2020 - Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
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Summer Camp Revamp: A Virtual Camp Experience

Six Sessions, July 6–August 14, 2020 | Grades K-12

Registration IS NOW OPEN!

This summer, the fun of connecting with others, exploring new things, and receiving snail mail combine to create a one-of-a-kind virtual experience for girls! It’s camp, reimagined… it’s Summer Camp Revamp!

How it Works

Summer Camp Revamp offers six themed, week-long virtual sessions led by our council teams and older Girl Scouts. 

Register for each session on our program site. Join us for all six or pick-and-choose the weeks you like best!

Fun for All Ages!

While activities are geared toward girls entering grades 2-8 this fall, girls in kindergarten and first grade are welcome but may need additional parent/guardian assistance. 

Girls in grades 9-12, including Counselors in Training (CITs), are welcome to join in weekly activities with younger girls, or if you're interested in helping with programs please fill out this form by June 29 to us to let us know

Summer Camp Revamp Sessions

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STEAM, Dreams and Ice Cream: July 6-10

Are you a scientist extraordinaire or an aspiring chef? Why not be both!  Turn your kitchen into a cooking laboratory and your yard into a stage for chemistry magic.

You’ll mix emulsions, binders, and solutions (and learn what they are!) as well as sweet treats and crazy concoctions. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is all around, and we’ll explore that all week with notable female scientists from the past to guide us along the way.

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GIRLapalooza: July 13-17

Step right up! Join us for our first ever GIRLapalooza Festival! Like every fun festival, we’ll eat tasty carnival-inspired food, play outdoor festival games, and create lots of colorful art, including tie-dye and make-your-own chalk.

You will learn about famous festivals that take place around the world and create your very own festival booth! The week will end with an art showcase and a virtual dance party.

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Adventure Awaits: July 20-24

Wherever you are, adventure awaits! Whether it’s survival skills, travel planning, or extreme sports, challenge yourself to explore something new.  Learn all of the basics that you will need to plan your own adventure. 

We’ll explore adventure activities from the backyard to around the world, learn plant identification, animal adaptations, and wilderness first aid.

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Mastering Mystery: July 27-31

Follow the clues to solve a Girl Scout mystery! Use all your senses as we work together to crack codes, take fingerprints, explore your surroundings and solve a mystery.

Participate in an age-level badge workshop on Wednesday featuring brand new GSUSA badges that are even a mystery to us!

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Movie Magic: August 3-7

Lights, camera, action! Dive into the world of movie magic and become your very own director, producer, screenwriter, or set designer. Discover the tricks of the trade of filmmaking in order to make a cinematic masterpiece of your own!

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Glowing and Growing: August 10-14

Grow your mind (and maybe even your own garden) for our final week of Summer Camp Revamp 2020! Will it be yoga? Meditation? A gratitude journal? Or maybe some gardening that help you relax during this glowing week!


Don't Forget Your Gear!

SUMMER CAMP REVAMP SUPPLY BOX

Supply Pack

When you register for a week of Summer Camp Revamp you'll receive an activity packet and supply list the Wednesday before your session begins.

Here are some common supplies needed for the whole summer:

  • scissors
  • crayons
  • washable markers
  • permanent marker (like a Sharpie)
  • glue sticks
  • clear tape (like Scotch brand)
  • pencils and pencil sharpener
  • pens
  • notebook
  • construction paper
  • ruler

If you don't have these don't worry! You can purchase a General Supply Kit for only $15 (shipping included) when you register. Available while supplies last.

 

SUMMER CAMP REVAMP ACTIVITY KIT

Weekly Activity Kits

When you register for each week* you will have the option to purchase an activity kit for each week that includes

  • Supplies to enhance the activities for the week (these are an enhancement and not required to participate)
  • Printed version of the week's activity book
  • Exclusive swag, goodies, fun patches, and more
  • 10% off coupon to use in our online shop

Add this to your cart when registering.

*The Weekly Activity Kit is not available for Week 1: STEAM, Dreams and Ice Cream

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Shop Summer Camp Revamp

Celebrate participating in Summer Camp Revamp by purchasing this awesome, "retro" fun patch

But wait, there's more! Stay on-trend with this DIY Tie-Dye T-Shirt Kit!

Purchase the kit which includes everything you need to create your Summer Camp Revamp Tie-Dye T-Shirt.

INCLUDES:

  • 2 (two) 4 oz. squeeze bottles
  • 2 (two) powder dye packets (assorted colors)
  • Rubber bands
  • 1 (one) pair latex gloves – medium
  • 1 (one) plastic bag

*colors subject to change based on availability


Registration

Register online through the Girl Scouts GCNWI program site. 

You can register for all six weeks or pick-and-choose the weeks you want.

Payment options include credit card, 2019 or 2020 Cookie Program Credit, or preexisting credit on your account.

Summer Camp Revamp is $30 per weekly session per girl and includes:

Save 15% on one week of Summer Camp Revamp when you renew your Girl Scout membership by June 30If you have already renewed your Girl Scout membership for 2021, you'll receive your discount code on Monday, June 22.


Free Summer Events for All

Each week during Summer Camp Revamp we are hosting free on-theme events for anyone to join in on the fun! If you register for a week of Summer Camp Revamp you still must register for the Adult Summer Series and Community Event each week.

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Discover Monday

All Ages | Mondays, July 6-August 10

Are you new to Girl Scouts, thinking about joining, or want to check out Summer Camp Revamp before you register? Join us each week for Discover Mondays, a free way to try it out!

Gratitude Journal | August 10 at 1:30 p.m. | Zoom

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Adult Summer Series

Parents, Volunteers, & Troop Leaders | Tuesdays, July 7-August 11

Parents, volunteers, and leaders are invited to join our Adult Summer Series, where we're getting together for weekly webinars for our own Summer Camp Revamp!

Coffee and Conversations | August 11 at 6:30 p.m. | Zoom

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Free Community Events

All Ages | Fridays, July 10-August 13

Join us every Friday to connect with our larger Girl Scout community! These virtual events are part of GSGCNWI's Summer Camp Revamp program, but open to all families that wish to participate.

End of Summer Campfire | August 13 at 7:00 p.m. | Zoom


Sample Weekly Schedule

Exact times may vary. Age group webinar times rotate weekly.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10-11 a.m.     Age group webinar 1    
11 a.m-12 p.m.   Video Activity #3 Activity #4 Activity #6
1:20-2:30 p.m. All ages webinar   Age group webinar 2 Activity #5 All ages webinar
4-5 p.m. Activity #1 (from packet) Activity #2 Age group webinar 3    
Evening   Adult Summer Series (FREE, separate registration)     Community event (FREE, separate registration)

An informational email with the week's activity packet, supply list, and webinar access information will be emailed the Wednesday before each session starts.

Camp facilitators will email registered campers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of their camp week.

Weekly Themes At-A-Glance

July 6-10: STEAM, Dreams, & Ice Cream

July 13-17: GIRLapalooza

July 20-24: Adventure Awaits

July 27-31: Mastering Mystery

August 3-7: Movie Magic

August 10-14: Glowing and Growing