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Parent Page for Campers

Here at Girl scouts of the Southern Appalachians, we are excited for your girl to join us for summer camp in 2021. We are taking special precautions to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy. We know you have questions about what camp will look like this summer. Below are some general guidelines and processes that we will be implementing; all of our processes are subject to change based on local health department and CDC guidance:

  • Camp will be operated in “pods”, reducing instances where campers from different units will be mingling together. This means fewer big activities for all campers together but instead, some fun new activities for units each day!
  • Campers and staff will be required to wear masks anytime they interact with someone from outside their pod. This includes kitchen and maintenance staff, activity staff, campers from other units, and the camp leadership team. Single-ply masks and neck gaiters will not be allowed; masks must be at least two layers of fabric.
  • Staff will be quarantining together for 2 weeks prior to the first week of campers arrival for extended training and safety.  
  • Campers will be asked to self-monitor and report their symptoms for 14 days prior to their arrival on the property. More information on our new online health system will be sent to registered participants.
  • We will likely run a drive-through check-in process, limiting our camper and staff interaction with parents and caregivers as much as possible.

Camp is an amazing experience that will stay with kids long after the last embers of the campfire have faded away. At Girl Scout resident camp, girl learn new skills, work towards earning badges, build independence and resiliency, and make lifetime friends. Camp might look a little different in 2021 but we’re determined to ensure that our Girl Scouts have access to exciting, fun, and safe outdoor experiences which they need now more than ever! We will continue to make necessary updates to our plans as CDC guidance changes and COVID conditions change.

If you have specific questions, feel free to email us at info@girlscoutcsa.org.

Summer Camp Arrival

Check-in Times: 2:00–4:00p.m. Sunday
Check-out Times: 3:00-5:00pm for 5 day sessions and 3:00-5:00pm on Friday for 6 day sessions
*Exception: Camper Sampler checks out on Tuesday 3:00-4:00p.m.
 

 

Summer Camp Packing Lists

Here are the updated, recommended summer camp packing lists for 2021:

Counselor-in-Training Packing List
General Camp Tanasi Packing List
Wilderness Packing List
 

Mail at Summer Camp

To ensure timely delivery, leave mail for campers with camp administrative staff during check-in and place it in the Mail Drop box. Please include your camper’s name, the desired delivery date, and your camper’s unit name (assigned at check-in).

Please don’t leave any food products for your girl, as they may attract rodents.

If you are sending a letter to campers through U.S. Mail, please allow five business days for delivery.

Camp Tanasi
Camper’s Name
Unit’s Name
P.O. Box 28
Andersonville, TN 37705

Summer Camp Health History Form Breakdown

Our health forms have been reviewed and updated for 2021. The health and safety of our campers is our primary concern.

Health Exams are required for campers staying more than two nights. School or sports physicals can replace Camper Health Exam Form.

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Health History Form – Required for ALL campers

Please make a copy of this form for your records. Ensure that this form is complete, as it will help us treat your camper quickly and efficiently should they become ill or injured at camp. 

If your camper has special dietary needs including, gluten, dairy or vegetarian OR any medical needs we must know, BEFORE coming to camp. For questions or concerns, please contact us at info@girlscoutcsa.org.

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Camper Health Exam Form – Required for ALL campers attending camp for more than two nights.

This form must be completed and signed by a licensed health care provider. An exam performed within 24 months prior to check-in at camp is required. You may re-submit a copy of last year’s Health History Form 2 if the exam meets the 24-month timeframe.

If your camper has special dietary needs including, gluten, dairy or vegetarian OR any medical needs we must know, BEFORE coming to camp. For questions or concerns, please contact us at info@girlscoutcsa.org.

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Short Term Camper Health Exam FormRequired for Camper Sampler campers, or campers staying two nights or less.

If your camper has special dietary needs including, gluten, dairy or vegetarian OR any medical needs we must know, BEFORE coming to camp. For questions or concerns, please contact us at info@girlscoutcsa.org.

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Camper Medication Form – Required for campers who will be bringing medication to camp, either prescription or over-the-counter.

The term “medications” includes ALL prescriptions, vitamins, supplements, or OTC medication you would like your camper to take while they are staying at camp. Have your health care provider review and sign this form at your camper’s health exam. Medication MUST be in the original packaging or container. PLEASE do not put your camper’s medication in a “pill reminder” container. Please see the Health History Form for OTC medications that are available at camp.

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Specialized Health Care Form – Required for campers who have severe allergies that require an Epi-Pen, campers with asthma, campers with mental health care needs, or campers with diabetes.

 

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Copy of Insurance Card (front and back) and Immuzation Record – Required for ALL campers.