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Summer Camp

Camp is Calling in summer 2021!

Camp is more important than ever right now, and the health and safety of our camp community remains at the forefront of our planning. Through thoughtful and informed decision making and in coordination with medical professionals and industry experts, we are in the process of building a playbook to outline changes in policies and procedures to help our camps operate as safe as possible. As information changes and evolves, so too will this playbook to reflect current information.

We know these are still uncertain times and receiving this information is of utmost importance as you make your decision about sending your camper to camp. Read our Pre-Camp Screening Guidelines as well as our COVID Protocols for more information. The initial release will include information about pre-camp family expectations, transportation, masking, social distancing, camp life, testing, other preventative measures, and more.

The celebration of sisterhood will be ever present and is a huge part of our planning process. 

Camp Adaptations
  • Both check-in and check-out processes at Camp Whispering Pines and The Hacienda will be drive-through and at staggered times. This means families will be asked to remain in their vehicle, and we recommend limiting the number of people in the car transporting the camper(s). We recommend families use the restroom prior to arriving to camp. The drive-through check-in process will not allow for parents to walk through check-in tasks on-site as in years past (like health checks, mail drop-off, adding trading post money, or health form updates). 
  • For the health of everyone involved, we are asking you to partner with us by limiting your camper’s and family’s external contacts/exposures for 10 days prior to the camp session. This includes not attending large events and doing your best to limit travel with those outside your immediate household. This request also applies to camp staff working and living at camp.
  • To foster a healthy camp community, all campers and staff will complete a pre-screening health check form. This form will help you track your camper’s temperature, monitor for symptoms, and signs of a communicable disease. 
  • Activities will be held outdoors whenever possible. When indoor activities take place, those activities are held in a cohort (unit or group of campers). Also, masks will be worn, physical distance will be maintained, there will be adequate ventilation. 
  • Large group activities, where the entire population of camp is gathered in one place and intermingled, will look different this summer. Traditional large group activities will be modified so that each cohort can participate at the same time while physically distanced.
  • Campers and staff will be required to wear masks when interacting with each other outdoors and indoors and when physical distance cannot be maintained. There will be facemask breaks throughout the day. Campers and staff will not wear a mask during sleeping, showering, eating, swimming. 
  • For CWP, food will be prepared in the camp kitchen and delivered to cohorts’ cabin units/areas. Campers and staff will eat together in their unit’s activity cabins/ramadas for much of their week at camp. Outdoor eating spaces will also be used. With family-style food service, meals will be served by staff or prepackaged. Physical distancing will be in place for all meals.Day campers will be served a individually packaged snack.
  • All camp staff are responsible for the cleaning and sanitization of camp areas on a regular basis including high touch surfaces. Cleaning protocols are in place for program spaces and equipment between activity groups. In addition to current hand washing stations, additional hand sanitizing stations are placed throughout the camp. 
  • Campers will also be required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer between activities.

Last updated 3/9/2021

Learn more about our each of our camp properties:
Camp Whispering Pines (Resident Camp, Troop Camp, Family Camp)

Camp Whispering Pines is located on 16+ wooded acres on Mount Lemmon and is home to our Resident Camp.

The property features a low ropes course, archery range, hiking trails, and cozy cabins and bungalows.

Whether enjoying the opening campfire at the Ampitheatre or creating a new masterpiece in the Art Shack, campers young and old fall in love with CWP!

For girls entering 4th grade through 12th, resident camp opportunities range from 1 night to 1 week.

Hacienda Program Center (Day Camp)

The Hacienda Program Center serves as our day camp facility and is located in the stunning desert landscape of Sabino Canyon in Tucson, AZ.

Campers enjoy guided activities throughout the day, including shooting arrows at the archery range and time to cool off in the newly-renovated Olympic-sized pool.

Day camp with Girl Scouts offers girls incredible experiences with exciting themes each week!

Girls entering grades K-12 can participate in day camp. Each session runs Monday through Friday. 

We believe that every girl should have a chance to camp! 

Our camps allow girls to develop a strong sense of self, build healthy relationships, seek challenges, and have fun while making memories of a lifetime! Whether your girl is a first-time camper or an experienced camper, an outdoor enthusiast or a creative artist, she’ll find her perfect program at Camp Whispering Pines or the Hacienda. If you and your family need financial assistance to make camp possible for your girl, we are here to help!

Learn more and apply for financial assistance for camp.