PA Information for Day Camp 2018
Hello prospective PA’s!
I’m so glad to see your interest in camp this year. Here are some dates you need to know about:
- Hey You! will send information to your email about a PA application. It needs to be completed by February 12.
- You will be notified of acceptance by the end of February, and you will receive information about paperwork and payment.
- Reminder that cost is $40 for registered GS
- If you are not registered, you MUST register yourself online- see paperwork for more info
- Unit teams (lead/co-lead, assistant, helper) will be announced by mid March, and lead/co-leads will receive a survey for grade level, color, and theme requests
- New PA Training: Council requires PA training, and we have scheduled a training on March 18th from 12-3 at the Bellevue GS office for those who have not received council training.
- Lead/co-lead/assistant meeting will be April 22nd from 12-2 at the Eastside Fire and Rescue HQ on Newport Way in Issaquah.
- By this date you will know your grade level, color, and theme
- PA Planning Extravaganza will be May 5th at Vasa Park. It is MANDATORY!!!
- Returning PA’s, please bring your PA manual!
- Unit supply lists and cooking lists will be due to Hey You! by June 15th (earlier is better!)
- Camp set up is July 8th, from 1-done (usually around 5) at Vasa Park
- This is mandatory for all PA’s. Bring everything you need to get your unit ready for camp!
- Day camp is July 9th-13th from 9 am- 4 pm
- PA’s must arrive by 8:30 am and stay until 4:30 pm
- Exceptions: Thursday night sleepover and Friday clean-up (must stay till clean-up is done!)
Thank you for your interest in being a PA. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated, and I look forward to another fantastic year. We couldn’t do it without you!
Any questions, please contact Katie Joyce (Hey You!)
(425)466-3687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for New PA’s
- Program Aides (PAs): all of our teen volunteers at our camp
- Helpers: our newest PAs with the least experience. All PAs start out as helpers, even if they have spent time at other camps.
- Assistants: PAs with some experience, but are not old enough or experienced enough to run a unit yet.
- Leads: PAs with the most experience who are in charge of a unit (may work together and be called co-leads).
- Learn how to be a PA instead of a camper at camp by helping leads and assistants in the unit
- Suggest ideas for unit activities, but respect the experience of the leads
- “Sing” campers into camp each morning
- Plan and run the Thursday overnight for 5th grade campers (this means staying overnight on Thursday)
- Email is our primary form of communication, so make sure you check your email!
- Our camp fills up quickly, so make sure you complete the application/survey on time (before February 12).
- We are looking for girls who are motivated, want to help design a fun camp experience, and are interested in building their leadership skills.
- It is also important that you make time for camp by coming to the meetings and trainings. There is a reason why we start preparing in January for a camp that happens in July.
- Girl Scouts requires that all of our PAs be trained by council. Look for more info on when the trainings are happening by email.