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Camp Scherman FAQs

How can I prepare my camper?

Camper packets and forms are e-mailed. Please make sure to use an active e-mail address while registering for camp. Check out our Camp Scherman Board on pinterest!

Can my daughter request to go to camp with a buddy?

Girls can bring a buddy from their troop or a friend who is not yet a Girl Scout. Buddies are placed together according to program session, age, and Girl Scout level. Be sure both girls list the other under “Camp Buddy” during online registration. Non Girl Scouts will be asked to pay an additional $35 to attend.

What if the weather is bad?

All sessions are held in rain, sleet, sunshine, etc., unless the determination is made that conditions are unsafe.

Can I send mail to Camp Scherman?

You can send letters and packages, or you can sign up to send one-way emails to your camper (fees apply). Information on Bunk1 will be included in the camp packet. These emails are printed and delivered daily with the rest of camp mail.

NOTE: At this time, we do not have the capability for campers to send outgoing emails. We encourage all campers to write a letter home. You may want to provide your camper with a notepad, pen and stamped envelopes with your home address pre-written on them.

How does camp handle unique dietary requirements?

If your camper has food allergies or dietary restrictions (such as vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free), please be sure to indicate this in the “special needs” field when registering your camper online. You will then be contacted by the Camp Director, Health Center Supervisor and/or Food Supervisor to discuss any allergies or dietary restrictions, the type, and reactions. We are able to accommodate most food allergies and dietary restrictions. We also have a successful system in place to limit cross contamination and ensure that safe and healthy meals are provided. Camp Scherman is not a peanut/tree nut-free camp but we are “peanut/tree nut-aware.” We do have respect for each individual camper and their needs. We are mindful about camper sensitivity and reactions to peanut/tree nuts and residues, including if a product is manufactured in a plant that processes them.

What about girls with medication needs?

Camp Scherman has a health center stocked with the most commonly used over-the-counter medications. Please do not send Tylenol, cough syrup, etc. The Health Center Supervisor will distribute medication as needed. If your camper needs to take prescribed medication, it must come to camp in the original container with her name on it and a physician’s authorization must accompany the medication. More Information will be available in the camper packet.

When is final payment due?

Final payment is due four weeks prior to the camp session. Late payments may result in loss of placement in the camp session and forfeit of deposit. Any registrations within four weeks of the camp session must be paid in full at time of registration.

What is the last date I can register?

Registration must be completed two weeks prior to the camp session and paid in full.  

Are camperships available?

Camperships are available on a case-by-case basis. Visit to complete an application.


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