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FAQs - A Typical Day at Camp Ducktail

7:30 AM - Drop-off begins

8:00 AM - Cold breakfast

9:00 AM - Flag ceremony and announcements

9:15 AM - Themed activities

Noon - Lunch

12:30 PM - Game time

1:00 PM - General activities

3:00 PM - Snack

3:30 PM - Group activity

4:30 PM - Check-out begins

5:30 PM - Camp closed

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Learn About All 8 Weeks of Ducktail Day Camp

How can I prepare my camper?

In mid-April, summer camp family packet will be e-mailed to the caregiver’s email provided at registration. If you registered your camper after the beginning of June, expect to receive the family packet within a week of registering.

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

While camp is a chance for girls to make new friends, we understand the importance of experiencing camp with a familiar buddy. During registration, you may list the name of a buddy. 

Is there anything my camper can't have with her at camp?

We do not allow electronic devices including cell phones, tablets, electronic games. Camp is a place to unplug and enjoy the out-of-door and their camp buddies. These items distract girls and doesn’t allow them to gain the full benefit of the camp experience.

What is Bunk 1?

Bunk 1 allows caregivers to keep connected with their campers by accessing a secure online platform that includes a photo gallery of events and campers during their week of camp. The software can be used on a desktop browser or through an app. Registering to use Bunk1 is optional. 

What is Camp Doc?

We use Camp Doc as part of our registration process to collect health information and support documentation. Caregivers must register and complete the online forms as part of their complete registration. A registration link will be sent to the email provided by the caregiver when they registered their camper. 

What if the weather is bad?

Camp Ducktail programs are held at our council office. Activities are modified in the event of rainfall or excessive heat. 

How does camp handle unique dietary restrictions?

We will provide a lunch and snacks during camp and maintain a nut free environment. We are able to accommodate a variety of dietary concerns. Food Allergies/Dietary restrictions are handled by the Camp Director and Health Care Staff at each camp. Be sure to list any nutritional concerns when asked while completing your camper’s registration and Camp Doc so that we can plan accordingly and contact you if we have any question.

If you have particular questions, please contact the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada at customerservice@girlscoutsnv.org

 

when is final payment due?

Final payment is due four weeks prior to the camp session. Any registrations within four weeks of the camp session must be paid in full at time of registration. Caregivers will be contacted if there is a balance on a campers account. Session not paid in full will be cancelled if the caregiver does not contact the council office and settle the account balance by the deadline.

What is the last day I can register?

Depending on session availability, final registration is 2-3 weeks in advance. Check the links for final registration dates for your desired camp session.

COVID 19 precautions and medical care

COVID-19 Precautions

Safety is a cornerstone of Girl Scouting. We will continually update our COVID-19 guidelines and safety procedures to decrease the risk of exposure to COVID-19. We are taking special precautions to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy, including increased cleaning measures, reduced capacities, adjusted program and operational procedures, and detailed training for our summer camp and full-time staff. 

Camp plans are subject to change based on all of these factors, but our current plan is to operate camp in summer, 2022, based on the schedules described on our website. Any changes to these schedules will be communicated via our website, email, and social media.

Camper Health Forms 

A medical exam is required only if the camper has had surgery, serious illness, an injury that has limited her activity, or has been hospitalized in the last year. Complete the health and medical history form and submit in your Camp Doc account at least three weeks prior to the start date of your campers session. If a camper will attend more than one Girl Scout camp this summer, please list all camp names and sessions on the health form. Make an appointment with your family doctor for a physical or to obtain copies of current immunization and exam records early.

No child may attend camp without submitting a health form.

Camper Medication

Health Center Staff (HCS) will work with your camper’s medication needs at camp. Questions about medications should be raised with the camp prior to the child’s arrival. To ensure a smooth transition, we recommend that your child continue the medications she needs during the school year at summer camp. 

If prescription medications are brought to camp, you must complete the medication section in your Camp Doc account. The container must be in their original containers showing the prescription number, patient’s name, date filled, physician’s name, name of medication, and directions for use. Any camper coming to camp with a prescription Epi-pen® or inhaler must bring two of either, one for the infirmary and one for the unit. The HCS dispenses medication according to the directions. If a camper refuses to take prescribed medications, this refusal is documented in the health log and the parent/guardian is notified. 

 

Camper with Disabilities

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada makes every attempt to offer summer camp opportunities to all girls. If you have a camper with a disability, please call 702-385-3677 to discuss how we can make your camper's experience one that is exciting, appropriate, and fulfilling. The information that you share with us about your camper will be held confidential, shared only as HIPAA allows, and in accordance with your wishes.

Care of Mildly Ill Camper

Staff is responsible for reporting any signs of illness to the health center staff (HCS) who will assesses each situation. The HCS may administer over-the-counter medications and medical care. If the HCS determines the camper should be sent home or seen by the healthcare consultant, they will inform the camp director and arrangements are made. In both situations, the campers caregiver will be contacted as soon as possible.

 

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