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Adventure Day Camps

 
Experience the fun of film-making, fabulous fashion, art and architecture and more during our adventure day camps!
Session grade levels shown are for the grades girls will enter in the 2017-2018 school year.
Camp Whispering Cedars Programs

The Adventure Day Camps below are from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Camp Whispering Cedars in Dallas. Extended care is availabe 8 -9 a.m. and 4 -5 p.m. for a $15 fee.

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  • Extended Care Option
  • Transportation Option
  • Badge Earning
 
Week 1: Adventures in DIY: June 19 - 22
June 19 - 22 Make-it Madness $125
Extended care available for an additional fee
Looking for the ultimate hands-on experience for your Brownie? Don't miss this opportunity for your Girl Scout to experience Camp Whispering Cedars and dabble in a multitude of mediums, such as clay, decoupage and paper mache, creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces!
 
Awards:  Potter & Inventor Badges
Grade Level:  Brownies *
 
June 19 - 22 Fixer Upper $125
Extended care available for an additional fee
One girl's trash is another girl's treasure. Live by the Girl Scout Law and use resources wisely. Come discover ways to upcycle at this makerspace camp.
 
Awards:  Jeweler and Gardener Badges
Grade Level:  Juniors *
 
June 19 - 22 Quadcopters $125
Extended care available for an additional fee
Discover, Build, and Fly; Drone Technology. Have you ever wanted to build and fly a drone? Take your Girl Scout experience to new heights! Join OnPoynt Aerial Solutions at Camp Whispering Cedars for a unique experience working in small teams to build a drone quadcopter. You'll explore drone aerial robotics, develop safe flying skills, operate sensors, and learn about Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology. Put your team's drone to the test by conducting simulated First Responder missions, navigating an obstacle course, and more!
 
Grade Level:  Seniors & Ambassadors *
 
  * Grade level for 2017-2018 Girl Scout Year  


Week 2: Adventures in Science & Nature: June 26 - 29
June 26 - 29 Animal Antics $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Does your Daisy love animals of all kinds? Don't miss this opportunity for Daisies to visit Camp Whispering Cedars and learn about our earth's most beloved creatures and their fragile eco-systems. Daisies will meet new animal friends, dabble in hands-on projects and meet professionals working in the animal field.
 
Awards:  Clover and Sunny Petals
Grade Level:  Daisies *
 
June 26 - 29 School of Fantasy $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Potions, princesses and fantastic creatures just name a few of the fun things Brownies will be dabbling in this week at Camp Whispering Cedars. Don't miss this opportunity for your Brownie to engage in the best of STEM fun with a fantasy twist!
 
Awards:  Home Scientist & Senses Badges
Grade Level:  Brownies *
 
June 26 - 29 Back to the Future $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Juniors are the future! Imagine what life would be like 100 years from now. Could it be on another planet? How will we travel? What will we wear? Come tinker with ideas for the future.
 
Awards:  Entertainment Technology and Playing the Past Badges
Grade Level:  Juniors *
 
June 26 - 29 Digital Movie Maker $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Do you love going to the movies? Do you ever wonder how they make a movie? Do you want to see your story come to life on the big screen? Join us for Digital Movie Maker camp at our own Camp Whispering Cedars! Working in teams with young professionals, you will write, film, and edit your very own short motion picture, and then have a screening for all your friends and family.
 
Awards:  MEdia (part) and Digital Movie Maker Badge
Grade Level:  Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors *
 
  * Grade level for 2017-2018 Girl Scout Year  


Week 3: Adventures in Design: July 17 - 20
July 17 - 20 Passport to Art $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Daisies get your passports ready to travel the globe as we explore exciting cultures and best of art for each destination. Textiles, clay, paper mache and wood craft are a few of the different artisan trades the girls will explore during this exciting camp.
 
Awards:  Rosie and Gerri Petals
Grade Level:  Daisies *
 
July 17 - 20 Art and Architecture $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
One of our favorite camps returns to Camp Whispering Cedars! Brownies will spend the week designing their own city, building sky scrapers and painting amazing skylines. The elements of science, engineering and design come together in this rich and meaningful experience.
 
Awards:  My Family Story & Celebrating Community Badges
Grade Level:  Brownies *
 
July 17 - 20 Dabble in Design $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Do you see things in a different light? Are you interested in innovation? Come dabble in design and explore how far you can stretch your mind as you design a new product.
 
Awards:  Product Designer and Digital Photographer Badges
Grade Level:  Juniors *
 
July 17 - 20 Fabulous Fashion $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Do you have an eye for design? Do you love the catwalk? Do you love fashion design shows on TV? Come out to Camp Whispering Cedars for Fabulous Fashion! You'll learn all about patterns and production, textiles and tailoring, from casual to couture this camp will inspire you to create your own line of products. By the end of this session, you'll walk away with a shirt and bag that you made yourself!
 
Awards:  "M" STEM Seal of Approval
Grade Level:  Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors *
 
  * Grade level for 2017-2018 Girl Scout Year  


Week 4: Adventures in Super Powers: July 24 - 27
July 24 - 27 Flower Power $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Inspire your Daisy to reach her dreams! Girls will engage in fun hands-on activities and games that build self-confidence and character. Team building activities, STEM opportunities and visits from exciting female leaders just name a few of the things Daisies can look forward to.
 
Awards:  Tula and Vi Petals
Grade Level:  Daisies *
 
July 24 - 27 Be Your Own Super Hero $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Get your capes and golden lassos ready for this out of the world camp! Brownies will tap into their inner super hero and engage in fun team-building activities, meet amazing role models and explore exciting STEM experiences. Don't miss this chance to spark the curiosity of your Brownie and launch them into the future.
 
Awards:  My Great Day & My Best Self Badges
Grade Level:  Brownies *
 
July 24 - 27 Speak Up, Speak Out! $125
Extended care available for an additional fee Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Come find your voice, and find your cause! During this camp, you'll investigate what matters to you, have fun playing challenging vocal games and performing for your peers. All this will help you understand your position in the world, identify what you are passionate about, and help you tell your story. At this unique program, you'll gain the skills and confidence to be an advocate and activist in your community, and in the world!
 
Awards:  Social Butterfly and Independence Badges
Grade Level:  Juniors *
 
  * Grade level for 2017-2018 Girl Scout Year  


Multi-Week Program
Jun 13 - Jul 20 Summer Experience in Antibiotic Discovery and Development (SEADD) $150
Bus transportation available for an additional fee
Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Discover the broad range of careers and experimental techniques involved in pharmaceutical development. As part of the first ever Summer Experience in Antibiotic Discovery and Development (SEADD) led by The Shoulders of Giants, Seniors and Ambassadors will delve into sixty hours of hands-on curriculum with a focus on the chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and microbiology involved in discovering new antibiotics.
You'll walk away wanting to pursue science and engineering like never before.
Please note: This is a two day a week, five-week program that will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays between June 13 to July 20, with no programs held during the week of July 4th.
 
Grade Level:  Seniors & Ambassadors *
 
  * Grade level for 2017-2018 Girl Scout Year  


Off-Site Programs

The Adventure Day Camps below are from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at program partner locations.

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  • Extended Care Option
  • Transportation Option
  • Badge Earning
 
Adventure Camps at Program Partner Locations
At Northlake College
July 24 - 27 Cadette College Journey $125
Breathe (part)
Come imagine your future on a college campus as we explore our environment and earn most of your Breathe Journey. Get hands-on experience working with college professors in real science labs! You'll also meet the fun students of North Lake College, and play exciting new games. By the end of the camp, you'll be ready to go back into your community, armed with the knowledge and skills you need to protect your environment!
 
Awards:  Breathe (part)
Grade Level:  Cadettes *
 
At Sci-Tech Discover Center in Frisco
June 12 - 15 Bowling Ball Roller Coaster $150
Engineering Patch and Woodworker Badge
The challenge of the week will be for teams to create the longest and coolest roller coaster for a bowling ball. Girls will create tracks, obstacles, and other fun elements to make a bowling ball travel the entire track distance.
 
Awards:  Engineering Patch and Woodworker Badge
Grade Level:  Cadettes *
 
June 19 - 22 Go-Kart Construction $150
Engineering Patch and Product Designer Badge
An annual favorite, girls will be off to the races in this fun filled week! Teams will design, build, and decorate their push-powered karts working out the details for the chassis, steering, and brakes. The week culminates when the public is invited to Race Day.
 
Awards:  Engineering Patch and Product Designer Badge
Grade Level:  Juniors *
 
June 26 - 29 Mega Machines $150
Engineering Patch and Woodworker Badge
This will be a week of whimsical fun creating chain reaction machines like those made by Rube Goldberg where a simple task is made unnecessarily complicated. Teams will create a machine using a minimum number of steps in order to accomplish the prescribed task. Success will require teamwork, problem solving, contraption design, prototyping and testing. The big reveal happens on the last day when the machines are put to the test for all to witness.
 
Awards:  Engineering Patch and Woodworker Badge
Grade Level:  Cadettes *
 
July 5 - 7 Engineer It $150
Engineering Patch and Product Designer Badge
The advancement of our civilization has been greatly aided by innovations in construction of bridges. During this camp, teams will prototype their designs with craft sticks and then build full size versions out of wood. We will learn about basic bridge design along with the construction techniques necessary to building them strong.
 
Awards:  Engineering Patch and Product Designer Badge
Grade Level:  Juniors *
 
At Frontiers of Flight Museum
July 10 - 13 Future Frontiers $150
Stem Center and all S,T,E,M Patches
Join us for a fun, hands-on, mind-expanding week of STEM Camp hosted by the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Each day the focus will be on one of the four letters of STEM as we explore the physics of flight, robotics and coding, space and planetary science, mathematics of rocketry, and team work to solve an engineering challenge.
Learn about famous women who have made contributions in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and hear from professional women in STEM as they share their story of how STEM has impacted their career.
 
Awards:  Stem Center and all S,T,E,M Patches
Grade Level:  Juniors & Cadettes *
 
At iCode in Frisco
Jul 31 - Aug 3 Fruit Ninja Coding Camp $150
Extended care available for an additional fee Entertainment Technology and T (technology Patch)
Back by popular demand, I-Code Camp! Learn how to build a Fruit Ninja Clone! You'll learn the basics of computer programming using MIT's Scratch. Then, use your new powers to create your very own computer game! Play games, work on exciting projects and learn how to take coding skills to the next level.
Extended care is available through Rosewood, iCode's sister company. Please contact Rosewood at (469) 810-6597 for times, pricing and to register for extended care.
 
Awards:  Entertainment Technology and T (technology Patch)
Grade Level:  Juniors *
 
August 7 - 10 Fruit Ninja Coding Camp $150
Extended care available for an additional fee Entertainment Technology and T (technology Patch)
Back by popular demand, I-Code Camp! Learn how to build a Fruit Ninja Clone! You'll learn the basics of computer programming using MIT's Scratch. Then, use your new powers to create your very own computer game! Play games, work on exciting projects and learn how to take coding skills to the next level.
Extended care is available through Rosewood, iCode's sister company. Please contact Rosewood at (469) 810-6597 for times, pricing and to register for extended care.
 
Awards:  Entertainment Technology and T (technology Patch)
Grade Level:  Cadettes *
 
At Trinity River Audubon Center
June 12 - 15 Daisy, Brownie: Outdoor Adventure Camp $150
Extended care available for an additional fee Hiker and Bugs Badges
Experience outdoor fun and learning at the Trinity River Audubon Center! Girls will be immersed in natural ecosystems, enjoying the wonders of nature. We'll hike, track wildlife, meet animals, learn outdoor skills, create nature art, and more all-the-while learning to better care for our amazing north Texas home. Your Girl Scout will have an unforgettable camp experience full of adventure, growth and good times.
Before and Aftercare available through TRAC. Please contact Chris Johnson at cjohnson@audubon.org or 214-309-5815 for times, prices and to register.
 
Awards:  Hiker and Bugs Badges
Grade Level:  Daisies & Brownies *
 
June 12 - 15 Junior: Outdoor Adventure Camp $150
Extended care available for an additional fee Animal Habitats and Flowers Badges
Experience outdoor fun and learning at the Trinity River Audubon Center! Girls will be immersed in natural ecosystems, enjoying the wonders of nature. We'll hike, track wildlife, meet animals, learn outdoor skills, create nature art, and more all-the-while learning to better care for our amazing north Texas home. Your Girl Scout will have an unforgettable camp experience full of adventure, growth and good times.
Before and Aftercare available through TRAC. Please contact Chris Johnson at cjohnson@audubon.org or 214-309-5815 for times, prices and to register.
 
Awards:  Animal Habitats and Flowers Badges
Grade Level:  Juniors *
 
Location TBD
June 19 - 22 Shark Tank $150
Entrepreneur and Netiquette Badges
Are you a born innovator? Do you love to tinker in design? Do you love to sell? Are you business savvy? If you said yes to any of these questions, you'll love Shark Tank Camp! You'll work with a team to develop your own product, and then learn how to turn that product into a business. At the end of this session, present to a team of sharks and find out if you've got the chops to take your business to the next level.
Contact hstjohn@gsnetx.org for before/after care.
TBD
 
Awards:  Entrepreneur and Netiquette Badges
Grade Level:  Cadettes *
 
  * Grade level for 2017-2018 Girl Scout Year  


Forms
Financial Assistance
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Financial assistance may be requested for any registered Girl Scout served by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. GSNETX makes every effort to assist as many girls as possible from our allocated funds. Families with financial situations that may prevent them from participating in the Adventure Day Camp program can request assistance for a portion of the session, transportation or extended care fees. 

If you are requesting Financial Assistance for Adventure Day Camp:

1. Determine which Adventure Day Camp Session your Girl Scout wants to attend.

2. Complete the GSNETX Financial Assistance Online Request.

    • If you need transportation to Camp Whispering Cedars from JoAnn Fogg Service Center, be sure to answer YES, you are requesting the bus.
    • If you need extended care at Camp Whispering Cedars, be sure to answer YES, you are requesting extended care.
    • Please do not request both, as extended care is included in the bus option.
    • Incomplete requests will not be processed.
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  • 3. You will be notified via email once your financial assistance request has been processed. If financial assistance is granted, the next step will be to login to your eBiz account to confirm the remaining balance owed and pay in full online. The remaining balance will be due to council within two weeks.
FAQs
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What do I need to send for lunch? Will you heat my child’s meal? Please send a nut/peanut free lunch that does not need to be refrigerated with your Girl Scout each day. Due to the number of Girl Scouts and limited resources, we are not able to heat meals.

What time is the camp? Adventure Day Camp will be from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Do you provide before/after care? Extended Care is available 8 - 9 a.m. and 4-  5 p.m. for a $15 fee for all sessions held at Camp Whisperings Cedars. Extended Care contact information for partner locations is included in that camp’s description, if provided.

Is there bus transportation to Camp Whispering Cedars? June 26-29 and July 17-20, bus transportation will be available from JoAnn Fogg Service Center (JAFSC) to Camp Whispering Cedars. Bus transportation will be an additional $40 fee. Girls will need to check in at JAFSC between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. each day of their session. The bus will depart promptly at 8:45 a.m. The bus will return to JAFSC between 4:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., and all Girl Scouts must be picked up by 5:15 p.m.

Is financial assistance available for Adventure Day Camp? Yes, financial assistance may be available for Adventure Day Camp. To apply for financial assistance, please complete the online Financial Assistance Request Form and select the Adventure Day Camp Category.

What is your medication policy? We strongly encourage all medications be administered at home, outside of camp hours. However, we do understand that sometimes special accommodations need to be made or emergency medications, such as an Epi-Pen or Inhaler, need to be on hand. All medications administered at Adventure Day Camp must be listed on the Girl Scout’s Parent Permission and Release form, in the original container, not expired, and prescribed to the Girl Scout. All medications will be taken under the supervision of the GSNETX designated adult.

Can I stay with my daughter? Adventure Day Camps are designed as drop off programs. However, volunteer opportunities may be available during a particular session. Please visit gsnetx.org/eventvolunteers or email programs@gsnetx.org for more information.