One Week Left to Apply for Financial Aid

[This post originally appeared on GSWNY’s Blog]

We believe in the benefits of camping for your girl, like providing her opportunities to develop and improve her leadership skills and educate her about acceptance and tolerance. Because of this, we want to provide every opportunity we can to get her there.

Financial assistance is available for all who fill out an online camp application. You can begin the process by going online to register here. As a reminder, our camperships are meant to assist you, not cover the entire cost.

Once you fill out an application, you will be asked to complete the Financial Aid – Household Income Information section, including how much you plan to be able to contribute. We provide a section for you to explain why you’re asking for assistance in as much detail as possible. You’ll also be required to submit income verification documents.

Please remember all of what you submit is confidential and we will never share your story with anyone else.

Other than the income requirements, there are a few considerations to remember:

  • Your girl must be a registered member of Girl Scouts of Western New York
  • Your application is due by June 1
  • You must be caught up on all your payments for cookies, QSP merchandise, programs, and prior years camp fees

We look forward to seeing your girl at camp!

Session 5 Programs

Today we’re discussing our LAST week of camp, happening Sunday, August 5, to Friday, August 10. Registration for our final session closes July 23, 2018. For more programs, visit our  Resident Camp Guide on our website.

Girls in Grades 4-6 in Fall 2018

  • Pastry Chefs – learn the basics of baking this week as you make delicious snacks and decorate homemade desserts. You’ll make cupcakes and fondue. Even better, you’ll make your very own recipe book to take home with you to share with friends and family.
  • Ready to Ride – horse-focused camps are a staple for us, but this new for 2018 program is designed to teach girls all about the up-and-coming sport of Western Dressage! Girls will learn the basics of Western riding techniques, as well as how to take care of and groom their horse.

Girls in Grades 7-12 in Fall 2018

  • Quest Seekers – take being a G.I.R.L. to the next level with our Quest Seekers sessions, available for five different weeks! Each program allows girls to create and plan overnight expeditions, compete for the Golden Paddle in the first annual Timbercrest Paddle Challenge, and go on a different day trip each session. Girls attending Session 2 will go caving and climbing at Allegany State Park.
  • Find the Artist in You – What is—or isn’t—considered art? Put together an awe-inspiring portfolio showing your love for the outdoors. Work with the natural wonders of clay to sculpt and glaze your perfected pottery piece. Teach a simple craft to another unit. Get psychedelic with a crafting classic: tie-dyeing. Make a camp mosaic with colorful tiles and beads. Take a day trip to the Corning Museum of Glass where you can make your very own glass design
  • Just My Backpack, My Pony, and MeThis program is for the more experienced rider (intermediate to advanced only). Spend a week than at Timbercrest putting your horse skills to the test! Spend time exploring the trails at camp as you prepare for a more challenging adventure off the property. Girls will spend 2 days and 1 night navigating the trails of Pine Hill State Forest, located in Randolph, NY. During the day, girls will take exciting trail rides along Pine Loop, Hooks Trail, Frog’s Run, Creekside, Zig Zag, and more, while at night they will hitch up their horses, pitch tents, and cook over an open fire with their friends.
    • This program is not intended for the beginner rider. Girls must be at an intermediate or advanced level of horseback riding in order to participate. If girls do not meet the required level of horseback riding for this program they will be placed in a general horse program.

Register for camp today! 

Session 4 Programs

Our penultimate week of camp begins Sunday, July 29 , and runs to Friday, August 3. Registration for our fourth session closes July 16, 2018. To view our other programs, check out our Resident Camp Guide on our website.

Girls in Grades 1-3 in Fall 2018

  • Daisies & Brownies can Camp like a G.I.R.L. – this camp is designed to introduce our youngest girls to camp by allowing them to try a little of everything. They’ll do some arts and crafts, go swimming, build a campfire, learn a new outdoor skill, take a hike, and make s’mores, all while forming new friendships.
  • My Favorite Pony – our horse program at Timbercrest is a classic and this is the introduction for girls. They’ll tour the barn, meet the horses, and start learning the basics of riding and grooming, all while enjoying other camp activities.

Girls in Grades 4-6 in Fall 2018

  • I’m a Go-Getter – being a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader) is in the DNA of being a Girl Scout. Our Go-Getter camp is focused on what those qualities are and developing them through camp activities, like navigating trails, learning to cook outside, and trying new experiences.
  • Ready to Ride – horse-focused camps are a staple for us, but this new for 2018 program is designed to teach girls all about the up-and-coming sport of Western Dressage! Girls will learn the basics of Western riding techniques, as well as how to take care of and groom their horse.
  • Be Brave and Bold – make Princess Merida proud this week as you master the fundamentals of archery and precise target shooting. You’ll make your own bow and arrow, cook over a fire, build a shelter, and learn about the wonder of tracking. The week ends with a Brave Archery Tournament.

Girls in Grades 7-12 in Fall 2018

  • The Great Cupcake Challenge – cooking challenge shows are some of the best on TV and we’re inviting girls to participate in one at camp! They’ll spend the week in the kitchen with our head cook learning how to make a variety of desserts. At the end of the week, we’ll hold a competition and crown the next winner of the Timbercrest Cupcake Challenge.
  • Quest Seekers – take being a G.I.R.L. to the next level with our Quest Seekers sessions, available for five different weeks! Each program allows girls to create and plan overnight expeditions, compete for the Golden Paddle in the first annual Timbercrest Paddle Challenge, and go on a different day trip each session. Girls attending Session 2 will go caving and climbing at Allegany State Park.

Register for camp today! 

Session 3 Programs

This week we’re reviewing our Session 3 programs, happening Sunday, July 22, to Friday, July 27. Registration for our third session closes July 9, 2018. For more programs, visit our  Resident Camp Guide on our website.

Girls in Grades 4-6 in Fall 2018

  • Dumbledore’s Army – this one is a ‘must-attend’ for all the Potterheads out there or any girl who appreciates a little magic. We’ll play Muggle Quidditch and learn defense against the dark arts. Plus, what’s magic camp without a Tri-Wizard Cup Tournament?
  • I’m a Go-Getter – being a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader) is in the DNA of being a Girl Scout. Our Go-Getter camp is focused on what those qualities are and developing them through camp activities, like navigating trails, learning to cook outside, and trying new experiences
  • Ready to Ride – horse-focused camps are a staple for us, but this new for 2018 program is designed to teach girls all about the up-and-coming sport of Western Dressage! Girls will learn the basics of Western riding techniques, as well as how to take care of and groom their horse.

Girls in Grades 7-12 in Fall 2018

  • Quest Seekers – Take being a G.I.R.L. to the next level with our Quest Seekers sessions, available for five different weeks! Each program allows girls to create and plan overnight expeditions, compete for the Golden Paddle in the first annual Timbercrest Paddle Challenge, and go on a different day trip each session. Girls attending session one will travel to our Seven Hills location to take on the Ropes Challenge Course!
  • Survivor Camp Style – this week involves competing in teams through mental and physical challenges like fire building, shelter construction, forging for food in nature, and mud competition. Losing puts you at risk of Exile Island, but don’t worry! This week also has swimming, boating, and outdoor cooking, among other fun activities!

Register for camp today!