Welcome to Camp Conejo

a fantastic summer based on the sisterhood of girl scouts

I WANT TO BE A PA! 

Program Aids are girls going into 7th-12th grade in the fall of 2018. Being a PA gives an amazing opportunity to lead younger girls, lead workshops and be a role model for the campers to look up to. 


HOW CAN I BE A PA? 

PA applicants must have a desire to work with younger girls in an outdoor setting. Being a PA requires a great deal of patience toward a wide variety of campers and adults. PA's must be entering 7th grade or older in the fall of 2018 and have completed day camp or council sponsored "PACT-Program Aide Core Training." PA's attend a mandatory PA orientation the Thursday or Friday before each camp session. If a PA is attending both sessions, they need to attend two orientations (one prior to each session). PA's have a pizza party at camp on the Friday during each camp session and they attend a PA challenge (where PA's and Jr. PA's compete in fun games like tug of war, water balloon toss and more)! PA's receive 2 Leadership patches each session. PA's must submit a PA resume after registering. PA's wear a PA shirt and some modifications are allowed. PA's receive community service hours and are eligible for special awards, prizes and stellar PA tie dye shirts. 


Jr. PA PROGRAM! 

Jr. PA's are girls entering 6th grade in the fall of 2017. Jr. PA's register as campers but they get some of the PA perks! Jr. PA's attend the pre-camp orientation and they get Jr. PA status at camp. Jr. PA's get to pick one other Jr. PA friend to be with and they are assigned to a tribe of campers with two PA's as their mentors. Jr. PA's get to do all of the program workshops along with the campers and they also get to assist younger campers. Jr. PA's get the PA pizza lunch at camp and are eligible for stellar PA t-shirts and awards. Jr. PA's receive 2 leadership patches at the end of the week and will have earned an LIA badge (purchased separately). Jr. PA's also receive 6 fun patches with their registration. Jr. PA's earn Cadette level badges at camp (separate purchase from the GS store). Jr. PA's also attend the camp PA Challenge and they wear a special Jr. PA shirt. Jr. PA's also submit a PA resume after registering. 


Jr. INTERNS (LIT's): 

Jr. Interns are Leaders in Training. Jr. Interns are PA's entering 10th-12th grade in the fall of 2018. They have the option of leading and designing workshops. They also get to mentor and assist PA's. Jr. Interns get to attend a Jr. Intern dinner along with the college interns after camp on the Thursday of each session. Jr. Interns also assist leading the pre-camp orientation. They can also choose a specialization in leadership, photography, first aid or archery. Jr. Interns must be interviewed by the Camp Director (Denise Burke) prior to being accepted into the Jr. Intern Program. PA's do not need to be interviewed. Jr. Intern applicants submit a PA Resume (under forms tab) to Denise Burke: holisticguidance@gmail.com.   


Leadership Retreat at The Four Seasons!

When: March 18th and April 22nd

All PA's, Jr. PA's, and Jr. Interns are invited to register for the Leadership Retreat at The Four Seasons in Westlake. There will be two available retreats: March and April, 2018. The retreat will begin at 9am Saturday and conclude at 11:30am on Sunday. The retreat includes team building, leadership skills training, LIA training option, lip synch contest, swimming, teen arcade, dinner and dancing. Register early because the retreat fills up fast! Each room is slumber party style accommodations. Bring sack lunch for Saturday. 


INTERNS 

High School graduates in 2018 or college students are eligible to intern. Interns develop program, attend pre-camp meetings, attend camp dinners, and help in all aspects of camp planning and camp operations. Interns have a blast while learning valuable leadership skills. Interns must apply and attend an interview. 


TRAININGS

There are PA/Jr. PA Orientations before each camp session. PA's/Jr. PA's have an option of attending either the Thursday orientation (3:30-8:30pm) or Friday (10am-3pm). It doesn't matter how many times a girls has been a PA before, she must still attend one orientation prior to each session she is registered for. Jr. Interns must also attend the orientation but they also assist in planning and leading the orientation. Each orientation is important because girls prepare for the upcoming session. They get their tribe buckets prepared, get their tribe and workshop assignments and they attend one badge workshop. June 26th-30th session orientations are: June 21st, 22nd. 

​July 10-14th session orientations are: July 5th, 6th. Pizza and dessert is served during the orientation.


*PACT training for PA's is available through GSCCC council.