1. What is a camporee?
A camporee is a local or regional camping event for Girl Scouts. The camporee brings together Girl Scouts from across Nebraska, and the region, to have fun in the outdoors. It’s a great way to meet sister Girl Scouts in a lively camp setting while learning and putting outdoor skills to use.
2. Who can come to the camporee?
Any Girl Scout, grades K-12, may register for and attend the camporee but supervision is required, meaning adults must register and attend with girls, using the recommended volunteer-to-girl ratio. ALL attendees must be current Girl Scout members and ALL adults must have a successful background screen completed before attending. Tag-a-long siblings, including infants, are NOT allowed.
3. What are the sleeping arrangements?
Everyone will tent camp except for Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout groups who have the option to cabin camp. Attendees must bring their own tent equipment. A separate tent area will be provided for adult male volunteers. Girl Scout policy requires that ALL male volunteers sleep separately from girls.
4. What is the tent area like?
Tent camping will be in designated areas on a large, open grassy field. Upon arrival, troops will be assisted in choosing a tent site so that marked pathways and other common areas are maintained. Portable toilets will be provided for tent campers.
5. Who can reserve the cabins?
Cabin camping is reserved for Daisy and Brownie troops who do not feel ready for tent camping (they can choose to tent camp however, if they prefer) or attendees with special needs for whom tent camping is not an option. Only Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout groups who do not wish to tent camp may reserve cabins. If you have special needs requiring accommodation, please contact Member Support in advance.
6. Can we bring an RV?
RVs are not allowed at the camporee.
7. Is there electricity in the cabins?
Yes, there is electricity available in all the cabins. The tent camping area, however, does not have access to electricity. You will have access to electricity in the main lodge and bathrooms only. Portable battery chargers, or solar powered chargers are encouraged.
8. Do we have to complete Camp Out Basic training to attend?
A camp-trained volunteer is highly suggested, but not required, as this is a council-sponsored event and there will be camp-knowledgeable staff available. We recommend reviewing the excellent, short outdoor training videos located on our website.
9. Are there showers at the facility?
There are two bath houses on the property featuring showers, sinks, and flushing toilets. Each bath house has one side for females and one side for males, with three shower stalls on each side. There will also be porta potties located in the tent area. With the large number of camporee participants, showers may not be available without long waits. Please prepare your participants for this in advance.
10. Will we have access to water?
Access to drinkable water is available through two faucets on the property. Be sure to bring something with which to carry and store water.
11. How should we prepare our food?
Cooking on a gas, charcoal, or propane stove is recommended for tent campers. Campers must provide their own stoves. Cooking over a wood fire is not allowed due to regulations set by the facility. You may not bring your own wood. If you are tent camping, keep food stored in sealable containers and keep the containers in your tent or in your vehicle.
Since food is prohibited in the cabins, all cabin camper meals are included in their registration fee.
12. Can we bring our own fire wood?
No, you cannot bring in your own firewood. This is a camp property policy.
13. Are food and beverages allowed in the cabins?
Food and beverages are not allowed in the cabins. This is a camp property policy.
14. What food will be served with the meal plan?
Please visit the “Meal Planning” section below. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies. Please let us know if you need special meal accommodations by May 17, 2020.
15. Should we bring SWAPS?
Yes, there will be girls from all over Nebraska and the region coming to this event so definitely bring some! We are expecting close to 500 participants, but you may bring as many SWAPS as you wish.
16. What are SWAPS?
SWAPS stands for “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” SWAPS were incorporated into Girl Scouting/Guiding to introduce one Girl Scout to another. Ideas and more information on SWAPS can be found in the "SWAPS" section below.
17. Will there be campfires each night?
Yes, we will have campfires each evening with s’mores and singing. We will provide s’mores to all participants. Campfires will begin at 8:30 each night.
18. What activities are available?
There will be a variety of activities available including horseback riding, archery, crafts, hiking, swimming, fishing, badge work, canoeing, and more. Horseback riding and archery have additional fees and must be registered for prior to the camporee. A detailed activity agenda will be included in the information packet you receive upon arrival. There will also be free time during which camporee attendees provide their own activities.
19. Will there be free time?
Yes! Bring activities for free time such as badge requirements to work on, a Journey to complete, cards or balls to play games with, and anything else you want to do during free time at the camporee. Many troops like to bring Program on Demand kits as an activity to do while at the camporee. See all the Program on Demand kits and order them here. Remember to order early and allow up to one month for your kit to arrive.
20. Where is the closest store?
There is a Wal-Mart approximately three miles from the camp.
21. Will Juliette’s Boutique be on site?
Yes! Juliette’s Boutique will have a pop-up shop at the camporee where you can purchase all kinds of fun items. They will accept cash, credit, check, Cookie Dough, and Nut Bucks.
22. Will girls earn badges at the Camporee?
Yes! All girls will earn the Eco Badges for their grade levels at the Camporee. We also encourage you to check out all the outdoor badges. Plan ahead and work on those outdoor badges while at the Camporee!
23. Are males allowed to attend the Camporee?
Yes! Men may participate only if separate sleeping quarters are provided by the participant if coming with a troop. One family unit may sleep in the same quarters in program areas except for in the cabins due to limited space.