summer fun at - Camp El-O-Win

Summer 2015
SUMMER SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM INFORMATION
SUMMER FUN AT
CAMP EL-O-WIN
A Mountain of Summer Fun and Adventure!
About Camp El-O-Win
Camp El-O-Win is nestled among fir and pine trees about 15 miles
from Shaver Lake (approximately 65 miles northeast of Fresno) at
an elevation of 5,500 feet. The sparkling waters of Dinkey Creek
run through camp. It is surrounded by US Forest Service land. The
camp is owned and operated by the Friends of Camp El-O-Win, a
volunteer run, independent, nonprofit 501c3 corporation.
The 58 acre property has a dining hall/kitchen; office building;
storage; infirmary; sleeping quarters for the Administrative Staff,
program, kitchen and maintenance staff; and shower houses.
Campers sleep in cabins, shelters, platform tents or under the
stars in one of five sleeping units/areas: Arapaho, Iroquois,
Chippewa, Shoshone and Pueblo. All units have tribe names
because El-O-Win sits on land that was once home to Native
Americans during the summer months. Families are invited to visit the camp during our Open House event on
Sunday, June 14th from 10am – 3:00pm. Bring a picnic lunch, take a tour, walk the trails and dip your toes in the icy
waters of Dinkey Creek.
What Will My Daughter Get Out of Camp?
What a girl learns at camp goes beyond how to make a lanyard or cook dinner over a campfire…it is really about
helping her to learn about herself. The choices she makes in life growing up and as an adult are largely dependent
on how she sees herself, how she values herself and her contribution to this world. Our job is to keep each girl
safe, to offer her new FUN activities to try, to facilitate her “outside the box” thinking and by example, demonstrate
taking responsibility for your actions and compassion for others and the environment. Camping experiences are
offered in progression basic to advanced which nurture each girl’s:
awareness of herself, her self-worth and self-esteem;
competencies;
spirit of adventure, having fun, participating in new experiences;
opportunity to learn new skills;
opportunity to step into leadership positions;
camaraderie; and
respect for the land and an in-depth understanding of and appreciation
for for our fragile environment.
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A summer full of exciting and creative activities has been scheduled for girls
age 6 to 17! Girls may attend camp with a buddy or on their own. A buddy is often a source of comfort in a new
situation, but if your daughter comes on her own, she will have a new friend by lunch and 6 more before dinner.
Fees for Resident Camp sessions include program supplies for activities including a horseback ride, meals, snacks
and lodging and a 2015 camp t-shirt and patch!
Phone: (559) 320-5439
Email: [email protected]
http://www.campelowin.org
Summer 2015
Camp Information Events
Do you need a few questions answered to get your daughter ready to come to
camp? Join us at one of our Camp Information Events and find out everything you
ever wanted to know about Camp El-O-Win!
Special Information about
Camp El-O-Win:
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About 15 miles from Shaver Lake
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90 minutes from Fresno
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Elevation is 5,500 feet
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Dinkey Creek divides camp into the
“Main Camp” side and the “Across the
Creek” side
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Saturday, April 4th from 10:00am – 2:00pm – join us for a complimentary
BBQ lunch. Please RSVP to [email protected] so we get adequate numbers
for lunch and let you know event location.
Wednesday, May 5th from 6:30 – 8:00pm in Bakersfield
Tuesday, June 9th from 6:30 – 8:00pm in Fresno
Camperships offer financial assistance to girls 6 – 17 years old. Go to the
El-O-Win offers outdoor programs
designed for girls ages 6 to 17
Camp El-O-Win web site, www.campelowin.org, Camp tab, for instructions and
application. Campership Applications are due May 15, 2015. Deadlines will
be strictly enforced!
Who Can Register: Girls may register for any event if they meet the event’s age
requirement. See the event descriptions for details. Girls do not have to be
registered Girl Scouts to attend.
REGISTRATION FOR CAMP OPENS MARCH 1ST!
Register for Camp El-O-Win On-Line!
www.campelowin.org
On the Camp El-O-Win website, www.campelowin.org, click on the Program tab and then on the link to register. A
full description of the online registration system is posted on the website to answer questions before you register your
camper. We have switched to a NEW online registration program. Campers who have registered in past years for a
program at Camp El-O-Win will NOT find themselves in the system. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CAMPER AND/OR
YOURSELF AS A FAMILY UNIT. DO NOT REGISTER AS A TROOP! PLEASE read the instructions before you
register.
Each registered camper will receive a 2015 CAMPER INFORMATION PACKET by mail or email. The packet
includes information and forms that need to be completed and returned to the Camp Registrar TWO WEEKS before the
beginning of YOUR camper’s session.
Deposits A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the fee per camper per event is required for each registration
submitted.
Payment of Fees The balance of the camp fee is due by the registration
deadline for the event. Online payments may be made by credit card or
e-check. A $35 service charge will be added to all returned checks. NOTE: A
camper will be cancelled from a program if payment is not received by the two
week due date.
Cancellations To cancel a registration and receive a refund of the registration
fees paid less the deposit, an email or written notification must be received by
the Friends of Camp El-O-Win two weeks prior to the first day of the event.
Phone: (559) 320-5439
Email: [email protected]
http://www.campelowin.org
Summer 2015
Summer Resident Camp
The fun begins when you drive through El-O-win’s front gate!
Activities:
No matter which program you sign up for, you will get to participate in traditional camp activities: arts & crafts; river/wildlife/
nature exploration; hiking; archery; campfires and songs and roasting s’mores; stargazing; horseback riding; swimming in the
creek; mountain biking; skits; and cooking over an open fire!
Transportation:
Campers are transported to and from Camp El-O-Win by parents.
Accommodations:
Campers are assigned to living units based on the program for which they register. In all units, campers sleep on metal cots
and mattresses. 24 campers sleep in Arapaho’s 4 cabins. 15 Iroquois campers sleep in 3 platform tents. 24 Chippewa campers
sleep in 3 large wooden teepees across the bridge on the north side of Dinkey Creek. Staff have their own cabin/tent in each
unit. Each unit has a hand washing water “trough” with multiple faucets and a Biffy (Bathroom In Forest For YOU).
Staff:
Campers are supervised 24 hours a day by our enthusiastic energetic fun-loving camp staff, most of whom are college age.
Staff are trained to be positive supportive role models, safety fanatics, part comforting mom, part challenging mentor….many
found their love for camping at El-O-Win. It is tradition for staff to pick a “camp name”, which could be something silly or reflect
the counselor’s interests or favorite animal. Campers often choose camp names also.
Phone: (559) 320-5439
Email: [email protected]
http://www.campelowin.org
Summer 2015
Summer Resident Camp Programs
Firelight and Fairies
Girls entering 2nd – 3rd grade
Spend your week at camp celebrating the powers of fairies through stories, arts and crafts, nature. Do you know the
games fairies play at the edge of the campfire’s light? Build a fairy house, earn your fairy wings and bring an outfit to wear
at the fairy tea party. Join El-O-Win’s band of fairies and sing songs only fairies can hear.
Right on Target!
Girls entering 5th – 8th grade
Learn skills, safety, archery etiquette and practice archery every day! Can you shoot an arrow and hit a paper plate target?
How about a balloon? How about through a hoop and get a bull’s-eye? Make up your own archery challenge.
Show Stoppers
Girls entering 4th – 6th grade
Let your imagination soar and take center stage as you explore the worlds of mime, dance, music and drama. The applause
will bring the house down as you create and present a performance for the entire camp.
Mountain Merriment
Girls entering 2nd – 5th grade
Do a little of everything that is traditional summer camp fun…arts & crafts, hiking, games, swimming, horseback riding,
nature exploration, campfires and singing are all waiting for you. Share the fun of exploring and learning with your friends.
Puppy Love
Girls entering 6th – 12th grade
Bring your best “dog” friend to camp for a week of fun. Learn advanced obedience training, grooming, and health care.
If interested, BEFORE you register, send an email to [email protected] for prerequisites.
Pioneer Daze
Girls entering 6th – 8th grade
Leave technology behind and experience life as a pioneer through crafts, music, cooking and your own creativity. You may
choose to bake bread, make jam or can peaches. Learn to dye yarn for weaving and make candles.
River Runners
Girls entering 4th – 5th grade
Wear shoes that leak and come play in the creek! Come spend a week by and in the river. We’ll picnic by the river, wade,
build sand castles, rock hop and explore the plants and critters in the river.
Woodland Artisans
Girls entering 6th – 8th grade
Capture the beauty of the out-of-doors in a variety of art projects. Learn new skills as you dabble in a diversity of mediums:
paint, paper, metal, stained glass and natural materials. Bring your creativity and an old smock.
Outdoor Chef
Girls entering 6th – 12th grade
Sharpen (or learn) culinary skills! By the end of the week, you can add these talents to your Chef Extraordinaire resume:
cooking over and open fire; constructing & baking in reflector oven; cooking in a Dutch oven; digging and cooking in a pit or
a simple brown paper bag; and roasting on a spit. Help plan menus and lists of needed ingredients. Get your apron!
Mom & Me Mischief
Girls entering 1st – 5th grade
Do a little of everything that is traditional summer camp fun…arts & crafts, hiking, games, swimming, horseback riding,
nature exploration, campfires and singing are all waiting for you. Moms (or a special adult female relative or friend) and
their daughters share the fun of exploring and learning together.
Forest Frenzy
Girls entering 2nd – 5th grade
Do a little of everything that is traditional summer camp fun…arts & crafts, hiking, games, swimming, horseback riding,
nature exploration, campfires and singing are all waiting for you. Share the fun of exploring and learning with your friends.
Trees, Wildlife & Forest Ecology
Girls entering 9th – 12th grade
Do you love the outdoors, science, animals, forests, meadows, streams, plants & trees? Ever considered a career in natural
resource management? Come explore careers in forestry, fire, hydrology, soil, wildlife, range, recreation, & cultural resources
(archaeology). Field trips are planned in the Dinkey Creek & Shaver Lake areas to meet with specialists in these careers while
visiting natural resource management project sites & a museum. Vans will transport campers & staff. Interested in real time
online chat about this program? Send your name & email to [email protected] Itinerary provided prior to the camp session.
Phone: (559) 320-5439
Email: [email protected]
http://www.campelowin.org
Summer 2015
Summer Weekend Programs
Camp Opening VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Come lend a hand to get Camp El-O-Win ready for a summer filled with happy campers! Everyone is welcome! We need
painters, cleaners, pine needle rakers, washers of things, organizers and doers of odd jobs. Adults with particular trade
skills are needed for special projects. We provide the lunch and you provide the labor. Please email [email protected]
to register yourself or your group. Event runs 9 am – 4 pm.
Group Camping A:
Event: June 19 – 21
Deadline: June 1st
Cost: $15/person
We have cabins and platforms tents with cots and mattresses or bring your own tents for a more traditional camping
experience. Explore the forest and river, take a hike, sit around a campfire, star gaze and make memories. Group does
all its own cooking & program. Brings all equipment needed except campers can use El-O-Win’s buckets and tools
(shovel, rake, broom).
Adventure Girls:
Grades 6-12
Event: July 24 – 26
Cost: $110 per girl, $55 per adult
Are you ready to go on an adventure? Mountain biking, rock climbing, archery and more await you at this adventurous
campout. Presented by Girl Scouts of Central California South. Register on the Council website.
Trail Mix:
Grades 2-5
Event: July 31 – Aug. 2 Cost: $110 per girl, $55 per CIT & adult
Girls will get to try a mixture of outdoor activities, ride a horse down the trail, take a hike, and learn archery.
Presented by Girl Scouts of Central California South. Register on the Council website.
Service Unit #34:
Event: August 7 - 9
Deadline: August 27th
Cost: $90/person
Girl Scout Service Unit #34 from Fresno has reserved the camp and is planning a fun-filled weekend for troops.
Crafts by the Creek:
Event: August 13 - 16 Deadline: August 3rd
Cost: $140 (3 days) $175 (4 days)
Spend the weekend (your choice of 3 or 4 days) being outrageously creative and wildly imaginative as the artistic YOU
dabbles in a variety of art projects. The cuisine is second to none…the laughter continuous…the friends (old and new)
numerous…the weekend, uninterrupted relaxation! Adults only.
Group Camping B:
Event: August 21 - 23 Deadline: August 10th
Cost: See Below
Group Camping C:
Event: August 28 – 30 Deadline: August 17th
Cost: See Below
It is possible that several individual groups may be camping at El-O-Win during the same weekend. The fee schedule for
group camping varies, depending on the services offered:
Group provides its own program and El-O-Win provides weekend meal service (Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner &
evening snack plus Sunday breakfast) $90/person/weekend;
Group provides meals and program except El-O-Win provides Saturday night dinner. Brings all equipment needed
except campers can use El-O-Win’s buckets and tools (shovel, rake, broom): $40/person/weekend
Group Camping D:
Event: September 4 – 6 Deadline: August 24th Cost: $15/person
Group does all its own cooking & program. Brings all equipment needed except campers can use El-O-Win’s buckets and
tools (shovel, rake, broom).
Camp Closing VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Enjoy a fall day in the Sierra and help clean, put away equipment and supplies and help tuck Camp El-O-Win in for her
winter nap. We provide lunch. Please email [email protected] to register yourself or your group. Event runs from
9 am – 4 pm.
Phone: (559) 320-5439
Email: [email protected]
http://www.campelowin.org
Summer 2015
SESSIONS SCHEDULES
Summer Resident Camp Sessions
Session #
Session
Start
Session
End
Program
Living Unit
Grades
Days
Camper
Fee
1
6/28/15
7/2/15
Fairies & Firelight
Arapaho
2-3
5
$400
1
6/28/15
7/2/15
Right on Target!
Iroquois
5-8
5
$400
1
6/28/15
7/2/15
Show Stoppers
Chippewa
4-6
5
$400
2
7/5/15
7/9/15
Mountain Merriment
Arapaho
2-5
5
$400
2
7/5/15
7/9/15
Puppy Love
Iroquois
6-12
5
$400
2
7/5/15
7/9/15
Pioneer Daze
Chippewa
6-8
5
$400
3
7/12/15
7/16/15
River Runners
Arapaho
4-5
5
$400
3
7/12/15
7/16/15
Woodland Artisans
Iroquois
6-8
5
$400
3
7/12/15
7/16/15
Outdoor Chef
Chippewa
6-12
5
$400
4a
7/19/15
7/21/15
Mom & Me Mischief
Arapaho
1-5 + Moms
3
$200
4a
7/19/15
7/21/15
Mom & Me Mischief
Chippewa
1-5 + Moms
3
$200
4b
7/21/15
7/23/15
Forest Frenzy
Arapaho
2-5
3
$200
4b
7/21/15
7/23/15
Forest Frenzy
Chippewa
2-5
3
$200
4c
7/19/15
7/23/15
Trees, Wildlife & Forest Ecology
Iroquois
9-12
5
$400
Weekend Camp Sessions
Event Start
Event End
Program
Living Unit
Grades
Days
Camper Fee
5/23/15
5/23/15
Camp Opening
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All
1
None
5/30/15
5/30/15
Camp Opening
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All
1
None
6/6/15
6/6/15
Camp Opening
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All
1
None
6/14/15
6/14/15
El-O-Win OPEN HOUSE
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Any
1
None
6/19/15
6/21/15
Group Camping A
Chippewa
1-12
3
7/24/15
7/26/15
Adventure Girls
Arapaho
6-12
3
$15
Contact GS
Council
7/31/15
8/2/15
Trail Mix
All
2-5
3
8/7/15
8/9/15
SU #34
All
1-12
3
$90
8/13/15
8/16/15
Crafts by the Creek
All
Adult
3-4
$140
8/21/15
8/23/15
Group Camping B
All
1-12
3
*
8/28/15
8/30/15
Group Camping C
All
1-12
3
*
9/4/15
9/6/15
Group Camping D
All
1-12
3
$15
9/19/15
9/19/15
Camp Closing
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All
1
None
* See Program Description
Phone: (559) 320-5439
Email: [email protected]
http://www.campelowin.org