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									Dear Campers and Parents,

Camp Hoover has been successfully providing a summer of safe, age appropriate and memorable
experiences for children 60 years. We have been pleased to be able to serve generations of families as well as
multiple siblings from the same family. With few exceptions, Camp Hoover has been able to serve all the children
accepted to our program and year after year parental praise for our work has been the rule. Since 1953, Camp Lou
Henry Hoover has been providing distinctive and unique Girl Scout Camping for girls of all ages. We have every
intention of continuing to care for your children with the same concern, interest, and energy in the 21 st century.

The success of our program is based, in part on:

            High standards of care for your children
            High expectations of ourselves and our staff
            A value system explained to staff, campers, and families
            Boundaries clearly defined for campers and staff
            Living by the Girl Scout Law and Promise

Camp Hoover is a community and a family. The well being of your children both physically as well as emotionally is
our priority. Our camp attempts to teach campers:

            To recognize that they have responsibility for themselves and those around them.
            To learn to make choices, which are good for themselves and others, and to take responsibility
             for the choices they make.
            To respect oneself and others in spite of differences.
            To accept that they are accountable for their actions and the consequences for inappropriate
             behaviors.

This packet will provide you with some important information about Camp Hoover. It also
includes forms that need to be returned to the GSHNJ, Camp Support - West Service Center, 1171 Route 28,
North Branch, NJ 08876 by May 17, 2013. Please read through all of the information carefully and call or email us
if you have any questions.

Camp Lou Henry Hoover is making this summer one of Great Times, Great Memories and Great Experiences
and we can’t wait to meet you and bring you along with us.




Thank you,


                                       (Hook)

Deborah L. Hooker
Camp Director and Property Manager




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Camp Hoover is dedicated to inspiring girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service. As
a Girl Scout resident camp, Hoover is further dedicated to being the premier value-based girl serving organization
that provides contemporary program opportunities to enable every camper to become the best person she can
possibly be. The camp is committed to serving the diverse needs of all its constituencies in order to ensure that
every camper, staff member, volunteers and guest participates fully and at all levels.




1. The camper will respect, care for, and protect the environment while living safely in the out-of-
   doors.
              The camper will demonstrate increased knowledge of techniques for protecting the environment,
               through such things as walking on established trails, conserving water, recycling, refraining from
               picking live plants, and use of non-phosphate-based soaps and shampoos.
              The camper will demonstrate increased awareness of and appreciate the natural world, by sharing
               her observations with others, and asking questions about things in the natural world which interest
               her.
              The camper will demonstrate increased awareness of and appreciate the wildlife found in the area.
              The camper will demonstrate an increased awareness of conservation including the areas of water,
               electricity, and recycling.

2. The camper will learn or improve skills in her program focus area (i.e. aquatics, camp craft,
   theatre, sailing, crafts, hiking).
             The camper will demonstrate increased technical skills in her area of program focus, according to
                the skill progression outlined for that program activity.
              The camper will be able to describe at least one new program or activity skill learned while at camp.
              The camper will develop or improve at least one activity skill to a level such that it can be confidently
                repeated and demonstrated to others once she has returned home.

3. The camper will develop interpersonal-relationship skills while living in a diverse community.
           The camper will make the acquaintance of, and develop friendship ties with at least one other
               camper who comes from a different community or cultural/ethnic background, or whose life
               experience is different from her own.
              The camper will be able to articulate at least one thing (skill, concept, or point of view) learned at
               camp from a person who comes from a different community.
              The camper will demonstrate positive listening skills and respect for different points of view, by
               listening to the ideas of others without putdowns and giving careful consideration to others’ input
               prior to making judgments or evaluative comment.
              The camper will demonstrate an increased ability to work out cooperative solutions within a group,
               and will be able to describe at least one instance where she came to a compromise with fellow
               campers or staff for the good of the group.

4. The camper will develop a more increased self-confidence level by participating in her new
   surroundings and engaging in conversation with others.
           The camper will attempt at least one skill, activity, or food which she has never experienced before
                coming to camp.
              The camper will make at least one new friend, and will express confidence about meeting new
                people.
              Upon returning home, the camper will demonstrate increased willingness to attempt new things and
                increased ease in new or unfamiliar situations.
              The camper will be able to describe at least one instance where she volunteered to participate in a
                camp activity or project.
              Upon returning home the camper will be willing to share her feelings about her camp experience
                with others.

Achievement of these goals will be measured via myriad assessments, including surveys for campers and
guardians and observation and record keeping of content-area skill progression.



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    Review the materials on-line regarding Camp Hoover
    Print/Read all of the necessary forms:
        Camper Information Form
        Stay Over Form
        Health History Form
        Insurance Form
        Medication Form
        Change in Transportation Form
        Specialty Program Letters
        Directions to Camp Hoover
        Permission Forms for Horseback Riding, Escapades, Outdoor Survival and Adventurer




Complete all the necessary forms and return them and the final payment by May 17, 2013 to:
                  Girl Scout Heart of New Jersey — Camp Support
                  1171 Route 28
                  North Branch, NJ 08876




         Write your daughter a letter or a postcard and send to:
                  Camp Hoover
                  Camper’s Name and Program
                  P.O. Box 52
                  Middleville, NJ 07855
         Review the Confirmation Materials
         Check the Packing List carefully
         Request to join our Facebook page by searching “GSHNJ Camps”




         Eat lunch before arriving at camp
         Campers should wear their swim suit or pack it along with a towel and dry underwear in a carry-on or
            backpack. These items will be needed shortly after their arrival. Campers should have a water bottle with
            them. Make sure the backpack and water bottle are labeled with their name.
           Have labeled medicines in original containers with name and directions in a zip-lock bag
           Have permission form to administer medication filled out
           Additional Trading Post Money if needed – only cash and check will be accepted
           Arrive at camp between 1:30PM and 3:30PM on Sunday
                   *A Little Camp Fun – arrive at camp between 9:00AM and 10:00AM on Thursday



         Pick-up is between 9:00AM and 10:30AM on Saturday
         Mini Camp – pick-up is between 5:00PM and 6:00PM on Wednesday

                       email: dhooker@gshnj.org or call 973-383-3220 and leave a message at any time.




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                                                                   Please fill out and return to GSHNJ by May 17:

         Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey — Attn: Camp Support
         1171 Route 28
         North Branch, NJ 08876


Camper’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________

To be completed by Parent(s) / Guardian(s): List program name for each session attending.

Session 1 – July 7 -13               Session 2 – July 14 – 20               Session 3 – July 21 – 27
Session 4 – July 28 – Aug 3          Session 5 - Aug 4 – 10                 Session 6 – Aug 11 - 17

  1. _____________________                 2. _____________________                    3. _____________________



  4. _____________________                 5. _____________________                    6. _____________________



Family: Living at home (circle all that apply):          Mother             Father           Pets

                                                         Sisters            Brothers         Others

Home responsibilities (explain):




Interests and Friends She makes friends (circle) : Easily                   Fairly well      With difficulty

Her Friends are:                                         Own age            Older            Younger



Her interests and hobbies:




Has she been away from home before?                      Yes                No

If yes, where?


Physical and Emotional Do you think your daughter will be homesick:                    Yes             No
Comments:




Please list any other information that may help the staff take care of your daughter. (Are there any physical or
emotional problems which we should be aware of: such as bedwetting (if so, please include a rubber sheet),
sleepwalking, motion sickness, food restrictions, special diets, anxiety, medical problems, etc.?



In case of divorce, who has custody?


Would the other parent be allowed to contact the camper? (if no, please explain)




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                                                     Please fill out and return to GSHNJ by May 17:

        Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey — Attn: Camp Support
        1171 Route 28
        North Branch, NJ 08876


                     THIS FORM IS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE CAMPER

Your Name:       ______________________________________________________



Nick Name:       ______________________________________________________

What do you like to do in your free time?




Do you have any hobbies?




What are your responsibilities at home?




Did you ever go to camp before?             Yes                      No

If yes, where?




If you went to camp, what did you like best?




Name the 6 things that you really want to do at camp this summer.
1.                                                   2.

3.                                                   4.


5.                                                   6.


Do you have anything else you would like your counselors to know about you?




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All Camp Hoover Health History forms are to be filled out by the parent. Mail this form to GSHNJ by May 17,
2013 or late registration, at least four weeks prior to attendance. Be sure this information is up to date and as
accurate as possible. If necessary, add additional pages.

       Camper’s Name: _________________________________________________________                            Birth Date: ________

       Last 4 Digits of Social Security number of camper: ____________________________                     Age: _____________

       Parent/Guardian (or Spouse) _____________________________________________ Cell ____________________
                                                                                          Area/Number
       Parent/Guardian (or Spouse) _____________________________________________ Cell ____________________
                                                                                          Area/Number

       Home Address__________________________________________________________________________________
                            Number and Street                   City          State          Zip Code

                Phone ___________________________________________________________________

       If not available in an emergency, notify:
       Emergency Contact _____________________________________________________ Cell ____________________
                                                                                        Area/Number
       Home Address__________________________________________________________________________________
                            Number and Street                   City          State          Zip Code

                Phone ____________________________________________________________________

       Name of dentist/orthodontist:___________________________________________ Phone_____________________

       Address ________________________________________________________________________________________

       Name of family physician:_____________________________________________ Phone______________________

       Address ________________________________________________________________________________________
       Date of last physical examination: Month _______ Day________ Year_____________________________________




       MEDICATION – Medical Release and Waiver
       I hereby give permission for the Health Supervisor to administer over-the-counter medications to my child if the Health
       Supervisor deems it necessary. Dosages will be administered according to directions on the bottle OR by the Camp
       Physician’s standing orders OR if a physician directions otherwise.

       EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE – Medical Release and Waiver
       I hereby give permission to the medical personnel selected by the Camp Director or Health Supervisor to provide routine
       health care; to administer medication; to order X-rays, routine tests, treatment; to release any records necessary for
       insurance purposes; and to provide or arrange necessary related transportation for my child.

       In the event that I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give permission to the physician to secure and ad-
       minister treatment, including hospitalization, and to order injections and /or anesthesia and / or surgery for the
       child named above.

       * This health history is correct as far as I know.
       * This completed form may be photocopied.
       * The person herein described has my permission to engage in all prescribed activities except as noted on this
       health history form.

       In witness whereof, this release and wavier has been carefully read and the contents of this document are
       understood by the undersigned. This release and wavier shall be effective for all activities throughout the entire
       2013 camp season. The undersigned freely executes this release and waiver on the date shown below.


       ___________      ___________________________________                   ___________________________________
       Date             Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian Signature          Print Custodial Parent or Legal Guardian Name

       *If for religious reasons you cannot sign, please contact Camp Hoover for a legal waiver, which must be signed for attendance.
                Camper’s Name_______________________________________________________ Birth Date________________

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                                                    Camper’s Name: ______________________________ Date of Birth: ________
The following information must be filled in by the parent/guardian. The intent of this information is to provide camp health care
personnel the background to provide appropriate care. Keep a copy of the completed form for your records. Any changes to this
form should be provided to the camp health care personnel upon participant’s arrival in camp. Provide information so that the
camp can be aware of your needs.




Medication

_____________________________________________                    _____________________________________________

_____________________________________________                    _____________________________________________


Food

_____________________________________________                    _____________________________________________

_____________________________________________                    _____________________________________________


Other – please include insect stings, hay fever, asthma,
animal dander, etc.

_____________________________________________                    _____________________________________________

_____________________________________________                    _____________________________________________

_____________________________________________                    _____________________________________________




 Has the camper started their menstrual cycle? _____ Yes _____ No If yes, when: _________________________

 Is her cycle regular/normal? _____ Yes _____ No If no, please explain:

 ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 Does your daughter wet the bed? _____ Yes _____ No If yes, please explain how you handle at home:

 ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 ___________________________________________________________________________________________

 The applicant is under the care of a physician for the following condition (s):
 ________________________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________________________
 Use this space to provide any additional information about the participant’s behavior and physical, emotional or mental
 health about which the camp should be aware.
 ________________________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________________________

 Are there any activities that the camper should NOT participate in? Please explain.

 ________________________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________________________
 ________________________________________________________________________


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Camper’s Name: _________________________________________________________________                             Date of Birth: _________

                                   Has/does the camper (please explain all “yes” answers below):


1. Ever been hospitalized?                                Y      N      15. Ever been diagnosed with a heart murmur?           Y    N

2. Had problems with diarrhea/constipation?               Y      N      16. Ever had a back problem?                           Y    N
3. Had any recent injury, illness or infectious                         17. Ever had a problem with joints? (knee,
                                                          Y      N                                                             Y    N
   disease?                                                                 ankles)
4. Ever had surgery?                                      Y      N      18. Have an orthodontic appliance at camp?             Y    N

5. Have frequent headaches?                               Y      N      19. Have a skin problem? (itching, rash, acne)         Y    N

6. Ever had a head injury?                                Y      N      20. Have diabetes?                                     Y    N
                                                                        21. Have asthma?                                       Y    N
7. Ever been knocked unconscious?                         Y      N
                                                                        22. Have a chronic or recurring
                                                                                                                               Y    N
8. Wear glasses, contacts or protective eye wear?         Y      N          illness/condition?
                                                                        23. Have problems with sleepwalking?                   Y    N
9. Ever had frequent ear infections?                      Y      N
                                                                        24. Have an abnormal menstrual history?                Y    N
10. Ever passed out during or after exercise?             Y      N
                                                                        25. Have a history of bed-wetting?                     Y    N
11. Ever been dizzy during or after exercise?             Y      N
                                                                        26. Have an eating disorder?                           Y    N
12. Ever had seizures?                                    Y      N
                                                                        27. Ever had emotional difficulties for which
                                                                                                                               Y    N
13. Ever had chest pain during or after exercise?         Y      N          professional help was sought?
14. Ever had high blood pressure?                         Y      N      28. Have epilepsy?                                     Y    N


Please explain any “yes” answer, noting the number of the question:
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
Explanation of any reported loss of consciousness, convulsions, or concussion:
________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________


Recommendations and Restrictions While at Camp
Any treatment to be continued at camp:
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Any medication to be administered at camp (specific dosages):
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________

Date of Last Tetanus Shot: _________________________________________________________________________

Immunizations: Required immunizations must be determined locally. Please attach a record of basic
immunizations and most recent booster doses to this Health History Form.

A copy of the immunization record is attached: _____ Yes _____ No
If No, please bring the immunization record with you to camp on the day of check in.

Date of Form Completion: ____________________


By:_____________________________________________________
                   Parent/Guardian Signature


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Camper’s Name: __________________________________________________                      Date of Birth: __________

Session Attending (please circle all that apply):      1        2        3         4        5        6

Camper’s Social Security # :     _______________________________________________

Insurance Company’s Name:        _______________________________________________

Insurance Company’s Address: _______________________________________________
                                        (where claims are to be submitted)


                           _______________________________________________
                              City                  State          Zip Code
Group number: ________________

Identification #: ________________

Insured’s Name: __________________________________ Date of Birth: _____/_____/_____
                        (Name of Person Holding Insurance)


Last Four Digits of Insured’s SS #: _______________________________________________


Insured’s Employer’s Name: ____________________________________________________
                                        (place of employment of the insured party)

        Please attach a copy of insurance card
        Please attach a copy of prescription card


I give permission for Camp Hoover to release this information to the hospital/doctor knowing every effort will be
made to contact me prior to admission.



Parent Signature:______________________________________ Date: _________________




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If you want your child to take prescription medication or non-prescription medicine while at Camp Hoover please
complete this form.

            Written permission must be given and signed by the parent or guardian.
            All medication will be kept in the Health Center for dispensing.
            Medications must be in original labeled container with complete instructions.
            Label all non-prescription medication with your camper’s name.
            Place medication in gallon size zip lock bag.
            Upon arrival at camp – give medication and this form to the Health Supervisor.

I give permission for my child, _______________________________________________________________
to receive the following medications or non-prescription medicines while at Camp Hoover.




       Medication Name                      Reason                       Dosage            Times to be Taken
1.


2.


3.


4.


5.


6.




______________________________________                                          _________________
Signature of Parent or Guardian                                                 Date


       **ALL MEDICATION MUST BE IN ORIGINAL CONTAINERS AND IN A GALLON SIZE ZIP LOCK**




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If your camper plans on staying over between sessions — complete and return this form to GSHNJ by no later than
May 17, 2013:

        Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey — Attn: Camp Support
        West Service Center
        1171 Route 28
        North Branch, NJ 08876



 Camper’s Name: __________________________________________________________________________


 Parent’s Name(s): _________________________________________________________________________


 Home Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________


 Cell Phone Number: ________________________________________________________________________


 Circle which session(s) your daughter will be staying over between:

                  1&2               2&3               3&4                4&5             5&6



 Indicate Religious Preference:


 Must attend Catholic Church Service (circle):         Yes     No
 Camper’s will be taken to the local Catholic Church and accompanied by a counselor.


 Laundry (circle):           Yes      No
 We would like our daughter’s laundry done at Camp Hoover. We understand that there is an $10 charge per oc-
 currence. The $10 will be deducted from their Trading Post Account. Please make sure your daughter is aware
 that you would like her laundry done. It is her responsibility to bring it to the laundry room on Saturday.


 Visiting: We would like to visit our daughter during the stay over. We will be coming to Hoover on Saturday or
 Sunday (circle day) of the stay over between session(s):

                  1&2               2&3               3&4               4&5               &6


 We will arrive around (please indicate time):


 Our daughter has permission to leave camp with the following person (s):

 Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________


 Phone Number: ____________________________           Relationship: __________________________________




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Please complete this form when there is change in the date/time of pick–up or drop–off for your daughter and/
or if an adult other than the parent/guardian will be picking up the camper at any point. Only use this form if there
is a change. Please mail to GSHNJ when completed:

         Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey — Attn: Camp Support
         West Service Center
         1171 Route 28
         North Branch, NJ 08876



Camper Name: ______________________________________________                         Date: ______________


Session (circle): 1   2   3   4   5   6         Program: ______________________________________


                  I am requesting the following CHANGE in drop off/pick up for my camper.


Please check the appropriate item:


_____ I will drop off/pick up my child at camp on __________________________           at _______________
                                                      (day & date)                               (time)

         I am aware I need to sign my camper in/out at Sky Top, the administrative building.


_____ My child will be picked up at camp on ____________________________               at   ______________
                                                   (day & date)                                   (time)

         by __________________________________________________________________
                                          (name of adult)

         I am aware the adult named above needs to sign my camper out of camp at checkout and should
         bring their Driver’s License with them at time of pick up.


_____ Other change – please explain in detail below:




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______________________________________________________________
Custodian parent or guardian signature                                              Date



___________________________________________________________________________________
Please print custodian parent or guardian name




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The packing list is designated to provide your child with a sufficient quantity of clothing for one week without
washing. Each item should be labeled and packed so that you have ONLY TWO PIECES OF LUGGAGE, a
suitcase or duffel and sleeping gear. Several companies offer pre-printed labels – try www.stuckonyou.biz or
www.mabelslabels.com for personalized labels for your camper. It is a good idea to pack all articles of clothing in
plastic zip lock bags to avoid the clothing getting wet or damp. Footlockers can be used provided the height does
not exceed 14”. All luggage must be able to fit under the cots in the tents. Keep in mind that your daughter will
need to move her own luggage from the Program Shelter to her tent, so try not to make suitcases too heavy.
Campers should wear their swim suit or pack it along with a towel and dry underwear in a carry-on or backpack.
These items will be needed shortly after their arrival.

valuables - The camp is not responsible for valuables such as cameras, musical instruments, radios, jewelry,
cell phones, cd players, cd’s, etc. Please leave these items at home.

For a one (1) week stay include:

        9 changes of underwear
        7 pairs of shorts
        9 shirts or tops
        3 pairs of long pants
        2 bathing suits (bring a one piece if taking any sort of out trip – canoeing, sailing, etc)
        8 pair of warm socks (not sneaker socks)
        1 pair of sturdy shoes or sneakers (Closed toe shoes)
        1 pair of shower shoes
        1 pair of sweatpants
        1 sweatshirt
        1 pair of warm pajamas and 1 pair of summer pajamas
        1 pair of water shoes
        Rain gear – poncho, raincoat, boots, etc.
        1 warm jacket
        3 washcloths and towels
        Girl Scout Handbook for those who want to complete badge requirements
        Personal Toiletries – comb, brush, soap in container, toothbrush/paste, shampoo, tissues
        Container or bag to hold toilet articles
        1 sleeping bag or 3 warm blankets with sheets for bedroll, bottom sheet for bed
        1 pillow
        1 laundry bag (marked with name)
        Non – breakable cup/plate and eating utensils or mess kit (all groups cook out at least one meal)
        1 flashlight – pack batteries separately – extra batteries
        Insect Repellent, Sunscreen, Anti Itch cream
        White T-shirt to Tie Die
        Backpack to carry daily needs – PLEASE LABEL WITH CAMPER’S NAME
        Water bottle with name on it
        Stationery (already addressed and stamped to make things easier)



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Adventurer/Outdoor Survival — water bottle, hiking boots, short and t-shirt for rock climbing they might get
ruined, day backpack

Cycle Fun — adult mountain bike (with gears) and helmet, water bottle, hat, small back pack to carry belongings
while riding.

Digital Dynamics — a digital camera including the cord, a flash drive.

Fun and Fit — comfortable clothing, yoga mat (if you have one).

Gymnastics — Gym outfit or leotard, cheer shorts and socks.

Horseback Riding/Horse Enthusiast — Must wear long pants, sturdy shoes with heels or riding boots and an
English Riding Hard Hat. Hat Rental is included in the camp fee. Campers may purchase items at the Tack
Shop; the monies for these purchases will be taken out of their Trading Post Account.

Snap, Click, Zoom — 35mm SLR camera (not disposable) and 2 rolls of 200-speed film (color). We have some
cameras at camp; please email the director if you will need to borrow one. If you are unable to get colored film,
do not worry we will have some on site.

Set Sail — Suntan lotion, sunglasses, hat with visor, old sneakers or water shoes.

Summer Get Away, Escapades, Excursions, Outdoor Odyssey, Beach Party, Wet and Wild — Old sneakers
or watershoes, suntan lotion, raincoat, sunglasses, hat with visor, canteen or water bottle and for hiking, sturdy
shoes or hiking boots. Summer Get Away (1 box of 1 gallon zip lock bags).

Middies, Pack and Paddle — see separate packing lists.

Quilting Memories — at least 16 t-shirts (adult sizes) with front or back designs, all t-shirts will be cut to be used
in the quilt project. All fabric for the quilt will be provided.

Leaders in Training — notebook, pen, directions for a new group game to be shared.




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                                                          Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey – Camp Support
                                                                                             1171 Route 28
                                                                            North Branch, New Jersey 08876
                                                                                              908-947-1708
                                                                                    campsupport@gshnj.org

Summer 2013

Dear Middie,
Greetings from Camp Lou Henry Hoover! We are looking forward to meeting you and having a great two weeks
preparing for and canoeing down the Delaware River. We have enclosed a special packing list for you and some
information that you will need for this specialized program.
The first week of your program will be spent at Camp Hoover preparing for your trip. You will be canoeing daily,
learning about safety on the river and canoe skills, camping out, working on your out trip and outdoor skills and
enjoying the everyday activities of camp. Part of the second week will be spent on the Delaware River. Your trip will
begin at Lackawaxen, New York and end at the Delaware Water Gap in New Jersey, over a 60 mile trip! Your
group will have everything you need to succeed on the river in your canoes. Your counselors will be in contact with
camp through the use of cell phones and your trip plans will be discussed with the group prior to your departure. As
a group, you will plan and pack the necessary items that are needed for the four to five day journey prior to leaving
camp. Your trip is scheduled to leave on the Sunday or Monday of your second week at camp and return on
Thursday. You will travel by van to Lackawaxen, NJ to begin the 66 mile trip on the Delaware River.
During your time on the river, you will be camping out under the stars at campsites and islands along the way.
During the river adventure, the counselors will contact camp daily to let us know of your progress through cell
phones. The Middies’ trip is fun filled and challenging, but the rewards of teamwork and friendship are priceless.
We are sure that you will enjoy the trip and the companionship of your fellow campers and staff.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the camp Director at 973-383-3220 or email dhooker@gshnj.org.


Sincerely,




Deborah Hooker
Camp Director and Property Manager




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Please check along with normal packing list, so as to not forget anything.

     Backpack – for carrying needed daily supplies
     10 pair of shorts
     18 shirts
     2-3 pair of jeans
     17 pair of underwear
     16 pair of socks
     2 sweatshirts
     1-2 pair of sweatpants
     2-3 bathing suits (must be ONE-PIECE – NO two-piece suits allowed on the river)
     2-3 beach towels
     Towels, washcloths
     Mess kit
     1 warm jacket and raincoat/poncho
     1 pair of shower shoes
     Shower supplies (shampoo, toothbrush, paste, etc.)and a bucket to carry shower items in
     1 pair of sturdy shoes or sneakers for walking around camp
     2-3 pair of pajamas
     Hat/sunglasses
     Hiking boots/rain boots
     Sleeping bag (light weight if possible)
     Sheet/pillow
     Sunscreen/Insect Repellent/Calamine Lotion
     Flashlight/extra batteries
     White T-shirt to Silk Screen
     Water shoes/aqua socks/or old sneakers to be used on the river
     Shorts to wear while canoeing (something old – they will get dirty)
     Waterbottle or Nalgene – at least two
     Kneepads for canoeing
     Stuff bag or small duffel bag for your clothes
     River bag (but only if you already have one)
     2 boxes of gallon size zip lock bags




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                                                         Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey – Camp Support
                                                                                            1171 Route 28
                                                                           North Branch, New Jersey 08876
                                                                                             908-947-1708
                                                                                   campsupport@gshnj.org

Summer 2013

Dear Pack ‘N Paddle Camper,


Greetings from Camp Lou Henry Hoover! We are looking forward to meeting you and having a great two weeks
preparing for and participating in your Pack and Paddle Adventure. We have enclosed a special packing list for you
and some information that you will need for this specialized program.
The first week of your program will be spent at Camp Hoover preparing for your trip. You will be backpacking and
canoeing daily, learning about safety on the river and on the trail, camping out, working on your camping and
outdoor skills and enjoying the everyday activities of camp. Part of the second week will be spent on the
Appalachian Trail and Delaware River. Your group will have everything you need to succeed on the trail in your
backpacks and for the river in your canoes. As a group, you will plan and pack the necessary items that are
needed for the five day journey prior to leaving camp. Your trip is scheduled to leave on the Sunday of your second
week at camp and return on Thursday. You will travel by van and begin your hike early on the Appalachian Trail
and hike about 15 miles in two days. You will finish your hike at Route 206 near Stokes State Forest on
Wednesday. From there the camp van will transport you to Dingman’s Ferry on the Delaware River. Your trip on
the river will be approximately 25 miles to the Delaware Water Gap.
During your time on the trail and on the river, you will be camping out under the stars at campsites and islands
along the way. During this adventure, the counselors are in contact with the camp by using pay and/or cellular
phones. The Pack and Paddle trip is fun filled and challenging, but the rewards of teamwork and friendship are
priceless. We are sure that you will enjoy the trip and the companionship of your fellow campers and staff.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the camp Director at 908-947-1733 or Camp Hoover after June 25, 2013
at 973-383-3220 or email dhooker@gshnj.org.


Sincerely,




Deborah Hooker
Camp Director and Property Manager




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Please check along with normal packing list, so as to not forget anything.

     Backpack – for carrying needed daily supplies
     10 pair of shorts
     18 shirts
     2-3 pair of jeans
     17 pair of underwear
     16 pair of socks
     2 sweatshirts
     1-2 pair of sweatpants
     2-3 bathing suits (must be ONE-PIECE – NO two-piece suits allowed on the river)
     2-3 beach towels
     Towels, washcloths
     Mess kit
     1 warm jacket and raincoat/poncho
     1 pair of shower shoes
     Shower supplies (shampoo, toothbrush, paste, etc.)and a bucket to carry shower items in
     1 pair of sturdy shoes or sneakers for walking around camp
     2-3 pair of pajamas
     Hat/sunglasses
     Hiking boots/rain boots
     Sleeping bag (light weight if possible)
     Sheet/pillow
     Sunscreen/Insect Repellent/Calamine Lotion
     Flashlight/extra batteries
     White T-shirt to Silk Screen
     Water shoes/aqua socks/or old sneakers to be used on the river
     Shorts to wear while canoeing (something old – they will get dirty)
     Waterbottle or Nalgene – at least three
     Kneepads for canoeing
     Stuff bag or small duffel bag for your clothes
     River bag (but only if you already have one)
     2 boxes of gallon size zip lock bags
     Internal frame backpack (but only if you already have one)




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                                                          Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey – Camp Support
                                                                                             1171 Route 28
                                                                            North Branch, New Jersey 08876
                                                                                              908-947-1708
                                                                                    campsupport@gshnj.org

Summer 2013

Dear Leader in Training,
Greetings from Camp Lou Henry Hoover! We are looking forward to meeting you and working with you on your
goal of completing the LIT program. We have enclosed a special packing list for you and some information that you
will need for this specialized program.
Leaders in Training has been developed to help you perfect your leadership skills. During the first week of this pro-
gram, you will earn the Leadership Interest Project Patch. By working with your peers and counselors, you will
develop your public speaking skills, write a resume, complete a service project and learn how to be a group leader.
As a team you will work together and acquire new skills for working with both children and adults.
During the second two weeks, you will expand your communication, outdoor and program planning skills. You will
be working in groups, developing your skills, learning about group dynamics, child development and general camp
procedures. During the last week of camp, you will work directly with other counselors and girls. You will help to
plan and lead the activities of a unit or program, organize games, small campfires, assist in cookout preparations
and prepare the all-camp activity. We are sure that you will enjoy the companionship of your fellow campers and
counselors and learn many life-long skills.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the camp Director at 908-947-1733 or Camp Hoover after June 25, 2013
at 973-383-3220 or email dhooker@gshnj.org.


Sincerely,




Deborah Hooker
Camp Director and Property Manager




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Please check along with normal packing list, so as to not forget anything.

     Backpack – for carrying needed daily supplies
     10 pair of shorts
     18 shirts
     2-3 pair of jeans
     17 pair of underwear
     16 pair of socks
     2 sweatshirts
     1-2 pair of sweatpants
     2-3 bathing suits
     2-3 beach towels
     Towels, washcloths
     Mess kit
     1 warm jacket and raincoat/poncho
     1 pair of shower shoes
     Shower supplies (shampoo, toothbrush, paste, etc.) and a bucket to carry shower items
     1 pair of sturdy shoes or sneakers for walking around camp
     2-3 pair of pajamas
     Hat/sunglasses
     Hiking boots/rain boots
     Sleeping bag/sheet/pillow
     Sunscreen/Insect Repellent/Calamine Lotion
     Flashlight/extra batteries
     White T-shirt to Silk Screen
     Waterbottle or Nalgene
     1 inch binder/notebook paper/pens/markers/highlighters/clipboard
     2-3 games to share and enough copies for 20 people




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Everything you need to know about camping at Lou Henry Hoover, GSHNJ’s Residential Summer Camp!




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OPEN REGISTRATION – Camp Hoover is open to all girls, not just Girl Scouts and our rules for acceptance and
participation in camp programs are the same for everyone without regard to race, religion, physical ability, economic
status, or national origin. We have accepted your application based upon your choice of dates and programs and
the availability of space in camp. If during the summer, we are concerned about your daughter’s readiness for a
program, where safety is a concern, we reserve the right to transfer your daughter to another activity of our choice
and we will call you to discuss alternatives.

CAMP DIRECTOR – Deborah (Deb) Hooker has been actively involved in the camping industry for over 25 years.
As a member of American Camp Association, she works to uphold the strictest standards at Camp Lou Henry
Hoover. Deb works with the resident camp staff to design and implement fun and safe programs. We, at Council
office and the resident staff, are looking forward to a successful and fun summer at Camp Hoover.

STAFF – Leadership is the key to a happy stay at camp. Our enthusiastic staff is comprised of college students and
adults, some from other countries, who are experienced in working with young people in a camp setting. Our
waterfront activities are supervised by American Red Cross Certified Life Guards, Water Safety Instructors, and
Small Craft Instructors. Waterfront Staff and Unit Leaders, as well as many other staff, are certified in First Aid and
CPR.

STANDARDS – Camp Hoover is licensed by the State of New Jersey under the Youth Camp Safety Act, adheres to
the strict standards of the Girl Scouts of the USA and is accredited by the American Camp Association. The Girl
Scout Camp program is based on the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law as well.

RULES – ALL CAMPERS MUST WEAR RUBBER SOLED CLOSED TOE SHOES AND SOCKS. Flip flops,
sandals, jelly shoes, crocs and open toed shoes are not allowed. For your child’s safety and the safety of others we
do not allow the following items: guns, knives, weapons, fireworks, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, aerosol cans, matches,
lighters, candles or personal sports equipment. If found, these items will be immediately confiscated and the
parents will be notified immediately, which may result in the camper’s removal from camp. To enhance your
daughter’s outdoor camping experience, we observe the following tech policy; cell phones, pagers, laptops, DVD
players, Game Boys, video games, iPods, MP3 players, etc. are not permitted on camp property. If any of these
items are found they will be held in the Camp Director’s Office till the end of the session and will be given to the
parent/guardian upon departure. We also do not allow gum on the camp property. Campers are not permitted to
leave the camp property except as a part of the camp program with their counselors. Parents are requested not to
offer gratuities to our Camp Staff.

Parents are responsible for what their daughter brings to camp. We urge parents to pack their daughter’s
belongings with them in an effort to ensure that you are aware of what their camper is bringing to camp. In an effort
to ensure the safety of all children, the camp reserves the right to search your child’s belongings.

WEBSITES – We know that many of your daughter’s have personal websites, or may have pages on Facebook,
Twitter accounts or other similar websites. Please make sure that if they have such a page or site, that they do not
have any identifying information about Camp Hoover! Please don’t include photos, location information, the address
and we ask you, as a parent, to make sure that the information your daughter does share is “camp appropriate.” In
Girl Scouts we are very careful about safety, including overall camp security, as well as posting of photographs of
children on web pages. Photographs of campers, or photos that easily identify Camp Hoover should not be on your
daughter’s personal web pages. Parents, please help us make sure that your daughter understands the need for
safety – not just for her, but for her sister camper.




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HEALTH HISTORY – The Camp Hoover Health History and Insurance Information Forms are posted on the camp
website. Parents are to complete the Health History and provide a copy of the camper’s immunization record and
insurance cards (do not send originals). All campers must have a current Health History; forms from the past camp
season cannot be used. (NOTE: a physical exam is no longer required) Please mail this form to the Council Office
by May 17th, 2013 or at least one month prior to arrival.

MEDICATIONS – We can administer prescription and over the counter drugs with written permission from the
parent/guardian. Please make sure to fill out the medication form and bring with you to camp at check-in.
MEDICINE MUST BE IN ITS ORIGINAL CONTAINER(S) AND HAVE THE CAMPER’S NAME ON THE
CONTAINER AND DOSAGE ON IT. All medication should be placed in a gallon size zip-lock bag with the
camper’s name on it.

NURSE’S EXAM – We admit to camp only those youngsters in good health. Upon arrival at camp, your daughter
will be seen by the Health Supervisor for a health screening. At this time your daughter’s general health will be
checked including her temperature, overall appearance, head for lice, athlete’s foot, etc. If you have any questions
about this check-in procedure, please contact the Camp Director. Please allow your daughter to recover at home if
she has a cold or is ill and then bring her to camp. We will also check prescription and non-prescription drugs and
medicines for directions and permission to administer them upon arrival. If we have any questions – we will call
you.

HEALTH CENTER – A Camp Health Supervisor is on duty at all times. Our Standing Orders are written by Sparta
Medical Associates. The Standing Orders allow the Health Supervisor to administer over the counter medications
such as Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, cough drops, Benadryl, etc. Should your daughter require medical treatment, she
will be taken to the local doctor or to Newton Memorial Hospital. We believe that our first responsibility is to ensure
prompt medical treatment for your daughter, and then we will notify you as promptly as possible.
Campers using inhalers and bee sting kits must have a physician’s written instructions stating such. Campers must
have two inhalers, one for the infirmary and one to be carried on their person at all times.

What is stated on the label is EXACTLY how camp personnel will administer the medication to the camper unless
the prescription bottle is accompanied by a Doctor’s order stating change.

Instructions for medication need to be noted on the health history. All medications including over the counter items,
except asthma inhalers and bee sting kits, MUST be kept in the infirmary and will be administered under the
supervision of the Health Supervisor.

INFORMATION FORMS – In order for us to know more about your wishes for your daughter and her own wishes,
PLEASE COMPLETE THE PARENT/CAMPER INFORMATION FORMS AND RETURN THEM BY MAY 17, 2013.

GIRL SCOUT INSURANCE – Your camp fees include insurance coverage for medical expenses incurred while
your camper is in camp; however, this is secondary insurance. Individual Insurance is always primary. Our
insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions such as, but not limited to, asthma, or an illness currently being
treated by medication. Treatment received at camp for pre-existing medical or dental conditions will not be covered
by camp insurance and must be paid for by the camper’s parent or guardian. All prescription medication will be
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HOUSING – Most campers sleep in a platform tent, on cots with mattresses. There are 4-5 girls living in each tent.
Eight tents make up a “Unit”, which also includes a counselor cabin, program shelter, and a bathroom complex.
The last item, the “cindy”, contains flush toilets, sinks, and showers with hot and cold water. Unit assignments are
made based on the ages and program choices of the girls.

Participants in programs such as A Little Camp Fun, Mini Camp, Every Night Live, Cycle Fun, Super Summer
Baskets, Quilting, Fun and Fit, Beach Party and Hoover Pioneers sleep on bunk beds in our buildings at Camp
Hoover. Their counselors bunk with the girls in the same building, but in a separate room. These buildings have
electricity, kitchens, and their own indoor bathrooms.

TENT MATES – We can only guarantee one bunk mate. The girls must be registered for the same program /
session and be of the same age/grade and must request each other. Please be sure to indicate bunk mate choice
on the application. This means the girls will be placed in the same unit for the week at camp. Girls are given the
choice to choose their tent/bunk mates – please make sure your daughter knows your wishes for her housing
during the week at camp.

FOOD – Campers and Counselors dine together for most meals in our Dining Hall. Menus are approved by a
dietician and meals are prepared by professional food service staff. A breakfast bar, cereals and fruit, and a salad
bar are available to campers at mealtimes. There is always the option of a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich to any
camper who does not enjoy the menu item. Sometimes, campers cookout a meal, enjoy a picnic or floating lunch. If
your daughter has food allergies, indicate this on your Parent Information and Health History form. We can
accommodate certain dietary needs, if they are not severe, where simple substitutions are required. Camp Hoover
is not nut or peanut free. If your child has a severe food allergy, please speak to the Camp Director. We are not
able to accommodate some allergies at this time.

SNACKS FROM HOME – Campers are NOT permitted to bring snacks to camp. Campers who require special food
items based on dietary or medical reasons will need to have this noted on their Health History. These food items will
be stored in the infirmary. Please DO NOT send care packages with snacks or candy. They will not be delivered to
your camper.

LAUNDRY – There are NO LAUNDRY FACILITIES available to campers during their week stay. Laundry for
stayovers can be done at camp on the Saturday of the stayover. If your daughter is staying for more than one week,
please pack enough clothes to last. During the stayover weekend, parents can come to Camp Hoover and take
their daughter(s) to the local Laundromat or arrangements can be made for your daughter’s laundry to be done
using the staff laundry facilities. Your daughter will need to bring her laundry with her to stayovers and at the time it
will be done by the Weekend Site Director. Please include funds of $10.00 to cover the cost in her Trading Post
account. Directions to the Laundromat will be included on-line. In emergency situations, the camp will make
arrangements to do your daughter’s laundry.

LOST AND FOUND – PLEASE LABEL CAMPERS’ CLOTHING AND TOWELS TO HELP ENSURE A MINIMUM
OF LOST AND FOUND. Lost and found items are transferred throughout the summer to the Service Center
in North Branch and can be picked up until Sept. 15, 2013. After that time, the items will be donated to
charity.

STAYOVER – Campers may remain at camp between all sessions for an additional $75.00. You may visit
your daughter during Stayover weekends. If your child is staying over, please call camp to arrange a visit
on Saturday after 11:00AM or Sunday before 4:00PM. While visiting your daughter, you may go to the local
Laundromat or arrangements can be made by calling camp to have your daughter’s laundry done for her at
camp at a fee of $10.00. If you are interested in something to do while visiting your daughter, email the
Camp Director prior to your stay to find out what there is to do in the area.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES – Stayover campers will have the option of attending Catholic services during the
weekend. Please decide with your daughter whether or not she must attend and be sure she understands your
decision. Please place this information on the Stayover Form so that it can be communicated to the staff. Campers
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SPENDING MONEY for TRADING POST – Campers should not bring any money with them when they come to
camp. Any money your daughter brings to camp will be collected and put into a special Trading Post account with
your daughter’s name on it. Spending money should be included in your final payment of camp fees due to
the Council Office by May 17th. Only mail spend money for the Trading Post if it will be received four weeks prior
to your daughter’s arrival at camp – otherwise please bring this cash or a check to camp to be added to your
daughter’s account. At the end of your daughter’s camp stay, we will return any money that is left above $1.00. By
keeping your daughter’s money in the Trading Post account, you can be sure that it will not be lost or stolen. The
usual amount of spending money is between $30.00 - $50.00 for Trading Post purchases and trips.

PHOTOS – Unit and staff photos can be purchased for $6.00 each. The money for these photos will be deducted
from your daughter’s Trading Post account. Please discuss with your daughter, prior to her arrival at camp, whether
you would like her to order one or both of these photos. Unit photos are generally given out on Saturday. If your
daughter leaves prior to Saturday they will be mailed. All staff photos will be mailed at the end of the camp season.

TRADING POST – The Trading Post is Camp Hoover’s own little store. Each unit will get to go to the Trading Post
once every week. The Trading Post will also be open on Sunday when campers check in and on Saturday when
they leave. We also sell stamps and batteries. We can use your trading post money to buy the necessary supplies
in town if they are not available in the Trading Post.

This list will show you the type of things that are available and their approximate costs:

8-10 styles of T-shirts       $7- $28                        1-5 styles of sweatshirts       $15 - $40
Shorts                        $10 - $25                      Pens/Pencils                    $.50 - $3.50
Jewelry                       $3 - $5                        Souvenirs                       $.50 and up
Post Cards                    $.50                           Bandanas                        $3
Cups/Mugs                     $1 - $8                        Stuffed Animals                 $5 - $15
Notebooks                     $8                             PJ/Sweat Pants                  $20 - $30
Ponchos                       $3                             Nalgenes/Waterbottles           $5 - $15

SPECIAL UNIT OR PROGRAM ACTIVITIES – Campers in the Horseback Riding Program and Horse Enthusiast
will be allowed to spend their Trading Post money at the stable gift store. Campers who are in Middies, Hoover
Pioneers, Excursions, Escapades, Sailing, Pack and Paddle, Cycle Fun, Digital Dynamics, Snap, Click, Zoom,
Beach Party, and Everynight Live may spend their Trading Post money while on an out of camp trip.

MAIL – Mail from home is an important part of the camp experience; please write to your camper often. Postcards
are a great way to keep in touch. If you mail your first letter 2 to 3 days before your daughter leaves, she’ll get it
soon after her arrival. Since Camp Hoover is located in a rural area, mail sometimes takes a few days to get
through. This is particularly true of packages. Often packages arrive after the camper has left for home. Please
send all mail by Wednesday of your daughter’s last week at camp.

Campers are encouraged to write home. Please help your daughter by sending self-addressed envelopes or
postcards with the postage attached. This will ensure that your daughter has the correct information for writing and
mailing her letters.

Send Mail To:                                                UPS / FedEx / etc

Camper’s Name + Session/Program                              Camper’s Name + Session/Program
Camp Lou Henry Hoover                                        Camp Lou Henry Hoover
P.O. Box 52, Route 521                                       961 West Shore Drive, Route 521
Middleville, NJ 07855                                        Middleville, NJ 07855


CARE PACKAGES – Care packages are a wonderful way to show your camper how proud you are of them for
attending a week or more at camp. This year, the GSHNJ is selling care packages that will be shipped to your
camper during their stay. Several other companies offer similar options for your daughter – you can find more
information at their websites www.camppacs.com or www.eswak.com. Please ship packages using UPS or US mail.
Please be sure that your daughter’s name, program and session attending are on the packages sent. Remember
care packages should contain no food or candy.




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CAMP TELEPHONE – Should you need to contact your daughter, in case of an emergency, we will make
arrangements as the situation warrants. Please call us at (973) 383-3220. Camp Director’s cell phone number is
(908) 403-8086 (for emergencies only) or email dhooker@gshnj.org.

WE WILL CALL YOU – In case of your daughter’s injury, illness, or severe homesickness; you will be contacted by
the Administrative Staff. We will call you in the event that your daughter is not feeling well from vomiting, fever,
injuries, and other situations as they warrant. Please take a moment to verify your emergency contact phone and
cell phone number on your Health History Form.

YOUR DAUGHTER CALLS – Under usual circumstances we do not permit children to use the telephone. If you feel
that your daughter will need to call home, arrangements can be made but are not encouraged. Campers are not
allowed to keep cell phones with them during their stay at camp. Please leave the cell phone home and talk to the
Camp Director if you have any concerns about your daughter’s stay at camp.

TRANSPORTATION – Eat lunch before you arrive at camp and please have in hand:

         Labeled medicine (in original container(s), camper’s name, and directions) in a zip lock bag
         Written permission to administer both prescription drugs and over the counter drugs including
          vitamins
         Campers should wear their swimsuit or pack it along with a towel and dry underwear in a carry on
          or backpack with name on it. These items will be needed shortly after arrival at camp.
         Campers should be wearing rubber soled closed toe shoes with socks – no flip flops, crocs, etc.
         Water bottle with name on it.


CHECK-IN – During the check-in process, you will have the opportunity to meet your daughter’s counselors and unit
leader briefly. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Trading Post, meet the Camp Director and
administrative staff, talk with the Health Supervisor and add money to the Trading Post account set up for your
daughter. Tours of the facilities or visiting your daughter’s site are not encouraged at this time. When you pick your
daughter up at the end of her stay, you may tour the camp with her as a guide. Parents do not need to deliver gear
to the site, as it is moved in the camp truck.

CAR TO CAMP –              Arrive at Camp Hoover between 1:30 – 3:00PM on Sunday.
                           A Little Camp Fun – arrive at camp between 9:00 – 10:00AM on Thursday

CAR FROM CAMP –            Pick up your daughter between 9:00 – 10:30AM on Saturday.
                           Mini Campers may be picked up between 5:00 – 6:00PM on Wednesday.

CHANGE IN PICK UP/DROP OFF – The earliest that a camper can be picked up on Saturday morning is 8:00AM
and the latest that they can picked up on Friday is 9:30PM. The latest that campers may be dropped on Sunday is
9:00PM. Please be sure to fill in the Change in Pick-up/Drop Off form.




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CAMP FEES – The final balance of the fee is due by May 17, 2013. We reserve the right to collect on and
charge for checks that are returned for non-sufficient funds. We then require that the outstanding balance be paid
by money order or certified check. Should you wish to change program or session choices, we will charge you a
$30.00 processing fee. Campers who decide not to attend camp will forfeit the $60.00 non-refundable deposit per
session.

REFUNDS – In anticipation of a camper’s attendance at camp, various expenses are being incurred on her behalf.
Among others these include supplies, equipment, registration costs, and camp staffing costs. A full refund will be
given for any program cancelled by Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ reserves the right to cancel any
program) Prior to May 17, 2013: written refund requests will be honored, less the $60 non-refundable deposit per
session. After May 17, 2013: there will be no refunds, except for requests due to a death in the immediate family or
medical necessity (a written note from a physician must accompany this request), less the $60 non-refundable
deposit per session. There will be no refunds or credits for no-show, partial sessions, adjustment difficulties, early
departure, late arrival, schedule conflicts, etc. Any approved refunds will be processed in September 2013.

FINANCIAL AID – Limited Financial assistance may be available for all of our camps. A printable version of the
Financial Assistance Application can be found at www.gshnj.org/camps.




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Adventurer – Campers in this program will be taking day trips for Rock climbing, hiking, high ropes course and
white water rafting.

Beach Party – During one day of their stay at Hoover the Beach Party campers will be taking a day trip to a local
state park to use their beach area. They will be taking $3 from their trading post account to purchase a snack on
their outing.

Cycle Fun – This program is designed for campers to enjoy the beauty of Northern New Jersey on daily cycling
trips. Campers and their bikes will be transported to nearby sites and they will spend time cycling off site daily.
They will be taking $3 from their trading post account to purchase a snack on one of their outings.

Hoover Escapades – During this week long adventure, this group will be going on daily trips outside of camp. The
trips may include a trip to Bushkill Falls, a minor league baseball game, a water park, tubing on the Delaware and
more. On several of these trips the campers will be taking $3 to $5 from their trading post account to buy snacks or
souvenirs.

Excursions – This program is designed for campers to enjoy the beauty of Northern New Jersey. Child’s State
Park, Peaquest Fish Hatchery, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Franklin Mineral Mines and Swartswood State Park are
possible locations for the day trips. All campers will be able to bring $5 dollars to the Franklin Mineral Mines to buy
souvenirs.

Hoover Pioneers – The trip to the New Jersey State Fair show will be a full day. During their time at the State Fair,
the campers will be spending their time visiting the petting zoo, the animal pens, craft tents, etc. The campers will
not be allowed on rides or to play games of chance. The campers will be bringing $5 with them to buy souvenirs.

Outdoor Odyssey – These adventurous campers will spend two days on out trips. Their hike on the Appalachian
Trail will take place at the Delaware Water Gap and they will be hiking about 3 miles. Then they will canoe on the
Delaware River from Milford beach to Dingman’s Ferry about 9 miles. Prior to going on these trips, the campers will
spend time at camp preparing by learning basic canoe strokes, hiking through camp and learning about out of camp
safety.

Outdoor Survival – This group of campers will spend one day at Rick’s Rocks learning the ins and outs of rock
climbing by trained instructors from Lord Stirling Outdoor Education Center.

Quilting Memories – Campers in this program will go to the fabric store on Monday to purchase the fabric needed
to make their quilt. The cost of the fabric was part of the camp fee and no additional money will be needed.

Digital Dynamics and Snap, Click, Zoom – Campers in this program may be taking a trip off camp one day to
capture pictures off sites. Possible locations include the Farm and Horse Show, Millbrook Village, Buttermilk Falls,
or Walpack.

Set Sail – Campers in this program will put their new skills to the test by Sailing to the State Park. The campers will
be bringing $3 with them to buy a snack.

Summer Get Away – Campers in this program will spend two days off site on their canoeing or hiking adventure.
The canoers will spend their two days on the Delaware River canoeing from Matamoras to Dingman’s Ferry. The
hikers will spend their two days on the Appalachian Trail hiking from Millbrook/Flatbrook Road to Route 206. Prior to
going on their trip, the campers will spend time at camp preparing by learning basic canoe strokes, hiking through
camp, learning outdoor skills including campsite preparation, outdoor cooking and learning about out of camp
safety.


At times, other programs may go off site if it fits into their program. If you have any questions, please
contact the Camp Director.




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The packing list is designated to provide your child with a sufficient quantity of clothing for one week without
washing. Each item should be labeled and packed so that you have ONLY TWO PIECES OF LUGGAGE, a
suitcase or duffel and sleeping gear. Several companies offer pre-printed labels – try www.stuckonyou.biz or
www.mabelslabels.com for personalized labels for your camper. It is a good idea to pack all articles of clothing in
plastic zip lock bags to avoid the clothing getting wet or damp. Footlockers can be used provided the height does
not exceed 14”. All luggage must be able to fit under the cots in the tents. Keep in mind that your daughter will
need to move her own luggage from the Program Shelter to her tent, so try not to make suitcases too heavy.
Campers should wear their swim suit or pack it along with a towel and dry underwear in a carry-on or backpack.
These items will be needed shortly after their arrival.

valuables - The camp is not responsible for valuables such as cameras, musical instruments, radios, jewelry, cell
phones, cd players, cd’s, etc. Please leave these items at home.

For a one (1) week stay include:

        9 changes of underwear
        7 pairs of shorts
        9 shirts or tops
        3 pairs of long pants
        2 bathing suits (bring a one piece if taking any sort of out trip – canoeing, sailing, etc)
        8 pair of warm socks (not sneaker socks)
        1 pair of sturdy shoes or sneakers (Closed toe shoes)
        1 pair of shower shoes
        1 pair of sweatpants
        1 sweatshirt
        1 pair of warm pajamas and 1 pair of summer pajamas
        1 pair of water shoes
        Rain gear – poncho, raincoat, boots, etc.
        1 warm jacket
        3 washcloths and towels
        Girl Scout Handbook for those who want to complete badge requirements
        Personal Toiletries – comb, brush, soap in container, toothbrush/paste, shampoo, tissues
        Container or bag to hold toilet articles
        1 sleeping bag or 3 warm blankets with sheets for bedroll, bottom sheet for bed
        1 pillow
        1 laundry bag (marked with name)
        Non – breakable cup/plate and eating utensils or mess kit (all groups cook out at least one meal)
        1 flashlight – pack batteries separately – extra batteries
        Insect Repellent, Sunscreen, Anti Itch cream
        White T-shirt to Tie Die
        Backpack to carry daily needs – PLEASE LABEL WITH CAMPER’S NAME
        Water bottle with name on it
        Stationery (already addressed and stamped to make things easier)




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Adventurer/Outdoor Survival — water bottle, hiking boots, short and t-shirt for rock climbing they might get
ruined, day backpack

Cycle Fun — adult mountain bike (with gears) and helmet, water bottle, hat, small back pack to carry belongings
while riding.

Digital Dynamics — a digital camera including the cord, a flash drive.

Fun and Fit — comfortable clothing, yoga mat (if you have one).

Gymnastics — Gym outfit or leotard, cheer shorts and socks.

Horseback Riding/Horse Enthusiast — Must wear long pants, sturdy shoes with heels or riding boots and an
English Riding Hard Hat. Hat Rental is included in the camp fee. Campers may purchase items at the Tack
Shop; the monies for these purchases will be taken out of their Trading Post Account.

Snap, Click, Zoom — 35mm SLR camera (not disposable) and 2 rolls of 200-speed film (color). We have some
cameras at camp; please email the director if you will need to borrow one. If you are unable to get colored film,
do not worry we will have some on site.

Set Sail — Suntan lotion, sunglasses, hat with visor, old sneakers or water shoes.

Summer Get Away, Escapades, Excursions, Outdoor Odyssey, Beach Party, Wet and Wild — Old sneakers
or watershoes, suntan lotion, raincoat, sunglasses, hat with visor, canteen or water bottle and for hiking, sturdy
shoes or hiking boots. Summer Get Away (1 box of 1 gallon zip lock bags).

Middies, Pack and Paddle — see separate packing lists.

Quilting Memories — at least 16 t-shirts (adult sizes) with front or back designs, all t-shirts will be cut to be used
in the quilt project. All fabric for the quilt will be provided.

Leaders in Training — notebook, pen, directions for a new group game to be shared.




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                         961 County Road 521, West Shore Drive – Middleville, NJ 07855

                        **Do not use the above address in a GPS or MapQuest System.
                For a GPS or MapQuest System use 961 County Road 521, Newton, NJ 07860




FROM CENTRAL, EASTERN AND SOUTHERN NJ:
Take Route 206 North to Route 80. Take Route 80 West About ½ mile to
junction of Route 206 North (again). Follow Route 206 North to Newton.
OR Take Route 24 West to Route 287 North. Follow Route 287 to Route
80 West. Follow Route 80 to exit 25 – Route 206 North. Follow Route 206
north to Newton.

FROM NORTHERN NJ:
Take Route 80 to exit 25 (junction with Route 206 North). Follow Route 206
North to Newton.




ONCE IN NEWTON – SEE MAP BELOW
Route 206 North comes to a “T” at a light and bears left, you go left also. Follow Route 206 North bearing right
around the corner to the next light. At the light, Route 206 North goes straight. Make a left turn onto Route 519
North (Mill Street). There is a Hayaks Market on this corner. Follow Route 519 North to the traffic light. At the
traffic light, make a left onto Route 622 West (Sussex County Community College sign on left side). Follow Route
622 West for about 6 miles until you come to a stop sign at A “T” intersection. This is the junction of Route 622
and Route 521. Make a left onto Route 521 South. Camp Hoover is about 2 miles down on the right hand side.


FROM WESTERN NJ:
Take Route 31 North to Route 46 West. Turn right on Route 519 North. Follow route 519 North for 6.3 miles.
At blinking light in Hope, continue straight on Route 521 North for another 6.2 miles. At stop sign turn left onto
Route 94. Go 0.3 miles on Route 94 and then turn right at light at Bridge Street. Then make immediate right
onto Route 521 North. (There will be a school on your right hand side). Follow 521 North for about 6 miles, at
stop sign turn left still following 521 North. (Lakeland Bank on right hand corner). Continue to follow 521 North
for 1.6 miles and then turn right onto 521 North (Mountain Brook Restaurant on corner). Go about 1.3 mile
and Camp Hoover will be on the left hand side. If you come to the bus company you have gone too far.




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