Amity Acres FAQs
Amity Acres Day Camp is in session for nine weeks, starting on Monday, June 19, through Friday, August 18. You may sign up for as many weeks as you wish.
The camp day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.
Camp is CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Campers arrive in the morning and go to the flag ceremony area. Staff will be available to direct the campers to their counselors. Your camper will gather with her/his counselors and the other campers in her/his unit.
After the flag ceremony, attendance is taken, campers go to their sites and put away their belongings in tents, and lunches are collected.
Lunches are taken to the lodge & stored in coolers with ice.
Then campers begin their day with either making choices for their activities or going to their assigned activities.
Everyone at camp eats lunch at 12pm. After lunch campers have three afternoon assigned activities or choices. At the end of the day, everyone meets back at the flag area for a closing flag ceremony and then dismissal.
Visit the Calendar and Pricing page on this website for a complete listing of programs, add-ons, and prices.
The average ratio is one staff member for every 10 campers in a unit. A unit consists of approximately 36 campers. Staffing includes a unit counselor and junior counselors. Counselor's in Training (CIT's) and Camp Aides may also be in the unit. When a unit goes to a program area such as archery or boating, the staff ratio changes with the addition of specialized counselors.
Camp goes on, so be sure to pack a poncho!
When necessary, we adapt our activities to the weather. We have procedures for weather-related situations. We have shelters in camp as well as a lodge with a basement.
Basic camp campers may make a friend request during the registration process. Our camp units are separated by the grade level the camper is entering in September 2017.
Our units are divided as follows:
- Kindergarten & 1st grade
- 2nd-3rd graders
- 4th-5th graders
- 6th graders
- 7th & older grades
We make every effort to honor all requests, however, if a unit fills before a friend registers, it may not be possible to have the girls together. Please note that for Leadership Programs there is only one unit and girls will automatically be together. Those campers participating in our equestrian programs will be in the same camp unit, but may be divided within the unit during the specialty portion of the day, depending on level of skill.
Girls may request to move down to a younger unit but may not move to an older unit. Such requests must be made in writing by the parent making this request. All of our activities are grade/age appropriately designed.
A registration fee of applies to all campers. This fee is waived for all current members of Girls Scouts of the USA. Girl Scout membership is verified and the registration fee will be charged to your payment account if it is determined that your child is not a current registered member.
Girls ages 5-18 will be registered with our national office, Girl Scouts of the USA, as official members. This membership is valid until September 30, 2017, and allows all girls to participate in Girl Scout programs and activities from the time they pay this registration fee until the end of September 2017. (Ask us for more details!)
Boys and Fireflies must pay a camp registration fee.
All forms must be completed online, with the exception of the Medical Authorization form, which needs to be printed, signed by a licensed medical professional and either faxed, scanned & e-mailed, mailed via the Post Office or dropped off to us. ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND/OR SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP. (The Medical Authorization Form must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the program requiring this form. (All equestrian programs)
- Health History
- Immunization Record
- Code of Ethics
- Policies & Reminders
- Camper Information
- Individualized Bus or Extended Care Details (if applicable)
- T-Shirt Size
- Horse Release (for horse programs)
If you are attending Basic Camp only, you do not need a doctor's signature. While all campers enjoy a recreational swim each day (weather permitting), you may want to register your camper for our Instructional Swim program, along with Basic Camp. All campers registered for Instructional Swim must have on file, a completed Medical Authorization Form, signed by a licensed medical professional.
If your camper is participating in horse camp, or Guard Start, a licensed medical professional will need to sign the Medical Authorization form as well.
If this form is not received no later two weeks prior to the campers first day of camp for each of these programs or activities, a late fee will be automatically charged to your payment account.
To add campfire or any other option to your already existing weekly registration, please follow these quick and easy steps:
- Go to the My Account page
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and look on the right side of the page for "Reservations"
- Click on "Reservations"
- Click on the binoculars for the week you would like to modify. This will take you to the Reservation Detail for that particular week. (On the Right)
- Look for "Options" and click "Edit"
- Add the option of your choice, click Proceed to Payment and make your payment
A request for financial assistance may be submitted for each registered girl, in Kindergarten and above, attending camp for the summer,
Please submit a letter of request to the Day Camp Registrar requesting financial assistance, with any extenuating circumstances you feel are important to your application. Also in your letter include the name of the program, the dates/week #, and the total cost requested. If you are able to pay the registration fee (if your child is not already a current Girl Scout), please include the payment with your letter. If you require assistance to pay the fee, please let us know.
You MUST include a copy of your 2015 IRS tax form (1040, 1040A, etc.) along with any related schedules. Without proof of income, your application cannot be reviewed.
If you do not file taxes, please include financial documentation from an alternate source such as a social service agency, school or house of worship.
Please note: Your W-2 Wage and Earnings form is NOT acceptable.
The maximum award is one week of camp per girl, however individual awards will vary based on the information you provide. The committee will review your request and notify you of their decision in a timely manner.
Please submit all requests to: Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, 242 Adelphia Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727, Attention: Day Camp Registrar.