Parents

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Absences

We encourage you to minimize absences during camp.  Please avoid scheduling appointments during camp so that your camper will not miss one minute of the fun!  Remember an absence may mean your daughter does not complete a Badge or misses one part of a multi-part project.

Medications & General Health Information

Your child’s health and safety is of the utmost importance to us.  Please take the time to visit the Medical Information page.

Sunscreen and Bug Repellent

Unit Leaders will break for campers to reapply non-aerosol sunscreen and bug repellent to themselves throughout the day.  If your camper brings sunscreen and bug repellent to camp, label the bottles with your camper’s name, place in a gallon bag, and ensure both are lotions or wipes. Pump and aerosol containers are NOT permitted at camp.

Please visit the FAQ page for information on:

Transportation

Clothing

Food, Snacks & Water

Latrines

Unit Leader Contact

Your daughter’s unit leader will email you prior to camp. If your daughter has a special need and you would like to talk to the unit leader in advance, please get in touch with the Directors — they will be happy to connect you with your unit leaders.

There are a few items you will need on specific days during the Camp Week.

On Monday:

All medicines, inhalers, Epi-Pens and drugs in a labeled, gallon bag on the first day. The nurse will go over all information with your camper if needed.

Extra socks and a spare change of clothes in a labeled bag to be left at camp all week.

On Friday: 

SWAPs prepared at home by the camper.  Please see the SWAPs page for more information.

Weather Emergencies

It may be necessary to close camp due to dangerous weather conditions (although this has never happened).  We will make every effort to notify parents as soon as possible if camp has to close.

Local Emergencies

With so much going on in the world today, it is important to let you know the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) has detailed emergency procedures in place to safeguard all children.  If there is a crisis that affects all or part of our area and requires a change in routines, please remember to call the Girl Scout Council at 202-237-1670 as we have only ONE phone line at Camp Tag-A-Long.  If you have access to the internet, check the Council’s website at www.gscnc.org.  In the event of an emergency within the National Capital Region, the campers will remain at Camp Potomac Woods until parents come for pick up.  If we must move to a new location, it will only be under the direction of the Loudoun County Red Cross.  Parent notification will be made through the GSCNC phone line or website.

Tax ID

The council issues a letter to families requesting documentation to receive their Child Care credit. These requests can be made through https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TaxIDRequest.