Wapato Twilight Camp

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  What is a volunter-led camp? 

Answer:  Wapato Twilight Camp is run entirely by Girl Scout volunteers, so there are no paid staff members.


Question:  Who are the volunteers? 

Answer:  They are parents, grandparents, sisters, troop leaders, and community members.  They have all completed a criminal background check and registered with Girl Scouts of Western Washington.  The volunteers have also participated in camp planning and training to ensure a safe camp environment.


Question:  How do I volunteer at camp?

Answer:  Volunteers are required to complete an application and criminal background check as well as register with Girl Scouts.  Volunteers are expected to attend the planning meetings and attend the entire week of camp.  Volunteers who have a camper attending camp will receive a rebate at the end of camp if their commitment has been met.  Please contact director.wapatotwilight@outlook.com if you are interested in volunteering or if you have additional questions about volunteering.


Question:  Where is camp located?

Answer:  Wapato Twilight Camp is held at Waller Road Grange.  The address is 2708 64th St E, Tacoma, WA 98404.


Question:  Why are you a 'twilight camp?'

Answer:  Our hours are 3 to 8 p.m., during the 'twilight hours.'


Question:  My daughter would like to attend camp with her friend.  Will they be in the same unit?

Answers:  We cannot guarantee that friends will be in the same unit.  The number of units we have depends on the number of girls registered at each age level and we encourage girls to make new friends.  If there is a specific request you would like to make, contact ddann70@yahoo.com with additional information.


Question:  My daughter is not a registered Girl Scout.  Can she still attend camp?

Answer:  When you submit your camp registration, include an additional $25 for registration with Girl Scouts of the USA.  Registration will be good through September 30, 2019.


Question:  How does my daughter become a Program Aide?

Answer:  If your daughter has already completed the Program Aide Core Training, complete a registration form and submit it with the Program Aide application (see Forms).  Due to the overwhelming number of Program Aide Applications we receive, prospective Program Aides may be placed on a waiting list until we determine the number of campers and the number of Program Aides needed.  If your daughter has not completed the Program Aide Core Training, she will need to complete a Leader In Action Award associated with a Journey prior to camp.  She will also need to attend training offered by Girl Scouts of Western Washington.  If we have several girls who need the training, we will help with scheduling to ensure the training is completed.  Girls who have not completed the training are encouraged to complete a Program Aide Application and register for camp  as soon as possible.  Program Aide registrations and applications are due May 11, 2019.


Question:  Can boys or toddlers of volunteers attend camp?

Answer:  We have not had a Boys Unit or a Tagalong Unit in the past because we have not had a need for them.  If we have several volunteers who have small children or boys, and someone interested in planning program for these groups, we could create these units as necessary. 


Question:  I have to cancel my registration.  Do I get a refund?

Answer:  All refunds are at the discretion of the director and requests must be made in writing.