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2023 Camp Ashwell Day Camp

About Our Camp

Camp Ashwell runs 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday, at our Program Center in Spokane, with extended hours from 7:30-5:30 daily ($5 for morning care and $5 for afternoon care). It is members only for this year's day camp. We also offer sessions when Spokane Public Schools are out for Winter and Spring Break.  

For just $150/week*, girls going into grades K-8, can enjoy a program tailored to provide experiences in STEM, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, swimming, and other skill-building fun. Each day, girls lead the way by planning their own activities and trips with their camper group. Campers receive a healthy morning and afternoon snack each day and during the summer, lunches thanks to the Summer Meals Program. 

*$150 per week if you register by May 15, after $200 per week

Each week has a theme and campers create art, explore science, and go on trips related to that theme. On Friday afternoons, campers celebrate the week with All-Camp, a fun time when they can perform skits, play games, and show off what they’ve learned to the entire camp!  We end with a ceremony of achievement to honor badges, patches, and other accomplishments from the week.  

FAQs

FAQs

Please also read the Family Guide, as it will also have answers to your questions about Camp Ashwell. 

What paperwork do I need to fill out? 

Once you’ve registered for your desired session(s) online, you’ll need to fill out the Day Camp Forms found here [insert link].  We require new forms every year, much like schools!  These forms include: Camper Release Form, Camper Code of Conduct Form, and Health History Form.  To fill these forms out digitally, open them in Microsoft Word and click “Enable Editing” as well as “Enable Macro.” Simply type in your answers. When you’re finished, hit “Save As” and then attach your saved document to an email sent to customercare@gsewni.org. Please send in your forms at least two weeks before your camper arrives for her first session! 

How are girls organized into camper groups?  

Girls are grouped by age: campers in summer who will be entering Kindergarten and 1st grade will be Daisies; campers who will be entering 2nd and 3rd grade will be Brownies, campers who will be entering 4th and 5th grade will be Juniors, and campers who just finished 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are Cadettes. If your camper would like to be placed with a friend, please let us know via email. Please know that for many reasons, requests cannot always be accommodated.  

How large are the camper groups?

Daisies will be placed in groups of up to 4 girls, Brownies will be placed in groups of up to 6 girls, and older campers will be placed in groups of up to 8 girls.  Each group has a dedicated counselor and the campers will plan and attend activities together.

What is the technology policy at camp?

Girls may bring their cell phones to camp, but they will not be allowed to use them during activities. There will not be secure locations to leave the phones, and campers will be too busy to check for messages.  Please call the office or camp director if you need to get in touch with your camper during the day. Other devices, including music, are not allowed at camp. Girls will be having so much fun, they won’t even notice they’re not connected! 

Why do I have to pre-register? 

It’s important for us to have camper numbers ahead of time to make sure we have enough staff available.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but both registration and payment must take place two weeks before the camp session begins. 

Are there scholarship opportunities? 

Yes! We believe that camp should be available to everyone! Click here to apply for financial assistance. 

Can I pick my child up before 3:45? 

Because girls are planning their next day of camp or, if it’s Friday, participating in our Closing Ceremony, they will miss out on some activities if you pick them up a couple of minutes early. If you’re picking her up before 3:30, we ask that you call ahead or make arrangements at drop off so that we know.  

Can I drop my camper off before 9:00? 

Campers may only be dropped off before 9:00 if they have pre-registered for extended hours.

What happens if I am late to pick my camper up?

If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will be charged the $5 fee for extended care for that day. If you’re later than 5:30, we will charge you $5 for each 10 minutes you are late.  We know things happen, so please communicate with us as much as possible if you think you’ll be more than 10 minutes late to pick up your camper. 

More questions? Contact customercare@gsewni.org or (509) 747-8091. 

CAMP ASHWELL 2023 SUMMER SCHEDULE

WEEK 1: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

One of the best part of being a Girl Scout is being able to spend lots of time outside! This week at Camp Ashwell, we will try to spend as much time outside as possible! Your group might take a trip to Riverside State Park, Manito Park, or even Green Bluff! 

*GSEWNI is closed Monday June 19 in observation of the federal holiday Juneteenth* 

DATE:  June 20-23  | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM 

WEEK 2: TIME TRAVELERS

What do you think life was like 100 years ago? What do you think life could look like in 50 years? What types of games did they play? What types of foods were eaten? Spend this week at Camp exploring what life was like throughout history, and try to make some predictions about what our lives will be like in the future! 

DATE:  June 26-30  | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 3: SPLASHING AROUND

It’s not a mystery that the best way to beat the summer heat is to find some water and jump in! That is exactly what we will be doing at Camp Ashwell this week! We may take a trip to the pool or a splash pad, but the best part will be when our Brownie Girl Scouts and older will get to take a rafting trip down the Spokane River. 

DATE:  July 3-7 | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 4: ASHWELL SCHOOL OF MAGIC

It’s time to dig out your magic wands because, this week at camp we will be spending our time practicing our spells and learning new potions. Camp Ashwell will be buzzing with young witches eager to learn all they can about magic! 

DATE:  July 10-14 | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM 

WEEK 5: OLYMPIANS OF CAMP ASHWELL

Although there will not be an official Olympic Games in 2023, that does not mean that we can’t have our own Olympic games right here in Spokane! Your group this week will have the opportunity to hone all the skills necessary to compete in our Olympics all-camp on Friday. Bring your best, and we’ll put you and your teammates to the test! 

DATE:  July 17-21 | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM 

WEEK 6: MAD SCIENTISTS

Do you love to make slime? What about oobleck, does it fascinate you? Join us this week at Camp Ashwell for lots of STEM fun! We will have lots of different science projects throughout the week, and we cannot wait to learn about how they work with you! 

DATE: July 24-28   | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 7: CAMP ASHWELL'S GOT TALENT

If there is one thing we know for sure, it’s that Girl Scouts are full of talent! Join us this week at Camp Ashwell as we showcase the many talents of our campers and staff! We know you have it, so bring those skills, and maybe you’ll learn some new ones along the way!

DATE: July 31-August 4   | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 8: COLORS OF THE SUMMER

Pack your paint brushes and your favorite craft supplies for a week filled with creativity! We will be exploring art in so many forms, and we will have tons of opportunities to create masterpieces to bring home and share with our families. This week at Camp Ashwell, we will be celebrating all of the colors that can inspire us to be the artists that we are! 

DATE: August 7-11   | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 9: MYTHS AND LEGENDS

You’ve heard the stories told many different ways, but this week we will take it to a new level! Train to tame beasts, create your own fantasy creature to keep as a pet, or maybe write your own mythical story. There is no doubt that this week at Camp Ashwell will be Legendary

DATE: August 14-18   | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 10: MISS FIX-IT

Attention all future engineers! We will be spending this final week at Camp Ashwell learning in the ins and outs of the world around us. We might take some things apart just so we can put them back together. Make sure that you don’t leave those trouble shooting brains at home this week!

DATE:  August 21-25 | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

 

FORMS & DOCUMENTS

 

Do You Have Questions About Camp Ashwell?

CAMP ASHWELL VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Join Camp Ashwell director and some of the members of the Day Camp team to learn about what we have in store at Camp this summer. There will be a time for a Q&A portion at the end of the program for any questions that parents or kids may have.  Register here.

DATE: March 3 | TIME: 5:30-7 PM | LOCATION: VIRTUAL

We're Hiring!

Find out more about becoming one of our amazing and responsible camp counselors this summer.

Financial Assistance: 

If your girl or a girl you know could use some assistance in getting to camp, please apply for Financial Assitance through Kiwanis Camps for Kids. >> Learn More.

Spokane Program Center Address:

1404 N. Ash Street
Spokane, WA 99201