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Camp Ashwell Day Camp

2020 CAMP SESSIONS

Pirates! | June 15-19 | CANCELLED

Zombies | June 22-26 | CANCELLED

“Barbie” Q | June 29-July 2 | CANCELLED

Time Travel | July 6-July 10 | CANCELLED

 

Makin’ A Splash I | July 13-17

Our first water week of the summer will make sure you stay cooled off! Campers going into 2nd grade and above will go on our annual float of the river on Wednesday, while our Daisies visit the beach at Lake Coeur d’Alene. The rest of the week, we’ll see you at the pool!  

Buggin’ Out! | July 20-24

Don’t forget your mosquito repellant this week! We will learn about all sorts of creepy crawly bugs, from their life cycle to their importance in our ecosystem, and we’ll search for bugs in the great outdoors in their natural habitats.  

Makin’ A Splash II | July 27-31

Our last water-themed week will take you on the ultimate boating experience! Build a boat with cardboard and duct tape with your group this week and test it out on Friday at our first Camp Ashwell regatta.  And, of course, we’ll test out our aim with water balloons. 

Climb Ev’ry Mountain | August 3-7

Be adventurous as we explore our nearby mountains, lakes, and streams on hikes this week. As we trek along, we will hunt for berries and learn about native plants and animals. 

Ms. Fix-It | August 10-14

Learn to be the handy(wo)man of your household! This week, we will take things apart and practice putting them back together. We’ll also learn how to fix some stuff around the house! 

Sister Suffragette | August 17-21

The 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote turns 100 years old this week! Celebrate with us by hosting our annual leadership luncheon to meet strong, amazing women in our community. We will also visit city council and learn more about the three branches of government and how women have made an impact. 

Summer Reprise | August 24-28

Wow, this summer comes with an extra bonus week! Join us as we recap all of our highlights: hiking, swimming, boating, and more! 

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! Please follow this link[https://gsewni.wufoo.com/forms/w2u8sb61d25jl8/] 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. 

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 in the summer. We also offer sessions when Spokane Public Schools are out for Winter and Spring Break.  

For just $150/week, girls going into grades K-8th grades 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. 

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.  

Meet the Director 

Cory Ulrich (camp name: Dory) graduated from Whitman College and went on to obtain her Master’s in Teaching. While working for non-profit after school programs and teaching math for over eight years, she also managed to gain 15 years of experience in camping, as a youth attendee and as a staff member. Summer is her favorite time of year, and you can often find her hiking and backpacking with her dog. Dory is excited to integrate STEM activities and field trips into camp and explore nature! Her favorite camp activities are singing camp songs and learning new things. 

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Spokane Program Center Address:

1404 N. Ash Street
Spokane, WA 99201