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2022 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 or $30 per day, 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.  

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 2022 SUMMER SCHEDULE

WEEK 1: MAD SCIENTIST

Calling all mad scientists! Join us for our first week of Summer Camp 2022! This week will be STEM focused with different experiments each day and a visit from our  STEM mobile! 

*GSEWNI is closed Monday June 20 in observation of the federal holiday Juneteenth* 

DATE:  June 21-24  | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM 

WEEK 2: THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Join us for all things outdoors! This week, weather permitting, will focus on being outside! During the week campers will go on trips to Manito or Greenbluff. We also will be taking trips to our local parks and pool! 

DATE:  June 27-July 1  | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 3: SPLISH SPLASH

This week is about all things water! Every day groups will be going to the pool or splash pads. Brownies and up will be rafting down the Spokane River during this week with Wiley E. Waters' Whitewater Rafting. 

*GSEWNI is closed Monday July 4 for the holiday* 

DATE:  July 5-8 | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 4: ALL AROUND THE WORLD

Join us at Camp Ashwell to travel all around the world! Each day we'll be 'exploring' a different continent! Each counselor will pick a country from that continent each day to share with the campers! Counselors will lead activities based on that country- recipes, games, songs, ect. Mondy we will be travelling to Europe! Tuesday the great plains of Africa! Wedesday we'll go down to Latin America! On Friday groups will share what their favorite country was! 

DATE:  July 11-15 | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM 

WEEK 5: ENTREPRENEUR

This week is focused on entrepreneurship! Each group will work with their counselors and the other girls in their group to create a product or products to sell at our Girl Scout Marketplace on Friday. Girls will be given "Girl Scout Bucks" to go shopping in the marketplace! 

DATE:  July 18-22 | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM 

WEEK 6: BETTY THE BUILDER

This week we will focus on STEM and building. Girls will do different activities based around creativity and working with our hands!

DATE: July 25-29   | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 7: GIRL ON THE MOON

To the Moon!! Ever wondered about what's up there in the night sky? This week is all about astronomy! Girls will learn about the planets, space, and so much more! 

DATE: August 1-5   | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 8: ARTIST ANTICS

This week is all about art and creativity! Each day will focus on different art projects! All Camp this week will be a Paint War in the park! Get ready to get messy and have tons of fun! 

DATE: August 8-12   | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 9: PIRATES OF CAMP ASHWELL

The Pirates of Camp Ashwell- Argh!!! We are the Pirates of Camp Ashwell! Come join our crew for a week of fun pirate themed activities! 

DATE: August 15-19   | TIME: 9 AM-4 PM

WEEK 10: UNDER THE SEA

Adventures Under the Sea- Join us for our last week of Camp Ashwell 2022! Calling all mermaid, fish, and other water loving friends! This week will be all about water and fun! 

DATE:  August 22-26 | 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. 

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