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About DAWN

What is DAWN?

NL Council Interprovincial Camp - DAWN 2019 will be a large

Camp for NL Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers, with participants

from provinces within Canada. It will be a true basic camping

experience involving tenting and patrol cooking with a program

full of challenge and fun. Join us for adventures in water

activities, arts, crafts, sports and exploring the western part of

the island of Newfoundland situated in spectacular Gros Morne National Park!

 

What birth years will Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers be for DAWN 2019?

Guides and Pathfinders born in 2004-2008

Rangers born in 2001-2003

A girl born in 2008 is the youngest girl DAWN can accept.

 

What can campers expect from DAWN?

It will be a true basic camping experience involving tenting, Patrol cooking, and a program full of challenge and fun. Join us for adventures in water activities, arts, crafts, sports and exploring the western part of spectacular Gros Morne National Park.

Can a girl who has completed the Pathfinder program and advanced but not yet started Rangers be registered with a Ranger Patrol?

YES!

Transportation

Is transportation bring provided from the Deer Lake airport to camp for out-of-province Patrols?

Busses will be arranged for patrols arriving by air from Deer Lake Airport.

Will there be transportation arranged to and from camp for Patrols from Newfoundland and Labrador?

NL Patrols and Core Crew from NL may avail of transportation arranged by the NL Provincial GG Council. Information will be provided at a later date.

Transporting camp equipment - will there be help with supplying such things as camp stoves and kitchens thereby reducing the amount of gear being brought by Units outside of NL?

Patrols are expected to bring the equipment listed on the kit list.

 

Out-of-province patrols should contact the Interprovincial Director at InterprovincialCampInterprovincialDirector@ggcnf.org.  We will try to provide assistance to resolve challenges associated with equipment.

 

Patrols from NL needing assistance with locating gear for camp can contact the Area Liaison at InterprovincialCampAreaLiaisonCoordinator@ggcnf.org

Will transportation costs be reimbursed for core crew from NL?

No.  Core crew from NL are encouraged to avail of transportation arranged by NL provincial council provided their camp work schedule permits.  If this is not the case, NL core crew are encouraged to car pool with others from their areas to minimize costs.  NL core crew should advise the Core Crew Liaison of any challenges or issues associated with travelling to or from camp via the following e-mail: InterprovincialCampAreaLiasonCoordinator@ggcnf.org

Can I drive directly to camp?

Yes, it will be possible to drive to camp, however we will be trying to limit the number of vehicles on site.  There is limited space for parking at Killdevill and the space that is available may not be in a security patrolled area.

 

In-province patrols should avail of bussing provided by provincial council. 

 

Out-of-province patrols and Core Crew arriving by air to Deer Lake Airport may avail of busses provided for transport to Killdevil.

 

 Core crew and Patrols who plan to drive vehicles to camp should advise the Responsible Guider at InterprovincialCamp@ggcnf.org.

Life at Camp

What are the Patrol Guider duties while at camp?

Patrol Guiders will be primarily responsible for girls in the patrol under their care.  Each Patrol will become part of a SubCamp. Guiders will have plenty of opportunity to spend time with their girls and join them in activities.

 

Aside from this primary role, Patrol Guiders will be expected to assist the Core Crew in the running of the camp and in the delivery of the program activities if and when needed.  The specifics of this assistance are difficult to define in advance and will depend on the circumstances we encounter during camp.  “Lend a hand” should be the guiding principle while at camp.

 

Patrols of Rangers will be off-site on an out-trip at some point during camp. Guiders with necessary qualifications may have the chance to take part in an out-trip.


 

Fundraising & Camp Fees

Why do Patrol Guiders have to pay a registration fee to attend DAWN 2019?

There is a considerable cost associated with running a camp like DAWN.  Most adult participants are asked to pay a registration fee to offset camp costs associated with their attendance and to ensure monies paid by the girls are directed towards providing an exceptional camp experience to them.

Why does our Unit have to order cookies to fundraise to attend DAWN 2019 prior to confirming our Patrol?

Fundraising guidelines state that 25% of fundraising must be from the sale of Girl Guide cookies. If you’re not fundraising (i.e. having families pay their own way), you don't have to sell cookies.

How much are camp fees and when are they due?

Newfoundland and Labrador Patrols:

Cost is $400 per person (includes HST). It is $4,000 for a full Patrols (8 girls and 2 Patrol Guiders), and $2,000 for a half Patrol (4 girls and 1 Patrol Guider)


Out of Province Patrols:

Cost is $500 per person (includes GST). It is $5,000 for a full Patrol (8 girls and 2 Patrol Guiders), and $2,500 for a half Patrol (4 girls and 1 Patrol Guider)


Core Staff:

There is no fee for Core Staff from Newfoundland and Labrador. There is a $300 fee for Core Staff attending DAWN 2019 for out-of-province applicants.

Core crew are responsible for their own travel or may avail of transportation provided by DAWN.  Once core crew have been assigned to teams, they may be able to share travel arrangements with others to reduce costs


Payment dates:

First payment is due February 15, 2019

Second payment is due March 29, 2019

Third payment is due May 10, 2019.


Payments must be made by cheque to NL Provincial Council

 
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Council
63 Roosevelt Ave
St. John's, NL A1A 0E8

Can I get a refund if I register and then find I need to cancel?

For full patrols who have to cancel, the first payment can be reimbursed prior to the second payment due date (March 29, 2019).  No refunds will be given after the second payment is made as camp expenditures based on registration at that time will have commenced.

 

If individual girls withdraw from a patrol, the approach outlined above applies.  Patrols may substitute girls up to June 1, 2019.

 

For out-of-province core crew who must cancel, registration fees will be refunded up to March 29, 2019.

 

The policy on refunds for independent girls will be determined at a later date as they are placed in patrols.

How will out of province/international patrols make registration payments to Newfoundland and Labrador Council?

Fees are to be paid using three equal post-dated cheques on the following dates:

 

February 15, 2019

March 29, 2019

May 10, 2019.

When will out-of-province core crew camp fees be payable?

April 1st

Independent girls (i.e. girls without a Patrol)

Can independent girls (i.e. girls without Patrols) attend DAWN 2019?

Yes! Registration for girls without Patrols opened January 14, 2019.

Girls without a Patrol should e-mail the camp Registrar to receive an online application form for camp!


Note: Girls without a Patrol are automatically waitlisted for camp due to supervision ratios.

 

Registration

Are there any prerequisites to attend DAWN?

Guiders and girls must be registered Members in Girl Guides

of Canada, have completed four nights (need not be

consecutive) at camps in tents by July 1, 2019.

One Adult per patrol must have Standard First Aid.

 

Can half-Patrols (i.e. 4 girls and 1 Guider) attend DAWN 2019?

Yes!

Can I bring a mixed Patrol to camp?

Patrols (4 or 8 girls) can be comprised of either a) Guides and Pathfinders or b) Rangers.

Patrols comprised of a mixture of Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers cannot attend DAWN because Rangers get their own SubCamp!

 

How many girls and Guiders can make up a DAWN patrol?

-Eight (8) girls born 2004 – 2008 and two (2) Adult Guiders

-Four (4) girls born 2001 - 2003 (Rangers) and one (1) Adult Guiders
-Eight (8) girls born 2001 – 2003 (Rangers) and two (2) Adult Guiders

Can screened non-members be Patrol Guiders?


No - Patrol Guiders must be registered members.  The primary reason for this is that Patrol Guiders need to be able to fulfill all the responsibility of a Guider, independently if necessary.  Safe Guide places limitations on non-member volunteers with respect to supervision of girls that will preclude them from being able to fulfill these responsibilities fully.  

 

There is a possibility that some core crew positions may be filled by screened, non-member volunteers but we anticipate that this would only be for unique, difficult to fill positions requiring specialized skills or training. 

If I am bringing a partial or half patrol, will independent girls be assigned to my patrol?

We would like as many girls as possible to attend DAWN including those without a patrol.  We are accepting registrations from independent girls but are waitlisting them pending identification of places to put them in patrols.  We will not place any independent girls in any patrols without the concurrence of Patrol Guiders.

Patrol Registration Deadline

March 1st, 2019

Merchandise Sizing

Camp Hat
T-shirt

Camp Logistics

I do not have tent equipment. Do I need to purchase equipment to attend DAWN?

Patrols are expected to bring the equipment listed on the kit list.

 

Out-of-province patrols should contact the Interprovincial Director, Judi Pardy, at InterprovincialCampInterprovincialDirector@ggcnf.org.  We will try to provide assistance to resolve challenges associated with equipment.

 

Patrols from NL needing assistance with locating gear for camp can contact the Area Liaison at InterprovincialCampAreaLiaisonCoordinator@ggcnf.org

How will meals work at DAWN?

Girls will be cooking their own meals on site. Don’t worry - Patrols do not have to bring their own food to camp!

Core crew will have meals prepared by Killdevil staff.

What dietary requirements will be accommodated at DAWN?

Patrols will provide information on dietary allergies and restrictions during registration. Guiders and Core Staff will also be asked to provide information on dietary allergies and restrictions in the upcoming months.

Are there flushing toilets for campers?

Participants will not have access to flushing toilets. Portable toilets will be available in each sub-camp and activity area.

Can we shower at camp?

Yes – there are shower facilities at Killdevil Camp.  A schedule will be developed for showering.

Will there be any indoor accommodations available for patrols?

No. DAWN is camping experience! Girls and Guiders will have the wonderful adventure of tenting in Gros Morne National Park.

Given the size of the camp group, what security and safety measures will be taken?

A team of Core Staff volunteers will be in charge of site security at DAWN. All normal safety precautions will be taken as per Girl Guides of Canada’s risk management policies outlined in Safe Guide.

Will there be DAWN 2019 merchandise?

DAWN merchandise will be available for purchase at a on site camp store.

Will patrols be provided with a kit list and/or equipment list?

Yes. A kit list and equipment list will be provided to all Patrols.

Programming at DAWN

Will DAWN have programming specific to older girls?

DAWN will provide unit level related programming. Girls will be asked for their programming preferences in the upcoming months. Programming will count towards Girls First credits.

Will there be service projects at DAWN?

Yes. Service projects will be part of the DAWN program.

Do I need to complete a swim test?

If a girl or Guider wishes to participate in water related activities, they will have to complete a swimming and/or boat test. When a girl or Guider has completed their swimming and/or boating tests, the approval will need to be recorded in iMIS

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