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CampHERO

HOW IT WORKS

  • Half day, full day and multi- day, in-person camps.
  • No overnights this summer.
  • GIRL-ONLY except for Daisy CampHERO which requires an adult to attend with her.
  • Camp is at Madison College - Truax Campus, Madison (Protective Services Building)

What You'll Do at CampHERO

Girls will experience what it's like to be a real first responder. All sessions are led by police officers, firefighters and emergency medical professionals who VOLUNTEER their time every summer to run this camp. It's so awesome and girls say their lives change after attending CampHERO. it's all hands-on and it's all based on your age: younger girls will be doing first aid, finger printing, chasing bad guys and putting out fires. Older girls do all that and so much more high adventure activities like rappelling and rescuing 'victims'. This is a camp that will be remembered forever.

Dates and Registration Information
TIP: Click the green text to register on gsEvents
Grades PreK-K CampHERO

One half-day camp
July 31 • Cost: $25 | Register Here
Badge: Daisy Safety Award

Grades 1-2 CampHERO

One day camp
July 30 • Cost: $35 | Register Here
Badge: Brownie First Aid

Grades 3-4 CampHERO

Two day camp
July 22-23 • Cost: $70 | Register Here
Badge: Junior Detective & First Aid

Grades 5-7 CampHERO

Three day camp
July 19-21 • Cost: $105 | Register Here
Badge: Cadette Special Agent

Grades 8-12 CampHERO

Four day camp
July 26-29 • Cost: $140 | Register Here
Badge: Cadette Special Agent or Senior Safety Award

Become a Volunteer

CampHERO's success relies on its volunteers! You can volunteer before, during and/or after camp! You can dedicate a couple hours or spend two full weeks at camp! We've got jobs that range from chopping carrots, to leading girls! There's sure to be something that fits your interest and schedule. You can be part of the staff, planning team or both!

Click HERE to fill out a volunteer application!

CampHERO uses this system for volunteer management, so don't be confused by it.

Not quite ready to commit, but want more information?

  Click Here!

Volunteer FAQs

What's the difference between CampHERO Staff and the CampHERO Leadership Team? 

CampHERO Staff are volunteers who are working primarily DURING camp. We use a modified Incident Command model to keep ourselves organized, as over 120 volunteers participate!  

The CampHERO Leadership Team is a group of individuals who have taken on a leadership role and are planning, gathering resources and getting camp ready to go! Most members of the CampHERO Planning Team are also Staff. The Leadership Team meets once a month as a large group and as often as needed in their sub-committees.  

How do I become a volunteer for CampHERO?

Click here to become a volunteer

What are the minimum requirements for volunteering?

All CampHERO Volunteers must: Be at least 16 years of age, have a current Volunteer Application on file which includes a background check, complete the CampHERO orientation and training appropriate to position, be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds, have strong communication and organizational skills and ability to maintain accurate records, adhere to all policies, standards and procedures for GSUSA, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Council and CampHERO, fulfill the duties listed in the appropriate volunteer position description.

 Are there any special requirements?

CampHERO volunteers with the following responsibilities must be or become current registered members of GSUSA and pay the annual $25 membership dues (financial assistance is available):  Volunteers who are responsible for the direct supervision of girls, volunteers who handle money or financial records and volunteers who have access to the personal information of girls or volunteers. 

Do I have to be a professional in the protective services to volunteer?

No! Our volunteers come from all walks of life and we have something for everyone! Let us know where your knowledge/expertise lies, and your availability and we will find the job that's just right for you! 

What do I wear while volunteering?

We encourage volunteers to wear their CampHERO t-shirt (our gift to you).  Volunteers who work in the protective services can wear their department's casual uniform. ALL volunteers on the training grounds MUST wear long pants and closed toed shoes. If you are teaching a specific skill that requires additional uniform components, such as turn out gear, please provide your own. 

Do I have to be at camp everyday?

No, unless you WANT to be at camp everyday! Most CampHERO volunteer positions can be shared! We will work with you to make volunteering for CampHERO fit in your schedule. 

Do I have to stay overnight?

The only positions that require an overnight stay are Crew Leaders for grades 4-12 and the 'overnight Health Supervisor'. In 2021, there are no overnight stays required.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Contact Jen Roman, CampHERO's Chair at CampHERO4girls@gmail.com

Become a CampHERO Sponsor

Be a CampHERO Sponsor!

CampHERO registration fees are kept low by the generous donations of our sponsors.  In addition, we offer financial aid to any girl in need in the form of ‘camperships.’  Your donation is put to good use and is very much appreciated!  

Donations to CampHERO may be made in the form of cash, goods, services or a combination.  Donations may be tax deductible.  All donors receive a letter from Girl Scouts of Wisconsin, for tax purposes.

Monetary donations - Monetary donations can be made online or by check. IMPORTANT: Designate the donation to CampHERO.

  • Online:  Click here to donate online
    • Complete the requested information, including full contact information. 
  • Checks:  Make payable to Girl Scouts-CampHERO
    • Mail to: Girl Scouts-CampHERO, 2710 Ski Lane, Madison, WI 53713

Donations of Goods or Services  - Contact: Jen Román at CampHERO@charter.net

Donations of goods or services must be approved and accompanied by documentation detailing the donation and its value.

 

2021 Sponsorship Levels

Chief Level Sponsorship..............................................................$1,000 and up

• You will receive a CampHERO Sponsor plaque recognizing your contribution.

Your logo or name will appear:

• In full color with CampHERO event banners, which are displayed at all CampHERO activities.

• In a single color on CampHERO camper t-shirts with a 300+ distribution.

• In full color, online, in the top banner on our CampHERO webpage

• In full color in the camper materials, with a distribution of approximately 190.

Captain Level Sponsorship................................................................$750 - $999

Your logo or name will appear:

• In full color prominently displayed with CampHERO welcome and check-in signs.

• In a single color on CampHERO camper t-shirts with a 300+ distribution to all campers and volunteers.

• In full color, online, in the bottom banner on our CampHERO webpage

• In full color in the camper materials, with a distribution of approximately 190.

Lieutenant Level Sponsorship..............................................................$500 -$749

Your logo or name will appear:

• In full color on CampHERO station signs.

• In full color in the Sponsor section of our CampHERO webpage

• In full color in the camper materials, with a distribution of approximately 190.

Sergeant Level Sponsorship...................................................................$250 - $499

Your logo or name will appear:

• In full color on the Sponsor section of our CampHERO webpage

• In full color in the camper materials, with a distribution of approximately 190.

Apprentice Level Sponsorship...........................,,,,...................................$100 - $249

Your name or company name will be listed:

• On the Sponsor/Donor section of our CampHERO webpage

• On the camper materials, with a distribution of approximately 190.

Rookie Level Sponsorship.........................................................................$50 - $99 

Your name or company name will be listed:

• On the Sponsor/Donor section of our CampHERO webpage

 

Donations must be received by June 1st to be included on current year t-shirt. 

Website listings will appear from the time of the donation until December of 2021.

Give-aways

Do you have something you’d like to give to CampHERO campers such as waterbottles, backpacks, pens, first aid kits, hats, toiletry items, etc?

Please contact camphero@charter.net to discuss your idea!

Who's Who- Meet the CampHERO founders

CampHERO's Founders

Top: Lori Chelecki, Dan Roman, Jen Roman, Lisa Koenecke, Marcia Holtz, Linnea Anderson, Jen Krueger-Favour, Paige Valenta, Lisa Becher, Andrea Wendorf

Second Row: Claire Hacker, Lindsay Keiken, Sonja Umberger, Terri Floren, Bernadette Galvez, Pat Coyne. Liza Tatar, Carri Holloway (front)

Not pictured: Karen Hoffman, Jennifer Roman