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FAQ's

Who can attend camp?

Any girl who is in the appropriate grade for her selected session can attend Girl Scout Camp Wasiu II. Non-members pay a $25 membership registration fee.

What are the transportation options?

Drop-off/Pick-up at camp

Dropping-off at Camp Wasiu II is a great option for families who’d like to help their camper unpack on the first day of camp.  You’ll walk your camper to their tent, set up their sleeping bags, and can chat with some of your camper’s counselors.

For overnight camp at Camp Wasiu II, drop-off is always 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the first day of the camp session.  Pick-up is always 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the last day of the camp session.  Bus transportation to/from camp is available on Sundays and Fridays.

For weekend programs at Camp Wasiu II, drop-off is always 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Fridays.  Pick-up is always 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Sundays.  Bus transportation is not available for weekend programs. 

Take the bus!

The camp experience begins with songs, meeting new friends, and laughter on the bus ride to camp. Have fun with our counselors and start the camp magic early!

Bus transportation is available to and from Camp Wasiu II from either Reno or Truckee for only $30 each way. Bus transportation is available to camp on Sundays (and on Wednesday for session 3) and from camp on Fridays. 

The bus registration deadline is the same registration deadline as your selected program (or when the bus is sold out). Please be sure to bring all required forms, any medication your camper will need, and/or trading post money to deposit when dropping off your camper for the bus.

Bus Schedule TO Camp

Reno Check-In Reno Departure Truckee Check-In Truckee Departure
12:30 pm 1 pm 1:45 pm 2 pm

Bus Schedule FROM Camp 

Approximate Truckee Arrival Approximate Reno Arrival
11:45 am 12:45 am
What are the camp activities?

Depending on the age level of the camper, staffing expertise, and weather conditions, general overnight camp activities may include swimming, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding (grades 4+), archery (grades 2+), hiking, arts & crafts, campfires, singing, games, stargazing, and cookouts. All campers will receive a Camp Wasiu II patch and week-long campers will receive a camp t-shirt.

How's the food?

At Camp Wasiu II, we provide healthy meals and snacks at camp prepared by our trained kitchen staff.

An example of a typical daily menu includes a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit, cold cereal, milk, and juice; a lunch of a taco bar, full salad bar and milk; and a supper of spaghetti, garlic bread, green beans, full salad bar, and dessert. A vegetarian option is available for every meal. Special diets (gluten-free, etc.) must be noted on the registration and Health History Form and may be accommodated on an individual basis with a four-week notification.

Meals are served buffet-style in the dining hall. Some meals may include cookouts, barbeques, or sack lunches.

How do I contact my camper?

You will be provided with contact information if you need to reach your camper in the event of an emergency. All camper contact goes through the Camp Director. You will be able to keep in touch with your camper through notes left with their counselor at check-in, through letters sent through the postal service, and through Bunk1.com.

Bunk1.com is a secure, easy to use, summer website service that lets you stay in touch with your camper through daily one-way email while your camper is at camp! You may also send mail through the Postal Service to your camper. Mailing address will be provided in the electronic confirmation letter from the Camp Director. 

To ensure safety at camp, camp tours or visits are not available during any session or drop-off/pick-up. For a camp tour, please join us at our Camp Wasiu II Open House!

Who are the camp counselors?

Camp personnel are enthusiastic, talented, and caring adults who are selected based on their skills and experience, ability to serve as positive role models, and their genuine desire to work with children. Camp staff come from across the nation, as well as from around the world. Campers are introduced to different cultures and ideas in a safe, sharing, inquisitive, and inclusive camp environment.

All camp personnel receive extensive training prior to the arrival of campers. Training includes age-appropriate activity programming, outdoor skills, songs & games, team building, child development, diversity, handling homesickness, positive behavior management, and more. In addition, camp personnel are trained in safety and emergency procedures. Our health, waterfront, and food staff are all certified or licensed in accordance with local, state, and federal agencies (e.g. the American Camp Association, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, and Girl Scouts USA).

What can my camper purchase at camp?

Campers at Wasiu II will be able to shop in the camp Trading Post. Trading Post deposits can be made at the time of registration or in-person at camper drop-off. Camp souvenirs generally range from 75 cents to $25 and include items such as sweatshirts, stuffed animals, jewelry, flashlights, water bottles, patches, and more.

Please note: Any Trading Post refund needed will be issued as a GSSN Shop credit.

When do I receive my confirmation letter?

We will send out detailed camp confirmation letters within one-week of your completed registration, as well as a reminder email after the registration for your program closes . These letters will include all required camper forms, general information about Camp Wasiu II, and the camper packing list. Please make sure to check your email and read through all the important information shared in the confirmation letter!

What forms are required?

Please download the Camp Wasiu II Parent and Family Handbook to find all required forms. These documents must be completed for all campers and presented at check-in on the first day of camp.

All campers must have:

  • Completed GSSN Transportation Release
  • Completed GSSN Camp Health History Form
  • If attending a camp session 4 nights or longer, proof of up-to-date immunization records
  • If attending a camp session 4 nights or longer, a physical/health exam signed by a licensed medical professional within the past 12 months of the first day of the camper’s session
Tell me about health & safety at camp.

Health and safety are the number one priorities of every camp staff member. All camp personnel receive extensive training prior to the arrival of campers, including American Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification. Camp personnel are also trained in site-specific emergency procedures. Our facility is required to pass annual health inspections and is licensed by the state.

Additionally, Camp Wasiu II is proudly accredited by the American Camp Association. This means that camp complies with 300 industry-established standards in health, safety, and program.

For more info about what accreditation means to you and your camper, visit www.campparents.org/funsafety

Do you offer volunteer opportunities at camp?

We have numerous volunteer opportunities for girls, adults, families, and friends to help at Camp Wasiu II. For more information, contact us at girlscoutshelp@gssn.org or 775.322.0642.

Camp Wasiu II Opening Weekend
Each year, we need volunteers to help open Camp Wasiu II and prepare it for a busy summer! Any individuals interested in helping with our labor tasks are welcome, and we especially love folks who have carpentry, plumbing, electrical, roofing, or painting skills. All meals and accommodations are provided. More than 1,000 local youth will directly benefit from YOUR hard work and dedication!

Camp Wasiu II Closing Weekend 
As with Camp Opening, we need help to close Camp Wasiu II and prepare it for the fall and winter seasons! This is a great volunteer opportunity, especially for our older girl troops.

Host Families for Camp Staff
Would you like to host an international or long-distance American camp staff member in your home this summer? We’re looking for families to welcome camp staff in their homes for lengths of time ranging between a weekend and two weeks!

Families can host staff members before and after camp as well as during time off. As an approved host family, you will be asked to make contact with your camp staff members prior to arrival. This is your opportunity to tell them about your family and find out about them ahead of time. You may also ask them for a picture of themselves to make identifying them at the airport a bit easier. Your family will provide a safe and comfortable place for the staff to stay at your home. (A couch, air mattress, futon, or bed will be just fine.) Host families also prepare some meals for our camp staff members while they are at the home.