Indoor Availability Effective 3/1/21
For everyone's health, please maintain social distancing when
possible. When it's not possible to social distance from others, wear
a mask. Some people will choose to continue to wear a mask and that's okay!
All Beds/Mats/Sleeping bags must be 6 feet apart at all times. All
indoor sleeping must use cross ventilation including opening of all
windows and doors if possible. Cabins or A Frames should have window
and screen doors opened. Platform Tents should keep sides rolled up to
offer a cross breeze. Same households can sleep in one unit with the
usual capacity limitations. Masks can be removed when sleeping but
must be worn when moving about buildings, tents, cabins & A frames.
Sleeping spaces – Sleeping outside of the platform tent!
Consider using this opportunity to think of additional overnight
sleeping options. For many Girl Scouts this is an exciting opportunity.
Porches- as long as you aren’t blocking exits, stairs, or ramp,
use the covered porches as sleeping areas.
Tents – Put small tents in and among the established platform
tents/cabins or create a field unit on a flag or play field (be sure
to pick up all your stakes). Keep in mind that you’ll want to be near
a porto or sharable bathroom.
Ask families in your Service unit or troop if they have a tent to be
borrowed. Even if it is an older tent, a tarp can be placed over it,
to make it rain-ready.
Places like REI rent
camping equipment, including tents.
– Run a line between trees and place a tarp over it. Stake out the
tarp to secure your sides, creating a “tarp tent”
Screen house or shade tent with sides – place an old
tent underneath or set up your sleeping area underneath the pop-up.
Remember to stake out your shelter.
– be sure to be kind to the trees as you securely attach your
hammock. Create a sleeping space that is cozy and off the ground. In
our camping units, there are usually trees on the edge that will
Empty Tent Platforms – Use this flat space to put up a few one
or two-person tents. In case of wind, be sure to weight your tent down
with gear or lash it down.
Sleep under the Stars – Head for the field with a sleeping pad
or yoga mat and sleeping bag.