Camp
LOU HENRY
HOOvER

www.gshnj.org
map OF Camp
HOOvER
Map Key
Dining Hall
The Commons
Amphitheater
Creation Studio
Parking
Lake Front
Cabins
Tent Sites
Summe...
paRkiNg aREa

The parking area holds about 60 to 75 medium sized cars. All vehicles
are to be parked in the upper and lowe...
DiNiNg
HaLL
Capacity: The Dining Hall seats approximately 230 people.
Kitchen Facilities: There is a walk-in refrigerator/...
CREatiON StUDiO

If you go to the left of the dining hall and down the stairs, the first door on
your right is Creation St...
ampHitHEatER

Just beyond Creation Studio and down the stairs, is the Amphitheater. This
is the place where campfires, sin...
tOwNLEY HaLL

Townley Hall is a great way to spend a rainy day at Camp Hoover. There is a
main room (39’ x 56.5’) that inc...
Kitchen:

SiNawik
LODgE

1 full refrigerator
4 burner stove
Large sink
Shelf/cabinet space with
cookware

Sleeps:

4 small...
Berry Hill CaBin
Kitchen:

1 full refrigerator
4 burner stove
Large sink
Shelf/cabinet space with cookware

Sleeps:

1 mai...
Heronwood
CaBin
Kitchen:
2 full refrigerators
4 burner stove
Large sink
Shelf/cabinet space

sleeps:

2 large sleeping are...
evergreen
CaBin
Kitchen:
Refrigerator
Double sink
4 burner stove
Shelf/cabinet space
with cookware

Sleeps:

2 large sleep...
Skytop Summer offiCe

Skytop is a camp office but also a cabin for a small troop. There are two
bedrooms with 5 bunk beds ...
tent platform
Camping
Each Site Includes:
Site
View

Tent V iew

Program
Shelter

5 Sites:
maple glen
oak knoll
BirCH Holl...
HiCkory Hill
CampSite

2 Fire Circles
Program Shelter

Electricity, emergency phone, cooking
equipment, tables and benches...
Cedar ridge
CampSite

2 Fire Circles
Program Shelter
Electricity, emergency phone,
cooking equipment, tables and
benches

...
BirCH Hollow
CampSite

2 Fire Circles
Program Shelter

Electricity, emergency phone, cooking
equipment, tables and benches...
Maple Glen
CaMpSITe

3 Fire circles
Program Shelter
Electricity, emergency phone,
cooking equipment, tables and
benches

C...
Oak knOll
CaMpSITe

2 Fire circles
Program Shelter

Electricity, emergency phone, cooking
equipment, tables and benches

C...
Valhalla Open ShelTer
and MISTy knOll
VALHALLA

is a large open
shelter with secure storage, sinks
and flush toilets. It i...
SpOrTS FaCIlITIeS
Equipment Shed Supplies
Baseball
Wiffleball
Badminton
Tennis
Volleyball
Basketball
Soccer
Horseshoes

Hu...
lake FaCIlITIeS
Down the hill behind Sinawik Cabin is beautiful
Swartswood Lake. There are many fun water
activities to pa...
hIkInG TraIlS
I HIKED HOOVER’S
HILLS PATCH
TROOPS AND CAMPOREES CAN PURCHASE
THIS PATCH FOR $1.50 AT THE CAMP HOOVER
AND C...
OTher
aCTIVITIeS
There is a wide variety of terrains and habitats to explore, including a transitional
forest, animal and ...
CabIn equIpMenT lIST
Berry Hill
Supplies
Evergreen

Sky Top

Heronwood

Sinawik

Kitchen
Large Fry Pan

1

2

2

Extra Lar...
Cabin EquipmEnt
Berry Hill
Sinawik

- ContinuEd

Heronwood

Supplies

Sky Top

Evergreen

Bread Knife, Paring Knife

2

2
...
Camp RulEs


Alcohol is never permitted when you are in a leadership or chaperoning position and responsible
for children...
Camp RulEs ContinuEd


Report any hazards to Camp Ranger. 



Knowledge of fire drill, camp evacuation, lost camper and ...
Camp RulEs ContinuEd
Check In:  Please go directly to your site; review the Handy Dandy Check In-Check Out sheet to ensure...
How to REsERvE a sitE
Please check our web site www.gshnj.org/camp
for applications and site availability
Please complete ...
tHank you!
thank you for watching our
presentation.
we hope you consider Camp Lou Henry
Hoover for your next camping trip!...
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Camp Hoover

  1. 1. Camp LOU HENRY HOOvER www.gshnj.org
  2. 2. map OF Camp HOOvER Map Key Dining Hall The Commons Amphitheater Creation Studio Parking Lake Front Cabins Tent Sites Summer Office Sports Field Townley Hall
  3. 3. paRkiNg aREa The parking area holds about 60 to 75 medium sized cars. All vehicles are to be parked in the upper and lower parking areas. The exceptions are that an emergency vehicle may be parked at a campsite where a First Aider is staying, and one extra vehicle may be parked at each site. This vehicle is to be moved only for transport in EMERGENCIES. Upon arrival, you may drive (at your own risk) to your site for unloading gear ONLY.
  4. 4. DiNiNg HaLL Capacity: The Dining Hall seats approximately 230 people. Kitchen Facilities: There is a walk-in refrigerator/ freezer, triple stove, ample cookware (pots, pans, baking sheets, etc.), 14’ x 3’ counter top, revolving toaster, 4 tray warming station, 5 rack oven, ice maker, food storage, double sink, microwave, coffee makers, large coolers for soft drinks, utensils, plates, bowls, cups and serving dishes. Trading Post: The Trading Post sells T-shirts, sweatshirts, patches, bandanas, shorts, pants, stuffed animals, key chains, mugs and more. Prices range from $0.50 to $40.00. They accept cash, checks and some credit cards at this time. Arrangements must be made for store visits prior to arrival of one’s troop.
  5. 5. CREatiON StUDiO If you go to the left of the dining hall and down the stairs, the first door on your right is Creation Studio. Creation Studio is a place for everyone to have fun and express their creativity. They have supplies for crafts of all kinds including tie-dying, basket-weaving, candle-making, and even just coloring. There are many tables to accommodate multiple troops.
  6. 6. ampHitHEatER Just beyond Creation Studio and down the stairs, is the Amphitheater. This is the place where campfires, sing-a-longs and small performances are held. Everybody always has a fun time here. Often when there’s more than one troop staying at Hoover they get together here.
  7. 7. tOwNLEY HaLL Townley Hall is a great way to spend a rainy day at Camp Hoover. There is a main room (39’ x 56.5’) that includes roller skates, pillow polo Equipment, foosball, scooters, and nok hockey. There is also a smaller room that contains a piano, as well as a front porch with tables, chairs, a basketball hoop, and grills. This building is a fun and exciting part of Camp Hoover for girl scouts to experience.
  8. 8. Kitchen: SiNawik LODgE 1 full refrigerator 4 burner stove Large sink Shelf/cabinet space with cookware Sleeps: 4 small sleeping rooms 3 sets of bunk beds per room Bathroom: 1 large bathroom with 3 showers, 3 toilets, & 3 sinks Main Room: 4 long tables with 4 small benches each 1 stone fire place Heating system Side notes: Sinawik Lodge is the cabin near the Commons and the Dining Hall.
  9. 9. Berry Hill CaBin Kitchen: 1 full refrigerator 4 burner stove Large sink Shelf/cabinet space with cookware Sleeps: 1 main large sleeping room 2 small sleeping rooms for counselors/leaders (4 per room) Sleeps 26 in total Bathroom: 1 large bathroom with 2 showers, 2 toilets, and 2 sinks 2 small powder rooms connecting to counselor rooms Main Room: 4 long tables with 4 benches each 1 stone fire place Heating system Side notes: Located after Sinawik and Skytop Wheelchair accessible
  10. 10. Heronwood CaBin Kitchen: 2 full refrigerators 4 burner stove Large sink Shelf/cabinet space sleeps: 2 large sleeping areas: each sleep 20 1 small sleeping area for 8 Bathroom: 2 bathrooms with: 2 sinks, 2 mirrors, 2 stalls, 2 showers Main Room: 5 long utility tables 2 benches per table Wood burning stove Heating system Side Notes: Includes 2 decks with picnic tables and benches, a handicap front entrance and fire pits.
  11. 11. evergreen CaBin Kitchen: Refrigerator Double sink 4 burner stove Shelf/cabinet space with cookware Sleeps: 2 large sleeping areas: each sleeps 20 1 small sleeping area for 8 Bathroom: 2 bathrooms including 2 sinks, 2 stalls, 2 showers and 2 mirrors Main Room: 5 tables with benches Wood burning stove Extra refrigerator Heating system Side Notes: 2 outdoor decks Picnic tables, and fire pit
  12. 12. Skytop Summer offiCe Skytop is a camp office but also a cabin for a small troop. There are two bedrooms with 5 bunk beds for 10 people. The first bedroom is 10’ x 11’ and sleeps 4, and the second bedroom is 12’ x 10.5’, and sleeps 6. The kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink, pots, and pans. The bathroom has 1 sink, shower, and toilet. The main room/office (16’ x 13.5’) has a couch and TV. Like all other cabins there is heat in the winter. The back porch has tables, chairs and benches to seat 15 people.
  13. 13. tent platform Camping Each Site Includes: Site View Tent V iew Program Shelter 5 Sites: maple glen oak knoll BirCH Hollow Cedar ridge HiCkory Hill Bathroom facilities: 3 showers, 3 toilets, and 4 sinks 8 platform tents: Each with 5 cots, 5 mattresses, and 5 crates for belongings Leader’s Cabin Fire Circles Program Shelter: Electricity Emergency phone Cooking equipment Tables and benches Intercom Charcoal stove Grills Pots, pans, and other cooking equipment
  14. 14. HiCkory Hill CampSite 2 Fire Circles Program Shelter Electricity, emergency phone, cooking equipment, tables and benches Cindy With flush toilets, hot showers and sinks 8 Platform Tents 5 cots, 5 mattresses, and 5 crates Leader’s Cabin Electricity, cots, mattresses, and crates for 6 campers Program shelter
  15. 15. Cedar ridge CampSite 2 Fire Circles Program Shelter Electricity, emergency phone, cooking equipment, tables and benches Cindy With flush toilets, hot showers and sinks 8 Platform Tents 5 cots, 5 mattresses, and 5 crates Leader’s Cabin Electricity, cots, mattresses, and crates for 6 campers
  16. 16. BirCH Hollow CampSite 2 Fire Circles Program Shelter Electricity, emergency phone, cooking equipment, tables and benches Cindy Flush toilets, hot showers and sinks 8 Platform Tents 5 cots, 5 mattresses, and 5 crates Leader’s Cabin Electricity, cots, mattresses, and crates for 6 campers Cindy
  17. 17. Maple Glen CaMpSITe 3 Fire circles Program Shelter Electricity, emergency phone, cooking equipment, tables and benches Cindy With flush toilets, hot showers and sinks 8 Platform Tents 5 cots, 5 mattresses, and 5 crates Leader’s Cabin Electricity, cots, mattresses, and crates for 6 campers Leader’s Cabin
  18. 18. Oak knOll CaMpSITe 2 Fire circles Program Shelter Electricity, emergency phone, cooking equipment, tables and benches Cindy With flush toilets, hot showers and sinks 8 Platform Tents 5 cots, 5 mattresses, and 5 crates Leader’s Cabin Electricity, cots, mattresses, and crates for 6 campers Camp Hoover’s Oak Knoll Tent Site
  19. 19. Valhalla Open ShelTer and MISTy knOll VALHALLA is a large open shelter with secure storage, sinks and flush toilets. It is divided into two sections. There is ample space for setting up your own small tents around the shelter. In addition, tables, benches, a charcoal stove, pots, pans and assorted cooking equipment are also available. Take the path past Berry Hill Cabin and continue straight ahead about 1000 feet. MISTY KNOLL is our true primitive site. It is found on the Explorer Trail behind Townley Hall. It provides locations for pitching tents and for fire circles. Water available, but no electricity or flush toilets.
  20. 20. SpOrTS FaCIlITIeS Equipment Shed Supplies Baseball Wiffleball Badminton Tennis Volleyball Basketball Soccer Horseshoes Hula Hoops Softballs Frisbees Jump ropes Tug-of-war ropes Dodgeballs Tetherballs Sportin’ Around Patch Listed below are the requirements for this patch. Daisies and Brownies need to complete four of these activities, Juniors must complete five activities, and Cadets/ Seniors must complete all seven activities. This patch, once completed can be purchased at the Camp Hoover store. 1. Make sure you put everything back where you found it. Pick up any litter on the ground and leave the Playfield cleaner than you found it! 2. W your group, complete 5-10 different warm-up stretches. ith 3. Go over safety rules and try to think of some of your own. 4. Learn/ play 3 non-competitive games. Ex.: Spud, tag, cocktail party. (There is a book of games in the Playfield shed) 5. Play at least one organized game of any sport you’d like with any of the equipment we have at the Playfield. (Ex.: Softball, soccer, volleyball, etc.) 6. Using as much equipment as you can, create an obstacle course or relay race, and complete with your group. 7. Pick any sport; change the rules (keeping safety in mind) and then play with your group. For example: Combine two sports (soccer, football), Use hands rather than feet and vise versa, or use different balls than the ones needed to play that particular sport (footballs instead of soccer balls)
  21. 21. lake FaCIlITIeS Down the hill behind Sinawik Cabin is beautiful Swartswood Lake. There are many fun water activities to participate in during the warmer months such as: Funyaking (Kayaking) Swimming Cookouts on knoll Canoeing Fishing Rowing Rowing Pond Study Sand Candles
  22. 22. hIkInG TraIlS I HIKED HOOVER’S HILLS PATCH TROOPS AND CAMPOREES CAN PURCHASE THIS PATCH FOR $1.50 AT THE CAMP HOOVER AND COUNCIL STORES. BELOW IS A LIST OF SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES TO MAKE RECEIVING THE PATCH MORE MEANINGFUL AND TO MAKE YOUR STAY AT HOOVER A LOT MORE FUN. Complete these activities while at Hoover: •Learn something new. E.g. A skill, song, game, names of three trees, name all of Hoover’s units, animals on site, Hoover history, etc. •Go somewhere in camp that you haven’t visited before or try a new trail. Mark this place on your Hoover map. Teare Drop Trail Hiltop Trail Self-Guiding Nature Trail Flashlight Trail Explorer Trail •Do something with another group that is camping at Hoover. Make arrangements to share a meal or a campfire, teach other new songs or anything else you would like. •Do something for Camp Hoover, e.g. pick up all the litter that you see. Leave your campsite in better shape than you found it. •Do something nice for your leaders; thank them for your trip. •Do something nice for yourself – Make up a story or poem, draw a picture, or write a new song about your trip to Hoover. •W rite your own requirements!!! If you want to do something more for Camp Hoover to make it the best, call the Council office for more information. Have Fun!!!
  23. 23. OTher aCTIVITIeS There is a wide variety of terrains and habitats to explore, including a transitional forest, animal and plant life, and vestiges of the past such as arrowheads, a lime kiln, and old rock walls. Fishing: Year round except during stocking times and when state laws prohibit. Sledding: On the sports field hill only and STRICTLY AT YOUR OWN RISK!! ARCHERY: Available Spring and Fall. Learn the basics of archery; including safety, how to hold bow and shoot. ROPES COURSE: Available Spring and Fall. An adult trained by the Council is required to facilitate this activity. This is a group cooperation and problem solving activity. SWIMMING FACILITIES: Available June through September. The camp has a swim dock on Swartswood Lake and all safety equipment. Campers must have parental permission and a health history. All personnel (Lifeguards and Waterfront Manager) must be approved by the Council Office with documentation prior to your trip. Qualifications are listed in Waterfront Procedures for Camporees/Groups. BOATING FACILITIES: Available April, May, June, September and October. Campers must have parental permission and a health history. All personnel (Lifeguards, Boating Instructors and Waterfront Manager) must be approved by the Council Office. Qualifications are listed in Waterfront Procedures for Camporees/Groups.
  24. 24. CabIn equIpMenT lIST Berry Hill Supplies Evergreen Sky Top Heronwood Sinawik Kitchen Large Fry Pan 1 2 2 Extra Large Pot & Lid 1 1 1 Large Pot & Lid 1 2 2 Medium Pot & Lid 1 2 2 Small Pot & Lid 1 2 2 Colander 1 1 1 Griddle 1 1 1 Baking Sheets 1 2 2 Kettle 1 1 1 Coffee Pots & Innards 1 1 1 Pitchers 2 4 5 Mixing Bowls 2 3 4 Dish Drain, Mat, Dish Pan 1 1 1 Serving Bowls & Spoons 5 7 10 Serving Platters 3 4 5 Cups, Plates, Bowls, 12 26 50 Measuring Cup & Spoons 1 1 2 Tong, Peeler, Can Opener 2 2 2 Knives, Forks, Spoons
  25. 25. Cabin EquipmEnt Berry Hill Sinawik - ContinuEd Heronwood Supplies Sky Top Evergreen Bread Knife, Paring Knife 2 2 4 Potato Masher or Wire Whip 1 1 1 Long Handled Fork Spoon Turner, Ladle 1 2 2 Garbage Pails 3 3 3 Recycling Pails   Bathroom 1 1 1 Mop, Mop Bucket, Dust Pan, Toilet Brush, Plunger   Miscellaneous Fire Buckets 1 2 3 2 2 2 Stand Up Grills 2 2 2 Charcoal Stoves 2 2 Rake, Shovel 1 1 1 Brooms 3 4 5 Out door Garbage Pail 2 2 2 2
  26. 26. Camp RulEs  Alcohol is never permitted when you are in a leadership or chaperoning position and responsible for children.  DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON CAMP HOOVER’S GROUNDS IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.  CONTROLLED DRUGS ARE NOT ALLOW ANY TIME.  ED  Smoking is to be confined to designated smoking areas only i.e., Sky Top porch and fire-circles.  ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING IN THE TENTS OR BUILDINGS.   All cars, vans, and buses must be parked in designated parking lots.  ONE CAR MAY BE PARKED AT EACH SITE FOR EMERGENCIES. One car must be on hand at all times in the parking lot in case of emergency.    NO ONE MAY SW OR BOAT W IM ITHOUT PROPERLY TRAINED COUNCIL APPROVED LIFEGUARDS & W ATERFRONT MANAGER.   Sledding on the playfield only.  SLEDDING IS STRICTLY AT YOUR OW RISK!!  N  While troop camping, no one may leave the unit alone or without permission.  Have a strict “Buddy System” for safety.  Children may never go to the waterfront unless an adult is present.   No pedestrians are allowed on Rainbow Road, the main asphalt road to camp.  Pedestrians are to use to walking roads to Townley Hall and the waterfront.   No one should run on the site except during supervised activities on the playfield & commons.   Report all injuries/illnesses to your First Aider.  Fill Out and send in First Aid/Incident Report to Council office immediately after trip.  (Available in Dining Hall) 
  27. 27. Camp RulEs ContinuEd  Report any hazards to Camp Ranger.   Knowledge of fire drill, camp evacuation, lost camper and lost swimmers rescue is essential to ensure everyone’s safety. (Posted on walls in all sites)   Confine all fires to established fire circles and fireplaces in camp.  Leave no fire unattended.  And always have a fire bucket available.   Please observe camp quiet time – 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.   Observe Camp Hoover recycling procedures for the disposal of garbage.   All groups at Camp Hoover are held financially responsible for damages incurred during their stay.   All groups must clean their sites and follow check out procedures before leaving camp.   Arrival Time: No earlier than 2:00 PM and no later than 9:00 PM without prior arrangements.   Departure Time: No later than 1:00 PM without prior arrangements. 
  28. 28. Camp RulEs ContinuEd Check In:  Please go directly to your site; review the Handy Dandy Check In-Check Out sheet to ensure the cabin is to your satisfaction. Contact the Caretaker with any problem. Self-Check Out: Use the Handy Dandy Check-In Check Out Sheet. Complete all required duties and leave sheet at site for Caretaker to pick up. There is a $50 charge for sites left unclean. Communications/ Emergencies: There are camp telephones located in all sites except Valhalla, the playfield, and Misty Knoll. These phones will connect you with other sites, the Caretaker, and 911. The Caretaker should receive emergency incoming calls. Please do not answer the phone if you are passing by in  the Dining Hall hallway. Every effort will be made to deliver any messages received. It is important that the Caretaker or Site Director know how to reach the person in charge of the group at all times. A schedule will help. Sanitation: Please sweep and wash your bathroom facilities daily. Place all garbage in plastic bags in cans, all recycling (Glass, cans, newspaper, plastic, and cardboard) in the appropriate bins. Moving and Borrow ing Equipment : Moving and borrowing equipment is strongly discouraged. If you do borrow anything from another site PLEASE RETURN IT, remember the next group will need the equipment where is belongs. The Caretaker is not to move beds, mattresses and other equipment. Don’t Forget The Supplies: First aid kit, disinfectant, detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, plastic bags etc. Certifications: Adults with Step 1 Outdoor and Overnight Training can bring their girls cabin or tent camping and use stoves in building. Adults with Step 2 Outdoor and Overnight Training are able to make campfires and Adults with Step 3 Outdoor and Overnight Training are able to cookout with their girls. Please provide the appropriate copies of certifications to the Council Office. Once on site each group should self-monitor themselves regarding what they can and cannot do. One adult per group must be CPR and First Aid Certified. Fires and Fire Bans: Please confine ALL fires to established fire circles in camp LEAVE NO FIRE  UNATTENDED. Always have a bucket of water near the fire. If the area is excessively dry the State will impose a fire ban. If there is a fire ban, all fires must be confined to charcoal stoves found at your site. You will be notified of fire bans. Do not use fluids to start fires.
  29. 29. How to REsERvE a sitE Please check our web site www.gshnj.org/camp for applications and site availability Please complete the application and send w ith a $100 non-refundable deposit to: GSHNJ Atten. Camp Support 201 Grove Street East Westfield, NJ 07090 For questions please contact: campsupport@gshnj.org
  30. 30. tHank you! thank you for watching our presentation. we hope you consider Camp Lou Henry Hoover for your next camping trip! Produced by Westfield Troop 813 Copyright Spring 2010 Julia Abbattista, Helen Keating, Katie Lafemina, Grace O’Connor, Kelly O’Connor, and Kristen Ryan

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