Traveling Camp Store
Unlike a traditional sleep away camp for girls that has a physical "camp store" building on the property, Alpengirl has a one-time traveling camp store sales event that takes place on a scheduled day at a campsite on most sessions.
About half way through most Alpengirl camp sessions, the Alpengirl camp logo novelties and Alpenwearables will make their appearance in a cat-walk style fashion show that the Alpenguides will put on. Alpenguides will describe and display all Alpengirl novelties and wearables and girls will have a chance to buy things with their personal spending money (see packing list for suggested personal spending money amounts and uses during camp).
Examples of what we have sold in the past... yoga capri pants, t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, sew on patches, stickers, hats, bags, road-side dance party bumper stickers, cookbooks, water bottles, socks, Alpenyoga routine. It’s typical for campers to spend $25-$100 on Alpengirl camp store items, and some campers may just want a $1 sticker and others will want the pant, hoodie and hat plus more. If you are interested in pricing of items, please refer to pricing of last years items available in the Alpengirl Pre-Camp Letter.
Profit from our camp store sales is marginal. We price our items to sell at a low profit margin so it's affordable for girls and we avoid selecting cheaply made things that fall apart upon return home; we attempt to find quality items made of eco friendly materials from companies that incorporate sustainable production practices wherever possible.
All Alpengirl camp store items are first-come, first-served with sizing and availability; once we are out of something, we are out and there are no guarantees that we will re-order the items again.
Care Packages or Birthday Packages
We offer parents, friends or family an opportunity to pre-purchase an Alpengirl Group Care Package for their camper and her group on most of our camp sessions. If a group care package is purchased to celebrate a campers’ birthday during camp - a cake/dessert and candles is automatically included; we always celebrate birthdays at camp with a dessert and candles regardless of whether or not a care package is purchased. Our Alpengirl Group Care Packages include things such as Alpengirl cookbook, stickers, recycled costume accessories, specialty food items, stamped postcards, colored gel pens, and more! Read more details about our care package choices and how to order them in the Alpengirl Pre-Camp Letter.
Alpenguide Gifts – A Token of Appreciation
Camp staff gratuities or gifts are not necessary, however, many parents ask for suggestions on what Alpenguides may enjoy as a token of appreciation for a job well done during camp. Here are some past gifts that Alpenguides have greatly enjoyed and were able to use and/or travel with during the summer:
- REI gift card
- Cute hiking socks
- Natural beauty care products
- Organic dark chocolate bar
- Tie-dye or other uniquely colored roll of duct tape
- Movie passes