Fathers have such a special bond with their daughters, yet many dads actually spend less than an hour a day with the girl that means so much to them. If you want an opportunity to invest in a strong relationship that makes a real difference in your daughter’s life – we’ve got just the thing - a quality experience with Dad!
Dads, bring your daughters and your laid-back attitude to Mountain Jubilee - a time-honored tradition of dads and daughters enjoying a fall weekend at Camp Misty Mountain in Armuchee, GA. Come as an individual family, or get all the troop dads in on the action together for a fun, unique way to bond as a troop.
Girls and their dads (or uncles or grandfathers, or other special men in their lives!) will have the opportunity to camp together in their own tent, camper, or on our platform tents. The duo can also enjoy preparing meals together at their campsite, learning how to really cook and dine al fresco using traditional camping equipment - or even your own grill or smoker. Dads are often the masters of the grill, and with daughters as assistant chefs, the camp food at Mountain Jubilee doesn't disappoint!
A weekend at Mountain Jubilee provides an incredible opportunity for girls and dads to enjoy nature and have an incredible experience of a lifetime together - making lasting memories while participating in special activities including archery, canoeing, square dancing, screen printing, candle-making and outdoor games. Additional fun adventure activities are offered for a small fee including horseback riding and the challenge tower.
Dads and daughters will also enjoy the traditional campfire night and extremely popular talent show - and can even wrap things up with a wonderful breakfast buffet on Sunday as an added option - providing a chance to reflect on the great weekend and lasting memories made together.
STEP 1 - Select A Weekend
Select your weekend dates - first and second choices at the least.
- September 20-22, 2013
- September 27-29, 2013
- October 4-6, 2013
- October 11-13, 2013
STEP 2 - Accommodations
Choose your accommodations from the following list:
- Council Platform Tents
Platform tents (Beeches, Oak Ledge, Pasture Ridge, Sweet Gum Hollow & Windy Hill) are large walled canvas tents with wooden floors and five cots and mattresses. There are 15 platform tents within these three units. To request a platform tent, there must be at least four but not more than five people in your group. Platform tents are reserved in advance but we do assign a specific tent, so there is no confusion. Include a second type of accommodations in case these units are full. Online registration: choose the same dates and put each other’s name in the "Share Platform Tent with" section. To mail in registration: staple your applications together, put them in the same envelope and mark the envelope "We want to share a platform tent."
- Bring Your Own Tent or Camper
We have three open fields for guests who want to bring their own tent or camper:
Pear Tree Field is a smaller field near canoe beach and the archery range – still very popular even though it’s a short bike or walk away from activities.
Lower Pasture is reserved for our larger RV’s and anyone with a generator – next to the Farmhouse, also a short walk or bike to activities.
Open Pasture is the largest of the three fields where most of our campers pitch tent, right in the middle of it all.
Don’t forget - you may not pitch a tent in an established cabin or tent unit. Small campers, such as pop-ups and pick-up trucks, are allowed for these weekends. If you have a large recreation vehicle with a generator, there are restrictions about where you may camp and when you may operate the generator. *Please keep in mind we are not a campground and you will be parking and camping in a large grass field. We do not have power, water or sewer hookups for RV’s.
- Cabin Units
There are three cabin units available each weekend that sleep 28 people. Cabins have a complete kitchen (dishes, utensils, pots/pans, etc.), a family room and a shower/bathroom.
If you would like to rent a cabin unit, you must have a minimum of 16 people and no more than 28 people in your group.
Troop Cabin Registration:
Cabin registration begins on Wednesday June 19. Call 770.702.9140 beginning at 9am to reserve your cabin. The cabin fee is $200 per weekend plus registration fees. Be prepared with your date choices, troop number, number of people attending, contact information phone and email.
The fourth cabin unit will be dedicated to individual father and daughter pairs at the rate of $10 extra per person. Reservations will be made online, beginning July 11 at 10am, only with a maximum of 14 pairs each weekend. Fathers will use the bunkroom on one side of the bunkhouse (cabin) and daughters will be housed on the opposite side. An open room with kitchen separates the bunkrooms. There are two bathrooms with the smaller being dedicated to the males.
Bunkhouse (Individual Cabin Registration) begins on July 11 at 10am online only. $10 per person extra for this option.
STEP 3 - Volunteer (Non-First-Timers)
If this is not your first year - decide if you would like to volunteer 1-2 hours.
It takes many volunteers to help make each weekend a success. Volunteer Dads provide help and support in the following areas:
Activity Areas - help lead craft stations with weekend staff – candle making, leather craft, canoeing, screen printing or archery.
Dining Hall Crew - help serve breakfast on Sunday morning - 10-15 families are needed each weekend. To thank the volunteers, each crewmember eats free. Be prepared to sign up for the early (7-8:30am) or late shift (8:30-10:00am).
First Year Check-In/Orientation - “Veteran” Dads (3 or more years attendance) are needed each check-in Friday to welcome and orient new Dads to Mountain Jubilee. The camp director will contact you before the weekend to confirm your 1-2 hour check-in shift. The “first-timers” check-in table will give new Dads the information they need to have a great experience at camp. This is a very important job, we like to welcome our new families and give them as much information possible.
If you are willing to help for 1-2 hours, check which category you would like to volunteer for on your application. *Note: First time Dads are not asked to volunteer, so that you can observe and experience your first year with your daughter.
STEP 4 - Additional Fee Activities
Decide if you would like to request additional fee activities (listed below) and Sunday breakfast.
Sunday Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy a wonderful breakfast in our dining hall on Sunday morning. Breakfast buffet will be available from 8 – 10 a.m. Cost: $10 per person.
You may choose a leather craft project at camp: wristbands, bookmarks, coasters or key chains. Each project: $4.
Tote Bags to Silk-Screen
These white tote bags are perfect for silk screening. Cost $5 per tote bag. We can only guarantee the first 500! You may also bring a t-shirt to silk screen at no charge.
Dad and Daughter Challenge Tower
Girls who are 6th grader or older, and their Dads, can sign up for a climb up the Tower. A maximum of 50 climbers can participate each weekend. $10 fee per climber.
All participants must wear long pants and shoe/boot with a 1/2” heel. Limited loaner boots are available. Helmets are provided. Horseback riding is very popular, to accommodate as many folks as possible, Sunday morning rides are a necessity. Sign up times are available on a first come first serve basis at check-in. Please be aware that Sunday riding may be your only option by the time you arrive! Please be prepared for a possible Sunday ride.
Girl Scouts 3rd grade and older may register for a one hour ring lesson. $25 fee per girl.
Pony Trail Ride – K-3
Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts love riding horses. Each girl will have her Dad lead her on a short wooded trail ride in this session. $15 fee per girl.
Dad and Daughter Trail Ride
Dads and daughters will have the chance to ride together on Sunday! Girls who are current 6th graders or older, and their Dads, will take a short “how to” lesson in the ring before riding out on one of our beautiful trails. Due to the mixed abilities in riding groups all rides will be at the walk only. $25 fee per rider.
*Please note: The Dad and Daughter Trail Ride is extremely popular and reservations are first come-first serve. Not everyone will be placed due to the number of horses on site. If you are not placed initially, arrive near the beginning of check-in on your weekend and ask if space has become available. We will try to accommodate as many riders as possible during the weekend.
Dad and Daughter Zip Line
Girls who are 6th grader or older, and their Dads, can sign up at check-in to take flight from the top of the Tower only to soar back to ground on GSGATL’s highest zip line. A maximum of 75 climbers can participate each weekend. Be aware that one session will be held on Sunday. $20 fee per participant.
STEP 5 - Registration
Fathers and daughters are $25 each. Additional daughters are $20 each. These fees include site, platform tents, staffing, craft supplies (silk screening, candle making, and lanyard), port-a-johns, Mountain Jubilee patch and insurance.
If you are registering with another family, please staple and mail your applications together. In all fairness to families throughout our council, applications will be accepted by mail or online registration only.
Please wait patiently wait for your confirmation to arrive. We process over 3,000 applications this time of year! Confirmations will be emailed to those who provide addresses.
Troop Cabin Registration:
Cabin registration begins on Wednesday June 19. Call 770.702.9140 beginning at 9am to reserve your cabin. Be prepared with your date choices, troop number, number of people attending, contact information phone and email.
Bunkhouse (Individual Cabin Registration) begins on July 11 at 10am online only. $10 per person extra for this option, see description under Step 2, Bunkhouse.
Online registration requires full payment with Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card. Online registration will open on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10 am. Check back for the link in early July.
An auto-reply response will be forwarded to the e-mail address you provided. However, if no payment was included or your credit card was denied, no auto-response reply will be generated.
Three-four weeks following the auto-response reply, pending successful completion and acceptance of your registration, you will receive a Mountain Jubilee Weekend confirmation.
All applications must have a postmark date of or after Thursday, July 11. Early postmarks will be held until Wednesday, July 17.
- Send check or money order with completed application.
- Staple and mail applications together if registering with another family.
- Hand-delivered applications are considered postmarked the day they are dropped off.
All registration questions should be directed to the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Outdoor Program Operations Coordinator 770.702.9140.