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Each camp offers a variety of programs created just for you. With so many choices, there is something here for every girl!

Camping is a great way to build new skills, get a sense of community, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether you go for a day, a week or longer, Girl Scout camping gives you an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun—always under the guidance of caring, trained adults. Every girl should have a chance to camp!

Resident Camp is a camping experience in which campers live at our camp - usually for a week. Girls sleep in platform tents with other girls and learn so many different kinds of outdoor activities during their stay. Girl can go horseback riding, boating, canoeing, archery, hiking, arts & crafts, and try our challenge course. Girls sign up as individual campers or go with a buddy. The girls and their counselors plan activities, and take advantage of the many resources available at camp.

Day Camp is camping by the day. Girls may sign up as individual campers or go with buddies. The girls and staff plan and carry out activities. Our day camp is held at our camp sites as well as in our council communities with council- trained staff and approving the facilities and site.

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Girl Planning

At Girl Scout camp we work hard to see that our campers grow in their courage, confidence, and character while they are with us. One of the ways we see to this is by allowing girls to work together to create their own experience at camp. Counselors facilitate this process as they keep in mind the program the girls have signed up for and guide them as needed. The girls play an active role in creating rules for their group and creating a unit agreement all the girls and staff sign. They also love to voice their opinions on activities they want to do during their time at camp. As the girls share ideas and brainstorm the counselors help them set a schedule for the week.

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Are You Ready For Camp?

Not sure if you're ready for camp? Take the following short quiz to see if you are ready for camp.

Camper Quiz

Frequently Asked Questions about Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I do at camp?

What won’t you do at camp!!! Camp is a place to meet new friends, play fun games in the great outdoors, go creek stomping, and get messy doing arts & crafts projects or sliding down the slip ‘n’slide covered in shaving cream. Anything is possible at camp!

There are a variety of activities we offer at camp such as:

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing & Boating
  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Group games
  • Outdoor Education
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Challenge Course

Can I bring my IPod, IPad, Gameboy, and/or cell phone?

No, electronic devices are not allowed at camp. But you are allowed to bring your imagination!

What kind of food will I eat?

Typical meals for resident, day, or core camping consist of hamburgers, spaghetti, pizza, chicken nuggets, and other favorites! There is always a line for seconds! There will always be one main dish, with a couple of side available consisting of fruits and vegetables, and don’t forget dessert! We also have snacks of granola bars, apples, popsicles, ice cream, cookies, and crackers – among other things. If you have a specific dietary restriction, make sure you let camp know before you arrive and we will be more than happy to work with you. Don’t forget to remind your counselor when you get to camp!

Where will I live at camp?

Camp living is always an adventure! Depending where you decide to camp, you will live in either a platform tent or a cabin.

Where do I take a shower?

Each resident camp has a shower house with private stalls.

How will my parents/guardian contact me at camp?

Mail call! The big confirmation packet you will receive in the mail has all the information your parents need to mail or email letters to you at camp. Everyday there is mail delivered in the units or at another time throughout the day.

What will the counselors be like?

FUN!! Most of the staff are18-25 years old and most of them are college students. All of the staff have been given the tools to play lots of games, sing songs, and, most importantly, they are excited about YOU coming to camp! Really, they’re pretty cool!

What if I come to camp with a friend?

If you registered for the same session as your friend and wrote your friend’s name on the registration form, we will do our best to make sure the two of you are in the same tent or cabin. If your friend is not signed up for the same session as you are, you will be able to visit her during meals and other camp activities.

What should I bring to camp?

Be prepared to get dirty! Clothing may end up smelling like a campfire, horse, or dirt, so plan accordingly! The weather at camp can change many times during the day, so be sure you bring a variety of clothing. A “What to Bring to Camp” list will be included in your confirmation packet to help you pack for camp. Please leave valuables – including items of sentimental value – at home.

Camp Packing List

SLEEPING GEAR: (Rolled and secured with straps)

  • Pillow and pillowcase (if desired)
  • Warm sleeping bag (or substitute with sheets and warm blankets)
  • Fitted/ flat sheet to cover mattress

CLOTHES: (No laundry facilities available) (HINT: Roll clothes to save space.)

  • Shorts (1 for each day)
  • 1 or 2 pair Jeans or pants
  • T-shirts (1 for each day)
  • 1 or 2 long sleeve t-shirts
  • 1 really old outfit to get really dirty
  • Warm jacket, sweater or sweatshirts
  •  2 pairs of shoes - sneakers and sturdier ones for hiking (NO OPEN TOE SHOES - Shoes must be worn at all times.)
  • 1 pair of water shoes/old tennis shoes (NO OPEN TOE SHOES)
  • 2 pairs of underwear for everyday (please pack more than enough)
  • 2 pairs of socks for everyday - A MUST
  • Warm pajamas
  • 2 bathing suits Recommended: one-piece swim suit or sports top two-piece swim suit, avoid bikini type swim suits.
  • 1-2 beach towels
  • Bandana or hat
  • Rain coat or poncho - A MUST

PERSONAL ITEMS:

  • Comb and/or brush
  • Hair ties/bands
  • Bath soap—non-scented and in travel case
  • Shampoo/conditioner - non-scented or lightly scented, no fruit scented shampoos (it attracts animals/bugs)
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Sanitary items
  • Shower Towels and Wash Cloths
  • Laundry bag (an extra pillow case works great!)
  • Waterproof or sports sunscreen (not sun tan oil- must have at least SPF 30)
  • Bug spray non-aerosol with less than 30% DEET
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Lip balm with SPF

MUST HAVE ITEMS:

  • Mess kit (non-breakable plate, cup, bowl and silverware)
  • Water bottle, IMPORTANT!!
  • Dunk bag (mesh bag to put mess kit in - you can make your own or buy one)
  • 1-2 Flashlights with extra batteries
  • Plastic bags for wet things and camp treasures
  • Flip-flops (for use in showers & beach only)
  • Backpack or shoulder bag to carry shower items, towels, swim suit, etc.
  • Any prescribed medication, in original containers- MUST be turned into Camp Nurse!

OPTIONAL ITEMS:

  • Camera and film/ disposable camera
  • Stationery, stamps, envelopes, pens and addresses of friends and family (stamped preaddressed, self sealing envelopes are ideal!)
  • MONEY for trading post (Suggested $15-25.00)
  • Girl Scout handbook/badge book
  • Stuffed animal, t-shirt, or autograph book & multi colored permanent marker to collect signatures
  • A new or special book just for camp!
  • Notebook to collect addresses & phone numbers and song lyrics
  • Something to tie-dye (Note: not all units will tie-dye, but it’s good to be prepared, just in case.)

Will I have fun?

Of course you will! Ask anyone who has been to camp and she will tell you that camp is a lot of fun! You’ll always have someone to play with and there will always be something to do!