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Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains has been closely monitoring the recommendations and guidance from our state governments, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Camp Association, in order to determine our plans for this summer. We have considered many different scenarios for the operation of our camps prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of our campers and staff. Ultimately, our Board of Directors and staff came to the difficult decision that summer day and resident camp cannot not occur as planned and keep everyone safe. We know this decision will be disappointing to everyone who was looking forward to summer camp.  


  • A Message from Jazmin (Bubbles), Resident Camp Director

  • A Message from Lara (Keen-wa), Day Camp Coordinator

Camp is not canceled, but instead reimagined!

Although we will be unable to offer traditional day or resident camp programs at our camp sites, we are excited to offer several ways for girls and their families to engage with camp. We know that the summer camp experience is one that results in girls becoming more confident and courageous, giving girls many opportunities to challenge themselves as well as simply enjoy time outdoors, make lifelong friendships, and learn skills they’ll use all their lives. We look forward to providing those experiences this summer through:

  • Day Camp from Home: Enjoy a week of camp fun, including a drive-through Camp Open House at your day camp with a chance to see staff and pick up your camp packet with DIY backpack and craft kit. Then join us from home for daily one hour online sessions with camp staff on topics related to your camp theme.

    REGISTER
  • Camp Farnsworth Virtual Campout: Including mailed camp kits with goodies and at home campout facilitated online by camp staff.

    REGISTER
  • Family Evening Programs at camp: Bring your own dinner and join our camp staff for family activities on our camp properties. See website for details, dates and to register.

    REGISTER
  • Family Weekend Camping: Camp in an Adirondack or lodge as a family and enjoy activities with our camp staff on property. 

For those who have already registered and paid for camp

Please let us know how you would like payments you have made to be handled. If you choose not to participate in the Day Camp From Home or Camp Farnsworth Virtual Campout, all registration fees will be refunded in full. If you choose to participate in these programs, we will refund your payment minus the $50 deposit. If you have used Girl Scout Cookie Dough, we will refund that as well. Families choosing to transfer their funds to summer 2021 will need to let us know by May 29 or we will refund the full balance.

2020 Camp Refund Options

2020 Summer Camp Guide 

Summer camp has been reimagined, but the the camp themes are the same! Check out the camp guide to see the programs for Summer 2020. 

Girls K-5 Camp Guide
Girls 6-12 Camp Guide


Camp Life Is The BEST Life!


Girl Scout camp provides girls with an opportunity to try new and exciting experiences, explore the wonders of nature, enjoy traditional camp activities and adventures, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

What makes our camps so special? Girl Scout camp is unique in that it is girl-led. Guided by staff, girls of every age are involved in planning, organizing, and evaluating their camp activities. Girls are empowered as they learn and practice creative thinking, leadership, and decision-making skills.

Our camp programs are open to all girls entering kindergarten through grade 12—including those who have never participated in Girl Scouts. We offer both day and resident (overnight) camp programs at six locations.


Camp Staff
Camp Staff

Our summer staff are recruited from around the world. They are college students, mothers, teachers and others who enjoy working with children. They all complete an application and interview, provide references, and undergo a formal background check. All staff complete an intensive pre-camp training orientation before campers arrive.

Older Girl Leadership Opportunities at Camp
Older Girl Leadership Opportunities at Camp

  
Barn Program Aide and Camp Program Aide
Gain valuable experience and have fun at this volunteer work program that expands on your Program Aide training. Camp Program Aides assist in all areas of camp—waterfront, adventure, office, kitchen, crafts, and in units – while Barn Program Aides also aide in barn programs. In between, you’ll get to enjoy camp program areas as a unit. 

Counselor in Training (CIT) and Barn Leader in Training (BLIT)
This two-year training program provides you with skills and knowledge you’ll need to become a successful camp staff member. In your first year, spend four weeks brushing up on your camp skills, practicing new leadership skills, and gaining valuable experience working with campers. BLITs additionally spend time at the barn, and must have documented riding/horse care experience. 

The next year, refine your skills by observing and assisting experienced staff, and then be fully immersed in working with an assigned camper group. BLITs can expect to also instruct groups at the barn in lessons and horse care.

Interested in one of these leadership programs?
Register for either program through your favorite camp and then fill out the Camp Leadership Program Application.

Financial Assistance (Camperships)
Financial Assistance (Camperships)

In order to ensure all girls can benefit from a great camp experience, the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains makes financial aid available for all girls living within our council jurisdiction. Once registration opens in December, please apply by completing the Summer Camp Financial Assistance Application as soon as possible for consideration. Please feel free to contact us for assistance with completing the form. 

 


Have questions about any of our camps or programs?  Please contact our customer care department at customercare@girlscoutsgwm.org or 888.474.9686 for assistance.