Want a summer to remember? Then think about attending Girl Scout camp. Each summer, hundreds of girls from Rhode Island, southeastern MA and beyond meet new friends, explore the outdoors and challenge themselves at one of our four camps:
The best part is that you don't have to be in a Girl Scout troop to attend – all girls are welcome. Sign up with a friend from school or your neighborhood, or come on your own and make some new friends!
Click here for a copy of our 2013 Summer Camp Catalog.
Click here for the form you'll need to apply for financial assistance; we encourage you to explore this option if you could use some help to pay for camp!
At day camp, you'll be grouped into a “unit” based on grade and experience. If you and your friend are in the same grade and want to be in the same unit, just let us know and we'll make it happen. Girls entering grades K through 9 are welcome at day camp. Day camp sessions are either one week or two weeks. The day runs from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Most girls take the Girl Scout bus to and from camp – it's a great way to meet your fellow campers. There's an aide on the bus to answer your questions . . . and lead the singing!
A typical day includes Red Cross swimming lessons (except at Camp Rocky Farm), free swim, crafts, boating (kayaks, canoes and paddle boats), hiking, outdoor cooking, and nature exploration. At Camps Cookie and Green Forest you swim in a pond, at Camp Promising Acres you swim in a pool and if you go to Camp Rocky Farm, you get to go to the beach!
Each unit has its own shelter, kitchen and latrine which you're responsible for keeping neat and tidy, just like your room at home! No real special equipment is required. We'll ask you to pack a lunch, towel, bathing suit and lots of sunscreen (and bug spray!) and water. Oh, and bring a mess kit, too! (A mess kit is a washable dish, bowl, cup and eating utensils.)
You'll also have plenty of time to meet the girls outside your unit at all-camp activities like camp talent shows! For girls who attend multiple sessions, each session has a different theme so you never get bored.
Girls entering grades 2 through 12 may attend overnight camp at Camp Hoffman. Come for a three-day or a one-week program. Overnight camping gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself even further and develop lifelong friendships. You'll be grouped into units based on program choice and you'll do lots together, but you'll also have the opportunity to choose activities that most interest you. One week sessions allow you to focus on what interests you most: archery, sailing, horseback riding, canoeing or exploring the night sky. The choice is yours.
At overnight camp, you'll sleep in platform tents – big canvas tents raised off the ground on a wooden platform. And, yes, there are showers with hot water and flush toilets! You'll dine in the big, beautiful Barbara W. French Dining Hall.
A generous grant from The Champlin Foundations has enabled us to install a deluxe high and low ropes challenge course -- everybody loves it!
If you're still not sure if overnight camp is for you, consider the one-night Me & My Gal or Me & My Guy programs. Come with your mother or father and sample overnight camp with a familiar face nearby! These programs are for girls entering grades 2 and up.
What do girls most like about Girl Scout camp? The counselors! Many of our counselors come back year after year and their love of the outdoors and “all things Girl Scout” makes for a fun summer!
We offer several meaningful leadership opportunities for older girls at summer camp. We provide the training and experience you'll need to be a camp “counselor in training” – starting in 10th grade. If you're a great swimmer, we can even help you become a water safety instructor aide. Participating in these programs looks great on your college application!
If you sell Girl Scout cookies, you can earn $0.20 per box to help pay for the cost of camp. The more cookies you sell, the more affordable camp is!
Want more information? Click here for a copy of our 2013 Summer Camp Catalog. Registration opens March 4.