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Camp and Outdoors

You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.

You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake.

Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, rock climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some zip lining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.

Camp Adventure Club!

GSWNY’s Camp Adventure Club is the perfect setting for girls that want that exhilarating outdoor adventure. Through this club girls will learn outdoor skills, practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace, experience some amazing trips and form lifelong friendships. Girls who join the Camp Adventure Club will receive their GSWNY Camp Adventure Club patch and rider for each trip that they participate in.

To become a member girls must attend a GSWNY Camp Adventure Skills day and be able to demonstrate proficiency in 8 basic camp skills –
· Tents/Shelters
· Knots & Lashings
· Camp Tools
· Fire Building
· Outdoor Cooking
· Health & Safety
· Map & Compass

To help prepare girls for the skill days, our new GSWNY Camp Adventure Skills Program Guide, that outlines the necessary steps needed to achieve said skills, is now on our website. Click on the link provided and your and your troop can get started on practicing your outdoor skills.

Venture Out!

This is a brand new online adventure program that allows volunteers to explore the many different ways of taking their troops to explore the great outdoors. You will find information and tips on how to get girls outdoors, real-life stories from girls and volunteers and helpful advice from other volunteers who have used Venture Out. Click this link to get started with Venture Out!

Venture Out (Please click this link for more information on Venture Out.)

GSWNY Camp Adventure Club Skills Program

(All equipment needed for the skills will be provided on the day of the event.)

Outdoor Guidelines (Grades 4-6)

Outdoor Older Guidelines (Grades 7-12)

Ropes Courses at Camp Seven Hills/Goodyear & Camp Piperwood

Reserve a date just for your troop to experience our ropes course activities! Imagine an unforgettable outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem solving, team building, and overcoming fears in a safe environment!

To register your troop, click Camp Properties Rentals then select Camp Seven Hills or Camp Piperwood, then open the Ropes Course Usage Form. Choose your date and complete the form.

Daisies and Brownies can participate in Team Building only. Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can participate in all ropes course activities.

Ropes Course General Release and Indemnification


   

 

    

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