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Backpacking! Horse riding! Cooking! Crafting! Swimming! We have SO much for you to do this summer! What are you waiting for? Check out the 2015 Camp Guide now and then learn more about registering here.

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Why GSWNY Summer Camps?

Each summer hundreds of girls, just like yourself, come to our camps. Why? Because they know they will:

  • Enjoy fun and exciting activities
  • Make new friends
  • Feel good about themselves by learning new skills
  • Do things they have never done before
  • Have a GREAT time!



Matilda Wormwood goes to NYC!

Matilda Wormwood goes to NYC! Session 2 – July 12-17, 2015 Spend the week adding glitter and elbow grease to what it takes to become a rising star. Learn some of the “ins and outs” of the theater. Try your hand at set design, makeup, designing costumes, and more. Spend Tuesday and Wednesday of this special week traveling to NYC to see the Broadway production of Matilda and partake in a Disney “Broadway Classroom” with professionals from the cast of Matilda. You will recreate a true Broadway rehearsal taken right from a scene of the famous musical. Time will be left to visit the 9/11 Memorial, tour Rockefeller Plaza, and check out the Girl Scouts of the USA headquarters along with a little shopping in Time Square. Swimming, arts and crafts, s’mores, laughter, and friends are also included. • Registration for the program closes April 1, 2015. Don’t miss out on this great program. Sign up by March 31 and take advantage of the early bird discount. • Girls and parents must attend a pre-trip orientation meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Service Center. If you have a scheduling conflict and cannot attend, please contact the Council Registrar. Fee: $480 per person Registration closes April 28, 2015

Camp Seven Hills Family Rafting Trip

Spend a glorious day experiencing one of life’s great adventures: whitewater rafting! Check into Camp Seven Hills Saturday morning and then hop on the bus to Letchworth State Park. Experience the wonders of Letchworth State Park as certified guides from Adventure Calls Outfitters lead you on a thrilling 5-mile Class 2 whitewater rafting trip down the gorge. This is perfect for the first-time rafter. Spend approximately four hours on the water enjoying the beauty that Letchworth has to offer. After a hard day of rafting and exploring, take the bus back to Camp Seven Hills for dinner and an engaging evening campfire. Families will be placed in our platform cabin or tent units or you may bring your own tent to pitch if you would like.

Participants must weigh at least 45 pounds. Fee includes rafting, all equipment, transportation, lodging, and meals.

Date: July 25-26, 2015

Fee: $85 per person

Minimum Capacity: 20

Registration closes July 6, 2015

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Celebrating 85 Years at Camp Seven Hills

Did you know that Camp Seven  Hills  opened  its  doors  in 1930   and   served   50   campers  that  summer?  Much  has changed over  the  years.  This summer, Camp Seven Hills will celebrate 85 years of summer camp  adventures.  Calling  all families, friends, and alumni! Come  to  Camp  Seven  Hills and be part of our celebration weekend as you get a chance

to see how camp has grown and developed through the years. Swimming, boating, horseback riding, ropes course, arts and crafts, tours, laughter, evening campfires, a candle-lit path ceremony, and lots of s’mores will be a part of this celebration weekend. Ropes course  and horseback riding will be on a first-come first-served basis and will be an additional fee payable at camp.

Date: July 10-12, 2015

Fee: $60 per person (2 nights)

       $30 per person (1 night)

       $20 per person (Saturday during the day only)

Children under 5 years of age are free.

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New! Core Camp

Core Camp is the perfect setting for first-time leaders who want to take their girls troop camping without the responsibility of providing program, meals, or having trained/certified adults. At Camp Timbercrest, we will do it all for you. All troop leaders have to do is provide the necessary child to adult supervision ratio. You and your girls can participate in as much or as little programming as you choose. Core Camp will take place at Camp Timbercrest. For more information on Core camp programs please go to pages 6-7 of the 2015 camp catalog.


New! Specialty Programs Provided (S.P.P.) Camping

With S.P.P. camping, troops can now get the best of both worlds of troop camping and specialized programs such as ropes course, archery, and boating. Trained leaders will have the freedom of troop camp with the comfort of knowing that pre-deter- mined specialty program options and times have been scheduled for you and your girls. Leaders taking part in S.P.P. camping must have their Level I camp training (for lodge camping) or Level II (for cabin and tent camping) and provide an adult with current first aid and CPR certification. S.P.P. Camping will take place at Camp Seven Hills/Lakeside and Camp Piperwood. For more information on S.P.P. camping please see page 8 of the 2015 camp catalog

Summer Camp FAQs

Whether it is your first time away from home or your first time at one of our camps, you probably have a lot of questions. It’s important to have all your questions answered so you can be prepared to have FUN! Take a minute to look at some of the most frequently asked questions.


ACA (American Camp Association) Accreditation

All of our GSWNY summer camps are ACA (American Camp Association) Accredited. What does it mean to be an accredited camp? ACA Accreditation means that all five of our GSWNY summer camps submitted to a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation - from staff qualifications and training to emergency management.

American Camp Association® collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. All five GSWNY summer camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

ACA helps all accredited camps provide:

  • Healthy, developmentally appropriate activities and learning experiences
  • Discovery through experiential education
  • Caring, competent role models
  • Service to the community and the environment
  • Opportunities for leadership and personal growth


Camp Readiness Quiz

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