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Summer Camps

During the summer, we offer a variety of ways Girl Scouts can experience the outdoors through our camp programming. By providing opportunities for girls to experience camp life on their own, we help in building girls in courage, confidence, and character. 

Camp is a safe environment that encourages leadership, imagination, and acceptance as well as a community where girls feel less at risk.

 

Why should you send your girl to camp?

Deciding your girl is ready for camp can be a difficult decision, so we want to provide some additional information about why it's a good idea to let her go to camp.

Key Benefits
Key Goals

Camp Experiences

What type of camp is right for your girl? Here's a breakdown of the different types of camp we offer in Western New York.

Day Camp

Girls of all ages can embrace their inner go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leadership skills at day camp. Our day camp program offers classic camp activities including crafts, games, and campfires. 

We have a staff-led camp at Camp Piperwood in Victor, as well as a volunteer-led camp at Camp Windy Meadows in Lockport. 

This is a volunteer-driven day camp program run by committed and experienced volunteers. The program generally runs for three weeks.

Day Camp is open to all girls grades K-12.

Resident (Sleepaway) Camp

All resident camp programs offer swimming, boating, outdoor cooking, crafts, archery, games, horseback riding, hiking, outdoor skills, and other activities to enjoy.

Resident camp is a great opportunity for girls to make friends and gain independent living and leadership skills in a fun outdoor atmosphere with caring adult role models.

Spend a few days or a few weeks playing outside, sitting by a campfire under the stars, learning, growing, and loving the adventure at Camp Seven Hills and Camp Timbercrest!

Resident Camps are open to all girls grades 1-12. 

Troop Camp Adventure

Although most of our summer programs are geared towards individual girl experiences, we also offer troop experiences. This adventure gives troops the opportunity to experience a taste of summer camp as a group. 

Girls and adults should be comfortable playing outside before you plan a troop camping trip. Start by exploring with a walk in a local park or an afternoon at one at one of our properties. We offer many programs throughout the year that include outdoor activities like canoeing and archery or cooking over a fire.

General Information

Girl Scout camps are open to every girl in grades K-12. Girl Scouting values inclusiveness and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability.

Girls attending Girl Scout summer camp must register as members of Girl Scouts of the USA. Our camps are ACA (American Camp Association) accredited and meet local, state and federal guidelines. Financial aid is available for all of our programs. 


Camp Locations

2021 GSWNY Council Map - offices and camps

COMING SOON! Scenes from Camp

Camp is a great time, but don't just take our word for it! 

 

Questions about anything camp? Contact our Customer Care Team at customercare@gswny.org or 1-888-837-6410.