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Summer Camp 2022

Welcome to our information page for Summer Camp 2022! Below we our 2022 Camp Guides, link to register, frequently asked questions, and more. Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us today!

2022 Camp Guides

Click the images below to view this year's Resident Camp, Day Camp, and Troop Camp Adventure Guides!

2022 Resident Camp Guide
2022 Day Camp Guide
2022 Troop Adventure Camp Guide
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Camp Information

Meet the Camp Directors
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Mary Elizabeth Sullivan, AKA MB, Camp Piperwood

I have over 30 years of professional camp experience, 20 of those summers have been with Girl Scouts of Western New York at various camps. I have had the privilege of working at Camp Beach-Wood, Camp Seven Hills, and I am currently at Camp Piperwood as Camp Director.   

In addition to camp, I have been a teacher/principal at the elementary/middle school level for 35 years. I received my Bachelor of Science from the State University at Fredonia and my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the State University at Brockport. I am also a former Girl Scout troop co-leader and service unit cookie chair.  These experiences bring a wealth of knowledge to share with the girls at summer camp! 

In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, reading, sports and Broadway musicals.

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Carolyn Magner, AKA Goofy, Camp Seven Hills

I have been a Girl Scout since I was old enough to be a Brownie and began my career at camp at the age of 16. As a camper, I spent 9 summers at camp and started working at Camp Seven Hills as a kitchen aide and have held many positions leading up to my current position of Camp Director. In the summer of 2021, I was honored for 25 years on staff and this coming summer it will be 35 years total as camper and staff member of Camp Seven Hills.

I attended SUNY College at Brockport for a Bachelor of Science-Teacher Certification and Plymouth State for my Master’s Degree in Education-Adventure Education. During the year, I am a Physical Education Teacher with Greece Central School District, a position that I have held for 19 years.

The best part of camp for me is watching our Seven Hills campers learn and grow each summer and I take pride in knowing that I had a hand in helping mentor/guide some of them in becoming camp counselors of Camp Seven Hills. 

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Annette German, AKA Net, Camp Timbercrest

My very first memories of camp are from when I was 4 years old camping with my family and since then my love of all things summer camp has grown! As a native of Western New York, I have had the pleasure of working at a variety of different camps for GSWNY and I am excited to return to Camp Timbercrest as the Camp Director.

I have over 20 years’ experience working at camp and over 10 years’ experience as a teacher. I am looking forward to hearing the girls sing their favorite songs, paddle Keyser Lake, and make more memories that will last a lifetime!

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Linda Zakrzewski, AKA Captain Z, Camp Windy Meadows

I have been the camp director at Windy for five summers since 2015. I have a team of amazing volunteers that consists of moms, leaders, high school Girl Scouts, and avid outdoors enthusiasts who love to help out at camp. 

Along with being a camp director, I am a troop leader, service unit manager, and SUCO director. Outside of camp I enjoy time with my family and friends. My bucket list in life is to visit all 63 of the National Parks. I feel very strongly that Girl Scouts, especially outdoor programing, is essential in empowering girls.

At Camp Windy Meadows we strive to build confidence in our girls and teach them strong leadership skills. I am looking forward to another fun and exciting summer at Camp Windy Meadows.

Camp Information Events

Join us for an info session or fun event to learn more about summer camp!

Information Sessions (click here to register):

  • Jan. 18 | 6:00-7:00; Virtual
  • Jan. 20 | 6:00-7:00; In person at Rochester Service Center
  • Jan. 26 | 6:00-7:00; In person at Rochester Service Center
  • Jan. 27 | 6:00-7:00; Virtual
  • Feb. 7 | 6:00-7:00; Virtual
  • Feb. 15 | 6:00-7:00; Virtual
  • Feb. 22 | 6:00-7:00; In person at Arnett Public Library
  • Feb. 23 | 6:00-7:00; In person at Greece Baptist Church

Camp Carnivals (click here to register):

  • Jan. 29 | 11:00-1:00; In Person Summer Camp Carnival at Rochester Service Center
  • Feb. 19 | 11:00-1:00; In person Summer Camp Carnival at Greece Ridge Mall
Upcoming Virtual Campfires

Open to all girls in WNY and their families, plus alumni! You do not need to be a current Girl Scout to participate in this event.

Join us for songs, games, prizes, storytelling, camp Q&A, and more! Sign up for one campfire… Or both!

Thursday, February 10 or Thursday, April 7: Both events 6:30-8 p.m.

Bring a friend... Earn a patch!

Invite a friend to this Virtual Campfire event and earn a camp-themed patch! While pre-registering yourself, provide a name and email for a friend who wants to attend as well!

The friend can either be a GSWNY member who has never attended any of our summer camp programs before, OR must register for Girl Scouts for the first time on or before the virtual campfires, and participate in one of the Virtual Campfire events (February or April).

Girls may invite up to 3 friends through the pre-registration form. Girls can earn a maximum of one patch (and must currently be a Girl Scout grade K-12 in western New York). Patch will be mailed by May 1, 2022.

Win a Free Week of Camp!

Contest open to all girls who are currently a Girl Scout grade K-12 in western New York OR register for Girl Scouts for the first time after pre-registering for the campfire or after attending the February and/or April virtual campfire event(s).

Girls who fit the above criteria will be entered in a random drawing for a week of 2021 summer camp (valued at $380). Week of camp prize may be applied to any 2022 day, resident, troop, or virtual/alternative camp program.

Random drawing will take place in April 2022. Winner will be notified by phone and/or email using the information provided on their GSWNY account.

All girls and families may choose to only attend the campfires and are not required to participate in the Bring A Friend patch or Week of Camp contest.

Register using the links below. Zoom links will be sent closer to the event.

Questions? Contact Customer Care: customercare@gswny.org or 1-888-837-6410.

Camp Programs & Registration

Use the links below to view this year's camp guides:

Ready to register for camp? Click here!

Camp Blogs & Photos

Parents, this is your opportunity to know what your daughter is doing while at camp. Follow the Camp Seven Hills, Camp Timbercrest or Camp Piperwood Blogs and see pictures and posts about what is happening at camp on a daily basis

.Our blog posts will start on the morning of the first camp session.

You can access the camp blogs using the links below:

Please note: We do our best to provide daily blog posts however, please understand that our first priority is to our campers and assuring that the programs that they registered for are operating as they should. Therefore, there may/could be delays in posting blog information and if and when that happens we appreciate your understanding.

Camp Information Packets

Below are the Camp Information Packets for the 2022 summer camp season. These packets are subject to change based on the types of camp available in the upcoming summer camp season.

These packets will help parents and Girl Scouts prepare for camp. Take some time to check them out and if you still have questions, visit our FAQs on the bottom of the page.


Camp Seasonal Staff

You could have the adventure of a lifetime... at work! Be part of a fantastic summer experience while making a difference in a child’s life. 

Please see our camp seasonal opportunities below. To learn more and apply for any of these positions, click here.

Camp Piperwood
  • Asst. Camp Director
  • Program Director
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Health Supervisor
  • Unit Head
  • Unit Counselor
  • Ropes Course Director
  • Ropes Course Facilitator
  • Arts and Craft Counselor
  • Behavior Specialist
  • Archery Counselor
  • Parent Liaison
Camp Seven Hills
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assistant Camp Director – there is one for unit and one for program
  • Store Manager
  • Program Director
  • Health Supervisor
  • Unit Director
  • Waterfront Director
  • Assistant Waterfront Director
  • Lifeguard/Unit Assistant
  • Boating Instructor
  • Unit Head
  • Unit Counselor
  • Activity Counselor (A&C Counselor, Archery Counselor, Drama Counselor, Nature Counselor & Sports Counselor)
  • Ropes Course Director
  • Ropes Course Counselor
  • Riding Director
  • Riding Instructors
  • Assistant Riding Director
  • C.I.T. Director
  • Head Cook
  • Assistant Cook
  • Media Director
Camp Timbercrest
  • Camp Business Manager
  • Assistant Camp Director/Pro Dir.
  • Health Supervisor
  • Program Director
  • Waterfront Director
  • Assistant Waterfront Director
  • Lifeguard
  • Boating Instructor
  • C.I.T Director
  • Unit Head
  • Unit Counselors
  • Arts and Crafts Counselor
  • Riding Director
  • Riding Instructors/Unit Assistant
  • Assistant Riding Director
  • Head Cook
  • Assistant Cook
  • Troop Camp Liaison

  

Frequently Asked Questions

Girl Scout vs. Non-Scout

Non-Girl-Scout girls who register for camp pay the extra membership fee of $25 and automatically become a Girl Scout.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to all registered girls of Girl Scouts of Western New York.  For this year only, families can apply their FA request to multiple alternative camp sessions.  

Paying for Camp

Your camp payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your daughter’s alternative camp session. Payment may be made by check, money order or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, or Discover).

Questions about your camp payment should be directed to Customer Care at 1-888-837-6410.

Camp Payment Plan

Did you know that Camp Doc offers a payment plan? Now paying for our GSWNY alternative summer camp program can be easy and hassle free. Please refer to your camp doc registration account page and click on set up payment plan. 

Cookie Credit Cards

Cookie Credit Cards, may be used towards your camp balance by calling customer care at 1 888 837 6410. Cookie Credits Cards cannot be used towards your camp deposit. These cards cannot be processed with online orders. 

Refund Policy
  • No refunds will be given without three weeks prior notice of scheduled alternative camp session.

  • No refunds will be given if a camper attends part of an alternative camp session, and then wants to drop out of the program. 

  • No refunds will be given if a camper starts the alternative camp sessions late or leaves an alternative camp session early.

  • No refunds will be given if a camper is removed from alternative camp due to violating the camper/parent agreement. 

Camp Staff
  • Our camp staff are selected on the basis of their experience, ability to serve as positive role models, and their genuine desire to work with children. We give priority to those who can demonstrate their ability to work with young people, be part of a team, teach and share skills, as well as their enthusiasm to commit to the values of Girl Scouting. All staff are at least 18 years of age or are high school graduates.  We select staff who are committed to creating supportive environment that respects each child as an individual and allows her to feel good about who she is. Staff members are recruited from colleges and universities nationwide, local community agencies, Girl Scout referrals and staff placement programs in other countries. Countries represented in the past have included England, Germany, Australia, Scandinavia, Fiji and South Africa. Criminal and sexual background checks are completed on all staff members.

  • All staff attend pre-camp orientation where they learn or review camping skills, risk management, safety procedures, Girl Scout programming, human relations, and communication skills. Many of the staff return each year and travel from all around the world to join us.

  

Stay Up-to-Date with Camp

Camp Seven Hills
Camp Timbercrest
NEW! Camp Piperwood

To see more photos from our resident camps, check out our Flickr!