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Summer Camp 2023

Welcome to our information page for Summer Camp 2023! Below we have our 2023 Camp Guides, links to register, frequently asked questions, and more. Can't find what you're looking for? Contact us today!

Registrations starting January 2023

2023 Camp Guides

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

Coming Soon!

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.

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Joanne Nelson, AKA Jo, Horton Hill Day Camp

I am returning to my camp directing roots as the director for the new volunteer Day Camp at Horton Hill. I was the second camp director of Camp Timbercrest and am a Girl Scout Lifetime member with 70 years of active membership. I was the Director of Camping Services and Field Executive for the legacy Chautauqua Area Girl Scout Council and after that an active volunteer serving on a variety of committees and as an outdoor trainer. I am the retired executive director of the Chautauqua Blind Association.
I am passionate about helping to make sure that Girl Scouting is maintained in western New York so that girls today will have the opportunity to become women who have positive impact on whatever community they live in. I believe that day camp is an important step in creating girls of courage, confidence, and character who will make the world a better place. 

Taste of Camp

Taste of Camp Events

Are you missing camp? We are too! Join us for our GSWNY Taste of Camp events were you can get a glimpse of what camp will look like in summer 2023.

Activities will include tours, s'mores, crafts, and more! We'll have informational sessions as well giveaways of camp swag. 

Don't forget about your chance to win a free week of camp when you attend a Taste of Camp event!

PLUS! Through a generous grant from the United Way of Greater Rochester, girls that reside in Monroe county that register and attend the Camp Piperwood event will be put into a drawing for a chance to win free laptops!

Every Taste of Camp willstart at 1pm and end at 3 p.m.

Click here to register

April 15 - 1 to 3 p.m.

Camp Piperwood

2222 Turk Hill Rd.

Fairport, NY 14450

 

April 22  - 1 to 3 p.m.

Camp Seven Hills 

10150 Olean Road (Rt. 16)

Holland, NY 14080

 

April 29 -  1 to 3 p.m.

Camp Windy Meadows

5000 Cambria Road

Lockport, NY 14094 

 

April 30  - 1 to 3 p.m.

Camp Timbercrest 

11169 Moore Road,

Randolph, NY 14772




Camp Programs & Registration

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

Coming soon

Horton Hill Day Camp
Horton Hill Day Camp is a volunteer-run program for Girl Scouts.
When: July 11-14, 2023
Where: GSWNY Jamestown Service Center (2661 Horton Road, Jamestown, NY)
  • Girls who will enter grades K-5 in the fall of 2023 attend as campers on Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 
  • Girls who will be in grades 6-12 attend Tuesday-Friday participating in a leadership/service program, assisting with the running of camp, and earning their Service To Girl Scouting bar.

Please read carefully before you register. Registration links are below.

For Girl Scout Members Only. If your child is not already a member of Girl Scouts, please visit gswny.org/join or contact Customer Care at 1-888-837-6410 to become a member before registering.

Who? (levels in Fall 2023)

  • Day Camp: (Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts - $80/girl Work on outdoor art and eco badges, songs, crafts, hiking, and, of course, making new friends.
  • Leadership/Service Program: (Monday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts - $10 Assist younger girls in Day Camp activities and/or assist with administrative and custodial duties. Earn the Service to Girl Scouting bar.
  • Adult Volunteers are also needed to work with girls, present programs, serve as nurse/first aid, perform administration and housekeeping duties, etc. For some of these duties, we may be able to work around your schedule. Email fohh.gswny@gmail.com to contact us.

What?

  • Being outdoors! We will be hiking and exploring all over Horton Hill.
  • Outdoor Art and Eco badges! We will work on badges appropriate to each level.
  • Skills Building: We will participate in traditional and new camp activities including arts and crafts, singing, campfires, hiking and nature exploration.
  • And, of course, making new friends.

Where?

  • GSWNY Jamestown Service Center (aka “Horton Hill”), 2661 Horton Road, Jamestown, NY
  • 49 acres of field and forest - perfect for exploring nature and learning outdoor camping skills

Logistics

  • How to dress: We plan to be outside. Please dress appropriately, including sturdy closed-toe shoes with socks and a hat for sun protection. We are likely to get dirty.
  • Lunches, water, and snacks: No food or beverages will be provided. We will break for lunch at mid-day and for a snack when the girls seem to need one. In a day pack, please include a reusable water bottle; refills will be available onsite. Pack a lunch and snacks that do not need refrigeration, or use a small cooler with ice packs. Label pack, water bottle, and lunch with your child's first and last names.

Registration

  • To register, volunteer, or ask questions, email Friends of Horton Hill at FOHHgswny@gmail.com
  • Registration will be accepted until camp is full, or June 14.
  • Payment in full is expected at the time of registration.
  • Cancellation by Daisy, Brownie, or Junior Girl Scouts on or before June 28 will result in a partial refund ($70). No refunds will be issued after June 28.
  • No refunds for cancellation from the Leadership/Service Program.
  • PLEASE NOTE: as a courtesy to the volunteers running the camp and to the girls on the waiting list, notify us of all cancellations, even after the refund date.

 

Summer Camp Discounts

Early Bird Discount: Available for registered Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) members only. To receive the Early Bird Discount of $25 for GSWNY day camp or $30 for overnight camp, registration forms must be received online or at the Girl Scout office on or before Wednesday, March 31, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. 

More The Merrier Discount: This discount applies to resident and day camp programs for registered GSWNY members only. The first registered girl pays the full camp fee. Each additional session or additional sibling may deduct $10. All registration forms for multiple sessions and/or siblings must be received at the same time. 

Camp Blogs & Photos

Parents, this is your opportunity to know what your daughter is doing while at camp. Follow the Camp Seven Hills or Camp Timbercrest 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 2023 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.

Coming soon

Piperwood Q&A

Camp Piperwood
Questions and Answers

The United Way Greater Rochester Grant Program:
  • Can my daughter participate in the United Way grant funded program if we do not reside in Monroe County? Unfortunately no. The United Way of Greater Rochester grant program at Camp Piperwood requires that income-eligible families must reside in Monroe County. 
  • How do we register for Camp Piperwood under the United Way Greater Rochester grant program? There are 2 options for families to choose from:
    • Option 1: Income-eligible families can contact customer care at 1-888-837-6410 and ask for assistance in getting registered for the UW grant program at Camp Piperwood.
    • Option 2: Complete the day camp application on our council website – gswny.org/camp, save the application and email it to customercare@gswny.org
  • Can you please tell me what the income eligible guidelines are? The guidelines are as follows:
    • You must reside in Monroe County
    • You must select at least 5 day camp program sessions or 3 day camp program and 1 resident camp program sessions
    • You must pay a one-time $25 deposit
    • You must complete your girl’s registration via Camp Doc
    • Your girl must be a registered member of GSWNY
    • You must complete, in full, your girl’s financial aid information located on her camper profile via Camp Doc
    • After all of these steps are completed you will be notified by customer care of what your girl was awarded in financial aid. 
Waitlist:
  • I see that there are only waitlist options available, do I still have to pay the $25 deposit for my girl’s camp session? No, you do not need to pay the $25 at this time.  If we are able to place your girl off the waitlist it would be at that time that you would pay the $25 deposit.
  • Can I apply for Financial Aid if my girl is on the waitlist for a program session? No, not if your daughter is currently on a waitlist, because she is not currently registered for a camp program session. Once your girl is placed off the waitlist into a program session than it would be at that time where you could apply for financial aid for your child.
  • What does it mean to have my girl placed on a waitlist? If your girl is on a waitlist it means that she is not currently registered for a camp session because the camp program selection has no attendance spots currently available. If an opening should become available we will look at the campers listed on the waitlist and place the campers based on the day/time they were added to the waitlist.
  • Will I be able to set up a payment plan if my girl is on the waitlist? No, you will not be able to set up a payment plan because your girl is not currently registered for a camp session.

Financial Aid Form

Day Camp Application Form

Troop Camp Adventure
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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
  • Store Manager

Volunteer at Camp

You could have the adventure of a lifetime at camp! Be part of a fantastic summer experience while making a difference in a child’s life. Camp Piperwood (day camp) in Fairport, Camp Seven Hills (overnight camp) in Holland and Camp Timbercrest (overnight camp) in Randolph are looking for volunteers who would like to give of their time for a day, a few days, or a few weeks.

If interested please complete the camp volunteer application and let us know your availability and areas where you would like to assist. Once we receive your application our camp directors will be in touch with you. 

If you have questions or need additional information please contact Customer Care at 1-888-837-6410 or customercare@gswny.org

  

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

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