Just because we can’t come together in-person, doesn’t mean that summer is cancelled! We’re offering a variety of ways to stay connected and get outdoors. It’s camp, reimagined with The Summer We Camped At Home!
Girls in Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts ages 5-17 can be registered. The weekly cost including the home-delivered Camp Activity Kit is $60 and non-Girl Scouts will also need to enroll in Girl Scouts at the time of camp registration for $25 - financial aid is available. See details below.
All of our offerings will be held from July 6-August 15 and will be based on the following THEMES:
- July 6-10: Earth
- July 13-17: Arts
- July 20-24: Adventure
- July 27-31: Friendships
- August 3-7: Exploring
- August 10-14: Action
Summer Camp Is a Girl Scout Tradition
Camp Activity Kits
Similar to a subscription box service, we’re offering six, week-long sessions, each with a unique theme, led by our creative camp staff, delivered to your door.
Each week we’ll be offering a unique and age-appropriate box for:
- Daisies and Brownies
We’re also offering similar programming for Program Aides and CITs
The Camp Activity Kit Experience includes:
- Materials for 3 themed activities and invitations for 3 live virtual sessions (M,W,F) to go through the activities with Camp Counselors and the other girls in their group. Please see the Interactive Zoom Session information below for more.
- Invitation to a virtual “Dining Hall” experience on Tuesday. The traditional camp Dining Hall experience is filled with songs, laughter and more. Girls will be able to pull up a chair and join in on the fun.
- Automatic invitations to the live Virtual Campfires on Thursday nights. Of course you’ll also receive a mini song book (new songs every week) in your box!
- Younger girls will have the opportunity to write “pen-pal” letters to our Camp Mascots (Molly the Whale, Rosie the Rabbit and Bernadette the Turtle)
- Juniors and up will have virtual bunk chats. We know girls are missing their camp friends and we’ll be facilitating times for them to connect.
- Instructions for self-led activities including: 3 Outdoor activities, a weekly camp tradition and outdoor cooking recipe.
- And no camp experience would be complete without a friendship bracelet!
Click here to see a sample of what a weekly schedule could look like for any age group.
GSWNY Alternative Summer Camp Interactive Zoom Sessions
Interactive Zoom Sessions will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday. When you register your girl for GSWNY Alternative Summer Camp, you will be asked to choose an interactive zoom session timeslot. Please note that this timeslot will be the same for the entire week. The interactive Zoom sessions will have a maximum of 20 girls with 2-3 camp staff, and will take place:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- 9-10 a.m.
- 10:30-11:30 a.m.
- 12:30-1:30 p.m.
- 2-3 p.m.
- 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Girls in grades 4-12 will also participate in interactive zoom bunk chat sessions. When you register your girl for GSWNY Alternative Summer Camp, you will be asked to choose an interactive Zoom bunk chat session timeslot.
For girls in Grades 4-5 (Junior GS) - Interactive Chat Sessions will take place on Tuesday nights.
For girls in Grades 6-12 (Cadette/Senior GS) – Interactive Chat Sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Both the Jr and C/S bunk chat sessions will have a maximum of 25 girls with 2-3 camp staff.
Tuesdays - (times are for Jr. and Cadette/Senior GS)
- 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
- 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
- 7:45 - 8:15 p.m.
- 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays – (times are for Cadette/Senior GS)
- 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
- 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
- 8:15 - 8:45 p.m.
- 9:00 - 9:30 p.m.
To learn more details and register click the button below:
OTHER EXCITING PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES
Every Thursday from July 9-August 13, we will be hosting virtual campfires at 7pm. These traditional campfires will be based on the theme of week and will include: active songs, story-telling, slow songs and more. Pull up your sit-upon and join us by the glow of your screens. All the below campfires are 7-8 p.m. Registrants will receive a secure Zoom link by email.
Campers are pre-registered for these weekly virtual campfires so need to sign up if you're already a camper for each week. Not a camper, or not registered for camp every week? You can still participate in these! Click the links below to sign up for each week individually:
Family Outdoor Challenge
Each Monday (through July 6-August 10), we will be posting a weekly Family Outdoor Challenge on our social media platforms. These challenges will be based on the theme of the week. We highly encourage you to share your experiences on social media with the #GSWNYFamilyOutdoorChallenge
Earn Your Camp Patch
We’ve create a unique summer of 2020 camp patch program. Girls will complete a list of outdoor themed challenges to earn the patch. Follow this link More information will be available soon!
On August 15th we will be hosting a council-wide virtual sleep-out! More details to come soon!
No camp experience is complete without a t-shirt! “The Summer We Camped At Home” shirts will be available for order soon.
Girl Scouts Virtual Outdoor Events
GSUSA will also be rolling out three national virtual events in June, July and August on the Camp Adventures at Home Marketplace platform over the course of the summer for girls to sign up and participate in. The events will focus on topics surrounding Engaging Responsibility in the Outdoors in collaboration with The North Face, Space Exploration: Mars to the Stars in collaboration with subject matter experts from our NASA-funded - Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts’ program, and a virtual campout at the Girl Scout Birthplace.
More detailed information on our camps and what to expect can be found on the camp FAQ page.
For more information on attending Virtual Summer Camp contact a Customer Care Representative email or call 1.888.837.6410.