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Resident 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!

Bus transportation to/from Rochester is available for an additional fee.


2019 Resident Camp Guide COVER

Camp Seven Hills/Goodyear │  View Resident Camp Guide

July 7 to August 9, 2019

Camp Seven Hills Goodyear is located in Holland, NY, and encompasses woodland paths, sunny meadows, ponds, streams and hills. The facilities include a lake, pool, central dining hall, shower houses, cabin and platform tent units, a vast sports complex, horse stables and riding areas, and a high and low ropes challenge course. Girls in grades 1-12 will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as swimming, boating, arts & crafts, ropes challenge course program, horseback riding, and out-of-camp trips. This is the perfect resident camp setting for your girl(s) to meet and make new friends, learn more about her abilities, and share the joy of summer with others. Many campers return summer after summer for that “special something” they say Camp Seven Hills provides.

Resident Camp Hours:  Operates from Sunday at 1 p.m. to Friday at 7:00 p.m


Camp Timbercrest │ View Resident Camp Guide

July 7 to August 9, 2019

Camp Timbercrest is located in the Allegheny Forest in Randolph, NY. The camp facilities include a lake, numerous hiking and horseback riding trails, a central dining hall, shower house, cabin and platform tent units, and horse stables. Camp Timbercrest is the perfect setting for girls in grades 1-12 to experience a great traditional summer camp program. Girls will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as swimming, boating, sailing, kayaking, arts & crafts, archery, and horseback riding. While at camp your girl(s) will be able to meet and make new friends, learn more about her abilities, and share the joy of summer with others.

Resident Camp Hours:  Operates from Sunday at 1 p.m. to Friday at 7:00 p.m

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General Information

Girl Scout resident camp is open to every girl in grades 1-12. 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. A Children’s Camp in New York State brochure listing NYS standards for camp operations will be available in all camp information packets.

Campers That Require Reasonable Accommodations

The Girl Scouts of Western New York wants to provide a positive summer camp experience to every girl. If your child requires special accommodations (transportation, diet, food restrictions, extra supervision, other, etc.) while at camp, please contact the Director of Camp Administration PRIOR to REGISTERING YOUR CHILD for camp 1-888-837-6410 or summercamp@gswny.org to discuss the possible accommodations that could safely and reasonably be made for your child.

How To Register

How to Register

To register online, please use the green button above or this link to begin the registration process

If you do not have a computer, visit one of our council offices and register your girl via our computer kiosks. You may also submit a completed paper camp application form (both sides) and a $25 non-refundable deposit to either our Rochester or Buffalo office (by mail, fax, or hand delivery).

  • No walk-in registrations at camp will be accepted.
  • Financial aid applications can be completed online with your camp registration.
  • Payment is due no later than two weeks prior to the start of camp.
  • Cookie Gift Cards cannot be used on the online registration system or your deposit. They may be used toward your camp balance or put “on account” at our camp tuck shops. If using Cookie Gift Cards for camp balance, payment can be made at any of our Girl Scout Service Centers.
  • All deposits and camp balances can be paid by electronic check or credit/debit card through the online registration system or at one of our Girl Scout service centers.
Early Bird

Early Bird Discount 

Available for registered Girl Scouts of Western New York members only. To receive the Early Bird Discount of $30 for all GSWNY resident (overnight) camps, registration forms must be received online or at the Girl Scout office on or before Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. Please note: Family & Friends programs are not eligible for the Early Bird Discount.

More the Merrier Discount

More the Merrier Discount 

This discount applies to resident and day camp programs for registered Girl Scouts of Western New York, 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.  Family & Friends programs ARE NOT eligible for the More the Merrier Discount.

First-Rate Staff

First-Rate Staff

  • All staff members receive certification in First Aid and CPR before camp sessions begin, and attend a week-long training session that includes, but is not limited to, child development, risk management, and safety.
  • Waterfront staff members are required to have American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Certifications. (WSI for waterfront director only)
  • Specialty staff (e.g., for our horseback riding, waterfront, and adventure challenge courses) possess required certification/training prior to being hired.
Open House

Attend Our Open House and Taste of Summer Camp Events! 

While at camp, you will get to tour and take a firsthand look at our top-notch facilities. Spend your time meeting our qualified staff, get answers to any questions you may have, and receive a preview of our programs. Stop by the Trading Post to purchase our new summer merchandise.

Taste of Summer Camp Events: 

  • Day Camp at Piperwood Taste of Summer Camp: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1 to 3:00 p.m. at 2222 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, NY 14450
  • Day Camp at Piperwood Open House: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 2222 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, NY 14450
  • Resident Camp at Seven Hills Taste of Summer Camp: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1 to 3:00 p.m. on the Goodyear side of camp only: 10150 Olean Road (Rt 16), Holland, NY 14080.
  • Camp Timbercrest Taste of Summer Camp: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1 to 3:00 p.m.: 11169 Moore Rd., Randolph, NY 14772. 

Open House Events: 

  • Camp Seven Hills Open House: Monday, July 1, 2019, 5 to 8:00 p.m. on the Goodyear side of camp only: 10150 Olean Road (Rt 16), Holland, NY 14080.
  • Camp Timbercrest Open House: Sunday, June 30, 2019 to 1 to 3:00 p.m.: 11169 Moore Rd., Randolph, NY 14772.
Bus Transportation

Camp Seven Hills Bus Info & Schedule

Bus transportation is available to Camp Seven Hills for an additional fee of $50 per girl per week. The schedule is listed by time, place and bus stop. Please note that any bus stop stated in this brochure may be cancelled due to an insufficient number of boarding passengers. In this instance, the bus fee will be refunded. Bus refunds will not be given for any other reason or circumstance.

Bus transportation is provided Sunday morning/afternoon and again on Friday evening. Please indicate on the application if you will need bus service and carefully select the bus stop that will be best for your child.

We recommend that you arrive at the bus stop at least 10-15 minutes early. The times printed in this brochure are estimated and may be subject to delay (10-30 minutes) or changes pending weather and traffic conditionsParents, if you are not at the bus stop when the bus arrives, your daughter will remain on the bus until it reaches the bus terminal.  You will then have to pick her up at the bus terminal.

Camp Seven Hills Bus Schedule

Buffalo:

Session 4

Sunday, July 28 & Friday, August 2, 2019

Mount Olive Baptist Church, 701 E Delavan Ave, Buffalo

Pick-Up – 1:00 p.m.                         Drop-Off- 8:30 p.m

 


Camp Timbercrest Bus Info & Schedule

Bus transportation is available to Camp Timbercrest for an additional fee of $50 per girl per week. The schedule is listed by time, place and bus stop. Please note that any bus stop stated in this brochure may be cancelled due to an insufficient number of boarding passengers. In this instance, the bus fee will be refunded. Bus refunds will not be given for any other reason or circumstance.

Bus transportation is provided Sunday morning/afternoon and again on Friday evening. Please indicate on the application if you will need bus service and carefully select the bus stop that will be best for your child.

We recommend that you arrive at the bus stop at least 10-15 minutes early. The times printed in this brochure are estimated and may be subject to delay (10-30 minutes) and/or changes pending weather and traffic conditions.  Parents, if you are not at the bus stop when the bus arrives, your daughter will remain on the bus until it reaches the bus terminal.  You will then have to pick her up at the bus terminal.

 

Camp Timbercrest Bus Schedule

Rochester:

Session 4

Sunday, July 28 and Friday, August 2, 2019            

Wal-Mart, 1490 Hudson Ave. Rochester               

Pick-Up – 9:45 a.m.                         Drop-Off- 8:00 p.m.

Al Sigl Community of Agencies, 1000 Elmwood Ave, Rochester

Pick-Up – 10:15 a.m.                       Drop-Off-  7:30 p.m.

Buffalo:

Session 2

Sunday, July 14 & Friday, July 19, 2019

Mount Olive Baptist Church,  701 E Delavan Ave, Buffalo              

Pick-Up – 1:00 p.m.                         Drop-Off- 9:00 p.m.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance can now be requested with online camp applications! Please remember to provide/upload all required income verification documents. Funding for financial assistance is limited and early applications are encouraged.

Our Financial Assistance Fund is available to help defray camp costs for Girl Scouts registered with Girl Scouts of Western New York, Inc. The assistance is intended to supplement the applicant’s own contribution to the cost of camp. All information will remain strictly confidential. Aid applications are on the back of the Day and Resident Camp Registration forms. Note: Financial aid is available for only one (1) program choice per girl.

To be considered for financial assistance, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Camper MUST be a registered Girl Scout member of the Girl Scouts of Western New York, Inc.
  • Applications should be submitted online or to a GSWNY Service Center as early as possible and no later than June 1, 2019. (Applications received after the deadline date may not be funded.)
  • Campers must NOT be delinquent in payments to the council for cookies, QSP merchandise, programs, or prior years’ camp fees.

Steps to Apply for Assistance:

  • Fill out one camp application for each girl.
  • Complete the Financial Aid - Household Income Information.
  • Identify a specific dollar amount the family can contribute.
  • Write an explanation of why you are requesting financial assistance as detailed on the application.
  • Provide the income verification documents. Submit/upload a copy of the family’s 2019 1040 tax form and/or 1099 (pay stubs not accepted) or another form of income verification (such as Social Security statement, SNAP, or other county/state assistance statements).

If financial aid information is completed in full, parents/guardians should receive notice of their request within a short period of submission.

 

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