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Troop Camp Adventure

A troop camping trip is a great way to introduce girls and adults to the benefits and fun of camping! You can start planning your next outdoor experiences using this helpful Outdoor Progression Chart.

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.



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What is Required or Provided?

 

PROGRAMMING

MEALS

TRAINING

Troop Camp Adventure

Camp provides

Camp provides

Camp provides

 

S.P. Camping

Camp provides boating, archery, ropes only. Leaders provide all other programming

 

Leaders provide

Leaders are no longer required to have taken Troop Camp Training, but are required to comply with the Safety Activity Checkpoints for Camping (page 39 of the Safety Activity Checkpoints 2018, available at gswny.org).

 

Troop Camp

Leaders provide all programming

Leaders provide all meals

Leaders are no longer required to have taken Troop Camp Training, but are required to comply with the Safety Activity Checkpoints for Camping (page 39 of the Safety Activity Checkpoints 2018, available at gswny.org).

SUCO Day Camp

Service Unit provides all programming

Service Unit provides all meals

SUCO Training, First Aid, CPR, and licensed nurse

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Troop Camping

Troop Camp opportunities are all year long! A troop camping trip is a great way to introduce girls and adults to the benefits and fun of camping! You can start planning your next outdoor experiences using this helpful Outdoor Progression Chart.

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. Check the activities page for an outdoor program near you!  Troop camping can be done both on council properties and off council locations. In order to schedule a troop camp opportunity please click on one of the following links to fill out an application

  • Troop camp application
  • Off council camping application
  • Site and facilities chart

Troop Camping Training  

If you and your girls are ready to cook out, sleep out, or camp out, it’s time to register for training. We offer Troop Camping Skills training for Lodge or Tent camping. This training will prepare you to plan a girl-led camping trip, including how to rent a campsite, outdoor meal planning and cooking, safety and risk management, packing tips, activities to do at camp, and more! View our 10 Easy Steps to Camping guide for tips & ideas to challenge yourself in the Outdoors!


Troop Camp & SUCO Day Camp Options

At GSWNY we want to provide as many opportunities as possible for leaders and girls to experience the great outdoors.  The following troop programs are designed to offer leaders the flexibility and freedom they need to simplify a troop camp experience.  Camp Timbercrest is located on 900 acres of the Allegheny forest in Randolph, NY and is equipped with two main lodges, yurts, hiking trails, a 31 acre lake, central dining hall and showerhouse. Examples of activities   that troops can participate in are; swimming, kayaking or boating, archery, horseback riding, games and more.  Leaders please note that these new options will be based on the Fall 2019 school grade. 


TO MAKE IT EASY, WE PROVIDE… Troop Camp Adventure *ONLY AT TIMBERCREST & ONLY FOR SUMMER*

The program, meals and experienced/certified adults. Troop leaders simply need to ensure enough adults to meet the necessary child to adult supervision ratio.  Girls choose their own level of program participation. Troop camp Adventure is only available at Camp Timbercrest, located near Jamestown NY.


S. P. Camping (Specialty Programs)

Specialized programs such as the ropes & challenge course, archery and boating will be provided with prescheduled program options and times. Please keep in mind that programs are seasonal and more information about availability can be found here. Leaders taking part in S.P.P. camping are no longer required to have their Level I camp training (for lodge camping) or Level II (for cabin and tent camping) but they must provide an adult with current first aid and CPR certification. S.P.P. Camping is available at Camp Seven Hills - Lakeside and Camp Piperwood only.


Troop Camp

Leaders bring their girls camping and provide their own programs, meals, supplies and certified adults. Troop camping is available all year long at Camp Windy Meadows and Camp Seven Hills – Lakeside. Please check the property calendars for availability.


SUCO Day Camps (Service Unit Camp Out)

Leaders can reserve a camp to arrange their own volunteer-run, mini day camp program for their service unit for up to four days.  This is a great way to provide fun and engaging day camp activities for Service Units who want to experience day camp with friends and others they know.  Availability of SUCO Day Camps are as follows:

  • July-August: Camp Windy Meadows and/or Camp Seven Hills – Lakeside
  • Year Round: Off council camp sites can be used with council approval
  • Sept-Oct & May-June: Any camp property

Summit Express, Jungle Gym and Water Trampoline

Note: per New York Health Guidelines, girls must be an intermediate (yellow cap) to an advanced level (blue cap) swimmer in order to participate on the Summit Express, Jungle Gym and Water Trampoline.   Non-swimmer/ beginner (red cap) swimmers are not permitted.. *For Summer Camp (July-August) only


Ropes Challenge Courses & TeamBuilding

The Ropes Challenge Course programming is available based on facilitator availability (to be provided by the council). Participants must be in good physical condition, age restrictions apply (see descriptions below). Click here for the ropes course usage form.


Challenge I: Adventure Play Open to all levels (D, B, J, C, S, A) * 3 Hours

In Adventure Play our trained facilitators will take your group though a series of fun games designed to increase your groups’ sense of unity, team spirit and communication. The games are easily modified for a large spectrum of individual abilities and ages. Adults do not need to participant but must remain on site for supervision.

Minimum of 10 Maximum of 30 participants Fee: $10.00 per-participant


Challenge II: Adventure Play & Low Element Ropes Course Activities Open to 2nd year B, J, C, S, A * 3 Hours

In our Low Ropes Course, facilitators will lead an exciting program designed to increase your groups’ communication, trust, team building, problem solving and leadership skills through a series of activities design. Working together, you will problem solve ways to conquer the low element challenges such as; Wild Woozy, Porthole, Swinging Log or the Nitro Crossing.  Low elements are approximately 1-3 feet off the ground. Adults do not need to participant but must remain on site for supervision.

Minimum of 15 Maximum of 30 participants Fee: $20.00 per-participant


Challenge III: Adventure Play, Low & High Element Rope Course Activities Open to J, C, S, A  *5-6 Hours 

In our combination, Low and High Elements ropes courses, our facilitators help your group foster trust, problem-solving skills, team unity and overcoming fears in a safe environment! Start the day by playing a series of games and then move to the low ropes course elements to solve group challenges. Once accomplished, your group will move to the high elements where they will build upon their confidence while conquering increasingly difficult elements such as cat walk, two-line, burma bridge, islands in the sky or the zip line. Participants should be in good physical condition. Low elements are approximately 1-3 feet off the ground. High elements are approximately 30-40 feet off the ground and all participants are attached to a belay system and must wear appropriate safety equipment (included). Adults do not need to participant but must remain on site for supervision.

Minimum of 15 Maximum of 30 participants Fee: $30.00 per-participant


Challenge IV: Adventure Play, Low Elements & Tower (Camp Seven Hills location only) Open to J, C, S, A 

The Tower is designed so individuals can build upon their confidence while conquering the more challenging aspects of climbing the rock wall of the Tower and rappelling down 30 feet to the ground. Participants should be in good physical condition. The Tower is approximately 30-feet high and all participants are attached to a belay system and must wear appropriate safety equipment (included). Adults do not need to participant but must remain on site for supervision.

Minimum of 15 Maximum of 30 per group Fee: $30.00 per-person


Challenge V: Zipline (Camp Seven Hills location only) Open to J, C, S, A

If your group wants just one high element, then check out our Zipline! Individuals will build upon their confidence while conquering the more challenging climb and ride of the Zipline with the help and support of their teammates. Participants should be in good physical condition. The Zipline is approximately 30-feet high and all participants are attached to a belay system and must wear appropriate safety equipment (included). Adults do not need to participant but must remain on site for supervision.

Minimum of 15 Maximum of 30 per group Fee: $30.00 per-person


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.
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.
Troop and Specialty Programs (S.P.) Camping

Troop and Specialty Programs (S.P.) Camping  

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:

  • 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.
Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Don’t forget!  Financial assistance is available. Please indicate F/A wen registering fro your program. (No income verification needed).

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For more information on attending Troop Camp contact a Customer Care Representative email or call 1.888.837.6410.