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.
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 –
- Year Round: Off council camp sites can be used with
- Sept-Oct & May-June: Any camp
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) *
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,
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