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Summer Camps

ANNOUNCEMENT (6-9-21)

Spaces are still available for the belated in-person 90th Anniversary Celebration of Camp Seven Hills. Registrations are done through Camp Doc for this event (click here). Attendance will be limited due to COVID requirements.

Better late than never! 
Let’s enjoy an in-person celebration of 90 years of Camp Seven Hills since we couldn’t gather last year!

Family and Friends Event at Camp Seven Hills 

July 30-Aug. 1, 2021

Attendance numbers will be limited due to COVID regulations. Register now to reserve your spot!

COST OPTIONS:

  • $70 per person (2 nights)
  • $40 per person (1 night)
  • $30 per person (Saturday during the day only)
  • Children under 5 years of age are free 

Did you know that Camp Seven Hills opened its doors in 1930 and served 50 campers that summer? Much has changed over the years. This summer Camp Seven Hills will be celebrating 90 years of summer camp adventures. Be a part of our belated celebratory weekend as you get a chance to see how camp has grown and developed through the years. Swimming, boating, ropes course, arts & crafts, tours, laughter, evening campfires, candlelit path ceremony, and lots of s’mores will be a part of this festive weekend. Ropes course will be on a first come, first served basis and will be an additional fee payable at camp.

The Saturday-only portion of the event begins July 31 at 9:30am.

ONLINE ONLY: Shop the 90th Anniversary merch! 

There will not be an in-person shop at camp this year. This is the only opportunity to get camp merch this year. Due to COVID concerns, there will not be a shop at camp this year. To be taken to our shop vendor, click here

Registrations are done through Camp Doc for this event (click here). 


ANNOUNCEMENT (6-7-21)

The COVID guidelines for day camp and resident camp have been updated. There is also a video available for playback about the guidelines for day camp. To see the updates, please see the COVID info tab below. 


2021 Resident Camp Guide

Click here for the Resident Camp Guide.

2021 Day Camp Guide

Click here for the Day Camp Guide.

2021 Troop Camp Guide

Click here for the Troop Camp Guide.

2021 Alt Camp Guide

Click here for the Alternative (Virtual) and Family Camp Guide.

Questions about anything camp? Contact our Customer Care Team at customercare@gswny.org or 1-888-837-6410.

2021 Camp Registration

Ready to register? Click here app.campdoc.com/register/gswny to register for 2021 Day or Resident/Overnight Camp!

If you would prefer to use a paper registration form, you may download and print from these. 

ANNOUNCEMENT (5-6-21)

Camp registration is now open for day and overnight camps!

Dear Camp Families: 

We know that girls and troops are so excited to get to camp this summer and we are excited to serve them. Due to COVID-19 we have had to reduce our attendance numbers at camp this year. We know that a lot of our popular programs are currently closed out and families/troop have to put their children on waitlists. We ask that you please add your child/troop to the waitlist so that we know how many people are interested in a particular program. The camp team is monitoring our attendance numbers and placing girls/troop off the waitlist when spots become available through this registration time. When selecting a camp program, we are encouraging families/troops to have more than one program choice in mind in case your first choice is waitlisted. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate through this new camp program year.

READY TO REGISTER? Click here: app.campdoc.com/register/gswny

P.S. Also exciting to announce at this time is the BRAND-NEW ONLINE TUCK SHOP! For the first time, our camp merch is available online and for all 4 of our summer camps (Windy Meadows, Piperwood, Timbercrest, and Seven Hills)! Select your camp at the top of this page to get started!


*On the very small chance that we would have to cancel our day and overnight programs, a full refund would be issued. Please contact Customer Care with any questions: customercare@gswny.org or 1-888-837-6410.


2021 Online Tuck/Merch Shop

We're excited to announce the BRAND-NEW ONLINE TUCK SHOP! For the first time, our camp merch is available online and for all 4 of our summer camps (Windy Meadows, Piperwood, Timbercrest, and Seven Hills)! Select your camp at the top of this page to get started!

Horseback Riding, Day Trips, and Extended Trip Programs Announcement

This upcoming summer, camp will look different than what we are used to.  Many COVID -19 safety regulations have been put in place in order for your girls to attend camp in person this season.  Part of the safety measures was to review all of our programs and determine ones that posed a higher risk of safety. After much review we have decided not to offer indoor day trips, our horseback riding programs and our NYC program for summer 2021.  We know that this change may be disappointing but, we feel it is the best decision for the safety of our camper and staff.  It is our hope and plan that we will be able to offer these very popular programs/activities for summer 2022.  

2021 In-Person Summer Camp Decision

At GSWNY we know how important it is for girls to have a wonderful summer camp experience. We also want to assure you that we have every intention of operating summer camp 2021 in-person while following all of COVID guidelines and regulations. However, if the need should arise, we will be prepared to provide your girls with an amazing alternative camp program. 

Currently, Day and Resident/Overnight Camp have been approved for operationg in summer 2021. A decision has not yet been made about alternative camp as an option. Please contact Customer Care with questions about the types of camp that you or your girl may be interested in.

PLAN A (IN-PERSON TRADITIONAL CAMP PROGRAMMING WITH COVID MODIFICATIONS): 

  • Day Camp (Camp Piperwood or Camp Windy Meadows) 
  • Overnight Camp (Camp Seven Hills or Camp Timbercrest) 
  • Troop Camp Adventure (Camp Timbercrest)

PLAN B (MODIFIED IN-PERSON CAMP PROGRAMMING):

  • Potential hybrid models of the programs featured in plan A and C

PLAN C (ALTERNATIVE CAMP PROGRAMMING): 

  • Alternative Camp (Virtual meetings and activity kits mailed to your door) 
  • In-Person Family Camp Weekends for private households (Camp Piperwood, Camp Seven Hills, Camp Timbercrest, Camp Windy Meadows)
2021 Summer Camp Open Houses

For the safety of our campers and staff, family and friends we will not be offering our traditional open houses at Camps Piperwood, Seven Hills, Timbercrest and Windy Meadows.

We plan on offering our traditional open houses again in summer 2022.

If you have questions about the properties, please contact Customer Care (customercare@gswny.org or 1-888-837-6410) and we can assist that way. Thank you! 

2021 Summer Camp COVID Information

This section regarding COVID-19 may be subject to change in the months leading up to summer camp. Please always follow the most current guidelines that have been provided to you, even if they do not match this section of the website.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

This upcoming summer, camp will look different than what we are used to. For example, our camp attendance will be reduced and camp/staff will travel and gather in small groups. At Day Camp, groups will be limited to 5 to 10. At resident/overnight camp groups will consist of 10 to 12, and campers will sleep 2 to 3 in a tent/cabin maximum. Safety for our campers and staff is and always will be our number one priority. We want to assure our parents/guardians and all of our camp patrons that we will have a safe and effective COVID-19 safety plan in place prior to staff and camper arrival. We are currently working on reviewing our camp health safety plan and updating it to reflect strict COVID-19 guidelines and procedures. We are also creating a robust Communicable Disease Plan that will lay out the stringent steps of our pre-arrival COVID-19 screenings/requirements, as well as the on-site safety screenings and sanitation regulations that all staff and campers must adhere to. All of our protocols will follow the guidance set forth by the NYSHD, CDC, WHO, and GSUSA.

We are asking families to partner with us to help prepare your daughter for a safe and healthy experience at camp.

PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT CAMP

We would like families to follow the following procedures prior to your daughter’s arrival at camp. 

  • Please limit your travel for at least 2 weeks prior to arrival at camp.
    Please complete the COVID-19 pre-screening health form, located on your daughter’s camper profile via Camp Doc, at least every day for 5 days leading up to your child's arrival to camp.
  • Although not currently required by the New York State Department of Health, we strongly encourage our resident camp families to please upload your child’s negative COVID -19 test results to her Camp Doc camper profile. Results must be no more than 72 hours old. (This applies to overnight camp only.)
  • Your child will not be able to attend camp if she is experiencing any COVID-19 symptom (cough, fever of 100.1 or higher, fatigue, sore throat, etc.) leading up to or on the day of your child's arrival to camp. 

OPENING DAY PROCEDURES

We would like families to follow the following procedures upon arrival to your daughter’s camp session.  

  • Families will remain in their vehicles upon entering the camp parking lot. 
  • All Campers/ Staff will be required to wear masks upon arrival to camp
  • Campers will have their temperatures taken by the Health Supervisor or a designated camp staff member prior to getting out of their vehicles. Your daughter must have a temperature of 100 degrees or lower in order to remain at camp.  
  • If your child’s temperature is elevated, she will remain in the vehicle or will be placed in a shaded area for 10-15 minutes to allow for cooling down. At which time her temperature will be taken.  Your daughter must have a temperature of 100 degrees or lower in order to remain at camp. 
  • Medication is handed to Health Supervisor. Only medication for which an electronic MD order has been submitted through Camp Doc shall be accepted.  Please review additional information on camper medication on page.
  • Campers will be asked the required COVID-19 verbal screening questions prior to exiting their vehicles. 

Is your child exhibiting any of the following symptoms?

Group A-C

  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Recent Loss of Smell/Taste

Group D-M

  • Sore Throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion
  • If a family member answers “Yes” to any 1 or more of the questions in the A-C group, or 2 or more of the questions from the D-M group, they will not be permitted to attend camp.  In order to attend/return, campers MUST provide a negative COVID 19 test result. The test MUST be performed/dated on the day of the campers return to camp or at least 72 hours prior. 
  • Campers will be removed from their vehicles and escorted to the health screening area by a designated camp staff member.
  • Once additional health screening is completed (head lice check – resident camp only), campers will be escorted to their assigned unit by a designated camp staff member/s
  • Camp staff will remove luggage from the camper’s vehicle which will then get delivered to the camper’s assigned unit (resident camp only). 

DAY TO DAY OPERATION OF CAMP

  • Campers and staff will be required to wear their masks throughout the day. The only exception will be meals, showers and bedtime.
  • We are asking campers to bring at least 5 re-usable masks to camp. 
  • Campers will travel in groups of 8-12 with 2-3 staff at all times. (Group size may be as small as 5 at Day Camp.)
  • Campers will be placed in sleeping tents/cabins 2-3 maximum (resident camp).
  • Camp buildings, sleeping areas, activity areas and activity equipment will be cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis.
  • Social distancing will be practiced.
  • The meal time in the dining hall will consist of tables spaced 6 feet apart and campers/staff will be placed at assigned tables for all meals (resident camp).
  • Hand washing stations will be placed in designated areas throughout camp.

This section regarding COVID-19 may be subject to change in the months leading up to summer camp. Please always follow the most current guidelines that have been provided to you, even if they do not match this section of the website.

COVID-19 Info for Day Camp
(Piperwood and Windy Meadows)

  • Per the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH), children that have received their COVID-19 vaccination MUST have their vaccine card uploaded into their Camp Doc camper profile prior to arriving at camp.  We are required by NYSDH to collect proof of COVID-19 vaccination from campers and staff. 
  • We are asking campers and staff to bring at least 2-3 reusable masks to camp. Camp will also have masks available if campers forget or need a fresh one. Bandannas, buffs and face shields are not acceptable face coverings per NYSDH.

COVID-19 Info for Resident Camp
(Timbercrest and Seven Hills)

  • Per the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH), resident camp families MUST upload their child’s negative COVID-19 test results to their child’s Camp Doc camper profile. Results must be no more than 72 hours old. If your child is vaccinated at least 14 days prior to her arrival to camp, you DO NOT have to provide a COVID-19 test result. 
  • Per NYSDH, children that have received their COVID-19 vaccination MUST have their vaccine card uploaded into their Camp Doc camper profile prior to arriving at camp. We are required by NYSDH to collect proof of COVID-19 vaccination from campers and staff. 
  • We are asking campers and staff to bring at least 5 reusable masks to camp. Camp will also have masks available if campers forget or need a fresh one. Bandannas, buffs and face shields are not acceptable face coverings per NYSDH.

Please also click here to read a letter for Resident Camp families from our Director of Outdoor Program.

2021 Summer Camp Guides
2021 Summer Camp Information Packets
2021 Summer Camp Employment

Are you looking for a fun summer job? Are you looking to do an internship for college credit, or majoring in education or camping administration, or do you just love working with children in an outdoor setting? 

Click here to be directed to our Camp Seasonal Employment page!

Click here to go directly to the camp job postings!

2021 Camp Info Sessions

Looking for more information? We have additional opportunities!

Register for an event to learn more about Camp Piperwood opportunities or any other GSWNY camp facilities.  We will provide a camp activity for the girls to do while we answer any questions from the adults on how to pre-register for camp.  The first 75 girls that attends a virtual camp information session and pre-register for camp will earn a fun patch!             

  • Monday, 5/24 @ 6-7 pm
  • Tuesday, 5/25 @ 6-7 pm

Register: http://bit.ly/gscampinfo-march

2021 In-Person Taste of Camp Events

Join us for our in-person camp events!

Event takes place between 1-3pm:

  • May 1: Camp Seven Hills: 10150 Olean Road, Holland, NY 14080

COVID guidelines will be followed:

  • To participate, families MUST pre-register and follow the below guidelines. 
  • All participants must pass a health screening upon arrival.
  • All participants must be correctly masked at all times. 
  • Social distancing is required at all times between different households. 
  • Tours and other accommodations will be grouped by household.

FUN STUFF: (All girls and families may choose to only attend the event and are not required to participate in the contest/givaways.)

  • Prizes will be given away in random drawings at the events for girl participants across our WNY council! There will be camp swag, gift baskets, gift cards, and more!
  • Win a free week of camp: Contest open to all girls who are currently a Girl Scout grade K-12 in western New York OR register for Girl Scouts for the first time after pre-registering for AND attending a Taste of Camp event. 
    • Girls who fit the above criteria will be entered in a random drawing for a week of 2021 summer camp. (Resident Camp valued at $380, Day Camp valued at $220.)
    • Week of camp prize may be applied to any 2021 day, resident, troop, or virtual/alternative camp program. Random drawing will take place in May 1, 2021.
    • Winner will be notified by phone and/or email using the information provided on their GSWNY account.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A TASTE OF CAMP EVENT!

 

Interested in getting outdoors now? Check out our Property Rentals! Your troop and family are welcome to visit our beautiful camps for unforgettable outdoor experiences. 

Troop and Family Self-Led Outdoor Activities

Due to the pandemic, we’ve had to modify and scale back many of our in-person Outdoor Events and Programs. So we’ve put together this list of ideas for your Troop or Family to enjoy the outdoors safely. All girls and troops must follow GSWNY COVID guidelines during these activities.

View and Download the Self-Led Outdoor Activities Guide

Questions? Contact a Customer Care Representative via email or call 1.888.837.6410.