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Day Camp

Girls of all ages can embrace the G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, and leader) at day camp. Our day camp program offers classic camp activities including crafts, games, and campfires. Bus transportation is available for an additional fee.

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Click here to pre-register for the 2021 summer camp season!

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General Information

Girl Scout camps are open to every girl in grades K-10. 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. Please read the Day Camp Information Packet for details on our refund policy, inclement weather, cancellations, and other relevant camp information.

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 Outdoor Program PRIOR to REGISTERING YOUR CHILD for camp at 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

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 we are asking all of our GSWNY camp families who are interested in having their child participate in summer camp 2021, to please pre-register to reserve a spot. On May 1, 2021, the summer camp 2021 camp registration portal will re-open and families can continue with completing their child’s camp registration and camper profile. 

Please visit this page to register your girl online. If you do not have a computer or are unable to register online, contact Customer Care for assistance, or submit a completed paper camp application form (both sides), and a $25 deposit to either our Rochester or Buffalo office (by mail, fax, or curbside pickup). 

Families that pre-register their girl for camp between January 13 and April 30, 2021, will also receive an exclusive GSWNY summer camp 2021 patch, available through pre-registration only!

  • From January 13 to April 30, 2021, you will have the opportunity to pre-register and reserve a spot for your girl.
  • You will be required to pay a refundable $25 deposit (deposits refundable from January 13 to April 30 only) and select an option of day camp, overnight camp, troop camp adventure, alternative camp or both.
  • You will have from Saturday, May 1, to Wednesday, May 5, to complete your summer camp registration for your child. May 6 camp registration opens to all who are interested. 
  • No walk-in registrations at camp will be accepted. 
  • Financial aid applications can be completed 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 Discount

Available for registered Girl Scouts of Western New York members only. To receive the Early Bird Discount of $25 for GSWNY day camp, registration forms must be received online or at the Girl Scout office on or before Monday, May 31, 2021, at 4:30pm. Early Bird Discount applies to Camp Piperwood only.

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. The More the Merrier Discount applies to Camp Piperwood only.

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.
Before and After Care

Before and After-Care at Camp Piperwood

  • Early Drop Off: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. 
  • Late Pick Up: Monday through Friday 5:30 p.m. 

$30 per week per camper for both morning and afternoon 
OR $15 per week per camper for morning or evening only

Put your mind at ease and take advantage of the before and after care program at our day camp facilities. You may drop your child off at camp no earlier than 8 a.m. and pick her up no later than 5:30 p.m. Peace of mind and convenience for only $30 PER WEEK PER CAMPER! Please indicate morning care and after care on the camp registration form.

Before and After-Care at Camp Windy Meadows

  • Early Drop Off: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.
  • Late Pick Up: Monday through Friday 6:00 p.m.

There is no additional charge for before and after-care. Put your mind at ease and take advantage of the before and after care program at our day camp facilities. You may drop your child off at camp no earlier than 8 a.m. and pick her up no later than 6 p.m. Please indicate before and/or after care on the camp registration form.

Open House

Virtual Open House at Camp Piperwood

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 ▪ 5 to 7:30 p.m. 

For the safety of our campers, families and staff we are not offering our traditional camp open house for summer 2021. Instead we have opted to provide a virtual event that will highlight all the best of camp. Look for additional information coming soon to our GSWNY website and the camp information packet. 

Taste of Camp Recruitment Event 

New to summer camp, visit us this spring to get a glimpse of what your summer camp experience will look like. Informational sessions, tours and a sampling of camp crafts will be available. You will also have an opportunity to register for summer camp 2021. Enter your name for a chance at a free of week of camp and other cool camp prizes.

April 17 ◾ 12 to 3 p.m.: Camp Piperwood: 2222 Turk Hill Rd., Fairport, NY 14450 (Event may be virtual. Please check back later for registration and details.)

Bus Transportation

Bus Transportation for Camp Piperwood

Bus transportation is available at our day camp facilities for an additional fee of $50 per girl per week. The schedules are 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 morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday. Please indicate on the application if you will need bus service and carefully select the bus stop that will be best for your girl.

We recommend that you arrive at the bus stop at least 10 to 20 minutes early. The times printed here are estimated and may be subject to delay (10-20 minutes) pending weather and traffic conditions. Parents, if you are not at the bus stop when the bus arrives, your girl will remain on the bus until it reaches the bus terminal. You will then have to pick her up at the bus terminal.

  • Session 1: July 5-9
  • Session 2: July 12-16
  • Session 3: July 19-23
  • Session 4: July 26-30
  • Session 5: August 2-6
  • Session 6: August 9-13

BUS 1

Wal-Mart, 1490 Hudson Ave. Rochester 
Pick-Up - 8:15 a.m. Drop-Off- 4:30 p.m.

BUS 2

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Ave, Greece, NY 14616 
(Parking lot along Maiden Lane)
Pick-Up. 8 a.m. Drop-Off- 4:45.p.m.

BUS 3

Wegmans, 2301 Lyell Ave, Rochester 
Pick-Up - 8:10 a.m. Drop-Off- 5 p.m.

Al Sigl Community of Agencies, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Rochester 
Pick-Up - 8:30 a.m. Drop-Off- 4:30 p.m.

BUS 4

Tops Supermarket, 450 West Avenue, Rochester 
Pick-Up - 8:15 a.m. Drop-Off- 4:45 p.m.

BUS 5

Rochester Public Library: Sully Branch, 530 Webster Ave., Rochester
Pick-Up - 8:20 a.m. Drop-Off- 4:30 p.m.

Financial Assistance

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.

With generous support from our local United Ways, private foundations and donors, we are able to offer families who qualify up to 5 weeks of day camp or the combination of 1 week of resident camp with 3 weeks of day camp at a discounted rate. To see if you qualify or for more information on this opportunity please call 1-888-837-6410 or email customercare@gswny.org.

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 Girl Scout Service Center as early as possible and no later than June 1, 2021. (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 Eligibility 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 2020 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 you are completing a paper application (in the back of the guide for printing or contact our Customer Care team for a copy) then please mail the completed 2021 Summer Day Camp to:

Rochester Service Center
Girl Scouts of Western New York, Inc. 
1000 Elmwood Ave, Door #9
Rochester, NY 14620
Attn: Summer Camp FA Awards

If financial aid information is completed in full and includes the $25 deposit, parents/guardians should receive notice of their request within a short period of submission. 

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