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Camp and Outdoors

You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.

You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake.

Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, rock climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some zip lining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.

Self-Led Outdoor Activities

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

Venture Out!

This is a brand new online adventure program that allows volunteers to explore the many different ways of taking their troops to explore the great outdoors. You will find information and tips on how to get girls outdoors, real-life stories from girls and volunteers and helpful advice from other volunteers who have used Venture Out. Click this link to get started with Venture Out!

Venture Out (Please click this link for more information on Venture Out.)

GSWNY Camp Adventure Club Skills Program

(All equipment needed for the skills will be provided on the day of the event.)

Outdoor Guidelines (Grades 4-6)

Outdoor Older Guidelines (Grades 7-12)