Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Home  |  Contact

Camp CEO, Camp Laurel, Lebanon, CT  

Girls ages 14-17* can join us on this amazing leadership journey with prominent businesswomen, including our own new CEO, Mary Barneby. Discover how your interests, skills, and dreams can translate into you being a leader. Enjoy traditional camp activities as you connect with prominent businesswomen who will share their life lessons and leadership journey. You and your CEO buddy will discover, connect, and take action to make the world a better place. (*Girls who are 18 and still in high school are also welcome).

CEOs joining us this year include:

  • Shalu Arora, Recruiting Manager, ADP
  • Judy Bankowski, VP & Chief Information Officer, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Patricia Bowen, Former VP, Privacy, Optum, UConn Class of 2016 Masters of Social Work candidate
  • Carin Buckman, Director, Marketing & Communications, Leadership Greater Hartford
  • Jocelyn Cunningham, Managing Director, Deloitte
  • Aurora Daly, co-owner, Travel Daly
  • Gina D'Ambruoso, Vice President, Relationship Manager, TD Bank
  • Deirdre DiCara, Executive Director, FISH (Friends in Service of Humanity)
  • Michele Etzel, Owner, CFO, and Sr. Vice President, National Graphics
  • Stephanie Fielding, Elder, Mohegan Tribe
  • Valarie Gelb, President, Connecticut Chapter of the International Women's Forum
  • Erin Gore, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo
  • Maureen Gorman, Consultant and VP-Public Affairs (ret), Verizon 
  • Leslie Karen Hammond, Owner, Confident Speaker Series
  • Erica Howat, Culinary Professional
  • Shirley Jackson, Professor, Southern CT State University
  • Tracy Knofla, Co-Owner, High Impact Training
  • Jennifer Lawton, Chief Strategy Officer, littleBits
  • Liz McGovern, Senior Agent, Aflac Insurance
  • Suzanne Peters, Vice President, Fund for Women and Girls at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
  • Janet Ridenour, Senior Director of Program Services, Girl Scouts of Connecticut
  • Kim Rodney, Vice President - Commercial Lending, Connecticut Community Bank
  • Allie Schieffelin Walker, CEO, President of The Lighting Quotient

This year's Camp CEO program will take place  at Camp Laurel from June 24-27. The fee is $295. Girls and CEOs will arrive at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and depart at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Use this form to register or register online.

Financial Assistance - Camperships are available on a limited basis. Click here for the application. The $20 deposit is required to process the camp registration; however, if your camper is not granted financial assistance, the deposit will be refunded.  If you have questions about the deposit fee, please call the Registration Department at (800) 922-2770.

Camp CEO Memories


Thank You Camp CEO Participants!

In 2014 our own CEO, Mary Barneby and girls joined these local women for a weekend of learning and business planning.

  • Shalu Arora, Senior Talent Consultant, Baystate Health
  • Michele Etzel, Sr. Vice President and CFO, National Graphics, Inc.
  • Stephanie Fielding, Elder/Linguist, Mohegan Tribe
  • Valarie Gelb, President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, TheBarnYardGroup
  • Maureen Gorman, Consultant and VP-Public Affairs (ret), Verizon
  • Leslie Karen Hammond, Founder of S.O.A.R., Unique Strategies for Women Leaders
  • Shirley Jackson, Professor, Southern CT State University
  • Tracy Knofla, Co-Owner, High Impact Training
  • Suzanne B. Peters, Vice President, The Fund for Women and Girls, Fairfield County Community Foundation
  • Olivia Puckett, Legislative Clerk, The Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight, Connecticut General Assembly
  • Sheryl Sleeva, Senior Vice President/Group Head, Loyalty Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Jill Zamparo, Chef & Director of University Special Events, University of New Haven)

Click here for more information and here for photos from the camp.

At Camp CEO 2013, 33 girls and 17 female executives had the experience of a lifetime. Click here for more information and here for photos from the camp.

The 2010 Camp CEO hosted 24 girls and some of Connecticut's top women executives who shared their life lessons and leadership skills with girls from across the state. Click here for more information and here for photos from the camp.   

In 2009, 22 Girl Scouts and 12 Connecticut business executives had the opportunity to exchange stories, share life experiences, and enjoy nature during four days of camping fun.  Click here to see what they had to say in the Camp CEO scrapbook! 


Quick Links

Invest in Girls - Donate Now

I can't wait to be a Girl Scout!

Volunteer Today!



Long Range Property Planning

Just Say Thanks!



Girl's Guide and Journeys

Signature Initiatives

Ban Bossy  

Facebook  Twitter Google+
 YouTube  Pinterest Instagram

Join the GSOFCT Alumnae LinkedIn Group!


Amazon Smile