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(800) 922-2770
5:00-8:00 p.m.
April 6 and 27
Open House
Sunday,April 30
and Sunday, May 21

3:00-5:00 p.m.
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About the Camp

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Sprawling fields and rustic buildings combined with an intricate trail network set the scene for an amazing camp experience. Girls will explore their surroundings at Laurel while hiking, swimming, boating, and challenging themselves to try new activities. Rich with tradition, every girl will treasure the friendships forged and memories made at camp. Every girl receives lunch and swim instruction and girls entering grades 4 and up have an opportunity to try archery.

For girls looking to gain new skills, the horseback riding programs at Laurel are designed for all levels of riders. On the first day, girls’ riding abilities are thoughtfully assessed and they are placed into riding groups that allow girls to work comfortably and confidently at their own pace. This helps them identify areas needing improvement and hone equestrian skills. Safety is always our first priority. Bad weather and excessive heat may shorten the time that the camper is actually on horseback. If that happens, they’ll work on other horse-related activities. Laurel and Timber Trails are inclusive equestrian programs – in the two hour sessions girls will learn horse and stable care which includes mucking stalls, feeding, grooming, and tacking horses. In between assigned riding rotations, girls work on equestrian theory.

Resident Campers are placed in to living units based on grades they will be going into for the fall 2017 school year. Each unit has multiple groups with counselors and a Unit Leader. Girls sleep in wood framed rustic cabins or platform tents with cots with no electricity. Each unit has centralized portos that are serviced by a professional cleaning company and a washstand with running water in each unit. Girls shower in a centrally located bathhouse.

Resident Camp Hours are Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning. Girls who stay more than two weeks will go home overnight every two weeks.

Day Camp Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parents may drop off their camper between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m. Parent pick-up is at 4:00 p.m. Every girl receives lunch and swim instruction and girls entering grades 4 and up have an opportunity to try archery and try a one-night overnight on selected Wednesdays.

  • Before care is available beginning at 7:30 a.m. for $50 per week.
  • After camp care is available for pick up as late as 5:30 p.m., for $50 per week.

Camp is open July 4 but there will be no after care for day campers.

Day Camp Bus Service is provided within or near Colchester, Coventry, East Hampton, East Lyme, Hebron, Lebanon, Lisbon, Mansfield, Marlborough, Middletown, Norwich, Plainfield, Portland, Tolland, and Willimantic. Not all buses run all sessions. Check the bus schedules before registering.

All girls are welcome — Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts. (800) 922-2770


 Typical Day at Day camp
  Typical Day at Resident Camp 

Leadership Opportunities for Older Girls

LEADership Development, Counselor in Training, and Wrangler in Training programs are available for girls entering grades 9-12 who are ready to take on the leadership role of helping younger girls enjoy all the great experiences at day camp. Participants will receive training to ensure the knowledge, tools, and skills necessary to succeed as a leader! Leadership program participants assist Unit Leaders and Program Staff by helping involve campers in program. Learn how to apply here.

 Camp CEO - Join in the excitement of this leadership program at Camp Laurel! This program is for girls 14 years old and up and will take place June 21-24. Girls will discover how their interests, skills, and dreams can translate into being a leader. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with prominent businesswomen who will share their life lessons and leadership journeys and also enjoy traditional camp activities. Campers and their CEO buddy will discover, connect, and take action to make the world a better place. For more information about the program click here or email



Cookie Credits are doubled when redeemed towards
GSOFCT Summer Camp registration!

Pay in full by April 1 and save $10 off each day camp week
and $15 off each resident camp week!



Financial Assistance - Camperships are available on a limited basis. Both a registration form and financial aid form are required to be considered. Click here for an 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 Customer Care Department at (800) 922-2770.

Employment Opportunities
Volunteer and Employment Opportunities - We are looking for your special skills, spirit, and appreciation of children. Camp programs include swimming, hiking, campers, nature, sports, games, horseback riding, dramatics, singing, boating, cookouts, canoeing, and living in the outdoors. Enjoy the fun and rewards of meeting and working with other adults and children in the outdoors. Adults will receive training in outdoor skills, teamwork, health, and safety standards. To find out more and to download an application, visit the employment page.

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