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Our Laurel campers enjoy all the amenities of the 300 acre property including swimming and boating in the lake, playing on the fields, and hiking the wooded trails. The units have pavilions and tents or cabins to offer shelter for sunny or rainy days, hand washing stations, and GSOFCT owned portable toilets. Girls are grouped in units by age. Laurel resident and day campers will share many of the activities together during the day.

Our on-site horseback riding programs are focused on basic riding techniques, safety, and equipment.  We offer both Western and English saddles.  All riding participants must wear long pants and shoes or boots with one-inch heels.  Campers ride each day, except opening day, in either the ring or on the trail, conditions permitting.  Campers learn to mount, dismount, walk and control the horse, and participate in barn kapers such as grooming, mucking, and horse care.  Please talk with the camp manager if your camper is an experienced rider.

Resident Campers enjoy evening and night programs such as night sky programs, numerous campfires, night hikes, and lots and lots of singing. Most girls will be sleeping on cots with mattresses in platform tents. Our full-service dining hall provides meals served daily during camp in our allergy-aware kitchen. Please share any meal-time allergy concerns with us prior to camp.

Resident Camp Hours are Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning. Girls who stay more than two weeks will go home overnight every two weeks July 12-13 and July 26-27.

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 pm.

  • Breakfast Bunch is available beginning at 7:00 a.m. for $50 per week. Campers may arrive any time between 7:00 and 8:30 a.m. Breakfast is served from 8:15 to 8:45 am.
  • Lunch Bunch provides lunch prepared by camp and is available for $30 per week. A full salad bar is available. We are an allergy aware facility. Please share any meal-time allergy concerns with us prior to camp.
  • After Camp Care is available for pick up as late as 5:30 p.m., for $40 per week.
Camp will be open on July 4 but there will be no day camp bus service. Girls enrolled in Day Camp for session 1 or 1A will receive a free camp hoodie and water bottle.

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

All girls are welcome — Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts.


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Leadership Opportunities for Older Girls
Camp Laurel offers LEAD (Leadership, Education, Adventure, and Development) for Day Camp and Counselor-in-Training (CIT) and Wrangler-in-Training (WIT) for Resident Camp.Girls in these programs will begin to learn methods for working with children, planning and implementing programs, and expanding team building and outdoor skills. Find out more about the leadership programs at our camps.

 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 25-28. 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 camp@gsofct.org.


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Financial Assistance - Camperships are available on a limited basis. 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 Registration 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 summer camp employment page. For information on volunteering and an application, click here.

         


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