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Camp Laurel, Lebanon, CT
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About the Camp

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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.

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.

Day Camp Bus Service was 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. Bus schedules will change based on enrollment.

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
LEAD (Leadership, Education, Adventure, and Development) - 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 Program Aide Core Training and LEAD Training to ensure the knowledge, tools, and skills necessary to succeed as a LEAD. LEADs assist Unit Leaders and Program Staff by helping involve campers in program. 

Camp CEO 2014Camp 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 in late June. 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.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) - Join this leadership program if you are interested in working at camp in the future.  In this program you will begin to learn methods for working with children, planning and implementing programs, and expanding your team building and outdoor skills.  You will create a portfolio of information, songs, games, and other program ideas to take with you.  This is a four-week program.  This program is for girls ages 15 and up. Girls will return home each Saturday and return each Sunday. 

Wrangler-in-Training (WIT) - Join this leadership program if you are interested in working at the Laurel Stables in the future.  This program is for girls ages 16 and up.  In this program you will expand your own horseback riding skills while you learn different instruction methods, how to plan and implement lessons for younger riders, and stable management.  You will create a portfolio of information, lessons, skill builders, and other program ideas to take with you. This is a four-week program.  Girls will return home each Saturday and return each Sunday.


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 see what positions are open and to apply, visit the summer camp employment page.


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