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Summer Camps

Girl Scouts wouldn't be Girl Scouts without the great outdoors. Make new friends, build a campfire, hike the trails - adventures await at GSOFCT Summer Camps! With seven day camps and one resident camp to choose from, there is sure to be one just for you! Not only do we provide great traditional camp activities, but GSOFCT Summer Camp helps you expand your horizons while enjoying the adventure of learning and connecting with the world around you. 

 

 

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Camp Open Houses
Join us at our camp open houses on Thursday May 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and May 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at all of our summer camps! 

Camp Info and Registration Nights
 
Stop in at one of our Camp Info and Registration nights at several CT locations!
Meet some of the camp staff, ask questions, and see a slideshow of our camp programs and facilities! There will also be a chance to register for any of our camps and apply for financial aid. All info nights are weather permitting and any cancellations will be posted on our website. 

  • Waterbury Service Center: Thursday, February 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • North Haven Service Center: Thursday, February 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Hartford Service Center: Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Camp Aspetuck: Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Camp Laurel Troop House: Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Camp An-Se-Ox: Thursday, April 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


 

Registration

All summer camp registrations will be online. During the registration process, if you are not already a member of Girl Scouts, you can register your child to become a Girl Scout (required to attend camp). A $25 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. Payment is due in full by June 1. If registering after June 1, full payment is due at time of registration.

  • Cookie Credits are doubled when used to pay for GSOFCT Summer Camp! Cookie Credits must be sent by August 31 to: 

Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Attn: Camping Services
20 Washington St. 
North Haven, CT 06473

 
 
  • Cookie Credits cannot be used towards deposit and are not redeemable online. Should we not receive the Cookie Credits by August 31, we are unable to process them towards your camp fees and you will be responsible for paying the balance in full. Should you cancel camp for any reason, Cookie Credits are non-refundable.
  • You will receive an email confirmation upon registering with a link to the Parent Handbook which gives you detailed information about your girl's camp experience. Be sure to download the handbook to keep important information in regards to your camper's stay at camp.
  • Within 2 weeks of registering for camp, health forms including a physical form, health history, and other forms necessary for your camper's well-being will be sent to you to return back to Camping Services by June 1. More information can be found in the parent handbook. Anyone registering after June 1 must bring their health forms with them directly to camp.
  • An administrative charge of $10 will be added for program changes.
  • We accept Care 4 Kids.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Care.

Cancellations and Refunds

Girl Scout Membership fee is non-refundable. Cancellations and refunds must be requested in writing and sent to Camping Services.

Cancellation refunds will be made minus the $25 non-refundable deposit. Should you cancel camp for any reason, Cookie Credits are not returnable. 

Cancellations made within two weeks of camp attendance will not receive any refund. 

Due to limited space in Saddle Up, Horse Savvy, and Horse Fun, any cancellations within two weeks prior to arrival at camp will not be refunded.

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available on a limited basis. Both online registration and financial aid form are required to be considered. The financial aid application is within the registration form. To fill the financial aid form out, you must go into the registration portal for the camp you selected. On the first full page of information that you are required to fill out, on the bottom of that page, there is a question asking if you would like to apply for financial aid. You can then click yes to apply and the form will pop up for you to fill out.

 Remember, you must complete the registration form, and pay the $25 deposit per week that is required to process the camp registration and financial aid request; however, if your camper is not granted financial assistance, the deposit will be refunded. If you have questions about the deposit fee, please contact Camping Services.

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 apply please contact Camping Services.

 

 

Throughout the summer, campers will have the opportunity to earn different Girl Scout badges. Check out all of the badges your girl will have the potential to earn! 
Badges
  • Space Science Explorer

  • Cabin Camper

  • Bugs

  • Dancer

  • Fair Play

  • Girl Scout Way

  • Household Elf

  • Hiker

  • Inventor

  • Home Scientist

  • Letterboxer

  • Making Friends

  • Meet My Customers

  • Making Games

  • My Best Self

  • My Family Story

  • Outdoor Adventurer

  • Painting

  • Outdoor Art Creator

  • Senses

  • Snacks

  • Space Science Adventurer

  • Animal Habitats

  • Detective

  • Drawing

  • Eco Camper

  • Entertainment Technology

  • Gardener

  • Geocacher

  • Outdoor Art Explorer

  • Playing the Past

  • Practice With Purpose

  • Product Design

  • Scribe

  • Simple Meals

  • Social Butterfly

  • Space Science Investigator

  • Staying Fit

  • Animal Helpers

  • Business Plan

  • Eating For You

  • Comic Artist

  • Entrepreneur

  • Field Day

  • Good Sportsmanship

  • New Cuisines

  • Night Owl

  • Primitive Camper

  • Public Speaker

  • Science of Happiness

  • Screenwriter

  • Special Agent

  • Trailblazing

  • Trees

  • Woodworker

  • Truth Seeker



Need help? Check out our FAQs!
FAQs

Who are the staff members and how old are they?
Our camp staff are enthusiastic, talented, and caring adults who are selected based on their experience, ability to serve as positive role models, and their enthusiasm to work with children. Many of our staff return from year to year, but new staff are recruited as well. We also hire international staff via Camp America. Background checks and extensive interviews are completed during the hiring proces. 

What training does the staff receive?
All staff are required to complete training before the first day of camp. Training includes activity programming, outdoor skills, health and safety, emergency procedures, age level characteristics, dealing with homesickness, and more. Staff who supervise and instruct specialty activities are required to obtain additional training and required licenses. Staff who are CPR and First Aid certified are always on site.

What is the ratio of staff to campers?
The staff to camper ration is based on the ages of the campers and follow GSUSA guidelines.

What safety standards are followed?
Our camps are required to meet established standards for health and safety, site, program, and personnel, which are established by the State of CT and local health departments, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the American Camp Association (ACA). Each camp is inspected once a summer by the county health department in which the camp is located. 

What is the ACA?
The American Camp Association is a national organization that sets the highest standards for the camping industry, which include the health and safety of campers and staff and the delivery of quality programming. All of our camps, with the exception of Clatter Valley, are ACA accredited with accreditation visits by the ACA every five years.

Can my daughter be in the same unit with her friend?
Absolutely, as long as they are both registered for the same program and same age group going into the fall.  When you register your daughter, you’ll be asked for a bunkmate or friend request. Please make sure the bunkmate lists your girl, too! Please note, campers may not request more than one bunkmate/friend. Camp is a time to enjoy old friends, but also a time to make new ones!

What if my girl needs medical attention?
All resident and day camps are staffed with a health supervisor whose certification and training level is in compliance with the state of CT Youth Camp regulations. The health supervisor is on site during all operating hours of the camp and oversees the routine health care and administration of medications for all campers and staff. Parents will be notified in the event of an emergency. Please review our health care form and information in the parent guide for administration of medications at camp as well as Plan of Care if needed. 

Will the Trading Post be open during camp?
The Trading Posts at all camps will be open during the week your camper is there. Day camps will send home a list of items with prices on the first day of their camp session. Day campers will bring in their money for their scheduled visit to the Trading Post. Resident campers deposit money into the store account upon arrival. Upon pick up form your campers session, you will pick up leftover trading post money from your account.