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Camp Carlson, Bristol
Located on 36 acres atop South Mountain in Bristol, CT, Camp Carlson offers a traditional day camp experience to girls entering grades 1-12. All girls have the opportunity to hike our shady trails, have a cook-out, and enjoy swimming in our sparkling pool! Girls entering grade 4 and up can try out the archery range and sign up for an optional overnight that occurs every second week throughout the summer. Every camper will have the chance to make new friends, sing songs, play games, make crafts, and learn the value of teamwork while building courage, confidence, and character! Each week at camp, there will be a different theme celebrated in all ot the camp activities. 

Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Before care is available at 7:30 a.m. for an additional $50 fee.

Camp is open July 4!

Bus service is provided within Avon, Bristol, Canton, Cheshire, Cromwell, Farmington, Harwinton, Kensington, New Britain, Plainville, Southington, Thomaston, Torrington, Unionville, Wallingford, and Wolcott. Not all buses run every session.

All girls are welcome!

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For more information, including a bus schedule,
check out the summer camp brochure!



This year, 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 $50 deposit for each session is required at time of camp registration. Payment in full is due 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 cannot be used towards deposit and are not redeemable online.
  • 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.
  • A separate email will be sent to you from Camp Doc with required health form information for you to fill out within two weeks of registration. 
  • An administrative charge of $10 will be added for program changes.
  • We accept Care 4 Kids.

In order to receive the two-week discount, you must register for both weeks, back to back,  individually. Once you get to the payment screen, you will see the discount reflected there. To make the registration process a little faster, be sure to use the “Add someone I’ve signed up before” button when registering for additional weeks.

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

Prior to May 1, cancellation refunds will be made minus a single $20 processing fee. 
After May 1, cancellation refunds will be made minus the $50 deposit for each session. 

Cancellations made within two weeks of camp attendance will not receive any refund. Exceptions to policy can be made, minus the deposit, with a doctor's note indicating illness or injury preventing attendance, or notice of summer school attendance. 

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 $50 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

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, visit the employment page.