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Resident Camp Laurel

2021 Dates

Traditional Camp: June 27 - August 6

Laurel Mini-Camp: June 22 - June 25

Camp CEO is on hold for 2021

Girl Scouts of CT is carefully monitoring the opening of residential camps with the State of CT for the summer of 2021. We are moving forward with opening registration for this summer for resident camp. We will update the residential page when we know more.  

There are many new things to explore at resident camp this summer! With a pick your own program, Family Fridays complete with a museum showing and family evening bbq, earlier drop offs on Sundays and pick ups on Friday evenings and a revamped CIT program, there is sure to be something for everyone.

All girls are welcome!

CHECK IN FOR REGULAR RESIDENT CAMP  (Not for mini camp)

  • Check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. to 12: 00 p.m. noon on Sundays. When arriving to camp, you will follow the directions from the staff in the parking lot, go to the main camp for Health Care check in if need be, After General check in, you will then proceed to the assigned unit to assist your camper in setting up her bedding. All campers should be at camp by 12 noon. We have found that many families are so eager to get to camp they arrive before 10:00 a.m. We are excited too, but PLEASE wait until 10:00 a.m. to begin check-in. Our staff are preparing right up to the last moment for your arrival. 
  • Check Out/ Pick up for resident camp is now Fridays between the hours of 5: p.m. and 7:p.m.

FAMILY FRIDAYS at Laurel!

  • Our resident campers and families have the opportunity to join in on Family Fridays! Between 5p.m. and 7 p.m., join us for a BBQ dinner, participate in activities, enjoy a walk-through of the “museum”, meet your camper’s counselors and other camp staff and a horse riding exhibition.

View the Parent Handbook HERE

 

Mini Camp
Get your summer off to an amazing start with a mini camp experience for the first time camper or one who wants just a little bit of camp! It’s a great introduction to life at camp, and campers have an opportunity to try many of the activities offered at Laurel. Girls will have scheduled group activities with their cabins including swimming, crafts, nature, campfires with s’mores, but campers will also have several free time activity periods in which they can sign up for an activity of their choice.

Our time together may be short, but we make the most of it by providing an awesome camp experience that will have you signing up for the next session too!(Excludes horseback riding)

Mini Camp Check-In

  • Check in begins at 4 p.m. Please plan your arrival accordingly. When arriving to camp, you will follow the directions from the staff in the parking lot, go to the main camp for Health Care check in if need be, and general check in. After General check in, you will then proceed to the assigned unit to assist your camper in setting up her bedding. All campers should be at camp by 6 p.m. We have found that many families are so eager to get to camp they arrive before 2:00 p.m. We are excited too, but PLEASE wait until 4:00 p.m. to begin check-in. Our staff are preparing for your arrival. 
  • Check Out/ Pick up for resident camp is now Fridays between the hours of 5: p.m. and 7:p.m.

New for 2021:   Older Girl Program!
Girls going into grades 9 and above can attend camp for a week and enjoy a program designed by them, for them! For the girl who wants to attend camp and not be in a leadership program. The Older Girl Program impacts their own camp experience by encompassing skill building, confronting new challenges and building peer relationships. Think of syncro swim, outdoor cooking using no utensils, an overnight just for you, advanced crafts, archery, wilderness survival, media and camp blogging, and a night owls program for activities after dark. 

POP! 
POP is Laurel's new and exciting program! POP is a girl led experience. Pick your Own Program! POP girls get to choose their own camp experience this summer by choosing what they want to participate in. POP is girl led, girl choice, building upon skills, and meet new girls outside of their unit. On Sundays, our camp staff will deliver “infomercials” on the programs that they lead during the week. Girls will then select what programs they would like to participate in during the program times during the day. Laurel also has new and expanded programs. Drama, dance, multi-media, rocketry, advanced crafts, syncro swim, and outdoor living skills to name a few. Please note: Horseback is excluded as this is a separate program selected prior to coming to camp that will include some of the POP program. NEW: All campers will have a swim assessment prior to waterfront activities. All campers going into grades 1-5 will have one period per day scheduled for swim lessons. Campers going into grades 6 and above, families have the option to opt out of swimming lessons. There will be three different program tracks based on Girl Scout levels: Daisy and Brownies level 1, Juniors, Cadettes level 2 and Seniors and Ambassadors level 3. 

 
Have a question? Check out our FAQs below! 
FAQs

Where will my girl sleep?
Campers are assigned sleeping units/areas based upon camper age and sometimes the program they registered for, such as equestrian or the CIT program. We try to assign the youngest campers to the units that are cabins. Please note that if your child is sleeping in a cabin, there are camp staff living with them in the cabins. Campers may sleep in platform tents, which sleep four campers each.  We encourage you and your girl to attend our Open House so that you are familiar with all of the sleeping units at Camp Laurel.

What will my girl eat?
Food service staff at Camp Laurel prepares a variety of pleasing and nutritious meals appropriate for children. Camp serves plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and breads. Camp Laurel day campers receive lunch daily in the dining hall for no additional charge. All campers at all camps receive a snack each afternoon. 

 Can special diets be accommodated?
We do offer a vegetarian alternative at each meal.  If you have allergies or special dietary needs, please contact the Camp Director prior to camp to discuss your requirements. 

Can I visit?
Each camp will host an Open House in the spring. Families are welcome to see and tour the camp as well as meet the Camp Director and staff.  Parents may not visit their camper while camp is in session.

How can I contact my girl during camp?
In your parent information packet, you will receive the mailing address and information needed to contact your camper during her stay. We encourage you to write your camper, but remember it is often necessary to post-mark mail prior to her departure to ensure she receives it in a timely manner. You can also leave letters at check in with their name and date on them and we are able to give them to your camper while at camp

Can I send my girl to camp with food to share?
No, thanks! To keep camp critter visits to a minimum, please don’t send food of any kind with your daughter. If your daughter has dietary restrictions please contact the camp director before camp starts to discuss the options available.

Can I mail a care package?
We discourage packages mailed from home. If you feel you need to send your camper something during a one week stay, please remember that it could arrive after her stay at camp. It’s best to leave the package with the office at drop off with her name and date to give it to her.

2021 Camp Fee Schedule
One Week $500
Two Weeks $900
One Week Older Girl Program $500
 LEAD 2 weeks $900
CIT1 first 4 weeks $975
CIT2 6 weeks $1225
CIT3 6 weeks $150
WIT 6 weeks $1225
Mini Camp | Tuesday p.m. - Sat. a.m. $305
Saddle Up one week $660
Horse Savvy two weeks $1190