Camp FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Camp

Can girls go to summer camp if they’re not a Girl Scout?

Yes! All girls are welcome. Non-members will pay an additional $15 to become a Girl Scout member when registering for camp. Then they will be a Girl Scout, and all of our activities are open to them (check out our event calendar for more exciting events)! Register today!

How do I register for summer camp?

There are two easy ways to register, online or paper registration. Learn more about registration.

Can I afford camp?

We believe that all girls should have the opportunity to experience summer camp. We have a tiered pricing system and grants are available for financial assistance. See more.

Can girls come to camp with friends?

Yes, camp buddies get to stay in the same area and have the same counselor. See for more details about registering buddies.

What should I bring to camp?

Our Family Connection area has a packing list- from what NOT to bring to tips and tricks.

What do girls do at camp?

Click to see lists of activities and learn about the camp day.

How do I contact my camper?

You can send letters and email your camper. Learn more.

What if I need to cancel?

Please refer to our financial policies.

Do not send your camper to camp if she has been exposed to a communicable disease or if she is ill.

Camp has a no nit policy, so no child with lice or nits is allowed at camp. All girls are screened upon arrival at camp or and any child with lice or a communicable disease will need to leave. We will make every effort to reschedule your girl in a different session, but no refunds will be issued if a camper goes home due to nits, lice or illness. Please see our Camp Guide for more information- coming soon.

What about camp food? What if my camper has dietary restrictions?

Meals are delicious and well-balanced, and are served family-style in the dining hall. You will have some options and will be encouraged to try something new. You may even cook your own meal over a campfire. If you have food allergies, or you’re a vegetarian, don’t worry; we make sure every girl has plenty to eat.  We often accommodate for food allergies and dietary restrictions including peanut allergies, diabetes, gluten-free, and vegetarian diets.  The best way to ensure your daughter has a good time and these needs are met is to note these concerns on the Camper Information Form and/or contact the camp director.  Please do not send food or snacks with your camper.

What about severe weather?

Our staff are training in procedures and emergency action plans. Weather alert radios are monitored throughout camp, and there are designated storm shelters for each camp. If the weather is unusually hot activities are changed to keep campers safe.

During weather alerts we will need the phone lines kept open to contact different parts of camp or emergency services; please do not call during severe weather. Check out camp blog for weather updates.

Does my camper need spending money?

Our camps have a camp store called the Trading Post which sells items from $0.50-$30. You can leave money, a check, or Cookie Program Credit upon check in at camp for your camper to use at the camp store. We cannot accept credit/debit cards.

My question wasn’t answered.

If you have concerns or questions about your camper attending camp, please contact Angela Ventris at  800-798-0833. All girls are welcome at Girl Scout camp, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic background or ability.