Summer Resident Camp - What It's All About
Summer Resident Camp
Girls sing songs like rock stars by the campfire, swim like fish in the lake, and channel their inner-outdoor adventurer when attending Girl Scout summer resident camp.
Whether she’s looking for a week of adventure or a day of exploring, we’ve got you covered. Horseback riding, swimming, learning to surf or sail, crafting, hiking the Appalachian Trail and much, much more – there is something that shows every girl she can shine.
Our three amazing resident camps located in Johnston, Vance, and Beaufort counties offer unique experiences and are special places where girls create memories that will last a lifetime.
Girl Scout Camp is not only about gaining outdoor skills and friendships - it’s about helping girls discover who they are and exploring the world around them. At camp girls realize that anything is possible…and that their next great adventure is just around the corner.
Whether she loves the waterfront, horses, or archery - there's something for every girl at Girl Scout Summer Camp. Browse our 2016 Summer Fun Guide - full of fun overnight and day camp opportunities and experiences. Remember to mark you calendar for February 3, 2016 when resident camp registration opens!
Trying to decide if you and your girl are ready for Girl Scout Summer Camp? Take our readiness quizzes (one for girls and one for parents) to help you determine what camp experience is right for her!
This year, each Girl Scout who has a new buddy (non-Girl Scout) sign up and attend summer resident camp will earn:
- 1 New Buddy = Special Edition "Buddy T-shirt" and an 8x10 lamented buddy photo for each of you.
- 3 or More New Buddies = Special Edition "Buddy T-shirt", an 8x10 lamented buddy photo for each girl, and a limitied edition camp blanket for the referring Girl Scout.
Join us for our free open house events in March 2016. Each resident camp will host a Sunday afternoon open house where girls and their families can tour the property, meet camp staff, and register for sessions. Additionally, we invite families to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the property. RSVP to attend one or all three open houses below!
Located on the Pamlico River, Camp Hardee knows how to have fun each day of camp! From hiking, sailing, and kayaking to campfires, cookouts, and pool parties, there is always a new adventure. At our open house, girls and their families will explore amenities such as our air-conditioned cabins and get a glimpse of our 95 acres including river front, woodlands, and open space. Come learn more about our small, tight-knit community where girls become family!
Sitting on scenic Kerr Lake, Camp Graham is all about the water! Each day campers canoe, kayak, sail, swm, and paddleboard. When away from the lake front, campers practice archery, play games, and explore nature! At our open house, girls and families will glimpse at our 155 acres of woodland and lake front property and tour cabin accommodations including cabins, platform tents, and our treehouse units! If your girl has an interest in horses, be sure to ask us about our horse camp and nearby stables.
Climb to new heights with courage at Camp Mary Atkinson, which features the Alpine Tower! On the ground, this camp offers canoeing, kayaking, archery, and outdoor cooking. Horse camp sessions are also available for those looking to saddle up! At the open house, girls and families will visit other camper favorites including the bouldering Grotto, a zero-entry swimming pool, and our ten foot waterslide. The tour also includes camper accommodations including cabins and platform tents and exploring our air-conditioned Leadership Center and dining hall.