Summer Resident Camp
Summer resident camp registration opens February 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. Check out our 2017 Summer Fun Guide for a full list of summer camp sessions! Please note: the Summer Fun Guide file is a large file and may take a few minutes to fully load. You can also view the guide through our e-reader by scrolling below!
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 council has three fun-filled summer resident camp properties:
Each camp offers 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. Our 2017 Summer Fun Guide is chock full of fun overnight and day camp opportunities and experiences. Click the image below to downnload our guide and see all the fun that's in store this summer!
Trying to decide if you and your girl are ready for Girl Scout summer camp? Take our readiness quiz to help you determine what camp experience is right for her!
Why Girl Scout Camp
Summer camp sessons at all three of our summer resident camps (Camp Graham, Camp Hardee, and Camp Mary Atkinson) are available and open to all girls whether or not they participate in Girl Scouts.
National studies from the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) show it's not just what girls do, but how they do it that makes the Girl Scout camp experience so beneficial. Camps run by Girl Scouts are unique because girls get to learn by doing, and they do so in a girl-led environment. This means that, in addition to learning in a hands-on and active way, girls are encouraged to choose their activities, decide which topics they want to explore, and determine how they want to go about exploring them.
The study also reports that at least 75 percent of girls who experience the fun of learning by doing and are part of a girl-led program become better at conflict resolution, problem solving, team building and cooperation, and developing self-confidence. In addition, nearly three in four girls who experience learning by doing and who are part of a girl-led program say that, because of Girl Scouts, they've become a leader in more activities with their friends and classmates, as well as in their community.
At Girl Scouts, we believe that camp is for every girl, which is why we are proud to support girl-led activities and outdoor experiences.
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 Febuary and March 2017. 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.