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Summer Resident Camp

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Resident Camp Registration is Open!
 

Welcome to Girl Scout Summer Camp!


Is your girl ready to Camp like a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)? Us too! We're excited to welcome your girl to her summer home away from home - Girl Scout summer 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 for every G.I.R.L.

Our summer camp experience spans three amazing resident camp properties:

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All of our resident camps feature fun outdoor activiites like swimming, water sports, archery, crafts, campfire and more! However, each camp offers unique experiences such as Climbing the Alpine Tower at Camp Mary Atkinson, sleeping among the trees in our Tree House units at Camp Graham, and dolphin-watching on the Pamlico River at Camp Hardee. We encourage you to explore each camp and then register for for your favorite session(s) when camp registration opens on February 1!

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.

Use the dropdown below to explore more about Girl Scout camp including viewing our 2018 Summer Fun Guide, filling out our Buddy Program form, or registering for one of our free Camp Open House Events!

Why Girl Scout Camp
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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.

2018 Summer Fun Guide
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2018 Summer Fun Guide - Camp like a G.I.R.L.

Whether she loves the waterfront, horses, or archery - there's something for every girl at Girl Scout summer camp. Our 2018 Summer Fun Guide is chock full of fun overnight and day camp opportunities and experiences.

Download Summer Fun Guide | View Summer Fun Guide Online

Buddy Program
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Summer Resident Camp Buddy Program

It's back and better than ever! When you share how awesome Girl Scout summer camp is with a friend you'll earn some pretty fun rewards!

 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.
Fill out the Buddy Rewards Referral form, which will qualify your girls to earn awesome rewards. Stay tuned!
 
Have questions? Email our summer camp team!
Camp Open House Events
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Summer Resident Camp Open Houses

Join us for our free open house events in Febuary and March. 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!

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    Camp Hardee Open House
February 25, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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    Camp Mary Atkinson Open House
March 4, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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    Camp Graham Open House
March 11, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.