Camp and Outdoors
You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.
You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake.
Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, rock climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some zip lining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.
With so many options, how will you choose which one is right for you?
Girl Zone Day Camp
During spring break and all summer long, we offer day camps for girls K-5 at the Girl Zone in Charleston, WV. These camps are led by full-time staff, seasonal camp counselors and volunteers. Love messy, crazy art projects? Are you a girly girl? Super into science and mystery? You won’t want to miss out on the adventures at our day camps. Check back in 2016 for a list of all of our amazing camps next summer. Be sure to sign up quickly as all of our camps filled quickly last year.
Service Unit Day Camps
Looking for a camp close to home? Volunteers from all around the council come together every year to design camps in just about every community. Have fun, make new friends, experience new things, and try to avoid the bugs with one of our Service Unit Day Camps. Want to plan a Day Camp for your area? Download our Camp Pathway Planning Manual.
When we’re really having fun with our friends, sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye and wait a whole night to see them again. With Weekend Camps, you don’t have to wait! Zipline, horseback ride, even travel in a TARDIS at our Doctor Who Camp. Check out our outdoor and camping events.
Even with all of the amazing camps we offer, maybe your troop wants to plan their very own camping opportunity. The first step is to make sure your leader has completed our Camping In Self Study and has also taken a Camping Out weekend course.
As you’re thinking about where you’d like to go and what you would like to do, make sure you look through our Safety Activity Checkpoints.
Once everyone is trained and your trip is planned, submit a tripping application.