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Camp Crowell

Camp Crowell, in Oakton, Virginia, was given to the Fairfax County Girl Scout Council in 1948.  This Council was later merged to form GSCNC.  

The camp is comprised of 68 acres and features lodges, picnic shelters, glen shelter units, adirondack units, tree house units, and primitive units, hiking trails, a large green area, and low ropes course.  

Rentable facilities include three lodges, three glen shelter units, two adirondack units, one tree house unit, three primitive units, and 2 day-use picnic shelters. 

Camp Crowell hosts day camp during six weeks each summer and also has weekends set aside for Service Unit Encampments.  During other times of the year the camp has an occupancy limit of 100 children and 30 adults and a vehicle limit of 60 cars due to the camp’s setting in residential Fairfax County. Map

All lodges are heated in the winter and provide year-round hot and cold water, with the exception of Pavilion lodge, which has an outdoor frost-free cold water spigot year-round.  Units feature seasonal hot water November 1 - April 1 only.

A small stack of split firewood is available at each unit.

Weather warnings are often issued by county. Camp Crowell is in Fairfax County.
If threatening weather approaches, take shelter immediately. At Camp Crowell troops should evacuate to the basement of the New Lodge if there is an emergency.

Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels) are NOT PROVIDED at our campsites (including lodges).

Special Dates
This camp functions as a day camp during various weeks in the summer.  For this and other special dates, see our Important Camp Dates page.

To learn more about Camp Coles Trip or reserve a campsite there, visit our registration website. To find a camping qualified adult to help your troop go camping, check out more information about our resource list.

Camp Caretaker
GreggMeet Crowell's Caretaker, Gregg Jensen!  

Gregg is on call for any issues before or after you arrive.  His contact information is available on the camp information packet you will receive when you reserve a campsite at Coles Trip.  

There's no need for you to check in with Gregg when you arrive at camp, but if you'd like to leave him a note (regarding things that need to be fixed- or just a "thank you"), a caretaker's mailbox is available on the circle by the New Lodge.

Local Activities
The Sports Field by the New Lodge is a great place to set up an archery range, and a local volunteer with her own equipment is willing to work with interested troops.  For more information, see our archery page and follow instructions on our resource list. 

The Cross Country Trail passes near Camp Crowell and is a great hiking endeavor.

If you know of any other great activities near Crowell that your troop has enjoyed, please contact Gustavo Martinez to add them to our list!


·         For encampments held on no more than 12 weekends in April, May, June, September or October, we can have 200 children and 50 adults in no more than 50 cars and 3 buses.


·         For any other time other than the six week period when camps are in session or the 12 weekends in the months about, we can have an maximum occupancy of 100 children and 30 adults arriving in no more than 60 cars.

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