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From archery and sailing, to rock climbing and caving, you can find the right camp at Girl Scouts.  Cook over a campfire, make crafts, and go swimming—all in keeping with Girl Scout traditions of learning new skills, singing songs, earning badges and making awesome new friends. You will be one happy camper! Whether you’re a first time camper or a seasoned pro, you’re sure to have the best summer ever.

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Camp Coles Trip Stafford, VA

About

If you love the water, then Camp Coles Trip is  for you! Located in Stafford, VA on the banks of Aquia Creek, Coles Trip offers aquatic programs for new and experienced campers. Girls will challenge themselves sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding.  In addition to watersports, girls will participate in archery, hiking, campfire programs, arts & crafts and at least one cookout during their stay at camp. Campers will stay in either platform tents or glen shelters and enjoy both traditional family style meals in the dining hall and cookout/pack out meals with their program groups.

Campers will work to earn stripes on the Spirit Stick by displaying strong Girl Scout Spirit, participate in a theme meal or two planned by the camp’s girl led Camper Council, and enjoy specially planned all-camp activities. Plus, all campers will celebrate the end of the week at a campfire with skits, songs and new lifelong friends. For girls who have completed grades 5-11.

View the camp grid here

Online Camp Registration Begins: 
January 17, 2018

Juniors (Current Grade 5)

Aquia Adventures

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $400

Get ready, get set, get wet at Camp Coles Trip. Sample all of Camp Coles Trip's best aquatics activities including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding. You’ll also get to visit the archery range, do arts and crafts and spend time around a campfire too!

Session

Date

2

4

5

6

7

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

Beachfront Explorers

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $400

Enjoy a fun-filled week sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and more as you explore all that Coles Trip has to offer! Of course, your week would not be complete without pitching a tent under the stars on Shark Tooth Beach and hitting a bullseye at the archery range.

Session

Date

2

3

5

6

7

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

Jump On

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $400

Jump on board and make your splash at Aquia Creek! This week is filled with windsurfing and paddle boarding. Discover all the laughter and fun along the way and enjoy many of your favorite general camp activities.

Session

Date

2

5

7

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Cadettes (Current Grades 6-8)

Aquia Adventures

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $400

Get ready, get set, get wet at Camp Coles Trip. Sample all of Camp Coles Trip's best aquatics activities including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding. You’ll also get to visit the archery range, do arts and crafts and spend time around a campfire too!

Session

Date

2

4

5

6

7

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

Beachfront Explorers

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $400

Enjoy a fun-filled week sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and more as you explore all that Coles Trip has to offer! Of course, your week would not be complete without pitching a tent under the stars on Shark Tooth Beach and hitting a bullseye at the archery range.

Session

Date

2

3

5

6

7

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

Jump On

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $400

Jump on board and make your splash at Aquia Creek! This week is filled with windsurfing and paddle boarding. Discover all the laughter and fun along the way and enjoy many of your favorite general camp activities.

Session

Date

2

5

7

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Get Settled In

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $660

Can’t get enough of camp life and the waterfront? Retreat to the woods and settle in for two weeks of your favorite Camp Coles Trip activities. You will have plently of time for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery and of course some arts and crafts too. You will even get to spend 4th of July down at the waterfront for a Red, White and Blue Stars and Stripes Luau under the stars, and watch the firework show across the creek.

Session

Date

3-4

7/1-7/13

Sail Away

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $400

Learn how to rig and sail a Sunfish while enjoying all of camp life. Each day you will set sail on Aquia Creek, learning and improving your sailing skills. At night, be sure to take some time to relax with your new friends around a campfire or under the stars.

Session

Date

2

5

6

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

Sailor's Adventure

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $710

This two-week program is a sailor’s dream come true! What more could a sailor ask for then 3 sailboats in two weeks? You will start out learning to rig and navigate a Sunfish Sailboat at camp and work your way up to JY14’s by the end of your two weeks. Also, you and your fellow sailors will take a trip to Annapolis, MD and set sail on a Schooner. And, we can’t forget 4th of July! You will spend the holiday sailing, enjoying a Red, White and Blue Stars and Stripes Luau, and watching fireworks from across the creek.

Session

Date

3-4

7/1-7/13

Seniors (Current Grades 9-10)

Get Settled In

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $660

Can’t get enough of camp life and the waterfront? Retreat to the woods and settle in for two weeks of your favorite Camp Coles Trip activities. You will have plently of time for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery and of course some arts and crafts too. You will even get to spend 4th of July down at the waterfront for a Red, White and Blue Stars and Stripes Luau under the stars, and watch the firework show across the creek.

Session

Date

3-4

7/1-7/13

Sail Away

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $400

Learn how to rig and sail a Sunfish while enjoying all of camp life. Each day you will set sail on Aquia Creek, learning and improving your sailing skills. At night, be sure to take some time to relax with your new friends around a campfire or under the stars.

Session

Date

2

5

6

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

Sailor's Adventure

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $710

This two-week program is a sailor’s dream come true! What more could a sailor ask for then 3 sailboats in two weeks? You will start out learning to rig and navigate a Sunfish Sailboat at camp and work your way up to JY14’s by the end of your two weeks. Also, you and your fellow sailors will take a trip to Annapolis, MD and set sail on a Schooner. And, we can’t forget 4th of July! You will spend the holiday sailing, enjoying a Red, White and Blue Stars and Stripes Luau, and watching fireworks from across the creek.

Session

Date

3-4

7/1-7/13

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $560

Find the leader in you in this two-week program. Learn to lead songs, games and other camp activities, and experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls in an outdoor setting while earning your CIT I pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks; bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

5-7

7/15-8/03

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $600

The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity for girls. Girls will learn to teach outdoor camping skills in a variety of programs, as well as earn their CIT II pin. CIT II is a three-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks; bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

5-7

7/15-8/03

Ambassadors (Current Grades 11-12)

Get Settled In

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $660

Can’t get enough of camp life and the waterfront? Retreat to the woods and settle in for two weeks of your favorite Camp Coles Trip activities. You will have plently of time for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery and of course some arts and crafts too. You will even get to spend 4th of July down at the waterfront for a Red, White and Blue Stars and Stripes Luau under the stars, and watch the firework show across the creek.

Session

Date

3-4

7/1-7/13

Sail Away

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $400

Learn how to rig and sail a Sunfish while enjoying all of camp life. Each day you will set sail on Aquia Creek, learning and improving your sailing skills. At night, be sure to take some time to relax with your new friends around a campfire or under the stars.

Session

Date

2

5

6

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

Sailor's Adventure

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $710

This two-week program is a sailor’s dream come true! What more could a sailor ask for then 3 sailboats in two weeks? You will start out learning to rig and navigate a Sunfish Sailboat at camp and work your way up to JY14’s by the end of your two weeks. Also, you and your fellow sailors will take a trip to Annapolis, MD and set sail on a Schooner. And, we can’t forget 4th of July! You will spend the holiday sailing, enjoying a Red, White and Blue Stars and Stripes Luau, and watching fireworks from across the creek.

Session

Date

3-4

7/1-7/13

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $560

Find the leader in you in this two-week program. Learn to lead songs, games and other camp activities, and experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls in an outdoor setting while earning your CIT I pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks; bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

3-4

7/1-7/13

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $600

The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity for girls. Girls will learn to teach outdoor camping skills in a variety of programs, as well as earn their CIT II pin. CIT II is a three-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks; bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

5-7

7/15-8/03

Junior Counselor (JC)

(Grades 11-12) Fee: Application ONLY

Find more information and complete our Junior Counselor application here


Camp May Flather 
Mt. Solon, VA

About


Breathe the mountain air, splash in the pool and savor the thrill of high adventure at Camp May Flather. Located in Mt. Solon, VA, May Flather offers a traditional camp experience with empowering outdoor adventures. Girls can find new confidence through caving, climbing, swimming, archery, solving teambuilding games, and overcoming the challenge course. Girls can express their creativity by weaving on antique barn looms and with arts & crafts. Girls will stay in glen shelters or platform tents and enjoy a variety of meal options including cookouts/pack-outs with their program groups and traditional family style meals in the screened dining hall.

Traditions will play a big part of their week too! Each camper will spend time at the singing benches learning new songs, perform at closing campfire and experience some camp magic at a wish stick ceremony. For girls who have completed grades 4-11.

View the camp grid here

Online Camp Registration Begins: 
January 19, 2018

Juniors (Current Grades 4-5)

Explorers

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $415

Have an adventure at Camp May Flather! Reach for the sky on the climbing tower and natural rock wall. Go creek stomping and head off camp for an exciting canoe trip. Cook over a fire and so much more!

Session

Date

2

3

5

7

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Pajama Party

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $400

Lay back and relax this week while you enjoy staying up late and sleeping in. Start each morning with a late breakfast before enjoying a day full of camp activities. In the evening, stay up late while you stargazing go on night hikes, enjoy a glow climb, throw your own dance party, and more!

Session

Date

2

3

4

6

7

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Rocks Rock

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $400

Reach for the skies with this week of climbing challenges. You will get to spend time learning important knots and working on your skills during multiple sessions at the climbing tower, and then move on to our natural rock wall. Once back on the ground, you will have plenty of time to enjoy other great camp activities too!

Session

Date

4

5

6

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

Action Adventure

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $415

Do you want to climb to the top of the tower and find out just how dark it is in the depths of a cave? You can try both this week, as well as go canoeing, cook over a campfire and try archery too! Discover your adventurous side in this exciting week.

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

8/5-8/10

Cave Crawlers

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $450

Encounter underground wonders in this exciting week at camp! Spend some time at a local cave exploring its dark muddy depths, then head to a local show cave, Grand Caverns, and see its wonders under the big lights. Back at camp you will also have time to visit Stone Lodge, try your hand at archery and more!

Session

Date

4

6

7

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

Wilderness Girls

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $415

Do you have what it takes? You will learn how to survive in the woods and build shelters and forts out of what you can find in nature. Try out backpacking with a short hike and then sleep out in tents at a primitive site, and explore the George Washington National Forest with a nature discovery hike. Don’t mind a little dirt? Then join us for this week of exploration and adventure!

Session

Date

3

4

6

7

8

7/1-7/6

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Trailblazers

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $415

In this adventurous week, you will get to venture out on a 2 night backpacking trip in the George Washington National Forest! You will get a chance to work on the Cadette Outdoor Journey and improve your outdoor skills. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and bring broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

2

6/24-6/29

Cadettes (Current Grades 6-8)

Explorers

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $415

Have an adventure at Camp May Flather! Reach for the sky on the climbing tower and natural rock wall. Go creek stomping and head off camp for an exciting canoe trip. Cook over a fire and so much more!

Session

Date

2

5

7

8

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Pajama Party

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $400

Lay back and relax this week while you enjoy staying up late and sleeping in. Start each morning with a late breakfast before enjoying a tranquil spa session or soothing yoga. In the evening, stay up late while you stargazing go on night hikes, enjoy a glow climb, throw your own dance party, and more!

Session

Date

2

3

4

6

7

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Rocks Rock

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $400

Reach for the skies with this week of climbing challenges. You will get to spend time learning important knots and working on your skills during multiple sessions at the climbing tower, and then move on to our natural rock wall. Once back on the ground, you will have plenty of time to enjoy other great camp activities too!

Session

Date

4

5

6

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

Action Adventure

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $415

Do you want to climb to the top of the tower and find out just how dark it is in the depths of a cave? You can try both this week, as well as go canoeing, cook over a campfire and try archery too! Discover your adventurous side in this exciting week.

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

8/5-8/10

Cave Crawlers

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $450

Encounter underground wonders in this exciting week at camp! Spend some time at a local cave exploring its dark muddy depths, then head to a local show cave, Grand Caverns, and see its wonders under the big lights. Back at camp you will also have time to visit Stone Lodge, try your hand at archery and more!

Session

Date

4

6

7

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

Wilderness Girls

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $415

Do you have what it takes? You will learn how to survive in the woods and build shelters and forts out of what you can find in nature. Try out backpacking with a short hike and then sleep out in tents at a primitive site, and explore the George Washington National Forest with a nature discovery hike. Don’t mind a little dirt? Then join us for this week of exploration and adventure!

Session

Date

3

4

6

7

8

7/1-7/6

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Trailblazers

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $415

In this adventurous week, you will get to venture out on a 2 night backpacking trip in the George Washington National Forest! You will get a chance to work on the Cadette Outdoor Journey and improve your outdoor skills. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and bring broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

2

6/24-6/29

Art in Action

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $415

Embrace your inner artist and don’t be afraid to get messy in this action-packed week. Inside Stone Lodge you will get to spend time working on our old-fashioned looms, then take the art outside for tie-dye archery, splatter painting, and more! Once cleaned up, you will head to the trails to see what art you can find in nature. Finish your week with a camp paint night!

Session

Date

6

7

8

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Rags to Runway

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $660

Do you love arts and crafts and designing clothes? Come spend two weeks experiencing different artistic styles and mediums. At camp, you will try making jewelry, duct tape wallets, tie-dye, redesign a T-shirt, weave on our looms and more!

Session

Date

4-5

7/8-7/20

Climbers

(Grades 6-8) Fee: $400

Reach for the skies during this week of climbing challenges. Start with Climbing 101, where you will learn important knots and how to move like a climber. Then, practice your skills during multiple sessions at the climbing tower, before you move on to our natural rock wall.

Session

Date

2

3

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

8/5-8/10

On the Loose

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $415

Do you want to stay up late and sit beneath the moon and stars, or get up early and watch the sunrise turn the sky completely red? It’s up to you and your new friends to choose your camp adventure this week. Together, you’ll be able to pick and choose from some great camp activities such archery with rolling targets, slip n’ slides, and a campfire bake off, or come up with your own new favorite camp activity!

Session

Date

2

5

8

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Paddles and Trails

(Grades 6-8) Fee: $415

Brush up on your outdoor skills and head out for two outdoor challenges: a day-long canoe adventure at a gorgeous mountain lake and an overnight backpacking trip in the George Washington National Forest. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and bring broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

3

7

7/1-7/6

7/29-8/3

Wild and Wonderful

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $450

Spend your first day at camp getting to know your group. Then you will embark on a road trip, and find out why West Virginia is wild and wonderful by visiting Camp White Rock. Sleep in a tree house, go kayaking, test your courage on the high adventure course, cookout over a fire, and more! Then head back to May Flather to finish your week.

Session

Date

4

5

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

2 Wild, 2 Wonderful!

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $710 

This two week program is packed full of adventure! Spend a week at May Flather taking in all it has to offer. explore the George Washington National Forest with a canoe trip on a beautiful lake and spend half a day at one of our local caves. For your second week, hit the road and visit Camp White Rock. Stay in tree houses, hit the Cacapon River in kayaks, and test your courage on the high adventure course.

Session

Date

2-3

6-7

6/24-7/6

7/22-8/3

Adrenaline Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $450

Are you ready for a fast-paced week of activities that will make your heart pound? In this week at camp, you will get to navigate a pitch black cave and go rafting, as well as enjoy all the other camp activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

2

3

5

6

7

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Expedition Wilderness

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $415

Do you dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail or camping out under a blanket of stars? If so, this week is for you! Spend your week backpacking in a wilderness area within the George Washington National Forest. Perfect your outdoor skills and backcountry etiquette all while working towards the Adventurer Badge.

Session

Date

6

7/22-7/27

H2O Venture

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $710

Don’t forget your swimsuit for this water-packed, action-filled two weeks! Start off your week practicing your strokes in the canoe, then take it up a notch with some rafting. Then try your hand at kayaking and even go on a relaxing river tubing trip! When you are feeling too waterlogged, be sure to take some time to challenge yourself on the climbing tower or to hit a bullseye during archery.

Session

Date

2-3

6/24-7/6

River Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $450

In this action filled week, you will spend a day taking in nature as you canoe on a beautiful mountain lake. Then get ready to take your water game to the next level with a rafting trip. Back at camp, experience all the opportunities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

4

5

7

8

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Rocks and Ropes

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $735

It’s all about climbing and caving in this two-week adventure. You will gain skills on our climbing tower before you head to an adventurous natural climbing site. Then you will head underground to explore the natural wonders of two different caves.

Session

Date

4-5

6-7

7/8-7/20

7/22-8/3

Speleology

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $470

Spend your week underground with three different opportunities to go caving. You’ll start your week crawling and climbing in the mud at local caves and then end your week with a trip to the Grand Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley.

Session

Date

2

3

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

8/5-8/10

Adventure Bound

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $710

This two-week program encompasses everything May Flather has to offer! At camp, you will visit the challenge course, climbing tower and natural rock face. Off camp, you will experience caving, canoeing, backpacking and work towards the Senior Outdoor Journey. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

4-5

7/8-7/20

Seniors (Current Grades 9-10)

Rags to Runway

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $660

Do you love arts and crafts and designing clothes? Come spend two weeks experiencing different artistic styles and mediums. At camp, you will try making jewelry, duct tape wallets, tie-dye, redesign a T-shirt, weave on our looms and more!

Session

Date

4-5

7/8-7/20

On the Loose

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $415

Do you want to stay up late and sit beneath the moon and stars, or get up early and watch the sunrise turn the sky completely red? It’s up to you and your new friends to choose your camp adventure this week. Together, you’ll be able to pick and choose from some great camp activities such archery with rolling targets, slip n’ slides, and a campfire bake off, or come up with your own new favorite camp activity!

Session

Date

2

5

8

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Wild and Wonderful

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $450

Spend your first day at camp getting to know your group. Then you will embark on a road trip, and find out why West Virginia is wild and wonderful by visiting Camp White Rock. Sleep in a tree house, go kayaking, test your courage on the high adventure course, cookout over a fire, and more! Then head back to May Flather to finish your week.

Session

Date

4

5

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

2 Wild, 2 Wonderful!

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $710 

This two week program is packed full of adventure! Spend a week at May Flather taking in all it has to offer. explore the George Washington National Forest with a canoe trip on a beautiful lake and spend half a day at one of our local caves. For your second week, hit the road and visit Camp White Rock. Stay in tree houses, hit the Cacapon River in kayaks, and test your courage on the high adventure course.

Session

Date

2-3

6-7

6/24-7/6

7/22-8/3

Adrenaline Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $450

Are you ready for a fast-paced week of activities that will make your heart pound? In this week at camp, you will get to navigate a pitch black cave and go rafting, as well as enjoy all the other camp activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

2

3

5

6

7

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

H2O Venture

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $710

Don’t forget your swimsuit for this water-packed, action-filled two weeks! Start off your week practicing your strokes in the canoe, then take it up a notch with some rafting. Then try your hand at kayaking and even go on a relaxing river tubing trip! When you are feeling too waterlogged, be sure to take some time to challenge yourself on the climbing tower or to hit a bullseye during archery.

Session

Date

2-3

6/24-7/6

River Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $450

In this action filled week, you will spend a day taking in nature as you canoe on a beautiful mountain lake. Then get ready to take your water game to the next level with a rafting trip. Back at camp, experience all the opportunities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

4

5

7

8

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Rocks and Ropes

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $735

It’s all about climbing and caving in this two-week adventure. You will gain skills on our climbing tower before you head to an adventurous natural climbing site. Then you will head underground to explore the natural wonders of two different caves.

Session

Date

4-5

6-7

7/8-7/20

7/22-8/3

Speleology

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $470

Spend your week underground with three different opportunities to go caving. You’ll start your week crawling and climbing in the mud at local caves and then end your week with a trip to the Grand Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley.

Session

Date

2

3

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

8/5-8/10

Adventure Bound

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $710

This two-week program encompasses everything May Flather has to offer! At camp, you will visit the challenge course, climbing tower and natural rock face. Off camp, you will experience caving, canoeing, backpacking and work towards the Senior Outdoor Journey. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

4-5

7/8-7/20

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $560

Find the leader in you in this two-week program. Learn to lead songs, games and other camp activities, and experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls in an outdoor setting while earning your CIT I pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks; bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

2-3

7-8

6/24-7/6

7/29-8/10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $600

The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity for girls. Girls will learn to teach outdoor camping skills in a variety of programs, as well as earn their CIT II pin. CIT II is a three-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks; bus transportation is available. 

Session

Date

4-6

7/8-7/27

Ambassadors (Current Grades 11-12)

Rags to Runway

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $660

Do you love arts and crafts and designing clothes? Come spend two weeks experiencing different artistic styles and mediums. At camp, you will try making jewelry, duct tape wallets, tie-dye, redesign a T-shirt, weave on our looms and more!

Session

Date

4-5

7/8-7/20

On the Loose

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $415

Do you want to stay up late and sit beneath the moon and stars, or get up early and watch the sunrise turn the sky completely red? It’s up to you and your new friends to choose your camp adventure this week. Together, you’ll be able to pick and choose from some great camp activities such archery with rolling targets, slip n’ slides, and a campfire bake off, or come up with your own new favorite camp activity!

Session

Date

2

5

8

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Wild and Wonderful

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $450

Spend your first day at camp getting to know your group. Then you will embark on a road trip, and find out why West Virginia is wild and wonderful by visiting Camp White Rock. Sleep in a tree house, go kayaking, test your courage on the high adventure course, cookout over a fire, and more! Then head back to May Flather to finish your week.

Session

Date

4

5

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

2 Wild, 2 Wonderful!

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $710 

This two week program is packed full of adventure! Spend a week at May Flather taking in all it has to offer. explore the George Washington National Forest with a canoe trip on a beautiful lake and spend half a day at one of our local caves. For your second week, hit the road and visit Camp White Rock. Stay in tree houses, hit the Cacapon River in kayaks, and test your courage on the high adventure course.

Session

Date

2-3

6-7

6/24-7/6

7/22-8/3

Adrenaline Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $450

Are you ready for a fast-paced week of activities that will make your heart pound? In this week at camp, you will get to navigate a pitch black cave and go rafting, as well as enjoy all the other camp activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

2

3

5

6

7

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

H2O Venture

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $710

Don’t forget your swimsuit for this water-packed, action-filled two weeks! Start off your week practicing your strokes in the canoe, then take it up a notch with some rafting. Then try your hand at kayaking and even go on a relaxing river tubing trip! When you are feeling too waterlogged, be sure to take some time to challenge yourself on the climbing tower or to hit a bullseye during archery.

Session

Date

2-3

6/24-7/6

River Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $450

In this action filled week, you will spend a day taking in nature as you canoe on a beautiful mountain lake. Then get ready to take your water game to the next level with a rafting trip. Back at camp, experience all the opportunities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

4

5

7

8

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Rocks and Ropes

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $735

It’s all about climbing and caving in this two-week adventure. You will gain skills on our climbing tower before you head to an adventurous natural climbing site. Then you will head underground to explore the natural wonders of two different caves.

Session

Date

4-5

6-7

7/8-7/20

7/22-8/3

Speleology

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $470

Spend your week underground with three different opportunities to go caving. You’ll start your week crawling and climbing in the mud at local caves and then end your week with a trip to the Grand Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley.

Session

Date

2

3

8

6/24-6/29

7/1-7/6

8/5-8/10

Adventure Bound

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $710

This two-week program encompasses everything May Flather has to offer! At camp, you will visit the challenge course, climbing tower and natural rock face. Off camp, you will experience caving, canoeing, backpacking and work towards the Senior Outdoor Journey. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

4-5

7/8-7/20

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $560

Find the leader in you in this two-week program. Learn to lead songs, games and other camp activities, and experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls in an outdoor setting while earning your CIT I pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks; bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

2-3

7-8

6/24-7/6

7/29-8/10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $600

The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity for girls. Girls will learn to teach outdoor camping skills in a variety of programs, as well as earn their CIT II pin. CIT II is a three-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks; bus transportation is available. 

Session

Date

4-6

7/8-7/27

Junior Counselor (JC)

(Grades 11-12) Fee: Application ONLY

For more information and to apply, click here. 


Camp Potomac Woods 
Leesburg, VA

About


Camp Potomac Woods provides the perfect getaway for girls. Located in Leesburg, VA, Potomac Woods offers a variety of specialty theme programs that range from two-nights to one week, in a fun, safe and traditional camp setting. During their stay, campers will stay in glen shelters and enjoy a variety of meal options including cookouts/pack-outs with their program groups and traditional family style meals in the dining hall. Full of creativity and imagination, all programs provide girls the opportunity to explore the outdoors while having the time of their lives!

At Potomac Woods, campers enjoy a large variety of summer camp activities, regardless of program choice. Each week, all girls delight in rotating through activities that include swimming at the pool, arts & crafts, hiking, outdoor cooking, wildlife and nature games, teambuilding challenges, dance or drama, explorations in science and technology, and target sports! Even the youngest campers at Camp Potomac Woods enjoy taking aim with foam darts and water squirters, while campers 2nd grade and above enjoy shooting archery on the range. But that is not all! Campers will also participate in many wonderful Camp Potomac Woods traditions including a Sunday picnic, Thursday campfire, and Science Friday, as well as enjoy trips to the Pooh Tree, Eco Lab, Fishing Dock, or River Walk trail as they search for the mischievous camp mascot, the Tajar. For girls who have completed grades K-11.

View the camp grid here

Online Camp Registration Begins: 
January 17, 2018

Daisies (Current Grades K-1)

Forest Friends

(Grade K) Fee: $220

Explore the forest of Potomac Woods with your new friends as you learn about the animals that make camp their home. With your counselors, you'll splash in the pool, play games, make a craft, sing songs, and try a s'more.

Session

Date

8A

5B

8/5-8/7

7/18-7/20

Teddy Bear Tea (Sun - Tues)

(Grade K) Fee: $220

Give camp a try for the first time with a teddy bear and your new friends. Take teddy along with your counselors as you splash in the pool, play games, make a craft, sing songs, try a s'more & have a tea party too.

Session

Date

3A

5A

7/1-7/3

7/15-7/17

Crafty Critters

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $415

Love art and nature? Spend extra time being artsy as you paint and create, and crafty as you search for signs of animals and their homes. Become a wildlife sleuth, and even "capture" an animal (with a paint brush, of course) to take home with you.

Session

Date

2

6/24-6/29

Fairies in the Woods

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400

Ever dreamed of flying? Frolic like fairies in the forest as you follow a glitter trail, make a shelter for you and a fairy friend, hammock under the trees, design a set of wings, and try to discover how fairies fly by engineering your own flyer.

Session

Date

6

7/22-7/27

Mermaid Magic

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400

What happens when you mix a whole lot of water with a little bit of magic? You get more pool time, water games, and a pool party. When you've dried off, create some mermaid magic as you design a wand, and mix up a lotion or potion of your own.

Session

Date

1

6/17-6/22

Outdoor Adventure

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400

Ready to camp? Try a little bit of everything in this outdoor adventure. Hike, fish, tent outdoors, build your own fire, try archery, and splash in the creek.

Session

Date

4

7

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

SIS Club

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $415

Who can be a scientist? You can as you join our club of Sisters in Science. Put on your lab coat for a week of fun as you dig like paleontologists, create ooey-gooey slimy experiments like chemists, soar like an astronaut, and invent and build like an engineer.

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Small World

(Grades 1-2)Fee: $220

Grab a passport for fun as you try Potomac Woods in this mini session focused on making friends, exploring camp, and meeting counselors from around the world. Receive a passport and get it stamped as you visit some of our favorite camp places. Hike to the Pooh Tree, splash in the pool, and make a s'more over the campfire with your new friends.

Session

Date

3A

5A

5B

8A

7/1-7/3

7/15-7/17

7/18-7/20

8/5-8/7

Brownies (Current Grades 2-3)

Crafty Critters

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $415

Love art and nature? Spend extra time being artsy as you paint and create, and crafty as you search for signs of animals and their homes. Become a wildlife sleuth, and even "capture" an animal (with a paint brush, of course) to take home with you.

Session

Date

2

6/24-6/29

Fairies in the Woods

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400

Ever dreamed of flying? Frolic like fairies in the forest as you follow a glitter trail, make a shelter for you and a fairy friend, hammock under the trees, design a set of wings, and try to discover how fairies fly by engineering your own flyer.

Session

Date

6

7/22-7/27

Mermaid Magic

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400

What happens when you mix a whole lot of water with a little bit of magic? You get more pool time, water games, and a pool party. When you've dried off, create some mermaid magic as you design a wand, and mix up a lotion or potion of your own.

Session

Date

1

6/17-6/22

Outdoor Adventure

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400

Ready to camp? Try a little bit of everything in this outdoor adventure. Hike, fish, tent outdoors, build your own fire, try archery, and splash in the creek.

Session

Date

4

7

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

SIS Club

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $415

Who can be a scientist? You can as you join our club of Sisters in Science. Put on your lab coat for a week of fun as you dig like paleontologists, create ooey-gooey slimy experiments like chemists, soar like an astronaut, and invent and build like an engineer.

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Small World

(Grades 1-2)Fee: $220

Grab a passport for fun as you try Potomac Woods in this mini session focused on making friends, exploring camp, and meeting counselors from around the world. Receive a passport and get it stamped as you visit some of our favorite camp places. Hike to the Pooh Tree, splash in the pool, and make a s'more over the campfire with your new friends.

Session

Date

3A

5A

5B

8A

7/1-7/3

7/15-7/17

7/18-7/20

8/5-8/7

Cowgirls

(Grades 2-4) Fee: $750

Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each day to a nearby stable where you'll learn to ride, groom, saddle, and care for horses. Enjoy swimming every afternoon, as well as archery, crafts, and a campfire meal during your week. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

2

4

6

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

Camper's Choice

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $415

You don't have to choose just one program when you get to mix and match the choices! In addition to all the traditional camp activities Monday through Thursday, you'll get to join in one of four special themed programs. Choose a different one each day, or choose the same theme all week! Program themes include Wild Arts, Outdoor Chef, Forest Magic, and Science Sleuth. Campers in this special "choice" program will be presented with an array of program choices, which they get to choose on opening day.

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Challengers

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

Can you beat the clock? Daily challenges await you and your team as you solve puzzles that test your brain and body, on land and water, in the day and night! Practice cooperation as you get ready for the ultimate Scavenger Hunt Event (It's a SHE-vent)! There will be plenty of time to relax too, as you explore all that camp has to offer.

Session

Date

1

4

7

6/17-6/22

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

Get Out

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400 It's time to Get Out-doors as you hike, fish, build a shelter to sleep in and a fire to cook on as you experience camp to the fullest. Splash through the creek, siesta in the hammocks, wake to the sunrise, take a night hike, and watch the stars as you fall asleep.

Session

Date

1

4

7

6/17-6/22

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

 

S'mores and More

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $220 Ready for s'more? Come try Potomac Woods in this mini session where you'll focus on trying a little bit of everything at camp. Swim, hike, try archery, and take part in a gourmet s'more challenge!

Session

Date

3A

5A

5B

8A

7/1-7/3

7/15-7/17

7/18-7/20

8/5-8/7

Targets & Treasure

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400 Ready..aim...find! At the range, you'll spend extra time developing your archery skills, and then branch out to try new target sports too. Away from the range, you'll need to keep up your concentration as you search for clues to hidden treasure through scavenger hunts, letter boxing, and geocaching.

Session

Date

2

6

6/24-6/29

7/22-7/27

Water Otter

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

This week for the water lover includes extra time playing at the pool and along the riverside. Enjoy swimming, water games, and canoe basics at the pool, explore the riverwalk, try fishing on the Potomac, and sleepout at the dock.

Session

Date

3

5

7

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Juniors (Current Grades 4-5)

Cowgirls

(Grades 2-4) Fee: $750

Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each day to a nearby stable where you'll learn to ride, groom, saddle, and care for horses. Enjoy swimming every afternoon, as well as archery, crafts, and a campfire meal during your week. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

2

4

6

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

Camper's Choice

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $415

You don't have to choose just one program when you get to mix and match the choices! In addition to all the traditional camp activities Monday through Thursday, you'll get to join in one of four special themed programs. Choose a different one each day, or choose the same theme all week! Program themes include Wild Arts, Outdoor Chef, Forest Magic, and Science Sleuth. Campers in this special "choice" program will be presented with an array of program choices, which they get to choose on opening day.

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Challengers

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

Can you beat the clock? Daily challenges await you and your team as you solve puzzles that test your brain and body, on land and water, in the day and night! Practice cooperation as you get ready for the ultimate Scavenger Hunt Event (It's a SHE-vent)! There will be plenty of time to relax too, as you explore all that camp has to offer.

Session

Date

1

4

7

6/17-6/22

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

Get Out

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400 It's time to Get Out-doors as you hike, fish, build a shelter to sleep in and a fire to cook on as you experience camp to the fullest. Splash through the creek, siesta in the hammocks, wake to the sunrise, take a night hike, and watch the stars as you fall asleep.

Session

Date

1

4

7

6/17-6/22

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

 

S'mores and More

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $220 Ready for s'more? Come try Potomac Woods in this mini session where you'll focus on trying a little bit of everything at camp. Swim, hike, try archery, and take part in a gourmet s'more challenge!

Session

Date

3A

5A

5B

8A

7/1-7/3

7/15-7/17

7/18-7/20

8/5-8/7

Targets & Treasure

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400 Ready..aim...find! At the range, you'll spend extra time developing your archery skills, and then branch out to try new target sports too. Away from the range, you'll need to keep up your concentration as you search for clues to hidden treasure through scavenger hunts, letter boxing, and geocaching.

Session

Date

2

6

6/24-6/29

7/22-7/27

Water Otter

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

This week for the water lover includes extra time playing at the pool and along the riverside. Enjoy swimming, water games, and canoe basics at the pool, explore the riverwalk, try fishing on the Potomac, and sleepout at the dock.

Session

Date

3

5

7

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Arts & Arrows

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

Combine arts and archery creatively, as you spend extra time at the range and creating works of art. Try a variety of new target games across camp, splatter painting at the range, and an epic glow-in-the-dark archery competition.

Session

Date

1

2

6/17-6/22

6/24-6/29

 

Extreme Camping

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

Ready to get wild? Explore more of the woods and extreme camping as you learn and practice primitive skills for survival. Build a fire with one (or no) matches, design a shelter, cook over the campfire, and learn to save a friend in trouble. Finish your week with a survival challenge that will put all your skills to the test.

Session

Date

1

2

7

6/17-6/22

6/24-6/29

7/29-8/3

Horse Lover

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $750

Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each day to a nearby stable where you'll learn to ride, groom, saddle and care for horses. Enjoy swimming every afternoon, as well as archery, crafts, and a campfire meal during your week. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

3

5

7

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

 

Just Relax

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

No need to stress when you're at camp as this week is all about discovering the science of happiness! Try yoga or meditation, make healthy (and yummy) snacks, create personal beauty products using science and imagination, spend a relaxing night under the stars in the hammocks or on the dock, and cool off in the pool. Rest, relax and repeat!

Session

Date

4

6

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

My Way

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

You don't have to choose just one program when you make camp your way! In addition to all the traditional camp activities, Mon- Thurs you'll get to choose from 1 of 4 special themed programs. Choose a different one each day, or choose the same theme all week! Program themes include Wild Arts, Outdoor Chef, Forest Magic, and Science Sleuth. Campers in this special "choice" program will be presented with an array of program choices, which they will get to choose on opening day.

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

River Adventure

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $415

Your river adventure awaits! Have a blast learning boating basics, practice in the pool at camp, and then take your skills onto the Potomac River for a day trip. Back on land, take time to hike along the riverwalk, get muddy exploring water ecology, do an overnight campout, and design your own watercraft for a mini-boat challenge.

Session

Date

4

6

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

Cadettes (Current Grades 6-8)

Arts & Arrows

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

Combine arts and archery creatively, as you spend extra time at the range and creating works of art. Try a variety of new target games across camp, splatter painting at the range, and an epic glow-in-the-dark archery competition.

Session

Date

1

2

6/17-6/22

6/24-6/29

Extreme Camping

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

Ready to get wild? Explore more of the woods and extreme camping as you learn and practice primitive skills for survival. Build a fire with one (or no) matches, design a shelter, cook over the campfire, and learn to save a friend in trouble. Finish your week with a survival challenge that will put all your skills to the test.

Session

Date

1

2

7

6/17-6/22

6/24-6/29

7/29-8/3

Horse Lover

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $750

Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each day to a nearby stable where you'll learn to ride, groom, saddle and care for horses. Enjoy swimming every afternoon, as well as archery, crafts, and a campfire meal during your week. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

3

5

7

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Just Relax

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

No need to stress when you're at camp as this week is all about discovering the science of happiness! Try yoga or meditation, make healthy (and yummy) snacks, create personal beauty products using science and imagination, spend a relaxing night under the stars in the hammocks or on the dock, and cool off in the pool. Rest, relax and repeat!

Session

Date

4

6

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

My Way

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

You don't have to choose just one program when you make camp your way! In addition to all the traditional camp activities, Mon- Thurs you'll get to choose from 1 of 4 special themed programs. Choose a different one each day, or choose the same theme all week! Program themes include Wild Arts, Outdoor Chef, Forest Magic, and Science Sleuth. Campers in this special "choice" program will be presented with an array of program choices, which they will get to choose on opening day.

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

River Adventure

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $415

Your river adventure awaits! Have a blast learning boating basics, practice in the pool at camp, and then take your skills onto the Potomac River for a day trip. Back on land, take time to hike along the riverwalk, get muddy exploring water ecology, do an overnight campout, and design your own watercraft for a mini-boat challenge.

Session

Date

4

6

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

Wranglers

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $750

Enjoy horseback riding just for the older camper! Whether you're experienced or a beginner, here's your chance to enjoy your days at the stable riding and caring for the horses. Once you return to camp, you'll get to swim, and have "choice" of some of your evening activities. Relax by the campfire each evening as you share stories about your day in the saddle.

Session

Date

3

5

7

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Seniors (Current Grades 9-10)

Wranglers

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $750

Enjoy horseback riding just for the older camper! Whether you're experienced or a beginner, here's your chance to enjoy your days at the stable riding and caring for the horses. Once you return to camp, you'll get to swim, and have "choice" of some of your evening activities. Relax by the campfire each evening as you share stories about your day in the saddle.

Session

Date

3

5

7

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $560

Find the leader in you in this two-week program. Learn to lead songs, games and other camp activities, and experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls in an outdoor setting while earning your CIT I pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

2-3

7-8

6/24-7-6

7/29-8/10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II         

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $600

The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity for girls. Girls will learn to teach outdoor camping skills in a variety of programs, as well as earn their CIT II pin. CIT II is a three-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

4-6

7/8-7/27

Ambassadors (Current Grades 11-12)

Wranglers

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $750

Enjoy horseback riding just for the older camper! Whether you're experienced or a beginner, here's your chance to enjoy your days at the stable riding and caring for the horses. Once you return to camp, you'll get to swim, and have "choice" of some of your evening activities. Relax by the campfire each evening as you share stories about your day in the saddle.

Session

Date

3

5

7

7/1-7/6

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $560

Find the leader in you in this two-week program. Learn to lead songs, games and other camp activities, and experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls in an outdoor setting while earning your CIT I pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

2-3

7-8

6/24-7-6

7/29-8/10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II         

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $600

The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity for girls. Girls will learn to teach outdoor camping skills in a variety of programs, as well as earn their CIT II pin. CIT II is a three-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

4-6

7/8-7/27

Junior Counselor (JC)

(Grades 11-12) Fee: Application ONLY

For more information and to apply, click here. 


Camp Winona 
Hughesville, MD

About


A perfect camp for both new and returning campers, Camp Winona programs allow girls to explore the wonders of the outdoors in a fun, safe, traditional camp setting. Located in Hughesville, MD, Winona offers a wide variety of programs ranging from weeklong themed specialty activities to two-night minicamps. While at camp, girls will stay in glen shelters and enjoy a variety of meal options including traditional family style dining in the camp dining hall and cookouts/pack outs with their program.

Regardless of her program choice, each camper will have the opportunity to swim daily, tie-dye and try other crafts, experiment with science and technology, explore nature and the environment, work together on teambuilding challenges, and take aim with water balloons or a bow and arrow (2nd grade and up). Campers may also see one of the magical mermairies (the camp mascot) as they hike to visit at least one of Camp Winona’s destination locations during their stay: Fossil Creek, Wish Tree, Mermairy House or Hammock Village. For girls who have completed grades K-11.

View the camp grid here

 

Online Camp Registration Begins: 
January 19, 2018

Daisies (Current Grades K-1)

Me and My Gal (Sat - Sun)

(Grades K-5) Fee: $70

Bring your favorite female role model to Camp Winona and come see what sleep-away camp is all about! You will experience the best parts of camp including canoeing, archery, tie-dye, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained camp staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls during this exciting overnight experience! Every participant will receive a camp T-shirt and sleep-away camp patch.

Adults need to be members of GSCNC in order to register and attend this program. Please register as an adult member at least 24 hours prior to signing up for this program.

Session

Date

Weekend Event

Sat 7/7 - Sun 7/8

Try it All

(Grade K) Fee: $220

Calling all Kindergarteners! This two-night program is just for you. Sample exciting camp activities like swimming, art, dance, nature hikes, making s’mores around the campfire and more. You’ll also visit the Wish Tree and enjoy fun water games, too!

Session

Date

3A

6A

7/1-7/3

7/22-7/27

Dabbling

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $415

Try swimming, canoeing, art, science, dancing, and cooking over a campfire! You will dabble in a little bit of everything while you make new friends and explore all of camp.

Session

Date

5

8

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Winona Wonders

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400 

This will be a week full of magic, fun and friends! You and your new friends will learn about the magical wonders of Winona, visit the Mermairy House after making your own fairy wings, and learn the secret of camp's little helpers. You’ll also have time to go on a mermairy hunt, make your own magic wands, and practice your mermairy skills in the pool.

Session

Date

4

7

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

Outdoor Explorer

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400

Discover Camp Winona for the first time or enjoy camp all over again while you complete the Outdoor Adventurer badge. Venture out on trails to explore Fossil Creek and the pond, play water games by the pool, learn to build an edible fire, and hunt for fireflies on Chestnut Field. You will even stargaze, shoot archery, and tie-dye too!

Session

Date

2

7

9

6/24-6/29

7/22-7/27

8/12-8/17

Teddy & Me 

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $220

Bring your favorite teddy or stuffed animal along for this two-night adventure! You and your fuzzy friends will spend time swimming, making crafts, singing songs and exploring nature. You will also get to bring home a new teddy bear friend too!

Session

Date

3A

7/1-7/3

6B

7/22-7/27

Brownies (Current Grades 2-3)

Me and My Gal (Sat - Sun)

(Grades K-5) Fee: $70

Bring your favorite female role model to Camp Winona and come see what sleep-away camp is all about! You will experience the best parts of camp including canoeing, archery, tie-dye, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained camp staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls during this exciting overnight experience! Every participant will receive a camp T-shirt and sleep-away camp patch.

Session

Date

Weekend Event

Sat 7/7 - Sun 7/8

Dabbling

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $415

Try swimming, canoeing, art, science, dancing, and cooking over a campfire! You will dabble in a little bit of everything while you make new friends and explore all of camp.

Session

Date

5

8

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Winona Wonders

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400 

This will be a week full of magic, fun and friends! You and your new friends will learn about the magical wonders of Winona, visit the Mermairy House after making your own fairy wings, and learn the secret of camp's little helpers. You’ll also have time to go on a mermairy hunt, make your own magic wands, and practice your mermairy skills in the pool.

Session

Date

4

7

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

Outdoor Explorer

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $400

Discover Camp Winona for the first time or enjoy camp all over again while you complete the Outdoor Adventurer badge. Venture out on trails to explore Fossil Creek and the pond, play water games by the pool, learn to build an edible fire, and hunt for fireflies on Chestnut Field. You will even stargaze, shoot archery, and tie-dye too!

Session

Date

2

7

9

6/24-6/29

7/22-7/27

8/12-8/17

Teddy & Me 

(Grades 1-2) Fee: $220

Bring your favorite teddy or stuffed animal along for this two-night adventure! You and your fuzzy friends will spend time swimming, making crafts, singing songs and exploring nature. You will also get to bring home a new teddy bear friend too!

Session

Date

3A

7/1-7/3

6B

7/22-7/27

Artistas

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $415

Spend your week discovering the artist in you! Experiment with different artistic mediums such as painting, pottery, mosaics and Tie-Dye archery, while working on your Outdoor Art Explorer Badge. Let nature, wildlife and the night sky inspire you to make one-of-a-kind crafts that you are sure to treasure.

Session

Date

5

7

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Citizen Scientist

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $415

Do you love both science and the outdoors? If so, this week is for you! You will spend your week exploring different ecosystems of Camp Winona from forest trees to Fossil Creek. Learn to enhance your observation skills as you investigate the different plants, animals and natural surroundings of Camp Winona, collecting data and reporting it to scientists to help support their research and findings. Also, be sure to take time to learn how to protect yourself and the environment on your expeditions by learning some basic survival skills and Leave No Trace principles. (Girl Scout Juniors attending this camp program will complete all the steps leading up to their “Take Action project” for the new “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Journey).

Session

Date

4

5

8

9

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

8/12-8/17

Daring Adventures

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

Adventure, fun and mystery await you at camp this week, as you help to solve the mystery of Camp Winona’s hidden treasure. Decode the secret map with the aid of a compass and look for clues left by the mermairies as you explore the pond and safely learn to capsize a canoe. Your adventure will even include giant soda geysers, tie-dye archery and an optional camp out under the stars.

Session

Date

4

6

8

9

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

8/5-8/10

8/12-8/17

Journey Outdoors!

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $220

Experience it all! During this two-night session at camp you will take aim at the bullseye, hike the trails around camp, canoe around the pond, cook over a campfire and explore the night sky -- all while working on requirements for the new Outdoor Journey!

Session

Date

3A

6A

7/1-7/3

7/22-7/27

Junior Jam

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $220

Come and do it all! Designed for both first-timers and return campers, this two-night adventure is jammed with fun. Sing songs, try canoeing, enjoy nature hikes, do cool arts & crafts projects, play fun games, and roast marshmallows over a campfire with your new camp friends!

Session

Date

3A

6B

7/1-7/3

7/22-7/27

Winona's Got Talent

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $415

Are you into music, arts, singing, acting, or dancing? Here’s your chance to express yourself and shine! Try your hand at pottery, write your own song or play, perform in a skit, learn a group dance, and even paint with arrows at archery. Top your week off by displaying your favorite piece of art or performing with your new friends at closing campfire.

Session

Date

2

5

8

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Moonlight Mania

(Grades 3-5) Fee: $400

Discover the world that comes to life after all the other campers have gone to bed. Spend your afternoons taking part in general camp activities. By night, search for nocturnal creatures, throw a dance party, make your own glow water, and learn the mysteries of the stars.

Session

Date

2

4

5

7

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Storm the Castle

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

Explore the life of Robin Hood! Become an archery legend of the medieval days, and hone your archery skills as you practice for the big archery tournament at the end of the week. Take part in pool jousting and protect the castle at all costs in an epic session of capture the flag. You can even choose to sleep out one night in a castle tent or spend the night out under the stars.

Session

Date

2

6

7

8

6/24-6/29

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Watered Down

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

Do everything water this week! Spend extra time in the pool, play water games, explore Fossil Creek, enjoy a night swim, and canoe around Trefoil Pond. When you feel waterlogged, dry off and spend some time planning a pool party and enjoying a camp out at the Waterfront.

Session

Date

2

4

7

9

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

8/12-8/17

Juniors (Current Grades 4-5)

Me and My Gal (Sat - Sun)

(Grades K-5) Fee: $70

Bring your favorite female role model to Camp Winona and come see what sleep-away camp is all about! You will experience the best parts of camp including canoeing, archery, tie-dye, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained camp staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls during this exciting overnight experience! Every participant will receive a camp T-shirt and sleep-away camp patch.

Session

Date

Weekend Event

Sat 7/7 - Sun 7/8

Artistas

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $415

Spend your week discovering the artist in you! Experiment with different artistic mediums such as painting, pottery, mosaics and Tie-Dye archery, while working on your Outdoor Art Explorer Badge. Let nature, wildlife and the night sky inspire you to make one-of-a-kind crafts that you are sure to treasure.

Session

Date

5

7

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Citizen Scientist

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $415

Do you love both science and the outdoors? If so, this week is for you! You will spend your week exploring different ecosystems of Camp Winona from forest trees to Fossil Creek. Learn to enhance your observation skills as you investigate the different plants, animals and natural surroundings of Camp Winona, collecting data and reporting it to scientists to help support their research and findings. Also, be sure to take time to learn how to protect yourself and the environment on your expeditions by learning some basic survival skills and Leave No Trace principles. (Girl Scout Juniors attending this camp program will complete all the steps leading up to their “Take Action project” for the new “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Journey).

Session

Date

4

8

9

7/8-7/13

8/5-8/10

8/12-8/17

Daring Adventures

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

Adventure, fun and mystery await you at camp this week, as you help to solve the mystery of Camp Winona’s hidden treasure. Decode the secret map with the aid of a compass and look for clues left by the mermairies as you explore the pond and safely learn to capsize a canoe. Your adventure will even include giant soda geysers, tie-dye archery and an optional camp out under the stars.

Session

Date

4

6

8

9

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

8/5-8/10

8/12-8/17

Journey Outdoors!

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $220

Experience it all! During this two-night session at camp you will take aim at the bullseye, hike the trails around camp, canoe around the pond, cook over a campfire and explore the night sky -- all while working on requirements for the new Outdoor Journey!

Session

Date

3A

6A

7/1-7/3

7/22-7/24

Junior Jam

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $220

Come and do it all! Designed for both first-timers and return campers, this two-night adventure is jammed with fun. Sing songs, try canoeing, enjoy nature hikes, do cool arts & crafts projects, play fun games, and roast marshmallows over a campfire with your new camp friends!

Session

Date

3A

6B

7/1-7/3

7/25-7/27

Winona's Got Talent

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $415

Are you into music, arts, singing, acting, or dancing? Here’s your chance to express yourself and shine! Try your hand at pottery, write your own song or play, perform in a skit, learn a group dance, and even paint with arrows at archery. Top your week off by displaying your favorite piece of art or performing with your new friends at closing campfire.

Session

Date

2

5

8

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

8/5-8/10

Moonlight Mania

(Grades 3-5) Fee: $400

Discover the world that comes to life after all the other campers have gone to bed. Spend your afternoons taking part in general camp activities. By night, search for nocturnal creatures, throw a dance party, make your own glow water, and learn the mysteries of the stars.

Session

Date

2

4

5

7

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

Storm the Castle

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

Explore the life of Robin Hood! Become an archery legend of the medieval days, and hone your archery skills as you practice for the big archery tournament at the end of the week. Take part in pool jousting and protect the castle at all costs in an epic session of capture the flag. You can even choose to sleep out one night in a castle tent or spend the night out under the stars.

Session

Date

2

6

7

8

6/24-6/29

7/22-7/27

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

Watered Down

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $400

Do everything water this week! Spend extra time in the pool, play water games, explore Fossil Creek, enjoy a night swim, and canoe around Trefoil Pond. When you feel waterlogged, dry off and spend some time planning a pool party and enjoying a camp out at the Waterfront.

Session

Date

2

4

7

9

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/29-8/3

8/12-8/17

Eco Chic

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

You can make so many cool things yourself! At camp this week, you will learn cool ways to recycle or reuse a t-shirt, make your own candles, learn how to upcycle and more. When you need a break, no worries, we have a spa day planned too. You will pamper yourself and learn to make natural beauty products.

Session

Date

2

4

6

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

Mini Vacay (Sun - Tues)

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $220

Come take a mini vacation at camp, chilling out and relaxing with your friends with three laid-back days at Camp Winona. Pamper yourself spa-style with homemade facials, and pedicures after practicing some Mulan yoga. Enjoy the tranquil setting of Hammock Village, and commune with nature on a quiet evening by hiking to star gaze at Trefoil Pond. Best of all, you can top off your half-week with a floating movie and night swim.

Session

Date

3

7/1-7/3

Night Owl

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

Here is your chance to stay up late at camp! While everyone is sleeping, you will search for creatures active at night, go on a moonlit hike and enjoy a nighttime swim. Plan your own nighttime party for your unit and spend an evening around the campfire, cooking, singing and telling stories. You will even have the opportunity to camp out under the stars on Chestnut Field and learn the mysterious stories behind the constellations.

Session

Date

6

8

7/22-7/27

8/5-8/10

Outdoor Cuisine

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $415

Become an outdoor chef this week as you learn new dishes over the campfire or in a Dutch oven. You will make at least three meals this week and compete in a cooking challenge! In between cooking lessons, you will also have time to enjoy all of the general activities around camp too.

Session

Date

5

7

9

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

8/12-8/17

Zombie Survival

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

Are you prepared for a Zombie Invasion? Test yourself this week as you outrun the zombies in a survival obstacle course. Learn to hide and adapt to your surroundings, and master your survival skills like fire building, celestial navigation, and first aid. You will even design an escape plan and learn to dance like the zombies in “Thriller."

Session

Date

2

5

7

8

9

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

8/12-8/17

Cadettes (Current Grades 6-8)

Eco Chic

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

You can make so many cool things yourself! At camp this week, you will learn cool ways to recycle or reuse a t-shirt, make your own candles, learn how to upcycle and more. When you need a break, no worries, we have a spa day planned too. You will pamper yourself and learn to make natural beauty products.

Session

Date

2

4

6

6/24-6/29

7/8-7/13

7/22-7/27

Mini Vacay (Sun - Tues)

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $220

Come take a mini vacation at camp, chilling out and relaxing with your friends with three laid-back days at Camp Winona. Pamper yourself spa-style with homemade facials, and pedicures after practicing some Mulan yoga. Enjoy the tranquil setting of Hammock Village, and commune with nature on a quiet evening by hiking to star gaze at Trefoil Pond. Best of all, you can top off your half-week with a floating movie and night swim.

Session

Date

3

7/1-7/3

Night Owl

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

Here is your chance to stay up late at camp! While everyone is sleeping, you will search for creatures active at night, go on a moonlit hike and enjoy a nighttime swim. Plan your own nighttime party for your unit and spend an evening around the campfire, cooking, singing and telling stories. You will even have the opportunity to camp out under the stars on Chestnut Field and learn the mysterious stories behind the constellations.

Session

Date

6

8

7/22-7/27

8/5-8/10

Outdoor Cuisine

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $415

Become an outdoor chef this week as you learn new dishes over the campfire or in a Dutch oven. You will make at least three meals this week and compete in a cooking challenge! In between cooking lessons, you will also have time to enjoy all of the general activities around camp too.

Session

Date

5

7

9

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

8/12-8/17

Zombie Survival

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $400

Are you prepared for a Zombie Invasion? Test yourself this week as you outrun the zombies in a survival obstacle course. Learn to hide and adapt to your surroundings, and master your survival skills like fire building, celestial navigation, and first aid. You will even design an escape plan and learn to dance like the zombies in “Thriller."

Session

Date

2

5

7

8

9

6/24-6/29

7/15-7/20

7/29-8/3

8/5-8/10

8/12-8/17

C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own)

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $415

Spend this week deciding with your group what you would like to do! Choose from all the activities Winona has to offer. You could go kayaking in the morning, spend a lazy afternoon in Hammock Village and finish your evening with a late night pool party. Or, you could choose to do an amazing pottery project, sleep overnight under the stars and hike to Fossil Freek. It is up to you to create your own adventure this week!

Session

Date

4

5

9

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

8/12-8/17

Seniors (Current Grades 9-10)

C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own)

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $415

Spend this week deciding with your group what you would like to do! Choose from all the activities Winona has to offer. You could go kayaking in the morning, spend a lazy afternoon in Hammock Village and finish your evening with a late night pool party. Or, you could choose to do an amazing pottery project, sleep overnight under the stars and hike to Fossil Freek. It is up to you to create your own adventure this week!

Session

Date

4

5

9

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

8/12-8/17

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $560

Find the leader in you in this two-week program. Learn to lead songs, games and other camp activities, and experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls in an outdoor setting while earning your CIT I pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

5-6

7/15-7/27

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $600

The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity for girls. Girls will learn to teach outdoor camping skills in a variety of programs, as well as earn their CIT II pin. CIT II is a three-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

7-9

7/29-8/17

Ambassadors (Current Grades 11-12)

C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own)

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $415

Spend this week deciding with your group what you would like to do! Choose from all the activities Winona has to offer. You could go kayaking in the morning, spend a lazy afternoon in Hammock Village and finish your evening with a late night pool party. Or, you could choose to do an amazing pottery project, sleep overnight under the stars and hike to Fossil Freek. It is up to you to create your own adventure this week!

Session

Date

4

5

9

7/8-7/13

7/15-7/20

8/12-8/17

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $560

Find the leader in you in this two-week program. Learn to lead songs, games and other camp activities, and experience the challenges and rewards of working with younger girls in an outdoor setting while earning your CIT I pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

5-6

7/15-7/27

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $600

The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity for girls. Girls will learn to teach outdoor camping skills in a variety of programs, as well as earn their CIT II pin. CIT II is a three-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

7-9

7/29-8/17

Junior Counselor (JC)

(Grades 11-12) Fee: Application ONLY

For more information and to apply, click here. 

Tax Receipts for Childcare

Camp receipts for tax purposes can only be issued after services are rendered. If you would like a receipt for taxes, please complete the Camp Receipt Request please click here

Additional Information

Parent Information Session

Have questions or want a sneak peek at summer 2018? Mark your calendars now for our spring Camp Webinar Series! This is your opportunity to ask questions, preview our four sleep-away camps and be the first to learn new and exciting updates. Each webinar will cover a different topic relevant to both new and returning campers (and parents too!) such as how to register, new programs, forms to complete, a typical day, home missing, communication while at camp, favorite camp meals, camp staff’s crazy names, transportation, what a biffy is, and so much more!

Webinar 1: Your Adventure is Waiting! Sleep-Away Camp 2018 
January 7, 2018 – 7 to 8 PM
During this webinar, you will have a chance to meet our Camp Directors and hear about all of the exciting program opportunities we have lined up for summer at each of our four sleep-away camps. We will also go over the basics of sleep-away camp life, cover important dates to remember, and answer a lot of our first-time parents’ most frequently asked questions.
Click here to watch the recording!

Webinar 2: Your Camper is Registered for Sleep-Away Camp? What’s Next?
March 11, 2018 – 7 to 8 PM
Join us for our second webinar of the season to learn all about preparing for camp. We will cover the forms needed, important deadlines, packing tips and more!
Click here to watch the recording!

Webinar 3: A Camper’s Life for Me! – A Webinar for our Campers (And Parents Too!)
Interested in learning about camp this summer? Join us to learn about each camp and the exciting adventures lined up for you!

Camp May Flather and Camp Coles Trip:
April 29, 2018 – 7 to 8 PM
Click here to register!

Camp Potomac Woods and Camp Winona:
May 20, 2018 – 7 to 8 PM
Click here to register!

Camp Open House

Check out camp before your sleep-away adventure begins! Join us on site for a chance to see it all – the dining hall, sleeping units, activity areas, and more as you explore camp and meet the staff. Each of our Camp Open Houses provides a wonderful opportunity for you to see the facilities for yourself, meet the camp staff and ask any questions you may have before the summer begins. Plus, it’s a great chance to watch your camper become more excited about camp, especially as she makes friends with the camp staff and hears more about all of the activities and cool things she will get to do.

Open Houses run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather – tours are outdoors. Closed toe shoes preferred.

Please remember, pets and smoking are not permitted on camp property.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the end time.

Open House Dates
  • Camp Coles Trip
    Saturday, June 23
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Camp May Flather
    Saturday, June 23
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Camp Potomac Woods
    Sunday, June 10
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Camp Winona
    Saturday, June 23
    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Bus Transportation

Hop on the bus for a ride to camp that’s fun for girls and easy for parents! For just $50 one-way or round trip, parents can save time and gas, while girls enjoy singing songs, chatting and bonding with fellow campers. Parents may also drive their campers to and from sleep-away camp; however, most campers enjoy taking the bus as a way to transition into the new camp environment.

We have two bus stops: Montgomery County, MD, and Fairfax County, VA. After registering your camper, you will receive a detailed Parent Information Book that contains drop-off times and specific locations for each bus stop. Due to traffic and location, bus transportation is recommended for all campers attending Camp May Flather and Camp Coles Trip.

When you register online, please select the appropriate Add-On for your transportation preference -- one way or round trip. We must meet a minimum number of bus riders per bus. If minimums are not met, the bus will be cancelled. Financial aid available. 

Junior Counselor

The Junior Counselor program is for girls who have already completed a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program and would like to further enhance their leadership skills by learning what it’s like to be a camp counselor. Junior Counselors receive training and are given opportunities to work alongside staff and lead activities. Girls must be 16 years of age or older by June 1, 2018 and must have completed 11th or 12th grade.

Click here to download an application with more information. Applications must be received by February 9, 2018 at 12 PM in order to be considered for the first round of placements. If space is available, girls may apply after February 9, 2018.

Space is limited. All Junior Counselors applicants will be interviewed. Placement in the program is based on experience and is at the discretion of the Camp Director. Girls will receive a stipend for being a Junior Counselor. If you have questions or would like to receive a hard copy of the application via mail, please contact Emily “Sparrow” Reece via email or 202.274.3305.

Questions?

Sleep-Away Camp Programs or locations, please contact us at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202-534-3793

All Day & Evening Camp programs please contact Savannah “Glitter” Crawford at scrawford@gscnc.org or 202.274.3329

Registration or eBiz items such as:

Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con Beatriz Portillo al correo electrónico bportillo@gscnc.org o llame a 202.274.3335

Living Units

While camp is rustic in some aspects, it allows girls to build connections with nature and fellow campers. During their stay, campers live in groups based on grade and program in different campsites called units. Each unit accommodates 12-24 campers and consists of sleeping facilities, a unit house or shelter, latrines or flush toilets (depending on the camp), washstand or sinks, fire circle, and screened glen shelters or platform tents. Each platform tent or glen shelter contains cots with mattresses, mosquito netting and nightstands for four to six girls. Most units do not have electricity. Camp staff sleep in a separate, centrally located shelter in the unit. At night, the campers use their personal flashlights to find their way and lanterns mark the location of the latrine, washstand and staff shelter.

Unit placements are not determined until immediately prior to each session, and staff assign girls to living units by age, program and buddy requests (where possible). Staff work with parents and campers after check-in to make tent or cabin/shelter assignments to help ensure a positive experience for every camper. 

Camp Facilities

We have glen shelters at all four camps. A glen shelter is a wooden structure with four screened sides, a wooden roof and a wooden floor. In the event of inclement weather, there are canvas curtains that cover the windows to shield the inside of the cabin. Depending on their size, glen shelters will sleep four to six campers.

Platform tents are located at Camp Coles Trip and Camp May Flather. Platform tents have wooden floors with a large canvas tent secured over a wooden frame. There is an extra tarp, which acts as a rain fly, over the top of the tent. Most platform tents sleep four to six campers.  

Facilities also include a dining hall and kitchen, camp office, health center, arts and crafts building, and central shower house. Potomac Woods, Winona and May Flather have swimming pools, while Coles Trip has river access.

Meals

Food service professionals prepare all of our meals except for cookouts, and menus are planned with hungry, growing girls in mind. At camp, we provide kid-friendly food for all of our campers, consisting of foods like chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, tacos, pizza, and more.  All meals include fresh vegetables and fruits. During their stay at camp, campers have the opportunity to plan a menu and cook outdoors or have a picnic. A vegetarian option is available at all meals and our food service staff can meet most special dietary needs. We collect dietary restriction and allergy information on the Health Form provided after registration. If you have questions about dietary restrictions and food allergies, please contact the Sleep-Away Camp team, at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202.274.3308.

Camp Staff

Camp staff members are enthusiastic, talented, and caring individuals who are 18 years of age or older. We recruit both regionally and from around the world, and carefully select staff from colleges and universities, Girl Scout referrals, and international cultural exchange organizations. Campers’ health and safety are our top priorities. We select staff based on their maturity, program skills, experience, and their ability to serve as role models. A health manager is in residence at the Health Center and all staff must attend an intensive pre-camp training session, including safety, activity planning, camper care, teambuilding, and much more. Staff members who supervise high-adventure activities such as the pool, water sports, challenge course, archery, caving and other areas receive additional training and certifications. 

How to Register

Remember, camp sessions fill up very quickly. We receive a large number of phone calls and emails on opening days of registration. Please check your account information at least 1 week prior to the opening day to test your account.

Log into your eBiz account here

  • If you have previously registered your camper for camp or for a Council event, your login has remained the same.
  • If you have trouble accessing your account or cannot remember your log in information, please email registration@gscnc.org for assistance.
  • If your contact information is incorrect in eBiz, email registration@gscnc.org with your updated information.
  • If your camper’s Girl Scout membership is with a different council, please email registration@gscnc.org for further instructions.

When registration opens, log in and click Activities to find quick access to all of our summer camp offerings.

Remember: Campers must register for the program units based on the grade they will be completing in the 2017-2018 school year. 

Girls with Special Needs

Girls with Special Needs Girl Scout camp is for all girls. If your camper has medical, physical, developmental, social, or other special needs, we encourage you to work with us to find her the most appropriate camp program. If your camper has special needs, please contact Denise Viau, Camping Services Manager, at dviau@gscnc.org or 202.274.3308, before registering your camper to discuss options and to ensure that your camper finds the camp and program that best suits her needs.

Non-Girl Scouts

Sleep-Away Camp is open to all girls completing grades K - 12. Any girl who is not a member current member is welcome to attend Sleep-Away Camp, but they must register and become a of Girl Scout Nation's Capital member. The registration fee is $25. You must register 24 hours before the start of camp registration. To register as a member, please click here. If you have questions about the registration process or have problems, please email registration@gscnc.org.

Buddies

After registration, you may list a name for your camper’s buddy while submitting your Camper’s Health Paperwork in Campdoc.com. This will not guarantee a program registration for this person. They must register independently. If your camper would like to attend camp with a buddy, we encourage you to apply in a similar time frame so that you are both able to secure a space. To be buddies while at camp, girls must be attending the same program, during the same week of camp, and in the same age group. We have found that placing more than two requested campers together tends to impact group dynamics and our emphasis on making new friends. Therefore, we are not able to honor requests for more than one buddy. 

Camp Health Forms

In our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our campers and staff, our four Sleep-Away Camps (Coles Trip, May Flather, Potomac Woods and Winona) will use Campdoc.com to collect health information in advance of your child attending camp.

Campdoc.com is an electronic health record system for camps, which helps us consolidate and integrate camper health information into a centralized and secure location. The system gives our camp directors and health staff electronic access to camper health information so that they can provide accurate and quality patient care.

Camp Behavior

Providing a safe, healthy and positive experience for every camper is top priority. At camp, we expect campers will act in accordance to the Girl Scout law and be “considerate and caring” of others as well as “be a sister to every Girl Scout.” Please encourage your campers to help create a safe camp community by speaking to staff if they see unacceptable behavior among other campers in their unit, cabins or shower house. The staff are there to ensure every camper is having a safe and fun experience at camp.

The camp staff and Director will do everything possible to help campers adjust to camp life; however, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital reserves the right to send any girl home from camp who consistently displays unsuitable behavior, endangers herself and/or the camp community, or exhibits unacceptable physical/verbal actions towards others. The camper’s parent/guardian is responsible for picking their camper up from camp. No refunds will be given if a camper is sent home due to unacceptable behavior or inordinate home missing.

Weekend Accommodations

There are no weekend accommodations for campers unless they are registered for a two-week program at May Flather or Coles Trip. All campers in Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I, CIT II, and the Junior Counselor program must leave camp on their weekend breaks. There are no exceptions as there is no adult supervision available. 

Visitors

To avoid interrupting camp activities and because camp sessions are short, there are no visitor days during the camp session. Due to limited parking, visiting is not permitted when you are dropping off or picking up your camper. If you wish to see the camp, the sleeping accommodations, facilities and more, please plan to attend one of our camp Open House events. 

Registration Confirmations

Emails
Immediately after registering for camp, you will receive an email confirmation. Please be sure that the email address associated with your camper’s account is an email address you check often. We will also use this email address to contact you regarding health form submissions through Campdoc.com, to process payment information, and to send other parent updates and/or information associated with your camper’s registration.

Paper Packets
Within 1 month of registering for camp, you will receive a confirmation packet in the mail with additional information to help you and your camper prepare for Sleep-Away Camp. This packet will include an important parent information book, information regarding Health Forms, and a packing list.

Program Deposits

To help with program planning and preparation for the summer, we collect a non-refundable deposit of $50 at the time of registration. Payment can be made with MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express on our registration website.

Full payment for all Sleep-Away Camp programs is due April 6, 2018. 

Cancellations/Refund

The $50 registration deposit is non-refundable. The remainder of the camp fee (excluding the deposit) will be refunded if:

  • The camper withdraws and Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital receives a written request at least five weeks prior to the start of the camper’s session.
  • The camper leaves camp due to an illness or injury and Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital receives a written request for a refund within two weeks of her return home. Refund will be prorated on a per diem basis.

If a camper leaves early due to behavior, missing home, or parent request no refund will be provided.

If a program is canceled and no alternate program is available, you will receive a full refund.

Financial Assistance

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital strives to make camp available to all girls regardless of their family’s economic situation. To apply for financial assistance, first secure your camper’s space by registering for the program and session of choice, and paying the $50 registration deposit. After registration, please apply for financial assistance here.

Benefits of Girl Scout Camp

A key benefit of being a Girl Scout is having access to our beautiful camps. In a girl-led, girl-friendly environment, girls challenge themselves and take healthy risks, surrounded by supportive friends and camp staff. When girls spend quality time outdoors and increase their exposure to nature they thrive physically, emotionally and intellectually. 

And that’s great news—because when Girl Scouts get outside, they:

·Discover that they can better solve problems and overcome challenges.

·Develop leadership skills, build social bonds, and are happier overall.

·Become team players and care more about protecting our environment.

Girl Scouts believes in getting girls outdoors. Our summer camps allow girls to unplug from their smartphones, laptops, TVs and tablets, and get outside to enjoy nature.

Host International Camp Staff

Is your family interested in learning about other cultures and countries? Last summer, our international staff hailed from England, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Poland, and even Honduras! We’re looking for volunteers in the D.C., M.D. and V.A. area to host our wonderful summer 2018 international staff! Hosting dates range from June 1 – June 16 and July 21 – August 6 (Preference will be given to families that can host multiple staff at a time.) Host families provide a sleeping space, meals, and transportation to/from the Airport any one of our four Sleep-Away Camps. If you are interested in hosting this year, please complete our application by clicking here.

Questions about hosting? Email us

Attend Camp CEO

Kick off a new Girl Scout and school year being inspired by successful women executives, fellow teens and camp staff and join us for a fun-filled, action packed weekend in nature. Discover how your interests, skills, and dreams can transform you into a leader, and connect with prominent businesswomen who will share their life lessons and leadership journeys. Envision and prepare for the possibilities that lie ahead. You and your CEO buddy will discover, connect, and take action to make the world a better place while enjoying traditional camp activities.

Make sure you are first to receive information to secure your spot at this signature event of mentorship, friendships and inspiration!

Interested? Email sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org for more information.

Camp CEO
Weekend Edition
Girls in Grades 10-12 (as of Sept 2018)
September 28-30, 2018
Camp Potomac Woods
Cost $65