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Want to learn more about Sleep Away Camp?  Not sure if your daughter is ready for camp?

Click here to watch our parent webinar for more information.

Spend a few days or a week this summer at Girl Scout sleep-away camp! Registered Girl Scouts have access to four fantastic sleep-away camps: Camp Coles Trip, Camp May Flather, Camp Potomac Woods and Camp Winona.  Each camp is unique and offers a variety of activities like swimming, kayaking, making crafts, hiking, cooking over an open fire, and best of all, finding your best friend. At Girl Scout camp, all girls are treated with respect and encouraged to be their awesome selves!

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Click on a Camp below to view programs by grade level

Camp Coles Trip Stafford, VA
Grades 5-12
Camp May Flather Mt. Solon, VA
Grades 4-12
Camp Potomac Woods Leesburg, VA
Grades K-12
Camp Winona Hughesville, MD
Grades K-12

Select camp based on camper's current grade
(for school year 2016-2017)


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 24, 2017

Juniors (grade 5)

Jump On

Grades 5-8 | Fee: $400
Jump on board and make a splash at Aquia Creek! This week is filled with windsurfing and paddle boarding on Aquia Creek. Discover all the laughter and fun along the way and enjoy many of your favorite general camp activities.

Session

Date

2

3

5

6

7

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Aquia Adventures – Full

Grades 5-8 | Fee: $400
Get ready, get set and get wet at Camp Coles Trip. Sample all that Coles Trip has to offer including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding.  You’ll also get to visit the archery range, enjoy arts and crafts and spend time around a campfire, too!

Session

Date

2

4

5

6

7

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Beachfront Explorers – Full

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! 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

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Jump On

Grades 5-8 | Fee: $400
Jump on board and make a splash at Aquia Creek! This week is filled with windsurfing and paddle boarding on Aquia Creek. Discover all the laughter and fun along the way and enjoy many of your favorite general camp activities.

Session

Date

2

3

5

6

7

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Sail Away

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $400
Learn how to rig and sail a Sunfish while enjoying all aspects 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

4

6

7

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Aquia Adventures – Full

Grades 5-8 | Fee: $400
Get ready, get set and get wet at Camp Coles Trip. Sample all that Coles Trip has to offer including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding.  You’ll also get to visit the archery range, enjoy arts and crafts and spend time around a campfire, too!

Session

Date

2

4

5

6

7

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Beachfront Explorers – Full

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! 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

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Get Settled In – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $660
Can’t get enough of camp life and the waterfront?  Retreat to the woods and get settled in for two weeks toexperience all the best things about Camp Coles Trip including sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery and arts and crafts. You will even get to spend 4th of July down at the waterfront for a Red, White and Blue Stars and Strips Luau under the stars, and watch the firework show across the creek.

Session

Date

3-4

7/2-7/14


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Sailor's Adventure – Full

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. 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: Spend the holiday sailing, enjoying a Red, White and Blue Stars and Strips Luau, and watching fireworks from across the creek!

Session

Date

3-4

7/2-7/14


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Seniors (grades 9-10)

Sail Away

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $400
Learn how to rig and sail a Sunfish while enjoying all aspects 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

4

6

7

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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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 pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

3-4

7/2-7/14


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Counselor in Training (CIT) II

Grades 10-11 | Fee: $600
The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity. 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

7/16-8/4


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Get Settled In – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $660
Can’t get enough of camp life and the waterfront?  Retreat to the woods and get settled in for two weeks toexperience all the best things about Camp Coles Trip including sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery and arts and crafts. You will even get to spend 4th of July down at the waterfront for a Red, White and Blue Stars and Strips Luau under the stars, and watch the firework show across the creek.

Session

Date

3-4

7/2-7/14


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Sailor's Adventure – Full

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. 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: Spend the holiday sailing, enjoying a Red, White and Blue Stars and Strips Luau, and watching fireworks from across the creek!

Session

Date

3-4

7/2-7/14


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Ambassadors (grades 11-12)

Sail Away

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $400
Learn how to rig and sail a Sunfish while enjoying all aspects 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

4

6

7

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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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 pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

3-4

7/2-7/14


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Counselor in Training (CIT) II

Grades 10-11 | Fee: $600
The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity. 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

7/16-8/4


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Junior Counselor (JC)

Grades 11-12
The Junior Counselor program is for girls who have already completed a CIT program and would like to further enhance their leadership skills by learning what it’s like to be a camp counselor. Junior Counselors work alongside staff and are given similar job responsibilities, they will receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. This is a great opportunity for girls planning to be camp counselors in the future and who will be 16-years of age or older by June 1, 2017 and will have completed 11th or 12th grade.

An application with more information is available here. Applications must be received by February 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM in order to be considered for the first round of placements. If space is available, girls may apply after February 10. 

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 at ereece@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Session

Date

2-4

5-7

6/25-7/14

7/16-8/4


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Get Settled In – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $660
Can’t get enough of camp life and the waterfront?  Retreat to the woods and get settled in for two weeks toexperience all the best things about Camp Coles Trip including sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery and arts and crafts. You will even get to spend 4th of July down at the waterfront for a Red, White and Blue Stars and Strips Luau under the stars, and watch the firework show across the creek.

Session

Date

3-4

7/2-7/14


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Sailor's Adventure – Full

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. 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: Spend the holiday sailing, enjoying a Red, White and Blue Stars and Strips Luau, and watching fireworks from across the creek!

Session

Date

3-4

7/2-7/14


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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 traditional camp with modern-day challenges. Girls can try weaving on antique barn looms and arts & crafts; or go caving, climbing, swimming, archery, solve teambuildingames, and overcome challenge courses. 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 on 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 26, 2017

Juniors (grades 4-5)

Ultimate Adventure

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $400
Spend your week having the ultimate adventure! Try our natural rock wall, go creek stomping and experience the original Pokémon Go with a map and compass. Who knows what you might find exploring the natural forest around camp. This camp is all adventure, all the time!

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Pajama Party

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $400
Start your days off slow in this relaxing program with sleep-in breakfast, a spa day and pool parties. In the evening, you'll get to stay up late for stargazing, night hikes, dance parties and more!

Session

Date

2

3

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Camp Scene Investigation

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $400
Do you love solving mysteries? During your week at camp, make your own identity card, learn how to dust for fingerprints, collect evidence, interview suspects and solve a camp mystery! Girls will work towards their Junior Detective badge.

Session

Date

2

4

7

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/30-8/4


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Action Adventure

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $415
Do you want to climb the tower and find out just how dark it is in the depths of a cave? You’ll get to go caving and canoeing during this exciting week at camp. Plus, enjoy all the awesome general camp activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Crafternoon

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $415
Spend time each afternoon up in Stone Lodge getting your craft on. You’ll weave on our antique looms, make yarn word art and create a stuffed animal. Get ready to have the best crafternoon ever!

Session

Date

6

7

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Wilderness Girls

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Learn how to build shelters and forts out of what you can find in nature. You’ll spend one night sleeping in tents at a primitive site, and explore the George Washington National Forest with a nature discovery hike. If you don’t mind a little dirt, then join us for this week of exploration and adventure!

Session

Date

2

4

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Rocks Rock – Full

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $400
Reach for the skies with this week of climbing challenges. You’ll get to spend time learning important knots and working on your skills during multiple sessions at the climbing tower, then move on to our natural rock wall. Once back on the ground, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy general camp activities too!

Session

Date

2

5

8

6/25-6/30

7/16-7/21

8/6-8/11


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Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Ultimate Adventure

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $400
Spend your week having the ultimate adventure! Try our natural rock wall, go creek stomping and experience the original Pokémon Go with a map and compass. Who knows what you might find exploring the natural forest around camp. This camp is all adventure, all the time!

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Pajama Party

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $400
Start your days off slow in this relaxing program with sleep-in breakfast, a spa day and pool parties. In the evening, you'll get to stay up late for stargazing, night hikes, dance parties and more!

Session

Date

2

3

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Camp Scene Investigation

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $400
Do you love solving mysteries? During your week at camp, make your own identity card, learn how to dust for fingerprints, collect evidence, interview suspects and solve a camp mystery! Girls will work towards their Junior Detective badge.

Session

Date

2

4

7

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/30-8/4


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Action Adventure

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $415
Do you want to climb the tower and find out just how dark it is in the depths of a cave? You’ll get to go caving and canoeing during this exciting week at camp. Plus, enjoy all the awesome general camp activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Crafternoon

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $415
Spend time each afternoon up in Stone Lodge getting your craft on. You’ll weave on our antique looms, make yarn word art and create a stuffed animal. Get ready to have the best crafternoon ever!

Session

Date

6

7

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Wilderness Girls

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Learn how to build shelters and forts out of what you can find in nature. You’ll spend one night sleeping in tents at a primitive site, and explore the George Washington National Forest with a nature discovery hike. If you don’t mind a little dirt, then join us for this week of exploration and adventure!

Session

Date

2

4

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Climbers

Grades 6-8 | Fee: $400
Reach for the skies with this week of climbing challenges. Spend time learning important knots and working on your skills during multiple sessions at the climbing tower, then move on to our natural rock wall. Once back on the ground, enjoy all the general camp activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

4

6

7

7/9-7/15

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Paddles and Trails

Grades 6-8 | Fee: $415
Not sure if you like the woods or the water better? You’ll get to experience both during this exciting week. Brush up on your outdoor skills and head out for two 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

2

4

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/15


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Trailblazers

Grades 6-8 | Fee: $415
In this adventurous week, you’ll get to hike to the suspension bridge, spend two nights in the George Washington National Forest and learn how to build a fire and cook over it! You’ll also get a chance to set up your own letterboxing course. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and bring broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

3

8

7/2-7/7

8/6-8/11


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Art and 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’ll get to spend time working on our old-fashioned looms. Then take the art outside for tie-dye archery, water balloon painting and more! Hhead to the trails to see what art you can find in nature, and finish your week with a camp paint night!

Session

Date

2

3

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

8/6-8/11


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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’ll get to navigate a pitch black cave and go whitewater rafting, as well as enjoy all the other general activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Off the Beaten Path

Grades 7-11 | Fee: $710
In this two-week adventure, you’ll start off with a two-day backpacking trip to enhance your camping and backpacking skills. Then you’ll head out for a scenic four-day trip on the Appalachian Trail! Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and bring broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

6-7

7/23-8/4


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River Rush

Grades 7-11 | Fee: $400
In this action-filled week, you’ll 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 whitewater rafting. Back on camp, experience all the opportunities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

8/6-8/11


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Rocks and Ropes 

Grades 7-11 | Fee: $710
It’s all about climbing and caving in this two-week adventure. You’ll gain skills on our climbing tower before you head to an adventurous natural climbing site. Then, head underground to explore the natural wonders of two different caves.

Session

Date

4-5

6-7

7/9-7/21

7/23-8/4


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Adventure Bound

Grades 8-11 | Fee: $710
This two-week program encompasses everything May Flather has to offer! On camp, you’ll visit the challenge course, climbing tower and natural rock face. Off camp, you’ll experience caving, canoeing, backpacking and earn the Adventurer badge. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

4-5

7/9-7/21


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Rocks Rock – Full

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $400
Reach for the skies with this week of climbing challenges. You’ll get to spend time learning important knots and working on your skills during multiple sessions at the climbing tower, then move on to our natural rock wall. Once back on the ground, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy general camp activities too!

Session

Date

2

5

8

6/25-6/30

7/16-7/21

8/6-8/11


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Speleology – Full

Grades 6-8 | Fee: $450
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 Grand Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley.

Session

Date

2

6

6/25-6/30

7/23-7/28


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Wild and Wonderful – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $450
Spend your first day at camp getting to know your group. Then embark on a road trip to Camp White Rock, where you’ll find out why West Virginia is wild and wonderful. Sleep in a tree house, go kayaking, cook out over a fire and more! Then head back to May Flather to finish your week.

Session

Date

3

8

7/2-7/7

8/6-8/11


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Rags to Runway – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $660
Do you love art and crafts and designing clothes? Come spend two weeks experiencing different artistic styles and mediums. At camp, you’ll try your hand at making jewelry, duct tape wallets, and tie-dye creations, redesign a T-shirt, weave on our antique looms and more!

Session

Date

4-5

7/9-7/21


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Seniors (grades 9-10)

Art and 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’ll get to spend time working on our old-fashioned looms. Then take the art outside for tie-dye archery, water balloon painting and more! Hhead to the trails to see what art you can find in nature, and finish your week with a camp paint night!

Session

Date

2

3

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

8/6-8/11


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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’ll get to navigate a pitch black cave and go whitewater rafting, as well as enjoy all the other general activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


Back to top

Off the Beaten Path

Grades 7-11 | Fee: $710
In this two-week adventure, you’ll start off with a two-day backpacking trip to enhance your camping and backpacking skills. Then you’ll head out for a scenic four-day trip on the Appalachian Trail! Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and bring broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

6-7

7/23-8/4


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River Rush

Grades 7-11 | Fee: $400
In this action-filled week, you’ll 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 whitewater rafting. Back on camp, experience all the opportunities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

8/6-8/11


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Rocks and Ropes 

Grades 7-11 | Fee: $710
It’s all about climbing and caving in this two-week adventure. You’ll gain skills on our climbing tower before you head to an adventurous natural climbing site. Then, head underground to explore the natural wonders of two different caves.

Session

Date

4-5

6-7

7/9-7/21

7/23-8/4


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Adventure Bound

Grades 8-11 | Fee: $710
This two-week program encompasses everything May Flather has to offer! On camp, you’ll visit the challenge course, climbing tower and natural rock face. Off camp, you’ll experience caving, canoeing, backpacking and earn the Adventurer badge. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

4-5

7/9-7/21


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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 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

6/25-7/7

7/30-8/11


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Rags to Runway – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $660
Do you love art and crafts and designing clothes? Come spend two weeks experiencing different artistic styles and mediums. At camp, you’ll try your hand at making jewelry, duct tape wallets, and tie-dye creations, redesign a T-shirt, weave on our antique looms and more!

Session

Date

4-5

7/9-7/21


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Wild and Wonderful – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $450
Spend your first day at camp getting to know your group. Then embark on a road trip to Camp White Rock, where you’ll find out why West Virginia is wild and wonderful. Sleep in a tree house, go kayaking, cook out over a fire and more! Then head back to May Flather to finish your week.

Session

Date

3

8

7/2-7/7

8/6-8/11


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Counselor in Training (CIT) II – Full

Grades 10-11 | Fee: $600
The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity. 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

7/9-7/28


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Ambassadors (grades 11-12)

Art and 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’ll get to spend time working on our old-fashioned looms. Then take the art outside for tie-dye archery, water balloon painting and more! Hhead to the trails to see what art you can find in nature, and finish your week with a camp paint night!

Session

Date

2

3

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

8/6-8/11


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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’ll get to navigate a pitch black cave and go whitewater rafting, as well as enjoy all the other general activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Off the Beaten Path

Grades 7-11 | Fee: $710
In this two-week adventure, you’ll start off with a two-day backpacking trip to enhance your camping and backpacking skills. Then you’ll head out for a scenic four-day trip on the Appalachian Trail! Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and bring broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

6-7

7/23-8/4


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River Rush

Grades 7-11 | Fee: $400
In this action-filled week, you’ll 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 whitewater rafting. Back on camp, experience all the opportunities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

8/6-8/11


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Adventure Bound

Grades 8-11 | Fee: $710
This two-week program encompasses everything May Flather has to offer! On camp, you’ll visit the challenge course, climbing tower and natural rock face. Off camp, you’ll experience caving, canoeing, backpacking and earn the Adventurer badge. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

4-5

7/9-7/21


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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 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

6/25-7/7

7/30-8/11


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Junior Counselor (JC)

Grades 11-12
The Junior Counselor program is for girls who have already completed a CIT program and would like to further enhance their leadership skills by learning what it’s like to be a camp counselor. Junior Counselors work alongside staff and are given similar job responsibilities, they will receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. This is a great opportunity for girls planning to be camp counselors in the future and who will be 16-years of age or older by June 1, 2017 and will have completed 11th or 12th grade.

An application with more information is available here. Applications must be received by February 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM in order to be considered for the first round of placements. If space is available, girls may apply after February 10. 

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 at ereece@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Session

Date

2-4

6-8

6/25-7/14

7/23-8/11


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Wild and Wonderful – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $450
Spend your first day at camp getting to know your group. Then embark on a road trip to Camp White Rock, where you’ll find out why West Virginia is wild and wonderful. Sleep in a tree house, go kayaking, cook out over a fire and more! Then head back to May Flather to finish your week.

Session

Date

3

8

7/2-7/7

8/6-8/11


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Rags to Runway – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $660
Do you love art and crafts and designing clothes? Come spend two weeks experiencing different artistic styles and mediums. At camp, you’ll try your hand at making jewelry, duct tape wallets, and tie-dye creations, redesign a T-shirt, weave on our antique looms and more!

Session

Date

4-5

7/9-7/21


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Rocks and Ropes – Full

Grades 7-11 | Fee: $710
It’s all about climbing and caving in this two-week adventure. You’ll gain skills on our climbing tower before you head to an adventurous natural climbing site. Then, head underground to explore the natural wonders of two different caves.

Session

Date

4-5

6-7

7/9-7/21

7/23-8/4


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Counselor in Training (CIT) II – Full

Grades 10-11 | Fee: $600
The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity. 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

7/9-7/28


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Camp Potomac Woods 
Leesburg, VA

About

Located in Leesburg, VA, Potomac Woods offers two nights, to one week in a traditional camp setting. Girls will swim, create arts & crafts, play nature games, teambuilding challenges, and more! Even the youngest campers can enjoy taking aim with foam darts and water soaker, while campers 2nd grade and above can take aim at the archery range. For girls who have completed grades K-11.

View the camp grid here

Online Camp Registration Begins: 
January 26, 2017

Daisies (grades K-1)

Mini Kamp (two-night) 

Grade K | Fee: $220
Are you a Kindergartener interested in trying camp? Then this two-night-camp is just for you! Spend your days with counselors, splashing in the pool, playing games, exploring the woods and making a craft. Then settle in at night with bedtime stories in your cabin. 

Session

Date

5A

6A

8A

7/16-7/18

7/23-7/25

8/6-8/8


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Fairies in the Woods

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
Flutter your way to camp and leave a trail of glitter behind you as your frolic in the magical forest of Camp Potomac Woods. Make shelters for you and your fairy friends and spend a night hammocking under the trees, listening to the sounds of singing insects. You will also work on your Dancer badge, enjoy s’mores and plan a cookout with your new friends. 

Session

Date

1

2

4

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14


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Crafty Critters 

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $415
You can create so much at camp when you spend extra time being artsy! You'll tie-dye, make and decorate pottery, paint by the river and more. Enjoy general camp activities and make s'mores as you work on your Outdoor Art Creator badge.

Session

Date

1

2

4

7

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/30-8/4


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Sprinkles

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $415
Add a sprinkle of this and a dash of that in the kitchen as you stir up yummy snacks, make a meal by the campfire and enjoy s’mores! Then, try your new skills in the laboratory to make a batch of slimy stuff and an explosion, all while working on your Snacks and Home Scientist badges. 

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

8/6-8/11


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Teddy Bear Tea (two-night) – Full

Grades K-1 | Fee: $220
Bring your favorite Teddy along for this two-night adventure at camp. You will paint, dance, sing, enjoy a picnic in the woods by the Pooh Tree and throw an afternoon tea party!

Session

Date

1B

3B

5B

6B

6/21-6/23

7/5-7/7

7/19-7/21

7/26-7/28


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Sleepover (two-night) – Full

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $220
Have all the fun of a sleepover while at camp! Hang out in your pajamas with new friends telling stories, making crafts, enjoying popcorn over the campfire and a pillow "fight" too.  You will have plenty of time during the day to do your favorite camp activities in this two-night camp just for you.

Session

Date

3B

5B

8A

7/5-7/7

7/19-7/21

8/6-8/8


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Mermaids Tale – Full

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
Pass the week away splashing in the pool, playing water games and solving secret messages that lead to hidden treasures around camp. A little teamwork and a lot of imagination will help you to complete a scavenger hunt and find the most important treasure of all.  Take a break from your waterlogged week to hike around camp and work on your Letterboxing badge.

Session

Date

1

2

4

6

7

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Outdoor Adventure – Full

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
Outdoor adventure awaits you around camp as you hike, fish, tent outdoors and splash away in the pool. You will also work on your Outdoor Adventure badge, play games with new friends, enjoy s’mores over the campfire and cook outdoors.

Session

Date

5

6

7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Brownies (grades 2-3)

Fairies in the Woods

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
Flutter your way to camp and leave a trail of glitter behind you as your frolic in the magical forest of Camp Potomac Woods. Make shelters for you and your fairy friends and spend a night hammocking under the trees, listening to the sounds of singing insects. You will also work on your Dancer badge, enjoy s’mores and plan a cookout with your new friends. 

Session

Date

1

2

4

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14


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Crafty Critters 

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $415
You can create so much at camp when you spend extra time being artsy! You'll tie-dye, make and decorate pottery, paint by the river and more. Enjoy general camp activities and make s'mores as you work on your Outdoor Art Creator badge.

Session

Date

1

2

4

7

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/30-8/4


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Sprinkles

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $415
Add a sprinkle of this and a dash of that in the kitchen as you stir up yummy snacks, make a meal by the campfire and enjoy s’mores! Then, try your new skills in the laboratory to make a batch of slimy stuff and an explosion, all while working on your Snacks and Home Scientist badges. 

Session

Date

3

5

8

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

8/6-8/11


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Cowgirls

Grades 2-3 | Fee: $750
Have you always dreamed of going horseback riding? Then this is the camp for you! Travel each day to nearby Lucia Farms where you'll work on your Pets badge. Learn basic riding instructions and how to groom, tack and care for horses. Between your trips to the barn, you will also enjoy general camp activities in the afternoons. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

3

6

7/2-7/7

7/23-7/28


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Targets, Tents & Treasure

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Head to camp for a week of treasure and adventure! Aim for the bullseye in archery and work on your Geocaching badge as you search for geocaches (hidden treasures you find with GPS) You will also learn to pitch a tent and enjoy a relaxing evening around the campfire, tenting under the stars.

Session

Date

1

5

6

7

8

6/18-6/23

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Camp Create

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $415
It's all about art in the outdoors as you use your imagination to create something to wear, a project you can sink your hands into, and one that will let you hammer away, all as you work on your Outdoor Art Explorer badge.

Session

Date

5

7

8

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Challengers

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Keep an eye on the clock as you and your new friends face daily challenges that you must solve as a team. Work on your Detective badge by using your problem-solving skills and following the clues and evidence to solve a real mystery. Be prepared, challenges and obstacles can happen anytime, even while shooting archery and cooking outdoors!

Session

Date

1

2

3

4

6

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Sleepover (two-night) – Full

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $220
Have all the fun of a sleepover while at camp! Hang out in your pajamas with new friends telling stories, making crafts, enjoying popcorn over the campfire and a pillow "fight" too.  You will have plenty of time during the day to do your favorite camp activities in this two-night camp just for you.

Session

Date

3B

5B

8A

7/5-7/7

7/19-7/21

8/6-8/8


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Mermaids Tale – Full

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
Pass the week away splashing in the pool, playing water games and solving secret messages that lead to hidden treasures around camp. A little teamwork and a lot of imagination will help you to complete a scavenger hunt and find the most important treasure of all.  Take a break from your waterlogged week to hike around camp and work on your Letterboxing badge.

Session

Date

1

2

4

6

7

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Outdoor Adventure – Full

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
Outdoor adventure awaits you around camp as you hike, fish, tent outdoors and splash away in the pool. You will also work on your Outdoor Adventure badge, play games with new friends, enjoy s’mores over the campfire and cook outdoors.

Session

Date

5

6

7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Mini Spa (two-nights) – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $220
Pamper yourself the camp way when you make your own facials and scrubs, soak in the pool, make a healthy snack and try water aerobics and yoga. Take a walk around camp, cook out and try archery too in this two-night adventure just for you.

Session

Date

3B

5A

8A

7/5-7/7

7/16-7/18

8/6-8/8


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Pony Tails – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $750
Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each day to nearby Lucia Farms where you'll work on your Horseback Riding badge. Learn basic riding instructions and how to groom, tack and care for horses. Between your trips to the barn, you will also enjoy general camp activities in the afternoons. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

2

4

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14


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Outdoor Chef – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $415
Chop, sprinkle, roll, kneed and mix as you make breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert while cooking in the outdoors. Work on parts of the Simple Meals badge and show off your new skills by creating a tasty treat for guest judges. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to rest in between meals by enjoying general camp activities like archery and more! 

Session

Date

1

2

4

6

7

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Water Otters – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Water, water everywhere! This week is for the water lovers. You will enjoy extra time at the pool and along the riverside. Flip your fins during water aerobics, relax with a floating lunch, explore the riverwalk, try fishing and learn to paddle a canoe. You will also sleep out on the dock and learn water rescue skills as you work on your First Aid Badge.

Session

Date

5

8

7/16-7/21

8/6-8/11


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Get Out – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Get outdoors and experience Camp Potomac Woods to the fullest! Enjoy the fresh air as you hike by day and night, go fishing, splash through the creek, swim in the pool, cook over a campfire and try archery. Commune with nature during a quiet siesta in the hammocks or build your own shelter under the stars and wake to the sunrise. If that isn’t enough, you will work on your Camper badge, too.

Session

Date

1

2

3

4

8

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

8/6-8/11


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Juniors (grades 4-5)

Targets, Tents & Treasure

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Head to camp for a week of treasure and adventure! Aim for the bullseye in archery and work on your Geocaching badge as you search for geocaches (hidden treasures you find with GPS) You will also learn to pitch a tent and enjoy a relaxing evening around the campfire, tenting under the stars.

Session

Date

1

5

6

7

8

6/18-6/23

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Camp Create

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $415
It's all about art in the outdoors as you use your imagination to create something to wear, a project you can sink your hands into, and one that will let you hammer away, all as you work on your Outdoor Art Explorer badge.

Session

Date

5

7

8

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Challengers

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Keep an eye on the clock as you and your new friends face daily challenges that you must solve as a team. Work on your Detective badge by using your problem-solving skills and following the clues and evidence to solve a real mystery. Be prepared, challenges and obstacles can happen anytime, even while shooting archery and cooking outdoors!

Session

Date

1

2

3

4

6

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28


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Arts & Arrows

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
Combine arts and archery creatively as you spend extra time aiming for the bullseye and working on your Archery badge.  Aim for glow-in-the-dark targets, play archery games and create works of art that are "on target!”

Session

Date

1

2

3

4

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Mini Spa (two-nights) – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $220
Pamper yourself the camp way when you make your own facials and scrubs, soak in the pool, make a healthy snack and try water aerobics and yoga. Take a walk around camp, cook out and try archery too in this two-night adventure just for you.

Session

Date

3B

5A

8A

7/5-7/7

7/16-7/18

8/6-8/8


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Pony Tails – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $750
Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each day to nearby Lucia Farms where you'll work on your Horseback Riding badge. Learn basic riding instructions and how to groom, tack and care for horses. Between your trips to the barn, you will also enjoy general camp activities in the afternoons. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

2

4

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14


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Outdoor Chef – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $415
Chop, sprinkle, roll, kneed and mix as you make breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert while cooking in the outdoors. Work on parts of the Simple Meals badge and show off your new skills by creating a tasty treat for guest judges. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to rest in between meals by enjoying general camp activities like archery and more! 

Session

Date

1

2

4

6

7

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Water Otters – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Water, water everywhere! This week is for the water lovers. You will enjoy extra time at the pool and along the riverside. Flip your fins during water aerobics, relax with a floating lunch, explore the riverwalk, try fishing and learn to paddle a canoe. You will also sleep out on the dock and learn water rescue skills as you work on your First Aid Badge.

Session

Date

5

8

7/16-7/21

8/6-8/11


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Get Out – Full

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Get outdoors and experience Camp Potomac Woods to the fullest! Enjoy the fresh air as you hike by day and night, go fishing, splash through the creek, swim in the pool, cook over a campfire and try archery. Commune with nature during a quiet siesta in the hammocks or build your own shelter under the stars and wake to the sunrise. If that isn’t enough, you will work on your Camper badge, too.

Session

Date

1

2

3

4

8

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14

8/6-8/11


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River Adventure – Full

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $415
Explore the river and have a blast while learning about canoeing! Practice strokes and safety in the pool at camp and then take your skills for a day trip on the Potomac River. You will also work on your Trailblazer badge as you tent and hike along the Potomac.

Session

Date

6 7/23-7/28

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Horse Lover – Full

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $750
If you love horses, this program is for you! Travel each day to nearby Lucia Farms where you'll learn to ride, groom, saddle and care for horses. Enjoy general camp activities each afternoon, and work on your Archery badge. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

5

6

7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Geo-Adventure – Full

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
Adventure awaits this week as you use outdoor survival skills like geocaching and orienteering to find hidden surprises around camp. Stops along your journey will challenge you to solve a puzzle, signal for help, shoot a bow and arrow and save a friend. You will even prepare one meal over a campfire, learn to build an overnight shelter and work on your Trailblazing badge.

Session

Date

5

6

7

8

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Just Relax – Full

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
No need to stress when you're at camp! This week you can sleep in a few mornings, try yoga, make healthy snacks and use some kitchen chemistry to create personal beauty products. Find some extra relaxation spending a night in the hammocks or on the dock and enjoying general camp activities such as swimming in the pool, hiking and archery, all while you work on your Science of Happiness badge.

Session

Date

1

2

3

4

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14


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Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Arts & Arrows

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
Combine arts and archery creatively as you spend extra time aiming for the bullseye and working on your Archery badge.  Aim for glow-in-the-dark targets, play archery games and create works of art that are "on target!”

Session

Date

1

2

3

4

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

River Adventure – Full

Grades 4-6 | Fee: $415
Explore the river and have a blast while learning about canoeing! Practice strokes and safety in the pool at camp and then take your skills for a day trip on the Potomac River. You will also work on your Trailblazer badge as you tent and hike along the Potomac.

Session

Date

6 7/23-7/28

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Horse Lover – Full

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $750
If you love horses, this program is for you! Travel each day to nearby Lucia Farms where you'll learn to ride, groom, saddle and care for horses. Enjoy general camp activities each afternoon, and work on your Archery badge. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

5

6

7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4


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Geo-Adventure – Full

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
Adventure awaits this week as you use outdoor survival skills like geocaching and orienteering to find hidden surprises around camp. Stops along your journey will challenge you to solve a puzzle, signal for help, shoot a bow and arrow and save a friend. You will even prepare one meal over a campfire, learn to build an overnight shelter and work on your Trailblazing badge.

Session

Date

5

6

7

8

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Just Relax – Full

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
No need to stress when you're at camp! This week you can sleep in a few mornings, try yoga, make healthy snacks and use some kitchen chemistry to create personal beauty products. Find some extra relaxation spending a night in the hammocks or on the dock and enjoying general camp activities such as swimming in the pool, hiking and archery, all while you work on your Science of Happiness badge.

Session

Date

1

2

3

4

6/18-6/23

6/25-6/30

7/2-7/7

7/9-7/14


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Rock the River – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $415
Your river adventure awaits! Have a blast learning all about canoeing, practice in the pool at camp, then take your skills onto the Potomac River for an overnight adventure. You’ll camp out and cook your meals outdoors while working on your Paddling badge. Back at camp, you'll have plenty of time for archery, hiking, crafts and more.

Session

Date

7 7/30-8/4

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Wranglers – Full

Grades 8-11 | Fee: $750
Calling all teen horse lovers! Whether you're experienced or a beginner, here's your chance to enjoy your days at Lucia Farms riding and caring for the horses. Once you return to camp, you'll get to swim and choose some of your evening activities. Relax by the campfire each evening as you share stories about your day in the saddle. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

5

7

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4


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Seniors (grades 9-10)

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 pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

2-3

4-5

6/25-7/7

7/9-7/21


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Counselor in Training (CIT) II

Grades 10-11 | Fee: $600
The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity. 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

6-8

7/23-8/11

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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Rock the River – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $415
Your river adventure awaits! Have a blast learning all about canoeing, practice in the pool at camp, then take your skills onto the Potomac River for an overnight adventure. You’ll camp out and cook your meals outdoors while working on your Paddling badge. Back at camp, you'll have plenty of time for archery, hiking, crafts and more.

Session

Date

7 7/30-8/4

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Wranglers – Full

Grades 8-11 | Fee: $750
Calling all teen horse lovers! Whether you're experienced or a beginner, here's your chance to enjoy your days at Lucia Farms riding and caring for the horses. Once you return to camp, you'll get to swim and choose some of your evening activities. Relax by the campfire each evening as you share stories about your day in the saddle. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

5

7

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4


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Ambassadors (grades 11-12)

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 pin. CIT I is a two-week program; participants must leave camp on their weekend breaks. Bus transportation is available.

Session

Date

2-3

4-5

6/25-7/7

7/9-7/21


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Counselor in Training (CIT) II

Grades 10-11 | Fee: $600
The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity. 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

6-8

7/23-8/11

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Junior Counselor (JC)

Grades 11-12
The Junior Counselor program is for girls who have already completed a CIT program and would like to further enhance their leadership skills by learning what it’s like to be a camp counselor. Junior Counselors work alongside staff and are given similar job responsibilities, they will receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. This is a great opportunity for girls planning to be camp counselors in the future and who will be 16-years of age or older by June 1, 2017 and will have completed 11th or 12th grade.

An application with more information is available here. Applications must be received by February 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM in order to be considered for the first round of placements. If space is available, girls may apply after February 10. 

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 at ereece@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Session

Date

1-4

5-8

6/18-7/14

7/16-8/11


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Rock the River – Full

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $415
Your river adventure awaits! Have a blast learning all about canoeing, practice in the pool at camp, then take your skills onto the Potomac River for an overnight adventure. You’ll camp out and cook your meals outdoors while working on your Paddling badge. Back at camp, you'll have plenty of time for archery, hiking, crafts and more.

Session

Date

7 7/30-8/4

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Wranglers – Full

Grades 8-11 | Fee: $750
Calling all teen horse lovers! Whether you're experienced or a beginner, here's your chance to enjoy your days at Lucia Farms riding and caring for the horses. Once you return to camp, you'll get to swim and choose some of your evening activities. Relax by the campfire each evening as you share stories about your day in the saddle. Transportation is approximately 30 minutes each way. Special boots are required.

Session

Date

5

7

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4


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Camp Winona 
Hughesville, MD

About

Located in Hughesville, MD, Winona offers two-night samplers to week-long specialty themed camps. Girls will swim, experiment with science and technology, explore nature, teambuilding challenges and take aim at the archery range (grades 2 and up). For girls who have completed grades K-11.

View the camp grid here

 

Online Camp Registration Begins: 
January 24, 2017

Daisies (grades K-1)

Teddy & Me (two-nights) 

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 make a new teddy bear friend, too!

Session

Date

4A

4B

6B

7/9-7/11

7/12-7/14

7/26-7/28


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Artventure

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $415
Spend this week on an amazing Artventure! Explore camp with fellow artists and let the colors and shapes of nature inspire you. Try your hand at outdoor art, design a dance with your group to perform for the whole camp and even earn your Outdoor Art Creator badge.

Session

Date

8

8/6-8/11


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Mermairy Magic

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
This will be a week full of magic, fun and friends! You and your mermairy friends will visit the mermairy house, make your own fairy wings and learn the secret of the magic mermairies at Camp Winona. You’ll also have time to go on a mermairy hunt, practice your mermairy skills in the pool and make your very own fairy house.

Session

Date

3

6

7/2-7/7

7/23-7/28


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Try it All (two-nights) – Full

Grade K | Fee: $220
Calling all Kindergarteners!  This two-night program is just for you.  Sample general 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

4A

6A

7/9-7/11

7/23-7/25


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Dabbling – Full

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
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 areas of camp.

Session

Date

2

7

6/25-6/30

7/30-8/4


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Outdoor Explorer – Full

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 and tie-dye a bandana, too!

Session

Date

5

9

7/16-7/21

8/13-8/18


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Brownies (grades 2-3)

Teddy & Me (two-nights) 

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 make a new teddy bear friend, too!

Session

Date

4A

4B

6B

7/9-7/11

7/12-7/14

7/26-7/28


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Artventure

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $415
Spend this week on an amazing Artventure! Explore camp with fellow artists and let the colors and shapes of nature inspire you. Try your hand at outdoor art, design a dance with your group to perform for the whole camp and even earn your Outdoor Art Creator badge.

Session

Date

8

8/6-8/11


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Mermairy Magic

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
This will be a week full of magic, fun and friends! You and your mermairy friends will visit the mermairy house, make your own fairy wings and learn the secret of the magic mermairies at Camp Winona. You’ll also have time to go on a mermairy hunt, practice your mermairy skills in the pool and make your very own fairy house.

Session

Date

3

6

7/2-7/7

7/23-7/28


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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’re sure to treasure. You will even be able to leave your creative touch on camp by contributing to our 2017 mural.

Session

Date

2

8

6/25-6/30

8/6-8/11


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Backwoods

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Do you dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail or camping out under a blanket of stars? If so, this week is for you! You will spend your time with other backwoods girls exploring the woods and Fossil Creek while you perfect your outdoors skills. Learn to build a fire, use basic first aid, construct a shelter in the woods, navigate a canoe and even cook your own dinner. By the end of the week, you will be ready to plan a campout with all of your new friends in the backwoods of Camp Winona in tents, tipis or hammocks.

Session

Date

3

5

7

8

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Daring Adventures

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Adventure and fun await you at camp 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 mermaries as you explore the pond by canoe. Your adventure will even include giant soda geysers, tie-dye archery and an optional camp out under the stars.

Session

Date

3

5

6

9

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

8/13-8/18


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Mad Science

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $415
Spend the week being a mad scientist at camp! Head to the science lab to experiment with polymers while learning about chemistry and microbiology. Have a blast during rocketry day, and make a splash while learning about buoyancy at the pool and pond.

Session

Date

2

5

7

8

9

6/25-6/30

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11

8/13-8/18


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Storm the Castle

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Explore the life of Robin Hood! Become an archery legend of the medieval days. Hone your archery skills and 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 capture the flag! You can even choose to sleep out one night in a castle tent.

Session

Date

3

6

8

7/2-7/7

7/23-7/28

8/6-8/11


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Dabbling – Full

Grades 1-2 | Fee: $400
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 areas of camp.

Session

Date

2

7

6/25-6/30

7/30-8/4


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Outdoor Explorer – Full

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 and tie-dye a bandana, too!

Session

Date

5

9

7/16-7/21

8/13-8/18


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Junior Jam (two-nights) – Full

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, create cool arts and crafts projects, play fun games and roast marshmallows over a campfire with your new camp friends.

Session

Date

4A

4B

6A

6B

7/9-7/11

7/12-7/14

7/23-7/25

7/26-7/28


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Watered Down – Full

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 campout at the waterfront.

Session

Date

2

4

7

9

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/30-8/4

8/13-8/18


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Moonlight Mania – Full

Grades 3-5 | Fee: $400
Discover the world that comes to life after all the other campers have gone to bed. By day, 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

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4


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Juniors (grades 4-5)

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’re sure to treasure. You will even be able to leave your creative touch on camp by contributing to our 2017 mural.

Session

Date

2

8

6/25-6/30

8/6-8/11


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Backwoods

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Do you dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail or camping out under a blanket of stars? If so, this week is for you! You will spend your time with other backwoods girls exploring the woods and Fossil Creek while you perfect your outdoors skills. Learn to build a fire, use basic first aid, construct a shelter in the woods, navigate a canoe and even cook your own dinner. By the end of the week, you will be ready to plan a campout with all of your new friends in the backwoods of Camp Winona in tents, tipis or hammocks.

Session

Date

3

5

7

8

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11


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Daring Adventures

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Adventure and fun await you at camp 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 mermaries as you explore the pond by canoe. Your adventure will even include giant soda geysers, tie-dye archery and an optional camp out under the stars.

Session

Date

3

5

6

9

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/23-7/28

8/13-8/18


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Mad Science

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $415
Spend the week being a mad scientist at camp! Head to the science lab to experiment with polymers while learning about chemistry and microbiology. Have a blast during rocketry day, and make a splash while learning about buoyancy at the pool and pond.

Session

Date

2

5

7

8

9

6/25-6/30

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/6-8/11

8/13-8/18


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Storm the Castle

Grades 3-4 | Fee: $400
Explore the life of Robin Hood! Become an archery legend of the medieval days. Hone your archery skills and 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 capture the flag! You can even choose to sleep out one night in a castle tent.

Session

Date

3

6

8

7/2-7/7

7/23-7/28

8/6-8/11


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Eco Chic 

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
At camp this week, you’ll 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, relax during our spa day. You’ll pamper yourself and learn to make natural beauty products.

Session

Date

2

4

6

8

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28

8/6-8/11


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Outdoor Cuisine 

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $415
Become an outdoor chef this week as you learn to create new dishes over the campfire or in a Dutch oven. You’ll make at least three meals this week and have a private tour of our camp kitchen by the kitchen staff! In between cooking lessons, you will also have time to enjoy all of the general activities around camp, too.

Session

Date

3

5

7

9

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/13-8/18


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Junior Jam (two-nights) – Full

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, create cool arts and crafts projects, play fun games and roast marshmallows over a campfire with your new camp friends.

Session

Date

4A

4B

6A

6B

7/9-7/11

7/12-7/14

7/23-7/25

7/26-7/28


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Watered Down – Full

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 campout at the waterfront.

Session

Date

2

4

7

9

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/30-8/4

8/13-8/18


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Moonlight Mania – Full

Grades 3-5 | Fee: $400
Discover the world that comes to life after all the other campers have gone to bed. By day, 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

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4


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Night Owl – Full

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
Here is your chance to stay up late at camp! While everyone is sleeping, you’ll 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

3

6

8

7/2-7/7

7/23-7/28

8/6-8/11


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Zombie Survival – Full

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

9

6/25-6/30

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/13-8/18


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Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Eco Chic 

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
At camp this week, you’ll 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, relax during our spa day. You’ll pamper yourself and learn to make natural beauty products.

Session

Date

2

4

6

8

6/25-6/30

7/9-7/14

7/23-7/28

8/6-8/11


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Outdoor Cuisine 

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $415
Become an outdoor chef this week as you learn to create new dishes over the campfire or in a Dutch oven. You’ll make at least three meals this week and have a private tour of our camp kitchen by the kitchen staff! In between cooking lessons, you will also have time to enjoy all of the general activities around camp, too.

Session

Date

3

5

7

9

7/2-7/7

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/13-8/18


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C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own) 

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $400
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, choose to do an amazing pottery project, sleep overnight in Tipi Village and hike to Fossil Creek. It is up to you to create your own adventure this week!

Session

Date

4

9

7/9-7/14

8/13-8/18


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Night Owl – Full

Grades 5-7 | Fee: $400
Here is your chance to stay up late at camp! While everyone is sleeping, you’ll 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

3

6

8

7/2-7/7

7/23-7/28

8/6-8/11


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Zombie Survival – Full

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

9

6/25-6/30

7/16-7/21

7/30-8/4

8/13-8/18


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Seniors (grades 9-10)

C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own) 

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $400
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, choose to do an amazing pottery project, sleep overnight in Tipi Village and hike to Fossil Creek. It is up to you to create your own adventure this week!

Session

Date

4

9

7/9-7/14

8/13-8/18


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Counselor in Training (CIT) II

Grades 10-11 | Fee: $600
The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity. 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

7/16-8/4


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Counselor in Training (CIT) I – Full

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

7/2-7/14


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Ambassadors (grades 11-12)

C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own) 

Grades 6-11 | Fee: $400
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, choose to do an amazing pottery project, sleep overnight in Tipi Village and hike to Fossil Creek. It is up to you to create your own adventure this week!

Session

Date

4

9

7/9-7/14

8/13-8/18


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Counselor in Training (CIT) II

Grades 10-11 | Fee: $600
The CIT II program is a three-week leadership opportunity. 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

7/16-8/4


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Junior Counselor (JC)

Grades 11-12
The Junior Counselor program is for girls who have already completed a CIT program and would like to further enhance their leadership skills by learning what it’s like to be a camp counselor. Junior Counselors work alongside staff and are given similar job responsibilities, they will receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. This is a great opportunity for girls planning to be camp counselors in the future and who will be 16-years of age or older by June 1, 2017 and will have completed 11th or 12th grade.

An application with more information is available here. Applications must be received by February 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM in order to be considered for the first round of placements. If space is available, girls may apply after February 10. 

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 at ereece@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Session

Date

2-5

6-9

6/25-7/21

7/23-8/18


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Sessions below are all full for Summer 2017

 

Counselor in Training (CIT) I – Full

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

7/2-7/14


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More on Sleep-Away Camp

Junior Counselor

The Junior Counselor program is for girls who have already completed a CIT program and would like to further enhance their leadership skills by learning what it’s like to be a camp counselor. Junior Counselors work alongside staff and are given similar job responsibilities, they will receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. This is a great opportunity for girls planning to be camp counselors in the future and who will be 16-years of age or older by June 1, 2017 and will have completed 11th or 12th grade.

An application with more information is available here. Applications must be received by February 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM in order to be considered for the first round of placements. If space is available, girls may apply after February 10.

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 at ereece@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Dates Available

Camp Coles Trip

Session

Date

2-4

5-7

6/25-7/14 (3 weeks)

7/16-8/4 (3 weeks)

Camp May Flather

Session

Date

2-4

6-8

6/25-7/14 (3 weeks)

7/23-8/11 (3 weeks)

Camp Potomac Woods

Session

Date

1-4

5-8

6/18-7/14 (4 weeks)

7/16-8/11 (4 weeks)

Camp Winona

Session

Date

2-5

6-9

6/25-7/21 (4 weeks)

7/23-8/18 (4 weeks)

Camp CEO

Looking for Camp CEO?

In 2017, Camp CEO celebrates 20 years of mentorship, and is moving to a weekend in the fall. The traditions that make Camp CEO unique will continue. Girls will still have an opportunity to connect with Greater Washington’s most powerful women executives, but in a shorter timeframe and new location. Kick off a new Girl Scout and school year being inspired by successful-women executives, peers and camp staff. Join us for a fun-filled, action packed weekend in nature. Registration opens in June.

Make sure you are first to receive information to secure your spot at this signature event celebrating 20 years of mentorship, friendships and inspiration!

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

Camp CEO 2.0
Weekend Edition
Girls in Grades 10 – 12 (as of Sept 2017)
September 22-24, 2017
Camp Potomac Woods
Cost $55

4th of July

What’s better than 4th of July at camp? Join us for Session 3 this year, from July 2 – July 7, 2017, for a week of camp you will never forget! We have many options to choose from to help you celebrate in style. Maybe you would like to attend the Red, White and Blue Stars and Stripe Luau at Camp Coles Trip and watch fireworks across the creek, and under the stars.  Or, visit Camp May Flather and enjoy the camp Carnival, featuring games, face painting, donuts on a string, and snow cones! Not your idea of fun? Then, maybe a laid-back pool party, along with field games, red, white and blue tag, and an Independence Day scavenger hunt at Camp Winona is more your style. Of course, you might also like to head to Camp Potomac Woods, where they have a full week of fabulous 4th fun planned including “firework” painting, red, white and blue tie dye, and a design-your-own rocket competition; as well as their once-a-summer "Fun Run,” with face painting, ice cream sundaes, games, challenges, and a chorus of balloon firework poppers! We have fun and exciting options that everyone will enjoy, and we cannot wait to celebrate the holiday with you!

Additional Information

Parent Information Session

Have questions or want a sneak peek at summer 2017? Join us this spring for our 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 is a biffy?, and so much more!

Click here to watch our webinar: All About Sleep Away Camp 2017

You can also join us for a future webinar!

Date & Time Registration
March 12, 7PM Your Camper is Registered for Sleep-Away Camp:
What's Next?
May 21, 7PM Camper Webinar - Just for you! (and your parents too)


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Camp Open House

Want to see what attending camp is like? Head to camp to see it all – the dining hall, sleeping units, waterfront, 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 facility 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 toes shoes preferred.

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

Open House Dates

Camp Potomac Woods

Saturday, June 10
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Please arrive no later than 2:00 PM)

Camp Winona

Saturday, June 24
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Camp May Flather

Saturday, June 24
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Camp Coles Trip

Saturday, June 17
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


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Transportation

Camp begins on the bus! This is a low cost and highly beneficial way for your camper to bond with other campers in her camp right from the start. We have two bus stops available, with one in Montgomery County, MD and one in Fairfax County, VA. After registering your camper, you will receive a detailed Parent Information Book that contains drop-off times and specifics about each bus stop location. Parents may also drive their campers to and from sleep-away camp.

Bus transportation is available to and from Sleep Away Camp on Sundays and Fridays.

Camp

VA Bus Stop

MD Bus Stop

Camp Potomac Woods

all weeks

not available

Camp May Flather

all weeks

all weeks

Camp Coles Trip

all weeks

not available

Camp Winona

weeks of 7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/13

all weeks


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Contact Information for Questions

For questions about Winona and Potomac Woods Programs

For questions about May Flather, Coles Trip Programs and the Junior Counselor Program

For questions about Day & Evening Camp Programs

For questions about

Registration
Changing program/session
Bus/transportation
Forms
Payment or refunds

Si necisita ayunda en español:

  • Por favor contracto Beatriz Portillo este correo electrónico bportillo@gscnc.org o 202.274.3335

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Living Units

While the 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, on different campsites called units. Each unit accommodates 12-24 campers and consists of a sleeping facilities, unit house or shelter, latrines or flush toilets (depending on 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 and program. Staff work with parents and campers after check-in to make tent or cabin/shelter assignments so that campers may share living arrangements with any friends she may have in the same program.


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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 shelter will sleep 4-6 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 4-6 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.


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Meals

Food service professionals prepare all of our meals except for cookouts, and staff members plan menus 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 202.274.3305.


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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 qualifications.


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How to Register

Remember, some of our camps or popular sessions fill very fast and we receive a large number of phone calls and emails on opening days of registration. So please, check your account information at least 24 hours prior to the opening day to test your account.

Log into your account on our Event Registration site .

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 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 this summer’s camp offerings.


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Girls with Special Needs

Each year, many girls with special needs participate in our summer camp programs. 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. They can join other girls their age for swimming, hiking, singing, and other camp activities. Camp is available to all girls who:

  • Have physical and/or developmental disabilities
  • Have special dietary restrictions; including food allergies
  • Require special medications or treatments (Epi-Pen, Nebulizer, etc.)
  • Require injections (insulin, HgH, etc.)

Providing a safe and positive experience for all campers is of utmost importance to us. Please contact us at sleepawaycamp@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.


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Non-Girl Scouts

Sleep-away camp is open to all girls completing grades K - 12. Any girl who is not a current member is welcome to attend sleep-away camp, but they must register and become a Girl Scouts Nation's Capital member. The annual registration fee is $15. You must register 24 hours before selecting a camp, and registering online though the online events registration site. To register as a member, please click here. If you have questions about the registration process or have problems, please email registration@gscnc.org.


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Buddies

During registration, you may list a name for your camper’s buddy. 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 are not able to honor requests for more than one buddy.


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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 campers’ 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 homesickness.


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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.


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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 attend one of our camp Open House events.


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Registration Confirmations

  • Paper Packets

Within three weeks 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.

  • 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 and process, payment information, and other parent updates and information associated with your camper’s registration.


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Payment Information

Camp fees cover most direct costs such as food, general program supplies, specialty program material, program vendors, and supplementary health and accident insurance. The Council subsidizes other more indirect costs, such as planning and administering the program, registration, property maintenance and equipment repair.

To pay your final balance for camp:

  • Log in to your account on our Event Registration Site (eBiz)
  • Under My Family, click on Family Order History OR your camper’s name in your family roster.
  • Your camper’s order(s) will be listed under Family Events.
  • Click the Pay Now link next to the amount that is owed.
  • Select the check box next to the line that has a balance.
  • Enter Credit Card information and click Process Payment.
  • Order Summary page will be displayed when payment is made.

Please Note: Final Payment will include the $40.00 bus fee if you selected to have your camper travel by bus.


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Program Deposits

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

Full payment for all sleep-away camp program are due April 3, 2017.


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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, homesickness, 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.


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Financial Assistance

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital strives to make camp available to all girls regardless of their family’s economic situation. Financial assistance is available for only one camp session per camper per summer. Financial aid is not processed daily, and is only granted for camp programs. Bus transportation is not covered and must be paid for by the camper's family if the bus option is chosen.

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 complete the Financial Assistance Application found here or located in your registration confirmation email. If you have questions about financial assistance, please contact registration@gscnc.org.


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Program Cancellation

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital reserves the right to cancel any program listed due to insufficient enrollment or other extenuating circumstances. Alternate programs or refunds will be offered.


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Camp Staff Host Families

Girl Scout families are needed to host camp staff from all over the world!

More information and to signup click here.


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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


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Parent Information Book

The Sleep Away Camp Parent Information Book is now here!

Parent Information Book includes:

  • Packing lists
  • Health and medication information
  • Onilne order and payment information
  • Camp addresses and phone numbers
  • Open House dates
  • Tips for preventing home missing
  • Frequently asked questions
  • And more!

Looking for just the packing list? You can find it here.


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For questions about registration, changing programs, bus transportation, forms or payment contact registration@gscnc.org, or 202-534-3793.

Si necesita ayuda en español , por favor contacte a Beatriz Portillo a este correo electrónico bportillo@gscnc.org o llame a 202-274-3335.