Camp Potomac Woods
Camp Potomac Woods, near Leesburg, Virginia, was owned by the Arlington Girl Scout Council, which merged to form GSCNC in 1963.
The camp's 101 acres includes a variety of terrain, such as upland woods, marshlands, stream valleys, riverbank, open fields and a mossy area. The camp features both lodges and glen shelter units and boasts a sports field, hiking trails, archery range, and the brand new RiverWalk program. While the camp is on the banks of the Potomac River, there is currently no safe boating access.
All glen shelter units in this camp feature cots with mattresses, and the number per shelter varies. Exact numbers are available on our registration website (see below).
Lodges have year-round hot and cold water, but outdoor units feature seasonal hot water November 1 - April 1 only. Most units do have frost-free cold water spigots year-round.
A small stack of split firewood is usually available at each unit. A year-round dry firewood storage shed can be found near Mountford Lodge. It is a great troop service to fill the unit wood rack with dry wood from the storage shed before leaving camp!
Weather warnings are often issued by county. Potomac Woods is in Loudoun County.
Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels) are NOT PROVIDED at our campsites (including lodges).
Abie lives near the camp and is on call for any issues before or after you arrive. His contact information is available on the camp information packet you will receive when you reserve a campsite at Potomac Woods.
There's no need for you to check in with Abie when you arrive at camp, but if you'd like to leave him a note (regarding things that need to be fixed- or just a "thank you"), a caretaker's mailbox is available in the camp parking lot.
Lucia Farms is a 30 minute drive from Camp Potomac Woods and offers horseback riding lessions.
*Summer Camp Director- For great resources (including food shopping and restaurants) and an in-depth look at the camp and facilities, contact Potomac Woods' Summer Camp Director, Jacque Walsh.
If you know of any great activities near Potomac Woods that your troop has enjoyed, please contact Gustavo Martinez to add them to our list!