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Explore Camp Patch Program

For All Girl Scout Levels

The Explore Camp Patch Program encourages Girl Scouts to explore the outdoors, take part in Girl Scout traditions, and discover the unique features of each of our eight camp properties. Girl Scouts completing this patch program will hone their eight basic outdoor skills, which help improve outdoor literacy and support positive, environmentally-friendly outdoor experiences. Visit the  Explore Camp Patch Program page to learn more.

Camping & Outdoor Readiness

Want to know more about outdoor activities in our council? Want to find out what outdoor activities your troop is ready for? Click  here for an introduction to Girl Scouts Nation's Capital camping & the outdoors, and a quiz that will tell you what outdoor activities your troop is ready for!

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The following high adventure areas will reopen at our camps on September 12: archery, slingshots, tomahawks, kayaking, and canoeing. The challenge courses will remain closed through Fall 2020. High adventure reservations can be made beginning August 21 at 9 AM.

Beginning August 21st, there will be a new method for reserving High Adventure areas at our camps. Please visit  this page of our website for more information.

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital has developed COVID-19 Guidelines for all High Adventure Activities. If your troop plans to participate in a high adventure activity at one of our camp properties, you must fully review and adhere to these guidelines. Questions can be sent to

- Archery Guidelines 
- Slingshot Guidelines 
- Tomahawk Guidelines 
- Paddlesports (Canoe and Kayak) Guidelines

 As of May 18, 2020, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital camp properties are closed until further notice. Camp properties should not be accessed by any person during this suspension, including for day visits.  All Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Camp Properties are planning to reopen for September reservations, starting June 15. This includes all high adventure activities and troop camping.

The Council is currently working on procedures and capacity reductions to decrease the risk of exposure to COVID-19. These updates will be released prior to June 15.

Reservations can be made for September 12-15 starting June 15. After June 15, additional reservations will open exactly three months in advance as normal (reservations starting on September 16 will open June 16, etc.). Reservations will open up at 3 PM for overnight camping and the start time of the reservation for Day Use and High Adventure. To make a reservation once they have opened, please visit this page of our website.

Please visit our  GS at Home page for some virtual outdoor-themed activities and resources.

Check out our Camp FAQs

For more information go to Summer Sleep-Away  or  Summer Day & Evening  for program information.

Not a Girl Scout member, no problem. Girl Scout camp is for all girls. First, you must join Girl Scouts, and if your membership is only to attend camp, click unsure at the time of registration. Wait 24 hours before registering your daughter for camp.

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Camp Properties at a Glance 

 Camp Name Location Overnight Capacity High Adventure Accessibility Information
Aquasco Aquasco, MD 204
Brighton Woods Brookeville, MD 225  
Coles Trip Stafford, VA 372    
Crowell Oakton, VA 135   
May Flather Mt Solon, VA 288  
Potomac Woods Leesburg, VA 485   
White Rock Capon Bridge, WV 251    
Winona Hughesville, MD 335  

Key to High Adventure:


Archery Range Kayaking Available on Site
Canoeing Available on Site Challenge Course

Tomahawk Range Slingshot R ange

Contact Our Camping Team

Denise Viau Camping Services Manager 202-274-3308

Campbell Hartley

Camping Services Coordinator 202-534-3793
Megan Campbell Camping Specialist
Winona and Brighton Woods
Emily Reece Camping Specialist
 May Flather and White Rock
Kelsey Hancock Outdoor Program Specialist
Aquasco and Potomac Woods

Grace Hassler

High Adventure Specialist
Coles Trip and Crowell


Tammy Worcester Property Manager 703-909-5644