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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. The main patch and the Camp Coles Trip patch are now both available for download. Patches are available for purchase in the GSCNC shop. The rest of the individual camp patches are forthcoming in spring and summer 2020. 

Download the main patch requirements here, or printer-friendly version here

Download the Camp Coles Trip patch here.

Download the Camp Crowell patch here.

Download the Camp May Flather patch here.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: 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.

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.

Any questions email registration@gscnc.org.





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