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Summer Day & Evening Camps

Day Camp registration for Summer 2023 will open on the week of February 20th. Please ensure that your membership is up to date. We can’t wait to see you at camp!

 

COVID-19 - The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in the world, but rest assured, we are staying on top of the latest updates and striving to make the best of this summer! We will post updates as needed to the COVID-19 section below, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at dayandeveningcamp@gscnc.org.

Registration for Summer 2023 opens at 10 AM 

February 21st: Virginia based Day/Evening Camps

February 22nd: Camp Tag-a-Long

February 23rd: Maryland based Day/Evening Camps


Make your 2023 summer memorable by attending one of our awesome day or evening camps!

At day and evening camp, campers explore the world around them, challenge themselves, and build their confidence, all while having a blast! Some camps are completely outdoors, while others are held inside -- we have camps for every interest and age level sprinkled across our region. Day or evening camp themes range from nature exploration and outdoor skills to exploring world cultures. 

Day and evening camps are 100% volunteer-run! That means all day and evening camps are exclusively run by a dedicated team of trained parents, guardians, and volunteers who put in countless hours year-round to provide these opportunities for your Girl Scouts. Without enough volunteers some of our Day and Evening camps may be unable to run. Complete the volunteer interest survey and get connected with camps near you!

Girl Scouts is proud to be the premier leadership organization for girls in our country. Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout. All Girl Scouts are welcome to attend our summer camp programs, even if they begin identifying as a gender other than girl. Campers who are on the gender spectrum will share a sleeping shelter and all facilities with other Girl Scouts.

Should any camper requiring special accommodations wish to attend summer camp, we recommend that the parent/guardian reach out to Denise Viau, Camping Services Manager (camp@gscnc.org), so that accommodations similar to those employed at schools across the country regarding changing, sleeping arrangements, and other travel-related activities can be made. Thank you for helping us ensure that every camper has a fun and enjoyable camp experience.

Ready to register? Log into our Summer Day and Evening Camp registration system (link coming soon!)

 

Not a Girl Scout member, no problem.

Girl Scout camp is for all girls. First, your camper must join Girl Scouts, then register for camp through our Summer Day and Evening Camp registration system (link posted above).


Summer Day and Evening Camps

Click on the Camp names to find out more!

Ashgrove Adventure | Fairfax County, VA

Brighton Woods Day Camp | Montgomery County, MD

Brunswick STEM Camp | Frederick County, MD

Burke Lake Adventures | Fairfax County, VA

Camp Bay Breeze | Calvert County, MD

Camp Crossroads | Fairfax County, VA

Camp Fairfax | Fairfax County, VA

Camp Firefly | Fairfax County, VA

Camp Mighty Oak | Montgomery County, MD

Camp Pleasant Valley | Washington County, MD

Camp Summer Magic | Loudoun County, VA

Camp Sunshine | Montgomery County, MD

Camp Tag-A-Long | Loudoun County, VA

Camp Tuckerman | Montgomery County, MD

Camp Valley View | Washington County, MD

Fort Hunt Day Camp | Fairfax County, VA

Manassas Summer Day Camp | Prince William County, VA

Sweet Little Vacation | Montgomery County, MD


Additional Information 

Volunteer at Day and Evening Camp

Hey, Girl Scout parents and guardians! Want to experience camp with your camper? Join the team of experienced volunteers who create the magic of camp, and you can be a part of your camper’s summer adventure. After all, it’s folks like you, behind the scenes or leading activities and groups, that make our amazing camps possible! Fill out the new camp volunteer interest survey to get connected with camps near you.

Summer Day and Evening camps rely on volunteers. Without enough volunteers some camps may be unable to run. 

Some of the benefits of volunteering at day and evening camp may include: 

  • Spending time with your daughter
  • Priority registration for your camper 
  • Guaranteed placement for your camper
  • Reduced registration fee for your camper
  • No need to arrange childcare for your other children - many camps offer boy and preschool-age units for children of volunteers. Some even offer infant/toddler units!
  • Developing your leadership expertise
  • Gaining new skills and tools
  • Connecting with fellow Girl Scout volunteers in your area

All volunteers must become Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital adult volunteers, complete a background check, and receive pre-camp training. Volunteer roles include: 

  • Unit Leader/Counselor: Guide a group of campers through pre-planned activities with another counselor or a teen aide. 
  • Program/Center Volunteer: Teach a skill or plan and lead a special activity like arts & crafts, nature/outdoors, STEM, high adventure, sports, etc.
  • Health Supervisor: Provide first aid and manage camper and staff safety (requires First Aid/CPR certifications).
Who Can Attend Day and Evening Camps?

Most of our day and evening camps are open to Girl Scouts completing grades K-12. Check individual camp descriptions for specific grade requirements. 

Girl Scout parents & guardians can attend camp too as volunteers and experience camp with their campers! There are so many ways you can volunteer at camp, from leading a program or group to bus chaperone and first aid. All volunteers are background checked and receive pre-camp training. Check individual camp descriptions for specifics or fill out the new camp volunteer interest survey to get connected with camps near you.

Teen Leadership Programs

Many camps offer aide-in-training and/or aide programs, which gives Girl Scouts in grades 5 and up the opportunity to participate in leadership roles and learn valuable, hands-on leadership skills. Camp aides and AITs can earn volunteer hours towards Girl Scout Journeys, badges, or higher awards and must be available for all required training, which varies from camp to camp. Check the individual camp descriptions above for detailed information.

 

Girls with Special Needs or Accommodations

Girl Scouts is proud to be the premier leadership organization for girls recognized as girls by family and school/community and who live culturally as a girl. At Girl Scout camp, providing a safe and positive experience for all campers is of utmost importance. If your camper:

  • Has medical, physical, developmental, social, or other special needs.
  • Requires special accommodations similar to those employed at schools across the country regarding changing, sleeping arrangements, and other travel-related activities. 

Before registering your camper, please contact Denise Viau, Camping Services Manager, at camp@gscnc.org or 202-274-3308, so we can help find her the best program possible. 

Thank you for helping us ensure that every girl has a fun and enjoyable camp experience.

Payment

Be prepared to pay the entire camp fee in full when registering for camp. Payment plans for day and evening camps are not available. 

Camp fees vary by camp and by program - check individual camp descriptions for specific camp pricing. 

The camp fees collected at registration are used to pay for all camp expenses such as programming, bus transportation, property rental fees, storage fees, and more. The differences in prices represent the wide variety of programs available across the Council. 

Financial Assistance is available. See the Financial Assistance section for more information.

Financial Assistance

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital strives to make camp available to all girls regardless of economic situation. Financial aid is available for one day or evening camp per camper per summer

Click here to complete the financial assistance application. 

Applications must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to registering for camp. 

Financial aid applications are reviewed on a rolling basis every 10 business days. You will receive an email only after the request is reviewed and approved. The email will contain a code to use when registering for camp. 

If you have more than one camper, please complete a separate application for each child. 

All application information is confidential. Questions? Contact customercare@gscnc.org

Camp Placement

There are two types of placements - First Come, First Served, and Lottery. Both must pay in full at the time of registration. 

First Come First Served (FCFS) Camps: 
Placement is automatic for FCFS camps. Once campers are registered online through DoubleKnot they have a space at camp. However, each camp is volunteer-run, and they need enough adults to help behind the scenes or deliver programming. Consider volunteering! Most camps guarantee entry and offer priority placement for volunteers’ campers. 

Lottery Camps: 
Placement is not automatic for lottery camps. When you pay in full and complete your registration by the lottery registration deadline, you are buying a “ticket” into the camp lottery, not a space in camp. Once the deadline passes, the camp leadership team will randomly select campers from the “tickets” to be accepted into camp and notify parents/guardians via email or mail. 

If your camper is not selected through the lottery and you turn down the waitlist, a full refund will be issued. Each camp has different lottery registration and notification deadlines. 

Camp Confirmations

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes your receipt. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please email camp@gscnc.org.

As camp gets closer, you will receive a camp-specific confirmation email or letter. Arrival dates can vary. This information comes directly from the camp, and each camp has different lottery deadlines, closing dates and placement dates. If you have specific questions you should reach out to the camp directly.  

Camper Health Forms

In our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our campers and staff, our Day and Evening Camps will use Campdoc.com to collect health information. In the spring, registered campers will receive an invite from CampDoc to complete or update their health form.

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

New this year our Sleepaway camps will also be using Camp Doc to collect health forms, any campers attending both will have one account in Camp Doc. 

Medications at Camp
More information coming soon!
Transportation

Transportation is available at many of our camps. Check individual camp descriptions for more specific information. 

 

Photo Identification Policy

Closer to camp, you will receive camp-specific directions on how pick-up or drop-off will work for your camper. Please be patient with camp staff during this process, particularly on the first day of camp. 

To help ensure camper safety, each camp will still check photo identification for all adults picking up at camp or at the bus stop. Campers will only be released to individuals listed on the camper’s authorized pick-up list (part of the camper health form). 

All adults’ names will be cross-referenced with their photo identification. Please inform all individuals on your camper’s authorized pick-up list that they will be required to show identification when picking up your camper. 

Before and After Care

Camps do not offer before or aftercare (daily extended hours). Some camps offer overnights, field trips, or extended day programming that would change the time a camper would be picked up. See individual camp descriptions for more information.

Camp Activities & High Adventure

Many of our camps offer high adventure opportunities ranging from slingshots and archery to canoeing and kayaking. Opportunities for high adventure vary based on the camp, program, and camper’s current grade. Please read each individual camp description for more information about specific camp offerings.

By registering your child for camp, you are giving your permission for them to participate in high adventure activities and other camp activities. Please be aware that all camp activities (including general activities, high adventure, field trips, extended hours, and overnights) are offered at the discretion of the camp leadership team and may be modified or cancelled due to weather, COVID-19 restrictions, or other extenuating circumstances.  Camp activities may not be available to all units. Check individual camp descriptions for or more information about the specific activities each camp offers.

Camp Behavior

Providing a safe, healthy, and positive experience for every camper is a top priority at Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital day, evening, and sleep-away camps. We expect campers will follow the Girl Scout Law, be “considerate and caring” towards others, and “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, on the bus, or at any time during the camp day. The staff are there to ensure every camper has a safe and fun experience at camp. 

The director and camp staff will do everything possible to help campers adjust to camp life. However, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital reserves the right to send any camper home from the camp who consistently exhibits unsuitable behavior, endangers the camp community, or whose actions towards others are unacceptable.  

In these cases, the camper’s parent/guardian is responsible for picking them up from camp. No refunds will be given if a camper is sent home due to unacceptable behavior or home missing.

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.

Questions?
  • For questions about any sleep-away camp programs or locations, please contact us at camp@gscnc.org.
  • For questions about day and evening camp programs, please contact camp@gscnc.org or 202-344-3793, or contact the camp directly using the contact information found on the camp posting.
  • For questions about registration or DoubleKnot (account help, camp registration, payment, refunds, etc.), please contact us at customercare@gscnc.org 202-237-1670.
COVID-19 and Camp

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in the world, but rest assured, we are staying on top of the latest updates and striving to make the best of this summer! We will post updates as needed to this section, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at camp@gscnc.org.