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Summer Day & Evening Camps

Day Camp registration for Summer 2021 is now closed. Please do not attempt to register. If you do register, your registration will be cancelled and refunded. We are looking forward to seeing more campers in the summer of 2022!


 

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 camp@gscnc.org.

Registration opens at 10 AM

January 12: Camp Potomac Woods

January 14: Camps Winona and May Flather

February 10: Day and Evening Camp registration


Make your 2021 summer memorable by attending one of our awesome day or evening camps! 

You could hit the target at slingshots or archery, make cool arts & crafts projects, or eat yummy treats cooked over a campfire, and still go home each night. 

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 Olympic sports and exploring world cultures. There are even a few specialty themed camps for girls who love superheroes or Harry Potter, and some overnight options or field trips, too!

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. 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. Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital camps are open to youth who are recognized as girls by the family and school/community and who live culturally as a girl. Should any girl 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 girl has a fun and enjoyable camp experience. 


Ready to register? Go to eBiz

 

Not a Girl Scout member, no problem.

Girl Scout camp is for all girls. First, your camper must join Girl Scouts, then wait 24 hours, and you can register then for camp. Learn more about how to register and who to contact below. 


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 | Jefferson County, WV

Camp Mountain View | Frederick 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 

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.

Safety is a cornerstone of Girl Scouting. As we develop exciting programs for your campers, we will continually update our camp health and safety procedures as applicable. We are regularly monitoring COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC, American Camping Association, state and county health departments, and Girl Scout Nation’s Capital’s COVID-19 Response Guidelines

Overall, this summer, you will notice: 

  • Unit capacities and group sizes are reduced to allow for social distancing.
  • We will all be cleaning a lot more at camp by sanitizing high-touch and common areas. 
  • Camp activities (including field trips, extended hours, and overnights) may be modified or cancelled to follow COVID-19 restrictions.
  • There may be an additional bus transportation fee collected after registration to provide for more buses to accommodate social distancing during transportation.

The situation is evolving, and changes to information and recommendations are ongoing. To ensure the highest level of safety for our campers and staff, we will make final decisions on cabin capacities, social distancing, mask-wearing, etc., in spring 2021 -- once we have a better idea of what summer will bring. 

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.

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 on gscnc.org/dayandeveningcamp 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 on gscnc.org/dayandeveningcamp for specifics or fill out the new camp volunteer interest survey to get connected with camps near you.

Not a Girl Scout? Not a Problem!

Sleep-away camp is open to all girls completing grades K – 12 and parents/ guardians who attend our Me & My Gal/ My Gal & Me overnight programs. 

Any girl or adult who is not a current member is welcome to attend sleep-away camp, but they must register and become a Girl Scout Nation’s Capital member. The registration fee is $25. After registering as a member, wait for 24-hours, then login to eBiz and register for camp! 

If you have questions about becoming a member or have problems, please use the information below to contact your local Membership Coordinator:

Maryland: 

Washington, DC: 

Virginia:

  • Arlington/Alexandria City/McLean, Vienna, Tysons/Oakton: Annette Rollins at arollins@gscnc.org
  • Fairfax County (remainder): Toni Jenkins-Payne at tjenkinspayne@gscnc.org
  • Prince William, Manassas, Loudoun, Fauquier: Linda Knapp at lknapp@gscnc.org
  • Page, Warren, Clarke, Frederick, Jefferson counties, Western Loudoun County, Purcellville, Round Hill, Lovettsville, Waterford, Hamilton and Leesburg in Loudoun County: Pam Allen at pallen@gscnc.org

West Virginia: 

Teen Leadership Programs

Many camps offer aide-in-training (AIT, AIT 1, or AIT 2) 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 individual camp descriptions on gscnc.org/dayandeveningcamp 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 on our webpage at gscnc.org/dayandeveningcamp 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

How to Register for Camp

Camp sessions fill up very quickly. We receive many phone calls and emails on the opening days of registration. Please check your account information at least one week prior the opening day using the checklist below to help make registration go smoothly. For assistance at any point in this process, please contact our Customer Care team by email: customercare@gscnc.org or phone: 202-237-1670.

Visit gscnc.org and click eBiz (located in the top right corner of our home page). You’ll need to make sure you know the following for registration:

  • Login Information: (username and password). If you have previously registered your camper for summer camp or a Council event, your login is the same. Contact our Customer Care team if you have trouble accessing your account or if your camper’s Girl Scout membership is with a different council.

Once you log into your account, please check the following:

  • Contact Information: Email any changes to your contact information to customercare@gscnc.org.
  • Your camper’s Guardian 1 : Only your camper’s Guardian 1 will be able to register them for camp - not the troop leader, Guardian 2, or family manager. If you need to update this, please email  customercare@gscnc.org.

When registration opens, log in and click Activities to find all our summer camp offerings. 

  • Search for your desired camp: Use the search box on the right side of the page to type in the camp program name.
  • Click the camp program name in the listings in the center of the page. You may need to click the arrow button near the bottom of the page to go to the next page of listings.
  • Register for camp! If you have any problems during the registration process, please contact customercare@gscnc.org.

Remember, campers must register for the program units based on the grade they are currently in for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

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 eBiz, 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. Please see the descriptions for our lottery camps: Ashgrove Adventure, Brighton Woods Day Camp, Burke Lake Adventures, Camp Crossroads, Camp Fairfax, Camp Summer Magic, and Camp Tuckerman for specific dates and details.

Camp Confirmations

After registering, you will receive a general camp confirmation email from Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital to view the camp confirmation packet. 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.

It is very important that you make sure your eBiz contact information is up to date. The camp directors use the contact information listed on you and your camper’s eBiz profiles to send out important camp information. Check your profile information in eBiz, the online events registration site, to ensure all contact information is up to date. To change your profile information, email customercare@gscnc.org

Camper Health Forms

Registration for day and evening camps is only complete after parents/guardians submit their camper’s day and evening camp health form. Your camp director will mail you a link to an online SDEP health form and provide you with the deadline for completing the form. 

Please complete each question in full; provide as much detail as possible. Once you have finished every page/section, push the submit button at the end -- incomplete forms are discarded.  Within 5 minutes you will receive an automated confirmation email from noreply@jotform.com.  This email will contain an “edit link” that you can use to make changes until the camp’s deadline.

Please complete the health form for your camper even if they have registered on eBiz for a lottery camp. If the camper is not accepted into the lottery and turns down the waitlist, or if you cancel your camper’s registration, their health form will be securely discarded.

If you need the link to your camper’s health form sent again or would prefer to complete a paper health form, please contact camp@gscnc.org. If completing a paper health form, please reach out to the camp and send it to their preferred address. Health forms sent to Council offices will not be accepted.

Please note if a parent/guardian fails to submit their camper’s health form by 11 days prior to the first day of camp, the camper’s registration will be cancelled, and no refund will be provided. 

What is my Camper is attending Sleep-Away Camp too?

Sleep-away camp health forms and day/evening camp health forms are processed and stored in different secure networks. 

  • Sleep-away camp health forms are processed through CampDoc.com
  • Day and evening camp health forms are processed through SurveyMonkey. 

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to share health forms between the two systems. 

  • If your camper is attending both sleep-away camp and day or evening camp, you need to complete each camp’s health forms. Sleep-away camp health forms are collected through CampDoc.com and day and evening camp through SurveyMonkey. 
  • If your camper is attending multiple day and evening camps, you will only need to fill out the day/evening camp health form once. Copies of your camper’s health forms will be sent to each day or evening camp they are registered to attend. 
  • If you have multiple campers, you will need to fill out one health form for each camper.

In late spring, once we have a clear picture of the summer, we will provide parents with more information regarding COVID-19 pre-screening prior to camp. 

Medications at Camp

If your camper takes routine medication or needs emergency medication while at camp, you must complete additional specialized forms in addition to the camper health form (see Camper Health Forms for more information). Any medication, prescription and over the counter, will not be administered at camp without the forms. 

For all medications, prescription and over the counter, you must submit the Medication Authorization Form. If your camper requires emergency medication or specialized healthcare, you must submit the Specialized Health Care Form. This includes using an epinephrine pen, insulin, and/or an inhaler, as well as any other emergency medications or supplements. These forms are mandatory only if you anticipate sending medication to camp with your camper. The forms can be found below, beginning in March 2021. If you have questions about the specialized health care forms, please contact camp@gscnc.org or 202-274-3329.

Except for emergencies, all campers must self-administer all medications with the guidance and supervision of trained health staff in the camp health center. Camps cannot administer medications that are not prescribed to the camper, medications that are not in the original container, or over the counter medications not included in the Medication Administration Form. Prescription medication must include a pharmacy label.

Links to Forms:

Transportation

Check individual camp descriptions on our webpage at gscnc.org/dayandeveningcamp for more specific information. 

Summer 2021 Transportation Fee Policy: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there may be an additional bus transportation fee collected after registration to provide more buses to accommodate social distancing during transportation. More information will be provided as camp gets closer.

Photo Identification Policy

Pick-up and drop-off at camp will look a little different this year to ensure social distancing is possible. 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 online at gscnc.org/dayandeveningcamp 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. This includes knowingly or repeatedly violating the camp’s COVID-19 safety precautions and endangering other campers and staff. 

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 or 202-274-3309.
  • For questions about day and evening camp programs, please contact camp@gscnc.org or 202-274-3329, or contact the camp directly using the contact information found on the camp posting.
  • For questions about registration or eBiz (account help, camp registration, payment, refunds, etc.), please contact us at customercare@gscnc.org 202-237-1670.