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Updated: November 8, 2022

Ashgrove Adventure | Fairfax County, VA

 Dates: Tuesday June 20, 2023 - June 30, 2023                                          Hours: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM                                                                         Camp Websitewww.ashgroveadventure.org                                         Camp Contact Connect with the camp co-directors Suzy Miller or William Perry by email at ashgrovedirectors@gmail.com

Description & Activities

2023 Camp Theme: Jurassic Ashgrove!

Description: Soar, stamp, and roar as the Age of the Dinosaurs comes alive at Ashgrove Adventure. Meet us in the Mesozoic as we get messy in the tar pits of our challenge course. Trek through steamy, Jurassic jungles for creamy, cool hand-cranked ice cream. Create some Cretaceous crafts and explore dinosaurs in pop culture. Unearth fossils with the paleontologists and investigate millions of years of our changing earth. Will your skill in archery, slingshots, and tomahawks subdue a stegosaurus? Feathers, eggs, bones, and scales: investigate nature’s living dinosaurs and prehistoric plants. Take an imaginary journey to the past and be the first to discover fire and enhance your survival skills in the outdoors. Join us for a BIG romping, stomping, chomping dinosaur excursion at Ashgrove’s Jurassic Adventure.

Activities: Slingshots, Tomahawks, Archery, Challenge Course, Outdoor Skills, Outdoor cooking, Arts and crafts, Songs, Games, Drama, Nature/STEM, Hiking. 

Field Trips: To be confirmed

Dates of Field Trips: Older Girls - June 27, 2023 and AITs - June 29, 2023 

Overnights: June 27, 2023 at camp

Camp Location: Camp Crowell

Bus Transportation: Tentative Bus routes are planned for Herndon/Chantilly, Falls Church/Fairfax and Vienna. Final locations will depend on registrations. 

Buddy Policy: One buddy MAY be requested, however, both buddies must request each other and be selected in the lottery. Camp will do our best to honor requests. 

Volunteer at Camp!

Ashgrove Adventure is planned and put on each year by a group of dedicated Girl Scout volunteers! Due to safety ratios, enough adults must volunteer each year for camp to run. Unfortunately, if not enough volunteers sign up, camp will be cancelled. We need your help to ensure that camp can happen this year and that every girl has an amazing camp experience.

Visit https://www.ashgroveadventure.org to fill out our Volunteer application and get your discount code. For any questions, please contact one of the camp co-directors Suzy Miller and William Perry by email at ashgrovedirectors@gmail.com.  All new volunteers must be at camp for the entire two weeks. 

  • Guaranteed placement for your camper(s) – bypass the lottery and get early registration access in January.
  • Reduced registration rate – you could receive 40% off the camp registration fee!
  • Units at camp for sons and preschool-aged children of volunteers - yes, they get to come to camp too!
  • Receive volunteer hours for training and camp days
  • Network with other Girl Scout volunteers in your area
  • Learn new skills, try new things, and take part in fun camp traditions!
Registration Information

Placement Type: Lottery

Lottery Registration Deadline: Monday March 13, 2023

Registrations are accepted after the Lottery Registration Deadline to fill units with available space.

Lottery Notification: Friday March 24, 2023

Register your camper based on their 2022-2023 school year grade.

Want to pay a lower price for camp or guarantee your camper a spot at camp? Click the Volunteer at Camp! dropdown above.

Refund Policy: Full refunds will be provided if requested on or before May 1, 2023. Refunds between May 2, 2023, and June 1, 2023, will only be granted if the spot can be filled. Refunds on June 2, 2023, or later will be given at the discretion of the Directors.

In the event of a camp cancellation by Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, you will receive a full refund. If you must unexpectedly cancel your registration for this camp for reasons related to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund regardless of the time of cancellation. 

Teen Leadership Opportunities

AIT Requirements: AIT applicants must download the PDF application from ashgroveadventure.org. The application will be available on January 1, 2023. Please mail the completed paper application via USPS. The application must be postmarked on or before February 14, 2023 to be considered. References will be contacted. 

AIT'S must register as an Older Girl before the end of the lottery period. 

Aide Requirements: Aides in 8th Grade must have completed the Ashgrove AIT program to be considered. Aides must complete the online application located at ashgroveadventure.org. All aides must attend Ashgrove Aide training on April 16, 2023. References will be contacted. 

Teen Leadership Contact: Jackie "Chip" Wooldridge at chipwool@msn.com