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Summer Day and Evening Camp

Camp Fairfax  | Fairfax County, VA

Dates: July 26-30, 2021 
Hours: 9 AM- 4 PM
Camp Website:
Camp Contact Information: Camp Director Chelle Youmans -

Description & Activities

2021 Camp Theme: Wild World of Animals

Description: Explore the wild side of animals! Soar like an eagle at archery and discover turtles while canoeing. Cast your fishing line in the deep seas of Lake Fairfax. Travel the world through dog sledding, play games on the African savannah and begin to develop your aim at slingshots. Avoid the crocodiles while floating down the Amazon (Water Mine). Conclude your trek on Friday with a camp wide lunch and games.  

Activities: Swimming, fishing, canoeing (Juniors and above), slingshots (Daisies & Brownies), archery (Juniors and above), outdoor cooking, arts & crafts, songs, games, nature/STEM, tie-dye

Camp activities (including field trips, extended hours, and overnights) are offered at the discretion of the camp leadership team and may be modified or canceled to follow COVID-19 restrictions. Camp activities may not be available to all units and can be canceled due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.

Camp Location: Lake Fairfax Park

Bus Transportation: No bus transportation is available.

Volunteer at Camp!

Camp Fairfax 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.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Guaranteed placement for your camper(s) – bypass the lottery and get early registration access in December/January
  • Reduced registration rate – you could receive $20 to $190 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!

Complete the interest form or connect with Chelle Youmans, camp director, at You’ll be happy you did!

Registration Information

Placement Type: Lottery

Lottery Registration Deadline: March 17

Lottery Notification:  March 29

Register your camper based on their 2020-2021 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.

Unit Grades Fee
Girl Camper K-8 130
AIT I (Aide-in-Training) - First Year 6-7 120
AIT II (Aide-in-Training) - Second Year 7 120
Aide 7-12 60
Boy Aide (Staff Children) 7-12 60
Pixie (Staff Children) - 40
Ranger (Staff Children) - 40

Refund Policy: Full refunds will be provided to lottery applicants withdrawing prior to March 29. Half refunds will be provided to withdrawing campers who were selected in the lottery prior to April 29. No refunds will be provided after April 29. Campers who do not submit the required health forms by July 12 will be withdrawn from camp and no refund will be given.

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 I Requirements: Must have attended a Girl Scout day/evening camp and have completed 6th grade.

AIT II Requirements: Must have attended a Girl Scout day/evening camp and have completed 7th grade.

Aide Requirements: Must have attended a Girl Scout day/evening camp and completed 8th grade.

Teen Leadership Program Information: Selected AIT Is, AIT IIs, and aides will be contacted by the Aide or AIT Director following lottery notification. All AIT Is, AIT IIs, and aides must attend training - the date and time will be sent via email. AITs spend half the day as a camper, and the other half assisting with units and centers. AITs have a pool party at the Watermine, and can earn up to 20 service hours. Aides are assigned to a unit or center for the week of camp. Aides receive a staff gift, have a pool party at the Watermine, and can earn up to 40 service hours.

Teen Leadership Contact: AIT Director Amy Koerner-Anderson - or Aide Director William Perry -