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Summer Day and Evening Camp

Camp Firefly | Fairfax County, VA

Session 1 Dates: July 19-23, 2021
Session 2 Dates: July 26-30, 2021
Hours: 6 PM - 9 PM 
Camp Website:  www.campfirefly.org 
Camp Contact Information: Camp Director Judy Baldwin - giggles@campfirefly.org

Description & Activities

2021 Camp Theme: Mythology 

Description: Shoot an arrow with Artemis and look out for Loki's tricks. Hear campfire stories and legends from cultures worldwide. Sing songs, play games, do hands-on science, and dabble in arts and crafts while enjoying the woods at twilight and after dark.

Activities: Archery, challenge course, outdoor skills, badge earning, arts & crafts, songs, games, drama, nature/STEM

Overnights: Cadettes will have an overnight at camp on Thursday evening. AITs and Aides will have an overnight at camp on Friday evening.

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: Camp Crowell

Bus Transportation: No bus transportation is available.

Volunteer at Camp!

Camp Firefly 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) through early registration access in December/January
  • Reduced registration rate – you could receive $10 to $35 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 or connect with Camp Director Dennis Renoll - Inkjet@campfirefly.org or 703-624-1616. You’ll be happy you did!

Registration Information

Placement Type: First Come, First Served

Registration Deadline: July 9

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 Overnight? Fee
Girl Camper K-7 No Overnight 50
Girl Camper 6-8 With Overnight 60
AIT (Aide-in-Training) 7-8 With Overnight 20
Aide 9-12 With Overnight 20
Pixie (Staff Children) - No Overnight 10
Ranger (Staff Children) K-5 No Overnight 10
Boy Aide (Staff Children) 6-12 With Overnight 10

Refund Policy: Full refunds will be provided if requested on or before July 5. Half refunds will be provided if requested after July 5.

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: Must have completed 7th grade. After registering, AITs will receive a link to complete the AIT application on the Camp Firefly website. New AITs who have not attended Camp Firefly may be asked for references.

Aide Requirements: Must have completed 9th grade. After registering, aides will receive a link to complete the aide application on the Camp Firefly website. New aides who have not attended Camp Firefly may be asked for references.

Teen Leadership Program Information: All information will be sent by email, and AITs are expected to attend some staff meetings to meet other staff and get oriented. On July 18, all AITs must attend in-person training. AITs assist units, program centers, or headquarters administration; they may earn service hours and attend an overnight. Aides should attend staff meetings. On July 18, all aides must attend in-person training. Aides working in a unit make banners, nametags, and lead songs and games. Aides working in program centers assist with planning and carrying out program. Aides may also be "floaters" and assist wherever needed. Aides assigned to the Cadette unit must stay overnight with their unit. Aides may earn service hours and attend an overnight.


Teen Leadership Contact:
 Aides Coordinator Sue “Soups” Chudovan - soups@campfirefly.org.