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Updated: November 8th, 2023

Camp Firefly | Fairfax County, VA

Session 1 Dates: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 2023
Session 2 Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 2023
Hours: 6:00PM - 9:00PM 
Camp Website:  www.campfirefly.org 
Camp Contact Information: Camp Director, Judy Baldwin, rjbald@verizon.net or Dennis Renoll, Inkjetcampfirefly@gmail.com

Description & Activities

2023 Camp Theme: Game Shows 

Description: Are you smarter than a Girl Scout? Would you enjoy an Amazing Race with stops for science, crafts, drama and s'mores at the Campfire? Come enjoy the wonders of the evening in the woods, while participating in our own version of popular game shows. 

Activities: Outdoor Skills, badge earning (cadettes only), arts and crafts, songs, games, drama, nature/STEM, and hiking

Overnights: Overnights take place at Camp Crowell. Cadettes stay over on Thursday nights and remain at camp all day Friday to do badge work. Girls who do not stay over may return Friday AM for badge work.

AITs and Aides stay over on Friday night to help get camp ready for the follwing week. 

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 January
  • Reduced registration rate
  • 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 an adult application on campfirefly.org or contact Dennis Renoll (inkjetcampfirefly@gmail.com).

Registration Information

Placement Type: First Come, First Served

Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 17, 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 June 17, 2023. After July 17, 2023 no refunds will be provided.

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 and be a registered Girl Scout. 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 and be registered as a Girl Scout. After registering, Aides should 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 Aides and AITs are expected to attend some staff meetings to meet other staff and get oriented. On July 16 2023, all AITs and Aides must attend in-person training. Aides and AITs assist units, program centers, or headquarters administration; they may earn service hours and attend an overnight. Aides should attend staff meetings. Aides and AITs working in a unit make banners, nametags, and lead songs and games. Aides and AITs working in program centers assist with planning and carrying out program. Aides and AITs 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: Aide Coordinator Lynda "Dragonfly" Wood at dragonflycampfirefly@gmail.com