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Updated: November 8, 2022

Camp Tuckerman | Montgomery County, MD

Dates: Tuesday, June 20 -  Friday, June 30, 2023

Hours: 9:30AM - 3:00AM (except extended day on Tuesday, June 27: 9:30AM - 5:45PM) Overnight also on Tuesday, June 27 for Grades 3-11. 

Camp Contact Information:

Camp Tuckerman is a rustic camp, located entirely outdoors with no buildings. Discover the wonders of the outdoors: creek, hike, sing songs, work on badges, learn Girl Scout traditions, and embark on a Girl Scout outdoor adventure with new and old friends. Our registration is a hybrid of lottery placement from February 23 to March 2 and then first-come first-served placement until registration closes. Consider becoming a full-time volunteer for the two-week session and your camper is guaranteed a spot! 

Description & Activities

2023 Camp Theme: Moles, Trolls, and Rabbit Holes 

Description: Harken back to a time without cell phones and reconnect with nature and Girl Scout traditions!

Activities: Outdoor skills, badge earning, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, songs, games, drama, nature/STEM, hiking and exploring the creek

Overnight: Grades 3-11 will have an overnight on June 27, 2023

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: Robert C McDonell Campground

Bus Transportation: No bus transportation is available

Buddy Requests: Buddy requests are not available

Volunteer at Camp!

Camp Tuckerman 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 January
  • Reduced registration rate – contact the camp directors to receive your camp staff discount code!
  • Units at camp for sons, infants/toddlers, 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 the camp team at You’ll be happy you did!

Registration Information

Registration Type: Lottery AND First Come First Serve hybrid registration

Lottery Registration Dates: 10AM Thursday, February 23, 2023 through Thursday, March 2, 2023

Lottery Notification Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023

First Come First Served Registration Dates: 10AM Monday, March 6, 2023, through Thursday, April 20, 2023, provided there are still available spaces after lottery placement.

First Come First Served Notification Date:  Rolling notification of placement within 5 days of registration.

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: If you find that coming to camp does not fit into your summer plans, please contact Keystone at as soon as possible.

If notified by May 1, 2023 we will refund the full camp fee. No refunds will be given after May 1, 2023. No refunds will be given if days or parts of days are cancelled due to extreme weather conditions or other unforeseen events. 

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 completed 6th grade.

AIT II Requirements: Must have completed Camp Tuckerman's AIT I (PAIT) program and completed 7th grade. Returning girls with good evaluations are selected first.

Aide Requirements: Must have completed Camp Tuckerman's AIT I (PAIT) and AIT II (PAJR) program, completed Program Aide training, and completed 8th grade. Returning girls with good evaluations are selected first.