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Update: January 26, 2022

Read this document for a full update about our new 2022 sleep-away camp registration process:

Sleep Away Camp Registration Full Update

Day Camp registrations will remain on gsEvents. See below for opening dates.

 

Due to the system malfunctions we experienced on January 11, we are rescheduling all Sleep Away Camp registrations. All updated information about registration and registration dates will be posted to the top of this webpage.

Day Camp registration is still expected to move forward as planned on the following dates.

February 15 at 10AM : Virginia Summer Day and Evening Camps

February 17 at 10AM: Maryland Summer Day and Evening Camps

2022 Program Guide
Camp Mailer 2022

COVID-19 - The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in the world, but rest assured, we are staying on top of the latest updates and striving to make the best of this summer! We will post updates as needed to the COVID-19 section below, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at camp@gscnc.org.

WHEN A GIRL SCOUT LEAVES HOME AND EMBRACES THE CAMP LIFE, SHE MEETS NEW FRIENDS AND PEERS ON EVEN GROUND.

As she sits around the campfire, paddles a canoe, shoots a bow and arrow, or climbs a natural rock wall for the first time, something in her begins to change—she gains a sense of pride by facing her fears, she grows as a person by learning new skills and becomes stronger and happier by making new friends. She comes home with a spring in her step and a new light in her eyes. 

Camp is transformative. At Girl Scout camp, girls ages 5–17 are encouraged to discover who they are and what they can become while gaining independence and self-confidence. Trained, caring staff respect and challenge them, and girls gain a better understanding of themselves and their leadership potential. All Girl Scout camp programs are designed with girls’ interests in mind to grow their passions and take healthy risks in a safe, supportive environment. 

Girl Scouts is proud to be the premier leadership organization for girls in our country. Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital camps are open to youth who are recognized as girls by the family and school/community and who live culturally as a girl. Should any girl requiring special accommodations wish to attend summer camp, we recommend that the parent/guardian reach out to Denise Viau, Camping Services Manager (camp@gscnc.org), so that accommodations similar to those employed at schools across the country regarding changing, sleeping arrangements, and other travel-related activities can be made. Thank you for helping us ensure that every girl has a fun and enjoyable camp experience. 


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Camp Potomac Woods 
Leesburg, VA

About

Camp Potomac Woods provides the perfect getaway for girls. Located in Leesburg, VA, Potomac Woods offers a variety of specialty theme programs that range from two-nights to one week in a fun, safe, and traditional camp setting. Full of creativity and imagination, all programs provide girls the opportunity to explore the outdoors while having the time of their lives!

While at camp, girls will enjoy meals provided by a professional food service and cook at least one girl-led meal over the fire. This summer, campers will be in smaller groups but still be able to stay with their buddy and relax, sleeping in screened glen shelters.

Following our enhanced health and safety guidelines, girls will enjoy awesome activities such as swimming at the pool, arts & crafts, outdoor cooking, STEM, and target sports! But that’s not all! Campers will also participate in many wonderful Camp Potomac Woods traditions, including campfires, singing, and maybe even a hike to explore the Pooh Tree or River Walk! For girls in grades K-11 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Camp activities (high adventure and general programming) are offered at the camp leadership team’s discretion. They 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. If Council cancels in-person programming for summer 2021, registrants will receive a full refund. Registrants will also be offered the opportunity to enroll in virtual camp programming with supplies. 

History
Programs
Girls Night Out

Girls’ Night Out              (Sat-Sun)
(Grades Pre-K-3)            Fee: $100

Bring your favorite female adult to Camp Potomac Woods and see what Sleep-Away Camp is all about! You will experience the best parts of camp, including swimming, target sports, arts and crafts, nature exploration, and of course, s’ mores! Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and caregivers will provide supervision for their campers. All attendees, girls and adults, must be currently registered members of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Registration for campers (and their adults) in grades k-3 will open January 11. Spaces will be held for campers currently in pre-K and will open at a later date in the Spring.

Session                             Date
4A                                      July 2-3 (Saturday- Sunday)

Animal Adventures

Animal Adventures              (2-night)
(Grades K-1)                           Fee: $330

Give camp a try for the first time with your favorite stuffed animal and your new friends. Play games, make a craft, sing songs, try a s'more, and have a dance party!

Session                                   Date
4B
                                           July 6-8 (Wed- Fri)
8A                                           July 31- August 2 (Sun- Tues)

 

 

Forest Fairies

Forest Fairies
(Grades 1)           Fee: $575

Search for fairies and other creatures in the forest at Camp Potomac Woods! You will make fairy houses, design a set of wings, and learn about protecting the outdoors while you earn the Daisy Eco Learner badge with your new friends. It's sure to be a magical week at camp!

Session               Date
1                           
June 12-17
2                           June 19-24
6                           July 17-22
7                           July 24-29

 

Expedition Outdoors

Expedition Outdoors
(Grades 2-3)               Fee: $575

Feeling adventurous? Try a little bit of everything in this outdoor expedition! Take a hike, test your aim at target sports, play games, and earn the Brownie Outdoor Adventurer badge. One night, choose with your fellow campers whether to sleep outdoors in hammocks, tents, or under the stars.

Session                       Dates:
1
                                   June 12-17
5                                  July 10-15
7                                   July 24-29

Terrific Teammates

Terrific Teammates
(Grades 2-3)                 Fee: $575

Team up with your fellow campers this week and learn about what it means to work as a team. You'll earn the Brownie Fair Play badge as you try different sports and games and create your own, while still enjoying all the fun parts of camp. At the end of the week, you and your fellow campers will participate in a field day full of exciting challenges!

Session                          Date
2
                                     June 19-24
5                                     July 10-15
 

Nature Navigators

Nature Navigators
(Grades 2-3)               Fee: $575

Love to discover the world around you? Spend your week learning all about the environment at Camp Potomac Woods as you hike the River Walk trail, learn to build a campfire, create art inspired by the outdoors, and earn the Brownie Eco Friend badge.

Session                        Date
3
                                   June 26- July 1
6                                   July 17-22
7                                   July 24-29

Brownie Blast

Brownie Blast             (2-Night)
(Grades 2-3)                Fee: $330

Explore Potomac Woods with your new friends and see what camp's all about. Spend this short week hiking the trails, playing games, singing songs, and making your own s’more!

Session                         Date
4B
                                 July 6-8 (Wed- Fri)
8A                                 July 31- August 2 (Sun- Tues)

Camping Celebration

Camping Celebration
(Grades 4-5)                       Fee: $575

Camp out with us to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Girl Scouting! Try out traditional camping skills that like firebuilding and knot tying while earning the Junior Camper badge. You and your fellow campers will take a vote to camp out in tents, hammocks, or under the stars.


Session                                Date
1
                                            June 12-17
3                                           June 26-July 1
6                                           July 17-22

Bullseye!

Bullseye!
(Grades 4-5)              Fee: $575

Enjoy extra target sports time as you improve your technique at both archery and slingshots. At the end of the week, you’ll put your skills to the ultimate test by taking part in a target sport competition!

Session                       Date
1                                   
June 12-17
3                                  June 26-July 1
5                                  July 10-15
7                                  July 24-29

Aquatic Odyssey

Aquatic Odyssey
(Grades 4-5)                   Fee: $575

Do you love water? Experience extra swim sessions, hike the River Walk trail, and play water games during your Aquatic Odyssey. Get ready to have fun splashing around with your new friends!


Session                           Date
2                                      June 19-24
3                                      June 26-July 1
5                                      July 10-15
6                                      July 17-22

Outdoor Artists

Outdoor Artists
(Grades 4-5)               Fee: $575

Let nature and your imagination inspire you this week! Test your creativity and learn to use a variety of mediums while you create new arts & crafts masterpieces based on wildlife, nature, and camp.

Session                        Date
1                                    June 12-17
2                                   June 19-24
7                                   July 24-29

S’mores & More

S’mores & More              (2-Night)
(Grades 4-5)                     Fee: $330

Looking for s’more fun? Try out camp in this mini session where you’ll focus on trying a little bit of everything at camp - songs, games, hiking, target sports, and more!

Session                              Date
4b                                       July 6-8
8a                                       July 31- August 2

Axes & Arrows

Axes & Arrows
(Grades 6-8)              Fee: $575

How's your aim? Explore the world of target sports and try throwing tomahawks, knives, and slingshots. You'll also earn the Cadette Archery badge as you improve your aiming skills. At the end of the week, you'll put your skills to the ultimate test by taking part in a target sport competition!

Session                       Date
2                                  June 19-24
3                                  June 26- July 1
6                                  July 17-22
7                                  July 24-29

Extreme Camping

Extreme Camping
(Grades 6-8)                   Fee: $575

Ready to get wild? Try out primitive survival skills - build a fire with one (or no) matches, tie knots, and cook over the campfire. One night, you will test your skills and spend a night sleeping in tents, hammocks, or under the stars.

Session                            Date
1                                        June 12-17
2                                       June 19-24
6                                       July 17-22
7                                       July 24-29

Totally Tubular

Totally Tubular
(Grades 6-11)                    Fee: $625

This week is all about discovering happiness in nature! Get your adrenaline pumping during a river tubing trip, then relax at camp and take part in some low-key activities. You'll make friendship bracelets, unwind at the pool, try yoga and meditation, and just enjoy camp. Rest, relax, and repeat!

Session                               Date
3                                          June 26- July 1
5                                          July 10-15
7                                          July 24-29

Chill Out

Chill Out               (2-night)
(Grades 6-11)        Fee: $330

Enjoy your time relaxing in the forest at Camp Potomac Woods! Take a break and make friendship bracelets, chill by the pool, nap in a hammock, and hang out with your new friends!

Session                  Date
4B                           July 6-8 (Wed- Fri)
8A                           July 31- August 2 (Sun- Tues)

Teen Leadership Opportunities

Check out all of our leadership programs under the “Teen Leadership Opportunities at Sleep-Away Camp” dropdown.

Our leadership programs allow girls in grade 9+ to mentor younger campers and learn how rewarding it is to be camp staff. After girls complete the first Counselor-in-Training (CIT) two-week program, they can move on to the more advanced CIT II program and/or enhance their skills in our Junior Counselor (JC) program.


Camp Winona 
Hughesville, MD

About

A perfect camp for both new and returning campers, Camp Winona allows girls to explore the wonders of the outdoors in a fun, safe, traditional camp setting. Located in Hughesville, MD, Winona offers a wide variety of programs ranging from weeklong themed specialty activities to two-night minicamps.

While at camp, girls will enjoy meals provided by a professional food service and cook at least one girl-led meal over the fire. Campers sleep on cots with mattresses, covered by a camp-provided bug net in screened glen shelters without electricity or air conditioning.

Following our enhanced health and safety guidelines, girls will safely explore all camp has to offer, including swimming in the pool, tie-dying, exploring nature, teambuilding challenges, and taking aim at target sports. Campers may also see one of the magical mermairies (the camp mascot) as they hike to visit at least one of Camp Winona’s destination locations during their stay: Fossil Creek, Wish Tree, Mermairy House or Hammock Village. For girls in grades K-11 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Camp activities (high adventure and general programming) are offered at the camp leadership team’s discretion. They 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.

History

Girl Scout Camp Winona is a member of the American Camp Association and has achieved accreditation status, by completing a voluntary peer review process of standards applicable to our program. Accreditation means that camp undergoes a thorough review process by outside camping professionals every three years.

Camp Winona in Hughesville, Maryland, offers girls so many exciting ways to experience nature. The camp covers 178 beautiful acres featuring lodges, glen shelter units and open fields.

Camp Winona has archery, tomahawk, and slingshot ranges, and Trefoil Pond for canoeing and kayaking. There are many trails for girls to explore the geological history of the camp.

Programs
Me and My Gal

Me & My Gal              (Sat-Sun)
(Grades K-5)               Fee: $100

Bring your favorite female role model to Camp Winona and see what sleep-away camp is all about! You will experience the best parts of camp, including canoeing, target sports, tie-dye, nature exploration, and of course, s’ mores! Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide their girls’ supervision during this exciting overnight experience! Every participant will receive a camp T-shirt and sleep-away camp patch. All attendees, girls and adults, must be currently registered members of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. Up to two different families/households may share a cabin during the event.

Session                        Date
4A                                 July 2-3

Try it All

Try it All                    (2-Nights)
(Grades K-1)             Fee: $330
Calling all Kindergarteners! This two-night program is just for you. Sample exciting camp activities like swimming, art, slingshots, nature hikes, making s’ mores around the campfire, and more. You’ll also visit the Wish Tree and enjoy fun water games too!

Session                     Date
4B                              July 6-8 (Wed- Fri)
6A                              July 17-19 (Sun- Tues)
6B                              July 20-22 (Wed- Fri)


 

Dabbling

Dabbling
(Grades 1-2)     Fee: $575
Try swimming, canoeing, art, science, slingshots, and cooking over a campfire! You will dabble in a little bit of everything while making new friends and exploring all of camp.

Session              Date
3                          June 26- July 1
6                          July 17-22

Outdoor Explorer

Outdoor Explorer
(Grades 1-2)                 Fee: $575

Discover Camp Winona for the first time or enjoy camp all over again while you complete the Outdoor Adventurer badge. Venture out on trails to explore Fossil Creek and the pond, play water games by the pool, learn to build an edible fire, and hunt for fireflies on Chestnut Field. You will even stargaze, take aim with slingshots, and tie-dye too!

Session                         Date
5                                    July 10-15
8                                    July 31- August 5
9                                    August 7-12

Outdoors & S'mores

Outdoors & S’mores            (2-Nights)
(Grades 1-2)                           Fee: $330

You will try two different types of smores over this short, two-night stay! Work on parts of your Brownie Cabin Camper badge while exploring camp, swimming in the pool, creating outdoor art, taking aim at target sports, hiking to the wish tree, and paddling a canoe.

Session                                  Date
4B                                          July 6-8 (Wed- Fri)
6A                                          July 17-19 (Sun- Tues)
6B                                          July 20-22 (Wed- Fri)
9A                                          August 7-9 (Sun- Tues)

WInona Wonders

Winona Wonders
(Grades 1-2)         Fee: $575
This will be a week full of magic, fun, and friends! You and your new friends will learn about the magical wonders of Winona, visit the Mermairy House after making your own fairy wings, and learn the secret of camp’s little helpers. You’ll also have time to go on a mermairy hunt, make your own magic wands, and practice your mermairy skills in the pool.

Session                Date
2                            June 19-24
7                            July 24-29

Be Brave

Be Brave!
(Grades 3-4)        Fee: $575

Explore the life of Merida! Become a target sports legend as you practice your skills in slingshots, archery, and flour cannons. Take part in pool jousting, go on a wisp hunt, and protect the castle at all costs in an epic session of capture the flag. You can even choose to sleep out one night in a tent or under the stars.

Session                Date
2                            June 19-24
7                            July 24-29
8                            July 31- August 5

Daring Adventures

Daring Adventures
(Grades 3-4)               Fee: $575

Adventure, fun, and mystery await you at camp this week as you help to solve the mystery of Camp Winona’s hidden treasure. Decode the secret map with the aid of a compass and look for clues left by the mermairies as you explore the pond and safely learn to capsize a canoe. Your adventure will even include slingshots, tie-dye archery, and an optional camp out under the stars.

Session                        Date
3                                   June 26- July 1
6                                   July 17-22
9                                   August 7-12

Girl vs. WILD

Girl vs. WILD
(Grades 3-4)          Fee: $575

Explore the wild side of Winona as you learn essential outdoor skills and survival techniques. Start by learning everything from lashing, shelter building, knife safety, knots, and fire building to Leave-No-Trace, animal tracking, and plant identification. Then, use your new skills and the resources around you to build a shelter, lash tools, and design a survival plan.

Session                    Date
2                               June 19-24
5                               July 10-15
9                               August 7-12

Junior Jam

Junior Jam                (2-Nights)
(Grades 3-4)             Fee: $330

Come and do it all! Designed for both first-timers and returning campers, this two-night adventure is jammed with fun. Sing songs, try canoeing, enjoy nature hikes, do cool arts and crafts projects, play fun games, and roast marshmallows over a campfire with your new camp friends!

Session                      Date
4B                              July 6-8 (Wed- Fri)
6A                              July 17-19 (Sun- Tues)
6B                              July 20- 22 (Wed- Fri)
9A                              August 7-9 (Sun- Tues)

Muggle Magic

Muggle Magic
(Grades 3-4)           Fee: $575

Grab your robe and join us for a wizarding week at Winona. Challenge the sorting hat, try your hand at potions, design your own wand, and explore camp using a special Marauder’s Map. Top off your week with a camp-tastic tournament of fan favorites, including swimming, boating, and target sports!

Session                   Date
3                              June 26- July 1
5                              July 10-15
8                              July 31- August



Watered Down

Watered Down
(Grades 3-4)           Fee: $575

Do everything water this week! Spend extra time in the pool, canoe, play water games, explore Fossil Creek, enjoy a night or polar bear swim, and learn to capsize a canoe on Trefoil Pond. When you feel waterlogged, dry off and spend some time planning a pool party, visiting arts and crafts, and enjoying a cookout. You can even choose to camp out one night at the waterfront this week or sleep out under the stars.

Session                   Date
3                               June 26- July 1
7                               July 24- 29
8                               July 31- August 5

Moonlight Mania

Moonlight Mania
(Grades 3-5)                 Fee: $575

Discover the world that comes to life after all the other campers have gone to bed. Spend your afternoons taking part in general camp activities. By night, search for nocturnal creatures, throw a dance party and camp out under the open sky while you learn the mysteries of the stars.

Session                           Date
2                                      June 19-24
5                                      July 10-15
7                                      July 24-29

Eco Chic

Eco Chic
(Grades 5-7)         Fee: $575

You can make so many cool things yourself! At camp this week, you will learn cool ways to recycle or reuse a t-shirt, make your own candles, learn how to upcycle, and more. When you need a break, no worries, we have a spa day planned too. You will pamper yourself and learn to make natural beauty products.

Session                  Date
3                              June 26- July 1
7                              July 24-29

Night Owl

Night Owl
(Grades 5-7)             Fee: $575

Here is your chance to stay up late at camp! While everyone is sleeping, you will search for creatures active at night, go on a moonlit hike, and enjoy a nighttime swim. Plan your own nighttime party for your unit and spend an evening around the campfire, cooking, singing, and telling stories. You will even have the opportunity to camp out under the stars on Chestnut Field and learn the mysterious stories behind the constellations.

Session                       Date
6                                  July 17-22
8                                  July 31- August 5

Outdoor Cuisine

Outdoor Cuisine
(Grades 5-7)             Fee: $575

Become an outdoor chef this week as you learn new dishes over the campfire or in a Dutch oven. You will make at least three meals this week and compete in a cooking challenge! In between cooking lessons, you will also have time to enjoy all of the camp’s general activities.

Session                      Date
5                                 July 10-15
7                                 July 24-29

Pirate Paradise

Pirate Paradise
(Grades 5-7)             Fee: $575

Divide your time between the pool and Trefoil Pond while completing pirate training! Find out if you can outmaneuver your friends in a canoe or kayak, and challenge other boats to a water fight as you race around the pond. Then, test your skills capsizing and building a pirate float. On land, search the trails for hidden treasure and perfect your aim with tomahawks, archery, and flour cannons before competing in an epic game of battleship! If that’s not enough, you will also have the option to choose a floating lunch, camp out or star gazing at the pond, and enjoy a relaxing evening at the “dive-in” theater.

Session                     Date
2                                June 19-24
6                                July 17-22

Zombie Survival

Zombie Survival
(Grades 5-7)    Fee: $575

Are you prepared for a Zombie Invasion? Test yourself this week as you outrun the zombies in a survival obstacle course. Learn to hide and adapt to your surroundings, and master your survival skills like fire building, celestial navigation, and first aid. You will even design an escape plan and learn to dance like the zombies in “Thriller.”

Session             Date
2                         June 19-24
5                         July 10-15
9                         August 7-12

Mini Vacay

Mini Vacay            (2-Nights)
(Grades 5-8)         Fee: $330

Come take a mini-vacation at camp, chilling out and relaxing with your friends with three laid-back days at Camp Winona. Pamper yourself spa-style with homemade facials and pedicures after practicing some relaxing yoga. Enjoy the tranquil setting of Hammock Village, and commune with nature on a quiet evening by hiking to stargaze at Trefoil Pond. Best of all, you can top off your half-week with a floating movie and night swim.

Session                  Date
4B                           July 6-8 (Wed- Fri)

C.Y.O (Choose Your Own)

C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own)
(Grades 6-11)               Fee: $575

Spend this week deciding with your group what you would like to do! Choose from all the activities Winona has to offer. You could go kayaking in the morning, spend a lazy afternoon in Hammock Village, and finish your evening with a late-night swim. Or, you throw tomahawks, create an amazing pottery project, and sleep overnight under the stars. It is up to you to create your own adventure this week!

Session                        Date
3                                   June 26- July 1
8                                   July 31- August 5

Teen Leadership Opportunities

Check out all of our leadership programs under the “Teen Leadership Opportunities at Sleep-Away Camp” dropdown.

Our leadership programs allow girls in grade 9+ to mentor younger campers and learn how rewarding it is to be camp staff. After girls complete the first Counselor-in-Training (CIT) two-week program, they can move on to the more advanced CIT II program and/or enhance their skills in our Junior Counselor (JC) program.


Camp May Flather Mount Solon, VA

About

Camp May Flather

At Camp May Flather, girls reconnect and recharge in the scenic George Washington National Forest, while experiencing high adventure. Campers choose from a ton of amazing activities, including exploring nature while hiking or backpacking, challenging themselves by climbing a natural wall or man-made tower, will also taking aim at target sports, express themselves through crafts, and swimming in the pool.  

During their stay, Campers sleep on cots with mattresses, covered by a camp-provided bug net in screened glen shelters or platform tents without electricity or air conditioning. They will enjoy meals prepared by a professional food service, with at least one girl-led cookout over a fire. And, following enhanced health and safety procedures, girls will enjoy both camp traditions such as campfires, wish sticks, theme days. For girls in grades 4-11 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Camp activities (high adventure and general programming) are offered at the camp leadership team’s discretion. They 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.

Summer Sleep-Away Camp
History

Named after the woman who championed the camp’s fundraising, May Flather, the camp we know today first opened its gates to campers in 1930. A year before, in 1929, a primitive trail camp was held on-site, but the additional fundraising supported the construction of permanent buildings in time for the 1930 opening. Girls from the District of Columbia Girl Scout Council rode a train to camp, swam in the river, and did horseback riding!  If you attended camp at this time, you would have received a packing list that included required items such as a camp uniform, beret, wool knickers, and oxford shoes; hand axes were optional. In 1947, the packing list was updated to include wooden clogs to wear to the pool. It was not until 1983 that Camp May Flather began to offer the high adventure programs they are known for today. The first, called Sky High, focused on activities such as rock climbing and caving, which girls still experience every summer.

Since opening in 1930, Camp May Flather has been open every summer except for 1949 when a June flood forced the camp to close for the season. Over its years, Camp May Flather has had some interesting history. In 1955, the District of Columbia Girl Scout Council desegregated the camp four years before Virginia began to desegregate public schools. The next year, in 1956, the last unit Frontier, was built, adding to the camps sleeping accommodations. During the 1960s, the United States Military used the camp location for training. Service members parachuted into the area around the Pioneer campsite and rappelled on the cliffs nearby.

Camp May Flather has also had a few notable guests! In August of 1930, First Lady Lou Henry Hoover visited the site. A Girl Scout herself, she donated money helping to start the camp and was there for the dedication of the Shawnee Bridge. Just like the bridge, many of the original camp structures, including the Dining Hall and Stone Lodge, remain and are in use today. When you visit Camp May Flather, you can’t help but connect with the magic and memories of past Girl Scouts and experience all of the camp’s history, beauty and rustic charm.

 

Programs
Explorers

Explorers
(Grades 4-6)                     Fee: $575
Have an adventure at Camp May Flather! Reach for the sky on the climbing tower and natural rock wall. You’ll go creek stomping, cook over a fire, head off camp for an exciting canoe trip, and so much more!

Session                              Date
3                                         June 26- July 1
5                                         July 10-15
7                                         July 24-29
9                                         August 7-12
 

Pioneers

Pioneers
(Grades 4-6)                Fee: $575

In honor of the 110th anniversary of Girl Scouts, step back in time and learn what camp might have been like in the early days of Girl Scouting. Try out archery & slingshots. Learn how to safely use a pocketknife and try whittling. Spend a night camping out at a primitive site in tents. You’ll get a chance to earn the Explore May Flather Patch. Throughout the week, you’ll plan a birthday party for Girl Scouts and host it on the last day!

Session Date
2                                    June 19-24
4                                    July 3-8
6                                    July 17-22
8                                    July 31- August 5

PJ Party

PJ party
(Grades 4-6)           Fee: $575

Start your days off slow in this relaxing program with sleep in breakfast, a spa session, and yoga. In the evening, you’ll get to stay up late and choose from awesome activities such as stargazing, night hiking, glow climbing, and more!

Session                    Date
2                               June 19-24
4                               July 3-8
6                               July 17-22
7                               July 24-29
8                               July 31- August 5

Rocks Rock

Rocks Rock
(Grades 4-6)                   Fee: $575

Reach for the skies with this week of climbing challenges. You will get to spend time learning important knots and working on your skills during multiple sessions at the climbing tower and then move on to our natural rock wall. Once back on the ground, you will have plenty of time to enjoy other great camp activities too!

Session                             Date
3                                        June 26- July 1
5                                        July 10-15
9                                        August 7-12
 

Action Adventure

Action Adventure
(Grades 5-7)                        Fee: $625

Do you want to climb to the top of the tower and find out just how dark it is in the depths of a cave? You can try both this week, as well as go canoeing, cook over a campfire and try archery too! Discover your adventurous side in this exciting week.

Session                                Date
2                                           June 19-24
4                                           July 3-8
5                                           July 10-15
6                                           July 17-22
7                                           July 24-29
8                                           July 31- August 5

Cave Crawlers

Cave Crawlers
(Grades 5-7)                 Fee: $625

Encounter underground wonders in this exciting week at camp! Spend some time at a local cave exploring its dark muddy depths, then head to a local show cave, Grand Caverns, and see its wonders under the big lights. Back at camp, you will also have time to visit Stone Lodge, try your hand at archery and more!
Session                          Date
3                                     June 26- July 1
4                                     July 3-8
9                                     August 7-12

Art Gallery

Art Gallery
(Grades 5-7)               Fee: $575
Get messy and embrace your inner artist in this fun-packed week. Inside Stone Lodge, you will get to spend time working on our old-fashioned looms, making jewelry, and more! Once cleaned up, you will head to the trails to see what art you can find in nature. At the end of the week, show off your creations in a camp art gallery show!

Session                        Date
6                                   July 17-22
8                                   July 31- August 5

Camp Scene Investigation

Camp Scene Investigation (CSI)
(Grades 5-7)                                   Fee : $575

There's a mystery waiting to be solved at Camp May Flather. Put your problem solving skills to the test and work towards solving the mystery with the help of science. Work towards earning the Cadette Special Agent Badge. During your time at camp you'll also get to try out the climbing tower, target sports, and more!

Session                                            Date
3                                                       June 26- July 1
5                                                       July 10-15
7                                                       July 24-29
9                                                       August 7-12

Trailblazers

Trailblazers
(Grades 5-8)              Fee: $575

In this adventurous week, you will get to venture out on a 2-night backpacking trip in the George Washington National Forest! You will get a chance to work on the Cadette Outdoor Journey Award and improve your outdoor skills. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and bring broken-in hiking boots.

Session                       Date
2                                  June 19-24
6                                  July 17-22

 

Climbing Challenge

Climbing Challenge
(Grades 6-8)                      Fee: $625

Are you ready for a challenge? Earn the Cadette Climbing Adventure badge during this packed week at camp. You will learn all about climbing and belaying, then you’ll get to practice those new skills on the climbing wall and small natural rock wall. Finally, end your week with a trip off camp to tackle new heights on challenging rock faces.

Session                                Date
2                                           June 19-24
7                                           July 24-29

Craft Craze

Craft Craze                (2-Weeks)
(Grades 6-8)             Fee: $925

Get settled in at this two-week camp and try your hand at different arts and crafts. Take a trip back in time with candle making, weaving on looms, and basket weaving. You’ll also get a chance to do some knitting or crocheting. Wrap up your week by reinventing an old-fashioned craft with modern materials!

Session                      Date
6-7                              July 17-29

Thrilltastic

Thrilltastic              (2-Weeks)
(Grades 6-8)           Fee: $980

Tackle multiple adventures during this two-week program. At camp, you will visit the challenge course, the climbing tower, and a natural rock face. Spend extra time on the archery and tomahawk ranges, honing your skills. Off camp, you will experience caving, canoeing, and backpacking! Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session                     Date
2-3                             June 19- July 1

H20 Venture

H20 Venture                  (2-Weeks)
(Grades 6-8)                  Fee: $980

Don’t forget your swimsuit for this water-packed, action-filled two-weeks! Start off your week practicing your strokes in the canoe, then take it up a notch with some rafting. Then try your hand at kayaking and even go on a relaxing river tubing trip! When you feel too waterlogged, be sure to take some time to challenge yourself on the climbing tower or hit a bullseye during archery!

Session                           Date
2-3                                   June 19- July 1
8-9                                   July 31- August 12

Adrenaline Rush

Adrenaline Rush
(Grades 7-11)                     Fee: $625

Are you ready for a fast-paced week of activities that will make your heart pound? In this week at camp, you will get to navigate a pitch-black cave and go rafting, as well as enjoy all the other general activities May Flather has to offer.

Session                               Date
3                                          June 26- July 1
5                                          July 10-15
6                                          July 17-22
7                                          July 24-29
9                                          August 7-12

Art in Action

Art in Action
(Grades 7-11)                  Fee: $575

Get messy and embrace your inner artist in this action-packed week. Inside Stone Lodge, you will get to spend time working on our old-fashioned looms, then take the art outside for splatter painting and more! Once cleaned up, you will head to the trails to see what art you can find in nature. Finish your week with a camp paint night!

Session                            Date
3                                       June 26- July 1
4                                       July 3-8
5                                       July 10-15
9                                       August 7-12
 

Expedition Wilderness

Expedition Wilderness
(Grades 7-11)                              Fee: $575

Discover yourself as you unplug and escape into the wilderness. This week, you’ll push your limits and camp out under a blanket of stars! Spend your week backpacking in a wilderness area within the Shenandoah Valley. Perfect your outdoor skills and backcountry etiquette, all while working towards the Senior Trail Adventure badge. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session                                        Date
4                                                   July 3-8
8                                                   July 31- August 5
 

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path                           (2-Weeks)
(Grades 7-11)                                        Fee: $980
Test your limits in this backpacking program! Warm-up with a two-day hike in the George Washington National Forest, and then perfect your outdoor skills with a four-day hike in the Shenandoah National Park on the Appalachian Trail. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session                                                 Date
6-7                                                         July 17-29
 

River Rush

River Rush
(Grades 7-11)              Fee: $625

In this action-filled week, you will spend a day taking in nature as you canoe on a beautiful mountain lake. Then get ready to take your water game to the next level with a rafting trip. Back at camp, experience all the opportunities May Flather has to offer.

Session                        Date
2                                   June 19-24
4                                   July 3-8
5                                   July 10-15
6                                   July 17-22
8                                   July 31- August 5

Rock and Ropes

Rocks N’ Ropes         (2-Weeks)
(Grades 7-11)              Fee: $980

It’s all about climbing and caving in this two-week adventure. You will gain skills on our climbing tower before you head to an adventurous natural climbing site. Then you will head underground to explore the natural wonders of two different caves.

Session                        Date
4-5                                July 3-15
8-9                                July 31- August 12
 

Speleology

Speleology
(Grades 7-11)                  Fee: $625
Encounter underground wonders in this exciting week at camp! Spend some time at two local caves exploring thier dark muddy depths, then head to a local show cave, Grand Caverns, and see its wonders under the big lights. Back at camp, you will also have time to visit Stone Lodge, try your hand at archery and more!
Session                            Date
2                                       June 19-24
8                                       July 31- August 5

Adventure Bound

 

Adventure Bound                   (2-Weeks)
(Grades 8-11)                            Fee: $980


This two-week program encompasses everything May Flather has to offer! At camp, you will visit the challenge course, the climbing tower, and a natural rock face. Off camp, you will experience caving, canoeing, backpacking, and work towards the Senior Climbing and Trail Adventure badge! Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session                                     Date
4-5                                            July 3-15

Teen Leadership Opportunities

Check out all of our leadership programs under the “Teen Leadership Opportunities at Sleep-Away Camp” dropdown.

Our leadership programs allow girls in grade 9+ to mentor younger campers and learn how rewarding it is to be camp staff. After girls complete the first Counselor-in-Training (CIT) two-week program, they can move on to the more advanced CIT II program and/or enhance their skills in our Junior Counselor (JC) program.

Our leadership programs allow girls in grade 9+ to mentor younger campers and learn how rewarding it is to be camp staff. After girls complete the first Counselor-in-Training (CIT) two-week program, they can move on to the more advanced CIT II program and/or enhance their skills in our Junior Counselor (JC) program.

Leadership Opportunities

Teen Leadership Opportunities
Check out all of our leadership programs under the “Teen Leadership Opportunities at Sleep-Away Camp” dropdown.

Our leadership programs allow girls in grade 9+ to mentor younger campers and learn how rewarding it is to be camp staff. After girls complete the first Counselor-in-Training (CIT) two-week program, they can move on to the more advanced CIT II program and/or enhance their skills in our Junior Counselor (JC) program.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I                        (2-Weeks)
(Grades 9-11)                                                    Fee: $925

Want to work at camp someday? In this fun, hands-on camp, you’ll go in-depth to develop your leadership skills in preparation to become a camp counselor. Discover your own personal leadership style as you work to identify and build on the strengths that you already possess. Get ready to build connections, make memories, learn and laugh with your sister CITs, and lead the way for younger Girl Scouts while earning your CIT I pin!

Camp                                                                  Date
Potomac Woods Session 5-6                         July 10-22
May Flather Session 2-3                                  June 19- July 1                        May Flather Session 6-7                                  July 17-29                          Winona Session 5-6                                         July 10-22

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II                                      (3-Weeks)
(Grades 10-11)                                                                  Fee: $1000
Continue building your leadership skills as you move another step closer to working at camp and earn your CIT II pin! Explore your strengths and passions, define your personal ethics, and get to know other future role models. Turn your dreams into reality; spend your first week in training, your second week finding your true camping passion in the units or specialty program areas, and your last week working in your favorite area.

Camp                                                                                Date
Potomac Woods Session 1-3                                         June 12- July 1
May Flather Session 3-5                                                June 26- July 15        May Flather Session 7-9                                                July 24-August 12  Winona Session 7-9                                                       July 24- August 12


 

Junior Counselor (JC)

Junior Counselor (JC)
(Grades 11-12)                                         By Application ONLY
Requirements: Must be 16 years of age or older and completed 11th grade by summer. Completion of CIT I/II preferred, not required.

Ready to take your leadership experience to the next level? This paid position is the ultimate leadership experience for high school students not yet old enough to become full-time staff members. As a Junior counselor, you will join the camp staff team, work alongside staff, hold similar job responsibilities, and inspire campers! You’ll work with the camp leadership staff to set your schedule, selecting weeks to work, receiving training, and leading activities. Junior counselors work a range of weeks at each camp (usually 3-4 weeks) but still go home over the weekend. Girls cannot be both a CIT and junior counselor in the same summer, at the same camp. Junior counselors who turn 18 during the summer may be given the option to apply for a full-time staff position. This year, applicants will be able to indicate on their applications if they are interested in specializing in lifeguarding or archery/slingshots.

Space is limited. All junior counselor applicants will be interviewed. Placement in the program is based on experience and is at the discretion of camp directors. Girls will receive a stipend for being a Junior Counselor.

Applications, including contact information for three references, must be completed online by January 10, 2022. The application can be found HERE. Applications received after the deadline will be considered if positions remain.

More information about each camp location and Junior Counselor positions can be found at www.gscnc.org/resident. For questions, contact Emily “Sparrow” Reece at camp@gscnc.org or 202-274-3305.


Camp                                             Date
Potomac Woods                           Weeks available from June 12- August 5
May Flather                                   Weeks available from June 19- August 12
Winona                                          Weeks available from June 19- August 12

Camp CEO

Camp CEO
(Grades 10-12 as of Sept 2022)                                    Fee: $75

Take your leadership to the next level and kick off a new Girl Scout and school year at Camp CEO. Join us for a fun-filled, action-packed weekend in nature. Connect with prominent businesswomen who will share their life lessons and leadership journeys. Discover how your interests, skills, and dreams can transform you into a leader. Discover, connect, and take action with CEO’s to make the world a better place while enjoying traditional camp activities. Email camp@gscnc.org for more information.

Camp Potomac Woods

Date tbd in Late September. Registration will open late spring.

 


Registration Dates

Registration Dates
To allow for a smoother registration process, we’re spreading registration out over 2 days for each camp. The first half of the summer will open on Tuesday and the second half will open on Thursday. Registration will open each day at 10am.


January 11 at 10AM: Camp Potomac Woods Sessions 1-4 (Jun 12-July 8)

January 13 at 10AM: Camp Potomac Woods Sessions 5-8 (July 10-Aug 5)

January 25 at 10AM: Camp May Flather Sessions 2-5 (June 19-July 15)

January 27 at 10AM: Camp May Flather Sessions 6-9 (July 17-Aug 12)

February 15 at 10AM : Virginia Summer Day and Evening Camps

February 17 at 10AM: Maryland Summer Day and Evening Camps

March 22 at 10 AM: Camp Winona Sessions 2-5 (June 19-July 15)

March 24 at 10AM: Camp Winona Session 6-9 (July 17-Aug 12)

* please note that the registration dates for Camp Winona have changed January 18, 2022 and January 20, 2022 to March 22, 2022 and March 24, 2022


How to Register for Camp

How to Register for Camp

This year, camp registration will be done through a new system, called gsEvents, which is directly linked to our online membership portal called myGS. This means your login for gsEvents is the same as your myGS login. Camp sessions fill up very quickly. We receive many phone calls and emails on the opening days of registration and as gsEvents is a new system, we have very limited “back office” functionality in assisting with camp registration. Please be patient with us – we’re still learning too! Please check your account information at least one week before the opening day using the checklist below for a smoother registration process. For assistance at any point in this process, please contact our Customer Care team customercare@gscnc.org or or 202-237-1670.

Visit myGS at https://mygs.girlscouts.org to register for camp. You’ll need to make sure you know the following for registration:

❏ myGS Login Information: (email address and password). Your login is the same as the one you use to access your membership.

Once you log into your account, please check the following:

❏ Contact Information: Ensure all information for you and your camper is updated.

❏ Your camper is listed under your account and has an active 2021-2022 membership. If not, purchase a 2021- 2022 membership for your camper. For assistance, contact customercare@gscnc.org.

We want registration days to go smoothly with our new registration system. This year, we’re eliminating emergency contacts, t-shirt sizes, and bus transportation from myGS registration. Bus transportation will be available to add on in the spring and the additional information will be collected in Camp Doc.

As we get closer to registration in January, check back here for more specifics on how to register and direct links.

Remember, campers must register for the program units based on the grade they are currently in for the 2021-2022 school year.

Parent Information Sessions

Parent Information Sessions
Mark your calendars now for our 2022 Camp Webinar Series! This is your opportunity to ask questions, preview our sleep-away camps, and be the first to learn new and exciting updates. Each webinar will cover a different topic relevant to both new and returning campers (and parents too!), such as COVID-19 updates, how to register for camp, programs for campers, forms, home missing, communication, and so much more!

We encourage both new and returning campers to join us for our first webinar in the series. We will address our current health and safety procedures for camp and where we will post COVID-19 related updates as summer approaches. Of course, we will also provide you a sneak peek of our exciting 2022 programs and go over what to expect on registration day.


Webinar 1: Sleep Away Camp Basics and How to Register
We will also go over the basics of sleep-away camp life, cover essential dates to remember, most frequently asked questions, and how to register. We’ll also touch on safety procedures in light of COVID-19 precautions.

January 6, 2022 – 7 to 8 PM

REGISTER HERE:   https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvceqrrjwrHtNctXUsKCSlEUmE-m27OORP.

Webinar 2: Sleep Away Camp Forms, Deadlines, Packing Lists, and More.

Join us for our second webinar of the season to learn all about preparing for camp. We will cover the forms needed, essential deadlines, packing tips, and more!

March 24, 2022 – 7 to 8 PM

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkc--orzwuH93ReUCVEXg2RXdvkyV5djdT

A third webinar, virtual campout/open house, or in person open house will be available in late spring. More details to come.

Covid-19

COVID-19 and Camp

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in the world, but rest assured, we are staying on top of the latest updates and striving to make the best of this summer! We will post updates as needed to this section, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at camp@gscnc.org.

Safety is a cornerstone of Girl Scouting. As we develop exciting programs for your campers, we will continually update our camp health and safety procedures as applicable. We are regularly monitoring COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC, American Camping Association, state and county health departments, and Girl Scout Nation’s Capital’s COVID-19 Response Guidelines.

Overall, this summer, you will notice:

  • We will be offering a smaller variety of program options at each camp location.
  • Cabin capacities and group sizes are reduced to allow for social distancing.

 

Questions?
Questions?
  • For questions about any sleep-away camp programs or locations, please contact us at camp@gscnc.org or 202-274-3309
  • For questions about registration or gsEvents (account help, camp registration, payment, refunds, etc.), please contact us at customercare@gscnc.org 202-237-1670
Not a Girl Scout? Not a Problem!
Not a Girl Scout? Not a Problem!
 
Sleep-away camp is open to all girls completing grades K – 12 and parents/ guardians who attend our Me & My Gal/ My Gal & Me overnight programs. Any girl or adult who is not a current member is welcome to attend sleep-away camp, but they must register and become a Girl Scout Nation’s Capital member at https://mygs.girlscouts.org/ . The registration fee is $25 . After registering as a member, you can then register for camp. The new system should not take any significant time to sync or recognize the membership.
 
If you have questions about becoming a member or have problems, please contact customercare@gscnc.org.