Discover How You Belong at Camp: Summer 2023!
WHEN A GIRL SCOUT
LEAVES HOME AND EMBRACES THE CAMP LIFE, SHE MEETS NEW FRIENDS AND
PEERS ON EVEN GROUND.
When campers sit around the campfire,
paddle a canoe, shoot a bow and arrow, or climb a natural rock wall
for the first time, something in them begins to change—they gain a
sense of pride by facing their fears, they learn new skills and learn
to make new friends. They come home with a spring in their step and a
new light in their eyes.
Camp is transformative.
At Girl Scout camp, campers 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 campers,
and campers gain a better understanding of themselves and their
leadership potential. All Girl Scout camp programs are designed with
campers’ 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. Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout. All Girl
Scouts are welcome to attend our summer camp programs, even if they
begin identifying as a gender other than girl. Campers who are on the
gender spectrum will share a sleeping shelter and all facilities with
other Girl Scouts- no separate housing will be provided.
Should any camper requiring special accommodations wish to attend
summer camp, we recommend that the parent/guardian reach out to Denise
Viau, Camping Services Manager (email@example.com), 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
camper has a fun and enjoyable camp experience.
Winona is back! After a challenging three years, we are thrilled to
announce that Camp Winona will be returning this summer as a
traditional Sleep Away Camp. We still anticipate staffing three camps
will remain a challenge, however with the return of International
Staff hires and other internal work we are dedicated to opening three
camps this summer.
For this camp season we will be conducting registration through a
lottery system. This system will allow for more campers to be placed
in our programs while also allowing families to have the ease of
registering as they are able, over time.
The Lottery system will be conducted through Jotform and will take
place over the course of several weeks to allow everyone the
opportunity to register their camper. When ready, the lottery survey
link will be shared on this page. During the outlined time frame, you
should complete the form sharing who your camper is, what programs
they are most interested in and if they would like to attend camp at
the same time as a buddy or sibling. Once the lottery has closed, we
will ensure all pairings are accounted for and then will send out
placements via email. That email will include an individualized link
allowing you to register your camper for the program they have been
placed in. Should your camper be placed with a buddy or sibling their
personalized placement links will be sent at the same time.
For assistance at any point in this process, please contact our
Customer Care team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Remember, campers must register for
the program units based on the grade they are currently in for the
2022-2023 school year.
January 11: Lottery Opens for May Flather, Potomac Woods, and Winona
January 25: Sleep Away Camp Lottery Closes
February 13: General Registration Opens for any remaining Sleep
Away Camp Spaces
Registration for Summer Day and Evening Camps 2023 opens at 10 AM
February 21st: Virginia based Day/Evening Camps
February 22nd: Camp Tag-a-Long
February 23rd: Maryland based Day/Evening Camps
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
section below, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to
reach out to us at email@example.com