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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.

COVID-19 and Camp | Updated 6/10/21

Updated on 6/10/21

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 when regulations and recommendation changes occur on the state and national level. We regularly monitor 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

As with previous summers, we will have a detailed health screening process for Sleep-away camp, including temperature checks and check for communicable diseases. We are working with our Camp’s Health Director (Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner) to add COVID-19 specific checks and regulations. 

 

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines | Updated 6/10/21

Please Note: All pre-camp travel restrictions have been lifted.

A negative molecular COVID Test is required for all unvaccinated campers. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14-days after their final vaccination.

 

Bus Transportation | Revised 6/3/21

This summer, we are only able to provide bus transportation to Camp May Flather

UPDATED: 5/31/2021

Maryland Bus
Location: Cresthaven Elementary School
Address: 1234 Cresthaven Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Sunday Check-in: 10:00 -10:45 am
Friday Pick Up: 7:15 pm – buses are expected at approx. 7:45 pm

Virginia Bus Stop
Location: Centerville Elementary School
Address:14330 Green Trails Blvd, Centreville, VA 20121
Sunday Check-in: 10:00 -10:45 am
Friday Pick up: 6:45 pm – buses are expected at approx. 7:15 pm

Campers are not permitted to eat on the bus, so please ensure your campers have eaten a hearty breakfast. A hearty snack will also be available when they arrive at camp.

Fee:
Round Trip: $64.00
One Way: $50.00

You must sign up for the bus in advance- drop-offs are not accepted. Contact Customer Care at customercare@gscnc.org for additional information

** We must meet a minimum number of bus riders per bus. If minimums are not met, the bus will be cancelled. Financial aid available

 

Cohorts/Program Units | Revised 3/29/21

Campers will be placed into small cohorts while at camp. The cohort groups will be made up of campers from the same program. This group will spend the week of camp together, sleep in the same unit (with no more than 4 girls per sleeping structure), have meals together, and do all activities together. The four campers in a sleeping structure are known as a pod. Campers sharing a sleeping structure may interact with their fellow pod members without a mask on. Camp Staff will be assigned to the same cohort group throughout your camper’s time at camp. Exceptions to cohorting may be made if there is a medical need within the unit, that would require the health staff or inclusion specialist to be in the unit and interact with campers. Campers will still go to program areas with their cohort groups and interact with specialty staff such as lifeguards and program specialists.

Outdoors vs. Indoors | Revised 3/29/21

We will limit the number of activities that are held inside, including meals. Activities will be held outdoors whenever possible. In the event that indoor activities are required (i.e., inclement weather), every effort will be made for those activities to be held in a cohort’s unit. If neither of these scenarios is possible, masks must be worn by campers and staff.

 

Masks | Revised 5/29/21

REVISED MAY 29, 2021- MASK UPDATE

As promised, we continue to monitor CDC, State, County, and ACA guidelines as they pertain to a safe return to in-person summer camp programs.
Due to a recent revision by the State of Virginia and the CDC, masks are no longer mandated in outdoor settings, when campers are within their cohort (program unit), unless persons, outside of their camp cohort/family, are in the presence of campers or staff.

As a reminder, all Unvaccinated persons will be required to provide a negative molecular test within seven days prior to the beginning of camp.
Negative test results can be uploaded to CampDoc.

Vaccinated campers may upload vaccination records to CampDoc, in lieu of negative test results.
Upon check-in, all campers will go through a health check.

This year, the health check will include a COVID screening questionnaire. All campers will be assessed for symptoms during this process.
During check-in, all persons must wear a mask.

To reduce exposure risk, we ask that only one adult accompany your camper through the check-in process. Please be mindful of social and physical distancing guidelines.

Once campers arrive, they will be directed to their program unit. This group/unit will be their assigned cohort for the week. Virginia considers a cohort to be the equivalent of a family.
Cohorts live together in open-air shelters. Cohorts dine together. Cohorts travel and participate in activities together.

An example of a COHORT- If your camper is registered for Teddy Bear Tea at Potomac Woods, she will be with other girls who are also registered for Teddy Bear Tea, all girls and the staff who are assigned to that program will be considered a COHORT Group for the entire week.

In most of these situations, because campers are only interacting with their COHORT Groups they will be permitted to take their mask off.
To help campers keep track of their mask during the day, all campers will be given mask lanyards.

Each camper is asked to pack two masks per day in labeled Ziploc bags. Campers participating in multi-week programs will have an opportunity for their machine washable masks to be washed during their session and should bring a labeled mesh, washable laundry bag. Disposable masks are acceptable.

Masks must be worn when someone outside of the cohort enters the unit.
Masks must be worn indoors.
Masks must be worn when interacting with other cohorts.
Staff members must wear masks when entering camper glen shelters and assisting campers with activities that require close proximity.
Masks may be removed when persons are within their own cohort.
Masks are not required by campers when swimming, sleeping, or eating.

Check-In and Check-Out: Potomac Woods | Revised 6/2/21

Check-In - Camper check-in is from 2-5 PM. 

Upon arriving at camp, you'll back into a space in our parking lot. Staff will be on hand to direct you into a parking spot. Once you park, a staff member will welcome you and begin a wellness check on your camper. They will check your camper’s temperature using a touchless thermometer and ask your camper our COVID-19 screening questions. If your camper passes the screening, the staff member will let you know that one adult and the camper may get out of the car (each wearing a mask), leaving luggage in the car, and go to the check-in table. If there are too many people at the check-in table, staff will ask you to wait, and they will come back to you when you can exit your vehicle. If your camper does not pass the screening, camp administrative staff will come to speak with you to determine the next steps.

At the check-in table, a staff member will have you sign in your camper and confirm who's allowed to pick up your camper on Friday. They'll also verify that you have uploaded either a vaccination card or negative COVID-19 PCR test results to CampDoc. If you weren't able to upload either document into CampDoc, you'll need to be able to provide a copy of the vaccination card or test results. Then, the staff will provide you with luggage tags for your camper, and you can return to the car and put your camper’s luggage on the designated tarp for their unit. After placing your camper’s luggage on the correct tarp, you can get in line for medication/health form check if you need to turn in any medication and/or complete any remaining parts of the health form. Finally, you’ll walk your camper down to the flag field to say goodbye and she will go with a counselor to meet the rest of their group. When you return to the check in area, you can put any mail that you might have into the designated bin for each day of the week. Then, you’re all set to depart.

Check Out - Camper check-out is from 3-6 PM. 

Upon arriving at camp, you'll back into a space in our parking lot. Staff will be on hand to direct you into a parking spot. Once you park, a staff member will welcome you and let you know when it's okay for you to get out of your car while wearing a mask, and head over to the check-out table. At the check-out table, you'll show your ID and the staff member will verify that you're listed as an authorized pick-up person for the camper. The staff member will radio for your camper to be brought up to the check-out area, and then you’ll speak with another staff member who will return any medication to you that the camper might have. Once your camper comes up to the pick-up area, you can gather their luggage, which will be placed on a tarp with the luggage from their unit. Then, you’re all set to depart.

Check-In and Check-Out: May Flather | Revised 6/7/21

Check-In
Car camper check-in is from 2pm to 4pm. 

Upon arriving at camp, you'll park (backing in) next to our staff house across from the pool. Staff will be on hand to direct you into a parking spot. Once you park, a staff member will let you know that it's ok for one adult and the camper to get out of the car wearing a mask, leaving luggage in the car, and go to the check-in table. At the check-in table, a staff member will have you sign in your camper and confirm who's allowed to pick up your camper on Friday, they'll also verify that you have uploaded to camp doc either a vaccination card or covid test results. If you weren't able to upload either document into Camp Doc you'll need to be able to provide a copy of the vaccination card or test results. Next, you and your camper will head over to a covid wellness check (all of these stations are located close together in front of our pool). At that station, they'll check the camper's temperature and ask them a series of questions about symptoms they may be experiencing. If everything is good with the wellness check, they'll meet one of their counselors next and head over to the health center check-in. At this station, they'll turn in any medication and complete any remaining parts of the health form as needed. Finally, the camper will grab their luggage from the car, say goodby to their adults, and go with the counselors to meet the rest of their group.

Check-Out
Car camper check-out is from 3 to 5 pm. 

Upon arriving at camp, you'll park (backing in) next to our staff house across from the pool. Staff will be on hand to direct you into a parking spot. A staff member will let you know when it's okay for you to get out of your car, while wearing a mask, and head over to the check-out table. At the check-out table, you'll show your id and the staff member will verify that you're listed as an authorized pick-up person for the camper. The staff member will radio for your camper to be brought down to the check-out area with their luggage. The staff member will also return to you any medication the camper might have. Once the camper gets to the check-out area and loads their luggage, you'll be good to leave.  

Meals | Revised 3/29/21

In accordance with state and CDC recommendations we will be limiting the number of campers who can eat in the dining hall at one time. Campers will eat with their cohort group and be seated with other members of their pod. To accommodate this, it is likely that meals will be eaten in shifts and/or outdoors when possible. We will continue to work with our Professional Food Service to accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions.

Registration opens at 10 AM

January 12: Camp Potomac Woods

January 14: Camp May Flather

February 10: Day and Evening Camp registration


WHEN A GIRL 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. 


Ready to register? Go to eBiz

Not a Girl Scout member, no problem.

Girl Scout camp is for all girls. First, your camper must join Girl Scouts, then wait 24 hours, and you can register then for camp. Learn more about how to register and who to contact below. 

Attend Camp CEO 

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 connecting with prominent businesswomen and enhancing your own leadership skills. Registration will open in late summer - email camp@gscnc.org for more information.

Camp CEO Weekend Edition for girls in grades 10-12 (as of Sept 2021) 

September 24-26, 2021 – Camp Potomac Woods



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 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. 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. 

Programs
My Gal & Me

My Gal & Me (Sat-Sun)
(Grades K-5)  Fee: $85
Bring your favorite female role model 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 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
Sat 10 AM to 
Sun 10 AM

Date
June 12-June 13

 

Teddy Bear Tea

Teddy Bear Tea (2-Nights)
(Grades K-1) Fee: $260
Give camp a try for the first time with a teddy bear and your new friends. Take teddy along with your counselors as you play games, make a craft, sing songs, try an S’ more, and have a tea party too.

Session
1B
4A
4B
6A
6B
8A

Date
June 16-18 (Wed-Fri)
July 4-6 (Sun-Tues)
July 7-9 (Wed-Fri)
July 18-20 (Sun-Tues)
July 21-23 (Wed-Fri)
Aug 1-3 (Sun-Tues)

Crafty Critters

Crafty Critters
(Grades 1-2) Fee: $450
Love art and nature? Spend your week painting, creating, and searching for signs of animals and their homes. Become a wildlife detective, & even “capture” animals (with a paintbrush, of course) to take home with you.

Session
2
4
5
6

Date
June 20-25
July 4-9
July 11-16
July 18-23

Fairies in the Woods

Fairies in the Woods
(Grades 1-2) Fee: $450

Have you ever dreamed of fairies? Follow a glitter trail and search for fairies in the forest at Camp Potomac Woods! You will make fairy houses, design a set of wings, and frolic in the forest with your new fairy friends during this magical week at camp!

Session
2
3
5
8

Date
June 20-25
June 27-July 2
July 11-16
Aug 1-6

Forest Friends

Forest Friends (2-Nights)
(Grades 1-2) Fee: $260

Explore Potomac Woods with your new friends and learn about the animals that make camp their home. Spend this short week splashing in the pool, playing games, making crafts, singing songs, and cooking your own S’ more!

Session
1B
4A
4B
6A
6B
8A

Date
June 16-18 (Wed-Fri)
July 4-6 (Sun-Tues)
July 7-9 (Wed-Fri)
July 18-20 (Sun-Tues)
July 21-23 (Wed-Fri)
Aug 1-3 (Sun-Tues)

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure
(Grades 1-2) Fee: $450
Ready to camp? Try a little bit of everything in this outdoor adventure! Hike, sleep outdoors, splash in the creek, tie-dye, and slingshots!

Session
4
6
7
8

Date
July 4-9
July 18-23
July 25-30
Aug 1-6

SIS Club

SIS Club
(Grades 1-2) Fee: $450

Join our Sisters in Science club and put on your lab coat for a week of fun. Enjoy a variety of science experiments and activities throughout the week!

Session
3
5
7

Date
June 27-July 2
July 11-16
July 25-30

Back to Basics

Back to Basics
(Grades 3-4) Fee: $450

Do you just love camping? Come camp out with us at Camp Potomac Woods! During this week, you will learn and develop some traditional camping skills! Learn to make a fire and cook over a fire, and spend one night sleeping out under the stars.

Session
4
5
7

Date
July 4-9
July 11-16
July 25-30

Bullseye!

Bullseye!
(Grades 3-4) Fee: $450

Take aim during this week of camp! Enjoy extra target sports time as you improve your technique at both archery and slingshots. You will spend your days practicing and playing target games with your new friends but still have plenty of time for swimming, crafts, and a cookout too.

Session
2
4
6

Date
June 20-25
July 4-9
July 18-23

Full STEAM Ahead

Full STEAM Ahead
(Grades 3-4) Fee: $450

A week of fun with science, technology, engineering, art, and math! You will get extra STEM and art time in addition to many other fun camp activities, including swimming, target sports, and cookouts!

Session
2
4
6

Date
June 20-25
July 4-9
July 18-23

Get Out

Get Out
(Grades 3-4) Fee: $450

Tired of being trapped inside? Get Out to camp! Spend your week hiking the trails, building a shelter, cooking over a fire, splashing in the creek, taking aim with a slingshot, and sleeping out one night under the stars.

Session
3
6
8

Date
June 27-July 2
July 18-23
Aug 1-6

S’mores & More

S’mores & More (2-Nights)
(Grades 3-4) Fee: $260

Looking for S’ more fun? Try Camp Potomac Woods in this mini session where you’ll focus on trying a little bit of everything at camp- swim, hike, try target sports, and take part in a gourmet S’ more challenge!

Session
1B
8A

Date
June 16-18 (Wed-Fri)
Aug 1-3 (Sun-Tues)

Water Otters

Water Otters
(Grades 3-4) Fee: $450

Calling all water lovers! This week includes extra swim sessions and water games! On top of that, you will explore the Riverwalk or creek! Get ready to have fun splashing around with your new friends!

Session
2
3
5
7

Date
June 20-25
June 27-July 2
July 11-16
July 25-30

We <3 Art!

We <3 Art!
(Grades 3-4) Fee: $450

Do you love art? We have the program for you! Let nature and your imagination inspire you this week while you enjoy extra art time at Camp Potomac Woods! Test your creativity and learn to use a variety of mediums while you create new masterpieces.

Session
3
5
7

Date
June 27-July 2
July 11-16
July 25-30

Axes & Arrows

Axes & Arrows
(Grades 5-8) Fee: $450

Tomahawks, archery, slingshots, Oh My! Come take aim in Axes and Arrows! Learn and improve your skills at these target sports with extra time each this week!

Session
3
5
7
8

Date
June 27-July 2
July 11-16
July 25-30
Aug 1-6

Extreme Camping

Extreme Camping
(Grades 5-8) Fee: $450

Ready to get wild? Explore more of the woods and practice extreme camping as you learn and try out primitive skills for survival- build a fire with one (or no) matches, design a shelter, and cook over the campfire. One night, you will test your skills and spend a night at our primitive campsite!

Session
2
4
6

Date
June 20-25
July 4-9
July 18-23

Chill Out

Chill Out (2-night)
(Grades 5-8) Fee: $260

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

Session
1B

Date
June 16-18 (Wed-Fri)

Just Relax

Just Relax
(Grades 6-11) Fee: $450

No need to stress when you’re at camp; this week is all about discovering happiness in nature. Enjoy sleeping in, making friendship bracelets, unwinding at the pool, and extra free time just enjoying camp. Rest, relax, and repeat!

Session
2
5

Date
June 20-25
July 11-16

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. 

NEW this year! We have added high adventure leadership opportunities for girls! 
These quality learning opportunities have limited space. Junior counselors must apply; see details below. 
Note: Girls will return home between sessions. Bus transportation is available.


Camp May Flather 
Mt. Solon, VA

About

It’s one big party at Camp May Flather this summer as the camp celebrates 91 years! Every summer since 1930   (minus closures in 1949 and 2020), girls have come to Camp May Flather in Mt. Solon, VA, to experience outdoor adventure and discover a new sense of self-confidence.

At Camp May Flather, girls reconnect and recharge in the scenic George Washington National Forest. 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, weaving on antique looms, and swimming in the pool 

During their stay, girls will sleep in either a screened glen shelter or platform tent and 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 new and old camp traditions such as campfires, wish sticks, theme days, and a 91st birthday party! 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. 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

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: $450
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
3
8

Date
June 27-July 2
Aug 1-6

Pioneers

Pioneers
(Grades 4-6)  Fee: $450

In honor of the 91st anniversary of May Flather, step back in time and learn what camp might have been like in 1930. Try out archery and slingshots. Learn how to safely use a pocketknife and try whittling. Spend a night camping out at a primitive site in tents or in shelters you’ve built. You’ll even get a chance to weave and make candles. Skip the dining hall and make some of your meals over the campfire. You’ll get a chance to earn the May Flather Explore Camp Patch. Throughout the week, you’ll plan a birthday party for Camp May Flather and host it on the last day!

Session
2
4
3
6
8

Date
June 20-25
July 4-9
July 18-23
Aug 1-6

PJ Party

PJ Party
(Grades 4-6)  Fee: $450

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
2
3
4
5
6
7
9

Date
June 20-25
June 27-July 2
July 4-9
July 11-16
July 18-23
July 25-30
Aug 8-13

Rocks Rock

Rocks Rock
(Grades 4-6)  Fee: $450

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
5
7
9

Date
July 11-16
July 25-30
Aug 8-13

Action Adventure

Action Adventure
(Grades 5-7)  Fee: $500

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
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Date
June 20-25
June 27-July 2
July 4-9
July 11-16
July 18-23
July 25-30
Aug 1-6
Aug 8-13

Art Gallery

Art Gallery
(Grades 5-7)  Fee: $450

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
2
4

Date
June 20-25
July 4-9

Wilderness Girls

Wilderness Girls
(Grades 5-7)  Fee: $450

Do you have what it takes? You will learn how to survive in the woods and build shelters and forts out of what you can find in nature. Try out backpacking with a short hike before camping out overnight and exploring the George Washington National Forest with a nature discovery hike. Don’t mind a little dirt? Then join us for this week of exploration and adventure!

Session
3
5
6
7
9

Date
June 27-July 2
July 11-16
July 18-23
July 25-30
Aug 8-13

Trailblazers

Trailblazers
(Grades 5-8)  Fee: $450

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
2
3
5
8

Date
June 20 - 25
June 27 - July 2
July 11 - 16
Aug 1 - 6

Climbing Challenge

Climbing Challenge
(Grades 6-8)  Fee: $500

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
6

Date
July 18-23

Craft Craze

Craft Craze
(Grades 6-8)  Fee: $720

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
4-5

Date
July 4-16

Thrilltastic

Thrilltastic (2-Weeks)
(Grades 6-8)  Fee: $775

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
2-3

Date
June 20-July 2

Time Travelers

Time Travelers
(Grades 6-8)  Fee: $450

Take a journey through the history of the area through the lens of Nature and STEM! As we go through the week, you’ll spend each day in a different part of history, exploring how we have helped to shape the land we see here today. While doing the traditional camp activities, test your mapping skills with hikes through the forest while also looking at its life cycle! Spend a night out under the stars.

Session
2
4
6
8

Date
June 20-25
July 4-9
July 18-23
Aug 1 - 6

H20 Venture

H2O Venture (2-Weeks)
(Grades 6-11)  Fee: $775

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
2-3
8-9

Date
June 20-July 2
Aug 1-13

Adrenaline Rush

Adrenaline Rush
(Grades 7-11)  Fee: $500

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
2
3
5
6
7

Date
June 20-25
June 27-July 2
July 11-16
July 18-23
July 25-30

Art in Action

Art in Action
(Grades 7-11)  Fee: $450

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
5
8

Date
July 11-16
Aug 1-6

Expedition Wilderness

Expedition Wilderness
(Grades 7-11)  Fee: $450

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
4
9

Date
July 4-9
Aug 8-13

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path
(Grades 7-11)  Fee: $720

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
6-7

Date
July 18-30

River Rush

River Rush
(Grades 7-11)  Fee: $500

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
4
7
8
9

Date
July 4-9
July 25-30
Aug 1-6
Aug 8-13

Rocks N' Ropes

Rocks N' Ropes (2-Weeks)
(Grades 7-11)  Fee: $790

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
4-5
8-9

Date
July 4-16
Aug 1-13

Adventure Bound

Adventure Bound (2-Weeks)
(Grades 8-11)  Fee: $775

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
6-7

Date
July 18-30

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. 

NEW this year! We have added high adventure leadership opportunities for girls! 
These quality learning opportunities have limited space. Junior counselors must apply; see details below. 
Note: Girls will return home between sessions. Bus transportation is available.


CIT Promo

Teen Leader Opportunities at Sleep-Away Camp

Opportunities

Take the lead and experience camp from the counselor’s perspective!

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. 

NEW this year! We have added high adventure leadership opportunities for girls! 
These quality learning opportunities have limited space. Junior counselors must apply; see details below. 
Note: Girls will return home between sessions. Bus transportation is available.

Archery Apprentice

Archery Apprentice 
(Grades 9-11)  Fee: $500

Requirements: Must be 15 years of age or older by the start of the camp session. 

Do you enjoy archery and working with younger girls? We have the program for you! Spend your week earning your USA archery level 1 instructor certification before receiving slingshot training. Once you’ve completed and passed your training, you’ll get to shadow counselors as they facilitate archery/slingshots to other groups and practice your facilitation skills. You’ll also be invited to join the exclusive High Adventure Apprentice program and lead programs year-round! Attendance does not guarantee certification; attendees must pass the USA Archery Certification Exam.

Camp 
Camp Winona 
Camp May Flather

Date
Session 3: June 27-July 2
Session 9: Aug 8-13

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I (2-Weeks)
(Grades 9-11)  Fee: $605

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 
Camp Potomac Woods
Camp May Flather
Camp Winona

Date
Sessions 2-3: June 20-July 2 or Sessions 4-5: July 4-16
Sessions 2-3: June 20-July 2 or Sessions 6-7: July 18-30
Sessions 5-6: July 11-July 23

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II (3-Weeks)
(Grades 10-11)  Fee: $655

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 
Camp Potomac Woods
Camp May Flather
Camp Winona

Date
Sessions 6-8: July 18-Aug 6
Sessions 3-5: June 27-July 16 or Sessions 7-9: July 25-Aug 13
Sessions 7-9: July 25-Aug 13

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 1-4 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 25, 2021, at NOON. 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 
Camp Potomac Woods
Camp May Flather
Camp Winona

Date
Weeks available from June 20–Aug 6
Weeks available from June 20-Aug 13
Weeks available from June 20-Aug 13

 

Camp CEO

Camp CEO
(Grades 10-12 as of Sept 2021)  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

September 24-26, 2021 - Registration will open late summer


Registration Dates

We have two different days for sleep-away camp registration and one day for day and evening Camps. 

Each day opens at 10 AM!

January 12: Camp Potomac Woods

January 14: Camp May Flather 

February 10: Day and Evening Camp registration 

How to Register for Camp

Camp sessions fill up very quickly. We receive many phone calls and emails on the opening days of registration. Please check your account information at least one week before the opening day using the checklist below to help make registration go smoothly. For assistance at any point in this process, please contact our Customer Care team by email: customercare@gscnc.org or phone: 202-237-1670.

Visit gscnc.org and click eBiz (located in the top right corner of our home page). You’ll need to make sure you know the following for registration:

  • Login Information: (username and password). If you have previously registered your camper for summer camp or a Council event, your login is the same. Contact our Customer Care team if you have trouble accessing your account or if your camper’s Girl Scout membership is with a different council.


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

  • Contact Information : Email any changes to your contact information to customercare@gscnc.org .
  • Your camper’s Guardian 1 : Only your camper’s Guardian 1 will be able to register them for camp - not the troop leader, Guardian 2, or family manager. If you need to update this, please email  customercare@gscnc.org.

When registration opens, log in and click Activities to find all our summer camp offerings. 

  • Search for your desired camp: Use the search box on the right side of the page to type in the camp program name.
  • Click the camp program name in the listings in the center of the page. You may need to click the arrow button near the bottom of the page to go to the next page of listings.
  • Register for camp! If you have any problems during the registration process, please contact customercare@gscnc.org.

Remember, campers must register for the program units based on the grade they are currently in for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Parent Information Sessions

Mark your calendars now for our 2021 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, safety, and sanitation 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 2021 programs and go over what to expect on registration day. 

Webinar 1: Safety First- Recharge, Reimagine and Reconnect at Camp this Summer 
January 5, 2021 – 7 to 8 PM
During this webinar, we will cover how we plan to handle changes in safety procedures post COVID-19. We will also go over the basics of sleep-away camp life, cover essential dates to remember, most frequently asked questions. 

Watch here: https://youtu.be/N8HrKfjyTJM

Webinar 2: Sleep-Away Camp Orientation – Part 1 (Parents)
Join us at our new time, Thursday, April 8, from 7 to 8 PM, to learn about Sleep-Away Camp COVID procedures and updates. We will also cover camp basics such as forms needed, essential deadlines, packing tips, and answer your questions!
April 8, 2021 – 7 to 8 PM

Watch here: https://youtu.be/xhSSpk_vZPw

Virtual Open Houses
Calling all campers! Bring your parents along for a virtual camp tour, learn all about daily life and activities and “see” what camp is all about.

Camp May Flather  May 18, 2021, 7 PM
Registration link coming

Camp Potomac Woods  May 18, 2021, 7 PM
Register here: https://bit.ly/CPWOpenHouse2021

 

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 day and evening camp programs, please contact Kelsey “Katniss” Hancock at camp@gscnc.org or 202-274-3329.
  • For questions about registration or eBiz (account help, camp registration, payment, refunds, etc.), please contact us at customercare@gscnc.org 202-237-1670.
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. The registration fee is $25. After registering as a member, wait for 24-hours, then login to eBiz and register for camp! 

If you have questions about becoming a member or have problems, please use the information below to contact your local Membership Coordinator:

Maryland: 

Washington, DC: 

Virginia:

  • Arlington/Alexandria City/McLean, Vienna, Tysons/Oakton: Annette Rollins at arollins@gscnc.org
  • Fairfax County (remainder): Toni Jenkins-Payne at tjenkinspayne@gscnc.org
  • Prince William, Manassas, Loudoun, Fauquier: Linda Knapp at lknapp@gscnc.org
  • Page, Warren, Clarke, Frederick, Jefferson counties, Western Loudoun County, Purcellville, Round Hill, Lovettsville, Waterford, Hamilton and Leesburg in Loudoun County: Pam Allen at pallen@gscnc.org

West Virginia: