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Registration for all summer programs including Girls Night Out and Me and My Gal open at 10AM

Camp Winona

  • Session 6, half week corrected dates
    • Try It All – Wed-Fri: July 22-24
    • Teddy & Me – Wed-Fri: July 22-24
    • Junior Jam – Wed-Fri: July 22-24
    • Winona’s Got Talent – Full week Price $425
    • Maryland Bus stop for camp Winona will run June 21-26, June 28-July 3, July 12-17, July 19-24, July 26-31, Aug 2-7, and Aug 9-14

Potomac Woods

  • Cowgirls is for grades 2-4
  • Forest Friends (2-Nights) is for grades 1-2

Camp May Flather

  • Off the Beaten Path- Two weeks, price $695  

Summer Sleep-Away Camps

Summer Sleep-away camp brochures should hit mailboxes mid-December, and registration opens at 10 AM on days below!

January 14: Camp Potomac Woods

January 15: Camp Winona

January 16: Camps May Flather and Coles Trip

February 12: 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 greater self-confidence and a new light in her eyes.

Camp is transformative. At 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 Camp programs are designed with girls’ interests in mind, so they can grow their passions and take healthy risks in a safe, supportive environment.

Whether it’s her first time at camp, or she’s a seasoned pro, everyone is accepted, encouraged, and fully embraced for their uniqueness. The sisterhood and lifetime bond that comes from living the camp life cannot be beat!


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Camp Coles Trip Stafford, VA

About


If you love the water, then Camp Coles Trip is for you! Located in Stafford, VA., on the banks of Aquia Creek, Coles Trip offers aquatic programs for new and experienced campers. Girls will challenge themselves sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. In addition to watersports, girls will participate in archery, hiking, campfire programs, arts & crafts, and at least one cookout during their stay at camp. Campers will stay in either platform tents or glen shelters and enjoy both traditional family-style meals in the dining hall and cookout/pack out meals with their program groups.

Campers will participate in a theme meal or two planned by the camp’s girl-led Camper Council and enjoy specially planned all-camp activities. Plus, all campers will celebrate the end of the week at a campfire with skits, songs, and new lifelong friends. For girls who have completed grades 5-11.

View the camp grid here.

Online Camp Registration Begins: 
January 16, 2020, at 10 AM

Juniors (Current Grade 5)

Aquia Adventures

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

Get ready, get set, get wet at Camp Coles Trip. Sample all of Camp Coles Trip's best aquatics activities including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding. You’ll also get to visit the archery range, do arts and crafts and spend time around a campfire too!

Session

Date

2

5

7

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Pirate's Adventure

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

Try your hand at sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding for the full pirate training. Challenge other boats to a water fight and find out if you can outmaneuver your friends on the water. On land perfect your tomahawk throwing and archery skills. End the week designing, building, and floating a pirate's raft!

Session

Date

2

4

6

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

Beachfront Madness

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

Have a crazy wet adventure at Camp Coles Trip in this fun week at camp! Try your hand at sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and more as you explore the Aquia Creek. Pitch a tent on Shark Tooth Beach and sleep out under the stars. You’ll also get a chance to enjoy arts and crafts, and try your hand at slingshots and archery.

Session

Date

3

5

6

7

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Jump On

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

Jump on board and make a splash with this week full of windsurfing and paddle boarding on Aquia Creek! Discover all the laughter and fun along the way and enjoy many of your favorite general camp activities.

Session

Date

2

5

7

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Cadettes (Current Grades 6-8)

Aquia Adventures

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

Get ready, get set, get wet at Camp Coles Trip. Sample all of Camp Coles Trip's best aquatics activities including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding. You’ll also get to visit the archery range, do arts and crafts and spend time around a campfire too!

Session

Date

2

5

7

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Pirate's Adventure

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

Try your hand at sailing, kayaking, and paddle boarding for the full pirate training. Challenge other boats to a water fight and find out if you can outmaneuver your friends on the water. On land perfect your tomahawk throwing and archery skills. End the week designing, building, and floating a pirate's raft!

Session

Date

2

4

6

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

Beachfront Madness

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

Have a crazy wet adventure at Camp Coles Trip in this fun week at camp! Try your hand at sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and more as you explore the Aquia Creek. Pitch a tent on Shark Tooth Beach and sleep out under the stars. You’ll also get a chance to enjoy arts and crafts, and try your hand at slingshots and archery.

Session

Date

3

5

6

7

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Jump On

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

Jump on board and make a splash with this week full of windsurfing and paddle boarding on Aquia Creek! Discover all the laughter and fun along the way and enjoy many of your favorite general camp activities.

Session

Date

2

5

7

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Sail Away

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $425

Learn how to rig and sail a Sunfish sailboat while enjoying all of camp life. Each day you will set sail on Aquia Creek, learning and improving your sailing skills. At night, be sure to take some time to relax with your new friends around a campfire or under the stars.

Session

Date

6

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Get Settled In

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $695

Can’t get enough of camp life and the waterfront?  Retreat to the woods and settle in for two weeks of your favorite Camp Coles Trip activities. You will have plenty of time for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery, and of course, some arts and crafts too. You will even get to spend the 4th of July down at the waterfront for a Red, White and Blue, Stars and Stripes Luau!

Session

Date

3-4

June 28 - July 10

Sailor's Adventure

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $750

This two-week program is a sailor’s dream come true! What more could a sailor ask for than 3 sailboats in two-weeks? You will start out learning to rig and navigate a Sunfish Sailboat at camp and work your way up to JY14’s by the end of your two-weeks. Also, you and your fellow sailors will take a trip to  Annapolis, MD, and set sail on a Schooner! And we can’t forget the 4th of July! You’ll get to enjoy a Red, White and Blue, Stars and Stripes Luau, and watch fireworks from across the creek!

Session

Date

3-4

June 28 - July 10

Seniors (Current Grades 9-10)

Sail Away

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $425

Learn how to rig and sail a Sunfish sailboat while enjoying all of camp life. Each day you will set sail on Aquia Creek, learning and improving your sailing skills. At night, be sure to take some time to relax with your new friends around a campfire or under the stars.

Session

Date

6

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Get Settled In

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $695

Can’t get enough of camp life and the waterfront?  Retreat to the woods and settle in for two weeks of your favorite Camp Coles Trip activities. You will have plenty of time for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery, and of course, some arts and crafts too. You will even get to spend the 4th of July down at the waterfront for a Red, White and Blue, Stars and Stripes Luau!

Session

Date

3-4

June 28 - July 10

Sailor's Adventure

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $750

This two-week program is a sailor’s dream come true! What more could a sailor ask for than 3 sailboats in two-weeks? You will start out learning to rig and navigate a Sunfish Sailboat at camp and work your way up to JY14’s by the end of your two-weeks. Also, you and your fellow sailors will take a trip to  Annapolis, MD, and set sail on a Schooner! And we can’t forget the 4th of July! You’ll get to enjoy a Red, White and Blue, Stars and Stripes Luau, and watch fireworks from across the creek!

Session

Date

3-4

June 28 - July 10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $580

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!

Session

Date

3-4

June 28 - July 10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $630

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 and spend a week finding your true camping passion in the units or specialty program areas.

Session

Date

5-7

July 12 - July 31

Ambassadors (Current Grades 11-12)

Sail Away

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $425

Learn how to rig and sail a Sunfish sailboat while enjoying all of camp life. Each day you will set sail on Aquia Creek, learning and improving your sailing skills. At night, be sure to take some time to relax with your new friends around a campfire or under the stars.

Session

Date

6

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Get Settled In

(Grades 6-11) Fee: $695

Can’t get enough of camp life and the waterfront?  Retreat to the woods and settle in for two weeks of your favorite Camp Coles Trip activities. You will have plenty of time for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, archery, and of course, some arts and crafts too. You will even get to spend the 4th of July down at the waterfront for a Red, White and Blue, Stars and Stripes Luau!

Session

Date

3-4

June 28 - July 10

Sailor's Adventure

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $750

This two-week program is a sailor’s dream come true! What more could a sailor ask for than 3 sailboats in two-weeks? You will start out learning to rig and navigate a Sunfish Sailboat at camp and work your way up to JY14’s by the end of your two-weeks. Also, you and your fellow sailors will take a trip to  Annapolis, MD, and set sail on a Schooner! And we can’t forget the 4th of July! You’ll get to enjoy a Red, White and Blue, Stars and Stripes Luau, and watch fireworks from across the creek!

Session

Date

3-4

June 28 - July 10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $580

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!

Session

Date

3-4

June 28 - July 10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $630

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 and spend a week finding your true camping passion in the units or specialty program areas.

Session

Date

5-7

July 12 - July 31

Junior Counselor (JC)

(Grades 11-12) By Application ONLY

RequirementsMust be 16 years of age or older and completed 11th grade by summer. Completion of CIT I/II preferred, but 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 and work alongside staff, hold similar job responsibilities, and help inspire campers! You’ll work with the camp leadership staff to set your schedule, selecting weeks to work, and receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. Junior counselors work a range of weeks at each camp from 1-4 weeks and 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. New 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, 2020, 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 at www.gscnc.org/resident. For questions, contact Emily “Sparrow” Reece at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Session

Date

3

4

5

6

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31


Camp May Flather 
Mt. Solon, VA

About



It’s one big party at Camp May Flather this summer as the camp celebrates 90 years! Almost every summer since 1930 girls have come to Camp May Flather in Mt. Solon, VA. to experience outdoor adventure and discover a new sense of confidence in themselves. While at camp, campers can hike, backpack, swim, and try archery in the George Washington National Forest, just like the campers of the 1930s. In recent years more adventure opportunities have been added with a climbing tower, low ropes challenge course, caving, slingshots, tomahawks, and knife throwing. Girls can step back in time while looming on barn looms from the 1800s or express themselves with arts and crafts in the original Stone Lodge.

At May Flather, campers come together to continue traditions such as campfire ceremonies, wish sticks, theme days, camp-wide games, and singing. Girls will stay in glen shelters or platform tents and enjoy a variety of meal options, including cookouts/pack-outs with their program groups and traditional family-style meals in the screened dining hall. This summer, at the end of each week, campers will enjoy a Camp Birthday Party. For girls who have completed grades 4-11. 

View the camp grid here.

Online Camp Registration Begins: 
January 16, 2020, at 10 AM

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.

 

Juniors (Current Grades 4-5)

Explorers

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $425

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 and head off camp for an exciting canoe trip, and so much more!

Session

Date

3

4

5

7

8

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Pioneers

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $425

Step back in time and experience what camp was like in the 1930s when May Flather opened. Try out archery and slingshots. Learn how to use a pocket knife safely 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 NEW Camp 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

Date

2

6

June 21 - June 26

July 19 - July 24

PJ Party

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $425

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 for stargazing, night hikes, glow climb, a dance party, and more!

Session

Date

2

3

4

6

7

8

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Rocks Rock

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $425

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

5

7

8

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Action Adventure

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

Do you want to climb to the top of the tower or 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

4

5

6

8

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Cave Crawlers

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $475

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 show cave, Luray 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

3

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 26 - July 31

Wilderness Girls

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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 and then sleep out in tents at a primitive site, and explore 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

Date

2

4

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

Trailblazers

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

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

8

June 21 - June 26

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Cadettes (Current Grades 6-8)

Explorers

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $425

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 and head off camp for an exciting canoe trip, and so much more!

Session

Date

3

4

5

7

8

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Pioneers

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $425

Step back in time and experience what camp was like in the 1930s when May Flather opened. Try out archery and slingshots. Learn how to use a pocket knife safely 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 NEW Camp 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

Date

2

6

June 21 - June 26

July 19 - July 24

PJ Party

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $425

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 for stargazing, night hikes, glow climb, a dance party, and more!

Session

Date

2

3

4

6

7

8

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Rocks Rock

(Grades 4-6) Fee: $425

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

5

7

8

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Action Adventure

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

Do you want to climb to the top of the tower or 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

4

5

6

8

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Cave Crawlers

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $475

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 show cave, Luray 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

3

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 26 - July 31

Wilderness Girls

(Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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 and then sleep out in tents at a primitive site, and explore 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

Date

2

4

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

Trailblazers

(Grades 5-8) Fee: $425

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 and improve your outdoor skills. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and bring broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

2

8

June 21 - June 26

Aug 2 - Aug 7

2 Wild 2 Wonderful

(Grades 6-8) Fee: $750

This two-week program is packed full of adventure! Spend a week at May Flather, taking in all it has to offer. You will explore the George Washington National Forest with a canoe trip on a beautiful lake and a day at one of our local caves. For your second week, hit the road and visit Camp White Rock. Stay in tree houses, hit the Cacapon River in kayaks, and test your courage on the high adventure course.

Session

Date

2-3

June 21 - July 3

Climbing Challenge 

(Grades 6-8) Fee: $475

Are you ready for a challenge? Earn the NEW 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

8 Aug 2 - Aug 7

Craft Craze

(Grades 6-8) Fee: $695

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 and tie-dying too. Wrap up your week by reinventing an old-fashioned craft with modern materials, and head off camp to visit the nearby Frontier Culture Museum!

Session

Date

4-5

July 5 - July 17

Thrilltastic

(Grades 6-8) Fee: $750

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

Session

Date

2-3

June 21 - July 3

Adrenaline Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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 camp activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

3

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - July 7

Art in Action

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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

2

5

6

7

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17 

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Country Roads

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $765

This two-week program is packed full of adventure! Spend a week at May Flather, taking in all it has to offer. You will explore the George Washington National Forest with a canoe trip on a beautiful lake and a day at one of our local caves. For your second week, embark on country roads and visit Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. Then head over to Camp White Rock, stay in tree houses, hit the Cacapon River in kayaks, and test your courage on the high adventure course.

Session

Date

6-7

July 19 - July 31

Expedition Wilderness

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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 Adventurer Badge. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

6

July 19 - July 24

Extreme Thrill

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $475

Are you ready for new adventures this summer? Test your aim with tomahawks and throwing knives. On camp, climb the natural rock wall and overcome obstacles on the challenge course. Take a short trip to Camp White Rock to kayak and get a thrill on the high ropes course.

Session

Date

4

6

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

H2O Venture

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $750

Don’t forget your swimsuit for this water-packed, action-filled Two-Weeks! Start your week off 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 are feeling too waterlogged, be sure to take some time to challenge yourself on the climbing tower or to hit a bullseye during archery!

Session

Date

2-3

June 21 - July 3

Off the Beaten Path

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $695

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 trek 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

4-5 July 5 - July 17

Pathfinders

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

In honor of the 90th anniversary of May Flather, step back in time and learn what camp might have been like in 1930. Try your hand at all four target sports; archery, slingshots, tomahawks, and even throwing knives. Then, brush up on your outdoor skills as you learn to whittle, use a hatchet to baton wood, and work on the NEW Camp 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

Date

3

4

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

River Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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

3

4

7

8

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Rocks N' Ropes

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $765

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

6-7

July 5 - July 17

July 19 - July 31

Adventure Bound

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $750

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 Outdoor Journey Award! Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

6-7

July 19 - July 31

Seniors (Current Grades 9-10)

Adrenaline Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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 camp activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

3

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Art in Action

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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

2

5

6

7

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Country Roads

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $765

This two-week program is packed full of adventure! Spend a week at May Flather, taking in all it has to offer. You will explore the George Washington National Forest with a canoe trip on a beautiful lake and a day at one of our local caves. For your second week, embark on country roads and visit Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. Then head over to Camp White Rock, stay in tree houses, hit the Cacapon River in kayaks, and test your courage on the high adventure course.

Session

Date

6-7

July 19 - July 31

Expedition Wilderness

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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 Adventurer Badge. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

6

July 19 - July 24

Extreme Thrill

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $475

Are you ready for new adventures this summer? Test your aim with tomahawks and throwing knives. On camp, climb the natural rock wall and overcome obstacles on the challenge course. Take a short trip to Camp White Rock to kayak and get a thrill on the high ropes course.    

Session

Date

4

6

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

H2O Venture

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $750

Don’t forget your swimsuit for this water-packed, action-filled Two-Weeks! Start your week off 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 are feeling too waterlogged, be sure to take some time to challenge yourself on the climbing tower or to hit a bullseye during archery!

Session

Date

2-3

June 21 - July 3

Off the Beaten Path

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $695

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 trek 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

4-5 July 5 - July 17

Pathfinders

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

In honor of the 90th anniversary of May Flather, step back in time and learn what camp might have been like in 1930. Try your hand at all four target sports; archery, slingshots, tomahawks, and even throwing knives. Then, brush up on your outdoor skills as you learn to whittle, use a hatchet to baton wood, and work on the NEW Camp 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

Date

3

4

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

River Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $475

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

3

4

7

8

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Rocks N' Ropes

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $765

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

6-7

July 5 - July 17

July 19 - July 31

Adventure Bound

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $750

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 Outdoor Journey Award! Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

6-7

July 19 - July 31

Archery Apprentice

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $475

Do you enjoy archery and working with younger girls? In this program, you’ll get USAA archery level 1 trained and receive slingshot training. Once you’ve completed and passed your training, then you’ll get to shadow counselors as they facilitate archery/slingshots to other groups and practice your facilitation skills. Completion of this program will allow you to facilitate archery and slingshot activity sessions for younger Girl Scouts throughout the year.

Session

Date

7 July 26 - July 31

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $580

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!

Session

Date

2-3

5-6

June 21 - July 3

July 12 - July 24

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $630

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 and spend a week finding your true camping passion in the units or specialty program areas.

Session

Date

3-5

6-8

June 28 - July 17

July 19 - Aug 7

Ambassadors (Current Grades 11-12)

Adrenaline Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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 camp activities May Flather has to offer.

Session

Date

3

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 13 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Art in Action

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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

2

5

6

7

June 21 - July 26

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Country Roads

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $765

This two-week program is packed full of adventure! Spend a week at May Flather taking in all it has to offer. You will explore the George Washington National Forest with a canoe trip on a beautiful lake and a day at one of our local caves. For your second week, embark on country roads and visit Dolly Sods Wilderness Area. Then head over to Camp White Rock, stay in tree houses, hit the Cacapon River in kayaks, and test your courage on the high adventure course.

Session

Date

6-7

July 19 - July 31

Expedition Wilderness

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

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 Adventurer Badge. Girls should be able to carry a 30-pound pack and have broken-in hiking boots.

Session

Date

6

July 19 - July 24

Extreme Thrill

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $475

Are you ready for new adventures this summer? Test your aim with tomahawks and throwing knives. On camp, climb the natural rock wall and overcome obstacles on the challenge course. Take a short trip to Camp White Rock to kayak and get a thrill on the high ropes course.

Session

Date

4

6

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

H2O Venture

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $765

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 are feeling too waterlogged, be sure to take some time to challenge yourself on the climbing tower or to hit a bullseye during archery!

Session

Date

2-3

June 21 - July 3

Off the Beaten Path

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $695

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 trek 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

4-5

July 5 - July 17

Pathfinders

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $425

In honor of the 90th anniversary of May Flather, step back in time and learn what camp might have been like in 1930. Try your hand at all four target sports; archery, slingshots, tomahawks, and even throwing knives. Then, brush up on your outdoor skills as you learn to whittle, use a hatchet to baton wood, and work on the NEW Camp 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

Date

3

4

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

River Rush

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $475

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

3

4

7

8

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Rocks N' Ropes

(Grades 7-11) Fee: $765

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

6-7

July 5 - July 17

July 19 - July 31

Adventure Bound

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $750

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

Session

Date

6-7

July 19 - July 31

Archery Apprentice 

(Grades 8-11) Fee: $475

Do you enjoy archery and working with younger girls? In this program, you’ll get USAA archery level 1 trained and receive slingshot training. Once you’ve completed and passed your training, then you’ll get to shadow counselors as they facilitate archery/slingshots to other groups and practice your facilitation skills. Completion of this program will allow you to facilitate archery and slingshot activity sessions for younger Girl Scouts throughout the year.

Session

Date

7

July 26 - July 31

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $580

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!

Session

Date

2-3

7-8

June 21 - July 3

July 12 - July 24

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $630

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 and spend a week finding your true camping passion in the units or specialty program areas.

Session

Date

3-5

6-8

June 28 - July 17

July 19 - Aug 7

Junior Counselor (JC)

(Grades 11-12) By Application ONLY

RequirementsMust be 16 years of age or older and completed 11th grade by summer. Completion of CIT I/II preferred, but 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 and work alongside staff, hold similar job responsibilities, and help inspire campers! You’ll work with the camp leadership staff to set your schedule, selecting weeks to work, and receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. Junior counselors work a range of weeks at each camp from 1-4 weeks and 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. New 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, 2020, 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 at www.gscnc.org/resident. For questions, contact Emily “Sparrow” Reece at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Session

Date

3

4

5

6

7

8

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7


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. During their stay, campers will sleep in glen shelters and enjoy a variety of meal options, including cookouts or packouts outdoors and traditional family-style meals in the dining hall. Full of creativity and imagination, all programs provide girls the opportunity to explore the outdoors while having the time of their lives!

At Potomac Woods, campers enjoy a large variety of summer camp activities, regardless of program choice. Each week, girls rotate through a variety of activities including swimming at the pool, arts & crafts, outdoor cooking, and STEM. But that’s not all! Campers will also participate in many wonderful Camp Potomac Woods traditions, including a Sunday picnic and Thursday Celebration night. For girls who have completed grades K-11.

View the camp grid here.

Online Camp Registration Begins: 

January 14, 2020, at 10 AM

Daisies (Current Grades K-1)

Girls Night Out (Special Event)

(Current Grade K-2) Fee: $75

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, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls 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 at least 24-hours prior to registering for the event.

Session

Date

Sat 10 AM to Sun 10 AM

Sat. June 13 - Sun. June 14

Teddy Bear Tea (2-Nights)

(Grade K-1) Fee: $235

Give camp a try for the first time with a teddy bear and your new friends.  Take teddy along with your counselors as you splash in the pool, play games, make a craft, sing songs, try a s'more & have a tea party too.

Session

Date

1B

5A

5B

June 17 - June 19 (Wed - Fri)

July 12 - July 14 (Sun - Tues)

July 15 - July 17 (Wed - Fri)

Crafty Critters

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

Love art and nature? Spend extra time being artsy as you paint and create, and crafty as you search for signs of animals and their homes. Become a wildlife sleuth, and even "capture" an animal (with a paint brush, of course) to take home with you.

Session

Date

2

4

5

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

Fairies in the Woods

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

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

Date

3

4

6

7

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Forest Friends (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $235

Explore Potomac Woods with your new friends and learn about the animals that make camp their home. You’ll have three fun-filled days splashing in the pool, playing games, making crafts, singing songs, and cooking your own s’more! 

1B

5A

5B

8A

June 17 - June 19 (Wed - Fri)

July 12 - July 14 (Sun - Tues)

July 12 – July 14 (Wed - Fri)

Aug 2 - Aug 4 (Sun - Tues)

Mermaid Magic

Current (Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

What happens when you mix a whole lot of water with a little bit of magic? You get extra pool time to practice your mermaid moves! You will also have fun playing water games, cooking over a fire, and making crafts!

Session

Date

3

7

8

June 28 - July 3

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Outdoor Adventure

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

Ready to camp? Try a little bit of everything in this outdoor adventure! Hike, sleep outdoors, splash in the creek, try low ropes and slingshots!

Session

Date

2

3

4

6

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

SIS Club

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

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

Date

2

5

6

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Brownies (Current Grades 2-3)

Girls Night Out (Special Event)

(Current Grade K-5) Fee: $75

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, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls 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 at least 24-hours prior to registering for the event.

Session

Date

Sat 10 AM to Sun 10 AM

June 13 - June 14

Crafty Critters

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

Love art and nature? Spend your week painting, creating, and searching for signs of animals and their homes. Become a wildlife sleuth, & even “capture” animals (with a paintbrush, of course) to take home with you.

Session

Date

2

4

5

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

Fairies in the Woods

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

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

Date

3

4

6

7

June 28 - July 3 

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Forest Friends (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $235

Explore Potomac Woods with your new friends and learn about the animals that make camp their home. You’ll have three fun-filled days splashing in the pool, playing games, making crafts, singing songs, and cooking your own s’more!

1B

5A

5B

8A

June 17 - June 19 (Wed - Fri)

July 12 - July 14 (Sun - Tues)

July 12 – July 14 (Wed - Fri)

Aug 2 - Aug 4 (Sun - Tues)

Mermaid Magic

Current (Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

What happens when you mix a whole lot of water with a little bit of magic? You get extra pool time to practice your mermaid moves! You will also have fun playing water games, cooking over a fire, and making crafts!

Session

Date

3

7

8

June 28 - July 3

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Outdoor Adventure

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

Ready to camp? Try a little bit of everything in this outdoor adventure! Hike, sleep outdoors, splash in the creek, try low ropes and slingshots!

Session

Date

2

3

4

6

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

SIS Club

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

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

Date

2

5

8

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Cowgirls

(Current Grades 2-4) Fee: $765

Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each full day (Mon - Thurs) to a nearby stable where you’ll learn to ride, groom, saddle, and care for horses. Enjoy swimming every afternoon, as well as target sports, crafts, and a campfire meal during your week.

Session

Date

3

4

5

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

Back to Basics

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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 and cook over a fire, and spend one night sleeping out under the stars.

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Bullseye!

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

Date

2

3

6

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Full STEAM Ahead

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

Date

3

4

7

8

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Get Out

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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 or arrow, and sleeping out one night under the stars.

Session

Date

2

4

5

7

8

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

 

S'mores & More (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $235

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

Date

1B

8A

June 17 - June 19 (Wed - Fri)

Aug 2 - Aug 4 (Sun - Tues)

Water Otters

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

Session

Date

2

4

5

6

8

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Aug 2 - Aug 7

We ♡ Art!

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

Date

2

3

6

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Juniors (Current Grades 4-5)

Girls Night Out (Special Event)

(Current Grade K-5) Fee: $75

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, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls 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 at least 24-hours prior to registering for the event.

Session

Date

Sat 10 AM to Sun 10 AM

June 13 - June 14

Cowgirls

(Current Grades 2-4) Fee: $765

Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each full day (Mon - Thurs) to a nearby stable where you’ll learn to ride, groom, saddle, and care for horses. Enjoy swimming every afternoon, as well as target sports, crafts, and a campfire meal during your week.

Session

Date

3

4

5

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

Back to Basics

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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 and cook over a fire, and spend one night sleeping out under the stars.

Session

Date

2

3

4

5

6

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Bullseye!

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

Date

2

3

6

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Full STEAM Ahead

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

Date

3

4

7

8

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Get Out

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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 or arrow, and sleeping out one night under the stars.

Session

Date

2

4

5

7

8

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

 

S'mores & More (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $235

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

Date

1B

8A

June 17 - June 19 (Wed - Fri)

Aug 2 - Aug 4 (Sun - Tues)

Water Otters

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

Session

Date

2

4

5

6

8

June 21 - June 26

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

Aug 2 - Aug 7

We ♡ Art!

(Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

Date

2

3

6

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Axes and Arrows

(Current Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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

Session

Date

3

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

 

Extreme Camping

(Currents Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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

Date

7 July 26 - July 31

Chill Out (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 5-7) Fee: $235

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

Date

1B June 17 - June 19 (Wed - Fri)

Horse Lovers

(Current Grades 5-7) Fee: $765

Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each full day (Mon - Thurs) to a nearby stable where you’ll learn to ride, groom, saddle, and care for horses. Enjoy swimming every afternoon, as well as archery, crafts, and a campfire meal during your week.

Session

Date

2

6

7

June 21 - June 26

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

 

Cadettes (Current Grades 6-8)

Axes and Arrows

(Current Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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

Session

Date

3

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

 

Extreme Camping

(Currents Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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

Date

7 July 26 - July 31

Chill Out (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 5-8) Fee: $235

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

Date

1B June 17 - June 19 (Wed - Fri)

Horse Lovers

(Current Grades 5-8) Fee: $765

Your equestrian adventure awaits! Travel each full day (Mon - Thurs) to a nearby stable where you’ll learn to ride, groom, saddle, and care for horses. Enjoy swimming every afternoon, as well as archery, crafts, and a campfire meal during your week.

Session

Date

2

6

7

June 21 - June 26

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

 

Just Relax

(Current Grades 6-11) Fee: $425

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

Date

4

6

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

Wranglers-in-Training (WIT) I

(Current Grades 8-11) Fee: $800

Love horses and want to work at camp someday? In this fun, hands-on program, you’ll develop your leadership skills, then put them into practice both at the stables and at camp working with younger horseback riding campers. Spend your first week at camp, discovering your own personal leadership style. Then, your second week, put your skills into practice (Mon-Thurs) at the stables, working directly with younger girls, riding, and caring for the horses. This program counts as a prerequisite for CIT II. Both Beginner and experienced riders welcome.

Session

Date

3-4 June 28 - July 10
Seniors (Current Grades 9-10)

Just Relax

(Current Grades 6-11) Fee: $425

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

Date

4

6

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

Wranglers-in-Training (WIT) I

(Current Grades 8-11) Fee: $800

Love horses and want to work at camp someday? In this fun, hands-on program, you’ll develop your leadership skills, then put them into practice both at the stables and at camp working with younger horseback riding campers. Spend your first week at camp, discovering your own personal leadership style. Then, your second week, put your skills into practice (Mon-Thurs) at the stables, working directly with younger girls, riding, and caring for the horses. This program counts as a prerequisite for CIT II. Both Beginner and experienced riders welcome.

Session

Date

3-4 June 28 - July 10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $580

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!

Session

Date

3-4 June 28 - July 10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II         

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $630

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 and spend a week finding your true camping passion in the units or specialty program areas.

Session

Date

5-7 July 12 - July 31
Ambassadors (Current Grades 11-12)

Just Relax

(Current Grades 6-11) Fee: $425

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

Date

4

6

July 5 - July 10

July 19 - July 24

Wranglers-in-Training (WIT) I

(Current Grades 8-11) Fee: $800

Love horses and want to work at camp someday? In this fun, hands-on program, you’ll develop your leadership skills, then put them into practice both at the stables and at camp working with younger horseback riding campers. Spend your first week at camp, discovering your own personal leadership style. Then, your second week, put your skills into practice (Mon-Thurs) at the stables, working directly with younger girls, riding, and caring for the horses. This program counts as a prerequisite for CIT II. Both Beginner and experienced riders welcome.

Session

Date

3-4 June 28 - July 10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Grades 9-11) Fee: $580

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!

Session

Date

3-4 June 28 - July 10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II         

(Grades 10-11) Fee: $630

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 and spend a week finding your true camping passion in the units or specialty program areas.

Session

Date

5-7 July 12 - July 31

Junior Counselor (JC)

(Grades 11-12) By Application ONLY

RequirementsMust be 16 years of age or older and completed 11th grade by summer. Completion of CIT I/II preferred, but 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 and work alongside staff, hold similar job responsibilities, and help inspire campers! You’ll work with the camp leadership staff to set your schedule, selecting weeks to work, and receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. Junior counselors work a range of weeks at each camp from 1-4 weeks and 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. New 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, 2020, 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 at www.gscnc.org/resident. For questions, contact Emily “Sparrow” Reece at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Session

Date

3

4

5

6

7

8

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7


Camp Winona 
Hughesville, MD

About



A perfect camp for both new and returning campers, Camp Winona programs allow 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 stay in glen shelters and enjoy a variety of meal options, including traditional family-style dining in the camp dining hall and cookouts or pack outs with their program.

Regardless of her program choice, each camper will have the opportunity to swim daily, tie-dye and try other crafts, experiment with science and technology, explore nature and the environment, work together on teambuilding challenges, and take aim with water balloons or a bow and arrow (2nd grade and up). 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 who have completed grades K-11.

View the camp grid here.

 

Online Camp Registration Begins: 

January 15, 2020, at 10 AM

 

Daisies (Current Grades K-1)

Me and My Gal (Special Event)

(Current Grades K-5) Fee: $75

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, archery, tie-dye, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls 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 at least 24-hours prior to registering for the event.

Session

Date

Sat. 10 AM to Sun. 10 AM

July 11 - July 12

Try it All (2-Nights)

(Current Grade K) Fee: $235

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

4A

6A

6B

July 5 - July 7 (Sun - Tues)

July 19 - July 21 (Sun - Tues)

July 22 - July 24 (Wed - Fri)

Dabbling

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

Try swimming, canoeing, art, science, slingshots, and cooking over a campfire! You will dabble in a little bit of everything while you make new friends and explore all of camp.

Session

Date

3

6

June 28 - July 3

July 19 - July 24

Outdoor Explorer

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

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, shoot archery, take aim with slingshots, and tie-dye too!

Session

Date

5

8

9

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Aug 9 - Aug 14

Teddy & Me (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $235

Bring your favorite teddy or stuffed animal along for this two-night adventure! You and your fuzzy friends will spend time swimming, making crafts, singing songs, and exploring nature. You will also get to bring home a new teddy bear friend too!

Session

Date

4A

6A

6B

9A

July 5 – July 7 (Sun - Tues)

July 19 – July 21 (Sun - Tues)

July 22 - July 24 (Wed - Fri)

Aug 9 - Aug 11 (Sun - Tues)

Winona Wonders

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

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

7

June 21 - June 26

July 26 - July 31

Brownies (Current Grades 2-3)

Me and My Gal (Special Event)

(Current Grades K-5) Fee: $75

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, archery, tie-dye, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls 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 at least 24-hours prior to registering for the event.

Session

Date

Sat. 10 AM to Sun. 10 AM

July 11 - July 12

Dabbling

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

Try swimming, canoeing, art, science, slingshots, and cooking over a campfire! You will dabble in a little bit of everything while you make new friends and explore all of camp.

Session

Date

3

6

June 28 - July 3

July 19 - July 24

Outdoor Explorer

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

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, shoot archery, take aim with slingshots, and tie-dye too!

Session

Date

5

8

9

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Aug 9 - Aug 14

Teddy & Me (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $235

Bring your favorite teddy or stuffed animal along for this two-night adventure! You and your fuzzy friends will spend time swimming, making crafts, singing songs, and exploring nature. You will also get to bring home a new teddy bear friend too!

Session

Date

4A

6A

6B

9A

July 5 – July 7 (Sun - Tues)

July 19 – July 21 (Sun - Tues)

July 22 - July 24 (Wed - Fri)

Aug 9 - Aug 11 (Sun - Tues)

Winona Wonders

(Current Grades 1-2) Fee: $425

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

7

June 21 - June 26

July 26 - July 31

Artistas

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

Spend your week discovering the artist in you! Experiment with different artistic mediums such as painting, pottery, mosaics, and Tie-Dye archery, while working on your Outdoor Art Explorer Badge. Let nature, wildlife, and the night sky inspire you to make one-of-a-kind crafts that you are sure to treasure.

Session

Date

5

7

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Be Brave!

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

Explore the life of Merida! Become a target sports legend as your 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 spend the night out under the stars.

Session

Date

2

6

7

8

June 21 – June 26

July 19 – July 24

July 26 – July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Daring Adventures

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

2

6

8

9

June 21 - June 26

July 19 - July 24

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Aug 9 - Aug 14

Girl vs. WILD

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

3

5

8

9

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Aug 9 - Aug 14

Junior Jam (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $235

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 & crafts projects, play fun games, and roast marshmallows over a campfire with your new camp friends!

Session

Date

4A

6A

6B

9A

July 5 – July 7 (Sun - Tues)

July 19 – July 21 (Sun - Tues)

July 22 - July 24 (Wed - Fri)

Aug 9 - Aug 11 (Sun - Tues)

Watered Down

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

2

3

7

9

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 26 - July 31

Aug 9 - Aug 14

Winona's Got Talent

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

Are you into music, arts, singing, acting, or dancing? Here’s your chance to express yourself and shine! Try your hand at pottery, write your own song or play, perform in a skit, learn a group dance, and even paint with slingshots and tie-dye with arrows!  Top your week off by displaying your favorite piece of art or performing with your new friends at closing campfire.

Session

Date

3

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Moonlight Mania

(Current Grades 3-5) Fee: $425

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

3

5

6

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Juniors (Current Grades 4-5)

Me and My Gal (Special Event)

(Current Grades K-5) Fee: $75

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, archery, tie-dye, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls 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 at least 24-hours prior to registering for the event.

Session

Date

Sat. 10 AM to Sun. 10 AM

July 11 - July 12

Artistas

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

Spend your week discovering the artist in you! Experiment with different artistic mediums such as painting, pottery, mosaics, and Tie-Dye archery, while working on your Outdoor Art Explorer Badge. Let nature, wildlife, and the night sky inspire you to make one-of-a-kind crafts that you are sure to treasure.

Session

Date

5

7

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Be Brave!

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

Explore the life of Merida! Become a target sports legend as your 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 spend the night out under the stars.

Session

Date

2

6

7

8

June 21 – June 26

July 19 – July 24

July 26 – July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Daring Adventures

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

2

6

8

9

June 21 - June 26

July 19 - July 24

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Aug 9 - Aug 14

Girl vs. WILD

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

3

5

8

9

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Aug 9 - Aug 14

Junior Jam (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $235

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 & crafts projects, play fun games, and roast marshmallows over a campfire with your new camp friends!

Session

Date

4A

6A

6B

9A

July 5 – July 7 (Sun - Tues)

July 19 – July 21 (Sun - Tues)

July 22 - July 24 (Wed - Fri)

Aug 9 - Aug 11 (Sun - Tues)

Watered Down

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

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

2

3

7

9

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 26 - July 31

Aug 9 - Aug 14

Winona's Got Talent

(Current Grades 3-4) Fee: $425

Are you into music, arts, singing, acting, or dancing? Here’s your chance to express yourself and shine! Try your hand at pottery, write your own song or play, perform in a skit, learn a group dance, and even paint with slingshots and tie-dye with arrows!  Top your week off by displaying your favorite piece of art or performing with your new friends at closing campfire.

Session

Date

3

5

8

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Moonlight Mania

(Current Grades 3-5) Fee: $425

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

3

5

6

7

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Cadettes (Current Grades 6-8)

Eco Chic

(Current Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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

2

3

9

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

Aug 9 - Aug 14

Night Owl

(Current Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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

8

July 19 - July 24

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Outdoor Cuisine

(Current Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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 general activities around camp too.

Session

Date

5

7

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Zombie Survival

(Current Grades 5-7) Fee: $425

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

5

7

June 21 - June 26

July 12 - July 17

July 26 - July 31

Mini Vacay (2-Nights)

(Current Grades 5-7) Fee: $235

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

4A

July 5 – July 7 (Sun - Tues)

C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own)

(Current Grades 6-11) Fee: $425

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 could 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

8

June 28 - July 3

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Seniors (Current Grades 9-10)

C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own)

(Current Grades 6-11) Fee: $425

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 can 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

8

June 28 - July 3

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Current Grades 9-11) Fee: $580

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!

Session

Date

5-6

July 12 - July 24

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Current Grades 10-11) Fee: $630

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 and spend a week finding your true camping passion in the units or specialty program areas.

Session

Date

7-9

July 26 - Aug 14

Ambassadors (Current Grades 11-12)

C.Y.O. (Choose Your Own)

(Current Grades 6-11) Fee: $425

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 can 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

8

June 28 - July 3

Aug 2 - Aug 7

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Current Grades 9-11) Fee: $580

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!

Session

Date

5-6

July 12 - July 24

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Current Grades 10-11) Fee: $630

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 and spend a week finding your true camping passion in the units or specialty program areas.

Session

Date

7-9

July 26 - Aug 14

Junior Counselor (JC)

(Grades 11-12) By Application ONLY

RequirementsMust be 16 years of age or older and completed 11th grade by summer. Completion of CIT I/II preferred, but 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 and work alongside staff, hold similar job responsibilities, and help inspire campers! You’ll work with the camp leadership staff to set your schedule, selecting weeks to work, and receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. Junior counselors work a range of weeks at each camp from 1-4 weeks and 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. New 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, 2020, 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 at www.gscnc.org/resident. For questions, contact Emily “Sparrow” Reece at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Session

Date

3

4

5

6

7

8

June 21 - June 26

June 28 - July 3

July 5 - July 10

July 12 - July 17

July 19 - July 24

July 26 - July 31

Aug 2 - Aug 7


Special Events 
Spring, Summer and Fall 2020

About

This spring, summer and fall, we have some fantastic program opportunities lined up to help girls and adults experience the great outdoors together. Camp staff or trained volunteers will provide the food and activities, allowing the girls and adults to focus on bonding while challenging themselves in the out-of-doors. Please note, all attendees, girls and adults, must be registered members of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital in order to register and attend these events. *If you are not a current member, you must register at least 24-hours before camp registration opens. The registration membership fee is $25. To register as a member, please go to our website www.gscnc.org/join. If you have questions about the registration process or have problems, please email registration@gscnc.org.

Events

Earth Defender Core Camp (Fri-Sun): Camp Potomac Woods, Leesburg, VA.

Grades: Current 2-5       Price: $35

Join us for a weekend of environmental fun! Learn how to make the world and environment a better place, as you take part in a trash treasure hunt, learn how tobacco and pollution impact Freda the fish’s home and gain skills to take action and improve the world around us! All girls will receive their Earth Defender patch, cape and journal. Troops are responsibel for providing personal gear, and each troop must provide a cookout.campout trained adult and an adult first-aider.

Dates: Fri. April 3, 7 PM – Sun. April 5, 10 AM

Registration CLOSES – February 27, 2020


Girls Night Out (Sat-Sun): Camp Potomac Woods, Leesburg, VA.

Grades: Current K-5       Price: $75

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, nature exploration, and of course, s’mores! Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and food; guardians will provide supervision for their girls 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 at least 24-hours prior to registering for the event.

Dates: Sat. June 13 to Sun. June 14

Registration Opens – January 14, 10 AM


Blast from the Past – Celebrating 90 years at May Flather (Fri-Sun): Mt. Solon, VA

Grades: Current 3-11       Price: $75

Great camp experiences don’t have to end with the summer. Join us this fall for a core camp celebrating May Flather’s 90th anniversary! Learn what camp was like in the 1930s and leave your mark in a camp time capsule. Enjoy the climbing tower, target sports, hiking, and crafts. Trained Camp Staff will provide all of the activities and food; troop leaders/volunteers will provide supervision for their girls during this experience. Every participant will receive a 90th anniversary T-Shirt and Camp Patch. This is a troop event, individual girl and adult registrations will not be accepted, except for girls registered as a Juliette.

Dates: September 25-27, 2020

Registration Opens – April 1 - MIDNIGHT


Camp CEO: Camp Potomac Woods, Leesburg, VA.

Grades: Current 10-12 (as of Sept 2020)       Price: $65

Teen Girl Scouts--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 sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org for more information.

October 2-4, 2020

Registration Opens late Summer 

     

Not a Girl Scout member, no problem.

Girl Scout camp is for all girls. First, you must join Girl Scouts and if your membership is only to attend camp, click unsure at the time of registration. Wait 24 hours and then you can register your daughter for camp. Any questions email registration@gscnc.org

      

Additional Information

Registration Information

We have three different days for sleep-away camp registration and one day for Day & Evening Camps.

Each day opens at 10 AM!

Camp Potomac Woods

January 14, 2020, 10 AM

Camp Winona

January 15, 2020, 10 AM

Camp Coles Trip and Camp May Flather

January 16, 2020, 10 AM

Day and Evening Camps

February 12, 2020, 10 AM

Financial assistance and transportation available.

Parent Information Booklet
Parent Information Session

Have questions or want a sneak peek at summer 2020? Mark your calendars now for our spring Camp Webinar Series! This is your opportunity to ask questions, preview our four 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 how to register, new programs, forms to complete, a typical day, home missing, communication while at camp, favorite camp meals, camp staff’s crazy names, transportation, what a biffy is, and so much more!

 

Webinar 1: Your Adventure is Waiting! Sleep-Away Camp 2020

January 5, 2020 – 7 to 8 PM

During this webinar, you will have a chance to meet our camp directors and hear about all of the exciting program opportunities we have lined up for summer at each of our four sleep-away camps. We will also go over the basics of sleep-away camp life, cover essential dates to remember, and answer a lot of our first-time parents’ most frequently asked questions.

Register here.


 

Webinar 2: Sleep-Away Camp Orientation – Part 1 (Parents)

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 22, 2020 – 7 to 8 PM

 

Register here.


 

Webinar 3: Sleep-Away Camp Orientation – Part 2 (Campers – and parents too!)

Interested in learning about camp this summer? Join us to learn about each camp and the exciting adventures lined up for you!

May 24, 2020 – 7 to 8 PM

Register here.


 

What is Sleep-Away Camp?

Our four Girl Scout Sleep-Away Camps, Camp Coles Trip, Camp May Flather, Camp Potomac Woods and Camp Winona, provide unique environments that help girls develop positive self-esteem, leadership skills, and social skills all while having the time of their lives. The camp setting allows girls to develop a strong sense of self, gain practical life skills, become resourceful problem solvers, and cultivate healthy relationships by living and working together. Camp is a great place for girls to unlock their potential and discover the wonders of the outdoors and the adventures that await.

All sleep-away camp programs include campfires, cookouts, swimming every full day of camp (except Camp Coles Trip), hiking, nature activities, arts and crafts, target sports, making new friends, and more!

Camp life is the best life! Share our programs with your girl and let her find the camp that’s right for her.

Benefits of Girl Scout Camp

A key benefit of being a Girl Scout is having access to our beautiful camps. In a girl-led, girl-friendly environment, girls challenge themselves and take healthy risks, surrounded by supportive friends and camp staff. When girls spend quality time outdoors and increase their exposure to nature they thrive physically, emotionally, and intellectually.

And that’s great news—because when Girl Scouts get outside, they:

  • Discover that they can better solve problems and overcome challenges.
  • Develop leadership skills, build social bonds, and are happier overall.
  • Become team players and care more about protecting our environment.

Girl Scouts believes in getting girls outdoors. Our summer camps allow girls to unplug from their smartphones, laptops, TVs, and tablets, and get outside to enjoy nature.

Camper Care Packages

Send your Sleep-Away Camper a special gift from home!

This year we are offering THREE assortments at $35.00 each.

Option A "Make New Friends" (appropriate for all grades)
This bag includes: a keepsake bag, stuffed animal, friendship bracelets, mad libs, sunglasses, fundana, water bottle, and journal with pen.

Option B "Camp Life" (appropriate for grades 4-12)
This bag includes: a waterproof bag, LED headlamp, survival band, sunglasses, fundana, water bottle and eco journal with pen. 

Option C "Sparkle and Shine" (appropriate for all grades)
This bag includes: a drawstring bag, body paints, beanie baby, sunglasses, slap bracelet, fundana, water bottle, and journal with pen. 

Orders must be placed two weeks prior to your camper’s session to ensure proper processing.

Each bag will be delivered to your camper during her stay at camp.

Click here for the order form or call us at 202-274-3312 to place an order.

Camp Open House

Check out camp before your sleep-away adventure begins! Join us on-site for a chance to see it all – the dining hall, sleeping units, activity areas, and more as you explore camp and meet the staff. Each of our Camp Open Houses provides a wonderful opportunity for you to see the facilities for yourself, meet the camp staff and ask any questions you may have before the summer begins. Plus, it’s a great chance to watch your camper become more excited about camp, especially as she makes friends with the camp staff and hears more about all of the activities and cool things she will get to do.

Open Houses run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather – tours are outdoors. Closed-toe shoes preferred.

Please remember, pets and smoking are not permitted on camp property.

Open House Dates
  • Camp Coles Trip
    Saturday, June 20
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Camp Winona
    Saturday, June 20
    10:00AM – 2:00PM

  • Camp Potomac Woods
    Sunday, June 14
    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Camp May Flather
    Saturday, June 20
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bus Transportation

Hop on the bus for a ride to camp that’s fun for girls and easy for parents! For just $50 one-way or round trip, parents can save time and gas, while girls enjoy singing songs, chatting, and bonding with fellow campers. Parents may also drive their campers to and from sleep-away camp; however, most campers enjoy taking the bus as a way to transition into the new camp environment.

We have two bus stops: Montgomery County, MD, and Fairfax County, VA. After registering your camper, you will receive a detailed Parent Information Book that contains drop-off times and specific locations for each bus stop. Due to traffic and location, bus transportation is recommended for all campers attending Camp May Flather and Camp Coles Trip.

When you register online, please select the appropriate Add-On for your transportation preference -- one way or round trip. We must meet a minimum number of bus riders per bus. If minimums are not met, the bus will be cancelled. Financial aid available.

The Virginia bus stop will offer transportation to Camp Winona in Charles County, MD, for 4 weeks throughout the summer (June 21-26, July 12-17, July26-31, and Aug 9-14).

Junior Counselor

Requirements: Must be 16years 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 and work alongside staff, hold similar job responsibilities, and help inspire campers! You’ll work with the camp leadership staff to set your schedule, selecting weeks to work, and receive training and be given opportunities to lead activities. Junior counselors work a range of weeks at each camp from 1-4 weeks and 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. New this year, applicants will be able to indicate on their applications if they are 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, 2020, 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 at www.gscnc.org/resident. For questions, contact Emily “Sparrow” Reece at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202.274.3305.

Coles Trip-Ranges from June 21-July 31

May Flather-Ranges from June 21-Aug. 7

Camp Winona-Ranges from June 21-Aug. 14

Potomac Woods-Ranges from June 17-Aug. 7

Living Units

While camp is rustic in some aspects, it allows girls to build connections with nature and fellow campers. During their stay, campers live in groups based on grade and program in different campsites called units. Each unit accommodates 12-24 campers and consists of sleeping facilities, a unit house or shelter, latrines or flush toilets (depending on the camp), washstand or sinks, fire circle, and screened glen shelters or platform tents. Each platform tent or glen shelter contains cots with mattresses, mosquito netting and nightstands for four to six girls. Most units do not have electricity. Camp staff sleep in a separate, centrally located shelter in the unit. At night, the campers use their personal flashlights to find their way and lanterns mark the location of the latrine, washstand and staff shelter.

Unit placements are not determined until immediately prior to each session, and staff assign girls to living units by age, program and buddy requests (where possible). Staff work with parents and campers after check-in to make tent or cabin/shelter assignments to help ensure a positive experience for every camper. 

Camp Facilities

We have glen shelters at all four camps. A glen shelter is a wooden structure with four screened sides, a wooden roof and a wooden floor. In the event of inclement weather, there are canvas curtains that cover the windows to shield the inside of the cabin. Depending on their size, glen shelters will sleep four to six campers.

Platform tents are located at Camp Coles Trip and Camp May Flather. Platform tents have wooden floors with a large canvas tent secured over a wooden frame. There is an extra tarp, which acts as a rain fly, over the top of the tent. Most platform tents sleep four to six campers.  

Facilities also include a dining hall and kitchen, camp office, health center, arts and crafts building, and central shower house. Potomac Woods, Winona and May Flather have swimming pools, while Coles Trip has river access.

Meals

Food service professionals prepare all of our meals except for cookouts, and menus are planned with hungry, growing girls in mind. At camp, we provide kid-friendly food for all of our campers, consisting of foods like chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, tacos, pizza, and more.  All meals include fresh vegetables and fruits. During their stay at camp, campers have the opportunity to plan a menu and cook outdoors or have a picnic. A vegetarian option is available at all meals and our food service staff can meet most special dietary needs. We collect dietary restriction and allergy information on the Health Form provided after registration. If you have questions about dietary restrictions and food allergies, please contact the Sleep-Away Camp team, at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202.274.3308.

Camp Staff

Camp staff members are enthusiastic, talented, and caring individuals who are 18 years of age or older. We recruit both regionally and from around the world, and carefully select staff from colleges and universities, Girl Scout referrals, and international cultural exchange organizations. Campers’ health and safety are our top priorities. We select staff based on their maturity, program skills, experience, and their ability to serve as role models. A health manager is in residence at the Health Center and all staff must attend an intensive pre-camp training session, including safety, activity planning, camper care, teambuilding, and much more. Staff members who supervise high-adventure activities such as the pool, water sports, challenge course, archery, caving and other areas receive additional training and certifications. 

High Adventure

Each sleep-away camp offers different high adventure programming that may include slingshots, archery, canoeing, sailing, caving, rock climbing and horseback riding. But keep each camp is different and unique, and opportunities vary based on the camp, program, and the camper’s current grade. Please read each camp’s “About” section above; as well as, the description for the program you are interested in for your camper. This will help you know more about the specific high adventure activities your camper may experience while at sleep-away camp.

By registering your child for camp, you are giving your permission for them to participate in high adventure activities at camp. High adventure activities can be cancelled due to weather or other conditions.

How to Register

Camp sessions fill up very quickly. We receive many phone calls and emails on opening days of registration. Please check your account information at least one week prior to the opening day using the checklist below to help make registration go more smoothly. For assistance at any point in this process, please contact our Registration team by email: registration@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 Registration team if you have trouble accessing your account, or if your camper’s Girl Scout membership is with a different council.

Once you login to your account, please check the following:

Contact Information: Email any changes to your contact information to registration@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 registration@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 registration@gscnc.org

 

Remember, campers must register for the program units based on the grade they are currently in for the 2019-2020 school year.

Girls with Special Needs

Girl Scout camp is for all girls and provides a safe and positive experience for all campers is of utmost importance to us. If your camper has medical, physical, developmental, social, or other special needs, we encourage you to work with us to find her the most appropriate camp program. If your camper has special needs, please contact Denise Viau, Camping Services Manager, at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202-274-3308, before registering your camper, to discuss options and to ensure that your camper finds the camp and program that best suits her needs.

Non-Girl Scouts

Sleep-Away Camp is open to all girls completing grades K - 11. Any girl who is not a member current member is welcome to attend Sleep-Away Camp, but they must register and become a of Girl Scout Nation's Capital member. The registration fee is $25. You must register 24 hours before the start of camp registration. To register as a member, please click here. If you have questions about the registration process or have problems, please email registration@gscnc.org.

Buddies

After registration, you may list a name for your camper’s buddy while submitting your Camper’s Health Paperwork in Campdoc.com. This will not guarantee a program registration for this person. They must register independently. If your camper would like to attend camp with a buddy, we encourage you to apply in a similar time frame so that you are both able to secure a space. To be buddies while at camp, girls must be attending the same program, during the same week of camp, and in the same age group. We have found that placing more than two requested campers together tends to impact group dynamics and our emphasis on making new friends. Therefore, we are not able to honor requests for more than one buddy. 

Camp Health Forms

In our continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our campers and staff, our four Sleep-Away Camps (Coles Trip, May Flather, Potomac Woods and Winona) will use Campdoc.com to collect health information in advance of your child attending camp.

Campdoc.com is an electronic health record system for camps, which helps us consolidate and integrate camper health information into a centralized and secure location. The system gives our camp directors and health staff electronic access to camper health information so that they can provide accurate and quality patient care.

Camp Behavior

Providing a safe, healthy and positive experience for every camper is top priority. At camp, we expect campers will act in accordance to the Girl Scout law and be “considerate and caring” of others as well as “be a sister to every Girl Scout.” Please encourage your campers to help create a safe camp community by speaking to staff if they see unacceptable behavior among other campers in their unit, cabins or shower house. The staff are there to ensure every camper is having a safe and fun experience at camp.

The camp staff and Director will do everything possible to help campers adjust to camp life; however, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital reserves the right to send any girl home from camp who consistently displays unsuitable behavior, endangers herself and/or the camp community, or exhibits unacceptable physical/verbal actions towards others. The camper’s parent/guardian is responsible for picking their camper up from camp. No refunds will be given if a camper is sent home due to unacceptable behavior or inordinate home missing.

Weekend Accommodations

There are no weekend accommodations for campers unless they are registered for a two-week program at May Flather or Coles Trip. All campers in Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I, CIT II, and the Junior Counselor program must leave camp on their weekend breaks. There are no exceptions as there is no adult supervision available. 

Visitors

To avoid interrupting camp activities and because camp sessions are short, there are no visitor days during the camp session. Due to limited parking, visiting is not permitted when you are dropping off or picking up your camper. If you wish to see the camp, the sleeping accommodations, facilities and more, please plan to attend one of our camp Open House events. 

Registration Confirmations

Emails
Immediately after registering for camp, you will receive an email confirmation. A link to the online Parent Packet will be included in your email confirmation. Please be sure that the email address associated with your camper’s account is an email address you check often. We will also use this email address to contact you regarding health form submissions through Campdoc.com, to process payment information, and to send other parent updates and/or information associated with your camper’s registration.

Program Deposits

To help with program planning and preparation for the summer, we collect a non-refundable deposit of $50 at the time of registration. Payment can be made with MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express on our registration website.

Full payment for all Sleep-Away Camp programs is due April 5, 2019. 

Cancellations/Refund

The $50 registration deposit is non-refundable. The remainder of the camp fee (excluding the deposit) will be refunded if:

  • The camper withdraws and Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital receives a written request at least five weeks prior to the start of the camper’s session.
  • The camper leaves camp due to an illness or injury and Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital receives a written request for a refund within two weeks of her return home. Refund will be prorated on a per diem basis.

If a camper leaves early due to behavior, missing home, or parent request no refund will be provided.

If a program is canceled and no alternate program is available, you will receive a full refund.

Financial Assistance

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital strives to make camp available to all girls regardless of their family’s economic situation. To apply for financial assistance, first secure your camper’s space by registering for the program and session of choice and paying the $50 registration deposit. After registration, please apply for financial assistance by completing our online application. Please note, the online application will not be available until after registration opens January 14, 2020.

Financial Assistance POST Payment Deadline

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital strives to make camp available to all girls regardless of their family’s economic situation. To apply for financial assistance, please contact us at registration@gscnc.org with the following information:

Camper Name:
Program Name:
Session Date:
Is your camper already registered for this program?

If your camper is already registered, we will send you a link to our financial assistance online application to complete. If your camper is not already registered, we will work with you to register her in the program you selected, based on availability. We require a $50 deposit to secure the space, and then you will be sent a link to our financial assistance online application to complete.

 

Host International Camp Staff

Is your family interested in learning about other cultures and countries? Last summer, our international staff hailed from England, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Poland, and even Honduras! We’re looking for volunteers in the DC., MD., and VA. area to host our wonderful summer 2018 international staff! Hosting dates range from May 26 – June 19 and July 26 – August 17 (Preference will be given to families that can host multiple staff at a time.) Host families provide a sleeping space, meals, and transportation to/from the airport and to any one of our four Sleep-Away Camps. If you are interested in hosting this year, please complete our application online.

Questions about hosting? Email us.

Attend Camp CEO

Teen Girl Scouts--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.

Make sure you are first to receive information to secure your spot at this signature event of mentorship, friendships, and inspiration!

Registration will open late summer.

Interested? Email sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org for more information.

Camp CEO

Weekend Edition
Girls in Grades 10-12 (as of Sept 2020) 
October 2-4, 2020
Camp Potomac Woods
Cost $65

Summer Camp Brochure
Tax Receipts for Childcare

Camp receipts for tax purposes can only be issued after services are rendered. If you would like a receipt for taxes, please complete the Camp Receipt Request please click here.

Questions?

Sleep-Away Camp Programs or locations, please contact us at sleepawaycamp@gscnc.org or 202-534-3793

All Day & Evening Camp programs please contact Kelsey Hancock at  khancock@gscnc.org or 202.274.3329

Registration or eBiz items such as:

Si necesita ayuda en español, comuníquese con Beatriz Portillo al correo electrónico bportillo@gscnc.org o llame a 202.274.3335