Girl Scouts are forces of nature. And they were meant for outdoor adventures.
Whether they’re swimming in a lake for the first time at summer camp, discovering the wildlife in their own backyards, or being a citizen scientist and observing bees in their local park, every outdoor adventure grows a Girl Scout’s “I’ve got this” attitude. And once they unlock that confidence, they’ll aim as high as the stars they see outside their cabin window.
With Girl Scout campgrounds across the country and council-powered outdoor programs, there are lots of options for Girl Scouts to choose their own adventure year-round.
Because growing a love for outdoors extends beyond the boundaries of her local summer camp!
Day camp is for Girl Scouts in kindergarten and up, with activities on three or more consecutive days for four hours or more. The occasional overnight camp may be offered.
Weekend camp is for Girl Scouts in kindergarten and up, and typically lasts for two days and one overnight. Weekend camps are planned and carried out by a group of Girl Scouts and volunteers, using council-approved camp sites.
Travel camping is for experienced campers. The group travels from one site to another on foot or via motorized or non-motorized transportation over a period of three or more nights, staying at different campsites along the way.
Resident camp is for Girl Scouts who have finished kindergarten. Girl Scouts camp for three to fourteen days and nights (the average is five nights). They plan activities with their counselors and volunteers, using resources available at the campsite.
Family camp is for Girl Scouts in kindergarten and up. A Girl Scout and her family can stay at the camp for a weekend of outdoor fun, where everyone can bond over something new.
Virtual camp is for Girl Scouts in kindergarten and up and is a great way for them to try camp-related activities or experience a camp anywhere in the country without leaving home.
See your closest national park in a different way through the Girl Scout Ranger Program. Troop leaders and families can arrange for activities like hiking, biking, wildlife watching, and guided tours in National Park Service sites across the U.S., including monuments, seashores, and urban sites. Girl Scouts can even design their own project to along with their Girl Scout Journey, a badge, or Take Action project—and earn patches and certificates from the National Park Service.