Outdoor Summer Camp
Camping and participating in outdoor activities are great ways for
girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep
appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, whether
in-person safe or virtually online, Girl Scout camp gives girls an
opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of
caring, trained adults.
Here are just a few Girl Scout camp
experiences to check out:
Day camp is for girls 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 girls in kindergarten and up, and typically
lasts for two days and one overnight. Weekend camps are planned and
carried out by a group of girls and volunteers, using council-approved
Travel camping is for experienced girls and adult 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 girls who have finished kindergarten.
Girls camp for three to fourteen days and nights (the average is five
nights). They plan activities with their counselors/volunteers, taking
advantage of the resources available at the campsite.
a Girl Scout Ranger in a National Park
Our Girl Scout Ranger Program is a partnership connecting girls with National Park Service sites across the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites.
To participate, girls and troops can visit the National Park Service website to find a park near their home and learn about its natural and cultural resources. Troop leaders and parents can arrange for activities like hiking, biking, wildlife watching, and guided tours.
What’s more, Girl Scouts can design their own project that aligns with their Girl Scout Journey, various badges, or a Take Action project. Girls who successfully complete projects will be awarded Girl Scout patches and certificates from the National Park Service.
Get started—and get outside!
Outdoor Resources for Volunteers
Check out these videos and other resources to make getting outdoors even more rewarding for both girls and volunteers.