Summer Camp Programs
Get Ready to be a Happy Camper!
Each summer, hundreds of girls like you from Rhode Island, southeastern MA and beyond make new friends, explore the outdoors and challenge themselves. Don't wait to start your adventure, REGISTER TODAY!
Do You Have Programs for Every Girl?
We are positive you’ll find something that tickles your fancy in our 2017 Summer Program Camp Guide. We guarantee it is filled with adventures you won't want to miss!
Do I Have to Be a Girl Scout?
No, though we would love if you were! We want our camps to be experienced by ALL girls, so you don't have to be in a Girl Scout troop to attend – all girls are welcome! Sign up with a friend from school or your BFF from the neighborhood, or come on your own and make some new friends!
If you've never experienced the thrill of a Girl Scout summer camp, check out the video below for a hint at the fun that awaits you!
Which is best, day camp vs overnight camp?
The Choice is yours! Whether it’s day camp or overnight camp, you’ll experience all the fun that Girl Scout Summer Camp can offer.
With Day Camp, you'll be placed into a group based on your grade and experience. If you and a friend are heading to camp together and in the same grade, we can place you in the same group - just let us know! Girls are always welcome to be a part of our Day Camp sessions. Day Camp sessions are one week and are open to girls entering grades 1st through 8th. Sessions run from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Girl Scouts take the bus to and from camp offering a great way to meet your fellow campers. Please note that bussing is mandatory for Promising Acres and Rocky Farm and optional for Green Forest and Camp Cookie.
Typical days at Day Camp can include swimming lessons, free swim, crafts, boating (kayaks, canoes and paddle boats!), hiking, outdoor cooking, and nature exploration. At Camps Cookie and Green Forest you swim in a pond and at Camp Promising Acres you swim in a pool!
Aside from bringing your smile and a sense of adventure, we'll ask you to pack a lunch, a towel, your favorite bathing suit, lots of sunscreen (and bug spray!) and water. Oh, and bring a mess kit, too! (A mess kit is a washable dish, bowl, cup and eating utensils for our Thursday cookouts!)
Overnight camp at Camp Hoffman is open to girls entering grades 2 through 12. You can come for a three-day or a one-week program. Overnight camping gives you the chance to challenge yourself, get outside your comfort zone and of course, develop lifelong friendships and memories. Groups are based on program choice, but you'll also have the opportunity to choose activities that interest you most. One week sessions allow you to focus on your interests: archery, sailing, canoeing or exploring the night sky. Check out the deluxe high and low ropes challenge course! This course was made possible through a generous grant from The Champlin Foundations. The choices for adventure and fun are all yours and endless!
You'll sleep in platform tents – these are big canvas tents raised off the ground on a wooden platform. And, yes, there are showers with hot water and flushing toilets! You'll dine in the big, beautiful Barbara W. French Dining Hall.
Curious about Overnight Camp but not sure it is right for you? Consider the one-night Me & My Gal program. Come with your mom or parental guardian and sample an overnight camp experience with a familiar face close by! These programs are for girls entering grades 1st and up.