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Camp FAQ & Forms

We are here to help you in any way possible—please check out all the helpful information below! If you still have any questions please email your questions to CustomerCare@gssne.org, or call us at 401-331-4500 (or toll-free at 800-331-0149).

Summer Camp Forms and Resources

Camp FAQs for Summer 2022
What’s happening with GSSNE camps this summer?

The magic of summer camp will be back this year in full force—the friends, the activities, the counselors—all waiting for YOU to experience camp like never before!

Our summer camp programming has always been focused on building social and physical skills, strengthening confidence, and helping campers to find their voice, and in today’s society, these things are more important than ever. This camping season, we will be offering both overnight and day camp options at Camp Hoffman and day camp options at Camp Rocky Farm. Our programs will focus on building strong interpersonal connections with others, becoming an integral part of a community, and developing new skills Girl Scouts will carry with them throughout their lifetime. All of our programs will offer our traditional camp activities like archery, hiking, swimming and boating, campfires and smores, and so much more, with an added twist based on the theme you register for. If you are joining us for day camp, don’t forget about the optional Thursday night campout!

What COVID-19 safety precautions is GSSNE taking at camp this year?

The safety of our campers, staff, and volunteers is the highest priority for Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England (GSSNE). Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), and the American Camp Association (ACA), we have made changes to camp operations for summer 2022, as detailed in our GSSNE Summer Camp COVID-19 Information 2022 document. The protocols listed in this document are designed to give families a general idea of camp operations this summer and are subject to change. We will continue to monitor this very fluid situation and make updates regularly.

Though this looks different than a typical summer, the feeling is the same. We’re committed to keeping the camp experience as consistent and magical as possible.

Is there a printed camp guide this year?

You may be used to receiving a more traditional summer camp program guide, but in an effort to use resources wisely, and to keep programming current and accessible, we’re moving to a one-stop-shop approach to signing up for camp on our website, allowing you to register with the click of a button! If you'd prefer to view our programs in a printed format, we have created an abridged Day Camp Guide and Overnight Camp Guide

Is Girl Scout Camp an option for older girls too?

Yes! We offer several leadership opportunities and older girl camp programs at our summer camps. We provide the training and experience you'll need to become our next great counselor!  

Who can attend our camps?

Any girl! Whether or not your girl was previously registered for a camp program, she now has access to attend any (ALL) of the summer activities for her age level. If you’re new to Girl Scouts, or curious about what Girl Scouts is all about, now is a great time to experience the magic of Girl Scouts!

Will there be a bus option for camp?

Yes! The camp experience begins with songs, laughter, and meeting new friends on the bus! If you wish to use the bus, sign up for your preferred bus stop location when you register for camp.

NOTE: Due to normal morning and afternoon traffic, our buses are occasionally delayed! Please plan to be available for a 30-minute window during both your bus stop drop-off and pick-up times. Any adults picking up a camper will be required to show a photo ID.

When and how can I sign up for summer camp?

Registration for our summer camp programs is open! Take a look at our summer camp page to get more information on our offerings and how to register. 

Does selling cookies help me get to camp?

YES! Girl Scout Cookies can power an amazing adventure! 

GSSNE has adjusted the Summer Camp Cookie Credit ranges to bring us into better compliance with GSUSA and IRS guidelines. Camperships will also still be available to those who need them. GSSNE aims to ensure that any Girl Scout who wants to go to camp has that opportunity, regardless of her family’s ability to pay!

Cookie credits begin at $10 for 50 packages and go up in $5 increments for every 25 packages sold. Credits may be pooled by sisters in the same family (if transferring, the Camp Cookie Credit Transfer form must be completed). Summer Camp Cookie Credits cannot be transferred outside of families and can only be applied to GSSNE Summer Camp. Girls in troops who choose Older Girl Proceeds do not earn Camp Cookie Credits.

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Are Camp Scholarships available?

We believe that every girl should have an opportunity to experience summer camp! To that end, we encourage applying for our camp scholarships. Nothing should stand in the way of a summer filled with friendship, fun, and newfound confidence. All girls are welcome to attend camp without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or socioeconomic status.

Thanks to the generosity of individuals, civic organizations, and foundations, camp scholarships to attend a GSSNE summer camp programs are available for girls who, without this assistance, would not be able to attend Girl Scout camp.

We recommend completing and mailing the Camp Scholarship Application and required documentation to GSSNE as soon as possible since our funds are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Completed applications may be mailed to GSSNE, 500 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886. Financial aid applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.

Questions? Call us at 401-331-4500 or 800-331-0149 or email CustomerCare@gssne.org!

What makes Girl Scout Summer Counselors different than other counselors?

What is one of the things girls like most about Girl Scout camp? The counselors! Many of our counselors come back year after year, their love of the outdoors and “all things Girl Scout” makes for a fun summer! And all counselors are put through extensive training which includes:

Understanding safety considerations in a camping environment, operating procedures, and competencies required for program activities

Age-appropriate behavior management and camper supervision techniques that create a physically and emotionally safe environment

Trained in performance and conduct, including sexual harassment policies

Recognition and prevention in reporting of child abuse; and emergency procedures

How do I reach my camper while they're at camp in case of emergency?

Please note that all phone numbers listed below are to be used in emergencies only. 

Camp Hoffman office: 401-783-2367
Camp Rocky Farm office: 401-846-2266

Please note that these phone numbers are not staffed 24/7—staff will check voicemails as schedules permit. 

GSSNE Main Crisis Line: 401-603-8429