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.
Camp FAQ & Forms
YOU MAY FIND OUR FORMS, PACKETS, AND GENERAL INFORMATION FOR THE 2020 SUMMER SEASON BELOW.
Camp Information Packet:
- Day Camp Information Packet 2020- Coming soon!
- Camp Hoffman Information Packet 2020- Coming soon! (for all overnight camp sessions, including weekends, mini-sessions, and weeklong+ sessions)
- Camp Packing List 2020- Coming Soon (for all-day camps and for all overnight camp sessions)
2020 Camp Bus Schedules:
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. Due to requests received by local towns, campers attending Camp Promising Acres (except for early drop-off/late pick-up) are required to take the bus to and from camp. Bus transportation is optional for Camp Cookie, Camp Green Forest, and Camp Rocky Farm.
IMPORTANT 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.
CHECK OUT OUR FAQ SECTION BELOW!
What is best, day camp or overnight camp?
Are Camp Scholarships available?
What makes Girl Scout Summer Counselors different than other counselors?
Is Girl Scout Camp an option for older girls too?
Does selling cookies help me get to camp?
What about Girl Scouts with medical or dietary needs?
How do I work at Girl Scout summer camp?