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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 2021
What’s happening with GSSNE camps this summer?

We missed you last summer. As you can imagine, like everything these days, summer is going to look a little different this year.

Our summer camp programming has always been focused on building social and physical skills, strengthening confidence, and helping campers to find their voice. But this year, these things are more important than ever.

With the integrity of our program and safety of our campers and staff in mind, we will be offering re-designed day camp programs at Camp Rocky Farm and Camp Hoffman/Green Forest with special prioritization on safety, building strong interpersonal connections with others, becoming an integral part of a community, and developing new skills your girl will carry with her throughout her lifetime. All of our programs will offer our traditional camp activities, like campfires, fun at the waterfront, archery, climbing the rock wall, learning outdoor skills, with an added twist based on the theme you register for. You can also spend more time at camp by participating in an optional Thursday night “Late Night” or an “Overnight Campout” experience!

As guidance is issued from the state government, we are ever-assessing how to bring the offering to life. We ask for your patience while we work through all of the moving pieces, but please rest assured that it is our priority to give members opportunities to utilize our camps as much as the circumstances allow. 

What safety precautions is GSSNE taking?

GSSNE is continually updating it’s COVID-19 protocols to meet guidelines set by the CDC, state guidelines, and the American Camp Association suggestions which include:

               Limiting group sizes

               Practicing social distancing

               Enforcing mask wearing

               Performing routine cleaning and sanitization

               Proper screening before entering any GSSNE property

We suspect that we will encounter many changes between now and the start of camp therefore releasing more camp specific information closer to the start of camp. 

Is there a printed camp guide this summer?

This year, in order to use our resources wisely, GSSNE has decided not to have a printed camp guide. You can find all of the information you are looking for on either the camp page or on the Doubleknot registration page.

Is Girl Scout Camp an option for older girls too?

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

Who can attend our day 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. The bus schedule will be coming soon!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, spaces on the bus are limited. Bus companies have placed limitations on capacities to ensure safety of campers and staff.

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 opens March 1st! Take a look at our summer camp page to get more information on our offerings and how to register. We are offering a 15% off discount until April 1st!

What are other Girl Scout councils doing about summer camp?

There are 111 Girl Scout councils throughout the country offering many types of Summer Camp experiences. Each is independent and makes decisions that work best for their council. 

Does selling cookies help me get to camp?

YES! Girl Scout Cookies can power an amazing adventure! 

For the 2021 Cookie Program 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. 

camp credits

Last summer, we allowed a one-time option to roll Camp Cookie Credits over to use for GSSNE’s Summer Camp programs in 2021. We are pleased to announce that again, this year, we are allowing girls to carry unused Camp Cookie Credits over to be used exclusively on any GSSNE Signature Programs during the 2021-2022 troop year. GSSNE’s 2021-2022 Signature Programs will be released on or around September 1st, 2021.

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 new-found confidence. All girls are welcome to attend camp without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or socio-economic 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.

Click here for our English Camp Scholarship Application Form

Click here for Spanish Camp Scholarship Application Form

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 at 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