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Camp Hoffman Centennial

Mark your calendars for the Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration! The Centennial anniversary of Camp Hoffman is July 24, 2021, but we have rescheduled the official Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration from its original July 24th date to September 25, 2021, just in time for the kick-off to the new school year. We wanted to make sure that all current and alum Girl Scouts would have the opportunity to celebrate this momentous occasion for the beloved camp together!

Camp Hoffman is one of the oldest continuously operating Girl Scout camps in the country! We are anticipating that thousands of Girl Scouts, including many alums and community partners, will join the celebration thanks to the hard-working committee that started planning this celebration at the beginning of 2020.

Registration opens for the Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration on April 1!

Who? Girls, Alums, Friends, and Family—anyone who is looking for some fun outdoors!

What? Fun activities for all ages including: boating, archery, swimming, fun challenges, singing (and singing around the campfire!), a parade through the decades, s’mores, and so much more! 

Where? Camp Hoffman, 2850 Ministerial Road in West Kingston, RI

When? Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM-6:30 PM   

Register before June 1st (only $5 a person) to receive a free limited edition Camp Hoffman Centennial patch!

Overnight camping will also be available to alums and troops, but space is limited so be sure to register right away!

More details to come closer to the event. In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars, register today, and we’ll see you in September for an unforgettable Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration!

    

Camp Hoffman Centennial Patch
  • Alli Paliotta Hoffman Centennial Patch Contest Design
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Left: Alli Paliotta's patch design
Right: Alli's design turned into a patch!

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Camp Hoffman, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England invited girls to submit a patch design for the centennial. There were many great entries, so the decision was not an easy one but the winning design was provided by Alli Paliotta! Congratulations, Alli! And thank you to all of the entrants who crafted such creative designs. It seems that “Linger” was the resounding winner for most popular song to be used as a theme—bravo, everyone! Though your design may not have been selected, we appreciate all of your hard work in submitting your designs to this competition.

The Camp Hoffman Centennial Patch is available for purchase exclusively at the GSSNE Shop in Warwick!


Alum Stories

To help celebrate the 100th year of Camp Hoffman, we are compiling your stories to share with fellow—and future—Girl Scouts. In an effort to simplify things, we are only asking two questions of as many alums as is possible and we’d love to include your own stories! Click here to submit your alum story

Were you a past camper or staff member at either Hoffman or Green Forest? Click here to join our Camp Hoffman Alum group today and stay connected!


Events

We are excited to announce three upcoming events to celebrate this historic anniversary! Be sure to save-the-dates and help us launch into our next one hundred years! 

Centennial Kick-Off Campfire Event: recording now available!

On October 1, we held a virtual Kickoff Campfire celebration on Facebook Live to kick off the start of the troop year and Camp Hoffman's Centennial celebrations. Check out the recording below!

Camp Hoffman Song Book

Kickoff Campfire Activity Book

Camp Alum Event: November 12, 2020

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England is thrilled to announce our first Camp Alum event of the year! 

Let’s get together virtually to celebrate our Girl Scout camping adventures, including our survival stories!!  

What can you expect?

  • The premier viewing of the Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration video!
  • A chance to meet with the Camp Hoffman Centennial Committee to hear more about the exciting events planned throughout the year to celebrate this special anniversary on July 24, 2020. 
  • Sneak-peak at the Camp Hoffman Centennial Patch designed by one of our very own Girl Scouts and cast your vote on products you love!
  • Favorite camp story sharing and perhaps even meeting a fellow camper or two from the same decade!
  • Consider making your favorite camp snack to “share” during the event! 
  • Additional prizes will be given to those who bring their favorite camp photos and/or crafts they made while at camp.

Register early, and you’ll receive a $5 credit towards the Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration event registration in July! 

The first 20 registrants will receive a special prize, so be sure to sign up today!

Save the date:
Thursday, November 12, 2020
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
FREE via ZOOM
Register today, and we’ll send you the link!

We hope to see you there!

Camp Stewardship: March 20, 2021

Camp Stewardship is a free event for all girls and adults where you will spend the day at Camp Hoffman helping to prep the property for troop rentals, summer camp, and the Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration! You will have the opportunity to Adopt-A-Spot ahead of time and we’ll have projects for all ages and abilities! This event is being held on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at Camp Hoffman, with a rain date of Saturday, April 10, 2021. Registration is now open!

Camp Hoffman Centennial Weekend Extravaganza: September 25, 2021

Registration opens for the Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration on April 1!

Who? Girls, Alums, Friends, and Family—anyone who is looking for some fun outdoors!

What? Fun activities for all ages including: boating, archery, swimming, fun challenges, singing (and singing around the campfire!), a parade through the decades, s’mores, and so much more! 

Where? Camp Hoffman, 2850 Ministerial Road in West Kingston, RI

When? Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM-6:30 PM   

Register before June 1st (only $5 a person) to receive a free limited edition Camp Hoffman Centennial patch!

Overnight camping will also be available to alums and troops, but space is limited so be sure to register right away!

More details to come closer to the event. In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars, register today, and we’ll see you in September for an unforgettable Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration!


Help Preserve Camp Hoffman for Generations to Come!

The GSSNE Endowment Fund for Camp Hoffman was created at the 95th anniversary celebration. The Endowment will support the longevity of this special Girl Scout camp, ensuring the opportunity for all girls to enjoy outdoor experiences for years to come. General donations to the Endowment Fund are accepted, but you can also support Camp Hoffman through our Adopt-A-Spot program or through our Coin Campaign for girls!

Adopt-A-Spot at Camp Hoffman!

Adopt-A-Spot at Camp Hoffman!

Adopt-A-Spot participants help with the upkeep of Camp Hoffman to keep it clean and beautiful for everyone. Participants upkeep their adopted spot four times a year for two years, and in return, receive council-wide recognition for their efforts, an Adopt-A-Spot fun patch, and early registration to reserve a camping unit once during the year.

If you would like to sponsor a site financially, that is an option too! You can make a secure donation online, from the drop down menu select “Endowment for Camp Hoffman” as the donation category and note ‘Adopt-A-Spot’ in the special occasion field. The suggested donation amount for each Adopt-A-Spot is $100. In return, you receive the same benefits as above.  The Adopt-A-Spot registration is open now!

Key Points:

  • Any troop, group, families, or individuals may adopt a spot or financially sponsor a spot at Camp Hoffman. The adopting individuals or organizations commit to cleaning up the adopted site at least four times a year for two years.
  • In return, you will receive council-wide recognition for your efforts and/or donation. 
  • If the participants are unable to honor their agreements, all benefits will be no longer be applicable.
  • Participants are required to report the results of their clean-up to the GSSNE Outdoor Program Manager, Cassie Audette, so the information can be tracked accordingly.
  • Participants are responsible for their bringing their own tools and cleaning supplies.

Keeping your "spot" beautiful is one of the most rewarding activities in which you can participate in keeping the camp healthy and clean for all of the girls to enjoy. When you look back over the area you cleaned in the previous hour or two, you are sure to feel a deep sense of satisfaction and pride in your camp. Thank you for keeping Camp Hoffman beautiful! We couldn’t do it without the generous efforts of volunteers and sponsors like you!

To Adopt-A-Spot today, please complete this form

The 100th Coin Campaign for Girls
The 100th Coin Campaign for Girls

We want to invite you to participate in the official 100th Coin Campaign for girls to preserve all the memories of Camp Hoffman for the next century of Girl Scouts. Be a part of the legacy that will live on for years to come. 

The beauty of our campaign is that everyone can be a part of it with any size gift! In fact, we are hoping that even the youngest of our Camp Hoffman alums—Girl Scout Daisies—will consider giving 100 pennies!

ALL GIFTS will be gratefully invested into this future fund for Camp Hoffman and help preserve its future for generations to come!

The 100th Coin Campaign for Girls!
So, here is the breakdown...
Girl Scout Daisies are asked to consider donating 100 pennies!
Girl Scout Brownies are asked to consider donating 100 nickels!
Girl Scout Juniors are asked to consider donating 100 dimes!
Girl Scout Cadette, Seniors and Ambassadors are asked to consider donating 100 quarters!

While coins are fun, any donations you submit do not have to actually be in a coin format—so if donating on behalf of your troop via check, cash, or credit card is better, that’s fine too! Any and all contributions at any capacity are gratefully appreciated, and you will be a part of a legacy that has helped girls become the amazing women they are through your donations! 

If you are sending donations into our office, please use the official coin campaign forms for both troop and individuals here:

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