Camp Hoffman Centennial
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Camp Hoffman Centennial

Mark your calendars for the Camp Hoffman Centennial Celebration on July 24, 2021! 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.

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!

Merchandise Survey

The GSSNE Shop would love to know what kind of merchandise you would like to see to celebrate the 100th year! Please complete this survey by August 15 to help us determine what sort of items you'd be interested in.

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: October 1, 2020

The official Camp Hoffman Centennial Kick-Off will be a campfire event on October 1, 2020 at Camp Hoffman. This back-to-troop celebration will be the formal launch of Camp Hoffman’s centennial year! All girls, troops, families, and alums are invited to participate in a traditional campfire, singing their favorite camp songs and making s’mores, while sharing memories of their experiences at the historic camp site. Those who attend the campfire event will have early access to sign up for the following two events happening later in the Girl Scout year!

Prudence Island: June 5-6, 2021

In 2021 on June 5th and 6th, our second celebration will be an exclusive opportunity for all registered members and alums to visit Prudence Island which was where Girl Scouts of Rhode Island’s first resident camp was opened in 1920! Legend has it that the following year, Mira Hoffman of Barrington, the woman who would become commissioner of the new state council, drove around the state until she found just the right property—and one more suitable—for Girl Scouts. She discovered our 23 acres on Larkin Pond in West Kingston, giving Girl Scouts the ability to offer girls priceless experiences at the property known today as Camp Hoffman. The rest, as they say, is history! Registrants will be offered two singular day-trips which will include the ferry ride to Prudence Island, limited transportation around the island, and a chance to explore various historic locations on the island and imagine what it would have been like to camp there as a Girl Scout in 1920.

Camp Hoffman Centennial Weekend Extravaganza: July 23-24, 2021

The Hoffman Centennial Weekend Extravaganza is tentatively set for July 23-24, 2021. Troops will have the exclusive option to stay overnight that Friday evening, and the remainder of the Weekend Extravaganza will be open to the public. Due to the high volume of requests we’re anticipating, we encourage interested parties to reserve a unit or tent as soon as registrations are available. There will be a special campfire and picnic dinner on Friday evening and on Saturday, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in traditional Girl Scout camp activities featured throughout the ages. You will also be able to sign up for various activities, explore and hike throughout the property, go on a historical tour of the camp with a special tour guide, and engage with community partner organizations.