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Girl Scout Camp is a place where girls explore nature, take on new challenges, and develop a stronger sense of self — all in a safe, all-girl environment.

Explore the options, and choose your adventure!

2020 Summer Camp Guide

Download the guide for all the details you need about summer camp!

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Important Information

Register your girl based on the grade she will be in for Fall 2020.

A $25 deposit is required to hold your girl's place at camp; the deposit will be applied to the overall cost.

Camp on the Road sessions might have minimum height/weight requirements for girls. More information coming soon.

Who can come to camp?

Camp Kateri is Summer Resident Camp open for ALL GIRLS who are already Girl Scout members and girls who are not.

Please note: A current physical from a doctor is required to attend camp. Sports physicals are accepted. The physical must be less than one year old to be valid.

Is she ready for camp?

If your daughter has never spent the night away from home, you may want to start her with a day camp or a short stay such as 1 or 2 nights at resident camp. After that, she can progress into whatever length of camp she desires.

Although age is one factor in readiness for resident camp, a child’s maturity level and personality are more important indicators. Talk to your child. If she is enthusiastic about attending, she will probably enjoy camp. The following questions may help in determining readiness for resident camp.

  • Has your daughter ever been away from home for more than one night without family members?
  • Can she keep up with her personal belongings?
  • Can she take care of her own basic hygiene needs such as showering, toileting, and brushing her teeth without assistance?
  • Can she cope with unfamiliar people, new places, and group schedules?
  • Does she enjoy making new friends?
  • Does she like group situations?
  • Does she enjoy being outdoors? Can she see mosquitos, bugs, or other “nature” friends without being frightened?
Am I ready for my daughter to attend Resident Camp?

Parents and guardians sometimes have a difficult time sending their daughters to resident camp. The following questions will help in your decision making.

  • Can you relax and enjoy yourself when your girl sleeps overnight away from home?
  • Are you prepared to be away from your daughter for several days?
  • Are you willing to have your daughter participate in camp kapers (chores) such as setting tables, cleaning the cabin, sweeping, picking up trash, and cleaning the bathroom?
  • Are you confident in your daughter’s ability to take care of herself, make her own bed, and keep track of her own belongings?
  • Do you believe that camp provides girls with a fun and rewarding experience that builds self-worth and independence?
  • Are you willing to trust the camp staff with the care of your daughter?

Camp Sessions

Week 1

Camp Classics - Resident Camp

Camp Classics
Levels: Grades 2-8
When: June 7-12
Location: Camp Kateri
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

Kick off the summer with all your Girl Scout friends for a week of fantastic fun! With Camp Classics you'll get the chance to try everything camp has to offer. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, archery and hiking — and even cook your own dinner one night under the stars. You'll spend the week getting in touch with everything that makes camping so great.

Badge earned this week:
• Brownie — Cabin Camper
• Junior — Camper
• Cadette — Archery

Register by May 18.

Camp Life - Resident Camp

Camp Life
Levels: Grades 2-8
When: June 7-12
Location: Camp Kugelman
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

Songs and SWAPS and swimming and s'mores! Get your summer going at Camp Kugelman at this amazing week of all things camping. Learn how to pitch a tent, build a fire and cook dinner under the stars, making new friends all along the way!

Badge earned this week:
• Brownie — Cabin Camper
• Junior — Camper
• Cadette — Archery

Register by May 18.

  
Week 2

Out of This World - Sampler Camp

Out of this World
Levels: K-3
When: June 14-16
Location: Camp Kateri
Cost: $250/Girl Scout, $285/non-Girl Scout

This week is short and sweet, perfect for first-time campers! Spend a few days and nights at Camp Kateri to see what Girl Scout camp is all about and earn your Space Science badge along the way. Get an up-close look at the stars of the night sky while cooking your own dinner on an open camp fire, investigate and learn all about the moon, and make your every own sundial. Come back down to Earth as you try out archery and canoeing for a classic camp experience!

Badge earned this week:
• Daisy — Space Science Explorer
• Brownie — Space Science Adventurer 

Register by May 25.

Camp H2O - Sampler Camp

Camp H2O
Levels: Grades K-3
When: June 14-16
Location: Camp Kugelman
Cost: $250/Girl Scout, $285/non-Girl Scout

This week might be short, but don't let that fool you: The days are packed with exciting water games, relays and tons of fun in the sun. Relax and cool off in the pool after a busy day of learning through fairy play, or earn an art badge while exploring the outdoors. 

Badge earned this week:
• Daisy — Outdoor Art Maker
• Brownie — Fair Play 

Register by May 25.

 

Wet 'n' Wild - Sampler Camp

Wet 'n' Wild
Levels: K-3
When: June 17-19
Where: Camp Kateri
Cost: $250/Girl Scout, $285/non-Girl Scout

Looking for summer fun on the water? Then this camp is for you, especially if you're new to camping. Spend time with new friends diving into water-filled adventures. Take part in water relays, swimming, canoeing, and more, then grab a book and relax by the pond or try your hand at fishing. 

Badge earned this week:
• Daisy — Daisy Trail Adventure
• Brownie — Outdoor Adventurer

Register by May 25.

 

Think SPACE - Sampler Camp

Think SPACE
Levels: K-3
When: June 17-19
Where: Camp Kugelman
Cost: $250/Girl Scout, $285/non-Girl Scout

Think SPACE this week — stars, planets, constellations and space exploration. This camp session is out of this world! Explore the sky as you cook your dinner and sleep under the stars at camp.

Badge earned this week:
• Daisy — Space Science Explorer
• Brownie — Space Science Adventurer

Register by May 25.

 

  
Week 3

Crazy for Critters - Resident Camp

Crazy for Critters
Levels: 2-5
When: June 21-26
Where: Camp Kateri
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

Animal lovers unite for an exciting week of fun with our animal friends! During this week, you'll meet some critters while you learn about their habitats, diet and behavior. You'll also learn how to be a friend to all animals and encourage others to do the same.

Badge earned this week:
• Brownie — Eco Friend
• Junior — Animal Habitats

Register by June 1.

 

ArtRageous - Resident Camp

ArtRageous
Levels: Grades 2-5
When: June 21-26
Where: Camp Kugelman
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

Look to nature for inspiration during this week of camp creativity! See what Archery Art is all about, and get resourceful with natural and recyclable materials to make jewelry and more.

Badge earned this week:
• Brownie — Outdoor Art Maker
• Junior — Jeweler

Register by June 1.

 

Ultimate Challenge - Camp on the Road

Ultimate Challenge
Levels: Grade 6-12
When: June 21-26
Where: Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center 
Cost: $525/Girl Scout, $560/non-Girl Scout

Strap in for the ultimate adrenaline rush! Are you ready to push yourself like never before? Do you have what it takes to get totally out of your comfort zone? This week you'll build teamwork skills on a low ropes course, then test those skills on a *super high* high ropes course. Zip line through the trees, and take a relaxing tube ride down the river. You will even cook some of your meals outdoors on open fire. You and your new friends will end your week together with "The Wall Challenge." Space is limited; don't wait to sign up for this one-of-a-kind summer camp experience!  

Badge earned this week:
• Cadette — Good Sportsmanship
• Senior — Adventurer
• Ambassador — Ultimate Recreation Challenge

Register by June 1.

 

  
Week 4

Extreme Challenge - Camp on the Road

Extreme Challenge
Levels: Grade 4-12
When: June 28-July 3
Where: Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center 
Cost: $525/Girl Scout, $560/non-Girl Scout

Do you think you have what it takes to get through this busy week bursting with adventures around every corner? You'll go orienteering and stargazing, and find your way through a scavenger hunt. Test your bravery on ropes courses, then take a tube ride down the river. Space is limited; don't wait to sign up for this thrilling camp experience!  

Badge earned this week:
• Junior — Geocacher
• Cadette — Good Sportsmanship
• Senior — Adventurer
• Ambassador — Ultimate Recreation Challenge

Register by June 1.

 

Color Wars - Resident Camp

Color Wars
Levels: Grades 2-8
When: June 28-July 3
Where: Camp Kateri
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

You've been waiting all year for this week — and now it's here! Arrive at camp, pick your team color and name, design your flag and get ready for a week long competition. You and your teammates will compete in everything from relay races to capture the flag to all-out color war. Does your team have what it takes to bring home the gold?

Badge earned this week:
• Brownie — Fair Play
• Junior — Staying Fit
• Cadette — Field Day

Register by June 8.

 

Lights, Camera, Action! - Resident Camp

Lights, Camera, Action!
Levels: Grades 2-8
When: June 28-July 3
Where: Camp Kugelman
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

There's no business like show business! Grab your friends and head to camp to learn about "playing the past." Get ready to sing and dance your heart out this week as you make up a skit, put together your costume, and take center stage! Campers will perform together at the end of the week in the brand new show, "Kugelman's Got Talent"! Like every star, though, you need a break from the spotlight, so you'll also experience swimming, kayaking and archery at camp.

Badge earned this week:
• Brownie — Dancer
• Junior — Playing the Past
• Cadette — Public Speaker

Register by June 8.

 

Ready, Set, Aim! - Day Camp

Ready, Set, Aim! Day Camp
Levels: Grades 4-12
When: June 29-July 2
Where: Easton Newberry Archery Center
Cost: $300/Girl Scout, $335/non-Girl Scout

Go on an archery adventure brand new to GSGC during this day camp! With help from our partners Easton Newberry Archery Center, you'll spend each day honing your knowledge and skills in archery. Put your new knowledge to the test or take your expertise to the next level with indoor and outdoor archery activities and courses.

Camp hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m.

Badges earned this week:
• Junior — Staying Fit, Practice with Purpose
• Cadette — Archery, Good Sportsmanship
• Senior — Cross Training 
Easton fun patch included for all girls 

Register by June 15.

 

  
Week 5

Me & My Gal - Weekend Camp

Me & My Gal
Levels: Grades K-12
When: July 11-12
Where: Camp Kateri
Cost: $50/Girl Scout, $50/Girl Scout adult

This is your weekend to shine! Have you ever wished that your favorite gal could be with you at camp? This one-night sleepover camp is your wish come true. You will get to lead the way and show that special gal in your life (e.g., mom, grandma, aunt, older sister) your favorite parts of camp. Kayak, canoe, swim, and spend some time on the archery range experiencing all your camp favorites. End the magical day cooking your dinner on the campfire and singing your heart out. This is going to be one special night you won't want to miss!

Register by June 22.

 

So STEM! - Resident Camp

So STEM!
Levels: Grades 4-12
When: July 12-17
Where: Camp Kateri
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

Get messy with science, become an engineer, and embrace STEM at summer camp! Create a Rube Goldberg machine, build a prosthetic leg for an elephant, see if your building can out last a an earthquake, and even design a life vest for a puppy. Find out about elephant toothpaste and make your very own rock candy. All this building and science plus archery, canoeing, and kayaking will make for one sweet week of camp.

Badge earned this week:
• Junior — Think Like An Engineer
• Cadette — Think Like An Engineer
• Senior — Think Like An Engineer
• Ambassador — Think Like An Engineer
All levels will need to complete a Take Action project at home to complete the Journey.

Register by June 22.

 

It's All YOU - Resident Camp

It's All YOU
Levels: Grades K-5
When: July 12-17
Where: Camp Kugelman
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

This week is all about YOU! Learn about self care practices for young women and girls. You'll have a fantastic time making sugar scrubs, bath bombs, and sleep masks. Next on this amazing adventure you'll take to the outdoors for a relaxing time swimming in the pool, practicing yoga and meditation in the mornings, and of course hiking. 

Badge earned this week:
• Daisy — Trail Adventure
• Brownie — My Best Self
• Junior — Social Butterfly

Register by June 22.

 

  
Week 6

Me & My Guy - Weekend Camp

Me & My Guy
Levels: Grades K-12
When: July 18-19
Where: Camp Kateri
Cost: $50/Girl Scout, $50/Girl Scout adult

Show your guy (e.g., dad, grandpa, uncle, older brother) what it means to be a G.I.R.L. — and how he can be a go-getter, innovator, risk taker and leader too! Lead him through all your favorite camp activities, like swimming in Hankley Lake or canoeing and kayaking in Lake McCarthy. You can also dig for worms and try your hand at fishing in the pond. End the night under the stars teaching him all the best Girl Scout camp songs while cooking dinner and of course enjoying s'mores. This campout will be one that both of you will remember forever!

Register by June 29.

 

Magical Science, Kateri Edition - Resident Camp

Magical Science, Kateri Edition
Levels: Grades 4-12
When: July 19-24
Where: Camp Kateri
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

Join us for this Magical week at Grimoire Grounds! When you arrive, you'll be sorted into your house and meet your housemates for the week. Use your crafty skills to create your wand, learn the science behind the potions and even make a crystal ball. Build your very own Nimbus 2000 and try your skills at Quidditch. Of course there will be Muggle Studies too — archery, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and much more. Who will win the House Cup at the end of the week?

Badge earned this week: 
• Junior — Camper
• Cadette — Good Sportsmanship
• Senior — Paddling
• Ambassador — Coaching

Register by June 29.

 

Magical Science, Kugelman Edition - Resident Camp

Magical Science, Kugelman Edition
Levels: Grades 2-10
When: July 19-24
Where: Camp Kugelman
Cost: $450/Girl Scout, $485/non-Girl Scout

Join us for this Magical week at Gryffon Grounds! When you arrive, you'll be sorted into your house and meet your housemates for the week. Use your crafty skills to create your wand, learn the science behind the potions and even make a crystal ball. Build your very own Nimbus 2000 and try your skills at Quidditch. Of course there will be Muggle Studies too — archery, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and much more. Who will win the House Cup at the end of the week?

Badge earned this week: 
• Brownie — Fair Play
• Junior — Camper
• Cadette — Good Sportsmanship
• Senior — Paddling

Register by June 29.

  

Counselor in Training

Serving as a camp counselor is one of the best jobs you’ll ever have, and the Camp Kateri Counselor-in-Training program is an important step toward that exciting path.

About the program

To prepare young women (Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts, high school-age girls) for a possible future position as a camp counselor, the Camp Kateri CIT 1 week* program is designed to:

  • Teach CITs the importance of being an excellent role model for younger campers.
  • Develop leadership skills based on GSLE principles.
  • Offer an overview of group dynamics and developing a fun, safe experiential environment.
  • Introduce program-planning skills, outdoors skills, the basics of camp life and more!
2020 CIT I

Counselor in Training I
Levels: Grades  9-12
When: June 7-12
Where: Camp Kateri
Cost: $160

Serving as a camp counselor is one of the best jobs you’ll ever have, and the Camp Kateri Counselor-in-Training program is an important step toward that exciting path.

To prepare young women for a possible future position as a camp counselor, the Camp Kateri CIT I program is designed to:

  • Teach CITs the importance of being an excellent role model for younger campers.
  • Develop leadership skills based on GSLE principles.
  • Offer an overview of group dynamics and developing a fun, safe experiential environment.
  • Introduce program-planning skills, outdoors skills, the basics of camp life and more!

Girls must apply for the CIT program by April 1.

Training consists of two weeklong sessions. The first week is set for June 7-12; attendance is required. When registering for this session you will be asked to choose the top three camp sessions you would like to attend to complete your training. 

After you apply, the camp director will contact you for an interview. During this interview you will receive your second week dates. There is no additional cost for the second week.  

2020 CIT II

Counselor in Training II
Levels: Grades  9-12
When: June 7-12
Where: Camp Kateri
Cost: $160

Do you dream about working at Girl Scout Camp someday? Are you looking for  leadership opportunities? Do you want to serve as a role model and mentor for younger Girl Scouts? You can do all that while earning your Counselor in Training II certification!

CIT II Girl Scouts will complete a CIT Leadership refresher course while reviewing basic life and outdoor skills. Each CIT II Girl Scout will then be assigned to a program area (such as archery, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, sailing) and CIT II Mentor, who they will work with throughout the week to lead younger girls and develop skills in their specific program area.

Girls can help prepare our next generation of leaders through development, training in youth group dynamics, safety and outdoor living. Girls will also gain practical experience working directly with younger girls.

Training consists of two weeklong sessions. The first week is set for June 7-12; attendance is required. When registering for this session you will be asked to choose the top three camp sessions you would like to attend to complete your training. 

After you apply, the camp director will contact you for an interview. During this interview you will receive your second week dates. There is no additional cost for the second week.  

   

Kitchen Aide

Kitchen Aides are older Girl Scouts responsible for assisting Camp Cooks with dining hall operations, including setup and breakdown, cooking, cleaning, and food preparation and storage, as well as assisting with supervision of chores in and around the dining hall. 

This training will only take up a portion of your week at camp. The remainder of time you will be working in the kitchen, or helping with camp activities. 

During this week girls will earn their Kitchen Aide certification and Kitchen Aide strip, as well as their Service to Girl Scouts pin.

Session 1

When: June 7-12
Location: Camp Kateri
Levels: Grades 6-12
Cost: $80

Register by May 25

Session 2

When: June 14-19
Location: Camp Kateri
Levels: Grades 6-12
Cost: $80

Register by June 1.

Session 3

When: June 21-26
Location: Camp Kateri
Levels: Grades 6-12
Cost: $80

Register by June 8.

Session 4

When: June 28-July 3
Location: Camp Kateri
Levels: Grades 6-12
Cost: $80

Register by June 15.

Session 5

When: July 12-17
Location: Camp Kateri
Levels: Grades 6-12
Cost: $80

Register by June 29.

Session 6

When: July 19-24
Location: Camp Kateri
Levels: Grades 6-12
Cost: $80

Register by July 6.

  

Using Camp Credits

  

Girl Scouts who earn camp credits through the Girl Scout Cookie Program can use them to help offset the cost of resident camp at GSGC properties. If a girl is not planning to use her earned camp credit, she can gift it to her Girl Scout sister who plans to attend summer camp.

Girls may stack earned and gifted credits:

  • Up to $100 toward a short week (3 days/2 nights)
  • Up to $200 toward a full week
  • $425 single certificate toward a full week OR two short weeks for the same camper
    • A $25 deposit is required per session.
    • Any remaining credit will be forfeited.

Credits cannot be applied to:

  • Camp on the Road Ultimate Challenge
  • Camp on the Road Extreme Challenge
  • Ready, Set, Aim! Day Camp
  • Me and My Gal Weekend Camp
  • Me and My Guy Weekend Camp
  • Camper Care Kits
  • Photos

Camp credits earned through the Girl Scout Cookie Program can only be used toward 2020 summer camp sessions with Gateway Council; they cannot be used toward camps sponsored by other councils. Credits do not apply toward Smile Camp director/counselor fees. Once applied, credits cannot be redeemed for another camper, but they may be transferred to another session for the same camper. No credits will be applied to a $0 balance.