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Smile Camp

Smile Camp is all about putting smiles on the faces of First Coast children with disabilities for nearly 50 years.

Elementary school children with cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, autism and vision or auditory impairments are invited to attend this week-long day camp at North Fork Leadership Center in Middleburg.

Smile Camp is planned and staffed by rising 9th-12th grade Girl Scouts. Counselors receive hands-on, intensive training and are paired with a camper for the entire week, allowing counselors to get to know the specific needs of their camper and allowing campers to feel comfortable with their counselor.

Smile Camp 2020 Update

Thank you for your excitement about Smile Camp! It's something we also get excited for every year.

Unfortunately, this current health crisis has created a number of challenges that no amount of excitement can overcome. Gateway Council's highest concern is the health and safety of our members and community, and in the interest of your health and safety, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this summer's Smile Camp.

This decision is consistent with the cancelation of our traditional summer camp and suspension of in-person programs and events.

Registered campers and counselors will be issued a refund as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we process refunds for Smile Camp and our other camps and programs.

If you have questions or concerns, please get in touch with us any time at or (877) 764-5237.

We look forward to seeing you for 2021 Smile Camp, if not sooner!