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Is your girl ready to roast marshmallows over an open fire...

...sing songs, practice archery skills, and make new friends? Does she want to learn knife safety or knot skills, or how to cook using a Dutch oven? If so, her summer adventure should definitely include Girl Scout day camp!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can attend day camp?

Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington programs are open to all girls regardless or race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status or disability. Camp is open to all girls entering grades K-12 in fall 2016 — no prior Girl Scout experience required!

When is day camp?

In 2016, Girl Scout day camps throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington will run from June to August. Each camp runs for one week. See 2016 Day Camps for specific dates for each camp!

When does registration open?

Each day camp sets their own registration open dates, running from February to May. See individual activity listings for 2016 Day Camps to find registration information. Please note, registration and additional information is not available for all camps at this time. We it becomes available, it will be included in the schedule.

When does registration close?

Each day camp sets their own date for closing registration. Many camps close registration once they hit a maximum capacity, so register early! Camps close registration at least one month before camp, but many close much earlier than that.

How do I register for day camp?

Some day camps offer online registration, some offer paper registration, and some offer both! View the activity listing for the 2016 Day Camp that you are interested in to find out how to register. 

I’m having a problem with online registration. What do I do?

Contact the registrar or the director of the camp. Contact information can be found in the individual activity listing for each of the 2016 Day Camps. If you do not hear back within five business days, contact

What forms do I need to fill out for day camp?

If a camp uses online registration, most forms will be completed as part of the registration process. If a camp uses paper forms, they will require the Day Camp Camper Registration Form (#870) and the Day Camp Health History and OTC Medications  Form (#872). Camps may also require additional forms that are specific to the camp or to the program that your  Girl Scout is participating in.

My Girl Scout has special needs. Can she attend day camp?

Reasonable accommodations can be made for girls who are differently abled. Please contact or the day camp director prior to registering to determine what accommodations are necessary and if a specific day camp is the right fit for your Girl Scout.

Who staffs day camps?

Day camps are run entirely by volunteers! Every volunteer is a Girl Scout member, has passed a background check, and has received safety training. Each camp has a volunteer health supervisor who is certified in first aid and CPR or is a trained medical professional.

This sounds fun– can adults come too?

Yes! Contact the day camp to find out more information about volunteering at camp! Volunteering isn’t limited to mom and dad – aunts, uncles, grandparents, and family friends are welcome to volunteer too!

How can I get day camps in my area?

Day camps are run by volunteers just like you! Contact to find out how to bring amazing outdoor experiences to girls in your community!

Who do I contact with questions?

If you have a question about a specific camp, contact the registrar or the director of the camp. Contact information can be found in the individual activity listing for each of the 2016 Day Camps. If you do not hear back within five business days, or if you have a general question about GSOSW day camps, contact

Volunteer at Day Camp
The magic of day and twilight camp is possible because of caring adults like you. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington's more than 20 day camps are 100% volunteer-run. Are you ready to make summer special for girls in your community? Contact your local day camp to learn more or get started!


Questions about Day Camp?
Contact us at or (800) 338-5248 x6881.