At Girl Scout overnight camp, your girl will make friends and have fun while building skills and confidence to last a lifetime. She'll be guided by trained, high-quality staff ready to share their knowledge and love of the outdoors. Her counselors and new friends will become her community, cheering her on, encouraging her when she falters and helping her find the best in herself—the willing-to-try-it, believe-in-my-capabilities, can-do-anything version of herself you see in her every day. She’s a force of nature, so let’s get her outside!
Classic Camp, available at both overnight camps, is the traditional overnight camp experience. During each session, campers will enjoy a variety of activities including swimming, campfires, cookouts, paddling on the lake, leadership games, art projects, songs, and more. Campers will individually select focus areas to explore during their camp session. 4-day classic campers will select one focus area and 6-day classic campers will select two focus areas. This approach allows campers to get to know their instructors, progressively build skills, and gain confidence each day. Three focus areas will be offered during every Classic Camp session: STEM in the Outdoors, Art in the Outdoors, and Adventure in the Outdoors. Other focus areas will vary by week based on the activities available at their selected camp location.
Art in the Outdoors
Nature will be your camper’s inspiration as she explores the outdoors through music, art projects, and photography. She will learn about symmetry, and then use her new knowledge and creativity to complete different art projects based on the different types of symmetry found in nature.
STEM in the Outdoors
She will explore the world with a scientist’s curiosity as she takes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) outdoors! Your girl will learn that math can be used to tell us all kinds of things about nature, from how tall or old a tree is to the weather, season, or time. She’ll make a sundial or build a rain gauge, measure the circumferences of some of the biggest trees on camp to find out how old they are, go on a shadow adventure, and more!
Adventure in the Outdoors
Does your camper want to get outside and try it all? Your girl will experience all of the adventure that overnight camp has to offer as she develops outdoor skills such as fire building and orienteering and hones her skills in outdoor sports such as archery and canoeing. She’ll also explore location-specific adventures like rock climbing at Camp Arrowhead and kayaking at Camp Cleawox!
Specialty Camps are available at both of our overnight camps. They allow campers to choose what they want their camp focus to be at registration. Perhaps she wants to get off camp and explore the Oregon Coast or the Columbia River Gorge with her group. Maybe she isn’t quite ready to leave camp but wants to discover more about the camp magic that can be found there.
When not in her specialty camp activity, she’ll explore archery, boating, swimming, art projects, campfires, and various outdoor skills. Girls can plan additional activities as a group, such as choosing a place on camp for an overnight under the stars. So many summer adventures await at our specialty camps!
A familiar camp program will now be available at both of our overnight camps, every week of the summer! Troop adventure meets overnight camp—it’s the best of both worlds. Girls and their troop leaders attend camp together participating in all of the classic camp activities as a troop like swimming, arts and crafts, boating, and campfires. Girls entering grades 4 and above can also choose to try archery or other camp-specific activities. Additional activities are offered such as hikes, theme meals, and all-camp events. Everyone gets “Me Time” in the afternoon to rest and recharge in their unit area—napping is encouraged!
All adults registered for Troop Camp must have a current 2024 Girl Scout membership and must have successfully completed a GSOSW background check.
Troop Camp Registration: To register your troop for a Troop Camp session, please complete the 2024 Troop Camp Registration Request form. Only one adult volunteer per troop needs to fill out the request form. Once we have received your response, please allow 10-14 business days for us to place your troop in a session and share the next steps for registration. Have questions? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience the wonder of camp with your girl! GSOSW Friends and Family camps provide opportunities for girls to attend camp with a trusted adult in their life. She and Me is for girls and an adult female, and Me and My Person is for girls and an adult of any gender identity. Make memories as you enjoy staff-led swimming, boating, crafts, nature activities, and campfires. These programs are a great way to try overnight camp for the first time.
Activities are offered all day long and girls and their adults get to experience them together! Classic camp activities are scheduled into your day (swimming, boating, an art project, and campfires) and additional activities are offered such as hikes, themed meals, and all-camp events. Girls entering grades 4 and above also can choose to try archery. Everyone gets “Me Time” in the afternoon to rest and recharge in their unit area!
These camp programs are available for girls entering grades 1–12. All adults attending must have a current 2024 Girl Scout membership and must have successfully completed a background check with GSOSW. Whether you’re a longtime camper or you’ve never slept in a cabin before, this program is a perfect chance to spend a few days in nature with a special girl in your life.
Overnight camp is open to all girls entering grades 1–12 in fall 2024—no prior Girl Scout experience required! If your camper is not already a registered Girl Scout, $25 will be added to your balance to cover annual membership dues through September 30, 2024.
Find girl and adult readiness questions in the 2024 Summer Camp Programs brochure that will help you find the camp session that is the best fit for you this summer.
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