Adventure awaits at Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways summer camp! Registration is open for ALL girls ages 7-17 for resident camps and girls ages 5-14 for new day camps (must be 5 and entering first grade in fall 2018). One week of co-ed day camp will also be offered. Summer camp offers girls a great way to explore leadership, build skills and develop a deep appreciation for nature—for a day, week or longer. Girls do not need to be registered as Girl Scouts to attend GSNYPENN camps. So, bring a friend! Girl Scout camps give girls an opportunity to grow, explore and have fun in a girl-led environment under the guidance of caring, trained staff.
GSNYPENN offers resident and day camps at four picturesque Adventure Centers located across New York. Girls choose from a variety of activities and programming such as hiking, boating, archery, fishing, sailing, primitive and outdoor skills, horseback riding, STEM, aquatics, high adventures, music and performing arts, off-camp trips and more for individual growth and exploration. Just make sure they’re fully kitted out for the right experience, with either a reliable life jacket for the water, a comfortable pair of hiking shoes for the rocks, or even a solid helmet – those horses can bolt at any time! Summer camp is an ideal place for girls to choose their own adventures, meet and make new friends, learn more about themselves and their abilities, and share the joys of summer with others.
2018 Resident Camps
Open to ANY girl ages 7-17th
Amahami Adventure Center in Deposit, N.Y.
Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains on a small private lake, Amahami offers campers the opportunity to expand their knowledge, confidence and comfort in nature through an immersive outdoor experience. The property features miles upon miles of hiking trails, including a fire tower. Campers may spend the week sleeping in a troop house, cabin or platform tent.
Comstock Adventure Center in Ithaca, N.Y.
July 8-13th, July 15-20th, July 22-24th, July 29-August 3rd, August 5-10th
Located along the shores of Cayuga Lake, Comstock features nearly two miles of lakefront. The property offers a wide variety of water sports and a beautiful location created by the unique natural surroundings of the Finger Lakes. Campers reside in beautiful tree-top cabin village units. Comstock’s proximity to a variety of popular local destinations allows for many off-camp experiences.
Trefoil Adventure Center in Harrisville, N.Y.
July 29-August 3rd, August 5-10th, August 12-17th
Located on the outskirts of Adirondack Park, Trefoil features the Council’s only high and low ropes course. Campers have the ultimate high adventure and wilderness experience while spending time in an intimate, outdoorsy setting. Trefoil is a great location for any camper looking to explore the outdoors. Most campers spend their week sleeping in a-frame units or the camp’s “famous” yurt.
NEW! 2018 Day Camps
Open to ANY girl age 5-14, must be entering first grade in fall 2018
One week of co-ed camp for age 5-14, must be entering first grade in fall 2018
Hoover Adventure Center in Tully, N.Y.
July 9-13th (girls), July 16-20th (girls), July 23-27th (co-ed)
Located in the heart of Central New York along the shores of Song Lake, Hoover offers the perfect opportunity for younger campers looking to explore all that summer camp has to offer. Hoover’s unique setting and ample field space allow for a variety of fun summer activities like field games, sports and archery. Campers can also explore hiking trails on site. Hoover features rustic cabin and platform tent units for campers who choose to challenge themselves with an add-on overnight experience. Round-trip busing for day camp is available for an additional fee from locations in Syracuse, Camillus, Dewitt, Whitney Point and Cortland.
“Providing girls with opportunities to explore nature and the outdoors is so important because studies show that today’s girls are not spending nearly enough time outdoors,” says Julie Dale, CEO of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways. “When girls spend quality time outdoors and increase their exposure to nature, they thrive physically, emotionally and intellectually. At our summer camps, girls create their own adventures and develop a lifelong appreciation for nature while building vital leadership skills to empower themselves in the future.”
Girl Scout Research Institute studies show that when Girl Scouts get outside, they discover they can better solve problems and overcome challenges; develop leadership skills, build social bonds and are happier overall; and become team players and care more about protecting the environment. Girl Scouts and the outdoors go together like a campfire and s’mores. From hiking tough trails to spending action-packed summers at camp, endless opportunities for girl-led outdoor adventures await every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.
Register now for summer adventures! More information—including all available camp programs, dates, sessions, activities, fees and registration—is available at gsnypenn.org/summercamp.