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Where will camp take you this summer? We have tons of adventures planned at our 3 camps this summer. Choose yours. Check out our full brochure of options.


 

Amahami Adventure Center, named after the Native American word meaning “mountainous country,” is located in the foothills of the Catskills Mountain Range. Amahami is our largest and most remote camp, offering the greatest variety in lodging, from modern troop bunkhouses, to cabins, to platform tent units. Home to over 450 acres, its own lake, hiking trails and an amazing retired DEC fire tower (the highest point in Broome County!), Amahami has something to offer every girl. Amahami Adventure Center is one of our locations for girls to experience “classic camp,” meaning girls have ample opportunities to try all of the activities that make going to Girl Scout summer camp so special, such as archery, GaGa Ball, swimming and boating, and hiking!



Choose your week at Amahami

Drop off between 2 and 4p.m. on Sunday and pickup at 4p.m. on Friday.

What is Mom and Me?

Mom and Me programs are a fun, easy way to enjoy our camp properties for Girl Scouts and their Moms (or any adult female). You will go hiking boating, try your hand at archery, arts and crafts, and have some relaxation time. Mom and Me programs cost $45 per person and are offered at Amahami, Trefoil and Comstock. Register through CampDoc!

Please remember, Mom and Me programs are open to Daisies, too!

Download the Mom and Me 2017 Camp Guide

What is Troop Core?

Troop Core Camping is a fun and exciting weekend camp experience with your friends from Girl Scouts. Experience all that camp has to offer with your fellow troopmates! Adult to girl ratios apply. Troop Core Camping costs $55 per person and is offered at Amahami, Comstock and Trefoil.

Dates: August 18, 2017 5:00 PM-August 20, 2017 10:00 AM
(Registration Closes at 11:59 PM ET on August 04, 2017)

LEADERS: TO REGISTER your troop and adult members, please use the  Digital Registration Form

PARENTS:  please have your troop leader register your child along with the rest of the troop, so that they are all registered and lodged together for this camp.

REGISTER HERE:  Troop Core Registration Form

Have Questions?

  1. Come to one of our Camp Info Nights starting in March
  2. Check out our FAQ section
  3. If you still have questions, contact the camp director at Comstock and Amahami , Mandi Miller. She can be reached at MMiller@gsnypenn.org or 315-698-9400 ext. 2048.

Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge and not Windows Explorer. Experiencing issues or problems registering? Call Customer Care at 800-943-4414 for assistance.

 

Comstock Adventure Center is located just north of Ithaca, nestled in New York’s famous Finger Lakes Region. Girls have ample opportunities to try all the activities that make going to Girl Scout summer camp so special, like swimming in the dazzling lake, fishing for that elusive big catch, hiking through the woods to discover hidden waterfalls, feeling the pride of hitting the target at the archery range, and finding their inner artist during arts and crafts!
New this year, camp is even more girl led—every girl chooses her own personal camp adventure!


 

Choose your week at Comstock

Please remember, Mom and Me programs are open to Daisies, too!

All camps drop off between 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday and pickup at 4 p.m. on Friday, with the exception of our mini-sessions, which drop off on Wednesday.

What is Mom and Me?

Mom and Me programs are a fun, easy way to enjoy our camp properties for Girl Scouts and their Moms (or any adult female). You will go hiking boating, try your hand at archery, arts and crafts, and have some relaxation time. Mom and Me programs cost $45 per person and are offered at both Trefoil and Comstock. Register through CampDoc!

Please remember, Mom and Me programs are open to Daisies, too!

Download the Mom and Me 2017 Camp Guide

What is Troop Core?

Troop Core Camping is a fun and exciting weekend camp experience with your friends from Girl Scouts. Experience all that camp has to offer with your fellow troopmates! Adult to girl ratios apply. Troop Core Camping costs $55 per person and is offered at Amahami, Comstock and Trefoil. Register through ebiz

What are Mini-Sessions?

3 day mini-sessions are run during the week of July 5 at Comstock (all ages) and during the week of July 16-21 at Trefoil (Brownies only). Mini-camps are a great intro to camp for those who have never been or may be nervous about being at camp for the first time. Campers will have the chance to experience all the fun of a full week of camp concentrated in three days! Register through CampDoc!

Have Questions?

  1. Come to one of our Camp Info Nights starting in March or our Camp Kickoff Weekend on May 6
  2. Check out our FAQ section
  3. If you still have questions, contact the camp director at Comstock and Amahami , Mandi Miller. She can be reached at MMiller@gsnypenn.org or 315-698-9400 ext. 2048.

Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge and not Windows Explorer. Experiencing issues or problems registering? Call Customer Care at 800-943-4414 for assistance.

 

Trefoil Adventure Camp is located on the outskirts of the gorgeous Adirondack Park. This property is the hub for all high adventure trips and travel, while also offering activities for girls of all levels, featuring swimming in our private lake, boating, fishing and the chance to climb “The Iceberg” (our own floating rock wall).



Choose your week at Trefoil


Please remember, Mom and Me programs are open to Daisies, too!

All camps include drop off between 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday and pickup at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

What is Mom and Me?

Mom and Me programs are a fun, easy way to enjoy our camp properties for Girl Scouts and their Moms (or any adult female). You will go hiking boating, try your hand at archery, arts and crafts, and have some relaxation time. Mom and Me programs cost $45 per person and are offered at both Trefoil and Comstock. Register through CampDoc!

Please remember, Mom and Me programs are open to Daisies, too!

Download the Mom and Me 2017 Camp Guide

What is Troop Core?

Troop Core Camping is a fun and exciting weekend camp experience with your friends from Girl Scouts. Experience all that camp has to offer with your fellow troopmates! Adult to girl ratios apply. Troop Core Camping costs $55 per person and is offered at Amahami, Comstock and Trefoil. Register through ebiz

What are Mini-Sessions?

3 day mini-sessions are run during the week of July 5 at Comstock (all ages) and during the week of July 16-21 at Trefoil (Brownies only). Mini-camps are a great intro to camp for those who have never been or may be nervous about being at camp for the first time. Campers will have the chance to experience all the fun of a full week of camp concentrated in three days! Register through CampDoc!

Have Questions?

  1. Come to one of our Camp Info Nights starting in March or our Camp Kickoff Weekend on May 28
  2. Check out our FAQ section
  3. If you still have questions, contact the camp director at Trefoil, Beth Jennings. She can be reached at BJennings@gsnypenn.org or 315-782-1890 ext. 2216.

Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge and not Windows Explorer. Experiencing issues or problems registering? Call Customer Care at 800-943-4414 for assistance.

Camp Kick-Offs!

New this year! Join us for our Camp Kick-Off Weekends! You’ll participate in some of your favorite camp activities, have a campfire Saturday night, and end your stay with our ‘Brunch with the Directors.’

Can’t stay the night? Sign up for the Saturday program or Sunday brunch only (11 am-2 pm)!


 

FAQ

Whether you’re sending your daughter away to camp for the first time or the 12th time, you’ll probably have questions! We want your daughter to have the best camp experience ever. Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.

If your question is not listed, please feel free to contact Mandi Miller, Camp Director at Comstock and Amahami or Beth Jennings, Camp Director at Trefoil.

Download our 2017 Resident Camp Guide.

Does my daughter need to be a Girl Scout to register for camp?

Nope! Our camps are open to all girls and we encourage girls to being a friend, Girl Scout or not! Non-member registration starts February 15th.

If your daughter would like to become a registered Girl Scout before camp, simply visit our website and register online! 

Non-members will have a $25 fee added on during the registration process. If they become a member, they only have to pay $15. Want to get a head start? Become a member today!

 

Do you offer financial aid?

 Yes, financial assistance is available. Please fill out this request form and submit it online. 

If you have any further financial assistance questions email executiveoffice@gsnypenn.org

How do I register for camp?

New this year, introducing CampDoc! This online registration and paperwork software will make registering your daughter for camp easier than ever! Simply visit click here to begin your registration. Once you complete your daughter’s registration, you’ll have the opportunity to complete all her paperwork online—no remembering to mail back forms! If you don’t have a computer or internet access, you are more than welcome to contact customer care at 800-943-4414 and we’ll help you through the process.

Remember though, online registration is the fastest and easiest way to get your daughter registered for camp! 

Can my daughter be placed in the same unit with her friend?

Absolutely (as long as they both are in the same Girl Scout level in the Fall)! When you register your daughter, you’ll be asked for a bunkmate request. Please make sure the bunkmate lists your daughter, too! Please note, it may not be possible to place more than two girls together. Please remember that camp is a time to enjoy old friends but also a time to make new ones.

What if my daughter’s friend is not in the same level (Junior vs. Cadette)?

If you want to know if two girls can attend the same session, and bunk together, but they are in different levels, please contact the camp director for the camp location to ask for an exception

The camp director at Comstock and Amahami is Mandi Miller. She can be reached at MMiller@gsnypenn.org or 315-698-9400 ext. 2048.
The camp director at Trefoil is Beth Jennings. She can be reached at BJennings@gsnypenn.org or 315-782-1890 ext. 2216. 

Who are the staff members?

Our camp staff members are enthusiastic, talented, and caring adults who are selected on the basis of their experience, ability to serve as positive role models and their genuine desire to work with children. Staff members have a variety of talents to help your daughter learn and grow at camp, ranging from the performing arts to tae kwon do!  Many of our staff return from year to year, and new staff members are recruited from local colleges and universities. We also hire staff from Camp America, an organization that provides camp staff from Great Britain, for a little international flair! Background checks and extensive interviews are completed on all staff members.

How old are the staff members?

Staff members working directly with campers are at least 18 years old.

What training does the staff receive?

All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR and receive an extensive training prior to the arrival of all campers. Training includes activity programming and outdoor skills, health and safety, emergency procedures, age level characteristics, meeting camper needs, dealing with homesickness and much more. Staff members who supervise and instruct high adventure or specialty activities are required to have additional training and qualifications.

What are the ratios of staff to campers?

The ratio at resident camp of Unit Counselor to campers is based upon ages of the campers and follow GSUSA Guidelines. The adult to camper ratios are:

Brownies (2nd and 3rd Grade) 1:6
Juniors (4th and 5th Grade) 1:8
Cadettes (6th, 7th and 8th Grade) 1:10
Seniors (9th and 10th Grade) 1:10
Ambassadors (11th and 12th Grade) 1:10
What safety standards are followed?

Our camps are required to meet established standards for health and safety, site, program and personnel, which are set by state and local health departments, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A, and the American Camp Association (ACA). Each camp is inspected twice a summer by the county health department in which the camp is located. 

What is ACA?
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The American Camp Association is a national organization that sets the highest standards for the camping industry, which include the oversight of health and safety of campers and staff and the delivery of quality programming. Comstock and Trefoil are reaccredited every 5 years. 

Where will my daughter sleep?

Campers are assigned sleeping units/areas based upon camper age and sometimes the program they registered for, such as trips or the CIT program.  We try to assign the youngest of campers the units that are closest to the main program areas at camp, such as the dining hall and other frequently used areas.  Campers may sleep in cabins, a-frames, lean-tos or platform tents depending upon the camp she attends.  We encourage you and your daughter to attend our Open House so that you are familiar with all of the sleeping units on the camp properties.

What will my daughter eat?

Our food service staff at resident camp prepares a variety of pleasing and nutritious meals appropriate for children. Camp food isn't what it used to be! Our camps serve plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs and breads. Healthy snacks are provided in the afternoons to fuel the fun! 

Can special diets be accommodated?

We do offer a vegetarian alternative at each meal.  If you have allergies or special dietary needs, please contact the Camp Director prior to camp to discuss your requirements. We may be able to provide everything your daughter needs at camp, but if not, we’ll work to find a solution! 

What if my daughter needs medical attention?

A registered nurse is on-site at each camp and oversees the routine health care and administration of medications for all campers and staff. The nurse is trained to identify health issues that require more advanced medical attention and parents will be notified in the event of such an emergency.

What if I do not have a computer or internet to complete the Health questions?

We encourage parents/guardians to complete their own Health Profile online through CampDoc.  If you are absolutely not able to do so, please contact us at 1-800-943-4414 to mail forms to you.  You will then need to complete the forms and send them back to the Cicero office at least 2 weeks prior to your camp session, along with your camper’s immunization list and Physical form.

Can I visit the resident camps?

Each camp will host an open house in May. Families are welcome to see the camp and meet the staff members. Visit our open house page online for more information regarding dates and times. Parents may not visit their camper while camp is in session. 

How can I contact my daughter during camp?

In your camp confirmation packet you will receive the mailing address and information needed to contact your daughter during her stay at camp. We encourage you to write your daughter during camp, but remember it is often necessary to post mark mail prior to your daughters' departure to ensure she receives it in a timely manner.  When you register using CampDoc this year, you’ll see that you can send emails to your daughter via this service for a small fee. 

Do campers get to choose their activities?

Yes! New this year, Girl Scout camp is even more camper-led! Campers will decide their own schedules for the week. Campers will also spend time working on the badge they will earn while at camp. The other activities are completely up to the camper! From archery to canoeing to the arts, campers will get to choose what they want to do! The camper will participate in her chosen activities all week, allowing for progression and fun!

A great bonus to this system is that your camper will get to meet staff and make friends with other campers outside her unit! Additionally, campers will take place in "girl planning" for unit time, when campers in the same unit reunite with the other campers and staff in their unit to do activities together. This will give campers an opportunity to pick an activity they haven’t tried, take a swim, or even take a shower!

Where can I find the camp address and directions?
Amahami Comstock Trefoil

434 Page Pond Rd
Deposit, NY 13754

1419 Taughannock Blvd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

168 Rose Road
Harrisville, NY 13648

Camp information will also be provided in the confirmation packet that is for confirmed camper registrations. Campers love mail, so feel free to send lots! 

Can I send my daughter to camp with food to share with her tent/unit mates?

No, thanks! Our camps are home to much more than campers and staff, including raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and other animals that love snacks just as much as your daughter does! To keep animal visits to a minimum, please don’t send food of any kind with your daughter. 

If your daughter has dietary restrictions please contact the camp director before camp starts to discuss the options available.

Can I mail a care package with food in it?

Care packages are encouraged, but please NO FOOD. It attracts those unwanted animals to explore the tent units.  Any food sent in the camper packages will be held in the camp office (and probably eaten by the camp director).

What is Mom & Me?

Mom and Me programs are a fun, easy way to enjoy our camp properties for Girl Scouts and their Moms (or any adult female). You will go hiking boating, try your hand at archery, arts and crafts, and have some relaxation time. Mom and Me programs cost $45 per person and are offered at both Trefoil and Comstock. Register through CampDoc!

Please remember, Mom and Me programs are open to Daisies, too!

Download the Mom and Me 2017 Camp Guide

Will the Trading Post be open during camp?

The Trading Posts at all camps will be open on drop-off day and pick-up day. Trading Posts will not be open during the week, so please do not send your camper with money. Some of the items available at the Trading Post may include camp specific t-shirts, patches, compass, fleece blankets, water bottles, and much much more!

CampDoc

What if I was double charged by CampDoc?
Please contact CampDoc at 734-636-1000 or email help@campdoc.com. CampDoc will help resolve the issue.

What if I need my CampDoc password reset?
Either you can contact CampDoc (see info above) or you can email info@gsnypenn.org for that to be done, and Rhonda Wright can send a reset email to you.


Is Girl Scout camp right for you? To read a brochure from the NYS Health Department outlining the rights and responsibilities of campers, camp operators, and parents, please click here.