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Summer Camp 2020 Update

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly, so must we. We have made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 summer camp programs.

We’re heartbroken that we won’t be able to create the magic of camp this year. We know how important the camp experience is for our girls; please know this decision was not made lightly. Given this unprecedented situation, cancelling camp is the most responsible choice to protect the health and safety of our communities.

Anyone who was already registered for summer camp should have received a detailed email on May 8.

We’re truly sorry we won’t be able to gather together at camp this summer. This is an extraordinarily challenging time for everyone and appreciate your understanding as we navigate our path forward.

As the classic camp song “Linger” says, “This is goodnight and not goodbye.” We look forward to gathering around the campfire with each of you when this is all over.

We know this decision may raise many questions and have done our best to address any anticipated concerns you may have below.

Should you have further questions or concerns, please contact Customer Care at 1.855.213.8555 or summercamp@gsnypenn.org.

FAQ 

What about Mom & Me, Troop Core Camp and S.T.A.R. Camp?

For the safety of all, these programs have also been cancelled this summer. We remain hopeful that we will be able to resume regular programming this fall and hope to see troops and families at camp at that time instead.

What about summer extended trips?

The following trips have been cancelled due to continued restrictions on out-of-state/international travel:

-       My Gal & Me Trip

-       California Scouts

-       New Hampshire, New Adventures!

-       Explore Sweden

Can I receive a refund for any deposits or fees paid?

Yes! If you’d like to receive a refund, contact us at summercamp@gsnypenn.org or 1.855.213.8555 at any time to request it.

Alternatively, you can also use this year’s deposit to hold your space for camp next summer. Anyone who chooses to do this will receive access to Early Bird Registration for 2021. We’ll help you find your perfect session at that time—whether it’s one similar to what you chose for 2020 or something entirely new! Details about this special registration process will be published in our 2021 Summer Camp Guide, typically published in early January.

If we don’t hear from you requesting a refund, we will assume you’d like to keep your deposit on file toward next summer.

 

My girl earned camp credits through the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program. What does this mean for her reward?

We know how hard our girls work during the cookie program to earn camp credits. Girls will be able to apply any camp credits earned in 2020 toward the 2021 camp season. If girls also earn camp credits in 2021, they’ll be able to apply both rewards to the 2021 camp season!

How do I talk to my girl about this?

We know that the suspension of summer camp will be a deep disappointment for so many of our girls. They may feel sad, angry or anxious about this news. To help navigate your conversation with your girl, we’ve compiled a blog post with some tips.

Will the Amahami, Comstock, Hoover and Trefoil properties be closed all summer?

All GSNYPENN camp properties are currently closed and programs cancelled through June 30. We are exploring alternative ways we could open our properties up to the GSNYPENN community in place of camps in July and August. The camp team is deeply committed to sharing the joy of our properties with our Girl Scout members and would hate to see properties sit vacant. However, our path forward is dependent upon New York State’s reopening progression. When we know more, we will share information on our dedicated COVID-19 response page and social media channels.

I have a question that wasn’t answered. Who can I contact?

Contact us at summercamp@gsnypenn.org or 1.855.213.8555.

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Amahami
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Amahami Adventure Center is in Deposit, NY, in the foothills of the Catskill Mountain region. Amahami offers all 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 one to Amahami’s very own fire tower! Amahami is located on a small private lake. Campers may spend the week sleeping in a troop house, cabin or platform tent.

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Comstock Adventure Center in Ithaca, NY, is located along the shores of Cayuga Lake. Campers enjoy the unique natural surroundings created by the Finger Lakes while living in beautiful tree-top cabin village units. Comstock features nearly two miles of lakefront, offering a wide variety of water sports and a beautiful location to enjoy the sunrise or sunset. Comstock’s proximity to a variety of popular local destinations allows for many off-camp experiences for campers.

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Trefoil Adventure Center is in Harrisville, NY, located on the outskirts of gorgeous Adirondack Park. Campers get the ultimate high adventure and wilderness experience while spending a week in an intimate, outdoorsy setting. Trefoil features GSNYPENN’s only high and low ropes course! With its proximity to Adirondack Park, Trefoil is a great location for any camper looking to explore the outdoors! Most campers spend their week sleeping in a-frame units, or our famous yurt!

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Hoover Adventure Center is in the heart of Central New York, located along the shores of Song Lake in Tully. Hoover is home to the region’s only Day Camp experience, offering the perfect opportunity for any camper looking to get their feet wet and explore what camp has to offer. Hoover’s unique, flat setting, with ample field space allows for a variety of fun summer time activities, such as field games, sports, archery and exploring the many hiking trails on site. Hoover features two rustic cabin units and two platform tent units, for any camper who may choose to challenge themselves with an add-on overnight experience.

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Camp Agaliha at Harris Hill is a day camp in Elmira, NY, located at Harris Hill Park. “Agaliha” means sunshine—so join us alongside your Girl Scout sisters and friends this summer!