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Camp registration is now open!

Please note: All summer camp information, including sessions and pricing, is located in the Summer Camp Guide above. Registration and reservations for camp are made through the Doubleknot platform. Medical paperwork and forms remain through CampDoc. If you came to camp last summer, all you need to do is a simple update to your existing CampDoc record! Both systems are designed to make registering easy and quick! First time using Doubleknot? View this tutorial. If you still have questions or need help, contact us at 1.855.213.8555 or info@gsnypenn.org

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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.

Camp Trading Posts

Shop for camp keepsakes and pick up other needs like flashlights, water bottles and more during camp sessions!

Trading Post hours vary by camp.

Cash, credit cards and Cookie Dough accepted for payment.

Merchandise available includes (but is not limited to):

• camp t-shirts
• surprise bags
• water bottles
• camp journals
• flashlights
• compasses
• bandannas
• and more!

NEW! Preorder camp t-shirts and Camp Kits right through Doubleknot when you register your girl for camp. More information will be shared here and with those who have registered via email, once final details are in place. 

GSNYPENN Adventure Center T-shirts Are Here!

Be prepared before summer camp starts! You can only get these in our Boutiques. Each property has its own shirt with a special design! Cost: $10-13 each, depending on size (plus tax).


 

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 summercamp@gsnypenn.org or call our customer care at 1.855.213.8555.

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

No! Our resident camps are open to all girls and we encourage them to bring a friend, Girl Scout or not! Non-member registration starts February 15.

If your girl would like to become a registered Girl Scout before camp, simply register here

Non-members have a $25 fee added during the camp registration process. Non-members may choose whether they’d like to use this amount toward becoming a registered Girl Scout or not. If you decide to join, the $25 fee will be used for your 2019 Girl Scout membership! 

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, please contact executiveoffice@gsnypenn.org

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

Absolutely, as long as they’re both in the same Girl Scout level in the fall! When you register your girl you’ll be asked for a bunkmate request. Please make sure the bunkmate lists your girl, too! Please note: campers may not request more than one buddy. Camp is a time to enjoy old friends, but also a time to make new ones!

*Please note Comstock’s Village Unit age groups:

Village Units for Classic Camp:
Susan B. Anthony: B/J
Harriet Tubman: J
Laura Ingalls Wilder: J/C
Christa McAuliffe: C/S/A 

Village Units for Mini-Session:
Susan B. Anthony: D/B
Harriet Tubman: B/J
Laura Ingalls Wilder: J
Christa McAuliffe: C/S/A

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

At Resident Camp, campers are bunked by age group by default. At Day Camp, campers are grouped by age group by default. If you want to know if two girls who are in different levels can attend the same session and bunk together, please contact the property’s Camp Director to ask for an exception:

Amahami Camp Director Katie Falank can be reached at KFalank@gsnypenn.org or 607.724.6572 x2412.

Comstock Camp Director Mandi Miller can be reached at MMiller@gsnypenn.org or 315.698.9400 x2048.

Hoover Camp Director Becca Scheetz can be reached at BScheetz@gsnypenn.org or 607.724.6572 x2125.

Trefoil Camp Director Beth Jennings can be reached at BJennings@gsnypenn.org or 315.782.1890 x2216.    

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 genuine desire to work with children. Staff members have a variety of talents to help your girl learn and grow at camp, ranging from the performing arts to outdoor living skills! Many of our staff return 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 for all staff members.

Who are staff members?

Staff members working directly with campers at Day Camp are at least 16 years old. Staff members working directly with campers at Resident Camp are at least 18 years old.

What training does 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. There will be at least two staff members present with the girls at all times. 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, GSUSA 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 five years. 

Where will my girl 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 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 girl to attend an Open House so that you are familiar with all of the sleeping units on the camp properties.

What will my girl eat?

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!

Day Campers must bring a lunch and water bottle each day. Snacks and fresh water will be provided. 

Can special diets be accommodated?

We 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 girl needs at camp, but if not, we’ll work to find a solution! 

What if my girl needs medical attention?

All Resident and Day Camps are staffed with a Health Supervisor whose certification and training level is in compliance with NYS Department of Health requirements. The Health Supervisor is on site 24/7 throughout each camp and oversees the routine health care and administration of medications for all campers and staff. The Health Supervisor is trained to identify health issues that require more advanced medical attention. Parents will be notified in the event of such an emergency. Day Campers please note: over the counter medications will not be offered at Day Camp. Please do not bring them. If needed, campers must be able to self-administer any prescription medications according to a signed doctor’s note.  

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 unable to do so, please contact us at 1.855.213.8555 to mail forms to you. You will then need to complete the forms and send them back to the Cicero Service Center at least two 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. Families are welcome to see and tour the camp as well as meet the Camp Director and staff. Visit Doubleknot to register for these opportunities. Parents may not visit their camper while camp is in session. 

How can I contact my girl during camp?

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

Do campers get to choose their activities?

Yes!

At Comstock, each camper who enrolls in “Classic Camp” gets the opportunity to participate in her choice of four core program areas every day for an hour block each. These activities include arts and crafts, sports and recreation, dance, theater, ukulele, archery, swimming, boating, nature and STEM, hiking, fishing and outdoor living skills. In addition to Classic Camp activities, limited space is available for the various age levels in specialty add-on programming both on- and off-camp for an additional cost, including horseback riding, sailing and more! We also have off-camp overnight trips for campers in grades 6+ to choose from! Check out our camp guide for more detailed information.

At Hoover, there are four main program areas: waterfront (including swimming and boating), shooting sports, arts and crafts and outdoor education. Campers have the opportunity to choose activities within each program area.

At Trefoil, girls participate in activities with their unit each morning. In the afternoon, each girl is given a choice of which activities. Activities include, but are not limited to, swimming, boating, archery, field games, mountain biking, etc. Limited space is available for the various age levels to participate in off-site day trips at an additional cost. Check out our camp guide for more detailed information.

At Amahami, your camper will sign up for a theme, which are listed in the camp guide by Girl Scout level. Theme activities take place in the morning during the camp session, and afternoons consist of Camper Choice. Girls choose two activities each day. Limited space is available for various age levels in specialty add-on programming off-camp for an additional cost. We also offer off-camp trips for CSA campers ready to head out on an adventure. Check out our camp guide for more detailed information.

Additionally, each week of camp at all of our camps has some sort of theme—so make sure to check because campers are encouraged to bring props and/or costumes from home! 

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

Hoover

434 Page Pond Rd
Deposit, NY 13754

1419 Taughannock Blvd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

168 Rose Road
Harrisville, NY 13648

2065 Song Lake Crossing
Tully, NY 13159

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

Can I send my girl 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  girl does! To keep animal visits to a minimum, please don’t send food of any kind. 

If your girl has dietary restrictions, please contact the Camp Director before camp starts to discuss 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 camper packages will be held in the camp office (and will probably be eaten by the Camp Director).

What is Mom & Me?

Mom  & Me programs are a fun, easy way to enjoy our camp properties. Mom & Me is for Girl Scouts and any special adult female! Participate together in some of your favorite camp activities like swimming, boating, arts and crafts and archery. Enjoy each other’s company during this special one-night overnight experience! Please note: all Mom & Me programs consist of similar programming and schedules. Mom & Me programs cost $45 per person and are offered at all four of our camp properties throughout June, July and August.

Remember: Mom & Me programs are open to Daisies, too!

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 more!

What is the Summer Camp Cancellation Policy?

Payments for all council programs and events are non-refundable unless council cancels the event or the registering person/group cancels PRIOR to the registration deadline. Cancellations made after the registration deadline will not receive a refund. Please note the $25 deposit paid when registering is non-refundable.

Last day of standard registration and final payments for all camps are due on Monday, June 17. After this date, your registration is subject to cancellation or late fees if payment is not received in full.

Cancellation notifications will only be accepted in writing (to Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, ATTN: Summer Camp, 8170 Thompson Rd., Cicero, NY 13039 or via email to summercamp@gsnypenn.org). Refunds for cancellations are made only if the notification is received prior the registration deadline. A cancellation may qualify for a refund (minus the deposit fee) if the cancellation is due to a qualified medical reason. A written refund request along with a doctor’s excuse must be received within two weeks of the cancellation.

Participants who want to transfer to another Summer Camp program will be assessed a $10 transfer fee (unless the program is cancelled by the council, in which case this fee will be waived). The transfer must be requested PRIOR to the registration deadline for each program. If a participant uses council Cookie Dough as payment towards a Summer Camp program and qualifies for a refund, the Cookie Dough amount is refunded only as Cookie Dough. The refunded Cookie Dough will be issued with the same expiration date as the Cookie Dough that was used as payment.

Please Note: a minimum number of campers is required to run all programming. If the minimum is not met, camps may be subject to cancellation. 


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.