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Join us for Family Camp in July and August! 
Our awesome staff will lead your entire family in classic camp activities* including boating, swimming, archery and fishing at all four properties starting in July! We’ll provide everything you need to experience camp the way it’s meant to be.

Family Camp is not a drop-off program. Staff is on-site to provide instruction, not supervision. Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise their children at all times.

Extend your experience into an overnight for an additional fee and you’ll get a whole unit to yourselves. We’ll provide outdoor cooking equipment and an arts and crafts bin. (Families must bring their own food.) Staff will be onsite to help you with anything you might need and to make sure you’re comfortable, happy and safe. 

  • Day Activities Fee: $20 per person; children 4 and under free
    Activities run Thursdays-Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Children 4 and under may not be able to participate in some activities due to safety guidelines; an age-appropriate alternative will be provided
  • Overnight Fee: $45-$140 per family per night, based on unit and property choice 
    Check-in at 2 p.m., check-out at 10 a.m. the next day
    Register for 1-4 nights, Thursdays-Sundays
    Overnight fee does not include activities, must pay per person day fee to take part
    Hoover is limited to Fern Lodge only, program staff will not be onsite overnight 

*Note: activities may vary based on New York State re-opening guidelines; at least 1 member of your family must be a registered Girl Scout; groups limited to 10 or less immediate family members.* 

We can’t wait to see your whole family and to experience the magic of camp!

Questions? Contact summercamp@gsnypenn.org or call 1.855.213.8555. 

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Family Camp 2020 FAQ

When can we arrive and depart?

Day Activities:
Day access begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Please refer to your registration confirmation for details. While activities begin and end at certain times, your family can arrive and depart at any time throughout the day.

A staff member will greet you upon arrival to discuss and finalize your schedule for the day. We will do our best to accommodate activity requests while also maintaining appropriate social distancing.

Please note: children 4 and under may not be able to participate in some activities due to safety guidelines; an age-appropriate alternative will be provided.

Activities are held rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm.

Family Camp is not a drop-off program. Staff is on-site to provide instruction, not supervision. Parents/caregivers are expected to supervise their children at all times.

Overnight:
Check-in is at 2 p.m. and check-out is at 10 a.m. the following day. If participating in day activities offered from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., family members must register and pay the separate fee. Day activities are not included in the overnight fee.

Early check-in and late check-out are not permitted due to COVID-19 cleaning requirements.

Where do we park?

In order to keep our roads clear for emergencies, all day group vehicles must remain in the main parking lot.

Overnight campers are only allowed one car parked at each cabin area. All other overnight cars must remain in the main parking lot.

What is provided?

We provide firewood, picnic tables, personal fire pit with wooden logs/benches, garbage bags and recycling bins.

In bathrooms, we provide hand soap, paper towels and toilet paper.

For overnight use, we also provide fridge space, twin mattresses, bunk beds or cots.

Please refer to your registration confirmation for suggested day and overnight packing lists.

Is food included? Can we cook? Where do we eat?

Food is not included. Families must bring their own food and supplies.

If your group would like to cook lunch over a fire, you will be assigned a fire pit with firewood provided. All other supplies must be brought in by your group.

If you only plan to bring a picnic lunch, a picnic area will be provided.

Cooking equipment for overnight campers can be requested when you register. Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. Complete details are at the registration site.

There will be no access to lodge kitchens. For overnight guests, refrigeration is provided.

Where do we store our items, change and clean up?

Each day group will be assigned a landing space for storage and changing, a latrine for bathroom use and designated spigot for water access.

Each overnight group will also be assigned a sleeping area and shower house.

Please only use your assigned areas to ensure a safe, sanitary environment for all.

What is prohibited?

Please do not bring pets, valuables, hand-held video games, weapons, illegal drugs or alcohol.

Due to concerns about the spread of invasive species in NYS waterways, personal watercraft are also prohibited.

Is First Aid provided?

We will not provide supplies for basic First Aid or over-the-counter medication needs. Please bring your own supplies (including Band-Aids, OTCs for pain or allergies, etc.)

In the event of an emergency, a certified staff member trained in higher level First Aid and CPR is available.

All participants (adults and children) are asked to bring a completed health form (refer to your registration confirmation). In the event of a medical emergency, a health form allows staff to properly respond and appropriately alert emergency personnel.

Is there a lifeguard?

A certified lifeguard will be on duty during swim time. Participants under 18 must pass a swim test in order to swim in the deep end.

What are the requirements in response to COVID-19?

Each family group is limited to a maximum of 10 attendees (immediate family members only, with at least 1 registered Girl Scout) to maintain compliance with NYS restrictions on group sizes and gatherings.

Family groups must always social distance from other groups, and when social distancing is not possible, masks are required to be worn. Intermingling between family groups is not permitted.

When being instructed by camp staff, family members will be required to wear masks. Once the instruction period has ended and the activity fully begins, masks may be removed if a 6-foot distance is maintained away from the staff member during fishing, boating and sailing activities.

Families are asked to maintain a 10-foot minimum distance away from other families if laying out a beach blanket or utilizing a picnic table.

Families may only use their assigned storage/changing, bathroom, water, cooking, eating and sleeping area to ensure a safe, sanitary environment for all.

All latrines will be cleaned and sanitized thoroughly in between groups.

Camp staff members will undergo a daily health screening before reporting to work. They will also wear masks and maintain regular, proper personal hygiene while working.

All activity equipment such as boats, archery bows, paddles and fishing poles will be cleaned and sanitized in between use.

Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned multiple times a day.

The swim area and camp property will be limited to 50% capacity.

Can we use an existing summer camp deposit, cookie rewards or financial aid?

Yes! GSNYPENN members may use an existing summer camp deposit (if they have not yet received a refund), Cookie Dough/cookie rewards or financial assistance. Please email info@gsnypenn.org or call 1.855.213.8555 for more information.

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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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Summer Camp 2020 FAQ 

Summer Camp cancellation announcement

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.  Watch a very special message from our camp team here

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, 2020.

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 we 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.

 

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.

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

Contact us at summercamp@gsnypenn.org or 1.855.213.8555.