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Year of the Outdoors

On the fence about renewing your membership? Girl Scouts will keep you engaged and active, so make sure you renew now! 

Each month throughout winter and spring, we’ll bring exciting, hands-on activities to your girls virtually and in-person—including:

  • a weeklong exploration of women in outdoors careers
  • outdoors-based Girl Scout Week and Earth Week activities
  • a focus on STEM in the outdoors and Citizen Science
  • another Great GSNYPENN Camp In Camp Out in June

Be sure to check back here for more info and how to register for events as we get closer—you won’t want to miss these amazing opportunities to get outdoors!


Summer Camp Open Houses 
Comstock: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Hoover: Saturday, May 15 & Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Trefoil: Sunday, June 27, 2021
In-person, free events

Tour the camp property; meet the Camp Director, camp counselors, and other staff; and have any 2021 summer camp questions answered in-person. Masks and social distancing in effect. Registration is not required but is encouraged. Register now!

Spring Family Retreats
Amahami Family Retreat: May 21-23 | Register now!
Comstock: Out of this World - May 14-16, 2021 | Session Full
Cost: Full weekend - $65 per person, Day only - $25 per person

Join us again for our popular family weekend retreats! Programs run Friday night through Sunday morning. You’ll get a whole unit to yourselves. We’ll provide outdoor cooking equipment, firewood and fun programming. Staff will be onsite to help you with anything you might need and to make sure you’re comfortable, happy and safe. Masks and social distancing in effect.

Spring Work Day  
Hoover: Saturday, June 27, 2021
In-person, free events

Are you ready to get to work? Join us for a day of giving back to camp through a day of service! Each of our four camps will host a work day on the property, so get ready to get to work and get dirty! Masks and social distancing in effect. Register now!

Spring Troop Camp on Demand   
Hoover: May 15, 16, 22 & 23, June 5 & 6, 2021
Cost: $20 per girl

At Troop Camp On Demand, we’ll provide everything you need to experience camp the way it’s meant to be. Troops get a whole pavilion to themselves. We’ll provide 1 hour of activity instruction of your choice. Options vary by camp and may include archery, slingshots, tomahawk throwing, fishing or boating. You’ll also receive an activity kit that includes instructions and all supplies needed to earn a badge or complete a training program in a day at camp. Staff will be nearby onsite to help you with anything you might need and to make sure you’re comfortable, happy and safe. Masks and social distancing in effect. Register now!

Troop Core Camp
Amahami: Friday-Sunday, June 25-27, 2021 | Register now!
Comstock: Friday-Sunday, June 11-13 & 18-20, 2021 | Session Full (June 11-13), Register now (June 18-20)
Trefoil: Friday-Sunday, June 11-13 & August 6-8, 2021 | Session Full (June 11-13) , Session Full (August 6-8)
Cost: $65 per girl, first 2 adults free, $20 per each additional adult

This camping experience is for Girl Scouts and troop leaders to enjoy a fun, community-based camping weekend. Girls and troop leaders will enjoy all the classic camp activities as camp staff facilitate programming, such as archery, waterfront, nature and more! Troops do not need to have First Aid or Simply Successful Camping training to attend. Masks and social distancing in effect. Registration opens April 19

Me & My Pal
Amahami: Friday-Sunday, July 16-18, 2021 | Register now!
In-person, paid events
Cost: Amahami - $90 per person, Comstock - $45 per person

Me & My Pal is a fun, easy way to enjoy our camp properties for a Girl Scout and any special adult in her life, female or male! Participate together in favorite camp activities (like boating, arts and crafts, and archery) and enjoy each other’s company during this special overnight experience!

Each pair will be housed in their own cabin. Meals will be served in the Dining Hall and plated individually by food service staff following current COVID-19 food-serving protocols. Ample space will be provided to practice social distancing while eating and doors/windows will be opened to promote airflow. Participants can also elect to eat outdoors. Masks and social distancing in effect. 

Mom & Me
Hoover: Friday-Saturday, June 11-12 & Saturday-Sunday, June 12-13, 2021
(Session Full) 
Trefoil: Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27, 2021
In-person, paid events
Cost: $45 per person

This camping experience 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) and enjoy each other's company during this special one-night overnight experience! Masks and social distancing in effect. Register now!

DEC Mom & Me
Amahami: Friday-Sunday, May 14-16, 2021
In-person, paid events
Cost: $130 per adult female and 12+ Girl Scout pair

We are very excited to offer a very special Me and My Gal with instructors from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program! Saturday will be a full day of programming that will include instruction on the safe handling of firearms (riflery and shotgun), then spending time on the shooting range. There will be an archery portion too! In the evening you will have to opportunity to have free time. This program is open to any adult female who will accompany the Girl Scout (age 12+ at time of program per GSUSA SAC guidelines). Register now!

Family Camp
Amahami: Friday-Sunday, August 13-15, 2021 |
Session Full
Trefoil: Friday-Sunday, June 18-20, 2021 | Session Full
In-person, paid events
Cost: $20 per person

Enjoy a weekend of family fun at Camp Trefoil! This program runs from 4 p.m. on Friday through 10 a.m. on Sunday. Activities include archery and slingshots, fishing, boating, swimming, arts and crafts, and candle making. Each family will receive an activity schedule upon check-in. Your family will also have down time to relax and enjoy the property. Masks and social distancing in effect. 

Overnight on the Island
Hoover: Saturday-Sunday, July 17-18, 24-25 & 31-August 1 & August 7-8 & 21-22, 2021
In-person, paid events
Cost: $35 per person

Ready to put your camping skills to the test? After learning the basics and safety of paddling, we’ll head over to Hoover's private island for a night of primitive camping. We’ll sleep in tents, cook on a camp stove and will NOT have access to formal bathrooms. Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be provided. This is NOT a camping trip for beginners! All participants should have previous camping experience. (Masks and social distancing in effect.) Register now!

Celebrate Citizen Science in the Outdoors  
Once per week throughout the month of May
Virtual, paid events

Ready to learn more about STEM in the outdoors? Then join us to virtually complete the Citizen Science Journey at all levels, right down to a Take Action project!  

The Great GSNYPENN Camp In Camp Out! 
Friday June 25-Saturday June 26, 2021
Virtual, paid event
Check back here at a later date for full details

Get excited for another Great GSNYPENN Camp In Camp Out with all your favorite camp staff! Camp with us from the comfort of your own backyard or home and join us for exciting hands-on activities. We’ll cook, craft, sing and have the best night ever!  

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