Have you figured out summer camp for your kiddos yet this year? I’m sure you’re all waaaay more organized than I am and have it all planned out already. But if not, and you’re like me and still looking at your options, I encourage you to check out all that Girl Scout camp has to offer!!
I have really fond memories of going to girl scouts camp when I was a little girl. I went to a camp called Camp Inawendiwin – it was a sleep away camp that we went with our troop to but it was a great experience and I had a blast. So it’s especially wonderful that now both of my girls are Brownies and are both attending Girl Scout camps, too!
There’s no better way to spend your summer than at Girl Scout camp. Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) offers three day camps and three overnight camps that span our nine-county region, and with extended care and financial aid so camp is available to every girl! Campers have the opportunity to grow as resourceful decision makers, get in touch with nature, and develop friendships for a lifetime at a multitude of day and overnight themed summer camps. Girl Scout camp offers unique leadership-building experiences for girls of all ages. While your daughter spends time at camp, you can feel good knowing that she’s not only having fun and making new friends, but is also developing real-world skills that will encourage her to pursue her dreams and challenge herself in the future. And, did you know that you don’t need to be a Girl Scout to sign up for an incredible camp experience with the premier leadership organization for girls in our region?
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania offers summer camps open to all girls in eastern Pennsylvania at seven different campsites across the region including four Overnight Camps: Camp Shelly Ridge (Miquon, PA); Camp Laughing Waters (Gilbertsville, PA); Camp Mosey Wood (White Haven, PA); and Camp Wood Haven (Pine Grove, PA) and three Day Camps: Camp Mountain House (Allentown, PA); Camp Shelly Ridge (Miquon, PA); and Valley Forge Day Camp (Valley Forge, PA). Each camp offers a unique setting, amenities, and camp experience. All Girl Scout camps combine traditional camp activities like campfires, sports and hiking with new opportunities to explore and grow including horseback riding, stand up paddleboards, archery, pottery, music, theatre and much more. Check out the complete list of camps here.
GSEP provides an affordable camping experience for all families so that no girl is denied access to the benefits of camp. Financial assistance is made available to parents looking to sign their daughter up for camp this summer. When registering your daughter, be sure to read the financial aid application to see you if you are eligible. In addition to financial aid, Camp Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of individual donors. Each year, Girl Scouts is honored to select distinguished girls for camperships, granting them the chance to experience the benefits of Girl Scout camp. For parents facing the challenge of day camp schedules during the summer months, bus transportation and extended days are also offered to many of GSEP’s campsites.
GSEP day camps are a great alternative to traditional day care for the summer months. You can sign your child up for summer camp for one week or every week of the summer at an affordable cost and know that she’ll learn valuable lessons and make new friends.
If you’re looking for a fun, affordable camp experience for your daughter, look no further than the array of themed day and overnight summer camps for girls ages 5-17 at Girl Scout camp. My two girls are so looking forward to their Girl Scout camp experience again! If you haven’t checked out Girl Scout camps yet now you can give it a try at one of their upcoming free Open Houses:
Resident Camps Open House
Saturday, June 17, 1-4PM
Sunday, June 18, 1-4PM
Shelly Ridge Resident Camp
Sunday, May 14, 1-4PM
Sunday, May 7, 1-4PM
Sunday, June 4, 1-4PM
Day Camps Open House
Saturday, May 20, 12:30-2:30PM
Sunday, May 21, 3-5PM
Shelly Ridge Day Camp
Sunday, May 14, 1-4PM
Meet camp staff, find out what a ‘day in the life’ of a camper is like, and get all your camp questions answered! Registration is not required.
For more information on Girl Scout summer camps or to register today, visit www.GSEP.org.
Disclosure: I was provided a week of camp for my daughter to experience for the purposes of reviewing and promoting Girl Scout camp. My girls LOVE Girl Scout camps and have been going to summer camps with the Girl Scout for three years now! Last year they camped at both Valley Forge and Shelly Ridge camps. As always, all opinions expressed about Girl Scout camp being a fun and affordable way to give girls a confidence-building, life-changing, summer experience are our own.