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Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your girl’s next big adventure. The best part is, all girls are welcome – no Girl Scout experience necessary!

We have a camp for every girl! We offer one-day programs and week-long day camps. We also have week-long resident camps at Camps Ledgewood and Timberlane.

Plus, our unique camp themes ensure she’ll find the perfect fit for her. If she’s a baker extraordinaire, Sugar Rush may be her perfect Resident Camp, but if she loves to swim and play, maybe Splish Splash is the perfect One-Day Program for the girl who’s a mermaid in training, and Animal Safari may just be the Week-long Day Camp for the zoologist in training in your life. Whichever of our many camp themes she chooses, fun is sure to follow!

View the Camp Guide
How to register
Once you've reviewed the Camp Guide with your girl, it's time to register for the camp(s) of her choice! Registering is easy!

Step 1. Find her chosen camp on our event calendar by clicking here

Step 2. Click on the name of the camp on the calendar, and more information will pop up in a bubble. Click on the camp name in green. 

Step 3. More details about the camp, including a description will be show. Click on the green "Register Now" button. 

Step 4. The next screen will show you more information, including the capacity for the program. If registration is still open (meaning the deadline has not passed and/or the program is not yet at capacity,) a gray "Register" button will be available. Click on this button. You will be brought to another page with more details about the program, follow the gray "Register" button again.

Step 5. If you've registered for programs, events, or trainings with us before, please Log On to the system using your username and password. If this is your first time, choose "Create a New User Profile." You will then create a profile for yourself, and begin the process of registering your girl!

Step 6. Girls who are not yet members of Girl Scouts will also need to pay the $25 membership fee during the registration process. This is an easy step that is added after you've completed the camp registration process.

What does "no Girl Scout experience necessary" mean?

It means all girls who have completed Kindergarten through 11th grade are welcome - the only requirement is you have to be a girl! 

Whether they are an 11-year veteran of the program, or have never set foot in a troop meeting, girls will feel safe to try new things, be themselves, and make new friends. 

Any girl who is not yet a member of Girl Scouts will just need to pay an additional $25 to her camp fee at the time of registration. 

If you're not sure if our camps are the right fit for your girl, come to one of our free Open Houses to learn more!

Want to see what Girl Scouts is all about?  Join a troop to begin the adventure today!

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Camp Open Houses

Which camp is right for you?

With so many awesome camp themes to choose from, plus three unique camp properties, how do you choose? Come to our free camp open houses, meet our camp directors, and see what camp is like. These are fun events for the whole family! Take a tour, then stay the afternoon for nature activities, crafts, songs and games, a campfire, and s'mores!

Please note: Registration is not required, but encouraged, so we have an accurate number of supplies.

 

Camp Ledgewood - Peninsula, OH

Sunday, April 25, 2-4 p.m.

Register here.

 

Camp Timberlane - Wakeman, OH

Sunday, April 18, 2-4 p.m.

Register here.

 

Camp Sugarbush - Kinsman, OH*

Sunday, May 2, 2-4 p.m. 

Register here.

*Day camp only

Forms, packing lists, and more

We know you have a ton of questions about what sort of permission forms you need, what to bring to camp, how to get to camp, and camp care packages!

You can find answers to all of those questions, and more, here.

Why Girl Scout camp?

Our research shows exposure to the outdoors is extremely beneficial to girls because they need a safe place to try new things and be themselves. Girls benefit from being in an all-girl environment, away from home, where they learn independence, and to never back down from a big adventure. Camping is a great way for girls to build valuable skills while developing a deep appreciation for nature.

What sets our camp program apart is our unique themes – there’s a camp for every girl! A future chef would love Pastry Puffs, a tech guru should try FAB-ulous Creations, Accio Adventure is perfect for Harry Potter enthusiasts. Camp Ninja Warrior is perfect for the thrill-seeker, and Star Travelers is perfect for the girl who is passionate about astronomy! These are just a small sampling of some of our themes, plus, all camp programs include traditional camping activities like camp fires, crafts, swimming, and more.

Is financial assistance available?

We offer limited financial scholarships for families whose personal circumstances may be an obstacle so that their girl can fully engage in Girl Scouts.

Scoutship is offered for membership and summer camp fees. 

The online application for Scoutship can be found here.

Factors that help decide the Scoutship award are household income and household size.

*UPDATE Effective June 1st* Camp & COVID-19 FAQ’s

We cannot wait to gather around the campfire again! Girl Scouts has more than 100 years of experience in providing excellent, safe camps for girls, and we will do everything to make sure your camper has a great experience this year.

Camp this summer will be especially sweet, and we are making changes to keep girls safe. Camps will have reduced capacities and enhanced cleaning measures, and activities will be adapted for social distancing.

**Update Effective June 1st

Because the COVID-19 vaccine is currently unavailable to children under the age of 12 and children ages 12-17 are just beginning to be vaccinated, GSNEO is setting the following guidelines for Summer Camp: 

  • Camp numbers have reduced capacity and are utilizing a pod system
  • Check-in and check-out procedures will be changed to limit the amount of people present during these times to allow for more efficient social distancing
  • Most campers attending summer camp will not be vaccinated. To maintain safety and minimize the potential for an outbreak, we will adhere to physical distancing. If we are unable to maintain a safe distance within their pod group, then masks will be required 
  • When campers are sleeping, eating and living together in their pods, they are not required to wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status

Due to ever evolving COVID-19 regulations, new questions may come up, and we will have answers! Be sure to check our FAQ list for regular updates. 

Check-In

What will check-in look like?

  • Each camper family will be assigned a check-in time. Your check-in time will be assigned and sent via email the week prior to your camper's session.
  • Upon arrival campers will have a temperature and lice check, have their medical forms reviewed, and drop off any medications needed for the week.
  • Temperatures of 100 degrees F or higher will be not accepted at camp. If your camper is unable attend due to a COVID-related symptom, our staff will do our best to make alternative arrangements for her.Health pre-screens will be sent to caregivers to complete and return to GSNEO 24 hours prior to arrival at camp.
Camp Capacities

For the safety of our campers, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio has made changes to the Summer Camp program to maintain social distancing. We have reduced camp capacity and implemented a pod system to  limit the number of interactions with different people. 

What are pods?

  • Each thematic camp session is its own pod (e.g. Camp, Camp, Camp). Pods will socially distance from other the pods attending camp at all times. 
  • Campers and staff in each camp session will be part of one pod. Other sessions at camp that week will be in separate pods.
  • The campers will be in their pods for the entirety of the week and will complete all camp programs and meals together as a unit—no interaction with other pods.

How many people will be at camp at a time?

Each program’s capacities may vary dependent on location and offerings. No matter the program choice, we will operate within the pod structure to maintain physical distance and safety.

Core Camp

  • Reduced overall capacities
  • Maximum Occupancy:
    • Timberlane: 90 
    • Ledgewood: 130

Family Programs

  • Reduced overall capacities
  • Maximum Occupancy:
    • Timberlane: 95
    • Ledgewood: 95

Community Day Camp

  • Reduced overall capacities

*Capacities for Community Day Camp will vary at each location due to spatial accommodations.

Cabins

What COVID precautions will there be where my camper will sleep?

  • Campers will maintain a social distance within their pods.
  • Campers will not be required to wear masks within their pods regardless of vaccination status.
  • Campers will not have to sleep in masks.
  • Mattresses will be 6 feet apart and girls will sleep head to toe.
  • Windows will be open if weather permits and fans will be provided for additional ventilation.
Mealtimes

What will meals look like?

  • Masks will be required when entering and exiting the dining hall.
  • Meals will be served in the dining hall, campers will have an opportunity to spread out and eat outside at picnic tables and various areas around camp as well. 
  • Meals will be family style, with one staff member from each pod serving each camper.
  • Campers will eat with their pod at tables that are socially-distanced from other pods.
  • Masks will not be required while eating and drinking at their table. 
Hygiene

What about handwashing and sanitizing group spaces?

  • Before, during and after participating in activities campers will wash hands and/or use gel hand sanitizer when needed.
  • After participating in activities, camp staff will disinfect high-touch surfaces
  • Before and after meals, campers and staff will wash their hands

How will my girl shower at camp?

  • Campers will shower daily either in cabin or scheduled at pool house.
  •  Shower schedule will be created so that pods do not overlap.
  • Campers are responsible for cleaning their shower areas after bathing.
  • Staff sanitization of high touch areas between pods (i.e. door handles, table tops, benches, program equipment using sanitization wipes and spray).
  •  Twice daily sanitization of areas twice daily (lunch & evening) electrostatic sprayers.
When will my girl wear a mask?

Because the COVID-19 vaccine is currently unavailable to children under the age of 12 and children ages 12-17 are just beginning to be vaccinated, masks are recommended for unvaccinated children under 12 years of age.  

Campers will wear masks whenever they cannot socially-distance from other pods; e.g. flag ceremony, all-camp closing, entering and exiting the dining hall or common spaces etc.  

Why Waitlist?
  • Waitlists help us gauge popularity of programs. Sometimes we are able to add more spots!
  • Lots of kids get in off the waitlist! We usually have a steady trickle of cancellations all spring
  • There's no financial commitment! You won't have to pay anything until your camper gains a spot on the roster
  • If you don't sigh up for the waitlist, you won't get in!