Girls, Parents

Which camp is right for your girl?

Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. With a variety of camps throughout western Ohio, it’s the perfect opportunity for your girl to create her own unique camping experience, make new friends, and have fun!

Whether she’s interested in archery, swimming, water crafts, hiking or adventure trips, she is sure to have a great summer at Girl Scout Camp! Not sure which one is the best fit for her? We can help with that!

If she just wants to get a taste of camp…

Summer camp is an amazing experience! But we get that not everyone can do a 10-day adventure, a 5-day stay, or even a a 3-day mini session. Whether your family’s schedule is tight or your girl is just a bit nervous to spend that much time away from home (we get it!), we’ve got a solution for her: special summer events!

This July, we’re hosting two one-day events: the TAC Sampler at Camp Stonybrook and Adventure Day at Camp Whip Poor Will.

At the TAC Sampler, Daisy, Brownie, and Junior troops will experience some of the most popular programs at camp, like swimming, hunting for fossils in the creek, making crafts, and exploring the backwoods of  camp on a hike! Plus, you’ll end the day with s’mores (obviously!).

At Adventure Day, Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors will explore the many adventures of Camp Whip Poor Will! Go canoeing, visit the challenge course, tackle the climbing wall, take aim at the archery range, hunt for geocaches, take a dip in the pool, and more! Your girl can head there with her troop or as an individual with an adult!

If she wants to go for a few days in a row but she’s not quite ready to stay overnight yet…

On the other hand, what if your girl is ready for a bit more fun at summer camp this year? She’s still not ready to stay overnight, but she wants to head to one of our camps for more than just the one day. Good news! We’ve got a ton of awesome day camps for her to choose from.

Whether she’s interested in staying for 3 days or 5, she’s sure to find the right day camp for her. (After all, there are 32 of them this year!)

If she’s interested in spending the night, but maybe not all of them…

Alight, she’s ready to take the leap and spend the night! But… maybe she’s only ready for, like… one night. That’s totally fine! We’ve got the perfect solution for her: day camp with the optional Thursday overnight.

Each day camp session has an optional overnight on Thursday. Your girl will cook supper, participate in a special all-camp activity, and end with a traditional campfire! Sounds like a blast, right?

If she’d be okay spending the night as long as she knew everyone…

If your girl is totally fine spending the night at camp, but would only do it if she knew everyone, Troop Adventure Camp (TAC) is the camp for her!

She’ll experience a two- or three-night stay at summer camp with her troop leaders and the other girls in her troop. They get to work together to design a custom camp adventure with all the super fun activities she’d like to do with her troop. We provide food, lifeguards, a naturalist, an arts consultant, and other camp staff to make your adventure a reality!

If she’s comfortable meeting new people and spending the night…

And finally, if your girl is all-in for the ultimate camp experience, sign her up for resident camp! She can stay three days and two nights, or spend an entire fun-packed week experiencing everything camp has to offer. She’ll make new friends, learn new skills, and experience new adventures!


Has your girl chosen her adventure? Awesome! We can’t wait to see her at one of our camps this summer. For a full list of sessions, head over to gswo.org/camp!

And don’t worry–you don’t have to be a member to enjoy camp! Girl Scout Camp is open to every girl, everywhere.

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