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2021 Summer Camps
This March, we'll be releasing camp information. Stay tuned! 

Girl Scout Camp is an outdoor program designed to give girls a positive and fun experience in the great outdoors. Under the guidance of trained and enthusiastic leaders, each camp provides age-appropriate activities allowing girls to experience a variety of Girl Scout programs in an outdoor setting. Activities include archery, arts, games, nature study, outdoor cooking, hiking, overnight camp-outs and lots more! Some camps offer swimming, boating and/or high-adventure activities for teen girls. Summer Camp Leadership Training is also offered for girls currently in the 6th grade and above who wish to learn more about becoming a camp staff member.

Girl Scout Summer Camps

2021 Summer Camps
This March, we'll be releasing camp information. Stay tuned! 

Benefits of Summer Camp

Camp builds problem-solvers! Girls with more frequent outdoor experiences are more likely to seek challenges and are better at solving problems—qualities that will help them embark on a lifetime of leadership, both academically and personally.

Camp exposes girls to new experiences! Of girls surveyed, 72% said that Girl Scouts gave them the chance to build their skills or try new outdoor activities.

Camp builds courage and confidence! Spending time in nature improves a girl’s concentration and creative reasoning. Outdoor experiences also help promote healthy social development and increase her self-esteem.

Parent Info About Summer Camp

At Girl Scout camp, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Fun and adventure know no bounds for Girl Scouts. We do it all! Girl Scout camp offers girls the opportunity to explore the out-of-doors while learning new skills and making friends. The outdoor environment provides a unique opportunity for girls and young women to build their leadership and teamwork skills and have new adventures while exploring the diversity of the natural world. Whether you're living in a tent or cabin, learning a new skill, or spending the day playing outside, it's impossible not to have fun and make friends.

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council offers a wide range of outdoor activities and camps from day programs to week-long overnights. There is an adventure for every girl. Summer is the perfect opportunity to slow down and get outside! Opportunities abound for girls of all ages, as well as for parents who want to help.

Materials to HELP YOU with Girl Scout Summer Camp
Summer Camp FAQ
Camp Hacks: How to Get Ready for Camp
Drama-Free Summer Camp? No Problem!
All New Camp Hacks to Help Your Camper Rock Summer Camp
More Parenting Advice for Raising Awesome Girls!

Special Needs
If your camper has any special need(s) to be accommodated including diabetes, severe asthma, other medical conditions, diet, physical disorder, learning disability, or developmental needs, please call the camp director at least 2 weeks prior to your campers arrival and discuss how the camp can best help her to have a positive camp experience. We want your help to make sure your camper has everything she needs while at camp.

Bring a Friend to Camp Patch Program

Bring a non-Girl Scout friend to summer camp and you will both earn a patch! Once you find your friend, have her register for summer camp and Girl Scouts, and then complete the online patch request here

Bring a Friend to Camp Patch
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Cadette Program Aide

Cadette Program Aide 

The Cadette Program Aide award is for Cadettes Girl Scouts who would you like to help younger Girl Scouts by sharing their skills, passions, and experiences, while building their own leadership skills. 

Girls will participate in the Cadette Program Aide (CPA) course provided by council to build a leadership foundation and develop skills that will help them handle different situations.  The workshop will provide Cadettes the opportunity to learn how to work with younger girls on different activities and in different settings.  

Sixth and seventh grade Cadette Girl Scouts who complete the Cadette Program Aide course can serve as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at service unit and council events!  Eight grade Cadettes, who’ve complete the Cadette Program Aide course can work with younger girls at their local day camp in an outdoor setting.  

Girls can pursue their Cadette Program Aid Award if:

  • They're in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
  • They're registered as a Cadette Girl Scout.
  • They've earned one LIA Award (See Cadette Girl Guide to Girl Scouting for details).
  • They complete the Cadette Program Aide course designed by our council.
  • They work with younger girls over six activity sessions at a service unit or council event or in a day camp setting (day camp setting open to rising 8th graders only!).

Please check the GSVSC Event Calendar for course dates.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT I)

Counselor-In-Training - CIT I

The Counselor-In-Training (CIT I) Award is for Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts (entering 9th -12th grade) who wish to mentor younger girls in a camp setting at any Virginia Skyline Council camp and/or earn their CIT I Award. Additional camp-specific training is required before working with younger girls in a camp setting. 

Girls can pursue their CIT I award and volunteer as a GSVSC youth camp counselor if:

  • They're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent).
  • They're registered as a Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout.
  • They take Counselor-in-Training leadership course designed by council.
  • They work with younger girls over the course of a camp session.
  • They take the camp-specific training required before working with younger girls in a camp setting.

Please check the GSVSC Event Calendar for course dates! Apply to be a Counselor-in-Training (CIT 1). Submit your CIT I application (found here). References are required so be sure to share this CIT adult reference form

Counselor-in-Training (CIT II)

Counselor-In-Training - CIT II

The Counselor-In-Training (CIT II) Award is for Senior or Ambassador Girl Scouts interested in mentoring younger girls in a specific area of camp as they build skills toward becoming camp counselors should consider pursuing this award. CIT II should be able to lead or teach in a specialty area of camp and facilitate activities under the supervision of a qualified adult.

Girls can pursue their CIT II award and volunteer as a GSVSC youth camp counselor if:

  • They're in high school (ninth through twelfth grade, or equivalent).
  • They're registered as a Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout.
  • They’ve earned their CIT I award.
  • They’re willing to work with younger girls over the course of at least one camp session while focusing on increasing her skills in one specific area—such as Archery Level I, riding instruction, lifeguarding, life skills, STEM, outdoor programming, or the arts.

Girls must contact the camp director and apply for the camp session they wish to work as a youth camp counselor prior to registering as a GSVSC youth camp counselor. 

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