Overnight Camp

Definition of Girl Scout Camping

Camping is a fun-filled, character-building experience that girls can try out for short periods of time. Outdoor settings provide us with a remarkable opportunity to take girls from many backgrounds and put them together on neutral territory and let them get to know one another. Where else can they so easily mingle, have fun, and learn new skills? The one place where the best in Girl Scouting converges is Girl Scout camp. Fun, challenges, adventures, and friendships in a camp setting are small versions-child sized versions-of real life. The camping program captures the essence of everything Girl Scouting stands for and helps girls ‘to do.’ It is up to us to make certain that this important part of Girl Scouting remains part of the future of the girls in the movement.

-Mary Rose Main
Past National Executive Director