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Summer Resident Camp

Whether you’re a first-time camper or a veteran seeking new adventures, you’ll find fun, friendship and memories to last a lifetime at Girl Scout summer camp! Check out the 2018 sessions below to see what great adventures await your Girl Scout at Camp Conowingo!

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Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s summer resident camp at Camp Conowingo, gives girls the chance to experience the outdoors in a safe and caring community, explore the world around them and to thrive in an environment where each girl will build courage, confidence and character! At Camp Conowingo, girls learn everything from archery and horseback riding to science and leadership in an all girl environment that encourages fun and friendship.

Session 1 June 18-22
Session 2 June 24-29
Session 3 July 1-3
Session 4 July 8-13
Session 5 July 15-20
Session 6 July 22-27
Session 7 July 29-August 3
Session 8 August 5-10


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Brownies (grades 2-3)

Girl Scout Brownies will rotate through core activities each day, in addition to the specific unit theme activities for the week. Core activities, generally make up three of the five program sessions each day and include; swimming, arts and crafts, ropes course, rockwall climbing and nature exploration. In remaining sessions, girls work toward unit goals and themed activities. At the end of each week, a sheet will be sent home with your camper explaining activities they completed that may relate to badge or Journey work.

Camp and More!

Session 1 | $355 if you register by March 15; $375 after March 15

School is OUT! Conowingo is calling all girls who are ready to give resident camp a try! This session gives first-timers a chance to sample camp activities like swimming, crafts, songs, making s’mores around the campfire, playing fun games and having lots of fun with the new friends you’ll make at camp! 

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Brownie Bounce

Session 2 | $360 if you register by March 15; $385 after March 15

Get ready to sing and dance and play all week. You and your new friends will spend your week learning dance moves, hula hooping, singing karaoke and camp songs, and coming up with a group show to perform at the annual Conowingo Creativity Show! One night there will be a very special Brownie-only dance party. And it obviously wouldn’t be a good party without ice cream and tons of toppings to make your own sundaes! Of course, you will have to rest those dancing feet with breaks at the pool, arts and crafts and nature. 

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Gadgets, Gizmos and Goo! (Mini Week)

Session 3 | $245 if you register by March 15; $263 after March 15 

Explore the fun of science as you make ice cream, glow water, ooey gooey slime and fizzy explosions! Discover how to grow crystals or capture the energy in the air and make a hovercraft hover! Turn your days inside out with crazy fun while you enjoy Camp Conowingo with new friends. Remember to take a break from experimenting to enjoy some of your favorite camp activities such as swimming, hiking, crafts and more! 

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Teddy & Me (Mini Week)

Session 3 | $225 if you register by March 15; $241 after March 15 

Head to camp and bring your favorite teddy or stuffed animal along for an adventure! After spending time at the pool, making crafts, singing songs and exploring nature you will find out where all the teddy bears go for their picnic at Camp Conowingo. Make a new teddy bear friend to take home and enjoy treats at the teddy bear picnic.

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Mer-tastic

Session 4 | $375 if you register by March 15; $401 after March 15

Explore the waters of Camp Conowingo and search for magical creatures on a creek hike, enjoy a floating lunch and slide your way down the giant Slip n’ Slide. To top it all off, you will celebrate your water-filled week at the All Camp Luau, with water games and a chance to sink the pirates’ canoe in the pool! If you’re feeling waterlogged, dry off by climbing the rockwall, tie-dying or going on a nature hike.

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Bear Necessities

Session 5 | $390 if you register by March 15; $417 after March 15

Are you ready to learn the bear necessities like Mowgli? Then come to camp to learn just what the bear necessities for a Girl Scout are while you explore all that Camp Conowingo has to offer. Search for creatures on a creek hike, enjoy a floating lunch and slide your way down the giant Slip n’ Slide. Learn basic archery skills and get your team in the canoes for some paddle time. If you need a break from the bear necessities try climbing the rockwall, tie-dying or going on a scavenger hunt.

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SuperSHEroes

Session 6 | $390 if you register by March 15; $417 after March 15

Come to camp this week and let your inner SHEreo fly! You will spend your week at camp traversing the low ropes course, climbing to new heights on the rockwall and figuring out how to hit the target at archery. When you’re not helping your fellow superSHEroes, spend time tie-dying at arts and crafts, floating down the creek or even eating s’mores around the campfire.

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Heart of Conowingo!

Session 7 | $390 if you register by March 15; $417 after March 15

Head out to camp this week and use your imagination to discover an amazing journey across water and land as you learn what it means to be your best self! This week you and your new tribe will learn the basics of archery, set sail in the canoes around the Conowingo Lagoon, and plan a tribe dinner with your Chief. When not on your journey take time by the pool, relax at arts and crafts and maybe go on a nature hike.

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Water Fun

Session 8 | $375 if you register by March 15; $401 after March 15

Come meet new friends this week and together solve a whodunit type mystery! Who took the last dessert? Who took the last of the friendship string? Use science, technology and your intuition to analyze clues, examine fingerprints, question witnesses and decode a secret message that might lead you to solve the mystery. Take a break from crime solving when you go on hikes, make some crafts and relax by the pool. 

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Water Fun

Session 8 | $375 if you register by March 15; $401 after March 15

Come meet new friends above and under the sea this week. You and your new two-legged friends will become mermaids and swim into all kinds of adventures. You will make your own bubble wands, spend extra time in the pool, find new underwater friends on a creek hike, go on a scavenger hunt for sunken pirate treasures, and sing all day long. Catch your breath on land when you go on hikes, make some sea treasure crafts, and relax by the pool.

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Juniors (grades 4-5)

Girl Scout Juniors will rotate through core activities each day, in addition to the specific unit theme activities for the week. Core activities generally make up four of the six program sessions each day, and may include swimming, arts and crafts, ropes course, rockwall climbing and nature exploration. In remaining sessions, girls work toward unit goals and themed activities. At the end of each week, a sheet will be sent home with your camper explaining activities they completed that may relate to badge or Journey work.

Finally Camp!

Session 1 | $360 if you register by March 15; $385 after March 15

Come and do it all! Designed for both first-timers and returning campers, this session lets you have fun at camp for a short week! Sing songs, cook over a campfire, go swimming, hiking and more. You will get the chance to make new friends, do cool arts & crafts projects, play fun games, and try everything that is Camp Conowingo. Don’t forget to try the s’mores!

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Summer Sports 

Session 1 & 7 | $417 if you register by March 15; $446 after March 15

During this “extreme” week you and your team will test your skills on the ropes course, improve your rock climbing technique, learn the basics of canoeing, and aim for the bull’s eye in archery. Your group will also choose from a variety of other fun activities such as non-stop cricket, pool volleyball, hula hooping, basketball and soccer. All of this on top of your favorite camp activities like swimming, creek hikes and more! 

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Junior Jams

Session 2 & 7 | $430 if you register by March 15; $460 after March 15

This session is jam-packed with a bit of everything for the first-time camper! Get creative with arts and crafts, spend a session canoeing, learn about nature, get on a horse and go on a corral ride, challenge yourself to get up the rockwall, and meet new friends while roasting s’mores around the camp fire. This is a great introduction for new campers. (Horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

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Outdoor Artisan

Session 2 & 8 | $375 if you register by March 15 $401 after March 15

Express your creativity this week at camp! Use nature as your inspiration to create art. Take time to be outdoors and enjoy its peacefulness. Learn how to use art to express your feelings. Work on two-dimensional pieces as well as your own personal sketchbook. As a group, create a sculpture out of recyclable materials or a portable mural for display. 

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Hogwoods: Camp of Magic

Session 2 & 6 | $405 if you register by March 15; $433 after March 15

Join your sister magicians at Camp Conowingo for a week filled with adventure and magic. Find yourself sorted into your “house” (buddies will be kept in the same “house”) before participating in a number of amazing activities. Try your hand at divination, see if you can read your cookie crumbs, study magical creatures, and participate in wizard duels. Take a break to watch a Harry Potter movie with some popcorn and participate in your favorite camp activities like swimming, campfires and more!

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Pony Tails

Session 2 & 8 | $415 if you register by March 15; $445 after March 15

If you have never been horseback riding before, or if it’s been a long time, this camp is the perfect introduction. Enjoy riding as you learn the basics of mounting, dismounting, walking, and steering. Work towards your Horse Fan badge while you groom, tack and take care of the horses. Take breaks from the corral with a daily dip in the pool and enjoy other camp activities such as arts and crafts, hiking, sports and a trip up the rockwall. (Horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

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Camp Sampler (Mini Week)

Session 3 | $234 if you register by March 15; $251 after March 15

Head out to camp and spend your session trying out everything Camp Conowingo has to offer! Meet up with new friends and spend your time going on creek hikes, conquering the ropes course, seeing the view from the top of the rockwall, and cooking a meal over the campfire. Don’t forget to save some time for a visit to the stables for a corral ride, arts and crafts, and of course swimming too!! (Horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

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Art-Rageous (Mini Week)

Session 3 | $230 if you register by March 15; $246 after March 15

Come to camp for an outrageous time as you paint, draw, stamp and mold projects, make collages, create lanyards and friendship bracelets, and lots more! Discover the artist within as you work with mediums, such as hemp, string, fabric and rubber bands all while you use the beautiful surroundings as your inspiration and make new friends along the way. Campers also get to enjoy pool time, sports, nature, and more. 

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Wet Wild & Cool

Session 4 |$390 if you register by March 15 ; $417 after March 15

Spend extra time in the pool, play water games, choose between a polar bear or sunset swim, and paddle around the Conowingo Lagoon during a canoe session. Then, have some fun in the sun with water balloon volleyball, a splash contest, water aerobics, and many other water related games! When you are not at the pool, have fun participating in a variety of other camp activities, such as arts and crafts, ropes course and creek hikes.

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Kayak Attack

Session 4 | $460 if you register by March 15; $492 after March 15

Do you love water sports and great scenery? If so, this is the perfect session for you! You will start your adventure by learning all the basics of kayaking on flat water, performing rescue and safety techniques, and practicing paddle strokes. Then, you will go off camp to enjoy the panoramic views as you paddle and explore local waterways. When your arms need a rest, you can relax and participate in other camp activities such as arts and crafts and swimming. 

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Artful Antics

Session 4 | $375 if you register by March 15; $401 after March 15 

Use the aquatic side of camp as your inspiration to create art. Take time to paint while canoeing or maybe express your art through underwater photography. As a group, create a sculpture out of materials you find at camp or even a mural for display. When you need a break from creating a beautiful mess spend some time with your fellow artists in the pool, in the creek or around the campfire enjoying a s’more or two.

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Saddles, Paddles and Arrows

Session 5 | $445 if you register by March 15; $476 after March 15

You will spend your time enjoying horses, archery and canoeing this week. Learn the fundamentals of canoeing and take two trips to the horse stables for corral rides. Top it off with a bull’s-eye in archery class. Swimming, making crafts and going on nature hikes are all a part of this adventure-filled week. (Horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

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Zombie Survival

Session 5 | $417 if you register by March 15; $446 after March 15

Do you have what it takes to endure a zombie invasion? Learn the survival skills needed to stay alive after the rise of the undead. Learn about edible plants, navigation by the stars, first aid in case of emergencies and other helpful information to keep you from becoming a zombie snack. Whether you have zombies on your lawn or are surrounded by the walking dead, this program can help you make it out alive. 

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Spa-tastic!

Session 5 | $425 if you register by March 15; $455 after March 15

Come out to Camp Conowingo to chill and destress while learning tips and techniques for taking care of yourself. Girls will be able to pamper themselves this week by turning their unit into a camp spa. Relax with soothing music, learn about healthy eating, make natural beauty products, and enjoy activities like floating in the pool, writing in your journal and unwinding with yoga. Girls will also be able to spend time enjoying regular camp activities like crafts, nature hikes and campfires.

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Tribute Training

Session 6 | $417 if you register by March 15; $446 after March 15

At the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen learned many important survival skills in the Hunger Games, now it’s your turn! Join us at Camp Conowingo’s Training Center to enhance your tribute skills. You and your fellow tributes will learn fire building, how to find food in the wilderness, practice basic first aid, decorate with camouflage and try your hand at archery too! Optional: Come dressed as a tribute or as your favorite character. May the odds be ever in your favor!

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Mad Scientist 

Session 7 | $430 if you register by March 15; $460 after March 15

Come to Camp Conowingo this week and design and build structures using things you find around camp, then spend some time exploring ice that doesn’t melt and eggs that don’t break. Become a mad scientist at camp performing spectacular hands-on experiments, and continue the fun when not in the lab while swimming in the pool, learning archery and enjoying arts and crafts. 

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Triple Threat!

Session 8 | $430 if you register by March 15; $460 after March 15

Go flying through the air on the high ropes course. Hit the target on the archery range. You’ll even get to challenge yourself on a visit to the stables and go on a horseback ride in the corral. Make new friends as you sit ‘round the campfire, do arts and crafts, swim and enjoy nature activities. (Horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.)

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Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Girl Scout Cadettes will rotate through core activities each day, in addition to the specific unit theme activities for the week. Core activities generally make up five of the seven program sessions each day, and may include swimming, arts and crafts, ropes course, rockwall climbing and nature exploration. In remaining sessions, girls work toward unit goals and themed activities. At the end of each week, a sheet will be sent home with your camper explaining activities they completed that may relate to badge or Journey work.

Conowingo Chillin'

Session 1 | $364 if you register by March 15; $388 after March 15

Relax while learning tips and techniques for taking care of yourself. Girls will pamper themselves by turning their unit into a camp spa. Listen to soothing music, learn about healthy eating, make natural beauty products, do yoga and more. Girls will also spend time enjoying camp activities like crafts, hikes and campfires. 

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Bull’s Eye!

Session 1 & 8 | $364 if you register by March 15; $388 after March 15

Take aim with your new friends during this week long archery session. You will start target practice, advancing to fun games like paint archery & distance competitions created by you! You can even take time to relax and enjoy some other fun camp activities.

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Conowingo CSI

Session 2 | $375 if you register by March 15; $401 after March 15

Grab your crime tape and magnifying glass, and use your detective skills to perform a camp scene investigation. Use science, technology and your intuition to analyze clues, examine fingerprints, question witnesses and decode a secret message that might lead you to the thief. When you need a break, visit the pool for a swim, climb the rockwall or try a new tie-dye pattern in arts and crafts.

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Goblet of Camp Fire

Session 2 | $406 if you register by March 15; $434 after March 15

Try your hand at potions & charms, experience Quidditch camp style, make wands and participate in wizard duels. Take a break to watch a Harry Potter movie with some popcorn and participate in your favorite camp activities like swimming, campfires and more!

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Guppy Gulch

Session 2 & 6 | $551 if you register by March 15; $590 after March 15 

Enjoy spending your days at the gulch trying extreme water activities like riding the kayak luge, snorkeling with aquatic life, zip lining into the beautiful quarry water, climbing the floating wall and tons more. Then, spend your night at the gulch relaxing with your group and preparing for the next day’s adventures. When your trip is over, come back to Conowingo and enjoy all of your favorite camp activities too!

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Theater in the Woods

Session 2 | $525 if you register by March 15; $562 after March 15

Dress up for an evening at the Dutch Apple Theater and watch a performance of The WIzard of Oz. Back at camp, perform your own mini-play at the Creativity Show! Take a break from play practice to enjoy the great outdoors and other camp activities.

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Aqua Adventures (Mini Week)

Session 3 | $250 if you register by March 15; $268 after March 15

Make waves during this week of water activities. Try canoeing, creek hikes, Slip ‘n’ Slide and sprinkler games. Take a leisurely floating lunch and enjoy a sunset swim in the pool.

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Back Country Adventure (Mini Week)

Session 3| $268 if you register by March 15; $275 after March 15

Spend one night in our hammocks before heading into the woods for an overnight backpacking adventure into the unchartered Conowingo acres. Are you tough enough for this adventure? (No Hiking packs needed for this program)

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iKayak

Session 4 | $460 if you register by March 15; $492 after March 15

You will start your adventure by learning all the basics of kayaking on flat water, performing rescue and safety techniques, and practicing paddle strokes. Then you will go off camp to enjoy the panoramic views as you paddle and explore local waterways. If your arms need a rest, you can relax and participate in other camp activities such as arts and crafts and swimming. 

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H2O Explosion

Session 4 | $385 if you register by March 15; $412 after March 15

This week is all about the amphibious life, and girls will do just about everything but sleep in the water. Pack up a picnic and have a floating lunch on the Conowingo Creek, canoe on the lagoon and enjoy the giant Slip’n’Slide. Girls will team up for the best water balloon contest of the summer. Go on a creek hike, swim twice a day and even choose to get up early for a polar bear swim or take an evening sunset float!

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Rocks, Ropes & Rappelling

Session 4 | $535 if you register by March 15; $573 after March 15 

Spend adventure-filled days at Rocks State Park learning knot tying, belaying techniques, climbing movements and having a total blast! At the end of the day, cool off in the pool and relax around the campfire with your new friends.

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Zombie Invasion

Session 5 | $417 if you register by March 15; $446 after March 15

Imagine this: your small band of campers is all that’s left of civilization. Learn how to hide in the woods, identify edible plants, clean water with the sun, build shelter and more. Be careful, zombies are lurking!

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Trail Blazers

Session 5 | $450 if you register by March 15; $482 after March 15 

Improve your abilities to mount, dismount, lead, walk, trot and turn the horse on command while you enjoy this program. You will spend all morning at the barn learning having ground lessons ring lessons (weather permitting). When you are not on horseback you will have time for swimming, arts, nature and sports! Depending on the skills of the riders and the weather, you will even get to go on a trail ride. Riders must have previous riding experience.

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Cast Iron Chef Season Eight!

Session 5 & 7 | $401 if you register by March 15; $429 after March 15

Try new cuisines, cook meals and learn new techniques to become Conowingo’s Season Seven Cast Iron Chef! You will face challenges and mystery ingredients that you must use in your judged dish. At the end of the week, you'll host a culinary tasting tour in hopes of winning the Cast Iron Chef title. And when not in competition, cool off in the pool and enjoy other camp activities.

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Camp Katniss

Session 6 |$417 if you register by March 15; $446 after March 15

Come to Conowingo and get in touch with your inner Katniss. Spend your week perfecting your aim in archery and enhancing your survival skills. Pay close attention as you learn valuable tips in fire building, first aid, plant identification, shelter construction and camouflaging. Keep the odds in your favor as you conquer obstacles you never imagined you could! Optional: Come dressed as a tribute or as your favorite character.

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Super Hero Academy

Session 6 | $425 if you register by March 15; $455 after March 15

Get ready for an adventure of heroic proportions! You will become the superhero or super villain of your dreams and dress the part too! You will design logos, masks and more to create the perfect secret identity. Throughout the week, you will use your super powers to discover your own personal “super self,” as you save innocent civilians in daring high ropes rescues or perform epic kitchen raid heists! 

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Best-o-Wingo

Session 7 | $444 if you register by March 15; $475 after March 15

Can't decide? Then maybe take a corral ride, learn archery and canoe basics. Challenge yourself 40 feet in the air on the flying squirrel and climb the rock wall. And, don’t forget the swimming! If you’re the active outdoor type, this is the one for you! 

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The Pennsylvania Expedition

Session 7 | $555 if you register by March 15; $594 after March 15 

Spend your nights at camp, and your days exploring Pennsylvania Dutch Country. You’ll tour a farm, learn about Amish culture, take a buggy ride, see how pretzels are made, visit the Strasburg Creamery, ride roller coasters at Hershey Park and more!

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Choose Your Own

Session 8 | $430 if you register by March 15; $460 after March 15

Spend this week deciding with your group what you would like to do. Choose from all the activities Conowingo has to offer. You could be rock climbing in the morning, canoeing in the afternoon and horseback riding into the early evening. Or, you could be on the ropes course for a while, take a break in the pool and then do arts and crafts. It is up to you to create your own adventure this week!

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Project Funway

Session 8 | $425 if you register by March 15; $455 after March 15

Learn to make your own jewelry. You will also make your own candles, learn scrapbooking tips and make your own lip-gloss. At the end of the week display all your pieces at the Camp Conowingo gallery for all to see. When you need a break, no worries, you can head over to the pool, ropes course or just enjoy nature! 

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Seniors & Ambassadors (grades 9-12)

Every camper’s day is split into sessions, and girls rotate through activity sessions as a group. In addition to their program theme activity, all girls will have the opportunity to experience core camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts, campfires, nature exploration and more. Each camper will be sent home with information about badge and Journey related activities they completed during the week.

You Can’t do THAT at Camp!

Sessions 1 | $355 if you register by March 15; $380 after March 15

Enjoy summer the right way with a week full of movies, songs, late nights, yoga, and even pizza delivery! Of course, you’ll also want to participate in some of the activities you CAN do at camp—like crafts, swimming, canoeing, ropes and archery. You plan your week because you CAN do that at camp.

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Amusement Park Overload

Session 1 | $560 if you register by March 15; $599 after March 15 

Spend Monday relaxing at camp before you set off on your adventure. You’ll go to Six Flags, then come back to camp before heading out to Hersheypark on Wednesday where you will spend the night before spending all day in the park. Don’t forget to come back to camp and enjoy our camp activities on Thursday night!

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Guppy Gulch

Sessions 2 & 6 | $551 if you register by March 15; $590 after March 15

Enjoy spending your days at the gulch trying extreme water activities like riding the kayak luge, snorkeling with aquatic life, zip lining into the beautiful quarry water, climbing the floating wall and tons more. Then, spend your night at the gulch relaxing with your group and preparing for the next day’s adventures.

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Theater in the Woods

Session 2 | $525 if you register by March 15; $562 after March 15

Dress up for an evening at the Dutch Apple Theater and watch a live performance of The Wizard of OZ. Back at camp, perform your own mini-play at the Creativity Show! Take a break from play practice to enjoy the great outdoors and other camp activities.

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Risky Business

Session 3 | $275 if you register by March 15; $295 after March 1 5

Start your day at Camp Conowingo with team building activities on our low ropes course. Have fun climbing the rockwall, learning how to belay and tying figure eight and bowline knots to conqure the high ropes course and zip line. If you’re still craving some adventure, go on a search for Camp Conowingo’s geocaching sites, or maybe canoe on the lagoon. 

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CSI: Conowingo (Mini Week)

Session 3 | $275 if you register by March 15; $295 after March 15

In this STEM filled week grab your crime tape and microscope, and use your detective skills to perform a camp scene investigation. Using science, technology and your intuition to analyze clues, examine fingerprints, question witnesses and decode a secret message. You’ll have to figure out the pattern that will lead you to the suspect. 

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Gone Glamping

Session 4 | $401 if you register by March 15; $429 after March 15

It’s time to relax! You will be able to pamper yourselves this week by turning your unit into a camp spa. Relax with soothing music, learn about healthy eating, make natural beauty products, and enjoy activities like floating in the pool, writing in your journal and unwinding with yoga. You will also be able to spend time enjoying regular camp activities like nature hikes and campfires. 

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G.A.R.C  Shenandoah National Park
(Great Adventures Resident Camp)

Session 4 | $465 if you register by March 15; $498 after March 15

Spend the first night at camp preparing for your week long adventure, and then load up the vans for a week of exciting adventures. During the day, explore the mountains and forests, while spending nights at your site cooking your own food and singing camp songs around the campfire. At the end of your trip, you will stop and visit the underground caves of Luray Caverns. 

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Insomniacs

Session 5 | $412 if you register by March 15; $441 after March 15

Explore the Conowingo nightlife by setting up camp at Hemlock Knoll and camping out. Try a midnight cookout, take night hikes, watch movies outside under the stars, and enjoy twilight swimming and boating. You’re going to be up almost all night, so be prepared! You can watch the sunrise, and then hop into bed to snooze away!

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Generation Next!

Session 5 | $465 if you register by March 15; $498 after March 15

During this adventure-bound session you will hike a small portion of the famous Appalachian Trail. To get a taste of the legendary backpacking experience, spend the first day going over maps and preparing your gear for a trip into the Shenandoah National Park. Head out the next morning for three days of hiking past waterfalls, over mountain vistas, and through beautiful oak forests while learning about wilderness survival.

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Sow What!

Session 6 | $412 if you register by March 15; $441 after March 15

Start your week learning about the food network and begin building a greenhouse at Camp Conowingo. You will plant some herbs and vegetables, and explore camp for wild edibles such as raspberries and blackberries. Down the road from camp, you will tour an organic farm and visit local Amish farms and farm stands. As you visit and tour these areas, you and the other girls will be able to pick out produce to learn how to prepare and cook fresh, seasonal vegetables. Along the way, you will be working on the It’s Your Planet-Love It! Journey.

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Outdoor Explorer

Session 7 | $545 if you register by March 15; $583 after March 15

Spend an action-packed, fun filled week at Camp Conowingo, where you will have a chance to work on the Adventurer and Ultimate Challenge recreation badges. Spend the day on the high ropes course, go on an overnight hike, spend time at the stables, and even go on an all-day caving trip.

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Cowgirls Under the Stars

Session 7 | $515 if you register by March 15; $551 after March 15

Demonstrate your ability to saddle a horse and ride in the corral area. You will then explore the beautiful trails of Camp Conowingo on horseback. Spend time reviewing and learning horse facts in workshops and what it costs to own a horse. You will take a break from trail riding to eat a chuck wagon feast while overlooking the Susquehanna River. You must have documented experience in riding. 

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Girl Power!

Session 8 | $364 if you register by March 15; $388 after March 15

Spend a week at Camp showing how girls do it best! Show off your competitive side by playing sports, building and running obstacle courses in the woods, and crushing trivia night. When you aren’t demonstrating girl power, take some time to relax by the pool, try your hand at archery and many other camp activities.

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Holiday in Harpers Ferry

Session 8 | $546 if you register by March 15; $584 after March 15

After a night at Conowingo meeting other campers in your group and packing gear for the trip, you’ll travel to Harpers Ferry for camping in Maple Tree Campground’s tree houses, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, tubing on a nearby river, exploring shops and restaurants in Harpers Ferry and relaxing with new friends. Afterwards, it’s back to Conowingo for the all-camp activity on Thursday night. 

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Riding Camp (grades 4-12)

Riding Camp

Session 1 | $480 Before March 15; $514 After March 15

Sessions 4 & 6 |$515 Before March 15; $551 After March 15

Whether you’ve been riding for years, are just starting lessons, or simply love horses we have a riding level that’s just right for you! At Riding Camp this summer, girls in grades 4-12 will experience the joy and adventure of English horseback riding in a safe and comfortable environment. Conowingo’s equestrian staff have previous experience teaching horseback riding and will provide close and constant supervision during all aspects of the riding program. 

In our horseback riding program campers will be divided into four levels of experience. All program levels will focus on level-appropriate horsemanship and horse care. On every full day of camp, you will have time in the stables learning about horse health and care, and riding time working on skills in the ring and out on the trails. You will also learn hands-on about the care and management of horses by helping Conowingo’s equestrian staff with feeding, cleaning, and grooming. Additionally, campers in Riding Camp will still participate in other camp activities, such as swimming, arts and crafts, nature exploration and the ropes course, as time allows. (Horses may not be ridden in excessive heat or other conditions that would make riding unsafe for campers or horses. If this occurs, other activities will be offered at that time.)

How does it work?

After arriving for your session, you will complete a written assessment of your experience, riding ability, and horse knowledge. After the assessment, you will be placed in the most appropriate skill level. Each level will be given the opportunity to participate in activities, games, and challenges appropriate to their skill level, both on and off the horse.

Due to the liability on behalf of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, staff may change the level of girls at any point during the week to assure they are in the level that best suits their riding abilities.

Riding Camp Levels

Level 1
Campers do not need any previous horse experience. In this level, you will learn topics such as, but not limited to, the basics of horsemanship, horse sense, rules for safe riding, parts of the horse and tack, approaching, leading, saddling and bridling, mounting and dismounting, basic riding position, and basic first-aid and horse control. You will use these skills to play horse games and to travel out of the ring and onto Conowingo’s trails.

Level 2
Campers need minimal horse experience and must be able to control a horse at a walk. In this level, you will learn the basics of trail riding and use the skills you have to compete in various games in the ring, as well as beginning to trot. You will also expand your knowledge of horse colors and markings, and horse behavior. You will use these skills to play horse games, and to travel out of the ring and onto Conowingo’s trails.

Level 3
Campers need to be comfortable around horses and have some experience. They must be able to groom and tack with limited assistance, mount and dismount without assistance, and control a horse at a trot. In this level, you will spend most of your riding time outside of the ring on the Conowingo trails, and the time spent in the ring will be focused on games and exercises. When not riding you will focus on areas, such as basic horse first aid and horse behavior, that will help you in becoming a stronger, more confident rider.

Level 4
Campers must be experienced and comfortable around horses. They must be able to groom and tack a horse without assistance, control a horse at a walk, trot, and canter, and safely ride in a group. In this level you will use your riding ability to explore the trails, play games, and try new things that you can’t always do in a standard lesson program. You will also expand your knowledge of horse behavior and psychology, first aid, and everyday horse care.

Wrangler in Training I & II (Grades 10-12. By Application Only)
Campers must be experienced and comfortable working with horses. Campers must be able to ride with control and balance, and able to ride a variety of horses. As a WIT you will not only expand your knowledge of horses and horse care, but will learn how to pass that knowledge on to younger campers. You will assist with instruction in horse care, horse sense, and horse behavior, and help to lead trail rides and other activities. Any level of rider can be a WIT as long as they are comfortable around horses, and willing to learn. Application Required. Email membercare@gscm.org for an application.

Please note: Horses may not be ridden in excessive heat. If this occurs, other activities will be offered during that time.

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Leadership Opportunities (grades 10-12)

Application required for all positions below. Email membercare@gscm.org for an application.

CIT I: Counselor In Training I

Sessions 4 &5 | $580

This program activity gives girls a chance to begin developing their skills as a leader and future camp staff member. Learn to facilitate camp activities, work with younger campers, and just have FUN! Girls will earn a First Aid/CPR certification and their CIT I pins. 

Note: This is a two-week program; participants will go home over the weekend. 

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CIT II: Counselor In Training II

Sessions 5, 6, 7 & 8 | $715

You will work directly with a camp counselor on developing programming ideas, facilitate specialized camp activities, and share your knowledge while working with the other CITs. During your four week stay you will also get the opportunity to visit and stay at another Girl Scout camp to learn how they run their camp. Girls will earn their CIT II pins.

Note: This is a four-week program; participants will go home over the weekends. Girls must submit an application and references. 

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WIT I: Wrangler In Training I

Sessions 4 & 5 | $605

Get the chance to work behind the scenes at the Camp Conowingo stables with our horse staff. Wranglers-in-Training must have previous horse experience in riding and horse care, and must have documented experience to apply. 

Note: This is a two-week program; participants will go home over the weekend. 

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WIT II: Wrangler In Training II

Sessions 5, 6, 7 & 8 | $745

As a WIT II, you will work directly with the horse staff in every aspect of the horse program, including horse maintenance, teaching, and giving input on the program itself.

Note: This is a four-week program; participants will go home over the weekends. Girls will be asked to submit an application and references.

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Junior Counselor

Sessions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

Further develop your leadership skills by discovering what it’s really like to be a counselor at Camp Conowingo. Our Junior Counselors will be assigned programs weekly, have time off each day, and go home on the weekends. This is a great opportunity for girls wanting to be a counselor in the future. Space is limited. All Junior Counselors will be interviewed by the Camp Director and placement will be determined based on experience. 

Note: This is a six-week program; participants will go home over the weekends. Girls will be asked to submit an application and references. There is no cost for this program. 

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Host Families Needed!

Help our international camp staff members settle into America before they begin their summer adventure at camp. Sign up to be a host family today! 

Work At Camp

Looking for a rewarding and fun summer job? Camp Counselors work with girls and young women in the outdoors to help them realize their full potential, gain self-confidence and become future leaders. Girl Scouts of Central Maryland summer resident camp takes place at Camp Conowingo, a 600-acre property alongside the beautiful Susquehanna River in Cecil County, Maryland. Resident camp programs include swimming, kayaking, rockwall climbing, arts & crafts, travel camps, outdoor cooking, high & low ropes courses and more!

Resident Camp staff is recruited regionally and from around the world. We carefully select staff from within the United States and abroad. We believe a diverse staff offers girls of all ages the opportunity to meet people from near and far, and to learn more about themselves and people who are different from them. All applicants are background checked, fingerprinted and drug screened. Specialty program instructors (lifeguards, horse personnel) have extensive knowledge in their areas of expertise.

To Apply: Fill out the application here.

Staff Forms

Camp Confidential Reference Request Form

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