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Resident Camp

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.

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Session Dates

 

Session 1 June 27 - July 2, 2021
Session 2 July 11 - 16, 2021
Session 4 July 25 - 30, 2021
Session 6 August 8 - 13, 2021
   


Brownies (grades 2-3)

Brownie Bounce Session 1 | $500 before March 15; $535 on/after March 15

Get ready to sing, dance and play all week! You and your new camp friends will spend the week learning dance moves, hula hooping, singing karaoke and camp songs! There will be a very special Brownie-only dance party with a make your own sundae station! Of course, you will need to rest those dancing feet with breaks at the pool, arts and crafts and nature activities.

SuperSHEroes Session 2 | $500 before March 15; $535 on/after March 15

Come to camp this week and let your inner SHEro fly! You will spend your week at camp traversing the low ropes course, climbing to new heights on the rockwall and learning how to hit the bull’s eye at archery. When you’re not helping your fellow SuperSHEroes, spend time tie-dying, floating down the creek or eating s’mores around the campfire.

Fairies & Fireflies Session 4 | $500 before March 15; $535 on/after March 15

Ride on the wings of a firefly to Camp Conowingo and join us for a week of fairy adventures. Choose your own fairy name, make your own fairy costume and by the end of the week, earn your fairy wings! You and your new fairy friends will also get to go swimming, search for fireflies on a night hike and create fairy crafts.

Teddy & Me Session 6 |  $500 before March 15: $535 on/after March 15

Head to camp and bring your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed animal) along for an adventure! After enjoying traditional camp activities like the pool, arts and crafts, singing songs and exploring nature, you will make your own teddy bear friend. Then pack some treats, grab your new friend and set off on a journey to find out where all the teddy bears go for their picnic at Camp Conowingo.

Juniors (grades 4-5)

Junior Jams Session 1 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

This session is jam-packed with a bit of everything for the first-time camper! Get creative with arts & crafts, go 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.

Outdoor Artisan Session 1 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Let nature be your muse this week! Learn about wildlife and create a painting of animals you could find in the wild, go stargazing to find inspiration for galaxy-themed tie dye, become a nature photographer and more. You’ll also enjoy a dip in the pool, a trip down the Slip n’ Slide, campfires and more!

Hogwoods: Camp of Magic Session 2 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Join your sister magicians at Camp Conowingo for a week filled with magic! Get sorted into your “house” (buddies will be kept in the same “house”) before participating in several amazing activities. Try your hand at divination and see if you can read your cookie crumbs! Study magical creatures, participate in wizard duels, and watch a Harry Potter movie! You’ll also participate in your favorite camp activities like swimming, campfires and more!

Camp Demigod Session 2 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Join your fellow demigods on a quest to become the best heroes you can be! Try to impress Apollo with your archery skills, see if you can spot the water nymphs on a creek hike, and join Zeus in the sky as you speed down the zipline. When you aren’t preparing for your next adventure, take a break and learn some self-care tips from Aphrodite or fun facts from Athena about Greek mythology.

We Want It All! Session 4 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Experience everything Camp Conowingo! Start your adventure by learning all the amazing options Camp Conowingo has to offer. Then you and your group will get to choose! Want to climb the rockwall, navigate the ropes course, spend all afternoon in the water? Maybe you want to start with archery, add in a creek hike and then finish with arts and crafts! This week, it’s up to you!

Saddles, Paddles and Arrows Session 4 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Horses, Archery, Canoeing - Oh my! Learn the fundamentals of canoeing, take two trips to the horse stables for corral rides* and then top it off with an archery lesson! Swimming, making crafts and going on nature hikes are all a part of this adventure-filled week.

Camp Explorer Session 6 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Head to camp and spend your week trying out everything Camp Conowingo has to offer! Meet new friends, go on creek hikes, conquer the aerial ropes course, see the view of camp from the top of our rockwall, and cook 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 in the pool!

Triple Threat! Session 6 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

When camp has so many awesome activities, why choose? Go flying through the air on the high ropes course! Hit the target on the archery range! Visit 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.

Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Backcountry Adventure Session 1 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Spend one night in platform tents and one in hammocks before heading into the uncharted Conowingo acres for an overnight camping adventure. Girls will enhance their fire building skills, practice pitching a tent and learn more about Leave No Trace. (No Hiking packs needed)

Mix It Up! Session 1 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Take a trip to the stables for instructional horseback riding*, learn the basics of archery, go canoeing in the Conowingo Lagoon and challenge yourself to get through all of the elements on the aerial ropes course. You’ll enjoy some traditional camp activities including swimming, arts & crafts and hiking.

Zombie Invasion Session 2 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Imagine this...your small band of campers is all that’s left of civilization! Now learn how to survive by hiding in the woods, identifying edible plants, purifying water, building a shelter and more!

Conowingo and the Olympians Session 2 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Hone your hero skills in preparation for your next big quest. See if you’ve got the gifts of Apollo at the archery range, let Demeter teach you about edible plants, and fly high with Hermes on the flying squirrel. Impress Dionysus with a pizza party and test your knowledge of Greek mythology.

Guppy Gulch Session 4 | $600 before March 15; $640 on/after March 15

Spend your days at the gulch trying extreme water activities like riding the kayak luge, snorkeling, zip lining into the quarry, climbing the floating wall and more. Spend your nights relaxing with your group and preparing for the next day’s adventures. When your trip is over, come back to Conowingo for your favorite camp activities!

Rocks, Ropes & Rappelling Session 4 | $600 before March 15; $640 on/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.

Choose Your Own Session 4 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

This week, the choice is YOURS - you and your group will 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!

Bull’s Eye! Session 6 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Take aim with your new friends during this weeklong archery session. You will start with target practice and then advance to exciting games like paint archery and distance competitions created by you! You can even take time to relax and enjoy other fun camp activities like arts and crafts, hiking and campfires.

Best O’ Wingo Session 6 | $550 before March 15; $590 on/after March 15

Can’t decide on a program? No worries....you can do it all! From corral rides* and archery to canoeing and high ropes, it is all yours for the taking! Challenge yourself 40 feet in the air on the new aerial challenge course, climb the rock wall, and don’t forget swimming! If you’re the best of all worlds type, this is the program for you!

Seniors & Ambassadors (grades 9-12)

You Can’t do THAT at Camp! Session 1 | $575 before March 15; $615 on/after March 15

Enjoy summer the right way with a week full of movies, songs, late nights, yoga, and pizza delivered to you at camp! Of course, you’ll also want to participate in some of the activities you CAN do at camp—like crafts, swimming, canoeing, archery and challenging yourself on our new aerial ropes course. It’s your choice because this week, you CAN do that at camp!

Insomniacs Session 2 | $575 before March 15; $615 on/after March 15

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

Guppy Gulch Session 4 | $600 before March 15; $640 on/after March 15

Spend your days at the gulch trying extreme water activities like riding the kayak luge, snorkeling, zip lining into the quarry, climbing the floating wall and more. Spend your nights relaxing with your group and preparing for the next day’s adventures. When your trip is over, come back to Conowingo for your favorite camp activities!

Risky Business Session 4 | $575 before March 15; $615 on/after March 15

Ready for a week of high-flying adventures? Start your day at Camp Conowingo with team building activities on our low ropes course. Then have fun climbing the rock wall, conquering our new aerial high ropes course and zip line. You’ll learn to belay, and tie figure eight and bowline knots. When you take a break from the high adventure, you can relax at the pool and create something cool at arts & crafts.

Janky Jurassic Session 6 | $600 before March 15; $640 on/after March 15

Become a dinosaur expert as you spend your week at camp learning about Maryland’s dinosaurs. We will visit a Dinosaur Park, go to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and visit Calvert Cliffs to look for fossils. While on the hunt, Camp Woodlands will be your base camp. When your travels are complete, you’ll spend all day Thursday enjoying activities at Conowingo.

Outdoor Explorer Session 6 | $575 before March 15; $615 on/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 our new aerial ropes course, go on an overnight hike, spend time at the stables and even go on an all-day caving trip!

Riding Camp (grades 4-12)

Riding Camp

Sessions 1, 2, 4 & 6 | $625 before March 15; $665 on/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! Experience the joy and adventure of English horseback riding in a safe and comfortable environment. Conowingo’s equestrian staff have experience teaching horseback riding and will provide close and constant supervision.

Campers are divided into four levels of experience. All program levels will focus on level-appropriate horsemanship and horse care. On every full day of camp girls 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. Girls will also get hands-on when it comes to the care and management of horses by helping Conowingo’s equestrian staff with feeding, cleaning, and grooming. Additionally, campers will participate in other camp activities as time allows.

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.

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

Leadership Opportunities (grades 10-12)

For girls in grades 10 - 12. By application Only.

Counselor in Training (CIT) I Sessions 1 & 2 | $650

This program gives you a chance to develop 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.

Wrangler in Training (WIT) I Sessions 1 & 2 | $675

Work behind the scenes at the Camp Conowingo stables with our horse staff. Wranglers-in-Training must have documented experience riding and caring for horses. Only girls with written documentation should apply.

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

Counselor in Training (CIT) II Sessions 1, 2, 4 & 6 | $765

You will work directly with a camp counselor on developing programming ideas, facilitating specialized camp activities, and sharing your knowledge while working with the other CITs. During your 4-week stay you will also get the opportunity to stay at another Girl Scout camp to learn how they run their program. Girls will earn their CIT II pins. Note: This is a fourweek program; participants will go home over the weekends. Girls must complete an application and provide references.

Wrangler in Training (WIT) II Sessions 1, 2, 4 & 6 | $785

You will work directly with the equestrian staff to learn every aspect of the horse program, including horse maintenance, teaching girls and giving input on the program itself. During your 4-week stay you will also get the opportunity to stay at another Girl Scout camp to learn how they run their program.

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

Junior Counselor Sessions 1, 2, 4 & 6 | No cost 

Broaden 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 who dream of becoming a counselor. Space is limited. All Junior Counselors will be interviewed by the Camp Director and placement will be determined based on experience. Program is intended to be 5-weeks but exceptions may be made for the right candidate. Note: This is a five-week program; participants will go home over the weekends. Girls will be asked to complete an application and provide references. There is no cost for this program.

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.

Open Positions include:

To Apply: Fill out the application here.

Reference Request: When applying for a job at Camp Conowingo please send out a reference request form found here to at least three non-family/friend references.