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TroopCamping

Troop Camping

Troop camping is a fun and exciting way for girls to learn outdoor skills and create camping memories with their troop members. Leaders must complete the Basic Troop Camping or Advanced Troop Camping training to take troops camping. *Visit our Volunteer Training page to learn more.

Each of our four camp properties can be reserved online up to 90 days in advance. When you go to the camp reservation page you will find detailed descriptions of each of the properties including how many can bunk in a particular building; whether the facility is year-round or seasonal, etc.

To reserve a campsite  and day site now, click here.
To reserve a site for Service Unit encampments and other special events please contact a member care specialist at membercare@gscm.org 

Spending time outdoors in nature is different from playing or learning inside. Here’s how:

Outdoor spaces support physical play

The outdoors offers open space where children are able to be messy, make noise, and move in more physically intense ways.

Nature provides novelty and challenge

Outdoor experiences often place girls in new physical, psychological, and social situations that motivate curiosity and foster a sense of discovery. Authentic challenges (think starting a fire in the rain or negotiating whitewater rapids) require girls to become more self-aware and to cooperate, communicate, and solve problems more effectively.

Time in nature promotes attention restoration

Spending time in nature improves concentration and creative reasoning among children including those with attention deficits.