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Camp and Outdoors

You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.

You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake.

Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, rock climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some zip lining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.

From canoeing and kayaking to archery and rock climbing, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s outdoor programs are full of adventure! Join us for one of our outdoor programs, get up close and personal with nature at the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center, or embark on your great adventure at summer camp!

GSCM Annual Outdoor Programs

The Jamboree
Come join us at the annual Jamboree at the beautiful rustic Camp Conowingo. At the Jamboree girls will DISCOVER art, culture and outdoor activities, CONNECT with other Girl Scouts from central Maryland and surrounding councils, and TAKE ACTION through service projects in this action packed weekend.   Bring your own tent, or stay in the units at beautiful, rustic Camp Conowingo (as space allows). This event is open to Brownies through Cadettes. Think you are too old to participate in this event? Then come out and volunteer! It will be a fun-filled weekend you will always remember.

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Cardboard Boat Regatta
Have a high seas adventure! Join us for our fourth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta! Teams will construct boats using cardboard and duct tape. Multiple boats may be entered by a troop and leaders/adults may participate. See if you can stay afloat longer than your rivals. Volunteers are needed.

Come Sail Away
Girls will join the GSCM Outdoor Program Staff and the Living Classrooms Foundation for a two-day boating adventure on the tall ship Lady Maryland or the skipjack Sigsbee from the Baltimore Inner Harbor to Camp Whippoorwill on the Magothy River and back to Baltimore. Cost includes two meals on Saturday, two meals on Sunday, overnight camping, a program patch and two days of boating.

Learn about archery! This
two-hour program activity will concentrate on safety, shooting techniques and target practice. It doesn’t matter whether you hit the target or not—you can have a blast!

Ready Set Go Camping Try-it
So maybe you want to go camping or maybe you just want to have fun and pretend to go to camp. Come and find out about some of the things you will do at camp including hikes and camp snacks. Wear your play clothes.

Rockwall Adventures
The best view of camp is at the top of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland rockwall. Challenge yourself to make it to the top of the 25 foot tower. Learn safety tips for future climbing and participate in a program packet opportunity

Night Owl Program Activity
Come to camp and learn about
the sights and sounds of the night. Find out about shadows and make your own glow in the Dark Sweet Dream bracelet. This is a great activity for the new camper.

Adventure Sports
During this adventure-filled weekend girls will have a blast making friends, canoeing or kayaking in the Magothy River, challenging themselves on the rock wall and working together to navigate challenge courses they created. The girl fee includes overnight camping, activities and three meals.

Enjoy a Girl Scout tradition: spend an evening around the campfire with stories, skits, singing and s‘mores. Patch is included.

Big Outdoors Earth Day Extravaganza
At this annual Earth Day celebration, learn how to protect the environment, celebrate nature and wildlife! This is a fun filled day for kids young and old!

Wait! There’s more! Check out our Nature Programs on our Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center webpage. Find out when our outdoor and nature programs are offered on our Events Calendar.