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Celebrate Girls Paterson Summer Program

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At GSNNJ’s Celebrate Girls Paterson Summer Program, girls gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience: Life Skills, Outdoors, Entrepreneurship, and S.T.E.M. 

Themed activities make every day a fun, new adventure. Girls get to work on Girl Scout badges, attend field trips, and participate in a Book Club. Activities also include: outdoor games, nature walks, sports, swimming, bicycle riding, arts & crafts, drama, dance, hands-on science activities, weekly all-camp in-house fun day with special guest, and so much more!

Celebrate Girls Summer Program

Runs for seven weeks during July and August
Mondays-Fridays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: International High School in Paterson
Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and snack, plus one free T-shirt! 

To reach the Celebrate Girls staff directly, call: (973) 906-0072



The 2021 Celebrate Girls Summer Program was filled with fun and adventure. Here are some of the themes and activities the girls enjoyed. 

Weekly All-camp In-house Fun Days with Special Guests
July 6-9: Wildlife Animal Presentation

Week 1 (July 6-9): Wildlife Animal Presentation

Build your courage and satisfy your curiosity with an up-close and look and hands-on learning experience with different invertebrates, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians that our special guest will bring for a visit. 

July 12-16: Product Creation

Week 2 (July 12-16): Product Creation

Be a scientist for a day when a local skincare product producer comes to visit. We'll conduct experiments and start thinking like inventors. Make and take home your own product, too. 

July 19-23: Art Madness

Week 3 (July 19-23): Art Madness

Girl Scout Daisies-Brownies, unleash your inner artist as we sketch and paint using watercolor techniques.

Girl Scout Juniors-Cadettes, express yourself through jewelry making by transforming nickel-free metal wire, glass, metal, and shell beads into beautiful earrings that you can keep or give as a gift. 

July 26-30: Dance Party

Week 4 (July 26-30): Dance Party

Let's take a break and celebrate with a 1980s-themed Dance Party. Enjoy the music of a professional DJ and lots of '80s glamour. 

Aug. 2-6: Sewing

Week 5 (Aug. 2-6): Sewing

Bring your creativity, curiosity, and brain power to this activity, as you learn to use a computerized sewing machine. You will soon speak the language of sewing and know how to design and produce a sewn item by using your art, math, and technology skills.  

Aug. 9-13: Peace of Mind

Week 6 (Aug. 9-13): Peace of Mind

Help yourself to feel less stress and more at ease through yoga poses that you'll learn from a professional yoga instructor. You'll try some meditation and breathing techniques, too, that you can use to help you stay calm anytime you're feeling anxious. 

Aug. 16-20: Bakery Decorating

Week 7 (Aug. 16-20): Bakery Decorating

You may be the next Cake Boss! Learn from a professional baker how to add icing to cupcakes or decorate a cake, and then take your creation home to enjoy.

Activities include:
  • Outdoor games
  • Nature walks
  • Sports
  • Swimming  (at the Lou Costello Pool)
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bike Riding
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Hands on Science Activities
  • Book Club
  • Girl Scout Badges
  • 7 Weekly All-camp In-house Fun Days with Special Guests
  • 3 Walking Field Trips to the Paterson Great Falls, Pennington Park, and Panther Academy Planetarium 
Celebrate Girls Brochure

Review our Celebrate Girls Brochure to learn more about the engaging program activities that were offered during Summer 2021. 


Sample Schedule
Celebrate Girls Sample Schedule 2021

This Sample Schedule shows you a typical week filled with Celebrate Girls Summer Program activities.


Community Resources 

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey has compiled a listing of Community Resources (national and statewide) for our Volunteers and Families to reference as needed, including hotlines, government agencies, and services for employment, health, housing, food assistance and children/families.

Questions? Call Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Customer Care: (973) 248-8200 or the Celebrate Girls Staff: (973) 906-0072

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