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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my girl need to be a Girl Scout to attend camp?

Your girl does not need to be a Girl Scout to attend our camps. All girls are welcome to attend summer camp at our camps. Girls who are not currently registered as a Girl Scout will be charged a one time $40 fee per camper. 

Why Girl Scout camp?

Why Girl Scout Camp? At Girl Scout camp, girls feel comfortable acquiring new skills in a safe and supportive all-girl environment. From a relaxed swim to teaming up on a project, our camps offer girls a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, and build courage, confidence, and character. 

CONFIDENCE: For many girls, camp has unlimited potential to unlock or boost a girl’s confidence. Girls have the opportunity to try new things and test their limits.

CHARACTER: Camp is a safe place for girls to learn individual responsibility and work as part of a team. 

SISTERHOOD: Girls will explore nature, build confidence by trying new things, and take healthy risks with the support of a sisterhood of fellow campers and strong female role models.

BADGE EARNING: Girls will have the opportunity to earn Girl Scout badges in horsemanship, camping, leadership, and more. By wearing their badges proudly on their uniform all year long, they can remember their accomplishments and special moments from camp.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: In our technology-free setting, girls embark on a summer that unlocks their potential and allows them to thrive physically, emotionally, and intellectually. And this summer, girls will need that more than ever.  

What if my preferred camp session is full?

Some camp sessions are very popular and fill up fast. If a particular camp session is full, feel free to place your camper on the wait list. We will contact you via email if a space opens up for that session. A response is required within one business day to confirm acceptance. There is no guarantee that space will become available.

If you are interested in registering for all seven sessions but the session you are looking for is full, we will assist you in registering for the sold-out session. Simply contact Customer Care by emailing or calling (973) 248-8200.

Can my camper be in the same unit as her friend?

Girls like to make new friends at camp. But we also know that some girls want to be with a particular friend, so we will try to accommodate a request to be placed with a buddy in the same unit. If we are able to accommodate your request, we will still encourage her to make new friends within her unit. At times, we will pair her up with someone new during games, buddy lines, and other activities at camp.

  • Girls wishing to be buddies must be in the same program.
  • Girls cannot be more than one grade apart.
  • Only one buddy can be requested.
The preference is for girls to be part of the same Girl Scout level (Daisy, Brownie, Junior, etc.). If the girls are not part of the same Girl Scout level, the older girl will be moved down one level to be with her younger buddy.
  • Buddy requests must be reciprocal on the buddy’s registration.
Do you offer financial assistance?

Finances should never be an obstacle to a day camp adventure! Any GSNNJ registered Girl Scout may apply for financial assistance. Each family’s request and the availability of funds determine the amount granted. Fill out the Girl/Adult Financial Assistance (GAFA) form and submit it for review. The $100 deposit for camp is required and can be refunded if sufficient financial aid is not available. Our deadline for financial assistance applications is April 4, 2023. No applications will be accepted after that date.

Do you offer a lunch program at camp?

An optional lunch program is provided by Simply Gourmet, an independent food service company. Simply Gourmet offers hot or cold “kid-friendly,” nutritious, nut-free meals delivered daily and individually packaged with the camper’s name. Participate by going to Menus and pricing for both July and August will be available for ordering by the middle of June 2023.

What will my camper be given to remember her camp experience?

Each session, your daughter will receive a free photo of her camp unit. She will also receive a free t-shirt the first session she attends summer camp. Our Trading Post (camp store) will be open to purchase additional camp memorabilia such as clothing, key chains, jewelry, and stuffed animals. Each unit will have one assigned time during the week to visit the Trading Post. Your camper is welcome to visit on other days, too, as her unit’s schedule allows.

My camper is having a great time at camp. Can I sign her up for more weeks?

If there is availability, we would be happy to register your camper for an additional session. Camp registration is open until approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. If less than 2 weeks from the time you want to enroll your camper in another session, please email

Questions? Call Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Customer Care: (973) 248-8200

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