Join us to make fresh apple cider! We will learn how to use an old-fashioned screw press. Explore the application of simple machines, and learn about the history of cider making from colonial times to the present.
With a little practice and good hand-eye coordination, you’ll be hitting bullseyes in no time. During this two-hour session, you’ll learn all about archery—the equipment, safety, and shooting on an archery range. Choose between our two camps for your preferred location: at Jockey Hollow Camp in Mendham or Lake Rickabear Camp in Kinnelon.
Archery sessions are available from mid-April through mid-November. Sessions must be reserved at least 30 days prior to desired date. Adults can register to participate, too. For more information or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel to Savannah, Georgia, the Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low. Experience first-hand what her life was like in the 1880s. Tour Savannah and participate in workshops at Birthplace and our First Headquarters. Your peachy days and starry nights will be spent exploring the beautiful city of Savannah and learning about the city's rich culture and historical significance.
Start the day by walking across the Brooklyn Bridge as you begin your exploration of the southern tip of NYC. You'll be guided by our own historian as we venture into the very beginnings of the streets of New York. We'll head over to Trinity Church founded in 1697, the final resting place of Alexander Hamilton. Your trip around the southern tip includes multiple stops including the African Burial Ground National Monument, St. Paul’s, and the 9/11 Memorial. Along the way, hear tales about our nation’s start to its current global impact as we finish our walk on Wall Street.
Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes will have a chance to crack the case with techniques used by real forensic scientist! Learn skills like fingerprinting comparison, and analyze ballistics. After your workshop, you'll have a seat in the Jennifer Chaltsy Planetarium. It's the largent one in Northern Hemisphere! Afterwards you can stay at Liberty Science Center exploring the 3 floors of exhibits.
On Earth Day, show our planet some love and give back by learning about trees, become a steward of the environment, and participate in other Earth Day Activities including a hike around the lake at beautiful Lake Rickabear Camp in Kinnelon. Tree planting may be available. Be a part of the Girl Scout Tree Promise to plant 5 million trees by 2026: www.girlscouts.org/treepromise
Bring your family to Lake Rickabear Camp for our Family Fun Days and Family Camping and have an outdoor adventure with us during Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends! Spend the day or reserve overnight accommodations. Each campsite offers an outdoor cooking grill with picnic table and flush toilets and hot showers are available nearby. Lake Rickabear Camp offers a 40-acre, spring-fed lake with a 700-foot sandy beach, fishing, miniature golf, outdoor bowling, volleyball, tennis, basketball, and more! For more information, email email@example.com or visit Outdoor Adventures.
Bring your family for a fun day at Lake Rickabear, a 40-acre, spring-fed lake with a 700-foot sandy beach Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Camp offers fishing, miniature golf, outdoor bowling, volleyball, tennis, basketball, and more. Charcoal grills and picnic tables are available. Identification bands are issued when you check-in. NO ADVANCE RESERVATION REQUIRED. Family Swim and Picnic is open to Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scout friends and family. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Outdoor Adventures.
Let’s celebrate Native American heritage and gather at Lake Rickabear Camp in Kinnelon. Meet members of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council as they share their stories, dance, and traditional arts with us.
Build robots and compete with us in FIRST LEGO League, an exciting global robotics program. Under the guidance of a robotics coach and mentors, you’ll be part of a team that will research and solve a real-world problem based on a challenge theme; present your research and solutions; and build an autonomous robot using engineering concepts.
During this weekend workshop at Lake Rickabear Camp, you’ll work on your aMAZE Girl Scout Journey to develop skills that will help you find your path and navigate friendships and middle school. We’ll explore ideas for creating peace—for you, your world, and the planet, too. This program is an award helper and does not complete the Journey. The program will complete the Peacemaker Award and the Interact Award, and you’ll leave with a Take Action Plan to follow to complete the Journey. This program activity will help girls earn the Girl Scout Cadette aMAZE Journey, Peacemaker Award, and Interact Award. Fee includes lodging, meals, and Journey book. Late arrivals and early departures cannot be accommodated during this program.
Every year, Girl Scouts explore the natural wonders found across our country during the Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend. This year from Sept. 9-10, New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites celebrates Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend with thirty guided programs and countless opportunities for self-guided hikes and activities across the entire state.
The registration link will re-direct you to the NJ State Parks website with a full listing of state-wide programs and information for Girl Scouts, their troops, and their families as well as links to DIY activities, hiking, and picnicking information. Note that the guided interpretive programs and events have capacity limits and require pre-registration (all pre-registration is happening directly through the Park Services, which you will be redirected to when you click on the registration link).
Want patches? Special 2023 Girl Scout Love State patches can be purchased from our council retail store and are available as a fun patch to commemorate any event at a state park throughout year, as well as events during this weekend.
Want to explore parks across the USA and/or download your free Girl Scouts Love State Parks passport? Check out GSUSA's national Girl Scouts Love State Parks website! The passport can be used to explore any state park and participate in our national #PickUpAmerica campaign.
You’re invited to tour the beautiful camp facilities at Jockey Hollow Camp in Mendham. Come meet our staff, ask questions, and make S’mores. With a large "L"-shaped swimming pool, Low-Ropes Challenge Course, and Zip Line, beautiful equestrian center, archery range, playing field, and adventurous hiking trails, the fun is endless at our camp. Walk through our luxurious cabins and activity shelters, see our large troop house and spacious pavilion, and more. Stop by anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and bring a friend or two. New or returning campers and their families are invited to attend.
Registration is suggested in case of program cancelation, but not required. Driving directions will be emailed when you register online.
Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: This is your opportunity to browse through our collection of Journey books to choose the best Journey as your first step towards earning your highest awards.
Join us on a magical journey of mindfulness in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. This amazing workshop includes relaxation techniques through breathing, yoga, guided meditation, motivational games, and an inspirational craft.
Take a tour of our Lake Rickabear Camp in Kinnelon. Meet our camp staff and enjoy refreshments as you discover what makes our summer camp program so desirable. Our beautiful 40-acre, spring-fed lake is perfect for pedal boating, row boating, paddle boarding, and swimming, and has a long stretch of sandy beach. You’ll also see our archery range, low-ropes challenge course, mini golf course, zip line, rock wall, equestrian area, gaga ball pit, and hiking trails. Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts are welcome to register for our camps. Bring along a friend or two! Reservations are requested in case of cancelation due to inclement weather. Driving directions will be emailed post-registration.
Build self-confidence, team cooperation, and problem-solving skills, both individually and as a troup, when a trained facilitator guides you through low rope elements and group initiative activities. Your team will work through frustrations and gain confidence as they create a solution for each activity. Each challenge activity will be geared to the participants’ age levels during this 2-hour program. Girls in Grade 4 or older can enjoy a zip line experience.
Choose between our two camps for your preferred location: at Jockey Hollow Camp in Mendham or Lake Rickabear Camp in Kinnelon.Low Ropes Challenge Course sessions are available from mid-April through mid-November. Sessions must be reserved at least 30 days prior to desired date. For more information or questions, email email@example.com.
Enjoy a late winter day at Lake Rickabear Camp and discover how maple syrup is made. You’ll be able to experience the maple sugaring process with all your senses. Bring your troop or family. This program activity will help girls earn the Girl Scout Cadettes Trees Badge (Steps 1, 2 & 4).
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors, learn how to make maple syrup and the process that goes into it. Come to Lake Rickabear, on February 18, 2024 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and tap our maple trees. This facilitator-led program will teach you how to drill into the tree, set up the buckets, and determine the difference between a maple tree and all others.
Explore Atlanta through the lens of the Civil Rights Movement as we immerse ourselves in the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tour the King Center while taking a deep dive into the history of his life. We will visit his childhood home, which is now a National Historic Site. In Atlanta, which is rich in history and culture, we’ll enjoy fabulous food on the Beltline and take a trolley tour of the city.
What's not to love about the media? You can enjoy it anytime, anywhere, for hours and hours! But have you ever wondered how much of your life is spent in someone else's reality? Who thinks up the clever plots and catch phrases? In what ways is your life and those around you influenced by the media? This weekend program will have you exploring the media and the messenger through hands-on activities, video clips, and the web.
You'll feel like a real farmer when you help with the morning shores at Fosterfields in Morristown, NJ. Chores may include feeding and watering the animals, sweeping the barn, herding the sheep and helping our farmers take the animals out to the pasture.
Get your passport and we’ll head to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. See the falls from your room as we stay at the Falls View Embassy Suites. Our hotel will be 100 yards from the brink! It's just a ten-minute walk to Niagara Falls or use the Incline Railway located directly behind the hotel, which will bring you right to the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Explore Niagara Falls State Park. Discover the Cave of the Winds and enjoy the Maid of the Mist boat ride. You'll have an up-close view at night as the Falls are illuminated, and fireworks accent the sky. As an added treat, we'll have an early dinner at the Skylon Tower in its revolving restaurant!
Discover how to better focus on what your body can do, than on how it looks. During this program, you'll explore yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques that will help you ignore the negative body image messaging in advertising, movies, television, and social media. You'll learn tools that will help you connect with your inner voice, maintain your confidence, and be true to yourself at Body Positive Works Studio in Saddle River, NJ.
Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is waiting for you to explore during this day trip. You'll be walking in the steps of our country’s rich history as you enter Independence Hall and stand where our founding fathers committed treason to the crown by signing the Declaration of Independence. Visit the National Constitution Center and explore our constitutional amendments and see a performance of "Freedom Rising." You'll eat a late lunch at the world-famous Reading Terminal.
Let’s get together and enjoy a progressive dinner, traveling between two different restaurants! Enjoy appetizers at La Rumba Cubana, followed by dinner at La Fortaleza. After dinner, we’ll conclude the evening with a HUGE dessert experience at our Paramus Service Center. While enjoying dessert, we’ll celebrate Hispanic heritage and hear from a few community leaders.
Girl Scout Cadettes, you’re invited to work with the ladies of Lokai Rose to learn about and discuss environmental issues and endangered animals. You’ll discover how to present a conservation topic or ambassador animal and learn about the importance of conveying accurate information, body language and speaking confidently amongst your peers.
Discover how Respect, Equality, Autonomy, Communication, and Honesty are the necessary ingredients for healthy friendships and romantic relationships during our R.E.A.C.H. seminar. Join GSNNJ staff for this October event as we partner with local dating abuse prevention agencies to dissect behaviors and learn to identify abuse. Through interactive activities, you’ll begin to understand the incremental nature of abuse and spot abusive behaviors. You’ll receive resources that can be shared with friends. Accompanying adults can participate in a separate discussion and workshop designed to provide them with tools to assist a teen in an abusive relationship.
Whether you are intrigued by the Salem Witch Trials or are a fan of the movie Hocus Pocus, this one-night adventure will satisfy your curiosities as we explore the historic tow of Salem, Massachusetts. We’ll visit famous sites such as "the House of the Seven Gables" and the Salem Heritage Trail during our walking tour.
This optional, but highly recommended, workshop is open to parents and troop leaders who are interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Silver Award and strategies for helping the girls take the lead. Requirements will be reviewed, step by step, with plenty of time for questions.
At this girls-only program, we will explore the role of the Girl Scout Journeys, the Girl Scout Silver Award project steps, and the new approval process that will be fully implemented on Oct. 1, 2023.
Join us for a virtual Camp Information Night via Zoom to learn about our summer camp progams at Jockey Hollow and Lake Rickabear Day Camps. Meet the Camp Directors, discover the many activities we offer, and have all your questions answered. You don't have to be a Girl Scout to attend our camps. Invite a non-Girl Scout friend along who may want to attend camp with you. Camp information nights are designed for new campers and parents, but returning campers are always welcome. Registration is required to obtain the Zoom link, which will be emailed to all registered participants 1-2 days before the event.
NOTE: Adults only need to register if they are attending the session alone.
Learn, Brainstorm, Create and Test during the "Think like an Engineer Journey" weekend overnight at Jockey Hollow. You'll get a chance to work in teams as you stretch your creative capabilities as you solve challenges together. Our weekend will have you take a look at problems through the lens of an engineer. This weekend fulfills all but the Take Action plan for the GS Cadette Engineering Journey.
Become a Trailblazer and join this flexible year-long hiking and backpacking program for girls who love spending time outdoors. Experienced leaders will teach you outdoor skills such as hiking, camping, fire building, archery, geocaching, and more. Attend hikes and events as your schedule allows. Girl Scouts, you can attend on your own, with a parent, or with your troop. A one-time, non-refundable fee of $25 per person will be collected for the entire year, giving you access to a full calendar of events.
Travel to the United Nations and discover what the member organizations are doing to protect and celebrate Human Rights during National Human Rights month. During this December program, you'll tour the building with a docent and hear from people who work with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) such as the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.