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.
This optional, but highly recommended, workshop is open to parents and troop leaders who are interested in learning more about the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Requirements will be reviewed, step by step, with plenty of time for questions.
You’ll hike the trails, stomp in the stream, set up a tent, and enjoy an evening by the campfire making S'mores.
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.
Design a dance robot! During this hands-on program in February located at our Riverdale Service Center, girls will work in teams to discover robots and how they work. Using their creativity, the girls will deck out their team’s robot as they explore prototyping. The final dance-off competition will allow each team to showcase their newest creation. Girls will be working with EV 3 LEGO Mindstorms during the adventure.
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.
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.
Hakuna Matata…what a wonderful phrase! Since 1997, the Disney musical, The Lion King, has been thrilling audiences. Join us for an end-of-June trip to New York City to see the 2:00 p.m. matinee of this popular Broadway show and participate in an improvisation workshop with theater professionals. We’ll also dine at Bubba Gumps for lunch.
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).
You'll feel like a real farmer when you help with the morning chores 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. This program activity will help girls earn the Girl Scout Junior Playing the Past Badge (steps 3 and 4). Dress appropriately for working outside and be prepared to get dirty. Ratio is 2:16 for Girl Scout Juniors. This program is offered in January-March 2024.
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.
Explore the world of engineering through hands-on activities led by members of the Rutgers Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority. You’ll design, build, and test as you earn your Mechanical Engineering Badge, and you’ll leave with a project to work on at home. Accompanying adults will have an opportunity to take a "Keeping STEM in their life" 45-minute workshop focusing on encouraging your Girl Scout to explore careers in STEM.
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.
Girl Scout Juniors, you’re invited to learn about environmental issues and endangered species. Meet live animal ambassadors, study their natural habitats, and create a diorama using items found in nature. Hear about endangered animals and how our decisions impact the environment. Learn what each of us can do to respect local wildlife and make a difference.