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Summer Camp

Is your girl ready to unplug from screen time and plug into a summer of epic fun, lifelong memories and a community of G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader) for girls? Us too! We’d like to welcome your girl to our summer home away from home—Girl Scout Hornets' Nest Council summer camp!

In addition to developing the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else—skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, and canoeing across a lake—she’ll have opportunities at any of our camp programs to create works of art, master an escape room, and get a bull’s eye on the archery range.

Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained staff.

The 2019 Summer Camp Brochure is coming soon!

Don't forget to send your girl a Camp Care Package while she is away at camp! It's a special treat for when your camper is missing home. Purchase by June 1, while supplies last (only available online, cannot be purchased at camp).

Camp Experience Options

Check out the summer camp experiences available at Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council:

Day Camp: in Charlotte, NC, is for girls going into the first grade to girls going into the sixth grade. Sessions run Monday-Friday for a week at a time, from July 29 to August 23. We offer a Thursday overnight experience—giving girls the option of practicing the outdoor skills they’ve learned throughout the week.

Overnight Camp: in Statesville, NC, is for girls going into second grade to girls going into ninth grade. Sessions run Sunday-Saturday for a week at a time, from June 16 to July 20—weekend stayover options are available for girls planning to attend more than one consecutive week of camp. Girls live in cabins with other girls their age, and choose their own activities throughout the day.

Teen Camp: in Charlotte, NC, is for girls going into sixth grade to girls going into ninth grade. Sessions run Monday-Friday for a week at a time, from July 29 to August 23. Girls will start and end the day at our Charlotte Day Camp location, and take daily trips into the community for a ton of fun. A Thursday night overnight camp-out is included.

Family Camp-Me & My Gal: In Statesville, NC, is for girls going into Kindergarten to girls going into twelfth grade and an adult female relative or family friend. Session runs from 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20 to 12 p.m. Sunday, July 21. Girls and their adults will share living space, and partner together for an exciting taste of summer camp. Explore archery, the waterfront, teambuilding activities, crafts, and so much more.

Troop Camp: In Statesville, NC, is for troops who want to share the summer camp experience together at a staffed Girl Scout facility. Sessions run from Sunday-Tuesday or Thursday to Saturday from June 20 to July 13. There are three tiers of amenities, adult training, and staff support to choose from:

  Rookies Interns Rock Stars
Fees $75 per person, (12 person minimum) $45 per person (2 adults for free) $15 per person (2 adults for free)
Lodging Air-conditioned cabins Bring your own tents Bring your own tents
Meals All provided 1 meal per day provided None provided
Programming All provided Only archery, boating, cooperation course, and swimming Only archery, boating, cooperation course, and swimming
Adult Training Required None: 1 adult will receive Firebuilding & Outdoor Cooking Certification as a part of the program

Firebuilding & Outdoor Cooking: 1 adult will receive Overnight Experience Certification as a part of the program

Firebuilding, Outdoor Cooking, Overnight Experience, and First Aid & CPR
Camp Leadership Opportunities

Camp Assistant: in Charlotte, NC is for girls going into eighth grade to girls going into twelfth grade. Sessions run Monday-Friday for a week at a time, from July 29 to August 23. This program is for girls who have already been trained as Program Aides and or Leaders-in-Training that wants to assist at Day Camp.  Girls must also attend the 1-day camp specific training. The Thursday night overnight is required for all CA’s. Required Day Camp Training Day: July 27 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the POD Village

Camp Aide: in Statesville, NC is for girls going into eighth grade to girls going into twelfth grade. Sessions run Sunday-Saturday for a week at a time, from June 16 to July 20—weekend stayover options are available for girls planning to attend more than one consecutive week of camp. Pre-requisite: Camper must have attended camp at this location in the past in order to serve in this position. Have you always dreamed of being a summer camp staff member? Welcome to the first step. . . the Camp Aide program! During the day you’ll rotate through assisting the kitchen, the craft area, and the waterfront. In the evenings, you’ll enjoy camp programming just for you! Evening programming will include: Cooperation Course, Movie/Spa/Movie Night, and group choice of Waterfront Activities, and Phoenix Tower or Archery.

Junior Counselor: in Statesville, NC is for girls going into tenth grade to girls going into twelfth grade. Sessions run Sunday-Saturday for two weeks at a time, from June 16 to June 29 or July 7 to 20. Includes a weekend stayover. If your summer plans include camp every year, and you’re dreaming of becoming a camp counselor—this is the program for you! You’ll be assigned to live in and help with one of our camper cabins alongside a unit assistant. During your first week, you’ll spend half the day learning camp counselor basics, then spend the other half of the day putting them into practice. You’ll earn your C.I.T. pin and receive it in a special pinning ceremony at the end of your program. **This is a repeatable program; training content will be personalized to match experience of returning C.I.T.s

Staff: Positions at both our overnight camp and our day camp are available to candidates who are a minimum of 16-years-old and interested in working with children.

Info for Campers and Camp Parents

Camp can be exciting and overwhelming for parents and campers. Luckily, with the right resources, it can be a great experience for all! Please check out our information sheets below:

Or, you and your family can come out to one of our Camp Information events to ask questions of our camp staff and tour our properties! RSVP at the links below:

  • Overnight Camp Information Night: February 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (held in Charlotte) RSVP by January 29
  • Day Camp Information Night and Tour of POD Village: February 13 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. RSVP by January 30
  • Day Camp Information Night and Tour of POD Village: March 12 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. RSVP by February 26
  • Overnight Camp Information Night: March 13 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. (held in Charlotte) RSVP by February 27
  • Overnight Camp Tour and Information Session: March 23 from 1-4 p.m. (held in Statesville) RSVP by March 9

Financial Aid is also available on a limited basis. Applicants must register and pay the nonrefundable $50 deposit for the session for which they are applying for Financial Aid. Forms are due to the Council Office by March 31, 2019.

  • 2019 Council-Sponsored Day and Overnight Camp Financial Assistance Form

If you didn’t find the answer to your question above, please contact us at 704-731-6500 or customercare@hngirlscouts.org and we will be glad to help!

Already Registered? Can't Wait to See You at Camp!

Already registered but still have questions? Please refer to our confirmation packet for details! Please note: some details are preliminary and may change closer to the event date.

  • 2019 Camp Aide Confirmation Packet
  • 2019 Camp Assistant Confirmation Packet
  • 2019 Day Camp Confirmation Packet          
  • 2019 Family Camp Confirmation Packet
  • 2019 Junior Counselor Confirmation Packet
  • 2019 Overnight Camp Confirmation Packet
  • 2019 Teen Camp Confirmation Packet
  • 2019 Troop Camp Confirmation Packet

If you didn’t find the answer to your questions in the appropriate link above, please contact us at 704-731-6500 or customercare@hngirlscouts.org and we will be glad to help!