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Summer Camp

Get Ready - Summer Camp 2021 is right around the corner!

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, explore the outdoors, 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.

Our Camp focuses on letting you build your unique experience from beginning to end. Check out the 2021 Summer Camp Brochure or read more below to learn about how you can write the story of your summer through our available camp options, including E Camp (previously known as overnight camp) and day camp!

Do you already have all the information you need? Are you ready to register right away? Click the link below to see all of our camp sessions.

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Want to work at camp? We're now hiring awesome, adventurous team members to join our 2021 Camp Staff! Check out the opportunities available here.

Before Your Adventure: Need to Know Info

Dive into these resources to help you learn more about our camp and discover what adventure fits your needs this summer!

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

Camp Types, FAQs, Tours

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:

You and your camper can also check out one of our online Q&A sessions to ask questions of our camp staff, and find out more about our program. RSVP at the links below to get an email when the Q&A webinar is about to start:

If you would like to visit our camp properties and tour the cabins and activity areas, here is how to do so:

  • For the Day Camp property in Charlotte, NC:
    • Please contact our Council Office Customer Care team at customercare@hngirlscouts.org or 704-731-6500 to set up a time to visit. Customer Care is open from 9am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday, and will usually have someone available to give you a brief tour during those hours.
  • For the Overnight Camp property in Statesville, NC:
    • Our camp property is very busy, and staff availability is limited, so it is not possible to schedule a tour outside of these times. Please RSVP at the links below to secure your spot for one of these tours!
Pricing Deadlines

Pricing levels

  • Early bird pricing  is from March 15 - 31
  • Mid-level price is from April 1 - 15
  • Register April 15 or later, pay full price.

To register, all you need to do is pay the $50 deposit!

Final payments are due June 1 for June programs, and June 15 for July Programs.

You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to participate.

There will be a $10 change fee to switch sessions. Transfer requests must be received no later than 3 weeks before your session. 

Health and Safety

While planning a full schedule of fun for girls this summer, our outdoor program team has been working behind the scenes to make preparations to keep campers safe while they explore the outdoors and experience a fundamental part of Girl Scouting.

In an effort to keep you informed of our plans to keep your Girl Scout, all her new friends at camp, and our dedicated camp staff safe, we've included our updated health and safety protocols you can expect this summer below. These precautions have been developed in conjunction with the NC Department of Health and Human Services Summer Camp Guidance and the CDC's guidance on overnight summer camp.

  • Masks are required to be worn by all campers and camp staff when within 6 feet of another camper, and when inside a building except when on her bunk in our cabins during overnight camp. Masks will not be required during certain activities, such as water activities, and there will be scheduled mask breaks throughout the day.
  • At check in, all overnight campers only will be required to present either a copy of their vaccination card showing they are fully vaccinated or a copy of a negative Covid-19 test that has been given 72 hours prior to arrival. Find a Covid-19 test site near you. If prompted depending on testing location, confirm "yes", you are seeking a Covid-19 test to comply with CDC, state, or local health department guidelines to receive your free Covid-19 test.
  • Within 48 hours of arrival for overnight camp, or each day before check in for Day Camp, you must complete and fill out our Pre-Camp Questionnaire.
  • All campers must have a complete health form filled out and turned into camp staff at arrival on the first day of camp. This can be found in the Overnight Camp Confirmation Packet or in the Day Camp Confirmation Packet.
  • Campers have been limited across program types to limit number of attendees on property at a time. Those attending will be kept in small groups to limit potential cross exposure.
Steps 1 and 2: Choose Your Adventure Type and Dates

Start the story of your summer by diving into our available camping options – Day, Overnight, and Family Camp, with versions for all ages!

You and your camper can even join us at Family Camp at the beginning of the summer, before she tries a session of Day Camp in Charlotte on her own, and then you can sign her up for an Overnight Camp opportunity at E Camp in Statesville at the end of the summer if she’s ready! It’s a great way to build her up to those longer sessions a bit at a time.

Check out the summer camp experiences available at Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council by clicking through the menus below. Mix and match multiple camp options to get the most out of your summer! If you would like to view our Summer Camp Brochure, you can do so here.

Day Camp Options
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Day Camp Grid

Hosted at our POD Village in Charlotte, NC. Come join us for our amazing day camp experience this summer!

Day Camp: for girls entering 1st to 6th grade following the summer. Groups will be assigned by age level, and girls will be able to sign up for activities as a group and individually. On Thursday night we’ll have an add-on overnight experience to continue the fun with your camp friends. This is a great program for girls who are new to camp or looking for things to do during those long summer days. Girls will need to bring their lunch each day, but a daily snack is provided and all the meals for the overnight if they are signed up for that program. AM Drop-Off is between 8am-9am and PM Pick-Up is between 5pm-6pm.

Day Camp Assistant: a leadership opportunity for girls entering 8th-10th grade following the summer. This program is for girls who have already been trained as Program Aides and or Leaders-in-Training that want to help younger girls at Day Camp. Girls must complete an additional online training prior to their first session, and will get additional hands-on training their first Monday at camp before being assigned to a group of girls to work with for the rest of the week. The Thursday night overnight is required for all CAs, and is included in the cost of the program.

Day Camp Staff: a paid position for anyone 16 years of age or older (by June 1st)!  Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more information about available positions and to apply.

 

Ready to go camping? Check out all of our sessions below!

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E Camp (previously known as Overnight Camp) Options
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Overnight Camp Grid

Launched in 2020 in partnership with The Dale Earnhardt Foundation, overnight camp at the Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs is officially called E Camp.

GIrls at E Camp will experience all the awesome outdoor fun they've come to know and love at camp, as well as new program opportunities thanks to our camp team. This new name gives girls a friendly way to celebrate and talk about their time at camp with loved ones and new bunk mates. See you at E Camp!

Overnight Camp: for girls entering 2nd to 9th grade following the summer. Girls live in cabins with other girls their age, and each will choose her own activities throughout the day. They’ll get to try their hand at everything from swimming to boating, to archery and crafts, and so much more! Don't forget to send your camper a Care Package! Learn more in Step 4.

Ten-Day Overnight Camp: for girls entering 5th to 9th grade following the summer. Girls will get to experience ten days at camp, and will participate in a special “Choose Your Own Adventure” weekend program they will design as a group. Don’t worry, parents - you will be kept in the loop about all their adventures, and we won’t leave camp property! Just like our one-week campers, girls will get to participate in all the regular camp activities, from swimming and boating, to archery and crafts, and so much more! Don't forget to send your camper a Care Package! Learn more in Step 4.

Dish Divas Training: for girls ages 14-15 (by June 1st). Girls will complete their Serv-Safe certification, learn the ins and outs of working in a kitchen, and will also still have 2-3 hours a day to join in on other camp activities like swimming, boating, and crafts!

CIT (Counselor in Training): for girls ages 14-15 (by June 1st). This is a two-week program where girls will gain the leadership skills to become a future camp staff member. They will get certified in First Aid and CPR, and experience firsthand the behind-the-scenes action it takes to run camp! At the end of the session, they will be awarded their official Girl Scout Counselor-in-Training Pin.

Register for all E Camp Sessions below!

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Overnight Camp Staff: a paid position for anyone 16 years of age or older (by June 1)! Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more information about available positions and to apply.

Family Camp Options
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Hosted at the Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs in Statesville, NC

Me & My Gal: for girls of all ages and their favorite female adult. Girls and their adults will enjoy campfires, swimming, boating, climbing, archery, and crafts. The per-person price includes all camp activities, food, and a whole lot of fun!

Step 3: Get Registered (Plus Confirmation Packets and Financial Aid Info!)

Are you ready to register for camp? See you there!

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If you're already registered for camp but still have questions, please refer to your confirmation packet for details.

Please note: some details are preliminary and may change closer to the event date.

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!

 

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available on a limited basis. Applicants must register for the session they are applying for Financial Aid for and pay the nonrefundable $50 deposit. Forms are due to the Council Office by March 31, 2021.

Step 4: Care Packages

Don't forget to send your camper a Camp Care Package while she is away at Camp! It's a special treat for when your camper is missing home, and they are available for both Day and Overnight campers alike.  These can only be pre-ordered online during registration, and cannot be purchased in the Council shop or when you arrive at Camp!