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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, 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 2020 Summer Camp Brochure (coming soon!) or read more below to learn more about how you can write the story of your summer through available camp options, including both overnight and day camp options.

Do you already have all the information you need? Are you ready to register right away? Click the link below and get started!

Before Your Adventure: Camp Types, FAQs and 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:

  • January 30, 6:30 p.m. - RSVP coming soon!
  • February 27, 6:30 p.m. - RSVP coming soon!
  • March 24, 6:30 p.m. - RSVP coming soon!

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 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and will usually have someone available to give you a brief tour during those hours.
  • For Overnight Camp property in Statesville, NC, staff available is limited, so we have 2 dedicated tour times available. It is not possible to schedule a tour outside of these times, so please RSVP at the links below to secure your spot for one of these tours.
    - February 8, 1-3 p.m. - RSVP coming soon!
    - March 15, 1-3 p.m. - RSVP coming soon!

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!

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.

You and your camper can 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 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!

Day Camp Options

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 8 and 9 a.m. and PM Pick-up is between 5  and 6 p.m.

  • June 22 – June 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • June 29 – July 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • July 6 – July 10, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • July 13 – July 17, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • July 20 – July 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Teen Camp: for girls entering 6th to 9th grade following the summer. You will spend Monday through Wednesday volunteering at local organizations, such as animal shelters, food banks, and other non-profits. Perfect for the girl who wants to give back to her community or earn service hours! At the end of the week, girls will head up to our overnight camp and spend 2 days boating, swimming, and having other camp fun. This Thursday overnight is included in the cost of the program.

  • June 22 – June 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • June 29 – July 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • July 6 – July 10, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • July 13 – July 17, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • July 20 – July 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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.

  • June 22 – June 26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • June 29 – July 3, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • July 6 – July 10, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • July 13 – July 17, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • July 20 – July 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Day Camp Staff: a paid position for anyone 16 years of age or olrder by June 1. Visit our Camp Staff page for more information or to apply.

 

Overnight Camp Options

Hosted at the Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs in Statesville, NC. You won’t want to miss our all girl-led adventure this summer at 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, and archery to crafts, plus girls going into 4th grade and up will also get to sign up for up to 3 exciting off-site trips per week. These add-on items will open up on March 1, 2020, and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

  • June 14, 3 p.m. – June 20, 10 a.m.
  • June 21, 3 p.m. – June 27, 10 a.m.
  • June 28, 3 p.m. – June 30, 4:30 p.m. [Short Session]
  • July 5, 3 p.m. – July 11, 10 a.m.
  • July 12, 3 p.m. – July 18, 10 a.m.

NEW! Two-Week Overnight Camp: for girls entering 5th to 9th grade following the summer. Girls will get to experience 2 full weeks 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! 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, plus the great add-on programs like tubing and horseback riding.

  • July 5, 3 p.m. – July 18, 10 a.m.

Dish Divas Training: for girls ages 14-15 by June 1. 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!

  • June 14, 3 p.m. – June 20, 10 a.m.
  • June 21, 3 p.m. – June 27, 10 a.m.
  • July 5, 3 p.m. – July 11, 10 a.m.
  • July 12, 3 p.m. – July 18, 10 a.m.

CIT (Counselor in Training): for girls ages 14-15 by June 1. This is a two-and-a-half-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 get to visit other local summer camps for a behind-the-scenes tour. At the end of the session, they will be awarded their official Girl Scout Counselor-in-Training Pin.

  • June 14, 3 p.m. – June 30, 4:30 p.m.

Overnight Camp Staff: a paid position for anyone 16 or older by June 1. Visit our Camp Staff page for more information and to apply. 

 

Family Camp Options

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 fun t-shirt.

  • June 6, 9 a.m. - June 7, 3 p.m.

 

Secure your girl's spot in her session of choice!

Step 3: Get Registered

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

 

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

You should have received an email from noreply@doubleknot.com, or customercare@hngirlscouts.org with welcome information and your confirmation packet. Make sure you add those addresses to your whitelist or address book in your email so you don't miss out on important information!

Please note: some details are preliminary and may change closer to the camp dates.

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 and pay the nonrefundable $50 deposit. Forms are due to the Council Office by March 31, 2020.

  • 2020 Council-Sponsored Summer Camp Financial Assistance Form (coming soon!)


 

Step 4: Add On an Extra Adventure or Care Package

Camp Care Package

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, and is available for both Day and Overnight campers alike. 

The deadline to purcahse a Care Package is June 1, or while supplies last. These can only be pre-ordered online, and cannot be purchased in the Council shop or when you arrive at camp. Select your camper's session under the 'Exciting Add-Ons' header on our Registration Page to order. 

 

Overnight Camp Add-Ons

Each week of overnight camp, different trips and onsite adventures can be added to make your experience your own. Each camper can register for up to 3 add-ons per full week session, or 1 during the short 3-day session. All add-ons must be purchased by one week before your camper’s first day of camp.

To pre-register for your add-ons, please click the session(s) your camper is attending below to see what options are available for her! (Links available March 1, 2020)

Week 1: June 14-20
Week 2: June 21-27
Week 3: June 28-30
Week 4: July 5-11
Week 5: July 12-18