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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, 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:

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 the Overnight Camp property in Statesville, NC, staff availability is limited, so we have scheduled 2 dedicated tour times. 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 here!
        - March 15, 1-3 p.m. - RSVP here!

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, then try 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, plus Thursday dinner and Friday breakfast and lunch for girls that sign up for the Thursday overnight. AM Drop-off is between 8 and 9am and PM Pick-up is between 5 and 6pm.

  • June 22 – June 26, 8am to 5pm 
  • June 29 – July 3, 8am to 5pm 
  • July 6 – July 10, 8am to 5pm  
  • July 13 – July 17, 8am to 5pm 
  • July 20 – July 24, 8am to 5pm 

Teens Give Back Day 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 two days boating, swimming, and having other camp fun. This Thursday overnight is included in the cost of the program.

  • June 22 – June 26, 8am to 5pm 
  • June 29 – July 3, 8am to 5pm  
  • July 6 – July 10, 8am to 5pm 
  • July 13 – July 17, 8am to 5pm 
  • July 20 – July 24, 8am to 5pm  

Day Camp Assistant: a leadership opportunity for girls ages 12-15 during the summer. This program is for girls who have already been trained as Program Aides and/or Volunteers-in-Training, who want to help younger girls at Day Camp. Girls must complete an 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, 8am to 5pm  
  • June 29 – July 3, 8am to 5pm 
  • July 6 – July 10, 8am to 5pm 
  • July 13 – July 17, 8am to 5pm  
  • July 20 – July 24, 8am to 5pm 

Day Camp Staff: a paid position for anyone 16 years of age or older 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 girl-led adventure this summer at camp!

Overnight Camp: for girls entering 2nd to 9th grade following the summer. Girls will live in cabins with other girls their age, and each will choose her own activities throughout the day. They'll get to try their hands at everything from swimming to boating, and archery to crafts, plus girls going into 4th grade and up will also get the chance to register for up to 3 exciting off-site trips per week. These add-on items will open up on March 1st, and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

  • June 14, 3pm – June 20, 9am
  • June 21, 3pm – June 27, 9am
  • June 28, 3pm – June 30, 3pm [Short Session]
  • July 5, 3pm – July 11, 9am
  • July 12, 3pm – July 18, 9am

NEW! Two-Week Overnight Camp: for girls entering 5th to 9th grade following the summer. Girls in this program will bunk together, and they'll get to experience two full weeks at camp, and participate in a special "Choose Your Own Adventure" weekend program they will design as a group. And 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 to boating to archery and crafts, plus the option to add-on great programs like tubing and horseback riding. These add-on items will open up on March 1st, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Girls in the two-week program can register for up to 3 add-ons per week (Sunday-Saturday).

  • July 5, 3pm – July 18, 9am

Dish Divas Training: for girls ages 14-15 during the summer. 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, 3pm – June 20, 9am
  • June 21, 3pm – June 27, 9am
  • July 5, 3pm – July 11, 9am
  • July 12, 3pm – July 18, 9am

CIT (Counselor in Training): for girls ages 14-15 during the summer. Interested in becoming a camp counselor, but not quite old enough to apply? Join us for this two-and-a-half week program to learn important skills and make friends with your fellow CITs! Girls will gain the leadership skills to become a future camp staff member, 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, 3pm – June 30, 3pm

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 woman. 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. All are welcome - your camper can bring her mom, aunt, older sister (18 years old or older), guardian, mentor, etc. as her gal.

  • April 25, 9am - April 26, 2pm
  • June 6, 9am - June 7, 2pm

 

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

Step 3: Registered? Download Your Confirmation Packet!

If you haven't registered for camp yet, click the link below to reserve your spots! Lock in the lowest price possible today:

 

Confirmation Packets

If you're already registered for camp, make sure you've received the confirmation packet for your camper's session(s)! This packet should answer all the questions you have about our camp program. 

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!

If you need to download another copy of your packet, you can find them below. 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. Your camper must also be registered for the session you are applying for Financial Aid for, with the nonrefundable $50 deposit paid. Application deadline is March 31st. Family camp and add-ons like trips and care packages are not eligible for Financial Assistance. 


 

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 purchase 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

There are exciting activities at camp for every camper all day long, but extra off-site adventures will be available each week of overnight camp. Girls entering 4th-9th grade in our Overnight Camp program can sign up for one of our add-on programs starting  March 1st.

On  March 1st, simply click the link for your camper's session under the 'Exciting Add-Ons' header on our Registration Page, click 'Register' next to the add-on your camper is interested in, and be sure to log into the same account you used to purchase your camp session.

Girls attending a full week of camp (Sunday to Saturday) can choose up to  THREE add-ons per session, and girls attending the short session (Sunday to Tuesday) can choose  ONE add-on. Girls attending the two-week camp can register for up to  SIX sessions - a maximum of three per week.

Specific add-on details will be posted in early  February, but some examples of programs that will be available include horseback riding, river tubing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, ziplining, caving, and more!

All campers registering for an add-on must bring to camp a physical, completed and signed within the last 12 months by a Physician, PA, or Nurse Practitioner in order to participate. They will need one copy of this physical for every week of camp in which they have an add-on adventure.

PLEASE NOTE that campers who are rising 2nd-3rd graders do not have add-on program options - we believe that these campers have plenty of exciting activities to do at camp during their first few summers!

Dish Divas and Counselors-in-Training are not eligible to register for add-on adventures.