Our STEM focus extends to our camps

Hosting STEM programs at camp this summer is like the marrying of two of the initiatives we’re most excited about. Girl Scouting has always been about enabling girls to do more and push themselves and their knowledge further. Because of this, our programs always take a progressive approach to dealing with problems faced by women every day.

This is one reason camp has been a part of Girl Scouts since the beginning. We believe in helping girls become leaders in the great outdoors by showing them important skills. Plus most of us can agree that some of the best memories are created at camp!

Our STEM focus is to battle the overwhelming majority of men who work in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. A major goal of Girl Scouts is to funnel more women in the STEM pipeline and close the gender gap currently found there. By exposing girls to STEM activities at younger age, they feel more comfortable with their place in that world.

With STEM-specific camps, we combine the outdoor fun with the educational aspects associated with these programs. With five programs targeted at younger girls, we want them to get excited about STEM and their potential future in the field!

Camp Piperwood

  • Citizen Scientist to the Rescue (Grades K-8)
  • Science Wonders (Grades K-8)

Camp Seven Hills

  • Silly Scientists (Grades 1-3)
  • Zoologist (Grades 1-3)
  • GIRLbots (Grades 4-6)

 

If you haven’t registered for camp yet, now is the time!

Explore Our Grounds: Piperwood

Camp Piperwood in Fairport, NY, features vast hiking trails, a state-of-the-art splash pad, high and low ropes courses, an archery area, and open fields. Camp Piperwood is a great setting for campers looking for a day camp experience.

Browse our summer camps today and don’t forget to register!

Explore Our Grounds: Camp Seven Hills

Camp Seven Hills Goodyear is located in Holland, NY, and encompasses woodland paths, sunny meadows, ponds, streams and hills. Our facilities include a lake, pool, central dining hall, shower houses, cabin and platform tent units, a vast sports complex, horse stables and riding areas, and a high and low ropes challenge course.

Girls in grades 1-12 will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as swimming, boating, arts & crafts, ropes challenge course program, horseback riding, and out-of-camp trips.

This is the perfect resident camp setting for your girl(s) to meet and make new friends, learn more about her abilities, and share the joy of summer with others. Many campers return summer after summer for that “special something” they say Camp Seven Hills provides. Explore our camp themes

Register for camp today!

Summer Camp Open Houses

Girl Scouting is nearly synonymous with cookies and crafts and rarely associated with the outdoors. Camp is just one of the many ways that we’re more than what you think.

Girl Scout camp is a unique experience because it’s entirely girl-led. Our staff helps realize the vision of our girls’ planning, organizing, and evaluating. We empower them by encouraging creative thinking, leadership, and decision making skills.

When your girl comes to camp, she’s able to try new and exciting experiences. She can enjoy the wonders of nature and traditional camp activities while creating cherished memories.

Our camp programs are offered to girls entering kindergarten through grade 12 and non-Girl Scouts are welcome! Maybe this all sounds intriguing, but you still have a few questions.

Recognizing that camp can be an intimidating new experience, we offer several open houses throughout the spring and summer to help you learn more and ask all your questions right on site.

Join us and learn about Girl Scout camp programming while enjoying camp activities, s’mores, giveaways, and light refreshments. Even better, this event is FREE! You can even register your girl for summer camp while you’re here (and learn about our various financial aid opportunities).

Mark your calendars for our 2018 Camp Open Houses:

Sunday, April 22: Camp Piperwood Taste of Camp Open House, 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 5: Camp Seven Hills Taste of Camp Open House, 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 12: Camp Timbercrest Taste of Camp Open House, 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 20: Camp Piperwood Taste of Camp Open House, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26: Camp Piperwood Open House, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 1: Camp Timbercrest Open House, 1 p.m.

Monday, July 2: Camp Seven Hills Open House, 5 p.m.

Camp Season is Here!

Well, maybe it’s still a few months from when we actually get to go to camp, but the Girl Scouts of Western New York are deep into our preparations. We want to make sure you have the best experience possible!

One of the ways we want to reach out to you is through Facebook, and specifically videos. Join us live in the weeks leading to camp to learn more about what sessions we’ll have this year, what you need to pack for camp, details about the grounds, and more! Let us know your questions so we can answer them!

Below is our first of the year, featuring camp lovers Susan and Gale discussing the basics of camp, like where they are, what you do at camp, the different types of camp, and much, much more!

This summer, every girl is invited to camp like a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader!

Learn more and register for camp today! https://www.gswny.org/en/camp/summer-camps.html