Our camps are accredited by The American Camp Association (ACA). ACA accreditation means that the camp undergoes a thorough annual review of its operation—from staff qualifications and training to emergency management.
Research shows that summer camp can help children retain a significant amount of what they learn during the school year. Girl Scout camp is a safe environment where Girl Scouts have fun with friends, play outdoors, and explore new activities. Campers get to be decision-makers with leadership opportunities in every program.
As we learned in summer 2021, camp can be run during a pandemic. We are excited for the woods to come alive again during Summer 2022 with laughter, fun, adventure, and friendship! Safety is a cornerstone of Girl Scouting. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking special precautions to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy, including increased cleaning measures, reduced capacities, adjusted program and operational procedures, and detailed training for our summer camp and full-time staff. As our regulations are updated, GSEMA will update all procedures and communicate them with families.
We are monitoring recommendations from the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, New Hampshire Department of Health, American Camp Association and GSUSA. Camp plans are subject to change based on all of these factors, but our current plan is to operate camp in summer, 2022, based on the schedules described on our website. Any changes to these schedules will be communicated via our website, email, and social media.
Our day camps are located a short bus ride from home: Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham, Camp Maude Eaton in Andover, Camp Rice Moody in Reading, and Camp Wind-in-the-Pines in Plymouth. Bus transportation is included in the fee.
Our resident camps are Camp Favorite in Brewster, Camp Runels in Pelham, NH, Camp Wabasso in Bradford, NH, and Camp Wind-in-the-Pines in Plymouth.
Not sure which camp is right for your camper? Check out the 2022 Camp Guide.
A GSEMA camp gift certificate can be redeemed for camp sessions at any of our day or resident camps. Anyone can give the gift of a week (or more!). Visit a GSEMA shop or email us for more information.