2018 Camp Guide - RESIDENT & DAY CAMPS
2018 Camp Guide - RESIDENT & DAY CAMPS
2018 Camp Guide ⇨ ADVENTURE ⇨ FUN ⇨ LEADERSHIP ⇨ NEW FRIENDS ⇨ AND MORE! RESIDENT & DAY CAMPS APRIL VACATION ADVENTURES AND FAMILY/TROOP/GROUP CAMPING, TOO!
SUMMER CAMP AT-A-GLANCE WEST OF BOSTON CAPE COD & SOUTH SHORE NORTH OF BOSTON CAMP CEDAR HILL Waltham, MA CAMP FAVORITE Brewster, MA CAMP WIND-IN-THEPINES Plymouth, MA CAMP MAUDE EATON Andover, MA CAMP RICE MOODY Reading, MA CAMP RUNELS Pelham, NH CAMP WABASSO Bradford, NH CAMP MENOTOMY Meredith, NH PROGRAM TYPE DAY RESIDENT HALF-DAY OPTION GRADE LEVEL GENERAL PROGRAMS K–10 1–12 K–12 1–12 K–5 K–12 2–12 ALL AGES LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS 7–11 11–12 7–12 7–12 6–10 7–12 11–12 ACTIVITY SPECIALTIES ARCHERY ART BIKING BOATING COOKING DRAMA HIGH ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE HORSEBACK RIDING LOW ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE PHOTOGRAPHY SAILING SCIENCE STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING SURFING & WINDSURFING TRIP & TRAVEL SWIMMING POOL POND/LAKE BUS TRANSPORT INCLUDED (DAY CAMP) AVAILABLE (RESIDENT CAMP) EXTENDED CARE (DAY CAMP) INCLUDED AVAILABLE FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND ACTIVITY SPECIALTIES KEY ARCHERY ART BIKING BOATING LOW ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE COOKING DRAMA HORSEBACK RIDING PHOTOGRAPHY HIGH ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE SAILING SCIENCE STAND-UP PADDLE BOARDING SURFING & WINDSURFING TRIP & TRAVEL
For more information on our camps or to register online, visit hercamp.org CAMP GUIDE | 1 Dear Families, For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts and outdoor adventures have fit together like campfires and s’mores. Girl Scout camps provide girls with female role models, a single-gender and girl-led environment, lifelong friendships, fresh air and sunshine (away from phone and TV screens), and activities that boost self-esteem. At our four resident and six day camps in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, every girl is invited to become an outdoor adventurer. Our camps are safe, inclusive spaces for girls of all ages to have fun in nature: to take healthy risks, make noise, play games, develop leadership skills, learn new outdoor and adventure skills, and build friendships.
Our programs are tailored for each age, from our youngest campers having fun in pre-Kindergarten programs, to our 11th and 12th graders becoming Counselors in Training, and every girl in between. Our summer camp tradition awaits for all! We invite you and your girl to find the Girl Scout camps and programs that are right for her. Each camp has its own unique character with beautiful natural landscapes full of possibilities. Watch her excitement build as you both plan her experiences—horseback riding, water sports, arts and crafts, bicycling, hiking, theater arts, archery, science exploration, rock wall climbing, high ropes challenge courses, zip lining, and more.
When she returns home from camp, you will see firsthand the growth of her courage, confidence, and character. After camp, girls are welcome to join a local Girl Scout troop or simply enjoy our robust year-round programming. Girl Scouts offers friendship, leadership development, outdoor programming, and troop camping all year long. I also invite you to give her an early start on the fun with April Vacation Adventures, or plan a weekend for the whole family at our camp on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. We can’t wait to see you at camp! Carrie Weatherbee Chief Membership Services Officer Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Table of Contents GENERAL INFORMATION .
2–3 APRIL VACATION ADVENTURES . . 4–6 RESIDENT CAMPS Camp Favorite, Brewster, MA ___ 8
Camp Runels, Pelham, NH ___ 14
Camp Wabasso, Bradford, NH ___ 21
Camp Wind-in-the-Pines, Plymouth, MA ___ 25
FAMILY, TROOP, AND GROUP CAMPING Camp Menotomy, Meredith, NH ___ 34
DAY CAMPS Camp Cedar Hill, Waltham, MA ___ 37
Camp Favorite, Brewster, MA ___ 44
Camp Maude Eaton, Andover, MA ___ 47
Camp Rice Moody, Reading, MA ___ 52
Camp Runels, Pelham, NH ___ 56
Camp Wind-in-the-Pines, Plymouth, MA ___ 60
REGISTRATION Registration Instructions and Forms ___ 68
Financial Assistance ___ 69
COUNCIL MAP ___ 73
ADVERTISEMENTS ___ 74
Cover Photo Credit: Jess Souza Photography Research shows that girls benefit immensely from time outdoors: they experience personal growth and empowerment, challenge themselves, overcome fears, and learn teamwork and leadership skills.
Active participation in programs prevents the “summer brain drain” by keeping girls’ minds active and engaged while they take a break from school. Healthy risk-taking in a safe, supportive environment empowers girls to try new things, which helps them gain confidence. Camp allows girls to build strong friendships through shared experiences outside of the competitive school environment. Interacting with others in a different setting allows girls to reinvent themselves, learn from others’ perspectives, and make new friends whose diverse backgrounds will expand their worldview.
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2 | GENERAL INFORMATION Connect with us on social media: @GirlScoutsEMass General Information What You Need to Know You’re in the right place to plan your best summer ever! Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ camp programs let you explore your personal interests, creativity, and the environment. Our caring, trained staff are committed to ensuring you have fun, make friends, and get to try lots of exciting activities. Imagine a summer full of visual and performing arts, sailing and swimming, hiking and biking, science, horseback riding, and much more! You choose: white sands or green hills, relaxation or challenge, day or overnight.
Whatever you choose, Girl Scout camp is where you will discover the wonders of nature and the potential inside you. Your camp friends are waiting to meet you! Register anytime at hercamp.org. Not a Girl Scout yet? Not a problem! Prior Girl Scout or troop membership is not required.
Before Choosing Your Camp Need more information to choose your camp? Please see our camp-specific pages for details about open houses, meet the staff events, and camp information nights. Details will also be listed on hercamp.org. Want to learn more before signing up but can’t get to camp for a tour? Our staff will come to you! Email email@example.com and we will be happy to schedule a visit at the time and location of your choice. Consider visiting during the summer even if you aren’t ready for camp this summer; it will help you get excited for your first camp experience. Our Team Think of our camp staff as your personal team.
We hand select our caring and skilled staff based on their ability to work with young people, be part of a team, teach and share skills, and their enthusiasm to commit to the values of Girl Scouting. Once hired, our staff attend one to three weeks of training to bond as a team and gain skills in camping, risk management, safety, and interpersonal communication. Many of the staff return each year and travel from all around the world to ensure you have an amazing camp experience. All staff are at least 18 years of age or are high school graduates. Safety is our priority, so we conduct thorough staff criminal background (CORI) and sexual offender (SORI) checks.
To comply with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and to be licensed by the local board of health, we inform you that you have the right to request proof of background checks, camp healthcare policies, discipline policies, as well as policies for filing grievances.
Accreditation The American Camp Association (ACA) sets high standards for the health and safety of campers and staff, and the delivery of quality programs. ACA accreditation means that the camp you are considering undergoes a thorough annual review of its operation—more than 250 standards from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross and other youth service agencies to ensure that current practices reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.
Camp Safety Our priority is your safety and well-being at camp.
We follow all safety and risk management guidelines set by the local, state, and federal boards of health, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the ACA. All our camps are ACA accredited and, in Massachusetts, comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430.000). Our New Hampshire camps comply with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Rules (Part Env-WS 1120.00). In addition, the board of health of the town in which a camp is located licenses that camp. Camp Living You will be placed in a group of 5-30 girls, with 2-5 staff per group. If you choose resident camp, you will stay in a cabin (6-2 girls), yurt (6 girls), tent-a-lo (5 girls), or platform tent (4-6 girls).
All are supplied with cots/beds and mattresses. The program, number of girls, and campers’ ages determine the living arrangements. Each unit has shelter for rainy day activities, bathroom facilities, and storage.
For more information on our camps or to register online, visit hercamp.org GENERAL INFORMATION | 3 General Information Camp Buddies While we think one of the best things about camp is the chance to make new friends, we know that you may feel more comfortable attending with a friend. You may request one “buddy” per session. Both of you must register for the same camp, program, and session, and list each other on the registration forms. The camp director has final say on camp placement. Weapons, Drugs, Smoking Policy We do not permit recreational drugs, alcohol, pets, tobacco products, or weapons of any kind (e.g., Swiss army knives, scissors, etc.) at camp.
If you take a prescription medication, bring it to camp in its original container with your name on it, and turn it over to the bus monitor or healthcare supervisor upon your arrival at camp.
Pre-Camp Health Assessment You are required to have a physical examination within 12 months prior to arriving at camp. All health forms must be completed and signed by a physician each year (including inoculation update) and submitted no later than May 1, 2018. Your registration confirmation email will instruct your parent/ guardian to log into your CampInTouch account and complete all required forms. You may not attend camp without submitting your health history form and physician’s examination report. Care of Mildly Ill Campers We are prepared to handle health issues that may arise at camp.
A healthcare supervisor (HCS) staffs the camp health center and a healthcare consultant (local physician) is on call. Staff is responsible for reporting any signs of illness to the HCS, who assesses each situation. The HCS may administer overthe-counter medications she believes are warranted if they are authorized by the parent/guardian. If the HCS determines the camper should be sent home or seen by the healthcare consultant, she informs the camp director and arrangements are made. In both situations, the parent/guardian is contacted as soon as possible.
Campers With Special Needs We make every attempt to offer summer camp opportunities to all girls and can accommodate most special needs. Please call 617-350-8335 to discuss how we can make your camper’s experience exciting, appropriate, and fulfilling. The information you share with us will be held confidential, shared only as HIPAA allows, and in accordance with your wishes. Horseback Riding Programs If you register for one of our riding programs, you must bring long pants or jeans to camp. If you have a Pony Club-approved riding helmet with chin strap and/or one-inch heel boots, you may bring them too.
If not, we will provide an approved riding helmet and boots. For safety purposes, you will be skill-tested and the riding director will place you in the programs/lessons that match your skill level.
Driving Directions Directions to camp can be found on individual camp pages at hercamp.org and will be included in your confirmation packet. Please follow driving directions as provided; GPS directions may be unreliable. Note: Wind-in-the-Pines day camp and resident camp have different addresses. Bus Transportation Start camp fun on the way to camp! Bus transportation is included in the cost of day camp and is offered for $50 each way for resident camp. Day camp bus stop location details are included in this guide. To select a bus stop for pick-up and drop-off, complete the Day Camp Bus Selection Form available via your CampInTouch account.
Resident camp bus service will run to/from Boston, Braintree, Woburn, and camp. Refunds of bus fees will be issued only if notice of cancellation is given seven days prior to the pick-up date. Buses may be canceled by GSEMA due to insufficient enrollment. Program Cancellation If a program is canceled for lack of registrations, every effort will be made to place you in a similar program. Camp sessions will be held regardless of weather, but the program may be modified in extreme weather conditions. Inclement Weather Horseback riding, high ropes, and water activities may be canceled when weather conditions are unsuitable.
Alternative activities will be provided. Refunds are not given when activities are canceled due to weather conditions.
4 | APRIL VACATION ADVENTURES Connect with us on social media: @GirlScoutsEMass April Vacation Adventures Spring into the best April break ever! Join us at Camp Cedar Hill for a healthy, technology-free way to spend your week off from school. Make new friends as you sample camp life and plan ahead for your summer stay. Come for a day or two—or the whole week! Each day offers exciting new programs tailored to age levels. Calling all teens! Make the most of your spring break at camp—and beyond. Experience the best of both worlds: traditional camp activities and exciting field trips just for girls in grades 6-10.
All program fees include bus transportation, and financial aid is available. For questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp Cedar Hill | 241 Forest Street, Waltham, MA 02452 | Camp Hours: 9 AM-4 PM GRADES K-1 ™ Girl Scout members: $50 per day ™ Non-members: $50 per day, plus a $40 Girl Scout membership fee ™ Girls will be grouped by grade level Awesome Artists Tuesday, April 17 Color, craft, and create! Every girl is an artist during this colorful day at camp. Make crafts and decorate your own backpack to bring home your awesome creations. Sing songs, play games, and enjoy a snack (included) to make this day a real work of art.
Animal Adventures Wednesday, April 18 Do you love animals of all kinds? Check out what furry friends live at camp and explore their habitats. Get a visit from some special animals when an animal show comes to camp! All girls who attend this day will receive a copy of the illustrated book, Guess How Much I Love You.
Ooey-gooeyology Thursday, April 19 The best type of science is icky, sticky, and messy! Get your hands dirty and unleash your inner scientist. Using a variety of materials, you will create amazing experiments. Songs, games, and a snack are included in this ooey gooey day. Camp Sampler Friday, April 20 Explore all that camp has to offer! Cook over a campfire, make arts and crafts, sing songs, play games, and make new camp friends. “I really appreciate the diversity of the campers, who are from all over the Boston area and the suburbs. My girls are friends with kids from so many different places!”
For more information on our camps or to register online, visit hercamp.org APRIL VACATION ADVENTURES | 5 April Vacation Adventures GRADES 2-5 ™ Girl Scout members: $50 per day ™ Non-members: $50 per day, plus a $40 Girl Scout membership fee ™ Girls will be grouped by grade level (2-3, 4-5) DIY-namite Tuesday, April 17 Feel the pride of mastering a creative do-it-yourself project! Whether you choose to work with fabric and scissors or paint and canvases, you’ll create something awesome.
Where’s Waldo? Wednesday, April 18 Waldo is coming to camp and you can help us find him! Follow clues, hike around camp, and create art in search of our pal Waldo.
All girls who attend this day will receive a copy of the book, Where’s Waldo: 30th Anniversary Edition. Kitchen Chemistry Thursday, April 19 Are you ready to get messy? Have fun using kitchen science to make a milk rainbow or an erupting volcano—all from simple ingredients found in the kitchen. Camptastic Friday, April 20 Camp life is the best life! Enjoy a bit of everything camp has to offer: arts and crafts, nature, outdoor cooking, and more. Great for girls who wish summer camp could last all year!
GRADES 6-10 TEEN ADVENTURES ™ Girl Scout members: $60 per day ™ Non-members: $60 per day, plus a $40 Girl Scout membership fee ™ Days that feature an off-camp trip begin and end at Camp Cedar Hill. Girls will return in time for bus transportation home. Mission Impossible or Not? Tuesday, April 17 Are you ready to plan a daring escape, win a TV game show, explore a haunted house, and run an obstacle course? You’ll do that and so much more with a visit to Boda Borg Boston. Katniss Kamp Wednesday, April 18 Accept the challenge of learning Hunger Games-themed survival skills. Try archery, make your own bread, and channel the confidence of your own inner Katniss!
Urban Adventure Thursday, April 19 Head to Boston to take a bite out of Beantown! Ride in a Duck Boat on a tour of the city and end your afternoon visiting Quincy Market to sample snacks from some of Boston’s favorite eateries. High Adventure Friday, April 20 Go where the adventure is: Girl Scout camp! The high ropes course at Cedar Hill is set on a hill with stunning views of Boston, and built with teens in mind. It will challenge you to climb to new heights!
6 | APRIL VACATION ADVENTURES Connect with us on social media: @GirlScoutsEMass April Vacation Adventures Bus 6 pick-up drop-off Cambridge Kennedy-Longfellow School 7:40 AM 5:20 PM Somerville Winter Hill Community School 7:50 AM 5:10 PM Cambridge Peabody School 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Somerville West Somerville Neighborhood School 8:10 AM 4:50 PM Arlington Thompson Elementary School 8:20 AM 4:40 PM Arlington Arlington High School 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Belmont Winn Brook School 8:40 AM 4:20 PM Belmont Chenery Middle School 8:45 AM 4:15 PM Camp Cedar Hill 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Bus 7 pick-up drop-off Everett Target Parking Lot 7:50 AM 5:10 PM Malden Immaculate Conception Church 8:15 AM 4:45 PM Medford Brooks Elementary School 8:25 AM 4:35 PM Winchester Town Hall 8:35 AM 4:25 PM Camp Cedar Hill 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Bus 8 pick-up drop-off Framingham McCarthy School 7:50 AM 5:10 PM Natick Brown Elementary School 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Wellesley Fiske Elementary School 8:20 AM 4:40 PM Newtonville F.A.
Day Middle School 8:40 AM 4:20 PM Camp Cedar Hill 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Bus Stops Bus 1 pick-up drop-off Milton Kelly Field Parking Lot, Brook Road 7:45 AM 5:15 PM Mattapan Chittick Elementary School 7:55 AM 5:05 PM Hyde Park Another Course to College School 8:10 AM 4:50 PM Dedham Avery School 8:20 AM 4:40 PM Camp Cedar Hill 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Bus 2 pick-up drop-off Billerica Marshall Middle School 7:50 AM 5:10 PM Stoneham Stoneham Middle School 8:15 AM 4:45 PM Woburn Wyman Elementary School 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Camp Cedar Hill 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Bus 3 pick-up drop-off Bedford First Parish Unitarian Church 7:45 AM 5:15 PM Lexington Bridge Elementary School 8:10 AM 4:50 PM Lexington Harrington Elementary School 8:20 AM 4:40 PM Arlington Dallin Elementary School 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Belmont Butler Elementary School 8:45 AM 4:15 PM Camp Cedar Hill 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Bus 4 pick-up drop-off Roslindale Roslindale Branch Library 7:55 AM 5:05 PM West Roxbury Holy Name Church 8:05 AM 4:55 PM Needham Greendale Avenue Worship Center 8:20 AM 4:40 PM Newton Centre Mason Rice Elementary School 8:35 AM 4:25 PM Camp Cedar Hill 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Bus 5 pick-up drop-off Dorchester Lee School 7:45 AM 5:15 PM Dorchester St.
Mark’s Church 7:55 AM 5:05 PM Dorchester Dewar Street & Dorchester Avenue 8:05 AM 4:55 PM Roxbury Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center 8:20 AM 4:40 PM Boston 95 Berkeley Street 8:30 AM 4:30 PM Camp Cedar Hill 9:00 AM 4:00 PM What to Bring to April Vacation Adventures: > Backpack > Lunch > Water Bottle > Snack > Sweatshirt > Rain Jacket (weather dependent)
For more information on our camps or to register online, visit hercamp.org RESIDENT CAMP | 7 A home away from home where girls develop confidence, grow together, and have endless fun in the beautiful outdoors.
- 8 | RESIDENT CAMP Connect with us on social media: @GirlScoutsEMass Camp Favorite Get on board for camp adventures on the Cape! Summer Camp: June 24-August 17 ADDRESS 208 Crowell’s Bog Road Brewster, MA 02631 RESIDENT CAMP HOURS Start of session drop-off: Sunday, 1:30-3:30 PM End of session pick-up: Friday, 1:30-3:30 PM ACTIVITY SPECIALTIES (See key on inside front cover) RESIDENT CAMP
- BREWSTER, MA Join us on Cape Cod’s beautiful Long Pond for our 60th summer! Camp Favorite’s water sport adventures are a thrilling twist on the traditional summer camp experience. Sail, windsurf, kayak, and swim right from our freshwater beach. Surfing, advanced windsurfing, and sailing programs are offered at local saltwater beaches. Explore the Cape as you pedal down the Cape Cod Rail Trail as a part of our extensive biking program. Watch the sun set while sitting on the beach next to a crackling fire; you’ll be making camp memories for a lifetime.
Open Houses June 10, 10 AM-2 PM June 27, 1-4 PM ⇨ Discover how our ideal Cape Cod location puts you at the center of land and sea adventures. ⇨ Learn about our sailing programs, 250- mile bike club, sleeping accommodations, dining hall, and specialty sessions.
- For more information on our camps or to register online, visit hercamp.org RESIDENT CAMP | 9 Camp Favorite
- Brewster, MA ENTERING GRADES 2-3 Brownie Sampler Session 2A: July 1-3 Session 4A: July 22-24 Session 4B: July 25-27 $310 Is this your first time considering overnight camp? Not quite ready for a full week? Spend three days and two nights sampling fun camp activities such as outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, games, swimming, and much more. Discover the excitement of staying overnight at camp, sleeping in a platform tent, and making new friends! Sunday arrival is 1:30-3:30 PM and Tuesday departure is 5-6 PM. Wednesday arrival is 10-11 AM and Friday departure is 1:30-3:30 PM.
Friendmakers Session 5: July 29-August 3 $575 Make new friends as you spend the week at overnight camp! Create a work of art, splash in the water at Long Pond, cook over the campfire, paddle in a canoe, play lots of fun games, and have the best week of your life. ENTERING GRADES 4-6 Camp Together Session 1: June 24-29 Session 5: July 29-August 3 $575 Try a little of everything at camp! Make new friends while spending a week playing games, singing songs, cooking over the fire, sleeping in a platform tent, swimming in Long Pond, making art, and trying different types of boats. Bring your enthusiasm and ideas to help your counselors plan the week.
It’s all up to you! Sails and Trails Session 2: July 1-6 Session 4: July 22-27 $695 Explore the special landscape and sparkling waters of the Cape. Spend your days alternating between biking and sailing adventures. Sail the waters of Long Pond and then hop on the famous Cape Cod Rail Trail for a bike trip. You must be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device, and you must be able to ride a bike. A bike and helmet will be provided, or you can bring your own.
60th Anniversary Celebration! Camp Favorite families, friends, and alumnae, please join us at camp for a 60th anniversary celebration July 27-29, 2018! Experience the thrill of camp while participating in classic camp activities. Bring a sleeping bag and stay the whole weekend, or spend a day with friends and family, embracing all camp has to offer. Food will be provided! Visit the Camp Favorite Facebook page in spring 2018 or contact email@example.com for event details.
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- Brewster, MA Junior Sampler Session 2A: July 1-3 Session 4A: July 22-24 Session 4B: July 25-27 $310 First-timers to overnight camp are always welcome at Camp Favorite! Spend three days and two nights sampling fun activities designed specifically for girls your age, such as outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, games, swimming, and much more. Keep the fun going as you and your tent-mates share the excitement of camp at night. Sunday arrival is 1:30-3:30 PM and Tuesday departure is 5-6 PM. Wednesday arrival is 10-11 AM and Friday departure is 1:30-3:30 PM.
Paddles and Pedals Session 3: July 8-20 $1,145 Biking and boating—what could be better? Hop on your bike to explore Cape Cod. You could get ice cream, go to a playground, or hit the beach. You decide! Back at camp, canoe or kayak around Long Pond. You must be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device, and you must be able to ride a bike. A bike and helmet will be provided, or you can bring your own. Ice Cream, You Scream! Session 5: July 29-August 3 $585 We all scream for ice cream! Cape Cod has so many ice cream shops to sample. Visit some local favorites, make your own ice cream back at camp, and enjoy classic camp activities, including swimming, boating, arts and crafts, and more.
Water Fun Session 6: August 5-17 $1,165 Ever wish you could spend all day in the water? During these two weeks, you might come close! Swim the waters of Long Pond and take a trip to the ocean. Enjoy lunch around a floating campfire, plan your own water carnival, and end your week with a guarded swim from Camp Favorite to the Brewster Landing. Try activities like canoeing, kayaking, sailing, ocean exploration, and snorkeling. ENTERING GRADES 5-8 Sail Away Session 3: July 8-20 Session 6: August 5-17 $1,230 Learn to sail or sharpen the skills you already have! Work with your crewmates to sail the beautiful waters of Long Pond.
Weather permitting, you will have nine formal sailing lessons with experienced instructors who will help you progress through the unique sailing program. You will be divided into units based on age, then placed into smaller sailing classes based on skill level. Work toward individual goals, culminating in an all-camp sailing race, the Long Pond Invitational. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device.
ENTERING GRADES 6-8 Fun Without Sun Session 1: June 24-29 Session 2: July 1-6 $575 Come prepared to stay up late, because you’ll just be getting started when everyone else is getting ready for bed! Visit the Cape Cod Observatory to see stars up close, sleep out on the beach, have a glow-in-the-dark party, relax with popcorn at an outdoor movie, plus so much more. Day-Trippers Session 1: June 24-29 Session 5: July 29-August 3 $695 Become the ultimate day-tripper! Using Camp Favorite as your home base, you will spend a day on Martha’s Vineyard, go mini-golfing, and plan a third day filled with your choice of Cape Cod activities.
It’s Gonna Be Lit Session 2: July 1-6 $575 The skies are going to be lit on the 4th of July, and you’ll be making some sparks of your own! Learn fire-building skills or improve the ones you already have. Try to light a one-match or no-match fire, and work on other outdoor skills.
Either Oar Session 3: July 8-20 $1,175 Grab your paddle and let’s get exploring! Over the course of two weeks, you’ll build your paddling skills in canoes and kayaks and on stand-up paddle boards. Try out glow paddle boarding and plan a paddling trip around Cape Cod. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device.
- For more information on our camps or to register online, visit hercamp.org RESIDENT CAMP | 11 Camp Favorite
- Brewster, MA Whale, Whale, Whale Session 3: July 8-20 $1,225 With 600 miles of unspoiled coastline, Cape Cod is the perfect place to learn about oceanography and marine biology, and to spend time lounging at the beach. Discover local sea life at Woods Hole Science Aquarium, learn all about whales at a Nantucket whaling museum, and travel to Provincetown for a whale watch. How Far I’ll Go Session 4: July 22-27 $625 Use your innovative skills to make your own raft and test it out on the water. Learn how to navigate with the stars, sail around Long Pond, and venture out on a canoe trip. Then, plan a Moana movie night for everyone at camp!
Surf and Turf Session 4: July 22-27 $595 Perfect for campers who like to spend time on land and in the sea! Windsurf around Long Pond or go for a swim, then try for a hole-inone at a local mini-golf course and have a cookout back at camp. Artist Adventure Session 5: July 29-August 3 $575 Explore nature and your creative side. Head to the beaches and pinewoods to try sewing, painting, and more. Our resident artists will help you plan a week of creative endeavors filled with art projects and a visit to a local artist’s studio. Embrace your imagination and the beauty of nature and leave with amazing creations!
Into the Wild Session 6: August 6-18 $1,175 Be the ultimate survivor in this two-week outdoor adventure! Learn the basics of outdoor survival, including shelter-making, orienteering, and fire-building with flint, steel, and even a bow drill. Go on a geocaching adventure, and plan a multi-night trip to the Boston Harbor islands to camp out under the stars. ENTERING GRADES 7-9 All About That Boat Session 1: June 24-29 $575 Try out all the water sports Camp Favorite has to offer! Tour Long Pond in a kayak, catch some wind in a sailboat, and practice your balance on a windsurfing board. Relax with a canoe trip, complete with floating campfire, and spend some time at the ocean.
You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device. ENTERING GRADES 7-12 Surfing Session 1: June 24-29 Session 2: July 1-6 $695 Grab a board and hit the waves! Experience the sun and surf of the Cape Cod seashore during three lessons with a professional instructor. Surfing equipment will be provided; wetsuits will be available or you can bring your own. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head without the aid of a personal flotation device.
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- Brewster, MA Let Freedom Ring Session 2: July 1-6 $575 Celebrate the 4th of July at Camp Favorite! Host a carnival for all of camp, make different kinds of pies, and watch the fireworks over Long Pond. Enjoy classic camp activities including swimming, archery, games, and more. It’ll be week of celebration! Windjammers Session 3: July 8-20 $1,230 Spend two weeks learning to windsurf or improve the skills you already have. Play games on the boards, practice new moves on the pond, and try out sails of various sizes. At the end of the session, you’ll have a chance to race around a course in the traditional Long Pond Invitational. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device.
Advanced Sailing Session 3: July 8-20 Session 6: August 5-17 $1,230 Sail the waters of nearby Pleasant Bay in our fleet of 420s. Work to perfect your already strong sailing skills and use a trapeze and spinnaker to go even faster. This program is for experienced sailors looking to advance their skills and learn racing techniques. A Camp Favorite skill rating of Able Sea Person or higher (or equivalent) is required. You should be confident operating a two-sail boat with minimal assistance. A skills check will take place when you arrive to ensure correct level placement. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device.
Cape and Island Bikers Session 3: July 8-20 Session 6: August 5-17 $1,195 Do you love the thrill of adventure? Join us for two weeks of Cape travel by bike with your counselors. Plan a multi-night trip, use the Cape Cod Rail Trail to get ice cream, visit the National Seashore, or go on a mini-golf outing. Maybe try for the 150-Mile Bike Club. You must be comfortable riding a bike for 10 miles on rail trails and roads. A bike and helmet will be provided or you can bring your own. The Great S’maco Bake Off Session 4: July 22-27 $575 Learn how to cook anything over a fire, including s’macos (s’mores tacos)! Compete against your fellow campers in a cooking challenge, and help younger campers learn how to cook.
Don’t forget the best part... taste testing all of your delicious creations! Windsurfing Session 5: July 29-August 3 $695 Spend a week exploring the waters of Long Pond in a whole new way. Learn to windsurf or improve the skills you already have. Play games on the boards, practice new moves, and challenge yourself with a larger sail. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device.
Advanced Windsurfing Session 6: August 5-17 $1,230 Perfect your strong windsurfing skills! Practice racing, beach starts, and carve gybes on Long Pond and at Pleasant Bay! You should have prior windsurfing experience and be able to stand up on the board and steer. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device. “Camp is an empowering experience for my daughter, allowing her to have greater confidence in herself and her abilities.”
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Include a movie night, a day at the National Seashore, or an ice cream trip. Whatever you choose, your getaway will be a blast! Sailing Session 3: July 8-20 Session 6: August 5- 17 $1,230 Learn to sail or sharpen the skills you already have! Work with your crewmates to sail the beautiful waters of Long Pond. Weather permitting, you will have nine formal lessons with experienced instructors who will help you progress through the unique sailing program. You will be divided into units based on age, then placed into smaller sailing classes based on skill level. Work toward individual goals, culminating in an all-camp sailing race, the Long Pond Invitational.
Includes a special off-camp overnight trip. You must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in water over your head while wearing a personal flotation device. See What We Can Sea Session 5: July 29-August 3 $695 Ever wonder what’s under the surface of Long Pond? It’s time to find out! Get a taste of scuba diving with the help of experienced instructors. Hear all about what it takes to get scuba certified with a PADI Open Water Diver Course, and explore the waters of Camp Favorite and Camp Wind-in-the-Pines on a few trial dives. Be prepared to spend time both learning on land and diving in the water as you discover what’s deep below the surface.
ENTERING GRADES 11-12 Counselor in Training (CIT) I Session 5B: July 29-August 17 $1,000 This three-week program is an opportunity for mature and qualified young women to work with children and receive onthe-job training. The program includes training in age-level characteristics, group dynamics, leadership development, life skills, teaching techniques, group planning, and decision-making skills. There will be many opportunities to practice your skills while working in units and special areas. CITs live and work in their own patrol under the guidance of a leadership specialist. You must be able to attend all three weeks, but return home during the session break weekend.
- ENTERING GRADE 12 Counselor in Training (CIT) II Session 2B: July 1-20 FREE For CIT graduates: This is the most fun internship ever! Live at camp, work in units, and get in-depth, on-the-job training. You will work with counselors in units and specialized areas around camp. An application will be sent to you upon receipt of your regular camp registration. References are required, and the camp director will select qualified applicants. All girls are waitlisted until applications are reviewed and approved. You must go home between sessions 2 and 3. Depending on the needs of camp, you may serve as a junior counselor for sessions 4 and/or 5, following a successful initial stay. Camp Favorite
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- PELHAM, NH Nestled on 300 wooded acres along Little Island Pond, Camp Runels is 88 summers strong! Bond with other amazing girls as you share experiences morning and night. Work with staff (many of them, former campers!) to design your own program. Swim, boat, hike, master archery, chop wood in the lumber yard, or climb our high ropes course. Get artsy in the craft studio with our pottery wheel, painting canvases, and textile arts. Other programs take girls off-camp, traveling by van, foot, canoe, or kayak. You might spot a Runels camper paddling into the sunset on Lake Winnipesaukee, exploring the Boulder caves, or soaring down the zipline in the White Mountains. Our trip and travel programs are designed to offer new challenges and experiences to girls as they grow, providing them with a progression of outdoor skills. See why campers return year after year.
ACTIVITY SPECIALTIES (See key on inside front cover) Open Houses February 4, 2-4 PM March 4, 2-4 PM April 8, 2-4 PM May 13, 11 AM-1 PM June 3, 2-4 PM June 24, 2-4:30 PM
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- Pelham, NH ENTERING GRADES 1-3 Daisy and Brownie Sampler Session 1A: July 1-3 Session 3A: July 15-17 Session 6B: August 8-10 $310 Is this your first time at overnight camp? Not quite ready for a full week? Come for a three-day, two-night stay to experience all the fun camp has to offer. Go swimming and boating, make s’mores over the campfire, create tie-dye, build a fairy house, and more! Sunday arrival is 1:30-3:30 PM and Tuesday departure is 5-6 PM. Wednesday arrival is 10-11 AM and Friday departure is 1:30-3:30 PM. ENTERING GRADES 2-3 Brownie Adventure Session 1: July 1-6 Session 6: August 5-10 $575 Explore everything that camp has to offer! Try boating and swimming at Little Island Pond, hit a bullseye in archery, and create awesome tie-dye. Learn new songs, cook over a fire, and explore camp at night.
Teddy Bear Friends Session 2: July 8-13 $575 Start the week by constructing your own new teddy bear and then spend the week experiencing camp together! Conquer the low ropes, try the paddle boats, aim for a bullseye, or create art with your furry friend. Then, enjoy a special teddy bear picnic together. Bring along your favorite stuffed friend from home if you’d like, too! Brownie Magic Session 3C: July 15-18 $425 Enjoy a slightly shortened stay as you experience the magic of camp with this four-day program! Have a lunch cookout, create in the craft house, paddle a boat, aim for the bullseye, and more.
Wednesday departure is 5-6 PM.
Doodlebugs Session 4: July 22-27 $575 Do you love to doodle? Paint, color, draw, sculpt, and more to create colorful works of art. Let your imagination soar during this creative week! Runels Royal Retreat Session 5: July 29-August 3 $575 Once upon a time, at a camp not so far away, princesses gathered for a week of adventure! Take princess lessons, decorate your own crown, and live the adventures of your favorite princesses as you swim like Ariel, shoot like Merida, and boat like Moana. End the week with a princess tea party!
Brownie Badge Blitz Session 7: August 12-17 $575 Are you excited to be a Girl Scout Brownie? Do you love trying new things? Earn four Brownie badges while having a blast at camp! Complete the requirements to earn the Outdoor Adventurer and Outdoor Art Creator badges, as well as two badges your group will choose together.
ENTERING GRADES 4-5 Stir It Up Session 1: July 1-6 $575 It’s all about cooking! Try out recipes like cake in a Dutch oven, eggs in a brown bag, and muffins in an orange peel! You’ll stir up something new to eat each day and take home a copy of your favorite recipes at the end of the week.
Junior Sampler Session 1A: July 1-3 Session 3B: July 18-20 Session 6A: August 5-7 $310 Try resident camp for the first time with a shortened stay that will keep you busy trying new outdoor adventures. Explore a variety of camp activities, from archery, tie-dyeing, and kayaking, to making s’mores. Sunday arrival is 1:30-3:30 PM and Tuesday departure is 5-6 PM. Wednesday arrival is 10-11 AM and Friday departure is 1:30-3:30 PM. Junior Badge Blitz Session 2: July 8-13 $575 Are you excited to be a Girl Scout Junior? Do you love trying new things? Earn four Junior badges while having fun at camp! Complete the requirements to earn the Camper and Outdoor Art Explorer badges, as well as two badges your group will choose together.
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- Pelham, NH Winter in July Session 2: July 8-13 $575 It’s a taste of winter in the summer! Join in a summertime snowball fight, build a sandman, and taste some icy treats. Take part in a morning “polar bear plunge,” learn about different winter holidays, and experience the fun of winter in the warm sunshine. Color Crazy Session 3: July 15-20 $575 Experience the colorful world of camp! Try your hand at tie-dye and batik, plan a colorful cookout, paint with a variety of tools, learn about the science of color, and participate in the Camp Runels color war. There will be plenty of time for all your favorite camp activities along the way!
Back to the Farm Session 4: July 22-27 $585 Did you ever wonder what it might be like to grow up on a farm? Try gardening, find out how far food travels to get to the table, and learn some new jam, butter, and bread recipes. You’ll also take a day trip off-camp to a working farm to visit the animals and learn all about farm life. Take Aim Session 4: July 22-27 $575 Ready, aim, bullseye! Channel your inner Katniss or Merida as you spend time each day on the archery range learning proper technique. At the end of the week, take the archer’s challenge against your counselors.
Adventure Seekers Session 5: July 29-August 3 $590 Calling all adventurers! Boat out to the island, aim for a bullseye, and try paddling a Corcl while standing up.
Challenge yourself on the low ropes course before taking a trip to Camp Maude Eaton in Andover to try the high ropes course. Out of this World Session 5: July 29-August 3 $575 Look up at the sky—there is a whole universe out there to explore! Learn about the stars, debate whether or not Pluto should be a planet, try some astronaut food, and take a field trip to the planetarium. There will be plenty of time for classic camp activities.
Junior Extreme Session 5C: July 29-August 10 $1,195 This two-week session is designed for girls who loves to face challenges head-on. Spend the first week seeking out all the adventures of camp—boat over to the island, challenge yourself on the low ropes course, and even travel to Camp Maude Eaton in Andover to try the high ropes course. After a weekend of special camp activities, spend the second week at camp learning how to purify water, make a no-match fire, pitch a tent, and more as you challenge yourself to earn the title of Runels Survivor. Runels Survivor Session 6: August 5-10 $575 Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Here you’ll learn how to build a campfire, cook outdoors, purify water, and pitch a tent.
Put your skills to the test as part of a team as you complete challenges to see if you will be crowned Runels Survivor!
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- Pelham, NH Hogwarts Express Session 7: August 12-17 $575 All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Experience a magical week at camp as you play Quidditch, drink butterbeer at the feast, and transfigure materials into beautiful crafts! You’ll stargaze at Astronomy class and mix it up at Potions. You will have plenty of time to participate in activities that showcase the magic of camp. Sea Stars Session 7: August 12-17 $590 Calling all sea lovers! Join your friends in ponding, building sandcastles, and creating sand and seashell art! You will also visit a local aquarium or tide pool park. Learn all about sea creatures while participating in your favorite camp activities.
ENTERING GRADES 4-6 Summer Magic Session 3C: July 15-18 $425 Summer is never too busy to squeeze in a short camp stay! During this four-day program, try your hand at the pottery wheel, take aim at the archery range, plan a dessert cookout, and more. Wednesday departure is 5-6 PM. ENTERING GRADES 4-12 Weekenders Session 2W: July 13-15 Session 5W: August 3-5 $125 Signing up for two back-to-back sessions during sessions 2 and 3 or sessions 5 and 6? Looking to extend your session 2 or 5 stay a bit? Want to start session 3 or 6 a bit early? Weekenders allows you to do all these things! Mix and match different camp activities to create the experience you want! Girls who are not staying for session 3 or 6 should be picked up between 11-11:30 AM on Sunday.
Girls who are arriving early for session 3 or 6 should arrive between 4-5 PM on Friday.
ENTERING GRADES 6-8 Insomniacs Session 1: July 1-6 $575 It’s great to stay up late! In this session, you’ll sleep in, then explore all that camp has to offer after dark. Make glow-in-the-dark crafts, play nighttime games, take a nighttime swim, have a midnight snack, and more. Climb On Session 1: July 1-6 Session 6: August 5-10 $650 Do you have what it takes to tackle the challenge course? Start low and climb high as you and your team strive to complete the elements. You’ll have the chance to venture off-camp to climb other GSEMA ropes courses as well. Will you accept the challenge? Hike and Hut Session 1: July 1-6 Session 7: August 12-17 $685 Hike the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire! Learn how to carry your gear and stay in a hut on the side of a mountain.
You’ll find a home in the hills and exchange exciting trail tales with other backpackers. This is a Level 1 trip, perfect for a beginner backpacker. Please note that routes are subject to change due to availability and weather.
Menotomy Bound Session 2: July 8-13 $685 Spend two nights falling asleep to the calls of the loons at Camp Menotomy on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Spend your days exploring our sister Girl Scout camp and venture off-camp to discover the local towns. Visit Castle in the Clouds and discover the lush hiking trails in the area. “My daughter was really shy around new kids, and has certainly come out of her shell after a summer at Runels!”
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- Pelham, NH Anything Goes Session 2: July 8-13 Session 4: July 22-27 Session 7: August 12-17 $585 Design your own camp adventure! Decide if you want to swim, cook, tie-dye, kayak, or climb—there are so many possibilities! Includes a trip to nearby Canobie Lake Park. Peaks and Paddles Session 2C: July 8-20 $1,230 Hit the backcountry by foot and canoe in this two-week program. You’ll learn all about backpacking one week, and perfect your paddling skills the next. You will also go on two overnight adventures! This program includes Level 1 trip completion for boat trips and backpacking trips.
Damsel in De-stress Session 3: July 15-20 $575 Take a break to relax and reconnect. Try yoga, learn about mindfulness, make a homemade facial, and more. You’ll also have plenty of time for your favorite camp activities as you spend time relaxing at camp. Voyagers Session 3: July 15-20 $585 Spend a day perfecting your paddling skills, then pack up your dry bag and head out for a two-night water adventure. Set up camp and paddle between campsites as you explore the area. This is the perfect adventure for girls who love being out on the water. Locavore Session 4: July 22-27 $585 Embrace locally grown, delicious food! Visit a nearby farmers market to purchase fresh ingredients, experiment with new recipes, and work with your team to cook up the perfect five-course meal.
Right on Target Session 5: July 29-August 3 $575 Nock your arrow, pull back, take aim, and release! Challenge yourself on the archery range each day and aim for the bullseye. Cadettes will earn the Archery badge as they take their shooting skills to the next level.
Surf and Turf Session 5: July 29-August 3 $685 Love adventures both on the water and land? Take an introductory surfing lesson on the New Hampshire coast before heading to the Berkshires to experience Ramblewild, a tree-to-tree adventure park. Continue the excitement on an overnight trip—pitch a tent and explore nature at a local campground. Caves and Waves Session 7: August 12-17 $675 Calling all explorers! Venture north to explore the New Hampshire Polar Caves. Then hit the waves at Water Country, where you’ll test the rides and learn how the waves are created. There will be plenty of time to enjoy all your favorite camp activities as well.
ENTERING GRADES 6-12 Reading Through Runels Session 5: July 29-August 3 $575 Bring your favorite books, new ones you can’t wait to start, or borrow some from the Runels library, and be prepared to read all around camp—on the beach, in the dining hall, on a rock, in a tree... any place you like! Set reading goals and challenges, and make new friends as you discuss stories and gather book recommendations all week long!
The Camp Where it Happens Session 6: August 5-10 $585 You’ve got to be at the camp where it happens! Calling all fans of Hamilton: An American Musical! Meet like-minded campers and discuss your favorite characters, sing along to the iconic songs, and choreograph your favorite scenes. You will even visit Minuteman National Park to see the site of the first battle of the Revolution. Be prepared for revelations about our country’s past and Alexander Hamilton’s life.