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Girls lend each other a hand to conquer the ropes course at GSNYPENN’s Trefoil Adventure Center in Harrisville, located just outside of Adirondack Park.

At Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Summer Camp, girls ages 6-17 take the lead and work together to choose from a variety of high adventures, activities and hands-on programming. Along the way, they gain important skills in areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout leadership experience: STEM, outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship. Girl Scouts Summer Camps are a great place to learn and build upon these leadership skills.

Activities vary by property and include archery, primitive skills, hiking, fishing, outdoor cooking, knife and carving skills, swimming, boating, mountain bikes, tomahawk throwing, field games, BBs, slingshots, conservation projects, STEM/nature, arts and crafts, performing arts, sports and recreation, and horseback riding. Girl Scouts Summer Camp is not only about gaining outdoor skills and friendships, but also about helping girls discover who they are and exploring the world around them. At camp, girls realize that anything is possible and that their next great adventure is just around the corner.

GSNYPENN offers summer resident (overnight) and day camp options at four picturesque properties located across New York. Each camp offers a unique experience and is a special place where girls can test the boundaries of their comfort zone and unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader). Girls can even take their camp experience to the next level with add-on programs, wilderness trips, off-camp day trips and extended trips.

Registration is now open. Girls do not need to be registered Girl Scouts to attend GSNYPENN summer camps. Girl Scouts are encouraged to bring a non-Girl Scout friend! All available camp sessions, activities, fees and registration information is available at gsnypenn.org/summercamp.

2019 GSNYPENN Summer Camps

Hoover Adventure Center in Tully: Day camps for Daisies (grades K-1) through Juniors (grades 4-5); sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 29-Aug. 2

Located in central New York along the shores of Song Lake, Hoover is a day camp experience perfect for young campers not quite ready for overnight camp. Two rustic cabin units and one platform tent are available for Brownies and Juniors who wish to add an overnight. Round-trip busing (limited seating) is available for an additional fee from Destiny USA and Wegmans in Fairmount and DeWitt.

Amahami Adventure Center in Deposit: Resident camps for Brownies (grades 2-3) through Ambassadors (grades 11-12); sessions June 30-July 5 and July 7-12

Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Amahami offers an immersive outdoor resident camp experience with beautiful hiking trails, a fire tower, a private lake, an archery range and a newly renovated arts and crafts cabin. Campers may spend the week sleeping in a troop house, cabin or platform tent.

Comstock Adventure Center in Ithaca: Resident camps for Daisies (grades K-1) through Ambassadors (grades 11-12); sessions July 7-12, July 14-19, July 21-23 (mini), July 28-Aug. 2, Aug. 4-9 and Aug. 11-16

Located along the shores of Cayuga Lake, Comstock offers nearly two miles of lakefront and a wide variety of water sports in a beautiful location created by the unique natural surroundings of the Finger Lakes. Overnight campers reside in beautiful tree-top cabin village units.

Trefoil Adventure Center in Harrisville: Resident camps for Daisies (grades K-1) through Ambassadors (grades 11-12); sessions July 21-26, July 28-Aug. 2, Aug. 4-9 and Aug. 11-13 (mini)

Located on the outskirts of Adirondack Park, Trefoil features a high and low ropes course and offers the ultimate high adventure overnight wilderness experience in an intimate, outdoorsy setting. Most campers spend their week sleeping in a-frame units or the camp’s “famous” yurt.

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Jaime Alvarez is communications director for Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways.

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