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It’s impossible not to acknowledge the unpredictability of planning for summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Girl Scouts San Diego has been considering many factors related to summer camp, such as our ability to prepare our properties, ever-evolving guidelines, staffing resources and capacity, regulation permitting, camp health and safety accreditations, etc., and we have prepared for all contingencies.

At Girl Scouts, we build leaders through experiences. We encourage girls to learn how to do difficult things; how to get back up when they get knocked down. At Girl Scouts, we transform disappointment into opportunity. And, that is exactly what we are planning for the summer.

We have been hard at work creating an array of exciting in-person experiences now that guidelines allow for some normalcy. While we aren’t able to offer programs exactly as we have in the past or operate at full capacity, we are thrilled to be able to offer day camp programs at the Balboa Campus and Escondido Program Center, as well as overnight programs at Camp Winacka. 

Browse Girl Scouts San Diego’s 2021 summer camp offerings in our new Camp Brochure

All girls welcome:  If your camper’s not yet a Girl Scout, no problem! Any girl entering grades K-12 can attend; nonmembers just add $25 to regular camp fees to cover the annual cost of membership.

Camp Brochure

Download the printable PDF using the arrow button in the top left corner. View full screen using four-corners button in bottom right.

 
  Summer Day Camps

Enjoy all the fun of summer camp without spending the night. At day camp, girls get a taste of camp, make new friends and work toward badges. Each day camp features a program theme with specialized activities. Open to all girls entering grades K-12.

    Summer Resident Camps

At our summer resident (overnight) camps, girls learn about science and space, the environment, hiking, canoeing, leadership and much more! Open to all girls entering grades 2-12.

  Encampments

Connect with other troops in your community. Every service unit puts its own spin on encampment, with fun themes and activities. Contact your service unit to see if something’s in the works. Encampment directors, visit our resources page.

 Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge

Beginning this May, take the national Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge, made possible by funding from Hydro Flask! Summer is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the outdoors. While adhering to local public safety guidance, explore the outdoors from your front step, backcountry, laptop, or the wide open trail!

The Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge kicks off in May and ends with Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend on Sept. 11-12, 2021. Based on your grade level, complete the required number of activities on the activity sheet to earn a snazzy new patch, available for purchase through the GSSD shops.

Use #gsoutdoors to share your story and to see how other girls are completing this fun outdoor challenge!

 Girl Scouts San Diego Eco Patch Challenge

Earth is a place of many wonders, from vast oceans to beautiful little butterflies. Getting out to explore natural spaces is fun, educational, and healing. But who will lead the way in healing our planet? Girl Scouts! Take the Make the Earth a Better Place Patch Challenge by choosing your favorite activities. You can take action in nature, around town, in your own home, or virtually! Share your achievements using hashtag #ecochallenge to inspire others. Contact store@sdgirlscouts.org to order your patch.

  Make Camp Possible

Thanks to generous donations, we can provide financial assistance to girls in need, subsidize camp fees for all girls, and provide high-quality programs at top-notch facilities. When you make a gift to Girl Scouts, you help us keep camp running!

  More Outdoor Fun

Interested in outdoor fun on your own or with your troop? Check out our new badge kits, available in the shop.

 Questions

Registration: camp@sdgirlscouts.org, 619-610-0821
Programs: campdirector@sdgirlscouts.org, 619-298-8391

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