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Sign up for summer camp fun...reimagined!

Girl Scouts San Diego is reimagining in-person summer camp to offer programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration for NEW summer programs is open now. 

 In-Tents Campout

Friday, Aug. 21, 5-9 p.m.
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Join Girls and families across San Diego and Imperial Counties for another In-Tents Campout. Experience the magic of Girl Scout camp from the comfort of your own home (or backyard), including singalongs, fun activities, and a campfire. Pitch a tent in your yard or build a blanket fort in your living room. Show off your gourmet s'mores, make a traditional camp craft, and video chat with your friends and troop sisters. Get a taste of overnight camp without leaving home. All are welcome to join in this Facebook Live virtual campout, whether you're a current Girl Scout or not.

Summer camp...reimagined!

Learn about the sessions available July 6-Aug. 14.

Themed virtual sessions bring you camp magic, traditions, and badgework, all without having to leave your home and give girls a chance to connect with each other through a common love for camping and the outdoors. Girls participating in each session will earn two badges, get face time with the camp mascots, learn camp songs and games, and so much more. It is always a great time to practice outdoor skills—even at home!

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.

 Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the outdoors. While safely distancing, explore the outdoors from your window, front step, laptop, or a wide-open trail! Take this national challenge by choosing from a list of activities to earn a cool new patch. The number of required activities depends on your program level. The challenge kicks off in May and ends with Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend on Sept. 12-13, 2020.

GS Love the Outdoors Challenge FAQs

What is the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge (GSLOC)?

The GSLOC is a fun way to get outdoors while safely social distancing, explore and complete safe activities to earn a national patch. Based on your program level, complete the required number of activities (Daisy=20, Brownie=25, Junior=30, Cadette=35, Senior and Ambassador=40).

Who can participate in the GSLOC?

Girl Scouts of all ages, their friends and familybasically everyone! This patch is available to members and non-members who love the outdoors and are up for the challenge!

How can I complete activities in this challenge that require me to go outdoors if I am staying at home?

Safety is our priority at Girl Scouts. If you are unable to complete an activity due to social distancing and/or a stay at home order you can find an alternative. Take a virtual tour of a park online, gaze out of a window or look through family photos of outdoor adventures. Drawing a picture works too!

What if I can’t complete all activities required for my grade level?

Take your time! The outdoors challenge lasts from May through September; you have time to work on completing the challenge. Remember due to safety precautions, it is totally acceptable to modify the activity as you need to in order to stay at home and safe.

Do I have to submit a completed activity sheet to show that I have earned the patch? 

No, completing this challenge and earning the patch is on your honor.

How do I receive the GSLOC national patch?

The patch is available for purchase in Girl Scouts San Diego shops or on girlscoutshop.com and costs $1.50. The patch is 1 ¾” x 2” is a sew-on printed patch with embroidered edge made in the USA. 

How long does this challenge last?

The Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge kicks off in May and ends with Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend on Sept. 12-13, 2020.

How can I register for Girl Scouts Love State Parks event?

Girl Scouts Love State Parks is an annual event scheduled for Sept. 12-13. More details coming soon!

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!


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