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Outdoor Skills Weekend (OSW)

Thank you for joining us at Outdoor Skills Weekend Fall 2022! Check out photos from an amazing weekend at camp below. Save the date for Outdoor Skills Weekend 2023, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8, 2023, Camp Winacka.

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What Is Outdoor Skills Weekend?

About Outdoor Skills Weekend (OSW)

Girl Scout Grown-ups: join us for Outdoor Skills Weekend! We are so excited to gather with you for this beloved tradition. A group of volunteer and staff thought partners plan a terrific weekend for fellow Girl Scout adults.

Think of OSW as part conference, part retreat—but ALL fun!

What Is Included?

Time with fellow volunteers at cherished Camp Winacka in Julian.

Food. Everything tastes great when you’re camping! All meals and snacks, from Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast, are provided.

Lodging. in your choice of cabins—from heated indoor cabins to open-air rustic units—there’s a mattress or cot for adventurers at all stages of experience.

Session activities. Spark your inspiration during your choice of over 50 learning and discussion sessions.

Traditions. While you’re learning and making new friends, get all the feels from campfire, kapers, songs, s’mores, skits, graces, flag ceremonies, and a Girl Scouts’ Own ceremony. They all add up to a meaningful group living experience that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Mementos. A t-shirt and commemorative patch are included.


The registration cost for Outdoor Skills Weekend 2023 has yet to be determined. Check back on this page for updates.

Troop funds may be used for volunteer events, like Outdoor Skills Weekend. Financial aid may also be an option at the point of registration for one adult per troop.

Registration Dates

When open, registration will be on the Events page. Lodging, Kapers, and Session selections will be sent to registered attendees via SignUpGenius shortly after. Check back on this page for updates.

General Outdoor Skills Weekend Schedule


General Outdoor Skills Weekend Schedule


Arrival, Check-in, and Welcome Activities 4–8p.m.



Optional Sunrise Activities

Late Arrival Check-in


Session A

Session B

Lunch and Me Time

Session C

Session D

Dinners A & B

Campfire Program

Optional Night Activities



Camp Kapers

Girl Scouts Own Ceremony

Check-out 11 a.m.



Check out photos from 2019 Spring 2022 , and Fall 2022.
Questions? Contact our  Adult Learning team .