COVID-19 UPDATE: All in-person GSEP led programs are cancelled through March 31, 2021. All virtual programs will continue as scheduled.
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A Note About Safety
Nothing is more important than the emotional and physical safety of our campers. Our programs are designed to allow campers to take healthy risks in a safe and nurturing environment. Our enthusiastic staff receive extensive training before camp and are chosen for their maturity, energy, and ability to be positive role models for your girl. All of our camps have received ACA Accreditation. This year health and safety is at the forefront of our planning. For the summer of 2020, we made the decision to go virtual, and we have used this time to prepare for coming back to in-person camp.
Check out our COVID Strategy and Updates page for more information about changes to camp and ways we are going to keep campers and staff safe this summer.
At Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, we strive to provide camps and programs that build girls’ leadership, confidence, independence, and community. Our camps are committed to providing opportunities for girls from all nine counties in our council, creating and connecting a diverse community that helps campers unlock their potential and discover the world, while developing life skills and making memories that last a lifetime. GSEP girls are G. I. R. L. s ( Go-getters , Innovators , Risk-Takers , and Leaders ).
Our Program Philosophy
We believe everything that happens at camp is part of the camp experience. Our campers have wonderful adventures. They try new things, build confidence, and make new friends. They also spend time away from their families in a new environment, both through our day camps and overnight at our resident camps. During this time, they learn to be part of a community, to make decisions together, to take responsibility for their actions and their surroundings. They participate in “kapers” to keep camp areas clean and organized, share responsibilities at camp cookouts, and support each other through new challenges.
In our safe and supportive environment, girls become active participants in the learning process.
Why Camp is Important
- At camp, girls get a close–up look at the compassionate leadership practiced by our camp staff. And girls get loads of opportunities to practice being a leader by voicing their feelings, making individual choices, and negotiating group decision-making.
- Campers develop a sense of security and self–confidence that will help them develop a strong sense of self, form healthy relationships, take risks and learn from mistakes.
- Camp embraces the natural environment and allows girls to unplug from their busy lives and experience the outdoors.