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A day in the life at camp ...

Overnight Camp

A typical day at overnight resident camp might look like…

  • 7 a.m. – Rise and shine! Get ready for the day, make your bed, and clean up your cabin

  • 7:30 a.m. – Camp Kapers (example: farm chores, watering the greenhouse, hopping)

  • 8 a.m. – Breakfast in the dining hall

  • 9 a.m. – Opening flag ceremony

  • 9:15 a.m. – Evacuation drill on first full day

  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Unit specialty program (examples: rock climbing, zip lining, horseback riding, canoeing, off-site trip)

  • 12:30 p.m. – Lunch in dining hall

  • 1.45 p.m. - Program with your unit. (examples: sports, arts and crafts, low ropes, farm)

  • 3 p.m. – Afternoon snack

  • 3:15 p.m. – Program with your unit (examples: archery, dance and drama, outdoor skills, homesteading)

  • 4:30 p.m. – Siesta – rest time in cabin. Write letters home, read, shower, dress up for All Camp

  • 6 p.m. – Dinner in dining hall

  • 6:45 p.m. – Camp Kapers (examples: farm chores, watering the greenhouse, cleaning)

  • 7 p.m. – Closing flag ceremony

  • 7:30 p.m. – All Camp – Organized themed evening program (examples: campfire, dance party, rodeo)

  • 9:15 p.m. – Return to cabin, get ready for bed

  • 10 p.m. – Lights out

Troop Camp

A typical day at troop camp might look like…

  • 7 a.m: Troop wakes up together in a cabin and gets ready for the day! Depending on the camp property where you are staying, there may be a bathroom in your cabin, or you may have an outhouse

  • 7:45 a.m.: Morning flag ceremony

  • 8 a.m.: Breakfast, make a bag lunch after breakfast to carry in your backpack for the day

  • 9:30 a.m.: Archery, as a troop

  • 11 a.m.: Nature scavenger hunt, as a troop

  • Noon: Lunch

  • 1:30 p.m.: Outdoor skills, fire building and orienteering, as a troop

  • 3 p.m.: Individual free choice, sign up on your own for an activity

  • 4:30 p.m.: Free time and rest time

  • 5:30 p.m.: Evening flag ceremony

  • 6 p.m.: Dinner

  • 7 p.m.: Evening program- all troops together for a large game like counselor hunt or capture the flag

  • 8 p.m.: Campfire- all camp together for evening campfire with songs and skits led by GSCO staff

  • 9 p.m.: Troops back to cabins

  • 10 p.m.: Lights out

Day Camp


A typical day at day camp might look like…

  • 9 a.m.: Parent drop off, parents must sign girls into the camp

  • 9-9:30 a.m.: Girl Scout songs and opening flag ceremony

  • 9:30- 11:30 a.m.: Morning rotations (examples: arts and crafts, songs and games, archery)

  • 11:30 -12:30 p.m.: Lunch! Many of our day camps cook outside in small groups as part of their lunch preparations, using Dutch ovens or stoves, giving girls the chance to learn outdoor cooking skills

  • 12:30-2 p.m. : Visit from a vendor (examples: Hawk Quest, where girls can learn about birds of prey or canoeing led by GSCO staff)

  • 2:30 p.m. : Parent pick up

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