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Imagine a summer experience with no screens and social pressures. One that connects girls with nature and new friends, builds leadership skills and healthy relationships, and allows girls to have a fun in a supportive, carefree environment. That’s the experience girls have at Girl Scouts of Maine’s Summer Camps!

COVID-19 and Summer Camp 2021

Camp and COVID-19

We will be following state and federal health rules and advisories during the camp week. Some things may look a little bit different as we will likely be implementing precautions including temperature checks, masking at times, changes to drop off and pick up procedures,  cohorting smaller groups into “pods,” reduced numbers of campers, and social distancing. Plenty of hand-washing too!  We will advise resident camp parents of specifics as they are developed throughout the spring, based on medical advice. The few camps that opened in 2020 report that campers had a great time, even while following COVID precautions.


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Girls need camp more than ever! The pandemic restrictions and shutdowns of the past year have affected our children profoundly. Girl Scout Camp can foster much needed connection and physical activity in a fun and safe environment. Kids will be so happy to be outdoors doing things with their friends after months of isolation.

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Camp is awesome! Girls with more frequent outdoor experiences are more likely to seek challenges and are better at solving problems — qualities that will help them both academically and personally in the future.

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Camp makes everything better! Spending time in nature improves concentration and creative reasoning. Outdoor experiences also help promote healthy social development and increase her self-esteem.


Whether you try day campresident camptroop mini-camp, or family camp, you will have the experience you’ve always dreamed of – one full of excitement, exploration and adventure. Girl Scout Camp is chock-full of endless possibilities and we want every girl to be able to enjoy the great outdoors while taking advantage of amazing opportunities.

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To see how Girl Scouting in the great outdoors builds female leaders, check out the Girl Scout Research Institute's Study "From Girl Scout Camp to Real-World Champ"!


Your Camp Guide has arrived! Tap on the image below to check it out!

Your Camp Guide is coming January 24, 2021!

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2021 Highlights:

  • New High Ropes course at Pondicherry
  • Two Pondicherry cabins for our youngest campers
  • Hatchet Throwing – a target sport at Natarswi & Pondi
  • More canoe and wilderness trips
  • Paddleboards
  • Leadership Programs, Counselor in Training (CIT), Camp Aide (grades 7-9), and Team Katahdin (grades 9 and up)
  • Ukuleles at Pondicherry
  • Family camps at Pondicherry and Natarswi

Meet our Camp Directors

Tree Wheeler (Natarswi) and Nicole Nelson (Pondicherry) are available to talk about your camp adventure. Send them an email, or give them a call at 888-922-4763, and they’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about camp.

Click here to learn more about our awesome camp directors!


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Camp Connection & Postcards From Camp - Virtual Camp Experience 2020

Join us on Facebook and Zoom for the following Camp Connection events and to see Postcards From Camp.

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Special Family CampOuts for 2020

We are excited to offer family campout weekends at both Pondicherry and Natarswi this summer. These are specially affordably priced DIY (Do It Yourself) sessions.

Families can reserve a private campsite or cabin, bring their own food supplies and cooking equipment and spend a weekend at their daughter’s favorite camp.

We know everyone has been cooped up and looking for ways to safely get their families outside. Here is a great chance to do just that – a family camp weekend can include fun activities, or just relaxing outdoors at our beautiful camps.

The camps come in two flavors:

  • The Family DIY Campout will offer swimming and boating, and all the on-your-own activities your family can muster.
  • The Family DIY Campout Plus will have additional program staff so it will offer swimming, boating and other programs – archery, hatchet throwing (6th grade and up), and nature crafts, along with on-your-own choices.

Attendance is limited to 6-8 families per session, to safely provide social distancing and give everyone lots of open space. The pricing has been set low, recognizing that this is also a time of financial uncertainty for many families in Maine.

We will observe social distancing and sanitation and other COVID-19 precautions during the campouts. The camp directors are carefully planning the activities and sign-ups to keep COVID-19 safety guidelines a priority.

At least one household member must be a currently registered Maine Girl Scout.  

The first session is on July 4th weekend, so it’s coming right up.

Weekend pricing starts at $100 per household for the whole weekend, and spaces are limited, so register today! Payment in full is required at registration.

To find out more about these weekend sessions, click here.  

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Dates at both Pondicherry and Natarswi:

Family DIY CampOut
July 3-5
July 10-12
August 21-23
August 28-29

Family DIY CampOut PLUS
July 17-19
July 21 -23 (weekdays; Pondicherry only)
July 24-26
July 31-August 2
August 4-6 (weekdays; Pondicherry only)
August 7-9
August 11-13 (weekdays; Pondicherry only)
August 14-16