Leadership Camp Programs are progression-based opportunities which give older girls the chance to be involved in leadership, problem-solving, and learning scenarios at resident camp and day camps.
Find freedom and explore. You’ll leave camp with new skills, a happier understanding of our world, amazing friendships, and new confidence from fun adventures: the knowledge, values, and superpowers you’ll use long into adulthood.
Registration is now open! The last day to register is Friday, May 17, 2024.
Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Follow the link that takes you to CampDoc, our registration hub for all camper documents.
Follow the prompts on CampDoc to complete registration.
New to Girl Scouts? Annual membership must be added during the check-out process.
Counselor in Training (CIT) 1
July 6-11 AND July 13-19, 11 Nights Total
$869 + KY Sales Tax
Bear Creek Aquatic Camp, Rising 10th and 11th graders
Polish your camping skills and learn basic counselor techniques during this two-week session! Learn about the characteristics of children at different ages, study human relations, and learn how to teach songs and games while you spend time observing staff working with younger campers. This program is for high school campers who are serious about becoming camp counselors. Transportation home and back to camp between weeks is included.
Counselor in Training (CIT) 2
June 24-July 3, Nine Nights
$711 + KY Sales Tax
Bear Creek Aquatic Camp and Camp Pennyroyal, Rising 11th and 12th graders
Put your CIT I skills into practice while working on the intricacies of being a camp counselor! Improve your skills in archery, outdoor cooking, nature study, and the arts. Love the water? Spend additional time with the aquatic staff! Considering a career in camping or Girl Scouting? Spend time with the camp director’s team and learn about camp administration! Round out your time at camp by spending a few days working directly with younger camper groups at Camp Pennyroyal (transportation provided).
Junior Counselor Intern
Sessions 2-5 at Camp Pennyroyal
Sessions 2-4 at Bear Creek Aquatic Camp
Rising 12th graders
There is no better way to get hands-on job experience than by being a Junior Counselor Intern at GSK resident camp. Beyond being an extremely rewarding experience, interning at Camp Pennyroyal or Bear Creek Aquatic Camp promises to give Junior Counselors an amazing skillset, reference letters for use in future applications, and community service volunteer hours.
Junior Counselors will shadow experienced counselors and step behind the scenes to assist camp directors while learning what it takes to create fun and successful camp experiences. Junior Counselor applicants must be rising 12th graders who have completed CIT I, CIT II, or have relevant experience. There is no charge to attend camp as a Junior Counselor Intern, and you can pick any week(s) that work with your schedule. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2024. To learn more and to apply, please visit bit.ly/gskjc.
A non-refundable deposit of $60 per Girl Scout is due when you register. All remaining balances must be paid by Friday, May 31, 2024.
Registrants with unpaid balances after that day will be removed from the session roster, and their deposit will be forfeited. Payments toward camp can be made in full at any time prior to May 31 or can be paid via installments. We know things happen and plans can change, so families are able to cancel a reserved session for a refund (minus the $60 deposit) before Friday, May 31, 2024. In case of camp cancellations by GSK, all payments will be refunded.
Sessions fill very quickly. Once sessions reach capacity in CampDoc, campers can join the waitlist. If future capacity becomes available, new openings are offered via email on a first come, first-served basis from our waitlist. Hopeful campers on our waitlist will have five business days to respond to our email notice to claim the new spot.
After you register, you will soon receive a confirmation email directly from CampDoc, our camp registration platform. This email will contain important information to guide you through the next steps of completing your health profile, payments, and accessing a camper’s Welcome Guide. If this email is not received within 24 hours, check your junk/ spam folder, then please contact Volunteer Care.
Every Girl Scout should be able to make lasting memories at summer camp! Financial aid is available to provide everyone with access to the same outdoor opportunities. In every instance the amount requested should reflect the true need of the family. Providing leadership opportunities through camp experiences is made possible by the Joyce Seymour Leadership Fund. Applications will open November 13, 2023 with a deadline of November 21, 2023 at 5 pm EST to be pre-approved by Cyber Monday. All other applications must be received by April 30, 2024. To apply, click here.
Campers can use previously earned Kentuckiana Credits to pay towards camp costs. Kentuckiana Credits may be used to pay a portion or the entirety of camp costs, but plan ahead: 2022- 2023 Kentuckiana Credits expire on December 12, 2023. To apply Kentuckiana Credits to camp, use the form at bit.ly/kcform23.
Looking ahead, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a great way for campers to earn a cost-free summer adventure. When a Girl Scout sells 2,200+ boxes, they earn a free week of Overnight or PLC Day Camp—along with a friend! If you have big cookie goals, reserve your camp spot early beginning November 27 using the code COOKIE2024 to waive the $60 deposit. If you don't quite make it to your goal, you can still use another form of payment to pay your full tuition. All payments will be due Friday, May 31, 2024.
Transportation is available from Louisville and Beaver Dam. Campers travel in comfort on air-conditioned motor coach buses. Round-trip cost is $100 and one-way is $50. Bus transportation may be canceled if the required minimum number of riders is not reached. On May 24, the price shifts to $125 for round-trip and $80 for one-way and is subject to availability.
First Time Campers: You will receive a welcome email from CampDoc.com after completing registration and making your $60 deposit. This email will allow you to access the CampDoc website to complete your camper’s health profile and access other important information about camp.
Returning Campers: After completing your registration, log on to CampDoc to access your camper’s health profile and update any information for this camp season. and update any information on your camper’s profile for this camp season.
Our goal is to provide a positive experience for all campers. Please help ensure your Girl Scout’s successful camp experience. Contact us at least one month prior to the session to discuss any physical, behavioral, emotional, dietary, or other needs for your camper. Once we have reviewed your camper’s needs, we will determine if we can safely accommodate those needs at camp.
We are inspired to provide communities of acceptance where you’ll enjoy meeting new people from different backgrounds. At camp, we come together to challenge ourselves as we spend time in nature, try new things, and learn new skills. Our staff welcomes you to the magic of camp.
Cozy up in our rustic sleeping quarters. Rising 2nd and 3rd grade campers will be assigned air-conditioned shared space cabins or bunk rooms. Rising 4th-12th grade campers will be assigned open air shared space cabins, shelters or platform tents with other campers in the same program unit. The counselors sleep in a separate cabin, tent, or space very close to, but not with campers. Decisions on what sleeping unit campers are placed is based on age, attendance, camp session, and availability.
Check out this packing list as a starting point to ensure your camper has everything she needs for her stay.
Driving directions are available in your Camper Confirmation Packet. Please check your chosen GPS app to ensure the driving directions match the confirmation packets, as some GPS are not accurate for all properties.
We're so excited to see you at camp this summer! Here's what you can expect for check-in and check-out.
Check-In: Before you arrive, your camper’s CampDoc profile must be 100% complete, medications properly labeled in a Ziplock bag, and luggage/day bag packed.
Check-Out: Ensure the person picking up your camper is listed as a trusted contact on your camper’s CampDoc profile and has their ID to present to the camp team.
The Girl Scout Trading Post/Shop will be open to campers and family upon pick up and drop off. Cash will not be accepted.
Mail: You may prepare letters or packages and leave them with camp staff during check-in to be delivered to your camper throughout their session. Please label the desired delivery date, camper's name, and unit on each letter/package. Do not include food, candy, or gum in packages. We recommend pre-mailing before camper arrival to make sure any mail arrives while they are at camp.
CampGrams: Communicate with your camper with digital messages using CampDoc CampGrams. Purchase tokens that allow you to send messages to your camper that are printed and passed out daily. More information about how you can purchase tokens and send messages can be found in your camper’s CampDoc profile.
Phone Calls: We want your campers to enjoy the magic of camp unplugged free from distractions, so they can enjoy all the aspects of camp. Campers will have limited access to phones and calls home. Caregivers can reach out to the Volunteer Care Team with any general camp questions. We will provide the direct camp number upon arrival if you need to reach camp staff directly during your camper’s session.
We suggest campers do not bring personal electronics with them. If you choose to send your camper with a cell phone, they will have access to it one hour a day.
Camp will contact the listed emergency contact in cases of emergency, illness, behavioral needs, or homesickness to give any updates and collaborate on plans of care as needed.
Photos: This year, we are partnering with Waldo Photos for camper pictures! All camper families may view photos for free by visiting waldophotos.com and entering your camp-specific information, which will be emailed to you after registration. You can set it up to get a text alert or app notification every time a photo of your camper is uploaded.
Visitors: While camp is in sessions no visitors are allowed on property upon check out your camper can take family members on a self-guided tour.
It’s common for caregivers to have questions about their Girl Scout’s life at camp. Review these Frequently Asked Questions with helpful notes on health, safety, and common questions we hear. Please reach out to our staff with any additional questions you have.