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Get Outdoors

Get Outdoors

Exploring the great outdoors is a classic part of the Girl Scout experience. Girls find their strengths and challenge themselves as they navigate activities on the water, at the campsite, and along the trail.

Whether your girl is horseback riding at Skylark Ranch or geocaching with her troop, she’s building her G.I.R.L. skills as she tackles obstacles head on in a supportive, all-girl environment. Every girl deserves an adventure, and GSNorCal is ready to help her find hers.

Outdoors at Home

Use the activities below with the girls in your troop to keep them connected with the outdoors, while sheltering in place!

Outdoor Programs include:


Summer Camp 
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GSNorCal's summer camp sessions allow girls to develop a strong sense of self and positive values, build healthy relationships, seek challenges, and have fun while making memories of a lifetime! Whether you love horses, forest trails, beautiful lakes, or pretty much any other outdoor amenity, our summer camps have you covered. 

Our three main summer camp locations are all accredited by the American Camp Association, which signifies safe, high-quality programs that meet industry and government standards.

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Did you know? Many girls consider Girl Scout Camp one of their favorite places on earth. We'll let the girls speak for themselves

  • Outdoor Programs  »

    Summer camp isn’t her only chance to experience the great outdoors. Our council offers year-round outdoor activities, from geocaching to climbing, that your adventurer to choose from.

  • Troop Camping  »

    Gather your Girl Scout sisters for one of our troop programs. Our camp staff will lead your troop in age-specific camp activities while troop leaders provide supervision and transportation.

  • Day Camp  »

    Our volunteer-run day camps offer girls enriching summer programs and quality camp experiences—just like our council-run camps.

  • Rental Properties  »

    GSNorCal residential camps and program centers are a great choice for your next event or outdoor retreat, whether you're a troop, school, family, or nonprofit.

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Planning your own outdoor adventure? GSNorCal’s Safety Activity Checkpoints are here to help you have a fun, safe experience with your Girl Scouts. 

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Financial Aid

Any girl who is a registered Girl Scout living in one of the 19 GSNorCal counties is eligible to receive financial aid for 1 session of any resident camp or up to 2 sessions of a volunteer-run day camp per year!

Aid is awarded based on available funds and financial need, which GSNorCal determines based on family size and annual household income. We do ask that you submit proof of income from all sources with your application.

Phone & Email Support

For questions about GSNorCal outdoor programs, send an email to registration@gsnorcal.org or call us at 800-447-4475. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM.

If you're interested in a Volunteer-Run Camp, please email info@gsnorcal.org for more information.