Whether you’re discovering the wildlife in your own backyard, swimming in a lake for the first time at summer camp or being a citizen scientist and observing bees in your neighborhood park, every outdoor adventure grows your “I’ve got this” attitude. Once you unlock that confidence, you’ll aim as high as the stars you see outside your cabin window.
Canoeing solo across a lake. Learning to canter on a horse. Counting stars in the night sky.
These are just a few of the experiences awaiting Girl Scouts who are ready to explore the great outdoors. Camp and outdoor experiences can be enjoyed during summer camp, day camp, or year-round.
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There are so many ways to experience the great outdoors! Our council
offers year-round outdoor activities, from virtual exploration to camp
leadership training, for your adventurer to choose from.
Come together with your Girl Scout Troop when you get outdoors together! Plan your own camping trip and go on an adventure as a group.
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.
Check out GSNorCal’s Approved Vendor list and Safety Activity Checkpoints to help you have a fun, safe experience with your Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you love exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the place for you.
You can experience all that our country has to offer, whether you’re “blasting off” at Space Camp in Alabama, taking in a Broadway show in New York City, or visiting the birthplace of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, Georgia. And you can plan even bigger adventures around the world, traveling with other Girl Scouts who share your love of adventure.
Troops wanting to plan their own travel opportunities can start the process by taking Extended Troop Travel Training. EF Tours and Holbrook Travel also offer approved Girl Scout travel packages that fall within the Girl Scout guidelines that are great for troops.
Girl Scouts of Northern California offers annual trips for girls in their Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador levels from around the council to travel together and experience new adventures.
If girls are looking for more adventure and are interested in meeting Girl Scouts from around the USA, girls can apply for a GSUSA Destination!
From white water rafting to rock climbing, GSNorCal has more approved vendors than any other council in the US, which means more places to try new activities.
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