Welcome Home!

We missed our campers last summer. We missed the campfires, the table chants, and the mischief. We missed the adventures, watching campers try something new, and hearing voices raised in song and laughter. We missed it all, and we’re so excited to welcome everyone home.

This summer is going to be different, just as everything has been different. However, the magic of summer camp will still be here—the friends, the activities, the counselors—waiting for us.

Our summer camp programming has always been designed to build social and physical skills, strengthen confidence, and help campers find their voice. But this year, these things are more important than ever. Our program has been re-designed with safety in mind but also prioritizes building strong, in-person connections with others, feeling included as part of a group, and developing new, concrete skills.

We believe that camp, now more than ever, is a crucial part of the fabric of Girl Scouts. We believe that being outdoors, building social and emotional skills with others, and forging in-person friendships in ways that have been recently challenging will combat Zoom fatigue and give campers a newfound sense of self. We know there is no better place than Girl Scout camp.

Download 2021 Summer Camp Guide

Register 2021 Summer Camp

Register 2021 Adventures Anywhere

 

Summer Camp Forms and Resources

 

Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I register for camp?

    The best way to register is through CouncilAlignMENT. Please make sure to check your CouncilAlignMENT profile or create one if you do not have one. If you have challenges with CouncilAlignMENT, you may contact a camp director or register via the paper registration form above.

  • I can’t see any camp programs when I log into CouncilAlignMENT. What do I do?

    There are a few reasons why you can’t see any programs. You may have a duplicate profile or you may be looking for the incorrect grade level. Parents of girls who are not registered will not be able to see available programs through CouncilAlignMENT. Please contact a camp director or registrar for further assistance – we are happy to help.

  • I don’t see the programs from last year. Why did the camp offerings change so much?

    We prioritize camper safety in all of our program offerings. Due to the protocols required by COVID-19, we have changed our offerings to allow families to have more flexibility and plan their summers more easily. All campers will experience classic camp activities (weather, age-level, and camp facilities permitting) such as arts and crafts, campfires, canoeing, cooking, CORCLs, high challenge, horse programming (very limited, non-riding), nature and hiking, rock climbing, swimming in the pool or splashing in the creek daily, and tree climbing.

  • I don’t see which type of housing my camper will be staying in during camp? Will she be in a cabin, screened cabin, or platform tent?

    Due to the flexibility required by COVID-19, we are not guaranteeing housing for any specific program. Your camper may stay in a cabin, screened cabin (Camp Sycamore Hills), or platform tents (Camp Holloway). More information on available housing can be found on page 21 of the Camp Guide. You will receive confirmation of your camper’s housing unit and type several weeks prior to the start of her camp program. If your camper has requirements due to a medical condition or needs other accommodations, please contact your camp director before you register.

  • I have questions or concerns about COVID-19 this summer.
  • I see an error in the printed guide. What should I do?

    Some dates have been printed incorrectly. Please refer to CouncilAlignMENT for correct program dates.

  • Can my camper receive more than one discount?

    Each camper may receive only one discount per summer. Discounts apply to all campers whether or not they are registered Girl Scouts. Available discounts include the Holiday Discount ($90 off), Early Bird Discount ($65 off), and the Military Discount ($100 off).

    If you plan to register prior to the holiday discount deadline of January 21, please allow for more time for assistance as this is a high-volume time. 

  • When are the deadlines for discounts?

    January 21, 2021: Holiday Discount Deadline (Receive $90 off the price of one camp program)*

    February 4, 2021: Early Bird Discount Deadline (Receive $65 off the price of one camp program)*

    March 11, 2021: Military Discount Deadline (Receive $100 off the price of one camp program)*

    *Only one discount will be applied per camper per summer. Military Discount requires proof of duty status. Some programs are not eligible for certain discounts. Please see program descriptions in the Camp Guide for more information.

    If you plan to register prior to the holiday discount deadline of January 21, please allow for more time for assistance as this is a high-volume time.

  • Where can I find a packing list?

    Please see our resources linked above!

  • When do I check-in or check-out my camper?

    Check-in and check-out protocols have changed. Two weeks prior to your camp week, you will receive a check-in window from the camp director. Check-in windows will be assigned by pod and living units. You will receive more specific details prior to arrival. Please plan to arrive sometime within the following windows:

    Camp Holloway

    • Check-in: Sunday 1 PM – 6 PM
    • Check-out: Friday 1 PM – 4 PM

    Camp Sycamore Hills

    • Check-in: Sunday 1 PM – 6 PM
    • Check-out: Friday 1 PM – 4 PM
  • What is the food like at camp?

    Child-friendly meals and snacks are provided for campers, and we review our menus annually to reflect the feedback we receive from campers and their families. If a camper does not like what is being served at any given meal, we do provide alternate options and campers are always allowed to ask for additional helpings or snacks if they are hungry. Though COVID-19 restrictions limit the use of breakfast and salad bars, we are committed to providing a range of options for each meal as well as fresh fruits and vegetables as much as possible.

  • What if my camper has allergies or other dietary needs?

    We make every effort to meet dietary needs which are religiously-based, common dietary practices in the home, or those required due to a medical need or allergies. Dietary needs, including allergies, MUST be documented on the Health History Form in the Summer Camp Forms Packet. Some diets may require you to provide supplemental food for your camper, and we encourage campers with dietary needs to bring their favorite brands. Please contact your camp director at least two weeks prior to your camper’s arrival to discuss dietary arrangements.

  • What if my camper has medical or other needs?

    Both Camp Holloway and Camp Sycamore Hills have health officers on staff to attend to campers’ medical needs. The majority of staff at both camps, including the health officers, are certified in First Aid and CPR. Both camps have a local doctor that advises treatment plans. Every effort is made to serve a large range of campers and to make accommodations for campers’ needs. Please understand that Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee serves the general population, and we are not equipped or staffed to provide care for campers who need one-on-one assistance.

    For information on if our camps are right for your camper, see the Camp Guide. Please contact a camp director with any questions.

  • What if my camper is placed on a waiting list? Will they make it into the chosen program?

    We cannot predict or guarantee whether your camper will be placed into a program from the waiting list. Camp directors check their numbers weekly and make adjustments to accommodate as many campers as possible. If there are no remaining spaces available in a program, vacancies will only be created if another camper cancels.

    Some programs are in high demand and will fill early in the year. If your camper is placed on a waiting list, you have several options:

    • Remain on the waiting list for an available space. Camp directors check waiting lists weekly and make adjustments as needed dependent on housing. Occasionally spaces open quickly, and sometimes they will not open at all. You may remain on the waiting list for as long as you’d like, or you may request a transfer or a refund at any time.
    • Transfer to a different camp week with availability. Simply contact the camp director to make this change.
    • Request a refund. Contact the camp director to cancel your program and request a refund.

    If you join the waiting list to hold spots in two or more programs, you must cancel any additional programs within 10 days of receiving the placement notice from CouncilAlignMENT. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting your deposit in any additional programs that your camper is placed in.

  • How do I transfer my registration to a different camp program?

     Please contact a camp director or registrar via phone or e-mail to transfer your registration. We will be able to transfer your deposit and any discounts received to your new camp program.

  • How do I apply rewards from Product Program Sales?
    For rewards earned in Girl Scout year 2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020):
    You should have received an email from our Product Programs team outlining the procedures for ensuring you can use your earned credits from last year. If you did not receive these instructions, please contact Tracy Tudder.
    For rewards earned in Girl Scout year 2021 (October 1, 2020-current):

    Please register for your chosen camp program and pay at least a $100 deposit, then contact Tracy Tudder. Your product program rewards will be applied within 2-3 weeks.

  • Will my camper work on journeys or badges while at camp?

    Most weeks of Classic Camp will earn parts of several different badges. More information will be provided in Spring 2021.

  • How do I register my camper to attend with a buddy?

    Girls planning to attend with a camp buddy must register for the same week and program as their buddy. We will make every effort to honor ONE buddy request. Why just one? Due to the limits in cabin capacity and our desire to foster an inclusive environment, we want to avoid a situation that leaves one girl out. Camp is a great place to make new friends and try new activities.

  • Does my camper have to be a Girl Scout to come to Girl Scout camp?

    Not at all! All girls are welcome to attend summer camp! Campers who are not Girl Scouts will be charged a Non-Girl Scout Fee for each program. Please note, this fee does not include registration as a Girl Scout.

    Girls who are not registered as Girl Scouts will be unable to see available camps in CouncilAlignMENT. Please contact a registrar or camp director for assistance.

  • Can my camper bring their cell phone?

    Cell phones and any other electronic devices are not permitted at camp. We want campers to fully experience their camp programs and engage directly with other campers and staff. Camp is a time to build confidence in being away from home and learn to problem solve in unfamiliar environments. In addition, cell phones are expensive, camp can get dirty and wet and items get lost easily. If you or your camper feel they need a cell phone to spend the night away, we encourage you to register for Day Camp or Me & Mine programs. Cell phones discovered after check-in will be confiscated and stored in the camp office for the rest of the week. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items at camp. This applies to campers at all levels, including CIT I, CIT II, Camp Apprentices, and Program Apprentices.

  • What is the refund policy for this summer?

    Full refunds will be issued until May 6, 2021, for any reason. After this date, refunds will only be issued due to illness of camper, exposure to COVID-19 or a positive test within two weeks of the camper’s camp date, or a family or other emergency. Please contact your camp director to request a refund in writing. See the Camp Guide for more details regarding our cancellation policies.