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Summer Camp

Day Camp Packing List

Having the right items with you makes camp so much more fun!


  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes with socks
  • Short-sleeved shirt
  • Shorts or breathable long pants


  • Extra socks
  • Swimsuit and swim towel
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Rain boots/shoes if needed
  • Reusable plastic or metal Water bottle
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) and lip balm
  • Bug repellant (DEET strongly recommended)
  • Nut-free lunch and snack
  • Hat or visor
  • Personal medications if needed during the camp day (to be turned in at check in)


  • Water shoes or sandals (no flip-flops)
  • Rash Guard for swimming and boating
  • Camera (no phones)
  • Sunglasses

It’s a good idea to send a plastic grocery bag to camp with your child to store their wet swimsuit and towel after swim time!

Additional gear for campers participating in the day camp overnight:

  • Sleeping bag, twin-size fitted sheet for mattress, blanket, pillow
  • Bug net for sleeping
  • Pajamas
  • Clothes for the next day (shirt, pants or shorts, underwear, socks)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries


  • Electronics like cell phones, smartwatches connected to data, or tablets
  • Knives

A note about lunches and snacks:

Your camper should bring a hearty lunch every day and can bring additional snacks if desired. Snacks are provided by camp throughout the day as needed and campers are always welcome to ask their counselors for a snack if they’re hungry. Please do not pack any food containing nuts for camp.

Campers who participate in the day camp overnight on Thursday will have a lunch provided to them on Friday

Overnight Camp Packing List

Having the right items with you makes camp so much more fun!

Plastic totes, trunks, and duffel bags are great options for packing for camp. We do not recommend rolling suitcases due to uneven ground that could cause damage to wheels. It is very important that all belongings are contained in bags and the camper can repack the items without help. Campers will need to help move their luggage in and out of their sleeping quarters, so please pack accordingly.

We strongly recommend that all items brought to camp be labeled with the camper’s name or initials.

While there are laundry facilities on camp that can be utilized for emergencies or accidents, camp cannot do laundry mid-week for every camper. Please make sure your camper packs more than enough clothing to last for the entire camp session.


  • Underwear for each day
  • Socks for each day
  • Shorts for each day
  • Long pants (2 pairs recommended)
  • Short and long-sleeved shirts
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes (at least 1 pair)
  • Shower shoes like flip flops or sport sandals
  • Water shoes like sport sandals
  • Jacket, fleece, or sweatshirt
  • Pajamas
  • Rain jacket or poncho for wet weather
  • 1-2 swimsuits
  • Hat or visor to block sun


  • Towels and washcloths (at least 2 recommended)
  • Swimming towels (2 recommended)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) and lip balm
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Hair accessories (like a brush and hair ties)
  • Bug repellent (DEET strongly recommended)
  • Plastic bag or bucket to carry shower items
  • Personal sanitary supplies if needed


  • Sleeping bag, twin-size fitted sheet for mattress, blanket, pillow
  • Backpack large enough to hold things like towels
  • Laundry bag
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Plastic or metal mess kit for cookouts (cup, plate, bowl, utensils)
  • Reusable plastic or metal water bottle
  • Bug net for sleeping
  • Personal medications in original containers (to be turned in at check-in!)


  • Camera (not a phone)
  • Leisure items like books and coloring supplies
  • Stationary or postcards with stamps
  • Sunglasses


  • Electronics like cell phones, smartwatches connected to data, or tablets
  • Food of any kind (we have snacks at camp!)
  • Knives 
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COVID-19 & Camp

Right now camp is more important than ever and we want to see as many girls as possible enjoy the benefits of our summer camp. Our top priority at GSCWM is always the health and safety of our campers and staff. With that in mind, we are working with the guidance provided by the CDC and the American Camping Association to develop protocols for handling COVID-19 at camp. As Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 camp guidelines are currently being finalized, we will continue to work through scenarios and procedures to ensure the safety of our campers and staff. Protocols around check-in procedures, daily camper life, as well as health and safety guidelines will be shared with registered campers in June.

Cancellation Policy

As COVID continues to be a concern, any camp registration cancelled prior to May 12 is fully refundable, including the $75 deposit. Please contact if you would like to cancel your girl’s registration.

Are you a nature lover? Do you have a passion for science? Are you enthusiastic about art? Our summer camps offer a wide variety of programs for all your different interests.

No matter which camp you choose or whether you stay a few days, a week, or longer, you will have a ton of fun making new friends, trying new things, practicing new-found skills, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Girl Scouts' dedication to progression in outdoor programming means that your girl will practice age-appropriate skills and gain the experience she needs to feel confident taking the next step in her outdoor journey. Girl Scout camp is open to all girls - no prior Girl Scout experience needed to attend! Non-members have an additional $35 service fee for camp which also includes all membership benefits through Sept, 2023.

This summer belongs to YOU!

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Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a few days, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults.

Here are just a few Girl Scout camp experiences for you to check out:

Day camp is for girls who have finished kindergarten and up, with activities including art, swimming, team building, and much more. The optional overnight camp, late night program, and bussing may be offered for additional fee.

Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis, MA Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard, MA
Camp Laurel Wood, Spencer, MA Camp Lewis Perkins, South Hadley, MA

Resident camp
 is for girls who have finished first grade. Girls camp for three to fourteen days and nights (the average is five nights). They plan activities with their counselors, taking advantage of the resources available at the each camp. Both GSCWM Resident Camp also host Troop Camping Adventure overnight programs where troop leaders get to experience all the fun of summer camp with their Girl Scouts.

Camp Bonnie Brae, E. Otis, MA Camp Green Eyrie, Harvard, MA

If you have any questions please call 413-584-2602, 9am - 5pm or email