Camp and Outdoors
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GSCWM camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) indicating safe, high-quality programs that meet industry and government standards. If you are looking for our summer camp programs, please click here .

The nation’s longest, continuously operating Girl Scout Camp, at Camp Bonnie Brae you can explore the waterfront, take a trip to the archery range or hatchet throwing lanes, or use the Gaga Pit. Girls have been swimming, boating, roasting marshmallows and making new friends at Camp Bonnie Brae, located in East Otis, since 1919. Launch your kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board on Big Pond, sing traditional camp songs around the fire, voyage into the forests and fields and play new and old games.

Camp Amenities

Jeff Hammerle is the Site Supervisor at Camp Bonnie Brae. He joined GSCWM in the fall of 2019.

Jeff has worked in property management and maintenance for 30 years. He grew up in Lee and has lived in Otis for 28 years with his wife and daughter. Jeff is an active member of the Otis Volunteer Fire Department and currently is the rank of Captain. He enjoys the outdoors and is looking forward to working with the Girl Scouts, volunteers and customers at Camp Bonnie Brae.

Jeff Hammerle
Site Supervisor
Camp Bonnie Brae
Cell:  413-475-0875

Located near downtown South Hadley, yet Camp Lewis Perkins feels like a world away. At camp, troops and groups have the chance to explore all that the fields, woodlands and trails have to offer. Play teambuilding games in the field, create art under the trees, enjoy the Gaga Pit or learn to shoot with a bow and arrow at the archery range. Take a dip in the in-ground pool, build your own campfire and spend an evening under the stars.

Camp Amenities

Carolyn Porter is the Facility Manager for all the properties for GSCWM and directly supervises Camp Lewis Perkins. Carolyn has 12 years of leadership experience in three western Massachusetts municipalities’ Parks & Recreation Departments. She also has decades of experience in direct service leading recreation for children and adults in a wide range of settings. Carolyn enjoyed seven years of Girl Scouting and always felt at home at summer camp.  “It is a pleasure to serve girls and volunteers by caring for the properties as a way of passing on my joy of Girl Scouting.”

Carolyn Porter
Facility Manager
Camp Lewis Perkins
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts
Cell:  413-552-6294
Office:  413-584-2602

Kaine Temple
Camp Laurel Wood Ranger
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts
Cell : 413-454-1320

Thomas Stevens is the site supervisor for Camp Green Eyrie

Thomas Stevens
Site Supervisor
Camp Green Eyrie
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts
Cell:   413-475-0876

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Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Take part in this annual celebration where Girl Scouts come together to explore their local state parks.