With September days away and the new membership just beyond that, the time has come for On-Time Renewal. This is when our members are invited to renew their memberships with us for another year of Girl Scouts.
Coming back means another year of making new friends, going on adventures, learning new skills, and so much more. Even better, we have more than 200 reasons we can give you about why you should return.
In our Program and Outdoor Guides, you’ll find more than 200 opportunities for our Girl Scouts. Whether they want to pursue science, fashion, history, the outdoors, and everything in between, we have something for them.
Our goal is to provide our girls (and adults!) with amazing experiences they can’t get anywhere else. We keep adding more to make sure every girl can pursue her passion, whatever it looks like.
Summer camp is just around the corner and we wanted to remind you about some really cool programs that are taking place this summer. So don’t delay, sign up now and reserve your spot for the hottest place in town, Girl Scouts summer camp!
NEW! The Great Girl Scout Adventurer (for girls 5 years old or entering K-8 fall 2019) Session 1: July 1-3 & 5, 2019
Begin your summer adventure! Brownie Girls will practice the art of letterboxing, Juniors will explore geocaching, and Daisies and Cadettes will put their problem-solving skills to the test! Everyday riddles and adventures are in store for all! Girls will earn requirements towards the following Girl Scout badges: Daisy: Vi’s Story / Brownie: Letter Boxer / Junior: Geocacher / Cadette: Special Agent/Trailblazer
Night Owls with Lasertron Sleep-In (for girls in grades 7-12 in fall of 2019) Session 1: July 7-12, 2019
Are you ready to experience nature’s nightlife at Camp Seven Hills? Prowl around our trails at night, search the sky for a shooting star, have a glow-in-the-dark party with games, plan a kitchen raid, and shop in the Tuck Shop, all at night. You will also head out to Lasertron for a laser tag sleep-in. Stay up all night playing laser tag and games along with pizza and pop. After a hard night of play, sleep late the next morning with time to enjoy your favorite camp activities in the afternoon. Girls must be at least 46 inches tall in order to participate at Lasertron.
SPECIAL EVENT – Lasertron Lock In at Camp Seven Hills
Attention Cadette, Senior and Ambassador troops! Camp Seven Hills is offering a Lasertron Lock In Night for their campers in the Night Owls program and we have additional spots available that we would like to offer to you!
When – Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from Midnight to 6 a.m. Where – Lasertron 5101 N Bailey Ave, Buffalo Cost – $40 per person (includes Lasertron, pizza, pop and arcade)
Camp staff will be in attendance to supervise all girls. If you are interested and or require additional information please contact Janet DePetrillo, Director of Camp Administration, at 716-935-6063.
Camp Seven Hills Family Camp Weekend – July 19-21, 2019
Make it a family affair
at Camp Seven Hills. During your day enjoy swimming, boating, horseback riding,
crafts, games, archery, or hiking the forest trails. Spend the evening around
the campfire toasting marshmallows and chatting with family and friends. The
possibilities are endless. Open to all
girls and their families. Arrival time is Friday at 8 p.m. and departure is
Sunday at 9 a.m.
will be placed in platform or cabin tent units only. Each sleeping tent sleeps
four to five people. A family of six or more will be placed in two (2) sleeping
tents. Horseback riding is on a first come, first served basis for an
additional fee of $10 per person. Riders must be able to ride without
assistance. Riders must be at
least 6 years old or older.
Primitive Archer Girl(for girls ages 14 and up) Sessions 4: July 28-Aug. 2, 2019
Connect with trees and
your inner archer. Starting from scratch, raw materials, and girl power, you’ll
make your own wooden self-bow through traditional woodworking. You’ll be
instructed on the wisdom and knowledge of traditional bow crafting, how to use
basic hand tools, cordage twisting for bow strings, ancient fire-bending
techniques to straighten arrows and fletching with real feathers. You will, of
course, have the chance to test out your handiwork with target practice in the
woods and on the fields to round out this amazing experience.
Wizard Camp (for girls in grades 4-6 in fall of 2019) Session 1: July 7-12, 2019
Welcome to a week of
wizardry and adventures! Make oozing and exploding potions, discover helpful
plants, and try some magic defense techniques. Spend time conquering your fears
with your friends as you play broomstick sports and compete in the Camp Wizard
New! Timbercrest Firebenders (for girls in grades 4-6 in fall of 2019) Session
4: July 28-Aug. 2, 2019
your chance to learn and/or fine tune your outdoor skills. Outdoor
professionals will work with and teach you different methods of fire building,
outdoor cooking with edible plants, and shelter building. Identify things in
nature, take a hike and learn to use a compass and map. Apply your skills and
work as a team in the great outdoors.
New! Canoeing the Allegheny Reservoir (for girls in grades 7-12 in fall of 2019) Sessions 4-5: July 28-Aug. 9, 2019
Spend eight glorious days and seven exhilarating nights discovering the wonderful sites of the Allegheny Reservoir as it takes you through the state park and the national forest. Professional guides from Adventures in Fitness will start your trip at Webs Ferry in Allegany State Park and end your journey in Tionesta, PA. Paddle with friends, pitch tents, and share stores around the campfire at night.
New! Imagine and K’Nex with day trip (for girls in grades 7-12 in fall of 2019) Session 3: July 21-26, 2019
Use your imagination!
Create fun craft projects using a variety of supplies such as K’nex Kits and
natural materials. Create miniature theme park activities or water slides to
show off to your friends. You will also get to see your creative park creations
come to life when you take a trip to Splash Lagoon with your fellow Imagine and
Connect friends and get a behind-the-scenes tour of how things operate. There
will be plenty of time left to spend in the park, too. All this and the other
great camp activities are included. Girls will earn requirements towards the
Think Like An Engineer Journey.
Me and My Favorite Gal (for girls in grades K-6) Session 3c July 26-28
Girls bring your “favorite gal” (mom, aunt, grandmother, sister, cousin or friend) to enjoy all that Camp Timbercrest has to offer. Go hiking on our adventurous trails, swim in Keyser Lake and play on our new and really cool water toys, make a special gift to take home in arts and crafts and spend time around the campfire with your fellow camp friends. This special time is yours to spend as you and your “favorite gal”would like. Favorite gal must be 21 years of age or older. Troops/girls/gals will be placed in Jackman Lodge and one Yurt.
a Difference in a Child’s Life, Be a Summer Camp Counselor!
Do you want to volunteer this summer? Are you looking to do an internship for college credit or majoring in education or camping administration? Do you love working with children in an outdoor setting? You can be part of a fantastic summer experience and make a difference in a child’s life! All you need to do is become a summer camp counselor.
You will help girls ages 5-17 develop their full potential; learn to work with, relate to, and respect others; and make decisions while contributing to the camp community. In addition, girls and staff alike will make and rekindle friendships, laugh, smile, and experience many new and different things. Paid and volunteer positions available.
Positions available at Camp Seven
Hills and Camp Timbercrest (Resident Camp):
Camp is a commitment of 6/7 weeks, 1
week of staff training and 5/6 weeks of camp.
Although we would like all staff to be able to commit to the entire
summer, we realize that sometimes situations arise that prevent this. If this is the case for you, please do not
let this deter you from applying. We
will work with you on the number of weeks that you can commit to working at
Day Camp Dates: Staff week-
Saturday, June 22 to June 27, and July 1 through August 10, 2019 summer
Resident Camp Dates: Staff
week- Saturday, June 29 to Friday, July 5, and July 7 to August 11, 2019
summer camp sessions.
If you’re a volunteer with Girl Scouts of Western New York and you’re interested in learning how to facilitate archery events for troops, service units, camp-outs, and more, check out these FREE trainings we have! Join us either Satuday, November 3, or Sunday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Piperwood.
Just announced! Starting October 28, we’re going to hold double the fun days at Camp Piperwood where Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are invited for archery and low ropes course excitement for as little as $5. Each event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’re interested, visit eBiz to learn more and register!
A Girl Scout’s summer is filled with opportunities to have the time of her life at camp. We offer so many great programs for girls entering kindergarten through 12th grade in the fall and want to make sure we have something for everyone. For some girls and troops, this looks a little different than traditional resident or day camp.
SpecialtyProgramsProvided (S.P.P.) Camping is a great way for troops to get the best of camping together and experience specialized programs, like ropes courses, archery, and boating. The troop leader is responsible for most camp-related considerations with GSWNY providing the specialty programs and times.
In order to host troop camp like this, leaders must have either their Level I (for lodge camping) or Level II (for cabin and tent camping) camp training. Additionally, an adult with current first aid and CPR certifications must attend.
Specifically, our camp provides the boating and archery programming while leaders provide everything else, including meals. Our lakeside facility includes a like, central dining hall, infirmary, shower house, lodges, cabins, platform tent units, and an archery area. Your troop can choose from options at either Camp Seven Hills or Camp Piperwood.
For troops in the Buffalo area, Camp Seven Hills has two sessions available for S.P.P. Camping. Girls in grades K-12 are welcome to camp with their troops Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22, and Wednesday August 1, through Friday, August 3. The cost per girl is $35.
For those in the Rochester area, Camp Piperwood can welcome your girls in k-12 from July 27 to 29. The cost is $45 and the girls will get to experience archery and the ropes course!
Camp Piperwood in Fairport, NY, features vast hiking trails, a state-of-the-art splash pad, high and low ropes courses, an archery area, and open fields. Camp Piperwood is a great setting for campers looking for a day camp experience.