Cookie Hall, our current camp dining hall and activity center, was built in 1960. It is unheated, suitable only for warm-weather programs, and otherwise inadequate to provide the programming we need to offer to an ever-increasing number of campers. The new building, Girl HQ at Camp Kaufmann, will serve as the camp’s year-round welcome center, dining hall and kitchen facilities, gathering place, and educational space, providing breakout rooms for STEM, arts & crafts, and other essential indoor activities and services. To be completed for the opening of summer camp in 2023, it will provide the “energy hub” that Girl Scouts visiting Camp Kaufmann deserve.
To support the construction of Girl HQ, please make your gift here at the link below.
Girl HQ will offer year-round dining space for 300+ campers at a time. The building will be one level with a mezzanine overlooking the main area that includes 12,640 square feet of space in total for learning activities, events, dining, and socializing. In addition, there will be five classrooms with outdoor space, laundry, and dishwashing facilities, single and multi-stall bathroom facilities, and it will be fully-ADA compliant. The building design will ensure it blends with the natural environment, providing a beautiful and welcoming gathering space for Girl Scouts and their families for many years to come!
For more information, please contact Alexis Eggleton.
Located 75 miles north of NYC in Dutchess County, Camp Kaufmann stretches over 425 acres and features a lake, archery range, pool, hiking trails, frog pond, butterfly garden, organic garden and greenhouse, and rope challenge courses. Each year, our camp welcomes over 5,000 New York City Girl Scouts from diverse backgrounds, some of whom have never left their own borough, for a unique and immersive experience.
Camp Kaufmann is owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, and is fully accredited by the American Camp Association.
For more information about events and more at Camp Kaufmann email the Camp Team.