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Urban Day Camp

Get outdoors this summer!

Urban Day Camp is a great introduction into all things CAMP!

Urban Day Camp provides opportunities for elementary school-aged girls, grades 2nd – 5th, to explore the wonders of the natural world around them!

With 7 sites located throughout the 5 boroughs, this unique program reinforces environmental stewardship and scientific concepts in exciting and engaging ways; from badge earning activities and science (STEAM) experiments to outdoor skill building, community service projects, and exclusive Girl Scout experiences at many of NYC’s parks, beaches, and outdoor spaces.

As campers, girls will develop invaluable skills such as team building, problem solving, risk taking, and critical thinking. These skills will be used to spark girls’ curiosity and creativity with immersive activities all while exploring outdoors. By the end of camp, your girl will feel empowered to explore, discover, and connect with nature in new and exciting ways!


Register for Urban Day Camp!

Is your G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ ready to team-up, speak out, take risks, get messy, be curious, get creative, have fun, and try something new?

If so, we’ll see her this summer at Urban Day Camp!

Read and learn more about all Urban Camp has to offer in our Summer 2019 Brochure.

Ready to sign-up for Day Camp this summer?!

Please go to Camp Brain to create your account and register!

* Camp Brain is our new online platform that will house all things CAMP; easing application, form/document collection, site assignment, and communication processes for staff as well as campers/guardians.

Looking for a new challenge? Check out our Sleep Away experiences at Camp Kaufmann.

What People Are Saying

Girls:

“I learned that you need to help the community even if you're little. You need to help the community any way you can, because even a small change could make a difference” 

— Queens Girl Scout

 “My favorite activities were planting the trees and when we go to the park and help the community. When I get to plant trees I get my hands a little dirty and I like to get my hands dirty.”

— Bronx Girl Scout

"We did water testing for chlorine. If you put a blue pill in water, and you shake it up, if it stays clear, that means you have no chlorine in your water. If it keeps going to a darker point, it means you have either 1% or 2% chlorine in your water. It's important [to know] because chlorine makes your water clean."

— Brooklyn Girl Scout

Parents:

“[My daughter gets an] energy from being involved in the program. It's the summer, she has to wake up early, but she didn't want to miss a thing. She went out of her way every day to be involved as much as possible.”

— Parent

“The whole idea behind Urban Day Camp—giving my daughters a chance to experience nature, to enjoy the summer from a whole different point of view, to access something they don't regularly have here in the city, or something we haven't had a chance to access for our children—was something new, it was something intriguing, and we wanted to enroll.”

— Parent

"At camp, she overcame a fear of heights, and now she's more willing to take risks in other areas of life as well. For example, she never was really into playing instruments, but now she's willing to try it to see whether or not she's interested in it."

— Parent

Teachers:

“April is one of the many girls whom enjoyed a summer jammed with learning — and the most important lesson, respect: respect of self, others, and our environment. April is forever changed! Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

— Principal at PS 107

Program Elements
  • Urban Day Camp has 5 to 7 week-long camp sessions (depending on selected site) over the course of the summer, July 8th - August 23rd 
  • Program hours 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  • 25-30 rising 2nd - 6th grade girls per site accompanied by experienced and trained GSGNY Staff.
  • Financial Aid is available upon application. The Financial Aid Application form is filled out during the registration process.

Weekly activities including:

  • Teambuilding, leadership, and sisterhood activities
  • 2-3 trips per week throughout the five boroughs
  • In-depth Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) projects
  • Arts and crafts
  • Daily reading/literacy activities
  • Community service opportunities
  • Promoting healthy eating & living by providing two meals and a snack every day as well as daily physical play
Weekly Badge Elements

WEEK 1

Dates: July 8th – July 12th
Brownie Badge: Girl Scout Way
Junior Badge: Girl Scout Way

WEEK 2

Dates: July 15th – July 19th
Brownie Badge: Snacks
Junior Badge: Simple Meals

WEEK 3

Dates: July 22nd to July 26th
Brownie Badge: Senses
Junior Badge: Detective

WEEK 4

Dates: July 29th – August 2nd
Brownie Badge: Outdoor Adventure
Junior Badge: Eco Camper

WEEK 5

Dates: August 5th – August 9th
Brownie Badge: First Aid
Junior Badge: First Aid

WEEK 6*

Dates: August 12th – August 16th
Brownie Badge: Eco Friend
Junior Badge: Animal Habitats

*There will be no week 6 for Staten Island Site campers.

WEEK 7*

Dates: August 19th – August 23rd 
Brownie Badge: Space Science Adventure
Junior Badge: Space Science Investigator

*There will be no week 7 for Harlem Site and Staten Island Site campers.

Locations in all Five Boroughs

In 2019, we will continue to have locations in every borough!

  • Bronx (PS 107)
  • Brooklyn (PS 446 & Plymouth Church School)
  • Manhattan (Global Community Charter School & Saint Michael's Church)
  • Queens (Evangel Christian School)   
  • Staten Island (PS 78)

For more information, please contact Kristen Glass.