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Urban Day Camp

Get outdoors!

Urban Day Camp is under renovation for Summer 2021. To explore other Girl Scout camping experiences, visit Camp Kaufmann.

Urban Day Camp provides opportunities for Girl Scouts in kindergarten through 5th grade to explore the natural world while developing valuable skills such as team building, problem-solving, risk-taking, and critical thinkingWith 7 total sites located throughout all 5 boroughs, this unique program reinforces environmental stewardship and scientific concepts, and gives campers the confidence they need to explore, discover, and connect with nature. Badge-earning activities, outdoor skills-building, community service, and trips to many of NYC’s parks and beaches are just some of the exciting experiences offered at Urban Day Camp.


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

“I was nervous [to come to camp] because I didn’t have any friends. And normally sometimes people are mean to me, so I just shut my mouth and keep it closed. Now [that I’ve been in camp] I feel differently. People talking to me helped me feel differently, and making new friends, and having sisters. I never had sisters before! It’s great.”  — Brownie Girl Scout

Parents:

“My daughter was a bit scared to try camp. I had to encourage her to try it first. When she came home on the first day, she said she had the greatest day of her life ever.”

"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."

“I was happy that my daughter was happy at camp, and I could go to work and not have to worry about her.”

Teachers:

“April is one of the many girls who 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 Details
Registration & Logistics:
  • Urban Day Camp is open from July 6-August 21. 
  • Sessions are 2-weeks long. (availability dependent on site)
  • Program hours are 8am–5pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Two meals and a snack are provided each day
  • For rising 2nd-5th graders, 25-30 girls can be accommodated per site and are accompanied by experienced and trained GSGNY Staff.
  • Daisy site available for rising kindergarten and 1st grade girls.
  • Girls must register for an entire session, not individual weeks.
  • Financial Aid is available and can be applied for during registration.
Weekly Activities:
  • Team building, leadership, and sisterhood activities
  • 2-3 trips per week throughout the five boroughs
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) projects
  • Daily reading and literacy activities
  • Community service opportunities
  • Daily physical play
Weekly Badge Elements

WEEK 1 / SESSION 1

Dates: July 6 – July 10
Brownie Badge: Girl Scout Way & Making Friends
Junior Badge: Girl Scout Way & Social Butterfly

WEEKS 2 & 3 / SESSION 2

Dates: July 13 – July 17, July 20 – July 24
Daisy Badge: Good Neighbor & Eco Learner (Week 1) AND Buddy Camper & Outdoor Art Maker (Week 2)
Brownie Badge: Play Fair & My Best Self
Junior Badge: Practice with Purpose & Staying Fit

WEEK 4 & 5 / SESSION 3

Dates: July 27 – July 31, August 3 – 7
Brownie Badge: Hiker & Outdoor Art Creator
Junior Badge: Camper & Outdoor Art Explorer

WEEK 6 & 7 / SESSION 4

Dates: August 10 – August 14, August 17 – August 21
Daisy Badge: Trail Adventure & Climbing Adventure (Week 1) AND Space Science Explorer (Week 2)
Brownie Badge:
 Trail Adventure & Climbing Adventure
Junior Badge: Trail Adventure & Climbing Adventure

Locations in all Five Boroughs

In 2020, we will continue to have locations in every borough!

  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
    • Brooklyn Heights
    • Brownsville
  • Manhattan
    • Harlem
    • Financial District*
  • Queens
  • Staten Island

*Daisy Day Camp available for 2 two-week sessions only.


For more information, please contact Kristen Glass.