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Urban Day Camp

Get outdoors!

Urban Day Camp is under renovation for summer 2021. Camp Kaufmann will be open for family camping and day trips. Visit their page for information on summer camp experiences

Urban Day Camp provides opportunities for elementary school-aged girls, grades 1st  – 5 th , to explore the wonders of the natural world around them.

With 7 total sites located throughout all 5 boroughs to choose from, 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 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. We do this by sparking girls’ curiosity and creativity with immersive activities that give girls the skills and experiences that are essential to becoming confident and independent in life and while outdoors. Our hope is that your girl will feel empowered to explore, discover, and connect with nature in new and exciting ways!

What People Are Saying


“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


“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.”

— 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

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

— Parent


“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 four, 2-week long camp sessions (available sessions depend on selected site) over the course of the summer, July 6 - August 21.
  • Program hours 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  • 25-30 rising 2nd - 5th grade girls per site accompanied by experienced and trained GSGNY Staff.
  • NEW Daisy site available for kindergarten & 1st grade girls during Session 2 & Session 4 ONLY.
  • Girl must be register for an entire session. They can not attend individual weeks.
  • 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


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


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.