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A Return to the Great Outdoors: Girl Scouts to Open Summer Camps July 13


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After months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, Girls Scouts of the Jersey Shore is excited to announce its outdoor day camps will be opening on Monday, July 13. Camp Amity Acres, Waretown, and Camp Sacajawea, Farmingdale, are offering six weeks of summer camp through Friday, August 21. Both camps will be providing experiences that connect girls with nature and foster friendship in a fun and safe environment while maintaining a safe social distance.

“We appreciate what girls have been through over the past several months and we want to share Girl Scouts’ experience to help them adapt and cope with the uncertainty they faced and continue to face,” said Eileen Higgins, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. “Amity Acres and Sacajawea will deliver summer programs laser-focused on engaging activities to help campers thrive in a safe environment.”

Camp Amity Acres and Camp Sacajawea are accredited by the American Camp Association and will follow all of the association’s pandemic-response health and safety guidelines. In addition, all camp activities will be modified to comply with local, state and federal guidelines. Campers will be grouped in smaller units with increased safety and hygiene protocols.

Both camps will serve girls entering kindergarten through eighth grade, and their sibling brothers. Camp activities will include swimming and water play, boating, arts and crafts, and archery, as well as the unique opportunity to earn Girl Scout badges.

“Camp will be different this year, but I expect many girls to say this is their best summer ever,” said Higgins. “With smaller groups, the bonds they create at summer camp will become even stronger.”

As part of its focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Girl Scouts is also partnering with AT&T to offer a week-long virtual STEM program for older girls the week of August 17. Additional details will be shared in the weeks to come.