Camp Amity Acres
133 Jones Rd, Barnegat, NJ 08005
Summer 2021 Camp Guide
About Amity Acres
Camp Amity Acres
Camp Amity Acres is where girls learn and thrive outside the box. Located close to the Garden State Parkway in Waretown/Barnegat, New Jersey, Camp Amity Acres is open in the summer for camp days that are in operation from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Camp Amity Acres is open to all girls, ages 3-15, and their sibling brothers, ages 3-12. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join the fun, so bring a friend!
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Basic camp at Camp Amity Acres costs $225 per week. Girls training to become a Camp Program Aide pay $425 for a two-week training course and $125 for a week of activity specialization, if they choose.
In 2020, all units were limited to no more than 20 campers. Once a unit was full, it was closed to future registrations.
While at camp, campers spend each day with the same counselors and the campers assigned to their unit. One girl is allowed into changing areas at a time. Activities that require close contact such as campfires, sleepovers, low ropes, etc. will not be offered, unless deemed safe by public health officials.
All services and communal areas are frequently cleaned and specific times for handwashing are built into each day’s schedule.
All campers will have opportunities for boating, archery, arts and crafts, lake swimming and Girl Scout badge work. Additional camp activities will be provided if they meet all safety guidelines and outside guidance.
Girl Scout Badges
Girls in kindergarten through eighth grade will earn exclusive Girl Scout badges to place on their uniforms and wear all year round. These badges are given to campers at the end of each camp week after they are earned.
Camp Week Badges Week One:
Daisy: Rosie: Make the World a Better Place - Light Pink Petal Brownie: Senses Junior: Gardener Cadette: Field Day Week Two:
June 28 - July 2
Daisy: Clover: Use Resources Wisely - Green Petal Brownie: Bugs Junior: Animal Habitats Cadette: Animal Helpers Week Three:
July 5-9 *
Daisy: Gloria: Respect Myself and Others - Purple Petal Brownie: Eco Friend Junior: Eco Camper Cadette: Eco Trekker Week Four:
July 12 -16
Daisy: Sunny: Friendly and Helpful - Yellow Petal Brownie: Making Games Junior: Drawing Cadette: Outdoor Art Apprentice Week Five:
Daisy: Tula: Courageous and Strong - Red Petal Brownie: Fling Flyer Design Challenge Junior: Musician Cadette: Finding Common Ground Week Six:
Daisy: Mari: Responsible for What I Say and Do - Orange Petal Brownie: Making Friends Junior: Jeweler Cadette: Science of Happiness Week Seven:
Daisy: Gerri: Respect Authority - Pink Petal Brownie: Dancer Junior: Playing the Past Cadette: Trailblazing Week Eight:
August 9 -13
Daisy: Lupe: Honest and Fair - Light Blue Petal Brownie: Fair Play Junior: Outdoor Art Explorer Cadette: Screenwriter Week Nine:
Daisy: Vi: Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout - Violet Petal Brownie: Outdoor Art Creator Junior: Flowers Cadette: Cadette Girl Scout Way
Currently, families must coordinate camper transportation. We are unable to provide busing. This decision will be reevaluated in the Spring closer to the start of camp and families will be notified if transportation becomes available.
When a child is dropped off at camp, a camp staff person will open the vehicle door and direct the camper to their unit counselor. During drop-off, only campers will be allowed out of the vehicle after a brief health screening and temperature check.
Camp Program Aide Training
Every summer, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore offers its Camp Program Aide (CPA) training to prepare girls for leadership positions at camp and in life!
During the 2020-2021 camp season, CPA training will occur during weeks two and three, June 28 - July 9.
CPA trainees will engage with Camp Amity Acres camp staff and each other to gain confidence while pushing themselves in the areas of leadership, confidence and teamwork. They will learn about child development, engaging and organizing a group, and finding their own voice through the lens of the camp setting.
Girls in CPA training can look forward to lessons with their counselors, skill teaching and demonstrations, new games and songs, scavenger hunts, camp cooking, and of course a whole lot of FUN! There will be various opportunities throughout the school year for girls to use their new skills at future outdoor programs and for further skill mastery.
Upon successful completion, girls may receive the Program Aide Pin and can choose to specialize in a specific camp activity.