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Get Out and Explore

Going to camp is a big decision, now more than ever. At Camp Amity Acres and Camp Sacajawea, you can feel at ease, knowing your daughter is well cared for, happy, learning and exploring the great outdoors! She’ll have the time of her life discovering the wonders of nature, trying new things, making friends and much more.

Our camp gives girls the space to discover a strong sense of self, gain practical life skills, become resourceful problem solvers, and cultivate healthy relationships. Girl Scout Camp will always be a place where girls can:

  • Explore the great outdoors
  • Grow by trying new things
  • Build her problem-solving skills
  • Make awesome new friends
  • Be a leader

Camp Amity Acres and Camp Sacajawea are open to all girls, ages 3-15, and their sibling brothers, ages 3-12, for an unforgettable summer. You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join the fun, so bring a friend!

About Girl Scout Camp

Camp Amity Acres
Summer 2021 Camp Guide
About Amity Acres
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Camp Amity Acres
133 Jones Rd, Barnegat, NJ 08005

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!

Virtual Tour

Discover What Camp Amity Acres Is All About!

Need to get outside? We have brought our outdoor camp experience to you! Explore our grounds and get an immersive feel for camp! After experiencing our virtual open house, get your digital hiking boots on, and download our tour!

Pricing

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. 

Safety Measures

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.

Activities

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:
June 21-25
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:
July 19-23
Daisy:  Tula: Courageous and Strong - Red Petal
Brownie:  Fling Flyer Design Challenge
Junior:  Musician
Cadette:  Finding Common Ground
Week Six:
July 26-30
Daisy:  Mari: Responsible for What I Say and Do - Orange Petal
Brownie:  Making Friends
Junior:  Jeweler
Cadette:  Science of Happiness
Week Seven:
August 2-6
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:
August 16-20
Daisy:  Vi: Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout - Violet Petal
Brownie:  Outdoor Art Creator
Junior:  Flowers
Cadette:  Cadette Girl Scout Way
Transportation

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.

Register Now

Camp registration is completed online with our easy-to-use registration software. Registration for 2021 is now open. If you have questions during the registration process, call 732-751-2755. Leave a message and we will return your call within one business day.

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Camp Sacajawea
Camp Sacajawea Camp Guide Summer 2021
About Sacajawea
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Camp Sacajawea
242 Adelphia Road, Farmingdale, New Jersey 07727

Camp Sacajawea is a great place for a girl to unlock her potential and discover the outdoor adventures that await her! Our unique environment helps her develop positive self-esteem, leadership skills and social skills, all while having the time of her life!

Located on 144 wooded acres in Farmingdale, New Jersey, Camp Sacajawea welcomes girls, entering kindergarten through eight grade, and their sibling brothers, ages 5-12, for summer camp open in summer from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Virtual Tour

Discover What Camp Sacajawea Is All About!

Need to get outside? We have brought our outdoor camp experience to you! Explore our grounds and get an immersive feel for camp! After experiencing our virtual open house, get your digital hiking boots on, and download our tour!

Pricing

Basic camp at Camp Sacajawea costs $305 per week. Girls training to become a Camp Program Aide pay $450 for a two-week training course and $125 for a week of activity specialization, if they choose. 

Our two-week Guard Start Lifeguard Training is also available for $475.

Safety Measures

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.

Activities

All campers will have opportunities for boating, archery, arts and crafts, pool 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:
June 21-25
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:
July 19-23
Daisy:  Tula: Courageous and Strong - Red Petal
Brownie:  Fling Flyer Design Challenge
Junior:  Musician
Cadette:  Finding Common Ground
Week Six:
July 26-30
Daisy:  Mari: Responsible for What I Say and Do - Orange Petal
Brownie:  Making Friends
Junior:  Jeweler
Cadette:  Science of Happiness
Week Seven:
August 2-6
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:
August 16-20
Daisy:  Vi: Be A Sister to Every Girl Scout - Violet Petal
Brownie:  Outdoor Art Creator
Junior:  Flowers
Cadette:  Cadette Girl Scout Way
Transportation

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 four and five, July 12-23.

CPA trainees will engage with Camp Sacajawea 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.

Register Now

Camp registration is completed online with our easy-to-use registration software. Registration for 2021 is now open. If you have questions during the registration process, call 732-751-2755. Leave a message and we will return your call within one business day.

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FAQs
Will transportation be provided?

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.

Will the trading post be open?

Camps were not offered a trading post during Summer 2020. However, ice cream was delivered to campers who ordered in advance.

An online store will be available to order camp items.

A decision regarding a camp trading post for the 2021 camp season will be made in the spring.

Who can attend Girl Scout Camp?

Camp 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!

What is the ACA?

Camp Amity Acres and Camp Sacajawea are both American Camp Association accredited camps. To earn this accreditation, we voluntarily meet more than 300 standards established by the ACA and maintain high safety and quality standards in site, program, transportation, administration, personnel, and health care. All Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore camps meet ACA standards and NJ Youth Act standards in addition to guidelines provided by Girl Scouts of the USA.

What procedures do you have in place to reduce COVID-19 risk?

Safety is our top priority at Camp Amity Acres and Camp Sacajawea. We have made accommodations to ensure the health and well-being of all campers, families and staff while upholding our standard of quality care and outdoor fun! We know our children need camp more than ever for their physical, emotional and psychological well-being. We are the camp for you, and we thank you for choosing us.

  • We had a successful, COVID-free 2020 summer season!
  • Camp staff have completed courses, webinars and classes offered from the American Camp Association and other organizations about how to keep our campers safe this summer.
  • Limited sized units of up to 20 campers optimize social distancing practices while keeping quality fun!
  • Unit Leaders are equipped with hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and a mask to help mitigate risk. They have been trained on how and when to use these supplies.
  • Specialists utilize face shields and masks when instructing campers within 6-feet.
  • A group (unit) will travel together for their activities and stay together all week and will not co-mingle with other units. Campers will sanitize their hands after each activity.
  • All equipment will be sanitized after each use.
  • Each unit will hold their own flag ceremony at their unit.
  • Drop-off is carpool-line style. Upon arrival, we ask families to complete a brief health survey and take temperatures of campers. Campers will sanitize their hands before they enter camp.
  • Restrooms are equipped with cans of disinfectant and sanitizing wipes are at each restroom door so counselors can spray toilet handles, door handles and faucets.
  • Pick-up is structured so adults will stay in their cars and have their campers brought to them.
  • To ensure the safety of all campers, we ask that you practice safe social distancing while away from camp, use face-coverings and be aware of where you go.
  • If your camper is ill or injured and needs to be sent home, you will be called and are required to make arrangements for your child to be picked up in a reasonable amount of time.
  • If a child is ill, shows flu-like symptoms, has a fever or is vomiting, the camper MUST be picked up and cannot return to camp until she/he is symptom-free for 72 hours without medication.

 

Top Ten Most Important Reasons to Send Your Child To Camp

At camp, children:

  1. make true friends
  2. explore nature
  3. learn social skills
  4. enjoy free time
  5. gain independence
  6. develop lifelong skills
  7. unplug from technology
  8. gain resiliency
  9. experience success
  10. spend their day being physically active