Camp Sacajawea & Camp Amity Acres | Summer Camp at the Jersey Shore
Summer Camp 2024

Monday, June 17, 2024 – Friday, August 23, 2024

All Good in the Woods!  

Camp Amity Acres and Camp Sacajawea operate all summer long, register anytime during the summer for incredible memories. 

Details

Camp Amity Acres | Waretown, NJ

Monday, June 17, 2024 – Friday, August 16, 2024 | Monday - Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Camp Sacajawea | Farmingdale, NJ

Monday, June 17, 2024 – Friday, August 23, 2024 | Monday - Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Extended Childcare

Before Care: 7:00am - 9:00am | After Care: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Camp is for everyone. Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem! You do not need to be an activie Girl Scout to register; boys are also welcome!

Ages: Girls 3-15 years old | Boys 3-12 years old

Girls 14+ years old are also encouraged to participate in our leadership programs!

Your Journey in the Woods Awaits!  

Lifeguards and trained specialists are on staff to provide a safe, fun environment for every camper.

Zipline | Climbing Wall | Ropes Courses | Team Building | Archery | Arts & Crafts | Boating | Swimming* | STEAM 
 
New this year a hatchet throwing range!
 

*Take a dip in our Cedar Lake at Camp Amity Acres or make a splash in our pool at Camp Sacajawea.

 

Our camps are ACA accredited!

ACA standards focus on program quality, health, safety, and risk management practices.

Camp Sacajawea has been named one of America’s Best Summer Camps 2023 by Newsweek!
 

Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group determined the 500 best summer camps in the U.S., categorized by state, based on social media reviews and a comprehensive survey of 15,000 parents.

With over 12,000 summer camps across the United States, we are proud to be one out of 500 nationally and one out of 24 Girl Scout camps to achieve this distinction!

Full article can be found here. 

All Good in the Woods

Camp Amity Acres

133 Jones Rd, Barnegat, NJ 08005

Monday, June 17, 2024 – Friday, August 16, 2024 | Monday - Friday | 9am - 4pm

Camp Amity Acres give girls the space to learn and think 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. Extended Care is offered from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Camp Amity Acres is open to all girls, ages 3-15, and boys, ages 3-12.

You don’t have to be a Girl Scout to join the fun, so bring a friend!

Download the Amity Acres Virtual Tour
(Open the tour and click the icons to "walk" through camp)

 

Camp Sacajawea

242 Adelphia Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Monday, June 17, 2024 – Friday, August 23, 2024 | Monday - Friday | 9am - 4pm

Camp Sacajawea is a great place for a girl to unlock her full potential and discover all the outdoor adventures that await her! Located on 144 wooded acres in Farmingdale, New Jersey, Camp Sacajawea is open in the summer for camp days that are in operation from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Extended Care offered from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Camp Sacajawea is open to all girls, ages 3-15, and boys, ages 3-12.

You don't have to be a Girl Scout to join the fun, so bring a friend!

​Download the Sacajawea Virtual Tour
(Open the tour and click the icons to "walk" through camp)

Join our amazing team!

There is no job better than working at summer camp! Both Camp Amity Acres and Camp Sacajawea are now hiring for the 2024 season for various positions (i.e. Lifeguards, Counselors, Activity Specialist, and more), training and certifications offered. 

Get outdoors this summer and help campers experience new adventures, and build friendships. Camp experiences offer incredible skill-building and leadership opportunities, allowing you to learn and develop talents that will enhance your job marketability.

Interested candidates can apply here and complete a “New Staff” form for either Camp Amity Acres or Camp Sacajawea."

Take advantage of our biggest registration discounts!

Camp Launch Discount: Between October 1, 2023 and November 15, 2023, receive $30 off any full week of camp, per camper, per week or up to $300 for the entire summer.

Attend an Open House: When you register for camp within the first 48hrs after attending one of our Open House events, you’ll receive $10 off any full week sessions of Basic Camp, Boy’s Camp, and/or Fireflies, per camper, per week.

Attend Camper Reunion: When you register for camp within the first 48 hours after attending our Camper Reunion event, you’ll receive $25 off any full week sessions of Cam; including specialty camps, Boy’s Camp, and/or Fireflies, per camper, per week.

Leader Discount: Girl Scout leaders may receive $20 off any full week of camp, per camper, per week.

Sibling Discount: Your second child may receive $10 off any full week of camp, per week. Your third child+ may receive $15 off for any full week of camp, per week.

Financial Assistance: Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore believes ALL girls should experience the magic of summer camp. Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify. Please note our process has changed. You may now apply during the Camp Registration process. 

Discount offers may not be combined and are only applicable when you register for full weeks of camp.

Discover our Camp Open Houses

Meet camp staff, learn about our exciting plans for the year, ask questions and discover all there is to know about camp! 

 

Camp Amity Acres

Camp Sacajawea

Your Journey in the Woods Awaits!

Basic Camp: It's not basic; it's extraordinary! Girls entering (K-8) are invited to enjoy a full outdoor experience filled with a variety of age-appropriate fun and exciting activities. Full week (5-day), 4-day, and 3-day options are available!

Fireflies: Boys & girls (ages 3 & 4) light up camp with their excitement and enthusiasm as they enjoy a fun-filled outdoor experience designed just for them! Full week (5-day), 4-day, and 3-day options are available!

Boys Camp: Together in our boys unit, boys (ages 5-12) are invited to enjoy a full-week, outdoor experience filled with a variety of age-appropriate fun and exciting activities. Full week (5-day), 4-day, and 3-day options are available!

Specialty Experiences: Available for grades ranging from K-8, specialty experiences are offered certain weeks of camp to add even more fun! Specialty experiences include cooking, robotics, arts & crafts, and more. Campers enrolled in Specialty Experiences will enjoy a half day of Basic Camp activities and a half day of the Specialty. There is no need to add Basic Camp as well as the Specialty Camp Experience in the same week of the same child.

3-Night Stay: For girls entering grades 4-8 - Begin a traditional day in camp on Monday and return Tuesday with an overnight bag, to spend the next three nights with friends and staff in our beautiful camps.

Camp Amity Acres | Week 5 | July 15-19

Camp Sacajawea | Week 6 | July 22-26

Camp Program Aid (CPA) Leadership Experience: Take part in this two-week CPA Training as the first step to becoming a future counselor. This is a progression-based experience that teaches outdoor skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

Camp Amity Acres or Camp Sacajawea | Weeks 4 & 5 | July 8-19

Week 1 | June 17-21*

  • Ahoy- Adventures on the High Seas | Avast ye mateys, set sail on the briny deep to kick off a summer of camp fun with pirates and mermaids.

*Camp closed June 21st in observance of Juneteenth; enjoy a shortened week of 3 or 4 days in camp.

Week 2 | June 24-28

  • Eco-Defenders | Explore and learn about the natural world around us and participate in ways you can help your planet.
  • Specialty Experiences: Outdoor Explorers | Girls will learn outdoor survival skills such as, building a fire, how to tie knots, how to navigate using a compass, and much more.

Week 3 | July 1-5**

  • Quest to Campalot | Carry your crest proudly as you explore your way through the Medieval Age to find the Grail!
  • Specialty Experiences: Campfire Cooks | Learn outdoor cooking skills and safety, Girl Scout favorite outdoor cooking techniques, and plan a campfire feast to share for lunch.

**Camp closed July 4th; enjoy a shortened week of 3 or 4 days in camp.

Week 4 | July 8-12

  • Magical Vacation | Be sure to wear your ears and be ready to sing-along to your favorite songs, as you take a carpet ride through Magic Kingdom.
  • CPA Leadership Experience (Week 1 of 2)
  • Specialty Experiences: Animation Studio | Learn the basics of stop-motion animation using Lego characters. Girls will develop a story concept and create their own stop-motion video clip.

Week 5 | July 15-19

  • Jurassic Jamboree | Explore everything from tiny mosquitos stuck in amber to the behemoth reptiles that ruled the land, dinosaurs!
  • CPA Leadership Experience (Week 2 of 2)
  • 3-Night Stay (Grades 4+)

Week 6 | July 22-26

  • Blast From the Past | It's time to wear your poodle skirts and bell-bottoms! Every day is a new decade, from the 1950's through to the 1990's; we’ll end the week with a Decades Disco Party!

Week 7 | July 29 - August 2

  • Let the Games Begin | Whether your game is volleyball or twister, be sure to have your running shoes on and bring your glove, hat, racket, paddle, and favorite gaga ball this week!
  • Specialty Experiences: Pollock's Palette | Join us for a week of abstract and wearable art projects. Campers will work on projects utilizing many different media from paint to clay to dye and more.

Week 8 | August 5-9

  • Passport Around the World | This week we’ll travel around the globe on international adventures discovering traditional crafts, songs, and customs.

Week 9 | August 12-16

  • Let's Go Party | Enjoy a week of celebrating a summer of fun and camp favorites - every single day is a party!

Week 1 | June 17-21*

  • Ahoy- Adventures on the High Seas | Avast ye mateys, set sail on the briny deep to kick off a summer of camp fun with pirates and mermaids.

*Camp closed June 21st in observance of Juneteenth; enjoy a shortened week of 3 or 4 days in camp.

Week 2 | June 24-28

  • Eco-Defenders|  Explore and learn about the natural world around us and participate in ways you can help your planet.
  • Specialty Experiences: Simply Oh Sweet (Grades 4+) | Girls will learn basic sewing skills and create their own tote bags, pillows, and accessories. No sewing experience required! Girls will still participate in classic camp activities like archery and boating.

Week 3 | July 1-5**

  • Quest to Campalot | Carry your crest proudly as you explore your way through the Medieval Age to find the Grail!
  • Specialty Experiences: DIY Tie Dye | Learn techniques and tricks to tie dye your own designs with different items of clothing you can take home to keep!

**Camp closed July 4th; enjoy a shortened week of 3 or 4 days in camp.

Week 4 | July 8-12

  • Magical Vacation | Be sure to wear your ears and be ready to sing-along to your favorite songs, as you take a carpet ride through Magic Kingdom.
  • CPA Leadership Experience (Week 1 of 2)
  • Specialty Experiences: Roblox Editor (Grades 2 - 4) | Create & Code Your World by learning to use The Roblox Editor.
  • Specialty Experiences: Minecraft: Modding Adventure (Grade 5th - 8th) | Campers will learn how to make Mods (modifications) for one of their favorite games: Minecraft.

Week 5 | July 15-19

  • Jurassic Jamboree | Explore everything from tiny mosquitos stuck in amber to the behemoth reptiles that ruled the land, dinosaurs!
  • CPA Leadership Experience (Week 2 of 2)
  • Specialty Experiences: Cake Creations | Learn to make, bake, fill, and decorate beautiful cake creations!

Week 6 | July 22-26

  • Blast From the Past | It's time to wear your poodle skirts and bell-bottoms! Every day is a new decade, from the 1950's through to the 1990's; we’ll end the week with a Decades Disco Party!
  • 3-Night Stay (Grades 4+)

Week 7 | July 29 - August 2

  • Let the Games Begin | Whether your game is volleyball or twister, be sure to have your running shoes on and bring your glove, hat, racket, paddle, and favorite gaga ball this week!
  • Specialty Experiences: Cupcake Wars | Learn to bake creative professional style cupcakes.

Week 8 | August 5-9

  • Passport Around the World | This week we’ll travel around the globe on international adventures discovering traditional crafts, songs, and customs.
  • Specialty Experiences: The Brave Outdoors (Grades 4+) | Spend the week learning all about the basics of outdoor training and basic camping skills, such as, fire safety, how to navigate using a compass, and much more.

Week 9 | August 12-16

  • Let's Go Party | Enjoy a week of celebrating a summer of fun and camp favorites - every single day is a party!
  • Specialty Experiences: Roblox Editor (Grades 2 - 4) | Create & Code Your World by learning to use The Roblox Editor.
  • Specialty Experiences: Minecraft: Modding Adventure (Grade 5th - 8th) | Campers will learn how to make Mods (modifications) for one of their favorite games: Minecraft.

Week 10 | August 19-25***

  • Spectacular Superheroes | Spend the week creating your own superhero personas, participating in a superhero challenge course, and learning about local hometown heroes.

***Camp Sacajawea Only

 

Older Girl Leadership Opportunities

For girls entering 8th grade and above, leadership experiences are available during specific weeks of camp.

 
 
Camp Program Aid (CPA) Leadership Experience

Take part in this two-week CPA Training as the first step to becoming a future counselor. This is a progression-based experience that teaches outdoor skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

Camp Amity Acres or Camp Sacajawea | Weeks 4 & 5 | July 8-19

CPA Mentorship*

Returning CPAs are eligible to share their leadership and outdoor skills with younger campers under the guidance of experienced camp staff. Must apply at gsFun.org/careers.

Camp Amity Acres or Camp Sacajawea | Any week of camp

*Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed the CPA Leadership Experience two-week session prior to applying.

Campfire

Includes activities, swim (weather permitting), snack, and dinner.

  • Camp Amity Acres | Thursday Nights | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Camp Sacajawea | Wednesday Nights | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Family BBQ Nights

Families are welcome to join their campers for our campfire nights.

  • Camp Amity Acres | Weeks 2 & 8 | Thu, June 27 & Thu, August 8
  • Camp Sacajawea | Weeks 4 & 9 | Wed, July 10 & Wed, August 14
One-Night Overnight

For girls in grades 4+.

  • Camp Amity Acres | Thursday Nights | Weeks 2-8 Only
  • Camp Sacajawea | Wednesday Nights | Weeks 2- 9 Only

Week 3 Campfire Night and One-Night Overnight will be moved to Tuesday, July 2nd for both camps.

Camper Reunion

Reunite with some of your camp friends and favorite counselors and get a sneak peek at what’s in store for summer 2024!

 

Camp Amity Acres | January 14, 2024

Camp Sacajawea | January 20, 2024

Spend your Spring Break with School’s Out!

Schools out! Take a break from the classroom and join us in camp this spring break. Explore the great outdoors and participate in a daily schedule that mirrors our unique summer camp activities.

Camp Amity Acres | April 2 & 3, 2024

Camp Sacajawea | April 4 & 5, 2024

Volunteer Opportunities

Roll up your sleeves and help us keep our camps in tip-top shape! We’ll rake leaves, clean out tents, and more! Bring your backyard tools; we’ll serve up hotdogs and snacks! All are welcome; girls will earn a Fun Patch and service hours.

Tree Promise & Dungaree Day
Dungaree Day
Discover Girl Scout Camp

Earn Girl Scout Badges

Girls have the opportunity to work on and earn their favorite Girl Scout badges! Designed for girls in grade levels (K-8); earn a new badge each week, to discover something new and take her passions to the next level. We do not offer badges week 10.

Daises (K-1) | Brownies (2-3) | Juniors (4-5) | Cadettes (6-8)

Learn more about each badge at girlscouts.org/badgeexplorer

Week 1 | June 17-21

  • D - STEM Career Exploration 
  • B - STEM Career Exploration        
  • J - STEM Career Exploration    
  • C – STEM Career Exploration

Week 2 | June 24-28

  • D - Animal observer
  • B - Bugs
  • J - Design with Nature
  • C - Animal Helpers

Week 3 | July 1-5

  • D - Money explorer
  • B - Democracy for Brownies
  • J - Democracy for Juniors
  • C - Democracy for Cadettes

Week 4 | July 8-12

  • D - Automotive Design
  • B - Automotive Design
  • J - Automotive Design
  • C - Babysitter

Week 5 | July 15-19

  • D - Shapes in Nature
  • B - Numbers in Nature
  • J - Numbers in Nature
  • C - Trees

Week 6 | July 22-26

  • D - Good Neighbor
  • B - Girl Scout Ways
  • J - Independence
  • C - Girl Scout Ways

Week 7 | July 29 - August 2

  • D - Trail Adventure
  • B - Senses
  • J - Practice with Purpose
  • C - Trail Adventure

Week 8 | August 5-9

  • D - Art and Design
  • B - Budding Entrepreneur
  • J - Scribe
  • C - Eco Trekker

Week 9 | August 12-16

  • D - Create and Innovate
  • B - First Aid
  • J - First Aid
  • C - First Aid
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

*Members may substitute for the word God in accordance with their own spiritual beliefs.

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
and responsible for what I say and do,
and to respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
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