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 GSCSNJ is proceeding with In-Person Day Camp programs with extensive health & safety modifications.
 

Campers will build their courage and self-confidence through our Day Camp programs. Camp staff will be there to help girls build resilience and independence during the day, while spending the night at home. Girls will spend their days growing and learning through intentional activities and programs that fit specific themes. Grades K-11

 

Camp Oak Spring | Somerset, NJ

View Camp Oak Spring's in-person Day Camp options for grades K-11.

Bussing

Camp Oak Spring offers bus transportation with centralized stops throughout Mercer and Middlesex counties.*

Bussing is included at no additional cost!
Bus# Bus Stop Pick Up Drop Off
2-1 West Windsor-Plainsboro H.S. South 7:45AM 5:45PM
2-2 Quaker Bridge Mall by Lord & Taylor 8:00AM 5:30PM
2-3 Target 4196 US-1, Monmouth Junction 8:20AM 5:10PM
3-1 AMC Brunswick Square, East Brunswick 8:00AM 5:55PM
3-2 GSCSNJ Service Center, East Brunswick 8:15AM 5:30PM
3-3 Bowlero, North Brunswick 8:30AM 5:10PM
4-1 First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge  7:50AM 5:40PM
4-2 Edgar Middle School, Metuchen 8:05AM 5:25PM
4-3 The Home Depot, South Plainfield 8:20AM 5:10PM

*Bus stops are subject to change based on registration data.

Week 7: August 10-14 | [SOLD OUT]
Week 7 registration closes Wednesday, August 5!
Daisy Camp Out | Grades K-1 | | [PROGRAM FULL]

Camping is an adventure! Play in nature, eat outside, and have fun with your fellow G.I.R.L.s. Are you ready to go camping?

Badge Earned:  Daisy Buddy Camper 

Adventure G.I.R.L. | Grades 2-3 | [PROGRAM FULL]

There are some many amazing adventures waiting for you at Camp Oak Spring. So hang on, jump in, and get ready to explore the great outdoors!

Badge Earned: Brownie Outdoor Adventurer

Take the Stage | Grades 2-3 | [PROGRAM FULL]

Do your feet start to tap when you hear circus music? Get ready to jump up and move to the  beat. You’ll learn fun warm-up, perform steps, learn to juggle, and make a performance of your very own.

Badge Earned: Brownie Dancer

H2WOAH! | Grades 4-5 | [PROGRAM FULL]

People have been traveling by water for thousands of years. At first, boats, such as canoes, were powered by people. Later, boats were built to use other forms of energy to move, like catching wind in a sail. During this week at camp, you’ll explore how paddle boats work and use the Design Thinking Process to engineer your own paddle boat.

Badge Earned: Junior Paddle Boat Design Challenge 

Storm Chasers | Grades 4-5 | [PROGRAM FULL]

Have you ever wondered how the Oak Spring bubble protects us from most storms? Us too! Weather patterns are crazy and are often unpredictable. Weather can be damaging to the environment and to our bodies if we don't know how to stay protected in an emergency situation. Spend the week in the great outdoors while learning how to take care of not only yourself but the world around you!

Badge Earned: Junior Eco Camper

Guard Start | Grades 6-9 | [PROGRAM FULL]

Girls will participate in the American Red Cross pre-life guarding program; Junior Lifeguarding. It is designed to guide youth to the American Red Cross lifeguarding program by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future lifeguards. The foundations consist of five categories: prevention, fitness, response, leadership, and professionalism.

Badge Earned: Cadette First Aid 

Camp Hollywood | Grades 6-9 | [PROGRAM FULL]

When it thrills, makes you laugh, or has a fantastic twist, a movie or TV show can seem like magic. And a great show starts with a great script! Screenwriters write scripts meant to be filmed. In this program, put all your viewing experience to good use- let it inspire you as you try your hand at writing for the big (or small) screen.

Badge Earned: Cadette Screenwriter 

Camp Aide | Grades 9-11 | [PROGRAM FULL]

Camp Aides help to keep camp fun by singing songs, leading fire building, and encouraging our campers to be the best G.I.R.Ls they can be. Must have completed either the CAT training or CIT program in order to participate.

Week 8: August 17-21 | [6 SPOTS LEFT!]
Week 8 registration closes Wednesday, August 12!
Oak Spring Summer Games: Daisies | Grades K-1 | [2 SPOTS LEFT!]

All for one and one for all! Join together with the Daisy team and head to the starting line, where you will be off to the races in no time! Compete against other groups to take home the title of champion at Oak Spring. Learn all about teamwork and the importance of working together, while trying new games, activities and adventures.

Badge Earned:  Daisy Petals

Color Your World | Grades 2-3 | [3 SPOTS LEFT!]

Campers will take what they see and make it beautiful. Learn to paint and color your world in super strokes, terrific tie-dye, laced-up lanyard, and creative colors!

Badge Earned:  Brownie Painting

Oak Spring Summer Games: Brownies | Grades 2-3 | [1 SPOT LEFT]

Join together with the Brownie team and head to the starting line, where you will be off to the races in no time! Compete against other groups to take home the title of champion of Oak Spring. Discover new and fun ways of staying healthy and fit, from foods to exercises, it is bound to be a week you will never forget!

Badge Earned:  Brownie My Best Self

Team Tie Dye | Grades 4-5 | | [PROGRAM FULL]

Ever wanted to create your own product and put it up for sale? Or how about creating your own tye dying business? This week you will work together as a team to make everyday objects better, turn ordinary objects into something else and even try to pitch the idea to sell it to the office! You will certainly be the star of the show in this innovator of a program.

Badge Earned:  Junior Product Designer

Oak Spring Summer Games: Juniors | Grades 4-5 | [PROGRAM FULL]

Join together with the Junior team and head to the starting line, where you will be off to the races in no time! Compete against other groups to take home the title of champion of Oak Spring. This week you will engage your mind and your body in learning new ways to stay healthy. No matter what sport you play or hobby you love, you wouldn't be able to do it without staying healthy!

Badge Earned:  Junior Staying Fit

If You’re Happy & You Know it...Camp Rewind! | Grades 6-9 | [PROGRAM FULL]

Not ready for camp to end? Click that rewind button and come help lead all your favorite camp activities while making friends and having the time of your life. Badge Earned: Science of Happiness

Badge Earned:  Cadette Science of Happiness

Oak Spring Summer Games: Cadettes | Grades 6-9 | [PROGRAM FULL]

Join together with the Cadette team and head to the starting line, where you will be off to the races in no time! Compete against other groups to take home the title of champion of Oak Spring. This week you will engage your mind and your body in learning new ways to stay healthy. No matter what sport you play or hobby you love, you wouldn't be able to do it without staying healthy!

Badge Earned:  Cadette Staying Fit

Camp Aide | Grades 9-11 | [2 SPOTS LEFT!]

Camp Aides help to keep camp fun by singing songs, leading fire building, and encouraging our campers to be the best G.I.R.Ls they can be. Must have completed either the CAT training or CIT program in order to participate.


 

In-Person Camp Info

Financial Assistance

We believe that every girl should have the opportunity to go to Summer Camp. GSCSNJ offers Council Cares to those who need assistance paying for camp. Please complete the Council Cares Form and send to customercare@gscsnj.org to start the process. All applicants for Summer Camp financial assistance must be current registered members of Girl Scouts.

All applications are confidential. Awards are based on need and availability of funds. Awards will not be granted when there is an outstanding debt to GSCSNJ. Awards are non-transferable.

CampDoc Information

CampDoc.com is the electronic health record management system we utilize during summer camp. It will help us consolidate and integrate camper health information into a centralized and secure location. The CampDoc system will give our Health Supervisors and Nurses instant access to camper health information, a key component in providing patient care. Families who used the CampDoc system last summer will not have to re-enter all of the camper’s information. All you have to do is update and make any necessary corrections.

The security, confidentiality, and privacy of your campers’ personal health information will always be protected. The CampDoc.com site is secure, encrypted, and password protected.

You will receive a “Welcome E-mail” from CampDoc.com with information about how to set up your account and complete your camper's health information within 2 weeks of your registration being processed.

If you have any questions regarding CampDoc, please email bclemson@gscsnj.org.

CampDoc Tip: Make sure to set register@campdoc.com as a “safe sender” to avoid accidental delivery of emails from CampDoc to junk and spam folders.

Older Girl Leadership Programs

Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) programs are courses that train Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts to be effective leaders and to understand the necessary qualities to not only be a Camp Aide, but eventually become a Camp Counselor! Under the direction of our Leadership Staff, CITs will expand their leadership skills by shadowing counselors, taking certification courses, and participating in various activities and workshops that will prepare them for working with campers of all ages. 

CIT

Our Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT), formally known as the CATs program, aims to train Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts to be effective leaders and to understand the necessary qualities and responsibilities required to be a camp counselor.

Girl Scouts provides CITs with the tools they need to be leaders at camp as well as their community at large. Under the direction of our Leadership staff, CITs will expand their leadership skills by shadowing counselors, taking certification courses, and participating in various activities and workshops that will prepare them for working with campers of all ages.

Badges Earned: Girls who complete this two-week program will earn their CIT pin & Senior First Aide Badge.  Level: Senior & Ambassador (Grades 9-11)

Camp Inawendiwin (Day Camp CIT) | July 6-10 & July 13-17

Camp Oak Spring (Day Camp CIT) | July 20-24 & Juy 27-31

 

Camp Aide

Camp Aides help to keep camp fun by singing songs, leading fire building, and encouraging our campers to be the best G.I.R.Ls they can be. Must have completed either the CAT training or CIT program in order to participate.  Level: Senior & Ambassador (Grades 10-12)

Camp Inawendiwin | Every Week (Links in Inawendiwin's section above)

Camp Oak Spring | Every Week (Links in Camp Oak Sring's section above)

Cancellation Policy & Transfer Requests

GSCSNJ Camps must receive a written request for cancellation and refund no later than 30 days prior to your camp begin date in order to receive a refund, minus the non-refundable $50 deposit per program.

Campers who cancel due to medical reasons within 30 days of the first day of their camp session are required to submit a Doctor’s note in order to receive a refund, minus the non-refundable $50 deposit per program.

Transfer Requests

All Camp session transfers must be received by written request. A transfer will only be transferred if capacity allows.

All transfers after the original registration will have a $25 transfer fee applied. Transfers may include (but not limited to) switching from one program to another, one bus stop to another, or one mode of transportation to another.

Parent Handbooks

Please Note: The resources above are the original version, created before COVID-19 changes. Some of the information in these documents have changed. If you have any questions, please contact your camp's Camp Director for the most updated information.

Camp Forms