We want summer camp to be a fun experience, and camper and staff safety is our highest priority. There are many factors that have guided us in our decision, with the top priority being the health and safety of our Girl Scout family. As Girl Scouts, we have a responsibility to our community to help limit the spread of this illness and set an example for others. Current social distancing guidelines would require changing our camp programs to the extent we believe would not foster the sense of community we so strive for.
It’s a summer like no other in 2020, and we want to help you have a summer camp adventure at home. We’re so excited to share that we have a very limited number of individual Camp Kits available for purchase!
Order your Camp Kit before they sell out! Each kit costs just $50, and you’ll have all you need to have an awesome at-home Summer Camp experience! Psst... Cookie Dough is valid on Camp Kit subscriptions, too!
Each subscription kit includes camp swag, an activity to complete at home, a craft, and instructions. We’ll send you an email with links to instructional videos to complete your crafts and activities.
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A note about Summer Camp:
During this unprecedented time in our organization, we’ve worked hard to make thoughtful decisions with your best interest in mind. In that same vein of love and safety, it is with the heaviest hearts that we have made the difficult decision to cancel our resident and day camps, troop camps, and camp rentals at all GSGI camp properties through August 31, 2020.
We too are craving connection, nature, and the long held traditions of Girl Scout summer camp, and we understand the impact this has on you. From learning new skills, embracing courage, creating new friendships, celebrating another cookie season, hiking under the stars, singing around the campfire--camp is a magical place.
There are many factors that have guided us in our decision, with the top priority being the health and safety of our Girl Scout family; girls, counselors, staff, volunteers, extended families, and the community at large. We rely on the coordination of thousands of people during our robust summer camp programs, and the uncertainties and logistics of maintaining our impeccable safety record can’t be overstated.
Our determination and heart for Girl Scout camp doesn’t end with this change. We are committed to sharing the power of summer camp with you—it will undoubtedly look different this summer.
If your Girl Scout was already registered for camp, we’ll be reaching out via email the week of May 11 with details on how you will receive your refund. You can also view a FAQ below to answer specifics about payment refunds and more.
Please keep an eye on our website because we’ll post more virtual opportunities this summer to get girls outdoors and to celebrate the spirit of camp. Thank you for your patience as we get through this process.
It’s ok to be sad. We’re sad too. We’re heartbroken in fact. But we’re also resilient. We’re doing what Girl Scouts do, innovating, adapting and finding ways to make the world a better place.
Visit our news page for information about GSGI’s COVID-19 updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions and we have answers. Please see below for some of the questions you might have.
Why is camp canceled?
Why was the entire summer canceled instead of week-to-week decisions?
Will I get a refund of my camp fees?
How do I know what my refund amount is?
What if the card I paid with is expired or canceled? What if I have other questions about my refund?
Can I donate camp fees to Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa?
Will there be virtual camp options?
Can I still buy camp merchandise?
Can I rent camp with my troop or group?
What if my Girl Scout earned product program rewards for summer camp?
Swimming. Hiking. Kayaking. Horseback Riding. Archery. Campfires. Friendship that will last a lifetime.