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Ways to get outside

Other Ways to Get Outside

Our goal is to get girls outside- whether that is through a summer camp session, outdoor badge work with her troop or participating in Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend. Below, find all the ways you can participate and get your girl excited about being a part of the great outdoors!

Weekend Programs
Camp 17

Join us at camp throughout the year- not just summer- to experience the outdoors! We offer day and overnight experiences for all levels of Girl Scouts including badge workshops, Journey-in-a-Day programs and self-guided troop activities.

For more information about setting up a day activity for your troop at camp, contact us here

Troop & Service Unit Camping
Camp 25

Troop Camping/Rentals

Troops are welcome to submit a request for a campsite up to three months in advance of the date. If the unit requested is not available someone will contact you as soon as possible. You will receive a confirmation packet via
e-mail to confirm your reservation, within two weeks. If reservation needs to be  cancelled, a camping credit will be issued. If the request to cancel is received within eight weeks of the arrival date, no credit, refund or transfer will be given.

Troops should submit the Troop Camp Reservation Request Form with their top three dates and units. We will do our best to place the troop in their first choice.

Other information for Troop Camping/Rentals:

Before a troop can stay overnight on camp property in a self-contained facility (lodge style, everyone in the same building), someone in the troop must complete the Be Safe, Be Ready online courses. There are two parts to this online training – Outings and Overnights and Girl Planning. After completion, the leader will receive an Overnight License.

  • In order to build a fire and cook marshmallows or a meal, a Cook Out License is required. Earn it by first holding an Overnight License and then attending the Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking courses.
  • Troops planning to pitch and sleep in tents OR to camp at a non-council facility will need a Camp License. Requirements are that you hold the Overnight and Cook Out Licenses and complete the Tenting skills course.

Questions about these certifications and courses can be directed here

Service Unit Camping/Camporees & Rentals
Reservations can be made 6-13 months in advance for service unit or camporee events. When making reservations, it is important to have a second choice option. The Service Unit Camporee Reservation Request Form must be used to make all camporee requests. Reservations will not be accepted over the phone. 

A confirmation will be sent through both e-mail and regular mail when your reservation is processed. This confirmation will include specifics about the host camp for the camporee, final campsite payment deadline, a Camporee Summary Form and copies of the Individual Camporee Troop Form. If you do not receive a confirmation within a few weeks of submitting your reservation request, please e-mail us or call 800-672-2148.

Four months before the camporee date, the following is due:

  • Full payment* for all campsites being reserved by the camporee

One month prior to the Camporee date, the following is due:

  • Activity Request Form with numbers (see above under Troop Camping/Rentals), session schedule and full payment
  • Food Service Request Form with numbers and full payment

*Any campsites not paid for in full by this deadline will be released from the camporee and opened up for individual (non-camporee) troops to reserve.

Troop Horse Programs
Camp 11

We have horse programs for all age levels with the option to introduce girls to horses, earn badges or develop their equestrian skills. We have sessions for troops that are interested in bringing multiple girls to the barn and sessions for individual girls who want to participate in a program, but don't have a troop to go with. 

Find upcoming horse programs here. You can also e-mail Circle C Equestrian Center for more information about bringing your troop out to ride. 

Archery Huntress Program
Camp 43

The bow, the instrument of the archer, dates back to 10,000 B.C. and has provided a safe and successful way to hunt through the millennium. Today, archery is part of the Olympic Games and develops powers of concentration and coordination, and is a favorite activity of girls while at camp. 

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont has it's own Archery Huntress Program with three levels- Maiden, Scout and Huntress. Girls can progress through these three levels, earning the Archery Huntress Patch. 

Check our online calendar for upcoming Archery Huntress program dates.

Outdoor Badges & Patches
Camp 41

Many of the badges the first Girl Scouts earned were tied to learning and refining outdoor skills - and that hasn't changed in our 100+ years!

There are Girl Scout outdoor badges and Journeys for all Girl Scout levels- from Daisies to Ambassadors. Each badge gives girls hands-on experiences that build on each other, making her confident and proud of her outdoor skills. 

You can search all the Outdoor badges and patches using the Badge Explorer. (To see all the outdoor options, filter the topic to Outdoors.)

Girl Scout Ranger Badge Program
See your closest national park in a different way through the Girl Scout Ranger Program! Girl Scouts can even design their own project to go along with their Girl Scout Journey, a badge or Take Action project—and earn patches and certificates from the National Park Service. Visit this page to learn more! 

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is excited to work with several NC State Park partners each year to host Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend, which happens every year in September. Save-the-date for the 2022 weekend, happening September 10-11!

Camp On Tour Hikes
Camp 9

We’re bringing camp to local parks throughout central and western North Carolina in 2022! Join us for a hike and get a stamp on your GSCP2P Adventure Passport. Add miles to your mileage tracker for patch charms and work on earning badges. For more information about the Camp On Tours, please contact us here

Outdoor Club
Camp 24

Outdoor Club is for girls of all grade levels who are are looking to up their outdoor skills. Special programs will be offered throughout the year like hiking, skiing, backpacking and so much more! Bring a friend and come enjoy the great outdoors. There is no fee to join the club, and don't worry- you don’t have to attend every program to stay in the club. 

Interested in being a member of the Outdoor Club? Let us know here

Community Rentals
Camp 23

Are you a community member, school or non-profit group looking for a beautiful location for your group event? Then you’ve come to the right place!

With our breathtaking properties and flexible range of offerings, our camps are a wonderful place to host a retreat, workshop, meeting or special event. Whether you want a rustic, back-to-nature experience or all of the comforts of modern amenities (including indoor plumbing), we have the perfect location for you. Our attentive and friendly staff can guide you through your reservation and schedule additional features like meal service and group programs and activities.

To learn more about specific packages for lodging, meals, programming and more, please e-mail our team or call 800-672-2148. For additional information, please read through our Community Rental Guidelines and Information.