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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

Troop Camping/Rentals
Troops are welcome to submit a request up to six months in advance of the date. To begin the request process, visit the online reservation calendar. Choose your desired date and click on the link for the location and unit that you are requesting to reserve. Please e-mail or call 800-672-2148 if you have any questions or trouble with the reservation system. 


  • 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 to

Learn more about amenities, activites and troop camping proceedures in our Troop Camping Guide:

Service Unit Camping/Camporees & Rentals

Find details about reserving your service unit’s camporee in our Camporee Guide below.  

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

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. Check out the Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge on our Patch Program page

You can also 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. The 2022 weekend is happening September 10-11, and you can find details on our blog

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.