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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, please e-mail info@girlscoutsp2p.org with any information relating to your camping reservation that you may have such as your contact information, group size, camp property name and possible dates.

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 six months in advance for service unit or camporee events. To begin the request process, please e-mail info@girlscoutsp2p.org with any information relating to your camping reservation that you may have such as your contact information, group size, camp property name and possible dates.

Payment is required to make a reservation and hold the spot for your service unit.

There is a six week cancellation refund policy for all camp rentals.

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. 

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. 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

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

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.