We believe everything that happens at camp is part of the camp experience. Our campers grow through many different adventures at camp.
We've got action packed weeks coming your way this summer.
Online Registration Payments
This year, camp registration will occur in our Doubleknot registration system. If you don’t have a Doubleknot account, create one or register as a guest.
To ensure another successful camp season, the following health and safety guidelines will be followed:
Screening: Screening will take place in two parts.
Personal Protective Equipment: Campers are required to bring and wear masks where it is appropriate.
Social Distancing: Groups will have activities that are focused on campers participating outside as often as possible to allow for social distancing and breaks from mask wearing.
Handwashing and Sanitation: Extra time will be dedicated in all theme schedules to include handwashing and sanitation procedures.
Health and Wellness Staff: Each summer, our Health and Wellness Supervisor assists in training staff on medical policy and protocols. Temperature checks will happen twice a day.
Cleaning and Sanitation: We will be increasing the frequency that high contact areas are sanitized (such as bathrooms, living and eating spaces), following all recommendations outlined by local health departments.
Is Your Girl Ready for Camp?
This is the most important question to answer before registration! You know better than anyone that going to an overnight camp is a really big deal. At our camps, campers build independence, self-confidence and leadership skills. Participants can only reap these benefits, however, if they are emotionally prepared for overnight camps. Prepare your camper by getting outside regularly, staying at a relative’s place, or try a sleepover or backyard campout at a friend’s house. When in doubt, there’s always an option of attending an early-season GO Camp, Troop Camp or Try-It camp, and then you can decide if you want to send her to camp for a full-week later in the summer.
Is your Girl Scout curious about camp but not quite ready for a whole week away from home? Let them “Try-It”! Check pages 8-9 for these scheduled “taste-tests” of camp. Check in is at the regular time, and pick up is just three days later. “Try-It” camps will get your camper ready for a full week of camp later in the summer or next season. Check the camp calendars to find a Try-It for your camper.
While at camp, participants do not have access to the phone to call home, and parents will not be able to call their campers unless it’s an emergency. Letters can be sent our during the week while received letters can be given to staff at check-in instead of mailing them to camp. Pack and send addressed, stamped envelopes, stationery, and a pen so everything’s set to write home.
Before your camper comes to camp, it’s important to prepare for independence:
For fun video tips, check out GSUSA’s “Ultimate Summer Camp Hacks from the Pros” on YouTube. You’ll find videos that prepare you for packing, making friends, staying healthy, and more at: www.youtube.com/user/Girlscoutvideos/playlists
Not Ready for Solo Camping?
No worries! If your Girl Scout isn’t ready to come to camp for a week, GSMW offers weekend camps where campers can attend with a troop leader, or other trusted adult. Check out our GO and Troop camps. Or maybe there’s interest in our shortened “Try-It” camps. They last about three days and three nights and occur alongside our weeklong camp programs.
Different Abilities & Special Needs
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for campers with different abilities and special needs like dietary restrictions, health care and emotional needs, physical or developmental limitations, or psychiatric needs. Together, we can discuss the nature of your camper’s needs to determine a course of action to support your Girls safe and successful camp experience.
Timbercrest Camp, nestled in the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains, stretches across forty acres running along the pristine West Fork of Rock Creek. A grassy meadow unfolds on the property, and shady pine trees pepper the landscape. Boulders are scattered across the hillside in a canyon that leads campers to nearby Wild Bill Lake.
Girls will spend their days exploring the property, enjoying the historic log cabin program facilities, and spending their nights in their rustic sleeping cabins or the new tipis. The site is located near Beartooth Pass, the picturesque northwest entrance to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. All campers at Timbercrest will have an opportunity to scale the Beartooth Mountain Guides’ portable climbing wall.
Just south of “Butte, America,” among the rolling hills and aspen groves of the Little Basin Valley, lies historical Camp Castle Rock. Across from the lodge, busy beavers have helped architect a natural habitat for birds, deer and other creatures. At the center of camp stands the beautiful log lodge built in the 1920s.
Camp Castle Rock maintains the natural playground of decades past while undergoing several phases of planned improvements. This year, we are unveiling a new program pavilion and new grasses and forbs should be emerging near our new cabins. The first week at Castle Rock is a slightly shorter week than usual, starting on Wednesday and ending on Sunday morning. Campers receive a nice discount for these programs.
High atop Casper Mountain, above the city of Casper, you’ll find Camp Sacajawea. The camp sits on 180 acres of forested vistas. A land that is entrenched in Wyoming history and lore, the first camp at Camp Sac was held in 1936. While the old camp used only classic wall tents, we’ve since added a modern lodge, a spacious art barn and cozy yurts.
Camp Sacajawea is a special place offering activities we can’t offer at any other location. It is here where our horse camps, Silver Spurs, have inspired many a young horseback rider. Aces of Archery, our newest specialty camp, has taken flight at Camp Sac.
Below is a list of what you will find in the Summer Camp FAQ's document. Click on the link to download or print the FAQ's.
Your camper must be registered for a camp session BEFORE purchasing a Camp Care Bag. You will need to provide the following registration information: camp location, camp type, camp start date and camper's name.
Whether your camper is attending for the first time or the fifth time, sending her a Camp Care Bag is a great way to help her make the most of her time at camp.
You will also receive a printed confirmation packet and health forms in the mail approximately 2 weeks prior to the camp your camper is registered for. The mailed packet may include waivers for you to complete and bring to camp check-in. Directions to camp will be in your mailed packet.
Camper Health Form
Please complete the Camper Health Form prior to arrival at camp. You can find a fillable version at the link below that you can complete, print, and bring to camp.
Pre-Camp Health Screening Form
Please complete the following Pre-Screening Health Form prior to arrival at camp. Please print and complete the form during the requested pre-screening timeframe.
Ultimate Outdoor Odyssey
If you choose to accept this mission, you’ll try your hand at one of the world’s oldest forms of transportation; horseback riding! All campers will go on a trail ride, and spend time on a river. Timbercrest campers will paddle their way through rapids on a rafting trip and Castle Rock campers will find balance on a Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP). At each location, our explorers will spend a day trekking a nearby trail with all they need on their backs.
|June 12-17 ||Timbercrest Camp||4-8||$450/475|
|June 19-24||Timbercrest Camp||6-12||$450/475|
|July 10-15||Camp Castle Rock||4-8||$450/475|
Calling all older campers ready to step-up their outdoor adventure game! Come climb to lofty heights and float on pristine rivers, and then enjoy a horseback ride through the wilds of Montana’s landscapes. At Timbercrest, campers will experience breathtaking whitewater rafting, and they will get the treat of ending their horseback trail ride with a hearty chuck wagon meal. At Castle Rock, campers will tack-on a day of cave exploration in addition to a horseback trail ride.
|June 26-July 1||Timbercrest Camp||6-12||$450/475|
|July 17-22||Camp Castle Rock||6-12||$450/475 |
Join us on a tour of everything dug up, archaeological and geological from the depths of Butte, MT. Campers will spend a day at the World Museum of Mining, take a tour of a 100-foot deep-mine, and visit Lewis and Clark Caverns for a cave tour. Campers will also grow their own crystals; one to eat and one to keep.
|July 17-22||Camp Castle Rock||4-8||$350/375|
Girl Scouts is all about building courage, confidence and character… and so is Camp Hero! Campers will overcome challenges to understand protective roles such as: firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and search and rescue. Campers will spend each day exploring their inner hero through activities taught by the Heros who serve our communities and gain experience using fire extinguishers, lifting and examining fingerprints, using a search and rescue dog, and so much more!
|June 12-17||Timbercrest Camp||2-6||$325/350|
|July 31-August 5||Camp Sacajawea||4-8||$325/350 |
Pack your oldest clothes to create all the messy fun you can imagine! Enjoy exploring the world around you on a sensory level, with a goopy, drippy, and messy week of camp. Make your own slime and learn the science behind the chemical reactions happening in Elephant’s Toothpaste and Sugar Snakes! Campers staying 5 nights end the week with a MESSTIVAL (messy festival!).
|June 26-July 1||Timbercrest Camp||4-8||$350/375|
|July 10-15||Camp Castle Rock||2-6||$350/375 |
|July 31-August 5||Camp Sacajawea||2-6||$350/375|
|July 31-August 3||Camp Sacajawea||2-6||$175/200 (Try-It)|
The world shifted overnight and it’s up to Girl Scouts to survive, we’re talking outdoor survival skills here. Campers will learn how to purify their drinking water pulled out of a creek. They’ll use newly found orienteering skills to find a hidden clue and deploy first aid skills. Working in teams to camouflage and build shelters, campers will triumph!
|June 19-24||Timbercrest Camp||4-8||$325/350|
|July 17-22||Camp Castle Rock||2-6||$325/350|
|July 17-20||Camp Castle Rock||2-6||$175/200 (Try-It)|
Travel back in time to an age of exploration, invention, and connection with the land. Campers will practice frontier skills like archery, fire cooking, soap making, and leather working! They’ll take field trips to learn age old techniques and they’ll make their own butter and ice cream. Campers will play pioneer games including Axe Throwing! Castle Rock campers will also go caving and on a wagon tour. Sacajawea campers will visit Fort Caspar (a waypoint for many pioneers) and visit other highlights of the Oregon Trail and more!
|July 10-15||Camp Castle Rock||6-12||$350/375|
|August 7-12||Camp Sacajawea||6-12||$350/375|
Join an elite group of recruits lurking in the shadows preparing for top secret missions. No one really knows who they are or what they’re really up to. Days will be filled with top secret briefings and activities that put your spy skills and street smarts to the test. Secret agents will hone their tradecraft, learn about real spies, develop a cover disguise, make and break codes, master escape and evasion techniques, and use spy gadgets. Put it all together for the Ultimate Recon and Rescue mission to solve the mysterious disappearance of the Secret Agent Tajar.
|June 19-24||Timbercrest Camp||2-6||$325/350|
|June 19-22||Timbercrest Camp||2-6||$150/175 (Try-It)|
|July 24-27||Camp Castle Rock||2-6||$150/175 (Short Week)|
Let's Go Glamping
This is your time to be pampered. Your time to relax. Your time to be YOU! Girl Scouts and friends can “hang out” together. Swim, lounge by a pool, watch movies, sing karaoke, get facials and pedicures, do yoga, and enjoy a sleep-in breakfast! This week will bring your group together in mind, body, and spirit. Take home natural skin products such as bath bombs, facial masks, and lotion candles handmade by you.
|July 24-27||Camp Castle Rock||6-12||$150/175 (Short Week)|
|August 7-12||Camp Sacajawea||4-8||$325/350|
Turn the Art Cabin into your own “art studio” for the week. Photograph, paint, sculpt with clay and the nature around us! You will have the chance to focus on your interest and explore new ones! We’ll even have artists and wildlife photographers teach you new ways to capture the beauty around!
|June 12-17||Timbercrest Camp||6-12||$325/350|
|June 26-July 1||Timbercrest Camp||2-6||$325/350|
|July 24-27||Camp Castle Rock||4-8||$150/175 (Short Week)|
GSMW and Reach 4A Star partner for another great summer full of horseback riding skills and adventure. Campers will study horse anatomy and health and they’ll learn how to manage a horse barn. This camp is aimed at building a relationship with a horse, controlling the horse while walking and trotting, learning introductory horse care skills, and barn management. Along with four hours each day at the horse corral, campers will experience the traditional side of camp with campfires, songs, games and crafts!
|July 31-August 5||Camp Sacajawea||2-12||$425/450|
|August 7-12||Camp Sacajawea||2-12||$425/450|
Swim, Splash, & Sail
Beginning sailors will learn the basics of sailing, water safety and rescue. Each day, campers will spend hours learning how to sail their own boats. Half the day, too, will be spent at the waterfront where campers can swim, kayak, stand-up paddle board (SUP) and play in the water to their heart’s content. Returning campers are welcome!
|July 31-August 4||Near Helena, MT||6-12||$350/375|
Canoe and You
We’re packin’ it up and heading out of camp. Learn backcountry camping techniques, then put your new skills to the test on a two night Missouri river canoe trip! You bring a sense of adventure and we’ll provide the rest, no gear - no problem! You’ll learn all of the skills needed for your adventure; canoe paddle strokes, meal planning, camp site preparation, Leave No Trace, and more!
NOTE: Full acceptance into this program is dependent on approval. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent containing a link to an application. Please fill out the application so it can be processed and confirmed in a timely manner. Registering first is being done so campers can hold their place while their application is processed. If not accepted, a full refund is made, and the next camper on the wait list moves up.
|August 7-11||Near Helena, MT||6-12||$350/375|
For all Troop Camps, please note:
Troop Camp: Primitive Camping
Calling together troops on a mission to master outdoor skills. Learn all the basics of camping, cooking outdoors and survival. Troops will also strengthen their bonds while also forming new friendships, creating classic camp crafts and sharing songs, skits, stories and s’mores around the campfire.
|July 15-17||Camp Castle Rock||2-12 & Troop Adults||$125/150|
|August 12-14 |
|Camp Sacajawea||2-12 & Troop Adults||$125/150 |
Troop Camp: Traditions
Troops will choose from a variety of traditional camp activities like tie-dye, leather-stamping, hiking and friendship bracelet making. This special weekend will also be the first weekend of camp for many of our staff who come from all over the world! Please join us in welcoming our staff and learning alongside these special leaders who have dedicated their summer to help campers become more courageous and confident!
|June 10-12||Timbercrest Camp||2-12 & Troop Adults||$125/150|
For all GO Camps, please note:
GO (Girl’s Only) Camp: Campers Choice
Campers at this easy-going weekend camp will experience camp traditions and ceremonies with their favorite female adult. Bring along a mother, auntie, family friend, or grandma! Spend two nights at Girl Scout camp, and choose the activities you want to do the most. Adults, this is a wonderful opportunity to escape life’s hustle and bustle so you can focus on your Girl Scout! Perhaps the two of you will go for a hike, take aim on the archery range, or create a unique camp craft. New outdoor and craft opportunities abound. What will you do? The choice is all yours!
|June 24-26||Timbercrest Camp||K-5 & Adult||$125/150|
|July 8-10||Camp Castle Rock||K-5 & Adult||$125/150|
|August 5-7||Camp Sacajawea||K-5 & Adult||$125/150|
GO Camp: Nature Close-Up
At Castle Rock, GSMW is partnering with the Montana Natural History Center (MNHC) to provide a camp for GO campers who love nature. Have you ever wondered why plants are a certain color, why bugs come in so many shapes and sizes, or how pine trees stay evergreen? Attend this camp, and you will find out all sorts of amazing answers to questions just like these. You’ll spend the whole day with naturalists from MNHC who specialize in teaching about nature. Throughout the day, our guests will lead campers on hikes across campus to make the most incredible observations of nature. Don’t miss out on all this fun and the traditions of camp like campfires and s’mores.
|July 22-24||Camp Castle Rock||2-8 & Adult||$150|
We are collaborating with our Parks Partners to hold these programs for this upcoming fall and winter. Yellowstone and Glacier have accepted our interest and are strategizing on how to best serve our campers in a safe, fun, and educational experience. Once they have been confirmed, we will advertise these programs outside of the camp brochure.
Glacier National Park Service Adventure
Take action this summer and assist the Glacier National Park Rangers in service projects to earn the "National Park Service Resource Stewardship" and "Glacier Park Girl Scout Ranger" patches. Projects are focused on preservation, conservation, and protection of the "Crown of the Continent". Whether it's repairing a picnic table for the tired hiker or removing invasive plant species that can make the surroundings sick, campers will be engaged for 15 hours of service. During non-service hourse they'll swim, attend ranger talks, and learn camping skills. Campers get to sleep in tents and units will take turns cooking outdoor meals. GSMW can help supply some of the camping gear, so come out and give this introductory service camp a try!
NOTE: Families are responsible for transporting their camper to Glacier National Park near West Glacier, MT. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation letter with directions to the park, a free park entrance pass, and a packing and preparation list.
|August 1 - 4||Glacier NP||5-12||$125/$150|
Yellowstone National Park Ranger Experience
Travel deep below the bubbling surface into the mysterious geology and history of Yellowstone Park. Join GSMW and the wonderfully inspirational park rangers of Yellowstone National Park for an immersive outdoor program steeped in science, art, and history. Side-by-side with our dedicated Park Rangers, participants will provide service to the Park and earn their GIRL Scout Resource Stewardship patch from the National Park Service. Spend four days in the Park conducting citizen science observations while learning about the incredibly powerful geology and history of the Park. Campers will spend each day outdoors no matter the weather! They will live in a dormitory setting and help prepare meals together. All campers will meet in Gardiner, MT at noon on the first and last days of the program. Limited adult chaperone spots are available.
NOTE: Only one chaperone registration per household. Registered adults will chaperone all participants, not just the ones who arrive with them. Participating adults will help transport around the park; all adults must be registered Girl Scout members with a clear criminal background check.
|N/A||Yellowstone NP||4-9 & Limited |
|CANCELLED FOR 2022|
GSMW’s leadership programs are designed to teach participants to role model Girl Scout Leadership. Camp Aides, CITs, and Junior Counselors will gain leadership skills by encouraging an inclusive community; leading games, songs, and activities; facilitating group conversations; and managing peer relationships. Leadership program participants will enjoy getting a behind-the-scenes look at the wonders of GSMW’s summer camps. At the end of the program, Camp Aides, CITs, and Junior Counselors will receive certificates of completion – a great supplement to resumes and college applications.
All leadership programs require an online application. After applying, campers will receive an email with directions on how to register for their Leadership Program. Please DO NOT register without applying first! To enhance this year’s leadership camps, we will only host a few specific weeks to choose from. This way, campers can participate in the Leadership Programs with their peers! As we all know, learning is enhanced in a collaborative setting.
For GSMW’s Summer Camp Leadership Programs, we are looking for Seniors and Ambassadors with these qualifications:
Please submit your leadership camp application before registering.
This program is open to any Girl Scout entering 9th grade or older in the fall of 2022. Camp Aides spend their days working with campers, aiding staff, leading songs and games, and learning valuable leadership skills. Participants will plan their own activities and receive valuable guidance from counselors and directors.
|June 19-24||Timbercrest Camp||9-12||$325/350|
|July 10-15||Camp Castle Rock||9-12||$350/375 |
|August 7-12||Camp Sacajawea||9-12||$325/350|
CIT I: Learn to create lesson plans, develop behavior management strategies, and improve camping skills. After an initial training period with one of the camp directors, CIT I participants will put their lessons to action. CIT I participants will put their lessons to action.
|June 19-24||Timbercrest Camp||10-12||$325/350|
|July 10-15||Camp Castle Rock||10-12||$350/375 |
|August 7-12||Camp Sacajawea||10-12||$325/350|
CIT II: This special leadership
opportunity is available to Girl Scouts who have completed the CIT I
program. In CIT II, the camper will partner with one of our camp
directors to delve deeper into the camp leadership experience. They
will also lead songs and games and develop more detailed activities
for their assigned camp unit.
|June 19-24||Timbercrest Camp||11-12||$325/350|
|July 10-15||Camp Castle Rock||11-12||$350/375 |
|August 7-12||Camp Sacajawea||11-12||$325/350|
Campers who LOVE camp or have their eye on camp employment can apply to become Junior Counselors at GSMW summer camp. Applicants must complete CIT I & II prior to this program. Junior Counselors will help facilitate a week of camp. They will experience check-in and check-out procedures, plan a week of activities with co-counselors, and plan evening programs. The Junior Counselor program is open to those entering 11th or 12th grade who have completed CIT I & II. This program is a great way to prepare to be a Camp Counselor after high school! Junior Counselors are strongly encouraged to attend more than one week of the program.
|June 19-24||Timbercrest Camp||11-12||$325/350|
|July 10-15||Camp Castle Rock||11-12||$350/375 |
|August 7-12||Camp Sacajawea||11-12||$325/350|
Leadership Camp Application
Girls interested in Camp Aide, CIT I & II or Junior Counselor must fill out this application BEFORE registering for a camp session. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will receive an email detailing how to proceed with camp registration.