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Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp

Girl Scouts of Nassau County offers a variety of sleep away summer camp program choices. At Camp Blue Bay, girls can enjoy a diverse camping experience in which they can choose between Troop House Camping and Outdoor Tent Camping. Camp programs are available for one or two week sessions. Girls will have the opportunity to participate in camp activities including swimming, boating, crafts, nature, campfires and more.

Beautiful Camp Blue Bay is situated on 179 scenic acres located in East Hampton, New York. The camp site includes beach front property on Gardiner's Bay, and many hiking trails through our wooded property.

  • Both Girl Scouts and Non-Girl Scouts alike can sign up as individual campers or go with a friend.
  • GSNC's Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp is an American Camp Association accredited camp.
  • Camp Blue Bay has an on-site director, who supervises an enthusiastic staff that is carefully screened and chosen for their exceptional ability to work with children. There is a minimum of 8 girls to one adult, exceeding NY State standards.
  • We have 1 and 2 week programs for girls entering grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-11 in September of 2018.
  • Girls entering 1-6 grades can participate in our 4 or 5 day mini sessions.

 

Camp Information Nights

Meetings held at the Girl Scout Service Center will give you the opportunity to meet with representatives from both Summer Fun Day Camp at Wantagh and Camp Blue Bay to learn more about our summer camp programs.

Parents, bring along your daughter to learn about a typical day at camp and get answers to any questions you may have. All information nights are held at the GSNC Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530 and run from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

January 23, 2018
February 1, 2018
February 7, 2018
March 6, 2018

Register to participate.

 

Camp Blue Bay Open House Meet the Summer Camp Director!

Enjoy a drive with your family to East Hampton and visit our beautiful Camp Blue Bay. Learn more about our facility and summer camp programs. Our Summer Camp Director and volunteers will be available to answer any questions you may have. Finally, take a self-guided tour of our camp grounds

Saturday, May 6, 2018 or Sunday, May 7, 2018, 10am – 3pm

Camp Blue Bay, 103 Flaggy Hole Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937

Register to participate.

 

Arrange a visit that works for you!

Not everyone’s schedule will work for the open house to meet the Summer Camp Director. Feel free to contact Laura Bissett-Carr, Director of Camping Services at Camp Blue Bay Office at BissettL@gsnc.org or 631.604.2201 to arrange a date and time to take a self-guided tour of the facility at your convenience.

Typical Day at Camp Blue Bay

A day in the Life of a Blue Bay Camper

7:15am………… Wake-up
7:50am………… Flag Ceremony
8:00am………… Breakfast at the Dining Hall
9:00am………… Activity Period*
10:30am………  Activity Period*
12:30pm………  Lunch
1:30pm………… Rest Hour
2:30pm………… Activity Period*
4:00pm………… Activity Period*
5:50pm………… Flag Ceremony
6:00pm………… Dinner
7:30pm………… Evening Activity**

*Activities to include daily swimming, boating three times a week, arts & crafts, nature programs, Low Ropes Course, Gaga, cooking, songs, games and more. New this year Camp Blue Bay has Archery for girls in grades 6 and up and Paddleboards for girls in grades 6 and up (depending on swimming level).

**Evening activities to include campfires, all camp programs, clubs and more

Sessions & Session Descriptions
Mini Sessions

Girls Entering 1-6

Perhaps a week at camp is too long or maybe you just want to give it a try! Then our mini sessions are just for you! Board the bus and enjoy four days and three nights of fun and adventure at Camp Blue Bay. Campers will stay indoors in a Troop House. Experience all we have to offer: swimming, boating, arts & crafts, games, and campfires are just a few of the many activities available.

Dates: July 16-19, 2018  or  August 6-9, 2018

 

Mini Sessions Plus

Girls Entering 1-6

Want all of the above, plus one extra night of adventure? Our Mini Session Plus is just for you! Enjoy five days and four nights of all of your favorite traditional camp activities.  Campers will stay indoors in the Troop House.

Date: July 12-16, 2018

 

Full Sessions
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GRADES 3-5

All the Fun (General Session)
Looking to discover all that Camp Blue Bay has to offer? Then look no more, this session gives campers a chance to sample all of camp’s activities – swimming, boating, cookouts, singing, games, arts & crafts and making new friends.

CBB All-Stars
Become an all-star this summer at Camp Blue Bay! Spend some extra time on the sports field discovering camp’s favorite Sports and Games! No need to worry, plenty of time to participate in everything else camp has to offer.

Bake Off
Looking for the perfect ingredients for a delicious summer? Spend your Troop House week experimenting with new baking recipes and working on your cake decorating skills. Plenty of time to enjoy all the other camp activities too!

PJ Party
Pack your favorite PJs and move into the Troop House for a week long party. Have a Pajama Fashion Show, do your hair and nails, make some sweet snacks and still have time for all the other camp activities.

Oceans of Fun
Spend some extra time exploring the bay, swimming, fishing, boating and building sand castles. Let’s not forget a special “floating” lunch on the creek. After you dry off, get ready to enjoy all the other activities!

 

GRADES 6-8

Fun in the Sun (General Session)
Thinking you would like to try everything and don’t want to decide? This session includes a wonderful selection of activities; swimming, boating, cookouts, arts & crafts, sports and games. Experience the outdoors while meeting new friends.

Outdoor Chef
Chop, sprinkle, roll and mix! Spend your week experi­menting with different outdoor cooking techniques! Cook with a Dutch Oven, Foil Packets, on a stick or in a Box Oven. During the week you will also enjoy all the other camp activities.

Full STEM Ahead
In this STEM filled week, grab your magnifying glasses and use your detective skills to per­form a camp investigation. Get hands on while analyzing clues and experimenting with slime! All while enjoying everything else camp has to offer.

Double the Fun
This special TWO WEEK session will allow you to settle in and spend more time at camp. Get together for a first night plan­ning meeting to design a special program for the group- the possibilities are endless: swimming, intro to sailing (dependent on swimming ability), night hikes, sleeping late, dancing, sports, arts & crafts, stargazing, or sleeping under the stars. As always, there will be plenty of time to participate in all other traditional camp activities.

Into the Wild
Bring along your sense of adventure to shoot an arrow, catch a fish, learn survival skills and work as a team on the ropes course. Enjoy the sounds of nature and sleep under the stars. During this week you will also explore all other camp activities.

Camp Picasso
This summer think outside the crayon box! Spend your Troop House week painting, draw­ing and creating masterpieces! Plenty of time for this and the rest of the camp activities too!

The Big Splash
Make a big splash during this action-packed week of water fun! Swimming, boating, fish­ing, and beach games await you. Don’t forget the crafts, sports, and nature activities too!

Slumber Party
Move into the Troop House for a week of music, dancing, spa activities and a movie night! There’s still plenty of time to enjoy all general camp activities too!

 

GRADES 9-11

Girls Want Fun
Girls like to have a say in what they do at camp; all sessions will start with a first night planning meeting to design a special program for the group as well as individual choices. Just think- the possibilities are endless: swimming, boating, night hikes, sleeping late, dancing, sports, arts & crafts, or stargazing. And don’t forget there’s plenty of time for the traditional Camp Blue Bay activities – cookouts, campfires, singing, games and all camp programs.

Night Owls
During this TWO WEEK session girls will be able to plan and design a special program for the group as well as individual choices. The possibilities are endless: swimming, sailing (dependent on swimming ability), night hikes, sleeping late, dancing, sports, arts & crafts, stargazing, sleeping under the stars. And don’t forget there’s plenty of time for the traditional Camp Blue Bay activities.

Underwater Adventure
Spend some extra time on the waterfront enjoying fishing, swimming, boating and a beach barbecue! Of course there is plenty of time for campfires, cookouts, crafts and sports too!

House Party
Get ready for a party in the house! Enjoy music, dancing, baking, a late-night movie and a sleep in! Plenty of time to enjoy all the rest of the camp activities while you’re here.

 

Pricing

Pricing per Week

Multi-Week Discount*

Girl Scout

Non-Girl Scout

1 Week

$660 per week

$700 per week

2 Weeks

$610 per week

$650 per week

3 Weeks

$585 per week

$625 per week

4-6 Weeks

$560 per week

$600 per week

Mini Session

$485

$525

Mini Session Plus
$550 $590

†To qualify, a girl must be a registered Girl Scout by February 5, 2018.

*Must register for all weeks at the same time to utilize the multi-week discount. Weeks do not need to be consecutive.

Sibling Discount
Receive a $10 per session discount for each additional daughter attending camp.

Bring a Friend Rebate
Returning campers register a friend for Girl Scout camp who has never attended before and receive a $25 rebate check. Rebate checks will be issued at the end of the summer.

Accommodations

Camp Blue Bay offers a tent camping experience. Tents are platform tents with cots. Each tent sleeps 4 campers with 8 camper tents to each unit. Each unit is supervised by 4 to 5 counselors in 2 tents.  Each unit has modern indoor bathrooms with showers.

Camp Blue Bay also offers indoor, dormitory-style accommodations called “Troop Houses,” available to girls in grades 1-11. This accommodation is only for specific sessions. Troop Houses accommodate 24 girls in 2 rooms with modern bathrooms and common area, supervised by 3 to 4 counselors in 2 rooms.

Availability

The Summer 2018 Camp Blue Bay Availability Chart for session availability and registration deadlines will be posted in Spring 2018.

How to Register for Camp Blue Bay

Online Summer Camp Registration will open on February 5, 2018.

Check back on February 5, 2018 for the direct link to Campdoc.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County is happy to continue our partnership with Campdoc.com for online camper registration and health information.

The security, confidentiality and privacy of your camper’s personal health information will always be protected. Only Girl Scouts of Nassau County camp health staff will have access to camper health information, and the CampDoc.com site is secure, encrypted and password protected.

Once you sign up for a CampDoc.com account, you will be able to register your camper, select a session and pay online. Once registered you will receive additional information about how to complete your camper’s health profile.  We are excited to continually evolve, building safer, more productive and more efficient systems to create the best experience for you and your family! We can’t wait to see you this summer.

Financial Assistance - If you need financial assistance and reside in Nassau County, please be sure to check the appropriate box during the registration process, complete information online and submit required documentation. If the award granted does not meet your needs, your deposit will be returned to you.

Health Information - Camp Blue Bay and Summer Fun Campers are required to have a Health Examination Form including physical and immunization dates to be completed by a physician.  All medications, prescription and over the counter as well as vitamins will need to be included on the Medication Confirmation Form and signed by a physician.  Parents will need to upload the forms and complete a health history online using Campdoc.com.

Camp Policies

Expectations
A Camper Code of Conduct is included with the registration process. Please review the camp guidelines with your camper before registering, so everyone understands the expectations. Both parent/guardian and camper signatures are required on this document to register for camp. Note: Our camp is an electronic free zone!

Refund Policy
The $50 per session deposit will not be refunded or transferred after camp registration is confirmed. The balance of the fee will be refunded only if the camper does not attend due to illness or injury that is confirmed by physician’s letter. No refunds will be made if a camper cancels, arrives late, leaves early or does not attend the entire session for any reason.

Employment

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Questions

Contact Laura Bissett-Carr at bissettl@gsnc.org or 631.604.2201


Camp Blue Bay is American Camp Association Accredited
and operates under a Children’s Camp Permit issued by the Suffolk County Department of Health. Health Department inspection records are on file at the Suffolk County Department of Health, 360 Yaphank Ave., Suite 2A, Yaphank, NY 11980