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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 Girls 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 programs for girls entering grades 1-4, grades 5-7 and grades 8-11 in September of 2016.

 

Visit Camp Blue Bay

Arrange to take a drive to East Hampton and visit our beautiful Camp Blue Bay. Take a self-guided tour and get answers to any questions that you may have.

Contact Laura Bissett-Carr, the Manager of Programs and Outdoor Services at Camp Blue Bay to arrange a date that works for you. BissettL@gsnc.org or 631-604-2201 

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

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 5 and up and Paddleboards for girls in grades 8 and up (depending on swimming level).

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

Sessions & Session Descriptions
Camp Blue Bay Sessions

Grades 1-4
Discover the Fun (General Session)
– Looking to discover what Camp Blue Bay has to offer? Then look no more, this session has a little bit of everything for you to experience. Your days will be filled with swimming, boating, cookouts, singing, games, arts & crafts and making new friends.

Down By the Bay - Spend some extra time at the bay swimming, fishing, building sand castles or playing games. Let’s not forget the creek for boating lessons and a special “floating” lunch. When it’s time to dry off, get ready to enjoy all the other camp activities!

Sleepover Party – Everyone loves a “PJ” Fashion Show--come along for a week in the Troop House to participate and have some fun. Play some games, do your hair and nails, make some fun snacks and still have time for all the other camp activities.

Grades 5-7
Fun in the Sun (General Session)
– Want to do it all? You can! This session includes a wonderful selection of activities; swimming, boating, cookouts, arts & crafts, sports and games. Get out and explore the outdoors while making new friends.

Outdoor Gourmet – Is cooking something you are interested in?  Enjoy learning a variety of outdoor cooking techniques – cooking over a fire, in a Dutch oven, and even in a card-board box. Once done cooking enjoy all that Camp Blue Bay has to offer.

Showtime – Show and share your talents by participating in a special Camp Blue Bay production. Express yourself through drama, dancing, singing, costumes and props while staying in the Troop House and enjoying all other camp activities.

Slumber Party – Don’t forget to pack your favorite PJs to move into the Troop House for a week-long camp party! Enjoy the music, have fun dancing, help make some special snacks and enjoy all the other camp activities.

The Big Splash - Make a big splash during this action-packed week of water fun! Swimming, boating, snorkeling, fishing, and beach games await you.

Trail Mix - Come and refine your outdoor skills at camp. Learn to use a compass, cook over a fire, build shelters, and tie knots. Guess what-you also get to enjoy the sounds of nature and sleep under the stars.

Double the Fun - Perhaps one week of camp is not enough for you? This special TWO WEEK session will allow you to settle in and spend more time at camp. Get together on the first night with all your new friends and share what you like to do. Working with the staff you will help to design a special two week program for the group. Many, many activities to choose from, swimming, boating, games, arts & crafts, nature activities, sleeping late or under the stars to name a few – be sure to bring along your ideas. As always there will be plenty of time to participate in all other traditional camp activities.

Grades 8-11
Girls like to have a say in what they do at camp. Our eighth to eleventh grade program will allow them to do just that! No matter if she chooses Girls Just Want to Have Fun (one week session) or Night Owls (two week session); if she lives in a tent or a Troop House she will have choices. 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 (dependent on swimming ability), night hikes, sleeping late, dancing, sports, arts & crafts, stargazing, sleeping under the stars. Can you think of any other adventures to suggest?  And don’t forget there’s plenty of time for the traditional Camp Blue Bay activities – cookouts, campfires, singing, games and all camp programs.

Pricing

Pricing per Week

Multi-Week Discount*

Girl Scout

Non-Girl Scout

1 Week

$625 per week

$655 per week

2 Weeks

$575 per week

$605 per week

3 Weeks

$550 per week

$580 per week

4-6 Weeks

$525 per week

$555 per week

Mini Session

$450

$480

†To qualify, a girl must be a registered Girl Scout by February 8, 2016.

*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

View the Camp Blue Bay Availability Chart for session availability and registration deadlines.

How to Register for Camp Blue Bay

Download the Summer Camp Registration Form, fill it out for each girl registering (one form per girl) and mail to: Summer Camp Registration, Girl Scouts of Nassau County, 110 Ring Road West, Garden City, NY 11530

Send a $50 per session, non-refund-able deposit. Make checks payable to: Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. For credit cards, fill in all credit card information on the application.

A $30 registration fee is included in the Non-Girl Scout fee.

To ensure that your daughter and her friends attend camp together, please send applications in the same envelope. You will receive written registration confirmation, a balance due statement and more camp information.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County reserves the right to change or cancel programs based on the number of registrations received. If the camp or session you select is not available, you will be contacted. If alternate camp or session is not acceptable, your payment will be refunded. There will be a $25 fee for any check returned to us by the bank.

Payments
The 2016 fee balance is due at the Girl Scout Service Center no later than May 1, 2016. Unpaid balances will result in cancellation of your camp registration. Registrations received after May 1, 2016 must be accompanied by full payment. “Cookie Credits” can be used to pay for all or a portion of the fee by enclosing your signed “Cookie Credit” Redemption Forms along with a check for any balance.

Financial Assistance
If you need financial assistance and reside in Nassau County, please check the appropriate box on the registration form and a Financial Assistance Information/Application Packet will be mailed to you. If the award granted does not meet your needs, your deposit will be refunded to you.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc., an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Agency, is a member of Long Island’s United Way, United Community Fund of Great Neck, and The Community Chest of Port Washington.

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. Parents will need to upload the forms and complete a health history online using Campdoc.com, a secure, password protected site. A personal invitation to join will be sent to you once your camper is registered.

Camp Policies

Expectations
A Camper Code of Conduct is included with the registration form. 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.

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.

Lottery
All registrations received on or before February 8, 2016 are eligible for placement by lottery. After February 8, 2016 applications will be processed in the order received. Plan to register early as some sessions fill very quickly.

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