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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 1 and 2 week programs for girls entering grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-11 in September of 2017.
  • Girls entering 1-6 grades can participate in our 4 day mini sessions.

 

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 Director of Camping 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 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
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Grades 3-5

All 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.

Sports Galore
Everyone loves to be active...spend some extra time on the sports field enjoying a variety of Sports and Games. No need to worry, plenty of time to participate in everything else camp has to offer.

Baking Fun
Do you love sweet treats?  Spend your week in the Troop House experimenting with a variety of baking recipes and try your hand at cake decorating.  Plenty of time to enjoy all the other camp activities too!

PJs 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.

Wacky Water Fun
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 activities!

 

Grades 6-8

Fun in the Sun (General Session)
Thinking you would like to try everything and not have 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.

Cooking Diva
Spend your week in the Troop House trying many different cooking methods inside and out.  Cook with a Dutch oven, Crock Pot, Foil Packets, Box Oven or on a stick.  During the week you will also enjoy all the other camp activities.

Crazy Science
Do you wonder how things work?  What makes things go? Experiments, Experiments Galore! Have fun making things explode, fly and go, many made of funny slimy stuff. All while enjoying everything else camp has to offer.

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 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. As always there will be plenty of time to participate in all other traditional camp activities.

Outdoor Adventure
Bring along your sense of adventure to shoot an arrow, catch a fish, use a compass, tie knots and work as a team on the ropes course. Enjoy the sounds of nature and sleep under the stars.

She’s Crafty
Are you art smart? Do you love to create things? Maybe you want to paint, draw, sew, design jewelry and more. Then this is the session for you! 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, snorkeling, fishing, and beach games await you. Don’t forget the crafts, sports, and nature activities too!

 

Grades 9-11

Night Owls (General Sessions)
Girls like to have a say in what they do at camp; our ninth 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.

Adventure Awaits
You have the energy, we have the activities!  Archery, Project Adventure, ropes, fishing, gaga pit, paddleboards, sleeping under the stars, and anything else you want to do. Of course there is plenty of time for campfires, cook outs, crafts and sports too!

Fitness and Fun
Spend your week in the Troop House participating in a variety of fitness and fun activities, yoga, spa, paddleboards and fitness trail getting to know your fellow campers. 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

†To qualify, a girl must be a registered Girl Scout by February 6, 2017.

*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

Exciting News for 2017!
Online Summer Camp Registration Opens February 6, 2017!

In our continuing effort to provide the best possible experience for our campers and staff, Girl Scouts of Nassau County is expanding our partnership with CampDoc.com.

CampDoc.com offers online registration in addition to our current electronic health record system for camp. Their system will help us consolidate and integrate camper registration and health information into a centralized and secure location.

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. Once registration is complete, information and an application will be sent to you.  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.

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.

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