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Traditional Troop Camping

Please note: Capacity for indoor camping is reduced as this time as follows:

Port & Starboard Troop House:  8 people per large bedroom, 4 people per small bedroom for total maximum capacity of 24.  All beds must remain where placed upon arrival.

Staff House:  Max 15 people

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Whether earning badges, working on a Journey or just having fun, Girl Scout Troops have a blast when they go Troop Camping at Camp Blue Bay.

Traditional Troop Camping is a unique experience planned and carried out by a group of girls and their camp-trained volunteers/leaders. Under the guidance of trained and enthusiastic adults, girls may take their first hike, build their first campfire and sleep under the stars for the first time—so cool! Girls take part in planning of meals and activities, learn outdoor skills and work as a team to enjoy a fun outdoor adventure. These opportunities are available year round and registration is ongoing.

Here in Nassau County, Girl Scouts Troops have the opportunity to go Traditional Troop Camping at Camp Blue Bay which is located on Gardiners Bay in East Hampton, Long Island NY.

Always refer to the individual Safety Activity Checkpoints for guidance on how to conduct your planned program. Remember, an Outdoor Camp Trained Adult and First Aid Trained Adult must accompany your Troop on a camping trip.

Traditional Troop Camping Process

It is simple and easy! Once you have an adult who has completed Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Outdoor Training and you also have an adult trained in Basic First Aid you are ready to get started.

Four easy steps:

  1. Plan with your girls when you would like to camp and if you would like a Tent Site or Troop House. Traditional Troop Camping takes place during the winter, spring and fall seasons. Using the Troop/Group Application Processing Dates and Site Availability Charts choose a few date options to apply for.
  2. Apply for a date by utilizing the Troop/Group Overnight Camp Application. This application needs to be completed and signed by the Outdoor/Camp Trained Adult as well as signed by the Association Camp Consultant or representative before being submitted. Upload or mail completed form and pay the required $50 Non-refundable deposit to Girl Scouts of Nassau County prior to requested camp date. You will receive a confirmation packet via e-mail once confirmed.
  3. Submit final payment at least one month prior to your camping date.
  4. Enjoy your camping trip
Application and Processing Dates

Apply for a Traditional Troop Camping date by utilizing the Troop/Group Overnight Camp Application. This application needs to be completed and signed by the Outdoor/Camp Trained Adult as well as signed by the Association Camp Consultant or representative before being submitted. Mail completed form and required $50 Non-refundable deposit to Girl Scouts of Nassau County prior to requested camp date. You will receive a confirmation packet via e-mail once confirmed.

SEASON SEASON DATES RECEIPTING DATES PROCESSING DATES*
Fall 2022 September 9, 2022 – October 30, 2022 Accepting Applications Now Processing upon arrival 
Winter 2022 - 2023  November 4, 2022 - April 9, 2023 No earlier than August 15, 2022 September 15, 2022
Spring 2023 April 14, 2023 - June 25, 2023 No earlier than December 15, 2022 January 15, 2023
Fall 2023 September 8, 2023 - October 29, 2023 No earlier than March 15, 2023 April 15, 2023

*If the processing date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be processed on the next business day.

Be sure to check availability chart for sites closed due to Council Camp Programs being offered.

Troop/Group Overnight Camp Application

Upload Completed Troop Camping Application Form

Facility Chart and Fees

What do each of the units/facilities have?

Tent units: lighted kitchen shelter with tables and benches, a cold water faucet and grills for charcoal cooking.  Refrigeration is available in the main area of the camp. The lighted wash house has cold and hot water sinks and showers, along with flush toilets.  All tents have cots and mattresses and accommodate 4 people
Staff House: stove, refrigeration, a fireplace, bathroom facilities, mattresses, hot water and heat.
Port & Starboard: stove, refrigeration, a fireplace, bathroom facilities, cots & mattresses, hot water and heat.

Refer to the Camping Facilities and Fees Chart to review capacity and costs for each site.

Site Map and Directions

Review the Camp Blue Bay Site Map when choosing where to stay for your trip.

Directions to camp will make your trip a breeze, be sure to park in the correct parking lot for the unit you are staying in.

Front Parking Lot used for Hilltop, Staff House, Innisfree and Kicoomba.
Back Parking Lot used for Port & Starboard Troop Houses, Romany Wood & Tally Ho.

Availability Charts
Activities and Resources for Troops

There is plenty to do and enjoy at Camp Blue Bay….

You will find basic First Aid Kits all around the camp: Tent Units, Troop Houses, Activity Building and Dining Hall.

On the sports field, girls will enjoy the Gaga Pit, and a variety of other sports equipment:  Volleyball, soccer, basketball, tetherball to name a few as well as a supply of jump ropes, Frisbees, and hula hoops for a day of fun and physical activity.

In the Activity Building be sure to check out the reading library or board game closets for some quieter activities.

Camp Kits
Leaders are you looking to teach important outdoor skills to your girls while at Camp Blue Bay? Look no more. We have boxes ready for you to borrow at no cost.

Available Camp Kits: Compass, Knots, & Nature

To reserve your kit, contact Laura Bissett-Carr, Director of Camping Services at BissettcarrL@gsnc.org or 631.604.2201.

Camp Rental Equipment

Can you imagine arriving at Camp Blue Bay with your troop and the cooking gear you need is already at your site? Enticing isn’t it? With our new program, you can arrange to rent one or more of the three available equipment sets.

Cooking Set ($25.00 Rental Fee)
Packed in two tubs this set includes: 16, 12 and 10 qt pots, 2 frying pans, 2 cutting boards, 3 mixing bowls, colander, measuring cups and spoons, can & bottle openers, assorted cooking/serving utensils: spatulas, spoons, tongs,& forks etc, and a knife block.

Dish & Silverware Set ($15.00 Rental Fee)
Packed in one tub this set includes: 32 Unbreakable dishes, bowls, mugs, cups, forks, knives, spoons and 2 serving platters.

Beverage Set ($10.00 Rental Fee; Available for Indoors Only)
Packed in one tub this set includes: 12 Cup Mr. Coffee Pot, 40 Cup Urn for Hot Water, and 2 gallon cold beverage jug

Equipment Flyer and Rental Form

Adult Training Requirements

Under the guidance of trained and enthusiastic adults, girls may take their first hike, build their first campfire and sleep under the stars for the first time—so cool! Please note an Outdoor Camp Trained Adult and First Aid Trained Adult is required for a Troop to participate in Traditional Troop Camping.

Want to become a Camp Qualified Adult Volunteer? Girl Scouts of Nassau County provides trainings for our volunteers. Trainings are offered for our volunteers throughout the year by registering through our events calendar.

To learn about our more about the Adult Outdoor Training Options, visit our Volunteer Training page.

Already know about your Adult Outdoor Training Options? Find your outdoor training dates by visiting our events listing and clicking on "Advanced Search" and under category select "Adult Training."

Camp guidelines, procedures and program change. Your camping skills must be updated every three years to enable you to take Girl Scouts camping. The Camp Update course will review skills, provide up-to-date information on camp materials used, ecology and environmental guidelines. Attendence at a virtual Camp Update course will be required for any outdoor trained adult previously trained and camping in 2022. 

Are you looking to experience camping with your troop but haven’t had the opportunity to participate in the required Outdoor Training? The Novice Weekend is the perfect opportunity for you. Your troop can enjoy a trip to Camp Blue Bay and you can participate in the training while at camp! Learn More. 

GS Badge Workshops at Camp Blue Bay

Are you planning a Traditional Troop Camping Weekend, but have no idea how to fill the time? Consider scheduling a badge workshop to have one of our Blue Bay instructors guide your girls through completing a badge of their choice.

Workshops will take place either Saturday morning or afternoon. The average length of the workshop is three to four hours. Most girls will leave having completed the full badge! Badges are included in the price of the workshop and will be mailed to the leader.

Cost: $12.00 per girl, $120 minimum (10 girls) per workshop

View the Camp Blue Bay GS Badge Workshops Flyer and Interest Form.

Brownies

  • Bugs
  • Cabin Camper
  • First Aid
  • Hiker
  • Outdoor Art Creator
  • Outdoor Adventurer

Juniors

  • Animal Habitats
  • Camper
  • Detective
  • Eco Camper
  • First Aid
  • Flowers
  • Outdoor Art Explorer
  • Simple Meals

Cadettes

  • Animal Helpers
  • Archery (Spring or Fall Only)
  • Night Owls
  • Outdoor Art Apprentice
  • Primitive Camper
  • Trailblazing
  • Trees

Seniors

  • Adventurer
  • Outdoor Art Expert
  • Sky

Ambassadors

  • Outdoor Art Master
  • Water

Have questions about camp? Contact the Camp Program Managers, Aisling Green at greena@gsnc.org or Kirsi Moseman at mosemank@gsnc.org.