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Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp

The safety and health of our campers and staff is always the highest priority at Camp Blue Bay. We will continue to adapt our COVID-19 policies in accordance with NYS guidelines, CDC guidance, and the Suffolk County Department of Health to provide the best and safest summer camp experience for our families. Please note either proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test may be required to attend 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, archery, 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 two full time GSNC Staff who serve as on-site directors. They supervise 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 2022.
  • Girls entering 1-6 grades can participate in our 4 or 5 day mini sessions.
Want to learn more about camp?

Camp Information Nights will give you the opportunity to meet with representatives from Camp Blue Bay to learn more about our summer camp programs.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 on Zoom 

TIME: 7:30 PM-8:30 PM 

Camp Blue Bay Open House

If you are considering a sleepaway camp experience for your child for Summer 2022, we’d like to invite you and your family to take the drive out to East Hampton for our open house event. 

Date: Saturday, April 30-Sunday, May 1, 2022 

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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, Senior Director Operational Risk Management & Special Programs at Camp Blue Bay Office at BissettcarrL@gsnc.org or 631.604.2201 to arrange a date and time to take a self-guided tour of the facility at your convenience.

For more information please view our 2022 Camp Blue Bay Camp Brochure.

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, archery, arts & crafts, nature programs, Low Ropes Course, Gaga, cooking, songs, games, and more.  

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

Sessions & Session Descriptions (ALL NEW FOR 2022)
Full Sessions
Camp Blue Bay Session Chart 2022

GRADES 3-5

S’more Fun: Looking to get a taste of all that Camp Blue Bay has to offer? Look no more. This ses­sion gives campers a chance to try all of our favorite camp activities: swimming, boating, cookouts, singing, games, arts and crafts, and making new friends.

Sugar and Spice: Are you a first-time cook? Or do you love helping out in the kitchen? Either way, try out some new recipes at camp! Learn how to cook and bake over a campfire and in the kitchen. When you’re done enjoying your treats, it’s time to hit the trail and get a taste of the other camp activities.

Doodle Bugs: Grab your mag­nifying glass and crayons for a week of art inspired by the beauty of nature! Paint with mud, try a recycled craft, and make a new bug friend during this nature and art filled week. After you’ve put away the paint, there will be plenty of time to enjoy all of the other camp activities.

Little Dippers: Get your swim­suits on, it’s time to take a dip in the bay and soak up the sun! Enjoy a special “floating” lunch on the creek, fishing, and sand­castles during this water-filled week! After you dry off, get ready to enjoy all the other traditional camp activities!

Grades 6-8

Fun in the Sun: Thinking you would like to try everything? This session includes a selection of all your favorite camp activities: swimming, boating, cookouts, arts and crafts, sports and games. Experience the outdoors while meeting new friends.

Wonders of Water: Do you love all things water? Swimming, boating, even rain? Dive into a week of all things water—take a dip in the bay, a boat ride at the creek, and explore the wonders of water! When you’re ready to dry off, you will also have time for all the other wonders of camp.

Let’s Grow!: Get to the root of all things green this week. Get digging in the garden, design your own planter, and go on a nature walk to admire all of Camp Blue Bay’s flora and fauna. Don’t forget, there’s plenty of time for the traditional Camp Blue Bay activities!

Art-venture: Spark your creativity and ignite a fire during this art adventure themed week! Learn about constellations while stargazing and painting the night sky. Take a shot at archery, color with natural materials, and make your own fossils. Don’t forget, there’s plenty of time for the traditional Camp Blue Bay activities.

DIY-namite: Unleash your inner DIYer during this DIY-namite week at camp! Explore your creative side while designing and creating functional pieces of art to take home. Then, hop over to STEM to learn about volcanoes and watch them explode! Spend time enjoying other traditional camp activities, like swimming, boating, nature, and campfires.

Making Waves: During this week of water-filled fun, get on board with all types of boating, create a synchronized swimming routine, learn to fish, and have a polar bear swim! When you are back on land, there will be plenty of time for all other traditional camp activities.

Pajama Party: Did someone say, “PJ party?” Pack your favorite PJs for this week-long Pajama Party. A movie night, pillow craft, fashion show, and sweet snacks will make this a Pajama Party to remember! Don’t forget to pack some T-shirts and shorts to enjoy all of the traditional Camp Blue Bay activities!

Fireflies: Grab your flashlight and enjoy some time with the fireflies this session. Spend the week going on a night hike, stargazing, and taking some time at night to relax and unwind in the Troop House. During the day, there will be time for boating, baking, swimming, and other Camp Blue Bay activities.

Camp Cafe: Cooking at camp is a piece of cake! Make your own pot holder, cook over a fire, and get creative at a Blue Bay bake-off! Once you’ve enjoyed your treat, there will be plenty of time for all of the traditional camp activities.

Space is the Place: Earth to campers! Join us on a space adventure to learn all about the moon, create space-inspired art, and spend an evening gazing at the stars! And when you’re ready to get back to earth, there will be plenty of time for all other traditional camp activities.

Have a Ball: Basketball, kickball, beach ball? You choose! This week is all about having fun on the sports field; with your unit, decide on what sports you want to conquer, or maybe you’ll even come up with something new! When you’re ready for a water break, enjoy all the other traditional camp activities.

Grades 9-11

Girls Want Fun: Girls like to have a say in what they do at camp. All sessions start with a first night planning meeting to design a unique week for the group. The possibilities are endless: swimming, boating, night hikes, sleeping late, dancing, sports, arts and crafts, or stargazing. 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 make individual choices. The possibilities are endless: swimming, sailing (dependent on swimming ability), night hikes, sleeping late, dancing, sports, arts and crafts, stargazing, and sleeping under the stars. Also don’t forget, there’s plenty of time for the traditional Camp Blue Bay activities.

Sails & Trails: Learn the ropes of sailing or sharpen the skills you already have! Once you and your crewmates are back on shore, explore the trails and navigate your way through all of our traditional camp activities.

Operation Outdoor: New this summer campers can participate in an in-tents outdoor training, where they will be taught fire-building, orienteering, shelter-building and more. Once they have mastered their skills, campers will compete in teams for a place on the Camp Blue Bay Council. Activities include outdoor cooking, a canoe expedition, daily challenges and more! This special themed week will dive into outdoor skills, please note not all traditional Camp Blue Bay activities will be offered.

Mini Sessions (Girls Entering Grades 1-6)

Mini Session
July 25-28, 2022
Perhaps a week at camp is too long, or maybe you just want to give it a try! Then, our Mini Session is just right for you! 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 and crafts, games, and camp res are just a few of the many activities available.

Mini Session Plus
July 21-25, 2022
Perhaps a week at camp is too long, or maybe you just want to give it a try! Then, our Mini Session plus is perfect for you! Enjoy five days and four 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 and crafts, games, and camp res are just a few of the many activities available.

Pricing

Pricing per Week
Summer 2022

Multi-Week Discount*

Girl Scout

Non-Girl Scout

1 Week

$760 per week

$800 per week

2 Weeks

$710 per week

$750 per week

3 Weeks

$685 per week

$725 per week

4-6 Weeks

$670 per week

$710 per week

Mini Session

$550

$590

Mini Session Plus
$630 $670

†To qualify, a girl must be a registered Girl Scout by February 7, 2022.

*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.

Counselor-in-Training
Counselor-in-Training

This two-week Counselor-In-Training for Ambassador Girl Scouts will allow you to complete an outdoor leadership course while observing and assisting counselors at camp. There will be time for training as well as an opportunity to work directly with younger campers. Participants will live in a tent unit and work together as part of the CIT Team. To be considered for this pro­gram, interested girls must complete the application process and have a personal interview. This training is limited to 12 participants.
To request an application packet, contact cbbsummerdirector@gsnc.org.

Accommodations

Camp Blue Bay offers tent camping, which accommodates 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 a common area, supervised by 3 to 4 counselors in 2 rooms.

Tent and Troop House capacity is subject to New York State and Girl Scouts of Nassau County Covid-19 Guidelines. We are currently anticipating operating with less capacity. Registration will open with availability for 24 campers in a Tent Unit and 16 in the Troop House. Will adjust accordingly if able to do so.  

Availability
How to Register for Camp Blue Bay

Registration is Now Open!  

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 the 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, prescriptions, 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.

Open House & Taste of Camp Overnight

Camp Blue Bay Open House If you are considering a sleepaway camp experience for your child for Summer 2022, we’d like to invite you and your family to take the drive out to East Hampton for our open house event. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to come up and see our beautiful property, meet the Summer Camp Directors, get the answers to your questions, and experience some of the same activities your daughter would engage in as a camper. Choose either to come for the day with our Day Tripper option or get the full camper experience at our Taste of Camp Overnight.  

Day Tripper: Enjoy a self-guided tour of our campgrounds. Our Summer Camp Directors and volunteers will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Date: Saturday, April 30 or Sunday, May 1, 2022, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Taste of Camp Overnight: During the day, take a self-guided tour around camp and sign up for some of our traditional camp activities led by summer camp staff. Bring a picnic lunch, join us for dinner in the Dining Hall, and finish off the day with s’mores and campfire songs!

Taste of Camp Cost: $40.00 per person (Includes Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast plus activities)

Date: Saturday, April 30-Sunday, May 1, 2022

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Rookie Day

Camp Blue Bay Rookie Day 

In an effort to give prospective campers a head start on the road to confidence and independence and to foster a smoother adjustment to camp life, we are continuing the tradition of “Rookie Day.” Rookie Day is a program designed for campers entering grades 1-5 to participate with other prospective campers and our current camp staff in fun camp activities.

Location: Wantagh State Park

 Cost: $15.00 per camper

Date: May 11, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

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Employment

Working at camp is a great opportunity because it not only allows you to get outdoors, leaves time to disconnect, have fun, and be silly - but it also offers experiences to develop skills that can be helpful in future employment opportunities or in an educational setting. Check out these employment opportunities.

Are you wondering why you should consider working at camp? Here's why!

Questions

Do you have questions about Camp Blue Bay? Contact the Camp Program Managers, Aisling Green and Kirsi Moseman at cbbsummerdirector@gsnc.org or Laura Bissett-Carr at BissettcarrL@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