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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, 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 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 2020.
  • 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 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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Girl Scout Service Center
110 Ring Road West
Garden City, NY  11530

Register to participate.

 

Camp Blue Bay Open House Meet the Summer Camp Directors!

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 Directors and volunteers will be available to answer any questions you may have.  Finally, take a self-guided tour of our camp grounds

Saturday, May 2, 2020 or Sunday, May 3, 2020, 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 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.

 

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
Camp Blue Bay Camp Session by Grade and Week 2020
Mini Sessions

Girls Entering Grades 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 and crafts, games, and campfires are just a few of the many activities available.

Dates:
July 27-30, 2020 in a Troop House
August 10-13, 2020 in a Troop House
Cost
: $485 for Girl Scout; $525 for Non-Girl Scout

Mini Sessions Plus

Girls Entering Grades 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 your favorite traditional camp activities.

Date: July 23-27, 2020 in a Troop House
Cost: $550 for Girl Scout; $590 for Non-Girl Scout

 

Full Sessions

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.

Mermaid Tails: Dive into finding your inner mermaid with a week of water fun. Spend some extra time exploring the bay, swimming, fishing, 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 camp activities!

Nature Navigators: Do you love exploring the outdoors? Well camp is the place! Learn how to build a fire, navigate with a compass, and craft with camp’s natural materials. During the week, you will also enjoy all the other camp activities.

Let’s Get Crafty: This summer, think outside of the crayon box! Explore different types of art: painting, drawing, designing jewelry, and making your own clay! After you’ve cleaned off your paintbrushes, there will be plenty of time to enjoy all of the other camp activities.

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 all the other traditional camp activities.

Fairy-tale Fun: Live like a princess for a week in the Troop House! Take part in a PJ fashion show, practice being a mermaid at the bay and bake for your princess tea party. Don’t worry there’s plenty of time to enjoy all the other 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.
 
H-2-wOah: If in doubt, paddle it out at the creek! Grab your beach gear and head to the waterfront to enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, making sandcastles, and a polar bear swim before breakfast—all with time left for traditional Camp Blue Bay activities.
 
Wander Woman: Come and refine your outdoor skills at camp! Learn to use a compass, cook over a fire, shoot an arrow 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.

Express Yourself: During this creative week, spend time expressing yourself through art, playing improv games, and participating in a camp-wide lip sync competition! Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for all your other favorite camp activities, too.

Together We Can: Bring along your team spirit and spend a week playing sports, learning new games, focusing on team building initiatives and working together at the ropes course. There’s still plenty of time to have fun participating in all the other Camp Blue Bay activities.

Creative Cooking: Hungry for fun? Spend your week learning to use different cooking and baking techniques. Learn to bake in a box oven, cook over a fire, or how to use a solar oven! Once you’ve had your snack, get ready to enjoy all the other camp activities.

Green Thumb: Spend time this week in the great outdoors: gardening, learning about camps environment, and making crafts using recycled materials and objects found in nature. There will also be time for traditional camp activities.

Experiment and Explore: Grab your magnifying glasses and get excited to brainstorm, experiment, and explore the outdoors. Build a shelter, stargaze, shoot arrows, and learn the science behind it! There will be plenty of time to enjoy everything else camp has to offer.

Spa-rageous: Get ready for a week of relaxation at CBB. Enjoy making crafts like pillows and candles, doing yoga at the bay, and baking some sweet treats for a special hair and nails party in the Troop House. Don’t forget there is still plenty of time for traditional Camp Blue Bay activities while you’re here.

 

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.

Bake and Create: Grab your spatulas and paintbrushes for a week of cooking and creativity! Take on the ultimate baking challenge by creating a dessert like no other. Afterward, document your fun in an awesome CBB scrapbook. All that and there’s still plenty of time to enjoy your favorite camp activities.

Down by the Bay: Set sail for a week of fun at the beach. Spend time at the bay swimming, sailing (dependent on swimming ability), playing beach games, fishing, and having a beach barbeque! After you dry off, get ready to enjoy all the other camp 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.

Pricing

Pricing per Week
Summer 2020

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 3, 2020.

*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
How to Register for Camp Blue Bay

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, 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.

Online registration link: app.campdoc.com/register/gsnassau   

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.

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Questions

Contact 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