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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 2018.
  • Girls entering 1-6 grades can participate in our 4 or 5 day mini sessions.

 

Camp Information Nights

Join us at the GSNC Council Service Center in Garden City to meet with representatives from Camp Blue Bay and 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.

Dates (pick one):
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Learn more and register.

 

Camp Blue Bay Open House and Meet the Summer Camp Director Day!

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

Dates (pick one):

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Time: 10am – 3pm

Learn more and register.

 

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
Mini Sessions

Girls Entering 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 camp.res are just a few of the many activities available.

Dates:
July 22-25, 2019 in a Troop House
August 5-8, 2019 in a Troop House
Cost
: $485 for Girl Scout; $525 for Non-Girl Scout

Mini Sessions Plus

Girls Entering 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 of your favorite traditional camp activities.  Campers will stay indoors in the Troop House.

Date: July 18-22, 2019
Accommodations: Troop House
Cost: $550 for Girl Scout; $590 for Non-Girl Scout

 

Full Sessions

Special Session One
Party…Explore…Adventure…Celebrate like it’s 1918
This summer join Camp Blue Bay as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in Nassau County. Session One will be dedicated to activities honoring Girl Scouts’ past. Explore aviation with the Wing Scouts in 1940, learn a song sang by the GSNC Chorus in 1965, and try a recipe from the 1977 GSNC Cookbook! During this four-day session, campers will take part in the Centennial Patch Program which will enable them to explore how the Past, the Future, their Self and their Community have positively impacted their Girl Scout experiences in Nassau County. Of course, there will be plenty of time for campfires, cookouts, water activities, and sports too!
 

GRADES 3-5

S’more Fun (General Session)
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.

Crafty Critters
Unleash your creative side and spend the week painting and crafting with camp’s natural materials. Make art you can wear, share, and hang. Be silly as you explore your natural world. Of course, there is plenty of time for campfires, cookouts, water activities, and sports too!

Under the Sea
Channel your inner sea animal for a week of water fun! Explore the bay while swimming, boating, fishing, and making sandcastles—even enjoy a special “floating” lunch on the creek. After you dry off, get ready to enjoy all the other camp activities!

Mix it Up
Dreaming of delicious dishes? Make them at camp! Try our new cooking and baking recipes over a campfire and in the kitchen. When you’re done enjoying your sweet snacks, there’s still time for nature, arts and crafts, and sports too!

Sleepover Fun
Grab your favorite PJs for a week-long party in the Troop House. Have a Pajama Fashion Show, enjoy spa activities, make some tasty snacks for your movie night, and still have time for all the other camp activities.

 

GRADES 6-8

Fun in the Sun (General Session)
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.

Art Adventurer
Art lovers and adventurists unite! Learn to shoot arrows, catch fish, sculpt with clay, and paint with leaves. Create colorful memories of camp. At the end of the week, test your skills during a special Camp Blue Bay Color Team Competition. During the week, you will also enjoy all the other camp activities.

Bon Appétit
Hungry for fun? Spend your week experimenting with different cooking and baking techniques. Bake in a box oven or cook over a fire, and then put those skills to the test as you prepare fun snacks or a full meal for your unit to enjoy! During the week, you will also enjoy all the other camp activities.

Imagineers
If you love to create and experiment, this is the perfect week for you. Grab your thinking caps and join us for a week of science and arts & crafts—all while enjoying everything else camp has to offer.

Game on!
Grab your sneakers and get to the sports field for a week of camp’s favorite sports, games and team building activities! No need to worry, plenty of time to participate in all we have to offer.

Beach Party
Spend some extra time at the beach enjoying fishing, swimming, making sandcastles, boating, a beach barbecue, and a polar bear swim before breakfast—all with time left for traditional Camp Blue Bay activities.

Up All Night
Get ready for a glow in the dark party in the Troop House! Enjoy a week of music, dancing, baking, late night activities, and a sleep in! Plenty of time to enjoy all the rest of the camp 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.

Seas the Day!
Take in some extra vitamin sea as you head to the beach for a week of sailing and beach activities. After you dry off, head back to the Troop House to enjoy sweet snacks and a spa night. There will still be time for all your other favorite camp activities.

Expedition Blue Bay
Calling all adventurers! Spend the week at camp mastering the ropes course, learning to shoot arrows, tying knots and catching fish. Share your stories over the fire before you sleep out under the stars. During the week, you will also enjoy all the other camp activities.

Night Owls
During this TWO-WEEK session, girls will be able to plan and design a special program for the group, as well as 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.

Pricing

Pricing per Week
Summer 2018

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

Session 1 (4 days) $485 $525

Mini Session

$485

$525

Mini Session Plus
$550 $590

†To qualify, a girl must be a registered Girl Scout by February 5, 2019.

*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.

Register for Camp Blue Bay!

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