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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 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 campers entering grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-11 in September of 2023.
  • Girls entering 1-6 grades can participate in our 4 or 5 day mini sessions.

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

Learn More About Camp Blue Bay
Camp Blue Bay Information Nights

Camp Information Nights in-person at the GSNC Council Service Center will give you the opportunity to meet with representatives from Camp Blue Bay to learn more about our summer camp programs.

Click on each date below to register for the session:

Camp Blue Bay Open House

If you are considering a sleepaway camp experience for your child for Summer 2023, we’d like to invite you and your family to take the drive out to East Hampton for our open house event. 

Date: Saturday, May 6 or Sunday, May 7, 2023

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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 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 2023)
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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.

Forest Fairies: Follow a glitter trail as we search for fairies in the CBB forest! Design a fairy house, your own wand, and enjoy a sweet treat at a fairy tea party. Frolic in the forest with new fairy friends as you explore all the traditional activities during this magical week at camp!

Outdoor Art: Earn your Girl Scout Brownie/Junior Outdoor Art badge with art inspired by Camp Blue Bay. Find colors, shapes, and ideas in nature, and create your own nature-inspired artwork. Then hang up your smock and enjoy all of the other traditional camp activities.

Water Bugs: During this week of water fun, you’ll explore the cool and unique ecosystems of Gardiners Bay and Hog Creek, from whelks to water bugs and everything in-between. Conduct salty experiments, watch birds through binoculars, go fishing, and have a “floating” lunch at the creek. Once you dry off, get ready to explore all the 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.

Showtime: Go beyond the spotlight and discover the music, choreography, and what it takes to star in your own production. Join your fellow campers in bringing what you’ve learned together when you recreate scenes from a musical. This is a special themed week, please note not all traditional Camp Blue Bay activities will be offered.

Force of Nature: Be one with the woods this week and show everyone you are a force of nature. Learn about the natural world, soak up the sun at the bay, and fall asleep to the sounds of the forest. Don’t worry— there will be lots of time for all of the traditional camp activities .

Show Me the Ropes: Bring along your team spirit for this week of adventure! Get to know your group by playing games on the sports field, evolve your teamwork both at initiatives and in the unit and spend some extra time walking on wire at the ropes course. There will be plenty of time to have fun in all the other Camp Blue Bay activities.

InSPAration: If you want to go to camp but are looking for a little more inSPAration, then this week is for you! Paint a picture inspired by nature, make a self-care product in STEM, and enjoy a spa night just for your Troop House including a hair and nails party and a late-night snack. Once the pampering is over, there will be lots of time for all other traditional camp activities.

Boatloads of Fun: Jump on board as we prepare for a week of water adventures! Spend extra time at the creek, enjoy a special “floating” lunch, take part in a camp-wide Polar Bear swim, and build your own raft. You’ll continue the boatloads of fun during “dry-time” camp activities too, like arts and crafts, nature, and sports.

Moonlight Adventure: Grab your flashlight and explore the wonderful world of camp at night! Go on a night hike followed by a sleep in, make art inspired by space, and observe the supermoon in the night sky. During the daytime there will be time for all other traditional Camp Blue Bay activities.

Badge Blitz (New for 2023!): Find a new adventure each day as you complete a number of Cadette badges! Work towards your Cadette Archery, Night Owl, Outdoor Art Apprentice, and Trees badges all with time to enjoy all the traditional camp activities. (Campers will leave with a badge card indicating which badges they completed. Cards can be brought to the GSNC Shop where badges will be available to purchase.)

Colors of the Wind: Get inspired by the colors of the wind with one- of-a-kind color fun! Spend the week discovering color in various places around camp. Let nature, wildlife, and the night sky inspire you to make one-of-a-kind crafts without worrying about coloring outside the lines. Spend time enjoying other traditional camp activities, like swimming, boating, nature, and campfires.

Why Knot?: Why knot spend your week taking your knot skills to the next level? In the arts and crafts room, try your hand at macramé, learn to properly tie a tent flap in your unit, and explore nautical knots at the bay. Expand your outdoor skill set during this adventure-filled week of camp. Plenty of time for the traditional Camp Blue Bay activities, too.

Spice Up Your Life: Spice up your life in the kitchen and over the campfire as you make and learn about outdoor meals and snacks. Things will really spice up when you compete in the Ultimate CBB Bake Off! When you’re done enjoying your treats, it’s time to hit the trail and get a taste of the other camp activities.

GRADES 9-11

Forest of Fun: Campers like to have a say in what they do at camp. The possibilities are endless: swimming, boating, night hikes, sleeping late, dancing, sports, arts and crafts, or stargazing. There’s plenty of time for the traditional CampBlueBay activities: cookouts, campfires, singing, games, and more.

Night Owls: During this TWO- WEEK session, campers 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.

Operation Outdoor: Returning this summer to Camp Blue Bay! Upon arrival, campers will participate in an in-tents outdoor training school, where they will be taught fire-building, orienteering, knot- tying and shelter-building skills. Once they have mastered their skills, campers will spend the rest of the week competing 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 Blue Bay activities will be offered.

Splashtastic
: During this TWO- WEEK session, campers will perfect sailing techniques and prepare for a Camp Blue Bay Regatta. Learn how to rig a sunfish sailboat, tie various knots, and how to safely right a capsized vessel. Plus spend extra time on the water enjoying fishing, a cookout on the beach, a scenic canoe trip to a remote lunch spot, and a camp-wide Polar Bear swim! (Water activities are dependent on swimming ability.) Dry off and enjoy all of the other traditional camp activities.

Mini Sessions (Girl Scouts entering grades 1-6)

Mini Session
July 24-27, 2023
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 campfires are just a few of the many activities available.

Mini Session Plus
July 20-24, 2023
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 campfires are just a few of the many activities available.

Pricing

Pricing per Week
Summer 2023

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, campers must be a registered Girl Scout by February 15, 2023.

*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 Girl Scout Ambassadors 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 2023 CIT Team. To be considered for this program, interested participants must complete the application process and have a personal interview. This training is limited to 12 participants.

Who: Individual Girl Scouts entering grades 11 or 12 in September 2023

Date: July 27-Aug 10, 2023 Place: Camp Blue Bay, East Hampton

Cost
: $960 per Girl Scout, $1000 per Non-Girl Scout

Apply: Contact the Camp Directors by email (cbbsummerdirector@gsnc.org) to request an application packet. Application due April 1, 2023: Interviews will be scheduled in person during the last two weeks of April. Applications received after April 1, 2023 will only be considered if there is still space available in the program.

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 20 girls in 2 rooms with modern bathrooms and a common area, supervised by 3 to 4 counselors in 2 rooms.

Availability
How to Register for Camp Blue Bay

Registration opens February 15, 2023! 

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 in 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 electronics- free zone. No cell phones permitted. Please be prepared to communicate with your child by regular mail only.

Refund Policy
Camp registration requires a $50 non-refundable deposit per session at the time of registration. Final payments for the balance of registration are due by May 15 unless a payment plan is in place within the CampDoc system. Canceling for any reason at least six weeks before the camp session will receive a full refund, minus the $50 non-refundable deposit. Canceling for any reason at least three weeks before the camp session will receive a 50% refund minus the $50 non- refundable deposit. No refunds will be issued for canceling within three weeks of the camp session unless due to medical or extenuating circumstances. No refunds will be made if a camper arrives late, leaves early, or does not attend an entire session for any reason. Cancellation and refund requests should be submitted to your CampDoc account.

Rookie Day

Camp Blue Bay Rookie Day 

In efforts to give new summer 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 new summer campers and our current camp staff in fun camp activities.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
Where: Wantagh Park
Cost: $15 Register online at gsnc.org.

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Employment

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Questions

Do you have questions about Camp Blue Bay? We also highly recommend attending one of our Camp Blue Bay Information Nights.  

For additional qusetions, please 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