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Camp Blue Bay Sleepaway Camp

Camp Blue Bay is hoping to offer both in-person and virtual options for 2021!

All 2021 in-person Camp Blue Bay information is subject to change as we are hoping to get more specific guidelines from New York State and the Department of Health as we believe we will need to operate with less capacity. Be sure to check our website and/or our Camp Blue Bay Facebook page for updates.

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 2021.
  • Girls entering 1-6 grades can participate in our 4 or 5-day mini sessions.

 

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.

 

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 2021)
Full Sessions
Camp Blue Bay Session Chart 2021

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 their favorite camp activities: swimming, boating, cookouts, singing, games, arts and crafts, and making new friends.

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.

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 sandcastles. After you dry off, get ready to enjoy all the other camp activities!

Friends of the Forest: Do you love the forest and the fuzzy creatures that live there? Have a TREEmendous time exploring our forest, listening to nature, making art with natural objects, and learning how to speak for the trees. WOOD you believe that there’s still time to enjoy 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 have a princess tea party. Don’t worry there’s plenty of time to enjoy all the other camp activities!

 

GRADES 6-8

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.

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.

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.

Get Kick’in: Are you ready for a fast- paced week of activities on the sports field? Tie your sneakers and join us for a week of your favorite sports. GaGa? Kickball? Basketball? It’s up to you! Girls will be able to plan and design a special program for the group, as well as make individual choices. And when you’re ready for a water break, enjoy all the other traditional camp activities.

Listen to Your Art: Take time to soak in the sounds of nature, listen to the waves on the beach, bird-watch on the sports field, and make a wind chime in arts and crafts. Afterward, document your fun in an awesome CBB scrapbook. There’s plenty of time to enjoy all the other camp activities!

Spa–rageous: Get ready for a week of relaxation at CBB. Enjoy making crafts like pillows and candles, doing yoga at the bay, and enjoy some sweet treats at 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.

Into the Woods: Ready to high- five Mother Nature? Calling all adventurers who would rather be outdoors, love every- thing green, and can’t get enough of plants and animals. Meet new wildlife friends and test yourself against the elements by hiking at night, building a fire, climbing the ropes course, and boating at the creek. All that and there’s still plenty of time to enjoy your favorite camp activities.

Experiment & 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.

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.

Green Gals: Feeling blue? Well then go green! Spend time in the great outdoors, make an upcycled craft, build eco-friendly technology, and even get involved with making camp a greener place! There will be time to enjoy everything else camp has to offer.

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.

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.

 

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.

Eco Adventurer: Are you passionate about our environment? Well then take a ride on the green side with this eco-adventure! Grasp concepts of conservation, create an upcycled project, connect with nature, and take part in a beach clean-up! Don’t worry, there’s time to change the world and still take part in all the other 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.

 

Mini Sessions (Girls Entering Grades 1-6)

Mini Session
July 26-29, 2021
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 22-26, 2021
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 2021

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 March 1, 2021.

*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.

Camp Aide/Counselor-in-Training
Camp Aide Training

The Camp Aide program will not be offered for the 2021 camp season.  

If you enjoy the outdoors and like working with younger girls, consider becoming a Camp Blue Bay Camp Aide. Pack your lunch and join us for leadership training that will prepare you to work with younger girls. This training will include a variety of hands-on activities and role-playing.

After the successful completion of this training, you can apply to volun­teer for one week at Camp Blue Bay. There is a cost of $200 to volunteer at Camp Blue Bay which includes the cost of transportation and all meals. Be sure to register quickly, training is limited to 16 participants.

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 8 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 1-81 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.

Availability

Please note, Camp Blue Bay is following New York State reopening guidelines, as well as GSNC COVID-19 guidelines, and have opened registration at 50% capacity at this time. Some of our 2021 overnight camp sessions are currently full. Please add your camper to the waitlist. We are expecting to receive specific overnight guidelines from New York State soon and will know if we are able to increase our capacity at that time. In the case of a change in capacity, campers will be added to our rosters from the waitlist. 

How to Register for Camp Blue Bay

Registration is 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.

Start the registration process now!

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.

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