The Gift of Summer Camp

Surely you’ve heard that G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders)TM just want to have fun… right? Well, we can’t think of a better place for fun than Girl Scout Summer Camp!

While camp is all about trying new things, developing skills, conquering fears and making lifelong friends, we know that every G.I.R.L. is unique and approaches “fun” in her own way.

What’s your summer personality? Choose the one below that best describes your approach to fun to find your perfect camp fit. While you’re at it, join us in celebrating G.I.R.L.s just like you who will have the camp experience of a lifetime thanks to our generous Campership donors.


Summertime is a time for travel; I want to see someplace I’ve never been before!1

“Camp is so much more than one week in the woods, while that’s where all the magic is had. It’s friendships that stretch across nations, bonds built on communication and teamwork, and the constant reminder that it’s okay to thank nature and bring out the kid again.” – 2018 Around the World Week Campership Recipient

Imagine a chance to see new place and learn new cultures, all while being within a few hours from home!

Your gift makes it possible for 19 girls to go global on an adventure around the world and “travel” to faraway places.

I like fun in the sun, but I really want to spend time with my friends, Hermione Granger and Wonder Woman!

2“Thank you for the awesome time! I hope you are as happy as Hedwig.” – 2018 Harry Potter Week Campership Recipient

Camp is already magical but now you can escape into a world where you can become your favorite heroine. You’ll hang with your friends- old, new, and from the big screen- while participating in traditional camp activities.

With your help, 24 girls get to spend the week at Hogwarts and 16 girls get to grab their capes to save the world during Superhero Week.


Summer is a time for sleeping in, alarm clocks not needed.3

“The cabin felt very comfortable. But my favorite thing about it was when I looked out the window at night I could see lights over the river.”

With session times adjusted back a few hours, you can have the best of all worlds – sleep-in in the morning, stargazing and campfires in the evening! It doesn’t get much better than Night Owl week at camp!

Your gift allows 7 Night Owls to start a little later and explore the beauty of the night.

I like spending my summer checking things off my bucket list!

4“Terrified of heights, the Alpine Tower definitely wasn’t on her camp to-do list. With the encouragement of her new friends and camp Counselors, she gave it a try and still hasn’t stopped talking about it!

Is climbing the Alpine Tower, trekking with llamas or participating in a nature safari your idea of fun? Ours too! Fulfill your craziest bucket list goals by tackling your fears head on and letting your imagination run wild.

Because of you, 70 Campership Recipients will have new adventures at Camp Mary Atkinson this summer!


I like meeting new people, but I love to sleep in my own bed!5

“She wanted to be like all of the other girls in her troop and go to summer camp but has trouble being away from home overnight. We were thrilled to find out there was a day camp run by volunteers in our county! Luckily we weren’t far from home because she talked nonstop about her day!”

Offered at various locations throughout the council’s 41-county footprint, day camps provide an enlightening experience for girls to explore new things and meet new friends… and still make it home in time for family dinner to tell their parents all about the day.

With your help, 13 girls from Lenoir County will experience day camp this summer!

Community is so important to me. Any time I have free time, including summer, I like to give back!

6“Come Friday afternoon, they will walk back through the front gates with the feeling that they can do anything.”

Summer Leadership Camp is a week of leadership and learning at Camp Mary Atkinson for middle school girls. Campers participate in traditional camp activities, but also dive deeply into leadership training experiences, including developing their own Take Action project to bring home with her after camp ends.

Because of you, 72 girls will return home from camp and make their community a better place!

My idea of a great summer day is lounging by the pool!7

“I can’t believe we got to go to the pool every day, I’ve never even been to the pool that many times in a row! It was so much fun!!”

Two out of three camp properties have a pool and two out of three have a waterfront so there is no excuse to not be water-logged by the end of the week!

Because of you and other donors, 231 girls will have a weeklong camp experience this summer!


Now that you’ve found your perfect fit, can you imagine a more perfect summer?

We can … it’s a summer where all G.I.R.L.s have a chance to experience Girl Scout camp, regardless of her circumstances or her family’s financial situation.

You can help by paying it forward! A donation to Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines’ Campership Fund gives a girl just like you the chance to find her perfect fit.

We believe that ALL G.I.R.L.s just want to have fun and you make it happen!


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