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Camp Agnes DeWitt
Hillsborough, New Jersey

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908-947-1710
summercamp[AT]gshnj.org
605 Montgomery Road
Hillsborough, New Jersey 08844

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
GSHNJ
1171 Route 28
North Branch NJ 08876

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CAMPER AGES: 5 to 15 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Girl Scouts

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Welcome to Camp DeWitt Day Camp nestled on 152 acres in the Sourland Mountains in Hillsborough, NJ. Camp DeWitt is a spectacular place that allows girls to explore and discover the great outdoors. Our programs are designed to challenge girls and help them gain independence while creating friendships and memories to last a lifetime.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Team Sports, Science, Technology, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Gaga, Low Ropes Course, Zip Line, Archery, STEM Activities, Outdoor Cooking, Drawing, Geocaching

CAMP LOCATION: Camp DeWitt is located in Hillsborough, NJ - approximately one hour from New York City. We have over 150 acres of beautiful property with a large pool and a new activities building. Please visit our website for our camp video and more information.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a brand new activities building for girls to eat their lunch, programming and more. Our pools offers us the ability for all girls to go swimming and have swim lessons daily, as well as offer a specialty aquatics program. Platform tents, tebins, pavilions and our cabin provide additional program space. Additional program areas include archery, a low ropes course with a zipline, maker space and large fields offer a wide variety of activities.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp sessions run from July 6 through August 14. Camp DeWitt offers two experiences: General and Specialty.

General Camp programs are designed for girls entering grades K-10 and provide a broad camp experience with varied activities and pool time daily. General Camp programs enable you to experience an array of camp activities every day.

Our Specialty Camp programs are designed for girls entering grades 2-10. Activities are grouped according to program, age, and interest level. Specialty Camp programs focus on a particular interest combined with traditional camp activities like swimming, hiking, cook-outs, crafts, and games.

GSHNJ camps are a place where each and every girl can feel safe, valued and supported while making new friends and challenging themselves to try new things. Camp staff is committed to ensuring the health, safety and overall well-being of all campers. GSHNJ camps follow the program standards for health, safety and security guidelines of GSHNJ, GSUSA, ACA, and the New Jersey Youth Camp Standards.

Day camp sessions will run from July 6 through August 14 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday for girls entering Kindergarten to grade 10. In addition to the program theme, girls will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of camp activities which may include swim lessons and free swim, hiking, outdoor cooking, nature activities, games, sports, singing, archery (grades 2 and up) and a low ropes course. Our brand new activities building will offer shelter from extreme heat and major storms. Specialty Camp programs focus on a particular interest combined with traditional camp activities like swimming, boating, hiking, cook-outs, crafts and games.

Our camp program is based on the values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Several of our programs are designed for girls to earn a full badge during the time at camp. Other program may also earn badges or parts of badges. This information will be available after your daughter’s stay at camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Earn your Girl Scouts CIT award as you master your leadership and counseling skills. Discover your personal leadership style as you work to identify and build on the strengths you already possess. Participate in activities that teach you skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to become a successful counselor in your first week, then work directly with younger campers during your second week.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial assistance is available and the application can be found on our website.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp is available for rent. Our camps are beautiful and full of activities like archery, geocaching, ropes courses and more trails than you can imagine. In addition to our exhaustive list of activities, we offer a range of sleeping options, sure to speak to every camper's taste. You can pitch your own tent or stay in one of our winterized cabins—either way, you'll feel right at home.

Girl Scout Programming throughout the year. Becoming a Girl Scout means getting to participate in a ton of fun programs and events. Earn badges, complete journeys and learn new things through our programs designed for girls who are ready to change the world.

Events and activities a la carte. GSHNJ offers opportunities for you, your troop, or group to participate in a staff-led program at a time and location that works for you! Just choose from our extensive menu that includes: Archery, Challenge Course, Mini Zipline, Geocaching, Outdoor Cooking and more.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:

July 6 - July 10, 2020
July 13 - July 17, 2020
July 20 - July 24, 2020
July 27 - July 31, 2020
August 3 - August 7, 2020
August 10 - August 14, 2020

Camp fees vary by program; general program fees are $345, while specialty program fees begin at $360. Add ons, such as before/after care, overnights, and lunch are additional. Each camper will receive one t-shirt for the summer, a daily afternoon snack, and bussing, should they wish to utilize it.

Please go to Our Camp Website Link: www.gshnj.org and click on camp to get the full program fees

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Agnes DeWitt hires enthusiastic and dedicated adults to provide our summer camp program for girls. All camp staff participate in one week of pre-camp training conducted by trained professionals and many have taken additional training in their specialty areas. All waterfront activities are supervised by American Red Cross certified lifeguards.

Camp DeWitt follows the program standards for health, safety and security guidelines of GSHNJ, GSUSA, the American Camp Association, as well as the New Jersey Youth Camp Standards.

Apply online at Our Camp Website Link: www.gshnj.org


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