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Girl Scouts Host Summer Camp Open House for ALL Girls on May 1

April 26, 2011

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is hosting fun open house events at all of its summer camps on Sunday, May 1 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Girl Scout camps will be open to the public and families are encouraged to attend and discover the exciting summer camp programs designed for all girls entering grades 1-12. The camp open houses will allow families to tour the facilities, meet with the camp directors and staff members, and learn about camp life. “With 9 day camps located throughout the state and 3 residential camps, Girl Scouts of Connecticut offers all girls a safe, fun environment where they can discover their individual strengths, connect with new friends, and learn through first-hand experiences,” said Linda Bresky, Director of Outdoor Programs for Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “Girls participating in our summer camp programs feel a sense of inclusion and community that helps to boost their self-esteem and appreciate the diversity among their campmates.”

Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s camps include:

Day Camps
An-Se-Ox, Oxford
Aspetuck, Weston
Carlson, Bristol
Candlewood, New Fairfield
Clatter Valley, New Milford (No Open House)
Katoya, Milford
Laurel, Lebanon
Merrie-Wood, Manchester
Pattagansett, East Lyme

Resident Camps
Candlewood, New Fairfield
Laurel, Lebanon
Timber Trails, Tolland, MA (Open House from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

In addition to traditional arts & crafts, swimming, hiking, games, and nature walks, some Girl Scout camps also provide girls with horseback riding programs, sailing adventures, tennis clinics, climbing wall challenges, and canoe trips. A variety of specialty programs for every interest including pet care, cooking, theater, life guard training, and others are also offered at many of the camps. A complete listing of individual camp programs may be found on Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s website at

For more information about the Open House Event and for directions to the camp sites, please call 800-922-2770 ext. 3313 or email

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