Girl Scouts of Connecticut: Camp Merrie-Wood
650 Gardner Street, Manchester, CT 06040
- Career Exploration
- Environmental Learning
- Horseback Riding
- Recreational Swimming
- Science Activities
- Social Programming
- Wilderness Activities
Ages Served:5–18 years old
Areas Served:All locations
Program Length:8 weeks
Start Date:June 23, 2020 (first session)
End Date:August 7, 2020 (last session)
Hours of Operation:9:00 am–4:00 pm; Before/After care is available for an additional fee.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut camps are required to meet established standards for health and safety, site, program, and personnel, which are established by the State of Connecticut and local health departments, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the American Camp Association (ACA). Each camp is inspected annually by the county health department in which the camp is located.
20 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473
(800) 922-2770, ext. 3320
More about our camp:
For more than 100 years, Girl Scout camp has brought girls unmatched outdoor adventure full of learning, challenge, friendship, and fun. At camp, Girl Scouts’ leadership takes a stage as girls dive into age appropriate activities they love—enabling them, at every turn, to discover their values and their passions, connect with others from a range of backgrounds, and take action to make a meaningful difference in the world.
Our program integrates traditional summer fun with a focus on education and responsibility. During camp, girls participate in activities that allow them to complete Girl Scout badges. Badges are aligned with common core requirements for each age level, furthering a girl’s experience in science, math, social studies, and other topics – but in a fun, hands-on setting.
Girls are also required to participate in camp chores (Kapers), which allow girls to develop a sense of responsibility. This may include leading opening/flag ceremonies, assisting with lunch, cleaning up, or other key activities that allow the girls to develop pride in their work.
Our camp staff also work closely with parents to ensure that each child has a meaningful camp experience. Girl Scouts of Connecticut is licensed through the State of Connecticut Youth Camp Licensing Department, which affects students with an Individual Plan of Care.