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Camp and Outdoors

Camp and Outdoors

You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.

You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake. Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, rock climbing, and archery to the mix? With your troop, at camp, or on another outdoor program, you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.

Troop Days at Camp

Troops can visit select GSCO properties and participate in a half or full day of staff led programs! Visit Twisted Pine in Genesee or Hamp Hut in Colorado Springs and spend a half day connecting with your troop and building your outdoor skills with programs in archery, Trail Adventure badge, guided hikes, outdoor art and others. Visit Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey or Sky High in Woodland Park and spend a full day with lunch included enjoying the beautiful camp properties and participating in programs ranging from Wizarding and Fun at the Farm to Life Sized Games, Camp Fun Day and Adventure / Survival.

Read all about the program options and pricing.

For more information on the registration process, COVID -19 safety guidelines and what to expect on program review our Troop Day Programs FAQs here.

Outdoor Program Resources

Practice your outdoor skills, work on outdoor badges, get outside with your family, and spend time in the great outdoors.

GSCO Get Outdoors Patch

This is a checklist challenge full of fun outdoor activities for the fall/winter and spring/summer seasons. Complete the required number of activities for your Girl Scout level to earn each side of the patch. This patch is designed to be girl-led and to get girls outside and having fun! Download the checklist to get started.

GSCO Outdoor Skills Patch

We are excited to announce the new GSCO Outdoor Skills Patch program! This is a progressive four-level patch that encourages girls to master several outdoor skills such as knot tying, fire building, outdoor cooking, navigation, outdoor gear, tools and more. It is designed for girls to work on and earn throughout their entire time as Girl Scouts.

Guide to Urban Hiking

Need to get outdoors, but you live in an urban area? Go Urban Hiking! Wondering what that is? Check out Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Guide to Urban Hiking. Getting outdoors for as little as 20 minutes can greatly improve your headspace and can provide a little exercise to get those wiggles out.

Trail Adventure Badge Webinar & Resource Guide

Ready to go hiking and earn your trail adventure badge? Watch our recorded webinar series and review our resource guides for all the tips need to hit the trail!

GSCO Outdoor Videos

Follow along on outdoor adventure and build outdoor skills from your home with these video series from out camp team! Video topics include everything from knife safety to trail marking to making your own backpacking food.

Trailblazer and Mariner Troops

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Do you have an older girl troop that wants to do more in the outdoors? Or maybe you are a future adult volunteer who wants to get girls engaged in high adventure activities outdoors. Well, we now have the perfect troop programs for you: Trailblazers and Mariners. Learn more about creating a Trailblazer or Mariner troops.

Leave No Trace

Visit the  Leave No Trace website for tons of outdoor activities to do as a family, online learning resources and lots of other resource.