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Camping Like a Girl Scout

The spirit of every Girl Scout comes alive at summer camp! Nestled on 245 acres wooded acres in New Liberty, Iowa, Camp Liberty is a special place for all girls to explore the outdoors and just be themselves. Summer camp programs are designed to challenge girls to find independence, create friendships, and take risks in a safe and supportive environment. Whether she’s climbing to the top of the high ropes course for the first time, starring in an all-camp skit, hitting a bullseye, or steering a canoe, she’s answering the call to adventure!

As we look forward to summer, we are excited to share that we are fully committed and prepared to offer in-person summer camp experiences. Our team will be ready with the necessary safety procedures to keep all of our campers safe and having fun. This re-imagined summer will welcome girls to a summer of freedom, resilience, and connections.

Registration for summer camp opens on February 1, 2021, at 6:00 a.m.  Typically, many sessions fill on the first day of registration. Because we are limiting capacities due to COVID-19, we highly recommend parents are ready to sign up in the first few hours of registration opening with a few alternative sessions ready. The 2021 camp guide will be available mid-January for girls and their parents to review and select sessions. 

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Camp Liberty is a premier summer camp, hosting thousands of girls from across the region each year. Our highly trained staff ensure a high quality program that is secure, safe, and supportive. Boasting American Camp Association Accreditation, Camp Liberty is designed and equipped to create a life-changing experience that supports the emotional and physical well-being of every camper.

Overnight Accommodations

Camp Liberty offers a variety of accommodations that allow campers to be close to nature while still experiencing some of the comforts of home. 

Modern Cabins

Clover, Violet, and Sunflower cabins are newer additions to the property and are climate controlled.  The cabins have a large bunk room and sleep 10 campers in bunk beds. Camp counselors sleep in a separate room adjoining the bunkroom. The cabins also have full restrooms and electricity.  

Mini Cabins

Outpost and Prairie’s Edge units have mini cabins that each sleep four campers on cots with mattresses.  Camp counselors stay close by in mini cabins of their own. These units have full restroom access. There is electricity in the units, but not in the individual cabins.

The Ridge is home base to our mentoring programs during summer camp. This unit has mini cabins that each sleep four campers on cots with mattresses. Camp counselors stay close by in a room of their own. In front of the mini-cabins is a large cabin used as the unit house, which is climate controlled and has a full restroom. The large cabin has electricity, but there is no electricity in the individual cabins.  

Platform Tents

Trail’s End has fully screened platform tents with a solid roof and canvas covering. Camp counselors stay close by in tents of their own. This unit has latrines. The individual tents do not have electricity, but outlets are available in the unit house. 

North Star sits right next to Flint Lake and uses the Swift Learning Center as the Unit House. North Star has canvas tents. Camp counselors stay close by in their own tent. This unit has port-a-potties. There is electricity in the unit but not in the individual tents.


 

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How to Register

Individuals
Girl Scouts attend summer camp on their own at a time that fits their schedules. Girls do not need to attend with their troops to experience the fun of Camp Liberty. Because most girls are attending individually, camp is a great opportunity to make new friendships that will last a lifetime.

Buddies
Girls are invited to bring friends to summer camp! Their buddies can already be members of Girl Scouts, or they can invite a friend who hasn’t joined yet. During the registration process, there will be a field to indicate a buddy who is signing up for the same camp session. This buddy should also request your camper while registering so they will be matched.

Families
If your camper wants to bring a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, older sibling, or family friend to join their outdoor experience, look for you and me sessions throughout the summer. The registration process is based on pairs when signing up for family camps.

Non-members
Every girl is invited to summer camp! Whether she is attending on her own or as a buddy, she can find the perfect session for summer fun. For non-members, the Girl Scout membership fee is only $25 and opens up the opportunity to join outdoor events throughout the year.

Need-to-Know Info

Session grade levels are based on the grade your camper will be entering in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. For example, first graders who are currently Daisies should look at Brownie sessions for grades 2-3.

Individual overnight sessions begin with Brownie sessions for girls in grades 2-3 in the 2021-2022 school year. Current Kindergarteners who will be entering grade 1 in the fall are invited to family camp sessions.

Unless indicated as a weekend or mini session, overnight camps run Sunday-Friday.

Family camps are 24-hour programs with an overnight running from Sunday-Monday, Wednesday-Thursday, or Friday-Saturday.

As our team re-imagines summer, changes have been made to our camper check-in process. This summer, as you drive into camp, families will remain in their cars as they move from station to station. When arriving at your camper's unit to move them in, we ask that only one family member gets out to settle them in. Below are the new check-in times.

Campers in grades 2-3: check-in at 3:00 p.m. on the start date of their session
Campers in grades 4-5: check-in at 2:00 p.m. on the start date of their session
Campers in grades 6-12: check-in at 1:00 p.m. on the start date of their session

More details for the check-in process can be found in the Family Camp Handbook. 

Sign-Up Tips

Review this guide with your camper in advance of registration opening. If she wants to attend with buddies, make sure the other family is registering at a similar time and marks your camper as a buddy as well.

Registration for summer camp opens on February 1, 2021, at 6:00 a.m.  Typically, many sessions fill on the first day of registration. Because we are limiting capacities due to COVID-19, we highly recommend parents are ready to sign up in the first few hours of registration opening with a few alternative sessions ready.

A wait-list will be available for full sessions.

All registrations require a 15% non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the total camp fee.

Non-members or non-renewed members will pay an additional $25 Girl Scout membership fee. The recently joined members are not required to join a troop or other programs but are invited to explore the perks of membership!

After completing registration, download a copy of the Family Handbook. This handbook has all the important information your family needs to prepare your camper for their summer camp experience. 

Payment

To accommodate all of our families, there are three pricing levels. Choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. Each household makes this decision, and additional financial documents will not be required. We want to make sure every girl has the opportunity to explore the outdoors! When you register, you will be asked to select the tier your family can afford:

Tier A reflects the true cost of camp, including staff expenses, maintenance, food, program, and supplies.

Tier B is a partially subsidized rate but closely reflects the costs associated with the camp.

Tier C is our standard subsidized fee, supported by other revenue sources, donations, and grants.

Email Info@GirlScoutsToday.org or call 800-798-0833 for more information about additional camper grants available.

For 2021, we require a camp payment schedule. With limited capacities for campers, it is important that regular payments are made, so we know who plans to or does not plan to attend their session. Failure to make scheduled payments could result in cancellation.

  • Non-refundable deposit due upon registration
  • 30% Payment Due by March 19, 2021
  • 30% Payment Due by April 9, 2021
  • Final Payment Due by April 30, 2021

Girl Scouts can use program credits earned through the Fall Product and Cookie Programs to attend summer camp. Program credits cannot be used toward the initial, non-refundable deposit but can be applied later to the total camp fee in the registration system.



Girl Scout summer camp is a unique space where girls with different backgrounds, abilities, and experiences come together to have fun and learn new skills. Our trained and caring staff members support girls in discovering who they are and what they can become. Each activity is designed to support the following outcomes in every girl:

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Call 800-798-0833 or email Info@GirlScoutsToday.org with questions about Girl Scout summer camp. Every girl should have the opportunity to experience outdoor program, and our staff is trained and ready to help accommodate any needs.