An Encamporee is an opportunity for Girl Scouts of all ages to participate in a weekend camp full of fun, engaging, hands-on experiences together!

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Date:  Friday, April 12, 2024 - Sunday, April 14, 2024
Arrival Time: Campers arrive between 4:00 and 7:00pm
Check Out Time:  Check out between 12:30pm and 2:30pm, after our checkout clean-up tasks!
Please workout with your Troop if your plan is to arrive together or as families are able. 

Detailed schedule below!  

Location & Parking : Camp Kirby, Samish Island - See details in our handbook!

Cost:  $90.00 per participant - Youth & Adult (Financial Assistance Available and Cookie Dough Eligible)
Financial Assistance  Submissions Due: Friday, March 22, 2024 (Date set by GSWW)
Balance Due: Friday, March 29, 2024
Priority Registration for Whatcom County Girl Scouts is held until Friday, March 15, 2024, after which registration opens to Girl Scouts outside of Whatcom County until full.
Registration Fees are non-refundable, however they can be transferred to a friend!
Registration is complete when Registration Form is submitted & Payment is Received OR Financial Assistance Application Process is complete!

Price Includes:

Financial Accessibility Support:  Making Sure Camp Is ACCESSIBLE for ALL!

Girl Scouts in Whatcom County serve Girl Scouts of all income and resources, and we make sure everyone who wants to attend our Spring Encamporee is able to attend! We are happy to support Girl Scouts (Adults and Youth) applying for Financial Assistance from GSWW. We are also happy to use our Superpowers of finding resources (financial and gear)! 

Participation Expectations


Zoom Orientation for All Adults Attending: 

Tuesday, April 9th, 2024, from 6:30pm-8:00pm. 

This orientation allows us to go over the schedule, camp expectations, and answer questions before camp. We love to Be Prepared! 

Questions? Contact the Leadership Team -

Payment Instructions

Financial Assistance - Youth or Adult: Due March 22

Financial Assistance is available as an Event Grant for both Girl Scouts and Adults. 

STEP 1 - Prequalify with GSWW

Please work with your Troop Leader for who fills out the Financial Assistance Digital Application for pre-qualification.

Once each participant has been pre-qualified, our Business Manager will apply for the Service Unit Event Grant from GSWW.

STEP 2 - Complete our ENCAMPOREE Financial Assistance Form - Button Above

Cookie Dough

Girl Scouts who have earned Cookie Dough prior to the 2024 Season can use their Cookie Dough to pay for the Camp. 

Complete the Form - Green Button Above - to give us information needed so that the Registrar can process the payment. 

Please confirm that your Cookie Dough Card is active and has the balance you expect by clicking this link: or calling the number on the back of your card. 

If your card is *inactive* or has less / a different amount than you expect, please send an email to: and to figure out next steps. 

Participation Details

Girl Scout Adult Participants

Adult participants are welcome, and must be a registered, background checked GSUSA Member to attend. 

Adult participants are required to pay the fee to attend, and may use Financial Assistance. 

1) All adults attending are expected to help in myriad ways:

2) If your Girl Scouts Youth needs your direct attention as a support/accommodation, please indicate so on your registration. This information will be kept confidential among Camp Leadership and Staff.

Register here:

Leadership Positions Needed

Leadership Positions Needed!

We are looking for a few people to help as:

Kitchen Staff -- Our Quantity Cook is "Puff" (also known as Maria in real life!). 

NOTE: Please consider the age and experience of your Girl Scouts and any extra attending adults before you volunteer to do something camp-wide.

Tagalongs (under 5) & Dragonalongs (Boys Unit)

Tagalongs (under 5) or Boys Unit (Cisgender Male, Age 5+). 

We understand that sometimes families need and/or enjoy attending Girl Scouts together, and we are happy to purchase additional insurance to have these participants attend.  

While we welcome Tagalongs and Boys to our our Camp, we do have some stipulations for their privilege of attending this Girl Scout Camp. Camp Staff has successfully managed Tagalongs and Boys at camps before, and this is a trial year for this community. 


Dragonalongs (Boys Unit): 

2024 - Meal Plan - Puff the Magic Camp Chef!

All dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Be sure to indicate your needs on the registration form! 

Friday Dinner - In the Lodge, come as it works for your Girl Scouts!
Baked Potato Bar: Chili & Baked Potato Bar
Green Salad 

Evening Snack - At Campfire!

Saturday Breakfast
Breakfast Casserole - Options: Meat / Vegetarian / Extra Veggies / Vegan / French Toast
Sausage, Vegan Sausage
Bagels, Oatmeal
Bananas & Oranges

Saturday Snack:
Trail Mix Surprise! (We'll be aware of dietary restrictions!) 

Saturday Lunch
Sauce: Tomato, Butter
Gluten Free Option: Zucchini Noodles
Vegetarian Option: Stuffed Squashed

Saturday Dinner
Taco Salad Bar

Saturday Dessert

Sunday Breakfast
Banana Split Breakfast Bar
Bagels & Cream Cheese

Sunday Lunch
Sack Lunch
And any easy to pack leftovers!

Available at each meal:
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Coffee - for adults only
Hot Chocolate, Tea, Warm Cider for Youth and Adults

2024 Schedule

Note: Some parts could change, by a half-hour or so. Any changes will be announced at Camp. 

Friday - Arrival, Getting Settled, Welcome, Connection

Noon - Kitchen Wipe-Down Crew arrives

Before 4pm: Volunteer Staff arrive and set up.
Includes: Director Team (Registrar, Business Manager, Program Director), Kitchen Staff, Camp First Aider, Parking Marshall

Between 4pm and 6:30pm: Campers arrive to CHECK IN with CAMP FIRST AIDER at Lodge Front Porch. 

5:00ish - 7:00pm DINNER - Served in the lodge! 

7:00pm - Closing Flag Ceremony, Welcome, Casual Campfire with S'mores at Fire Circle

7:30pm - Casual Campfire w/ S'mores at Fire Circle.

Alternate if there is lots of rain: Campers in LODGE. 

Saturday - Program Day!

8:00am - Opening Flag & Warm Up
Alternate: in LODGE

8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast in the Lodge (Sit with your Girl Scout Troop!) and Important Information

10:00am - Program Time

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch in the Lodge (Sit with your Girl Scout Troop) and Official Oratory

2:00pm - 5:00pm - Program Time

>> Program Time includes options for Girl Scouts to have time for "down time" and plenty of time to transition and rotate.
>> Details TBA!

6:00pm - Dinner at the Lodge (Sit with your Girl Scout Troop!) and Necessary Notifications

7:30pm - Evening Fun Camp Program Time (Details TBA)

Late Evening - CSAs & Juniors bridging to Cadettes  - Night Owl Badge with Khaos (and others) at Herman's Hut

Sunday - Reflections! Reset! Goodbye! 

8:00am - Opening Flag & Warm Up  & Closing Ceremony & Whistles

8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast in the Lodge (Sit with your Girl Scout Troop!), Beneficial Bulletins

10:00am - 11:00am - Scramble (Ideas include: Friendship Bracelets, Field Games, Beach Walk, Hike in the Woods, Songs and Games, Board Games in the Lodge, Jump Rope Games, 

11:10am - Meet at the Lodge for Scouts' Own

11:15am - Leave to Lookout (or other location) 

11:30am - 12:00pm - Scouts' Own (at Look Out OR other location)

12:30 - 2:00pm Clean Camp & Kapers / Lunch Pick Up - Lodge is closed for general use. 

2:30pm - Camp Leadership Staff Check Out

Fun Activities for our Weekend!

Friday Night

Glow-In-The-Dark Sarongs!

This one-size fits all Sarong is perfect for dancing with at our Saturday Night Glow Dance! Wear it in many ways - a cape, a shawl, a skirt! 

Campfire Program & S'mores

Join us after dinner for songs and s'mores around the campfire. Come bundled up with warm clothes and be ready to sing and snack!

Saturday Program Activities

There are 5 Sessions, lasting 1-hour each, Girl Scout Troops will select their preferences and be assigned a schedule based on what fits best! 

Archery & Sling Shots

Blaze, Weedy, and Turtle

Every dream of shooting an arrow while riding on the back of a horse through the forest? You will have the opportunity to learn the beginning of achieving this dream. You will learn the parts of a bow and arrow, how to efficiently use them safely, and you will have the opportunity to practice shooting your own bow and arrow. Horse not included. 

Archery: Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and Adults
Sling Shots: Daisies, and everyone!

Music & Movement

Led by Huckleberry

Discover the joy of music! Younger campers will make DIY egg shakers and create music with rhythm sticks. Older campers will learn songs and musical games from around the world. All campers will explore cool sounds and have fun! 

Drama and Improv

Led by: Laura Martinez

We will focus on using what is around us to improvise a story and play games to build community. We will play "get in order of your name" and "get in order of your birth month" without talking to each other. We will do a short skit on the topic of Girl Scouts. This is to help build a better community within Girl Scouts.  

Fiber Arts

Led by: Morgan

Hi. I’m Morgan. I will be teaching the younger Girl Scouts how to make mushroom stuffies out of repurposed materials. We will be learning some basic sewing skills to create fun things. I will be teaching the older Girl Scouts about visible mending. We will be making denim patches out of repurposed denim and colorful fabric scraps. Campers will work on simple sewing skills. For campers who want a little more of a challenge, I will teach more intricate stitch patterns. I will be teaching all of the campers about the importance of mending to reduce our carbon footprints! 

Nature Art

Led by: Khaos

Learn how to make mosaic art with found materials. During this activity we will walk the beach to collect rocks, shells, and other interesting things and then we will return to the lodge to learn how to turn our treasures into art!


Led by: Sarah

Welcome to our Nature Printmaking activity, where we invite campers to unleash their creativity using the wonders of the natural world! In this session, campers will delve into the exciting world of printmaking, utilizing both natural materials and the classic technique of potato stamping. 

Poetry and Art

Led by: Tawnya

In these workshops, we will read poetry and create art in response. Campers will be encouraged to use their imaginations to respond to the lines of the poems to create beautiful pictures. Older campers will write their own poetry and create illustrations to go with them. 

Saturday Night Glow Dance Party

Saturday night starting at 7:30 we will get our GLOW on.  This year at Spring Encamporee our Saturday night event will be a super cool Glow Party! Get ready for an epic adventure filled with neon excitement and glowing surprises designed just for you and your fellow Girl Scouts. 

Let your imagination run wild as you dive into our glow-in-the-dark face painting station! Transform into a glowing masterpiece with neon colors and dazzling designs that will make you stand out in the crowd.

Feeling the beat? Dance your heart out on our glow-in-the-dark dance floor, where the music is pumping and the energy is electric! Show off your best moves and groove to the rhythm of the night with your friends by your side.

But wait, there's more fun to be had! Test your skills in glow-themed games and challenges, And what's a party without yummy treats? Indulge in tasty snacks and drinks that will satisfy your cravings and keep you fueled for all the excitement ahead.

So grab your glow gear and get ready for a night of glowing fun at our Glow Party! Feel free to pack outfits that will POP in the backlights like white and neon colors and light up accessories. Don't worry if you don't have any, we will be making accessories at the party. Let's make memories that shine bright!

Night Owl: Older Girl Scouts

Led by: Khaos

One of the most popular events, Girl Scouts Juniors in 5th Grade (bridging to Cadettes) are invited to Stay Up Past Bedtime for all kinds of Good Fun with our Older Girl Scouts -- the "OGs" Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. 

Khaos is offering a Zoom Meeting for Older Girl Scouts to plan what they would like in their Night Owl Party. Girl Scouts attending earn the Cadette Night Owl Badge. 

This is a rite-of-passage for our OGs to have fun together, eat, and just be! 

The main rule: Don't wake up Nobody! (She's a morning person!) 

Girl Scout Cadette Night Owl Badge is not included. Please work with your Troop Leader to coordinate purchase. 

Sunday Program Activities

Scouts' Own Ceremony

Theme: "Make the World a Better Place"

Led by: Nobody

Come with poems, songs, art -- anything beautiful that reflects and celebrates what it is to "Make the World a Better Place" -- to share with our group. 

A solemn, reverent ceremony allows for contemplation, connection, and community. 


The program staff led all the activities on Saturday. Now it's the Troop Volunteer's turn. After breakfast on Sunday 1 or 2 adult volunteers from each troop lead a fun activity. All campers may choose whichever activity they want to join and our troops will "SCRAMBLE". 

Whistles & Celebrations

The 10 Essentials are great, and we should add a few: 

#11) Toilet Paper! and #12) A Whistle! 

A whistle is used for emergencies. It is louder than a voice, it still works when you are tired, and 3 whistle blasts is an international distress signal.

Whistles are ONLY meant for an an emergency, and it can be so challenging for Girl Scouts to have the whistle around their body and avoid using it. Thankfully, Girl Scouts are up for the challenge! 

On Sunday, after a weekend of not using it, Girl Scouts can take out their whistles, plug their ears, and blast their hearts out for the count of 10(ish)!

We'll also have this time to celebrate!