Program areas at GSGNY
Camp operations: at the Council's camp kaufmann in dutchess county, ny, the Council provided outdoor educational programs to over 4,956 girls and volunteers through the following camp activities in 2019: 2,220 through day trips, 1,495 through weekend camping; 730 through sleepaway camp consisting of a one-week stay at camp kaufmann or longer ; and, 15 through the counselor-in-training program, which gives high school-aged girls the opportunity to work alongside camp kaufmann's camp counselors. The camp activities offered include low and high ropes challenge course elements, boating, fishing, frog pond, crafts, hiking, archery, and swimming. In New York city, we hosted 7 urban day camp sites thoughout the five boroughs for girls ages 5-9 which provided summer childcare for 195 girls.
Volunteer opportunities: the Girl Scout program advances the development of 15 key outcomes for girls related to discovering, connecting, and taking action in their community. Through the Council's volunteer corps of over 7,000 adults, they were able to serve girls in virtually every zip code across the five boroughs. Volunteers participated in training to enhance their knowledge of the Girl Scout program and ability to provide girls with travel-related, stem, and camp experiences.