BARNEGAT, NJ (Feb. 7 2020) – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is offering a wide variety of summer camp experiences for girls ages 3 to 15 at Camp Amity Acres in Barnegat. Interested families are invited to tour the day camp and meet the staff at an upcoming open house for the 2020 summer camp season, which runs June 22-August 21.

“At Girl Scout day camps, girls thrive in the great outdoors, take on new challenges and make new friends in a fun and safe environment,” said Eileen Higgins, CEO of Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, which operates Camp Amity Acres and Camp Sacajawea in Farmingdale.

Nested in the beautiful Pine Barrens, Camp Amity Acres features one-week sessions filled with activities such as archery, kayaking, swimming, science, climbing wall, zip line, sports, performing arts, STEM (science technology, engineering, math), nature and much more.   

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Higgins noted that the theme of the 2020 camp season is: Think Outside. No Box Required. “Being active outdoors and participating in new and challenging experiences helps girls build courage, confidence and character,” she added.  

The camp is accredited by the American Camp Association and offers transportation, before and after care, a variety of specialty programs, including equestrian, technology and cooking, and mini sessions for campers not ready for a full week of camp. 

Joan Basilotto, director of Outdoor Program and Facility for Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, said Girl Scout camp not only nurtures an appreciation for the outdoors, but also “builds social skills, models healthy living, eases the summer slide, fosters teamwork and encourages personal growth.” 

All girls are welcome at camp but must be a Girl Scout to attend, Basilotto said. Girl Scout membership is available when registering for summer camp. While Camp Amity Acres is girl-focused and girl-led, brothers of Girl Scouts (ages 3-12) are welcomed to attend, Basilotto said. 

Financial assistance is available to families in need. Special savings are available for families who attend an open house and register for camp within 48 hours. Each camper who registers before April 23 will receive a backpack featuring the new camp logo. Registration is available online at

All are invited to attend an Open House for Camp Amity Acres,1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, March 7, April 4, April 25 and May 30. The camp is located at 133 Jones Road in Barnegat.

For more information about Girl Scout day camps and open houses, visit or call (800) 785-2090. 

About Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore serves more than 10,000 girls ages 5-18 in Monmouth and Ocean counties, providing a time-tested leadership experience that inspires and motivates them to take action for themselves and their communities. For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls become women of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For information on how to join, volunteer, partner or donate, visit or call (800) 785-2090.