Camp Registration for Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Now Open for 2024 Season

Girls Thrive In an All-Girl, Technology Free, Outdoor Environment

Riverdale, N.J. – February 15, 2024- Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey (GSNNJ), the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, announces that registration is now open for their 2024 camp season at Lake Rickabear Camp in Kinnelon, NJ and Jockey Hollow Camp located in Mendham, NJ.

Summer camp programming runs from July 1 - August 16, 2024 offering a technology free setting where girls can thrive in the great outdoors, make new friends, try new things, and learn leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Girls do not need to be Girl Scouts to attend GSNNJ camps.

At the 332-acre Lake Rickabear Camp, girls can enjoy a beautiful 40-acre, spring-fed lake lined by a long stretch of soft, sandy beaches perfect for swimming, pedal boating, paddle boarding, and row boating. Girls have access to a variety of exciting activities and adventures at the camp including an archery range, low ropes challenge course, zip line, equestrian center, swimming area, pickleball courts, basketball, a junior scooter track, gaga pit, beach volleyball, and more. Lake Rickabear Camp also features a spacious pavilion, campfire amphitheater, and lakeside picnic grove providing lots of opportunities for outdoor fun.

At Jockey Hollow Camp in Mendham, NJ campers can embark on adventurous hikes across 212 pristine acres of land, explore the beautiful surrounding waters, ideal for stream exploration, or try their hand at a low ropes challenge course or zip line. In addition, the camp has an archery range, a large swimming pool and an onsite equestrian center. The fun is never-ending with a playing field, gaga pit, and 9 square in the air. The camp also features a large troop house and spacious pavilion, allowing the fun to continue no matter the weather.

“At Girl Scout camp, girls have fun acquiring new skills in a safe and supportive all-girl environment. From a relaxed swim to exciting outdoor adventures and activities, Girl Scout camps offer girls a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, and build courage, confidence, and character,” said Sandra A. Kenoff, President/CEO, GSNNJ. “With the outdoors representing one of the four pillars of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, our camps provide girls with an environment where they feel comfortable acquiring new skills, exploring nature, and building confidence by trying new things with the support of a sisterhood of fellow campers and strong female role models.”

Registration for the 2024 camp season is open now, offering a unique experience for all girls. Girls are not required to be a member of Girl Scouts to attend these camps, while current Girl Scouts can continue to earn badges through the camp program in horsemanship, camping, leadership, and more. All girls are welcome. They will make new friends, try new things, and learn leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Financial assistance is available.

To learn more about Girl Scout Camp and to register, visit Summer employment opportunities are also available at Lake Rickabear and Jockey Hollow camps. Visit to learn more.

About Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves girls ages 5-18 in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and northern Warren counties, bringing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more than 18,500 girls and 10,200 adult members. Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for every girl and her family. 

To learn more about Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey or to volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit and stay connected by following GSNNJ on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 


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