Become a Counselor in Training this Summer!

We believe in leading like a girl and providing leadership programs for our girls at every level. When it comes to camp, our Counselors in Training, or CITs, have the opportunity to do so at camp from ages 13 to 17.

Junior CIT

Begin training to become a camp counselor at ages 13 and 14. Junior Counselors in Training (JCITs) learn the fundamentals of leadership, camp management, childcare, and the safety and risk management aspects of running a camp program.

A participant must demonstrate appropriate maturity for her age, have leadership potential, a positive attitude, and be able to work well with others. Junior CITs can access all of the basic camp programs, (e.g., swimming, exploring nature, arts & crafts, and relaxing around campfires.)

This is a two-week program, but girls go home over the weekend. No application, interview, or references required.

CIT

This four-week course will concentrate on the fundamentals of the Girl Scout Camping program, counseling techniques, leadership, self-esteem, and provide skills that are necessary when working with younger campers. Participants, ages 15 to 17, will plan and assist with the supervision of activities, as well as assist with instruction supervised by senior staff.

The CIT program is a recognized training program throughout the country and is a recommended prerequisite for summer camp employment. CITs will receive certification in First Aid and CPR and their CIT pins upon successful completion of this program.

Prospective CITs will receive an additional application packet that must be completed prior to the start of the program. Girls that complete the full CIT program will be invited back the last week of camp as a Camp Seven Hills Intern.

CIT/Riding Instructor

This four-week riding program is for girls who wish to teach riding at the camp level. Concentration will include extended riding and teaching skill training, as well as counseling techniques, leadership, self-esteem and ways to work with younger campers.

Riding Counselors in Training (RCIT), ages 15 to 17, will receive certification in First Aid and CPR and their CIT pins after successful completion of this program. You must be at the intermediate to advanced levels of riding for this program. RCITs will earn the horse patch with rider level(s).

Prospective RCITs receive an additional application packet that must be completed prior to the start of your RCIT program. Girls that complete the full RCIT program will be invited back the last week of camp as a Camp Seven Hills Intern.

Register for Camp and become a CIT today!

Camp Seven Hills Recap!

We had SUCH an amazing summer at Camp Seven Hills. Each session was filled with girls excited to learn new skills, make new friends, and have the time of their lives! We’d love to share all of the moments with you, but we’ll just highlight our programs and pictures from each session. For a more detailed look, check out previous posts written by staff at camp.

Session 1: July 8-13

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Pony Pals; Silly Scientists; Be Happy, Relax, and Namaste; Camp Adventure Girl; Climbing Masters; Long Rein, Free Walk; A Little at a Time Mini Session; G.I.R.L. Tough; Riders Up; Seven Hills Amazing Race; Escape Artists

Photos from Session 1

Session 2: July 15-20

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Zoologist; A Horse of Course; Camp Like a G.I.R.L.; Climbing Masters Two; GIRLbots; Secret Agent Girl; Sneak-a-Peak Mini Session; A Little at a Time Mini Session; Crazy for Horses; Scuba Diving Explorers; The Lazy Days of Summer

Photos from Session 2

Session 3: July 22-27

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It’s My Second Time; Silly Scientists; A Horse of Course; Be Happy, Relax, and Namaste; Camp Like a G.I.R.L.; Climbing Masters Two; Crazy for Horses; Night Owls; Scuba Diving Explorers; The Lazy Days of Summer

Photos from Session 3

Session 4: July 29-August 4

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It’s My First Time Mini Session; Zoologist; Climbing Masters; GIRLbots; Long Rein, Free Walk; Seven Hills Sisterhood; Seven Hills Top Chef; Night Owls; On Belay; Riders Up

Photos from Session 4

Session 5: August 5-10

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It’s My First Time Mini Session; Pony Pals; Camp Adventure Girl; Climbing Masters; Long Rein, Free Walk; Secret Agent Girl; Seven Hills Sisterhood; Anastasia in NYC; G.I.R.L. Tough; On Belay; Riders Up

Photos from Session 5

Introduce your girl to camp with Mini Sessions!

Resident camp is an exciting week for many girls, but for those who are unfamiliar it can seem very intimidating. The idea of sleeping away from your family with girls you might not know well in a new place can make even the bravest girl a little unsure.

Have no fear because Camp Seven Hills is here!

We understand these fears and want to make sure your girl is completely comfortable. As an alternative to almost a full week away, we offer mini sessions.

Instead of the standard Sunday afternoon to Friday night schedule, campers join us Sunday to Wednesday. This way they can experience all the fun of camp with less time away.

For girls in grades 1-3, we offer these sessions during the final two weeks of camp, Sessions 4 and 5. You can choose to attend either July 29 to August 1 or August 5 to 8. While you’re with us, you’ll sleep in the Bunkhouse or Brownie Lodge and go swimming, play games, do arts & crafts, enjoy cookouts, and so much more! Registration deadlines are July 9 and July 23, respectively.

If your girl is in grades 4-6. she can go to abbreviated camp from July 22 to 25. Similar to the younger girls, you’ll get a taste of camp for a few days and see all the best Seven Hills has to offer. Registration deadline is July 2.

Whether you choose a mini session or all week, we can’t wait to see you at Camp Seven Hills!

Camp Season is Here!

Well, maybe it’s still a few months from when we actually get to go to camp, but the Girl Scouts of Western New York are deep into our preparations. We want to make sure you have the best experience possible!

One of the ways we want to reach out to you is through Facebook, and specifically videos. Join us live in the weeks leading to camp to learn more about what sessions we’ll have this year, what you need to pack for camp, details about the grounds, and more! Let us know your questions so we can answer them!

Below is our first of the year, featuring camp lovers Susan and Gale discussing the basics of camp, like where they are, what you do at camp, the different types of camp, and much, much more!

This summer, every girl is invited to camp like a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leader!

Learn more and register for camp today! https://www.gswny.org/en/camp/summer-camps.html

Resident Summer Camp Guide is Out Now!

With the holidays behind us, it’s time to find something new to look forward to, and we have the solution! Our Resident Camp Guide is out now, featuring all the exciting programs we have this summer at Camp Seven Hills Goodyear!

Located in Holland, New York, Camp Seven Hills Goodyear has everything you could want in a camp – woodland trails, sunny meadows, ponds, a lake, a pool, horses, and a ropes challenge course, just to name a few of the amenities you can expect.

More than just the features of the Camp, girls come back year after year the special something they say is found here. Memories and lifelong friends are made, and you don’t want to miss out.

This summer, Camp Seven Hills will host five sessions from July 8 to August 10, 2018. Camp starts Sunday at 1 p.m. and ends Friday at 7 p.m., providing almost a full week of fun, education, bonding and more. If this is your first time attending, don’t miss our Open House Monday, July 2, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Take a look at our jam packed schedule for more excitement:

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For camp details and additional programming, make sure you check out the full Resident Camp Guide and learn about all the amazing opportunities at Camp Seven Hills this summer.

Registration is now open! We can’t wait to see you at camp!