Ready for Ashgrove 2020?

Ready for Ashgrove 2020? Our theme will be Games, Games, Games and the official camp dates are June 22nd-July 2nd!

(For staff: set-up is June 18th-20th, and clean-up is July 3rd)

Ashgrove 101

Ashgrove Adventure, a two-week, fun-filled, Girl Scout Summer Day Camp takes place at Camp Crowell; a beautifully wooded 57-acre Girl Scout camp located near Oakton, VA. Ashgrove has served an average of 350 girls, mostly from Northern Virginia, for over 40 years with a different exciting theme every year. Campers range in age from pre-school through eighth grade. To facilitate this fun, 150 dedicated adult and teenage volunteers dress in fun costumes with brightly colored knee socks and help campers experience: archery, outdoor cooking, camp skills, team building, arts & crafts, nature, culture, science, music, and ice-cream making! Campers third grade and older have the opportunity to experience a one-night sleepover, complete with a campfire, skits, and s’mores. Ashgrove Adventure is a magical place where girls (and the sons of staff members) can “make new friends, but keep the old”. Come join the fun!

2019 Theme

FIESTA: Ashgrove’s Mexico Adventure

It’s FIESTA time! Grab your sombreros and your ‘amigas’ and join us as we explore the wonders of Mexico. Take aim on fun in Archery, investigate the mysteries of lost civilizations and marvel at the Monarch Butterflies’ miraculous migration. Build your expedition team on our challenge course and hone your camp skills, then plot a course to traverse a wonder-filled land from the Gulf Coast of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean with a peek at Our Cabana, an international center for Girl Guides, near the heart of the country. Immerse yourself in lively music and dance; try your hand at folk arts; crank your own ice cream and learn stories of a diverse culture and its people. Don’t take a ‘siesta’ or you’ll miss out on our FIESTA, Ashgrove’s Mexico Adventure!

2019 Dates

Mark your calendars! The official dates for Ashgrove 2019 will be June 24th-July 3rd.

For volunteers, camp set-up will be June 21st-23rd and camp clean-up will be July 4th.

Upcoming Website Work

As many of you’ve noticed, we’ve been having some trouble with our SSL certificate. Now that camp is over for the summer, we’re switching hosting providers as part of website work designed to fix this issue. We may experience some slight website downtime in a couple of days, so please don’t be alarmed if the site is out of commission for a few hours!

2018 Volunteer Applications Open

2018 volunteer applications are now open!

NOTE: AIT DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEB. 28

For Adult volunteers, apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ashgroveadults18

For Camp Aide volunteers, apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ashgroveaides18

For Aides-in-Training, apply at https://ashgroveadventure.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/18-AIT-Application.pdf

For information on volunteering positions, theme, training, costs, and more, check out our 2018 Volunteering Quick Facts.

2018 Theme

Ashgrove’s “Star Wars” Adventure: May the forest be with you

In a camp, not so far, far away join Padawans and Jedi Masters to form a team ready for the challenges of inter-galactic adventure. Test your survival skills on the Outer Rim, use the force to get on target in archery, or try your hand at out-of-this-world crafts. Share stories of the stars as you crank your own ‘Hothian’ frozen treat, and then expand your world by exploring the wonders of the planet you’re on. Raise your voice in song, create rhythms for a universe you design, and run diagnostics to discover the wonders and perils of space. Ashgrove Adventure, this is the camp you’re looking for!