Adult Volunteers

Jurassic Ashgrove

Soar, stamp, and roar as the Age of the Dinosaurs comes alive at Ashgrove Adventure. Meet us in the Mesozoic as we get messy in the tar pits of our challenge course. Trek through steamy, Jurassic jungles for creamy, cool hand-cranked ice cream. Create some Cretaceous crafts and explore dinosaurs in pop culture. Unearth fossils with the paleontologists and investigate millions of years of our changing earth. Will your skill in archery, slingshots, and tomahawks subdue a stegosaurus? Feathers, eggs, bones, and scales: investigate nature’s living dinosaurs and prehistoric plants. Take an imaginary journey to the past and be the first to discover fire and enhance your survival skills in the outdoors. Join us for a BIG romping, stomping, chomping dinosaur excursion at Ashgrove’s Jurassic Adventure.

The Adult volunteer application will be due February 14th.

Remember there are now 3 Steps to the Ashgrove Adult volunteer application:

  1. Register as a Girl Scout (if not registered already)
  2. Apply to volunteer (2/14, 2022 deadline)
  3. Signup (on the GSCNC website) for Ashgrove

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!

Our Why Volunteeer? video from 2015 is available on YouTube. The theme changes every year, but the fun is always the same!

All camp meetings sessions will be held at Camp Crowell in nearby Oakton. Our meetings are designed to

  • Familiarize you with the way our camp operates
  • Provide you with the information about the theme that you can use in planning your part of the program
  • Introduce you to skills you can use to make your unit or center a success for you and the campers

This year’s meeting date/time/location information can be found on our For Staff page.

Required meetings are as follows:
All New Staff: 

  1. New Staff Orientation
  2. GS #101 – sign up for any GSCNC session if you haven’t taken it already

Center Staff:

  1. Center Kick-Off Meeting
  2. Additional individual Center meetings

Unit Staff: 

    1. Unit Kick-Off Meeting
    2. Additional individual Unit meetings
    3. Ashgrove Cook Out Training (if not already qualified)

All Staff:

  1. Ashgrove Blitz (formerly BYOBB and Enrichment Roundup)

Unit and Center Staff: 

  1. All Camp Kick-Off