Girls Inc. Summer Camp offers a wide variety of programming that inspires all girls to be STRONG, SMART, and BOLD in a safe, enriching, pro-girl environment.
Each themed week of camp includes corresponding hands-on/minds-on activities and games, all designed to build self esteem, confidence, and social skills as they learn and explore. Your child will have fun and make new friends!
We’re committed to meeting the needs of our community to serve both campers and families, offering AM and PM care, as well as fun events and special guests to enhance the camp experience.
- AM Care - 7:30 AM-9:00 AM
- Camp Day - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
- On-site activities for K-6 Campers and Counselors in Training
- Off-site activities for Bold Adventures Campers
- PM Care - 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
How Do I Register?
Camp registration is available in-person at our center, over the phone (203-235-7146), or online at girlsincmeriden.org. Registration is available by camp week, and a deposit of $25 per camp week enrolled is required at time of registration. Payment options include cash, check, and credit/debit card. Payment plans available.
EVERY Girl Financial Assistance is available for qualifying families, and Girls Inc. accepts Care 4 Kids.
To attend camp, all campers are required to have:
- Current Girls Inc. membership
- Medical form(s)
- Must be submitted to Girls Inc. office by June 1, 2024. Following this date, form(s) must be submitted at time of registration.
- Completed liability waiver
- Completed sunscreen waiver
- Signed parent handbook acknowledgement
Girls Inc. offers AM and PM extended care hours. AM Care opens for arrivals at 7:30 AM, providing breakfast for campers (see “Meals and Snacks”) and an opportunity for socialization/recreational activities prior to the start of the camp day. PM Care dismissal is available until 5:00 PM, when campers have an additional snack, reflect on the day, and participate in a structured craft activity. AM and/or PM extended care are available at additional weekly costs, and pre-registration is required. Extended care is not available without regular camp day enrollment.
Meals and Snacks
Snacks are provided to all campers twice a day. Free breakfast is provided courtesy of the Meriden Public Schools' (MPS) for students enrolled in AM extended care, and free lunch is available for all campers as part of the MPS Summer Lunch Program. Your camper may opt to bring a disposable/brown-bag lunch if desired. Please no large containers, glass items, or insulated lunch boxes/bags, as refrigeration is provided at our facility. An additional snack is provided for all campers enrolled in PM care.
All camp activities, except off-site field trips for Bold Adventures and Leaders in Training campers, take place at our center, where campers will move through different stations throughout the day. Girls Inc. is proud to have a swimming pool at our center and trained lifeguards on staff for campers to enjoy both swim instruction and free swim time each week. While many activities are held outdoors, indoor and outdoor stations will vary based on the nature of activities planned and the weather during the camp day.