Girl Scouts Camp Fansworth



Ages: Kinder, Kids, Tweens, Teens Parking: Yes

The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains operate two Day Camps and two Resident Camps in Vermont. Their camps are unique and deliver a program designed to build girls' self-esteem, decision-making, and leadership skills.

Girl Scout camp is traditional camping at its best! Girls have fun and try new things in a beautiful outdoor setting. All programs have the opportunity to try traditional camp activities, which vary depending on camp, but may include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, ecology, hiking and cooking out.

Day Camps are Monday through Friday. Resident camps range in length from one weekend to four weeks.

Vermont Locations

  • Richmond, VT (Camp Twin Hills)
  • Thetford, VT (Camp Farnsworth)


3 reviews
  • January 14, 2013
    "Our daughter loved Twin Hills and Camp Farnsworth. She's spent 4 weeks at Twin Hills over the last 2 summers and 1 week at Farnsworthnlast summer. She did the weeklong Pony Pal camp last summer with a friend. She turned 7 in May 2012 and was excited to go for the week, although I wasn't sure how she'd do. She did great and loved her counselors. The rode, hiked, swam, boated, did arts and crafts. A wellrounded week of fun and has asked to go back again this year."
    - jseitzer
  • July 25, 2012
    "My 10 year old daughter just completed the Frolic MiniCamp. We signed her up for this short camp with another friend with high hopes for a great first experience away from home. It is designed with first time sleepaway campers in mind. The girls arrive on Sunday at 400 pm and are picked up on Wednesday at 1000am so their time at camp is short, just 3 nights and 2 full days. I was impressed with the checkin process. It seemed like a welloiled machine. We started on the porch of the Recreation Building to get cabin assignments, then went inside to the nurses stations. The girls were checked for licetoe fungus checks while parents waited in a separate line for medicinehealth form drop off. Then you could pick up tshirts if you preordered them or you could pop into the store if you wanted to buy sweatshirts, water bottles, etc.. After that it was off to your cabintent area to get settled in. Here however is where I though checkin fell apart. When we arrived our girls four counselors were sitting on the steps of their separate staff cabin and made no attempt to stand up and greet us, make the the girls feel welcome or give us any direction other than to say choose a bed in cabin number 3 or 4. I had to introduce ourselves, tell a little about each girl, ask what to do, where to go, etc. After we got the girls settled into their bunk we came back out to the counselors who were still just sitting there. There was no attempt to engage the girls in an activity, get to know them or disentangle them from us. So we checked out the toilets, showers and walked around a bit. After that, one counselor was making name tags at the picnic tablecampfire area with another campers so we brought them over there and got them working on that and quickly said our goodbyes and left. The girls seemed fine to me no tears but only because they had each other. I was disappointed I guess because obviously this frolic short session is designed for 1st time or hesitant sleepaway campers and I would have thought there would have been more fawning over the girls as they arrived. Upon picking my child up today, she promptly reported she would not go back to Camp Farnsworth again. She told me that she was bored they only swam and did art. No other activities. Despite the fact that she passed her red swimming test highest she wasn't able to go out on the boats. She said she had too much Me Time where the girls are left to entertain themselves in the cabins after lunch. It is only supposed to be 1 hour but one of her two days it was actually 2 hours. When I asked her what she did, she said she played cards. Huh? She said that her counselors were strict, even borderline mean. They had a lot of rules and yelled a lot. For example if you ran from your cabin there was no running allowed, they would make you go back and walk again. I find that a bit odd, this was summer camp after all. There should be a lot of running and playing, no? The age range of the kids in her group were 511. In my opinion and hers this was too wide. The younger kids were unable to cope with being away from home and cried a lot at night, plus bedtime was pretty early at 800pm. Although my daughter did say she liked the food, she did say there was no snack. Breakfast was served 800am, lunch at noon and dinner wasn't until 600pm. That is a long time to go with out anything to eat in between those meals. I know we will be finding an new sleep away camp next year."
    - missmagpie
  • September 15, 2010
    "My daughter loved her experience at camp Farnsworth. It is a very affordable weekaway camp. She did the english riding camp. However the actual horseriding training experience is pretty poor if your daughter isn't a beginner they have to be led around, etc."
    - native VTer

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