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Camp Farnsworth
Thetford, Vermont

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94 Camp Farnsworth Road
Thetford, Vermont 05074

1 Commerce Drive
Bedford, NH 03110

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Celebrating its 110th year, Camp Farnsworth continues to be a camper favorite and is a place to build lasting friendships, develop confidence and independence, and experience the thrill of working together to accomplish great things! Campers can expand their horizons and challenge themselves through traditional camp activities like swimming, archery, horseback riding, climbing and more. Programs are girl-led and open to all girls including those with no prior Girl Scout experience. (Membership must be purchased at time of camp registration.)

Theater, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Science, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Theater, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Science, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, & More. Archery Is Offered To Campers In Grades 2 & Above. Climbing Tower, Canoeing & Kayaking, & Paddleboarding.

CAMP LOCATION: The camp is located on approximately 250 acres of beautiful forest, fields and waterfront. Camp Farnsworth is centrally accessible from New Hampshire and Vermont, near exit 14 off I-91, approximately 1.5 hours from Manchester, NH, and Burlington, VT.

CAMP FACILITIES: Accommodations vary based on the selected program and include large canvas tents and cabins. The private pond is the place for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding on hot summer days. Arts & Crafts, pottery and wood working have their own buildings. Three riding rings host horseback riding lessons organized by ability. Our beautiful and rustic dining hall features kid-friendly meals served family-style. Archery and Airsoft range, and a 50 ft climbing tower with full belay set up.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: All campers have the opportunity to swim, boat, cookout over a campfire, participate in team and individual challenge activities in addition to theme-based activities related to their chosen camp program.

Girl Scout camp is unique from other summer camp programs in that it is girl-led, empowering girls and allowing them to enhance their creative thinking, leadership and decision-making skills. Campers of every age are involved in planning, organizing, and evaluating their camp activities with supervision from camp counselors.

Camp Farnsworth follows all state laws and guidelines of Girl Scouts of the USA.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/BLIT PROGRAMS: Our counselor in training programs help girls acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to become a Girl Scout Camp Staff Member. From brushing up on camping and trip skills to working with campers; CIT/BLITs will have a great and memorable experience.

Counselor in Training/Barn Leader in Training Year 1, for girls in grades 10-12;

Counselor in Training/Barn Leader in Training Year 2, for girls in grades 11-12

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Assistance available for qualified girls who live in New Hampshire or Vermont. Contact us at customercare[AT] for more information.

We offer one-week and two-week camp programs. Please visit our website link above for more information on the programs and dates.

Camp Farnsworth
Seeking energetic and dedicated individuals to be unit leaders and unit assistants at our Girl Scouts camps in NH and VT. Also looking for horse riding assistants and kitchen staff assistants specifically at our resident camp Farnsworth in Thetford VT.

Create memorable camp experiences and guide girls as they build courage, confidence and character through camp activities. Students earning degrees in outdoor programs and education are encouraged; any students with an interest in outdoor living, programming for children, and enthusiastic about sharing these experiences are welcome to apply no matter your major.

Unit leaders and assistants are ultimately responsible for:

1. The safety and welfare of the campers in the unit.

2. Ensuring that Girl Scout Mission, Vision, and Program Goals are carried out.

3. Sharing responsibility for the success of the program in her unit.

Have a certification in a specialty? We want to know! Looking for Lifeguard, Archery and Airsoft. Must have current CPR/FA and specialty certification/documented training.

These are seasonal summer positions at day and resident Camp. Exact training vary by camp.Training is required. Camp season is from late June to mid-late Aug.

Unit Leaders and Unit Assistants report to the (Camp Director). All camps happen outdoors! Candidates must be able to work continuously with children and adults while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm.

Ready to join a great Outdoor Programming team? Find the full job description and submit applications online at Our Camp Website Link: or call 888-474-9686 for more information.

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