Programs à la Carte

GSHNJ offers opportunities for you, your troop, or group to participate in a staff-led program at a time and location that works for you! Just choose from our extensive menu, fill out the online inquiry form below, and we'll get in touch with you to begin the reservation process. Programs à la carte must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance of requested date.

Find a program that is perfect? We thought so! It's easy to connect to our program specialists to get your registration process started. Just complete the form below, and we'll be in contact with you shortly. See program descriptions below:

Archery at Camp DeWitt or The OVAL

(Seasonal: May-October)

Program Level: J, C, S, A  |  Length: 90 minutes  |  Cost: $15/girl
Girl Minimum: 4  |  Girl Maximum: 12

Ready for some fun?  Archery is an exciting, safe, physically and mentally challenging sport.  No experience necessary—topics covered include range rules, safety, and fundamentals of archery. 

Archery 360 at Camp DeWitt or The OVAL

(Seasonal: May-October)

Program Level: J, C, S, A  |  Length: 2 hours  |  Cost: $21/girl
Girl Minimum: 4  |  Girl Maximum: 12

Here’s your chance to earn the new Girl's Choice Cadette Archery badge!  Topics covered include range rules, safety, and fundamentals of archery—everything you need to know to get started with this exciting, popular sport. 

Basic Leadership Training (In-Person)

Length: 2 hours  |  Minimum Adults: 6  |  Maximum Adults: 20

There is a lot involved with setting up a new Girl Scout troop, and we’re here to help you get started. Basic Leadership Training is the place to learn about council resources and structure, safety standards, working with parents, troop finances, registration, uniforms, and all the basics needed to get your troop up and running.

Bubble-ology

Program Level: D, B  |  Length: 90 minutes  |  Cost: $10/girl
Girl Minimum: 5  |  Girl Maximum: 20

This program is all about bubbles!  Complete experiments to answer questions like “What makes the best bubble solution?” and “Are bubbles always round?” Once you’ve discovered the optimal bubble solution, put it to the test making bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles! This program is best run outdoors or in a room with mop-able floors. Tables are required; all other supplies are provided. Girls will get messy; dress accordingly and leave your Girl Scout vest/smock at home. 

Camp Newbie

Plan your troop/group/service unit campout at one of GSHNJ’s camp properties, then request an experienced outdoorswoman to join you. She will provide planning tips and guidance, and then be present at your campout to lend a helping hand as you get your girls cooking over a fire, exploring the outdoors, and just plain having fun.

NOTE: Before requesting a Camp Newbie program, at least one troop adult must have already completed all three steps of Outdoors and Overnights training, and that person must be present at the Camp Newbie program.

Challenge Course at Camp DeWitt

Program Level: J, C, S, A  |  Length: 2 hours  |  Cost: $18/girl
Girl Minimum: 6              Girl Maximum: 12

Try our new challenge course at Camp DeWitt! Trained facilitators will work with the girls using teamwork and trust activities in combination with low ropes climbing elements and the mini zip line. The course offers a fun, safe, and positive environment in which individuals and troops work together to develop confidence, cooperation, and critical thinking skills. 

Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, or Senior Level (In Person)

Length: 2 hours  |  Minimum Adults: 6  |  Maximum Adults: 20

Are you a new leader, or are your girls moving up to a new level? Join other leaders and council staff to explore Girl Scout resources like The Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting including petals, badges, Journeys, service projects, and high awards. Get answers to questions about working with Girl Scouts at your level, learn how to incorporate the “Three Processes” to make your meetings easy and successful, and get tips on interacting with girls of this age. 

Everyone Belongs!

Program Level: B, J  |  Length: 90 minutes  |  Cost: $15/girl
Girl Minimum: 15  |  Girl Maximum: 30

Choose from Ireland, Japan, Russia, Mexico, Native America, France, Greece, Egypt, India or England, then complete fun activities to discover more about that country’s rich culture, traditions, and place in the world.

Geocaching at Hoover, DeWitt, or The OVAL

Program Level: J, C, S, A  |  Length: 3 hours  |  Cost: $6/girl
Girl Minimum: 6  |  Girl Maximum: 24

Geocaching is a digital treasure hunting game sweeping the globe. Join us to learn about the game and then follow clues and your GPS unit to set off around camp in search of caches.

Gold Award Think Tank

Program Level: S, A  |  Length: 1 hour  |  Cost: Free
Girl Minimum: 5  |  Girl Maximum: 20

During this group brainstorming session we will help you sort out your thoughts in choosing an issue to explore and moving forward with your Gold Award Take Action Project. Girls are encouraged to bring an adult along to help with this brainstorming session. PREREQUISITES: girls must have completed their Girl Scout Journey step, completed the Gold Award online tutorial or attended a webinar, and have begun exploring issues of interest.  

GSHNJ Museum Visit

Program Level: ALL  |  Length: 60 minutes  |  Cost: Free
Girl Minimum: 5  |  Girl Maximum: 20

Visit GSHNJ’s Museum—the only museum in New Jersey dedicated exclusively to Girl Scouts history. Complete a scavenger hunt as you move through the collection examining items from our rich history. GSHNJ Museum patch available in the council shops.

High Awards Workshops

Program Level: J, C, S, A  |  Length: 90 minutes  |  Cost: Free
Girl Minimum: 5   |  Girl Maximum: 20

The Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards are the highest achievements in Girl Scouts. Learn about the requirements, council procedures, and tips on making your Award experience successful and beneficial. These workshops cover the same material included in the online tutorials, with the added opportunity to work with the Girl Award Specialist to dive deep into the Award process for their level, and help generate project ideas.

Journey Jumpstart

Program Level: D, B, J, C, S, A  |  Length: 90 min-2hrs  |  Cost: $5/girl
Girl Minimum: 5  |  Girl Maximum: 20

Journey Jumpstarts are intended to get leaders comfortable with delivering the Journey materials of their girls’ choice.

Council staff and leaders work together to walk the girls through the first portion of their selected Journey, and then the girls and leaders will complete the rest on their own.

Planning Service Unit Events

Does your Service Unit want to offer an event or camporee just for your girls, but you don’t know how to get started or what will be effective? GSHNJ staff is here to provide guidance and tips as you plan and execute a large-scale event or campout. We’ll help you think critically about each aspect of the plan and make decisions about venue, activities, attendance, set-up, and more.

Program Aide Workshop

Program Level: C  |  Length: 4 hours  |  Cost: Free  |  Girl Minimum: 6
Girl Maximum: 20

The second step to earning your Cadette Program Aide award is to complete a council-sponsored leadership course training. Work with GSHNJ Program Specialists to develop your leadership skills, learn how to work with children, and gain a deeper understanding of the elements involved in planning and delivering Girl Scout programming.  

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 Archery 360 at Camp DeWitt or The OVAL
 Archery at Camp DeWitt or The OVAL
 Basic Leadership Training in Person
 Bubble-ology
 Camp Newbie
 Challenge Course at Camp DeWitt
 Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior Level Trainings
 Everyone Belongs!
 Geocaching
 GSHNJ Museum Visit
 Gold Award Think Tank
 Journey Jumpstart
 High Awards Workshops
 Planning Service Unit Events
 Program Aide Workshop
 
 
Your inquiry will go to our program team. A specialist will be in touch with you shortly to arrange your program.