GSHNJ Camps-Camp DeWitt, The OVAL, & Camp Lou Henry Hoover Featured



1171 Route 28, North Branch, NJ, 08876
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Contact Name
Deb Hooker
Deb Hooker
ACA Accredited
Not CCA Accredited
Camp Type: Girls Camp, Day Camp, Leadership/Community, STEM, Science and Robotics, Equestrian/Riding, Community Service, Aquatic, Adventure Camp, Overnight Camp
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) operates three American Camp Association (ACA) Accredited Summer Camps: Residential Camp Lou Henry Hoover in Middleville, NJ, The OVAL Day Camp in Maplewood, NJ and Camp Agnes DeWitt Day Camp in Hillsborough, NJ. GSHNJ camps provide the opportunity for girls to develop a sense of responsibility, gain leadership and become more independent in an all-girl environment. Girls will enjoy a fun and enriching summer in a relaxed, non-competitive, tech-free atmosphere. We offer the opportunity for girls to explore nature and the outdoors, the arts, STEM and much more. Our camp programs are designed to be fun, interactive, challenging and a time for personal growth. There is nothing better than hearing our girls say, “I did that!” New this year, GSHNJ is excited to announce the addition of pre- and post- care at our day camps, Camp DeWitt and The OVAL!

Camp Lou Henry Hoover has been helping girls learn and grow since 1953. With access to Swartswood Lake, Camp Hoover operates as a residential camp that provides general and specialty camp programs. General camp programs enable campers to experience a little bit of everything, including waterfront time, ropes course, cooking out, crafts, archery, and more! Specialty camp programs focus on a particular interest combined with traditional camp activities like swimming, boating, hiking, cook-outs, crafts, and games. Camp Hoover is a journey into independence – a place where camper and counselor plan weekly adventures together in an environment that is relaxed, tech-free, non-competitive, and fun.

The OVAL is located in the picturesque South Mountain Reservation area of Maplewood, NJ and operates as a day camp. Established in the early 1920’s, The OVAL has been offering girls the opportunity to explore and discover the out-of-doors as a Girl Scout camp since 1959. Programs at The OVAL are designed to challenge girls while creating friendships and memories to last a lifetime. There is a ton to do at The OVAL including, overnight camping, archery, outdoor cooking, field games, themed programs, and exciting off-site trips. Spending the summer at camp helps girls develop their sense of adventure, imagination and self-reliance.

Camp Agnes DeWitt, located in the Sourland Mountains in Hillsborough Township, sits on an impressive 152 acres of land. Established in 1958, DeWitt is a summer day camp that features a wide variety of fun activities for girls and overnight camping as well! Campers can cool off with a swim in our pool, relax under our covered pavilions, try their hand at archery, test their zipline and low ropes skills, spend time in our newly-renovated tebins and platform tents, hike on our various trails, and enjoy our brand new 10,000 square foot activities building.