FAQs Activities

What will my daughter be doing all day long?

Camp begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:30pm each day.  The Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Units spend their day doing many activities.  There is very little "down time." The day always begins with scouts joining their units for an "opening ceremony" which includes a traditional Girl Scout flag ceremony, song or brief activity, and the passing of general information for the day by the Camp Director.  Units then follow a rotating schedule of fun, age appropriate "Centers" throughout the day, which includes a break mid-day for lunch.  Some of our past activity "Centers" have included:
  • Fishing - Locust Shade Park includes a lovely lake area that is stocked with fish.  Volunteers teach our campers how to bait their lines (usually hot dog pieces but sometimes worms) and reel the fish in!
  • Songs - Singing is a natural part of Girl Scouting! We try to reinforce the songs the campers already know in addition to teaching them new songs each year, in addition to encouraging their performing skills.  Sometimes we even give "end-of-camp" performances that parents and friends may attend!
  • Boating - Locust Shade Park is privileged to own a small fleet of pedal boats.  Campers who are old enough are taught how to wear a PFD (personal flotation device) properly, how to enter/exit the boats properly, and then have the fun of pedaling all around the lake! It's fun and great exercise, too! (Don't worry -- lifeguards are always on duty at the Waterfront!)
  • Basics Center - "Going Green" means learning to use all of our resources wisely.  Here the campers will learn appropriate dishwashing and had washing in the out-of-doors. 
  • Jeans Center - Campers will have the opportunity to recycle old jeans into crafts such as skirts or purses.  Using your imagination to reuse old items can be responsible, thrifty and fun!
  • Creeking - In addition to the lake, Locust Shade Park has several feeder creeks.  There's nothing more fun on a hot day than tramping down a cool creek bed and learning about nature in our area. 
  • Hunt Center - Campers will be taught to care for nature using scavenger hunts and other lessons from Project Wild. 
  • Bug Center - Meet and greet a bunch of bugs and learn how good they are for our planet!
** Please note that the activities described above are examples of past camp Centers and tentative current Centers.  We are not always able to guarantee the same Centers from year to year.


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Summer 2018 Dates

It's a Star-Spangled Camp
Session I -- June 25 - June 29, 2018
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Ports of Prince William Day Camp has been in operation for more than 25 years.  The Camp is held at Locust Shade Park, located in Triangle, Virginia across from Marine Corps Base Quantico.  Our all-volunteer camp staff works hard to provide children with an outstanding camp experience for an extremely reasonable price.  Learn more...