Girl Scout
Howard County Day Camp at Camp Ilchester
2014 Theme: Once Upon A Time
at Camp Ilchester
Once upon a time at camp, Girl Scouts journey to a storybook land filled with dragons, fairies, magical potions and inventions (STEM) and possibly rescue a prince. Campers will also enjoy traditional camp activities such as nature, archery, songs, crafts, games and dance. All campers and staff will receive a camp T-shirt and camp patch. Join us and camp happily ever after!
Dates & Times                                                 Cost    Grades as of Sept. 2014
Choose from one of two sessions:                    1st – 5th grade: $130 Session 1
  Session I: June 23-27, 2014                                                    $105 Session 2
  Session II: June 30 - July 3, 2014 - 4 days       6th grade: $140 (S1) $115 (S2)                                                                         PA Training (7th grade): $90
Camp hours are from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM           Program Aides (8th-12th): $25
Crafts   Games   Archery   Dance
Songs   Snow Cones   Outdoor Cooking
Nature   Friends-Old & New
Campers are transported to camp via bus from various points in Howard County.
Adult Volunteers
HCGSDC is run entirely by volunteers. The number of campers we can accept depends on the number of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents and siblings over age 18 willing to give their time as unit leaders, assistants and program staff. No experience necessary...we will train you! Staff benefits include advance placement of your camper and a camp fee rebate, free t-shirt and patch and an on-site program for younger siblings, three years and older. Come join the fun!

Early Registration for Adult Volunteers and their campers
February 1 - 28, 2014

Camper Registration
March 5, 2014 - until full
We are making a change to our online registration date, from March 1st to Wednesday, March 5th.  We make this change to avoid conflict with those participating in the Columbia Mall Sleep In, and, since this is the first time we are working with Council to conduct our registration online, we’d like the registration to fall on a business day.

Recommended Steps to prepare for Online Registration:

- visit to become familiar with the website

- note your daughter's last Tetanus shot date

- located your daughter's GSA ID# in advance

- consider which week you want to attend

- decide what size t-shirt she will need

- campers, who are completing 5th grade this year, may attend the

  6th Grade Sleepover at camp - discuss participation with your daughter





Getting To and From Camp:

All campers of non-volunteers must ride the bus to camp. No car traffic on camp road in the mornings after 8:15AM - 9:30AM and in the afternoon from 2:15 until 4pm. For more Getting To and From camp, go to the Transportation page.


Camp Ilchester Property Address:

5042 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043


From Route 29 take Route 103 East for
2.7 miles.  Turn left on Ilchester Road for 1 mile.  Camp Ilchester will be on
the left across from Ilchester Elementary School.

From Route 1 or I95: Take
Route 100 West. Exit at Route 103 West. Make a Right onto Ilchester Road

Camp Booklet
Guidelines for campers, PATs, PAs and adult staff volunteers. Everything you need to know to be ready for camp!
Camp Booklet website.ppsx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [497.5 KB]