Welcome to

Girl Scout Howard County Day Camp

at Camp Ilchester


GSHCDC is located in Ellicott City, across from Ilchester Elementary and in the same location as the GSCM Clementine's Corner store. We are a completely volunteer-run day camp.


Come enjoy traditional camp activities with our own Ilchester Girl Scout spin to it! With exploration, adventure, and laughter galore, your daughter is sure to have a blast with us!





GSHCDC is excited to offer one week of day camp this Summer! Please mark your calendars and save the dates. We're headed back to camp!


"Journey to the Enchanted Forest"

June 27-July 1, 2022


UPDATE! PA, camper, and adult registrations are still open! To register, please use CampDoc.  


We also need additional SWAT volunteers. To learn more and to register, please visit the SWAT Information page.


GSHCDC plans to follow or exceed current GSCM COVID safety protocols. Modifications to traditional camp may occur (e.g., '6th Grade Stay Late' instead of a sleepover).




General Training

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022

New Staff: 6 to 7 pm

All Staff: 7 to 8:30 pm

Location: ONLINE (virtual via Zoom)

2022 General Training Agenda
Adobe Acrobat document [392.6 KB]


Outdoor Training

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm start

Location: Camp Ilchester


Camp Set-up

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022

Time: 1 to 3 pm

Location: Camp Ilchester


(See Mandatory Trainings for more information.)




Volunteers are needed to help get Camp Ilchester ready for GSHCDC! There will be two drop-in clean-up days. Come join us for one or both. If you cannot commit to the whole time, that is ok! We appreciate any time you are willing to share. 


The clean-up dates are:


  • Saturday, May 28, 2022 (9 am to 12 noon)
  • Sunday, June 12, 2022 (time TBA)


We will meet by the GSHCDC Shed. Please bring your own gloves and hand tools. Wheelbarrows, shovels, and rakes also welcome!


To volunteer, please sign-up using our Drop-in Clean-up Google form.



For any questions about the current status of Camp Ilchester, please contact Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.