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Give the Gift of Summer Camp to a Girl Scout in Need

Garden City, NY May 4, 2012— Help a girl who cannot afford to attend Girl Scouts of Nassau County Summer Fun Day Camp and/or Sleep-away Camp at Camp Blue Bay by purchasing a campership today! Your donation will provide a one-of-a-kind camping experience to a local Girl Scout in need.

“While we make every effort to budget funds and ensure that every girl who wishes to go to one of our summer camps can, we unfortunately cannot provide assistance to all of the families who need it,” said Donna Ceravolo, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “That’s why we’re asking for your support and we thank you in advance for all of your help. ”

Every summer the Girl Scouts of Nassau County provides a camp experience for more than 450 girls. For many of them, the dream of going to camp would be out of reach without assistance. In order to meet the increasing demand to provide opportunities for camp to as many girls as possible, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County asks the community to buy camperships - $625 for Camp Blue Bay and $350 for Summer Day Camp, but all donations are welcome. Give a girl a chance to experience all that summer camp has to offer!

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County offers two summer programs, which consist of one day camp located in Nassau County and one sleep-away camp located in East Hampton. The Summer Fun Day Camp is located at Wantagh Park. A typical day at this camp includes sports, arts & crafts, nature walks, singing and fun in the pool. On rainy days, girls participate in activities such as indoor games, crafts, songs and more. Camp Blue Bay in East Hampton is owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. It is located on 179 acres of beautiful beachfront property. The camp offers a variety of learning and challenging experiences. A typical day at this camp includes boating, swimming, crafts, team building activities, nature games, campfires, singing and more. The camps are open to the general public. Day Camp is open to girls in grades 1-7 and Sleep-away Camp is open to girls in grades 1-11.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develop leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. In order to get girls there, Girl Scouts has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl in a move to rally the nation around the cause of girls' leadership. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.

For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit


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