Celebrating our 84th summer, Camp Wind-in-the-Pines, located in historic Plymouth, is the first and best challenge-focused camp owned by any girls’ organization in the area. Our premier adventure sports camp for girls in New England features a state-of-the-art challenge and adventure facility with a 20-foot indoor rock face climbing wall, and an outdoor challenge course, bouldering cave, and 35-foot high ropes course. From Wind-in-the Pines, girls can visit the island of Martha’s Vineyard for programs at a Girl Scout-owned property. Campers explore the southern region of the state through visits to numerous local sites where they learn about the ocean, history, natural cliffs and caves. Girls learn about teamwork and diversity from each other and our staff, who come from around the globe. Wind-in-the-Pines focuses on girl-led programming by allowing girls to make decisions about their camp experience, be a part of the Camper Council, and challenge themselves by choice.
For additional information: email or call (617) 350-8335.
Typical Day at Camp
No two days are the same at Camp Wind-in-the-Pines! At the beginning of each session campers work together with help from their counselors to build their own schedule centered around their interests. Counselors will then take the ideas of all the campers and put them together for a great session at camp that combines program specialty areas and the activities the girls choose to do! An emphasis on building friendships, confidence and leadership skills are incorporated in every activity. At Wind-in-the-Pines each day will be filled with laughter, exploration and discovery.
About the Director
This will be Becky "Zazu" Anderson's second summer as director of Camp Wind-in-the-Pines and her 16th summer on staff at Girl Scout camp. Zazu believes that camp is a place where girls can try new things, take on challenges and learn more about the world around them. Her favorite camp activities include cooking over a fire, boating, working on the ropes course, and going on the occasional day trip. During the school year, Zazu is the lead teacher of the adolescent section at a residential/day treatment school for students with special needs, and she works as a facilitator for a variety of GSEM outdoor programs.
More about the director (PDF).
Campers who stay at Wind-in-the-Pines will live in platform tents. There are 3-5 girls in each tent. Each girl will have a cot with a mattress and small wooden cubby. A bathroom is located near each unit with flush toilets, handsinks, two shower stalls, and electricity. Hot showers are located in the central shower house. Each unit has a fire pit for cookouts. Counselors stay in quarters with other staff right by the campers' quarters. Each unit has a covered pavilion for rainy day space. Bug netting and poles can be purchased from the Trading Post.
Health & Safety
Camp Wind-in-the-Pines is an American Camp Association accredited camp. This means that a nationally recognized organization comes in every 3 years to make sure everything we do (from the meals we serve to the programs we plan) is done in a safe way. By selecting an ACA accredited camp you can be assured your camper is safe.
Our camp is also licensed by the Plymouth Board of Health. The local Board of Health has separate local and state standards of health and safety with which we comply.
What to Bring to Camp
Packing for camp can be very hard if you don’t know what to bring for your stay, especially if you are a first time camper. If you're wondering what you can and can not bring to camp, view a complete packing list (PDF) that will work for all our camp programs. We recommend packing in a camp trunk that can fit under your bed or a soft duffle bag. Please label EVERYTHING with your full name. Visit the Girl Scout Shop for camping essentials!