Camp Favorite is the premier sailing and water sports camp for girls in New England. Now celebrating our 55th season of instilling courage, confidence, and character in girls from all over the globe, Camp Favorite offers a diverse and inclusive community, and fosters relationships in an unplugged, natural environment nestled right in the heart of Cape Cod. Our breathtaking property opens onto Long Pond in Brewster, where girls can learn to sail, windsurf, kayak and swim. Two area saltwater beaches provide the backdrop for our advanced sailing and ocean surfing programs. The camp’s proximity to the Cape Cod Rail Trail and our extensive biking program allow girls to discover new parts of the Cape and Islands on a single trip. The camp’s staff comes from all over the world to support campers in girl-driven programs that are creative, engaging and safe. Each weekly session is unique and girls can choose their challenge! All water and biking programs are designed for skills progression year after year; programs range from beginner to advanced. In addition to the selected program activities, all campers will participate in swimming, boating, campfires, games, crafts and more. One look at a sunset from the beach, a gaze up at the stars, or the crackle of a fire will convince you that Camp Favorite is a unique and special place to spend your summer. For additional information: email or call (617) 350-8335.
Typical Day at Camp
(photo credit - Perri VanderClock)
A typical day at Camp Favorite can be summed up in one word: FUN! One of the ways that we offer that is by allowing the campers to work together with help from their counselors to plan a schedule centered around their interests. Our campers may spend half of their day focusing on their program specialty and the rest of the day exploring other exciting activities that camp has to offer. An emphasis on building friendships, confidence, and leadership skills are incorporated in every activity. At Camp Favorite, no two days will be the same, but each day will be filled with laughter, exploration, and discovery.
About the Directors
Sarah “Socks” Clark is excited for her fifteenth summer at Camp Favorite, her fourth in a director role. This is Sarah’s twentieth year in Girl Scouting. For Sarah the best parts of camp are firebuilding and being in, on, or around water.
Sarah “Bendy” Donahue is thrilled to be returning to Camp Favorite for her seventeenth summer! Sarah spent her childhood summers at Camp Favorite, where she developed a passion for sailing, tye dye, and living in the woods. She looks forward to returning to Favorite for her fourth summer as Co-Director.
Sarah “Cy” Merianos is returning for her eighth summer at Camp Favorite; her fifth summer in the Co-Director position. Sarah joined the Girl Scouts when she was in 4th grade, fell in love, and has been an active member ever since. Her favorite things about Favorite are the awesome bike rides, themed meals of any kind, and the vegetable garden!
More about the directors (PDF)
Our camps have excellent sleeping quarters that allow campers to be close to nature but still have many comforts of home. Campers live in platform tents with 2-3 other girls of their age level who are enrolled in their same program. A unit is a group of nearby tents that house all of the girls in a program and generally have between 10-20 campers. Counselors sleep in separate tents near the girls. Every unit has flush toilets and electricity. See pictures of Camp Favorite sleeping quarters (PDF).
Health & Safety
Camp Favorite 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 Brewster 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, 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 (less than 12" high) or a soft duffle bag that can fit under your bed. Please label EVERYTHING with your full name. Visit the Girl Scout Shop for camping essentials!