- What is Camping for Girls?
- I've seen the name T.T.T. What is that?
- How many girls go to camp each year?
- How are campers chosen?
- What camp do the girls go to?
- Who can join?
- What do members do?
- What does it cost to join?
- How is Camping for Girls organized?
- How can I find out about a chapter near me?
- If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
What is Camping for Girls?
We are a national, nonprofit organization of women devoted to providing a summer camp experience for young girls. We believe that summer camp helps girls learn and grow, developing self-confidence and self-expression. We also strive to be a supportive presence in the girls' lives after camp, creating ongoing relationships that help impact life choices in a positive way.
I've seen the name T.T.T. What is that?
In 2023 the National T.T.T. Society adjusted its name to do business as Camping for Girls which better describes who we are. The official name includes three Ts. T.T.T. (Pronounced Try-T) stands for "Time, Talent and Treasure" - something every member shares to help accomplish our goals.
How many girls go to camp each year?
It varies, depending on how many campers each chapter can send, but on average it's between 310 and up to 400 girls per year. Individual chapters take full responsibility for getting the girls ready for camp and following up afterward. So smaller chapters might send 2 girls, and larger chapters may send up to 20 girls.
How are campers chosen?
Each chapter works with school counselors, school nurses, or local social service agencies to identify young girls who may benefit from a week at summer camp. There are many different factors that lead to a girl being recommended, and we rely on the judgement of the staff who know the girls. Girls are invited to go to camp the summer between 4th and 5th grade.
What camp do the girls go to?
We send our girls to 15 different ACA-accredited camps. Each camp is thoroughly reviewed and approved by our Camp Project Board. Qualified camps include YMCA, Girl Scout and church-owned camps. Click here to see the list of the camps we use.
Who can join?
All women are welcome! Any woman 18 or older is eligible to join. While it's helpful to know someone who is already in a chapter member, someone at the National Office would also be happy to introduce you to a chapter near you. There are so many fun ways to get involved, do good and make great friends. Contact us - Camping for Girls! if you'd like to know more.
What do members do?
Chapters meet nine times a year. Most members help with the camping program and with fundraising events. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, members may serve as chapter officers, and some may go on to serve at the State and National level. A National Convention is held every other year and is great chance to connect with new and old friends. Most importantly, being a member is a chance to make a real difference in the lives of young girls and to make great friends while doing so. Click here to learn more.
What does it cost to join?
Each active member pays annual dues $40 National dues. Associate members pay half of the National dues, $20. Most of the money from dues is budgeted for camp fees. State and local chapters may also collect dues from their members.
How is Camping for Girls organized?
Camping for girls has local chapters and state chapters or councils. At the local level, members coordinate camper activities and chapter fundraisers. At the state level, women from local chapters form the State Board which organizes state wide activities and projects. At the national level, the National Board handles the operation and finances and the Project Board oversees and manages the national Camping Project.
How can I find out about a chapter near me?
We would be delighted to connect you with a chapter. Contact us - Camping for Girls! to find out more about chapters near you.
If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
Our largest expense and first priority is paying Camp fees for our campers, and other related expense. We understand our responsibility to our community and our donors, and work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of our organization. Please feel free to review our IRS Form 990, which is available for review. Visit our Finances and Reports page to learn more.