Be in the know with this summer’s details and register through the Montgomery County Recreation Department Summer Camp registration through Active Montgomery (activity # R05366) beginning January 16th at 6:30 AM! Our camp is for rising 3rd through rising 6th grade girls. 

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Summer 2024 Season Details

Thank you for your interest in Girls on the Run Summer Camp. 

Registration will open soon!


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  • Our camps are all run through the Montgomery County Recreation Department (MCRD) by certified Girls on the Run coaches
  • Our activity # is R05366 in the MCRD brochure on Active Montgomery
  • Open to rising 3rd through rising 6th graders
  • The registration period will begin January 16th at 6:30 AM
  • Each camp is one week in length. You can choose from Girls Have Heart or Girls Have Power or do both. Our standard schedule is to meet 4 hours a day (9 AM - 1 PM half day program, 5 days a week) at various locations throughout Montgomery County
  • Camps begin the week of June 24th and run through August 16th
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Fin-Aid - Camp

Financial Aid

The fee reduction approval process is included in the online registration process. Simply answer the financial aid questions during registration and the form will determine your eligibility and adjust the fee accordingly. 

If you are in need of a payment plan or greater financial assistance but do not qualify please call our office at 301-881-3801 for more information.

January 16th at 6:30 AM

  • January 16th at 6:30 AM

    The registration period begins

  • June 24th

    First camp session begins. Weekly sessions will take place throughout the summer.

  • August 16th

    Final session of Camp concludes


Reg fees - Camp

Registration Fees

Building confidence and a healthy lifestyle is PRICELESS! However, there are real costs associated with operating a non-profit organization and delivering the Girls on the Run program to girls in Montgomery County each summer. Our participant registration is $190 ($205 for non-County residents) and includes:

  • Paid camp counselors (coaches)
  • Curriculum and lesson materials, including a journal
  • Official GOTR T-shirt, water bottle, and bracelet
Registration Fee Guide
Registration Type Price
Full-Price Registration  $190
Financial Aid Through Rec Assist Varies


What sets this camp apart from others?

Camp GOTR combines the best of Girls on the Run with all the fun of camp! During each week-long session, rising 3rd – 6th grade girls will build friendships in a fun and inclusive setting that includes interactive lessons, being physically active, and expressing creativity through art & crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow.

We provide services to girls with and without disability TOGETHER! 

My daughter/girl is not a runner. Will she still like camp?

Camp GOTR is for all girls! Camp GOTR uses fun, physical activity-based games to teach girls important lessons about friendships and emotions. The physical activity within the camp encourages girls to move however they feel comfortable. Camp also includes building, arts and crafts and storytelling workshops. There is something for everyone at Camp GOTR!

What does a typical day at camp look like?

During a typical day at camp, girls will have the opportunity to learn, play, move and be creative. They’ll also connect with their coaches and fellow campers and develop skills that they can use now and as they grow.

What is the typical ratio of camp staff/volunteers to girls?

All camps will have at least 2 coaches per small team of 8 to 15 girls. A team can go up to 20 girls (maximum) with 3 coaches. 

Who are the camp staff/volunteers? What type of experience/background do they have?

All coaches have attended the Girls on the Run National Coach Training as well as a Camp GOTR specific training and Maryland State camp training. Coaches are also background checked and CPR and first aid certified. Many of our coaches are teachers, parents or former and current Girls on the Run coaches.

What are examples of activities available to girls at camp?

Each day girls will have the opportunity to play large and small group games, reflect on their own growth, engage their creative side and connect with their peers. Games and activities include large and small group games, workshops in which girls build and do arts and crafts, and tag variations that combine learning and moving.

What is the difference between Girls Have Heart & Girls Have Power?


  • Making connections 
  • HEART acronym for making friends 
  • Characteristics of a good friend  
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Celebrating each other  



  • Identifying emotions 
  • Emotions scale 
  • Cooling down 
  • Emotions in others 
  • Celebrating each other  

What does the camp fee include?

Your camp registration fee includes all lesson materials, including GOTR curriculum, a journal, a GOTR t-shirt, a GOTR water bottle, and a bracelet.

We can't afford the camp registration fee, but our child would love to participate. How does the scholarship program work?

Don't let cost stop you from participating! Montomgery County Recreation Department is available to assist with their program Rec Assist. Applications for 2024 will be accepted starting Monday, Dec. 11, 2023 - Nov. 30, 2024. Once they receive your application and support documents, a notification of your status will be sent to you within 10 business days. New in 2024, eligible applicants will receive $400 in Rec Assist placed on their account. Rec Assist 2024 is valid Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2024, or until the fund is depleted. Rec Assist funds are on a “first come, first served” basis.

When does camp begin?

Camps begin the week of June 24th. Each camp is 5 days for 1/2 day (9 AM-1 PM). The final week of camp concludes on August 16th. Camps are offered at various locations throughout the County.

Is there a way for me to make a donation to your organization?

Yes! As a mission-driven 501(c)3, Girls on the Run relies on generous donors in order to provide more than $165,000 in program scholarships for families in need during the school year. Click here to support our scholarship fund.