Summer is rapidly approaching, and parents are looking for a fun, safe environment for their girls. The good news is that girls can spend their summer at Camp Aspetuck making memories to last a lifetime.

Camp Aspetuck in Weston offers fun and challenging activities for girls in kindergarten through grade 12. Operated by Girl Scouts of Connecticut, the camp is licensed by the state and accredited by the American Camp Association, which shows a commitment to offering high quality programs, meeting safety standards and following the best business practices.

As with all Girl Scout day camps, girls can take part in new programs, while participating in all of the traditional activities. Girls can sample culture and learn different skills in outdoor cooking, food prep, safety and take away a passport filled with recipes to take home with the program International Food Traveler; chart the stars, build a rocket, and then pack their gear with the Trip to Mars program; and refine their outdoor living skills in fire-building, shelter-making and trail signs at Girl Scout Survival Camp.

Throughout the summer, girls will develop leadership qualities, learn and practice outdoor skills, receive instructional swims and more. Younger girls begin their camp experience by leading songs and playing games. Girls in grades nine through 12 can participate in a number of leadership programs.

Each member of the summer camp staff has been carefully screened and chosen for their skills and experience. All receive more than 30 hours of training in child development, team-building, safety and risk management.

Girls in kindergarten through grade 12 are welcome at the camp, which offers bus services from many local towns. The camp will host an open house at its facilities from 2 to 4 p.m. May 1. Visit gsofct.org for more information and directions.

For more information, call 800-922-2770 ext. 3313 or email camp@gsofct.org.