General Information

We are sorry, but the Great Escape has reached capacity.
If you would like to be put on the wait list, please email

and we will notify you if space opens up.

What: The Great Escape is a relaxing and enjoyable weekend getaway for adult Girl Scouts to enjoy planned workshops or just relax for the weekend, meet with old friends and make new ones.

Who: The Great Escape is open to all women and men who are at least 18 years old who are currently or have previously been affiliated with a Girl Scouts of the USA troop or group.

When: Participants may arrive as early as 1 PM on Friday, September, 22, 2023, and stay as late as noon on Sunday, September 24, 2023.  Plan to stay to enjoy breakfast and our closing ceremony on Sunday morning!

Where: (new location for 2023) The Great Escape is held at Camp Wind-in-the-Pines which is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts


Cost includes sleeping accommodations, meals, workshops and other activities. 

$55.00 Early Bird if registered before July 31, 2023

$65.00 for registrations after July 31, 2023

 Please note:  Should you wish to join us for the day, the fee for Saturday Only is $45, which includes workshops, lunch, and dinner (no overnight).   

Just in case:  Should Great Escape be cancelled, we offer the following refund options:  complete $$ refund, credit towards next year’s event, or a thank you from us should you opt to contribute the fee to our auction.  Should unforeseen personal  circumstances arise that cause you to have to cancel, please e-mail Lesley to discuss at  We are flexible and understanding and will keep details confidential.

Accommodations: Camp Wind-in-the-Pines is one of Eastern Massachusetts’ overnight camps and has three lodging options:

  • There are several different tent sites which have platform tents with cots, flush toilets, a shower and pavilions with electricity. We can supply extension cords to the tents for anyone needing electricity for a CPAP machine.
  • Indoor sleeping space will be available at the EDC building. This will be one large room for all those needing indoor space. This room has no cots, only mattresses, you are welcome to bring your own cot.
  • You may bring your own tent or hammock to use if you so wish.

The Great Escape Committee is aware of current COVID-19 concerns and have made significant changes to the sleeping arrangements we are offering.  We are adhering to  GSEMA guidelines and will continue to make any changes as directed.  Thanks for carefully reading the information found in this website as well as the confirmation packet you will receive by e-mail 2 weeks before the event.  After your review, if you have personal questions or concerns, please contact Lesley at

Confirmation Packet:  This packet (sent by email unless otherwise requested)  will include workshop assignments, any materials needed for workshops, a suggested packing list, a health form, directions to the camp, and site assignments.

Of interest.. Keep reading a bit longer..

“Kapers” means jobs in Girl Scout lingo. To make the Great Escape run smoothly, everyone will be asked to sign up for a small chore at check-in. (There is no paid staff or cleaning crew at the Great Escape, so everyone will need to pitch in. The site manager is responsible for camp maintenance – not general cleaning.

Mailing Address: Mail your registration payment (and completed registration form if not submitted electronically) to:

GSEM Great Escape c/o Lesley Murray

9 Ticonderoga Road

Acton, MA 01720

NOTE: Your registration is not considered complete until payment is received.

Workshop Selection: Choose workshops by their alpha-numeric code on the  registration form. Include a 2nd and 3rd choice for each workshop session. Every effort will be made to place you in your first choice  workshops, but workshops with limited numbers might fill whereas other workshops might be canceled due to lack of interest.  Workshops fill up fast so send your payment ASAP.

Auction: There will be a live auction during the weekend.  Auction proceeds will be donated to Camp Wind-in-the-Pines or GSEMA for improvements to camps or other girl program amenities.  See the “Auction” tab for more details.

Questions: We will reply to any e-mails sent to

Deadline:  Registration closes September 10, 2023 so we can prepare for your arrival at camp!

Registration:  If you are unable to access the electronic registration form on our website or are having trouble completing it, please email Lesley with any questions or concerns:

What if I don’t have a PayPal account?  Forward your check made payable to GSEM Great Escape to:

Lesley Murray

9 Ticonderoga Road

Acton, MA 01720

 NOTE: Your registration is not considered complete until payment is received.