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Celebrating our 43rd Gathering - August 2023

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We'll be back at Camp Scully again! Make plans to join us for an exciting weekend near Albany, NY.

Join us for three or four wonderful days of fun, laughing and learning as we bring women together to sing and play, to make new friends and cherish their old ones, from all across the country. Whether you hike, bike, kayak, swim, gaze at the birds or at the stars, paint, play the ukulele or drum or you name it, sing, start campfires from scratch, scale walls, write or read, the Women Outdoors Gathering has something for almost everyone.

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Camp Scully

From its inception, over forty years ago, Women Outdoors has sponsored an annual Gathering for all members. Join us this summer at our new home since 2021.

Camp Scully is located on Snyder’s Lake in North Greenbush, approximately 10 miles from Albany and Troy in New York.

We'll have exclusive use of the entire facility, with RV, tent, cabin, and cottage options. For those not in a cottage, there are central bath houses with showers, toilets, and hot water.

24 Camp Scully Way,

Wynantskill, NY 12198

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Registration Details

Lodging – 3 Days / 2 Nights: $180 

Friday (8/25/23) 11 am to Sunday (8/27/23) 3 pm

Includes 5 meals, 2 nights lodging, and all activities:

  • Friday: Dinner, Lunch Option additional $10
  • Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Sunday: Breakfast
  • *New* this year for those who need to leave early: Sunday Lunch is optional for just $5

Extra Day / Night: $55 or $68

Thursday (8/24/23) 11 am to Friday (8/25/23) 11 am

Includes 2 or 3 meals, 1 night lodging, and all activities:

  • Friday: Breakfast & Lunch - $55
  • Thursday Dinner (arrive by 6 pm), Friday Breakfast & Lunch - $68
Check out our Lodging Options!

Saturday (8/26/23) – 1 day: $60 

Includes lunch and dinner, and all Saturday activities.

Scholarships are available today. To apply for a scholarship to the Gathering, download the request form as PDF or DOC, and return your completed application no later than July 26 to the Gathering coordinator at

Please note: Gathering attendance is for Women Outdoors members only. If you are not a member, please Join Now or Renew your membership!

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Register and Pay by July 30
to avoid a $25 late fee!

Adding only the Thursday option after July 30 will incur at $10 late fee.

Registration Closes on August 17!

Cancellation Policy - If you cancel:

  • By Aug 1: Full refund 
  • Aug 2 - Aug 10: $25 cancellation fee
  • After Aug 10: No guaranteed refund


We will be continuing our new Pitch-in tradition for this year's Gathering. We are renting the campus, but there is no staff, so we will be handling things and providing all services for ourselves, including activities, food service, meal cleanup, taking out trash as needed, etc. We will be able to keep our operating costs much lower than prior years, and will be passing the savings on to attendees by keeping fees as low as possible.

In return, we will be asking everyone to pitch in with one or more tasks that best suits their interest and capabilities. When you register, we'll ask how you can help make this a successful Gathering. 


  • Lead a workshop.
  • Lead a hike or bike ride on/off campus (we have maps and directions)
  • Organize an evening activity -  camp fire, dance, talent show, games, or something new!

Food/Meals - Help out in the kitchen

  • Food Prep Assistant / Server
  • Dining Room Prep
  • Cleanup


  • Take a turn at the registration table.
  • Help run the Gathering Store 
  • Take-down and final clean-up sweep before we leave.

Have Questions about:


Kitchen or Organizing:



    Activities will be led by volunteers among us, as part of our Pitch-In program. The camp has hiking and paddling opportunities and space for indoor and outdoor activities.

    Off-campus there are nearby waterfall hikes and biking trails.

    Check out all of the various options and possible workshops and evening activities that will be offered:

    Programming & Activities


    Camp Scully doesn’t provide meal service, but we have identified some great local caterers to provide our meals!

    Meals will be served in the camp's dining hall. 

    Meal Times:

    Breakfast: 8 am 

    Lunch: 12:30 pm 

    Dinner: 6 pm 

    Special Dietary Requests

    We will ask during registration if you have any special dietary needs or allergies. Please register by July 30 so that we can try to accommodate you! 

    Note that you may need to bring food to supplement what we are able to provide. Storage is available for your perishables.

    COVID-19 Policy

    Based on current information, our mitigation policy for 2023 is as follows:

    • Do not attend if currently ill with cough, diarrhea, or fever (from any cause).
    • A full refund will be given to anyone who cancels due to illness of any kind.
    • Avoid exposure to anyone with COVID within 5 days of attendance.
    • Have a negative COVID rapid test within 24 hours of attendance.
    *Use of masks during your stay at the Gathering is optional.

    The Jan Brown Memorial Scholarship Award

    In 2019, our 40th year, we introduced a scholarship award to honor the memory of Jan Brown,  one of our beloved founding mothers. Read more about Jan and the scholarship recipients: 

         More Links / Contact

    More Information:      Register Now   

    Please note: Gathering attendance is for Women Outdoors members only. If you are not a member, please Join Now or Renew your membership!

    For general information about the Gathering, plus our history and the Jan Brown Scholarship:    Main Gathering Page

    For detailed descriptions of all of our Lodging Options       

    For detailed information on our programs and activities:           Programming & Activities  Full Schedule

    For additional resources such as menus, packing list, paperwork, and more:  Resources

    Need help? For general and lodging questions:

    For workshops and evening activities:

    You can also check out our Photo Gallery. Have you attended past Gatherings? We'd love to see your best photos of attendees and activities for any year.

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