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2017 Summer Camps

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Alexander Park (Princeton)

7/31-8/4

Around the World with Girl Scouts
Travel around the world in 5 days!  Learn different language words and play a game from a different part of the world.  Learn how girls act and dress in different cultures and from different time periods, then make culture and travel inspired crafts while meeting new friends at camp.

Camp Kiwanis (Mahomet)

6/12-6/16
Day Camp Assistants
Do you love camp but are ready for more responsibility?  Join us as a Day Camp Assistant.  You'll get the inside scoop on running Girl Scout Camp and have the opportunity to assist camp staff with activities.  Take the challenge and start your journey to leadership this summer!

6/12-6/16
Camping 101
Learn how to set up a tent, roll a sleeping bag and cook over a campfire.  Make your own trail mix before you explore the trails.  And camp wouldn't be camp without songs, games and crafts.  Welcome to camp!

6/19-6/23
Day Camp Assistants - FULL
Do you love camp but are ready for more responsibility?  Join us as a Day Camp Assistant.  You'll get the inside scoop on running Girl Scout Camp and have the opportunity to assist camp staff with activities.  Take the challenge and start your journey to leadership this summer!

6/19-6/23
Mystery Mania
Spend the week with puzzles, scavenger hunts and treasure maps.  Learn how to leave trail markers and see if you can find the prize.  You'll be a super-sleuth by the end of the week!

6/23-6/24
He and Me!
Grab your tent, sleeping bag and head to camp with your favorite guy!  After you set up your tent explore camp druing a glow stick night hike, make campfire desserts or tie dye shirts together!  After a quick breakfast in the morning take aim at the archery range, make a treat for camps feathered friends and do a little shopping at the Camp Trading Post.  Before you head to boating pack up your tent and cook lunch over the campfire one last time with your favorite guy!

6/26-6/30
Day Camp Assistants - FULL
Do you love camp but are ready for more responsibility?  Join us as a Day Camp Assistant.  You'll get the inside scoop on running Girl Scout Camp and have the opportunity to assist camp staff with activities.  Take the challenge and start your journey to leadership this summer!

6/26-6/30
Wacky Wildlife - FULL
Learn all about fuzzy, funny and feathered friends.  Make trail mix, bird feeders and look for animal tracks. Feeling brave?  Join us for a safari slumber party.

7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!

7/10-7/14
Day Camp Assistants - FULL
Do you love camp but are ready for more responsibility?  Join us as a Day Camp Assistant.  You'll get the inside scoop on running Girl Scout Camp and have the opportunity to assist camp staff with activities.  Take the challenge and start your journey to leadership this summer!

7/10-7/14
Aquatic Adventure
Splish splash, come have a blast during this water week. A swim suit is a must this week as we get drenched play water games and splash around in the canoes canoe.  When you're ready to dry use water to be creative as you learn to water color, or tie dye.  This week will leave you in awe of the wonders of water.

7/17-7/21
Day Camp Assistants - FULL
Do you love camp but are ready for more responsibility?  Join us as a Day Camp Assistant.  You'll get the inside scoop on running Girl Scout Camp and have the opportunity to assist camp staff with activities.  Take the challenge and start your journey to leadership this summer!

7/17-7/21
Eco-Artist
Go green this week.  Use recycled and found objects and what mother nature gives you to show off your creative side.  Show off your art work during Family Friday Lunch.

7/24-7/28
Day Camp Assistants
Do you love camp but are ready for more responsibility?  Join us as a Day Camp Assistant.  You'll get the inside scoop on running Girl Scout Camp and have the opportunity to assist camp staff with activities.  Take the challenge and start your journey to leadership this summer!

7/24-7/28
Spa Escape - FULL
Slow down this week as we relax and treat our self to DIY spa treatments.  Discover the calm and peace of yoga after lunch every day.  Learn to appreciate the sounds of nature as you take a nap under the trees.  Create a new look during a make over - including hair and nails.  Get creative as you make a sugar foot scrub and facial for yourself and someone special!  Don't forget your swim suit.  What's more calming that a paddle around the lake!

7/31-8/4
Camp Cooks
Explore food!  Learn fire safety as we cook walking tacos over a campfire.  Learn how the sun can cook making solar s'mores.  Try new foods and snacks from around the world.

7/31-8/4
Day Camp Assistants
Do you love camp but are ready for more responsibility?  Join us as a Day Camp Assistant.  You'll get the inside scoop on running Girl Scout Camp and have the opportunity to assist camp staff with activities.  Take the challenge and start your journey to leadership this summer!

8/7-8/11
Day Camp Assistants - FULL
Do you love camp but are ready for more responsibility?  Join us as a Day Camp Assistant.  You'll get the inside scoop on running Girl Scout Camp and have the opportunity to assist camp staff with activities.  Take the challenge and start your journey to leadership this summer!

8/7-8/11
Girl Scouts Got Talent
Have a dance party, perform skits and create musical instruments.  Learn about stage make-up and costumes.  Keep practicing to put on a show during Family Friday Lunch.

8/10
End of Summer Ceremony Night
Linger just a bit longer together at Camp Widjiwagan and Camp Kiwanis as we say goodbye to Summer Camp 2017. Enjoy a campfire cookout, songs & skits performed by the camp staff and memories told by our campers. End the night and summer in a fiant Friendship Circle surrounded by all our new summer camp friends.  Can't wait to see you next summer!

7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!
7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!
7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!
7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!
7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!
7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!
7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!
7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!
7/5-7/7
Camp Courage
Build up your courage and confidence while you challenge yourself during this 3-day and two night mini resident camp.  Learn about fire safety, make an edible campfire and try your hand at keeping a campfire going during a cook-out.  Bring your swim suit to battle it out water-style during an all-camp water carnival.  After the sun is set ee how brave you are during a night hike around camp to see the stars and discover what wildlife is up with you.  Even with all that we'll still have time for songs and games!
Camp Peairs (Bloomington)

6/26-6/30
Junior Road Trippers
Show off your creativity and love for all things Girl Scout during this exciting traveling spirit week.  We will be hitting the road and showing off how fun Girl Scouts of GSCI are!  Spend some of the week exploring the trails of Camp Kiwanis, the Lake of Camp Widjiwagan and pet some ponies at Camp Tapawingo while earning your GSCI Camp Patch.  Learn all about art, history and science as you hop your way from museum to museum.  Just don't forget to dress up each day!

Camp Sacajawea (Quincy)

6/26-6/30
Day Camp Assistants Training
If you love everything about day camp and want to come back as an assistant then this training is for you.  Develop leadership skills, learn how to become a camp counselor and prepare for day camp in Quincy.

7/17-7/21
Imaginarium
Come spend the week in pure imagination!  Discover your creative side while enjoying traditional camp activities such as outdoor cooking, hiking songs and more.  Overnight option available Thursday night.

Camp Tapawingo (Metamora)

6/8
Meet the Staff
Can't wait for camp to start?  Come on out ot camp to meet the camp staff, tour the campgrounds, check out the boats, try to hit the bulls eye at the archery range.  We'll have a campfire going so you can learn a camp song or two while you make a s'more out of Girl Scout Cookies.  Visit the trading post to get some camp gear for when you return later in the summer!

6/11-6/16
Bows 'n Boots - FULL
Spend time in the barn with your favorite horses.  Ride in the arena, learn proper skills and safety and maybe venture out on the trails one day!  When you're not in the barn, head out to the archery range to perfect your shot!  There will also be time to hang at the pool and relax around the campfire with friends.

6/11-6/16
Goo & Slime - FULL
If getting dirty and making colorful creations is your thing you'll love this messy, silly camp.  We'll make goo,slime, sticky snacks bright tie-dye and even paint with our toes.  Toss on your oldest clothes as we go on a scavenger hunt and wild walk which will leave us covered in mud.  When you're ready to get cleaned up jump into the pool and splash around with your friends! 

6/11-6/16
Teen X-treme - FULL
WARNING: Exposure to this camp may result in the participation of extreme camp activities.  User may become suspended from cables high on the ropes course.  Fire, flame or sparks may be present during mystery box meals.  Use of the pool and canoes may result in excfess moisture and challenging obstacles.  Caustion is recommended during shelter building, orienteering, a barn visit and use of bow and arrows.  Recommended for outdoor use only.  Completion of this camp may result in total personal transformation!

6/18-6/23
Cowgirl Round Up - FULL
Similar camps: Paddle & Saddle, Pony Express, Mane Event
Do you love horses?  Never ridden but want to learn? Come spend some time each day at the barn learning all of the basics of the ponies and horses of Camp Tapawingo.  Groom, ride and play barn games with your friends.  Hang up your hat for the day and enjoy what camp has to offer - s'mores, campfires, swimming and more!

6/18-6/23
Messy Madness - FULL
Ready for something a little wild and crazy?  Pack your oldest clothes to create all the messy fun you can imagine!  Stomp around the muddy creek and woods on a scavenger hunt, break out the face paint for a messy makeover complete with a wacky hair contest, then get covered from head to toe in shaving cream before rinsing off on a paint covered slip 'n slide.  All you need is a sense of adventure and a little soap to get clean at the end of the week.

6/18-6/23
Natural Beauty
Let nature be your inspiration this week as you explore inner and outer beauty.  Learn how to see past your freckles and frizzy hair as you build confidence on the low teams course.  Forget the negative messages of the world at the archery range.  Create poetry and collect found objects during a hike to show off the unique beauty of the woods.   Wrap up the week with a DIY spa lock-in at the lodge with your new lifelong friends then prep for the Friday Family Lunch art show.

6/18-6/23
Trailblazers
Develop backpacking and survival skills this week.  Sleep in the comfort of a platform tent; then pack gear and food for the week and discover the far end of camp at Big Sky, putting up tents, cooking meals over a fire, finding your way with a compass and practicing your archery skills.  Bond with your counselors and fellow campers, play team-building games, explore the night.  Return in time for an amazing dinner, closing campfire and the traditional Trail Spa Night in the lodge.

6/18-6/23
Wrangler in Training
Have you been to horse camp before and love it?  Would you ever want a career working with animals?  Spend time each day in the saddle and learn as much as you can absorb!  Gain insight as you meet guest speakers such as our vet, vet tech and farrier.  Enjoy hands on activities related to daily horse care, treating minor horse injuries and preventative care.  Then unwind at the pool and cook out over a campfire with your friends.

6/25-6/30
Leaders in Training
Develop your leadership style at this one-week camp during challenging team games and conquer the low ropes teams course.  Spend an afternoon shadowing, interviewing and learning tricks of the trade from the camp staff.  Work with your fellow LIT's as you make memories for the younger resident campers.  With the support of your counselors and new friends, you'll work on the aMaze Journey, setting a positive example for the younger campers.

6/25-6/30
Pampered Campers - FULL
Spread peace and inner beauty to your new friendsw and the camp horses during this relaxing week at camp.  Enjoy the cooling waters of the pool and reflect on a sunset hike.  During your lodge slumber party enjoy making and using foot scrubs, chocolate facials and lip gloss.  Learn about healthy eating from the camp cooks and keeping your body strong from the camp nurse.  Spend an afternoon making and delivering treats to our 4-legged campers, as well as learn how to baid, groom and bathe the horses while you give them the full pampered treatment. 

6/25-6/30
Saddle Sampler
First time rider?  Want to see what kind of horse and saddle might suit you?  Throughout the week at camp, you'll spend time at the barn learning about horse breeds and colors.  You'll get the unique experience of riding in Western, English and side saddles.  Swimming archery and new friends are also awaiting you at camp!

6/25-6/30
Tack 'n Trail I - FULL
Similar camps: Cowgirl Roundup, Pony Express, Silver Spurs I
Love to ride? How about learning how to ride trails and in the woods?  A few hourse each day will be spent with your four legged friends mastering the basics in safety and fun of trail riding.  When the boots are off take to the trails on foot, with trail mix in hand, to learn about trail markings and map reading.  Don't worry, there will be plenty of time to laugh with friends, tie dye t-shirts and splash in the pool!

6/25-6/30
Trekkers - FULL
Explore Tapawingo and camp in a new place every night.  Enjoy a private pool party and sleep under the star.  Head out for a night of backpacking at Big Sky after a day of archery challenges.  Finally, it's off to a spa night in the lodge.  When you aren't paacking for your next move or setting up your tent, you'll have plenty of time to go for a swim, learn some new outdoor cooking skills and paddle around the pond.

7/5-7/7
Climb On
Don't have much time for camp this summer?  Don't worry you can still join other teens on the challenge course each day during this 3-day 2 night mini resident camp.  Work together through the low teams course, then spend time scaling the 40-foot climbing wall.   Finally, take to the sky as we head up the 20 and 40 foot high ropes course.  When you're ready to feel solid ground under your feet, relax at the pool or enjoy some late night campfire treats. 

7/5-7/7
Mini Chef - FULL
Similar camps: Camp Eclipse, Goo & Slime, Zoo Pals
Have you made a s'more or eaten a banana boat?  Spend this 3-day and 2 night mini-resident camp learning about and tasting all kinds of food made over a campfire.  From late night treats to mid morning snacks you'll get to help plan what to eat, how to cook it and where to eat it.  Do'n't forget to pack your appetite!

7/5-7/7
Night Owls - FULL
Experience all the fun of a traditional camp in a new way during this 3-day, 2 night camp.  Stay up late and sleep in each morning.  Explore the wonders of the natural world including its sights, creatures and sounds that often go unnoticed by day dwellers.  When you're ready to join the day, splash around the pool and try your hand at archery.

7/5-7/7
Pony Pals I - FULL
Similar camps: Paddle & Saddle, Pony Express
Come spend THREE DAYS and TWO NIGHTS at camp having hun with horses and ponies!  Get paired up with a "big sister"for your time here who can show you all that camp has to offer!  Spend time with your buddy at the barn with the horses grooming, riding and braiding manes and tails!  Splash around at the pool, make memories around the campfire and have your buddy show you how to make s'mores!

7/5-7/7
Pony Pals II
Spend THREE days and TWO nights at camp having fun with horses and ponies!  Become a mentor to a younger camper and teach them your skills in the saddle and around the barn for a few hors a day.  Show off your skills on Friday for all of the families!  Cool off at the pool and tell camp stories around the camp fire to ensure that you and your "little sister"have a wonderful camp experience!

7/7-7/8
Leader-Daughter Overnight
Spend some one-on-one time with your main Girl Scout-the one who helps you sort cookies, tests the crafts and is last in line at your troop meetings.  Enjoy a special Leader-Daughter dinner then enjoy a sunset hike, games, trading post shopping with your girl.  End the night together around the campfire making s'mores and learning camp songs. After breakfast, leaders will have their choice of workshops to learn new skills while the girls get a taste of summer camp with camp counselors.  After a meeting up for a cook-out lunch, grab your swimsuits and head to the pool together for an afternoon pool party.

7/9-7/14
Graffiti - FULL
Stretch your creative side and experiment with fun and unique forms of self-expression during this artistic camp.  Design and sketch a giant chalk mural, paint a funky neon portrait on canvas and create a camp-theme comic book.  Explore usual ways to make jewelry and play around with fashion design with some surprising outcomes.  Don't forget about performance art- from music to poetry.  When you think you've exhausted your muse head to the Art Institute Museum for a day trip to spark the creative fire again.  Complete the week with an art show during Friday Family Lunch.

7/9-7/14
Tack 'n Trail II
Spend a few hours a day at the barn and on the trails!  Learn trail riding safety and enjoy time spent in the woods.  When the boots come off take to the trails on foot as you learn about compasses and geocaching.  You could even spot a deer or a wild turkey.  Paddle around in a canoe, get crafty with your friends and laugh around the camp fire.

7/9-7/14
Ultimate Challenge - FULL
Similar camps: Trekkers, Trailblazers, League of Girls
Are you seeking a real adventure this summer?  Splash through swimming obstacles, paddle through boating battles and plot to win the color wars.  Cook an experimental breakfast and a mystery box dinner over the campfire.  Find your way with compasses and show your courage on a night hike.  Before you campout by Bullfrog, scale the challenging 40-foot rock wall.  Don't forget to pack your bravery! 

7/9-7/21
Silver Spurs II
One of our most advanced equestrian camp for girls who are comfortable at a walk, trot, canter andnconfident in the saddle. Bond with your horse and friends for a few hours each day at the barn. Over the span of two weeks, you’ll hit the trails, ride through fields, jump obstacles, run through the barrel pattern and have a TON OF FUN. Go home for the weekend and come back refreshed and ready for more riding fun. When you’re not in the barn, paddle around in a canoe and hang out with friends at the pool!

7/9-7/21
Travel Trail II
Isle Royale is a hidden jewel of the national park system in the middle of Lake Superior close to the Canadian border.  It is an island of moose, wolves, foxes, otters, eagles, loons and more waiting for you to explore its 100 miles of woodlands, rocky ridge lines, pine bogs, lake shore and backcountry campsites away from wi-fi, television, cellphones and any mechanized vehicles but for the occasional fishing boat. Beautiful scenery, wild berries to much on along the trail while searching for signs of moose and falling to sleep in your tent to the song of the loon await you and your fellow wilderness explorers this summer.

7/16-7/21
Mermaids - FULL
Similar camps: Very Fairy Extraodinary, Zoo Pals
Calling all Mermaids!  Swim every morning and every afternoon, than trade your fins for feet so you can slip 'n' slide, toss water balloons and become a shaving cream bunny.  Make some mermaid-inspired art and snacks.  Learn about how the animals move in the water while working on your Wonders of Water Journey.  Plan a special meal for the whole camp to show the magic that is under the sea.  It's even worth leaving the water for your Mermaid Slumber Party where you'll become a princesss for the night.

7/16-7/21
Pony Express - FULL
Are you curious about horses?  Dreaming of climbing in the saddle?  At this equestrian camp for beginners, you'll learn the basics of riding horses, explore equine traditions and learn the history of riding elements from years past.  Once you hop off the saddle, head down to the archery range to check your aim and test your night vision on trails during a night hike.

7/16-7/21
Western Chefs - FULL
Calling all cowgirls who love to cook!  Groom, ride and have fun with the horses one afternoon.  Swim with friends at the pool, makecrafts and whip up some fun meals in the kitchen.  Discover the true western life as you camp out under the stars one night near the barn.  Keep an eye on your four-legged friends to discover what they are up to at night.  Might they need a mid-night snack too?  Keep your boots on for a ranch-style cookout over the campfire.

7/23-7/28
Travel Trail I
Travel Trail is so much more than camping in the outdoors!  It is an once in a lifetime adventure with fellow Girl Scouts in the wilderness. We will be exploring the wilderness trails of the Black River State Forest in Southeastern Wisconsin where elk roam free and are being restored to their natural habitat once again.  So get your backpack and hiking boots ready for an adventure where you will learn new outdoor skills such as cleaning your own water straight from the stream, making your own campfire ring and gathering wood to make a fire, locate your own site to pitch a tent 100 feet from the trail and navigate using a compass and map.  At the end of the week we will drop our backpacks and hiking shoes and jump in for a swim and a chance to canoe before heading back to Tapawingo!

7/24-7/28
Camp Eclipse - FULL
Start the week with day camp and end the week with resident camp.  This session is ideal for first time or inexperience overnight campers.  Make life long friends and enjoy boating, swimming, songs and games.  Create some late night campfire treats and your own trail mix for a hike.  Pack your sleeping bag and swimsuit, we'll meet you at camp!

7/24-7/28
Bits & Pieces - FULL
Try a bit of everything during this action packed day camp.  Cook off wwhile playing swimming games in the pool, slip down the slip 'n slide or play around while canoeing.  Create some campfire treats during our Wednesday cook-out lunch while your tie-dye dries.  After hiking, with trail mix in hand, pull on a pair of boots to meet the horse at the barn.  And of course it wouldn't be camp without songs, games and friendship bracelets!

7/20-8/4
Last Girls Standing
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois has issued a council-wide search for the strongest and best.  GSCI is recuiting these brave girls to learn extreme survival skills.  Current information indicates this team will need to perfect hike a wooded trail guided by the stars.  Mid-week, learn how to care for a horse and prove skills in the arena.  Boating and climbing skills will be tested as girls navigate the water and rock wall.

7/30-8/4
Paddle & Saddle - FULL
Love horses and your time on the lake?  Begin your day in the barn hanging out with your fuzzy friends.  Learn to ride, groom and splash around with them while doing horse baths.  Spend afternoons at the canoe pon paddling around.  Set up camp near the water one night and boat until dark, then eat s'mores and sleep under the stars.

7/30-8/4
Road Trippers - FULL
Become a nomadic traveler as we caravan and camp our way through GSCI's camps.  At Camp Peairs, explore Lake Bloomington during an all-day boating trip and discover where the wake will take us.  Take aim on the archery range of Camp Kiwanis and hike the trail along the Sangamon River.  Spend the day in a harness swinging from the cables of Camp Widjiwagan ropes course.  When you finally return to Camp Tapawingo, saddle up to learn riding skills while playing games on horseback.

7/30-8/4
Tack 'n Trail III
Explore the trails, woods and wide open fields on horseback for a bit each day...it doesn't get much better than that!  Assess trail situations as they arise, go on a mounted scavenger hunt through the woods with your friends and try your hand at geocaching.  Take your trail adventures up a notch and camp out on the trails.  Plan your night, pack the tents, pick your spot and see how bright the stars are away from main cmap.  At night, kick off your boots, relax around the fire and tell stories about your day.

7/30-8/4
Zoo Pals - FULL
If animals are your passion you've found the perfect camp session.  Practice swimming like a fish while we play games and learn how animals move in the water.  Make an animal themed trail mix to munch on during a hike to discover who we share camp with.  Stay up late during your Zoo Pal slumber party where you'll make your own stuffed animal, create fun animal snacks and watch a movie.  Well even have a few special furry and feathered friends visiting us this week!

7/31-8/4
Camp Cooks
Explore food!  Learn fire safety as we cook walking tacos over a campfire.  Learn how the sun can cook making solar s'mores.  Try new foods and snacks from around the world.

8/6-8/11
Drill Team
This advanced equestrian camp is for teens comfortable in the saddle at a walk, trot and canter.  Learn how to carry big flags as you ride in a synchronized pattern and have fun with your friends!  Spend time each day perfecting your team's pattern to show your family at the end of the week!  When you're not in the arena working together, unwind at the pool or chill out with s'mores at the campfire.

8/6-8/11
League of Girls
Prepare to travel through time during super hero training.  With teams of time traveling heroes, climb rock walls, take out the negative of the world at the archery range, and journey back in time.  Take a day trip to Challenger Learning Center and learn about space travel while you manage a mission.  Trip down to City Museum and slide through walls.  There will be plenty of time to take off your cape and relax at the pool, that is, after you create your own super hero cape! 

8/6-8/11
Sea Horses - FULL
Similar camps: Paddle & Sadle, Pony Express
Spend time riding and learning about horses.  Then cool off by splashing around in the pool, doing somersaults and laughing with friends.  Horses can't go in our pool, but we can bring the water fun to them!  Help them beat the heat by giving them much needed baths!  Enjoy campfires, s'mores and tie-dye with your friends!

8/6-8/11
Silver Spurs I
Our mot advanced equestrian camp for the girls who are comfortable at a walk, trot and canter and are confident in the saddle.  A morning spent trail riding, one spent jumping over small jumps and time to really have fun and enjoy your self in the saddle.  Later, cool off in the pool and try for a bulls eyes at the archery range! 

8/6-8/11
Very Fairy Extraodinary - FULL
If you love the sparkle of pixie dust, then come discover the magic and wonder of the Camp Tapawingo fairies.  Make fairy houses and wands and even capture fairies in a jar.  Then pack a snack and hit the trails for a fairy hike.  Enjoy a fairy sleepover in the lodge with all your new friends.  Bring your favorite fairy costume so we can see you dressed in your very fairy best! 

Camp Widjiwagan (Springfield)

6/12-6/16
Horse Power
Develop teamwork by discovering a horse's importance in a heard.  Use unique connections between horse and human to improve communication, maintain relationships and develop a deep sense of purpose.  Arrive at Camp Widjiwagan daily and travel to Bright Star Equestrian Centre on Monday and Wednesday. Take a field trip to Sky Zone on Thursday.

6/12-6/16
Memory Maker
Did you develop courage and confidence from the time you spent at summer camp?  Support camp staff and share your knowledge of songs, crafts and outdoor skills that will inspire the next generation of day campers.  Take a trek on an exciting field trip, be a positive role model and make memories that last a lifetime.

6/12-6/16
Three C's
Camp is a safe and supportive place and the perfect setting to build courage, character and confidence - "the Three C's".  Be part of a team that explores what challenges girls and discover practical solutions. Play fun games and hang-out with camp friends.  Have fun with your teammates on a field trip to Sky Zone!

6/19-6/23
H2O - FULL
Water is so vital and it is definitely an essential part of summer camp.  This is a week of swimming, boating and water-based crafts, but it is also a time to reflect on water conservation, protection and habitat.  Make a splash on a field trip to Knights'Action Park.

6/19-6/23
Memory Maker
Did you develop courage and confidence from the time you spent at summer camp?  Support camp staff and share your knowledge of songs, crafts and outdoor skills that will inspire the next generation of day campers.  Take a trek on an exciting field trip, be a positive role model and make memories that last a lifetime.

6/19-6/23
Tack and Tide
What could be better than combining water sports and horses into one fabulous week of camp?  Arrive at camp daily and travel to Bright Star Equestrian Centre on Monday and Wednesday.  Tuesday's fun will include a voyage on Lake Springfield.  Get wel and wild on Thursday's trip to K'night's Action Park.  Relax in Camp Widjiwagan's pool on Friday.

6/26-6/30
Hobby Horse
The beauty of horses is the inspiration for this camp.  Arrive to camp daily and travel to Bright Star Equestrian Centre on Monday and Wednesday for horse related activities.  Learn how nature inspires creativity on a field trip to Lincoln Memorial Garden on Thursday.  Create an artistic masterpiece with the magnificent horse as a muse. Present your final work at the Art Fair during Friday Finale.

6/26-6/30
Memory Maker
Did you develop courage and confidence from the time you spent at summer camp?  Support camp staff and share your knowledge of songs, crafts and outdoor skills that will inspire the next generation of day campers.  Take a trek on an exciting field trip, be a positive role model and make memories that last a lifetime.

6/26-6/30
Natural Artist
Celebrate art's connection to the environment using natural materials.  Create masterpieces inspired by the lake, trails and gathering places of camp.  Take a field trip to Lincoln Memorial Gardens, a unique living memorial to honor President Lincoln.  Present your final work at the art fair during Friday Finale.

7/5-7/7
Camp Independence
Nothing will build independence like staying overnight at camp during this 3-day, 2 night mini resident camp.  Enjoy outdoor cooking, boating, archery and swimming along with activities that build self-reliance and teamwork - the foundation of our country and Girl Scouts.

7/10-7/14
Fiction Fantasy Camp
Imaginations will run wild with tall-tales as we explore characters from our favorite books and films.  From colorful superheroes to courageous princesses, create a camp full of mystery and fantasy and just maybe...some camp magic!  Have leaps and bounds of fun during a field trip to Sky Zone!

7/10-7/14
Memory Maker
Did you develop courage and confidence from the time you spent at summer camp?  Support camp staff and share your knowledge of songs, crafts and outdoor skills that will inspire the next generation of day campers.  Take a trek on an exciting field trip, be a positive role model and make memories that last a lifetime.

7/17-7/21
Animal Adventures - FULL
Tame and wild - this camp is all about animals.  Investigate pets that are furry, slimy and scaly.  Learn how to pick the best pet for you and how to keep them safe and healthy.  Explore animal habitat and learn about endangered species.  Get up close to more crafty and cuddly creatures on a trip to Henson Robinson Zoo.  You can become a "Night Owl" during an optional Thursday overnight.

7/17-7/21
Island Bay Beachcombers I
Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you acquire the basics of sailing.  Discover all about a boat, from the bow to the stern & the port to the starboard.  Learn to rig and guide your vessel both upwind and downwind.  Gain the confidence to sail on your own.  Arrive at camp daily and travel to Island Bar Yacht Club on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Take a field trip to Henson Robinson Zoo on Thursday and relax in Camp Widjiwagan's pool on Friday.  Must be able to swim and pass a swim test.

7/17-7/21
Memory Maker
Did you develop courage and confidence from the time you spent at summer camp?  Support camp staff and share your knowledge of songs, crafts and outdoor skills that will inspire the next generation of day campers.  Take a trek on an exciting field trip, be a positive role model and make memories that last a lifetime.

7/24-7/28
Island Bay Beachcombers II
Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you acquire the basics of sailing.  Discover all about a boat, from the bow to the stern & the port to the starboard.  Learn to rig and guide your vessel both upwind and downwind.  Gain the confidence to sail on your own.  Arrive at camp daily and travel to Island Bar Yacht Club on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Take a field trip to Illinois State Museum on Thursday and relax in Camp Widjiwagan's pool on Friday.  Must be able to swim and pass a swim test.

7/24-7/28
Memory Maker
Did you develop courage and confidence from the time you spent at summer camp?  Support camp staff and share your knowledge of songs, crafts and outdoor skills that will inspire the next generation of day campers.  Take a trek on an exciting field trip, be a positive role model and make memories that last a lifetime.

7/24-7/28
Widji Science
Explore the lake and trails to discover Earth Science.  Learn how the sun, water and soil create unique ecology.  Dabble in chemistry and participate in fun experiments. Enjoy hands-on science lessons on a trip to Illinois State Museum. 

7/31-8/4
H2O Again! - FULL
Because water is such an essential part of summer camp, we just have to get wet and wild again!  Swimming, boating and water-balloon fights will be part of the fun along with water chemistry and science.  Take the plunge on a field trip to Knights' Action Park.

7/31-8/4
Memory Maker
Did you develop courage and confidence from the time you spent at summer camp?  Support camp staff and share your knowledge of songs, crafts and outdoor skills that will inspire the next generation of day campers.  Take a trek on an exciting field trip, be a positive role model and make memories that last a lifetime.

8/4-8/5
Widji Troop Adventure Camp - FULL
Bring your troop and discover what's so great about the Great Outdoors!  Take a hike, prepare a campfire snack, paddle a boat, shoot an arrow, sleep in a tent and relax at the pool.  Food, tent and equipment are provided.  Bring your sleeping bag, clothes, toiletries, flashlight, refillable water bottle and most importantly, a t-shirt for tie-dye!

8/7-8/11
Memory Maker
Did you develop courage and confidence from the time you spent at summer camp?  Support camp staff and share your knowledge of songs, crafts and outdoor skills that will inspire the next generation of day campers.  Take a trek on an exciting field trip, be a positive role model and make memories that last a lifetime.

8/7-8/11
Widji Challenge
Divide into teams to choose a name and color.  Design a team banner then prepare for some friendly competition.  Battle for your favorite campsite and challenge other tribes to fun games of wit and skill.  Compete in boating, archery and challenge course activities.  More high flying adventures will be had on a trip to Sky Zone.

8/10
End of Summer Ceremony Night
Linger just a bit longer together at Camp Widjiwagan and Camp Kiwanis as we say goodbye to Summer Camp 2017. Enjoy a campfire cookout, songs & skits performed by the camp staff and memories told by our campers. End the night and summer in a fiant Friendship Circle surrounded by all our new summer camp friends.  Can't wait to see you next summer!

Decatur Urban Program Center (Decatur)

6/12-6/16
Art-Tastic!
A colorful and creative week!  Get in touch with your artistic side as we paint, sculpt and tie-dye the days away.

6/19-6/21
Mad Scientists
Back by popular demand, but with new experiements for you to try!  Explore the wonders of science with sticky experiements, marvelous machines and exciting explosions!

6/26-6/30
Paws and Claws
Time for fun with furry and feathered frineds!  Tour the Scovill Zoo and learn about the animals who live there.  Find out what it takes to care for a pet and keep animals healthy.  We'll have a fur-tastic time playing animal games and creating animal crafts.  Animal lovers won't want to miss this!

7/10-7/14
Waterbugs
Get ready to get wet!  We'll splash around at the pool, get soaked playing water games and cool off at our own water carnival.  When you aren't in the water, you'll be learning about aquatic habitats and creatures.

7/17-7/21
Center Stage
Do you have a flair for the dramatic?  Take center stage and show off your inner diva!  Choreograph your own dance, write your own skit and design your own costume.  Take a trip to the theater and see what it's like to be backstage.

7/24-7/28
Camper Sampler
Check out other GSCI Camps!  We'll meet the horses at Tapawingo and sail away at Camp Peairs and explore nature at Camp Kiwanis.