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Camp Connect Virtual Camp

Welcome to Girl Scouts of Central Illinois’s first virtual camp-out!

We invite all girls and their families to connect with us and make fun family memories while camping and enjoying the outdoors! These event aims to bring the magic of camp to your home!

We're excited to be hosting a virtual camp experience called Camp Connect starting June 15 - August 7, 2020, providing girls an opportunity to continue their Girl Scout experience. 

Girls will connect with other campers, do badge activities, get outside in their yards or neighborhoods in fun and creative ways, and of course build courage, confidence, and character…all while having fun! Girls will meet virtually with camp staff and fellow campers in their grade level, and be provided with a box of activity supplies to use throughout the week independently, with their families, or with the other girls in the camp session.

We are starting with a three week run from June 15- July 10, 2020. Girls will be divided into age-level groups with age specific activities. Registration is now open!  

Camp Connect Sessions

Gak and Gizmos

Gak and Gizmos - July 20-24 - Virtual Camp

Girls in Grades 1-5
- Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Friday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Girls in Grades 6-8 - Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.., Friday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Grab your lab coat and safety googles as we find the science all around us! Make colorful creations with fun art projects, explore the wonder of nature, and make tasty snacks all with a scientific twist.  During this week you will get to try many different kinds of science from engineering to coding to chemistry. Create your own gadget and gizmos as you invent, create and build your way through this hands on camp!

Register for Gak and Gizmos Grades 1-5

Register for Gak and Gizmos Grades 6-8

Adventures Await!

Adventures Await! - August 3-7- Virtual Camp

Girls in Grades 1-5
 - Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Friday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Girls in Grades 6-8 - Monday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.., Friday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy all the fun of camp from your own home! Take part in all of the traditional camp favorites from crafts to learning about nature and outdoor skills while you connect with your fellow Girl Scouts. Tie-dye your own bandana, make an edible campfire and meet our herd of horses as you get to try a little bit of everything. At the end of the week, gather around to fire together to sing songs and do silly skits. 

Register for Adventures Await! Grades 1-5

Register for Adventures Awarit! Grades 6-8

Camp Connect FAQs

What is the cost for Camp Connect?

The cost of Camp Connect is $50 per week

This includes a camp box full of fun supplies for the week. Boxes and activities are tailored for age level and session. Each day your camper will have activities to do with their counselor or at home. Instructions and additional activities will be included. The camp box will be mailed directly to the camper's household, and the shipping cost is included in the cost of Camp Connect.

Are Camperships (camp scholarships) available?

Yes!  We want all campers to have the opportunity to join camp. You will be asked to pay a $10 deposit and cookie dough can be used. 

Can I join if I am not a Girl Scout?

Yes!  You will be asked to join as an indivdually registered member.  

Will there be refunds?

Unfortunately no refunds will be given.

After the closing date, no refunds will be given. That includes if your daughter misses a virtual session or is removed for behavior issues.   

Can I get any camp merchandise?

Yes!  When you register for camp you can add a camp gift bag to your order.  

Can I get a camp t-shirt?

Absolutely! We will have camp t-shirts a little different this year. You can order them directly here. And then they are shipped directly to you!  More information coming!

When will I hear from my Camp Director?

Your camp director will e-mail you a follow-up confirmation the week before camp. In this e-mail a pre-camp survey will be given. 

Have questions?

Have questions that need answered? Please contact Customer Care at 888-623-1237 or email customercare@girlscouts-gsci.org.

Camp Connect Behavior Information

When registering for camp you will agree to the following:

Due to the nature of camp in a virtual environment, GSCI staff is not able to provide complete supervision during Camp Connect. Overall responsibility for supervision lies with the parent/guardian. We encourage parents/guardians to be aware of their camper’s online activities.

  • When entering Zoom, please only list girl’s first name and last initial. 
  • Keep personal information such as email, address, and phone number private during Zoom meetings.
  • Girls should be aware of their surrounding and dress and make sure it is appropriate for Girl Scouts.   
  • Do not share meeting information with anyone.
  • No screen shots or pictures should be taken unless all girls involved are aware and have staff approval.

Zoom meetings may be recorded for internal use only.

Campers may be removed from the Zoom sessions if they do not follow the Behavior Agreement and may not be allowed to return.

Girls and parents please review the Computer Internet Safety Pledge and Behavior Contract

Click here for review the Computer Internet Safety Pledge

Click here to review the Behavior Contract