Campers needing accommodations for food allergies or special medical needs should contact the camp director prior to registering. We try to accommodate all campers’ needs.
- Activities coordinate with Girl Scout Journeys and badges.
- Badges not included; earned badges may be purchased at your local service center.
- You will receive a badge sheet at the end of camp with the badge steps completed. Additional steps may have to be completed at home.
- Campers may only request ONE buddy upon registration. Buddies will be placed in the same tent/cabin but may not be buddies for all camp activities depending on group size, dynamics, and activities..
- Day campers will be in age-level groups (no buddy request).
- Cell phones/electronic devices are not allowed.
- Parents are welcome to call and speak to the camp director about their camper.
- In case of emergency, parents/guardians/emergency contact person will be contacted.
- We encourage families to send mail, care packages, and one-way e-mail to their campers.
Changes in Activities
- Activities may be modified or rescheduled depending on weather, group behavior, or available materials.
- Our camps are girl-led so the girls help plan activities.
All closing dates are 2 weeks prior to camp session or when maximums have been reached.
- Camper-counselor ratios will be met at all camps.
- Visit GetYourGirlPower.org for ratios.
- All counselors use a camp nickname while at camp.
Campership Financial Assistance application must be completed when registering on-line. All information is confidential.
Join us for the Friday Finale at camp each week. Meet your camper’s new friends and see skits and songs from the week. Exact time varies from camp to camp. Sign up while registering for your weekly session.
Purchase a special gift bag for your camper (order during registration process) - Camp Adventure Care Bag - $33 (includes camp bag and six fun camp items)
- Day campers at Camp Kiwanis and Quincy Community Day Camp must bring a sack lunch daily.
- Day campers at Camp Tapawingo and Camp Widjiwagan will receive lunch in the dining hall each day.
- Morning and afternoon snacks provided.
- Resident campers receive all meals and snacks.
- Do not pack food/snacks into camper’s luggage; it attracts animals and insects into the tents.
- We do our best to accommodate all allergies and dietary restrictions. We ask that you please contact the camp director to discuss any food allergies or accommodations a minimum of two weeks prior to arrival at camp so we can be prepared.
- All campers must submit a completed health history form signed by the parent/guadian.
- All campers must submit a completed vaccination record or official letter of exemption signed by a doctor. GSCI Camps follow the same requirements put forth by IDPH for public schools. Please see the IDPH website for information on ucrrently reuired vaccines for your girl's age.
- Overnight campers (3+ nights) must also have a physical completed within 24 months of the last day of camp session. This may be the physcian portion of the health history form or simply a copy of a recent physical.
- Health records will be collected at checki-in and kept confidential.
- All medications must be turned in at check-in in their original packaging and instructions for administration must be included on the Health Record. Medications will be stored securely and administered by healthcare or trained administrative staff.
- Camp payment is not accepted at camp.
- All camp fees must be paid in full two weeks prior to the camp session. Campers carrying an outstanding balance two weeks prior to session will lose their spot and deposit.
- Cookie Dough/Nutty Bucks must be sent in prior to, or with, the final payment. Cookie Dough/Nutty Bucks cannot be submitted for a cash refund or used as the initial deposit.
- No refund will be issued if a camper is sent home due to unacceptable behavior, homesickness, or if camper is a “no show” for the session.
- A credit or refund will be issued if you are unable to attend camp due to illness from or exposure to COVID-19, or if a camp session is cancelled due to COVID-19
- A $25 per session non-refundable deposit is required for registration (full payment if session is under $100).
- Cookie Dough/Nutty Bucks may not be used for deposit.
- Registration closes two weeks prior to the start of session.
- Phone registrations not accepted.
Staying at Camp
- Campers stay in rustic units that are tucked into the woods and typically consist of 6-10 open-air platform tents or rustic cabins.
- Tents are situated on wooden decks on the ground and are approx. 12’ x 14’ with weather-treated canvas sides and roofs.
- Each tent contains four sleeping cots with mattresses and cabins contain ten sleeping cots with mattresses.
- All of our facilities have a shower house.
- Security lighting is located throughout camp.
- Camp store offers T-shirts, bags, water bottles, stuffed animals, pens, and more.
- Campers typically spend $15-$25 on souvenirs. This money is collected at check-in or added online at registration.
- If trading post money is added online during registration, any unused money will go into our camper financial assistance fund.