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4.3.2. Resident Camp

Resident Camp

Have you been looking for a resident camp for 2017? Well, look no further…it’s here! This year, Girl scouts of Southern Illinois has once again partnered with Touch of Nature (on Little Grassy Lake) and Camp Ondessonk (in Ozark, IL) to give our girls some amazing resident camp opportunities!

Girls attending the mini-session (4 days/3 nights) or week long session (7 days/6 nights) at Touch of Nature will stay in cabins with electricity and air conditioning. Girls will use flush toilets and covered showerhouses during their time at camp. Camp activities may include swimming in Little Grassy Lake, canoeing, hiking, archery, environmental education, rock climbing (older girls), high ropes (older girls), camp crafts, badge work and, of course, Girl Scout songs and camp fires!

Girls attending the week long session (7 days/6 nights) at Camp Ondessonk will stay in rustic, 3-sided cabins. Girls will use latrines in their unit but have access to flush toilets and showerhouses nearby. Camp activities may include swimming in Lake Saint Isaac, canoeing, archery, riflery, handicrafts, hiking, horseback riding, challenge courses, overnight campout under the stars, Girl Scout songs, camp fires and an all-camp marathon to end the week!

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. If you would like to help another Girl Scout have the opportunity to attend camp, please contact us and make a donation to our campership fund.


Camp Ondessonk Week Long Camp

Girl’s Week
July 16-22, 2017
Cost: $450
Deposit Required: $225
Registration Deadline has passed


Livin’ Like Bigfoot (for girls entering grades 2-3)
Women Warriors (for girls entering grades 4-5)
F.L.O.W. (Future Leaders of the Outdoor World) (for girls entering grades 6-12)
July 26-29, 2017
Cost: $255
Deposit Required: $50


Finding Nature (for girls entering grades 2-3)
Water World (for girls entering grades 4-5)
Expedition W.I.L.D. (Women in Leadership Development) (for girls entering grades 6-12)
Date and cost information for all Touch of Nature Week Long Camp sessions:
July 30-August 5, 2017
Cost: $380



for girls entering grades 9-12
CIT opportunities are available at all of our resident camps! Reference each resident camp session above for registration and fee information. Note that the CIT fee is the same as the camper fee for all CIT sessions.