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4.3. Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Summer Camp…it’s a Girl Scout tradition! Camping is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a weekend, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun under the guidance of caring, trained adults.


Day Camp is for girls in kindergarten and above, with activities on three or more consecutive days for four hours or more. Girl Scout Day Camp is held in a variety of locations across Southern Illinois. The occasional overnight camp may be offered. GSofSI Day Camps vary in length and age groups served, so read about each specific camp to see if it fits what you are looking for!

Resident Camps are offered to girls in second grade and up. Girls camp for three nights to a week. Girl Scout Resident Camps are offered at Camp Ondessonk in Ozark, Illinois, DuBois Center in DuBois, Illinois and Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Makanda, Illinois. GSofSI Resident Camps are girl-led, meaning girls will plan many of the activities with their counselors/volunteers, taking advantage of the resources available at the campsite.

  Free Transportation will be available for the Camp Ondessonk and Touch of Nature Resident Camps - along with Mini STEM Camp and STEM Camp VII Day Camps. Check out the Event Calender for more information!

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.

STEM Camp Financial Assistance Form:

Resident Camp Financial Assistance Form: