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2021 Day Camp

Are you ready to Go Wild? Day camp gives girls exciting opportunities to try new things, build skills and make friends while enjoying the great outdoors. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois holds day camps each summer at various locations throughout our council. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our awesome volunteers, our day camp program continues to provide girls with fun and engaging outdoor experiences!

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SU 511 Camp Wassatoga Olympics for Daisies and Brownies: June 7-8 | Effingham, IL

SU 511 Camp Wassatoga Olympics for Daisies and Brownies

Start Date: June 7, 2021
End Date: June 8, 2021

Start Time: 9 a.m.
End Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Camp Wassatoga - Effingham, IL

Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie

Join us at Camp Wassatoga for the Summer Olympics where you will be competing! We will be playing fun summer games such as an obstacle course, relay races, and so much more. We will also have our traditional summer camp fun hiking, canoeing, learning archery, and knot tying.

Registration Deadline: May 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $25

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SU 511 Camp Wassatoga Olympics for Juniors and Cadettes: June 9-11 | Effingham, IL

SU 511 Camp Wassatoga Olympics for Juniors and Cadettes

Start Date: June 9, 2021
End Date: June 11, 2021

Start Time: 9 a.m.
End Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Camp Wassatoga - Effingham, IL

Grade Level: Junior, Cadette

Join us at Camp Wassatoga for the Summer Olympics where you will be competing! We will be playing fun summer games such as an obstacle course, relay races, and so much more. We will also have our traditional summer camp fun hiking, canoeing, learning archery, and knot tying.

Registration Deadline: May 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $30

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SU 110 Muggles, Magic and Mayhem: June 7-11 | Highland, IL

SU 110 Highland Day Camp Muggles, Magic and Mayhem

Start Date: June 7, 2021
End Date: June 11, 2021

Start Time: 6 p.m. (Monday camp start time is 5:30 p.m.)
End Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Silver Lake Park - Highland, IL

Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Consider this your owl calling you to Hogwarts again! Muggles camp is even more special as this time we celebrate year ten! Whether you are a first year camper or returning for more, a week at Muggles, Magic & Mayhem will give you plenty to explore. The snacks are delicious, the butterbeer is too. Take a look at all these witches and wizards can do. Grab a broom and join your house Quidditch team. Then brew up a potion unlike any you've seen. The crafts and swaps you create will be the envy of all. Just think of the memories you'll make at the Yule Ball. Grab your robes and your wands, your pet toads too! At muggles camp a magical time waits for you.

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $55
Tags (5 year old girls going into Daisies fall 2021): $55
Adults: $15

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SU 111 Adventure Awaits: June 7-11 | Edwardsville, IL

SU 111 Adventure Awaits

Start Date: June 7, 2021
End Date: June 11, 2021

Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
End Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Camp Torqua - Edwardsville, IL

Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior

Join us for an exciting week of new and bold adventures! Campers will participate in a variety of skill building activities to learn the many aspects of traditional camping. The adventures include learning knots, first aid, outdoor recreation, fire safety, camp housekeeping, songs, nature, games, cooking, arts & crafts, along with many other activities that girls will love to experience with their Girl Scout sisters. Other adventures will include a Wildlife Bird Sanctuary visit and other fun surprises! Sign up early so you don't miss out on the Day Camp fun at Camp Torqua in 2021!

Registration Deadline: May 3, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $79
$25 for Cadette PATs & Senior-Ambassador CITs working on hours to complete their Program Aide or Counselor in Training pin.

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SU 207 Pioneer Days: June 14-18 | Freeburg, IL

SU 207 Belleville Day Camp Pioneer Days

Start Date: June 14, 2021
End Date: June 18, 2021

Start Time: 9 a.m.
End Time: 3:30 p.m.

Location: American Legion Post 58, Freedom Farms - Freeburg, IL

Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Girls will spend the week exploring what it would have been like as a pioneer women. Venture down to the swimming hole (swimming pond) to cool off. Head to the local Chuck Wagon for lunch and learn to cook over an open fire. Test your hunting skills at the archery range. Enjoy games and crafts like the pioneers did. Imagine exploring nature around you on a wooden raft (standup paddleboard) and canoe or fun yak around the fishing pond. Each unit will also build and race their own boat (cardboard boat) on Friday at the family event. Optional overnight for 4th grade and over if permitted by state COVID guidelines. Payment for overnight to be paid to camp after first day of camp.

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: 
Daisies-Cadettes: $60
PA/CIT (Girls with Program Aide Training): $15
Adults Volunteering at Camp: $0
Optional overnight for girls 4th grade & up: $15 

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Mini STEM Camp: June 17-18 | Edwardsville, IL

Mini STEM Camp

Start Date:
 June 17, 2021
End Date: June 18, 2021

Start Time: 9:00AM
End Time: 3:00PM

Location: Camp Torqua - Edwardsville, IL

Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie

Let’s learn about science in the great outdoors! We will explore science in nature while making yummy science themed snacks and experiments that you can take home to show off to your family. Did we mention rockets?! We will also be launching rockets and looking at the science, technology, engineering, and math that go into designing rockets. Adults, you are welcome to help too- if you volunteer both days your daughter can receive a 50% refund on her camp fee (and you get an awesome shirt!)

Financial Assistance: https://tinyurl.com/y7rmzbs7

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $55

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In, On, Near the Water!: June 21-24 | Makanda, IL

In, On, Near the Water!

Start Date: June 21, 2021
End Date: June 24, 2021

Start Time: 9:30 a.m.
End Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Little Grassy Lake Campground & Marina - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Cadette, Junior

Girls from 5th grade Juniors thru 8th grade Cadettes will be in and on the water at this wet and wild session just for them! Girls will enjoy canoeing, kayaking, beach swimming, and creek explorations. Day Camp will include field trips to the Cache River wetlands and and another lake or stream. The Cache River wetlands looks more like Louisiana than Illinois! It is home to some of the oldest living trees east of the Mississippi River and shelters hundreds of threatened and endangered species. Come and be a part of this first time adventure set in beautiful Southern Illinois!

Registration Deadline: May 17, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $110

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STEM Camp IX: Bring on the Sunshine!: June 21-25 | Edwardsville, IL

STEM Camp IX: Bring on the Sunshine!

Start Date: June 21, 2021
End Date: June 25, 2021

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
End Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Camp Torqua - Edwardsville, IL

Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Join us for a week of STEM camp fun! We will complete the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey and a Take Action Project. In addition to working on sharpening our observation skills as a citizen scientist we will complete an additional badge, Art in the Outdoors! Join us an exciting week of hands activities as we use our creativity to explore nature, engineering, science, and physics. Adults, you are welcome to help too-if you volunteer all 5 days of camp your daughter can receive a 50% refund on their camp fee (and you get an awesome shirt!)

Financial Assistance: https://tinyurl.com/y7rmzbs7

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $110

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SU 211 Mad Scientist: June 21-25 | Waterloo, IL

SU 211 Mad Scientist

Start Date: June 21, 2021
End Date: June 25, 2021

Start Time: 9 a.m.
End Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Konarcik Park - Waterloo, IL

Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Let's go "mad" for Science! We will shoot rockets, make volcanoes erupt and eat our experiments! Have you ever bent water or made raisins dance? Roll up your sleeves for a week of hands-on science fun! If an adult volunteers for all 5 days of camp, they will be reimbursed the cost of 1 camper at the conclusion of camp.

Registration Deadline: May 17, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: 
Daisies-Cadettes: $40
Tags: $5
Camp Aides (entering 8th-12th grade): $0
Adult Camp Volunteers: $0

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A Virtual Mystery Day Camp: July 5-8 | Zoom

A Virtual Mystery Day Camp

Start Date: July 5, 2021
End Date: July 8, 2021

Start Time: 2 p.m.
End Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Virtual Zoom

Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Do you want to experience day camp from your air conditioned home, sitting in your comfy chair which is an armslength away from the fridge? Then this Virtual Mystery Day Camp is for you. We can't give away too many details or we wouldn't have a very good mystery, but you should know that you will get to particpate in activities that makes every Girl Scout leap for joy.

Parents and Troop Leaders: This is a virtual camp experience with all activities being done through Zoom and Google Classroom. The sessions will run each day from 2-3 p.m. Each girl registered will receive a kit of supplies. You will just need to provide the basics like scissors, glue, and markers or crayons. The kit can be shipped to your home by USPS for an additional $10. Kits will arrive the week before camp. Links to badge activities will be provided during camp.

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $25
Additional $10 charge if would like kit shipped by USPS otherwise kit will be available for pick up in Glen Carbon office.

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SU 30 Camp Happy Holidays: July 14-16 | Mount Vernon, IL

SU 30 Camp Happy Holidays

Start Date: July 14, 2021
End Date: July 16, 2021

Start Time: 4 p.m.
End Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Girl Scout Little House - Mount Vernon, IL

Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior

We will journey through the year celebrating the following holidays: New Years, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, Happy Birthday, Grandparents Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! You will experience a variety of fun and frivolity such as building a champagne plastic glass tower filled with ginger-ale to kick off our year of celebration, valentines, making your own lucky charms as you go on a leprechaun treasure hunt, a scavenger hunt for eggs, a 4th of July carnival, a group birthday party, a haunted hayride, a Thanksgiving feast, a Christmas gift exchange, and crafts galore! Each girl will make an ornament for every holiday and take home her own Camp Happy Holiday decorated tree as a keepsake! Come on and celebrate good times at Camp Happy Holidays!

Registration Deadline: June 14, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $40
$12 for Cadettes with prior PA Training and need contact hours to earn their PA pin.

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SU 09 Classic Day Camp: July 19-23 | Centralia, IL

SU 09 Classic Day Camp

Start Date: July 19, 2021
End Date: July 23, 2021

Start Time: 9 a.m.
End Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Centralia Foundation Park - Centralia, IL

Grade Level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Camping is fun! Camp Basic teaches all the life skills necessary for camping! Girls will learn knot tying, fire building, orienteering, outdoor cooking and so much more. We will take hikes, have adventures, and make new friends in Centralia's beautiful Foundation Park.

Registration Deadline: July 12, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $30

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As mentioned above, volunteers are key to the success of Day Camp. If interested in volunteering, please let us know

You can also contact the Day Camp Director listed in each camp description with questions about specific Day Camps. Also, feel free to reach out to GSofSI at 800.345.6858 or customercare@gsofsi.org with general questions about Girl Scouts or camp. Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify.

Day Camp Financial Assistance Form: https://bit.ly/2RDfNHf
NOTE:
You must fill out the form prior to registering for a Day Camp session.

Take a look at our photo albums from Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Day Camps in 2019!