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Resident Camp

Want to call camp “home” for a while? This year, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is partnering with Dubois Center, Camp Ondessonk, Touch of Nature, and Land for Learning to give our girls some amazing resident camp opportunities!

Check out our 2020 Resident Camp opportunities in our digital flipbook!


Have you been looking for a Resident Camp for 2020? Well, look no further - it’s here! This year, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois has partnered with Dubois Center (DuBois, IL), Camp Ondessonk (Ozark, IL) Touch of Nature (Makanda, IL), Land of Learning (Makanda, IL) and to give our girls some amazing resident camp opportunities!

 At DuBois Center girls will have the chance to spend the week (6 days/ 5nights) or mini-week session (four days/three nights) being a cowgirl. Girls will stay in the rustic village in screened in cabins with celling fans and electricity. Girls will use latrines in their unit but have access to flush toilets and shower houses nearby. Girls will get to ride a horse once a day and still find time to go canoeing, hiking, archery, swimming and earn badges.

 At Camp Ondessonk girls will stay for a week long session (seven days/six nights).  Girls will stay in rustic, three sided cabins. Girls will use latrines in their unit but have access to flush toilets and shower houses 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 and campfires and an all-camp marathon to end the week!

 At Touch of Nature girls can attend a mini-session (four days/three nights) or week long session (seven days/six nights). Girl will stay in cabins with electricity and air conditioning. Girls will use flush toilets and covered shower houses during their time at camp. Camp activities may include swimming in Little Grassy Lake, canoeing, hiking, archery, environmental education, high adventure programs (older girls), camp crafts, badge work and, of course, Girl Scout songs and campfires!

  At Land for Learning girls will set forth on resident camp expedition (four days/three nights).  Girls will head out for a trip down the river by day and campout under the starts during the night.  This high adventure camp where girls will leave the lake and head out to the 11 Point River.  As we paddle down the river girls will still have a chance to earn badges, sing songs, and become a Leave No Trace Master!

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.

Resident Camp Financial Assistance Form: