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2021 Resident Camp

Are you ready to Go Wild? This year, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is partnering with Camp Ondessonk (Ozark, IL), DuBois Center (DuBois, IL) and Touch of Nature (Makanda, IL) to give our girls some amazing resident camp opportunities! Note: Resident camp sessions are pending approval for overnight camps with state COVID guidelines.

 

Girl Scout Camp at DuBois Center

 At Dubois Center girls can attend a mini-session (four days/three nights) or week long session (six days/five nights). Love hanging with the horses, the smell of hay, early mornings in the barn? Nestled among 300 acres of woodlands, lakes, creeks and meadows, the DuBois Center provides unique opportunities for horseback riding, exploration and growth.

Unicorns and Narwhals: June 13-16

Unicorns and Narwhals

Start Date: June 13, 2021
End Date: June 16, 2021

Start Time: 2 p.m.
End Time: 2 p.m.

Location: DuBois Center - DuBois, IL

Grade Level: Brownie, Junior

Trying to avoid another mundane summer? Then spend it living like these mystical horned creatures as we go trotting down the trails and frolicking in the water (weather permitting) every day. If that was not enough we will earn badges, sing songs, and make friendship that last a life time. Come to camp and let your magical story begin!

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $365
Minimum deposit of $175 due at registration!
Get $15 off when you sign up with another Girl Scout!

Register now!

Tail Talk: June 13-18

Tail Talk

Start Date: June 13, 2021
End Date: June 18, 2021

Start Time: 2 p.m.
End Time: 2 p.m.

Location: DuBois Center - DuBois, IL

Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Looking to have a tale to tell this summer? Then join us for this one of a kind horse camp. Girls will get the chance to experience everything about horses from head to tail. We’ll ride once a day (weather permitting), bond with the horses, and even help take care of the horses. When we are not with our four legged friends we will still participate in traditional camp activities that will be decided by girl choice!

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $540
Minimum deposit of $250 due at registration!
Get $15 off when you sign up with another Girl Scout!

Register now!

      

Girl Scout Camp at Camp Ondessonk

 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!

Camp Ondessonk Girls Week: June 27-July 3

Camp Ondessonk Girls Week

Start Date: June 27, 2021
End Date: July 3, 2021

Start Time: 1 p.m.
End Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Camp Ondessonk - Ozark, IL

Grade Level: Junior, Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Are you looking for a rustic high adventure summer camp? Then this is the week for you here at Camp Ondessonk. Come take in the fresh air while living in a 3-sided cabin or treehouse among the trees. Girl Scouts will participate in all Camp Ondessonk activities such as:

  • Going to the horse stables
  • Shooting archery
  • Shooting Riflery
  • Swimming in the lake
  • All Day Nature Exploration
  • Dabble in some Handicrafts
  • Woodsmanship
  • Canoeing or kayaking
  • An overnight campout
  • Tug of War
  • Marathon
  • Arrowhead Hunt
  • Girl Scout badges

Us Girl Scouts will band together sing songs and see if our unit has what it take to win the Golden Arrowhead. So if you are ready to lace up those hiking boots and have a summer your never forget…sign up today!

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $550
Minimum deposit of $250 due at registration!
Get $15 off when you sign up with another Girl Scout!

Register now!

CIT I and CIT II: June 27-July 3

CIT I and CIT II

Start Date: June 27, 2021
End Date: July 3, 2021

Start Time: 12 p.m.
End Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Camp Ondessonk - Ozark, IL

Grade Level: Senior, Amabassador

CIT I is for girls who are ready to begin exploring the pathway to camp leadership at resident camp. During the day CITs will help Unit Leaders with campers and needs with in the age level of CIT choosing. CITs will receive ongoing supervision and leadership guidance from the CIT Director while learning the skills needed to be an outstanding camp counselor during the day. CIT’s will help lead badge programming for younger girls, build teambuilding skills and observing unit staff.  

CIT II is for girls who are ready to look beyond being a counselor and wish to look at being an activity lead during resident camp. Girls will shadow program staff at camp in different specialty areas of their choice as well as helping with unit life. CIT IIs will experience the challenge and reward of working with younger girls through training that includes application of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, exploring the various leadership styles, learning positive behavior techniques, age and social characteristics, and resident camp skills. Participants will have an opportunity to observe unit and program staff, evaluate experiences, and receive guidance from the CIT Director as they assist in units. Prerequisite: CIT I.

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $550
Minimum deposit of $250 due at registration!

Register now!

Shawnee Adventures: July 11-15

Shawnee Adventures

Start Date: July 11, 2021
End Date: July 15, 2021

Start Time: 1 p.m.
End Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Camp Ondessonk - Ozark, IL

Grade Level: Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Are you looking to set out on the ultimate adventure? Then this three day, four night expedition is just for you. We will spend our nights at camp but come sunrise we will quest for fun and fresh air. Each day will have its own mission such as horseback riding, paddling or rock climbing. Don’t worry we won’t just be learning hard skills but also develop skills in group decision making, communication, and independence as we work together to overcome any obstacle that comes our way. If you are a wild soul that is looking to explore the wilderness of southern Illinois than this is the resident camp for you.

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $560
Minimum deposit of $250 due at registration!
Get $15 off when you sign up with another Girl Scout!

Register now!

      

Girl Scout Camp at Touch of Nature

 At Touch of Nature girls will attend a mini-session (four days/three 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!

Note: Camps marked with asterisk have been changed from a full week to a mini session.

Oh the Places We'll Go!: July 21-24

Oh the Places We’ll Go!

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

Start Time: 1:30 p.m.
End Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Touch of Nature Environmental Center - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Brownie

We will travel on land. We will travel on water. If you are looking for a better camp, don’t bother! We will explore the forest and make new friends. At this summer camp, the fun never ends. Are you thinking a week at camp is too long? Well time flies when you end each night with a song. Come to camp and try new things. You’ll be excited with the joy it brings.

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $315
Minimum deposit of $100 due at registration!

Register now!

Camp's Got Talent: July 21-24

Camp’s Got Talent

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

Start Time: 2 p.m.
End Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Touch of Nature Environmental Center - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Junior

Do you put the G.I.R.L. in Girl Scout? Then bring those talents to camp and show us what you are working with! Don’t think you have any talent… well let us prove you wrong. Travel around camp and give our activities a try. You may find out that you are the next Darci Lynne, Courtney Hadwin, or even Grace VanderWaal. Practice throughout the week and maybe you will get the Golden Buzzer - winning your own special spot at our campfire line-up!

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $315
Minimum deposit of $100 due at registration!
Get $15 off when you sign up with another Girl Scout!

Register now!

Going Green: July 21-24

Going Green

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

Start Time: 2:30 p.m.
End Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Touch of Nature Environmental Center - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

It isn’t easy being green, but we can show you how to give it a try. Girl Scouts will have an opportunity to learn about sustainability and the great outdoors while having tons of fun. We’ll put those Leave No Trace skills to the test as we live in solar cabins. Make rope from plants and learn how people hunted with atlatls. When you are a Girl Scout at camp everything starts turning up green!

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $315
Minimum deposit of $100 due at registration!

Register now!

CIT I and CIT II Mini Week: July 21-24

CIT I and CIT II Mini Week

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

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

Location: Touch of Nature Environmental Center - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Senior, Amabassador

CIT I is for girls who are ready to begin exploring the pathway to camp leadership at resident camp. During the day CITs will help unit leaders with campers and needs with in the age level of CIT choosing. CITs will receive ongoing supervision and leadership guidance from the CIT Director while learning the skills needed to be an outstanding camp counselor during the day. CIT’s will help lead badge programming for younger girls, build teambuilding skills and observing unit staff.  

CIT II is for girls who are ready to look beyond being a counselor and wish to look at being an activity lead during resident camp. Girls will shadow program staff at camp in different specialty areas of their choice as well as helping with unit life. CIT IIs will experience the challenge and reward of working with younger girls through training that includes application of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, exploring the various leadership styles, learning positive behavior techniques, age and social characteristics, and resident camp skills. Participants will have an opportunity to observe unit and program staff, evaluate experiences, and receive guidance from the CIT Director as they assist in units. Prerequisite: CIT I.

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $315
Minimum deposit of $100 due at registration!

Register now!

Enchanted Forest: July 25-28*

Enchanted Forest

Start Date: July 25, 2021
End Date: July 28, 2021

Start Time: 1:30 p.m.
End Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Touch of Nature Environmental Center - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Brownie

Camp is a place where magic comes alive. Join us for a magical time full of unicorns, mermaids, and enchanted forests. There isn’t a more magnificent place than southern Illinois to spend your summer. We’ll swim in the lake and walk through creeks. During these adventures you may find the animals you seek. But that’s not all we will do. Come to Girl Scout camp and find the magic inside of you.

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $315
Minimum deposit of $100 due at registration!

Register now!

Arrr You Ready Girl Scouts?: July 25-28*

Arrr You Ready Girl Scouts?

Start Date: July 25, 2021
End Date: July 28, 2021

Start Time: 2 p.m.
End Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Touch of Nature Environmental Center - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Junior

Ahoy Me Ladies! Come Aboard to the SS Girl Scouts. We will paddle the lake in search of pirate’s booty! Hunt down the illustrious whale of Little Grassy Lake. Then dry out our sea legs and give some crackle fruit a good old try. Grab your duffle and hornswoggle the summer blues away. If you’re a landlubber don’t worry - by the end of this camp you’ll be an old salt.

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $315
Minimum deposit of $100 due at registration!
Get $15 off when you sign up with another Girl Scout!

Register now!

Apocalyptic Adventure: July 25-28*

Apocalyptic Adventure

Start Date: July 25, 2021
End Date: July 28, 2021

Start Time: 2:30 p.m.
End Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Touch of Nature Environmental Center - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Cadette, Senior, Amabassador

Ready to go into survival mode and explore the bluffs, lakes, and trails of the Shawnee National Forest. No trail is too long - no lake is too deep, when it’s a summer adventure you seek! We’ll climb sandstone bluffs and paddle out to cliff jump. As we leave no woman behind in our pursuit for exploration - make Touch of Nature your summer destination!

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $345
Minimum deposit of $200 due at registration!

Register now!

CIT I and CIT II: July 25-28*

CIT I and CIT II

Start Date: July 25, 2021
End Date: July 28, 2021

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

Location: Touch of Nature Environmental Center - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Senior, Amabassador

CIT I is for girls who are ready to begin exploring the pathway to camp leadership at resident camp. During the day CITs will help Unit Leaders with campers and needs with in the age level of CIT choosing. CITs will receive ongoing supervision and leadership guidance from the CIT Director while learning the skills needed to be an outstanding camp counselor during the day. CIT’s will help lead badge programming for younger girls, build teambuilding skills and observing unit staff.  

CIT II is for girls who are ready to look beyond being a counselor and wish to look at being an activity lead during resident camp. Girls will shadow program staff at camp in different specialty areas of their choice as well as helping with unit life. CIT IIs will experience the challenge and reward of working with younger girls through training that includes application of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, exploring the various leadership styles, learning positive behavior techniques, age and social characteristics, and resident camp skills. Participants will have an opportunity to observe unit and program staff, evaluate experiences, and receive guidance from the CIT Director as they assist in units. Prerequisite: CIT I.

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $315
Minimum deposit of $100 due at registration!

Register now!

      

Girl Scout Camp at Little Grassy Lake Campground

 Join us as we paddle down the 11 Point River for 3 nights of sleeping on breathtaking gravel bars. Nothing beats that end of the summer heat better than swimming in a spring fed river, butt-surfing or having pirate battles with your canoe. When we aren’t paddling down river to our new campsite we’ll be cooking over the fire, and learning how to be good stewards to our river’s ecosystem.

Expedition River: August 4-7

Expedition River

Start Date: August 4, 2021
End Date: August 7, 2021

Start Time: 8 a.m.
End Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Little Grassy Lake Campground - Makanda, IL

Grade Level: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Is your middle name explorer, adventurer, risk taker, or maybe seeker? Then joins us as we paddle down the 11 Point River for 3 nights of sleeping on breathtaking gravel bars. Nothing beats that end of the summer heat better than swimming in a spring fed river, butt-surfing or having pirate battles with your canoe. When we aren’t paddling down river to our new campsite we’ll be cooking over the fire, and learning how to be good stewards to our river’s ecosystem. For those girls who went on this river expedition last year… just remember you are only two polar bear swims away from becoming lifetime members!

Registration Deadline: July 12, 2021

Registration Cost for Girls: $350
Minimum deposit of $175 due at registration!
Get $15 off when you sign up with another Girl Scout!

Register now!

      

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: https://bit.ly/38Q8kdI