Category Archives: Camps & Property

Summer Camp Registration Opens December 6!

This summer, give your girl the opportunity to camp #LikeAGirlScout! At Girl Scout summer camp, she’ll face her fears and try new things, explore the great outdoors, build up her problem solving skills, and make a lifetime of memories with great … Continue reading

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New Lodge Construction Planned for Camp Widjiwagan

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) will begin construction on a new lodge for Camp Widjiwagan this spring. The new facility, made possible by a lead donation of $150,000 from Levi, Ray & Shoup, will feature over 2,000 square feet … Continue reading

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Why Kids Should Go To Summer Camp

Did you know that over TEN MILLION American kids go to camp every summer? Whoa! Summer camp has been a U.S. tradition for over 150 years. Back then, before air conditioning was invented, hot city summers were miserable and even … Continue reading

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Countdown to Summer Camp and How we Prepare for an Outstanding Summer!

The countdown for camp has begun! While it may seem far away to parents and girls, for us as camp directors it is just around the corner!  We are busy getting the camp grounds ready, making sure our counselors are … Continue reading

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Summer Opportunities for All Girls

In addition to providing a pathway to leadership, Girl Scout summer camp is just plain fun and gives girls of all ages the opportunity to develop independence and new skills against the backdrop of nature. Programming includes creative arts, water … Continue reading

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Hooray for Summer Camp!

I think it was just about a week ago, when I was leaving work at 5:00 p.m. when I noticed it had already been dark for an hour, but now it’s still light out all the way home. This time … Continue reading

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Camp Tapawingo Stables Update

Just wanted to give a short update with pictures to our Camp Tapawingo Stables progress. The roof has been installed.  The color of the roof is a galvanized steel color.  Cupolas on the roof will be added soon.  These will … Continue reading

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Summer is Just Around the Corner

Welcome to the GSCI 2012 Summer Activity Guide, packed full of summer opportunities for girls of all ages. Camp is one of several pathways through which girls can develop their inherent leadership, as they experience independence, develop new skills, and … Continue reading

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Camp Design

We are proud to mention that the designer of our Equestrian Stables and Master Plan at Camp Tapawingo, Greg Copeland of Domokur Architects, has authored a new book titled, Camp Design: Master Plan Basics.  Within the book, Camp Tapawingo, our … Continue reading

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Moving Dirt! Our New Camp Tapawingo Stables Taking Shape

Dirt has been moved!  Excavators have been at work at Camp Tapawingo the past few weeks, and the equestrian stables building pad and service road have been constructed. Concrete footings were poured last week and building materials will be delivered … Continue reading

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