Category Archives: Camps & Property

Empower Your Girls Through the Outdoors

It’s once again time for your girl to check her outdoor gear, restock her daypack, and get ready to spend more time in the great outdoors this summer! Whether she’s going troop camping, or attending Girl Scout summer camp, visiting a National Park with … Continue reading

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Hello Spring!

It’s Spring! We are fortunate enough to have clear skies, sunshine, and blooming flowers, we bet you can’t wait to starting enjoying the outdoors. What better day to turn off the TV and video games and get active? After much … Continue reading

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Are you up for the challenge of changing lives this summer?

Former Disney CEO, Michael Eisner, summed it up when he described his days as a summer camp counselor as some of the most valuable leadership training he has ever had. From the outside looking in, many people see the camp … Continue reading

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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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