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Registration Opens March 1!

2014

Girl Scout Summer Camp & Program Essentials

Day Camps, Resident Camps, Journey World, STEM & More!

Step 1: The Basics

Welcome to your Girl Scout

Summer Camp and Program Essentials Guide, packed full of spring and summer opportunities for girls of all ages. If you have joined us for camp programming before, then you know some of the exciting things that await you inside these pages. Be sure to check out what’s new this year, too. We’re committed to bringing you new programs every summer along with your favorites. If you are new to Girl Scouts or not yet a member, then dive in and check out the wide array of fun programs that are available. Parents and guardians, your daughters will have the time of their lives and build lasting memories when they join us at camp. They also enhance their skills, build strength and gain an important sense of independence. They discover the power of teamwork and cooperative, hands-on learning in a safe, all-girl environment. Everything from day camp, resident camp, teen leadership workshops, and weekend and family events are available. Grab your pen, sit down with your daughters, browse through these pages and make your selections now.

Registration begins March 1, 2014! Get ready for adventure, new friends, and new experiences! See you at camp!

table of contents Step 1: The Basics Camp Planner 3 Why Send Girls to Camp 4 Information for Girls 5 One-Stop Guide for Parents 6-7 Step 2: Decide on Location Open Houses, Crew Weekends 8 Camp Locations 9 Our Beautiful Camps 10-15 Step 3: Decide on Dates Camp Dates, Day Camp Buses 16-17 2

Step 4: Decide on Programs Day Camps 18-29 Volunteer-led Day Camps 30-31 Resident Camps 32-45 Camp Adventures 46-49 Step 5: Important Information 50-53 Step 6: Register Beginning March 1 Camp Registration Forms 55-59 Program Essentials for Summer Journey World 62-65 STEM 66-69 Healthy Living, Arts/Culture, Global 70-72 Volunteer Application 73 Program Registration Form 75

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Follow the steps below, and throughout this guide, to plan an amazing summer! The steps are color-coded to match each section in the guide.

Step by Step:

Step 1: Decide if you are going to day camp, resident camp or maybe even both! Step 2: Decide which camp locations you will attend.

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Step 3: Decide the dates that work best for you and your parents. Step 4: Decide which programs “spark� your interests. Step 5: Review all the important information you need to know about camp.

Step 6: REGISTER! Online REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2014 Day camp and camp weekend events: www.register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org Resident camp: https://www.girlscoutco-op.org/

Our plans and questions:

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Step 1: The Basics

Dear Parents and Guardians, Why send my daughter to camp? Is that the question you are asking yourself? Camping gives your daughter the experience of living outdoors, making new friends, the freedom to explore the world around her, sing at the top of her lungs, create art, and discover more about who she is. It also gives her the opportunity to be more independent as she takes care of her belongings and herself with the encouragement of our compassionate, dedicated camp staff. Girls develop their leadership skills as they make decisions that affect the entire group. Camp is an active/doing place. The emphasis is on “doing” and “learning.” For some girls, success is discovering that they can be away from home without mom or dad. For others, it’s hitting the target at the archery range. Are you ready to let your daughter “spread her wings”? Your help in preparing your daughter for camp will ensure she has a summer she’ll remember forever.

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Parents: Use this quiz as a first step, a guide to assessing your daughter’s readiness for day camp, resident camp or both! 1. Has she slept away from home without a parent? If not, she might prefer our day camp experiences. 2. Can she put away her cell phone for a while so she can enjoy her time at camp? Turn off the electronics and tune in to nature! 3. Is she ready to travel to camp on a bus without a family member? 4. Is your daughter willing to sleep, eat and play with all girls who are not her best friends from home? 5. Is she willing to do her share in planning? 6. Can she adapt to new places and people? 7. Can she take care of personal needs with little guidance? 8. Is she ready to try something new and have an exciting adventure? 9. What are her interests: arts? sports? fitness? science? saving the planet?

1st Printing, printed by RR Donnelley in Pontiac, IL, January 2014. Printed in the USA 4

Girls, start your adventures! Make new friends, eat S ‘mores, stay up late, hike, bike, sing around the fire and have more fun than you can imagine. It’s time to plan an amazing summer! Not registered as a Girl Scout yet? No problem! Just sign up now!

No need to be in a troop to participate.

Spend some time flipping the pages of this guide to check out all we offer. We have half-day programs, overnights, week-long programs and multiple-week programs. So many choices! You might need to sign up for several sessions if you can’t make up your mind. Circle the ones you’re thinking about .... number your favorites in the order you like them ... then talk to your parents and guardians.

& bring a friend Interested in attending camp, but no one from your troop wants to go with you? Introduce a friend who is not a Girl Scout to the fun girls have at camp! Together you can explore the outdoors, learn new skills and meet lots of new people. Sign up as buddies (must be same age and in same program) and have a great summer adventure. Additional $15 registration fee for non-Girl Scout friends will be automatically charged when registering. Remember that camp is a great place to come by yourself, too. You’ll make lots of new friends while you’re there!

Get ready for summer by playing this game. Just grab something small like a penny to mark your place as you move around the board and one die (from a pair of dice) to roll your way to a great summer! Learn Basic First Aid.

Make a New Friend Today.

It’s a camp race. Run forward 2

This guide arrives! Pick your path.

START Here!

You decide! Move 1 space either way

Missed lunch. Go back 2

Helped find a lost shoe. Move 1

Did a science experiment at camp.

Cooked a perfect S’more.

Forgot your sunscreen! Go back 3

Too cold to swim. Lose 1 turn Saw a deer in the woods!

Sang songs during campfire.

Rode a horse. Trot forward 3 spaces.

Stayed up too late. Go back 2

Forgot to write Mom a letter. Go back 2 Learned new skill. Move 1

Hiked the nature path.

Take a swim in the pool.

Your turn to clean the latrines.

Won clean cabin award. Move 3

Too many mosquitoes! Go back 2

Pack your stuff!

FINISH!

Congratulations! You did it! Make a scrapbook of your summer memories.

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Step 1: The Basics

one-stop guide

for parents/guardians Please read carefully, information changes from year to year.

general information General Information Girl Scout summer camp is open to ALL girls entering 1st - 12th grade regardless of race, color, nationality or socioeconomic factors. Grades listed for each program refer to the grade the camper will be entering in the fall. Membership Girl Scout membership is required to participate. Non-members must add the $15 membership fee to the registration fee to cover membership through Sept. 30, 2014. Girl Scouts of the USA provides basic accident insurance coverage for all registered Girl Scouts as a supplement to the family’s existing insurance coverage. Friends/Buddies Girls attend camp individually, not as a troop, though they may choose to attend with one friend/buddy. Every attempt is made to place them in the same unit, but is not guaranteed. Units are generally made up of girls who are in the same level of Girl Scouting, so friends who vary greatly in age are not likely to be placed together. Girls with Special Needs We are committed to accommodating girls with special needs. Our goal is to provide a positive camp experience for all girls. Parents/guardians of girls with special needs should contact Peggy Brothers (pbrothers@girlscoutsgcnwi.org) so the best placement can be made.

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Proper Behavior Required Camp life is an excellent opportunity for girls to live, work and play together. It is a community of many people, and we expect everyone to behave appropriately. The camp director and staff will do everything possible to help girls adjust to camp life. However, GSGCNWI reserves the right to send any girl home from camp who constantly misbehaves, who willfully disobeys camp rules, or whose behaviors towards others (campers or staff) is unacceptable. There is no refund in these cases. 6

Camp Staff and Leadership Members of our camp staff are enthusiastic, talented, fun-loving and caring individuals. They are selected based on their experience, ability to serve as role models and their genuine desire to work with children. Our staff is committed to creating a caring and supportive environment that respects each girl as an individual. Staff candidates are recruited from colleges and universities, local community agencies and referrals. At our day camps, volunteers and seasonal staff provide the leadership. Individuals must be at least 18 years old and complete a thorough application process which includes a background check. The health and safety of our campers is always the first priority of the staff. Staff training prior to camp includes supervising and caring for campers, activity programming, first aid and CPR, team building, and much more. Staff members who supervise high-adventure activities are required to have additional training and qualifications. Staff are all registered members of Girl Scouts. Positions Available Each summer we seek highly motivated and talented people to join our staff. Those interested in a job at camp should visit our website, www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org, for more information. Positions are perfect for students earning degrees in recreation, education, early childhood development, sports management, psychology, social work, nursing, and environmental studies. Positions in food service and health management are also available. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

costs and financial assistance Fees Fees are deposited when the registration is processed. Please do not postdate checks. There will be a $25 service charge for checks returned due to insufficient funds. Financial Assistance Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is committed to ensuring that all girls have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouts. Financial assistance is offered to help meet the needs of those members whose family would financially be unable to participate in approved Girl Scout activities. • A person must be a registered member to receive financial assistance. • All Girl Scout funds must be used for the greatest good of the largest number of members. • Funds are limited; aid is based on financial need. • Financial assistance is determined on the basis of need, not merit. • Financial assistance is not designed to underwrite event costs. • All requests and allocations are confidential. Eligible Expenses • Summer camp program fees Requirements for Requests • Applicant is a registered member of Girl Scouts. • Applicant is unable to participate without financial assistance. • Applicant would benefit from the requested experience. • Funds will be used for the purposes requested. • Each camper may request financial assistance for one session of day camp or one session of resident camp.

How to Apply A Girl Scout Financial Assistance Application is available online at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org and on page 59 of this guide. 1. Each applicant must apply individually. 2. Forms must be completed and submitted to the Lisle Gathering Place before processing can take place. Incomplete paperwork will cause a delay in processing the request. 3. Approved financial assistance will be sent to the program on behalf of the applicant. Mail completed form to: Girl Scouts Attn: Summer Camp Financial Assistance 2400 Ogden Avenue, Suite 400, Lisle, IL 60532 or fax the form to 630-544-5999. Cancellations/Refunds • A full refund is given if a camper cannot be placed in a program or if it is necessary for the council to cancel the program. • A full refund, minus a processing fee ($20 for day camp, $40 for one-week resident camp programs or $100 for two-week resident camp programs) will be given if the request is made in writing at least three weeks prior to the start of the selected session, or if the cancellation was due to illness or injury and a physician’s note is provided. • No refunds will be made for campers who arrive late, leave early, attend only part of a program, fail to show up or for those who are asked to leave because of behavior issues. • Girl and adult membership registration is non-refundable. • Refund requests must be submitted in writing to Girl Scouts, Attn: Summer Camp Refund, 2400 Ogden Ave., Suite 400, Lisle, IL 605323933. Requests must be made no later than Aug. 30, 2014.

Girls Can Earn Their Way to Camp by Participating in Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Our Girl Scout Cookie® program is an amazing way for girls to support their Girl Scout year with a plan, fund those personalized plans with their proceeds and learn new financial literacy and customer service skills. Troops can use cookie proceeds to help pay for camp. The Girl Scout Cookie program is a fantastic way to fund a camp experience! Visit our website to get resources for the 2014 Cookie Program: www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/cookie-resources. 7

Step 2: Select a Location

get to know our camps Once you have decided whether day camp, resident or both are the best fit, it’s time to take a look at the locations of our camps. Have you ever visited one or more of our beautiful camp properties? The following pages include overviews of each of our properties that support the summer camp experiences. Whether you’re thinking about sending your daughter to camp, wondering which camp to take your troop to or just want to see what our properties have to offer our OPEN HOUSES are something you don’t want to miss. Take a tour of the camp, talk to the summer camp director and visit with the property manager to see what improvements we’ve made! Experience some of the recreation offerings at each camp, opportunities may include a hayride, volleyball, games, and a round of mini golf or take aim trying archery. (Based on individual camp offerings) No need to register. We’ll be waiting to see you! Grab the family, pack a picnic and enjoy your day in the outdoors!

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VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSES

2014 Open Houses Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN Sunday, April 27, 1 - 4 p.m. Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL Saturday, May 3, 1 – 4 p.m. Camp Juniper Knoll, East Troy, WI Sunday, May 4, 1 - 4 p.m. Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL Saturday, May 10, 1- 4 p.m. Camp Pokanoka, Ottawa, IL Sunday, May 18, 1 – 5 p.m. Camp River Trails, Sheridan, IL Sunday, May 18, 1 - 5 p.m. (NOTE: Pokanoka and River Trails are about 25 minutes from each other and both can easily be visited the same day. You don’t have to choose! Time is extended to assist with this.)

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Camp Crew Weekends

Have fun and make a difference at our camps. Do you love camp? So do our property managers and they need YOU! Our camp crew weekends offer the opportunity to volunteer getting our camps ready for changing seasons. It’s also a time to make new friends. Based on seasonal needs, projects may include campsite maintenance, putting up or taking down platform tents, and trail improvements. No experience required; hands-on instruction is provided as needed. Girls 5th grade and older, parents, and adult individuals are welcome. If you have a specific skill to share (electrical, plumbing, carpentry), please e-mail us at camper@girlscoutsgcnwi.org. Your contributions are visible and valued!

Spring 2014 Camp Crew Weekends Location Butternut Springs Juniper Knoll Pokanoka River Trails

Dates: Code: April 11 – 13 980014 April 11 – 13 980024 April 11 – 13 980034 April 25 – 27 980044

Fall 2014 Camp Crew Weekends Location Butternut Springs Juniper Knoll Palos Pokanoka River Trails

Dates: Code: Oct. 10 – 12 980054 Oct. 10 – 12 980064 Oct. 3 – 5 980074 Oct. 17 – 19 980084 Oct. 24 – 26 980094

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Step 2: Select a Location

Camp Greene Wood is a 136-acre wooded property in Woodridge, IL. There are hiking trails, cabins, fields for games, an archery range and platform tents. Day camp programs at Camp Greene Wood allow girls to explore the outdoors and develop skills in a safe and fun environment. A wide variety of programs provide opportunities for girls to choose activities best suited for their age and interests. The camper day at Greene Wood is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Campers going into grade 4 and up may choose to participate in an overnight experience on Thursday. Campers bring a sack lunch to camp, except when there is a cookout. Meals during the overnight are provided.

open house Check out our beautiful camp during our open house:

Saturday, May 10, 2014 1 – 4 p.m. Open house is held rain or shine; walking tours of camp will be available. No RSVP necessary! Bring the entire family or troop!

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Camp Palos is located near Palos Park, IL. There are 80 acres of wooded areas and open fields with a stream running through the camp. Campers will find lots to do when hiking the trails, overnighting in one of four cabin sites or sleeping in the platform tents. The program at Camp Palos includes lots of opportunities to build outdoor skills, explore the camp and make new friends. Girl planning ensures that no two weeks are exactly the same. The camper day at Palos is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Campers going into grade 4 and up may choose to participate in an overnight experience on Thursday. Campers bring a sack lunch to camp, except when there is a cookout. Meals during the overnight are provided.

open house Check out our beautiful camp during our open house:

Saturday, May 3, 2014 1 – 4 p.m. Open house is held rain or shine; walking tours of camp will be available. No RSVP necessary! Bring the entire family or troop!

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Step 2: Select a Location

resident camp Camp Butternut Springs is located just outside of Valparaiso, Indiana. It’s close enough to lots of highways to make it easy to get to from just about anywhere in the Chicago region. The camp has an archery range, swimming pool, and shower house, a pond for boating, athletic fields and hiking trails. You’ll eat most meals in the dining hall but will have the chance to cook over a campfire at least once. If you’re in grades 1 – 11 right now, we’ve got a spot just for you! Live in a platform tent with other girls your age. Your counselors will be nearby in their own tent. Your living area will include a building that has toilets and sinks in it. There are showers at the pool. Arrivals: Dismissals:

Sunday, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Half-week: Wednesday, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Friday evening closing ceremony, 7 p.m. (families invited to attend)

open house Check out our beautiful camp during our open house:

Sunday, April 27, 2014 1 – 4 p.m. Open house is held rain or shine; walking tours of camp will be available. No RSVP necessary! Bring the entire family or troop!

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resident camp Camp Juniper Knoll is located just north of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Swim at our private beach on Pleasant Lake, hike the trails, learn archery and play games in the meadow. Work on craft projects and make lots of new friends. If you’re in grades 1 – 11 right now, Camp Juniper Knoll has just the adventure for you! Learn beginning horseback riding, canoe the Wisconsin River, head to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness or put on a play. Whatever your interest, Juniper Knoll has a program for you! Live in a platform tent or yurt with girls your age; your counselors will be nearby in their own yurt or tent. Modern restroom facilities are in each unit, and a shower house is available for everyone. Meals will be provided in the dining hall, and you will have the opportunity to cook over a campfire. Arrivals: Sunday, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Half-week: Wednesday, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Dismissals: Half-week: Tuesday closing ceremony 7 p.m. Friday evening closing ceremony 7 p.m. (families invited to attend)

open house Check out our beautiful camp during our open house:

Sunday, May 4, 2014 1 – 4 p.m. Open house is held rain or shine; walking tours of camp will be available. No RSVP necessary! Bring the entire family or troop!

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Step 2: Select a Location

resident camp Camp Pokanoka is located outside of Ottawa, Illinois, on the banks of the Illinois River. There are trails to hike, a creek to walk along, a pool, shower house and a gazebo for stargazing. Spend time doing archery or playing games on the fields. If you’re in grades 1 – 11 right now, Camp Pokanoka is the perfect place for your summer adventure! Live in a platform tent or an open-air cabin (we call them tabins) if you’re in grades 6 – 12; whether you stay in a platform tent or tabin depends on what week you’re at camp. If you’re in grades 2 – 5, you’ll live in a tabin. You’ll stay with other girls your age; your counselors will be nearby in their own tent or tabin. Swim, play games, cook out, work on craft projects and make lots of new friends! Arrivals: Sunday 1:30 – 3 p.m. Mid-week half week programs, Wednesday 1:30 – 3 p.m. Dismissals: Friday evening closing ceremony 7 p.m., depart by 7:30 p.m. Half-week closing ceremony: Tuesday, 7 p.m. (families invited to attend)

open house Check out our beautiful camp during our open house:

Sunday, May 18, 2014 1 – 5 p.m. Open house is held rain or shine; walking tours of camp will be available. No RSVP necessary! Bring the entire family or troop!

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Camp River Trails is located just outside of Sheridan, Illinois. It’s close to lots of highways, so getting there is easy. The camp has an archery range, swimming pool, shower house, fields for games, and hiking trails. You’ll eat meals in the dining hall. Arrivals: Friday, 6-8 p.m. Dismissals: Sunday, 11 a.m.

open house Check out our beautiful camp during our open house:

Sunday, May 18, 2014 1 – 5 p.m. Open house is held rain or shine; walking tours of camp will be available. No RSVP necessary! Bring the entire family or troop!

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Step 3: Select Dates, Buses

Greene Wood Day Camp Greene Wood 1: Greene Wood 2: Greene Wood 3: Greene Wood 4: Greene Wood 5:

June 9 - 13 June 16 - 20 June 23-27* July 7 - 11 July 14 - 18

Greene Wood 6: Greene Wood 7:

July 21 - 25 July 28 - Aug. 1

* Note: June 23 - 27, has extended hours from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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Additional Opportunities Volunteer-Led Day Camps

A variety of volunteer-planned and led day camps take place at a variety of locations ranging from Morris, Mokena, Peotone, Shorewood, and Lockport, IL, to Valparaiso, IN, during the weeks of June 16, June 23 and July 14. See page 30 for details. Information will be posted on our website at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org after Feb. 1.

Resident Camps

A wide variety of resident camp sessions take place at three camp properties: Camp Butternut, Camp Juniper Knoll and Camp Pokanoka beginning June 22 through Aug. 1. See pages 33-45 for the detailed descriptions and specific dates. 17

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Step 4: Select Programs

Register for day camp at www.register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org Day camp is a great way to spend those lazy days of summer! Except we’re anything but lazy at camp!

We’ve got just the program for you. Check us out on the following pages. Be sure to invite your friends to come along. Take a look and see what interests you! Are you looking for something new and exciting to do this summer? Girl Scout day camp is the place for you! Whether you have gone to day camp for years or are coming for the first time, we can’t wait to see you. We are counting down the days until summer! We offer day camp at several sites throughout the council. Look for one that is close to you, or try something new. Day camp runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday at the following sites: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL Everyone at camp gets to play games outdoors, work on craft projects, sing songs, and make lots of new friends! Girls who are in 4th grade, or older, will have the option of having an overnight at camp. How do you know if you are ready to overnight? Check out our quiz on page 4. Then have a chat with your family to select the program that fits you best. Like more than one session? That’s great. You can sign up for as many sessions as you like, with the okay from your parents, of course.

Register for day camp at www.register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org

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Here’s where our programs happen:

Camp Greene Wood

The full-day program at Camp Greene Wood provides campers the opportunity to explore nature, work on crafts, play games, and sing lots of songs. An optional overnight is included for girls in grades 4-12.

Camp Palos

The full-day program at Camp Palos will allow you to experience all that camp has to offer: songs, games, crafts, nature activities, cooking in the outdoors and an optional overnight experience for girls entering 4th grade and above.

camp greene wood day camp

Girl Scout Brownies

These programs are designed for the first-time Girl Scout Brownie camper. All groups may choose to participate in songs, games, crafts, nature activities and a cookout during their camp week. Campers and staff work together to make the camp week a fun and positive experience for everyone. The June 23-27 camp session is an extended camp day with an additional fee of $20.

Brownie Explorers

*New* Extended Day Camp Week New this summer you’ll have the opportunity to spend a few more hours at camp ONLY during one special session! During only the June 23 – 27, 2014, session, the day camp day will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. An additional fee of $20 will be added for extended day camp week programs.

Girl Scout Daisies

These programs are designed for the first-time Girl Scout Daisy camper. All groups may choose to participate in songs, games, crafts, and nature activities during their camp week. Campers and staff work together to make the camp week a fun and positive experience for everyone.

(Entering Grades 2-3) Ready for an all day adventure? Spend your day any way you choose! With your group of new Brownie friends, you can choose to go on hikes, make crafts, play games, and even try cooking your lunch together outside. Overnight: No Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91110 120 June 16-20 91210 120 June 23-27* 91310 120 July 7-11 91410 120 July 14-18 91510 120 July 21- 25 91610 120 July 28- Aug. 1 91710 120 *Extended Day Session

Kids at Art

(Entering Grades 2-3) Have you been to camp before? Are you ready for more awesome camp crafts? This is the unit for you! Show off your skills while making creative Amazing Daisies camp crafts. Explore camp and cook outdoors (Entering grades 1 -2) Spend the morning at Camp Greene Wood playing while releasing your inner camp crafter. Overnight: No games, singing songs, exploring nature and learnFee: $115 ($140 with transportation) ing about how great it is to be a Girl Scout Daisy! Dates: Codes: Max: Bring a friend along to share in your adventure. June 9- 13 91112 40 This half-day program is designed especially for June 16-20 91212 40 the new or inexperienced camper. Transportation 91312 40 is available for morning drop off only. Program June 23-27* July 7-11 91412 40 runs Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. July 14-18 91512 40 Overnight: No July 2125 91612 40 Fee: $75 ($85 with transportation) July 28Aug. 1 91712 40 Dates: Codes: Max: *Extended Day Session July 7-11 91405 48 July 14-18 91505 48 July 21- 25 91605 48 19

Step 4: Select Programs day camp: greene wood

Girl Scout Juniors

Outdoor Cooks – NEW PROGRAM

These programs (except Junior Kaleidoscope) are designed for the first-time Girl Scout Junior overnighter. Sleep spaces are assigned by program and may include cabins, yurts or platform tents. Parents are encouraged to talk with their campers about spending the night in a camp setting to ensure a positive experience for everyone. The June 23-27 camp session is an extended camp daywith an additional $20 fee.

Junior Kaleidoscope

(Entering Grades 4-5) Not sure what you want to do at camp? Try a little bit of everything! Learn how to read a compass, try your hand at archery or use nifty Girl Scout knots. Bring a friend along to share the fun. Overnight: No Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91120 40 June 16-20 91220 40 June 23-27* 91320 40 July 7-11 91420 40 July 14-18 91520 40 July 21- 25 91620 40 July 28- Aug. 1 91720 40 *Extended Day Session

Junior Potpourri

(Entering Grades 4-5) Ready for an overnight adventure? Experience everything camp has to offer-fun, friendship, and a fantastic overnight! Spend your week playing games, having fun, and planning your overnight. This program is designed for a first-time Girl Scout Junior overnighter. Units will overnight Thursday evening; lodging will be in cabins. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91125 60 June 16-20 91225 60 June 23-27* 91325 60 July 7-11 91425 60 July 14-18 91525 60 July 21- 25 91625 60 July 28- Aug. 1 91725 60 *Extended Day Session

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(Entering Grades 4-5) Do you love cooking outdoors? Try new recipes with other Girl Scout Juniors. Use pie irons, a box oven or a dutch oven. Experience all other camp activities as well, including games, crafts, songs, archery and an overnight on Thursday. Designed for girls who have experienced an overnight. Units may sleep in yurts or platform tents. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16-20 91222 12 July 7-11 91422 12 July 21- 25 91622 12 July 28- Aug. 1 91722 12

Make It, Take It

(Entering Grades 4-5) Get ready to get crafty! Release your creativity and try new camp crafts. Make something out of clay, create your own piece of jewelry or design your own personal logo. Experience other camp activities as well, including games, crafts, songs, archery and an overnight on Thursday. Designed for girls who have experienced an overnight. Units may sleep in yurts or platform tents. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91124 12 June 23-27* 91324 12 July 14-18 91524 12 July 28- Aug. 1 91724 12 *Extended Day Session

G.R.E.E.N. Girls – NEW PROGRAM

(Entering Grades 4-5) Get Ready to Experiment and Explore Nature! Try your hand at cool science experiments. Make a rocket, explore an animal’s habitat or learn about different local flowers. Experience all other camp activities as well, including games, crafts, songs, archery and an overnight on Thursday. Designed for girls who have experienced an overnight. Units may sleep in yurts or platform tents. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91121 12 June 23-27* 91321 12 July 14-18 91521 12 *Extended Day Session

The following programs are designed for the camper who has spent the night away from home before. Campers may choose to sleep in platform tents or tents the girls pitch themselves. Parents are encouraged to talk with their campers about spending the night in a camp setting to ensure a positive experience for everyone. These units may go offsite. The June 23-27 camp session is an extended camp day with an additional $20 fee.

Camp Chefs

(Entering Grades 6-7-8) Spend your week at camp developing your skills as a chef in the out of doors! Try a variety of cooking methods while you make yummy appetizers, main courses and desserts. Make it, eat it and enjoy. Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91133 12 June 23-27* 91333 12 July 14-18 91533 12 *Extended Day Session

Imagination Station

(Entering Grades 6-7-8) Discover your creativity! Explore advanced camp crafts. Try wood working, leather punching, knitting or crocheting. Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16-20 91230 12 July 7-11 91430 12 July 21- 25 91630 12

Drama Rama

Dance Mania

(Entering Grades 6-7-8 ) Break out your dancing shoes! Choose from lots of dance styles and music. Sock hops of the 50s, disco from the 70s, line dancing or salsa could be included. Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16-20 91231 12 July 7-11 91431 12 July 21- 25 91631 12

Right on Target

(Entering Grades 6-7-8 ) Ready, aim, fun! Get your bows and arrows ready and learn about archery. Develop your skills as you play fun and challenging archery games. Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. All archery equipment provided by the program. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16-20 91236 12 July 7-11 91436 12 July 21- 25 91636 12

Time Traveler - NEW PROGRAM

(Entering Grades 6-7-8) Explore the fashions, fads, foods and fun of days gone by or days to be. Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 23-27* 91335 12 July 28- Aug. 1 91735 12 *Extended Day Session

(Entering Grades 6-7-8) Explore what it takes to help the show go on. Help backstage in props, costumes and set design. Work together to write a story or play, and maybe put on a show for the whole camp! Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91134 12 June 23-27* 91334 12 July 14-18 91534 12 July 28- Aug. 1 91734 12 *Extended Day Session

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Cadette Adventures

The following programs are designed to introduce girls to a variety of activities. Additional guidelines must be followed by all campers. Any camper who cannot follow these guidelines will be placed in a different age-appropriate program. Campers may choose to sleep in platform tents, or tents the girls pitch themselves. Parents are encouraged to talk with their campers about spending the night in a camp setting to ensure a positive experience for everyone. These units may go offsite. The June 23-27 camp session is an extended camp day; an additional $20 fee will apply.

Vagabonds

(Entering Grades 7-8) Use your girl power to get moving! Learn basic bike safety and repair. Help plan a local bike trip with your group. Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. Parents are responsible for transporting bikes and helmets to camp on Monday and picking up bikes on Friday. Bikes will be secured at camp during the week. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16-20 91244 8 July 7-11 91444 8 July 21- 25 91644 8

Paddlers

(Entering Grades 7-8) Use your girl power to get moving! Learn to canoe on a local lake. Campers should be confident in and on the water. Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 23-27* 91343 8 July 14-18 91543 8 July 28- Aug. 1 91743 8 *Extended Day Session

Girl Scout Cadettes and Seniors

The following programs are designed for the experienced Girl Scout. Campers may choose to sleep in platform tents or tents the girls pitch themselves. Parents are encouraged to talk with their campers about spending the night in a camp setting to ensure a positive experience for everyone. These units may go offsite. The June 23-27 camp session is an extended camp day; an extra fee may apply.

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Camp Challenge

(Entering Grades 7-8) Ready for a challenge? Find your way through camp using a compass or trail signs. Work with your sister campers to plan and carry out your Thursday night overnight. This girl-led, adult supported unit will participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. Sleep in a tent you pitch yourself. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91141 8 June 23-27* 91341 8 July 14-18 91541 8 *Extended Day Session

All About Me

(Entering Grades 7-8) Be your best in the out of doors. Learn to look good on the outside and feel good on the inside. Discover what helps you relieve stress or what foods can help maintain a healthy complexion. Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight Thursday night. Sleep in a tent you pitch yourself. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91140 8 July 14-18 91540 8 July 28- Aug. 1 91740 8

Spectacular Seniors – NEW PROGRAM

(Entering Grades 9-10) Spend your week doing what campers do best! Play games, explore nature, make crafts, sing songs, and hang out with other Girl Scout Seniors. Participate in your favorite camp activities: songs, games, crafts and an overnight on Thursday night. Sleep in a tent you pitch yourself. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: July 7-11 91445 12 July 21- 25 91645 12

NEW – Teen Mentoring & Leadership

New teen mentoring awards reflect changes by Girl Scouts of the USA in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Cadettes can earn the Program Aide Award; Seniors and Ambassadors can earn Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I or Volunteer-inTraining (VIT), and Ambassadors have the opportunity to earn Counselor-in-Training (CIT)II once they have completed CIT I. New leadership opportunities at day camp are consistent with the new program.

(Entering Grade 8) Earn the Program Aide Award by learning and practicing your leadership skills, discovering your strengths, working on the Leadership-in-Action (LIA) Award, and planning activities for younger campers. Program aides will overnight together on Thursday night. Girls may be eligible to receive the LIA award after this unit. (Note: There will no longer be a separate service hours option for program aides. Service hours will be included in the training week.) Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91142 8 June 16-20 91242 8 June 23-27* 91342 8 July 7-11 91442 8 July 14-18 91542 8 July 21- 25 91642 8 July 28- Aug. 1 91742 8 *Extended Day Session

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I CIT I Training

(Entering Grades 9-12) There are two options for becoming a CIT I. Option 1: Girls who have successfully completed Program Aide Training in a previous year may choose to take an overnight training in the spring. This training will include everything they need to know that was not previously included in the PAT unit. Option 2: Girls who have not completed Program Aide Training or are unable to attend a CIT I Training Weekend will need to register for one of the CIT I Training weeks during regular day camp sessions. Option 1:

CIT I Training Weekend

(Entering Grades 9-12) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Program Aide Training at Day Camp Participate in a weekend training which includes the additional content covered in CIT I. Learn more about working with Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes, advanced outdoor skills and helping during an overnight. Program runs from 10 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Come prepared to stay overnight. Bring a sack lunch for Saturday; Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch are included. Overnight: Yes Fee: $45 Dates: Codes: Max: April 26-27 584104 36 May 3- 4 584114 36

Option 2:

CIT I Training Week

(Entering Grades 9-12) Spend a week learning about leadership, gaining teaching experience, practice camping skills, developing your outdoor cooking techniques and working in partnership with adult leaders. Successful completion requires daily attendance and overnights on Wednesday AND Thursday of the training week. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91150 20 June 16-20 91250 20 June 23-27* 91350 20 *Extended Day Session

CIT I Service Hours

(Entering Grades 9-12) After successful completion of one of the options above, girls may register for service hours during a week of day camp. In order to allow each girl to complete her service hours, they may register for no more than three weeks of service. Overnight: Yes Fee: $25 ($50 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91151 20 June 16-20 91251 20 June 23-27* 91351 20 July 7-11 91451 20 July 14-18 91551 20 July 21- 25 91651 20 July 28- Aug. 1 91751 20 *Extended Day Session

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II Training Week

(Entering Grades 11-12) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of CIT I Learn more advanced leadership and teamwork skills and see what goes on behind the scenes to make day camp run smoothly. Discover your unique skills and find out how you can use them at day camp. Successful completion requires daily attendance and an overnight Thursday night. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91160 16 June 16-20 91260 16 June 23-27* 91360 16 *Extended Day Session

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Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II Service Hours

(Entering Grades 11-12) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of CIT II Training After completing CIT II Training, girls may register for CIT II service hours at day camp. There is no limit to the number of service weeks for CIT IIs. Overnight: Yes Fee: $25 ($50 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 9- 13 91161 10 June 16-20 91261 10 June 23-27* 91361 10 July 7-11 91461 10 July 14-18 91561 10 July 21- 25 91661 10 July 28- Aug. 1 91761 10 *Extended Day Session

Teen Mentoring Enrichment Opportunities

Greene Wood, Palos Day Camps Need YOU! Volunteering at day camp is the perfect way to connect with nature and Girl Scouts! Experience firsthand how a girl develops new friendships, learns new skills and gains independence. Parents can share their daughter’s experience in multiple ways. Be a bus chaperone, work in a unit with a group of girls, or help teach a skill. Contact Peggy Brothers (pbrothers@girlscoutsgcnwi.org) to volunteer or learn more.

Do you miss camp during the school year? Do you want to get together with other PAs and CITs to have fun and learn new skills? Are you looking for more activities to teach to troops or to use at day General Info for All Sessions: camp? Get a taste of camp and build new skills at 1. Register online for site and week you Camp Greene Wood! want to volunteer at: Songs and Games: Sing new songs, play new www.register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org. games, and share some you already know with 2. Complete a Volunteer Application others. Bring your own sack lunch, and a notebook and Member Registration ($15 fee). or voice recorder for taking notes. Forms are also available at any Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gathering Place. Date: Code: Max: Cost: Feb. 22 880044 36 $10 3. Attend an open house. 4. Complete provided self-study

Fun and More

These overnights will have a little bit of everything: songs, games, crafts, cooking and more. Come prepared to spend the night in the Program Center with other girls and some of the day camp staff members. This event runs from 10 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. on Sunday morning. Bring a sack lunch for Saturday; Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided. Date: Code: Max: Cost: March 15 - 16 880055 48 $20 May 17 - 18 880057 48 $20

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Camp Greene Wood Date: Code: June 9 – 13 91100 June 16 – 20 91200 June 23 – 27 91300 July 7 – 11 91400 July 14 – 18 91500 July 21 – 25 91600 July 28 – Aug. 1 91700 Camp Palos Date: Code: June 16 – 20 93200 June 23 – 27 93300 July 7 – 11 93400 July 14 – 18 93500 July 21 – 25 93600

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Daisy Discoverer

Let your curiosity run wild. Make new friends, learn new songs and plan a hike. There will be time to learn about nature, make a craft, plan and prepare lunch one day and have lots of fun! Girls will be introduced to outdoor skills as they have fun in the sun! Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 16 – 20 93205 10 June 23 – 27 93305 10 Camp Palos is located in Palos Park. It has 80 July 7 – 11 93405 10 acres of beautiful wooded areas, open fields and a July 14 – 18 93505 10 stream running through it. Campers will find lots to July 21 – 25 93605 10 do when hiking the trails, overnighting in one of the four cabin sites or sleeping in the platform tents. Camp Palos is the perfect place for a first-time camper, as well as campers looking for a day experience. There are arts, songs, campfires, cook-outs, science and lots of new friends for all girls entering grade 1 – 12.

Girl Scout Brownies Brownie Explorer

Ready for an adventure? Spend time doing all the fun things camp has to offer. Hike, make a craft, learn about nature and even cook something over a campfire. Create your own summer adventure, Adventurous Girl Scout Juniors and older may singing songs, playing games and making friends. pitch a tent under the stars or try your hand at Learn new outdoor skills and practice them at archery. camp. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) th 8 graders and older have the opportunity to Date: Code: Max: “Take the Lead” learning skills to work with younger June 16 – 20 93210 30 girls. Our high school girls can meet the challenge June 23 – 27 93310 30 of CIT (Counselor-in-Training) developing leaderJuly 7 – 11 93410 30 ship skills and preparing for the opportunity to one July 14 – 18 93510 30 day work at camp. July 21 – 25 93610 30 Transportation to Camp Palos is by chartered bus (additional fee) or you can drop off and pick up your camper yourself. Bus transportation routes begin around 8 a.m. and end around 4 p.m. See the transportation guide on page 17 for locations available in your area. Join us for one week or several making new friends. You can also introduce a friend who is not a Girl Scout to discover the fun girls have at camp! Day Camp program runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (does not include travel time).

It’s a Bug’s Life

Hike around camp and learn about the trees, leaves and other bug buddies. Identify nature’s colors along the way! Plenty of time for songs, games, crafts, new friends, cook-outs and making new friends. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: July 14 – 18 93511 10

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Kids at ART!

Be an artiste. Test your creativity with tie dye and paint, and experiment with different art materials. Hunt for familiar colors and shapes as you hike through the woods. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 23 – 27 93311 10 July 21 – 25 96711 10

Science Wonders

Have you ever wanted to make your own rocket? How about making slime, silly putty, and edible crystals? Science Wonders is all about these cool things. You’ll get to do all of the traditional camp activities along with other fun experiments. And you’ll get messy doing it! Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 16 – 20 93212 10 July 7 – 11 93412 10

Girl Scout Juniors (entering 4 – 5th grades)

Art-tastic

Creativity can be messy! Grab your play clothes and get ready for artistic fun! Create wonderful works of art. Discover your artistic flair as you paint, tie-dye, make jewelry and more! There will be plenty of time for hiking, songs, games, campfires and cook-outs. Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 16 – 20 93221 16 July 7 – 11 93421 16

Energy Experts

It takes energy to get things moving. Investigate various forms of energy all around us. How do we use them and conserve them. Put energy to the test: make a solar oven, build a kite, design a rocket. Bring lots of energy to hike, play games, sing, and prepare a meal at camp. Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: July 21 – 25 93627 10

Junior Kaleidoscope

**This program does not include an overnight** Experience all that camp has to offer! Girls choose and plan their camp activities with songs, games, arts and crafts and outdoor cooking. This unit is for girls not yet ready for an overnight experience at camp or for those who choose not to participate in the overnight. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 16 – 20 93220 10 June 23 – 27 93320 10 July 7 – 11 93420 10 July 14 – 18 93520 10 July 21 – 25 93620 10

Junior Potpourri

Experience all that camp has to offer! Girls choose and plan their camp activities with songs, games, arts, and outdoor cooking. Girls will overnight on Thursday. You decide if you want to sleep in a tent or a cabin! Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 16 – 20 93225 10 June 23 – 27 93324 10 July 7 – 11 93425 10 July 14 – 18 94525 10 July 21 – 25 93625 10

Naturalist

Explore camp through nature. Learn about plants, trees and animal habitats. Hike, play games, sing, make a craft using natural items. Plan and prepare your dinner over a campfire. Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: July 14 – 18 93523 10

Snapshots

Create your own photographer’s portfolio snapping pictures of your day camp adventures. Bring your own camera. When you’re not behind the lens, enjoy hiking, games, songs, crafts, and lots more! Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 23 – 27 93324 10 July 21 – 25 93624 10

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Love crazy, messy experiments? Then this is the camp for you! Each day features amazing and weird science activities. Explore lots of playful, gooey, slimy, fizzy and blasting lab activities and good old camp fun, too. Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 23 – 27 93326 10 July 14 – 18 93526 10

Girl Scout Cadettes (entering grades 6 – 8)

Art Attack

Cultivate your creativity! Explore painting, drawing and mixed media. Try your hand at jewelry- making to create a special piece of wearable art. Learn about screen printing and design your own personal stationery. There will be hiking, archery, games, songs, time to be with friends, cookouts and lots of fun! Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 23 – 27 93330 10

Camp Chefs

Who’s hungry? Experience different cooking methods and recipes at camp. Plan and prepare a dutch oven recipe, make fun snacks and, best of all, eat! Hike, make new friends, try archery and choose from lots more traditional camp activities. Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 16 – 20 93231 10 July 14 – 18 93531 10

Camp Scene Investigators

Solve a Camp Palos mystery and be the camp heroes! Everyone is suspect in an outrageous “whodunit” mystery. Pack your imagination and keen detective skills and join your fellow camper sleuths to solve the mystery! Collect all the facts and interview potential suspects, then take center stage and reveal your findings to the whole camp. Hike the trails searching for clues, while doing traditional camp activities too! Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 16 – 20 93232 10 July 21 – 25 93632 10

Dance Mania

There are lots of dance styles and music to choose from. Sock hops of the 50s, disco from the 70s, line dancing, salsa and hip hop are just a few. Break out your dancing shoes for a great time with friends. There’s lots of time to hike, sing, cook outdoors and enjoy campfires. Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: July 7 – 11 93433 10 July 21 – 25 93633 10

In the Spotlight

Whether you’re interested in dancing, comedy, singing, or drama, we’ve got a stage for you. Work with your unit to create and choreograph, design costumes and props, and perform. Take time to enjoy all the camp activities you enjoy. Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: July 14 – 18 93534 10

Outback Divas

Want to know what to do if you’re lost in the wild? Have fun learning basic wilderness survival skills like making shelters, finding food and water, and using a compass. Test your survival skills during your overnight on Thursday. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 23 – 27 93335 10

Paddlers

Learn basic canoeing. Safety, proper technique and practice at a local pond are part of this program. When not paddling your canoe, you will have lots of time to hike, explore camp, try archery, and plan a cook-out. Includes a Thursday overnight experience. Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: June 16 – 20 93236 10 July 7 – 11 93436 10 27

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Weird Science

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Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I CIT I Training

(Entering Grades 9-12) There are two options for becoming a CIT I.

Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (entering 9 – 12 grades)

Just 4 Me

You just love to be at day camp! Hang out with girls your age. Sleep under the stars during the Thursday overnight. With your counselors, decide and plan your week. Do you want to canoe, practice your archery skills or design a T-shirt? It’s all up to you! Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Date: Code: Max: July 7 – 11 93440 10

NEW: Teen Mentoring Leadership Opportunities The new teen mentoring awards from Girl Scouts of the USA reflect the changes in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Cadettes can earn the Program Aide Award, Seniors and Ambassadors can earn Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I or Volunteer-in-Training (VIT), and Ambassadors have the opportunity to earn Counselor-inTraining (CIT) II once they have completed CIT I. These new leadership opportunities at day camp are consistent with the new program.

Program Aide Take the Lead – NEW PROGRAM

(Entering Grade 8) Earn the Program Aide Award by learning and practicing your leadership skills, discovering your strengths, working on the Leadership-in-Action (LIA) Award, and planning activities for younger campers. Program aides will overnight together on Thursday night of the camp session. Girls may be eligible to receive the LIA award after this unit. (Note: There will no longer be a separate service hours option for program aides. Service hours will be included in the training week.) Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16-20 93242 8 June 23-27 93342 8 28

Option 1: Girls who have successfully completed Program Aide Training in a previous year may choose to take an overnight training in the spring. This training will include everything they need to know that was not previously included in the PAT unit. Option 2: Girls who have not completed Program Aide Training or are unable to attend a CIT I Training Weekend will need to register for one of the CIT I training weeks during regular day camp sessions. Option 1:

CIT I Training Weekend

(Entering Grades 9-12) Pre-requisite: successful completion of Program Aide Training at Day Camp Participate in a weekend training which includes the additional content covered in CIT I. Learn more about working with Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes, advanced outdoor skills and helping during an overnight. This program will run from 10 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Come prepared to stay overnight. Bring a sack lunch for Saturday; Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch are included. Program held at Camp Greene Wood Overnight: Yes Fee: $45 Dates: Codes: Max: April 27 - 28 584104 36 May 3 – 4 584114 36 Option 2:

CIT I Training Week

(Entering Grades 9-12) Spend a week at day camp learning about leadership, gaining teaching experience, practicing camping skills, developing your outdoor cooking techniques and working in partnership with adult leaders. Successful completion requires daily attendance and overnight on Thursday of the training week. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16 - 20 93250 5 June 23 - 27 93350 5

CIT I Service Hours

(Entering Grades 9-12) After successful completion of one of the options above, girls have the opportunity to register for service hours during a week of day camp. To ensure that each girl can complete her service hours, girls may register for no more than two weeks of service. Overnight: Yes Fee: $25 ($50 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16 - 20 93251 10 June 23 - 27 93351 10

Register for day camp at www.register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II Counselor-in-Training II Training Week

(Entering Grades 11-12) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of CIT I Learn more advanced leadership and teamwork skills and see what goes on behind the scenes to make day camp run smoothly. Discover your unique skills and find out how you can use them at day camp. Successful completion requires daily attendance and an overnight on Thursday night. Overnight: Yes Fee: $115 ($140 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16-20 93260 16 June 23-27 93360 16

Counselor-in-Training II Service Hours

(Entering Grades 11-12) Pre-requisite: Successful completion of CIT II Training. After completing CIT II training, girls may register for CIT II service hours at day camp. There is no limit to the number of service weeks for CIT IIs. Overnight: Yes Fee: $25 ($50 with transportation) Dates: Codes: Max: June 16 - 20 93261 5 June 23 - 27 93361 5 July 7 - 11 93461 5 July 14 - 18 93561 5 July 21 - 25 93661 5

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volunteer-led day camp sessions Here is a list of the TENTATIVE dates and locations for volunteer-led day camps coming this summer and a “taste” of what to expect from each camp.

Going Back to Cave Girl Times

Dates: June 23 – 26, 2014 Location: Gebhard Woods State Park, Morris, IL Times have changed from the cave to the modern place of today. Girls will have great opportunities to try things from the past in the woodsy Gebhard State Park. Spend a day at the Morris Pool. Come join the fun!

Volunteer- led Day Camp Overview Volunteer-led day camps are community-based summer camp endeavors undertaken by talented and enthusiastic volunteers who have organized a camping experience for Girl Scouts. Each day camp has a unique theme and specialized activities; many volunteer-led day camps feature teen mentoring opportunities for older girls and an overnight for interested campers. These camps utilize a variety of sites for their programming, including state and county parks, forest preserves and Girl Scout camps. All volunteer-led day camps are supported by council staff to ensure they meet numerous standards regarding program, budgeting, risk management, and health and safety. Registration is handled by each day camp or you may register online. Volunteer-led day camps rely on adult volunteers to participate in all aspects of the camp program. Without you, these camps are unable to serve the girls in the community. Please contact the volunteer team leading the camp in your community about options and opportunities. Girls and volunteers from surrounding communities are welcome to attend. Information about the specific volunteer-led day camps can be found on our website; follow the link for Summer Camp. (Information will be up by Feb. 1, 2014.) 30

As Seen On TV

Tentative dates: June 23 – 27, 2014 Location: Mokena, IL Join us as we explore our TV past through crafts and activities! Your week will include 2 meals, T-shirt, hat craft supplies and LOTS of FUN!

Smurfing Around

Dates: June 16 – 18 Location: Peotone Sportsman Club, Peotone, IL There will be crafts, cook-outs, games and lots of fun during this Smurf-themed program.

Back to Basics

When you hear the word camp, what do you think of? Games, songs, hikes, food and friends, of course. Spend the week with us getting back to the basics of what camp is really about.  Explore the outdoors. Play games and sing songs. Prepare and cook your lunch. Meet friends old and new. Camp fee includes T-shirt and daily snacks and lunch. Girls entering 3rd grade and older are invited to attend the optional overnight on Friday, July 18.  Camp Dates: July 14-18 with and overnight on Friday, July 18  Hammel Woods, Shorewood, IL

Watch for detailed information to be posted on the council website at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org by Feb. 1. More information will posted for additional volunteer-led day camps inthe following communities: • Bolingbrook/Romeoville, IL • Channahon/Minooka, IL • New Lenox, IL • Munster, IN • Valparaiso, IN

Ahoy me Hearties!’

Dates: June 17 – 20 Location: Messenger Woods, Lockport, IL ARRRR you ready to walk the plank as Messenger Woods is swarmed by Pirates of all ages?  Aye! This camp is not for the faint-hearted. Only a true buccaneer can pillage for food and cook it over an open fire. Batten down the hatches and protect your ship and shipmates from rival pirates.  Create your own keepsake treasure, meet new mates, sing pirate songs, and hike for lost treasure.  If you survive and avoid Davy Jones’ Locker all week, you can enjoy a hearty feast on Friday night. If not you will be fed to the fish! Yo Ho, Yo Ho, is a Pirates Camp for you?

Camp Safari

A safari is a journey or trip. At Camp Safari we will be traveling around Butternut Springs to learn about different areas of the world and camp. One day we will be in Australia and the next tramping through deepest Africa. Along the way we will be meeting animals native to these areas, tasting  foods, playing games, and learning to speak some words from these countries. There will also be the usual camp activities like cooking your own lunch, crafts, and swimming.  Juniors and up will be doing archery. We will also be doing a campwide lashing project. Overnight for 4th graders and up on Thursday, June 12. Director is Beth Baker. Date: June 9 – 13, 2014 Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Location: Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN                                                        

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overview for girls Girls, what does a perfect summer look like to you?

At Camp Butternut Springs, we offer fun programs where you can choose your own activities, while also adding some special, themed programs. Campers sleeping under the stars in pink tents is certainly a sight to see!

If you said swimming, spending time with new friends, having the chance to experience things you just can’t do at home and being outdoors, then resident At Camp Juniper Knoll we’ve extended camp is the place for you! the season enabling smaller group sizes but Choose from three camps. Stay close to home or head out and experience a new camp. Our camps are set up for you to attend on your own or choose to head to camp with one friend. Half-week Options All grade levels have shorter options to attend. Sampler sessions are 2-night/3-day experiences perfect for the first time camper, or the camper who is not quite ready for a full-week experience. Choose to attend sessions that begin on Sunday afternoon and end Tuesday evening, or begin on Wednesday afternoon and end on Friday evening.

Looking for the perfect resident camp experience? There is an exciting three-week program for Cadettes at both Camp Juniper Knoll and Camp Pokanoka as well as special two-week programs at Camp Butternut Springs, Camp Juniper Knoll and Camp Pokanoka.

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plenty of space for everyone. Did you attend camp in 2013? Wasn’t it fun to eat outside at the picnic tables in our “open air” dining? There will be plenty of “open air” dining, as well as dining in the Promise Lodge in 2014 as we make plans for our new dining hall and kitchen. At Camp Pokanoka we’ve added a new program called “Big Sis-Little Sis.” Grab your sister (or cousin), regardless of age, and plan to attend camp together. There will be time for each of you to hang out and do activities with girls your own age, too. It’s the best of both worlds! Counselor-in-Training Internships will continue to be offered to girls who have completed CIT I and CIT II. It’s an opportunity for you to volunteer at resident camp. Contact Peggy Brothers at pbrothers@ girlscoutsgcnwi.org to find out what weeks are available.

campresident butternut springs camp Camp Butternut Springs is located just outside of Valparaiso, Indiana. It’s close enough to lots of highways to make it easy to get to from just about anywhere in the Chicago region, and is especially convenient for our members in Indiana. The camp has an archery range, swimming pool, and shower house, a pond for boating, athletic fields and hiking trails. The challenge course is a low-element teambuilding experience where girls learn to work together solving problems and making decisions. You’ll eat most meals in the dining hall, but you’ll also have the chance to cook over a campfire at least once.

Girl Scout Brownies (Entering grades 2 -3 next fall)

Brownie Sampler (half-week)

This three-day session is made especially for firsttime campers who want to give camp a try or are not ready for a full-week experience. Fee: $110 Dates: June 29-July 1 Max: 24

Brownie Trekker

Plan your week and choose from lots of the camp activities you love- your time at camp will be FOR YOU, planned BY YOU. On Sunday evening learn about all of the activities that will be offered while If you’re in grades 1 – 11 now, we’ve got a spot you’re at camp and then sign up for your favorites. just for you! Our youngest campers will sleep in There will be time during the week to try a few buildings, while our older campers (Juniors and things you may have missed. Activity groups will older) will have an choice to sleep in buildings or be made up of girls who are similar ages. Your unit platform tents. will plan special activities just for the girls in your All girls will experience one night of sleeping in pink unit. Everyone will come together for all camp fires, meals, and celebrations. tents they pitch themselves on the “All Camp” sleep under the stars campout in the athletic field. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 – 27 Max: 12 July 6 – 11 Max: 12 We’ve continued to offer Brownie Trekkers, Junior July 13 – 18 Max: 12 Adventurers and Cadette Wanderers programs July 20 – 25 Max: 12 where the girls choose from a menu of camp activities and have added some new “theme” based weeks. All programs include the outdoor program Camp Scientist you love: swimming, cookouts, songs, campfires Use your mind to come up with creative ideas to and making new friends! use existing objects in new ways. Mix up “slimy” fun! Imagine what you can do with a circle at camp. Brainstorm ways to make a new camp tool. Arrivals: Plenty of time to hike, swim, explore camp and Sunday, 1:30 – 3 p.m. make new friends. Girls will work on the “Inventor” skill-building badge. Dismissals: Fee: $220 Friday evening closing ceremony, 7 p.m. Dates: July 6 - 11 Max: 12 Half-week: Tuesday, closing ceremony

at 7 p.m. (families invited to attend)

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June Bugs – NEW

Explore camp hiking the trails, hunting for unusual nature and learning about “June Bugs.” Swimming, crafts, games, songs and lots of fun will be a part of your camp experience while working on the “Bugs” badge. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 12

Treasure Hunter

Follow the clues to find a camp treasure. What do you think it will be? Lots of new friends, fun, hikes, games and outdoor skills ... girls will work on the “Letterboxer” and “Hiker” skill-builder badges. Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 - 18 Max: 12

Water Snoopers

Discover the Wonders of Water while exploring ways to be a water saver, creek walking, and swimming. Grab a net and magnifying glass and see what’s in the creek or pond at camp. Fee: $220 Dates: July 20 - 25 Max: 12

Girl Scout Juniors

Doctor Zoolittle

Investigate the animal habitats at camp. Learn more about wild animals and endangered animal habitats. Spend one day at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and visit with a zookeeper. Brainstorm ways you can help protect animal habitats. Work on the “Animal Habitat” skill-building badge. Fee: $355 Dates: July 20 – 25 Max: 8

Junior Adventurer

Plan your week and choose from lots of the camp activities you love. Your time at camp will be FOR YOU, planned BY YOU. On Sunday evening learn about all of the activities that will be offered while you’re at camp and then sign up for your favorites. There will be time during the week to try a few things you may have missed. Activity groups will be made up of girls who are similar ages. Your unit will plan special activities just for the girls in your unit. Everyone will come together for all camp fires, meals, and celebrations. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 – 27 Max: 12 July 6 – 11 Max: 12 July 13 – 18 Max: 12 July 20 – 25 Max: 12

Junior Sampler (three days)

(Entering grades 4 – 5 next fall)

Afloat

Whether it’s swimming, canoeing, or exploring the pond, you just love the water. In this session, there’s plenty of time to learn canoe skills and practice. Learn boat safety and plan an overnight under the stars by the pond. Fee: $220 Dates: July 20 – 25 Max: 8

Art Rageous

Calling all art enthusiasts! Design something to wear or decorate your room. Learn sewing and weaving techniques, and spend time drawing. Your group will decide what kind of projects to do. Swim, cook out, play games, and make lots of new friends! Fee: $220 Dates: July 6 - 11 Max: 8

Bits and Bridles

Jump in the saddle! Spend the week with other beginning riders learning all you can about horses, their habits and their care. On three mornings, travel to a local stable to go on a trail ride. Take part in a clinic at the stable that will be a great chance to learn more. Fee: $355 Dates: June 22 – 27 Max: 8

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Give camp a try and see what it’s all about. Explore all the different program opportunities available to you during this three-day experience. Will you do a scavenger hunt, learn to shoot a bow and arrow or go on a hike? Fee: $110 Dates: June 29 – July 1 Max: 24

Miss Detective

Learn to follow the clues to solve a mystery. Communicate in code, take fingerprints and try “detective” science. Girls will work on the “Detective” skill-building badge. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 – 27 Max: 8

Moonlight Adventurer

Connect with the wonders of nature after everyone else has hit the sack! Throw a star party, look for constellations and get wet on a moonlit swim. Stay up late, sleep in and cook breakfast in your unit. Do craft projects at midnight and then go on a night hike! Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 16

Shutterbugs

Are you a camera bug? Grab your camera and explore the beauty of camp. Take portraits of new friends, landscape shots and document camp activities. Print a few camp pictures to complete a scrapbook page of your camp memories. General camp program, swimming, games and cookouts included! Get ready for lots of fun and new friends! (Girls will need to bring a digital camera with them.) Fee: $220 Dates: June 15 – 20 Max: 16

Girl Scout Cadettes (Entering grades 6 – 8 next fall)

Artistic Crafter

CAmPP Bootcamp

Do you love the outdoors and technology? Spend part of your week at camp creating your very own Android app! Ownership of a smart phone is not required. When we’re not “plugged” in, there’s plenty of time for all that you love about camp: archery, swimming, cookouts and making new friends. Fee: $280 Dates: July 6 – 11 Max: 10

Film Academy

Get “bitten” by the film bug! Are you considering a career in the film industry or just enjoy hitting the record button to post on social media? During this film-making workshop, write, direct, shoot and edit. Work on the “Digital Movie Maker” badge. This 10-day camp experience will give you plenty of opportunities to unplug and enjoy traditional camp activities. Fee: $475 Dates: June 22 – July 1 Max: 8

It’s time to let your creative juices flow! Create several craft projects and have lots to choose from – candle making, decoupage, printmaking, jewelry making and more! Teach a craft to younger girls. Special Agent Fee: $220 Enter the world of forensic science and criminal Dates: July 6 – 11 Max: 10 psychology as a C.S.I. (Camp Scene Investigator); special agent. Host an “identity crisis” party and Cadette Sampler (three days) visit a camp “crime” scene. Work on the “Special Squeeze resident camp into your super busy Agent” badge and enjoy all the activities you love summer. We’ll have just enough time to try lots about being at camp, including swimming, archery of the things there are to do at camp like swim, and making new friends. hike, work on a craft project, and make lots of new Fee: $220 friends! Dates: July 20 – 25 Max: 10 Fee: $110 Date: June 29 – July 1 Max: 12 Stay Up Sleep In Cadette Wanderers Plan your week and choose from lots of the camp activities you love- your time at camp will be FOR YOU, planned BY YOU. On Sunday evening learn about all of the activities that will be offered while you’re at camp and then sign up for your favorites. There will be time during the week to try a few things you may have missed. Activity groups will be made up of girls who are similar ages. Your unit will plan special activities just for the girls in your unit. Everyone will come together for all camp fires, meals, and celebrations. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 – 27 Max: 12 July 6 – 11 Max: 12 July 13 – 18 Max: 12 July 20 – 25 Max: 12

This late-night fun fest is only for older girls! Hang out and relax around a campfire, sleep under the stars, or play games at night. Sleep in the next morning, and cook out, work on craft projects and make lots of new friends! Work on activities from the “Night Owl” skill-builder badge. Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 10

Thrive!

Every turn will present a new challenge. Will you work by yourself, with a buddy or as a group? Learn strategies and techniques to thrive in the challenges of camp life and beyond. Spend time every day at the camp’s on-site challenge course! You will have plenty of time to swim, hike, canoe, try archery and make new friends, too! Fee: $220 Dates: July 20 – 25 Max: 10 35

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Voyager I

Whether you love to canoe or want to try it for the first time, we’ll spend lots of time learning what we need to know. Spend every day learning new skills, making friends and enjoying the water! Must be able to swim at least fifty yards to participate and comfortable in deep water. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 8

You Can Find Me at the Beach I

Spend time hiking the trails around Indiana Beach, then cool off in the lake. Learn about weather conditions that impact the lakefront while working on activities from the “It’s Your Planet” journey “Breathe.” Program includes two off-site field trips and all the things you love about camp, including swimming, archery, canoeing. Choose from several camp activities. Fee: $355 Dates: July 6 – 11 Max: 20

Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors (Entering grades 9 – 12 next fall)

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I

(Ambassadors; two weeks) Develop and polish your camping skills, and learn basic counselor techniques during this two-week session. Learn about the age characteristics of children, study human relations, learn how to teach songs and games. Spend time observing and working with younger campers. This program is for girls who are serious about becoming camp counselors. Participants must have resident, day or additional camp experience. Fee: $375 Dates: July 13 - 25 Max: 8

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II

(Ambassadors; CIT I required; two weeks) Put into practice the skills developed in CIT I while You Can find Me at the Beach II working on the finer points of being a counselor. Looking for more challenges? If you attended “You Increase your skills in archery, outdoor cooking, Can Find Me at the Beach” in 2013, we challenge nature study and arts. Love the water? Spend adyou to build on your past experience and discover ditional time with the waterfront staff. Considering more about what you love about the local lakea career in camping or Girl Scouting? Spend time shore. Take time to learn about the dunes and with the camp director’s team and learn more hike on nature trails. Then cool off in the lake or try about the administration of camp. If you have your hand at paddle boarding. Pitch a pink tent or completed CIT I through another program, conchoose to sleep under the stars during our three- tact Peggy Brothers at pbrothers@girlscoutgsnwi. day stay at Warren Dunes State Park. During this org to discuss eligibility for entering this session. two-week camp, you have plenty of time to dig Fee: $375 your toes into the sand and enjoy all the activities Dates: June 22 – July 1 Max: 8 you love about being at camp, including archery, canoeing and the challenge course. Counselor Internship Fee: $600 Have you completed CIT I and II, but you are not Dates: July 13 – 25 Max: 10 yet 18 years old? Volunteer to assist at resident camp for 1 or 2 weeks this summer. Contact Peggy Brothers at pbrothers@girlscoutsgcnwi.org to find out what weeks are available. You can choose to volunteer at Camp Butternut Springs, Juniper Knoll or Pokanoka. Fee: $0 Dates: Varies Max: 2 per week, per camp

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Camp Juniper Knoll is located just north of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Swim at our private beach on Pleasant Lake, hike the trails, learn archery and play games in the meadow. Work on craft projects and make lots of new friends. If you’re in grades 1 – 11 right now, Camp Juniper Knoll has just the adventure you’re looking for this summer. Experience off-site beginner horseback riding, canoe the Wisconsin River, head to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness or put on a play. Whatever your interests are, Juniper Knoll has a program for you! Live in a platform tent or yurt with girls your age; your counselors will be nearby in their own yurt or tent. Modern restroom facilities are in each unit, and a shower house is available for everyone. Open House: Sunday May 4, 2013, 1 – 4 p.m. Open house is held rain or shine; walking tours of camp will be available.

Arrivals:

Sunday, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Half-week Wednesday check-in 1:30–3 p.m.

Dismissals:

Friday evening closing ceremony 7 p.m. Half-week Tuesday closing ceremony at 7 p.m. (families welcome at all closing ceremonies)

Girl Scout Brownies (Entering grades 2 – 3 next fall)

Brownie Sampler

This three-day session is especially for you if you’re a first-time camper and want to give camp a try, or if you just want to stay at camp for a few days! Fee: $110 Dates: June 15 - 17 Max: 16 June 18 – 20 Max: 16 June 29 – July 1 Max: 24

Camp Scientist

Use your mind to come up with creative ideas to use existing objects in new ways. Mix up “slimy” fun! Imagine what you can do with a circle at camp. Brainstorm ways to make a new camp tool. Plenty of time to hike, swim, explore camp and make new friends. Work on the “Inventor” skill-building badge. Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 - 18 Max: 8 July 27 – Aug. 1 Max: 8

June Bugs – NEW

Explore camp by hiking the trails, hunting for unusual nature and learning about “June Bugs.” Swimming, crafts, games, songs and lots of fun will be a part of your camp experience while working on the “Bugs” badge. Fee: $220 Dates: June 15 – 20 Max: 8

Treasure Hunter

Follow the clues to find a camp treasure. What do you think it will be? Lots of new friends, fun, hikes, games and outdoor skills ... girls will work on the “Letterboxer” and “Hiker” skill-builder badges. Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 - 18 Max: 16

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Water Snoopers

Discover the “Wonders of Water” while exploring ways to be a water saver, creek walking and swimming. Grab a net and magnifying glass and see what’s in the creek or pond at camp. Fee: $220 Dates: July 27 – Aug. 1 Max: 16

Girl Scout Juniors (Entering grades 4 – 5 next fall)

Junior Sampler (3 days)

See what camp’s all about. Explore the different program opportunities available to you during this three-day experience. Will you do a scavenger hunt, learn to shoot a bow and arrow or go on a hike? Fee: $110 Dates: June 15 - 17 Max: 16 June 18 – 20 Max: 16 June 29 – July 1 Max: 32

Miss Detective

Afloat

Whether it’s swimming, canoeing, exploring the lake or building sand castles, you just love the water. Discover the beauty and wonder of Pleasant Lake. Learn boat safety and plan an overnight under the stars at the beach. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 – 27 Max: 8 July 6 - 11 Max: 8 July 20 – 25 Max: 8

Art Rageous

Are you “all about art?” Maybe designing something to wear or redecorating your room inspires you. Learn sewing and weaving techniques, and spend time drawing. Groups will decide what kind of projects everyone wants to do. Fee: $220 Dates: July 20 – 25 Max: 16

Bits and Bridles

Jump in the saddle! Spend the week with other beginning riders learning all you can about horses, their habits and their care. On three mornings, travel to a local stable to go on a trail ride. Take part in a clinic at the stable that will be a great chance to learn more. Fee: $355 Dates: June 15 - 20 Max: 16 July 6 - 11 Max: 16

Doctor Zoolittle

Investigate the animal habitats at camp. Learn more about wild animals and endangered animal habitats. Spend one day at the Milwaukee Zoo and visit with a zookeeper. Brainstorm ways you can help protect animal habitats. Work on the “Animal Habitat” skill-building badge. Fee: $355 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 16

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Learn to follow the clues to solve a mystery. Communicate in code, take fingerprints and try “detective” science. Work on the “Detective” skill-building badge. Fee: $220 Dates: July 6 - 11 Max: 16

Moonlight Adventurer

Connect with the wonders of nature after everyone else has hit the sack! Throw a star party, look for constellations and get wet on a moonlit swim. Stay up late, sleep in and cook breakfast in your unit. Do craft projects at midnight and then go on a night hike! Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 - 18 Max: 16 July 27 – Aug. 1 Max: 16

Outdoor Cook-Outdoor Fun

Spend lots of time at a campfire, learn to tie knots, and practice what to do in case of an emergency. Also spend time with our art materials and take them with you into the forest to paint, draw, or write about what you find. Fee: $220 Dates: July 27 – Aug. 1 Max:

Playing the Past

Discover what life was like in the 1800s. What was the fashion like then? What would you and your best friend have done together? Take a field trip to Old World Wisconsin to experience what life was like. Learn several games and create art that was popular then. Earn the “Playing the Past” skill-building badge. Fee: $280 Dates: July 6 - 11 Max: 16

You Did What at Camp?

Do things you never thought that you could do at camp. Meet new friends, stay up late and have a dance party. Have fun during movie night, and enjoy another night of facials and nail painting. Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 16

(in grades 6 – 8 next fall)

Artistic Crafter

It’s time to be creative! Choose from lots of different craft projects, including candle-making, decoupage, printmaking, jewelry-making and more! Teach a craft to younger girls. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 16

Cadette Camp Adventures (3 weeks)

If you love camp and wish you didn’t have to go home, this three-week session is just for you! Enjoy all the activities you love about camp, including spending time with new friends, hiking, archery, swimming, and arts. Be in charge of your experience. Plan your activities, campfires, cookouts and a field trip of your choice. Fee: $650 Dates: July 13 – Aug. 1 Max: 8

Cadette Sampler (3 days)

Squeeze resident camp into your super busy summer. Have just enough time to try the many things there are to do at camp, like swim, hike, work on a craft project, and make lots of new friends! Fee: $110 Dates: June 29 – July 1 Max: 36

Creative Cooking

Calling all foodies. Make foods from around the world while learning how to select foods and read food labels. Plan and prepare dessert for the entire camp one evening. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 12

Escape Week

Design and build your own camp program. Work with your counselors to figure out what your week will look like to make this the best week you’ve ever spent at camp! Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 16

Engineering Design Challenge – NEW

If you like to take things apart, put them back together, or just wonder how something works, this is for you. Work in teams to solve engineering design challenges using the Engineering Design Process (EDP). Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills will be modeled first, and then applied. This six-night adventure includes a trip to the Yerkes Observatory on Friday. There will be canoeing, swimming, outdoor cooking and campfires, too! Fee: $355 Dates: July 13 – 19 Max: 16

Go Wild

Challenge yourself to be your best as you explore the “wild side” of camp life. Which team will become the master fire builders? The expert outdoor cooks? Who will be the most proficient at following camp maps, flying their kites the highest/ longest or designing a nature workshop for our youngest campers? This session will include a bit of “Survivor,” a bit of “Amazing Race,” and a whole lot of fun! Work on activities from the “Geocacher” skill-builder badge. Fee: $220 Dates: June 15 – 20 Max: 16 July 20 - 25 Max: 16

Hoist Your Sail (2 weeks)

Nothing compares with the excitement of skimming across Pleasant Lake in a sailboat! Learn to rig your craft and hoist you sail while you spend time at the lake with your new friends. Learn water safety, knots and other aspects of sailing a Sunfish dinghy. Participants must be comfortable swimming in deep water and must have the upper body strength to lift a 15-pound sail out of the water. Fee: $475 Dates: July 20 – Aug. 1 Max: 12

On Belay! (2 weeks)

Kick your week off by getting to know other campers and building your team by playing lots of great games. Next, head to a high ropes course and climbing tower for a day before an overnight trip to Devil’s Lake State Park for some rock climbing! Fee: $600 Dates: July 6- 18 Max: 10

Runway Dazzler – NEW

Discover your creative side. Design fashions using newspaper, fabrics. Try your hand at sewing and weaving. Make your own jewelry and “Duct Tape” accessories. Plenty of time for hikes, games, cook-outs, swimming and new friends. Show your designs during the “Runway Fashion Show” that you help plan! Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 8

Saddle Up

Have you always been interested in horses, but just haven’t had the chance to ride? If so, this is the program for you! Join other beginning riders as we travel to a stable three times during your stay for a trail ride and participate in a clinic. The clinic will be an awesome way to learn more about the care of horses. Fee: $355 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 10

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Stay Up-Sleep In

This late-night fun fest is only for older girls! Hang out and relax around a campfire, sleep under the stars, or play games at night. Sleep in the next morning, and cook out, work on craft projects and make lots of new friends! Work on activities from the “Night Owl” skill-builders badge. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 12 July 6 – 11 Max: 12 July 20 – 25 Max: 12

Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors (entering grades 9 – 12 next fall)

Boundary Waters Adventure (2 weeks)

Take your canoe skills to the next level! Kick off this two-week session at Juniper Knoll building friendships and practicing canoe skills to prepare you for five days in northeastern Minnesota. Paddle from lake to lake in the Boundary Waters Trailblazer (2 weeks) Canoe Area Wilderness. Experience the beauty Your camping experience starts here! Meet the and solitude of this internationally known challenge of cooking over an open fire and pitchdestination. Complete your adventure by ing a tent. Travel around camp learning backpack- returning to Juniper Knoll with lots of pictures ing skills and the basics of “Leave No Trace.” Foland stories to share! low the clues as you “hunt” for your food. Work in Fee: $1,000 teams challenging each other. Learn how to pack it Dates: July 13 - 25 Max: 8 in and pack it out. Set up a camp and sleep under the stars. This two-week adventure will include Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I several hikes in Kettle Moraine State Park. Then grab your hiking boots and be ready to explore the (Ambassadors; 2 weeks) Develop and polish your camping skills, and learn trails at Devil’s Lake State Park. basic counselor techniques during this two-week Fee: $475 session. Learn about the age characteristics of Dates: July 6 - 18 Max: 10 children, study human relations, learn how to teach songs and games. Spend time observing Voyager I and working with younger campers. This program Whether you love to canoe or want to try, we’ll is for girls who are serious about becoming camp spend lots of time learning what we need to counselors. Participants must have resident, day know. Spend every day learning new skills, making or additional camp experience. friends and enjoying the water! Must be able to Fee: $375 swim at least fifty yards to participate and comDates: June 15 - 27 Max: 8 fortable in deep water. Fee: $220 Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II Dates: June 15 - 20 Max: 10 (Ambassadors; CIT I required; 2 weeks) Put into practice the skills developed in CIT I while Voyager II working on the finer points of being a counselor. Test your canoe skills during this two-week Increase your skills in archery, outdoor cooking, session. During the first week practice improvnature study and arts. Love the water? Spend ing skills, building endurance and learning canoe additional time with the waterfront staff. Considsafety for river travel. During the second week ering a career in camping or Girl Scouting? Spend you’ll travel the Wisconsin River on a three-day time with the camp director’s team and learn adventure. more about the administration of camp. Girls who Fee: $475 have completed CIT I through another program Dates: July 20 - Aug. 1 Max: 8 should contact Peggy Brothers at pbrothers@ girlscoutgsnwi.org to discuss your eligibility for this Wilderness Wanderer session. Your camping experience starts here! Meet the Fee: $375 challenge of cooking over an open fire and pitchDates: July 6 - 18 Max: 8 ing a tent. Set up camp and spend two nights at our primitive unit. Follow the clues as you “hunt” Counselor Internship for your food. Work in teams challenging each Have you completed CIT I and II, but you are not other. Spend one day hiking at a state park and still yet 18 years old? Volunteer to assist at resident have time to swim, play games, cook out, work on camp for 1 or 2 weeks this summer. Contact Peggy craft projects and make lots of new friends! Brothers at pbrothers@girlscoutsgcnwi.org to Fee: $280 find out what weeks are available. You can choose Dates: July 27 – Aug. 1 Max: 8 to volunteer at Camp Butternut Springs, Juniper

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Knoll or Pokanoka. Fee: $0 Dates: Varies Max: 2 per week, per camp

Camp Pokanoka is located outside of Ottawa, Illinois, on the banks of the Illinois River. There are trails to hike, a creek to walk along, a pool, shower house and a gazebo for stargazing. Spend time doing archery or playing games on the fields. If you’re in grades 1 – 11 right now, Camp Pokanoka is the perfect place for your summer adventure! Live in a platform tent or an open-air cabin (we call them tabins) if you’re in grades 6 – 12; whether you stay in a platform tent or tabin depends on what week you’re attending camp. If you’re in grades 2 – 5, you’ll live in a tabin. You’ll stay with other girls your age; your counselors will be nearby in their own tent or tabin. Swim, play games, cook, out, work on craft projects and make lots of new friends! Open House: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1 – 4 p.m. Open house is held rain or shine; walking tours of camp will be available.

Arrivals:

Sunday, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Mid-week half-week programs, Wednesday 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Dismissals:

Friday evening closing ceremony: 7 p.m. Depart by 7:30 p.m. Mid-week half-week programs, Tuesday evening closing ceremony 7 p.m. Families welcome at all closing ceremonies.

Girl Scout Brownies (entering grades 2 -3 next fall)

Brownie Sampler (half-week)

This three-day session is made especially for you if you’re a first-time camper and want to give camp a try or not ready for a full-week experience. Fee: $110 Dates: June 22-24 Max: 16 June 25-27 Max: 16 June 29-July 1 Max: 24

Big SIS - Little SIS

Designed for the girls of different ages who want to camp with their sisters (or cousins). You’ll sleep in the same tabin, plan activities, share songs and play games together. There will also be times when you will plan activities with new friends who are your age and then come back to share with your sister. Hikes, cook-outs, crafts and nature activities are part of this sister experience! (Must come as a pair) Register individually and list sister’s name as your buddy. Fee: $220 per participant Dates: June 15 – 20 Max: 32

Camp Scientist

Use your mind to come up with creative ideas to use existing objects in new ways. Mix up “slimy” fun! Imagine what you can do with a circle at camp. Brainstorm ways to make a new camp tool. Plenty of time to hike, swim, explore camp and make new friends. Girls will work on the “Inventor” skill-building badge. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 8

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Register for resident camp at: https://www.girlscoutco-op.org/ Fairy Wings and Firelight – NEW

Discover the magic of camp! Hike to “Fairy Village”and explore the natural world that fairies love. Choose to write a story about a “fairy” adventure or make “fairy homes” for Fairy Village. Plenty of time to hike, swim, learn outdoor skills and spread your wings while making new friends. Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 16

Treasure Hunter

Follow the clues to find a camp treasure. What do you think it will be? Lots of new friends, fun, hikes, games and outdoor skills ... girls will work on the “Letterboxer” and “Hiker” skill-builder badges. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 8

Water Snoopers

Discover the “Wonders of Water” while exploring ways to be a water saver, creek walking, and swimming. Grab a net and magnifying glass and see what’s in the creek or pond at camp. Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 16

Girl Scout Juniors (Entering grades 4 – 5 next fall)

Art Rageous

Calling all art enthusiasts! Design something to wear or decorate your room. Learn sewing and weaving techniques, and spend time drawing. Your group will decide what kind of projects to do. Swim, cook out, play games, and make lots of new friends! Fee: $220 Dates: July 6 - 11 Max: 16 July 20 – 25 Max: 16

Campapalooza!

Design your own camp adventure. Do you want to focus on archery, or spend more time hiking? Choose from a menu of camp options. Sign up for the activities you’re interested in doing as a group. Maybe you want to pitch a tent or sleep under the stars? There will be plenty of time to enjoy time with friends. Fee: $220 Dates: June 15 – 20 Max: 16

Fit-Fun and Fabulous – NEW

Healthy snacks, yoga and dance are a few of the choices you will have when learning fun ways to stay fit and feel fabulous! Work on the “First Aid,” “Practice with a Purpose” and “Simple Meals” badges while playing games, working as a team and having fun! Fee: $220 Dates: July 20 – 25 Max: 16 42

Junior Sampler (3 days)

See what camp’s all about. Explore different program opportunities available to you during this three-day experience. Will you do a scavenger hunt, learn to shoot a bow and arrow or go on a hike? Fee: $110 Dates: June 22 - 24 Max: 16 June 25 - 27 Max: 16 June 29 – July 1 Max: 32

Miss Detective

Learn how to follow the clues to solve a mystery. Communicate in code, take fingerprints and try detective science. Work on the “Detective” skill-building badge. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 – 27 Max: 16 July 13 - 18 Max: 16

Moonlight Adventurer

Connect with the wonders of nature after everyone else has hit the sack! Throw a star party, look for constellations and get wet on a moonlit swim. Stay up late, sleep in and cook breakfast in your unit. Do craft projects at midnight and then go on a night hike! Fee: $220 Dates: June 15 – 20 Max: 16 July 6 – 11 Max: 16 July 20 - 25 Max: 16

Outdoor Cook-Outdoor Fun

Spend lots of time at a campfire, learn to tie knots, and practice what to do in case of an emergency. Take art materials into the forest to paint, draw, or write about what we find. Fee: $220 Dates: July 6 – 11 Max: 16

Playing in the Past

Discover what life was like in the 1800s. What was the fashion? What would you and your best friend have done together? Take a field trip to Salem Village (near Springfield, IL) experiencing what life was like then. Learn several games and create art that was popular then. Earn the “Playing the Past” skill-building badge. Fee: $355 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 16

Shutterbugs

Are you a camera bug? Grab your camera and get ready to explore the beauty of camp. Take portraits of new friends, landscape shots and document camp activities. Print a few camp pictures to complete a scrapbook page of camp memories. General camp program, swimming, games and cook-outs included! Get ready for lots of fun and new friends! (Girls will need to bring their own camera.) Fee: $220 Dates: June 15 – 20 Max: 16

Explore nature through games, scavenger hunts and hiking. Learn how to use a compass, discover the trees at camp. Plan and prepare snacks for your hikes. Hunt for rocks and learn how to identify them. A field trip to the Burpee Museum in Rockford is included. Fee: $355 Dates: June 15 – 20 Max: 16

Wacky Waters – NEW

Splash away in the pool, and try water aerobics and wacky water relays. When you’re not in the pool, play water games and prepare “fruit slushes.” Learn canoe safety in the pool and snorkeling. Are you up for a “polar bear” swim? Plenty of time for hikes, cook-outs, games and songs. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 – 27 Max: 16 July 20 – 25 Max: 16

You Did What at Camp?

Do things you never thought that you could do at camp. Meet new friends, stay up late and have a dance party. Have fun during movie night, and enjoy another night of facials and nail painting. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 – 27 Max: 16 July 6 – 11 Max: 16

Girl Scout Cadettes (Entering grades 6 – 8 next fall)

Camp Adventures (3 weeks)

If you love camp and wish you didn’t have to go home, this three-week session is just for you! There will be time for all of the activities you love at camp, including cooking out, hiking, archery, swimming, and arts and crafts. You and the girls in your unit are in charge of your experience and will have lots of planning to do, including a field trip! Fee: $650 Dates: July 6 – July 25 Max: 8

Cadette Sampler (3 days)

Squeeze resident camp into your super busy summer. We’ll have just enough time to try lots of the things there are to do at camp, like swim, hike, work on a craft project, and make lots of new friends! Fee: $110 Dates: June 29 –July 1 Max: 32

Cast Iron Chef – NEW

Evidence Found

Analyze the clues and solve fictional “crimes” around camp. Explore careers in forensic science. Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 12

Go Wild

Challenge yourself to be your best as you explore the “wild side” of camp life. Which team will become the master fire builders? The expert outdoor cooks? Who will be the most proficient at following camp maps, flying their kites the highest/ longest or designing a nature workshop for our youngest campers? This session will include a bit of “Survivor,” a bit of “Amazing Race,” and a whole lot of fun! Work on the “Geocacher” skill-builder badge. Fee: $220 Dates: June 15 - 20 Max: 16 July 6 - 11 Max: 16 July 20 - 25 Max: 16

Just 4 Fun- Let’s Try It

We’re off to a climbing wall, and then we’ll spend a day at Starved Rock State Park hiking the trails. Hike, camp and be a part of an “Amazing Race” scavenger hunt in downtown Ottawa. Have lots of time to plan what you want to do and make new friends. Fee: $355 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 16

Ride with the Wind

Grab your helmet and bring your bike! Learn how to maintain your bicycle before we head away from camp for some day trips. Bring your own bike and helmet; your bike should work well and be the right size. You must be physically able to ride eight to 10 miles at a time. Bring a small backpack and water bottle. Fee: $220 Dates: July 6 - 11 Max: 12

Runway Dazzler – NEW

Discover your creative side. Design fashions using newspaper and fabrics. Try your hand at sewing and weaving. Make your own jewelry and “Duct Tape” accessories. There will be plenty of time for hikes, games, cook-outs, swimming and new friends. Show your designs during the “Runway Fashion Show” that you help plan! Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 16

Discover the many foods you can prepare in a Dutch Oven. Spend time preparing new recipes, and perfecting favorites. At the end of the week teams of 2 will have a Camp Pokanoka Cast Iron Cook-Off. Using the “secret” ingredients give to each team, create a new camp favorite. Plenty of time for hiking, swimming, crafts and hanging with friends. Fee: $ Dates: July 13 – 18 Max: 8 43

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Trail Mix – NEW

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Saddle Up

Have you always been interested in horses, but just haven’t had the chance to ride? If so, this is the program for you! Join other beginning riders as we travel to a stable three times during your stay for a trail ride and participate in a clinic. The clinic will be an awesome way to learn more about the care of horses. Fee: $355 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 12 July 20 - 25 Max: 12

Stay Up-Sleep In

This late-night fun fest is only for older girls! Hang out and relax around a campfire, sleep under the stars or play games at night. Sleep in the next morning, and cook out, work on craft projects and make lots of new friends! Work on activities from the “Night Owl” skill-builders badge. Fee: $220 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 16 July 6 - 11 Max: 16

Voyager I

Whether you love to canoe or want to try it for the first time, we’ll spend lots of time learning what you need to know. Spend every day learning new skills, making friends and enjoying the water! Must be able to swim at least fifty yards to participate and comfortable in deep water. Fee: $280 Dates: June 22 - 27 Max: 8 July 20 - 25 Max: 8

Wilderness Wanderer

Your camping experience starts here! Meet the challenge of cooking over an open fire and pitching a tent. Set up camp and spend two nights at our primitive unit. Follow the clues as you “hunt” for your food. Work in teams challenging each other. Spend one day hiking at Starved Rock State Park and still have time to swim, play games, cook out, work on some craft projects and make lots of new friends! Fee: $280 Dates: June 15 - 20 Max: 16 July 6 - 11 Max: 16 July 20 – 25 Max: 16

Girl Scout Seniors & Ambassadors (Entering grades 9 – 12 next fall)

Camp Team Leader

Hone your group leading, team building, and camping skills during this one week session. Focus on techniques for working with younger girls. After we’ve got some activities planned, we’ll take them to the Brownie unit. Fee: $220 Dates: July 13 - 18 Max: 8

Chill Out! (3 days)

You’re busy, but love to camp. Here’s the perfect session that is just three days long. Take time to relax with friends, swim and make S ‘mores. Fee: $110 Dates: June 29 – July 1 Max: 8

Just 4 Me

Hang out with girls your age. Sleep under the stars or sleep in late. With your counselors, you get to decide and plan your week, including a field trip. Bring your swimsuit, sunglasses and ideas! Fee: $280 Dates: July 21 – 26 Max: 12

Road Trip (2 weeks)

Don’t unpack your stuff! Our jam-packed tour will start at Pokanoka, then we’re off to visit Camp River Trails, Camp Juniper Knoll and Camp butternut Springs. This two-week session includes day trips, like a day in the Lake Geneva area. We’ll canoe on Pleasant Lake, sleep in yurts and make lots of new friends. Our trip wouldn’t be complete without stopping at Journey World to film and edit highlights of your experience by creating, directing, and producing your own music video. Fee: $600 Dates: July 6 - 18 Max: 10

Counselor Internship

Have you completed CIT I and II, but you are not yet 18 years old? Volunteer to assist at resident camp for 1 or 2 weeks this summer. Contact Peggy Brothers at pbrothers@girlscoutsgcnwi.org to find out what weeks are available. You can choose to volunteer at Camp Butternut Springs, Juniper Knoll or Pokanoka. Fee: $0 Dates: Varies Max: 2 per week, per camp

Register for resident camp at: https://www.girlscoutco-op.org/

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campresident river trails camp Camp River Trails is just outside of Sheridan, Illinois. It’s close to multiple highways, so getting there is easy. The camp has an archery range, swimming pool, shower house, fields for games, and hiking trails. You’ll eat your meals in the dining hall. You & Me

Grab someone special and join us for an overnight adventure at camp. Go on a night hike and explore the woods. Enjoy stories and songs, nature games and lots of other fun. Get up early for a short hike and watch camp come alive with your favorite adult female relative. Fee: $55 per person Dates: June 13 – 15 Lodges Code: 581304 Prairie Cabins Code: 581404 Platform Tents: Code: 581504 Dates: June 20 – 22 Lodges: Code: 581604 Prairie Cabins Code: 581704 Platform Tents: Code: 581804 Dates: July 11 – 13 Lodges: Code: 581904 Prairie Cabins: Code: 582014 Platform Tents: Code: 582024 Dates: July 25 – 27 Lodges: Code: 582034 Prairie Cabins: Code: 582044 Platform Tents: Code: 582054 Lodges vary from mattresses on floor or bunk beds (24 – 30 people per lodge), Prairie Cabins are screened in cabins with cots, and platform tents are screened in tents with cots.

Registration for resident camp begins March 1. Make your selections now, recruit a friend to go with you or just plan to make a bunch of new friends at camp!

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campprograms adventures at our camps Don’t wait till summer to start enjoying our beautiful camps! Spend a day, or a weekend, come with your troop or a favorite adult. Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors can choose to come to camp on their own, we provide the adult chaperones! All dates listed are 2014, and registration is open NOW at www.register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

Archery - Bull’s Eye

Interested in learning archery or just want time to practice your archery skills? These workshops are designed just for you. After the clinic you can choose to take a hike, have a picnic or head on home. Cost: $5 per person Date: Location: Time: Code: April 23 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 4:30 - 6 p.m. 586004 April 26 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 1:30- 3 p.m. 586014 April 26 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. 586024 May 3 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 1:30- 3 p.m. 586034 May 3 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. 686044 May 8 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 4:30 - 6 pm 586054 May 10 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 1:30- 3 p.m. 586064 May 10 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. 686074 May 15 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 4:30 - 6 p.m. 586084 May 20 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 4:30 - 6 p.m. 586094 May 21 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 4:30 - 6 p.m. 586104 Aug. 5 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 4 - 5:30 p.m. 586124 Aug. 5 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 5:45 - 7 p.m. 586134 Aug. 6 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 4 - 5:30 p.m. 586144 Aug. 6 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 5:45 - 7 p.m. 586164 Aug. 9 Camp Greene Wood, Valparaiso, IN 1:30 - 3 p.m. 586174 Aug. 9 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. 586184 Aug. 16 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 1:30 - 3 p.m. 586194 Aug. 16 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. 586204 Aug. 16 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 1:30 - 3 p.m. 586214 Aug. 16 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. 586224

Brownie Core Camp

Join other Brownies as you explore camp and the outdoor world. Sing songs around the campfire, tell stories and learn outdoor living skills during this weekend event for Brownie troops and their leaders. Cost: $55 per person Time: Date: Location: Code: April 25 - 27 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 580014

Brownie Journey Workshop

Start your “It’s Your World” journey at camp. We’ll play games, make new friends. and explore camp in the winter. Activities will be indoors, with a short outdoor activity. Cost: $8 per person Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m. Date: Location: Code: Feb. 11 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 580054 Feb. 19 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 580074 Feb. 26 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 580004

Cadette Jamboree

Join us for a fun-filled weekend challenging your outdoor living skills. Program includes archery, orienteering, teambuilding and lots of fun. Choose from a menu of fun activities! Cost: $55 per person Time: 6 p.m. - 11 a.m. Date: Location: Code: Aug. 22 - 24 Camp River Trails, Sheridan, IL 580024 46

Daisy Journey Workshop

Start your “It’s Your Planet” journey at camp. We’ll play games, make new friends and explore camp as it welcomes the spring. Discover the beauty of our trees and how and why they change colors. Cost: $8 Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m. Date: Location: Code: April 30 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 580114 May 7 Camp River Trails, Sheridan, IL 580124 May 21 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 580134

Explore Camp

Friday Night Campfires

Is singing your favorite part of camp? Join us for a Friday night campfire with songs and snack. Cost: $5 per person Time: 6-8 p.m. Dates: Locations: Code: March 21 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 583204 March 27 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 583304 April 25 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 583404 May 2 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 583504 May 9 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 583604

Friday Night Swim and Campfire at Camp River Trails

Spend time at the pool, head to the campfire to roast a hot dog, make a S’more and sing songs! Cost: $15 Time: 2 - 8 p.m. Date: Location: Code: Aug. 8 Camp River Trails, Sheridan, IL 582074

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Great first time camp experience. Explore the trails while you hike discovering the colors around you. Learn about trees through games and crafts. We’ll provide lunch and a snack. Cost: $15 per person Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Date: Location: Code: May 3 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 580044 May 17 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 580034 May 17 Camp Pokanoka, Ottawa, IL 580064

High Adventure Weekend

Grab your friends and enjoy Camp Juniper Knoll in the fall. We’ll head to Lutherdale Retreat for challenge course and high ropes adventure and Dan Patch Stables for a horseback trail ride. Opportunities for canoeing, archery and exploring camp will be offered at camp. Troops can arrive between 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday (dinner on own), program will end noon on Sunday. Dates: Sept. 5 – 7, 2014 Location: Camp Juniper Knoll, East Troy, WI Codes and Costs: 581584 Adult chaperones- no activities $55 per person 581594 Camp, challenge course & high ropes $95 per person 581604 Camp, challenge course & high ropes, horseback riding $125 per person 581624 Camp, challenge course & horseback riding $95 per person 581704 Camp, horseback riding $75 per person Dates: Sept. 19 – 21, 2014 Location: Camp Juniper Knoll, East Troy, WI Codes and Costs: 581684 Adult chaperones- no activities $55 per person 581694 Camp, challenge course & high ropes $95 per person 581724 Camp, challenge course & high ropes, horseback riding $125 per person 581734 Camp, challenge course & horseback riding $95 per person 581744 Camp, horseback riding $75 per person

Junior Core Camp

Learn fun ways to meet other girls and spend time with your friends! Discover new things about yourself. Practice outdoor living and cooking skills. Includes program materials, meals and lots of fun! Cost: $ 55 per person Time: 6 p.m. - 11 a.m. Dates: Location: Code: March 7 - 9 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 580084 June 27 - 29 Camp River Trails, Sheridan, IL 580184 47

age level key Girl Scout Levels = daisies = brownies = cadettes = juniors = seniors = ambassadors = volunteers

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Lake Adventures

Join Juniors and Cadettes for a weekend of water fun at Camp Juniper Knoll. Canoeing, sailing, swimming and basic water safety will be the focus. Lots of time for hiking, making new friends, campfires and songs. This event is open for troops and individual girls. Stay in platform tents. Girls must be able to swim at least 50 yards continuously and be comfortable in deep water. Cost: $55 per person Dates: Location: Code: Aug. 8 – 9 Camp Juniper Knoll, East Troy WI 584214

Me & My Pal

Grab your favorite guy (male relative 18 years or older) and head to camp for the weekend! Swim, hike, meet new friends, enjoy a campfire, and more. Family members will be in platform tents, or you can bring your own tent. Open to all age levels. Cost: $55 per person Time: 6 p.m. – 11 a.m. Dates: Location: Code: Aug. 1 – 3 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 580094

Paddle and Swim

Enjoy the pool on Friday evening as we complete the swim test. Then on Saturday head out to Silver Springs Lake to learn and practice canoe skills. Spend the rest of Saturday completing a variety of fun activities, including a creek walk, swimming, and a campfire. On Sunday head to the Fox River to canoe. Girls must be able to swim at least 50 yards continuously and be comfortable in moving water. (Bus transportation from camp to Silver Springs Lake and canoe launch on Sunday included.) Stay in screened platform tents. Cost: $75 Date: Location: Code: July 18- 20 Camp River Trails, East Troy, WI 584314

Senior/Ambassador Escape Weekend

Spend time with girls your age. Plan what the weekend will be. Each troop or individual girls will plan an activity and share with others. Relax with friends, make new friends and get unplugged! Cost: $35 Time: 7 p.m. - 10 a.m. Date: Location: Code: Jan. 24 – 26 Camp River Trails, Sheridan, IL 584414

Spring Break Day Camp

Get outdoors on your spring break! Discover Camp Butternut Springs as you hike, play games, try archery (4th grade and older) and cook over a campfire. On Thursday, your family is invited to a picnic dinner and evening campfire. Bring some friends who are not Girl Scouts! Cost: $75 per person Time: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day Date: Location: Code: March 25 – 27 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 584514

Program Aide Basics Check the council website beginning Feb. 1 for the spring program aide basic trainings and locations! Interested in offering a program aide basic training in your service unit? We will work with you to schedule something close to home. There must be a minimum of 25 girls in attendance. Contact Peggy Brothers at pbrothers@girlscoutsgcnwi.org to request a date. Requests must be made at least 4 weeks in advance. 48

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Troop Camping with a Twist

Leaders, you’ve taken your outdoor trainings and the girls are ready to go! Are you? Let us help! Troops will plan and prepare their own meals while we provide all the program activities. Choose from a menu of options. We’ll set the schedule and provide the facilitators. Troops will sleep in screened-in tabins. Swimming and shower house available. Troops will share a unit based on number of participants. Cost: $35 per person Date: Location: Code: Aug. 8 – 11 Camp Pokanoka, Ottawa, IL 584614 Aug. 15 – 17 Camp Pokanoka, Ottawa, IL 584714

“Winter Chill” Workshop

Are you prepared for seasonal weather challenges? How should you be prepared for winter and spring emergencies? Learn about weather emergencies and how to prepare. Start an “emergency care kit.” Each girl will need to bring an empty 5-pound coffee can with lid. Cost: $8 Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m. Date: Location: Code: Feb. 11 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 585014 Feb. 19 Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL 585024 Feb. 26 Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL 585034

You & Me- Mother’s Day Special

Grab mom or someone special and join us for an overnight adventure at camp. Go on a night hike and explore the woods. Enjoy stories and songs, nature games and lots of other fun. Get up early for a short hike and watch camp come alive with your favorite adult female relative. A special Mother’s Day brunch will conclude your weekend. Cost: $55 per person Time: 6 p.m. – 10 a.m. Date: Location: Code: May 9 – 11 Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN 581204

Teen Mentoring Enrichment Opportunities:

Do you miss camp during the school year? Do you want to get together with other PAs and CITs to have fun and learn new skills? Are you looking for more activities to teach to troops or to use at day camp? Come to Camp Greene Wood to get a little taste of camp and build new skills. Songs and Games: Sing new songs, play new games, and share some you already know with others. Bring your own sack lunch, and a notebook or voice recorder for taking notes. Date: Time: Code: Max: Cost: Feb. 22 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 880044 36 $10 Fun and More: These overnights will have a little bit of everything: songs games, crafts, cooking and more. Come prepared to spend the night in the Program Center with other girls and some of the day camp staff members. This event runs from 10 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. Bring a sack lunch for Saturday; Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided. Date: Code: Max: Cost: March 15-16 880055 Max: 48 $20 May 17 - 18 880056 Max: 48 $20

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Grab someone special and join us for an overnight adventure at camp. Go on a night hike and explore the woods. Enjoy stories and songs, nature games and lots of other fun. Get up early for a short hike and watch camp come alive with your favorite adult female relative. All age levels Cost: $55 per person Location: Camp River Trails Sheridan, IL Date: Lodges Prairie Cabins Platform Tents: Date: Lodges: Prairie Cabins Platform Tents: Date: Lodges: Prairie Cabins: Platform Tents: Date: Lodges: Prairie Cabins: Platform Tents:

June 13 – 15 Code: 581304 Code: 581404 Code: 581504 June 20 – 22 Code: 581604 Code: 581704 Code: 581804 July 11 – 13 Code: 581904 Code: 582014 Code: 582024 July 25 – 27 Code: 582034 Code: 582044 Code: 582054

Lodges vary from mattresses on floor or bunk beds (24 – 30 people per lodge). Prairie Cabins are screened in cabins with cots, platform tents are screened in tents with cots.

Step 5: Important Info

day camp information for parents/guardians

Day Camp: A Time for Adventure Summer day camp includes fun-filled days with activities that open up new worlds, provide new opportunities to build confidence and just be a girl. Girls discover they can do things for themselves like cook something over a fire with their newly found cooking skills … connect with the outdoors when they hike a trail or see a deer along the way ... and make memories that they will have the rest of their lives. Girls will find a variety of program options that will pique their interests during their time at day camp. Each program has a special focus where girls can explore an area a bit more in depth. They still have a chance to do all the regular camp favorites like arts & crafts, hiking, and tie dying. Girls in each unit have a chance to offer their own ideas to customize the unit’s program for the week. This means that a program’s content may change from week to week. Some requirements for Girl Scout journeys or badges may be met during the week. Girl Scout day camp programs are the best value in the area. Her camp fee covers: • Five days of programming that will keep her busy, challenged, and meeting new friends. • Staffing by a comprehensive camp staff that includes a health supervisor, program staff and camp counselors. • Food for her group’s cook out. • NOTE: Transportation to camp via chartered bus is EXTRA.

Health and Safety Safety is a part of everything we do from always walking with a buddy to practicing emergency procedures. We follow Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. standards and that of the American Camp Association. Our camps are also licensed by the state and follow all state and federal codes for site, food service, health and safety, staffing, program design and management. Every girl must have a HEALTH HISTORY to participate in day camp. It is REQUIRED. A girl’s registration will not be considered complete until her health history is submitted.

• Any medications to be taken while at camp

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must be accompanied by an Authorization to Medicate form. This will be sent via e-mail in the confirmation you will receive two weeks before camp. List any severe allergies or other important health information. The health supervisor will contact parents of campers with serious or life-threatening allergies to complete an Allergy Action Plan. Each program site has a health supervisor who will contact parents about health concerns as needed. Parents of girls with specific needs should contact Peggy Brothers at pbrothers@ girlscoutsgcnwi.org to discuss those needs. Day camp is held rain or shine. Buildings or shelters are available in the event of severe weather. All safety procedures are reviewed with campers on the first day of camp.

Unit Size Programs are divided into groups called units. Average unit size is based on the program level. At least two adults supervise each unit’s program. Units have their own outdoor unit site to call home for the week. Activities throughout the day or week will take them all over camp. 50

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Camp is the Place for Girls to Grow

Half-Week, Full-Week and Longer Sessions Available!

Half-week programs are available for all ages, even Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. These programs are scheduled early in the season to allow girls the chance to try camp and attend again later in the summer. There are half-week sessions offered the same time as full-week sessions for first-time campers who want to Girl Scout camp is a safe place where all girls (even attend camp during the same week as those who are not currently Girl Scouts) can expe- “experienced camper” family members. There rience the great outdoors. It is a place where a girl are several longer sessions for girl who “love camp can hike a trail, stretch her limits, build her self-es- and don’t want to go home.” teem or learn a new song. Girls will never forget the first time they cook over a fire, discover a tree or paddle a canoe. Being part of a community and gaining independence are just two of the many benefits of summer camp. Picture your daughter learning new skills, building her self-confidence, meeting new people, and making friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. All this can be hers at Girl Scout resident camp.

Resident Camp Information Changes

Camp is a Place Where a Girl Will:

• play games • feel good about herself • write a letter • live without TVs and computers • discover her potential • and have the time of her life!

The theme of the week covers a majority of the activities. Other activities include swimming, playing games, cookouts and crafts. Girl Scout resident camp programs are for all girls and are a terrific value. Her camp fee covers: • Lodging for six days and five nights at camp; • A wide variety of camp programming, supervised by our trained staff; • Staffing that includes camp counselors, a health supervisor, waterfront staff, program staff, and our camp director; • Meals prepared by our food service staff, featuring fresh fruits and vegetables; accommodations can be made for girls with special diets, with advance notice!

Resident camp program includes activites from the program’s theme, swimming, playing games, outdoor skills, nature and crafts. Together with other girls, they will choose from a variety of camp favorites to add to their camp experience

Arrivals and Departure

Check in is from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Sunday (Wednesday for some half-week sessions). Please do not arrive before 1:15 p.m. as camp staff members will be doing final preparation for camper arrivals. Check out is on Friday evening (Tuesday for some half-week sessions). A closing ceremony that parents are welcome to attend begins at 7 p.m., with camper dismissal about 7:30 p.m. Please do not plan on arriving earlier than 6:45 p.m. We recognize that you are excited about seeing your daughter, and that she will be looking forward to seeing you. However, girls are expected to remain with their units until dismissal so we ask that you do not approach them until that time. There are designated areas for parents to wait for the closing ceremony to begin. Upon dismissal a photo ID will be required to ensure that we are releasing girls safely into the care of their parents/ guardians.

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Health Screening at Camp:

Upon arrival at camp, all girls will receive a health screening by trained staff. Health screening includes having her temperature taken, feet checked, scalp checked for lice and an overall scan for apparent illness or injury.

Health and Safety Information Each camp has established emergency procedures in consultation with local law enforcement and emergency services. As part of camper orientation on the first day of camp, campers learn about these procedures and have drills that are used during the camp session for practice. Our camps all follow standards set forth by Girl Scouts of the USA and the American Camp Association. Our Girl Scout camps offering summer camp programming are licensed by the state, and uphold state and federal codes for health, safety, site food service, management, human resources, program design, and activities. Prior to attending camp, campers must turn in a completed health history form that includes a physical examination. • This physical examination by a physician must be completed within 24 months of attending camp. • The form will be included in the camp information packet. This packet will be accessible via a link on your payment receipt, if you register online, otherwise it will be mailed to you. • The completed and signed health examination must be returned by May 1, 2014.

New Forms Needed Every Year:

We do not keep health forms from year to year. We recommend that you keep a copy for your records for future use.

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If head lice are found, your camper will not be allowed to stay at camp. You may treat your camper and all of her belongings and return to camp to be re-checked. Our camps have a “no nit” policy. This is for the health and safety of all campers and staff. NOTE: Campers with lice will not be admitted to camp until treated and there is no sign of nits. During camp, you will be contacted if the health supervisor determines that your camper requires health care services outside of what is available at camp.

We Love to Celebrate! Girls celebrating a 5- or 10-year resident camp milestone will be recognized during the closing ceremony of their session. Join us as we celebrate these young women who have contributed to our camp communities over the years. We count only years at Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and legacy council resident camps. E-mail by June 1 to camper@girlscoutsgcnwi.org with your daughter’s name to receive her 5-year patch.

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All of our resident camp programs give families the option of paying a deposit to hold your camper’s space or paying the fee in full. Deposit rates are as follows: Three- to six-day sessions: $40 per camper More than six days: $100 Deposits are non-refundable and must be made when you register your daughter for camp.

Fee Payment Encourage Girls to Spread the Word About How Much They Love Camp! Does your daughter love Girl Scout resident camp? If she tells her friends, your camper will receive a special patch! Girls who have attended resident camp for at least one year, and recruit two friends who sign up and attend resident camp, will be recognized at the closing ceremony of their session. Friends do not need to attend camp together and do not need to be in the same grade level. Friends who are recruited must be girls that have not attended Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana resident camps previously. Girls must recruit two new campers to receive the patch. Send an e-mail with your daughter’s name and the names of the 2 new campers that she has recruited for her recruiter patch by June 1, 2014, to camper@girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

A camper is not fully registered until her fees are paid in full. • All fees are due no later than June 1, 2014. • A camper’s registration may be cancelled if full payment is not received by the due date. • If a camper is registering for camp after June 1, 2014, all fees must be paid in full at time of registration.

Camper Information Packet

Once you have registered, you will receive a receipt via e-mail if you registered online. That receipt will have a link to the camper information packet. On-line registration confirmations should be received within 48 hours. If you have not received your confirmation, contact camper@girlscoutsgcnwi.org. Please read through the list of documents and print and complete any that apply to your camper. This packet also includes an equipment list.

Campers who registered via a paper application and provided an e-mail address will receive a While on site, campers and staff live in groups camper information packet by e-mail. Families called units. Sleeping accommodations vary by that do not have access to e-mail and do not camp and by unit, and may be a platform tent, yurt provide an e-mail address will receive a confirma(a tent with a dome) or an open-air cabin we call a tion and camper information packet by mail. tabin. Girls sleep in groups of four to eight campers and staff sleeps in a separate, but nearby tent Please read the camper information packet or tabin, within the unit. thoroughly and pay attention to the forms that are due. If you register your camper after May 1, Meals are well-balanced, nutritious and served paperwork is due immediately. Please call Peggy family– or buffet-style in the dining hall. Girls will Brothers (815-651-2713) if your camper will be atalso have the opportunity to plan and cook some tending camp within two weeks of her registration. of their meals with their unit. Contact camper@ girlscoutsgcnwi.org with any dietary restrictions or 2014 Paperwork Deadlines allergies at least one month before camp. The following are ALL due by May 1: • Health history and physical examination • Camper Profile • All About Me Form • Authorization to Medicate Form • If applicable, Special Health Care Services Needed at Camp Form • Camper Release Form • Photo Release Form

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Step 6: Register on March 1

Registration at a Glance Registration for all summer camps, including day and resident camps opens on March 1. Registration for camp adventures is open now. The process for registering depends on which camp or camps your daughter selects.

Get Registered! Day Camp: Go to www.register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org and use the program code for each session for which you wish to register. Resident Camp: Go to www.girlscoutco-op.org/. Codes are not necessary for registering for resident camp. Volunteer-led: Registration for volunteer-led day camps are handled by the volunteers directing the camps. Information about how to register will be available on the council website at www. girlscoutsgcnwi.org/camp by Feb. 1, 2014. Camp Adventures: Go to www.register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org and use the program code for each session for which you wish to register. Registration is already open for these programs!

Important Reminders Be sure to complete and submit all required paperwork regardless of whether you complete the registration online (preferred) or in person or by mail. All campers must submit a completed health history form. Be sure to submit the required payment for each camp your daughter is attending. Financial assistance may be available (see form on page 59).

Questions Please review this guide again using the steps outlined on pages 2 -3. Then check the council website at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/camp for additional details and updates. Still have questions? Contact Peggy Brothers at pbrothers@girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

Reminder: Day Camp Information Packet Once you have registered, you will receive a receipt via e-mail. A second confirmation will come via e-mail approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of camp. This confirmation will contain the camper’s unit assignment, specific transportation schedule, and other pertinent information.

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Please note: Online registration is available and encouraged. Families registering online will know right away if their camper has been placed in the session of her choice. Visit www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org and follow the Summer Camp link. Only use this form if you are NOT registering online. Form may be photocopied; a separate form must be filled out for each camper and for campers wishing to attend multiple sessions. Please mail your completed form to: Girl Scouts, Attn: Summer Camp Registrar,2400 Ogden Ave, Suite 400, Lisle, IL 60532 Camper name:_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Date of birth: ______________________________________________ Grade in fall 2014: __________________________________ Camper is in custodial care of: ___Both parents ___Mother only ___Father only ___Other: ________________________________ Custodial parent/guardian name: ________________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________ Daytime phone: _____________________________________ E-mail address: ___________________________________________ Second parent/guardian name: __________________________________________________________________________________ Address (if different than above): _______________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________ Daytime phone: _____________________________________ E-mail address: ___________________________________________ Please check one: ___I am a member of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana or

___Other council: ____________

Not currently a registered Girl Scout? ___I am registering now (add $15; girls attending camp must be registered Girl Scout) Check one: I would prefer to receive camp confirmation via: ___postal mail ___via e-mail (be sure to enter e-mail address above) T-shirt size? (circle one)

Child Medium

Child Large

Adult Small

Adult Medium

Adult Large

Adult XL

Buddy Request. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Please list only one name. Both campers must list each other to be considered as a buddy placement. Registrations should be submitted together. RESIDENT CAMP REGISTRATION for Butternut Springs, Juniper Knoll and Pokanoka Choice Program Date

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DAY CAMP REGISTRATION for Greene Wood and Palos ALL day camp registrations must include a signed health history; please find it following this registration form. Registrations will NOT be processed without the health history. Transportation Choice Program Date Camp Code 1 2 3 VOLUNTEER-LED DAY CAMP REGISTRATION Volunteer-led day camp registration is being coordinated by each host group. Please contact the group whose camp you would like to participate in for details on registering with a paper form. All volunteer-led day camps offer online registration at http://register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/ REGISTRATION FOR ALL OTHER PROGRAMS Please fill out the Girl/Individual Program Registration Form or register online at http://register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/ {OVER}

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I have read and agree with the program information and refund procedure in the summer camp brochure and give my daughter/ward permission to attend and participate in activities on and off property.

I will not allow my camper to attend if she becomes exposed to any contagious disease, or if for any reason I do not consider her to be in good physical condition.

I authorize the camp to administer first aid treatment, to secure the services of a physician, and to notify me.

 Yes  No

Any photographs or films taken in which my daughter/ward appears may be used for promotion or as deemed appropriate by the Girl Scout council free of any claims on my part.

Parent/guardian signature ____________________________________ Date ___________________________ EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION Name ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Relationship ___________________________________ Cell phone __________________________________________ Daytime phone _________________________________ Evening phone ______________________________________ PAYMENT

 I am applying for financial assistance (attach completed Financial Assistance Application Form). Financial

assistance is only available to members of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to be used at programs sponsored by our council. It is available on a case-by-case basis and is determined by both need and council resources. Council reserves the right to limit the amount awarded to any individual on an annual basis.

 My camper participated in and earned Camp Dough through the Cookie Sale. Resident Camp

Council-sponsored Day Camp

Program fee

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Membership dues

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Less deposit

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Balance due

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($15 through end of Sept. 2014; must be member to register) ($40 3-6 days; $100 6+ days)

Program fee

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Membership dues

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Balance due

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($15 through end of Sept. 2014; must be member to register)

Total amount due $ _____________________________  Charge credit card  My check (payable to Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana) is enclosed. Name as it appears on card __________________________________ Phone _____________________________________ Billing address _____________________________________________ City/State/Zip________________________________  Visa  MC  Discover

Card # ____________________________________ Expires (Mo/Yr) ______________________

Cardholder Signature _____________________________________________ Date _______________________________

Please mail completed registration form to: Girl Scouts Attn: Summer Camp Registration 2400 Ogden Ave, Suite 400 Lisle, IL 60532

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Confidential

Health History CONFIdeNTIAL

This form must be completed and signed by parents/guardians of girls Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and or by adult members themselves. All Health History forms will be held Northwest Indiana, Program Registrar in limited access by the trustee (leader/facilitator/staff) of the specific This form must be completed and signed by parents/guardians of girls or by adult members health 2400themselves. Ogden Ave.,All Suite 400 history Girl Scout program. The absolute minimal necessary information may formsinwill be to held in limited access by the trustee (leader/facilitator/staff) of the specific Lisle, Girl Scout program. The absolute be shared with program staff/volunteers order provide adequate IL 60532-3933 health care. The Health History form will be retained by the Girl Scoutmay be shared with program staff/volunteers in order to provide minimal necessary information adequate health care. T 630.544.5900; F 630.544.5999 program trustee until it is destroyed. The health history form will be reatined by the Girl Scout program trustee until it is destroyed. www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org

Health History

SeCTION A: memBeR INFORmATION

Name

date of Birth

Age

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Address Parent/Guardian

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City

Zip Code

Business Address

Phone (

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If Parent/Guardian is unavailable, contact:

Relationship

Address

Phone (

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Name of family physician

Phone (

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SeCTION B: HeALTH HISTORy/ReCuRRING CONdITIONS

Check each applicable item, giving appropriate dates and comments ALLeRGIeS / deSCRIPTION Foods Insects Plants drugs Animals Hay fever Asthma Latex Other

AddITIONAL INFORmATION Operation/date Serious injury/date Sleepwalking Bedwetting Fainting Constipation Night disturbances Other

dATe OF LAST HeALTH exAmINATION: / were any complicating medical problems noted? Is participant now under the care of a physician/psychologist? List restrictions to swimming, diving, running, etc.

ReCuRRING CONdITIONS ear Infections Heart disease kidney Ailment Convulsions Bronchitis Frequent Colds Frequent Sore Throat Stomach upset diabetes Hyperactivity epilepsy Hearing Impairment vision Impairment Orthopedic Impairment Learning disability Other

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describe any medical/dietary regimen to be continued:

SINCe LAST HeALTH exAm, HAS THe PARTICIPANT HAd: A serious illness requiring medical attention? An illness lasting more than 5 days? A surgical operation or fracture? Treatment in a hospital or emergency room? Any restrictions concerning physical activities? exposure to a contagious disease? within the past month?

dISeASeS / dATeS Chicken Pox measles German measles mumps Scarlet Fever Rheumatic Fever Poliomyelitis whooping Cough Other ImmuNIZATIONS / dATeS dPT Oral Polio measles Td (Adult Tetanus) mumps Rubella Tuberculin Test Tetanus Hib Hepatitis B Other

THIS FORm muST Be SIGNed

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duPLICATe THIS FORm AS Needed

SeCTION C: PAReNT/GuARdIAN muST COmPLeTe THe INFORmATION BeLOw

I have read the above procedures for handling my/my daughter's health history information and I agree to the release of any records necessary for treatment, referral, billing or insurance purposes. In case of emergency, I give permission for the First Aider(s) to administer medication, and/or First Aid ANd give permission to an attending physician to hospitalize or secure proper treatment/surgery for me/my child. I give permission to transport me/my child to the nearest emergency facility for treatment. I know of no reason(s), other than the information indicated on this form, why I/my child should not participate in prescribed activities except as noted.

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program essentials turn the page for Journey World, STEM, healthy living, arts and culture and global activities, workshops and sessions offered this summer!

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age level key

Girl Scout Levels = daisies = brownies = cadettes = juniors = seniors = ambassadors = volunteers

Explore Your World This Summer! Girls: If you are between the ages of 5 and 17, Journey World has a program for you! Ever wonder what you want to be when you grow up? At Journey World you can make your dreams come alive! Journey World is a one-of-a-kind place where run your very own business – create goods and services to “sell and earn a profit” all while having the most fun of your life! Publish a newspaper, run the production studio, be the DJ or the mayor! Journey World is also a place where you can transform into a scientist, investigate and solve ecological problems, research animals, perform cool science experiments, and use science equipment! Parents and Volunteers: Journey World is a fantastic place where girls participate in programs that inspire their dreams for the future and the careers they may pursue. It’s located at 770 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois. Free parking is available. Through a host of program offerings (including workshops, camps and overnights), girls role-play at running the city, make a movie, become a Broadway star, or prepare and taste food from around the world. They become scientists and learn what glue, red cabbage, corn starch and rubbing alcohol have in common! Girls “experience” different career options, personal finance skills, and how their roles as consumers and producers are important to our economy. Many programs developed for Journey World’s amazing facility are also conveniently available at other locations throughout our council this summer! We can also custom design a program just for your group! Just call us at 312-835-8191 to schedule.

Register for programs and camps in this guide at: www.register.girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

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journey world JUNE Art “en Plein Air”

Theatre Games

6/3/2014 Look out Second City! It’s time for the Girl Scouts to tickle our funny bones. Learn the rules of improv, and then test them out with your own improvised play. Write and act out the dialog, create the set and design the costumes for the play. At the end, put on the play for your friends and family. Fun patch included. Code: 1061984 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $10/$0 Location: Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL

Art “en Plein Air”

6/3/2014 Monet had water lilies. Rousseau had the jungle. Let the outdoors inspire you. Capture the nuances of nature on your canvas with paint or other forms of media. Display your art to bring the outdoors in! Fun patch included. Code: 1051994 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $10/$0 Location: Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL

Theatre Games

6/5/2014 Look out Second City! It’s time for the Girl Scouts to tickle our funny bones. Learn the rules of improv, and then test them out with your own improvised play. Write and act out the dialog, create the set and design the costumes for the play. At the end, put on the play for your friends and family. Fun patch included. Code: 1062004 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $10/$0 Location: Joliet Gathering Place 1551 Spencer Road, Joliet, IL

6/5/2014 Monet had water lilies. Rousseau had the jungle. Let the outdoors inspire you. Capture the nuances of nature on your canvas with paint or other forms of media. Display your art to bring the outdoors in! Fun patch included. Code: 1052014 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $10/$0 Location: Joliet Gathering Place 1551 Spencer Road, Joliet, IL

Shimmy with the Stars Overnight

6/6-7/2014 Star light, star bright. What can we discover at night? Learn about the constellations in the sky and the stories behind them, then make a star map to find the constellations throughout the year. Explore the role of gravity in space with movement and dance. Finally, investigate what astronomers know about the nature of stars in space. It’ll be a stellar night! Fun patch, pizza dinner and continental breakfast included. Code: 1032024 Time: 7 p.m. – 8 a.m. Min/Max: 25/50 Cost G/A: $40/$25 Location: Journey World, 770 N. Halsted St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL

Theatre Games

6/10/2014 Look out Second City! It’s time for the Girl Scouts to tickle our funny bones. Learn the rules of improv, and then test them out with your own improvised play. Write and act out the dialog, create the set and design the costumes for the play. At the end, put on the play for your friends and family. Fun patch included. Code: 1062024 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $10/$0 Location: Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 63

journey world

Music Mania

Art “en Plein Air”

6/10/2014 Monet had water lilies. Rousseau had the jungle. Let the outdoors inspire you. Capture the nuances of nature on your canvas with paint or other forms of media. Display your art to bring the outdoors in! Fun patch included. Code: 1052034 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $10/$0 Location: Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway, Merrillville, IN

Theatre Games

6/12/2014 Look out Second City! It’s time for the Girl Scouts to tickle our funny bones. Learn the rules of improv, and then test them out with your own improvised play. Write and act out the dialog, create the set and design the costumes for the play. At the end, put on the play for your friends and family. Fun patch included. Code: 1062044 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $10/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N. Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

Art “en Plein Air”

6/12/2014 Monet had water lilies. Rousseau had the jungle. Let the outdoors inspire you. Capture the nuances of nature on your canvas with paint or other forms of media. Display your art to bring the outdoors in! Fun patch included. Code: 1052054 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $10/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N. Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

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6/13/2014 Musical instruments surround you. Now is your chance to use these instruments and be the star of a music video! Play the piano through a computer. Create your own instruments and put on a show for your friends. Come on and join the band! Fun patch included. Code: 1032064 Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $12/$0 Location: Journey World, 770 N. Halsted St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL

Career Adventures Day Camp

6/16-20/2014 What do you want to be when you grow up? Come to Journey World and discover the possibilities! Learn what it takes to run a business, enforce the law, produce a music show, and more! Fun patch included. Siblings welcome. 5-day option Code: 1062074 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $100/$0 3-day option (please indicate your 3 days in the “Special Needs” section) Code: 1062084 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Journey World, 770 N. Halsted St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL

It’s Your Future Day Camp

6/23-27/2014 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a working artist? A business owner? A television producer? What about paying for the things you need? Then prepare for your future at Journey World. Try out different jobs and learn what it takes to manage your money. The future is closer than you think! Fun patch included. Siblings welcome. 5-day option Code: 1062094 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $100/$0

JULY Invent it, Build it. Day Camp

7/14-18/2014 Are you up for a challenge? Do you work well under pressure? Then put on your engineering hat as you design, invent and build an endless array of items! Fun patch included. Siblings welcome. 5-day option Code: 1032114 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $100/$0 3-day option (please indicate your 3 days in the “Special Needs” section) Code: 1032124 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Journey World, 770 N. Halsted St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL

Art Attack! Day Camp

7/21-25/2014 It’s an Art Attack! Spend the week exploring different art media. Create your own musical instruments, produce a play, and create light-up art and more! Fun patch included. Siblings welcome. 5-day option Code: 1062134 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $100/$0 3-day option (please indicate your 3 days in the “Special Needs” section) Code: 1062144 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Journey World, 770 N. Halsted St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL

AUGUST Kids Go Green Day Camp

8/4-8/2014 The Earth is our home. And, like your own home, we need to keep it clean. Learn how we can care for the Earth by practicing the 3 Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle! Feed the worms food scraps at Journey World and use the resulting compost to feed plants! Make something new out of old water bottles and learn what to look for in recyclables and more! Fun patch included. Siblings welcome. 5-day option Code: 1052154 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $100/$0 3-day option (please indicate your 3 days in the “Special Needs” section) Code: 1052164 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Journey World, 770 N. Halsted St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL

Movie Makers Day Camp

8/11-15/2014 Explore the science behind movie-making! Create your own script, learn about the camera, design your own props and build the set designs for each scene. Brush up on your acting skills by joining in theater games and brainstorm ideas about what you really like to see when you watch a movie. Come for this week-long experience and create your own movie from start to finish then take home your copy on the last day of camp! Fun patch included. Siblings welcome. Code: 1062174 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 20/40 Cost G/A: $100/$0 Location: Journey World, 770 N. Halsted St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 65

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3-day option (please indicate your 3 days in the “Special Needs” section) Code: 1062104 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Min/Max: 10/20 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Journey World, 770 N. Halsted St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL

STEM

science, technology, engineering, math App Boot Camp Extravaganza

Wacky Weather Day Camp – 3 Day

Wacky Weather Day Camp – 5 Day

Ooey Gooey Day Camp – 5 Day

06/13/2014 – 06/14/2014 Design, customize, and create your very own Android™ apps in this exciting 3-part workshop! If you couldn’t make it to all levels of App Boot Camp during the year this allows you to get them all at once! Register for App Boot Camp Extravaganza and receive App Boot Camp 101 App Boot Camp 201 AND App Boot Camp 301 for $10 less. Code: 322544 Time: 6 – 9 p.m., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Min/Max: 5/5 Cost G/A: $50/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place, 650 N Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

06/16/2014 – 06/20/2014 Have you ever asked yourself, why is the weather so wacky today? Learn about rain, snow, tornados and more! Not only will you make your own tornado but also make it snow indoors. The week is filled with opportunities to explore the weather around us and why it does, what it does! Fun patch and daily snacks are included. Code: 322554 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $100/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

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06/16/2014 – 06/20/2014 3 days of Wacky Weather Day Camp! Learn about rain, snow, tornados and more! Not only will you make your own tornado but also make it snow indoors. The week is filled with opportunities to explore the weather around us and why it does, what it does! Fun patch and daily snacks are included. Select days you wish to attend in “Special Needs” section of registration. Code: 322564 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

06/23/204 – 06/27/2014 Ooey gooey science experiments all week long! Create silly putty, slime and even make your own lava lamp. If you are a type of girl that likes to get messy, slimy and sticky this week is for you! Brownies will earn their Home Scientist Badge. Snacks provided daily. Code: 322594 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $100/$0 Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

Design Divas Day Camp

06/30/2014 – 07/03/2014 Did you know girls as young as 8 and 10 years old have invented items we use today? Let your creativity run wild during this design camp! Not only will you create fun, customized, items you can take home to show your friends, you’ll also invent a new and innovative product that will help make the world a better place! Brownies will earn their Inventor Badge. Official Girl Scout badge and snack are included. Code: 322614 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/30 Cost G/A: $80/$0 Location: Merrillville Gathering Place 8699 Broadway, Merrillville, IN

Ooey Gooey Day Camp – 5 Day

Ooey Gooey Day Camp – 3 Day

07/07/2014 – 07/11/2014 Come for 3 days of Ooey Gooey Day Camp! Create silly putty, slime and even make your own lava lamp. If you are a type of girl that likes to get messy, slimy and sticky this week is for you! Brownies will earn their Home Scientist Badge. Snacks provided daily. Select days you wish to attend in “Special Needs” section of registration. Code: 322634 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Friendship Center, 5100 Sunset Lane, Country Club Hills, IL

Design Divas Day Camp – 5 Day

07/14/2014 – 07/18/2014 Did you know girls as young as 8 and 10 years old have invented items we use today? Let your creativity run wild during this design camp! Not only will you create fun, customized, items you can take home to show your friends, you’ll also invent a new and innovative product that will help make the world a better place! Brownies will earn their Inventor Badge. Official Girl Scout Badge and snack are included. Code: 322664 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $100/$0 Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

Design Divas Day Camp – 3 Day

07/14/2014 – 07/18/2014 07/07/2014 – 07/11/2014 3 days of Design Divas Day Camp! Let your Ooey gooey science experiments all week long! creativity run wild during this design camp! Not Create silly putty, slime and even make your own only will you create fun, customized, items you lava lamp. If you are a type of girl that likes to can take home to show your friends, you’ll also get messy, slimy and sticky this week is for you! invent a new and innovative product that will help Brownies will earn their Home Scientist Badge. make the world a better place! Brownies will earn Snacks provided daily. their Inventor Badge. Official Girl Scout Badge Code: 322624 and snacks are included. Select days you wish to Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily attend in “Special Needs” section of registration. Min/Max: 10/15 Code: 322674 Cost G/A: $100/$0 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Location: Friendship Center, 5100 Sunset Lane, Time: Min/Max: 10/15 Country Club Hills, IL Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

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Ooey Gooey Day Camp – 3 Day

06/23/204 – 06/27/2014 Come for 3 days of Ooey Gooey Day Camp! Create silly putty, slime and even make your own lava lamp. If you are a type of girl that likes to get messy, slimy and sticky this week is for you! Brownies will earn their Home Scientist Badge. Snacks provided daily. Select days you wish to attend in “Special Needs” section of registration. Code: 322604 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

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Ooey Gooey Day Camp – 5 Day

07/21/2014 – 07/25/2014 Ooey gooey science experiments all week long! Create silly putty, slime and even make your own lava lamp. If you are a type of girl that likes to get messy, slimy and sticky this week is for you! Brownies will earn their Home Scientist Badge. Snacks provided daily. Code: 322684 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $100/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

Ooey Gooey Day Camp – 3 Day

07/21/2014 – 07/25/2014 3 days of Ooey Gooey Day Camp! Create silly putty, slime and even make your own lava lamp. If you are a type of girl that likes to get messy, slimy and sticky this week is for you! Brownies will earn their Home Scientist Badge. Snacks provided daily. Select days you wish to attend in “Special Needs” section of registration. Code: 322694 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

Wacky Weather Day Camp – 5 Day

07/28/2014 – 08/01/2014 Have you ever asked yourself, why is the weather so wacky today? Come learn about rain, snow, tornados and more! Not only will you make your own tornado but also make it snow indoors. The week is filled with opportunities to explore the weather around us and why it does, what it does! Fun patch and daily snacks are included. Code: 322704 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $100/$0 Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

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Wacky Weather Day Camp – 3 Day

07/28/2014 – 08/01/2014 3 days of Wacky Weather Day Camp! Come learn about rain, snow, tornados and more! Not only will you make your own tornado but also make it snow indoors. The week is filled with opportunities to explore the weather around us and why it does, what it does! Fun patch and daily snacks are included. Select days you wish to attend in “Special Needs” section of registration. Code: 322714 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

Wacky Weather Day Camp – 5 Day

08/04/2014 – 08/08/2014 Have you ever asked yourself, why is the weather so wacky today? Come learn about rain, snow, tornados and more! Not only will you make your own tornado but also make it snow indoors. The week is filled with opportunities to explore the weather around us and why it does, what it does! Fun patch and daily snacks are included. Code: 322724 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $100/$0 Location: Joliet Gathering Place 1551 Spencer Rd., Joliet, IL

Wacky Weather Day Camp – 3 Day

08/04/2014 – 08/08/2014 3 days of Wacky Weather Day Camp! Come learn about rain, snow, tornados and more! Not only will you make your own tornado but also make it snow indoors. The week is filled with opportunities to explore the weather around us and why it does, what it does! Fun patch and daily snacks are included. Select days you wish to attend in “Special Needs” section of registration. Code: 322734 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Joliet Gathering Place 1551 Spencer Rd., Joliet, IL

Design Divas Day Camp – 3 Day

08/11/2014 – 08/15/2014 3 days of Design Divas Day Camp! Let your creativity run wild during this design camp! Not only will you create fun, customized, items you can take home to show your friends, you’ll also invent a new and innovative product that will help make the world a better place! Brownies will earn their Inventor Badge. Official Girl Scout Badge and snack are included. Select days you wish to attend in “Special Needs” section of registration. Code: 322794 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $75/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

Brookfield Zoo Overnight

08/22/2014 – 08/23/2014 See what happens after hours at the zoo! Join your sister Girl Scouts at the Brookfield Zoo for a sleepover. Go on a night hike around the zoo, examine real skulls, and make treats for the animals to enjoy! No child can attend unsupervised. Families welcome. Price includes entrance fee and participation, breakfast, and patch for Girl Scouts. Families are welcomed to stay in the Zoo after the program free of charge. Codes: 322824 322834 Overnight w/bus from Vernon Hills 322844 Overnight w/bus from Lisle 322854 Overnight w/bus from Merrillville Time: 7 p.m. – 10:30 a.m. Min/Max: 25/50 Cost G/A: $64/$64 (w/ Bus Transportation $71/$71) Location: Brookfield Zoo, 8400 W 31st St., Brookfield, IL

Earth Day Extravaganza

April 26, 2014 Get outside and join your fellow Girl Scouts for an Earth Day Extravaganza! Head on down to Camp Palos and participate in eco-friendly activities, go on a nature walk, plant a tree, and even take home some “green” goodies! Register by April 5, 2014 to receive a $3/girl discount! Morning session is for Daisies and Brownies while Afternoon session is for Juniors and Cadettes.

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Design Divas Day Camp – 5 Day

08/11/2014 – 08/15/2014 Did you know girls as young as 8 and 10 years old have invented items we use today? Let your creativity run wild during this design camp! Not only will you create fun, customized, items you can take home to show your friends, you’ll also invent a new and innovative product that will help make the world a better place! Brownies will earn their Inventor Badge. Official Girl Scout badge and snack are included. Code: 322784 Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Min/Max: 10/15 Cost G/A: $100/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

healthy living Night Owl Party

05/30/2014 Cadettes, explore your world after dark! Go on a night hike, examine the night sky and play night games as you earn your Night Owl badge. Badge and snacks included. Code: 470364 Time: 8-11 pm Min/Max: 20/60 Cost G/A: $20/$7 Location: Taltree Arboretum 450 West 100 North, Valparaiso, IL

Brownie Summer Badge Extravaganza

08/04/2014-08/06/2014 Brownies, have a blast as you earn your Dancer, Snacks, First Aid and Fair Play badges, and then end your time together with your own dance party that you plan! Badges included. Bring your own lunches and water. Code: 470374 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day Min/Max: 15/50 Cost G/A: $80/$0 Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

Cadette Field Day Camp

08/11/2014-08/13/2014 Earn your Field Day and Night Owl badges! Make team uniforms, play Olympic-inspired games, create-your-own flying object, play larger-than-life board games and plan your own field day finale. You can also end your time together late-night style as you explore the night sky on an evening hike and plan your own night owl party. Bring your own lunches and water. Badges included. Dinner included with Option 2. Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL Option 1: Day Camp only Code: 470384 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Min/Max: 15/75 Cost G/A: $80/$0 Option 2: Day Camp and Night Owl Party Code: 470384 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday Min/Max: 15/75 Cost G/A: $95/$0 70

Deep River Water Park

07/13/2014 Grab your swimsuit, your family and your friends and enjoy a night of water fun at the Midwest’s largest water park. The park will only be open to Girl Scouts and their families and friends. Code: 478194 Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Min/Max: 1/4,000 Cost G/A: $12/$12 Location: Deep River Water Park 9001 E. US 30, Crown Point, IN

Juniors Dig It Summer Badge Extravaganza

7/07/2-14-7/09/2014 Juniors, you’ll dig it as earn your Gardener and First Aid Badges, and work towards some of your aMUSE journey awards, then finish up with a treat with “kick the can ice cream” and dessert in jars as part of your Simple Meals badge. First Aid and Gardener Badges and a copy of the aMUSE journey included. Bring your own lunches and water. Code: 470394 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Min/Max: 15/60 Cost G/A: $80/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N. Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

Summer BFFs

07/14/2014-07/16/2014 When a girl is bullied, she feels alone. Cadettes, Be a Friend First (BFF) and be part of the change! You’ll also earn your aMAZE journey awards. Bring your own lunches and water. aMAZE journey book and journey awards included. Code: 470404 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Min/Max: 15/60 Cost G/A: $80/$0 Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place 650 N. Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

Move ‘n’ Groove Day Camp

07/14/2014-07/16/2014 Get movin’ and goovin’ while you earn your Field Day Badge, Good Sportsmanship Badge and Dove Free Being Me patch! You can also end your time together late-night style as you explore the night sky on an evening hike and plan your own night owl party. Bring your own lunches and water. Badges included. Dinner included with Option 2. Location: Friendship Center, 5100 Sunset Lane, Country Club Hills, IL Option 1: Day Camp Only Code: 476514 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Min/Max: 15/60 Cost G/A: $80/$0 Option 2: Day Camp and Night Owl Party Code: 472294 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday Min/Max: 15/60 Cost G/A: $95/$0

Move ‘n’ Groove Day Camp

07/28/2014-07/30/2014 Get movin’ and goovin’ while you earn your Practice With Purpose Badge, Staying Fit Badge, Geocacher Badge and Dove Free Being Me Patch! Bring your own lunch and water. Badges included. Code: 476504 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Min/Max: 15/60 Cost G/A: $80/$0 Location: Friendship Center, 5100 Sunset Lane Country Club Hills, IL

Move ‘n’ Groove Day Camp

08/04/2014-08/06/2014 Get movin’ and goovin’ while you earn your Dancer Badge, Fair Play Badge and Letterboxer Badge! Bring your own lunches and water. Badges included. Code: 476494 Time: 10 a.m. - 3 pm Min/Max: 15/60 Cost G/A: $80/$0 Location: Friendship Center, 5100 Sunset Lane Country Club Hills, IL

Badge Bash

5/18/2014 Finish out your Girl Scout year with a bunch of badges! Watch our website and Facebook page for more information about this huge event where you can earn up to three badges in one day. Take over the camp and have a blast with STEM, healthy living and arts and culture. Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

global travel Incredible India!

Deadline for applications moved to May 1, 2014 Make a special visit to Sangam, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) World Centre in India, where you’ll spend over a week participating in Girl Scout and Girl Guide programs. Sangam, which means “coming together” in Sanskrit, will provide community service opportunities and the chance to learn more about the Indian culture. If the group decides to spend additional time in Mumbai, girls will get the chance to visit the beautiful and historic sites the city has to offer. Before the trip, girls will get the chance to decide what sites interest them most – is it the Elephanta Caves? Or maybe a sunset trip to the beach complete with the delicious street food that India is famous for? Take a ferry, visit various neighborhoods or see the Gateway to India – it’s your choice! E-mail achristensen@girlscoutsgcnwi.org for an application and reference form. Approximate Cost: 10 days at Sangam—$2,700 Sangam + days in Mumbai—$3,500 71

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Juno

The Sound of Music

05/04/14 The beloved family musical The Sound of Music comes to Lyric’s stage! Just for being a Girl Scout, you and your family get special discounts. Hear the songs you know and love like “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and “Edelweis.” Code: To redeem this special offer, go to www. LyricOpera.org and enter the promotion code COURAGE in the “Have a Promotion Code?” field before selecting your seat. Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Min/Max: N/A Cost G/A: Discounted tickets $35-$159 each Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL

Girl Scout Day at Kohl Children’s Museum

05/17/2014 Enjoy a fun-filled day with your family and friends exploring the Kohl Children’s Museum’s Japan and Nature exhibit. Check out all of the exciting hands-on exhibits at the museum, too! When you arrive, you’ll receive a list of ways the museum can help you earn Girl Scout badges and petals. A Kohl Children’s Museum Fun Badge is included. Code: 261754 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Min/Max: 25/300 Cost G/A: $12/$12 Kohl Children’s Museum 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL

05/31/2014 Love musicals? Love history? Then come to TimeLine Theatre to see Juno, a witty and immersive musical about family hardship and personal sacrifice, set during the heart of the Irish Civil War. Meet and talk with the artists during a behind-the-scenes sneak peek, then watch this powerful story come to life yourself. Be the very first to see this epic, humorous and heartbreaking tale of survival in its Chicago premiere! Code: 265314 Time: 3-6:30 p.m. Min/Max: 1/70 Cost G/A: $34/$42 TimeLine Theatre Company 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL

Six Flags Great America Girl Scout Day

06/21/2014 Enjoy a fun filled day with your sister Girl Scouts at Six Flags Great America! With 13 thrilling roller coasters, family-pleasers like the classic carousel, world-class entertainment and a free water park, Six Flags Great America has something for everyone. Special patches to commemorate the day can also be purchased. Codes: 266214 (tickets) 266224 (patches) Time: 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Cost: $31 (tickets); $1.50 (patches) Six Flags Great America 542 N. Route 21, Gurnee, IL

Indiana Beach Amusement Resort Ballet Chicago: On Pointe Girl Scout Day!

05/18/2014 Ballet Chicago proudly presents On Pointe, an astonishing program of classical Balanchine favorites including Divertimento No.15 (music by Mozart), Valse Fantaisie (music by Glinka), Tarentella (music by Gottschalk), a contemporary new work by Dan Duell, Ellington Suite (music by Ellington) and the fantastic world premiere Intermezzi (music by Brahms), by resident choreographer, Ted Seymour. Code: 261854 Time: 3-5 p.m. Min/Max: 8/100 Cost G/A: $14/$14 Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 72

06/28/2014 There’s more than corn in Indiana! Enjoy a day riding your favorite roller coaster or sit back and lounge in the lazy river. There is something for everyone at Indiana Beach! Use this Funday bracelet for the whole day. Code: 266284 Time: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Cost G/A: $18/$18 Indiana Beach Amusement Resort 5224 E. Indiana Beach Rd., Monticello, IN

Volunteer Application 2013-2014 All information you provide is confidential and will be maintained by Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. At Girl Scouts, our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. At Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago, we serve approximately 84,000 girls through the volunteer efforts of 24,000 volunteers.

STEP 1 PERSONAL INFORMATION

LEGAL NAME (FIRST, MI, LAST) ADDRESS

MALE/FEMALE CITY

HOME PHONE

STATE

CELL PHONE

ZIP E-MAIL ADDRESS

STEP 2 VOLUNTEER INTERESTS Troop Options Please mark one  Troop Leader  Troop Co-Leader  Troop/Parent Helper  Troop Fall Product and/or Cookie Program Manager  Driver

Grade Level Preferred (if applicable)  Girl Scout Daisy (GRADES K-1)  Girl Scout Brownie (GRADES 2-3)  Girl Scout Junior (GRADES 4-5)  Girl Scout Cadette (GRADES 6-8)  Girl Scout Senior (GRADES 9-10)  Girl Scout Ambassador (GRADES 11-12)

Please indicate the troop number, school, city, and/or zip code where you wish to volunteer:

Please indicate when you plan to start volunteering: ______________________________________________________ Other Options  Camp/Recreation Events  Financial Literacy  First Aid/CPR Trainer  Healthy Living Initiative  Office Support  Product Program (Fall Sales/Cookie Program)  Special Program Events  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative  Trainer  Workshop Facilitator  Other Please indicate the city and zip code where you wish to volunteer:

Please indicate when you plan to start volunteering: _______________________________________________________ FOR OFFICE USE ONLY: Service Unit

Assigned Specialist__________________________________

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How did you hear about us?  Facebook  Twitter  School Flyer  Parent Meeting / Information Session  Alumni Newsletter  Word of Mouth  Radio/TV Ad  VolunteerMatch  Other

Why are you interested in becoming a volunteer?  Community Service  Parent/Guardian of a Girl Scout  Student Course  Former Girl Scout  Interested in working with youth

STEP 3 REFERENCES Please list three non-family references. We reserve the right to check references upon our discretion at any time during a volunteer’s term of appointment. Reference Name

Email address

Phone number

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STEP 4 BACKGROUND CHECK Have you ever been convicted of a crime? (E.G. felony, misdemeanor including DWI or DUI)? _____Yes ____No If yes, please state the offense, date and location. (A conviction record may not necessarily be cause for disqualification).

Upon completion of this application, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to completing our background check. Your application will not be complete until you complete the background check process.

In making my application for service, I express my acceptance of the purpose of Girl Scouting and promise to uphold and interpret it to the best of my ability. I am willing and able to take training and will try to participate actively in adult activities in the Girl Scout program. It is also my understanding that the Girl Scouts conduct criminal background checks and I grant my permission to conduct this inquiry. Appointment to a volunteer position with Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana may be revoked if an unfavorable background report is disclosed.

APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE

DATE

Fax, e-mail or mail completed application and references to the attention of: Volunteers@girlscoutsgcnwi.org Fax:

312-750-0612

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Troop/Group Program

Registration Form Register online at girlscoutsgcnwi.org or mail form to: Program Registrar, 2400 Ogden Ave., Suite 400, Lisle, IL 60532-3933

FOR OFFICE USE RECEIVED $__________ DATE _______________

SUBMIT ONE FORM AND PAYMENT PER PROGRAM Health history form must accompany girl to event/workshop. Troop #:

Service Unit:

Leader/Volunteer:

Address:

City/Zip

Phone: #

E-mail: of girl participants

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Program Code

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of adult participants (if allowed) Program Date

Program Name

Program Fee

* New Member Fee

Total Due

Program 1 Program 2

I understand that participating troops must provide girl/adult ratio unless otherwise noted. I have read and agree with the program information and refund procedure in this brochure . I am available to lend a hand at this event. Payment (due now)

Credit card

Name: Debit Card

My check (payable to Girl Scouts).

Name (as it appears on card): Billing Address:

City/State/Zip:

Phone Number: (day) MasterCard

(cell) Visa

Discover

Debit Card

Card #:

Cardholder Signature:

Exp. Date: Month/Year Date:

List each girl attending: (attach additional sheet if needed) Girl (First and Last Name)

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