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2013

Resident Camp Programs


Our Camps­ Camp Dean

Camp Dean has 160 acres of wetlands, woodlands, and prairies for campers to explore. Located in Big Rock, about an hour west of Chicago, Camp Dean offers a unique camp setting for girls that is far enough for adventure and independence but still feels close to home. The facilities include four program centers, grassy sport fields, pool, private lake, trails, creek, dining hall, health center, camp office and more.

Camp Far Horizons

Camp Far Horizons, located near the Mississippi River in Hanover, about 30 minutes southeast of Galena. Camp Far Horizons has over 235 acres of woods with many nature trails. Camp facilities include a central dining hall, outdoor pool with showers, craft and nature tents, archery range, rappelling tower, volleyball field, health center and trading post. Girls sleep in screened-in, platform tents in units containing 12-36 girls. Each unit is equipped with a wash stand, running water, latrines and a fire ring.

Chapman Hills

This 105-acre camp is located in southeast Wisconsin, about 1 hour and 10 minutes from Rockford and only 22 minutes north of Lake Geneva. One lodge is open year-round for troop camping. There are three platform tent sites available April to mid October.

Camp McCormick

Camp McCormick has over 400 acres of wood and meadows and is located a few miles south of Rockford, about 1 ½ hours northwest of Chicago. Camp facilities include a central dining hall, outdoor pool, showers, craft building, health center, hiking trails, covered wagons, Adirondacks, and platform tents. Units have latrines and washstands.

Mary Ann Beebe Center

Located between Woodstock and Harvard, MABC has 295 acres of wetland, prairie and woods. There is a small pond with a beautiful suspension bridge, very popular for bridging ceremonies. The lodge is available year-round and the other units are available from April to October. Activities at all of GSNI’s resident camps include arts, aquatics, sports, archery, games, outdoor skills, team challenges, international games and songs, and many, many more options. The resident program is centered on girl planning. Campers plan their activities and time at camp through individual and small group processes. This method of program allows campers the freedom to choose and express how they spend their time at camp. All GSNI resident camp programs help a girl develop important life skills through fun, exciting and challenging activities.

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Welcome to Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

SUMMER RESIDENT CAMP GUIDE Camp Information Session Do you have questions about our camp properties? Have you ever wondered what a day at one of our summer camps is like? Our camp specialists will be on hand to explain all that our five camps have to offer as well as the importance of getting kids outside. Tours of our camp properties will NOT be available at these information sessions. Who: Fee: Min./Max.: Registration: Staff Contact: Code S102 Date: Time: Location: Code S103 Date: Time: Location: Code S104 Date: Time: Location:

All girl levels and adults There is no fee, but registration is required. 10/20 girls; 1/10 adults Ends January, 28, 2013 Felecia Dupczak, Ext. 7161 Laura Bumba, Ext. 7173 Saturday, February 2, 2013 9-11 a.m. Rockford Service Center 2820 McFarland Rd., Rockford Sunday, February 3, 2013 4-6 p.m. Sugar Grove Service Center 200 New Bond St., Sugar Grove

Code S105 Date: Time: Location: Code S106 Date: Time: Location: Code S107 Date: Time: Location:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6-8 p.m. Freeport Service Center 5040 Business Rt. 20 W., Freeport Wednesday, February 6, 2013 6-8 p.m. McHenry Bank and Trust 2730 W. Route 120, McHenry Thursday, February 7, 2013 6-8 p.m. Hosanna! Lutheran Church 36W925 Red Gate Rd., St. Charles

Monday, February 4, 2013 6-8 p.m. Sterling Library 102 West Third St., Sterling

Table of Contents Our Camps ........................................................................................................................................ 2 Resident Camp Information ........................................................................................................ 4 Camp Registration Information ................................................................................................... 5 Registration Form ............................................................................................................................ 6 Family Camp Registration Form ................................................................................................... 7 Campership Application .............................................................................................................. 8 Camp at a Glance ............................................................................................................................ 9 Camp Programs ........................................................................................................................ 10-14 Troop Trek ........................................................................................................................................... 15 Sponsor Ads ................................................................................................................................ 16-18 Spring Service Days .......................................................................................................................... 19 Through opportunities such as those listed in this brochure, Girl Scouting helps girls develop their leadership potential through age-appropriate activities that enable them to DISCOVER their values, skills, and the world around them; CONNECT with others in a multicultural environment; and TAKE ACTION to make a difference in the world. All while having fun and developing friendships! No matter which experiences your Girl Scout participates in, she is sure to have an adventure! See you this summer!

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Resident Camp Information Camp Staff Camp staff is carefully selected from applicants throughout the United States and abroad. All camp staff are at least 18 years of age and chosen for their program skills and experience working with children. All staff participate in an extensive pre-camp training. Staff who supervise aquatic activities have specialized skills and training.

as well as Girl Scouts of the USA policies and standards. All camps meet industry standards for health, safety, site, food service management, human resources, program design and activities. Due to the length of season, GSNI has chosen to have only Camp Dean and Camp McCormick accredited by the American Camp Association.

Campers with Disabilities The goal of our camps is to provide a successful experience for all girls. Parents are requested to communicate with Felecia Dupczak (fdupczak@girlscoutsni. org or Ext. 7161) about campers with any special needs or disabilities. This enables the camp to make every effort to accommodate those needs in their facilities with appropriate staff.

Health centers are staffed by a resident health supervisor. Unit counselors are first-aid/CPR trained. For all camps, emergency care is available at a nearby clinic or hospital and a doctor is on call for consultation and treatment needs. No camper, child or adult, is admitted to camp without the proper health form completed and signed. The proper form and instructions are mailed or e-mailed in the confirmation packet.

Transportation Transportation to and from camp is NOT included in any camp session. Living in the Out of Doors Campers and staff live in groups called units. This may include platform tents, cabins, Adirondacks, or covered wagons. Staff members will be sleeping in the units in separate accommodations from the girls. Meals are well balanced, nutritious, and served family-style in the dining hall. Girls also have the opportunity to cook some meals outdoors with their unit. Some camp sessions take girls on field trips, visiting attractions in the camp area. Health and Safety All Girl Scout camps in this brochure are licensed by their state and uphold state and federal health and safety codes,

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Each camp has procedures in place to monitor and respond to emergencies, including weather conditions, to ensure the health and safety of campers. Details are included in the confirmation packet. Check in/Check out Unless otherwise noted, check in is 2-4 p.m. on the first day of the session, and check out is 2:30-3:30 p.m. on the last day of the session. Visitors/Phone Calls We invite camp families to visit during the scheduled Camp Open Houses in May. You will be able to view the facilities and meet the staff. Visitors are welcome only at that time. For safety, access to camp properties is limited when children are present. Once camp is

in session, it is important for our girlplanned schedule to run smoothly. Program Changes Although rare, the Girl Scout council, for a variety of reasons, may occasionally cancel a camp session. If this occurs, you can expect the entire camp fee, including the deposit to be refunded. Other times, certain activities described in the camp brochure must be suspended or changed due to circumstances beyond our control, such as inclement weather, equipment availability, and staffing. In these situations, we try to adapt by offering alternative program options. Under circumstances of this type, refunds should not be expected. Title XX Grant If you receive public aid from the State of Illinois, and/or your child has a medical card from the State of Illinois, you may be eligible for a full scholarship to attend camp. Please be aware that your child is only eligible to receive Title XX funding for attendance at one camp each summer. Sessions qualifying for the Title XX grant have been indicated in the AtA-Glance (page 9) with an [XX] after the session title. For more information about the grant and/or applying for Title XX, contact Jean Henn at jhenn@girlscoutsni.org or Ext. 7132.


Camp Registration Information Registration for all summer camps will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, beginning February 12.

Register: Online at www.girlscoutsni.org By mail to GSNI Elgin Service Center, 12N124 Coombs Rd., Elgin, IL 60124 By fax to 847-741-5667 In person at any GSNI Service Center At this time, campers who are not currently members of GSNI will need to register by mail, fax, or in person. Online registration is NOT available for family camp sessions. DEPOSIT A $50 deposit is REQUIRED for EACH session/person registered. Deposits may be cash, check or charge. Deposits CANNOT be Financial Assistance or Cookie Dough/S’More Dough. Family camps must be paid in full. BALANCE DUE/REQUIRED PAPERWORK All balances and paperwork are due to the Elgin Service Center by June 1. Early Return Special: If full payment and all required forms, including proper health forms, are on file in the Elgin Service Center by May 1, your camper will receive one camp patch and one $5 credit at the Camp Trading Post. The patch and credit will be available ONLY at the first camp session attended by the camper— one patch/credit per camper. BUDDY PREFERENCE: Two girls who would like to attend resident camp together should: If mailing, fill in the buddy preference section on the registration form and mail the two registration forms together in the same envelope.

If registering online, submit your registrations on the same day and both campers should e-mail their buddy preference to registration@girlscoutsni.org. Buddy requests must be mutual and for the same camp, program and session. Both campers must satisfy prerequisites. Group registration and requests for more than one buddy will NOT be honored. TAKE NOTE: Grades indicated are as of September 2013 Register early­­—session cancellations due to low registration will be determined on April 15. REFUNDS Deposits are non-refundable. A full refund, including deposit, is made only if a camper cannot be placed in a program or if it is necessary to cancel the program. At the end of the summer, partial refunds will be considered on a caseby-case basis and only in the case of extenuating family circumstances or medical reasons supported by a doctor’s statement. All refund requests must be submitted in writing to the program assistant at the Elgin Service Center. No refunds will be made for campers arriving late, leaving early, attending only part of the program or for those who fail to attend.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE To apply, complete the Campership Application on page 8 and mail with $50 deposit and registration form to the Elgin Service Center, 12N124 Coombs Rd., Elgin, IL 60124. Initial campership application deadline is April 1, with notice of initial award sent by April 15. Financial assistance is available only to members of GSNI. COOKIE DOUGH/S’MORE DOUGH These certificates, earned by Girl Scouts through participation in GSNI product sales, may be used toward the balance of the girl’s camp fee. They may not be used for the deposit. Expired certificates will not be accepted. CONFIRMATION PACKETS Confirmations will be MAILED beginning March 18 and every two (2) weeks thereafter.

Camp Open Houses Camp Dean

46W253 Camp Dean Rd., Big Rock, IL

Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.–12 Noon

Camp McCormick

9995 N. Girl Scout Rd., Stillman Valley, IL

Sunday, May 5, 2-5 p.m.

For information, contact Felecia Dupczak E-mail: fdupczak@girlscoutsni.org Phone: 630-897-1565, Ext. 7161

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Registration Form

RESIDENT CAMP REGISTRATION FORM

This form can be photo copied. Submit one form per camper OR register online at www.girlscoutsni.org. Registration opens February 12, 2013.

PLEASE PRINT: Camper Name ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________ City ________________________ State/Zip _____________ Home Phone _________________________ Troop #_____________ OR Member not in troop _____________ Girl’s Date of Birth _____ /_____ /_____ Age ________ Grade (Fall 2013) _______ T-shirt size (Camp Dean Day Camp Only): YS_____ YM_____ YL_____ AS_____ AM_____ AL_____ AXL _____ Parent/Guardian _________________________ Day Phone _________________________ Relationship _______ Parent/Guardian _________________________ Day Phone _________________________ Relationship _______ Contact E-mail _______________________________________________________________________________________ EMERGENCY INFORMATION: Parents/guardians—If you cannot be reached in case of an emergency, please list the name of a friend or relative who will be able to contact you. Name __________________________________________________ Relationship _________________________________________ Day Phone __________________________________________ Evening Phone _________________________________________ BUDDY INFORMATION: My camper would like to be in the same session as: (List only ONE BUDDY and make sure the friend is attending the same session and that she indicates your camper’s name as a buddy reference on her application. Submit both applications together.) _______________________________________________________________________ List all sessions for which you are registering. If attending more than 3 sessions, use an additional form. PLEASE PRINT

PROGRAM NAME

CAMP NAME

SESSION DATES

SESSION FEE

AMOUNT PAYING AT THIS TIME*

1st session 2nd session 3rd session Girl Scout registration fee (due only if your camper is not currently a Girl Scout) $12** TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED *IMPORTANT: A $50 deposit is required for each session. If a deposit is not included, registration WILL NOT be processed. Deposit is refundable ONLY if the session is not available. The only exception are those applying for Title XX Grants—no deposit is required. (See page 4 for Title XX information.) PAYMENT INFORMATION: Form of payment : (Please indicate amount of each applicable type.) _______ Cash _______ Check/Money Order _______ Credit Card _______ Cookie Dough (Not for deposit) CREDIT CARD TYPE: _______ VISA _______ MasterCard _______ Discover Expires _______________________ Cardholder’s Name (PRINTED) ____________________________________ Signature _______________________________________________ Cardholder’s Address _________________________________________________ City/Zip _______________________________________________ Card # _____________________________________________________________________________________ Validation Code ___________________

Three numbers on back of card in signature box.

**My camper is not currently a registered Girl Scout. I have included a $12 membership fee and understand this registers my camper as a Girl Scout through 9/30/2013. This membership fee is non-refundable. OFFICE USE ONLY Amount Received $ ___________________ Date ___________________ Payment processed by ______________________________________ Entered in Personify by ___________________________________________________________________________ Date _________________________

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Media Permission: When participating in Girl Scout activities, I may be photographed for print, videotaped, or electronically imaged. Images may be used in promotional materials, news releases, and other published formats for either the local Girl Scout Councils or Girl Scouts of the USA. The images will be the sole property of either the local or USA councils. Check here if you wish to opt out at this time. �


___________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS _________________________________________ PHONE _______________________________________ ADULT CONTACT NAME

EMERGENCY INFORMATION: In case of emergency, please list a friend or relative who will not be at the camp. NAME _________________________________________________ RELATIONSHIP

___________________________________ DAY PHONE _________________________________________ EVENING PHONE ____________________________________ FAMILY MEMBERS ATTENDING PROGRAM: Please read program description for details on who can attend. Write adult or age of the child. Name

_____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________

Relationship

Adult/Child(Age)

Sex

Registered GS

____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

____________ ____________ ____________ ____________

M/F

Y/N

M/F

Y/N

M/F

Y/N

M/F

Y/N

Mark Choice

Session

Camp

Dates

Fee per Person

CD46

Special Guy Overnight

Camp Dean

7/12-7/13

$30

CD26

Me & My Gal Overnight

Camp Dean

6/28-6/29

$30

CFH35

Family Fun Weekend

Camp Far Horizons

7/5-7/7

$50

CM27

Me & My Gal Overnight

Camp McCormick

7/19-7/20

$30

Please note: Total payment is due at time of registration

Number of people

TOTAL Amount Enclosed:

Total Due

Family Camping Registration Form

Please use this form for programs pertaining to Family Camping and mail to: GSNI, Elgin Service Center, 12N124 Coombs Rd., Elgin, IL 60124. Family Camp registration is NOT available online.

$

PAYMENT INFORMATION: Form of payment : (Please indicate amount of each applicable type.) _______ Cash

_______ Check/Money Order

CREDIT CARD TYPE:

_______ VISA

_______ Credit Card _______ MasterCard

_______ Cookie Dough (Not for deposit) _______ Discover

Expires ____________________________

Cardholder’s Name (PRINTED) ________________________________________ Signature _______________________________________________ Cardholder’s Address _____________________________________________________ City/Zip _______________________________________________ Card # _________________________________________________________________________________________ Validation Code ___________________

Three numbers on back of card in signature box.

OFFICE USE ONLY Amount Received $ ___________________ Date ___________________ Payment processed by ____________________________________ Entered in Personify by ______________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________ Media Permission: When participating in Girl Scout activities, I may be photographed for print, videotaped, or electronically imaged. Images may be used in promotional materials, news releases, and other published formats for either the local Girl Scout Councils or Girl Scouts of the USA. The images will be the sole property of either the local or USA councils. Check here if you wish to opt out at this time. �

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Campership Application

The financial assistance application must be filled out completely. The initial campership application deadline is April 1, with notice of initial awards sent by April 15. Applications submitted after April 1 will be reviewed after the first and third weeks of the month with notification going out the following week. Decisions are made strictly on the basis of financial situation and council funds. A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Applications remain confidential. Each family is expected to pay a portion of the fees, including the $50 deposit required at time of registration.

COST OF CAMP: AMOUNT GIRL CAN PAY: AMOUNT OF COOKIE DOUGH AMOUNT FAMILY CAN PAY:

$ __________ $ __________ $ __________ $ __________

AMOUNT REQUESTED:

$ __________

(Line 1 minus Lines 2, 3, 4)

Missing or incomplete information will delay your request.

Camper’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adult Contact Person’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street City State Zip

Home Phone: (_______)_____________________ Contact’s e-mail address : _____________________________________________ Grade (Fall 2013): _____________________ # of children in family: _____________________ Ages: _______________________ Girl lives with: ______ both parents ______ mother ______ father ______other __________________________________________ Mother employed: ____yes ____no

Father employed: ____yes ____no

Total Household Income: ____Under $15,000

____$15,001-$30,000 ____ $30,001-60,000

____$60,001-$80,000

____ over $80,000

Level: ____Non Girl Scout ____Ages 6-8 ____Ages 9-10 ____Ages 11-12 ____Ages 13-14 ____Ages 15-17 # years in Girl Scouting :_______ Session Date: _______________ Session Choice: __________________________________ Camp: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: All questions must be completed. Attach additional pages if necessary. 1. Describe specific reasons or circumstances for requesting campership funds. _________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Did your daughter participate in the 2012-13 Girl Scout Fall Product and Cookie Programs? If no, why not? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. If your daughter earned Cookie Dough/S’more Dough and you are not applying it to camp, why not? _________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. What do you hope your camper learns from this experience? ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature: ________________________________________________________ Date: __________________________ Please submit application with $50 deposit and registration form to GSNI, Elgin Service Center, 12N124 Coombs Rd., Elgin, IL 60124 OFFICE USE ONLY Amount Paid $ _____________________________ Campership $ __________________________ Date _________________________

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Build Your Thrills McCormick 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 8-10 11-12 Crafty Campers McCormick 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 6-8 12 Taste of McCormick McCormick 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 2-4 12 McCormick or Bust! McCormick 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 4-6 12 Cowgirl Up! Dean 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 6-8 10 Hit That Note Dean 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 3-5 12 Creek Stomping Dean 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 2-4 12 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 7/1/2013-7/3/2013 1-5 11 Family Weekend Far Horizons 7/5/2013-7/7/2013 All 12 River Rats McCormick 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 6-8 12 CIT Wannabe McCormick 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 8-10 12 Outdoor Sampler McCormick 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 4-6 13 Night Owls XX McCormick 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 6-8 10 On Belay! Dean 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 7-9 13 Splash ‘n Sports Dean 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 5-7 13 Creek Stomping Dean 7/7/2013-7/10/2013 4-6 12 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 7/8/2013-7/12/2013 1-5 11 Give Camp a Chance Dean 7/10/2013-7/12/2013 2-4 11 Special Guy Overnight Dean 7/12/2013-7/13/2013 All 13 Have Backpack, Will Travel McCormick 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 8-10 13 Crazy for Caving McCormick 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 6-8 13 Mission: H2O XX McCormick 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 3-5 11 Mud Pies XX McCormick 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 5-7 13 Counselor-in-Training (CIT) II McCormick 7/14/2013-7/26/2013 11-12 11 On Belay! Dean 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 6-8 13 Camp Chef Challenge XX Dean 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 4-6 13-14 Cowgirl Up! Dean 7/14/2013-7/17/2013 3-5 10 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 7/15/2013-7/19/2013 1-5 11 Mission: H2O Dean 7/17/2013-7/19/2013 1-3 11 Me and My Gal Overnight McCormick 7/19/2013-7/20/2013 All 11 Survivor XX McCormick 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 7-9 14 You Can’t Do THAT at Camp McCormick 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 9-12 14 Outdoor Sampler McCormick 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 5-7 13 Artist’s Delight XX McCormick 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 3-5 14 Canoes, Kayaks, and Rafts Dean 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 8-10 14 Night Owls XX Dean 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 5-7 10 Cowgirl Up! Dean 7/21/2013-7/24/2013 4-6 10 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 7/22/2013-7/26/2013 1-5 11 Give Camp a Chance Dean 7/24/2013-7/26/2013 1-3 11 On Belay! McCormick 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 9-12 13 Camp Chef Challenge XX McCormick 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 8-10 13-14 Splash ‘n Sports McCormick 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 6-8 13 Outdoor Sampler McCormick 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 3-5 13 You Can’t Do THAT at Camp Dean 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 7-9 14 Survivor XX Dean 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 5-7 14 Artist’s Delight XX Dean 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 3-5 14 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 7/29/2013-7/29/2013 1-5 14 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 7/30/2013-7/30/2013 1-5 14 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 7/31/2013-7/31/2013 1-5 14 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 8/1/2013-8/1/2013 1-5 14 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 8/2/2013-8/2/2013 1-5 14

Camp at a Glance

June 23-29

Grades

June 30-July 7

July 7-13

Dates

July 14-20

July 21-27

Camp

July 28-August 3

Session

An aMAZEing Camp Experience XX McCormick 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 7-9 10 Night Owls XX McCormick 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 5-7 10 Six Days - Five Camps McCormick 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 9-12 10 Taste of McCormick McCormick 6/23/2013-6/26/2013 4-6 10 Canoe Club XX Dean 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 5-7 10 Discovering Your Inner Artist Dean 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 8-10 10 Cowgirl Up! Dean 6/23/2013-6/26/2013 4-6 10 Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I Dean 6/23/2013-7/3/2013 10-12 10-11 Camp Dean Day Camp Dean 6/24/2013-6/28/2013 1-5 11 Mission: H2O McCormick 6/26/2013-6/28/2013 2-4 11 Give Camp a Chance Dean 6/26/2013-6/28/2013 1-3 11 Me and My Gal Overnight Dean 6/28/2013-6/29/2013 All 11

*XX indicates Title XX eligible programs. See page 4 for details.

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An aMAZEing Camp Experience CODE: CM01 GSLE Connection: aMAZE; Mission: Sisterhood Are you ready to take your aMAZE Journey to the next step? Continue developing your leadership skills with other aMAZEing young women! Prerequisite: Participants must have worked on the aMAZE Journey prior to camp. Location: McCormick Start/End: 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 Grade: 7-9 Fee: $250 Min/Max: 16/28 Night Owls GSLE Connection: Camper and Night Owls badges Experience a side of camp most people sleep through! Stay up late charting the stars, discover the secrets of nocturnal creatures, then sleep in! CODE: CM02 Location: McCormick Start/End: 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 Grade: 5-7 Fee: $250 Min/Max: 8/16 CODE: CM03 Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 Grade: 6-8 Fee: $250 Min/Max: 12/20 CODE: CD04 Location: Dean Start/End: 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 Grade: 5-7 Fee: $250 Min/Max: 8/16 Six Days - Five Camps CM05 GSLE Connection: Adventurer and Traveler badges Spend the week visiting all 5 GSNI camps! Start at Camp McCormick, take a hike at Chapman Hills, enjoy the rappelling tower at Far Horizons. Work as a team on the low-ropes course at Mary Anne Beebe Center, canoe and kayak in the Camp Dean pond. Then head back to Camp McCormick and geocache in the community! Location: McCormick Start/End: 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 Grade: 9-12 Fee: $300 Min/Max: 6/10 Taste of McCormick CM06 GSLE Connection: Get Moving; Camper and Trailblazing badges Getting ready for your first camping experience? Then prepare for a great time of swimming, hiking, camp games and arts & crafts! You’ll never want to go home! Location: McCormick Start/End: 6/23/2013-6/26/2013 Grade: 4-6 Fee: $175 Min/Max: 8/16

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Canoe Club CD07 GSLE Connection: Get Moving; Staying Fit; Camper, and Trailblazing badges Develop a good foundation for your canoe and kayaking skills. Learn about the proper use and procedures of canoes and kayaks in the safety of the pool. Then take your skills out to the Camp Dean pond, where you will also enjoy a number of boating games! Location: Dean Start/End: 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 Grade: 5-7 Fee: $250 Min/Max: 8/16 Discovering Your Inner Artist CD08 GSLE Connection: MEdia; Artist badge Are you looking to take your creative expertise to the next level. Explore the beauty of art through a number of different mediums, take time to visit a local art gallery and interview a professional, then spend some time beautifying Camp Dean! Location: Dean Start/End: 6/23/2013-6/28/2013 Grade: 8-10 Fee: $285 Min/Max: 6/10 Cowgirl Up! GSLE Connection: Get Moving; Breathe; Animal Habitats, Trailblazing, and Girl Scout Way Legacy badges Yeehaw! Come hang out with horses during this session. You will have the chance to develop your animal care and riding skills at a local stable, then finish your day with some wholesome camp activities. Location: Dean Fee: $275 Min/Max: 6/10 CODE: CD09 Start/End: 6/23/2013-6/26/2013 Grade: 4-6 CODE: CD10 Start/End: 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 Grade: 6-8 CODE: CD11 Start/End: 7/14/2013-7/17/2013 Grade: 3-5 CODE: CD12 Start/End: 7/21/2013-7/24/2013 Grade: 4-6 Counselor-in-Training (CIT) 1 CODE: CD13 GSLE Connection: Mission: Sisterhood; Adventurer, Coaching , and Girl Scout Way Legacy badges Interested in what it takes to work at camp? Participants of the Counselor-in-Training I program will have the opportunity to explore the art of working with younger campers as they learn the responsibilities of camp staff and participate in Girl’s Weekend at Camp Dean. *New age requirements to align with GSUSA’s CIT program. Location: Dean Start/End: 6/23/2013-7/3/2013


Grade: Fee: Min/Max:

10-12 $425 4/10

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) 2 CODE: CM14 GSLE Connection: Coaching and Girl Scout Way Legacy badges Have you successfully completed CIT I and looking to further your camp skills? Step two of this introduction to becoming a camp staff member reviews concepts initially covered in CIT I, then puts those practices into action. Spend your time working closely with all staff members to build your skills, and spend the weekend working with the Girl’s Weekend at Camp McCormick. *Prerequisite: Completion of CIT I with passing evaluation, or similar session. New age requirements to align with GSUSA’s CIT program. Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/14/2013-7/26/2013 Grade: 11-12 Fee: $475 Min/Max: 3/10 Camp Dean Day Camp GSLE Connection: Artist, Cook, Girl Scout Way, Naturalist, Outdoors, and Adventure badges Camp Dean Day Camp sessions offer an infinite number of adventures for campers, ranging from hiking, swimming, and cooking to creek stomping, games, and arts & crafts! Session fees include all program materials, staff support, lunches, and a T-shirt. An optional overnight on Thursday night is available for an additional $15 fee. Please note that Camp Dean Day Camp is led by the summer staff of Camp Dean. Parents are not able to assist with this session. Location: Dean Grade: 1-5 Fee: $110 Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day Min/Max: 16/30 Camp Dean Day Camp cd15 Start/End: 6/24/2013-6/28/2013 Camp Dean Day Camp CD16 Start/End: 7/1/2013-7/3/2013 Fee: $80 Camp Dean Day Camp CD17 Start/End: 7/8/2013-7/12/2013 Camp Dean Day Camp Start/End: 7/15/2013-7/19/2013

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Camp Dean Day Camp CD19 Start/End: 7/22/2013-7/26/2013 Mission: H2O GSLE Connection: Wonders of Water; Get Moving Can-on-ball!!!! Come get your water on as you perfect your splish-splash in this wet and wild camp session! Spend your days chilling at the pool and playing water games throughout camp. We’ll even provide the water. . . what’s not to love? Location: McCormick

CODE: CM20 Start/End: 6/26/2013-6/28/2013 Grade: 2-4 Fee: $145 Min/Max: 8/16 CODE: CM21 Start/End: 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 Grade: 3-5 Fee: $250 Min/Max: 12/20 CODE: CM22 Location: Dean Start/End: 7/17/2013-7/19/2013 Grade: 1-3 Fee: $145 Min/Max: 6/12 Give Camp a Chance GSLE Connection: A World of Girls; Get Moving; Hiker, Making Friends, and Camper badges Getting ready for your first camping experience? Then prepare for a great time of swimming, hiking, camp games and arts & crafts! You’ll never want to go home! Location: Dean Fee: $145 Min/Max: 6/12 CODE: CD23 Start/End: 6/26/2013-6/28/2013 Grade: 1-3 CODE: CD24 Start/End: 7/10/2013-7/12/2013 Grade: 2-4 CODE: CD25 Start/End: 7/24/2013-7/26/2013 Grade: 1-3 Me and My Gal Overnight GSLE Connection: Artist, Cook, Girl Scout Way, Naturalist, Outdoors and Adventure badges What better way to experience camp than with the special gal in your life whether it’s mom, step-mom, aunt, grandma, or older sister (over 18 years old)? Splash in the pool, make something in arts & crafts, cook over the fire, and so much more! Grade: All Fee: $30/person Min/Max: 20/60 Time: 5 p.m. Friday-7 p.m. Saturday CODE: CD26 Location: Dean Start/End: 6/28/2013-6/29/2013 CODE: CM27 Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/19/2013-7/20/2013 Build Your Thrills CM28 GSLE Connection: STEM, Thrillbuilders Discover the science of building your own amusement park by developing a carousel, designing a rollercoaster car, and creating your own amusement park layout. What better way to get ideas for your own park than spending a day at Six Flags Great America? 11


Location: McCormick Start/End: 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 Grade: 8-10 Fee: $250 Min/Max: 6/10 Crafty Campers CODE: CM29 GSLE Connection: MEdia; Artist badge Let your imagination run wild as you learn to appreciate the art of. . . art! Pick up a paintbrush and work on your painting skills, dabble in the art of leather and bead work, find the patience for needle work, upcycle through the recycled art, and experiment in sculpting. Location: McCormick Start/End: 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 Grade: 6-8 Fee: $175 Min/Max: 8/16 Taste of McCormick CODE: CM30 GSLE Connection: A World of Girls; Get Moving; Hiker, Making Friends, and Camper badges Getting ready for your first camping experience? Then prepare for a great time of swimming, hiking, camp games and arts & crafts! You’ll never want to go home! Location: McCormick Start/End: 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 Grade: 2-4 Fee: $175 Min/Max: 8/16 McCormick or Bust! CODE: CM31 GSLE Connection: aMUSE; Playing the Past and Field Day badges Calling all time travelers! Get ready to experience life as a pioneer. Head back in time as you learn the art of candle making and natural dyes, try your hand at butter making, and end your days in the comfort of the covered wagons! Location: McCormick Start/End: 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 Grade: 4-6 Fee: $175 Min/Max: 12/20 Hit That Note CODE: CD32 GSLE Connection: aMUSE; Musician badge So you think you can sing? Have you ever wondered what it takes to create your own record album? Head out to a real recording studio and record your favorite camp songs! You will even get your own CD to bring back home to enjoy again and again! Location: Dean Start/End: 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 Grade: 3-5 Fee: $200 Min/Max: 6/10 Creek Stomping GSLE Connection: Wonders of Water; Get Moving; Breathe Grab your water shoes and join us on a very special exploration of the Camp Dean creek. Discover the

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creatures inhabiting the creek from claims and water bugs, to fish and plant life, then discuss the importance of this special Camp Dean habitat! Location: Dean Fee: $175 Min/Max: 8/16 CODE: CD33 Start/End: 6/30/2013-7/3/2013 Grade: 2-4 CODE: CD34 Start/End: 7/7/2013-7/10/2013 Grade: 4-6 Family Weekend CODE: CFH35 GSLE Connection: Artist, Cook, Girl Scout Way, Naturalist, Outdoors and Adventure badges Spend 4th of July weekend with the family at Camp Far Horizons! Splash in the pool, go for a hike, and make something in arts & crafts to remember this weekend together. Limit four people per tent, however, a family can have more than one tent. RVs/campers are not allowed. Location: Far Horizons Start/End: 7/5/2013-7/7/2013 Grade: All Fee: $50/person Min/Max: 20/60 Time: 5 p.m. Friday-10a.m. Sunday River Rats CM36 GSLE Connection: Breathe; Trailblazing and Girl Scout Way Legacy badges Ready to take your canoeing skills to the next level? Begin the week with basic canoeing skills in the pool, head over to Camp Dean and spend some time in the Camp Dean pond. Then get ready to head out for a day-long adventure down the Kishwaukee River! *Prerequisite: Camper MUST have canoeing/kayaking experience and be comfortable in deep water. Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 Grade: 6-8 Fee: $300 Min/Max: 6/10 CIT Wannabe CM37 GSLE Connection: Girltopia; Mission: Sisterhood; Girl Scout Way Legacy badge Ready to learn more about working at camp, but not old enough to participate in the CIT program? Get a head start on your camping experience in this new leadership adventure! You will have the chance to work with camp staff, develop your skills working with younger campers, and head over to Mary Ann Beebe Center to check out the low-ropes course and continue your leadership experience! Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 Grade: 8-10 Fee: $275 Min/Max: 6/10


Outdoor Sampler GSLE Connection: World of Girls; Get Moving; Hiker, Camper, and Trailblazing badges Looking to squeeze the most out of your camp session? Check out this sampler filled with swimming, camp games, horseback riding, and other camp favorites! Location: McCormick Fee: $285 : CODE CM38 Start/End: 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 Grade: 4-6 Min/Max: 12/20 CODE: CM39 Start/End: 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 Grade: 5-7 Min/Max: 8/16 CODE: CM40 Start/End: 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 Grade: 3-5 Min/Max: 12/20 On Belay! GSLE Connection: Breathe; aMAZE; Mission: Sisterhood; Adventurer badge Welcome to adventure! Join in the excitement as you start your week off with team building and crate stacking, then bring your leadership skills to the next level as you challenge yourself and your team on the climbing walls of Vertical Endeavors! Location: Dean Fee: $285 Min/Max: 6/10 : CODE CD41 Start/End: 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 Grade: 7-9 CODE: CD42 Start/End: 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 Grade: 6-8 CODE: CM43 Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 Grade: 9-12 Splash ‘n Sports GSLE Connection: Breathe; aMAZE; Stay Fit, Good Sportsmanship, and Trailblazing badges What happens when you combine horses, water and baseball? One awesome camp session! Head over to Sunset Knoll for a horseback riding lesson, spend time wrinkling up in the pool, and cheer on a professional baseball team! Fee: $310 Min/Max: 6/10 CODE: CD44 Location: Dean Start/End: 7/7/2013-7/12/2013 Grade: 5-7 CODE: CM45 Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 Grade: 6-8

Special Guy Overnight CODE: CD46 GSLE Connection: Artist, Cook, Girl Scout Way, Naturalist, Outdoors and Adventure badges Share some time with the special guy in your life, whether it’s dad, step-dad, uncle, grandpa, or older brother (over 18 years old). Splash in the pool, make something in arts & crafts, cook over a fire, and so much more! One tent per family unless sharing is requested in advance. Location: Dean Location: 7/12/2013-7/13/2013 Grade: All Fee: $30/person Min/Max: 20/60 Time: 5 p.m. Friday-7 p.m. Saturday Have Backpack, Will Travel CODE: CM47 GSLE Connection: Mission: Sisterhood; Trailblazing, Adventurer, and Traveler badges Learn the basics of backpacking, including proper packing of your pack and safety while on the trail. Then pack your newfound knowledge out to Rock Cut State Park for a day trip. Backpacks will be provided to each camper; however you are more than welcome to bring your own with you! Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 Grade: 8-10 Fee: $285 Min/Max: 6/10 Crazy for Caving CODE: CM48 GSLE Connection: Breathe; Trailblazing badge Join us in this all new camp session as we explore the wonders of caves! Head over to Eagle Cave, Wisconsin’s Largest Onyx Cave. Then enjoy your evening as you camp out under the stars! Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 Grade: 6-8 Fee: $285 Min/Max: 6/10 Mud Pies CODE: CM49 GSLE Connection: aMUSE; Get Moving; Camper badge The best days in life end with the dirtiest clothes! Check out the ooey-gooey goodness of mud, play tie-dye tag, and join in the sliminess of the Human S’more Project! You’ll even have a chance to create your own slime and exploding volcano! Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 Grade: 5-7 Fee: $250 Min/Max: 8/16 Camp Chef Challenge GSLE Connection: Sow What?; Simple Meals, New Cuisines, and Locavore badges Develop your indoor and outdoor cooking skills in this allinclusive session. Find out what it takes to run a camp kitchen, enjoy delicious recipes hot from the Dutch oven, and relish in the smoky flavor of the meals you create! Campers will have the opportunity to create most of their meals.

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Fee: $250 Min/Max: 8/16 CODE: CD50 Location: Dean Start/End: 7/14/2013-7/19/2013 Grade: 4-6 CODE: CM51 Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 Grade: 8-10 Survivor GSLE Connection: STEM, Engineers to the Rescue Survival class is in session. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Here is your chance to find out. Learn different survival techniques, with a touch of wilderness first aid thrown in for good measure. End your education with the ultimate survivor challenge! Fee: $270 Min/Max: 8/16 CODE: CM52 Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 Grade: 7-9 CODE: CD53 Location: Dean Start/End: 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 Grade: 5-7 Fee: $270 Min/Max: 8/16 You Can’t Do THAT at Camp GSLE Connection: Girltopia; Mission: Sisterhood; Girl Scout Way Legacy badge Are you ready to go beyond the typical camp session? How would you like to stay up late, order a pizza, or head out to see a movie? What about raiding the kitchen for sundae supplies? Almost anything is possible in this un-camp-like session! Fee: $275 Min/Max: 6/10 CODE: CM54 Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 Grade: 9-12 CODE: CD55 Location: Dean Start/End: 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 Grade: 7-9 Fee: $275 Min/Max: 6/10 Artist’s Delight GSLE Connection: aMUSE; Painting and Drawing badges Let your imagination run wild as you learn to appreciate the art of. . . art! Pick up a paintbrush and work on your painting skills, dabble in the art of leather and bead work, find the patience for needle work, upcycle through the recycled art, and experiment in sculpting. Fee: $250

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CODE: CM56 Location: McCormick Start/End: 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 Grade: 3-5 Min/Max: 12/20 CODE: CD57 Location: Dean Start/End: 7/28/2013-8/2/2013 Grade: 3-5 Min/Max: 8/16 Canoes, Kayaks, and Rafts CODE:CD58 GSLE Connection: Mission: Sisterhood; Trailblazing, Adventurer, and Traveler badges Begin your week reviewing your basic knowledge of canoes and kayaks in the Camp Dean pond, then take your skills out on an overnight white water rafting trip! *Prerequisite: Camper MUST have canoeing/kayaking experience and be comfortable in deep water. Location: Dean Start/End: 7/21/2013-7/26/2013 Grade: 8-10 Fee: $350 Min/Max: 6/10 Camp Dean - Day Camp GSLE Connection: Artist, Cook, Girl Scout Way, Naturalist, Outdoors and Adventure badges Location: Dean Grade: 1-5 Fee: $25 Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day Min/Max: 16/30 CODE: CD59 Start/End: 7/29/2013-7/29/2013 Come explore the wide world of art at camp. Get crafty in White Tail (the arts & crafts building) by making items inspired by all the nature around you. Don’t forget to jump in the pool before you go home to wash all the paint and glue off! CODE: CD60 Start/End: 7/30/2013-7/30/2013 Order’s Up! Tap into your inner Julia Child or Rachel Ray and cook your way through a delicious day at camp. Try different styles of outdoor cooking and enjoy your hard work. CODE: CD61 Start/End: 7/31/2013-7/31/2013 It’s ALIVE!!! Are you a mad scientist of Northern Illinois? Do you like making ooey-gooey, sticky or slimey things? This is the session for you! Make goo, a homemade bouncy ball, and more. CODE: CD62 Start/End: 8/1/2013-8/1/2013 Water, water EVERYWHERE! Grab you swim suit to take a hike through the Camp Dean creek to find all kinds of life— minnows, clams, snails, and more! Don’t change yet! You’ll need your suit for the pool and water games too. Dry off and head over to arts & crafts for a water inspired art project. CODE: CD63 Start/End: 8/2/2013-8/2/2013 Try your hand at the eight basic skills of the outdoors. How well can you cook over the fire? What about your knot-tying abilities? Work your way through these skills and more in this one-day camp session.


Troop Trek! Who can attend? Different

sessions will serve different age levels, including Girl Scout Brownies and Juniors. All troops/groups must meet Girl Scout recommended girl/adult ratios. At least one of these adults must be a trained leader and have completed Outdoor Overnight Training.

Troop Trek! What is the 2013 theme?

This year’s theme­—Fairy Tales—will focus on games and activities inspired by classic fairy tales. Girls will be able to experience a new twist on outdoor skills, common camp activities, and storytelling. So round up your troop and grab your sleeping bag because Troop Trek 2013 is where you want to be! Who: Girl Scout Brownie and Junior troops (see specific location for assigned levels), limited to girls currently in second through fifth grade. *No first grade Girl Scout Daisies bridging to Brownies in spring 2013. Fee: $20 per Girl / $20 per Adult Registration: A registration form can be found on the Program Events page. Mail-in registration only. Registration form available online and in service centers. See dates below for each specific session.

Troop Trek 2013

Troop Trek! What is it? Troop Trek is a councilsponsored troop camping experience designed for Girl Scout Brownie and Junior troops embarking on their first camping adventure; however, many troops have so much fun they come back a second or third time. At Troop Trek, a core staff of program aides and adult volunteers are on hand to assist troops with camping skills and lead a variety of theme-based program activities.

Locations and Dates: Camp Dean Big Rock, Illinois (GS Brownies Only) April 27-28 Reg: Nov. 26-March 27

Mary Ann Beebe Center Harvard, Illinois (GS Brownies & GS Juniors) June 22-23 Reg: April 1-May 22

Chapman Hills East Troy, Wisconsin (GS Brownies & GS Juniors) July 27-28 Reg: April 1-June 27

Chapman Hills East Troy, Wisconsin (GS Juniors) September 14-15 Reg: April 1-August 14

The Volunteer Troop Trek Committee Needs YOUR Help! Do you like the great outdoors? Does cooking over a campfire equate to a fine dining experience? Do you enjoy working with girls? Is your idea of a 5-star hotel a sleeping bag, tent and the smell of a campfire? Would you like to spend the weekend at one of GSNI’s beautiful camps? If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, then the Troop Trek Committee is for you! The number of volunteers who step forward will be one of the determining factors that will decide if we can serve the campers registered for each session. So lend a hand and help Troop Trek be a success in 2013! For more information or to join this fun committee, contact Felecia Dupczak at fdupczak@girlscoutsni.org or Ext. 7161 (Put TROOP TREK in the subject line of your e-mail.)

INTERESTED IN BEING A PROGRAM AIDE AT TROOP TREK? REQUIREMENTS: • Complete Program Aide Basic and Outdoor Skills Trainings prior to Troop Trek. • Make arrangements for your own transportation to and from Troop Trek session(s) you can attend. Troop Trek Program Aide Dates: Camp Dean Chapman Hills Mary Ann Beebe Center Chapman Hills Big Rock, Illinois East Troy, Wisconsin Harvard, Illinois East Troy, Wisconsin April 26-28 July 26-28 June 21-23 September 13-15 Reg: Nov. 26-March 27 Reg: April 1-June 27 Reg: April 1-May 22 Reg: April 1-August 14

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Are You Ready For Camp? Quiz

Girl Quiz Potential campers, read the following questions and select your answer. Be sure about your answers, as this quiz will help you decide if you are ready to attend one of our awesome resident camps.

(1 point)

No

Not Sure (2 points)

(3 points)

Can you stay overnight at a friend’s house without missing your family?

Can you shampoo your own hair and keep it brushed and neat?

Are you brave when you see insects or bugs and hear strange noises at night?

Can you make your bed and keep track of your belongings?

Do you like to meet new people and do things with other girls—not just your buddy?

Can you adjust to no air conditioning in your living unit?

Can you survive without a radio, MP3 Player, TV, computer or cell phone?

Do you help to keep things clean and tidy around your home?

Do you like being around other girls who are different from you?

Do you really think you are ready for resident camp?

TOTALS: ________ _________ Now add all your points up Questions answered with “No” are worth 1 point; “Not Sure” are 2 points; and “Yes” are worth 3 points.

Yes

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Less than 22 points: You will be happiest at a session you can attend with your troop or family. Consider one of our many day camps or family camps. 23-26 Points: You are brave and are ready to try your first resident camp experience. Pack your courage and we will see you at camp! More than 27 Points: You are really ready for camp, or must be an experienced camper! See you soon! Parent Quiz Parents, are you ready to send your daughter to camp? Please read the following questions and select your answer. Be sure about your answers, as this quiz will help you decide if you are ready to send your daughter to one of our awesome camps!

No

Not Sure (2 points)

(3 points)

Can your daughter stay overnight at a friend’s house without you feeling sad or needing to speak to her?

Can you tolerate the way her hair looks when she shampoos and styles it herself?

Can you talk with your daughter before camp and help her be brave when she sees insects, bugs, and other animals she may encounter at camp?

Can you stand a week without having to pick up someone else’s shoes left on the floor? �

Does your daughter enjoy the outdoors?

Can you help her adhere to the rule about no radios, MP3 players, or cell phones?

Can you go for a week without seeing or talking to your daughter?

Does your daughter enjoy being around other girls who are different from her?

Are you prepared to entrust her care to her camp counselors?

Do you think your daughter is ready for resident camp?

(1 point)

TOTALS: __________ ___________ Now add all your points up. Questions answered with “No” are worth 1 point; “Not Sure” are 2 points; and “Yes” are worth 3 points.

Yes

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Less than 22 points: Consider bringing your daughter to one of our Open Houses to learn a little more about camp. If she decides to attend camp, rest assured that we will call you if she has any problems adjusting to the camp environment. You may also enjoy a session that she can attend with her troop or family. Consider one of our family camps at our camps, Dean, Far Horizons, and McCormick. See page 7 for Family Camp dates and locations. 23-26 Points: You are a brave parent and are ready for your daughter to try her first resident camp experience. We suggest one of our family camps, or one of our shorter sessions. She may also enjoy our day camp! If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try a weeklong session. Put on a brave smile, and come on down to one of the Open House days to meet some of the staff and take a tour of the camp. See page 5 for Open House information.

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More than 27 Points: Either you or your daughter are very prepared, or this is not her first time at summer camp! You may even be ready to send her to camp for more than one week!


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Camp Open Ho

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Camp Dean

Saturday, May 4 9 a.m.–12 Noon

Camp McCormick

Sunday, May 5, 2-5 p.m. For information, contact Felecia Dupczak E-mail: fdupczak@girlscoutsni.org Phone: 630-897-1565, Ext. 7161

Elgin Service Center 12N124 Coombs Road Elgin, IL 60124 847-741-5521

Freeport Service Center 5040 Bus. Rt. 20 West Freeport, IL 61032 815-235-8777 or 800-925-3327

Rockford Service Center 2820 McFarland Road Rockford, IL 61107 815-962-5591 or 800-242-5591

Sugar Grove Service Center 200 New Bond Street Sugar Grove, IL 60554 630-897-1565


2013 GSNI Camp Program