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.
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 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.
2013 GSNI Camp Program