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Summer Camps and Events Book

2017

Day Camp by Community

Silver Brook Day Camp

Alice Chester Overnight Camp

entering grades 1 – 12

entering grades 1 – 12

entering grades 2 – 12

pages 7-19

pages 20-23

pages 24-35

Career Camps

Spring Adventures

Summer Events

entering grades 7 – 12 pages 36-37

entering grades 7 – 12 page 38

entering grades K5 – 12 pages 39-50


Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast

General Information

Summer Camps and Events Experiences for Every Girl

What will she choose to do this summer?

While she may not remember exactly how her summer Girl Scout experience made her more responsible and independent, or how it gave her an appreciation for nature, science, or learning a new skill, you will.

We encourage you to take some time to check out our summer camp and event options with her by your side. Then head over to gswise.org to learn more and sign her up.

You’ll know when she says, “I learned how to make this rocket and it was so cool!” You’ll know when she talks about facing her fears and trying something new.

Day Camp by Community Run by volunteers, led by teens, these camps run for five days and are held in communities all over southeastern Wisconsin. See if there is a Day Camp by Community near you.

You’ll know when she screams, “I got my first bulls-eye!” You’ll know when she tells you “the counselors let me lead the hike today because I knew the way!”

Girl Scouting is a community unlike any other. We provide an open, non-competitive environment, where girls find the courage to meet new people, make friends, and be champions for others as they challenge themselves to try new activities. She’ll learn to work well with others, become self-reliant, and develop her leadership skills…and have tons of fun while doing it.

Volunteers make camp and events possible. Find out how you can make a difference today! Go to pages 8, 21, and 39 to learn more.

Silver Brook Day Camp Girls spend three or five days at Camp Silver Brook in West Bend. Camp is run by our staff and each session has a different theme. Find out what peaks her interest! Alice Chester Overnight Camp Treat her to two, three, five, or more nights at beautiful Camp Alice Chester. Each camp session has a special focus. Activities are geared for girls at every level. Career Camps These camps are geared for teens and put the fun and emphasis on future careers— technology, protective services, and becoming a business leader. Spring Adventures Girls can choose their day-long adventures that start and end at our Holton Center. Some adventures are held on site while others take girls to exciting locations around southeastern Wisconsin. Summer Events So many for her to choose from! Events focus on one topic and run for a few hours a day. Some are geared just for girls while others have a troop or family focus.

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Table of Contents Girl Scout Mission Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Camp FAQs ............................................................. 5

General Information

Properties Operated by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE).......................4

Girl Scout Promise

How to Register for Camp ..................................6

On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Day Camp by Community ................. 7 Girl Scout Law

Silver Brook Day Camp ......................20 Alice Chester Overnight Camp .......24 Career Camps ......................................36 Camp CEO ..................................................................36 CampHERO ................................................................36 Camp iGirl .................................................................. 37

I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Spring Adventures..............................38 Summer Events ...................................39 General Information ................................................ 39 Family, Troop, and Friend Summer Events ..........41 Summer Events for girls in grades K5-3 .............. 43 Summer Events for girls in grades 4-5 ................ 45 Summer Events for girls in grades 6-12 .............. 47 Highest Awards .........................................................49 Travel ..........................................................................50

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Properties Operated by GSWISE General Information

(Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast)

Program Centers Camp Alice Chester (CAC)

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N8651 Townline Road, East Troy

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Camp Pottawatomie Hills (CPH)

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Camp Winding River (CWR)

N8005 Pleasant Lake Road, East Troy

W1468 County Road NN, Neosho

Neosho

Chinook Program Center (CPC)

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S62W24528 Townline Road, Waukesha

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Fowler Troop House (FTH) 438 N. Oakwood Avenue, Oconomowoc fowlertroophouse@hotmail.com

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Camp Silver Brook (CSB)

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2561 W. Decorah Road, West Bend HC

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Trefoil Oaks Program Center (TFOPC) 3901 First Street (County Road KR), Kenosha

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Membership Centers HC B

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Holton Center (HC) 510 E. Burleigh Street, Milwaukee

Layton Boulevard West Center (LBWC) 1425 S. 26th Street, Milwaukee

Racine Center (RC) RC

5801 Washington Avenue, (Hwy 20), Suite 200, Mount Pleasant

RC

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Service Centers W

Woodhaven Service Center (WHSC) 2303 37th Street, Kenosha, WI

M

Marion Chester Read Service Center (MCRSC) 131 S. 69th Street, Milwaukee

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New Berlin Service Center (NBSC) 21430 W. Greenfield Avenue, New Berlin

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Camp FAQs How is my child safe?

Registration opens Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Noon. See page 6 for more information.

Your camper’s safety is our #1 priority. Our camps ensure safety by following state licensing and Girl Scout Safety standards which include but are not limited to:

Is my camper ready for camp? Yes, she is! With our day and overnight camp options there is something for all girls at any comfort level. While at camp, she’ll be paired with girls her own age and participate in activities for her level of camp experience.

Is my camper ready for overnight camp?

• Background checks for all adults

Camp General Information

When can I register my camper?

• Certified lifeguards, health supervisors, and high risk activity instructors • Training for all staff to ensure your camper’s physical and emotional wellbeing

Can my camper bring a cell phone? Our camps are unplugged to give girls the opportunity to connect with nature, others, and themselves.

Take the camper quiz on page 26. Am I ready for my camper to attend camp?

Can my camper be placed with a specific friend at camp?

Absolutely! You can relax and enjoy yourself knowing she is in a safe and fun environment surrounded by trained staff and volunteers having experiences that will last a lifetime.

(Applies to Silver Brook Day Camp, Career Camps, Alice Chester Overnight Camp, or Racine and Kenosha Day Camps by Community)

What if my camper has special needs? We are dedicated to serving all girls at camp and will work diligently to make sure your camper feels included no matter what your situation. We recommend contacting the camp director so both of you can share details on how to make her camp experience a success.

Who are the staff and volunteers? We select talented, caring adults with experience, ability to serve as role models, and genuine desire to work with children. Our staff and camp directors are trained to help your camper thrive with topics such as—first aid and CPR, emergency procedures, child development, and much more. Learn more about our staff and volunteers at gswise.org.

You can register your girl for camp with her BFF! If girls want to be placed with a specific Camp Buddy, note that on the Buddy Request line during registration. In order to honor your request, both buddies must put the other’s name on the Camp Buddy Request line. Please note that for Silver Brook Day Camp and Alice Chester Overnight Camp girls need to register for the same session, be in the same grade, and list each other as their Buddy.

Are there opportunities for Program Aides (PAs) to volunteer? Yes. Look for the PA icon used throughout this book for ways you can assist at camp and events.

“It is so much fun. I think it is just a great place to be, there’s no negativity there and it is just beautiful. I liked learning outdoor skills and other fun things.” - Silver Brook Day Camper, grade 5

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Camp General Information

How to Register for Camp How to register for Camp • Registration through Camp Doc will automatically open on gswise.org on Wednesday, February 8, at noon. • If you are unable to register online, contact Customer Care at 800-565-4475 or customercare@gswise.org for assistance. • Program Activity Credits (PACs) earned through the Girl Scout Cookie Program Activity or Fall Nut Sale can reduce the cost for the girl who earned the PAC to attend camp or an event. Do not wait to register for camp until you receive your PAC. You will be reimbursed for your PAC once you receive it. • Financial Assistance is available for various levels of need to help families meet the cost of sending their girl to camp and events. To request financial assistance, complete and submit the form at gswise.org. Financial assistance is funded by proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program Activity and gifts to Girl Scouting. Financial assistance can be considered for one resident camp, one day camp, and one event per season per girl.

Adults Volunteering for Camp • Adults volunteering for camp must be a registered Girl Scout member and have a current background check (within the last three years). •

Go online to gswise.org to become a member • At the Get Involved screen, search for Day Camp Volunteer as your position • Pay for your membership and watch your email for the background check email to complete your background check

• Adults must then register for camp and complete their health history.

Camp Discount Save $25 by registering for any camp* before the price increase on Monday, May 1. (*Prairie Hill DCC has a registration deadline of Thursday, March 31)

PAC Discount Online Registration • Go to gswise.org. The exact link to the camps in Camp Doc will be posted on the website. An email to all GSWISE members with the link to camp registration will be sent. • Anyone attending camp last year already has a profile in Camp Doc and can use that to register for camp this year. Password reset information will be sent in the membership email.

Follow instructions on the back of your PAC card to pay for camp using the funds you earned during the Girl Scout Cookie Program Activity or the Fall Nut Sale program.

Confirmations Confirmation of registration will be sent to your email address. Depending on the camp/session you registered, your Camp Doc profile may include:

• NEW! Your health profile must be completed in Camp Doc within one week of registration or your registration will be canceled.

• Family guide with a packing list

• Sessions that are full will be marked accordingly.

• Additional session information

• Make a full payment with a credit/debit card (Visa, Discover, and MasterCard).

• Directions to camp

• Registrations are compatible with all web browsers and mobile devices.

• Additional waiver forms that need to be completed within one week of registration

Refunds and Cancellations • Camp: Refunds, minus a $50 non-refundable deposit for overnight camp or a $25 non-refundable deposit for day camp, are available for cancellations received in writing six weeks prior to the session start date. • Full refunds are issued if your girl cannot be placed in the session of her choice.

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Day Camp by Community Led by local teens. Supported by local adult volunteers. Volunteer at gswise.org!

This year’s theme…

Camp is a Storyland!

Campers arrive Opening flag ceremony Day Camp by Community

Our Day Camp by Community teams have been hard at work creating their own take on our theme, Camp is a Storyland, and you get to be a part of the story! Each team of volunteers and Girl Scout teens is ready to ignite your curiosity and help you make the most of this beloved summer tradition. Keep your cool with water games, explore nature, get creative with arts and crafts, and challenge yourself as you learn new outdoor skills.

A typical day at Day Camp by Community

Let’s start our adventure! Lunch or dinner We’re back for more! Songs and closing flag ceremony

Activities

Check out the Day Camp by Community options on page 9. Then go to gswise.org to sign up! Each camp is unique and has specific information.

Archery

Arts & Crafts

Campfires

Games

Nature

Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Skills

Sports

Swimming *

Team Building

and more!

(fourth grade and older)

What new skills will you learn? Activities get more challenging as girls grow! Whether it’s your very first time at camp or you’re a seasoned pro, at a Day Camp by Community you’re on the path to becoming a Master of the Outdoors. Here’s an example of our skill progression: To teach targeting skills, Daisy Girl Scouts will learn how to use sling shots; Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts learn how to target the bull’s-eye with bows and arrows; and older Girl Scouts may lead games while everyone waits for their turn.

Canoeing * (fourth grade and older)

General information Campers entering grades 1–7: Fee includes a T-shirt, patch, busing, programming, and some meals/snacks. PAs/CITs entering grades 8–graduating seniors: Do not pay a camp fee but still receive the patch, busing, and some meals/snacks. Peewees (ages 3–5) PW and boys (ages 6–12) B : $15 per day, only on the day the parent volunteers at camp. See gswise.org for details and qualifications for each camp. Please make sure your child is ready to be away from you and spend a day at camp. Adults: Adults receive free busing and some meals/snacks.

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*At an offsite location for Whispering Trails-June and Belles of the Lake. Not offered at Woodland Trails, Indian Springs and Windy Waters.

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Keeping camp safe 

Each adult on site has completed and passed a background check.

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Each camp has a Health Supervisor on staff all day and a first aider for each overnight.

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Swimming and boating activities have certified and trained lifeguards.

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Archery instructors are trained and certified by national archery organizations.

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Camps are licensed and inspected by state health inspectors.

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Weather is monitored and plans are in place for heat, storms, and emergencies.

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Camp directors are volunteers and are trained in leadership development, emergency procedures, outdoor skills, and much more. They are from your community and spend the whole year training and organizing your week of day camp.

Camp Locations Each camp is owned by GSWISE and maintained by GSWISE staff. Camps feature a mix of buildings, outdoor shelters, forests, and open spaces. Camp Pottawatomie Hills–East Troy Camp Winding River–Neosho Chinook Program Center–Waukesha Trefoil Oaks Program Center–Kenosha Woodhaven Program Center-Kenosha

“My daughter has more confidence in her abilities and is better able to respond to and explain her reasoning.” –Parent at Day Camp by Community

Volunteers! You Make Day Camp by Community Possible Support of adult family members = girls thrive! For each day of camp, one adult is needed for every five to eight girls. That means adults from each family and/or troop are needed to volunteer one or more days to make camp happen.

Online Volunteer Registration Step 1:

Register as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA at gswise.org.

Trade a day at the office for a day by the campfire.

Step 2: Complete an online Application and Background Check at gswise.org.

We don’t need to tell you how quickly girls grow up! Spend a day or two (or five) volunteering at camp and make memories that last a lifetime.

Step 3: Register for camp by completing Camp Registration at gswise.org.

Recruit volunteers for your team (parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, college students, past campers, and friends)! Show up on time and ready for fun! Adults work in pairs and keep track of eight to twelve girls.

Photo Credit: Teri Pias, Day Camp by Commu nity

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Teen Girl Scouts Needed! PA

Bonus:

You can clock in 35+ service hours in one week!

How you will help:

Location

Page #

Arrowhead

Arrowhead

July 31August 4

Camp Winding River

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Bay View, Cudahy, and St. Francis

South Shore

June 26-30

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

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Big Bend and Muskego-Norway

Sun Lakes

July 17-21

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

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Eagle, East Troy, and Mukwonago

Woodland Trails

July 24-28

Chinook Program Center

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Whispering Trails – June

June 12-16

Chinook Program Center

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Whispering Trails – July

July 24-28

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

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Germantown

Northern Lights

August 14-18

Camp Winding River

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Hartford and Slinger

Glacier Hills

July 17-21

Camp Winding River

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Belles of the Lake

July 17-21

Trefoil Oaks Program Center

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Friends Forward

August 7-11

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

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Kenosha West

July 10-14

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

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Windy Waters

July 31August 4

Trefoil Oaks Program Center

15

Woodhaven (Southport Sisters/ Kenosha East)

July 24-28

Woodhaven Program Center

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Kettle Moraine

Alpha Moraine

July 31August 4

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

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Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee

River Valley and Enchanted Waters

August 7-11

Camp Winding River

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New Berlin

Sunny Trails

July 24-28

Camp Winding River

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Oconomowoc

Lakeland

June 19-23

Camp Winding River

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Sussex-Hamilton and West Bend

Rising Stars and Meadow Springs

June 12-16

Camp Winding River

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Indian Springs

August 7-11

Chinook Program Center

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Prairie Hill

June 12-16

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

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Program Aide-in-Training (PAIT) Entering grade 7: Shadow the Program Aides and try your hand at leading an activity or two for younger campers.

Dates

Elmbrook

Day Camp by Community

Share your wow-worthy experiences to campers by encouraging them to get out of their comfort zones and try new things. We’ll give you the training you need to become a role model for younger Girl Scouts.

Busing from these Day Camp and Find your day camp school districts Service Area

Program Aide (PA) PA Entering grades 8-9: Lead younger campers and adults. Work with an adult mentor to fine-tune your skills. Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Entering grades 10-graduated senior: Master your skills by leading activities or a unit.

Kenosha and Racine

How Teen Girl Scouts sign up: Step 1: Make sure you are a registered Girl Scout at gswise.org or register as a Girl Scout during camp registration. Step 2: Register for camp at gswise.org Step 3: Attend PA Core or CIT training if a new PA or CIT. All PAs and CITs need to attend their camp training. Step 4: Show up on time and be ready to take the lead and run activities for girls. There is no fee to be a PA or CIT. Some camps have a nominal training and materials fee.

Waukesha

PAs and CITs do pay a fee if they stay overnight.

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Arrowhead School District

Arrowhead Day Camp Day Camp by Community

July 31–August 4 | Camp Winding River Monday–Thursday 1:00-7:30 p.m. | Friday 1:00-6:00 p.m. To accommodate those with allergy concerns, Arrowhead Day Camp is a peanut- and tree nut-aware camp. Camp Directors and Volunteers Sue “Cherry” Borth, Director Phil “Pudgie Pie” Jendusa | Laura “Beagle” Borth | Lena “Calla Lily” Jendusa sueborth@execpc.com Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–7/16 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by July 16. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Tuesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Monday and Tuesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Monday, Thursday PW

Bay View, Cudahy, and St. Francis School Districts

South Shore Day Camp June 26–30 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Camp Director and Volunteer Jessica “Mama Mongoose” Borkowski southshoregscamp@gmail.com Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/5 Late registration: $160 6/6–6/16 if space and adult coverage allows No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by June 5. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Tuesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Monday and Tuesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Monday, Thursday PW

B

Peewees and Boys: $15 per day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

B

Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Lake Country Elementary School (Nashotah), Merton Intermediate School, North Lake Elementary School, North Shore Middle School (Hartland), Richmond Elementary School (Lisbon), Stone Bank School, Swallow Elementary School (Merton) Camp Open House Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

Bus Stops General Mitchell Elementary School (Cudahy), St. Veronica’s Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (Bay View) Camp Sneak Peek Saturday, March 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m., location TBD

“It is the most empowering week surrounded by females of all ages, and as an adult volunteer, you truly do make an impact on the campers in a single week.” -Volunteer at Day Camp by Community

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Eagle, East Troy, and Mukwonago School Districts

Sun Lakes Day Camp

Woodland Trails Day Camp

July 17-21 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills Monday–Friday | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

July 24–28 | Chinook Program Center Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Camp Director and Volunteer Beth “Pippi” Hahn | bhahn@mcw.edu

Camp Directors and Volunteers Amy “Poppy Seed” Russell | amyrussell920@gmail.com Pam “Apple Blossom” Donegan | pmdonegan@aol.com

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/3 Late registration: $160 6/4–7/3 if space and adult coverage allows No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by June 1. Graduating seniors register by March 1. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Wednesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Monday and Tuesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday (3:00 p.m. arrival), Tuesday, Wednesday PW

B

Bus Stops Big Bend Elementary School, Muskego High School Camp Sneak Peek Saturday, March 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Muskego Public Library

Photo Credit: Teri Pias, Day Camp by Commu nity

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/15 Late registration: $160 6/16–6/30 if space and adult coverage allows. No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by June 15. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Monday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Tuesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday PW

Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

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Big Bend and Muskego-Norway School Districts

B

Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Clarendon Elementary School (Mukwonago), Eagle Elementary School, East Troy Bible Church, Prairie View Elementary School (North Prairie), Section Elementary School (Mukwonago)

Volunteer

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Day Camp by Community

Led by local teens. Supported by local adult volunteers. Volunteer at gswise.org! Elmbrook School District

Elmbrook School District

Whispering Trails Day Camp – June Session

Whispering Trails Day Camp – July Session

(formerly Deer Trails) June 12–16 | Chinook Program Center Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(formerly Whispering Willows) July 24–28 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills Monday–Friday | 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Camp Director and Volunteer Nan “Carmen” Delwiche | whisperingtrailsdirector@gmail.com

Camp Directors and Volunteers Maria “Bunny” Glorioso | Audrey “Sunflower” Smith campwhisperingtrails@gmail.com

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–5/20 Late registration: $160 5/21–31 if space and adult coverage allows No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by May 1.

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/30 Late registration: $160 after 6/30 if space and adult coverage allows No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by June 2. Training fee of $25 is due at camp orientation.

Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–7: Thursday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Monday and Thursday

Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grade 5: Tuesday Entering grade 6: Wednesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Thursday Entering grade 8*: Sunday and Wednesday Entering grade 9*: Sunday and Tuesday Entering grade 10 and older*: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday *PAs/CITs not staying overnight but staying late for activities pay the $15 overnight fee.

PW

B

Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stop St. John Vianney Catholic School (Brookfield) 8:30 a.m. depart-5:00 p.m. return Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie Sneak Peek Sunday, March 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Brookfield Senior Community Center. Details at gswise.org

PW

B

Peewees and Boys: $15/day (For adults volunteering more than 2 days and only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stop St. John Vianney Catholic School (Brookfield), 8:30 a.m. depart–5:30 p.m. return Girl Scout Daisy and Brownie Sneak Peek Saturday, February 18, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Brookfield Senior Community Center (2000 N. Calhoun Rd.). Details at gswise.org

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Hartford and Slinger School District

Northern Lights Day Camp

Glacier Hills Day Camp

August 14–18 | Camp Winding River Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

July 17–21 | Camp Winding River Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Camp Directors and Volunteers Sue “Thing 1” Wehber | wwwisc@cs.com Susan “Thing 2” Schiller | susan@diameters-inc.com

Camp Directors and Volunteers Pam “Woodstock” Brandt | gresbrandt5@yahoo.com Elise “Pieces” Brandt | lc.brandt@yahoo.com

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–7/28 Late registration: $160 7/29–8/7 if space and adult coverage allows No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by August 7.

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/30 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8-12). PA Register by May 31. No late registrations accepted.

Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Tuesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Monday and Tuesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Monday, Thursday PW

B

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Germantown School District

Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Wednesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Wednesday and Thursday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday (1:00 p.m. arrival), Monday, Thursday PW

B

Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

Bus Stops Amy Belle Elementary School (Colgate), Erin Elementary School, Germantown TBD, St. Gabriel Church (Hubertus)

Bus Stops Addison Elementary School (Hartford), Hartford Recreation Center, Slinger Elementary School

Camp Sneak Peek Northern Lights Juliette Low Rally, Saturday, February 11, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Freiss Lake School

Camp Open House Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

Camp Open House Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

Help her build confidence. Volunteer with Girl Scouts! Start the fun today at gswise.org or call 800-565-4475.

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Day Camp by Community

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Kenosha and Racine School Districts

Kenosha and Racine School Districts

Belles of the Lake Day Camp

Friends Forward Day Camp

July 17–21 | Trefoil Oaks Program Center Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

August 7–11 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Camp Director and Volunteer Sharon “Pepsi” Roeschen | pepsiroeschen@yahoo.com

Camp Directors and Volunteers Crissy “Crusty” Busch | Kate “Krabcakes” Sieg crustykrabcakes@gmail.com

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/16 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by June 16. Overnight Option Additional $35/night (includes horseback riding) Entering grades 4–12: Wednesday Bus stop Bus transportation is not available. Carpooling is encouraged.

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–7/24 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by July 24. No late registrations accepted. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–12: Wednesday Entering grade 7: Tuesday Entering grades 8–12: (PAs/CITs) Sunday (2:00 p.m. arrival), Thursday PW

B

Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Cross Lutheran Church (Burlington), Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, Union Grove Elementary School

Be the role model she’ll remember forever. Volunteer with Girl Scouts!

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Day Camp by Community Led by local teens. Supported by local adult volunteers. Volunteer at gswise.org! Kenosha and Racine School Districts

Kenosha West Day Camp

Windy Waters Day Camp

July 10-14 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

July 31–August 4 | Trefoil Oaks Program Center Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Camp Directors and Volunteers Dawn “Sunshine” Spencer | Robyn “Mama Byrd” Moeller | Christie “Squirt” Hanson kenoshawestcamp@gmail.com

Camp Directors and Volunteers Abra “Moon” Dexter | kdexter1@wi.rr.com Jennifer “Toots” Ebert | bugnsamsmom@aol.com

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/30 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by June 30. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 4–6: Wednesday Entering grade 7: Tuesday, Wednesday Entering grades 8–12 (PAs/CITs): Sunday (1:00 p.m. arrival), Wednesday, Thursday PW

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Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–7/10 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by July 10.

Day Camp by Community

Kenosha and Racine School Districts

Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 4–12: Thursday Entering grades 8–12: (PAs/CITs) Sunday, 1:00 p.m. arrival Bus Stops Cross Lutheran Church (Burlington), Union Grove Elementary School, Evergreen Elementary School (Waterford)

Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Christ Lutheran Church (Paddock Lake), Best Bargains (New Munster)

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Day Camp by Community

Day Camp by Community

Led by local teens. Supported by local adult volunteers. Volunteer at gswise.org!

Kenosha and Racine School Districts

Kettle Moraine School District

Woodhaven Day Camp

Alpha Moraine Day Camp

July 24–28 | Woodhaven Program Center Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

July 31–August 4 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills Monday–Friday | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Camp Directors and Volunteers Barb “Hannah Barberra” Goodwillie | Sara “Flora” Sturge kenoshawoodhaven@gmail.com

Camp Directors and Volunteers Kelsi “Chatterbox” Hessen | Breanne “Platypus” Thomas The8Crazy@gmail.com

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–7/7 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by July 7.

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/11 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by June 11. No late registrations accepted.

Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 4–12: Wednesday Entering grades 8–12: (PAs/CITs) Sunday, Wednesday Bus Stops Bullen Middle School, Nash Elementary School, Pershing Plaza (Kenosha)

Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Tuesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Monday and Tuesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday (3:00 p.m. arrival), Monday, Thursday PW

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Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Saint Bruno Parish School (Dousman), Pick N’ Save (Wales)

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Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee School Districts

River Valley and Enchanted Waters Day Camp

New Berlin School District

Sunny Trails Day Camp July 24–28 | Camp Winding River Monday–Friday | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Camp Directors and Volunteers Sally “Salamander” Roach | Jamie “BZ BEE” McIntosh (Enchanted Waters) Dana “Thing 1” Bilello | Janelle “Thing 2” Wilson (River Valley) rvewgsdaycamp@gmail.com Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/16 Late registration: $160 6/17–6/30 if space and adult coverage allows. No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by May 26. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Wednesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Tuesday and Wednesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday PW

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Peewees and Boys: $15/day (For parent volunteering three or more days and only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Pewaukee School Campus, Menomonee Falls High School Stadium parking lot Camp Open House Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

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To accommodate those with allergy concerns, Sunny Trails is a peanut- and tree nut-aware camp.

Day Camp by Community

August 7–11 | Camp Winding River Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Camp Directors and Volunteers Alan “Gofer Gutz” McGinty and Janie “AAA” McGinty | mcgintyfamily262@gmail.com Elisa “Book-It” Neckar | elisaneckar@yahoo.com Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–6/25 Late registration: $160 6/26–7/16 if space and adult coverage allows No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12) PA Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 4: Wednesday Entering grades 5–6: Tuesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Sunday and Tuesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday and Wednesday PAs/CITs can also stay late Friday to help with camp cleanup and then enjoy a pizza party (no fee; busing provided). PW

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Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops New Berlin West High School, West Allis Walker Elementary School Camp Open House Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

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Oconomowoc School District

Lakeland Day Camp Day Camp by Community

June 19–23 | Camp Winding River Monday–Thursday 1:00–7:45 p.m. | Friday 1:00–6:00 p.m. Camp Directors and Volunteers Julie “Squirt” Heinzel | squirtlakelandcamp@gmail.com Nicki “Mama” Antonneau | mamalakelandcamp@gmail.com Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–5/17 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by May 17. No late registrations accepted. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–7: Wednesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday PW

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Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

Sussex-Hamilton and West Bend School Districts

Rising Stars and Meadow Springs Day Camp June 12–16 | Camp Winding River Monday–Friday | 1:00-7:00 p.m. Camp Directors and Volunteers Mary “Miss Daisy” LaVaque | rsmsdc@gmail.com Julie “Cardinal” Guenett | julieguenette@live.com Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–5/19 Late registration: $160 May 20–27 if space and adult coverage allows No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by May 1. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 4–6: Wednesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Sunday and Wednesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Monday, Thursday PW

Bus Stops Park Lawn, Greenland, Meadow View, and Summit Elementary Schools (Oconomowoc) Camp Open House Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

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Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Badger Middle School (West Bend), St. James Catholic Church (Sussex) Taste of Camp Saturday, January 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (Sussex) 1:00-3:00 p.m. (West Bend) Camp Open House Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

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Waukesha School District

Indian Springs Day Camp

Prairie Hill Day Camp

August 7–11 | Chinook Program Center Monday–Friday | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

June 12–16 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Camp Director and Volunteer Jean “Lilo” Miller | millerent@tds.net

Camp Directors and Volunteers Lynnette “Lipstick” Mollet | lmollet3@wi.rr.com Michelle “Sprinkle” Bedalov | mlbedalov@gmail.com

Fee: $110 on or before 5/1, $135 5/2–8/1 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by July 1. Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Wednesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Tuesday and Wednesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday PW

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Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Prairie Elementary School, St. Mary’s Church/School

Fee: $110 on or before 3/31 No fee for PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12). PA Register by February 28. No late registrations accepted.

Day Camp by Community

Waukesha School District

Evening and Overnight Options Additional $15/night Entering grade 6: Wednesday until 7:30 p.m. Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Tuesday until 7:30 p.m. Entering grades 8–12: Monday and Tuesday until 7:30 p.m. Entering grades 10–12: Monday and Tuesday overnight PW

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Peewees and Boys: $15/day (Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stop Rose Glen Elementary School New! PA Open House Monday, March 6, Time TBD, Waukesha North High School Meet the Directors Tuesday, March 14, 8:00 p.m., Waukesha North High School library

“It is always rewarding to see your girls learn new skills, and surprise you with what they know & what they can accomplish!” -Volunteer at Day Camp by Community

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Silver Brook Day Camp For girls entering grades 1 through graduated high school seniors

Want to know what happens when you arrive at Silver Brook Day Camp? Your lungs

Silver Brook Day Camp

are treated to a deep breath of fresh air, you take in the beauty of nature, and then you join your friends and get ready for adventures galore. At Camp Silver Brook we combine active learning with diverse activities to help keep you active and engaged all day. Add the guidance of our trained staff and you’re ready to tackle any new challenge. Do you want to learn what it would be like in the year 2117? Or join the Silver Brook Wizard Academy? Each week our activities are based around a theme. You’ll learn about nature and science, use your math and problemsolving skills, and discover your personal passions. All campers get to swim and explore the lake, enjoy group games, and participate in classic camp activities like hiking.

A typical day at Silver Brook Day Camp 9:00 a.m.

Campers arrive Opening flag ceremony

9:45 a.m.

Awesome activities

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 p.m.

Thrilling adventures

3:00 p.m.

Closing flag ceremony

Activities Activities

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Arts & Crafts

Boating

Campfires

Games

Hiking

Nature

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Silver Brook Day Camp General Information

Transportation (optional) Busing is offered throughout Milwaukee County for an additional cost per session. Indicate your desired bus stop at registration. Pick up/drop off addresses are listed at gswise.org. Bus fee: $50 for 5-day sessions, $30 for 3-day sessions

Teen Girl Scouts Needed! Share your wow-worthy experiences to campers by encouraging them to get out of their comfort zones and try new things. We’ll give you the training you need to become a role model for younger Girl Scouts. Bonus: You can clock in 35+ service hours in one week!

Program Aide-In-Training (PAIT)

Bus Route #2

Program Aide (PA) PA

Notre Dame Primary School, Milwaukee, 7:10 a.m./5:20 p.m. Girl Scout Marion Chester Read Service Center, Milwaukee, 7:30 a.m./5:05 p.m. Mayfair Mall, Milwaukee, 7:50 a.m./4:45 p.m. Roosevelt Elementary School, Wauwatosa, 8:10 a.m./4:25 p.m. Craig Montessori School, Milwaukee, 8:30 a.m./4:15 p.m.

Entering grades 8–9, five weeks maximum Lead younger campers and adults. Work with an adult mentor to fine-tune your skills. Fee: None, $25 (Optional overnight)

Bus Route #1

Bus Route #3 Girl Scout Holton Center, Milwaukee, 7:15 a.m./5:25 p.m. Shorewood Library, Shorewood, 7:30 a.m./5:10 p.m. Richards Elementary School, Whitefish Bay, 7:50 a.m./4:50 p.m. Indian Hill Elementary School, River Hills, 8:10 a.m./4:30 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church, Thiensville, 8:30 a.m./4:15 p.m.

Adult volunteer opportunities Adults, want to be a part of the summer camp magic as girls learn, grow, and discover the outdoors? Join us as a volunteer at Silver Brook Day Camp! There are plenty of great reasons to volunteer:  Receive reduced fees for your camper by volunteering a minimum of three days (fee will be $120 for 5-day sessions, $85 for 3-day sessions)  Free bus transportation for you and your camper  Free one-of-a-kind camp patch  Make a difference by helping girls build their confidence Sign up for your adventure today! Go to gswise.org and become a registered member and complete a background check, then register for camp.

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Silver Brook Day Camp

College Ave. Park and Ride, Milwaukee, 7:15 a.m./5:20 p.m. Franklin High School, Franklin, 7:35 a.m./5:00 p.m. St. Alphonsus Catholic Parish, Greendale, 7:55 a.m./4:50 p.m. St. Matthias Catholic Parish, Milwaukee, 8:15 a.m./4:30 p.m.

Entering grade 7 Shadow the Program Aides and try your hand at leading an activity or two for younger campers. After successful completion of PAIT, you may return to camp for two sessions as a PA. Details will be included in your confirmation. SB2, SB3, SB5, SB6 Fee: $165 on or before 5/1–$190 after 5/1

Bus Schedule:

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Entering grade 10–graduated senior Master your skills by leading activities or a unit. Fee: None, $25 (Optional overnight)

PA and CIT Training Opportunities First-time PAs and all CITs: Friday, June 2, 7:00 p.m.Saturday, June 3, 3:00 p.m. Fee: $15 Experienced PAs: Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Fee: $5

Overnight opportunities (optional, for girls only on Tuesdays) Overnight fee: $25 paid at registration Are you ready to take your camping experience to the next level? Try staying overnight on Tuesday evening during camp! Gain even more independence as you help prepare your own meals, become closer with your camp friends, enjoy evening activities, and wake up feeling like a camping superstar! Girls entering grades 2–3: Tuesdays during sessions SB3, SB6, SB8, SB10 Girls entering grades 4–12: every Tuesday

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Silver Brook Day Camp Day Camps led by GSWISE Staff

Private Detectives

Galactic Greatness

Entering grades 1–7

Entering grades 1–7

Search for clues and solve mysteries! Investigate camp to uncover passwords that give access to top-secret activities that help us close the case and save Camp Silver Brook.

Step into a world far, far, away as we bring the cosmos to camp. Build your own galaxy, make your own constellation, launch a rocket, and become an “alien” on your own planet.

SB1: Wednesday, June 14–Friday, June 16 (three day session)

Fee: $105 on or before 5/1–$135 after 5/1

SB4: Wednesday, July 5–Friday, July 7 (three day session)

Fee: $105 on or before 5/1–$135 after 5/1

Mermaids and Unicorns Entering grades 1–7

Silver Brook Day Camp

Enchanted Forest

Come along on a mystical expedition of land and sea. Find out if you are team mermaid or team unicorn as you craft your own mermaid mask or make yourself a unicorn horn and then taste mermaid tea and unicorn bark. End the week with a magical team game. This is also a Water Week!

Entering grades 1–7 Step in the enchanted forest and enter a mystical world. Get ready to search for fairies, collect hidden pixies, and discover secret pathways. There is a great deal of charm coming your way.

SB5: Monday, July 10–Friday, July 14 (five day session)

SB2: Monday, June 19–Friday, June 23 (five day session)

Fee: $165 on or before 5/1–$190 after 5/1

Fee: $165 on or before 5/1–$190 after 5/1

Cruise through the Caribbean Entering grades 1–10 Join us on an excursion of the beautiful tropical islands. Taste exotic fruit, build sand castles, and explore traditional dances, foods, and games. This is also a Water Week!

“Because of what I learned at Girl Scout Camp this summer, I am a better team member.”

SB3: Monday, June 26–Friday, June 30 (five day session)

- Camp Silver Brook camper, grade 4

Fee: $165 on or before 5/1–$190 after 5/1

Not sure what to choose? Here’s a handy chart of all your options. For the: Water enthusiast

SB1

SB3

SB4

X

Creative at heart Outdoor adventurer

SB2

X

SB5

X X X

X

Brownie overnighter

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X

X X

SB7

SB8

SB9

SB10

X X

X X

Extreme experimenter PAIT

SB6

X

X X X

X X

X X

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Silver Brook Day Camp Day Camps led by GSWISE Staff

Futuristic Fun

Wild Wizards

Entering grades 1–10

Entering grades 1–7

Fast forward to the year 2117! Let’s plan the celebration of the century! A glow stick dance party, futuristic facepainting, edible moon rocks, and a fashion-forward fashion show will be all the rage!

Become a part of the Silver Brook Wizard Academy. Which magic wand will you use? Who knows? It will choose you! Have fun making potions and trying your luck in the wacky wizard games.

SB6: Monday, July 17–Friday, July 21 (five day session)

SB9: Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11 (five day session)

Fee: $165 on or before 5/1–$190 after 5/1

Fee: $165 on or before 5/1–$190 after 5/1

Princess Bootcamp Can you make it through Princess Bootcamp? Find your way through a maze, conquer the obstacle course, participate in the counselor vs. camper tug-of-war, and play capture the flag. Complete this operation and receive a special certificate! SB7: Monday, July 24–Friday, July 28 (five day session) Fee: $165 on or before 5/1–$190 after 5/1

Design it, Create it Entering grades 1–7 All aboard! Imagination station is calling! Make crafts using collectibles from an outdoor hike, cook up a “souper surprise,” and create your own edible building. Draw a design that could be featured on next year’s camp T-shirt! SB10: Monday, August 14–Wed, August 16 (three day session)

Silver Brook Day Camp

Entering grades 1–7

Fee: $105 on or before 5/1–$135 after 5/1

Survivor: Girl Scout Edition Entering grades 1–7 Make survival kits, try different outdoor cooking methods, and identify edible plants in the wild. Use the wilderness first-aid and fire-building skills you learn, as your team competes in the Silver Brook Camp Survivor game. SB8: Monday, July 31–Friday, August 4 (five day session) Fee: $165 on or before 5/1–$190 after 5/1

“My experience with the water activities made me realize how much fun it could be because I tried new things.” - Camp Silver Brook camper, grade 3

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Be the role model she’ll remember forever. Volunteer with Girl Scouts! Start the fun today at gswise.org or call 800-565-4475.

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp General Information

Want to get away from it all? Join us at Camp Alice Chester for a couple of days, a week, or even longer. Trade in those computers and cellphones for campfires and bonding time with your cabin or tent mates! All of the fun you have develops your leadership skills, increases your independence, and connects you with nature as you adventure in the great outdoors. You’ll create memories you will cherish forever. Make this your best summer ever! Whether you’re looking to spend some time in the water, take a trail ride on horseback, perfect your cooking skills, let your creative side shine, or go off camp on an adventure, we’ve got a camp for you. Mmmm, we can taste the s’mores already!

Discover Alice Chester Overnight Camp at gswise.org!

Alice Chester Overnight Camp

Camp Director Caitlin “Roots” Rowland crowland@gswise.org

A typical day at Camp Alice Chester 7:30 a.m.

Early rise excitement (Optional)

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and opening flag ceremony

9:30 a.m.

Camp kapers

10:15 a.m.

Two awesome activities

12:00 p.m. Lunch and me time 2:45 p.m.

Three thrilling adventures

6:00 p.m.

Closing flag ceremony and dinner

7:15 p.m.

Evening activities

9:00 p.m.

Day is done!

Activities

Arts & Crafts

Boating

Campfires

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Games & Sports

Horseback Riding

Field Trips

Nature

Outdoor Skills

Overnight Field Trip

Swimming

Rock Climbing

and more!

Volunteer

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp General Information

All girls entering grades 2– graduated high school seniors are welcome There are so many different ways to enjoy Camp Alice Chester! It all depends on each girl’s interests and readiness for camp.

Two to Three Night Camp Adventures These are great for first-time campers or girls with busy summer schedules.

Five Night Camp Adventures

Overnight camp opportunities for girls are subsidized by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. This means the cost of providing camp programs and operating camp is greater than the fee paid to participate. The flexible pricing system offers families the opportunity to help cover the true cost of overnight camp if they are financially able. For each session you will see three price options: Level 1 adds, on average, an additional $50 per day to Level 3 pricing. This reflects close to the actual cost of operating camp per girl. Replacement supplies, maintenance of the buildings and grounds, and property staff support are included in this fee. Level 2 adds, on average, an additional $25 per day to Level 3 pricing. This covers approximately 75% of the actual cost of camp per girl and is designated for those who can pay more, but not the full fee. Level 3 is the lowest cost of this program listed in the camp brochure and on the website. This covers approximately 52% of the actual cost per girl of facilitating the camp program.

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Five Night Horse Programs These are for the campers who love horses and want to spend the week focusing on riding.

Five to Seven Night Adventure Trips Our adventure trips are great for the seasoned camper or girls looking to explore the world beyond camp. Girls spend the majority of their time away from camp on their great adventure .

Five to Twelve Night Leadership Programs These are for our older girls wanting to be a camp counselor or work with children as a part of their career.

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Select the fee that you feel is affordable and appropriate for your family. The flexible pricing does not affect the quality of your child’s program, as all three fees are for exactly the same program. We ask that if you are able to pay the full cost of camp that you do. If choosing more than one week you may, for example, pay Level 1 for one week and another level the next week. If multiple children are attending camp you may pay the full fee for one child and another fee for another child. The goals of offering flexible pricing options are to provide the highest quality programs possible to serve all community income levels and to preserve camp for generations to come.

Alice Chester Overnight Camp

These are our awesome, traditional overnight camp experiences with a variety of session themes to meet all girls’ interests. Some sessions include a field trip .

Flexible pricing

Check-in and check-out Check-in is from 2:30–4:00 p.m. Check-out is after the 30-minute family presentation that begins at 4:00 p.m. on closing day.

Transportation Most families drop off and pick up their child at camp. If necessary, transportation by van to and from camp is available for a $35 fee. Indicate your desired stop during Camp Registration. Three stops are available:   

Girl Scout Marion Chester Read Service Center, Milwaukee Martin Luther King Library, Milwaukee Ives Grove Park and Ride, Racine

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Camper Quiz

Step 1 Is your girl ready for overnight camp? Take this quiz with her to help you both decide if she’s ready. Keep track of her points as she answers—and encourage her to be honest. At the end of the quiz, add up the points and see our recommendations below. Points Scale:

Step 2 Quiz Questions

Points

Do you enjoy overnight slumber parties at a friend’s house? Do you like outdoor activities such as hiking and sleeping in a cabin or tent? Are you willing to try new foods that you haven’t eaten before?

3 pts = You bet! 2 pts = Maybe

Can you go without TV, video games, computers, and a cell phone?

1 pt = Not yet

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Does going on a new adventure make you feel excited?

Step 3 Now add up the points and check below to find out how she did! Less than 18 points: It looks like she may not be sure she’s ready for overnight camp. It would be best for her to talk more with you and her friends about the idea. To get her ready for resident camp, try some of the things mentioned in the quiz or sign her up for an event or day camp session. 19–24 points: She may want to try a two-night or three-night camp session. 25+ points: She is ready for overnight camp!

Do you like to meet new people and interact with other girls, not just your buddy? Can you shower, brush your teeth, and do your hair without much help? Do you enjoy being a part of group activities? Are you ready to sleep in a tent or cabin with 4–8 girls, knowing your counselors are in a nearby tent? Are you willing to help with camp chores such as sweeping your cabin, setting tables in the dining hall, and picking up trash? Do you easily make new friends and warm up to new environments? Are you willing to take turns and share with others? Can you sleep at night without a light on? Are you excited about going away to camp?

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Camp Adventures | Two to three nights

Evening Stars

Summer Sprites

All grades (For these sessions each level will have their own unit assignments)

Entering grades 2–3 Do you dream of mystical lands and enchanted forests? Discover the magical side of summer with your fairy friends! Build fairy houses in the woods, make pixy dust, and dance in the light of a campfire. AC4: Wednesday, July 5–Friday, July 7 (two nights) AC7: Sunday, July 23–Tuesday, July 25 (two nights) Fee: Level 1–$335 / Level 2–$260 Level 3–$185 on or before 5/1–$210 after 5/1

Stay up late and enjoy the night life! Then sleep in before starting the fun all over again! Calling all night owls for glow-in-the-dark hikes, star gazing, luminous crafts, a PJ fashion show with your unit, and a late night dance party!

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Evening Stars with Horseback Ride AC1: Tuesday, June 13–Friday, June 16 (three nights) AC10: Sunday, August 13–Wednesday, August 16 (three nights) Fee: Level 1–$455 / Level 2–$355 Level 3–$255 on or before 5/1–$280 after 5/1 Bus

Evening Stars with Spelunking AC1: Tuesday, June 13–Friday, June 16 (three nights) AC10: Sunday, August 13–Wednesday, August 16 (three nights) Fee: Level 1–$435 / Level 2–$335 Level 3–$235 on or before 5/1–$260 after 5/1

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S’more Fun Great for first time campers! Entering grades 4–8 (For these sessions each level will have their own unit assignments) Get a taste of everything camp has to offer! Splash around in the lake, sing songs, munch on s’mores, and create a cool craft. Choose one of the following for s’more fun:  Master the art of baking and decorating cupcakes for the whole camp  Get back to nature and get dirty in the mud pit and on a bog walk  Kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board AC4: Wednesday, July 5–Friday, July 7 (two nights) AC7: Sunday, July 23–Tuesday, July 25 (two nights) Fee: Level 1–$335 / Level 2–$260 Level 3–$185 on or before 5/1–$210 after 5/1

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The entire camp will be on a wacky late night schedule but we make sure that activities are appropriate for each age/level. The Star Lab, night vision goggles, and midnight bowling are some of the unique activities girls may enjoy. Girl Scout Juniors–Ambassadors can add in a horseback ride or caving adventure (additional cost and at varying locations). AC1: Tuesday, June 13–Friday, June 16 (three nights) AC10: Sunday, August 13-Wednesday, August 16 (three nights) Fee: Level 1–$420 / Level 2–$320 Level 3–$220 on or before 5/1–$245 after 5/1

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Camp Adventures | Five nights

Water Wizards

Eagle Eye

Entering grades 2-3 Conjure up your magical powers and have fun with rainbows, slushies, and water challenges. Dive into water games and discover how you can protect this precious resource. Earned award: Wonders of Water Journey award! AC2: Sunday, June 18–Friday, June 23 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Entering grades 4–5 Do you love snapping photos? Learn how to use a digital camera and take great outdoor pictures. What will you focus on? Turtles and trees? Birds or boats? You’ll also learn how to edit your pictures to make them even better. At the end of the week, take home your own scrapbook full of beautiful photos. Earned award: Digital Photographer badge AC5: Sunday, July 9–Friday, July 14 (five nights) AC8: Sunday, July 30–Friday, August 4 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

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Doodle Bug New! Entering grades 2-3 Are your notepads and papers full of doodles? Do you get excited when you open a new box of crayons? Unleash your creative side as you make art you can wear, share, and hang! Paint, draw, and be silly as you explore your natural world. Earned award: Bugs and Outdoor Creator badges AC8: Sunday, July 30–Friday, August 4 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Busy Bee Entering grade 3 only Discover what all the buzzzzz is about! Be as busy as a bee this week—craft, swim, eat tasty s’mores, dance, sing, play games, laugh, and explore. And bee-fore you hit the hay—wind down at your own slumber party! AC6: Sunday, July 16–Friday, July 21 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Wizard University Entering grades 4–5 Imagine that you are Harry Potter or Merlin and you’re just starting to learn your craft. Can you master potions, herbology, and astronomy to earn points and help your team? Learn how to use your magic wand and play wizard games. Showcase your new skills at the graduation ceremony. AC9: Sunday, August 6–Friday, August 11 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645/ Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

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Animal Adventure

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Entering grades 4–5 Animal lovers and adventurists unite! Saddle up on a onehour trail ride, take a peek behind the scenes at the Racine Zoo in Racine, WI and Green Meadows Petting Farm in Waterford, WI to discover what animal hair really feels like, and come face to face with your furry friends. AC9: Sunday, August 6–Friday, August 11 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$690 / Level 2–$540 Level 3–$390 on or before 5/1–$415 after 5/1

Highland Hijinx New! Entering grades 4–5 Explore what life may have been like for Merida, the Scottish heroine in the animated movie, Brave. Join your clan and compete in the Camp Alice Chester Highland Games. Try the caber toss, an archery tournament, and a tug-of-war at the mud pit. Don’t forget to wear your plaid! AC5: Sunday, July 9–Friday, July 14 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$690 / Level 2–$540 Level 3–$390 on or before 5/1–$415 after 5/1

Get Up and Get Out New! Entering grades 4–5 Go “off the grid” and recharge as you soak up the energy around you in the great outdoors. Investigate energy while canoeing, cooking s’mores, observing animals, and stargazing. Earned award: Get Moving Journey award AC3: Sunday, June 25–Friday, June 30 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$690 / Level 2–$540 Level 3–$390 on or before 5/1–$415 after 5/1

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Ultimate Camp Adventure

Time Travelers New!

Entering grades 4–5 Get ready to experience Camp Alice Chester in extreme ways! Push yourself to new heights by reaching the top of our 40 ft. rock wall. Stick a few bull’s-eyes at the archery range, and learn to navigate tight turns in a canoe. Then, compete in a camp-themed triathlon! Play hard and take home the gold! AC6: Sunday, July 16–Friday, July 21 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$690 / Level 2–$540 Level 3–$390 on or before 5/1–$415 after 5/1

Entering grades 4–5 What do a horse and buggy, roller skates, and platform shoes have in common? They were all a part of our past. Go back in time and discover the days of the pioneers when you visit Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI. Enjoy ice cream at a retro drive-in, and dance your way through the disco age. AC9: Sunday, August 6–Friday August 11 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Artrageous

CAC Glamping

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Climbers and Crawlers New!

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Entering grades 4–5 Whether you’re 40 feet up or 40 feet down you’ll find something new to explore. Learn the basics of rock climbing and try out our bouldering wall. Then travel to Ledge View Nature Center to explore the caves in Chilton, WI. AC9: Sunday, August 6–Friday, August 11 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$690 / Level 2–$540 Level 3–$390 on or before 5/1–$415 after 5/1

What’s Cooking? Entering grades 4–5 Become the next Top Chef! Explore different types of outdoor cooking using Dutch ovens, pie irons, and reflector ovens. You’ll learn lots of unique cooking techniques and then put those skills to the test as you prepare fun snacks or a full meal for your unit to enjoy! AC2: Sunday, June 18–Friday, June 23 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

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Entering grades 4–5 Do you love the outdoors, but you also like to pamper yourself? Let’s do both! Enjoy fun in the mud pit and then get those toenails sparkling with a pedicure. Challenge yourself with a canoe workout and then relax with a yoga pose. It’s the best of both worlds with glammed-up camping. AC8: Sunday, July 30–Friday August 4 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Game On New!

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Entering grades 4–5 Find your inner da Vinci as you explore camp through the eyes of an artist. Spend a half day at a nearby pottery workshop in Waukesha, WI. Create your own piece on a pottery wheel. Make jewelry, edible art, and tie-dye your favorite item, making a colorful impact on camp. AC3: Sunday, June 25–Friday, June 30 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$690 / Level 2–$540 Level 3–$390 on or before 5/1–$415 after 5/1

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Entering grades 6–8 Ready, Set, Score! Enjoy a week of sports and games as you lead the team to victory. Travel to Green Bay, WI, to visit the home of the Green Bay Packers and tour Lambeau Field. Cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers at a baseball game at Miller Park, and chill out as you skate to victory at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee. AC2: Sunday, June 18–Friday, June 23 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$690 / Level 2–$540 Level 3–$390 on or before 5/1–$415 after 5/1

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Boats and Bull’s-Eyes New!

Entering grades 6–8 Breathe deep and dive into all the fun! Take in the fresh air as you make and fly kites, recharge your batteries with yoga, build a windmill, and design your own scented lotion. Earned award: Breathe Journey award AC3: Sunday, June 25–Friday, June 30 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Entering grades 6–8 Can’t decide between spending time on the archery range or the lake? With this session you don’t have to! You’ll enjoy floating meals, a “targeted” craft, and tournaments that showcase your newly-honed skills. AC9: Sunday, August 6–Friday, August 11 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Zombie Survival

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Art on the Lake Entering grades 6–8 With the beauty of camp and the lake as your inspiration, design and paint your own masterpieces. Discover the Georgia O’Keeffe within while exploring different paints and mediums under the guidance of our resident artist. AC6: Sunday, July 16–Friday, July 21 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Camp Iron Chef New! Entering grades 6–8 The heat is on over the campfire! Tackle new cooking challenges every day using your creativity and the new skills you develop. Sample new foods and learn different cooking techniques all week long. Do you have what it takes to be the next Camp Iron Chef? AC5: Sunday, July 9–Friday, July 14 (five nights) AC9: Sunday, August 6–Friday, August 11 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Entering grades 6–8 Can you survive the zombie takeover? You will have to learn quick and work as a team to create your own shelter, find different food sources, get water, and protect your unit. Learn about wilderness survival and how to camouflage yourself. Test your skills at archery, fire-building, the climbing wall, and first aid. Will you survive and conquer? AC3: Sunday, June 25–Friday, June 30 (five nights) AC5: Sunday, July 9–Friday, July 14 (five nights) AC8: Sunday, July 30–Friday, August 4 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Animal Trainer

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Entering grades 8–10 Have you ever wanted to give a sea lion a high five? Take a (wet) walk on the wild side and dive right in for a private flippered sea animal training session at the Milwaukee County Zoo. AC6: Sunday, July 16–Friday, July 21 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$860 / Level 2–$705 Level 3–$560 on or before 5/1–$585 after 5/1

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Horse Programs | Five nights

Build your confidence while working with and riding horses! Our horse programs are progressive which means as you move up through the programs you learn new skills and increase your comfort level with horses. When you’re not spending time with horses, you will be having a great time at Camp Alice Chester! Levels 2, 3, and 4 spend overnights away from camp. Safety and stables Each stable we work with follows GSUSA guidelines for safety, are inspected yearly, and meet insurance requirements. Counselors are trained in riding and safety protocol. Horseback riding one-hour trail rides are also offered in other sessions not listed in the guide below. Just look for the

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Horse program levels: Sessions (All are five nights)

Grade & Experience Needed

Style of Riding and Time Spent with Horses

It may feel like horsin’ around but you’ll be gaining confidence as you learn how to groom, lead, mount, dismount, and control your horse in an arena. Expand your equine knowledge by seeing how horses are prepared for riding and what they eat.

AC2: Sunday, June 18 – Friday, June 23

Entering grades 4–5

Western

AC5: Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 14

No experience necessary

Chomping at the bit to build your skills riding, grooming, and saddling? Then you’ll love your trip to Camp Anokijig for an overnight in Plymouth, WI. Not only will you ride, but your group can either swim or use the Voyageur canoe.

AC6: Sunday, July 16– Friday, July 21

Entering grades 5–7

Level/Price

Description

Level 1 Horsin’ Around

Level 2–$615 Level 3–$465 on or before 5/1–$490 after 5/1

Level 2 Happy Trails Level 1–$795 Level 2–$645 Level 3–$495 on or before 5/1–$520 after 5/1

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Level 1–$765

Six hours

Western Eight hours

Some previous riding experience

Additional program levels on next page

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Horse program levels: Grade & Experience Needed

Style of Riding and Time Spent with Horses

Ride high on your “own horse” for 3 days/2 nights at Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures in Neillsville, WI. Learn how to tack your horse and how to let the horse know you’re the one in charge. Then put your safety skills into practice as you groom, mount, and ride!

AC3: Sunday, June 25– Friday, June 30

Entering grades 5–7

Western

Experience life from on top of a horse as you groom, saddle, and ride for 3 days/2 nights at Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures in Neillsville, WI. Let Native American horse legends inspire the designs you paint on your horse.

AC5: Sunday, July 9– Friday, July 14

Earn your spurs on a three day overnight to Wilderness Pursuit Horseback Adventures in Neillsville, WI, for an extended horseback riding trip through forests and rivers. Ride and work with horses to the fullest extent while you master painting your horse, riding obstacle courses, and bareback riding.

AC6: Sunday, July 16– Friday, July 21

Description

Level 2 Pony Tails

New!

Level 1–$820 Level 2–$670 Level 3–$520 on or before 5/1–$545 after 5/1

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Sessions (All are five nights)

Level/Price

Level 3 Home on the Range Level 1–$825 Level 2–$675 Level 3–$525 on or before 5/1–$550 after 5/1

Level 4 Horse Pursuit Level 1–$875 Level 2–$725 Level 3–$575 on or before 5/1–$600 after 5/1

Eight hours Little to no previous riding experience

Entering grades 6–8

Western Ten hours

AC8: Sunday, July 30– Friday, August 4 Eight hours of riding previously

Entering grades 7–9

AC9: Sunday, August 6– Friday, August 11

Western & Bareback Twelve hours

Fifteen hours of riding previously

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Adventure Trips | Five to seven nights Girls begin their adventure at Camp Alice Chester and then we provide transportation to locations off-site. They return to Camp Alice Chester to end their adventure. Beach, Bike, and Zip

Sea and Sky

Entering grades 6–8 Kayak the waters of Lake Michigan and the Mink River Estuary, wish upon a shooting star while sinking your toes in a sandy beach, and bike the trails of Peninsula State Park on this Door County, WI, excursion. Celebrate your teamwork with a ride down the zip line at Rowleys Bay Resort. AC6: Sunday, July 16–Friday, July 21 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$815 / Level 2–$665 Level 3–$515 on or before 5/1–$540 after 5/1

Entering grades 6–8 Have fun on the water and in the air as you camp and explore beautiful Lake Geneva, WI. Kayak the sparkling waters, enjoy a scenic bike ride, and then board the Walworth to ride one of the few remaining mailboats in the country. Glide through the trees on a canopy zip line tour, learn the constellations at Yerkes Observatory, and then explore the starry skies at night. AC8: Sunday, July 30–Friday, August 4 (five nights) AC9: Sunday, August 6–Friday, August 11 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$815 / Level 2–$665 Level 3–$515 on or before 5/1–$540 after 5/1

Door County Paddlers

Northwoods Nomads New!

Apostles Adventure Entering grades 7–10 Strengthen your friendships as you and your team spend three days kayaking and enjoying the outdoor camping at the amazing Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield, WI. AC9: Saturday, August 5–Friday, August 11 (six nights) Fee: Level 1–$825 / Level 2–$710 Level 3–$560 on or before 5/1–$585 after 5/1

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Entering grades 6–8 Be the ultimate explorer as you camp out under the stars and kayak sea caves at Whitefish Dunes State Park in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Hike the trails and celebrate your teamwork with a zip line tour and flying squirrel adventure at the Team Leadership Center Ropes Challenge Course. AC5: Sunday, July 9–Friday, July 14 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$875 / Level 2–$725 Level 3–$575 on or before 5/1–$600 after 5/1

Entering grades 6–8 Looking to get away from it all? Get back to nature as you paddle your way through the pristine lakes, old-growth forest, and the tranquility of the Sylvania Wilderness in Michigan. Navigate new lakes each day as your guides lead you to amazing places where you will spot wildlife and try your hand at fishing. AC3: Sunday, June 25-Friday June 30 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$875 / Level 2–$725 Level 3–$575 on or before 5/1–$600 after 5/1

On the Edge Entering grades 6–8 Let your inner strength propel you as you spend a full day climbing and belaying at Camp Alice Chester. Then, travel to Devil’s Lake State Park near Baraboo, WI, for two full days of climbing with professional guides. No previous climbing experience required. AC2: Sunday, June 18–Friday, June 23 (five nights) AC8: Sunday, July 30–Friday, August 4 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$795 / Level 2–$645 Level 3–$495 on or before 5/1–$520 after 5/1 gswise.org • 800-565-4475

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Adventure Trips | Five to seven nights

Girls begin their adventure at Camp Alice Chester and then we provide transportation to locations off-site. They return to Camp Alice Chester to end their adventure.

Flying High

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Entering grades 7–10 Have you ever wanted to soar like a bird? Take to the skies and challenge yourself as you travel to Chicago, IL, to fly on the trapeze, then to Lake Geneva, WI, to zip line through the forest canopy, and back to Camp Alice Chester to scale our rock wall. AC2: Sunday, June 18–Friday, June 23 (five nights) AC8: Sunday, July 30–Friday, August 4 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$795 / Level 2–$645 Level 3–$495 on or before 5/1–$520 after 5/1

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Entering grades 8–11 Prerequisite: Flying High 1 Do you have a love for flying in the sky? Get that same feeling when you try indoor sky diving in Chicago, IL. Then continue your trapezing skills with more advanced tricks including aerial stunts. AC5: Sunday, July 9–Friday July 14 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$795 / Level 2–$645 Level 3–$495 on or before 5/1–$520 after 5/1

Xtreme Adventure

River Voyage

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New!

Entering grades 7–10 Explore the Wisconsin River and its sandbars in the Sauk City-Baraboo, WI, area for a three-day canoe adventure. Search for bald eagles during the day and shooting stars at night. AC6: Sunday, July 16–Friday, July 21 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$795 / Level 2–$645 Level 3–$495 on or before 5/1–$520 after 5/1

Entering grades 8–11 Are you serious about having fun in an extreme way? Test your limits with whitewater rafting and zip-lining in Door County, WI. AC2B and AC3A: Wednesday, June 21–Wednesday, June 28 (seven nights) Fee: Level 1–$795 / Level 2–$645 Level 3–$495 on or before 5/1–$520 after 5/1

Adrenaline Rush New! Entering grades 8–11 Do you love the thrill of riding and sliding? Go coaster crazy at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL. Then splash your way to Mt. Olympus Water Park in Wisconsin Dells, WI, as you cool down by the poolside. AC8: Sunday, July 30 – Friday, August 4 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$795/ Level 2–$645 Level 3–$495 on or before 5/1–$520 after 5/1

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Leadership Programs | Five to twelve nights

Teen Leadership Opportunities

CIT II (Counselor-in-Training II)

While all of our programs provide leadership opportunities, some girls are looking for a more in-depth experience. Our Counselor-in-Training programs allow girls to build their skills as they journey from camper to staff:  Work with and guide younger girls  Design a program to teach a group of girls  Discover your personal leadership style  Gain service hours for both high school and future college requirements  Build your repertoire of activities and skills  Connections to future careers including camp counselor, teacher, child psychologist, and outdoor educator.

Entering grades 11–12 Strengthen your leadership resume by spending more time mentoring younger campers. A high ropes course and road trip to other camps will have your confidence soaring. Be a cool role model as you work with campers in different activity areas. At night kick back and chill with your friends.

CIT I (Counselor-in-Training I)

After successful completion of CIT II, you may return to camp for one session as a volunteer for a nominal fee, details will be included in your confirmation. Prerequisite: CIT I, plus a sincere desire to work with children and to learn leadership techniques. AC1 and AC 2: Tuesday, June 13–Friday, June 23 (ten nights) Fee: Level 1–$855 / Level 2–$605 Level 3–$355 on or before 5/1–$380 after 5/1

CIT Adventurer (Counselor-in-Training Adventure Program) Bus

Entering grades 11–12 See what it takes to take campers horseback riding, caving, or on a canoe trip. Master your leadership skills by experiencing our adventure programs while building your counseling techniques. Help campers overcome fears and challenge themselves to try new activities, as you do the same. Swimming, fun, and campfires with your friends will complete the adventure!

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Entering grades 10–12 Begin the journey from camper to staff, unleashing your leadership potential. Teambuilding adventures will enhance your skills as a team player, activity facilitator, and kidsavvy communicator. Then develop competence working with campers alongside the counselors in a unit. Recharge with swimming, boating, and just having fun with your friends! AC6: Sunday, July 16–Friday, July 21 (five nights) AC8: Sunday, July 30–Friday, August 4 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$620 / Level 2–$470 Level 3–$320 on or before 5/1–$345 after 5/1

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After successful completion of CIT Adventurer, you may return to camp for one session as a volunteer for a nominal fee, details will be included in your confirmation. Prerequisite: CIT I, a sincere desire to work with children and to learn leadership techniques. AC5 and AC6: Sunday, July 9–Friday, July 21 (twelve nights) Fee: Level 1–$940 / Level 2–$665 Level 3–$390 on or before 5/1– $415 after 5/1

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Career Camps Girl Scout teens! Looking to explore possible future careers?

Camp CEO New!

Work with college faculty and check out what is in store for you once you graduate through these career camps.

Camp Alice Chester and Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

 Camp CEO: Stay most nights at Camp Alice Chester but travel to Carroll University to learn what it takes to run a business. Check out campus life for one night at Carroll University, meet faculty, and tour area businesses.

 CampHERO: Stay overnight at Camp Alice Chester but travel to MATC’s Oak Creek Campus each day to learn about careers in the protective services. Receive training from police, firefighters, and EMTs who will work with you as you practice your skills.

Overnight camp for girls entering grades 9–12

Learn what it takes to start a new business, complete a job application, and nail that job interview. Gain insights about how the pros network, make major corporate decisions, and plan for the financial future. You’ll connect with some of the most accomplished businesswomen in southeastern Wisconsin, stay at Carroll University, and visit area businesses and Camp Alice Chester. AC2: Sunday, June 18–Friday, June 23 (five nights) Fee:

Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

 Camp iGirl: Live in the dorms at Alverno College for a week as you explore technology-based careers.

At these camps you will:

CampHERO

 Experience a college campus, take a campus tour, and more.  Work with outstanding university faculty and students.

Career Camps

 Meet and network with the inspiring women positively impacting their communities.  Explore various careers and the paths to get there.  Enjoy field trips.  Unplug for a while at Camp Alice Chester—swim, paddleboard, rock climb, and make s’mores.

Discover Career Camps at gswise.org! Camp Director Caitlin “Roots” Rowland crowland@gswise.org

Overnight camp for girls entering grades 9–12 Camp Alice Chester and Milwaukee Area Technical College, Oak Creek, WI Have you ever wondered about the physical and mental requirements needed for a career in the protective sreervices? Train with real-world heroes and see what it takes to be a firefighter, police officer, and Emergency Medical Technician as you explore these careers. Learn about blood spatter analysis and crime scene processing, use the Jaws of Life to extricate a crash victim, earn CPR certification, chase down and handcuff a suspect, rappel down a building, and so much more! You’ll spend your days on the training grounds at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Oak Creek Campus and your nights kicking back and relaxing at camp. AC5:

Sunday, July 9-Friday, July 14 (five nights)

Fee:

Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on/or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

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Career Camps Camp iGirl Overnight camp for girls entering grades 7–10 Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI Texting, keeping up with the latest apps, messaging your friends on social media—it’s all second-nature to you. At Camp iGirl, you’ll hone your technology skills and learn how to use those tools to make a difference. We’ll also explore how to stay safe online and how the media affects girls and young women. Do you think media accurately represents you? Is there an important topic they aren’t covering? Share your story to create media that reflects you and what you care about. Shape the future you want to see!

Choose one session to focus on during your week at camp: Photojournalist

CSI Girl

Entering grades 7–10

Entering grades 7–10

Is Instagram your favorite app? Do you have an eye for capturing beautiful pictures? Are you interested in social justice issues? Take your photography skills to the next level and learn how to use images to tell stories and use images for social activism. Learn to use photography as a way to identify and communicate your public voice. Put your skills to use on a project-based trip.

Ever wonder how scientists really help solve crimes? Girls will use real forensic techniques to analyze soil, hair, and unknown substances as evidence. They will work in the lab and the field (weather permitting) and create evidence books and charts to tell a convincing story about the “crimes” solved. IG1:

Sunday, June 25–Friday, June 30 (five nights)

IG1:

Sunday, June 25–Friday, June 30 (five nights)

Fee:

Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495

Fee:

Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495

Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1 Filmmaker Entering grades 7–10

Entering grades 7–10 Do you like to write? Draw? Act? Blog? Use your creativity to tell your stories using a variety of forms of expression such as poetry, fiction, journaling, comics, and screenplays. Dig into your online tool bag of blogs, webpages, playlists, and storyboards to share your stories with family and friends.

Have you ever watched a video that made you stop and think? Here is your opportunity to take a cause you are passionate about and create your own powerful video. You and your teammates will be the film crew as you master the technological skills of cameras, production, editing, green screen effects, and adding music soundtracks to your story.

IG1:

Sunday, June 25–Friday, June 30 (five nights)

IG1:

Sunday, June 25–Friday, June 30 (five nights)

Fee:

Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495

Fee:

Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495

Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Career Camps

Digital Storyteller

Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

Media Makeover Entering grades 7–10 Go behind the scenes to see how ads are made, then create your own. Make your media messages great by applying design principles you find on the web and in magazines to your own creations. Work with photos, posters, blogs, and other creative formats. See how you can use your creativity and skills to make a real difference. IG1:

Sunday, June 25–Friday, June 30 (five nights)

Fee:

Level 1–$645 / Level 2–$495 Level 3–$345 on or before 5/1–$370 after 5/1

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Spring Adventures For girls in grades K5-8

How much is it? $30 per day (Includes all activities and supplies) Where are the events? Girl Scout Holton Center 510 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee, WI Other details:

• All programs are from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. unless specified. • Make sure to pack a lunch. We will provide snacks. • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes!

Need to come early or stay late? Wrap Around hours are available: Before: 7:30–8:30 a.m. $5/day After: 4:30–5:30 p.m. $5/day

Chaperones welcome Adults: Spend your day enjoying fabulous adventures while helping your favorite Girl Scout and her friends!

Spring Adventures

Ever wish you could be a mermaid and wear a seashell crown? Or maybe you’d rather be a pirate and search for buried treasure? Then join us for a splash-tacular adventure as we travel the high seas! Monday, April 10 Tuesday, April 18

Applause, Applause Is acting your thing? Then take a bow to the thunderous applause of the crowd as we travel to UW-Whitewater’s Theater/Dance Department. You’ll get the opportunity to explore being an actress and what it’s like back stage during a performance! The students and staff from the college will host a day of classes, games, and demonstrations. Tuesday, April 11

Pizza and a Movie Two American classics! First we’ll each make a personal pizza, and then we’ll travel to Marcus Cinemas in Menomonee Falls to watch a current children’s movie (PG rating). Wednesday, April 12 Wednesday, April 19

Cost: $15 per day (all event fees included!)

Ladies, Start Your Engines!

Requirements: Chaperones must have completed and passed the Girl Scout background check process. Chaperones must be 18 years of age or older. Chaperones will be responsible for an assigned group of girls for the day.

Rev up your engines as we explore the sport of race car driving! You will make your own car and race to the finish! We will also spend some time learning about women racers and how cars travel so fast! Thursday, April 13 Thursday, April 20

If you have not been approved, contact Chris Friedl at 414-443-3912 and we’ll start the process so you’re approved and ready to go by spring break.

Edible Engineering How to register Registration opens online at gswise.org on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, by noon. Registrations will not be accepted after the deadline date listed. Questions? Contact Customer Care at 800-565-4475 or CustomerCare@gswise.org.

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Mermaid Scales & Pirate Tales

Do you love to build? Then join us for an incredible day of learning about becoming an engineer! Some of our projects will be built using yummy treats like pretzels, marshmallows, spaghetti, and gum drops! When we are done you can take home your edible creation! Friday, April 14 Friday, April 21

Zoo it Up This special adventure at the Milwaukee County Zoo will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour to get a first-hand look at a zookeepers job! Then visit your favorite animals and create a scrapbook of memories from your day! Monday, April 17

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Summer Events General Information

There’s so much to do! The coolest thing about summer events is that there are so many to choose from. We encourage you to try something new but don’t forget the tried and true. Interested in engineering? New to nature? We have programs just for you! Did you love canoeing last summer? Or climbing the rock wall? Chances are you’ll love it again. Events are loaded with classic Girl Scout programming so get ready to learn a lot, have fun, and meet new friends.

Registration Details 

We invite girls to attend summer events for the grade she is entering in the fall.

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All GSWISE sponsored events are fun, interactive, educational, held to the highest safety standards, and developed to meet the needs of all girls.

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Some events are appropriate for the whole family. Find these events in the Family & Friends section on pp. 41-42. These are the only events at which siblings are allowed to attend.

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Girls can attend events by themselves, with their troop, or with a favorite adult.

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Events are facilitated by staff, volunteers, and/or girls (under supervision).

For sleepover events, girls need to have an adult chaperone.

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Events are also a fun way to start or complete requirements for an earned award.

For day events, registration closes two days prior to the event; an additional $10 late fee will be charged for registrations received the week before the event.

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For overnight events, registration closes one week prior to the event; an additional $10 late fee will be charged for registrations received less than two weeks prior to the event.

Leaders! By attending Outdoor Skill Builder, Let’s Go Camping, or overnight events at Camp Silver Brook, you will complete your Outdoor Skills and Planning the Overnight training requirements.

How to register Registration opens online at gswise.org on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, by noon. Registrations will not be accepted after the deadline date listed. Questions? Contact Customer Care at 800-565-4475 or CustomerCare@gswise.org.

Be the role model she’ll remember forever.

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Summer Events General Information

Financial assistance

Program Aides (PA) PA

Financial assistance is available to help families register their girls for one summer event. Event financial assistance can be requested during online registration.

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! You can assist at events by leading activities as a Program Aide! Have fun, strengthen your leadership skills, and meet new friends while working directly with younger girls.

Confirmations, Recognitions, and Cancelations 

Confirmations can be viewed at gswise.org> MyGS>Member Profile>My Activities.

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All events are connected to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and many events help girls earn a Girl Scout recognition— a badge, patch, or Journey award. In the event description, Earned award means that girls will complete all steps needed to earn the award and Related award means that girls will complete some steps needed to earn the award.

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If your girl cannot attend the event for which she paid, notify the council at least one week before day events and two weeks before overnight events to have the fee transferred to another event (one transfer only). If the event is canceled by the council, full refunds will be issued.

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There are no registration fees to assist as a PA at an event.

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Here’s how PAs register:

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Go to gswise.org, click on MY GS, then Member Profile, and then Activities.

You can scroll through this section and see what activities interest you, or, if you know the event name, type the name in the search bar.

Find the event name with “PA” in front of it and use that link to complete your registration.

Attend Program Aide Core Training before you volunteer. Although not required, is a good idea. It is loaded with information to help you work well with younger girls. To register for a PA training before the summer, visit gswise.org.

Want to bring a friend?

Summer Events

All girls are welcome to attend events. If girls are not registered Girl Scouts, they will be charged an additional annual non-member fee of $15. Find out more by contacting CustomerCare@gswise.org.

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Family, Troop, and Friend Summer Events Camp Open House PA

My Gal and Me Sleepover

Grades K-12 and their troops/families

Grades K5–12 and their families

Curious about what happens at camp over the summer? Just drop on by! Girls will enjoy games, a craft, and a camp snack while parents and troop leaders have a chance to talk with staff and volunteers, tour the camp, and ask questions.

Swim, craft, play, and relax! Celebrate girl power as you enjoy some special outdoor fun with your mom, grandma, and/or favorite adult female for a one- or two-night stay at camp. All meals provided.

Fee: None; pre-registration encouraged

Fee: $50 per person

1 - Saturday, May 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Alice Chester

1 – Thursday, July 27, 3:30 p.m.–Friday, July 28, 2:00 p.m., Alice Chester

2 - Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Silver Brook 3 - Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Winding River Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

One-Night Option

2 – Friday, July 28, 3:30 p.m.–Saturday, July 29, 2:00 p.m., Alice Chester Two-Night Option Fee: $75 per person

Day of Play Grades K5–12 and their families

3 – Thursday, July 27, 3:30 p.m.–Saturday, July 29, 2:00 p.m., Alice Chester

Kick. Swing. Hula and blast… into Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play with the whole family or troop. Get up, get active, and transform yourself into a moving machine! Check gswise.org in August 2017 for more information.

My Gal and Me Water Adventures

Girl Scout Night at Miller Park Grades K5–12 and their families

Ahoy matey! Strengthen your partnership with your favorite female adult as you learn to sail and captain your own boat. Then relax with swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, or kayaking.

Friday, June 16, 7:10 p.m., Miller Park, Milwaukee

Fee: $35 per person, lunch included

Cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers with your troop, family, and friends as they take on the San Diego Padres while you enjoy special savings on tickets. Join us in our pre-game area for fun games and to meet the 2017 Girl Scout Gold Awardees. You might even spot the Milwaukee Brewers’ Mascot. Girls that complete the Stadium Scavenger Hunt will receive a Brewers fun patch. Additional details to be announced at gswise.org.

1 – Friday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Alice Chester

Grades 5–12 and their families

2 – Friday, July 14, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Alice Chester 3 – Friday, August 4, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Alice Chester Fee: $30 per person 4 – Sunday, July 9, Noon-4:00 p.m., Alice Chester 5 – Sunday, July 23, Noon-4:00 p.m., Alice Chester

Fee: $15 per Terrace Reserve ticket; $25 per Loge Outfield ticket (tickets are nonrefundable and can only be used on this date).

Girl Scout Night with the Kenosha Kingfish Date and time TBD, Simmons Field, Kenosha Get out to the ballgame and hang with the Kenosha Kingfish baseball team’s coaches and players after the game! Ticket includes your stadium seat, hot dog, fun patch, and Kenosha Kingfish giveaway. Additional details including non-refundable ticket fees, to be announced at gswise.org.

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Family, Troop, and Friend Summer Events My Guy and I (Day or Sleepover)

Swim, Camp, Paddle

Grades K5–12 and their families

Grades K5–12 and their families

Team up with your dad, grandpa, or favorite adult male for fun in the outdoors! Boating, fishing, crafts, and more. Make this a day to remember. Stay the evening in a platform tent or set up a tent just for you (tent can be provided or you can bring your own). One family per tent unless otherwise requested.

Spend the night or just a few hours enjoying the lakefront at Camp Pottawatomie Hills. We provide one hour of swimming and one hour of paddle boating (Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies) or canoeing (Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors).

Daytime Option Fee: $25 per person, lunch included 1 – Saturday, June 17, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Silver Brook 2 – Saturday, August 12, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Silver Brook One-Night Option Fee: $45 per person, breakfast and lunch included 3 – Friday, June 16, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, June 17, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

 Troops or families must register for the event at gswise.org.  If you choose to camp, registration is required at gswise.org and in the “Camp” section.  To reserve your water fun time, send an email stating your ideal two-hour time preference to ayanacheck@gswise.org after you register. Times will be assigned based on the number of troops and girls registered. Fee: $10 per girl

4 – Friday August 11, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, August 12, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

1 – Saturday, September 16, Pottawatomie Hills

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

3 – Saturday, September 30, Pottawatomie Hills

Rock Climbing

2 – Saturday, September 23, Pottawatomie Hills Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Grades 2–12 and their families Scale to new heights as you challenge yourself on the rock wall at Camp Alice Chester. Receive safety instruction on the auto-belay system and then climb as much as you like in the two-hour session. Fee: $10 per girl 1 – Saturday, August 19, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Alice Chester 2 – Saturday, August 19, Noon-2:00 p.m., Alice Chester 3 – Saturday, August 19, 2:15-4:15 p.m., Alice Chester 4 – Saturday, August 26, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Alice Chester 5 – Saturday, August 26, Noon-2:00 p.m., Alice Chester 6 – Saturday, August 26, 2:15-4:15 p.m., Alice Chester 7 – Saturday, September 9, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Alice Chester 8 – Saturday, September 9, Noon-2:00 p.m., Alice Chester

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10 – Saturday, September 16, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Alice Chester 11 – Saturday, September 16, Noon-2:00 p.m., Alice Chester 12 – Saturday, September 16, 2:15-4:15 p.m., Alice Chester Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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Girl Summer Events For girls entering grades K5-3, listed by level

Daisies at the Market New!

Rings & Things PA New!

Grades K5–1

Grades K5–3

Learn how the Potawatomi tribe in southeastern Wisconsin used their resources in the 1830s. Visit Kenosha’s Harbor Market and talk with a farmer about how fruits, vegetables, and flowers are grown. Pick flowers to create a collage and be resourceful like “Clover.”

Add sparkle and pizzazz to your look! Bedazzle a headband, bead a bracelet, and nab a necklace. It’s your time to shine!

Fee: $20 per girl 1 – Saturday, August 19, 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Kenosha Public Museum Earned award: Clover petal

Fee: $10 per girl 1 – Tuesday, June 13, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Woodhaven 2 – Wednesday, July 12, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Chinook

Summer Fun Sleepover Grades K5–3

Artful Antics Sleepover New! Grades K5–3

Sample all of the activities that Camp Silver Brook offers. Explore a trail, make arts and crafts, go for a swim, enjoy boating, and more! Troops provide their own meals.

Inspire your creativity while enjoying the beauty of Camp Silver Brook. Listen to the sounds of nature on a night hike, create fairy houses in the woods, make a nature craft to take home and enjoy, and enjoy a dance party at the beach while swimming! Troops provide their own meals.

Fee: $30 per girl

Fee: $30 per girl

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

1 – Friday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.–Saturday, July 15, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Earned award: Outdoor Art Creator badge Related awards: Hiker and Outdoor Adventurer badges Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Eggcited for Eggs PA New! Grades K5–3 Join us on this “eggcellent” adventure to learn about the many animals that lay eggs. Use surprise eggs to discover fun facts about eggs and make your own eggy craft.

1 – Friday, August 4, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, August 5, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related awards: Hiker and Outdoor Adventurer badges

It’s Your Life–Engineer It! PA New! Grades K5–5 Discover the engineer in you and become more water wise as you try some water challenges and learn about water around the world. Water is more precious than you think! Fee: $10 per girl 1

Tuesday, June 20, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Chinook

Friendships & Fair Play New!

Fee: $10 per girl

Grades 2–3

1 – Tuesday, June 27, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Woodhaven

Grab your BFF and join Girl Scout Cadettes for an afternoon of field games created just for you. Learn how to be a great camp-mate, turn a virtual game into reality, and be the first to play these wild and crazy games.

2 – Tuesday, August 1, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Chinook

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1 – Tuesday, July 25, 12:30-3:00 p.m., Trefoil Oaks 2 – Tuesday, August 22, 12:30-3:00 p.m., Chinook Earned award: Fair Play badge

Summer Events

Her adventure is waiting.

Fee: $15 per girl

No Girl Scout experience necessary.

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Girl Summer Events For girls entering grades K5-3, listed by level

Let’s Go Camping Sleepover

Dig, Plant, Grow New!

Grades 2–3

Grades 2–5

A great option for the first troop camping trip. Participate in a flag ceremony, practice knot-tying skills by making friendship bracelets, cook a tasty treat over the campfire, and swim in Lucas Lake. Follow the trail signs on a cool glow-in-the-dark night hike! Troops provide their own meals. Adults will receive credit for completing Planning the Overnight and Outdoor Skills training.

How do you grow a pizza? Join us at the garden and learn how to tend and harvest from the experts. Make and eat a delicious garden fresh pizza. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Tuesday, August 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stone Bank Farm, Oconomowoc

Fee: $30 per girl; $10 per adult 1 – Friday, June 23, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, June 24, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related awards: Hiker and Outdoor Adventurer badges

Inspired by Nature PA

New!

Grades 2–5

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Head outside to unleash the artist in you! Let colors, sights, and sounds in nature inspire you. Create a wind chime, natural dyed T-shirt, and a unique garden of your own.

Paint My World New!

Fee: $15 per girl

Grades 2–3

1 – Wednesday, June 28, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Trefoil Oaks

Using watercolors, tempera, and puffy paints, experience the world of a painter by expressing yourself through different art techniques. Tour the Kenosha Public Museum and marvel at the artworks created by watercolor artists.

2 – Thursday, August 17, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Chinook Earned award: Outdoor Art Creator badge

Fee: $20 per girl 1 – Saturday, June 3, 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Kenosha Public Museum Earned award: Painting badge

Be YOUtiful PA Grades 2–5 Transform your body, mind, and spirit! Get moving, join us at the juice bar, and make a pampering sugar scrub. Look beyond the mirror for a closer look at who you are. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Thursday, July 13, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Chinook 2 – Tuesday, August 8, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Trefoil Oaks

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Earned award: My Best Self badge

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Girl Summer Events For girls entering grades 4-5, listed by level

It’s Your Life–Engineer It! PA

New!

Campfire Café PA

New!

Grades K5–5

Grades 4–5

Discover the engineer in you and become more water-wise as you try some water challenges and learn about water around the world. Water is more precious than you think!

Become an outdoor Iron Chef as you learn the tricks needed to whip up campfire cones and apple pancake rings and then sample your creations.

Fee: $10 per girl

Fee: $15 per girl

1 – Tuesday, June 20, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Chinook

1 – Tuesday, July 18, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Woodhaven 2 – Thursday, August 3, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Chinook Earned award: Camper badge

Be YOUtiful PA Grades 2-5 Transform your body, mind, and spirit! Get moving, join us at the juice bar, and make a pampering sugar scrub. Look beyond the mirror for a closer look at who you are. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Thursday, July 13, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Chinook 2 – Tuesday, August 8, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Trefoil Oaks Earned award: Staying Fit badge

Dig, Plant, Grow New! Grades 2-5 How do you grow a pizza? Join us at the garden and learn how to tend and harvest from the experts. Make and eat a delicious garden fresh pizza.

Choose Your Own Adventure Sleepover New! Grades 4–5 Create the perfect day at camp by choosing four amazing activities listed below. Share the activity options with your troop and choose the ones that are the best fit. Troops provide their own meals. Instrctions for choosing your four activities is in your confirmation.  Canoeing  Tie Dying (each person brings an item)  Kayaking  Archery  Fishing  Wilderness Safety  Swimming and Emergency  Snorkeling Preparedness Games  Candle Making  Lacing 101

Fee: $15 per girl

Fee: $30 per girl

1 – Tuesday, August 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Stone Bank Farm, Oconomowoc

1 – Friday, July 7, 6:00 p.m.–Saturday, July 8, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

Earned award: Gardener badge

Related award: Camper badge Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Inspired by Nature PA

New!

Grades 2-5

Junior Master Chef PA

Head outside to unleash the artist in you! Let colors, sights, and sounds in nature inspire you. Create a wind chime, natural dyed T-shirt, and a unique garden of your own.

Grades 4–5

New!

1 – Wednesday, June 28, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Trefoil Oaks

Fee: $15 per girl

2 – Thursday, August 17, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Chinook

1 – Thursday, June 22, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Chinook

Earned award: Outdoor Art Explorer badge

2 – Thursday, July 27, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Trefoil Oaks Related award: Simple Meals badge

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Fee: $15 per girl

On your mark, get set…COOK! Be a chef and see what flavors tickle your taste buds. Create, plate, and get judged on your creative skills.

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Girl Summer Events For girls entering grades 4-5, listed by level

Outdoor Skill Builder Sleepover–Level 1

Underground Explorers Sleepover

Grades 4–5

Grades 4–8

Work together to build your outdoor skills by cooking a meal over a fire, geocaching, tying knots, practicing knife safety, and enjoying the water while swimming or paddle boating. Troops provide their own meals. Leaders will receive credit for completing Planning the Overnight and Outdoor Skills training.

The adventure begins with s’mores, water experiences, a top-secret underground location at camp, and a night activity at Camp Silver Brook. The next day, take a bus field trip to Ledge View Nature Center in Chilton, WI, to explore the twists and turns of caverns. Troops provide their own meals. Note: cavers will get very dirty.

Fee: $30 per girl; $10 per adult

Fee: $40 per girl; $20 per caving adult; $10 per non-caving adult

1 – Friday, July 28, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, July 29, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Earned award: Camper badge Related award: Geocacher badge Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Prance and Paddle Sleepover

1 – Thursday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.–Friday, June 30, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook 2 – Thursday, July 27, 6:00 p.m.–Friday, July 28, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related award: Camper badge Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Grades 4–5 Troops begin their adventure enjoying s’mores, water experiences, and a night activity at Camp Silver Brook. The next day they take the bus to Camp Anokijig in Plymouth, WI, for paddling and horseback riding. Troops provide their own meals. Fee: $60 per girl; $35 per riding and paddling adult; $10 per non-riding and non-paddling adult 1 – Thursday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.–Friday, July 14, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related awards: Camper and Horseback Riding badges Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Zombie in the Woods Sleepover New! Grades 4–8 Camp has been invaded by zombies! Complete mini missions to defeat them, create zombie survival kits, and go on a zombie walk/run around Lucas Lake. Troops provide their own meals. Fee: $30 per girl 1 – Friday, July 21, 6:00 p.m.–Saturday, July 22, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related award: Camper badge Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Tree Climbing Sleepover New! Grades 4–5

Summer Events

Get a birds’ eye view of the world and swing, spin, bounce, walk the branches, or just hang out in a tree. Take the bus to Riveredge Nature Center in New Berlin, WI, and learn the art of “tree climbing” using harnesses, helmets, and ropes with professional facilitators. Enjoy s’mores, water experiences, and a night activity at Camp Silver Brook. Troops provide their own meals.

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Fee: $45 per girl; $35 per climbing adult; $10 per nonclimbing adult 1 – Thursday, August 10, 6:00 p.m.–Friday, August 11, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related award: Camper badge Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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Girl Summer Events For girls entering grades 6-graduated high school senior, listed by level

Underground Explorers Sleepover

Outdoor Skill Builder Sleepover–Level 2

Grades 4-8

Grades 6–8

Troops begin their adventure enjoying s’mores, water experiences, a top-secret underground location at camp, and a night activity at Camp Silver Brook. The next day, take a bus field trip to Ledge View Nature Center in Chilton, WI, to explore the twists and turns of caverns. Troops provide their own meals. Note: cavers will get very dirty.

Prerequisite: Let’s Go Camping or Outdoor Skill Builder I

Fee: $40 per girl; $20 per caving adult; $10 per non-caving adult

Take the troop out on their own adventure! Learn how to pack a backpack, use a compass and map, how to use a backpacking stove, and advanced cooking techniques. Troops will also enjoy canoeing or kayaking. Troops provide their own meals and will sleep in tents. Adults will receive credit for completing Planning the Overnight and Outdoor Skills training. Fee: $30 per girl; $10 per adult

1 – Thursday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.–Friday, June 30, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

1 – Saturday, July 29, 1:00 p.m.–Sunday, July 30, 9:00 a.m., Silver Brook

2 – Thursday, July 27, 6:00 p.m.–Friday, July 28, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

Earned award: Cadette Trailblazing badge

Related award: Cadette Trailblazing badge

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Teambuilding–The Next Step Grades 6–8 Your troop will soar to new heights as your girls take teambuilding to the next level. Girls will be guided to climb the rock wall and take part in trust activities. Through fun and adventure, girls will come together as a unit and work towards a common goal. Brownie/Junior Teambuilding Adventure is not a pre-requisite but is encouraged. Fee: $20 per girl 1 – Saturday, September 23, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Alice Chester 2 – Saturday, September 23, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Alice Chester

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Girl Summer Events For girls entering grades 6-graduated high school senior, listed by level

Canoe and Canter Sleepover

Food with Flair

Grades 6–graduated Seniors

Grades 6–graduated Seniors

Troops begin their adventure enjoying s’mores, water experiences, and a night activity at Camp Silver Brook. The next day, take a bus to Camp Anokijig for paddling and horseback riding. Troops provide their own meals.

Learn from a professional chef at this hands-on cooking adventure. Take simple recipes like mac ‘n cheese and add your own touch. What will you add to the bowl?

Fee: $60 per girl; $35 per riding and paddling adult; $10 per non-riding and paddling adult 1 – Thursday, June 22, 6:00 p.m.–Friday, June 23, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Thursday, June 15, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Trefoil Oaks 2 – Thursday, July 20, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Chinook New!

2 – Thursday, August 3, 6:00 p.m.–Friday, August 4, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

Horicon Adventures Sleepover

Related awards: Senior Paddling, Senior Sky, Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges

Enjoy s’mores, the water, and a night activity at Camp Silver Brook. Take a bus to beautiful Horicon Marsh to canoe a unique habitat. Learn about the various species that inhabit the marsh and become a novice bird identifier. Troops provide their own meals.

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Field Day with Friends Grades 6–graduated Seniors Use your “sportacular” skills to develop and run a field day for Girl Scout Brownies. Design a team T-shirt and collaborate with your team to create a “funtastic” field day. Fee: $15 per girl

Grades 6–graduated Seniors

Fee: $40 per girl; $10 per adult 1 – Thursday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.–Friday, July 21, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related awards: Cadette Trailblazing, Senior Paddling, Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

1 – Tuesday, July 25, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Trefoil Oaks 2 – Tuesday, August 22, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Chinook

Meteor Madness Sleepover

Earned award: Cadette Field Day badge

Grades 6–graduated Seniors Become an astronomer at this extreme sleepover! Gather around the campfire for stories about the night sky and stay up late to watch meteors from the Perseid Meteor Shower zip across the horizon. Breakfast is included. Fee: $25 per girl; $10 per adult 1 – Friday, August 11, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, August 12, 11:00 a.m., Alice Chester Related awards: Cadette Night Owl badge; Senior Sky badge

Summer Events

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Help her find her SPARK! Start the fun today at gswise.org or call 800-565-4475 No Girl Scout experience necessary.

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Girl Scout Highest Awards For girls entering grades 4-12

Bronze. Silver. Gold. These represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn. All three awards give you the chance to do big things while working on an issue you care about. Whether you want to plant a community garden at your school and inspire others to eat healthily for your Girl Scout Bronze Award, advocate for animal rights for your Silver, or build a career network that encourages girls to become scientists and engineers for your Gold, you’ll inspire others (and yourself).

As you earn one of Girl Scouting’s highest awards, you’ll change your corner of the world—and maybe even beyond. The possibilities are endless. Inspired? Check out examples of Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects via Girl Scouts of the USA’s Map It: Girls Changing the World at girlscouts.org.

Girl Scout Bronze Award Grades 4–5 Explore your community, find a need, and make changes in the world around you. You can find more information and download resources to assist you in completing your Girl Scout Bronze Award at gswise.org.

Girl Scout Silver Award Training

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Grades 9–12 The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Once achieved, it shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there changing the world. Join a century of women who have done big things. This is an interactive training that is designed to teach girls in grades 9–12 the Gold Award processes and procedures. This training is required prior to turning in a Gold Award Proposal and prior to starting a Gold Award Project. Fee: $5 per girl 1 – Monday, June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Woodhaven Service Center 2 – Tuesday, August 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Service Center 3 – Monday, September 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Berlin Service Center Related award: Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scout Gold Award Interviews Grades 9–12 Girls going for the Girl Scout Gold Award must meet with the Girl Scout Gold Award Committee for a first and final interview. A girl cannot start her project until approval is received from the council. For project approval and to schedule an interview date, submit a Project Proposal to the council at least three weeks prior to the preferred prescheduled interview date. The council will then schedule an interview appointment. Final paperwork must be received by February 1, 2018, to be recognized at the 2018 Girl Scout Highest Awards Celebration. 1 – Thursday, June 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Service Center 2 – Tuesday, July 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Berlin Service Center 3 – Monday, August 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Service Center 4 – Thursday, September 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Woodhaven Service Center Related award: Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scout Highest Awards Celebration Grades 4–12 This celebration is for girls who have earned the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards and their families, troop leaders, and advisors. Invitations will be mailed in the spring to girls/troops that are eligible for recognition. Final Reports are due February 1, 2018, to be recognized at the 2018 Girl Scout Highest Awards Celebration. Submit the Final Report online at gswise.org. Event details will be posted on gswise.org. Related awards: Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards

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Grades 6–8 Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better? Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to do big things and make your community better in the process. This is an interactive workshop designed to help girls learn about the Silver Award processes and procedures. Girls are highly encouraged to take this workshop prior to turning in their Silver Award Proposal to council. Fee: $5 per girl 1 – Tuesday, June 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Service Center 2 – Thursday, August 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Silver Brook 3 – Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Service Center Related award: Girl Scout Silver Award

Girl Scout Gold Award Training

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Travel Global Travel

Destinations

(Council-Sponsored Travel Experiences)

(National-sponsored Travel Experiences) Application deadline: November 1, 2017

2018 Switzerland and Italy Join girls and adult volunteers from GSWISE as you tour Switzerland and Italy. Girls will travel high atop Mount Pilatus in Lucerne, cruise the Venetian canals, and admire the art of Florence and Rome. And you’ll enjoy a special visit to Our Chalet, the oldest of the four WAGGGS Centres, located in the splendid Swiss Alps. For more details and to enroll now, enter tour code 1748474NE at eftours.com. Girls must be 14 or older at the time of travel. Once enrolled, council volunteers will connect with you to join the regular planning meetings, answer questions, and prepare you for your trip. For additional details, visit eftours.com and enter the trip code listed above or contact globalgirls16@gmail.com with questions.

Every year teens are having the most awesome, unforgettable trips of their lives traveling through Girl Scout Destinations. Girl Scout Destinations take Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors on unique trips ranging from dog sledding in Minnesota to discovering the Amazon in Peru, Broadway in New York, to astronautics in Alabama. Trips generally happen in the summer, range from several days to a few weeks long, and are sponsored by Girl Scout councils across the country or Girl Scouts of the USAapproved organizations, like Outward Bound.

For a list of Girl Scout Destinations events and an application, go to girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/ destinations. Not ready to apply for a 2018 Destination, but thinking 2019 may be your year? That’s great! Check out some of the 2019 offerings. Mail or drop off your completed application to any GSWISE service center. Financial assistance may be available for first time participants.

Troop Trips Girl Scout troop travel is a chance for girls to develop self-confidence and leadership skills by working together to plan the adventure of a lifetime. To plan a safe and enjoyable troop trip; • Refer to the Troop Trip Guidelines and Safety Activity Checkpoints at gswise.org. • Complete and submit a Troop Trip Application found at gswise.org for:

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• one-to-two night trips to a non-council owned site more than 100 miles away from the troop’s community

“You can travel the world through Girl Scouts, and not only see amazing things, but meet girls who are just like you.” – Kate, Girl Scout Senior

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• a trip of three or more nights. Check out all of the trip planning tools found at girlscouts.org and gswise.org. If you have questions about anything Girl Scout travel related, contact CustomerCare@gswise.org or call 800-565-4475.

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Shop ‘til you drop at your

Camp Trading Post! Hey, girls! Check out our one-stop shop for all your camp treasures and keepsakes! • • • •

Supplies galore Memory-making souvenirs Apparel Must-have, super-cool stuff!

Make her best day ever even better with ith a Camp Care Package! Picture this, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles! Your camper’s having the time of her life, and just when she thinks it couldn’t possibly get any better, a Camp Care Package arrives!* Surprise se delivery guaranteed! Each Camp Care Package comes with: • • • • •

Camp backpack Camp ‘Friends & Memories’ activity book Plush camp animal Camp fun patch Mystery surprise item! (We’ll include a little extra something sure to delight your camper)

Advance order a Camp Care Package, $25 (price includes tax), on your camp registration, or visit gswise.org.

*Camp Care Packages are available for camps while supplies last.


2017 Summer Camp and Events book