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Summer

Camps and Events 2018

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 9–21

pages 22–25

pages 26–38

CampHERO

Spring Adventures Day Camp

Summer Events

entering grades 7–12 page 39

grades K5–8 page 41

entering grades 1–12 pages 42–58


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

General Information

Properties Operated by Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE).........................4 About Summer Camps and Events ................... 5

Girl Scout Promise

How to Register for Camp ................................6–7

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.

Camp FAQs ...............................................................8 Girl Scout Law

Day Camp by Community ............ 9–21 Silver Brook Day Camp ................. 22–25 Alice Chester Overnight Camp ..26–38 CampHERO .............................................39

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 Day Camp ...........41 Summer Events General Information ................................................ 42–43 Summer Events for Familes, Troops, and Friends...44–46 Summer Events for girls entering grades 1-3 ..... 47–48 Summer Events for girls entering grades 4-5 ....49–50 Summer Events for girls entering grades 6-12 ...51–54 Girl Scout Highest Awards ............................................55 Community Event Providers ......................................... 57 Travel .................................................................................58

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Properties Operated by GSWISE General Information

(Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast)

Program Centers F

C

A

Camp Alice Chester (CAC)

B

Camp Pottawatomie Hills (CPH)

C

Camp Winding River (CWR)

N8651 Townline Road, East Troy

N8005 Pleasant Lake Road, East Troy

W1468 County Road NN, Neosho

Neosho

D

Chinook Program Center (CPC)

E

Fowler Troop House (FTH)

S62W24528 Townline Road, Waukesha

438 N. Oakwood Avenue, Oconomowoc fowlertroophouse@hotmail.com

E

F

Camp Silver Brook (CSB) 2561 W. Decorah Road, West Bend

YW

G

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

M N LB

D

Membership Centers B

LB

A

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

RC

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

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin YW

RC

G W

1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive Milwaukee

Service Centers W

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

M

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

N

4

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

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Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast

Summer Camps and Events What will she choose to do this summer?

At Girl Scouts, girls find a safe space where they are free to be themselves. Surrounded by the support of their counselors and friends, girls will try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and get to be themselves. They will fail at something, be encouraged to try again, and possibly fail one more time. But the lesson will be in trying again, when they learn not to give up.

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.

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. Girls learn to work well with others, become self-reliant, and develop their leadership skills‌and have tons of fun while doing it.

General Information

Experiences for Every Girl

Day Camp by Community Run by volunteers, led by teens, these day camps last five days and are held in communities all over southeastern Wisconsin. Sign her up for a Day Camp by Community session near you. Silver Brook Day Camp Day camp sessions run for three to five days at Camp Silver Brook in West Bend. Camp is run by our staff and each session has a different theme. Alice Chester Overnight Camp Treat her to two, three, five, or more nights at beautiful Camp Alice Chester in East Troy. Each camp session has a special focus. Activities are geared for girls at every level. CampHERO This camp is geared for teens and offers hands-on opportunities to explore careers in the protective services. Girls train during the day and sleep at Trefoil Oaks Program Center in Kenosha. Spring Adventures Day Camp Get a jump start on the summer fun by attending this day camp during Spring Break. Girls can choose their days or attend all week. Several bus stops throughout Milwaukee. Summer Events

Volunteers make camps and events possible. Find out how you can make a difference today! Join the movement at gswise.org

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Events focus on one topic. Each session lasts several hours. Some are geared just for girls while others have a troop or family focus. They are held throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

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Camp Registration

How to Register for Camp Before You Register for Camp 

Register girls and adults who are volunteering as members of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and pay the $25 membership registration fee. Go to gswise.org.

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IMPORTANT! For the safety of our girls, all adults volunteering at camp must be registered Girl Scout members and have a current background check on file. 1. Go to gswise.org, click on VOLUNTEER NOW, then VOLUNTEER TODAY. Make sure the “I want to join as a volunteer” button is checked. Search for Camp Volunteer and select it as your role. 2. Pay the $25 membership registration fee. 3. Complete the online background check.  After you register, you will receive an email from Asurint, our background check vendor. Click on the link and complete the form within 48 hours.  Check your SPAM folder, if needed.  Your social security number is required to do a national background check.  Your social security number is kept confidential and secure.

Make sure you are using an updated browser. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. CampDoc is not compatible with Internet Explorer (IE), mobile devices, iPads, or tablets. If you use these devices, you will not have access to all of our camp options. Make sure the email address you are using is active and up to date. We use this address to send emails before, during, and sometimes after sessions. You can update your email address in CampDoc up until the session starts.

Camp Payment Options 

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Reserve a spot by paying in full OR paying the minimum deposit required ($25 for Day Camps or $50 for Overnight Camps).  CampDoc accepts payment with a credit or debit card (Visa, Discover, and MasterCard), or via a checking or savings account.  When paying the minimum deposit, the remaining balance will be due by Wednesday, May 30. Please check the option for automatic billing so we can charge your card on May 31.  Payment plans are also an option and can be set up within CampDoc.

Use Program Activity Credits (PACs) toward the session fee (after paying the camp deposit.) Girls earn PACs by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program or Fall Nut Sale.  Do not wait to register until you receive your PAC card, you may miss out on the session of your choice or the early registration discount.  Register for camp and pay the deposit to hold your camper’s spot. PACs cannot be used to pay for camp deposits.  Once you receive her PAC card, follow the instructions on the back to pay for camp. 

Apply for financial assistance if needed. It is available for families who qualify and is funded by proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program and gifts to Girl Scouting. Financial assistance will be considered for one resident camp session, one day camp session, and one event per season, per girl OR two day camp sessions and one event per season, per girl.  Pay the required, minimum deposit and request financial assistance in CampDoc.  You will receive an email containing a link. Complete the form to submit your financial assistance request.  Check your SPAM folder, if needed.

Camp Discount Save $25 by registering for any camp before the price increase on Wednesday, April 18.

How to Register for Camp Sessions Registration opens on Wednesday, January 17 at noon. Go to gswise.org. The link to CampDoc will be posted on the website. 1. Select the camp session. Sessions will be marked according to available spots.  Full or closed sessions will not be displayed. If your preferred session is not listed, it is not available.  Day camps requiring an adult volunteer to register with the girl will appear as ‘Waitlisted’ (see p. 7). IMPORTANT! Each girl, adult, boy, or peewee must have their own Participant Profile in CampDoc. 2.

Pay the deposit or make a full payment. IMPORTANT! Health profiles must be completed in CampDoc within one week of registration. Incomplete health profiles may result in cancellation of camp registration.

Unable to register online? Contact Customer Care at 800-565-4475 or customercare@gswise.org for assistance.

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How to Register for Camp

Register for the camp session in CampDoc  Read and follow the disclaimers listed in CampDoc.  Select Boy or Peewee.  Do not select additional items for Boys/Peewees, such as Girl Scout attire.

Waitlists Alice Chester Overnight Camp and Silver Brook Day Camp may have a waitlist when capacity is reached for a session. If more space becomes available, you will be notified. Some Day Camps by Community require an adult to register to volunteer for one day before they can register their camper(s). This is the only way that these camps can ensure that enough adult coverage is provided for girls.  If you see ‘Waitlist’ when selecting your camp during registration, you can add your camper to the waitlist but the camper is not registered for camp. To continue registration, an adult must register to volunteer on specific days during the same camp session. (Adults volunteering must also be registered members of GSUSA.)  Once the adult registers, contact Customer Care at 800-565-4475 or customercare@gswise.org. Tell them: “I have registered for Day Camp by Community and would like my camper removed from the waitlist.” Make sure to include your camper’s name.  You will be notified via email when the camper is removed from the waitlist. Complete the registration process. (If the registration is not complete within 10 days, your camper will be placed back on the waitlist).  If a troop is providing adequate adult coverage for the girls in their troop—we may be able to remove multiple girls from the waitlist.  Remember: The early registration discount for camp ends on Wednesday, April 18. Register adults, get your camper removed from the waitlist, and SAVE!

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Confirmations Confirmation of camp registration will be sent to your email address. Depending on the camp/session you registered, your Camp Doc confirmation may include:  Family guide with a packing list  Additional waiver forms (must be completed within one week of registration)  Additional session information  Directions to camp

Camp Registration

Boys/Peewees Registrations for Day Camps by Community

Camp Cancellations and Refunds    

Camp deposits are non-refundable ($25 for day camp sessions/$50 for overnight sessions). Cancellations must be received in writing. Go to CampDoc to request a cancellation. Cancellations received six weeks or more before the session start date:  Refunds can be made minus the camp deposit. Cancellations received less than six weeks before the session start date:  Refunds, will only be issued for medical reasons, summer school, a death or critical illness in the immediate family, or if the family moves out of the area. Full refunds are issued:  If your session is cancelled.  If a session fills before your registration is completely processed but after payment is received (see ‘Waitlists’). Changing sessions:  You can change the session she will attend without penalty once. After that, you will be charged a $25 fee to change sessions.

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Camp FAQs

Camp FAQs When can I register my camper?

How is my child safe?

Registration opens Wednesday, January 17, 2018 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.

Find out if your camper is ready for overnight camp.

• Background checks for all adults • Certified lifeguards, health supervisors, and high-risk activity instructors • Training for all staff to ensure your camper’s physical and emotional well-being

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 28. Am I ready for my camper to attend camp? Absolutely! You can relax and enjoy knowing she is in a safe and fun environment surrounded by trained staff and volunteers. She will be having experiences that will last a lifetime and stories she’ll look forward to sharing with you.

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 your situation. Contact the camp director so both of you can share details on how to make her camp experience a success.

Who are the staff and volunteer directors? 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 covering topics such as: first aid and CPR, emergency procedures, child development, and much more. Learn more about our staff and volunteers at gswise.org.

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Can my camper be placed with a specific friend at camp? (Applies to Silver Brook Day Camp, CampHERO, Alice Chester Overnight Camp, and Racine and Kenosha Day Camps by Community) 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 when completing the camper profile in CampDoc. In order to honor your request, both buddies must put the other’s name on the Camp Buddy Request line. Please note that except for CampHERO, girls need to register for the same session, be in the same grade, and list each other as their Camp Buddy.

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

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Day Camp by Community

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

Cruise Around the World

Campers arrive Opening flag ceremony Let’s start our adventure!

Day Camp by Community

Unleash your inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)™ and join us on a summer adventure inspired by our theme: Cruise Around the World: Camp Belongs to Explorers! Each team of Girl Scout volunteers and teens is ready to ignite your curiosity and help you make the most of this beloved summer tradition. Keep 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

Lunch or dinner We’re back for more adventure!

Check out the Day Camp by Community options on page 11. Then go to gswise.org to sign up! Each camp is unique and has specific information.

Songs and closing flag ceremony

Activities

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.

Archery

Arts & Crafts

Campfires

Canoeing *

Games

Nature

Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Skills

Sports

Swimming *

Team Building

and more!

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 bullseye with bows and arrows; and older Girl Scouts may perfect their skills on a 3D archery course.

General information

(fourth grade and older)

Campers entering grades 1–7: Fee includes a T-shirt, patch, busing, programming, and some meals/snacks. Girls must have completed K5 to attend camp as a camper. 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 : Can attend for $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: Do not pay a camp fee but still receive the patch (if desired), busing, and some meals/snacks.

*Activity held 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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Day Camp by Community

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Day Camp by Community

Keeping camp safe 

Each adult volunteer on site is a registered Girl Scout and has 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.

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

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Swimming and boating activities are supervised by trained and certified lifeguards.

Camp Winding River–Neosho

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Archery instructors are trained and certified by national archery organizations.

Trefoil Oaks Program Center–Kenosha

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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.

Chinook Program Center–Waukesha

Volunteers! You Make Day Camp by Community Possible Adults from each family network are needed to volunteer one (or more!) days 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.

How to Register to Volunteer (details on page 6) Step 1: Register as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA at gswise.org and complete an online background check.

Trade a day at the office for a day with your girl.

Step 2: Register for the camp session she will attend. Start at gswise.org and go to CampDoc.

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. Photo Cre Day Camp by Commu dit: Teri Pias, nity Volunteer

Volunteer or find volunteers from your personal network. Recruit aunts, uncles, grandparents, college students, past campers, and friends. Show up on time ready for fun! Registered adults work in pairs and lead eight to twelve girls.

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Day Camp by Community

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

Teen Girl Scouts Needed! PA

Day Camp and Service Unit

Dates

Location

Page #

Arrowhead

Arrowhead

August 6–10

Camp Winding River

12

Bay View, Cudahy, and St. Francis

South Shore

June 25–29

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

12

Big Bend and Muskego-Norway

Sun Lakes

July 16–20

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

13

Eagle, East Troy, and Mukwonago

Woodland Trails

July 23–27

Chinook Program Center

13

Whispering Trails June Session

June 11–15

Chinook Program Center

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Whispering Trails July Session

July 23–27

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

14

Germantown

Northern Lights

August 13–17

Camp Winding River

15

Hartford and Slinger

Glacier Hills

July 16–20

Camp Winding River

15

Belles of the Lake

July 16–20

Trefoil Oaks Program Center

16

Friends Forward

August 6–10

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

16

Kenosha West

July 9–13

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

17

Windy Waters

July 30– August 3

Trefoil Oaks Program Center

17

Kettle Moraine

Alpha Moraine

July 30– August 3

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

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Step 2: Register for the camp session you will attend. Start at gswise.org and go to CampDoc.

Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee

River Valley and Enchanted Waters

July 30– August 3

Camp Winding River

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Step 3: Attend training. If you haven’t already, attend PA core training or CIT training (see page 54). Attend training for the camp session you registered for.

New Berlin

Sunny Trails

July 23–27

Camp Winding River

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Oconomowoc

Lakeland

June 18–22

Camp Winding River

19

Sussex-Hamilton and West Bend

Rising Stars and Meadow Springs

June 11–15

Camp Winding River

20

Indian Springs

August 6–10

Chinook Program Center

20

Prairie Hill

June 11–15

Camp Pottawatomie Hills

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Bonus:

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

How you will help: 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. Program Aide (PA) PA Entering grades 8–9: Lead younger campers and adults. Work with an adult mentor to fine-tune your skills.

Elmbrook

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Entering grades 10–graduated senior: Master your skills by leading activities or a unit.

Kenosha and Racine Counties

How teen Girl Scouts sign up: Step 1: Make sure you are a registered Girl Scout or register as a Girl Scout during camp registration.

PAs and CITs: 

Do not pay the session fee.

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Do pay a fee if they choose to stay overnight.

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May have to pay a nominal training and materials fee.

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Day Camp by Community

Busing from these school districts

Share your wow-worthy experiences with 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.

Waukesha

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Day Camp by Community

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

Arrowhead School District

Bay View, Cudahy, and St. Francis School Districts

Day Camp by Community

Arrowhead Day Camp August 6–10 | Camp Winding River

South Shore Day Camp

Monday–Thursday 1:00-7:30 p.m. | Friday 1:00-6:00 p.m.

June 25–29 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

To accommodate those with allergy concerns, Arrowhead Day Camp is a peanut-and tree nut-aware camp.

Camp Director and Volunteer Jessica “Mama Mongoose” Borkowski southshoregscamp@gmail.com

Camp Directors and Volunteers

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–June 5

Sue “Cherry” Borth, Director | Laura “Beagle” Borth Lena “Calla Lily” Jendusa

Late registration: $170 June 6–15 (if space and adult coverage allows)

sueborth@execpc.com

PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by June 5

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–July 23 PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by July 23

Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Tuesday

Overnight Option

Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Tuesday and Wednesday

Additional $15/night

Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Entering grades 5–6: Tuesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Monday and Tuesday

Peewees and Boys: $15 per day PW

Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Monday, Thursday Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

B

Bus Stops

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

General Mitchell Elementary School (Cudahy), St. Veronica’s Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (Bay View)

Bus Stops Lake Country Elementary School (Nashotah), Merton Intermediate School, North Lake Elementary School, North Shore Middle School (Hartland), Hartland North Elementary, Richmond Elementary School (Lisbon), Stone Bank School, Swallow Elementary School (Merton) Camp Sneak Peek Saturday, March 10, 12:30–3:00 p.m., North Shore Midde School, Hartland

Photo Credit: Teri Pias, Day Camp by Commu nity

Volunteer

Camp Open House Sunday, May 20, 2:00–4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River 12

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Day Camp by Community

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

Eagle, East Troy, and Mukwonago School Districts

Sun Lakes Day Camp

Woodland Trails Day Camp

July 16–20 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills

July 23–27 | Chinook Program Center

Monday–Friday | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Camp Director and Volunteer

Camp Directors and Volunteers

Beth “Pippi” Hahn | bhahn@mcw.edu

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

Day Camp by Community

Big Bend and Muskego-Norway School Districts

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–May 15 Late registration: $170 May 16-June 15 (if space and adult coverage allows) PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by May 15. Graduating seniors register by March 1.

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–June 15 Late registration: $170 June 16–30 (if space and adult coverage allows) PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by June 15

Overnight Option

Overnight Option

Additional $15/night

Additional $15/night

Entering grades 5–6: Wednesday

Entering grades 5–6: Monday

Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Monday and Tuesday

Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Tuesday

Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday (3:00 p.m. arrival), Tuesday, Wednesday

Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Big Bend Elementary School, Muskego High School Camp Sneak Peek

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(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)

Saturday, March 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Muskego Public Library

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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!

Elmbrook School District

Elmbrook School District

Whispering Trails Day Camp— June Session

Whispering Trails Day Camp— July Session

June 11–15 | Chinook Program Center

July 23–27 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills

Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Monday–Friday | 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Camp Director and Volunteer

Camp Directors and Volunteers

Nan “Carmen” Delwiche

Maria “Bunny” Glorioso | Audrey “Sunflower” Smith

whisperingtrailsdirector@gmail.com

campwhisperingtrails@gmail.com

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–May 18

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–June 30

Late registration: $170 May 19–31 (if space and adult coverage allows)

Late registration: $170 after June 30 (if space and adult coverage allows)

PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by May 1

PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by June 2 Training fee of $25 is due at camp orientation

Overnight Option Additional $15/night

Overnight Option

Entering grades 5–7: Thursday

Additional $15/night

Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Monday and Thursday

Entering grade 5: Tuesday Entering grade 6: Wednesday

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Thursday Entering grade 8*: Sunday and Wednesday Entering grade 9*: Sunday and Tuesday

Bus Stop St. John Vianney Catholic School (Brookfield) 8:30 a.m. depart—5:00 p.m. return

Entering grade 10 and older*: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday *PAs/CITs not staying overnight but staying late for activities pay the $15 overnight fee. Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(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 24, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Brookfield Senior Community Center

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Day Camp by Community

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

Hartford and Slinger School District

Northern Lights Day Camp

Glacier Hills Day Camp

August 13–17 | Camp Winding River

July 16–20 | Camp Winding River

Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Camp Directors and Volunteers

Camp Directors and Volunteers

Sue “Thing 1” Wehber | cwrgssue@gmail.com

Pam “Woodstock” Brandt | gresbrandt5@yahoo.com

Susan “Thing 2” Schiller | susan@diameters-inc.com

Elise “Pieces” Brandt | lc.brandt.eb@gmail.com

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–July 28

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–June 30

Late registration: $170 July 29–August 7 (if space and adult coverage allows)

PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by May 31

PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by August 3

No late registrations accepted

Day Camp by Community

Germantown School District

Overnight Option Overnight Option

Additional $15/night

Additional $15/night

Entering grades 5–6: Wednesday

Entering grades 5–6: Tuesday

Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Wednesday and Thursday

Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Monday and Tuesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Monday, Thursday

Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday (1:00 p.m. arrival), Monday, Thursday

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

B

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

Bus Stops

Bus Stops

Erin Elementary School, Life Church in Germantown, St. Gabriel Church (Hubertus) Camp Sneak Peek Northern Lights Juliette Gordon Low Rally, Saturday, February 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Friess Lake School

Addison Elementary School (Hartford), Hartford Recreation Center, Slinger Elementary School Camp Open House Sunday, May 20, 2:00–4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

Camp Open House Sunday, May 20, 2:00–4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

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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 Counties

Kenosha and Racine Counties

Belles of the Lake Day Camp

Friends Forward Day Camp

July 16–20 | Trefoil Oaks Program Center

August 6–10 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills

Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Camp Director and Volunteer

Camp Director and Volunteer

Sharon “Pepsi” Roeschen | pepsiroeschen@gmail.com

Crissy “Crusty” Busch | crustykrabcakes@gmail.com

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–June 16

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–July 16

$170 June 17-July 9 (if space and adult coverage allows)

$170 July 17-July 30 (if space and adult coverage allows)

PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by June 16

PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by July 24 No late registrations accepted

Overnight Option Additional $40/night (includes horseback riding)

Overnight Option

Entering grades 4–12: Wednesday

Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–12: Wednesday

Bus stop

Entering grade 7: Tuesday

Bus transportation is not available. Carpooling is encouraged.

Entering grades 8–12: (PAs/CITs) Sunday (2:00 p.m. arrival), Thursday Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stops Burlington, Mount Pleasant, Union Grove, Kenosha, Waterford

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Day Camp by Community

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

Kenosha and Racine Counties

Kenosha West Day Camp

Windy Waters Day Camp

July 9–13 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills

July 30–August 3 | Trefoil Oaks Program Center

Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Camp Director and Volunteer

Camp Director and Volunteer

Dawn “Sunshine” Spencer

Abra “Moon” Dexter | moon.daycamp@gmail.com

kenoshawestcamp@gmail.com Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–July 9 Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–June 16 $170 June 17-June 30 (if space and adult coverage allows) PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by June 30

Day Camp by Community

Kenosha and Racine Counties

$170 July 10-July 23 (if space and adult coverage allows) PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by July 10 Overnight Option

Overnight Option

Additional $15/night

Additional $15/night

Entering grades 4–12: Thursday

Entering grades 4–6: Wednesday

Entering grades 8–12: (PAs/CITs) Sunday, 1:00 p.m. arrival

Entering grade 7: Tuesday, Wednesday Entering grades 8–12 (PAs/CITs): Sunday (1:00 p.m. arrival), Wednesday, Thursday Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

Bus Stops Cross Lutheran Church (Burlington), Union Grove Elementary School, Evergreen Elementary School (Waterford) Photo Credit: Teri Pias, Day Camp by Community Volunteer

Bus Stops Christ Lutheran Church (Paddock Lake), Best Bargains (New Munster)

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Day Camp by Community

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

Kettle Moraine School District

Alpha Moraine Day Camp July 30–August 3 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills

Day Camp by Community

Monday–Friday | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee School Districts

River Valley and Enchanted Waters Day Camp July 30–August 3 | Camp Winding River

Camp Directors and Volunteers

Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Kelsi “Chatterbox” Hessen | Breanne “Platypus” Thomas Camp Directors and Volunteers

The8Crazy@gmail.com Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–June 11

Sally “Salamander” Roach | Jamie “BZ BEE” McIntosh (Enchanted Waters)

PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by June 11

Dana “Thing 1” Bilello | Janelle “Thing 2” Wilson | Rebecca “UniKitty” Stujenske (River Valley)

No late registrations accepted

rvewgsdaycamp@gmail.com Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–June 1

Overnight Option Additional $15/night

$170 June 2-15 (if space and adult coverage allows)

Entering grades 5–6: Tuesday

PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee except overnight fee

Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Monday and Tuesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday (3:00 p.m. arrival), Monday, Thursday

Overnight Option Additional $15/night

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

Entering grades 5–6: Wednesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Tuesday and Wednesday Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Bus Stops Saint Bruno Parish School (Dousman), Pick N’ Save (Wales) Pias, Photo Credit: Teri teer unity Volun Day Camp by Comm

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(Only on days that the parent/guardian is volunteering at camp. Six weeks and up.) Bus Stops Pewaukee School Campus, Menomonee Falls High School Stadium parking lot Camp Open House Sunday, May 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

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Day Camp by Community

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

New Berlin School District

Oconomowoc School District

Sunny Trails Day Camp

Lakeland Day Camp

July 23–27 | Camp Winding River

June 18–22 | Camp Winding River

Monday–Friday | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Day Camp by Community

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

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–May 4

Camp Directors and Volunteers Alan “Gofer Gutz” McGinty | Janie “AAA” McGinty | Elisa “Book-It” Neckar gswisesunnytrailsdaycamp@gmail.com

$170 May 5–15 No late registrations accepted PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by May 15

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–June 15 $170 June 16–July 15 (if space and adult coverage allows) PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee except overnight fee

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

Overnight Option Additional $15/night

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

Entering grade 4: Wednesday

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

B

Entering grades 5-6: Tuesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Sunday, Tuesday Entering grades 8–13 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Wednesday PAs/CITs can also stay late on Friday to help with camp clean-up and then enjoy a pizza party before returning to New Berlin (no fee; busing provided).

Bus Stops Park Lawn, Greenland, Meadow View, and Summit Elementary Schools (Oconomowoc) Camp Open House

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

Sunday, May 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering. Must be potty trained. Please make sure your child is ready to be away from you and spend a day at camp.) Bus Stops New Berlin West High School, West Allis Walker Elementary School Camp Open House Sunday, May 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

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Day Camp by Community

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

Sussex-Hamilton and West Bend School Districts

Day Camp by Community

Rising Stars and Meadow Springs Day Camp

Waukesha School District

Indian Springs Day Camp August 6–10 | Chinook Program Center Monday–Friday | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

June 11–15 | Camp Winding River Camp Director and Volunteer

Monday–Friday | 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Jean “Lilo” Miller | millerent@tds.net Camp Directors and Volunteers Mary “Miss Daisy” LaVaque | rsmsdc@gmail.com Julie “Cardinal” Guenett | julieguenette@live.com Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–May 19 Late registration: $170 May 20–27 (if space and adult coverage allows.) PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by May 1

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 $145 April 19–August 1 PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by July 1 Overnight Option Additional $15/night Entering grades 5–6: Wednesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Tuesday and Wednesday

Overnight Option

Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Additional $15/night Entering grades 4–6: Wednesday Entering grade 7 (PAIT): Sunday and Wednesday

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

Entering grades 8–12 (PA/CIT): Sunday, Monday, Thursday

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

Bus Stops

B

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.)

B

Prairie Elementary School, St. Mary’s Church/School

Bus Stops Badger Middle School (West Bend), Hamilton High School (Sussex)

Photo Credit: Teri Pias, Day Camp by Community Volunteer

Camp Open House Sunday, May 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Camp Winding River

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Day Camp by Community

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

Waukesha School District

Prairie Hill Day Camp June 11–15 | Camp Pottawatomie Hills Monday–Friday | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Becky “Snickers” Bauer | RebeccaABauer@gmail.com Abbie “Rudie” Wilson | abbiejw1110@gmail.com

Day Camp by Community

Camp Directors and Volunteers

Fee: $120 on or before April 18 / $145 April 19–May 6 PA/CIT (entering grades 8–12): PA No fee; Register by March 2 No late registrations accepted. 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 Peewees and Boys: $15/day PW

B

(Only on days the parent/guardian is volunteering.) Bus Stop St. John Neumann Catholic Church Meet the Directors Tuesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m., Waukesha North High School

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Silver Brook Day Camp

For girls entering grades 1 through graduated high school seniors

What happens when you spend the day at Silver Brook Day Camp? Get ready to be inspired, think outside the box, embrace the unfamiliar, and unleash your inner G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader)!

Silver Brook Day Camp

At Camp Silver Brook, our trained staff will guide you in engaging activities. We combine hands-on learning with character-building opportunities that keep you active and having fun throughout the day. Have you ever dreamed of becoming a chef? Interested in exploring under the water? Each week our activities are based around a theme. You’ll learn about nature, science, and technology, and discover your personal passions. All campers have the opportunity to enjoy swimming in beautiful Lucas Lake, group games, and classic camp activities like hiking and singing.

Discover Silver Brook Day Camp at gswise.org!

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.

Afternoon adventures

3:00 p.m.

Closing flag ceremony

3:15 p.m.

Campers depart

Activities

Camp Director Domonique “Sunshine” Martinez dmartinez@gswise.org

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Arts & Crafts

Boating

Campfires

Games

Hiking

Nature

Outdoor Ou utdoo td doo oorr Sk S Skil Skills killls

STEM STEM

Swimming Swim Sw immi immi ming ng

W We Weekly eek ekl kly ly Themed Activities

and an nd mo more! more re!!

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Silver Brook Day Camp General Information

Transportation (optional)

Teen Girl Scouts Needed!

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.

Share your experience with younger 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!

Bus fee: $55 for 5-day sessions, $35 for 3-day sessions

Program Aide-In-Training (PAIT) Bus Schedule:

Bus Route #2 Notre Dame Primary School, Milwaukee, 7:10 a.m./5:20 p.m. 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. Bus Route #3 YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, 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 There is no age limit to Girl Scouts and we need adults who want to be a part of the summer camp magic! Spend summer with your girl or reconnect with your inner girl when you volunteer at Silver Brook Day Camp. There are plenty of great reasons to volunteer. When you volunteer for a full session, or share the volunteering duties for a full session with another adult(s), you receive:  Reduced camper fee for the session you are volunteering ($120 for 5-day sessions, $85 for 3-day sessions), comparable to Day Camp by Community  Free bus transportation for you (or anyone you are sharing volunteering with) and your camper  Free camp patch  That feeling you get when you help girls build their confidence Sign up for your adventure today! Go to gswise.org, become a registered member, complete a background check, then register for camp. After completing registration contact Customer Care to apply reduced camper fees. gswise.org • 800-565-4475

Program Aide (PA) Entering grades 8–9, FIVE WEEKS MAXIMUM Lead younger campers and adults. Work with an adult mentor to fine-tune your skills. Sign up for mandatory training. Fee: None, $25 for optional overnight

Silver Brook Day Camp

Bus Route #1 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 the PAIT program, you may return to camp for two sessions as a PA. Details will be included in your confirmation. SB2, SB4, SB6 Fee: $175 on or before April 18; $200 after April 18

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Entering grade 10–graduated seniors Master your skills by leading activities or a unit. Sign up for mandatory training. Fee: None, $25 for optional overnight

PA and CIT training opportunities See page 54 for PA/CIT training registration information First-time PAs and ALL CITs: Friday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.– Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. Fee: $15 (Mandatory) Experienced PAs: Saturday, June 9, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Fee: $5 (Mandatory)

Tuesday overnight opportunity (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 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 Girls entering grades 4–12: every Tuesday during sessions SB2-SB9 23


Silver Brook Day Camp Day Camps led by GSWISE Staff

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

SB1

Creative at heart

X

SB2

SB3

X

Outdoor adventurer

X

Extreme experimenter

X

PAIT

X

Silver Brook Day Camp

Brownie overnighter

X

SB4

X X X X

SB5

SB6

X X

SB7

SB8

X

SB9

X X X

X X X X

X

Dance Party

The Spy and Jedi

Entering grades 1–7

Entering grades 1–7

Dance through the decades of the past. Explore the roaring 20’s and receive your own boa. Enjoy a disco party from the 70’s. Learn a fun dance routine from the 90’s. Sing your heart out at a karaoke party with Disney songs from decades’ past. SB1: Wednesday, June 13–Friday, June 15 (three-day session)

Uphold justice and peace as campers unfold the “Mystery of the Mascot.” Fred the Turtle, Camp Silver Brook’s mascot, is missing and legend has it that he was taken captive nearby. The mission is to defeat the dark side and restore Fred to his rightful habitat. Help solve the mystery by collecting clues throughout the week while using the power of the Jedi to bring Fred home.

Fee: $115 on or before April 18 / $145 after April 18

SB3: Monday, June 25–Friday, June 29 (five-day session) Fee: $175 on or before April 18 / $200 after April 18

Diamonds and Pearls Entering grades 1–7 Explore the how-to of glitter, sparkles, and shiny things galore. Learn the science behind making nail polish, take home a do-it-yourself hair accessory, create glitter slime, and design an outfit for your counselor to wear at the Camp Silver Brook Fashion Show!

Chefs in Training Entering grades 1–10 Master outdoor cooking techniques and fire safety. Make your own pudgy pie. Create something new with s’mores and Girl Scout Cookies. Participate in a camp-wide master chef event with our very own staff judges!

SB2: Monday, June 18–Friday, June 22 (five-day session)

SB4: Monday, July 9–Friday, July 13 (five-day session)

Fee: $175 on or before April 18 / $200 after April 18

Fee: $175 on or before April 18 / $200 after April 18

STEAMtastic Entering grades 1–7 Spend the week combining art and STEM activities. Use high-tech microscopes to uncover what organisms live in Lucas Lake, use chemical reactions to create a cool piece of art and view it in the “art museum” created for campers by campers! This is a water focused week. SB5: Monday, July 16–Friday, July 20 (five-day session) Fee: $175 on or before April 18 / $200 after April 18

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Silver Brook Day Camp

Day Camps led by GSWISE Staff

Wacky Wildlife

All Around the World

Entering grades 1–10

Entering grades 1–7

Love animals? This is the camp for you. Learn about the variety of wildlife inhabiting Camp Silver Brook. Find out which animals can be pets, which are best left in the wild, and how they are different. Become one of the few who can spot our camp mascot, Fred.

Immerse yourself in worldwide cultures. Learn how food is prepared around the world. Participate in blind vegetable taste tests, sample foods and crafts from different continents, and enjoy “racing around the globe” in an amazing challenge course.

SB6: Monday, July 23–Friday, July 27 (five-day session)

SB8: Monday, August 6–Friday, August 10 (five-day session)

Fee: $175 on or before April 18 / $200 after April 18

Fee: $175 on or before April 18 / $200 after April 18

Olympia Join us in the Camp Silver Brook Olympic Games. Master a floor ribbon routine, challenge yourself as you participate in our water games, discover the value of team work with relays, and end the week by taking on the bounce-house obstacle course. This camp goes for the Gold! This is a water focused week. SB7: Monday, July 30–Friday, August 3 (five-day session) Fee: $175 on or before April 18 / $200 after April 18

Land and Sea Entering grades 1–7 Invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals take over camp. Learn how each contributes to the camp ecosystem. Play fun animal games and discover how to track animals. You’ll even make your own fishing pole to use in Lucas Lake. This is a water focused week.

Silver Brook Day Camp

Entering grades 1–7

SB9: Monday, August 13–Wednesday, August 15 (threeday session) Fee: $115 on or before April 18 / $145 after April 18

Photo Credit: Teri Pias, Day Camp by Community Volu

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp General Information

Sign up for summer adventure!

A typical day at Camp Alice Chester

At Camp Alice Chester you’ll discover your summer self. Whether you stay for two nights or twelve you’ll have the chance to splash in the lake, reach the top of the rock wall, hike the trails (on foot or on horseback!), and sing around the campfire. What will you choose to do? Perfect your outdoor cooking skills, boost your creativity, or travel outside of camp?

7:30 a.m.

Early rise fun (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

Alice Chester Overnight Camp

You might not notice it happening, but while you’re having fun, you’ll be developing your leadership skills, increasing your independence, and connecting with nature. Create memories you’ll cherish forever. Discover Alice Chester Overnight Camp at gswise.org!

2:00 p.m.

Three thrilling adventures

5:45 p.m.

Closing flag ceremony and dinner

7:00 p.m.

Evening activities

9:00 p.m.

Day is done!

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

Activities

Arts & Crafts

Boating

Campfires

Bus

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Games & Sports

Horseback Riding

Field Trips

Nature

Outdoor Skills

Overnight Field Trip

Swimming

Rock Climbing

and more!

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp General Information

All girls entering grades 2– graduated high school seniors are welcome There are 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.

Flexible pricing 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:

Five Night Camp Adventures

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.

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

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.

Bus

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

Level 3 is the lowest cost offered for our summer programs at Camp Alice Chester. This covers approximately 50% of the actual cost per girl of facilitating the camp program.

Bus

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 older girls wanting to become camp counselors or gain experience working with children as a part of their future career.

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 so. 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

Five Night Horse Programs

Check-in and check-out Check-in anytime 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. Times for stops vary as we do not always have campers at each of the stops. You will be notified a week before your session of the pick-up times. Three stops are available:  Marion Chester Read Service Center, Milwaukee  Martin Luther King Library, Milwaukee  Ives Grove Park and Ride, Racine gswise.org • 800-565-4475

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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

Alice Chester Overnight Camp

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 overnight 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

S’more Fun

(For these sessions, each level will have their own unit assignments.)

Great for first time campers!

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!

(For these sessions, each level will have their own unit assignments.)

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. Entering grades 2–12 AC1: Tuesday, June 12–Friday, June 15 (three nights) Fee: Level 1–$430 / Level 2–$330

Entering grades 4–8

Get a taste of everything camp has to offer! Splash in the lake, sing songs, munch on s’mores, and create a cool craft. While at camp, girls can choose one of the following for s’more fun: 

Try your hand at solving puzzles in CAC’s escape room

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Get back to nature and get dirty in the mud pit and on a bog walk

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Kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board

AC4: Sunday, July 1–Tuesday, July 3 (two nights)

Level 3–$230 on or before April 18–$255 after April 18

AC7: Sunday, July 22–Tuesday, July 24 (two nights)

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Entering grades 4–12

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Fee: Level 1–$345 / Level 2–$270 Girl Scout Juniors–Ambassadors can add in a horseback ride (varying locations) OR a trolley ride (East Troy, WI to Mukwonago, WI) for an additional cost.

AC1: Tuesday, June 12–Friday, June 15 (three nights) Fee: Level 1–$470 / Level 2–$370 Level 3–$270 on or before April 18–$295 after April 18 Evening Stars with a Trolley Ride

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Entering grades 4–12 AC1: Tuesday, June 12–Friday, June 15 (three nights) Fee: Level 1–$450 / Level 2–$350 Level 3–$250 on or before April 18–$275 after April 18

Summer Sprites 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 pixie dust, and dance by the light of a campfire. AC4: Sunday, July 1–Tuesday, July 3 (two nights) AC7: Sunday, July 22–Tuesday, July 24 (two nights) Fee: Level 1–$345 / Level 2–$270 Level 3–$195 on or before April 18–$220 after April 18

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Camp Adventures | Five nights

Doodle Bug

Animal Adventure

Entering grades 2–3

Entering grades 4–5

Are your notepads and papers full of doodles? Do you get excited when you open a new box of markers? 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.

Animal lovers and adventurists unite and come face-toface with your furry friends! Saddle up on a one-hour trail ride. Take a peek behind the scenes at the Racine Zoo in Racine, WI. Then visit Green Meadows Petting Farm in Waterford, WI.

Earned awards: Bugs and Outdoor Creator badges

AC3: Sunday, June 24–Friday, June 29 (five nights)

AC8: Sunday, July 29–Friday, August 3 (five nights)

Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550

Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505

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Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

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Artrageous

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Mermaid Tales New!

Entering grades 4–5

Entering grades 2–3

Find your inner Kahlo 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, giving you colorful memories of camp.

Live the life of a mermaid. Learn how to do water ballet and perform your show for camp. Plus, enjoy other water activities and stories about everything under the sea! Earned award: WOW! Wonders of Water Journey Award AC2: Sunday, June 17–Friday, June 22 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505 Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

Busy Bee Entering grade 3 only

AC2: Sunday, June 17–Friday, June 22 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550 Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

CAC Glamping Entering grades 4–5

AC6: Sunday, July 15–Friday, July 20 (five nights)

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.

Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505

AC3: Sunday, June 24–Friday June 29 (five nights)

Discover what all the buzzzzz is about! Be as busy as a bee this week—craft, swim, eat s’mores, dance, sing, play games, laugh, and explore. And bee-fore you hit the hay— wind down at your own slumber party!

Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505 Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

Animation Station New! Entering grades 4–5

Camp Code New!

Do you love watching cartoons? Have you ever wondered how animations come to life? Create your own stop motion film and have your own story to share! Throughout the week you will learn all about cartooning and the many ways you can create a story.

Entering grades 4–5

AC9: Sunday, August 5–Friday, August 10 (five nights)

AC3: Sunday, June 24–Friday, June 29 (five nights)

Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505

Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550

Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

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Have you ever wondered how computers know just what to do or how your favorite computer game was created? Spend an interactive week learning how to create games and puzzles through coding.

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Camp Adventures | Five nights

Climbers and Crawlers

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Trail Trekkers New!

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Entering grades 4–5

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.

Spend a day hiking on the Ice Age Trail as you take in the wonders of what the glaciers created. Blaze new trails and hike at Camp Alice Chester while practicing Leave No Trace principals. One night, hike to your campsite and set up camp for a night under the stars.

AC8: Sunday, July 29–Friday, August 3 (five nights)

AC6: Sunday, July 15–Friday, July 20 (five nights)

Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550

Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550

Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

Ultimate Camp Adventure

Entering grades 4–5

Entering grades 4–5

All the marshmallows have gone missing at camp and they need to be found! Follow the clues and help solve the mystery with a week-long investigation of who may be the culprit. Save the marshmallows and it is s’mores for everyone! AC5: Sunday, July 8–Friday, July 13 (five nights)

Get ready to experience Camp Alice Chester in extreme ways! Push yourself to new heights by reaching the top of our 40-foot rock wall. Stick a few bullseyes 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!

Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550

AC5: Sunday, July 8–Friday, July 13 (five nights)

Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550 Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

Mad Scientist New!

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Entering grades 4–5

What’s Cooking?

Science is everywhere, in our food, our homes, and even at camp! Enjoy wacky and zany science phenomenons all around camp. Try your hand at crazy chemical reactions, build sky-high towers, and even make some experiments you can eat. Then check out even more on a trip to Discovery World in Milwaukee, WI.

Entering grades 4–5

AC6: Sunday, July 15–Friday July 20 (five nights)

AC9: Sunday, August 5–Friday, August 10 (five nights)

Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550

Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505

Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

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CSI: Camp Scene Investigation New!

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!

Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

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Wizard University

Boats and Bullseyes

Entering grades 4–5

Entering grades 6–8

Imagine 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.

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.

AC2: Sunday, June 17–Friday, June 22 (five nights) AC8: Sunday, July 29–Friday, August 3 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505 Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

AC3: Sunday, June 24–Friday, June 29 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505 Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

Camping 2.0 New! Entering grades 6–8

Adrenaline Rush

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Entering grades 6-8 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 at the pool. AC2: Sunday, June 17 – Friday, June 22 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$805/ Level 2–$655 Level 3–$505 on or before April 18–$530 after April 18

Calling all explorers! Spend the week at camp learning how to canoe, hike with a map and compass, and fish. Then camp in tents for two nights. Share your stories over the fire before you rest up for your next adventure. AC5: Sunday, July 8–Friday, July 13 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550 Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

Juliette Gordon Low New! Entering grades 6–8

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’Keefe within while exploring different paints and mediums under the guidance of our resident artist. AC6: Sunday, July 15–Friday, July 20 (five nights)

Hamilton swept the Broadway scene and has inspired us to create our own historical production telling the story of Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Spend the week creating lyrics, hip-hop dance moves, and a performance celebrating her life. AC9: Sunday, August 5–Friday, August 10 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505 Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505 Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

“At camp I’m so busy I don’t even think about my electronics, so going home will feel different. I hope I won’t go on my electronics as much.” ~ Abby, age 11

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Camp Adventures | Five nights

Tinker Studio

New!

Pay it Forward New!

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Entering grades 6–8

Entering grades 7-10

Let your creative mind soar as you make whatever you want this week. From the schedule to your creations, to games and more, bring your imagination and let it “roar.” Take one day to experience the art of glass blowing in Milwaukee, WI.

This week is all about giving back! You will work alongside people in the southeast Wisconsin community, sharing your time, to better help others in need. Each day you will travel somewhere new then head back to camp for some of your favorite activities. Plus, you can use these service hours towards awards and school.

AC8: Sunday, July 29–Friday, August 3 (five nights)

AC6: Sunday, July 15 – Friday, July 20 (five nights)

Fee: Level 1–$675 / Level 2–$525 Level 3–$475 on or before April 18–$500 after April 18

Fee: Level 1–$675 / Level 2–$525 Level 3–$475 on or before April 18–$500 after April 18

Wisconsin Adventures New!

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Entering grades 6–8

AC9: Sunday, August 5–Friday, August 10 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$675 / Level 2–$525 Level 3–$475 on or before April 18–$500 after April 18

Zombie Survival Entering grades 6–8 Can you survive the zombie takeover? You will have to learn quickly 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, firebuilding, the climbing wall, and first aid. Will you survive and conquer? AC3: Sunday, June 24–Friday June 29 (five nights) AC8: Sunday, July 29–Friday, August 3 (five nights)

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Entering grades 7–10 Camp will be transformed into a Renaissance Faire! Enjoy foods you can eat with your hands, learn how to juggle, and become a true Renaissance camper. Master your archery and paddling skills, then create your own medieval machine. We’ll also dress up and head to the Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, WI. AC8: Sunday, July 29–Friday, August 3 (five nights)check in for this session will be early Sunday morning. Fee: Level 1–$700 / Level 2–$550

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Spend this week exploring all that Wisconsin has to offer. From a baseball game at Miller Park to Old World Wisconsin. Check out how cheese is made in Monroe, WI. Ride the local trolley for a bite of Wisconsin’s famous apple pie, and make your own Wisconsin meal of grilled brats and homemade ice cream.

Renaissance Festival New!

Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

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Entering grades 8–10 Have you ever wanted to high-five a sea lion? 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. AC8: Sunday, July 29–Friday, August 3 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$875 / Level 2–$720 Level 3–$575 on or before April 18–$600 after April 18

Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505 Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

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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. Bus

Safety and stables Each stable we work with follows GSUSA guidelines for safety, is inspected yearly, and meets 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 programs: Grade and 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 17– Friday, June 22

Entering grades 4–5

Western

Have you always wanted to learn how to ride a horse but never had the chance? This session is for you! Learn how to lead, mount, dismount, and care for your horse. Enjoy a trail ride at a local stable before you head off to Camp Anokijig in Plymouth, WI for an overnight.

AC6: Sunday, July 15– Friday, July 20

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 in addition to riding at other local stables. Not only will you ride, but your group can either swim or use the Voyageur canoe.

AC3: Sunday, June 24– Friday, June 29

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Level 1 Horsin’ Around Level 1–$775 Level 2–$625 Level 3–$475 on or before April 18–$500 after April 18

Level 1 New! Saddle Up Level 1–$805 Level 2–$655 Level 3–$505 on or before April 18–$530 after April 18

Level 2 Happy Trails Level 1–$805 Level 2–$655 Level 3–$505 on or before April 18–$530 after April 18

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Sessions (All are five nights)

Level/Price

Six hours No experience necessary AC5: Sunday, July 8– Friday, July 13

Entering grades 7–10

Western Eight hours

Little to no previous riding experience

Entering grades 5–7

Western Eight hours

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Horse Programs | Five nights

Horse programs: Sessions (All are five nights)

Grade and Experience Needed

Style of Riding and Time Spent with Horses

Ride high on your “own horse” for three days/ two 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!

AC2: Sunday, June 17– Friday, June 22

Entering grades 5–7

Western

AC8: Sunday, July 29– Friday, August 3

Little to no previous riding experience

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

AC3: Sunday, June 24– Friday, June 29

Entering grades 6–8

AC6: Sunday, July 15– Friday, July 20

Eight hours of riding previously

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.

AC5: Sunday, July 8– Friday, July 13

Entering grades 7–9

Western and Bareback

AC9: Sunday, August 5– Friday, August 10

Fifteen hours of riding previously

Twelve hours

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Description

Level 2 Pony Tails Level 1–$825 Level 2–$675 Level 3–$525 on or before April 18–$550 after April 18

Level 1–$825 Level 2–$675 Level 3–$525 on or before April 18–$550 after April 18

Level 4 Horse Pursuit Level 1–$875 Level 2–$725 Level 3–$575 on or before April 18–$600 after April 18

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Eight hours

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Alice Chester Overnight Camp Adventure Trips | Five to seven nights

Girls begin their adventure at Camp Alice Chester, then we provide transportation to locations off-site. They return to Camp Alice Chester to complete their adventure. Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail New!

Paddle the Peninsula New!

Entering grades 6–8

Entering grades 6–8

Bike along the Elroy-Sparta State Trail for 32 miles of beautiful scenery of western Wisconsin over three days. What was once a railroad is now a trail known for spectacular tunnels you pass through on your route. AC5: Sunday, July 8–Friday, July 13 (five nights)

Become one with nature as you paddle canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards throughout Door County, WI. Your guides will lead you along the stream in the northern boreal forest, among shipwrecks and light houses, and along the Mink River.

Fee: Level 1–$805 / Level 2–$655

AC5: Sunday, July 8–Friday, July 13 (five nights)

Level 3–$505 on or before April 18–$530 after April 18

Fee: Level 1–$875 / Level 2–$725 Level 3–$575 on or before April 18–$600 after April 18

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Mammoth Cave New! Entering grades 6–8

Sea and Sky

Head down south to Kentucky to see one of the largest cave systems in the country, Mammoth Cave. Work with local park rangers to discover how the caves were formed and even experience total darkness. On your way down, stop by Louisville, KY to zipline inside a cave!

Entering grades 6–8

AC8: Saturday, July 28–Friday, August 3 (six nights) Fee: Level 1–$875 / Level 2–$725 Level 3–$575 on or before April 18–$600 after April 18

Have fun on the water and in the air as you explore and camp in beautiful Lake Geneva, WI. Kayak the sparkling waters then board the “Walworth,” 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, then explore the starry skies at night. AC9: Sunday, August 5–Friday, August 10 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$825 / Level 2–$675

Northern Explorer New!

Level 3–$525 on or before April 18–$550 after April 18

Entering grades 6–8 Paddle your way through Northern Wisconsin as you explore the area surrounding Boulder Junction, WI. Each night, find a new campsite as you camp under the stars in the north woods. Enjoy the tranquility of the world around you as you navigate the winding lakes and rivers, spotting amazing wildlife along the way.

Apostles Adventure Entering grades 7–10

AC3: Sunday, June 24-Friday, June 29 (five nights)

Strengthen your friendships as you and your team spend 3 days kayaking and enjoying outdoor camping at the amazing Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield, WI.

Fee: Level 1–$875 / Level 2–$725

AC8: Saturday, July 28–Friday, August 3 (six nights)

Level 3–$575 on or before April 18–$600 after April 18

AC9: Saturday, August 4–Friday, August 10 (six nights) Fee: Level 1–$875 / Level 2–$725

On the Edge

Level 3–$575 on or before April 18–$600 after April 18

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 17–Friday, June 22 (five nights) AC9: Sunday, August 5–Friday, August 10 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$805 / Level 2–$655 Level 3–$505 on or before April 18–$530 after April 18 36

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Adventure Trips | Five to ten nights

Boundary Waters Bound

Flying High 2

Entering grades 7–10

Entering grades 8–11

Get away from it all and test your limits! Revel in the great outdoors as you take a canoe expedition, paddling from lake to lake in the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota, internationally known for its beauty and wilderness. This is one trip you will never forget!

Prerequisite: Flying High 1

AC6 and AC7: Saturday, July 14–Tuesday, July 24 (ten nights)

AC5: Sunday, July 8–Friday, July 13 (five nights)

Fee: Level 1–$1,115 / Level 2–$840 Level 3–$690 on or before April 18–$715 after April 18

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Entering grades 7–10

AC2: Sunday, June 17–Friday, June 22 (five nights) AC6: Sunday, July 15–Friday, July 20 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$805 / Level 2–$655 Level 3–$505 on or before April 18–$530 after April 18

Mountain Escape New! Entering grades 7–10 Blaze the trails of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as you backpack among forests, ridges, lakeshores, and waterfalls. Enjoy being challenged and the breathtaking views along the shores of Lake Superior. AC5: Saturday, July 7–Friday, July 13 (six nights) Fee: Level 1–$875 / Level 2–$725

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. Fee: Level 1–$805 / Level 2–$655 Level 3–$505 on or before April 18–$530 after April 18

To New Heights New! Entering grades 8–11 Prerequisite: On the Edge or ten hours of climbing experience Come hang out at Devil’s Lake State Park near Baraboo, WI for three days of rock climbing, challenging you to go higher. Refresh your skills at Camp Alice Chester before you head north. On belay! AC3: Sunday, June 24 – Friday, June 29 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$825 / Level 2–$675 Level 3–$525 on or before April 18–$550 after April 18

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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.

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Xtreme Adventure Entering grades 8–11 Do you like your fun to have a serious edge to it? Test your limits with whitewater rafting, high ropes, and kayaking on the Peshtigo River near Athelstane, WI. AC2B and AC3A: Wednesday, June 20–Wednesday, June 27 (seven nights) Fee: Level 1–$805 / Level 2–$655 Level 3–$505 on or before April 18–$530 after April 18

Level 3–$575 on or before April 18–$600 after April 18

River Voyage 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 as you camp on the sandbars. AC9: Sunday, August 5–Friday, August 10 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$805 / Level 2–$655 Level 3–$505 on or before April 18–$530 after April 18

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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 our programs provide leadership opportunities, some girls are looking for a more in-depth experience. Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) programs allow girls to build their skills as they journey from camper to staff:

Entering grades 11–12

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Work with, and guide, younger girls

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Design a program to teach a group of girls

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Discover your personal leadership style

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Gain service hours for high school and future college requirements

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Build your repertoire of activities and skills

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Uncover interests in possible future careers including camp counselor, teacher, child psychologist, and outdoor educator.

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CIT I (Counselor-in-Training I) 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 kid-savvy communicator. Then develop competence working with campers alongside the counselors in a unit. Recharge with swimming, boating, and just having fun with your friends! AC8: Sunday, July 29–Friday, August 3 (five nights) AC9: Sunday, August 5–Friday, August 10 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505 Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18

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. 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 AC2: Tuesday, June 12–Friday, June 22 (ten nights) Fee: Level 1–$865 / Level 2–$615 Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

CIT Adventurer (Counselor-in-Training Adventure Program) Entering grades 11–12 See what’s involved in taking 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! 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 8–Friday, July 20 (twelve nights) Fee: Level 1–$950 / Level 2–$675 Level 3–$400 on or before April 18–$425 after April 18

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CampHERO

Career Camp | Five nights

Overnight camp for girls entering grades 9–12 Trefoil Oaks Program Center, Kenosha, WI Milwaukee Area Technical College, Oak Creek, WI Have you ever wondered about the physical and mental requirements needed for a career in the protective services? Train with real-world heroes and see what it takes to be a firefighter, police officer, and Emergency Medical Technician as you explore these career options. Learn about blood spatter analysis and crime scene processing, use the Jaws of Life to extricate a crash victim, practice CPR, 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 Trefoil Oaks Program Center. AC5: Sunday, July 22–Friday, July 27 (five nights) Fee: Level 1–$655 / Level 2–$505 Level 3–$355 on or before April 18–$380 after April 18 At CampHERO you will: Get hands-on training from real police officers, firefighters, and EMTs.

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Experience a college campus, and work with outstanding university faculty and students.

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Meet and network with inspiring women positively impacting their communities.

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Explore various careers and the paths to get there.

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Enjoy field trips, which could include Fire Rescue Boats and the Milwaukee Safety Academy.

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Relax in the evening at Trefoil Oaks Program Center—have a movie night, spend time journaling, go for a hike, and make s’mores.

CampHERO

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Camp Directors Caitlin “Roots” Rowland crowland@gswise.org Mary “Dash” Baierl mbaierl@gswise.org

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Spring Adventures Day Camp For girls in grades K5-8

Renaissance Faire

About the Weather

Grades K5–8

Safety is our #1 priority. If the schools around the GSWISE property in which the event is to take place (or at bus pick-up locations) are closed, or delayed for snow or other severe weather conditions, cancellations will be announced by 7:00 a.m. on the day of the camp. We reserve the right to relocate the camp. If the camp is relocated, parents will be notified by email or telephone. Closures will be announced on all major television stations in our area and on 620 WTMJ AM. In addition, participants will be notified by email or telephone (if available).

Greetings fair maidens! Pray thee join us at the Camp Alice Chester Renaissance Faire! Whether you want to be a princess, knight, fairy, or dragon tamer, this week will astound with activities letting you imagine, create, and compete. Jousting, leather work, and juggling are just a few options. So, be ye a fair maiden or a jester of the Queen’s Court, come one, come all for fun and sport! Girls and volunteers must provide their own lunch. Morning and afternoon snack are provided Monday, March 26–Friday, March 30

Pick-Up Procedures

Fee: $25 per girl per day, or $125 for the week.

To provide a safe and speedy pick-up for your Girl Scout, be sure you have notified us of all the adults who are authorized to check out your girl from the program. Girls may only be released to an authorized adult. Only those adults that you listed on the registration form will be allowed to check your girl out at the end of the day. Adults will be verified by a photo ID. Please be sure that you have communicated this to all you have authorized.

Monday: Princesses and Pirates Tuesday: Fairy Wings and Elvish Things Wednesday: Castles and Dragons Thursday: Queen’s Court Friday: Medieval Games See How to Register for Camp Sessions on page 6 to register. Bus Route #1 YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

7:30 a.m./5:15 p.m.

53rd Street Elementary School

7:50 a.m./4:55 p.m.

Bethune Academy

8:15 a.m./4:30 p.m.

Marion Chester Read Service Center

8:25 a.m./4:15 p.m.

Missed pick-ups and late fees If your girl is not picked up at the scheduled time, she will remain on the bus until the final stop. Families will be responsible for picking their girl up at the next or final location. Any girl who is not picked up at the final bus stop within 10 minutes of arrival will be charged a late fee of $5 per minute. This will be paid at the time of pick-up.

Cancellation/Refund Policy See Cancellation/Refund Policy on page 43.

Bus Route #2 7:30 a.m./5:20 p.m.

Hayes Bilingual School

7:50 a.m./5:00 p.m.

Riley Elementary School

8:05 a.m./4:50 p.m.

Jeremiah Curtain Leadership Academy

8:20 a.m./4:30 p.m.

Chaperones Adult volunteers and activity leaders are welcome at Spring Adventures. If you would like to sign up, you must meet the following requirements: 1.

See page 6 Before You Register for Camp to become a registered member and complete an online background check.

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Must be 18 years of age or older.

Sample Daily Schedule: 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.–Noon Noon 12:45–3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Board bus Check-in and morning snack Daily welcome Activities Lunch Activities Closing Load buses Parent pick-up for car riders

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Spring Adventures Day Camp

Notre Dame Primary School

Questions? Contact customercare@gswise.org or 800-565-4475.

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How to Register for Summer Events There’s so much to do!

How to Register

Whether you’re a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, or leader, we’ve got a summer event that will unleash your inner G.I.R.L. Plus, we’ve included more fall events for those who like to plan ahead. We encourage you to try something new but be sure to sign up for old favorites too! 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 make new friends.

Registration opens on Wednesday, January 17, at noon.

 Girls can attend day events by themselves, with their troop, or with a favorite adult.  For sleepover events, girls need to have an adult chaperone.

Go to gswise.org>MY GS>Member Profile>Activities If you need assistance registering, contact customercare@gswise.org, or 800-565-4475, or drop by your local Girl Scout Service Center.

Program Activity Credits (PACs) Girls earn PACs by participating in the Fall Nut Sale or Cookie Program Activity. They can be used to pay for all or partial event fees. Register online and pay in full for the activity for the girl who has the PAC. After registering and paying for the event, complete the PAC redemption form at gswise.org>Resources. We will then send a reimbursement for the PAC amount.

 Events are a fun way to start or complete requirements for an earned award such as a badge or Journey award.

Financial assistance

Leaders! Complete your Outdoor Skills and Planning the Overnight training requirements by attending one of the Outdoor Progression Series events: Outdoor Adventurer, Outdoor Camper, Adventure Camper, or Trailblazer Sleepovers.

Financial assistance is available to help members participate in Girl Scout activities. Financial assistance can be considered for one event per season (fall, spring, summer) per girl. To request event financial assistance, select the Financial Aid box during online registration. A Financial Assistance Form will be emailed to the family to complete and submit. Financial assistance is funded by proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program and gifts to Girl Scouting. Check your SPAM folder if needed.

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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 Families, Troops, and Friends section on pages 44-46. These are the only events where siblings are allowed to attend.

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

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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.

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Some events cannot accept late registrations.

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How to Register for Summer Events Confirmations and Recognitions 

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Confirmations can be viewed two weeks prior to the event. The adult who registered for the event can view confirmations at gswise.org>MY GS>Member Profile> MY Activities. The adult who registered can see a list of all registrants by clicking on i in MY Activities. 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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Cancellations received four weeks prior to the event can be transferred to a future event at the time of cancellation, or a member may request a credit to the appropriate account. Credits must be used for events happening prior to September 1, 2018. Cancellations received between one week (two weeks for overnight events) and four weeks prior to the event will be credited the event fee, minus a $5 processing fee for each registered member. Credits must be used for events happening prior to September 1, 2018. No transfers can take place during this time period.

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If the event is cancelled by the council, full refunds will be issued.

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Refunds should be received within two weeks.

Program Aides (PA) PA 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. 

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Go to gswise.org>MY GS>Member Profile> My Activities.

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Scroll through or search for Activities to see what interests you.

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Find the event name with “PA” in front of it and use that link to complete your registration. PAs do not pay a registration fee.

Attend Program Aide Core Training before you volunteer. Although not required, it is a good idea. It is loaded with information to help you work well with younger girls. See page 54 for PA training information.

Want to bring a friend? All girls are welcome to attend events. Encourage friends to become Girl Scouts to receive the Girl Scout event fee or they can choose to pay the event fee plus an additional $25 non-member fee per event. Paying the non-member fee doesn’t register them as a Girl Scout. Find out more by contacting customercare@gswise.org.

Adult Volunteers/Chaperones Chaperones are required to be registered members and have a current background check on file if chaperoning girls other than their family. Adults volunteering at Girl Scout programs are required to be registered with Girl Scouts of the USA as an adult member. Safety is our number one priority. We can ensure the safety of all Girl Scouts and Girl Scout volunteers only when adults become registered members and complete the required background check.

There is a non-member option when registering for events. It is intended for girls that want to try out Girl Scouts before joining and for parents attending programs with their child who are not responsible for chaperoning other children. There is an additional $25 fee for girl and adult non-members to attend events (except for family and friend events).

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Events for Families, Troops, and Friends Camp Open House PA

Girl Scout Night at Miller Park

Entering grades 1–12 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. Fee: None; pre-registration encouraged 1 – Saturday, May 19, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Alice Chester

Entering grades 1–12 and their families Friday, June 15, Game Starts: 7:10 p.m., Miller Park, Milwaukee Cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers with your troop, family, and friends as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Families will enjoy special savings on tickets. Girls and adults dressed in Girl Scout gear can join in the pre-game parade and girls will be able to complete the Stadium Scavenger Hunt. All Girl Scouts will receive a Brewers fun patch. Additional details to be announced at gswise.org in January. (Tickets are nonrefundable and can only be used on this date).

2 – Sunday, May 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Silver Brook 3 – Sunday, May 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Winding River Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark PA Entering grades 1–5 and their families Star light, star bright, get an up-close look at the stars tonight! Play glow games, peek through a telescope, and search for luminous objects during a night hike. Fee: $10 per girl/child four and older; children under four do not need to register 1 – Friday, October 19, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Chinook Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Girl Scout Days at Six Flags

Summer Events

Entering grades 1–12 and their families Ride on huge coasters, relax with your family, and enjoy great savings! Join your fellow Girl Scouts for a fun day at the park experiencing everything that Six Flags Great America has to offer. Registration will open mid-February, at www.sixflags.com/greatamerica, you will need to enter the promo code: GSWISE into the upper right hand corner of the site to receive the Girl Scout price. Fee: TBD Options: May 26, May 27, June 23, and June 24, Six Flags Great America, Gurnee Mills, IL Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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Glow Ball PA Entering grades 1–12 and their troops/families Light up Camp Alice Chester at this neon bash! Explore camp as you’ve never seen it before with glow-in-thedark hikes and nighttime crafts, stargazing, storytelling, and more. Dance to bright and bouncy tunes from our DJ and end the night with yummy s’mores and songs by the campfire. Fee: $10 per girl/child ages four and older; $5 per adult; children under four do not need to register 1 – Saturday, October 13, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Alice Chester Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Media Mania

New!

Entering grades 6–12 and their families Harness your Katniss archery skills, enhance your Jack Sparrow tracking skills, and create a Harry Potter potion at this media-themed STEM event! “May the odds be ever in your favor.” Fee: $15 per girl/child four and older; children under four do not need to register 1 – Saturday, September 15, 1:00-5:00 p.m., Chinook Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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Events for Families, Troops, and Friends Movie Madness PA

New!

My Gal and Me Water Adventures

Entering grades 1–5 and their families Mad scientists unite for this movie-themed STEM event! Create scientific magic and art around movies like Moana and Trolls. Make your own snow for some Frozen fun, and more! Fee: $10 per girl/child four and older; children under four do not need to register 1 – Saturday, September 1, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Chinook

Entering grades 5–12 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. Register online through MY GS Fee: $40 per person, lunch included 1 – Friday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Alice Chester

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

2 – Friday, July 13, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Alice Chester 3 – Friday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Alice Chester

My Gal and Me Sleepover Entering grades 1–12 and their families Swim, craft, play, and relax! Celebrate a night with the girls 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. Register online through MY GS One-Night Option Fee: $50 per person, all meals included 1 – Thursday, July 26, 3:30 p.m.-Friday, July 27, 2:00 p.m., Alice Chester 2 – Friday, July 27, 3:30 p.m.-Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m., Alice Chester Two-Night Option Fee: $75 per person, all meals included 3 – Thursday, July 26, 3:30 p.m.–Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m., Alice Chester Off-Camp Option Fee: $40 per person, dinner and lunch included—you can stay at a local hotel or spend the night at home. 4 – Thursday, July 26, 3:30 p.m.–Friday, July 27, 2:00 p.m., Alice Chester 5–

Friday, July 27, 3:30 p.m.-Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m., Alice Chester

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Fee: $30 per person 4 – Sunday, July 8, noon-4:00 p.m., Alice Chester 5 – Sunday, July 22, noon-4:00 p.m., Alice Chester Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

My Guy and I (Day or Sleepover) Entering grades 1–12 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. Register online through MY GS Daytime Option Fee: $30 per person, lunch included 1 – Saturday, June 16, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Silver Brook 2 – Saturday, August 11, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Silver Brook One-Night Option Fee: $50 per person, breakfast and lunch included 3 – Friday, June 15, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, June 16, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook 4 – Friday August 10, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, August 11, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

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Events for Families, Troops, and Friends Rock Climbing

Swim, Camp, Paddle

Entering 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 during the two-hour session. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Saturday, September 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Entering grades 1–12 and their families Spend the night (reserve your site at gswise.org), 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 or paddle boarding (Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors). Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Saturday, September 8, 9:00-11:15 a.m.

2 – Saturday, September 8, noon-2:00 p.m. 3 – Saturday, September 8, 2:15-4:15 p.m. 4 – Saturday, September 15, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 5 – Saturday, September 15, noon-2:00 p.m. 6 – Saturday, September 15, 2:15-4:15 p.m. 7 – Saturday, September 22, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 8 – Saturday, September 22, noon-2:00 p.m. 9 – Saturday, September 22, 2:15-4:15 p.m. 10 – Saturday, October 6, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 11 – Saturday, October 6, noon-2:00 p.m. 12 – Saturday, October 6, 2:15-4:15 p.m.

2 – Saturday, September 8, noon-2:15 p.m. 3 – Saturday, September 8, 2:30-4:45 p.m. 4 – Saturday, September 15, 9:00-11:15 a.m. 5 – Saturday, September 15, noon-2:15 p.m. 6 – Saturday, September 15, 2:30-4:45 p.m. 7 – Saturday, September 22, 9:00-11:15 a.m. 8 – Saturday, September 22, noon-2:15 p.m. 9 – Saturday, September 22, 2:30-4:45 p.m. Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

13 – Saturday, October 13, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 14 – Saturday, October 13, noon-2:00 p.m. 15 – Saturday, October 13, 2:15-4:15 p.m. 16 – Saturday, October 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 17 – Saturday, October 20, noon-2:00 p.m. 18 – Saturday, October 20, 2:15-4:15 p.m.

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Events for Girls Entering Grades 1–3 3D Printing Unplugged New!

Wacky Water Fun Sleepover New!

Entering grade 1

Entering grades 1–3

Girls will explore 3D printing, one layer at a time. Create a real-world 3D model using the same layering technologies employed by 3D printers.

Enter into a wacky weekend of water fun. Play Marco Polo in Lucas Lake, take on the giant slip and slide, experience the awesome paddle boats, and prepare for top secret water challenges! Troops provide their own meals.

Fee: $10 per girl 1 – Tuesday, July 31, 1:00-3:00 p.m., KTEC Innovation Lab, Kenosha

Fee: $30 per girl; $10 per adult

Lovely Little Ladybugs PA

Related award: Brownie Outdoor Adventurer badge

New!

Entering grade 1 Meet our ladybug friends and earn your spots while playing a ladybug game. Make an edible ladybug and spruce up your backyard with a charming wind chime. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Thursday, June 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Chinook 2 – Tuesday, July 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Woodhaven

1 – Friday, August 3, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Inspired by Nature PA Entering grades 1–5 The great outdoors will be your inspiration on this artistic adventure. Let your creativity soar as you create a music maker, splash color on a T-shirt, and design with nature. Fee: $15 per girl

Animal Superheroes PA New!

1 – Tuesday, June 19, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Chinook

Entering grades 1–3

2 – Thursday, July 12, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Trefoil Oaks

What animal super powers would you like to have? Discover the awesome adaptations animals have through art, stories, and games. Design a mask to wear for the animal survival game. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Tuesday, August 7, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Trefoil Oaks 2 – Thursday, August 16, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Chinook

Artful Antics Sleepover Entering grades 1–3 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 that you can take home, and enjoy a dance party at the beach while swimming! Troops provide their own meals. 1 – Friday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, July 14, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

Tek-Kid Academy Entering grades 1–5 Do you want to design the next big app? Put an end to computer hackers? Explore unique information technology careers including LEGO robotics, Android app development, computer hardware, customer/ desktop support, IT security, and website design. Parents and troop leaders are encouraged to attend a brief engagement session at the beginning of the event. The session, including lunch, is presented and sponsored by Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and Leeward Business Advisors. Fee: None 1 – Saturday, September 15, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee

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Fee: $30 per girl; $10 per adult

Earned awards: Daisy Outdoor Art Maker, Brownie Outdoor Art Creator badges

Earned award: Brownie Outdoor Art Creator badge Related awards: Brownie Hiker, Outdoor Adventurer badges Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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Events for Girls Entering Grades 1–3 3D Design and Printing with Tinkercad New!

Paint My World

Entering grades 2–3 Girls have the power to make a difference in the world around them. Now they can make the world in 3D! Learn state-of-the-art 3D design and 3D printing. Sponsored by Leeward Business Advisors. Fee: $10 per girl 1 – Wednesday, August 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m., KTEC Innovation Lab, Kenosha

Entering grades 2–3 Using watercolors, tempera, and puffy paint, express yourself through four different pieces of art. Get inspired by national watercolor artists when you tour the Kenosha Public Museum. Make an edible painting! Fee: $25 per girl 1 – Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Kenosha Public Museum

Chase the Rainbow PA

Earned award: Painting badge Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Entering grades 2–5 Color outside the lines and turn yourself into a work of art. Run and play your way through this fun run. Complete obstacles at color zones and make a rainbow snack. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Chinook 2 – Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Alice Chester

Dream Weavers PA

New!

Entering grades 2–3 If you can dream it, you can weave it! Make a reed basket, a straw loom bracelet, and a dream catcher. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Tuesday, June 12, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Woodhaven 2 – Wednesday, June 27, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Chinook

The Wonders of Working in Water Journey Jumpstart Entering grades 2–3 Explore Milwaukee’s water technology park, learn about water-related careers, and work with water experts. This event is presented by members of the Water Council. Each activity will center on their work in water, their professional development, their organization’s work in water, and education on water issues and solutions. Fee: $25 per girl (includes girl book and awards) 1 – Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Global Water Center, Milwaukee Earned awards: Love Water, Share Water, WOW! awards Related award: Save Water award Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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Entering grades 2–3 A great option for the first troop camping trip. Learn how to conduct a flag ceremony, tie knots, and build a campfire. Participate in activities like making friendship bracelets and cooking a tasty treat over your campfire. Round out the overnight with swimming in Lucas Lake, a cool night hike, and stargazing! Troops provide their own meals. Adults will receive credit for completing Planning the Overnight and Outdoor Skills training. Fee: $30 per girl; $10 per adult 1 – Friday, June 22, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, June 23, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Earned award: Outdoor Adventurer badge Related awards: Hiker, Cabin Camper badges, Outdoor Journey Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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Events for Girls Entering Grades 4–5 Archery 1

Tek-Kid Academy

Entering grades 4–8 Keep your eye on the target and let your arrow fly. Learn and practice using a bow and arrow. Fee: $10 per girl 1 – Saturday, September 29, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Chinook

Entering grades 1–5 Do you want to design the next big app? Put an end to computer hackers? Explore unique information technology careers including LEGO robotics, Android app development, computer hardware, customer/ desktop support, IT security, and website design. Parents and troop leaders are encouraged to attend a brief engagement session at the beginning of the event. The session, including lunch, is presented and sponsored by Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) and Leeward Business Advisors. Fee: None 1 – Saturday, September 15, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee

2 – Saturday, September 29, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Chinook 3 – Saturday, September 29, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Chinook 4 – Saturday, September 29, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Chinook 5 – Saturday, September 29, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Trefoil Oaks 6 – Saturday, September 29, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Trefoil Oaks 7 – Saturday, September 29, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Trefoil Oaks 8 – Saturday, September 29, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Trefoil Oaks

Chase the Rainbow PA

9 – Saturday, October 6, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Chinook

Entering grades 2–5 Color outside the lines and turn yourself into a work of art. Run and play your way through this fun run. Complete obstacles at color zones and make a rainbow snack. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Saturday, June 2, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Chinook 2 – Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Alice Chester

10 – Saturday, October 6, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Chinook 11 – Saturday, October 6, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Chinook 12 – Saturday, October 6, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Chinook 13 – Saturday, October 13, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Silver Brook 14 – Saturday, October 13, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Silver Brook 15 – Saturday, October 13, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Silver Brook 16 – Saturday, October 13, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Silver Brook 17 – Saturday, October 20, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Pottawatomie Hills 18 – Saturday, October 20, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Pottawatomie Hills 19 – Saturday, October 20, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Pottawatomie Hills 20 – Saturday, October 20, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Pottawatomie Hills

3D Design and Printing with Tinkercad New! Entering grades 4–5 Girls have the power to make a difference in the world around them. Now they can make the world in 3D! Learn state-of-the-art 3D design and 3D printing. Sponsored by Leeward Business Advisors. Fee: $10 per girl 1 – Thursday August 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m., KTEC Innovation Lab, Kenosha

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2 – Thursday, July 12, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Trefoil Oaks Earned award: Outdoor Art Explorer badge

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Entering grades 4–5 Create the perfect day at camp by choosing four amazing activities (swimming, kayaking, canoeing, archery, fire building, outdoor cooking, or shelter building). Share the activity options with your troop and choose the ones that are the best fit. Troops provide their own meals. Confirmations will have instructions for choosing activities. Fee: $30 per girl; $10 per adult 1 – Friday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, June 30, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related award: Camper badge Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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Entering grades 1–5 The great outdoors will be your inspiration on this artistic adventure. Let your creativity soar as you create a music maker, splash color on a T-shirt, and design with nature. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Tuesday, June 19, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Chinook

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Events for Girls Entering Grades 4–5 Outdoor Camper Sleepover New!

Tree Climbing Sleepover

Entering grades 4–5 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. Fee: $30 per girl; $10 per adult 1 – Friday, July 27, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, July 28, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

Entering grades 4–5 Get a bird’s-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 Saukville, 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. Fee: $60 per girl; $35 per climbing adult; $15 per nonclimbing adult 1 – Thursday, June 28, 6:00 p.m.-Friday, June 29, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

Earned award: Camper badge Related awards: Geocacher badge, Outdoor Journey Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Prance and Paddle Sleepover

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Entering grades 4–5 Troops begin their adventure enjoying water experiences, s’mores, 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; $15 per non-riding and non-paddling adult 1 – Thursday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.-Friday, July 13, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related awards: Camper, Horseback Riding badges Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Tech and Trek PA New!

Summer Events

Entering grades 4–5 Wander the woods and gallop through the grasslands on the ultimate technology trek. Find codes throughout camp that lead you through activities and games as you explore our animal habitats. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Tuesday, July 10, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Chinook

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2 – Wednesday, August 15, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Woodhaven Earned award: Animal Habitats badge

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2 – Thursday, August 9, 6:00 p.m.-Friday, August 10, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related award: Camper badge Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Survivor G.I.R.L. PA

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Entering grades 4-8 Build your outdoor survival skills through tasks like pitching a tent, striking a match, geocaching, and more! Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Thursday, June 28, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Trefoil Oaks 2 – Friday, August 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Chinook Related awards: Camper, Geocacher badges

Underground Explorers Sleepover

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Entering grades 4–8 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 to Ledge View Nature Center in Chilton, WI, and be ready to get dirty exploring the twists and turns of caverns. Troops provide their own meals. Fee: $40 per girl; $20 per caving adult; $15 per non-caving adult 1 – Thursday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.-Friday, July 27, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related award: Camper badge Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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Events for Girls Entering Grades 6– Graduated High School Senior Archery 1

Survivor G.I.R.L. New!

Entering grades 4–8 Keep your eye on the target and let your arrow fly. Learn and practice using a bow and arrow. Fee: $10 per girl 1 – Saturday, September 29, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Chinook 2 – Saturday, September 29, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Chinook

Entering grades 4–8 Enhance your outdoor survival skills through challenges like pitching a tent, team-building, shelter building, attempting a one-match fire, and more! Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Thursday, June 28, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Trefoil Oaks

3 – Saturday, September 29, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Chinook

2 – Friday, August 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Chinook

4 – Saturday, September 29, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Chinook

Related awards: Trailblazer, Outdoor Art Apprentice badges

5 – Saturday, September 29, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Trefoil Oaks 6 – Saturday, September 29, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Trefoil Oaks

Underground Explorers Sleepover

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14 – Saturday, October 13, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Silver Brook

Entering grades 4–8 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 to Ledge View Nature Center in Chilton, WI, and be ready to get dirty exploring the twists and turns of caverns. Troops provide their own meals. Fee: $40 per girl; $20 per caving adult; $15 per non-caving adult 1 – Thursday, July 26, 6:00 p.m.-Friday, July 27, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

15 – Saturday, October 13, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Silver Brook

Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

7 – Saturday, September 29, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Trefoil Oaks 8 – Saturday, September 29, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Trefoil Oaks 9 – Saturday, October 6, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Chinook 10 – Saturday, October 6, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Chinook 11 – Saturday, October 6, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Chinook 12 – Saturday, October 6, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Chinook 13 – Saturday, October 13, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Silver Brook

16 – Saturday, October 13, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Silver Brook 17 – Saturday, October 20, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Pottawatomie Hills 18 – Saturday, October 20, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Pottawatomie Hills 19 – Saturday, October 20, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Pottawatomie Hills 20 – Saturday, October 20, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Pottawatomie Hills Earned award: Archery badge

Archery 2

Entering grades 6–8 Prerequisite: prior outdoor camping experience Continue building your outdoor skills in this tent camping event! Sleep in platform tents or tents you pitch yourself (we provide tents). Learn to use a compass and purify water, take the one match challenge in fire building, and try fishing while kayaking Lucas Lake. Fee: $30 per girl; $10 per adult 1 – Platform Tents—Friday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, July 21, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook 2 – Pitch a Tent—Friday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, July 21, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Earned award: Trailblazing badge Related awards: Primitive Camper badge, Outdoor Journey Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Summer Events

Entering grades 6–12 Review the basics you learned in Archery 1 or at summer camp. Keep score as you get to shoot with other experienced archers. Fee: $10 per girl 1 – Saturday, September 27, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Trefoil Oaks

Trailblazer Sleepover New!

2 – Saturday, October 6, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Chinook 3 – Saturday, October 20, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Pottawatomie Hills gswise.org • 800-565-4475

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Events for Girls Entering Grades 6– Graduated High School Senior Camp Cleanup Days

Canoe and Canter Sleepover

Entering grades 6–12 Enjoy a weekend at camp preparing the site for spring set-up or winter shutdown. Troops may stay overnight or come on Saturday to help. The work day takes place from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Fee: None 1 – Friday, September 7, 4:30 p.m.-Sunday, September 9, 2:00 p.m., Winding River

Entering 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. Fee: $60 per girl; $35 per riding and paddling adult; $10 per non-riding and paddling adult 1 – Thursday, June 21, 6:00 p.m.-Friday, June 22, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

2 – Friday, October 12, 4:30 p.m.-Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m., Pottawatomie Hills Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Rock Climbing–The Next Step Entering grades 6–12 Go further on the rock wall at Camp Alice Chester. Receive instruction on belaying techniques and proper rock climbing form. Fee: $25 per girl 1 – Saturday, September 29, 9:00 a.m.-noon, Alice Chester 2 – Saturday, September 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m., Alice Chester Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

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2 – Thursday, August 2, 6:00 p.m.-Friday, August 3, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook Related awards: Senior Paddling, Senior Sky, Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges Chaperones must accompany girls during this event. New! Entering grades 6–graduated Seniors Ride or dye as you head down the fast lane with sports and games like Gaga and Capture the Rainbow! End with an ultimate color battle between friends. Continue the fun with a sleepover and assist as a Program Aide at the Chase the Rainbow event the next morning. Daytime Option: Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Friday, June 1, 6:00-9:30 p.m., Chinook

Fast and the Furious

2 – Friday, August 24, 6:00-9:30 p.m., Alice Chester Photo Credit: Teri Pias, nity Volunteer Day Camp by Commu

One-Night Option: Fee: $30 per girl, $10 per adult, breakfast included 3 – Friday, June 1, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, June 2, noon, Chinook 4 – Friday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.-Saturday, August 25, noon, Alice Chester

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Earned award: Cadette Good Sportsmanship badge Related awards: Senior Cross-Training, Ambassador Coaching badges Chaperones must accompany girls for over-night option.

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Events for Girls Entering Grades 6– Graduated High School Senior Tough as Nails New! Entering grades 6–graduated Seniors Fearless, fierce, and FUN! Grab your hammer, nails, and saw to build a sturdy stepstool and rustic pallet plaque at this bold event for the gutsy G.I.R.L. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Friday, August 10, 6:00-9:30 p.m., Trefoil Oaks 2 – Friday, September 28, 6:00-9:30 p.m., Chinook Earned award: Cadette Woodworker badge Related award: Senior Room Makeover badge

Tree Climbing Sleepover New!

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Entering grades 6–graduated Seniors 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 Saukville, 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. Fee: $60 per girl; $35 per climbing adult; $15 per nonclimbing adult 1 – Thursday, July 19, 6:00 p.m.-Friday, July 20, 3:00 p.m., Silver Brook

Rock Candy Party: New! Jewelry Making Class Entering grades 7–graduated Seniors Whip up super-sweet jewelry in this new class for teens and tweens. Create delicate earrings or a sparkling necklace. You’ll learn about basic jewelry-making tools and materials, make simple loops, open and close jump rings, and attach dangles to a chain. Includes admission to the Bead&Button Show and $5 in Bead&Button Bucks. Fee: $40 per girl 1 – Saturday, June 9, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee 2 – Saturday, June 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Related awards: Cadette Trailblazing, Senior Paddling, Ambassador Ultimate Recreation Challenge badges Chaperones must accompany girls during this event.

Adventure Camper Sleepover New!

Summer Events

Entering grades 8–12 Prerequisite: Prior outdoor camping experiences Continue building your outdoor skills in this primitive camping event. Sleep in a tent you pitched yourself (we provide tents). Use a topographical map and compass to navigate, learn how to choose and pack a backpack, learn a new cooking technique, and practice your wilderness first aid. 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 – Friday, July 27, 1:00 p.m.-Saturday, July 28, 9:00 a.m., Silver Brook Related awards: Cadette Primitive Camper, and Trailblazing, Senior Adventurer, and Adventure Camper, Ambassador Survival Camper badges, Outdoor Journey for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors Chaperones must accompany girls during this event. gswise.org • 800-565-4475

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Events for Girls Entering Grades 6– Graduated High School Senior Full STEM Ahead New!

Leadership Opportunities

Entering grades 9–graduated Seniors Want to lead an exploration of the Mariana Trench? Engineer a next-gen robot? Earn a hefty salary? Join the Women’s Alliance Group from ManpowerGroup for this two-day event packed full of hands-on activities related to Girl Scout badges and job search techniques. This is not a sleepover event. Fee: None, lunch provided 1 – Wednesday, August 8, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and Thursday, August 9, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Manpower, Milwaukee

Program Aide (PA) Entering grades 6–9 At day camp, girls serve as mentors to younger campers and assist adults in running activities and/or working in a unit with the campers. See your day camp’s web page for details. At events, girls assist with facilitating activities. See the Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for details on how to earn the Program Aide award. PA Core Training Fee: $5 per girl 3 – Saturday, February 17, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Chinook

Colour Couture

4 – Saturday, March 17, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Winding River

Entering grades 6–12 Learn about careers related to science and color from professional women that specialize in these fields and check out the PPG plant on a behind-the-scenes tour. Play PPG’s “Color Sense” game to learn your palette, create your own colors to decorate a model room, and tie-dye a T-shirt. Please bring a white T-shirt. Fee: $15 per girl 1 – Saturday, June 16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., PPG Industries, Inc., Oak Creek

5 – Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Service Center 6 – Saturday, May 19, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Chinook 7 – Saturday, June 23, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Trefoil Oaks Silver Brook PA Core/Camp Training (for first-time Silver Brook PAs) Fee: $15 per girl 8 – Friday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.-Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. Silver Brook Silver Brook PA Training (for experienced Silver Brook PAs) Fee: $5 per girl 9 – Saturday, June 9, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Silver Brook Related award: Girl Scout PA pin

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Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Entering grades 10–12 This program provides a leadership progression for girls ready to assume more responsibility at day camp. See your day camp’s web page for details. See the Senior or Ambassador Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for details on how to earn the Counselor-In-Training award. Fee: $5 per girl 1 – Saturday, May 5, 9:00-11:00 a.m., New Berlin Service Center 2 – Thursday, June 21, 5:00-7:00 p.m., New Berlin Service Center 3 – Tuesday, June 26, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Trefoil Oaks Silver Brook CIT Training (required for all Silver Brook CITs) Fee: $15 per girl 4 – Friday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.-Saturday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. Silver Brook Related award: Girl Scout CIT pin 54

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Girl Scout Highest Awards for Girls Entering Grades 6–12 Girl Scout Gold Award Training

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 beyond. The possibilities are endless.

Entering 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. This is an interactive training designed to help girls learn about the Gold Award process and procedures. This training is required before submitting a Gold Award Proposal or starting a Gold Award Project. Fee: $5 per girl 1 – Tuesday, June 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Woodhaven Service Center 2 – Thursday, August 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Service Center 3 – Tuesday, September 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Berlin Service Center Related award: Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scout Gold Award Presentations 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 Entering 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 help you earn your Girl Scout Bronze Award at gswise.org.

Girl Scout Silver Award Training

2 – Tuesday, August 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Woodhaven Service Center 3 – Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Service Center Related award: Girl Scout Silver Award

2 – Thursday, July 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Berlin Service Center 3 – Monday, August 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marion Chester Read Service Center 4 – Thursday, September 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Berlin Service Center Related award: Girl Scout Gold Award

Girl Scout Highest Awards Celebration Entering grades 4–12 This celebration is held in May for girls who have earned the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards and their guests. Invitations are mailed in the spring to girls that are eligible for recognition. To be eligible, girls must submit their Final Report by February 1 online at gswise.org>Highest Awards. Event details will be posted at gswise.org.

Summer Events

Entering grades 6–8 Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make things 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 improvements in your community in the process. This is an interactive training designed to help girls learn about the Silver Award process and procedures. Girls are highly encouraged to take this training prior to submitting their Silver Award Proposal to the council. Fee: $5 per girl 1 – Tuesday, June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Berlin Service Center

Entering grades 9–12 Girls going for the Girl Scout Gold Award must meet with the Highest Award Mentor Committee for a first and final presentation. A girl cannot start her project until approval is received from the council. For project approval and to schedule a presentation date, submit a Project Proposal to the council via Go Gold Online (girlscouts.org/gogoldonline) at least three weeks prior to the preferred, pre-scheduled presentation date you would like to attend. The council will then schedule a presentation appointment to approve your project. A Final Report will be submitted to Go Gold Online and your final presentation will be scheduled. 1 – Monday, June 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Woodhaven Service Center

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Now you can follow along as she takes the lead! You already know your girl loves Girl Scouts for the friends, the fun, and all the new things she gets to experience. But wouldn’t it be great to learn more about the finer details? To see what her troop has planned for the year? To find out what she needs for each meeting? Or to see the troop’s end-of-year finances? Now you can! With the Volunteer Toolkit, a digital tool that shows troop plans in one convenient place, you can easily log in to: ● Check out what your girl’s troop or group is planning this year ● See when troop events are scheduled ● Stay in touch with the troop leader and volunteers ● Discover new ways to participate in the Girl Scout experience with her

Want to learn more about the Volunteer Toolkit? Just sign in at gswise.org, click MY GS, and check it out!


Community Event Providers Who are Community Event Providers? Evaluated and approved by GSWISE, Community Event Providers are local organizations and businesses that offer experiences that connect Girl Scouts with their community and the world around them. Activities are aligned with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, or are considered a beneficial Girl Scout experience.

How do I sign up? 

Listings of activities are found at gswise.org> Activities>Community Events.

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Listings are organized by category.

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Registration and staffing are handled by the Community Event Provider. Contact the organization directly for questions or to register for an event.

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Opportunities are updated throughout the year, check back often to see what’s new!

Our Community Event Providers Colleges & Universities Gateway Technical College, Kenosha Marquette Athletics, Milwaukee Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee UW-Milwaukee Athletics, Milwaukee Community Service American Heart Association, Milwaukee Sharing Center Group, Kenosha Waukesha County Parks Waukesha Public Library: Waukesha Reads

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Outdoors Badger Trails Inc., Milwaukee Door County Adventure Center, Door County Door County Sled Dogs, Milwaukee Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee Phantom Ranch Bible Camp, Waukesha Riveredge Nature Center, Ozaukee River Revitalization Foundation, Milwaukee Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Milwaukee Wisconsin DNR, Racine STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Milwaukee Bricks 4 Kidz Greater Waukesha Literacy Resiliency Training, Will Travel Verlo Mattress, Milwaukee Waukesha County Recycling

All Community Event Providers are reviewed and approved by GSWISE to ensure the quality of activities and compliance with Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Summer Events

Life Skills Author Kate Dickinson, Will Travel Academy of Performing Arts, Milwaukee Allo! Chocolat, Waukesha Create! Literacy, Milwaukee Good Friend Inc., Waukesha Goldfish Swim School, Waukesha Festival City Symphony, Milwaukee La Terraza, Milwaukee Milwaukee Youth Theater MK Protective Services, Will Travel Penfield Children’s Center, Milwaukee Von Maur: Science of Style, Waukesha Spotlight Youth Theater (CYT), Milwaukee Stress Management, Will Travel The Secret Oven, Milwaukee TBEY Art Center, Inc., Milwaukee Wisconsin Humane Society, Milwaukee and Ozaukee YogaConnects, Milwaukee

Museums, Tours, & Attractions BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee Lake Country Children’s Theatre, Waukesha Kenosha Public Museum Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee Milwaukee County Historical Society Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, Waukesha

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Travel Global Travel

Troop Trips

(Council-Sponsored Travel Experiences)

Your troop can plan the adventure of a lifetime! Girls develop self-confidence and leadership skills by working together on all the planning phases.

2019—Essence of Europe Application deadline: September 30, 2018 This “grand tour” of tours will stretch your imagination and open your eyes to six fabulous countries. It is a true taste of Europe and a special adventure Girl Scouts will love. You’ll see amazing sights, from Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel to London’s Buckingham Palace. And you’ll get to take the high-speed Eurostar train from Paris to London, an exciting and unique travel experience. Girls must be 14 or older at the time of travel. For specific details and questions, contact globalgirls16@gmail.com.

Destinations (National-Sponsored Travel Experiences)

To organize 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 form found at gswise.org for: o

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

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A trip of three or more nights.

 Submit troop trip forms 30 days prior to departure (two years for international trips). Check out all the trip planning tools found at girlscouts.org and gswise.org.

Application deadline: November 1, 2018 Explore the world and build friendships that last a lifetime. Girl Scout Destinations is an opportunity to travel with Girl Scouts from all over the nation.

Questions about Girl Scout travel? Contact customercare@gswise.org or 800-565-4475.

Girl Scout Destinations take Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors on unique trips ranging from hiking in Yellowstone Park, horseback riding through the Chattahoocee National Forest, saving turtles in Costa Rica, escaping to the tropical rain forest of Belize, to astronautics in Alabama. Trips generally happen in the summer, range in length from several days to a few weeks, and are sponsored by Girl Scout councils across the country or Girl Scouts of the USA-approved organizations, like Outward Bound.

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If a 2019 Destination is not in the cards, look to the future! Prepare yourself for a life-changing event and check out some of the 2020 offerings.

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For a list of Girl Scout Destinations events and an application, go to girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/ destinations. Mail or drop off your completed application to any GSWISE Service Center. Financial assistance may be available for first time participants.

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Make her day at camp even better with a Camp Care Package! Picture this, 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 delivery guaranteed! Each Camp Care Package comes with:    

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A Advance order a Camp Care Package, $25 (price iincludes tax), on your camp registration, or visit g gswise.org. *Camp Care Packages are available for camps while ssupplies last.

Visit our Resource Centers! Resource Center Locations: Marion Chester Read Service Center 131 S. 69th Street Milwaukee New Berlin Service Center 21430 W. Greenfield Avenue New Berlin Woodhaven Service Center 2303 37th Street Kenosha Visit gswise.org for current location service hours.

2018 Summer Camp and Events Book  
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Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast summer camp and events