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Camp Birch Trails

Camp Birch Trails is our beautiful 240-acre resident camp in Northern Wisconsin. Birch Trails surrounds private Lake Olivotti with a sandy beach, swim and boating dock and a Mermaid bridge that connect the main area of camp to our Low Ropes course. We also have a floating bog and island for primitive camping to explore.

It also features a Graebel Lodge with electricity, bathrooms, showers and kitchen, Outlook cabins with electricity with access to our updated shower house and bathrooms and Yurt Village with access to pit toilets, Maple cabins with no electricity and access to pit toilets and platform tents with no electricity and access to pit toilets.

Our large dining hall serves up to 140 campers at a time with a large deck for games and activities. Other activities in camp include Low Ropes teambuilding course, Archery range, Gaga pit and 9 square, ginormous playfield for various games, hammocking area, and canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and corcls for the lake. Maple lodge provides space for our arts and crafts activities like tie dye, candle making, wood burning and more! Oak observatory is our newest building at camp for all of our Nature and Science activities.

Camp Birch Trails is an ACA (American Camp Association) accredited camp. The ACA logo is your assurance that our camp is fully invested in understanding and implementing policies that reflect industry recognized standards in health, safety and risk management camp operations. Accredited camps are willing to have their operations scrutinized and reviewed by camp professionals who know and value quality camps.

Girl-led, Girl Planned- In Girl Scouts, girls are the boss and that means they choose their own adventures. All campers will do all the awesome things her particular program offers. But each session also has tons of traditional, camp activities, games, songs, and more! We let the girls take the lead on choosing how to spend some of their time at camp!

Meet Our Camp Directors

Camp Staff Photos

Lisa 'Puck" Freeman,
Camp Director

Hi everybody! I’m Puck and I run Girl Scout camp! I can’t wait for summer to begin. My job is to make sure camp is welcoming, fun, and a safe place for every camper who goes on an adventure with us! I get to work with our amazing staff who are from right here in our area and from around the world to plan amazing activities perfect for girls of all ages. I live onsite at Camp Birch Trails during the summer. I can’t wait to meet you in person at camp this summer.

Camp Staff Photos

Emily 'Lemon' Kelsey
Assistant Camp Director

Hello! I’m Lemon and I help Puck run Girl Scout Camp. I worked at camp several years ago as a Counselor then as Assistant Camp Director, and I am so excited to be back at Camp Birch Trails! I cannot wait to get back to camp and help make sure all of our campers have an amazing summer. For the most part I will be living onsite during the summer, and I absolutely can’t wait to see all you at camp this summer!


Camp Birch Trails Quick Facts

Looking for more information?

Confirmation packets with more detailed information will be emailed to all participants on May 4th. This packet of information will have more about camp, drop-off and pick-up procedures, COVID-19 expectations, links to packing lists, camps address for mail, our one-way email service and much more.

Where will my camper stay while they are at camp?

To give parents and campers a better idea of where they will be staying, we have listed in the Camp Guide what living unit each program will be staying in while at camp.

What is a living unit?

In whichever icon it says next to the program in the camp book:

Outlook Cabins – bunk beds with electricity near the shower house facilities. Each cabin has 4 bunk beds for 8 campers.

Yurts – round cabin-like structure with bunk beds and electricity and near pit toilets and running water. Each Yurt has 4 bunk beds for 8 campers.

Lodge – large building with bunk beds, bathrooms, showers and electricity. There are 2 wings that will have 3 bunkbeds for 6 campers.

Maple Cabins - cabins with bunkbeds and near pit toilets and running water. Each cabin has 3 bunk beds for 4 campers

Leafy Platform Tents – wooden platform with a canvas tent, cots with mattresses and mosquito netting for each bed, near pit toilets and running water. Each tent only sleeps 4 girls.

Drop off/Pickup at Camp and Directions

No bussing is being offered this summer. Parents/guardians will need to drop off and pick-up their camper at camp.

Drop off Procedure

Please follow the correct drop-off time for your camper’s arrival. *Sisters can arrive at the same time. Please do not arrive early, you will need to wait until your camper’s unit check-in time.

Lodge: 2:00 p.m.

  • Sneak-a-Peek, Get Wild (except for July 6-8), Art-o-rama, Slime Balls, Summer Explorers, Beach Bummers

Leafy Platform Tents: 2:30 p.m.

  • Pictured Rocks, Superior Hiking Trail, Michigammie Canoe, Manitowish Waters Canoe, Boundary Waters Canoe, Quetico Canoe, Manitowish River Kayak, Chippewa Kayak, Apostles Kayak, Lake Superior Kayak, Trip Leader in Training

Maple Cabins: 2:30 p.m.

  • Namekagon Kayak, Wisconsin River Canoe, North Country Backpack, Ice Age Backpack, Island Explorer, Counselor in Training I, S’more CBT, Dakotas Adventure

Yurts: 3:00 p.m.

  • Northwoods Adventure, Urban Adventure, Abra-Ca-Doodle, What-Chu-Wanna-Du, Bullseye, Night Ninjas, Wizarding University, Apprentice Counselor in Training, Counselor in Training II, Super Survivalist, Wanderers

Outlook Cabins: 3:30 p.m.

  • Horsin Around, Stable Stompers, Cowgirl Round Up, Inner Goddess, You Can’

Further information will be in a confirmation packet emailed to you on May 4th.

Pick-Up at Camp

A staff member will meet parents at the front gate. Parents will need to have their drivers' license readily available to show and sign their camper release form. The staff member will then walkie to the campers living unit to let them know to be ready for pick-up.  Please arrive at your camper’s check-out time and no earlier.

Check-out Times:

Lodge, Leafy Tents, Outlook Cabins: 1:30 p.m.

Yurts and Maple Cabins: 2:15 p.m.

Driving Directions to Camp Birch Trails

Camp address: W5860 Olivotti Lake Rd. Irma, WI 54442

Please be sure you have the correct Camp Birch Trails in your GPS-there is another camp outside of Minong, WI and we want you to arrive at the correct camp.

Google Directions: gsnw.gl/CampBirchTrailsDirections

Please note: If you are using Google Maps type in ‘Birch Trail Girl Scouts Camp’ to get the correct directions.