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Camp and Outdoors

Camp

We Girl Scouts have been doing the whole camp thing a long time – over one hundred years and one thing we know for sure is that Girl Scout camp is more than just cabins in the woods and campfires. It is about each individual girl and her journey. The rustle of leaves in a warm breeze, the crackle of the campfire, and the sound of small waves made by a paddle have their own meaning to each girl. Girl Scout camp is the tangle of roots, as wild as her windblown hair, that ties each girl’s individual experience together into something bigger than herself. Rooted in adventure, Girl Scout camp empowers girls to master outdoors skills that plant memories of resiliency, capability, and friendship that will stay with them at home, in the classroom, and wherever life takes them.

No matter the session your Girl Scout selects her experiences will contain all the best camp provides friendship, games, exploring, adventure, and traditional outdoor experiences like building a campfire and cooking over its flames. With opportunities for horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, climbing, archery, and our challenging Wilderness trips there is something for every girl to try for the first time or build on skills she’ll call on for the rest of her life.

Girl Scouts have always been explorers. Give your girl the experience she’ll never forget.

You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like taking a journeycamping outbuilding a campfirecooking outdoorspitching a tentleave no trace campingplaying games and singing songs, or canoeing across a lake.


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Summer 2021

We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to run a full summer schedule in 2021. However, prospective campers should be aware that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have an impact on programs offered. We may need to alter some traditions like group size, in-camp activities, session structure, and trip length. As always, our top priority is the health and safety of our campers, staff, and community. We will continue to plan and prepare following national and state guidelines, and other risk management considerations, knowing that it is a possibility that summer camp may be canceled. We will update families and adjust our pricing to reflect any significant programmatic changes or cancellations that are necessary.

This summer we are hosting programs at Camp Birch Trails our overnight resident camp in Irma, Wisconsin, and Camp Winnecomac our day/short-term overnight camp in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. Please check out our other camp pages for more information. There is also a page for Camp Nesbit/Summer Thing this camp is a volunteer-run program in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Each camp page will give you information about your camper's stay -including directions to camp and packing lists as well as important information about our COVID-19 camp policies for the summer.


 

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A Letter from the Camp Manager

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 girl who goes on an adventure with us! This is my thirtieth summer at camp! (Wow, that’s a long time!) I 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. Though I will be living onsite at Camp Birch Trails, I am excited to welcome girls to both of our camps this summer.

Lisa ‘Puck’ Freeman, Camp Manager

 


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Getting Your Girl Ready!

 

Check out these great videos on how to get your girl ready for her time at camp. .  CHECK THEM OUT NOW >>>

 


 

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We’re Hiring! 

Find out more about becoming one of our amazing camp staff members this summer at either Camp Birch Trails or Camp Winnecomac.