Sunday, March 29, 2015

Breaking News! GSSI to Offer Resident Camp at Touch of Nature in Makanda

Have you been looking for a resident camp for 2015? Well, look no farther, it’s here! This year the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will be hosting a six-day camp at Touch of Nature, located in Makanda, IL. Girls will be staying in cabins with air conditioning and electricity on Little Grassy Lake.

Camps will be held July 19-25, 2015 (registration deadline 6/1).  Click on the camp name to register online!

Fairies, Gnomes, and Wizards (Brownies) 
The magic of the forest comes alive with Fairies, Gnomes, and Wizards.  Come to camp and build fairy houses, make magical potions, and learn how to help wounded animals.  We will also get the chance to meet live owls and go on an owl prowl.  This is the chance to leave the Muggle world behind and embark on a magical journey! 

Beach Bums (Juniors) 
Come to camp and waste your day away on the beaches of Little Grassy Lake.  Girls will be treated to a nature spa, fruity drinks, and a whale hunt.  We will also go beach         hopping and go out to the “jumping rocks.”  In your down time, you can play beach       volley, have a pirate ship battle, and send smoke signals to the neighboring camps!

You Can Do That at Camp! (Cadettes) 
Come do some of the things you’ve always been told you can’t do at camp! Sleep in until after    breakfast, raid the kitchen, hunt for Bigfoot, have a late night dance party with live music, and     maybe even order a    pizza! When not stretching the rules, try some hiking, swimming, archery, boating, or other camp favorites.

Cost is $350 per girl for each camp.  Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify. If you prefer to print and mail in a registration form, you can download the form here.