Thursday, September 17, 2015

Plan a Girl Scout Day Camp for Summer '16 in Your Area!

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois already has 18 Day Camps scheduled for 2016.  The most ever...thanks to all of our wonderful day camp volunteers who are committed to providing girls a fun and safe camp and outdoor experience.

Belleville, Charleston, Collinsville, Columbia/Dupo, East St. Louis, Effingham (2), Edwardsville, Granite City, Greenville, Highland, Massac County, O'Fallon, Staunton, UPAC, Waterloo.

In addition, we have two staff run STEAM day camps that will be held at Camp Torqua.

It's Not Too Late
We would love to expand our volunteer day camps so more girls can experience the fun of camp and outdoors.  But to do this, we need the committment of a Day Camp Director to make it happen.  Day Camp directors must commit to two meetings with a GSSI staff member prior to camp, run camp (either day camp or twilight camp), follow GSSI rules and guidelines, and meet one time after camp to just talk about how things went.  Volunteers from their area would also be needed to meet girl/adult ratios.  GSSI Program Managers Carolyn Miener and Emily Stanley will help make it easy and fun for Day Cmap directors and volunteers.  We would like to have day camps here:

Crawford County area
Jefferson County area
Lawrence County area
Marion County area
Randolph County area
Richland County area
Shawnee SU area
Wayne/Hamilton/White County area

For More Information:
Carolyn Miener: 618.307.3641 or  
Emily Stanley: 618.307.3611 or