Girls! Girl Scout Summer Camp is a great place to Keep Calm and Camp On…Where else can you hang out all day with other girls only (No boys allowed!)? Camp is a special place to make lifelong friendships, try new things, and have a great summer.
Parents! At Girl Scout camp your camper will enhance her independence, develop confidence in new skills, and discover more about herself and others.
Keep Calm and Register Online! Camp registration begins on February 1, 2013. Girls are encouraged to register as soon as possible by paying the deposit to secure their spot. We anticipate many sessions will fill quickly! You can also deposit money into your daughter’s Trading Post (Camp Store) account for council led camps when you register online. Please note that this amount will need to be paid at the time of registration along with the deposit. Any remaining Trading Post balance will be loaded on to a ScOutfitters gift card that can be used at any ScOutfitters location and has no expiration date.
Keep Calm and Check “Save my cookie dough” to have your cookie dough automatically applied to your camp session... No worries! Register before April 14th to take advantage of this opportunity.
Keep Calm and Learn about Summer Camp at our Information Sessions: Here is a
great opportunity for families to bring their camper and meet the Camp Director! Come and ask questions and get more information on how your girl can participate in Summer Camp 2013! Bring a Friend!
Jan. 21st New Camp Family Gathering Fort Wayne Service Center, 6-8pm
Jan 22nd New Camp Family Gathering South Bend Service Center, 6-8pm
Jan. 24th New Camp Family Gathering Camp Wildwood, Logansport, IN 6-8pm
Jan. 27th New Camp Family Gathering Camp Ella J. Logan, Syracuse, IN 1-3pm
Keep Calm and Learn about Summer Camp at our Open Houses:
Come check out each one of Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana’s beautiful properties! You will get the chance to meet some of the camp staff, try some camp activities and get a personal tour of camp. Bring a Friend!
April 27th Soni Open House Camp Soni Springs, Three Oaks, MI 12-5pm
April 28th McMillen Open House Camp Agnes S. McMillen, Huntertown, IN 12-5pm
May 5th Wildwood Open House Camp Wildwood, Logansport, IN 12-5pm
May 11th Logan Open House Camp Ella J. Logan, Syracuse, IN 12-5pm
Keep Calm and Bring a Friend:
Join the Camp Recruiter Club by bringing a friend to camp! All recruiters will be recognized at the closing campfire and will be given a certificate for all their hard work. Bring a girl to camp who has never been or who is new to Girl Scouts to enter. Your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $100.00 gift card that can be used at any of the council shops or for any GSNI-M event/camp session. The winner of the gift card will be announced after the camp season is over, but just in time for the new school year!
Think you can’t afford the camp fees? Keep Calm and Register before May 15th
(or other dates for some sessions) to get a huge early bird discount!
There are so many opportunities this summer for a girl of any age to find a camp session that will be “right up her alley”. When looking over the sessions, use the icons to give you a “quick glance” for what it is all about. Go to www.gsnim.org to see full session descriptions. Please remember that all girls are welcome at camp. No Girl Scout experience is necessary. Please note that all session’s grade levels are according to the grade the girl was in during the 2012-2013 school year. Camp sessions are listed in the following categories:
Day Camps typically meets for three to five consecutive days for four or more hours.The occasional overnight may be offered. For volunteer led camps PA and CIT opportunities will be listed as an option in each camp listing. Council led PA and CIT camp opportunities will be found in the teen mentoring for council camps section.
Weekend Camps typically lasts for two or three days, with overnights. For volunteer led camps PA and CIT opportunities will be listed as an option in each camp listing.
Sleep Away Mini Camps lasts for three days and two nights. Campers live at the camp for the duration of the session. Camp is delivered by seasonal staff during the summer season.
Sleep Away Week Long Camps last for six days (Sunday to Friday). Campers live at the camp for the duration of the session. Camp is delivered by seasonal staff during the summer season.
Teen Mentoring (LIA, PA, CIT) for Council Camps Look here for information for middle school and high school age girls who want to learn how to work with younger girls and also get actual experience at a council led camp this summer. Girls can work on the following awards: LIA –Leader in Action, PA-Program Aide, CIT-Counselor in Training.Teen Mentoring opportunities at volunteer led camps will be found as an option in each camp listing.
New Girls’ Choice Activity Period at Council Camps
Girls’ Choice is a new opportunity to individually choose activity electives at council-sponsored summer camps. Each girl will be able to choose afternoon activities that match up with her interests and experience. The activities are offered at several skill levels, for example beginning archery and advanced archery. As they successfully complete the skills at a particular level, they will receive the required certification for moving on to the next level. Girls’ Choice activities are done in interest groups rather than with their camp unit. During other times of the day girls will participate in activities with and chosen by their camp unit.
Special needs campers: Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana strives to offer summer opportunities to all girls. Because every girl has unique needs, please fill out your “Camper Health and Information form” completely and accurately and return it to us before June 1st so that we have adequate time to prepare for her arrival. Sometimes additional information may be needed. If your camper requires substantial accommodations, please call our summer camp program team in advance to discuss how we can work together to create a fulfilling experience for your camper.
Many questions can be answered on our website at www.gsnim.org in the camp section. Be sure to read the camper information packet for the camp you are attending. You will also find a full list of registration procedures on our website. Our camp team is also available to answer your questions at 1-800-283-4812.
Summer Camp program questions: Jill Frey, Camp Pathway Manager ext. 122, email@example.com
Carrie Olinger, Summer Camp Director, ext. 136, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration or Financial aid questions: Registration Team at ext. 402, or email@example.com
Keep Calm and Choose the Financial Aid that you need:
We want to make sure every girl is able to experience camp, so financial assistance is available to all campers in need. The following generous sponsors make this possible: Lincoln Financial Foundation, Ian & Mimi Rolland Foundation, and PeyBack Foundation.
Remember girls can also earn Cookie Dough to help pay for their camp session. When girls sell cookies, be sure they choose cookie dough and not the other prize. Summer camp will be an amazing prize! The fun, memories and skills they learn will last a lifetime. Remember all girls can participate in the cookie program.
Girls don’t have to be in a troop or involved in Girl Scouts in any other way besides coming to camp. For more information please contact Connie Frederick, Product Program Manager at 1-800-283-4812 ext. 130 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For some sessions girls can choose EZFA (Easy Financial Aid). If your family needs just a little extra help, you can choose EZFA right on the registration form and not have to fill out any additional paperwork. For Sleep Away Camps, regular mini and regular week long, you can get $25 off your fee with EZFA and if you are registering for a horse camp, you get $50 off. EZFA is not available for Day Camp, Weekend Camps, or any volunteer led camp.
If you still require additional funding, please fill out the Financial Aid form at the back of the brochure or in the camp forms section online.
Girl Scout Camp Agnes S. McMillen and Camp Ella J. Logan are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. This nationally recognized program thoroughly reviews operations—from staff qualifications and training to emergency management—to affirm our high program quality and guidelines for health and safety.