Camp McCormick

9995 North Girl Scout Road
Stillman Valley, IL 61084

 

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Activities

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Summer Resident Camp

Registration Opens February 17, 2015

All camp sessions at Camp McCormick feature: swimming, archery, cooking, songs & games, nature activities, crate stacking, arts & crafts, new friends, and FUN! Click on the links in the descriptions below to download registration forms!

 

  • Resident Camp – for girls entering grades 4-12
    • Join us for 3 or 6 days at Camp McCormick where you can stay overnight in platform tents, Adirondacks, or covered wagons and explore camp during the day. If outside camping cramps your style, some sessions offer an indoor sleeping option! You'll enjoy classic camp activities, plus extra special activities, based on the theme listed below. Camp staff will guide you through your next camp adventure!
      • Session 1b: June 24-26 – Woodland Creatures [3-day session
      • Session 2: June 28-July 3 – Off to the Races
      • Session 3: July 5-10 – Wild, Wild West
      • Session 4: July 12-17 – Island Adventure
      • Session 5: July 19-24 – Pirates
      • Session 6: July 26-31 – Desserts Galore*
      • Session 7a: August 2-4 – Duct Tape Creations Part I*
      • Session 7b: August 5-7 – Duct Tape Creations Part 2*
        • Sessions noted with a * include an indoor sleeping option, in addition to the traditional sleeping options. Campers who choose the indoor sleeping option will live in the Friendship Center with camp friends and counselors. Please note there is no air conditioning in the Friendship Center. Indicate on your registration that you prefer indoor sleeping accommodations.

  • New this year: You can choose your own adventure! You can stay at camp all week and enjoy everything Camp McCormick has to offer, or choose to add a fun-filled trip to your week!
    • Day at Rock Cut State Park: Canoeing/kayaking, geocaching, and biking, girls entering grade 4 and up. Sessions: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7b
    • Rock Climbing: Climb Devil's Lake and overnight campout, girls entering grade 7 and up. Session: 2
    • Horseback riding: One-time trail ride, girls entering grades 4 and up. Sessions: 3, 5
    • High Adventure: Zipline and high ropes course, overnight stay at Chapman Hills, girls entering grades 6 and up. Session: 3
    • Marksmanship: Practice archery at camp before heading off-camp to try riflery, must be at least 12 years old at time of camp session. Session: 4
    • Caving: Day trip to Eagle Cave and overnight campout, girls entering grades 5 and up. Session: 4
    • Whitewater Rafting: Four-hour rafting trip and overnight stay at Wildman Adventure Resort, Must be 12 years old at time of camp session. Session: 5

  • 10 Days, 5 Camps Road Trip – for girls entering grades 7-9
    This popular road trip is back, and now with 4 more days for almost double the fun! Experience all GSNI camps have to offer! Go crate-stacking at Camp McCormick, canoeing or kayaking at Camp Dean, practice archery at Chapman Hills, complete the low-ropes course at Mary Ann Beebe Center, and rappel down the wall at Camp Far Horizons. This will be a road trip to remember!
    • July 26–August 4

  • Counselor in Training II – for girls entering grades 11-12
    You're almost there! Now's the time to pull together all the camp leadership skills you have developed over the years. Challenge yourself to be the best you, as you are put on the spot to handle real-life camp experiences when working with younger campers and navigating obstacles a camp counselor can encounter.
    • Two-week session: July 26-August 7

  • For CIT Apprentice and Counselor-in-Training I, see Camp Dean.

 

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Site Rental

Click here to view Lodging, Dining, and Pricing details. 

 

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Troop Events

  • Winter Wonderland in the Woods – Sunday, February 15, 2 p.m.-Monday, February 16, 12 noon (Presidents’ Day)
    Juniors and older. Troops must provide appropriate girl:adult ratio.
    No igloo is required for this camping adventure! Grab your gloves, and explore camp in the wintertime (but sleep in the heated lodge). Exciting winter activities will include cross country skiing and sledding. No snow? No problem! Our amazing camp has lots to do in any kind of weather. Dinner and breakfast included.

  • Camp Service Day, April 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Enjoy a spring day at camp and help get it ready for summer fun! Take advantage of these opportunities to join other camp fans and make a difference for the Girl Scout outdoor experience. Activities may include cleaning buildings, reassembling the platform tents, minor repairs, painting, landscaping, and general cleanup from Mother Nature’s winter blast.

  • Open House – Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Visit us at camp with your family or troop to get a taste of the camp experience! You’ll explore camp and sample the activities, chat with the Camp Director, and even enjoy a s’more. Pre-registration is not required, but RSVP to the camp director, if desired.

 

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Family Events

  • Open House – Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Visit us at camp with your family or troop to get a taste of the camp experience! You'll explore camp and sample the activities, chat with the Camp Director, and even enjoy a s'more. Pre-registration is not required, but RSVP to the camp director, if desired.

  • Family Camp
    Girls entering grades 1-12, and the whole family
    Friday, July 31, 6 p.m.–Sunday, August 2, 10 a.m.
    Round up the whole family including your aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas, siblings and cousins, and head out to camp! Spend a relaxing weekend trying all kinds of camp activities including swimming, crafting, hiking, outdoor cooking, exploring, and more! Food will be provided, and families will stay together in platform tents or covered wagons.

 

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Contact Us

  • Site Rental Reservations – Emily Hall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 847-741-5521, Ext. 7132
  • Ranger – Dennis Massolle, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 815-962-5591 Ext. 7195 or Jason Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 815-962-5591 Ext. 7189
  • Camp Director – Carly “Winter” Kaczmarowski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 815-701-7576
  • Summer Staff – Coming Soon!
  • Like us on Facebook –  www.facebook.com/GSNICampMcCormick

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