Mary Ann Beebe Center is 295 acres located between Harvard and Woodstock. Pockets of water spread out across the property, providing habitats for various wildlife. Water fowl love the area! From whooping cranes to wood ducks, the camp has many resident feathered friends. The woodlands are populated with burr, white, and red oaks, great open grasslands, and a high-quality managed wetland of about 25 acres.
Troop camping is an essential part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Spending time outdoors at camp lets Girl Scouts try different things, strengthen new skills, build confidence, and ignite their interest in environmental stewardship. Whether earning badges, working on a Journey, or just having fun, Girl Scout troops are in for a fun time when they go to one of our camps!
If your troop is ready to go camping, or you need more information about all of our camp properties then check out our GSNI Troop Camp Guide!
Ready to visit Mary Ann Beeve? You will need to have an Active Net Account in order to make a reservation. We suggest reading the following guides to assist you:
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A few reminders before you head out on your adeventure:
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Three day use sites that include a fire scar, covered shelter, and latrine nearby.
All recreation activities must be booked no later than three weeks from desired date. Please review Safety Activity Checkpoints.
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Check out the latest offering in target sports from GSNI! Excellence in this activity requires learning positive traits such as patience, determination, focus, attention to detail, and persistence! *Girls must be 12 years or older to participate.
Can you hit the bullseye? Troops can provide their own certified archery instructor or hire a trained facilitator. Seasonally from late-April through mid-October.
The sport of bouldering involves climbing without a rope at a height not greater than six feet off the ground. Spotters (participants who safeguard the movements of a member of the group) provide support and protect the head and upper body of a climber in case of a fall.
How difficult can climbing milk crates really be? Find out when we challenge you to climb 17 crates high! Troops must hire a certified crate stacking facilitator. Seasonally and weather permitting.
Explore camp in a new way in the winter! A small variety of boot sizes are available, along with skis and poles. Gather the group and bundle up for this winter adventure! $10 per group; weather permitting.
Can you find all of our hidden geocaches at MABC? There are four geocaches just waiting for you to find and take a S.W.A.P.! Groups are encouraged to leave a SWAP if they take one! Don’t forget to make a variety of S.W.A.P.s for other groups to find. GPS units provided by camp; $10 per group.
The Low Ropes Course is closed until further notice.
Bring your favorite sled, and take on the sledding hill at camp! Free; weather permitting.
Full basketball court can be transformed into volleyball or tennis upon request. Please bring your own equipment for a specific sport.
MABC offers great hiking trails all around camp. MABC has dense forest, open prairie, and even wetlands! Visit all these great spots for a unique experience of nature.
Ziplines are gaining popularity across the nation, and GSNI is proud to offer this exciting opportunity to our members at Mary Ann Beebe Center. Soar across the pond and create memories that will last lifetime! Troops must hire a trained facilitator. Seasonal from late April until Mid-October. Weather prermitted.
Slingshots serve as a progression step for target range activities (like archery!) by teaching girls about range rules and commands, as well as helping them to build aim, target skills, and hand-eye coordination! Safety will be emphasized, and bullseyes are encouraged!