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2020 Winter Family Camp Information

Family Camp FAQ Information

Are you looking for an adventurous and exciting weekend for your family this year? Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is opening our camps to all Girl Scouts and their families to create unique outdoor fun! Families will be able to rent an individual sleeping quarter or a lodge at three of our camping properties—Camp Dean (Big Rock), Camp McCormick (Stillman Valley), and Mary Ann Beebe Center (Harvard). 

Families should bring their own food and personal supplies. 

Please read our Family Camp FAQ on expected guidelines before making a reservation. 

Need help booking a reservation? Check out our How to Book information guide. 

Camp McCormick- Winter Lodge Camping

Camp McCormick is nearly 400 acres of pristine wilderness and open prairies stretching along almost two miles of Rock River frontage. You can hike miles of manicured trails while enjoying the plush scenery and ample wildlife. 

Are you ready to find a gnome? Check out the Gnome Hunt at Camp McCormick created by Troops 1243, 190, and 1398!

Family Camp at Camp McCormick will take place during the following dates:

  • Nov. 6-18, 2020
  • Dec. 18-20, 2020
  • Jan. 2-3, 2021
  • Jan. 15-17, 2021
  • Jan. 29-31, 2021
  • Feb. 12-14, 2021
  • Feb. 26-28, 2021
  • Mar. 12-14, 2021
  • Mar. 26-28, 2021
  • Apr. 9-11, 2021

Make your reservation today!

Need help booking a reservation? Check out our How to Book information guide. 

 

Mary Ann Beebe Center- Winter Lodge Camping

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.

Family Camp at Mary Ann Beebe Center will take place during the following dates:

  • Nov. 13-15, 2020
  • Dec. 11-13, 2020
  • Jan. 8-10, 2021
  • Jan. 22-24, 2021
  • Mar. 5-7, 2021
  • Mar. 19-21, 2021
  • Apr. 2-4, 2021
  • Apr. 16-18, 2021

Make your reservation today!

Need help booking a reservation? Check out our How to Book information guide. 

 

Camp Dean- Winter Lodge Camping

Camp Dean is 160 acres of woods and grasslands. Welch Creek runs through the middle of camp and is one of the finest creeks in the state for wildlife. Explore its secrets on a hike, and don’t forget your camera. There is a large hill in the middle of the prairie offering fantastic views of the night sky. Try your hand at fishing or other water activities on our 2.25 acre pond. Camp Dean is located just west of Aurora in the southeast area of our council.

Family Camp at Camp Dean will take place during the following dates:

  • Nov. 13-15, 2020
  • Dec. 11-13, 2020
  • Jan. 8-10, 2021
  • Jan. 22-24, 2021
  • Mar. 5-7, 2021
  • Mar. 19-21, 2021
  • Apr. 2-4, 2021
  • Apr. 16-18, 2021

Make your reservation today!

Need help booking a reservation? Check out our How to Book information guide. 

 

 

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Girl Scout Camp is a place where girls explore nature, take on new challenges, and develop a stronger sense of self — all in a safe, all-girl environment.

Remember that summer feeling—that feeling of freedom, excitement, and possibility? You wanted to pack every moment with memoires that would last a lifetime. You defined your adventure, and it was awesome! This summer let Girl Scouts be the gateway to that summer feeling for your girl. She’ll discover exciting activities while being un-plugged, challenge her limits with supportive adults by her side, and be the guide of her own adventure. 

Each week, campers will explore a variety of themes linked to new and popular Girl Scout badges and journeys. Sleuth your way through a mystery, create magical potions, and push yourself like a ninja through our unique challenge course. Build your own robot and practice coding. Spend the morning zipping across the treetops and relax poolside by the evening. Through our resident camp sessions, Girl Scouts can earn progress towards badges such as Coding for Good, Snow or Climbing, Robotics, Outdoor Art, Space, and more! 

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois offers council-sponsored summer camp opportunities at Camp Dean, Camp Far Horizons, and Camp McCormick. Girls have the opportunity to choose from various outdoor activities including archery, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, crate stacking, hiking, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, nature exploration, creek stomping, and horseback riding, plus more!

Summer camp is for any girl and all girls. If you're girl isn't currently a member, she can still go to camp, and simply pay an additional $25 membership fee.

Want more info about our camps? Contact us at 844-476-4463 or customercare@girlscoutsni.org.