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Troop Camping Rentals and recreations

Please view our detailed information on each camp by clicking on the links to the properties below.

 

Reserving space at one of the council properties can be completed in five easy steps. To reserve space at Butternut Springs, Friendship Center, Greene Wood, Juniper Knoll, Palos, Pokanoka or River Trails, please follow the steps outlined below.

Five Easy Steps:

1.  Current Outdoor Module 1 is necessary for all overnights and day use; Module 2 & 3 are required for a two night stay at camp.  Current certification in first aid and CPR must be on file with our Property Registrar prior to your arrival at camp.  A current first aid/CPR trained adult or medical professional must be present at all times with your troop. Incomplete applications will not be processed. If training information is needed, please contact Volunteer Services.  

2. To view the accommodations and recreations that are available, click on the appropriate camp link above. If you wish to tour a camp, please contact the Property Registrar at 312-912-6371 for additional information.

 3. Once a camp has been selected, a Property Rental application must be completed. Click here to get to the Property Rental Application.
  •  Be sure to include your recreation selection at this time since recreations will not be added after confirmation of your reservation. 
  • Copies of first aid, CPR and outdoor training certification should be included with your completed form 
  • A $25 application fee is to be included with your Property Rental application.  This fee is non-refundable unless we are unable to process your application. An incomplete application will delay confirmation of your reservation. 
  • Completed form can be e-mailed, faxed or mailed to:
Email:property@girlscoutsgcnwi.org 
Fax: 312-750-0718
Mail: Girl Scouts GCNWI, 20 S. Clark, Ste 200, Chicago, IL 60603 Attn: Property Registrar 
  • With email requests, you will receive an automated reply receipt. Faxed and mailed requests will not receive a receipt confirmation.
    4. The following process may take up to two (2) weeks to complete:
    • Availability will be verified and a contract will be generated.
      • This contract and other important information will be forwarded to the troop representative listed on the rental request.
    • To secure your reservation and avoid cancellation, a signed copy of the contract with the specified payment amount must be received by the date identified.
    • Credit card or check payment may be mailed. All forms of payment may be made at any of our Gathering Places, by mail or phone.
5. Final recreation participant numbers are required 30 days before arrival at camp.  Final payment of site usage fees are due 15 days prior to your arrival at camp. 
  • Billing adjustments will not be accepted 30 days before arrival at camp.

Our Girl Scout troops will have first priority to rent our camp facilities.  Groups outside of the council may request available space at our cap properties no earlier than four (4) months before the desired usage date.  Out Property Registrar will be happy to answer any questions you may have by phone at 312-912-6371 or by email at property@girlscoutsgcnwi.org.

Recreations:

Full List of All Camp Recreations and Pricing (4 MB)

Archery:

  • Available at Camp:
    • Butternut Springs
    • Greene Wood
    • Juniper Knoll
    • Palos
    • Pokanoka
    • River Trails
    • Pricing:
      • GSGCNWI: $3.00
      • Non-profit: $6.00
      • Other: $8.00
      • Availability: April-October

* Junior level and above

Canoes:

  • Available at Camp:
    • Butternut Springs
    • Juniper Knoll
    • Pricing:
      • GSGCNWI: $4.00
      • Non-profit: $6.00
      • Other: $8.00
      • Availability: April-October

* Junior level and above

Hay Wagon Rides:

  • Available at Camp:
    • Butternut Springs
    • Juniper Knoll
    • Palos
    • Pokanoka
    • River Trails
    • Pricing:
      • GSGCNWI: $2.00
      • Non-profit: $3.00
      • Other: $4.00
      • Availability: April-October

Swimming:

  • Available at Camp:
    • Butternut Springs
    • Juniper Knoll
    • Pokanoka
    • River Trails
    • Pricing:
      • GSGCNWI: $4.00
      • Non-profit: $9.00
      • Other: $12.00
      • Availability: Memorial Day-Labor Day

RECREATIONS (ON YOUR OWN)

These activities/facilities are led by an adult in your group. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sports:

  • Available at Camp:
    • Butternut Springs (Dyna-Track, baseball, soccer, volleyball)
    • Palos (volleyball & basketball only)
    • Pokanoka (sand volleyball, mini-golf)
    • River Trails (volleyball only)
    • Pricing:
      • No Charge
      • Availability: April-October

Hiking Trails:

  • Available at Camp:
    • All camp locations
    • Pricing:
      • No charge
      • Availability: Year round

Letterboxing:

  • Available at Camp:
    • Butternut Springs
    • Friendship Center
    • Greene Wood
    • River Trails
    • Pricing:
      • No Charge
      • Availability: Year Round

Sledding:

  • Available at Camp:
    • Butternut Springs
    • Juniper Knoll
    • Pokanoka
    • River Trails
    • Pricing:
      • No charge
      • Availability: When snow present

* Bring your own equipment

Snow Shoeing:

  • Available at Camp:
    • Palos
    • Juniper Knoll
    • Pokanoka
    • Pricing:
      • No charge
      • Availability: When 6” of fresh snow is present