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Girl Scouts GCNWI Camps and Properties

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Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana offers outdoor programming at six camps and three gathering places! Our camps are also available for rent by Girl Scout troops and other groups.

GCNWI camps are located across three states in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

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Camp Butternut Springs

650 N 175 W
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385

Property details: Camp Butternut Springs is located on 304 beautiful, wooded acres, and offers a swimming pool, canoeing, archery range, hayrides, hiking trails, baseball field, soccer field, and Dyna-track. Sledding is a favorite pastime in the winter. Throughout the year, various program events are offered, as well as resident camp during the summer. An air-conditioned, large dining hall can accommodate day events or large group gatherings.

Accommodations: Modern lodges, rustic lodges, cabins, and platform tents are available.

Getting there: Camp Butternut Springs is easily accessible from I-80/90 and I-94.

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Friendship Center

5100 Sunset Ln.
Country Club Hills, IL 60478

Property details: This 32 acre camp provides walking trails and a pavilion with restrooms for day functions. The air conditioned central building has four individual suites containing a kitchenette, sleeping area, and restroom facilities. There is also a large assembly hall with attached kitchen for day events.

Accommodations: Campers can sleep on mats in one of four suites or pitch their own tents on the property.

Getting there: The Girl Scouts GCNWI Friendship Center is conveniently located near I-294 and I-57.

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Camp Greene Wood

3125 71st St.
Woodridge, IL 60540

Property details: Camp Greene Wood is a 136 acre wooded camp offers an archery range, hiking trails, and orienteering. An outdoor shelter with concrete floor is available for day use. Throughout the year, various program events are offered, as well as day camp during the summer.

Accommodations: Campers can enjoy staying in lodges, platform tents or yurts. 

Getting there: Camp Greene Wood is conveniently located near I-355 and Route 53. 

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Camp Juniper Knoll

W5091 State Road 20
East Troy, WI 53120

Property details: Camp Juniper Knoll is a beautiful 186 acre wooded property on Pleasant Lake that offers lake swimming, canoeing, an archery range, hiking trails, and hayrides. Sledding and snow shoeing are available during the winter. Throughout the year, various program events are offered, as well as resident camp in the summer.

Accommodations: Modern lodges, rustic lodges, platform tents, and yurts are available. 

Getting there: Camp Juniper Knoll is conveniently accessible from I-43 and Routes 12 and 20. 

Download the Juniper Knoll Property Info Sheet [PDF] »

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Camp Palos

11736 S Will Cook Rd
Palos Park, IL 60439

Property details: Camp Palos is a beautiful 80 acre wooded camp that offers a nature center, archery range, hiking trails, and hay rides. Snow shoeing is available in the winter. The North Shelter is a great area for day events or to pitch your own tent. Year round programs are held throughout the year, as well as day camp in the summer.

Accommodations: Campers will enjoy staying in rustic lodges, cabins, or platform tents.

Getting there: Camp Palos is conveniently accessible from I-55 and I-294. 

Download the Palos Property Info Sheet [PDF] »

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Camp Pokanoka

1879 N 2703rd Rd
Ottawa, IL

Property details: Camp Pokanoka has 260 beautiful wooded acres and offers hiking trails, a swimming pool, mini golf, hayrides, an archery range, and outdoor theatre. Sledding is a favorite pastime in winter.  Throughout the year program events are available, as well as resident camp in the summer.

Accommodations: Campers will enjoy staying in rustic lodges, platform tents, tabins, or pitching their own tent. 

Getting there: Camp Pokanoka is conveniently accessible from Routes 23 and 71. 

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Camp River Trails

2599 US-52
Sheridan, IL

Property details: Camp River Trails is located on 136 wooded acres with Fox River frontage. The camp offers a swimming pool, hiking trails, volleyball, archery range, and hayrides. Throughout the year, program events are available.

Accommodations: Campers will enjoy staying in rustic lodges, cabins, screened platform tents, or pitching their own tent. 

Getting there: Camp River Trails is conveniently accessible from Routes 52 and 71.

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Camp Butternut Springs

Camp Greene Wood

Friendship Center

Camp Juniper Knoll

Camp Palos

Camp Pokanoka

Camp River Trails