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Property Rentals and Troop-Led Camping

Ready to try an outdoor adventure with your troop or group? GSGCNWI has over 700 acres of private outdoor space ready to explore. You can make all reservations on our new registration and reservation site.

Locations open for use:

  • Camp Butternut Springs (Valparaiso, IN)
  • Camp Greene Wood (Woodridge, IL)
  • Camp Palos (Palos Park, IL)
  • Camp Juniper Knoll (East Troy, WI)

Not sure where you want to go? Check out an overview of our camps & locations!

Check out an overview of our camps & locations!
  • Day Use Sites are locations at camp perfect for day adventures! Go for a hike, work on a badge, or roast a s’more—you’ll have a spot to drop your things and call home base. Reservations will hold the space for your group from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for that day.
  • Overnight Lodge Sites are great for first time overnight camping or groups looking for a modern facility experience. Lodges are winterized, and most include a full kitchen, flush toilets, and a fire ring for s’mores or outdoor cooking. Check-in begins at 4 p.m., and check-out by 2 p.m.
  • Overnight Rustic Sites include platform tents, yurts, and rustic cabins or “tabins”. Groups looking to get closer to nature or take the next step in their outdoor progression are a good fit for these seasonal sites! Check-in begins at 4 p.m., and check-out by 2 p.m.
  • Overnight Primitive Camp Sites are for groups looking to pitch a tent and “rough it” for their outdoor adventure. Minimal amenities while staying on our private GSGCNWI property. Check-in begins at 4 p.m., and check-out by 2 p.m.
How to Submit A Reservation Request
  1. Check out our guide here!
Reservation Notes
  • All reservations are first come, first serve.
  • This is a reservation request. You should see an email within 2-4 weeks either approving your request or asking for more information needed prior to approving your spot.
  • Requests hold your spot at camp! Once your request is submitted, other users will not be able to book the spot.
Training Requirements
  • Complete required outdoor training. Cabin Camping is necessary for one or more nights at camp with no campfires. Add Fire Safety and Fire Building to have a campfire & s’mores, Outdoor Cooking for more extensive outdoor cooking over a fire or with charcoal, and Rustic Camping to sleep in platform tents, yurts, or pitch-your-own tent sites and cook outside. These online courses are available in gsLearn. Outdoor Cooking and Rustic Camping are Blended Learning course, each has an in-person session requirement for completion.
  • Current certification in Adult/Child/Infant CPR with AED and First Aid must be on file with GSGCNWI prior to your arrival at camp. A current Adult/Child/Infant CPR and AED and First Aid trained adult or medical professional must be present at all times with your troop. Please review Safety Activity Checkpoints for certification requirements.
Troop & Group Camp Documents:


Read through our Camp and Outdoor FAQ, or contact us at or 855-ILOVEGS (456-8347).