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Summer Day Camp


Summer day camp at Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana provides an opportunity for girls to meet new friends, learn outdoor skills, and grow her courage, confidence, and character in a safe environment. 

She will have fun in the sun playing games, singing songs, and maybe even getting a little messy in the great outdoors!

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All day, resident, and summer programming has been cancelled through August 14th, 2020. If you would like to access your registration account click on the button above. If you registered for one of these programs be sure fill out this form to designate how you would like your fees reimbursed. For more information read our current blog post about program cancellations. We thank you for your patience. Please contact Customer Care with any questions at or 855-ILOVEGS (456-8347).

What Day Camp is Like

GCNWI day camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with an optional overnight on Thursday. You can register her for before-camp and after-camp programs or bus/train transportation at select locations. 

Campers bring lunch every day except when there is a cookout. Meals during an overnight are provided.

Locations: GCNWI offers Summer Day Camp programs at Camp Greene Wood, Camp Palos, and Vernon Hills Gathering Place. Learn more about each location. 

Transportation: Daily transportation via train or chartered bus to and from Camp Palos and Camp Greene Wood for an additional fee. The transportation method must be designated at the time of registration. Learn more about day camp transportation options.

Where do campers sleep? If a day camp has an optional overnight, campers may sleep in lodges, platform tents, yurts, or pop-up tents.

Volunteer-Led Day Camp

In many of the communities we serve, talented and enthusiastic volunteers offer local day camp experiences for girls. Led by volunteers throughout our council, these day camps explore the communities around them in a variety of sites, including state and local parks, forest preserves, and Girl Scout camps.

Each volunteer-led day camp provides unique themed and specialized activities, and many provide leadership opportunities for older girls. All volunteer-led day camps are supported by council staff and meet standards regarding program, budgeting, risk management, health, and safety.