NOTICE: Due to low enrollment, day camp programs at the Girl Scouts GCNWI Friendship Center have been cancelled. 

Summer Day Camp

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Summer day camp at GCNWI 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!

Browse the 2019 Camp Guide to choose the day camp sessions you want to attend!

Register for Summer Day Camp

How to Register:  Search by the five-digit numeric code for each program (e.g. 01234). Returning users: sign in to your account with the log-in information you use for council programs and training. New users: create a new account to sign in and register.


Important Information for Registered Campers

 

  • Day Camp Paperwork - DUE MAY 1
  • Camp Greene Wood Day Camp Info Packet
  • Camp Palos Day Camp Info Packet
  • Friendship Center and Vernon Hills Day Camp Info Packet

View the 2019 Camp and Outdoor Program Guide


What Day Camp is Like

GCNWI day camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with an optional overnight. You can register her for before-camp and after-camp programs in addition to her camp experience. 

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, Friendship Center, and Vernon Hills Gathering Place.

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, the lodging type will be listed with the program listing in our camp guide. Learn more about the different types of lodging at our camps!  

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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.

Volunteer-Led Day Camp is offered in the communities below.

Lemont, IL | Service Unit 724

June 24-27, 2019; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lemont Park District Picnic Grove, 16028 127th St., Lemont, IL

Director: Cathy Briggs, briggs502@comcast.net

This day camp is the only all girl-led volunteer camp in our Service Unit. This camp follows a camp progression which teaches outdoor skills. On Wednesday night, girls in 4th grade and up can spend the night. The girls will swim Tuesday, Thursday, and Wednesday night if spending the night. All camp lunch on Thursday. Your daughter does not need to be a registered Girl Scout to attend ($25 non-Girl Scout registration fee to cover national dues.). 

For girls entering 8th Grade: There is no unit for 8th grade this year. Girls entering 8th grade need to sign up as a program leader and they will be helping to run the units. 

We need adult volunteers. We will take ½ days: when registering, mark yourself as “Grade 12” and note in the Special Needs section when you would be available.

REGISTRATION

Search by the five-digit numeric code for each program your girl wants to attend (e.g. 01234). Returning users: sign in to your account with the log-in information you use for council programs and training. New users: create a new account to sign in and register.

Please register for the grade your camper will be in Fall 2019.

A $25 membership registration fee will automatically be added to any registration for girls who are not current Girl Scouts. 

Program Code Registration Type Fee
99013 Grade 1 in fall 2019 $80
99014 Grade 2 in fall 2019 $80
99015 Grade 3 in fall 2019 $80
99016 Grade 4 in fall 2019, NO overnight $80
99017 Grade 4 in fall 2019, with overnight $95
99018
Grade 5 in fall 2019, NO overnight $80
99019 Grade 5 in fall 2019, with overnight $95
99020 Grade 6 in fall 2019, NO overnight $80
99021 Grade 6 in fall 2019, with overnight $95
99022 Grade 7 in fall 2019, NO overnight $80
99023 Grade 7 in fall 2019, with overnight $95
99026 Program Leaders (Grades 8 - 12 in fall 2019) $20
99027 Parent Volunteers No fee
Romeoville / Bolingbrook, IL

June 24-28, 2019 

O'Hara Woods/Conservation Park, Romeoville, IL

Theme: Camp Survivor Goes Around the World

Director: Donna McWilliams, campsurvivorgirlscoutdaycamp@gmail.com

Girls will explore the great outdoors and learn about cultures around the world! Our week of adventures will include: outdoor cooking, first-aid skills, camping skills, team building games, crafts, archery, fishing, singing, and hiking in the woods! Each “Tribe” will fill their passport as they travel throughout the week and explore, games, food, crafts, and songs, from countries around the world. Camp fee includes: week at camp, patch, t-shirt, bandana, daily snack ,1 lunch, 1 dinner. 

Camp hours are Monday–Thursday 9 am - 3 pm & Friday 1–7 pm.

  • Friday 1-7 pm will be an exciting “all-camp” activity day and dinner.
  • Friday 7-10 pm girls entering 4th grade & up in fall 2019 can stay for "LATE NIGHT" 

REGISTRATION

Search by the five-digit numeric code for each program your girl wants to attend (e.g. 01234). Returning users: sign in to your account with the log-in information you use for council programs and training. New users: create a new account to sign in and register.

Registration for girls in grades 4 and up includes late night Friday night. We are looking for adult volunteers, adults can commit Monday–Thursday 8:30 am-3:30 pm and Friday Noon–7 pm, includes t-shirt. Volunteer training will be scheduled. 

Program Code Registration Type Fee
99040 Grade 1 in fall 2019 $50
99041 Grade 2 in fall 2019 $50
99042 Grade 3 in fall 2019 $50
99043 Grade 4 in fall 2019 $50
99044 Grade 5 in fall 2019 $50
99045
Grade 6 in fall 2019 $50
99046 Grade 7 or 8 in fall 2019 $50
99047

1st Year Program Aide (PA)

Grade 8 or older in fall 2019 

Prerequisite: Completed LIA and PA training.

$25
99048

Returning Program Aide

Grade 9 or older in fall 2019

Prerequisite: Has attended Camp Survivor as a PA

$25
99049

Full Week Adult Volunteers

Prerequisite: Must be 18+ and registered Girl Scout witha  completed background check. 

$10

 

Valparaiso / Washington Township, IN

Dates:  June 3-7, 2019; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN

Theme: Little Camp at the Springs

“Travel back in time to become a pioneer exploring and discovering all camp has to offer. Experience life as a pioneer by making root beer and candles and playing old-time games. Plus do all the usual camp activities of cooking lunch over a campfire, crafts, hiking, fishing, and swimming. Juniors and older will do archery and be able to stay overnight on Thursday and star gaze.” 

Director: Beth Baker, su12girlscouts@yahoo.com

REGISTRATION

Search by the five-digit numeric code for each program your girl wants to attend (e.g. 01234). Returning users: sign in to your account with the log-in information you use for council programs and training. New users: create a new account to sign in and register.

Program Code Registration Type Fee
99115 99115 (Girls Grades 1 - 12) $55
99116 Squirrels (pre-school children of volunteers) $15
99117 Boys (sons of volunteers) $25

 

Chanahon / Minooka, IL

June 17-21, 2019

Theme: Fiesta!

Director: Lisa Timm, lisatimm@sbcglobal.net 

REGISTRATION

Search by the five-digit numeric code for each program your girl wants to attend (e.g. 01234). Returning users: sign in to your account with the log-in information you use for council programs and training. New users: create a new account to sign in and register.

Program Code Registration Type Fee
99000 Girls entering grade 1 in fall 2019 $50
99001 Girls entering grade 2 in fall 2019 $50
99002 Girls entering grade 3 in fall 2019 $50
99003 Girls entering grade 4 in fall 2019 $50
99004 Girls entering grade 5 in fall 2019 $50
99005
Girls entering grade 6 in fall 2019 $50
99005 Girls entering grade 7 in fall 2019 $50
99007 Program Aides (Girls entering grade 7 - 12)
Must have required training
$10
99008 Pixies (Children of adult volunteers only, grade K) $20
99009 Boys (Children of adult volunteers only) $20
99010 Adult Volunteers No fee
99011 Girls entering grade 8 fall 2019 $50
99012 Overnight (girls entering 5th grade and up in fall 2019) $10