Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) is hosting 17 Day Camps across southern Illinois this summer, including one in Highland and one in Greenville.
Girl Scout Day Camp provides girls with outdoor fun and adventure, as well as the chance to meet friends and try new activities. They are open to all girls. Girls who are not registered Girl Scouts should add an additional $15 to camp fees, which covers membership dues for Girl Scouts of the USA.
Any Girl Scout who brings a non-Girl Scout friend to camp will receive a free T-shirt for herself and her friend.
Adult volunteers are needed at all camps. Volunteers will receive training and meals and some camps offer a unit for other children in the family.
For more information about GSSI’s Day Camp Program, contact program manager Carolyn Miener at (800) 345-6858, ext. 1113, or firstname.lastname@example.org or program manager Emily Stanley at (800) 345-6858, ext. 1111 or email@example.com.
Muggles, Magic & Mayhem Camp
The Muggles, Magic & Mayhem Camp will return to Silver Lake Park in Highland June 1-5. The camp will run from 6 to 9 p.m. each day and is for girls from first to 12th grades.
The camp, based on the Harry Potter books and movies where magical creatures come alive, is now in its fifth year. This year, organizers are adding “Wizard Chess” and a “Potions” class might make a mess. Bring your cape and wand along and be ready to sing the Muggles Camp song.
Cost is $50, with an optional overnight cost of $10 extra. The registration deadline is May 1. Contact Julie LaFranceat firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 581-6537.
Becoming a Well-Rounded
The “Becoming a Well-Rounded Girl Scout” camp will be held from June 8-11 at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and is for girls in first to sixth grades.
Cost is $40, and the registration deadline is May 11. Contact Misty Mezo at email@example.com or (217) 556-1887.
Themed days at the camp worked so well last year, that the titles will be repeated, but with all-new activities. Girls will be spending a day learning Girl Scout traditions and songs, a day with science experiments, a day of crafts, and the week will round out with sports and the ever popular water games.