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Troops can now reserve units for the spring, summer, and fall. Woodview is the only unit open between mid November and April 1st. Other units are open April 1st through mid November. Please see each camp to learn about the units that are available at it.

Someone in the troop must have the Out and About Training to stay in a lodge. To stay in cabins or tents someone must have the Troop Camp Training. There must also be someone with the group who is First Aid and CPR certified. 

All units and camps are closed for major holidays - New Years, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information about our camps and units click on the camp on the left hand menu then scroll down to the listings.  To reserve a camp please complete the Camp Reservation Request below. You can check to see if a unit is available for your dates by contacting us at camp@gswrc.org. 

The Human-Environment Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois found that the positive influence of nature may be more pronounced for girls (ages 6-9) than for boys.  On average, the greener a girl’s experiences are, the better she concentrates and bad behaviors are reduced.  This helps her do better in school, handle peer pressure and avoid dangerous, unhealthy, or problem behaviors.  She behaves in ways that fosters success in life, according to the researchers.

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Out & About Training

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Troop Camp Training

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Click here to download a Camp Reservation Request