Camp and Outdoors
GSWISE Update - Mask Wearing at Summer Camps
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast is excited to welcome girls back to the Girl Scout summer camp experience. As we return to in-person camps, the safety and security of campers and staff are our top priorities, and we know that some parents/guardians have questions and concerns about COVID-19 precautions.
The CDC recently issued mask and social distancing guidelines for summer campers; though the CDC has specified that youth campers do not need to wear masks outdoors at this time, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast is asking that all camp participants, including staff, wear masks indoors, as well as outdoors when in close proximity to one another and/or with outside resident cohorts. This decision will reduce confusion and speculation about individual vaccination status and allow participants to focus on enjoying their camp experience. Please note that there are some exclusions and/or exceptional circumstances that may apply.
If you have additional questions, please contact our Customer Care Team at 800-565-4475 or firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on how best to handle these circumstances as they arise and to learn more.
At Girl Scouts, girls
find a safe space where they are free to be themselves, giving her a
summer home away from home! Many Girl Scouts report that camp was
one of the best things about their Girl Scout experience. Camping is
a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills, and
develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week,
or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow,
explore, and have fun in a supporting all-girl, girl-led enviroment.
The safety of our campers, staff and volunteers is, and always will be, paramount. For more information regarding how we will work together to keep our community healthy in an COVID-19 environment, please see our most frequently asked camp questions (FAQs) on page 5 of this year's Summer Camp booklet.
We can't wait to see your girl at camp this year!
is right for your girl?
Here are the ways your girl can join us at camp this summer (see the menu on the left for further information)!
Day Camps by Community
Enjoy five daylong sessions held in the great outdoors in communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Girls can attend by themselves, with a friend or two, or with her troop. Camps are run by adult volunteers from each family and/or troop and trained teens. Volunteer to go to camp with her for a day (or more!) to create the best camp experience.
GSWISE Day Camp
Experience the adventure of camp during the day, while returning to the comforts of home at night. This is a great opportunity to explore new interests! Sessions are five days and located in East Troy.
Camp Alice Chester
Camp Sessions are three or more nights and each has a special focus. Camp Alice Chester is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true! Girls sleep in a troop house, A-frame cabin, or platform tent, located in East Troy.
A week-long camp focused on careers as a first responder – law enforcement, fire suppression, and emergency medicine. Girls work alongside the professionals at the Milwaukee Area Technical College Oak Creek campus during the day and spend their nights sleeping indoors at Trefoil Oaks Program Center in Kenosha.
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has been committed to providing every girl with outdoor experiences filled with learning, adventure, and leadership-building opportunities. To continue these meaningful camp experiences for you and future generations of girls, GSWISE has partnered with leading camp consultants in an ongoing project called “Camp Reimagined,” to review our current camp program and properties.
your camper with a Camp Care Kit!
Each Camp Care Kit comes with:
- Camp backpack
- Cuddly camp plush
- Camp fun patch
- And surprise items sure to delight your camper!
Advance order a Camp Care Kit, $30 (price includes tax) during camp registration. Limited quantites available.
Camp property site rentals are OPEN for Girl Scout troops and families!
Please note: Building capacities are at half of listed capacities due to COVID-19 spacing requirements. Updated guidelines for in-person Girl Scout activities can be found here.
- Troop Meetings at GSWISE properties
Scout Family overnight weekend rentals
- Girl Scout Troop overnight weekend rentals
Bringing the Troop?
Plan your own outdoor adventure through Troop Camping. There are lots of fun ways to get your girls in the great outdoors!