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Nonprofit/Non-Member Group Use of GSWISE Properties

Nonprofit community groups may reserve facilities at camp up to four months in advance.

For nonprofit organizations, a copy of your IRS determination letter with your 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status is required when requesting a site. Government organizations such as schools or universities and Girl Scout troops do not need to provide this documentation.

Private parties (weddings, showers, and etc.) are not permitted at any GSWISE property.

Nonprofit community groups who request to rent two-level or shared buildings are required to pay for the entire building. GSWISE will not rent shared facilities to Girl Scout troops when others are in the facility. This applies to the following facilities: Seybold Lodge at Camp Pottawatomie Hills, Friendship Center at Camp Winding River, Jo Ann Mann Lodge at Silver Brook Program Center and Bunk Rooms A & B, including the Great Hall at Trefoil Oaks Program Center.

If your group is co-ed, separate sleeping quarters and bathrooms are needed for the males and females. Specific buildings may be required depending on the ratio of males and females.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast reserves the right to deny access to an outside group, establish additional restrictions, and/or adjust fees for use of its facilities at any time.

The regulations of the council relating to use at properties must be adhered to. This includes, but is not limited to the prohibition of alcohol and controlled substances, requirements for adult supervision of minors, first aid and CPR/AED certification and a certificate of insurance listing GSWISE as a policy holder during the stay at camp.

Properties with large meeting areas and commercial kitchens:

  • Camp Alice Chester Lodge
  • Camp Silver Brook Jo Ann Mann Lodge
  • Trefoil Oaks Program Center Great Hall

Camp Properties with individual troop houses:

  • Camp Alice Chester
  • Camp Pottawatomie Hills
  • Camp Winding River
  • Chinook Program Center
  • Camp Silver Brook Center
  • Trefoil Oaks Program Center

For details on the property, prices, and contact information for property specific questions click on the property name on the navigation menu to the left, and select “view more information."

Interested in renting one of our facilities? Create an account in our site rental system, and then email with the following information, using the subject “Site Rental-Nonprofit Group”:

  • Your Name
  • Preferred contact information
  • Name of Group
  • Approximate number of attendees
  • Location and date you interested in
  • Brief description of the purpose of your rental

Please call 800-565-4475 and request the Program Registrar for questions regarding registration or availability, 

Interested in renting one of our facilities? Use our site rental system!