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Girl Scout Camps - Illinois


Chicago Girl Scout Camp
vintage postcard
no location given

Camp Adahi
1150 Harms Road, Glenview, IL
Built in 1934 as a CCC project (Camp Skokie Valley), later used as a German Internment Camp, and later, Camp Adahi

Camp Amos Horton
Lyndon, IL

Apple River Canyon Girl Scout Camp
Apple River Canyon, IL
used for several years, replace in 1952 with Camp Hideaway

Bertleson Place
Cook County, IL
Noted as a Girl Scout Camp, no other information found

Camp Cedar Point
Little Grassy Lake
12 miles southeast of Carbondale, IL
250 acres
active as early as 1943

Camp Chan Ya Ta
near Prairietown, IL
165 acres

Girl Scout Camp at Coon Hollow
Pere Marquette State Park, IL
renamed Camp Potowatomi in 1949

Camp Custer
Possibly at Custer Park, Lundington, IL

Camp Dean
Big Rock Township, IL
160  acres

Girl Scout Camp at Desplaines Forest Preserve
3 miles north of Desplaines, IL


Girl Scout Camp at Druce Lake
Druce Lake, IL
Local Girl Scouts had a "house camp" at the lake.

Camp Far Horizons
9702 S. Lost Horizons Road, Hanover, IL
acres 235

Camp Greenwood
Lisle, IL
Officially dedicated October 14, 1956

Camp Harrison
Collinsville, IL

Camp Hideaway
10 miles southwest of Pearl, IL
Replaced Apple River Canyon  Girl Scout camp

Indian Creek Lodge
Kewanee area, IL


Camp John Ralston
9 miles northeast of Dixon, IL
1938 - 2007
Funds donated by Mrs. John Ralston to buy land for camp

Camp Ida Keck
Camp Keck
Southwest of Belleville, IL
20 acres

Camp Kiawassa
14516 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock, IL

Camp Kiwanis
219C South Lake of the Woods, Mahomet, IL
55 acres

Girl Scout Camp at Lake Mattoon
Lake Mattoon, IL

Camp Lakota
Camp Lakota Lodge
Glen Carbon, IL

Camp Lindenwood
Cook County Girl Scouts Little House

Mary Anne Beebe Center
Camp Mary Anne Beebe
1750? Streit Road, Harvard, IL
Originally named Camp Shabbona Hills (1973)
Renamed 1990

Camp Medill McCormick
9995 Girl Scout Road, Stillman Valley, IL
300+ acres
Likely named after Senator Medill McCormick

Camp Merrybrook
Serena, IL
Dedicated October 4, 1959
Originally 97.5 acres

Camp Morrison
Morrison Program Center
Lake Villa, IL

Camp Myra Peairs
Camp Peairs
24201 Camp Peairs Road, Hudson, IL

Camp Ouatoga
Peres Marquette State Park, IL
Built in 1935 by the WPA/CCC
Campground still exists and is part of the state park system.

Camp Palos
Girl Scout Camp at Palos Park
Palos Park Forest Preserve, IL
Home of the Four-Way Lodge

Camp Pine
near Des Plaines, IL
40 acres

Camp Piper Hills
3321 57th Ave. New Windsor, IL

Camp Pokanoka
Ottawa, IL
260 acres
Pokanoka was the name of Chief Shabbona's wife

Camp Potowatomi
Pere Marquette State Park, IL
Original name Girl Scout Camp at Coon Hollow
A CCC site
Campground still exists and is part of the state park system.

Camp Rainbow
Signal Hill near East St. Louis, IL

Camp River Trails
Sheridan, IL
135 acres

Camp Shabbona Hills
Renamed Mary Anne Beebe Center in 1990

Camp Shabonee
Port Byron, IL
119 acres

Singing Bird Lodge
Black Hawk State Historic Site
Rock Island, IL
1944 - 1997
Land donated by the State of Illinois

Camp Soldwedel
Soldwedel Program Center
207 McNaughton Park Road, Pekin, IL
14 acres

 Girl Scout Camp at Spring Lake
Camp Chic-A-Gama
Spring Lake, Macomb, IL
WPA project for BSA and GSUSA
Currently a private campground for youths, including scouts, operated by the FOP.

Camp Talahi
near Wood River area, IL
YWCA property

Camp Tapawingo
Metamora, IL
640 acres

Camp Torqua
4725 Girl Scout Road, Edwardsville, IL
72 acres
Home of the Discovery Center, 1990

Camp Virginia Anderson
near Decatur, IL
40 acres

Camp Von Oven
Von Oven Scout Reservation
Naperville, IL
40 acres

Camp Wa-Ha-Na-Ha
1667 N. 1220 East Rd, Gilman, IL
160 acres

Camp Wassatoga
Lake Sara, Effingham, IL


Camp Whispering Oaks
2418 Shagbark Road, Salem, IL
Lake Centralia
33 acres

Girl Scout Camp at White Pines
White Pines Forest State Park, Mount Morris, IL
First camp for Girl Scouts in the Dixon, IL area.

Camp Widjiwagan
71 Wienold Lane, Springfield, IL
67 acres

Camp Wild Rose
Wild Rose Program Center
St. Charles, IL
80 acres

Camp Winding Creek
Edgington, IL

Camp Woody Acres
Bartlett, IL
22 acres
1945, opened 1948