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Brownie Explorers

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Girl Scouts love to sing hiking songs, pack fun and tasty snacks, and hunt for signs of animals and birds. Come out to camp and learn what it takes to go on a hike. We will try out some hiking skills, pack a snack, and go on a fun-filled hike at Camp Kiwanis and the Champaign County Forest Preserve. Who: Girls in grades 2-3 Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Location: Camp Kiwanis Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fee: $5 per girl Min/Max: 35/70 girls Closing Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 Skill-building badge and snack included. Counselors in Training and/or Program Aides needed. ...

Deep Space Explorers

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Do you have what it takes to make it in space? Find out as you and your team work together to run a space mission. During this hands-on experience you’ll see what it’s really like to communicate and problem solve from a different world and how important it is to work together so you never have to call in, “Houston... we have a problem.” Who: Girls in grades 4-9 Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Location: Challenger Learning Center, Heartland Community College, Normal Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $22 per girl Min/Max: 25/32 girls per session Closing Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 ...

Speak Out Storyboards

1:00PM to 4:00PM
What do cartoons, commercials, and video games have in common? Stories told through pictures! Create a comic strip or ad campaign and a PSA to tell your story, and share your story with others to show what it means to be your true self. This program will include activities from the aMuse journey. Who: Girls in grades 4-5 Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Location: Springfield Service Center Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $6 per girl Min/Max: 20/40 girls Closing Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 Participants should earn the Reach Out award before attending this program. Participants will earn the Speak Out award. Snack included. ...

Hunger Games Survival

10:00AM to 2:00PM
This activity is FULL! We now have a waiting list for participants. ...

Decatur Urban Program Center Open House

1:00PM to 4:00PM
Stop by and see the brand new Decatur Urban Program Center! Climb the rock wall, shop at the new Trefoil Boutique, check out the teaching kitchen, see the new program rooms, and preview upcoming events. We hope you’ll be excited about all the possibilities the new program center has to offer! Who: All grade levels and families Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012 Location: Decatur Urban Program Center, 1100 E. Pershing Road Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Introduction to Horses

9:00AM to 10:00AM
Come out for a riding lesson in horsemanship basics. Learn how to properly groom your horse and get it all ready to ride. Head out to the arena and learn and  demonstrate how to control your horse, then maneuver through a fun obstacle course and show off your skills. ...

Trail Mix

1:00PM to 2:30PM
Demonstrate your ability to guide and control your horse in the arena…then hit the trails! Learn to assess trail situations as they arise and become more confident and comfortable in the saddle. You might even see deer grazing or bouncing through the fields as you ride. Who: Girls in grades 4-12 Dates: Saturday, October 13, 2012, Saturday, November 10, 2012, or Saturday, March 23, 2013 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Camp Tapawingo Fee: $20 girls per session Min/Max: 4/8 girls per session Closing Date: 2 weeks prior to each session Pre-requisite: Equestrian II. Previous riding experience is beneficial but not necessary. ...

Challenge Course

9:00AM to 12:00PM
GSCI’s challenge course offers low and high ropes courses at each site and a variety of ground initiatives designed to enhance student leadership, teamwork, and problem solving skills, as well as improve communication, cooperation, support, trust, and risk taking capabilities. Low Ropes courses explore and recognize the benefits of highly effective teams and team building. High Ropes courses take your group to a higher level by utilizing elements that are 20 and 40 feet in the air. Participants use ropes and harnesses to navigate the course as well as a zip line. The Widjiwagan course has the option of a climbing wall. ...