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Teddy and Me Picnic

10:00AM to 12:00PM
You are cordially invited to attend the Camp Tapawingo Teddy and Me Picnic. Pack the perfect picnic with your troop before you arrive, full of healthy foods. And before we spread out our picnic blankets, build a teddy bear--complete with cute teddy accessories--to join your picnic. Who: Girls in grades K-1 Date: March 29, 2014 Location: Camp Tapawingo, Metamora Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fee: $15 per girl Min/Max: 30/50 girls, 10/30 adults Closing Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Troops need to bring a picnic lunch, dessert and drinks will be provided. Picnic-style lunch will be moved inside if needed. Girls do not need to bring a teddy bear; they will be making one. ...

Making "Sense" of Your World

1:00PM to 4:00PM
Learn how your five senses work in order to better explore your world. Use your sight and listening skills in an exciting scavenger hunt, experience a blind smell and taste test, and design your own “feel wheel” to take home. Who: Girls in grades 2-3 Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Location: Camp Kiwanis, Mahomet Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $8 per girl Min/Max: 50/75 girls, 15/25 adults Closing Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 Brownie Senses badge included. Girls will be tasting foods, but portions will “taste-size,” not “snack-size.” ...

Teddy & Me Tea

2:00PM to 4:00PM
You are cordially invited to an afternoon tea at Camp Tapawingo. Before we sit down for tea, create a unique accessory to complete your outfit and build a teddy bear to escort you to your tea. During our tea party, you’ll get to learn and practice proper etiquette--come dressed in your very best! Who: Girls in grades 2-3 Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Location: Camp Tapawingo, Metamora Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $15 per girl, $8 per adult Min/Max: 30/50 girls, 10/30 adults Closing Date: Monday, March 3, 2014 Snack included. Counselors in Training and/or Program Aides needed. Formal dress. Each girl will build her own teddy bear and does not need to bring one. ...

Outdoor Cooking and S'more

9:00AM to 1:00PM
Prepare to be an outdoor culinary artist! Explore safe food handling techniques, design your own restaurant, and learn about healthy eating choices. Create meals baked in foil, box ovens, and dutch ovens. Then join your fellow Girl Scouts for a potluck lunch and share your recipes! Who: Girls in grades 4-5 Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Location: Camp Widjiwagan Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Fee: $8 per girl, $7 per adult Min/Max: 30/60 girls Closing Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 Lunch included. Adult volunteers needed. Girls will earn the Simple Meals badge. Please bring at least one canned food item for food bank donation. ...

Thrill Builders

9:00AM to 12:00PM
Welcome to a crazy carnival of your own creation! Explore simple machines all around you as you construct a merry-go-round, a bean-bag toss, and a race car. Levers, pulleys, screws, and gears abound as your group engineers the ultimate playground of your imagination. Careers introduced are: mechanical engineer, structural engineer, industrial engineer, computer scientist, safety engineer, and transportation engineer. Who: Girls in grades 4-5 Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Location: Decatur Urban Program Center Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $8 per girl Min/Max: 40/60 girls, 5/15 adults ...

Helping Hands

1:00PM to 5:00PM
It takes a village to run a camp! Lend a few hours to help clean up camp, spruce up the grounds and put up tents to prepare for our exciting upcoming summer camp season. Lunch or dinner will be included for your well-deserved break. Who: All grade levels and families Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Location: Camp Kiwanis, Mahomet Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Location: Camp Tapawingo, Metamora Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Location: Camp Widjiwagan, Springfield Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Location: Camp Peairs, Hudson Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ...

Challenge Course

9:00AM to 12:00PM
GSCI’s challenge course offers low and high ropes courses and a variety of ground initiatives designed to enhance participants’ leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. 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, as well as a zip line, to negotiate the course. At Camp Widjiwagan, there is an additional option of scaling a climbing wall. Who: Grades 5-adult Dates: Saturday, March 15, 2014, Saturday, March 29, 2014, Saturday, April 26, 2014, Saturday, May 10, 2014, or Saturday, May 24, 2014 Location: Camp Tapawingo or Camp Widjiwagan Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $15 per participant (3 hours), or $30 per participant (full day) Min/Max: 6/15 participants Fun patch included. Register for Challenge Courses with Robin Howard at rhoward@girlscouts-gscci.org or 888-623-1237 ext 1302. ...