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Butterfly Gardening

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Butterflies aren’t just beautiful; they play an important role in our environment! Learn how to create a butterfly garden by planting flowers they love, then take a snack break and learn about different kinds of butterflies that might come visit. Who: Girls in grades K-1 Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Location: Camp Widjiwagan, Springfield Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 3: 00 p.m. Fee: $8 per girl Min/Max: 50/100 girls, 5/15 adults Fun patch and snack included. ...

Nutty About Nature

1:00PM to 3:30PM
Imagine the potential for exploration when nature is your guide! Learn to read a sundial, search the woods on a nature hike, and then recharge with a tasty snack. Who: Girls in grades 2-3 Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Location: John Wood Community College, 1301 S. 48th St., Quincy Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $6 per girl Min/Max: 50/100 girls, 15/50 adults Fun patch and snack included. ...

Junior Detectives

10:00AM to 2:00PM
Discover how to be a master investigator alongside real-life CSI Nicole Funnell from the State Police Crime Lab in Joliet: practice fingerprinting, learn how to analyze important clues, and examine DNA testing with strawberries. Who: Girls in grades 4-7 Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Location: First Congregational Church, Route 6/4th Street, Peru Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $7 per girl Min/Max: 30/60 girls, 6/15 adults Skill Builder Detective badge earned but not included in cost. Participants should bring a sack lunch. ...

Amazing Flowers

1:00PM to 4:00PM
Tour the colorful world of flowers with the Master Gardeners of Champaign! Discover the science behind the blooms, learn how flowers benefit us, dabble in flower art, and explore how to arrange flowers like a pro. Who: Girls in grades 4-5 Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Location: IL Extension Office Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Dr., Suite D, Champaign Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $8 per girl Min/Max: 50/75 girls, 15/25 adults Junior Flowers Skill Builder badge included. ...

Animal Ambassadors

9:00AM to 10:00AM
Discover the careers you could pursue with an animal at your side! The four available sessions will include visits with: Illinois Valley Animal Rescue, where we’ll tour the building, learn what happens behind the scenes, and visit with volunteers and animals; Tilly the therapy dog, where we’ll explore the work she does to help others; Ancare Veterinary Clinic, where we’ll look behind the scenes and visit with the vet and technicians; and the Furry Friends Zoo, where we’ll experience and assist in the daily routine of working with animals, including feeding them and preparing their habitats. Who: Girls in grades 4-12 Therapy Dog Tilly Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Location: First Congregational Church, Route 6/4th Street, Peru Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ancare Clinic Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Location: Ancare Veterinary Clinic, Wenzel Rd., Peru Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Furry Friends Zoo Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014 Location: Furry Friends Zoo, 26541 W. 1700 Rd., Princeton Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. IVAR Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Illinois Valley Animal Rescue, Industrial Drive, LaSalle Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $16 per girl for all 4 sessions Min/Max: 10/20 girls per session, 3/6 adults per session Fun patch included. Cadettes and Seniors will earn their Animal Helpers and Voice for Animals badges, but badges will not be included in cost of program. Donation list for Furry Friends Zoo and Illinois Valley Rescue will be included with registration confirmation letter. Feel free to bring a donation from this list to the program. ...

Horsin' Around

1:00PM to 2:30PM
Have fun with horseback obstacle courses and relay and flag races to hone your balance and riding skills. Who: Girls in grades 4-12 Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Location: Camp Tapawingo Equestrian Ctr. Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $20 per girl Min/Max: 4/10 girls ...

Pony Tails

9:00AM to 10:00AM
Pony Tails is an introductory lesson to the wonderful world of horses. Experience what it’s like to be in the barn with the horses, try your hand at grooming, and enjoy a lesson in the arena, learning the basics of starting, stopping, and steering your pony. Who: Girls in grades K-3 Dates: Saturday, April 26, 2014 or Saturday, May 24, 2014 Location: Camp Tapawingo Equestrian Ctr. Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., or 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Fee: $15 per girl Min/Max: 4/10 girls per session ...

Rockin' the Climbing Wall

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Grab your most determined girlfriends and work together to conquer the climbing wall at the Decatur Urban Program Center. You’ll learn firsthand about many aspects of teamwork and receive time on four climbing wall sections and one bouldering wall.  Who: Grades 2 - adult Location: Decatur Urban Program Center Dates: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, or Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dates: Saturday, March 22, 2014, Saturday, April 5, 2014, Saturday, April 26, 2014, Saturday, May 3, 2014, or Saturday, May 17, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $5 per participant Min/Max: 8/15 participants Fun patch included. ...

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. ...

Take Aim

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow. Learn tips on shooting style and form and work to improve your aim. In addition to learning basic archery, safety rules, and range etiquette, you’ll have the opportunity to compete in a tournament. Whether you’re channeling Katniss or just want to expand your abilities, this sport of bows and arrows is a blast--especially when your targets are balloons filled with candy! Who: Girls in grades 3-12 Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014, Saturday, May 3, 2014, or Saturday, September 3, 2014 Location: Camp Peairs Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (grades 7-12)  Session on April 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m at Camp Peairs is FULL. Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Camp Kiwanis or Camp Tapawingo Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (grades 7-12) Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Location: Camp Widjiwagan Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (grades 7-12) Fee: $10 per participant Min/Max: 10/20 participants Fun patch included. ...

Boating

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Pick up a paddle and take to the water while you and a buddy take control of your boat. Boaters will learn from boating instructors how to prepare and be safe and what to do if something goes wrong before trying it out themselves. While out on Lake Bloomington practice the different paddle strokes to take you where you want and even play a game or two. Come ready to splash as you paddle around. Who: Grades 3-12 Dates: Saturday, April 26, 2014, Saturday, May 3, 2014, or Saturday, September 13, 2014 Location: Camp Peairs, Hudson Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (grades 3-6) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (grades 6-12) Fee: $10 per participant Min/Max: 10/18 girls, 3/6 adults Boaters should bring a full change of clothes; a swimsuit is optional. Daisy and Brownie boaters are required to have one adult per boat; Juniors and older may boat on their own. ...

Jump and Jive

1:30PM to 3:30PM
You’ll learn about the art of gymnastics from a competition team. They will demonstrate how they jump, tumble, and move around the equipment. Then you’ll get the chance to try it out yourself as you move from station to station. ...