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Fall Family Trail Rides

4:00PM to 5:00PM
Bring the family out to experience fall on horseback! Enjoy the crisp air, fall colors, and wildlife while atop your four-legged friends. Family members who are school-age and older are welcome. Who: Grades 3 through adult Dates: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fee: $10 per session, per participant Closing Date: 2 weeks prior to session ...

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 through adult Dates: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Saturday, November 8, 2014 and/or Saturday, November 15, 2014 Locations:Camp Tapawingo or Camp Widjiwagan Session 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session 2: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee: $15 per session, per participant Fun patch included. ...

Horsin' Around

1:00PM to 2:30PM
Show off your balance and skill on horseback with fun equestrian games. After a brief arena lesson in proper position, balance, and guiding your horse, we will split into teams and have some fun! Maneuvering through obstacle courses, relay races, and flag races --all on horseback--will help you build confidence and sportsmanship. Who: Girls in grades 4-12 Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Session 1: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Session 2: 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Fee: $20 per session, per girl Closing Date: Fri. October 17, 2014 ...

Halloween Pony Party

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Costumes, candy, and…. ponies! Wear your Halloween costume, and dress your pony up, too, then do some trick-or-treating in the barn and pose for fun Halloween pics with your favorite four-legged friends. Who: Girls in grades K-3 Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Fee: $15 per girl Closing Date: Fri. October 17, 2014 Fun patch included. ...

Detective Academy

10:00AM to 3:00PM
Use your powers of observation to become a super-sleuth! Working alongside the Society of Women Engineers, learn how to make--or break--codes, discover the art of fingerprinting, and more--then use your smarts and skills to solve a real mystery.  Who: Girls in grades 4-5 Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Location: UIUC Campus, Champaign, IL (Exact location will be in the confirmation.) Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fee: $13 per girl, no fee for adults Fee: $18 for event and T-shirt Closing Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 Junior Detective Skill Builder badge included. Participants should bring a sack lunch. ...

Junior Jamboree Day

10:00AM to 2:00PM
Learning to take good care of yourself is an important part of growing up. At this program, you’ll treat yourself by making fun bracelets, planting a flower in a pot you decorate, moving your body with an exercise session, munching on filling treats like Ants on a Log, and learning stress busters to keep yourself calm and balanced. Who: Girls in grades 4-5 Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 Location: Camp Peairs Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fee: $10 per girl/$4 per adult Closing Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 Lunch and fun patch included. ...

Night at the Museum

All Day
We don’t get to spend time with animals in their natural homes--their habitats. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find out more about where they live and what they do there. Explore local wildlife as well as endangered species as you learn how animals eat, play, and socialize as we do the same on an overnight slumber party! Who: Girls in grades 4-5 Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014 Location: Illinois State Museum, 502 South Spring Street, Springfield Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. Fee: $32 per girl/$20 per adult Closing Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 Dinner, light breakfast, and Animal Habitat badge included. Please bring your own snacks and an overnight bag (including sleeping bag, air mattress/sleeping pad, and clothes for the next day). Girls MUST register and attend with an adult. You may register for this activity with our online eRegistration system.

Katniss in the Kitchen

All Day
May the odds be ever in your flavor! If you were chosen as a tribute, how would you fare in the Hunger Games? Increase your odds by learning to: prepare meals using outdoor cooking skills while you learn about wild game and edible plants, eat healthy foods that keep your body strong, make your own organic skincare, shoot an arrow like Katniss, scan the stars and find constellations, and identify plants and animals (including nocturnal animals on a night hike). Cap off your training just like Katniss would—with a Capitol-inspired dinner party, complete with etiquette training. You’ll have a great time with your fellow tributes—and in these Hunger Games, everyone wins. Who: Girls in grades 6-12 Date: Saturday, November 1 - Sunday, November 2, 2014 Location: Camp Pokanoka, 1879 N. 2703rd Rd., Ottawa Time: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. Fee: $25 per girl/$17 per adult Closing Date: Friday, October 17, 2014 Dinner, snack, breakfast, and badges included.Please dress for the weather and bring an overnight bag with sleeping bag and pillow as well as a mess kit and silverware and a refillable/reusable water bottle. We will be sleeping in cabins and cooking outside. ...