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Camp Tapawingo

Explore the forested rolling hills of this 640 acre camp. This site is ideal for camping, events and outdoor picnics. Camp Tapawingo caters to the progress outdoor experience.

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Mary Morgan Lodge

Mary Morgan Lodge, the cornerstone of this property, is a 12,000 square foot, air-conditioned, multi-level dining hall and program center. Ideal for hosting large events, the lodge is furnished with tables and chairs and has large fireplaces. Two levels are available – a more formal upper level and a lower level used mostly for programs. The lodge accommodates 150 for dining in the upper level and 50 overnight sleeping on mattresses. The lower level can sleep 50 overnight. Groups must use the fire circle for cooking. A licensed food supervisor must be secured to use the commercial kitchen.


Unit House Camping

Setting Sun, Rustling Oaks, White Cloud and Shining Star units are available for camping. Each unit with the exception of Rustling Oaks, has a unit house and platform tents. Rustling Oaks contains a unit house only. The unit houses are all equipped with indoor flush toilets (White Cloud has composting toilets), full kitchen with cooking equipment, fireplaces, electricity, tables, chairs and mattresses (no cots), and electric heat. The platform tents are available April 15 through October 15 and house 3-4 people per tent with cots and mattresses. Each unit has a fire circle and comes with standard basic outdoor cooking equipment.

Setting Sun sleeps 20 indoors and 26 outdoors in platform tents.
Rustling Oaks sleeps 16 indoors and has a shower.
Shining Star sleeps 24 indoors and 35 outdoors in platform tents.
White Cloud sleeps 24 indoors and 35 outdoors in platform tents.

Your group can experience many activities while staying at Camp Tapawingo including team building on our high and low ropes courses, test your aim on our archery range or take a relaxing ride through the property on horseback. A small paddling lake can be explored in a canoe. If exploring on your own, hiking trails wind throughout the property. These activities are dependent on trained staff and/or volunteer availability.

 

GSCI Now Accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association

GSCI is proud to announce that our Equestrian Program and Equestrian Center has been accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association.  Accreditation means that GSCI voluntarily requested CHA to review our equestrian facilities, program and management to deem it as meeting CHA and equine industry safety and operational standards. Additionally, our Equestrian Program Coordinator, Ann Bower, is certified at the highest level of instructor given by CHA in both the Western and English riding disciplines. Not only are we proud of this accreditation but GSCI can now host CHA Instructor Certification Clinics at our Equestrian Center. The purpose of Certified Horsemanship Association is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry.  CHA is also recognized by GSUSA as an accredited horsemanship instructor training organization.

 

To learn more about our Challenge Course contact Robin Howard, Senior Program Specialist.

For programming opportunities, check out our Adventures Guide.

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Camp Tapawingo
1450 Hickory Point Road
Metamora, IL 61548