Open Girl Scout camp offers summer fun

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois offers a variety of summer camp sessions, including day and overnight camp, at Camp Dean in Big Rock.

Camp Dean is open to all girls – not just Girl Scouts – in grades 1 through 12. Since girls select their own experiences in Girl Scouts, they can choose to limit their participation to camp enjoyment. Girls do not have to join a troop. Financial assistance for camp is available to registered members of GSNI.

To view the 2014 Camp Guide or register for camp, visit www.girlscoutsni.org. Registration is open for:

What’s Cooking?

• July 9 to 11; grades 3 to 5; $150 per girl

• July 20 to 25; grades 5 to 7; $260 per girl (longer session)

Come to camp for the adventure – stay for the food. In addition to swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, try new campfire recipes and develop skills as an outdoor chef.

Camp Dean Day Camp

• July 14 to 18; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; grades 1 to 5; $125 per girl

Not ready for overnight camp? Camp Dean Day Camp offers traditional camp adventures during the day. An optional overnight on Thursday is available for an additional $15.

Da Vinci Girls

• July 30 to Aug. 1; grades 1 to 3; $150 per girl

This camp is for art fanatics. Get hands-on with scissors, glue and beads. Create a masterpiece to bring home, and enjoy exciting camp activities, too.