The Great Outdoors!

Here at GSNI-M we are lucky to have FOUR awesome outdoor properties! Summer Camp 2013 kicks off June 16th, and we’re all very excited for the fun to begin. Visit our Summer Camp page and check out all the great sessions we’re offering this year.

If you’ve never been able to check out all our properties read the profiles below, and hopefully you’ll be able to visit us soon to see them for yourself.

Camp Ella J. Logan is located on Dewart Lake in Syracuse IN. It is comprised of 200 acres of woods, meadows, ravines, and natural wetlands with approximately 3750 feet of lakeshore.  In addition to the wonderful opportunities provided by the lake, the council owns an island appropriately named Girl Scout Island that often provides a challenging swimming adventure for the camp’s better swimmers.   The camp is open year-round and provides a variety of possibilities, including summer resident camp programs. Troops looking for exciting outdoor or camping opportunities can spend a day, a night, or a weekend at Camp Ella J. Logan, too. Camp Ella J. Logan is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.

Camp Agnes S. McMillen includes 103 acres of wooded ravines, meadows, and trails in northern Allen County in northeast Indiana. This property offers many different levels of outdoor experience, from Cedar Creek Cabin and the Friendship House, modern climate controlled troop houses to screened platform tent/cabins providing a more primitive experience.  There are numerous hiking trails throughout the property. One favorite hiking destination is a sycamore tree on the banks of Cedar Creek thought to be the second largest in the state of Indiana. Unique to this property is the climbing tower and zipline as well as an extensive low ropes course.  The Gathering Center is a dining facility that seats 250 and can provide indoor programming space for inclement weather as well as meeting space for larger groups.  This site serves throughout the summer as a day camp.  They enjoy cookouts, nature activities, and utilizing the climbing tower and zipline. Camp Agnes S. McMillen is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.

Camp Soni Springs was purchased by the Northern Indiana Girl Scout Council in 1959 and is located in Berrien County approximately four miles southwest of Three Oaks MI.  The name Soni is an acronym for Scouts of Northern Indiana, the Girl Scout council that founded the camp. Camp Soni Springs has 156 acres including 72 acres of open land and 84 wooded acres. A branch of the Little Galien River runs through the camp. A small artificially made lake, Lake Mary, on the property is perfect for swimming and small craft, especially for younger girls as it is well protected from wind.  One unique feature of the camp is the small island, called Skippers Island with a Tree House that overlooks the lake.

Camp Wildwood, adjacent to the Dunbar Service Center in Logansport, Indiana, is a 40-acre wooded property. It offers primitive overnight camping as well as year-round overnight lodging for troops. Three recently developed new interpretive trails within the wetlands at Camp Wildwood offer girls the opportunity to hike these trails and other trails that lead to the bird blind.  A well-developed circular trail (circuit) through a section of this property features outdoor exercise equipment, which can be great fun and a real challenge to try.

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