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Outdoor Adventures 

At camp, girls realize that anything is possible…and that their next great adventure is just around the corner.  Girls explore leadership, build skills, and develop a deep appreciation for nature. We offer a variety of facilities for every type of camper. There are screened cabins and dormitory style housing to year-round lodges.

Create your own unique camping experience or let us provide the activities and supplies.  The possibilities are almost endless.

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Training and Support

Don’t know where to start? Check out the introductory videos, outdoor progression chart, and more in the Outdoor Resources

We offer in-person Basic Outdoor Skills and Advanced Outdoor Skills courses. Learn about upcoming sessions on our calendar.

Safety is our number one priority in Girl Scouting. Make sure you have read and understand Safety Activity Checkpoints and Volunteer Essentials for all ratio and activity related safety and risk management guidelines. 

Start your outdoor Girl Scout adventure at one of our camps now that you are ready!

Camp Roundelay – Minong, WI

Enjoy the wonders and beauty of the north woods at Camp Roundelay with our programming in the summer – or plan your off-season adventure when you rent this property for your troop or group!

Located about an hour south of Duluth in the Gordon-Wascott area of Wisconsin, Camp Roundelay is located on 620 acres. It has two private lakes, a shower house, established waterfront and boating area, miles of hiking trails, amphitheater, and the Bernick’s Storm Shelter.

In the summer, Echo Lake Horse Ranch at Camp Roundelay offers hundreds of horse lovers the opportunity to learn about, ride, and care for horses.

Blacksocks Coffeehouse gets girls excited about performing and speaking in front of their peers. The program was developed and happens at Camp Roundelay at least once a week during the summer.

Camp Roundelay is THE place for outdoor adventures, learning and fun!  Canoeing, kayaking, bog walking, swimming, log rolling, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, archery, traditional Girl Scout camping, camp fires, and crafts await girls of all ages

Camp Roundelay is, and has been, the epicenter for troop and resident camp fun and excitement for over 50 years.

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Warm-season accommodations: cabins with cots/bunkbeds, latrines, shower house. Cabins do not have electricity. Year-round accommodations: Andresen Lodge with mattresses for sleeping on floor, a few cots, flush toilets, shower, and small commercial kitchen. 

Camp Sanderson – Spicer, MN

Come to Camp Sanderson for outdoor adventures, learning, and fun!  Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, archery, nature activities, campfires, and crafts await girls of all ages. 

Located about an hour southwest of St. Cloud on 33 wooded acres in Spicer, MN, the property is bordered by Nest Lake on two sides and Glacial Lakes State Trail on another. 

In the summer, Camp Sanderson offers resident camp, day camp, and day program opportunities for all age levels! Day programs allow younger girls to experience camp and build their way up to the full resident camp experience.

Camp Sanderson has a beautiful lake with swimming and boating, archery range, arts and craft pavilion, amphitheater, Bernice Harper hiking trail, marsh with boardwalk, and a program center complete with commercial kitchen, flush toilets, and showers. 

Join us for summer camp, or plan your own adventure at Camp Sanderson in the off-season!

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Warm-season accommodations: tent cabins with cots and some bunk beds, composting toilets. 

Year-round accommodations: Program Center Lodge with mattresses for sleeping on the floor, flush toilets, showers. 

Camp Shingobee Timbers – Hackensack, MN

Year-round adventure awaits you at Camp Shingobee Timbers! For 30 years, we have welcomed campers to build life-long friendships while enjoying the historic Chippewa National Forest area. 

Located about two hours north of St. Cloud on the shores of Big Bass Lake, Camp Shingobee Timbers is surrounded by the Chippewa National Forest

Our large program center features dormitory style rooms and indoor program space, plus rustic cabins are available in the warmer months.

Enjoy this amazing camp all year long. Join us for summer camp or plan your own adventure at Camp Shingobee Timbers in the off-season!

In the summer, we offer resident, day, and family camp programs. Campers can choose canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, cooking over a fire, archery, crafts, skits/songs around the amphitheater, and team building.

The high and low challenge courses are your chance to push yourself to the limit!

Our low challenge course offers girls the chance to learn the basics and build confidence with features such as the whale watch, team wall, TP shuffle, islands, spider’s web, and other team building games and challenges.  

Take it to the next level with the high challenge course! Try the rock wall, rappelling wall, flying squirrel, postman’s walk and multi-vine traverse.  Our trained staff will cheer you on, and “show you the ropes”! 

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Warm season accommodations: screened cabins with limited electricity, latrines, and showers in program center.  Large program center with dormitory style rooms have flush toilets and showers. 

Year round accommodations: Large Program Center Lodge with dormitory style rooms with bunkbeds, flush toilets, showers, large program space, and industrial kitchen. 

Northern Lakes Canoe Base – Ely, MN

For over 50 years, Girls Scouts has brought girls from all over the world to the shores of Moose Lake in Ely, Minnesota to experience the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in a way no one else can offer.

Join us for a Wilderness Canoe Trip! Girls 12 and up (and women of all ages) can join us for life-changing canoe trips lasting 3 to 10 days.

Located 20 miles northeast of Ely, MN, the Northern Base Canoe Base offers completely outfitted adventures.  Girl Scout canoe guides work with each crew to create a warm and caring atmosphere for campers of every experience level.

Put a smile on your girl’s face and give her the experience of a lifetime as she learns confidence, teamwork and appreciation for the outdoors.  She’ll return with stories of great adventure!

Safety is always our top priority, and we have an excellent safety record spanning over 50 years of guiding teenage girls through the wilderness. Girl Scout canoe guides are certified in Lifeguarding and Wilderness First Aid. Guides are usually in college or recent graduates from college, with a unique blend of wilderness, Girl Scout, and wilderness canoe tripping experience.

In addition to the certifications they have, all Girl Scout guides go through a rigorous and hands-on in-person training on site.  Youth and adult participants often comment about our fun, involved, talented, and hard-working guides!

Learn more about our Wilderness Canoe Trips:

What is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness?

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is 1.1 million acres of federally-designated Wilderness in northern Minnesota.  It has been described as America’s most popular wilderness.

Home to some of the world’s most pristine water, this is a canoe paddler’s paradise.  You never know when you’ll see an eagle, loons – or maybe even a moose!

Girl Scout trips often paddle along the US border, and Girl Scout Destination Groups often enter Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park for 7 or 10-day trips. 

Past Participants

Ready for the next step? Join us for a Guide-In-Training session.
Learn to lead wilderness canoe trips.  You must attend a minimum of 3 trips to assure adequate training.   Room and board provided during training.  To arrange dates contact us.

Northern Lakes Canoe Base Alumni Association

Many of our campers fall in love with NLCB, often returning for decades to support the program and stay connected with each other.

Over the years, the Alumni Association has given the Base a replica of a North Canoe, built canoe racks, and honored guides with appreciation gifts.  Check out the Northern Lakes Canoe Base Alumni Association to learn more about this group.

 

This business operates within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the Superior National Forest. As a BWCAW Cooperator, this business is an equal opportunity service provider.

 

Janette Pollay Cabin – Duluth, MN

Janette Pollay Cabin is arguably Duluth’s best kept secret. Hidden in 19.5 acres of woods, Girl Scouts have experienced this site’s unique historic character since 1925.

There’s plenty of space for meetings, crafts, and games. We often host large groups for day-only events, accommodating up to 100 for outdoor activities. The cabin includes a full kitchen and sleeping mattresses for 24. Restroom facilities are two modern latrines. Outdoor features include: large campfire circle, picnic shelter with stone fireplace, playing field, 6 units/tent campsites, hiking trails, and letterboxes.

Groups enjoy coming to Janette Pollay for retreats year-round.  Girls experience environmental education in a variety of ecosystems. Winter groups enjoy sledding, snowshoeing, and the cozy fireplace.  We have a small number of snowshoes available for rental groups to use.