Camp and Outdoors

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 on 620 acres, camping started on this site in 1963. It has two private lakes, a shower house, an established waterfront and boating area, miles of hiking trails, a large campfire area, 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, swimming, log rolling, stand-up paddle boarding, horseback riding, archery, traditional Girl Scout camping, campfires, and crafts await Girl Scout youth and adults of all ages

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

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

Come to Camp Sanderson for outdoor adventures, learning, and fun!  Swimming, canoeing, kayaking, archery, nature activities, campfires, and crafts await Girl Scout youth and adults 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 overnight 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 overnight camp experience.

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

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


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, and showers. 

Year-round adventure awaits you at Camp Shingobee Timbers, est. 1985! For almost 40 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 adventure at Camp Shingobee Timbers in the off-season!

In the summer, we offer overnight, day, troop, 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 the opportunity to learn the basics of team building and confidence boosting before tackling the high-challenge course. It features elements such as the whale watch, team wall, TP shuffle, islands, spider’s web, and more.  

Take your adventure to the next level with the high-challenge course! Try scaling up the rock wall, traversing the postman’s walk, and multi-vine, then fly down the zip line! Our trained staff will cheer you on and “show you the ropes”! 

Warm season accommodations: screened cabins with limited electricity, latrines, and showers in the 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 a large industrial kitchen. 

For over 60 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 since 1963.

Join us for a Wilderness Canoe Trip! Girl Scouts going into 7th grade 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 guided and 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.  Your camper will return with stories of a great adventure!

Safety is always our top priority, and we have an excellent safety record spanning over 60 years of guiding teenage girls through the wilderness. Girl Scout canoe guides are trained and certified as Lifeguards as well as in Wilderness First Aid. Guides are usually in college or recent graduates from college, with a unique blend of outdoor adventure, canoe tripping, and Girl Scout experience.

In addition to the certifications they have, all Girl Scout guides go through 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 ensure adequate training.   Room and board are 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.

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 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 a large campfire circle, picnic shelter with stone fireplace, playing field, 6 units/tent campsites, and hiking trails.

Troops have enjoyed coming to Janette Pollay for year-round retreats for almost 100 years.  Girl Scout youth and adults experience environmental education in a variety of ecosystems. Winter groups enjoy sledding, snowshoeing, and the cozy fireplace. 

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Girl Scouts Love State Parks

Take part in this annual celebration where Girl Scouts come together to explore their local state parks.