Camp Dean

46W253 Camp Dean Road
Big Rock, IL 60511

 

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Summer Resident Camp

Registration Opens February 17, 2015

All camp sessions at Camp Dean feature: swimming, nature activities, arts & crafts, outdoor cooking, songs & games, new friends, and FUN! Click on the links in the descriptions below to download registration forms! 

 

  • Resident Camp – for girls entering grades 1-7
    • Join us for 3 or 6 days where you will stay overnight in Camp Dean’s sleeping cabins and explore camp during the day. Want to give tent camping a try? All campers will have an option to sleep in tents one night during their stay. You’ll enjoy classic camp activities, plus special activities based on the themes listed below. Camp staff will guide you through your next camp adventure!
      • Session 2a: June 28-30 – Mad Scientists [3-day session]
      • Session 2b: July 1-3 – Fairy Tales [3-day session]
      • Session 3: July 5-10 – Rise of the Minions
      • Session 4: July 12-17 – Hawaiian Beach Party
      • Session 5: July 19-24 – Polar Vortex in July
      • Session 6: July 26-31 – Camp Cook-Off
      • Session 7: August 2-7 – CSI: Camp Scene Investigation

    • Ponytails at Camp Dean – for girls entering grades 4-8
      This is one of our most popular camp options! Join us for 3 or 6 days at Camp Dean where you’ll spend time with horses in the morning (caring for them and learning to ride in an arena), enjoy all the fun of camp in the afternoon, and stay overnight in our sleeping cabins. The 6-day session will culminate in a trail ride field trip. GSNI Camp staff is ready to help you saddle up for summer fun!
      • 3-day sessions for girls entering grades 4-6
        • Session 2a: June 28-30
        • Session 2b: July 1-3
        • Session 3a: July 5-7
        • Session 3b: July 8-10
        • Session 5a: July 19-21
        • Session 5b: July 22-24
        • Session 6a: July 26-28
        • Session 6b: July 29-31
        • Session 7a: August 2-4
        • Session 7b: August 5-7
      • 6-day session for girls entering grades 6-8
        • Session 4: July 12-17

    • CIT Apprentice – for girls entering grades 7-9 
    • Do you want to take your camp experience up a notch? Becoming a CIT Apprentice allows you to be a camper and take a leadership role at camp! Take the first step of your camping career and complete Program Aide Basic and Outdoor trainings while experiencing all your favorite camp activities.
      • One-week session: June 28–July 3

    • Counselor-in-Training I – for girls entering grades 10-12
    • Already have Program Aide Basic and Outdoor trainings under your belt? Why not continue your journey to becoming a camp counselor?! Spend two weeks with us at Camp Dean to develop your skills as an outdoor leader. This is one activity colleges can’t ignore. Help us develop new camp activities for current campers while you shape your leadership skills for the future!
      • Two-week session: July 5–17

    • Counselor-in-Training II – for girls entering grades 11-12 

 

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Summer Day Camp

  • Registration Opens February 17, 2015 

  • All camp sessions at Camp Dean feature: swimming, nature activities, arts & crafts, outdoor cooking, songs & games, new friends, and FUN!
  • Day Camp – for girls entering grades 1-5
    • Are you excited to explore camp, but love the comfort of your own bed? Camp Dean Day Camp can help! Camp Dean staff will guide you through all the fun activities we can pack in a day from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Want to have an overnight experience, but just for one night? There is an optional Thursday overnight for all Camp Dean Day Campers! (Overnight fee is only $25)
      • Session 1: June 22-26
      • Session 2: June 29-July 3
      • Session 3: July 6-10
      • Session 4: July 13-17
      • Session 5: July 20-24
      • Session 6: July 27-31
      • Session 7: August 3-7

 

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Site Rental

Click here to view Lodging, Dining, and Pricing details. 

 

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Troop Events

  • Winter Wonderland in the Woods – Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m.-Sunday, March 8, 12 noon
    Juniors and older. Troops must provide appropriate girl:adult ratio.
    No igloo is required for this camping adventure! Grab your gloves, and explore camp in the wintertime (but sleep in the heated lodge). Exciting winter activities will include cross country skiing and sledding. No snow? No problem! Our amazing camp has lots to do in any kind of weather. Dinner and breakfast included.

  • Camp Service Day – April 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Enjoy a spring day at camp and help get it ready for summer fun! Take advantage of these opportunities to join other camp fans and make a difference for the Girl Scout outdoor experience. Activities may include cleaning buildings, reassembling the platform tents, minor repairs, painting, landscaping, and general cleanup from Mother Nature’s winter blast.

  • Open House – Sunday, May 3, 1-4 p.m.
    Visit us at camp with your family or troop to get a taste of the camp experience! You’ll explore camp and sample the activities, chat with the Camp Director, and even enjoy a s’more. Pre-registration is not required, but RSVP to the camp director, if desired.

 

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Family Events

  • Open House – Sunday, May 3, 1-4 p.m.
    Visit us at camp with your family or troop to get a taste of the camp experience! You'll explore camp and sample the activities, chat with the Camp Director, and even enjoy a s'more. Pre-registration is not required, but RSVP to the camp director, if desired.

  • Girls Getaway Camp
    Girls entering grades 1–12, and female adults, ages 18+)
    Friday, July 10, 6 p.m.–Sunday, July 12, 10 a.m.
    Calling all Girl Scouts and their female superheroes! Ready to spend the weekend together at camp? We're ready for you and your mom, aunt, grandma, or other female superhero to take part in the total camp experience, including swimming, hiking, cooking, crafting, exploring, and so much more! We'll provide all the food and activities – you just have to worry about having all the fun!

  • Special Guy Camp
    Girls entering grades 1–12, and male adults, ages 18+
    Friday, July 24, 6 p.m.-Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m.
    Who's the special guy in your life? Is it dad, grandpa, uncle, older brother? Pack your bags, hit the road, and make your way to Camp Dean for the weekend! You'll keep busy with all the camp activities Camp Dean has to offer, like swimming, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking, cooking, playing games, and more! We'll provide all the food and activities – you just have to worry about having all the fun!

 

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Contact Us

  • Site Rental Reservations – Emily Hall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 847-741-5521, Ext. 7132
  • Ranger – Guy Schmale, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 815-298-1627
  • Camp Director – Felecia "Marvin" Dupczak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 815-529-6141
  • Summer Staff – Coming Soon!
  • Like us on Facebook –  www.facebook.com/GSNICampDean

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