Research Affirms Overwhelming Benefits of Outdoor Exposure

RS6954_IMG_7334According to a new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, More Than S’mores, girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. Girls who regularly spend time outdoors eclipse their peers in seeking challenges, environmental stewardship, and solving problems—all important traits in twenty-first century leadership.

Camp season is just beginning, and it’s not too late to register! Convenient day camp programs at Camp Winnecomac in Kaukauna, WI are perfect for girls in grades K–7 looking for some time outdoors but aren’t quite sure about a week away from home. Resident camp is also offered at Camp Birch Trails in Irma, WI and Camp Nesbit in Sidnaw, MI. Troop camping is available at all of our camp properties, and we will be offering Weekend in the Woods—a structured troop camping program—at both Camp Sacajawea in Wisconsin Rapids and Camp Nawakwa in Cornell, WI. Check out our camp planner on our website and register today!

Construction Near New Green Bay Service Center

Please note that there is major water and sewer reconstruction on Monroe Avenue which may affect travel to and from our new Green Bay Service Center, located at 112 N. Adams St. in downtown Green Bay. Visit the project website for details.

Update on Birch Trails & Pow Low Property Enhancements

The challenges of a late winter and wet spring have meant some adjustments to the scheduled camp property enhancements but progress is being made.
Shower house footings at Camp Birch Trails have been poured, work on underground plumbing has begun, and the floor is scheduled to be poured next week. The scheduled date of substantial completion is September 15 with a final completion date of September 24.
While the Pow Low shower house and troop house remodel have not yet begun, our Architect and Engineer are working with the health department and state code reviewer on final plans and permitting. Architects submitted the proposal requests to our contractor to determine additional costs–hese changes are necessary to allow for permitting and the start of the project. The construction is still expected to be completed by October 15, 2014.
Information on both projects are regularly updated in the Connect (volunteer) e-newsletter and here  on our Volunteer Connect website. Questions about the projects or timing may be directed to