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W5860 Olivotti Lake Rd
Irma, Wisconsin 54442

Kaukauna, Wisconsin

4693 N Lynndale Dr
Appleton, WI 54913


TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Birch Trails is our overnight resident camp north of Wausau, Wisconsin where staff live on-site during the summer. We offer a back to basics summer camp with arts & crafts, boating, swimming, and eating s’mores around the fire and field trip programs that go horseback riding, zip-lining, and tubing.

Camp Winnecomac is our day camp, a hidden gem surrounded by trails of the 1,000 Island Nature Preserve in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, Camp Winnecomac offers an expansive, versatile property in a secluded setting within the city. Winnecomac offers two lodge buildings, a shower house, screened unit shelters with campfire rings, yurts and tent-cabins, and a large playfield area. We also offer Archery and a low ropes team-building course for campers to use.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes is proud to be part of an organization that has a 100 year + history of being welcoming and inclusive. Our policies of inclusion align with those of our national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA. We value diversity and inclusivity and do not discriminate or recruit on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability. Through our programming, called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls develop skills to advance diversity and promote tolerance in the twenty-first century.

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CAMP LOCATION: Camp Birch Trails, Irma, Wisconsin

Surrounding Lake Olivotti, Camp Birch Trails (CBT) is GSNWGL’s largest camp. CBT features a main lodge, platform tents, cabins, yurts, a large dining hall, and a swimming area with a sandy beachfront and large dock.

Camp Winnecomac, Kaukauna, Wisconsin
A hidden gem surrounded by trails of the 1,000 Island Nature Preserve, Camp Winnecomac offers an expansive, versatile property in a secluded setting. With excellent hiking and groomed cross-country skiing trails, two main lodges, tent cabins, yurts, and unit shelters, this is the ideal choice for those in the nearby Fox Valley and Green Bay metro area.

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Camp staff work a daily schedule with occasional overnights with their campers.

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