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Girls still can sign up for summer resident camp with Girl Scouts

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There's plenty to do this summer - and it's not too late to sign up for a variety of offerings at the four camps operated by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois.

While sessions are filling up quickly, there still are great opportunities for girls to experience outdoor education and other fun activities at Camp Tahigwa north of Decorah, Camp Little Cloud west of Dubuque, Camp Conestoga west of the Quad Cities and Camp L-Kee-Ta near Burlington.

Girls attending the four camps can saddle and ride a horse across a stream, tie-dye a T-shirt, tube down a creek, make new friends, go stargazing and learn about constellations, dance, go backpacking, go on a trail ride or even make jewelry.

Prior membership in Girl Scouts isn't necessary to attend the four camps. Campers experience activities ranging from the excitement of adventure sports to the fun of cooking to the exploration of local wilderness. The opportunities are great building blocks that help girls develop new friendships and experiences that last their lifetime.

Girls can attend any of the four camps, no matter where they live in Iowa or Illinois. They may select a camp near home or experience a camp farther from home; all offer a nurturing and safe environment for girls.

Each camp is unique and offers Girl Scout lodging facilities ranging from modern lodges and cabins to primitive Adirondack shelters, platform tents, huts, teepees and tree houses. The camps offer wooded grounds and flowing meadows connected by walking trails and access roads as well as farm ponds and small lakes. Native prairie re-establishment projects and tree plantations allow exploration of campgrounds.

To learn about the various camp sessions, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois offers several online methods this year. By going to the council's home page at http://www.GSEIWI.org and clicking on the "camp" logo, girls and their parents can view the full camp guide in readable PDF format, view sections of the guide in individual PDF pages, view the entire guide in pages that you can flip through online or use the new online search guide to find the right program at the desired camp. Registration for many sessions can be done online, too, by clicking links through the online search guide.

Also online are all necessary forms for registering for summer resident camp. Persons without online access may call their local Girl Scout service center at 800-798-0833 for assistance in registering for camp sessions.

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