Troop Exploration 3-Night at Camp Northwoods (Grades 3-12) Jul 26 - Troop House
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Date: Fri Jul 26, 6:00 PM CDT - Mon Jul 29, 11:00 AM CDT
  • Outdoor
  • Juniors,
  • Cadettes,
  • Seniors,
  • Volunteers,
  • Ambassadors,
  • Brownies

From June 21-Jul 7 this event is open to those who have already signed up for a cabin to register the rest of their group.  At this time there are no extra cabins available for Troop Camp during this session.

Duration: Friday, 6pm-Monday, 11am
Location: Mason, WI
Member Registration Opens Mar 5 at 9:00 am (CST)
Troop Price for This Stay: $1700

Have a three-night troop adventure at camp! Camp Northwoods near Ashland, WI provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy a long weekend with troopmates and experience fun staff- and troop-led activities. Campers will cook their own meals with provided ingredients in their troop house kitchen and enjoy the outdoors while bonding over their troop's favorite activities. Troop Exploration at Camp Northwoods is for Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops (current grades 3-12).

 One troop leader will register for the entire group by reserving a housing unit, rather than registering each individual camper. Groups are limited to 16 people per troop house to account for group size limits at activities.

Troops can bring more adults than required by their program grade level ratio if desired. As long as Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoint guidelines and ratios are met for the troop's age level, groups may bring any youth-to-adult-ratio desired. All adults must be registered, and background checked members.  

Activities: During their time at camp, Girl Scouts will enjoy the following staff-led activities:

  • Games and introductions on the first night
  • Open swim time during each full day at camp
  • Choice of three of the following staff-led activities: archery, slingshots, low ropes/teambuilding games, geocaching, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding (each activity will take approximately 75 minutes)
  • A campfire with s'mores on the last night
  • An all-camp activity with other troops on the last morning

Troops will also have approximately 10 hours of downtime for troop-led activities. Campers can hike or bike around camp, play a game in the playfield, bring something to tie-dye, or work on a project from home. These activities are planned and facilitated by the troop.

Meals: Troop houses have full kitchens including a full-size fridge, stove, oven, microwave, cookware, and dishes. Camp staff will stock troop houses with the grocery list below, but the troop is responsible for preparing and cleaning up after meals including washing dishes. Troops are welcome to bring additional food items to accommodate dietary needs and troop preferences.

Camp-Provided Food:

  • Breakfast: bagels, cereal, yogurt, milk, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, pancake mix, syrup
  • Lunch: sandwich supplies (bread, peanut butter, jelly, lunch meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, condiments), carrots, fruit, chips, cookies
  • Dinner: Groups will review descriptions of the available meal options and select their dinners on a form prior to arrival.
    • Saturday dinner will provide a chance for troops to practice fire building and outdoor cooking skills, choosing from pie-iron pizzas, tin foil dinners, mac and cheese, or burritos.
    • Sunday dinner will be prepared in the troop house, and troops will have the option of spaghetti, pizza, tacos, or chili with a vegetable side also provided.
  • Snacks: Three snacks per attendee will be provided by the camp, but troops are welcome to bring supplemental snacks and food items.

Housing: Troop houses are all-season, air-conditioned cabins that include a common room with couches, a table and chairs, and a full kitchen. One large bedroom contains nine bunk beds, and the second smaller room has two bunk beds intended for adult leaders. There is also a bathroom inside with flush toilets and showers.

Registration: Prior to arrival, group leaders will receive an email requesting individual registration for all participants. Please note that all participants must be Girl Scout members, and adult participants must be registered as an active adult with an up-to-date background check.

Group leaders will also be asked to complete an online form to select troop's choice of two staff-led activities and meal choices, and to notify staff of any dietary restrictions or special accommodations needed. To provide every troop the opportunity, troops will be limited to registering for ONE boating activity (canoeing, kayaking, or paddleboarding). Groups will receive their schedule for staff-led events and swim times upon arrival.

Payment details: This camp session has a minimum deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the first day of the camp session.

If troop members attending this session are planning to request financial assistance, please pay the minimum deposit with a credit card and select Financial Aid as a payment type. After registering, provide attendees with the order number and have them to visit to submit their financial assistance application.  

If troop members attending this session are planning to pay using program credits, please pay the minimum deposit with a credit card and select Program Credits as a payment type. After registering, provide attendees with the order number and instruct them to submit their program credits. To submit Electronic Program Credits, visit

Cancellations: See our full Camp and Event Registration and Cancellation Policy at (Updated January 2022)

The deposit from your cancelled session cannot be transferred, nor refunded. To receive a refund, less the non-transferable/non-refundable deposit, we must receive your cancellation notice by the posted cancellation deadline (30 days prior to the program start date). To cancel your registration, submit the Events & Camp Cancellation Form.