You’re already the best version of yourself. Sometimes it just takes the view from the top of a mountain, a swim in a lake, and a night camping under a sky full of stars to see it for yourself. From the backyard to the backcountry, Girl Scouts has a long and storied history of getting every girl outdoors. And that tradition continues today!
Camp with your troop or family overnight near and far! Our council even has three beautiful properties to reserve. Camp Liberty (near the Quad Cities), Camp Little Cloud (near Dubuque), and Camp L-Kee-Ta (near Burlington) welcome girls and community members.
Join Girl Scouts from across the region at summer camp at Camp Liberty! Weekly sessions are open for all girls to celebrate the outdoors with traditional summer camp activities like swimming, hiking, horseback riding, and archery.
Events are hosted throughout the year for Girl Scouts at our camp properties and other outdoor locations like State Parks in our region. From showcasing how nature can inspire art to sparking confidence at a high ropes challenge weekend, girls have an array of opportunities to discover their love of the outdoors. And don’t forget earning badges!
Equestrian adventures open up a fun space for girls to develop their riding skills and connect with a lovable animal at Camp Liberty. Girl Scouts can join the specialized program through weekend riding sessions or the progressive equestrian program at summer camp.
Create Your Outdoor Experience
Many Girl Scouts tell us camping trips are one of the best things about their Girl Scout experience. It’s true: connecting with the great outdoors in a girl-led setting is a big benefit of belonging to Girl Scouts. Studies show that girls today are not spending nearly enough time outdoors. Technology and structured activities leave less time for girls to get outside and enjoy nature. But as a Girl Scout, she’ll have plenty of opportunities to create her own outdoor adventures and develop a lifelong appreciation for nature and the out-of-doors—whether with her troop, at camp, or with friends and family.
And that’s great news—because when Girl Scouts get outside, they:
Discover that they can better solve problems and overcome challenges
Develop leadership skills, build social bonds, and are happier overall
Become team players and care more about protecting our environment
When girls spend quality time outdoors and increase their exposure to nature, they thrive physically, emotionally, and intellectually.