Posts tagged ‘camp’

April 16, 2013

Meet a Camp Director – Laura Bumba

We want to introduce you to GSNI’s Camp Directors! We will be posting these introductions to help you meet our camp staff. Meet Laura “Chai” Bumba, Camp Director at Camp McCormick!

Staff Pics August 2012 - Bumba, Laura

Hi! I’m Laura “Chai” Bumba, Camp Pathway Specialist for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois and Camp Director for the 2013 resident camp season at Camp McCormick. This will be my second summer as camp director for GSNI and I am truly looking forward to another stellar summer. If you know only one thing about me, remember this: I LOVE camp! Camp combines adventure, independence, responsibility, teambuilding, and so much more in an atmosphere of pure FUN! While I still consider myself a camper at heart, it is my greatest pleasure to have found an occupation that allows me to share this experience with others. Beyond the image of campfires and s’mores, summer camp offers the opportunity for people of all ages to disconnect from technology and reconnect with others in the great outdoors. Nothing compares to the camaraderie of making new friends or the sense of accomplishment after creating your first fire!

Interested in signing up for camp and spending some time at Camp McCormick? Visit our website for more information!

April 4, 2013

Don’t Miss These Great Camp Opportunities!

GSNI CampWith warmer temperatures beginning to be the norm in the forecast, there is no better time to think about camp. Girl Scout Camp can be a wonderful experience. Just ask Emma, who recently submitted her entry for our “Top Ten Reasons I love Girl Scout Camp” contest. Here’s her list:

1. meeting new girls
2. the helpers… No-name, shrimpy, lizard, rainbow
3. writing on t shirts at the end
4. campfire fire making
5. repeat after me songs
6. camp names
7. playing frogger
8. taking a midnight hike with our leader to the fridge 🙂
9. road trip
10. swaps

Take a look at a list of programs available for you or your Girl Scout! GSNI offers a wide variety of programs for every girl. Registration is available online, by clicking on the session title or by visiting our website.

Session Name Camp Dates Grade
Counselor-in-Training I Dean June 23-July 3 10-12
Six Days: Five Camps McCormick June 23-28 9-12
Taste of McCormick McCormick June 23-26 4-6
Cowgirl Up! Dean June 30-July 3 6-8
Creek Stomping Dean June 30-July 3 2-4
Taste of McCormick McCormick June 30-July 3 2-4
McCormick or Bust McCormick June 30-July 3 4-6
On Belay! Dean July 7-12 7-9
Splash ‘n Sports Dean July 7-12 5-7
Night Owls McCormick July 7-12 6-8
On Belay! Dean July 14-19 6-8
Camp Dean Day Camp Dean July 15-19 1-5
Have Backpack, Will Travel McCormick July 14-19 8-10
Mission H2O McCormick July 14-19 3-5
Canoes, Kayaks, and Rafts Dean July 21-26 8-10
Night Owls Dean July 21-26 5-7
Survivor McCormick July 21-26 7-9
Artist Delight McCormick July 21-26 3-5
Survivor Dean July 28-Aug 2 5-7
Artist Delight Dean July 28-Aug 2 3-5
Outdoor Sampler McCormick July 28-Aug 2 3-5
March 21, 2013

Top Ten Reasons I Love Girl Scout Camp

GSNI is hosting a contest all about camp! Have your happy camper submit a list of the top ten reasons why she loves Girl Scout camp to She will be entered to win over $100 in Girl Scout camping supplies! Girls will be credited for their lists and featured on GSNI’s blog and social media. This contest is open only to members of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. All entries received before Friday, May 31, 2013 will be entered.