GSSEM Camp / Outdoor Education

Camping is an important part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and has been a Girl Scout tradition since the beginning of scouting. Girls develop positive relationships with peers and adult role models that change their lives for the better. The outdoor learning classroom provides girls opportunities to build respect for the environment, learn resourcefulness, and develop trust in others and themselves. Camp programs offer a balance of Girl Scout Journeys, badges, and outdoor camp activities at comfortable overnight facilities.

“Absolutely perfect camping experience! Beautiful grounds, facilities were very nice, and we loved the serenity.”

                                                                           – 2012 Troop Leader

A variety of camping opportunities exist for girls to participate with troops, as individuals, or with an adult chaperone.

Our remarkable, accredited camp programs are run by trained volunteer leaders and staff who are passionate about helping girls develop to their fullest potential. Our comfortable, modern lodging creates a special atmosphere to evoke memories of childhood campouts with friends and caring adults.  Camp leaders are sensitive to every youth’s diverse needs and unique personalities, and strive to create a valuable experience for everyone.

Camp facilities and programs are intended for use by Girl Scouts. Find out more about our upcoming camp programs on our Calendar of Events.

Our Properties

Camp Hawthorn Hollow

Hawthorn Hollow is our 330 acre campground, located just 10 minutes off of I-94 and I-69 in St. Clair County, near Richmond, Michigan.

This property offers winterized modern lodges (28 and 32 person capacities) and seasonal villages (20 person capacity) as well as rustic tent camping (40 person capacity).

Camp Innisfree

Camp Innisfree is set on 995 wooded acres located between Howell and Pinckney, Michigan. The camp’s two lakes, hiking trails, and forests provide an excellent setting for campers to enjoy the beauty of Michigan’s unique seasons.

This property offers winterized modern lodges (36 and 40 person capacities). It also offers programming at our year-round owned equestrian facility called the Innisfree Equestrian Center. Check out what’s being offered at the Equestrian Center to plan into your trip before you arrive.

Playfair Program Center

Playfair boasts 16 acres of Michigan wildlife and a private, sandy beach, the perfect location for watching a deep orange sunrise or feeling the cool water tickle your feet on a hot summer day. This property offers winterized modern lodges (12 and 24 capacities) as well as seasonal A-Frame lodges (12 person capacity). There is also 1 rustic tent site (40 person capacity).