Twilight Camp Northern Skies is the first week of Twilight Camp put on by the Northern Skies Service Unit, serving Girl Scouts in Chanhassen and surrounding areas.   We are "Week 1" of Twilight Camp in Carver County.

Is your Girl Scout in the Autumn Ridge/Southern Stars service unit?  Visit our sister site, for information on "Week 2".  Girls are welcome to attend either camp!

COVID-19 UPDATE 05/29: We're following the in-person Girl Scout Activity Guidance from our local Girl Scout council, Girl Scouts River Valleys. The guidance is combination of guidelines and rules from the local council, GSUSA, Carver County Parks, and the State of Minnesota.
  • Social Distancing - We'll maintain at least 3 feet of social distancing for all activities
  • Personal Contact - We're minimizing hugs, handshakes, and friendship squeezes. Exceptions are buddy checks when swimming..
  • Face Coverings - Face coverings and masks are not required except during opening/closing ceremonies and any activity where we can't maintain 3 feet of social distancing
  • Group Size - Units will be kept to 8-12 girls each. We are unable to keep entire troops together at Twilight Camp.
  • Food - Campers will bring a brown-bag dinner each day, and we plan to serve a pre-packaged individual snacks.
  • Overnight Campout - Unfortunately we will not old an overnight campout for Caddies on the last night of camp. 
  • Cleaning - We plan to routinely clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched
  • Vaccinations - Girl Scouts River Valleys encourages all adult volunteers and parents/caregivers helping with Girl Scout activities, and eligible girl members to get vaccinated if they are able.  Vaccination status and the decision to be vaccinated are personal matters between each person and their family. Disclosure of vaccination status is not required to participate in Twilight Camp.  It is strongly reccomended that your camper get vaccinated if she is eligible.
  • Health Screening Before Camp - Campers must complete a health screening at home each day 
  • Reporting and Contact Tracing - If we receive a report of illness, we must alert River Valleys, and the council will conduct confidential contact tracing.
We'll post updates as we get them. You may cancel a reservation with no penalty until June 15th and receive a full refund. We're a bunch of volunteers will full time jobs, figuring this out as we go, thanks for your patience! Email any questions to

Typical Daily Schedule
Here's a typical day at Twilight Camp. We think this will be similar in 2021. 
        1:45 pm Check-In
        2:00 pm Opening
        2:15 pm Daily Activities at Each Site
        7:00 pm Walk to Ceremony Circle
        7:15 pm Closing Ceremonies
        7:45 pm Camp Dismissed

Twilight Camp FAQ
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions page for general information.

Twilight Camp Autumn Ridge/Southern Stars 
Girl Scouts holds two Twilight Camp sessions at Lake Minnewashta Park each summer.  The July 19 - 22 session is hosted by Northern Skies Girl Scouts (Chanhassen and surrounding area).  The July 26 - 29 session is hosted by Girl Scouts of Autumn Ridge / Southern Stars (Chaska and surrounding areas).  Details on the second week are at  Ask your Girl Scout's troop leader if you aren't sure which Service Unit your troop is in.  Girls typically attend the camp hosted by their troop’s Service Unit, but are welcome to attend either (or both!) weeks! 

New Brighton Bus
The New Brighton Service Unit is working to arrange bus transportation from Bel Air Elementary to Chanhassen for campers and volunteers in the New Brighton area. We anticipate the bus fee to be $35 per person but details are not final yet (we're working through some evolving COVID rules on transportation). 

If your Girl Scout will need transportation to camp,  you might wait and register later this month once we have finalized details.

NOTE: The bus is managed by the New Brighton Service Unit. You'll receive additional information including pick up and drop off details closer to camp.   Please contact Andrea Luhman with any bus-related questions at  

What Happens at Twilight Camp? 
Watch the slideshow below, narrated by Brownie Scout and Twilight Camp Veteran Abby, to see examples of the activities we did at past years in camp.  (Abby is now a successful college student, which she attributes to her time attending Twilight Camp as a child.)

YouTube Video

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