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!

Celebrations Around the World
The theme this year is Celebrations Around the World!  We're planning festival-themed sites based on celebrations around the world. Visit a different program site each day:
  • Site 2 | Tanabata Festival (Japan) Make an origami craft, enjoy a candy sushi roll snack, go fishing at the fishing dock, and learn about Japan's Tanabata Festival with festival=themed games and activities
  • Site 3 | Cully Fest (Australia)
    Learn aboriginal dot art patterns; decorate a boomerang and make a Didgeridoo.  Enjoy an Australian-themed snack.  Find out how woomeras work by throwing an Atlatl.
  • Site 4 | Day of the Dead (Mexico)
    Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by creating an ofrenda to honor GS Founder Juliette Gordon Low,challenge new friends to a game of Pirinola & Loteria, make Mexican folk art, and snack on tostadas!
  • Site 5 | Highland Games (Scotland)
    Make a Tartan plaid craft, play golf and find out how it originated in Scotland. Learn about Scottish culture with traditional snacks and activities.

2019 Twilight Camp Planning
Have an idea?  Want to help?  Join us at a camp planning meeting below.  
  • Mon Jun 24, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Focus Area: Lake Minnewashta Park
Email for a detailed agenda and meeting loca

Twilight Camp Autumn Ridge/Southern Stars 
Girl Scouts holds two Twilight Camp sessions at Lake Minnewashta Park each summer.  This session July 22-25 is hosted by Northern Skies Girl Scouts (Chanhassen and surrounding areas).  The July 29 - Aug 1 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!  

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

Typical Daily Schedule
Here's a typical day at Twilight Camp.  Order of activities will change each day, but drop-off and pick-up are always the same.  
        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

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.)