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 05/09: We are following the In-Person Activity Requirements from our local Girl Scout council. These are an aggregate of MN Dept of Health and Girl Scouts of USA requirements. The complete guidelines document is here. These are likely to evolve as the summer progresses. Right now we expect the following:
  • Masks - Masks/face coverings for all activities except swimming and eating
  • Food - Snacks must be pre-packaged; girls will bring bag suppers as in past years
  • Smaller Units - Keeping girls in smaller groups (15 people max) with limited cross-unit interactions
  • Social Distancing - Minimizing physical contact, 6 foot social distancing, modifications to things like songs and ceremonies
  • Disinfecting - Cleaning and disinfecting protocol between groups
  • 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, though the affected person’s identity will remain confidential
If you're unsure of the above (either feel unsafe, or feel accommodations are currently too restrictive) you might wait and register later this month in case anything is modified. 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

Twilight Camp Registration
Registration is now open thru June 15th for campers, adult volunteers, and sibling care. You'll need health history and a method of payment when you register. Registration cost:
  • Campers (girls entering grades 1-6) - $80
  • Asst. Caddies (first-time Caddies entering grades 7/8) - $45
  • Caddies (girls entering grades 8/9/10 with at least one year Caddie experience as an Assistant Caddie/Caddie) -  $25
  • Senior Caddies (girls entering grade 10/11/19 with at least two years experience as a Caddie) - $10
We have a child care unit, "Sibling Care",  so parents with young children can volunteer at camp.  Sibling care is available for $20/day for non-Girl Scout children ages 4 or over if you volunteer at camp as an adult volunteer. Sibling care is free if you volunteer all four days. Sibling care is only available on the days you volunteer. 

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!  

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available to support girl participating in Girl Scout programming, by providing supplemental resources beyond a family’s ability to pay. You may apply for one financial aid grant per year.  Financial Aid is only available for Girl Scouts, not for sibling care or adult volunteers.

Financial Aid Process
  1. Complete the GSRV Financial Assistance Application, Use the fee schedule on this page to determine the amount of aid you'll apply for. 
  2. You'll receive an email, cc'ing Twilight Camp, confirming financial aid status from the Girl Scout council
  3. We'll generate a coupon code that you'll use when you register.
Financial Aid Application Details
  • Event Type: Select Volunteer-Led Day Camp
  • Event Name: Enter Twilight Camp Northern Skies
  • Event Location: Enter Lake Minnewashta Park
  • Aid Requested: Enter $80 for girls entering grades 1-6, $45 for girls entering 7th or 8th grade as first time Caddies, $25 for girls entering 8th, 9th, or 10th grade as second year caddies, $10 for girls entering 10th grade or higher with at least two years Caddie experience.

New Brighton Bus
We believe we'll be able to arrange bus transportation from Bel Air Elementary to Chanhassen for campers and volunteers in the New Brighton Service Unit. We anticipate the bus fee being approximately  $35 per person. We'll waiting on some additional details from River Valleys and then will send an update to New Brighton area families. 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  The bus fee is:

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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