Girl Scout Camp Willolinn

About

WIL-LO-LINN HISTORY

 
Camp Wil-Lo-Linn originated in 1992 and is named for the surrounding areas of Wilsonville, Lake Oswego, and West Linn, Oregon. This area is covered by Service Unit 9 of Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. The camp was a spin-off of Camp Kerr, a day camp begun in the Mountain Park area of Lake Oswego in the 1960's. 

​​​What started as a small camp of 125 girls has now grown to accommodate more than 200 campers supported by over 90 volunteer adults, 70 Camper Aides, and vibrant Tag-Along and Boys programs serving our adult volunteers. This outdoor skills-oriented program is run entirely by adult volunteers with a desire to "help build girls of courage, confidence and character who will make the world a better place". They are ably assisted by a dynamic, trained group of older Girl Scouts - our Camper Aides who are developing their leadership skills by assisting in the planning and running of camp activities. 


OUR PROGRAMS

 
Programs offered include Daisy & Brownie Girl Scout units (entering lst-3rd grade), Junior & Cadette Girl Scout units (entering 4th-6th grade), Program Aides-In-Training (entering 7th), Little Tagalongs* (volunteer's children, 3-5 years old, including Daisies entering Kindergarten), Boys* (volunteer's sons, 6-12 years old) and Camper Aides (entering 8th-12th grade with PAIT training completed). *Tagalong and Boys units are for children of camp volunteers only. 

HOURS & VOLUNTEER INFORMATION


CAMP

Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the last week of June. 

CAMP FIRE CELEBRATION

For girls entering 4th grade and older, the camp fire celebration begins at 3:00 p.m. on the Thursday night of camp and ends at 10:00 p.m. Girls entering 4th grade should be picked up by 10:00 p.m. Camper pick up cards are required. 

OVERNIGHT

The overnight for girls entering 5th grade and older begins at 10:00 p.m. on the Thursday night of camp and ends the following morning at 8:00 a.m. Girls will participate in Friday activities and be served lunch. 


ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES & COMMITMENTS

Camp Wil-Lo-Linn is 100% volunteer run. Without enough full-time adult volunteers we cannot offer placement to campers. Campers who are children of Adult Volunteers are given automatics placement preference and full time at-camp adult volunteers who complete the onsite training also receive a 50% rebate on camper fees for campers grades 1st through 6th and PAITs.


Pre-camp adult volunteers commit to specific responsibilities that do not require participation during camp. These positions are filled early in the planning season at the discretion of the Camp Director and the bulk of the work is completed prior to the final confirmation of campers. 


At camp adult volunteers are required to be registered Girl Scouts, have completed Girl Scout adult volunteer training - GS 101, Volunteer essentials, Troop Safety, and have completed a council background check no earlier that two years prior to serving at camp. GS membership is purchased directly from Girl Scouts using our registration web page link to GS membership. The GS background check per council guidelines (link no longer available). GS online training can be accessed through hot links posted on our registration web page.


With few exceptions, all our at camp adult volunteers are expected to be at camp from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday - Friday. 


Adult Volunteer training consists of the following:

  1.  Completing online GS 101, Volunteer Essentials, Troop Safety - all on the GSOSW website under Volunteer Training.
  2. Reviewing the Camp Wil-Lo-Linn Volunteer Essentials, Emergency Procedures and Cooking Essentials located on this website.
  3. Completing the mandatory onsite training - Sunday, June 11, 10a-3p
  4. Volunteer details and links are in the Volunteer Section of this website.