Badgerland Property Rentals

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland Properties exist to serve our Girl Scout members. Please use them to provide great experiences and lasting memories for your girls. Badgerland operates 10 properties for Girl Scout troops to rent for an overnight experience or day use.

Instructions for Reserving a Badgerland Property

  1. Review the site Amenities & Pricing to find the right property for your troop.
  2. Review the Availability Calendars for your preferred property. (DO NOT request dates in the Availability Calendars)
  3. Fill out the Property Reservation Form (found underneath the Rent A Camp section on the left task pane), with your preferred property and dates.
  4. You will receive an email confirming your dates & providing payment options.  Deposit and/or payment must be made within 10 days to confirm your reservation.
  5. After payment has been made, you will receive an official confirmation letter and information sheets about the property.
  6. If applicable, your deposit will be refunded not more than 10 days after your stay.

Reservation Tips

  • Property calendars will be opened one month at a time, six months out, on the first business day of the month.  Girl Scout troops may request reservations up to six months in advance, Affiliated Girl Scout groups may request reservations up to one month in advance.
  • If you would like to arrive early or leave late a day use fee may apply. Check-in time is 3 pm, and check-out time is 2:30 pm
  • To receive a refund for a cancellation, notice of cancellation must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to your reservation date.
  • Key codes will be emailed out to you the Monday before your stay.

Camp Brandenburg

Dane County, WI

Camp Brandenburg is located in Dane County along US Hwy 18 about 30 minutes northwest of Madison.  The camp is set on 178 acres that includes four camping and activity units, and Lake Katrine, offering plenty to do during day or overnight stays.  Hiking trails meander through the forest and Lake Katrine provides a chance for canoeing and boating adventures.  Since there are four units at Camp Brandenburg, you may run into other troops enjoying what the property has to offer.  What a great opportunity to make new friends, share a camp fire and relive stories of camping experiences passed.

Hawks Nest is the perfect spot for that very first overnight camp experience.  There are three rooms with bunk beds & a separated room with a futon.  A completely-equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, shower and wide-open activity areas occupy the remainder of the main floor.  A fireplace offers a warm glow on those chilly nights.  The full basement offers another wide-open activity area as well as a safe haven in the event of severe weather.  Outside are trails through the nearby forest, a grass play-area and a fire-ring.  Hawk’s Nest is open year-round and a pleasant 20-minute hike to Hilltop and Lake Katrine.

Hilltop is a unique and interesting lodge situated in the center of Camp Brandenburg.  Branching out from the central activity and cooking areas of the lodge are enclosed, window-lined hallways that climb the hillside and lead to four bunkhouses.  Each bunkhouse is heated and sleeps eight campers.  The kitchen is spacious and fully-equipped with commercial-grade appliances, pots, pans, dishes and utensils.  Adjacent to the activity area are two modern bathroom facilities with showers.  Nestled in a central brick-paved outdoor courtyard is a large fireplace.  Surrounding Hilltop are more outdoor activity areas and a fire-ring with comfortable seating on Leopold benches.

Sumac is a more traditional camp setting with two canvas tents on wooden platforms and two cabins.  Four campers can sleep comfortably on cots with mattresses in each tent and six in each cabin.  In the center of Sumac is an enclosed troop house with a basic kitchen, tables for dining and activities, and a fireplace.  Water is available near the unit house and latrines are nearby.  TOC 2 certification is required to reserve Sumac.

Occupancy: 20

Sumac is a three-season property. Sumac is closed for the winter season November 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015.

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Kinderspielen is an open-air shelter with concrete floor located on the north shore of Lake Katrine.  Picnic tables, electricity, lights, drinking water, latrines, fire-ring, trashcans, outdoor grill, flagpole and large grass activity area make Kinderspielen the perfect place for a day of fun and learning, or you can pitch your tent and make it an overnight adventure.  Nearby is a boathouse filled with canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices for you to enjoy.  A short hike up the hill takes you to Sumac and Hilltop. TOC 2 certification is required to reserve Kinderspielen. 

There is a boathouse on the property with 13 canoes that can be rented for a flat rate of $25 per visit.    At least one lifeguard must be on duty at all times while swimming or canoes are in use.

Occupancy: 50

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Echo Valley


Hollandale, WI 

Camp Echo Valley is located in Iowa County about 45 minutes southwest of Madison.  Set in the un-glaciated “Driftless Region” of Wisconsin, Camp Echo Valley’s 268 acres of ridges, valleys, forests, meadows and streams is the perfect place for larger groups to spend a weekend.  Camp Echo Valley provides opportunities to hike diverse trails and study the habits of wild turkeys, white-tailed deer and numerous bird species.  There are three camping and activity units at Camp Brandenburg, so you may run into other troops enjoying what the property during your stay.  What a great opportunity to make new friends, share a camp fire and relive stories of camping experiences passed.


Gray Manor sits in the bottom of the valley at the end of the driveway and is the centerpiece that greets guests as they come into camp.  This 100 year old three-story brick farmhouse has an interesting history an ample space for multiple troops.  The first floor boasts a fully-equipped kitchen with stove, refrigerators, pots, pans, dishes and utensils.  Completing the first level is a bathroom, two open rooms for dining or working on badges and other projects, and a small room with a wood-burning stove.  On the second floor are six bedrooms and a bathroom.  The third-floor carpeted, paneled attic is the most popular activity area in Gray Manor, and a great place to spend the night.  Showers are housed in the field-stone basement which is a work of art and still “rock-solid” after more than 100 years.

Occupancy: 72

Echo Valley is a three-season property. Gray Manor is closed for the winter season November 21, 2014 - May 1, 2015.

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Whispering Winds is nestled in the forest on a ridge on the west edge of Camp Echo Valley.  Seven traditional platform tents that sleep four campers each are set around a troop house.  The troop house is complete with a refrigerator, fireplace and plenty of tables for eating and activities.  It’s a great place to continue activities during cold or wet weather.  Set close to the platform tents and troop house is a drinking water pump, fire-ring and latrine.  Campers need to bring their own supplies to Whispering Winds – cookware, dishes, utensils, towels, trash bags, toilet paper, soap, etc.  TOC 2 certification is required to reserve Whispering Winds. 

Occupancy: 28

Echo Valley is a three-season property. Whispering Winds is closed for the winter season November 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015.  

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Woodland Hills is the site of a very special camping experience.  Four canvas tipis of traditional Native-American design set on raised wooden platforms offer a unique and interesting experience.  Each tipi has room for 4-5 campers.  Open areas among the tipis offer space for additional tents to be set up should more than 20 campers want to enjoy the site.  Rounding out Woodland Hills is a drinking water pump, fire-circle, open-air shelter and latrine.  Since there is no electricity at Woodland Hills, food needs to be stored on ice in coolers.  Campers need to provide all their own camping equipment and supplies.  Portable kitchens that include cookware and cooking utensils are available for check-out with advanced notice.  TOC 2 certification is required to reserve Woodland Hills. 

Occupancy: 16-20

Echo Valley is a three-season property. Woodland Hills is closed for the winter season November 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015.

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Camp Stetler

Richland Center, WI



Camp Stetler
is located in Richland County about six miles west of Richland Center in the un-glaciated “Driftless Region” of Wisconsin.  Forested ridges rise up from open grassy areas at the bottom of the valley.  A small stream runs along the western edge of the valley.  Numerous trails wander through Camp Stetler’s forests, climbing steep hills and descending into the valley below, providing an excellent workout.  Flat, open areas abound for outdoor games and activities.  The rocky ledges of southwestern Wisconsin (including the Cap Stetler area) are known to be home to two species of rattlesnakes – the timber rattlesnake (36-56”) and the massasauga (20-32”).  Neither species is normally aggressive and will crawl away when sensing your presence.  Both are protected in Wisconsin.  When walking the trails of Camp Stetler, pay attention to where you are stepping and enjoy!

Camp Stetler Troop Lodge
is a fully-equipped facility that makes for a wonderful first overnight camping experience.  The kitchen is basic, but complete.  Two indoor restrooms with showers, a large open activity area and a fireplace complete the lodge interior.  Outside is a large covered porch and nearby is a fire-ring, woodshed and plenty of room to run and play.

Occupancy: 32

Camp Stetler is a three-season property. Stetler is closed for the winter season November 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015.

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Oakwood Knoll

East Troy, WI

Camp Oakwood Knoll
is located in Walworth County along State Hwy 20, about one hour southeast of Madison and one hour northeast of Beloit.  The camp is set on 80 acres of land that includes forests, wetlands and grassy fields perfect for games and outdoor activities.  Camp Oakwood Knoll is a great place to explore the outdoors on one of the many winding forest trails, or to sit quietly in one of the forest openings and watch birds.

Camp Oakwood Knoll Troop Lodge is a great place for day use or an overnight stay.  The kitchen is basic, but fully-equipped for food storage and meal preparation.  The centerpiece of the lodge’s great room is a large, wood-burning fireplace.  Tables, chairs, TV and VCR are available for indoor activities.  The lodge sleeps 36 campers on mattresses laid on the spacious floor.  Oakwood Knoll is the perfect destination for a weekend adventure with your troop.  Camp is open year-round.  There are great sledding areas close-by for winter weekend stays.

Occupancy: 36

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Camp Black Hawk

Camp Black Hawk is a summer resident camp located near Antigo, Wisconsin northeast of Wausau.   There are two lakes on the property and horses are housed on site during the summer.  The resident camp operates June through August.  Programs are usually one to two weeks in length and activity highlights include horseback riding, outdoor adventure programs, and waterfront activities such as swimming, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking in addition to troop camp sessions.  The tents are taken down soon after the camp season and the lodge (dining hall and kitchen) is closed, but several buildings may remain open if reservations warrant.
Waunagon and Health Center are heated buildings with a small kitchen and bath/shower. Camp Black Hawk is a beautiful site all year round. Winter sports enthusiasts particularly enjoy this northern Wisconsin site. Reservations should be made by October to ensure the buildings are ready for use during the winter.

The Tent Units may be reserved during the summer season (June through August) if there are no programs or camps running at that time.

If interested in reserving dates at Camp Black Hawk, please call 800-236-2710 x4303. 

Camp Black Hawk is closed for the winter season September 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015.

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Camp Ehawee


Camp Ehawee

Camp Ehawee is located in the Coulee Region of Wisconsin in La Crosse County near the small town of Mindoro about 25 miles northeast of La Crosse.  This area is defined by narrow ridges separated by steep-sided valleys resulting from water erosion.  The camp is set on 283 acres of forests and prairies intermingled with streams and wetlands. “Ehawee” in the Ho-Chunk language means “Laughing Maidens.”  Camp Ehawee is the only Badgerland Council property with an outdoor swimming pool.  Campers stay in log cabins, platform tents or lodges.

Nakomis Lodge
Two dorm-style rooms sleep up to 38 participants in bunk beds. The bathroom facilities include three showers and toilets. There is a complete kitchen, a two sided fireplace, and two activity rooms.  Outside, a fire pit is located 30 feet from the front door, making cookouts easy and fun! Nakomis is wheelchair accessible.

Nakomis Lodge is a three-season property and is closed for the winter season from November 1, 2014 - April 1, 2015.

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Bertha Shuman Lodge

Two dorm-style rooms sleep up to 38 participants. Bertha features a large activity area with tables, a fireplace, full kitchen with enough dishes to serve 40, six showers, and a washer and dryer.

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Hope Lodge Program/Dining Center
Our dining facility seats up to 350 people, and doubles as a great place for indoor activities. Hope Lodge is equipped with a state of the art commercial kitchen, 25 foot ceilings, fireplace, two bathrooms, sound system and wrap around screen porch.This site is available for rental by the day, or hourly.

Hope Lodge is a three-season property and is closed for the winter season from November 1, 2014 - April 1, 2015.

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