Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Camp Dellwood

7201 Girl Scout Lane, Indianapolis

Camp Dellwood consists of 141 acres in western Marion County (Wayne Township) and is located approximately 10 miles west of downtown Indianapolis and approx. 1 mile from the Indianapolis Metro office.  It is readily accessible from Interstate 465 for Scouts throughout the Council jurisdiction.   

The council employs an on-site ranger at Dellwood.  The rangers are there to maintain the facilities and to aid groups while using them.  A staff ranger, not always the on-site person, is on call at camp 24 hours/seven days a week except published holidays.

Council Emergency: 317.924.6800 or toll free 877.474.2248

Ranger Cell Phones: 317. 966.7277,  317.281.6053.   

Overnight Travel/High Risk Application Form

For troop or Girl Scout groups planning overnight, extended or international travel and or high risk activities. Use this form for activity check points that request Council approval. All overnight troop camp stays at any of our Girl Scout camps must complete this form before their stay.

Form must be completed 4 weeks prior to event. All incomplete forms may result in delay of approval or denial of event. To complete this form, please complete this form:


Arrival and Departure

Check in and check out times is as follows for ALL camps.  Any change in these times needs to be requested at the time of reservation.   Check in: 4:00 p.m. or after  -  Check out: 2:00 p.m. or before

If troops want to check-in before the specified time, they need to pay for the day/night before as well. 

If troops want to check out later than the specified time, they need to pay for the next day/night as well.

Smoking and Vaping: Smoking and vaping are PROHIBITED on all Girl Scout properties. 

Pets:  Pets are not permitted in the camp with the exception of service dogs.  Please make us aware if someone has a service dog. We will ask for documents showing that the dog is a certified service dog before being permitted on the property. Comfort animals are not permitted.

Alcohol and Drugs:  Alcoholic beverages and drugs are strictly prohibited.


The rangers do not perform cleaning services.  It is the responsibility of everyone using the camp property to leave it in better condition than they found it.  The facilities ultimately belong to each Girl Scout and will reflect the care she gives them.

  1. Please check on site what to recycle and where to locate the containers.
  2. Please condense and place all other trash/garbage in lined containers provided at each site.  Please make sure each container is secure to discourage wildlife.
  3. Please replace all trash can liners.
  4. Please do not burn trash.

There is a checklist of housekeeping jobs enclosed in each confirmation packet.  It is a reminder of the things that will welcome the next group.  Please fill out this form and leave it in the unit kitchen.  Make sure that any repairs that are needed or damage that may have occurred has been noted.

Housekeeping Supplies

Each group must provide their own plates, cups, eating utensils,  detergents and all other cleaning supplies.  It is important that all paper products be removed from the latrines, tents, and units at the end of your stay.  Brooms, mops, rakes, and shovels are available in each unit.


Minimal Impact Camping/Leave No Trace suggests that you gather sticks from the ground no bigger than an adult wrist.  Please do not snap branches off live, dead, or downed trees.  Limiting the need or size of a wood fire will help to keep our woods healthy.  To reduce the need to burn wood, consider the use of alternative fuels (i.e. charcoal or propane).  Propane fuel stoves, cookers, and lanterns are available upon request for use at each site.



                In case of a major emergency:

  1. Secure appropriate emergency personnel (police, fire, rescue, other)
  2. Keep a responsible adult at the scene of the accident.  Make no statements to reporters.
  3. Notify parent/legal guardian.
  4. Contact the Girl Scout Service Center 24 hour Major Emergency Phone number: 317. 924.6800 or toll free 877.474.2248


  1. Take care of injured person.
  2. Notify parents/legal guardian.

See Volunteer Resource for Girl Scout Basic Accident Insurance Information.

Please report to the Camp Ranger immediately.  Follow the emergency information provided.  Camp Dellwood is covered by 911.

Activities on Site:

HIKING TRAIL: The Historic Wildflower Trail at Dellwood is a self-interpretive trail that travels approximately 1.5 miles through Camp Dellwood.  The purpose of the trail is to share with you the environment aspects of the camp.  Please allow approximately 2 hours to stop at all 20 stations along the self-guided trail.  Self-guided pamphlets may be obtained from the Camp Ranger or the Girl Scout Service Center.  A patch is available to all hikers who complete the trail and may be purchased at the Girl Scout Showcase store.

ARCHERY: (Girls must be age 9 and older to use the Archery equipment) Open April 1 thru October 31 (excluding mid-late May thru early August).  An archery range with equipment is available for troops and groups to reserve, prior to use, at Dellwood. Please note: Troops/Groups must supply their own Certified Archery Instructor in order to use the range & equipment.

SWIMMING POOL: An in-ground swimming pool & shower house are available, weather permitting, on Saturdays in August.  Troops wanting to use the pool must submit a reservation thru the council, prior to the date of use, for a 2.5 hour time period. The Council will provide a list for lifeguards, based on troop requests received. 

MATH AND SCIENCE CENTER:   Programs are available at the Math & Science Center.  For questions, please contact the Math and Science Center Program Manager by phone 317.924.6859 or 317.924.6800, ext. 6859 or toll free 1-877-474-2248, ext. 6859 or Email:  Check out the events calendar on the website ( for workshops and more information.

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