Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Camp Na Wa Kwa

7865 E. County Road 300 N.

Poland, IN 47868

 

Camp Na Wa Kwa , which means under the trees, is located in Clay County on 259 acres near Poland, Indiana.  The camp is located approximately 50 miles southwest of the GSCI Indianapolis Metro Office and approximately 30 miles east of the Terre Haute Service Center.  

The council employs a site manager at Na Wa Kwa who lives in the house onsite.  The onsite manager is there to maintain the facilities and to aid groups while using them.  A person is on call 24 hours/seven days a week except published holidays.

Council Emergency:         317.924.6800 or toll free 877-474-2248;          

Camp Phone Numbers: 

Onsite manager Cell: 765.720.4554

812.986.2701 (House & Maintenance Barn) 

 812.986.2705 (Lodge & Program Center)    

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: https://gsci2016.wufoo.com/forms/z1ufyetu0tn96de/.

Arrival and Departure

Check in and check out times are as follows for ALL camps.     

Check in:  4 p.m. or after

Check out: 2 p.m. or before

Any change in these times needs to be requested at the time of reservation.

If troops want to check-in before the specified time, payment is also required for the day/night before.

If troops want to check out later than the specified time, payment is also required for the next day/night.

 

Traffic and Parking

Please use extra caution; the speed limit is 10 mph.  Park in designated areas only - gravel parking or in the field by the entrance.

Please do not drive on the grass if not necessary.

Smoking, Vaping, Alcohol and Drugs: Smoking, vaping, alcoholic beverages and drugs are strictly prohibited.

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.

ACTIVITIES ON SITE:

Swimming Pool: A 120,000 gallon in-ground pool with diving board & shower room are open seasonally. The shower room includes 7 showers, 3 sinks, 4 restrooms and a large changing area. (*Please note: the air temperature must reach 70 deg rees or hig her in order for the pool to open). Troops/groups using the pool need to request and pay for in advance, and also arrange for a certified lifeguard, per Safety Wise. The shower house is not available when the pool is closed. It's only available Memorial Day-Labor Day. The pool must be rented in order to have use of the shower house.

Utana Unit Climbing Wall & 300’ zip line: (Girls must be at least 9 years of age to do the climbing wall and at least 10 years of age to do the zip line). Has three different challenge activities and is available for advance reservation and rental. Troops/groups are responsible for contacting and securing facilitators from list provided by GSCI.

Canoeing: A lake on site is also available for canoeing (9 canoes). Groups/troops planning to canoe should request and pay for in advance. Groups also need to arrange for a certified small craft person for this activity, in advance.

Archery Equipment: (Girls must be age 9 and above) Archery equipment is available at NaWaKwa for troops/groups to reserve in advance & use while there. (Please note, troops/groups must make arrangements in advance, for a Certified Archery Instructorin order to use the equipment).

Ada Goonie: Small challenge/team building course located in the woods. No Facilitators needed. Guidebook located in the Program Center.

Volleyball court

Basketball/activity court

HOUSEKEEPING SUPPLIES

Toilet paper and paper towels are furnished by the camp.  Each group must provide 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.

Wood/Fuel

Firewood is normally provided, however, be prepared to gather some in the woods.

HOUSEKEEPING

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.

A checklist of housekeeping jobs will be provided by the onsite manager.  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.


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