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Our World, Our Family

Every year we gather here for a weekend full of laughter and great memories. Girls choose their sessions, while adults take part in trainings, sessions, chaperone their girls, or just enjoy the quiet beauty of nature! We share breakfast and supper in the dining hall; lunch and snacks are picnic-style. In the evening, in true camp fashion, we share our talents and sing camp songs.

New for 2015!

Happy Dancing Turtles, a Hackensack-based non-profit that focuses on sustainable living, will be leading our Bugs session for Daisies and Brownies as well as a two-hour Savvy Survival Skills session for Cadettes and older.

John Latimer, host of KAXE Community Radio’s Phenology show for over 30 years, is a natural storyteller. His Nature Walk sessions are guaranteed to spark an interest and appreciation in birds, bees, and trees.

Special Treat for out Lincoln Campers: Since most of our great sessions and activities take place at Camp Lake Hubert, we are offering up some special fun for OWOF participants staying at Camp Lincoln:

* Friday Night at the movies5456[1]
* Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt
* Saturday evening performance of  Cadence & The Wolf, an all-girl rock band from Minneapolis, MN


Bring a Friend!

*Do Your part to Make New Friends and Keep the Old! Invite a former troop member or a new friend to share the OWOF experience. Each girl gets $5 off her event fee. Just include the new (or renewing) Girl Scout’s form with your registration.*

*Friend must be new to Girl Scouts or membership lapsed for 2 years.  Girl Scout membership form must accompany OWOF registration.

Teen Volunteer Program

If you are entering grades 9-12, consider applying to be a volunteer at Our World, Our Family. Knowledge, skills, and energy are needed to make this event a great experience for all girls!

Teen Volunteers:

  • Attend a Friday evening leadership training
  • Lead or assist during 5 sessions
  • Coordinate or help with other activities as assigned such as evening campfire, talent show, scavenger hunt, parking, or serving meals.
  • Participate in 2 sessions of your choice, just for the fun of it!

…and guess what? you only pay $30.

To be considered, submit the Teen Volunteer Program application by Friday, June 26, 2015. Space is limited to 20 girls. You must be able to be at OWOF from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon to be considered. Download the application here or contact us for a copy.

Oh, the places you’ll go!

Consider going on a trip with us? register at OWOF and receive half off the deposit. The first 20 girls to register receive a prize!

Traveling Store

Don’t forget to bring your Cookie Dough certificates! Our traveling Girl Scout store is part of the OWOF experience. You may wish to bring some spending money and/or cookie dough for a Girl Scout shirt, necklace, or other fun keepsake.

Registration Options

  1. Register online by logging into your Girl Scout Account  Update July 2015: Online registration is now closed, because we are past the registration deadline, June 26. We do still have some spaces left, so we would be happy to have you come! Please use the paper registration form below.
  2. Fill out form (by clicking patch below) and either mail to Waite Park or submit via email to: owof@gslakesandpines.org

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What girls say about Our World, Our Family:

“I like doing everything!  It is so much fun!”

“I get to be a wilderness explorer and adventurer, it is

“I love the crafts”

“Archery and making birdhouses are the best”

“I love being with my friends and having 2 days to hang out and do fun things without other things getting in the way”

“Awesome, awesome, awesome!”

2015 Cookie Dough or Adventure Points

Ready to send in your registration but have not yet received your 2015 Cookie Dough or Adventure points? Please contact us for assistance.


T Shirt HoodiesOWOF Shirts and Hoodies!

New in 2015! The shirt includes a marker to have friends old and new autograph your  shirt. We have brought back the GLOW IN THE DARK ink in the design!

OWOF shirts and hoodies are available for pre-order. Indicate your size on your Group Registration Form and include payment. Girls may us Cookie Dough for the total cost of both the shirt and the hoodie.

This year’s T-shirts are yellow and hoodies are black.


T-Shirts: $8.50 YS to YL and Adult small to 3x

Hoodies: $30 YS to YL and Adult small to 1x | $34 Adult 2 -3x

**Please note that a limited number of T-shirts will be available at the event for $12; no hoodies will be available at the OWOF Girl Scout store. Orders and full payments are due by Friday, June 26, 2015.**

Have Questions?

Ask the Program Team | owof@gslakesandpines.org | 320-252-2952 | 800-955-6032