Our World, Our Family
Every September nearly 1,000 people gather at Camp Lincoln and Camp Lake Hubert in Nisswa, MN, for a weekend full of laughter and great memories called Our World, Our Family. Girls choose from more than 60 session options 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.
Back by Popular demand:
Joel Markon, Magician, made his Our World Our Family debut in 2015 talent show and is back by popular demand! This involved Girl Scout dad hails from Superior, Wisconsin, and loves the outdoor activities at Our World Our Family! Check out his magic sessions and don’t miss his repeat performance as he dazzles his audience!
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.
New to 2016
Marcy LaCriox, Certified Laughter Yoga instructor. Marcy says, “Laughter is the best medicine, and a universal language!” which is why it is essential. Marcy owns her own Laughter Yoga practice called -you guessed it! – Essential Laughter. Check out her sessions to discover a yoga more about breath and play than being a “human pretzel.”
Mary Alverson, Pilot and Aviation instructor joins Our World Our Family to share her adventures and land her sea plane right on Bass Lake!
Jan Almquist, a Rosemaler, has been painting for over 15 years. She studied with Rosemaling great Egil Dahle and teaches throughout the area. She is excited to be returning to Our World, Our Family and sharing her knowledge of this beautiful Norwegian Folk Art.
Will this be your first year at OWOF? Sign up today for a special gift! The first 100 brand new attendee to register will get a bandana in their welcome packet to wear all weekend and share their experience with friends.
Bring a Friend!
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!
- 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. Your OWOF T-shirt is included in this cost!
To be considered, attach and additional sheet to your registration form by Friday, June 24, 2016, describing your leadership experience; your experience working with younger girls; how you think being a Teen Volunteer will benefit you; and any skills, talents, or interests you could bring to being a Teen Volunteer. Space is limited to 20 girls.
Oh, the places you’ll go!
Considering going on a trip with us? Register at OWOF and receive half off the deposit.
Don’t forget to bring your Cookie Dough Credits! 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.
Ready to Register?
- Register online by logging into your Girl Scout Account -or-
- Fill out Registration Packet and either mail to Waite Park or submit via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!”
2016 Cookie Dough or Adventure Points
Ready to send in your registration but have not yet received your 2016 Cookie Dough or Adventure points? Please contact us for assistance.
Our custom-designed OWOF 2016 T-shirts reflect our magic theme in a catchy “chalkboard” look.
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 and Hoodies are Dark Heather Gray.
T-Shirts: $8.50 YS to YL and Adult small to 3x
Hoodies: $24 YS to YL and Adult small to 3x
**Please note that a limited number of T-shirts and hoodies will be available at the event. Orders and full payments are due by Friday, June 24, 2016.**
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