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Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore has some of the most beautiful properties in the state! Our council covers 30 counties in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula with many of these properties offering adventures and experiences in the great outdoors. Girl Scout camping gives girls the chance to learn new skills such as campfire cooking, using a canoe, team building, appreciation of nature, conservation and many other benefits through hands-on activities. The experience of outdoor life helps to build self-confidence, self-esteem, strong relationships and memories that last a lifetime. Property descriptions, amenities offered and detailed pricing is on the Rental Information page.


Rentals are available to outside organizations at a variety of locations such as primitive camping at Camp Woodlands in Alpena; Nature hikes at Betsy Cutler House in Muskegon; and Camp Anna Behrens' Sherwood Lodge for wedding receptions and corporate events.

Renting to outside organization is limited due to Girl Scout programs receiving the first priority to any non-Girl Scout group. Properties are available most every day.


Make your reservation with our online system by clicking on the Reserve button.



Grand Rapids Service Center

Located in northwest Grand Rapids this service center acts as the headquarters for the council. It houses a retail store, large training room, small conference room, two small kitchenettes, offices for staff and a rear deck. The building is approximately 5000sqft.

Muskegon Service Center

This service center is located in North Muskegon surrounded by woods near Betsey Cutler House. It houses a retail store, large training room, small kitchen, offices for staff and a deck overlooking a pond. The building is approximately 4000sqft and was built in the early 1990’s. 

Traverse City Service Center

This service center is located 2 miles from downtown Traverse City. It houses a retail store, large training room, small conference room, full kitchen, small kitchenette, and offices for staff. The building is approximately 8600sqft and was built in the late 1980’s. Portions of the facility are rented out to other nonprofit organizations.  

Betsy Cutler House

The Betsy Cutler House and Kiskey Science Center is named after lifetime Girl Scout and volunteer Betsy Cutler. This facility is conveniently located off US 31 in North Muskegon and is used year-round for trainings, badge workshops, day camps, special events, and overnights.

In the early 1990’s the Fred and Florence Kiskey Environmental Science Center was built as an addition to the existing house. It was the Kiskey’s hope that the programs conducted at the center would get girls to develop a curiosity and respect for science and nature and pursue careers in science.

The house sleeps up to 50 with mattresses. The property includes wetlands, wooded lot, 4 large ponds, and a creek. There are picnic tables, campfire area for outdoor cooking, an outdoor amphitheater with fire ring, wetland boardwalk, nature trails, and archery (requires a trained volunteer). There is even space to pitch a few tents for overnights. 

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Grand Haven Little House

The Girl Scout "Little House", has been in downtown Grand Haven since 1942. The former Grand Haven Little House has been demolished and a new one is being constructed. It will have a full kitchen, 1 1/2 bathrooms with a shower, two activity areas, and a bedroom. Construction will be complete in late 2022. 

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Ludington Little House

Ludington Little House is located close to downtown Ludington and 1.5 miles from Lake Michigan. This Little House has been a meeting place for Mason County Girl Scouting for almost 70 years. The original lot for the building was donated to Ludington Girl Scouts in 1953 by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lagesen. The Little House was built later that same year. In 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Obel donated a second parcel to complete the corner lot.

The property has a capacity to sleep 20. Inside the building there is a full kitchen and 1/2 bath. Outside there is a picnic area, campfire ring, grills and space to pitch a few tents. The 20’ x 40’ cinderblock building is ideal for day use and overnights.

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Camp Anna Behrens

The 360 wooded acres at CAB provide the perfect setting for a variety of activities for enjoying the outdoors. The property borders the Flat River on its western side with a large lake, two smaller lakes, marshes, pond, and large stands of pine and hardwood trees.

Over the last five years several of CAB's buildings have been repaired, remodeled, or updated with new amenities. The Activity Center is available for troop meetings. It features a meeting space, a kitchenette (with stove and refrigerator), and a full bathroom. The Pavilion provides an activity area, sheltered from the sun or rain.

Overnight Rentals

Camp Anna Behrens is the perfect spot to host overnight events with several different types of lodging available for rental including Brinkert's Troop House, Meijer and Wege Yurts, White Pine and Lodge Pole Cabins, Skyway Cabins, Sawmill Cabins and Sherwood Lodge. Two shower houses, available mid-April to mid-October, are also available for use on the property.  Click below to learn more about these rental options and fees.

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  • Three lakes, a river, ponds, and marshes for studies
  • Meadows, and large stands of pine and hardwood trees
  • Archery Range
  • Two Sports Fields
  • Lakefront for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing (must be ran by trained volunteer)
  • Letterboxing Course
  • Orienteering Course
  • Hiking Trails
  • Ceremony and Activity Spaces
  • Kim Dyer Memorial Bridge for bridging ceremonies.

Camp Anna Behrens' original campsite was located on Lake Michigan. This was a gift to the Girl Scouts in 1946, by Dr. Charles A. Behrens as a memorial to his mother and father, Anna and August Behrens. Anticipating the possible growth of Girl Scouting, Dr. Behrens generously provided for the sale of the 40-acre Lake Michigan property towards the purchase of a new larger site.

Camp Woodlands

This wooded 30 acre camp (leased from the Michigan DNR) is located 3 miles west of Alpena, surrounded by the Thunder Bay River State Forest. It provides unlimited area for nature exploration and is an excellent setting for nature programs.

The main facility, which was built in the late 1950’s, has been undergoing major renovations for the last 3 years. The renovations include a new roof, electrical service, bathroom with showers, and an updated bunkroom.  There is a large kitchen and can entertain up to 100 persons for day use and 20 individuals for overnights. There are 5 rustic campsites, with new outhouse facilities surrounding the main building, and an archery range.

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