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.
New Day Time Activities starting at CAB Summer of 2022
Over the last five years several of CAB's buildings have
been repaired, remodeled or updated with new amentities making it a
much better place. GSMISTS hopes to start having CAB available for
limited "day use only events" the summer of 2022. The new
Activity Center should be available this summer featuring a meeting
space, a kitchenette (with stove/refrigerator) and a full bathroom.
Day activites that should be available are bridging ceremony at the
Kim Dyer Memorial Bridge, fishing, canoeing, or kayaking at Lake
Lester, doing archery; orientation course at Skyway; hike the trails
through the woods and others.
Camp Anna Behrens is the perfect spot to host overnight events with
several different types of lodging available for rental such as
Brinkert's Troop House, Meijer and Wege Yurts, White Pine and Lodge
Pole Cabins, the Skyway, Saw Mill Cabins, the Cottage, 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.
- Three lakes, a river, ponds, and marshes for studies
- Meadows, and large stands of pine and hardwood trees
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Archery Range
- Two Sports
- River water front with ceremonial area and access for
- Lakefront for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing (these
activities have special requirements)
- Orientation Course
- Hiking Trails
- Ceremony and Activity Spaces
- Kim Dyer Memorial Bridge
for bridging ceremonies.
Camp Anna Behrens (CAB) 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.