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6.2 Rental Information

Rental Information

GSMISTS properties are available to both Girl Scouts and outside organizations.  Renting to outside organizations is limited due to Girl Scout programs receiving the first priority to any non-Girl Scout group. Properties are available most every day. For detailed pricing and rental information read more below.

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Property Information

Betsy Cutler House
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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.

Lodging/Accommodations

  • Sleeps up to 50 with mattresses
    • Bunk room with 4 bunks and mattresses  (sleeps 8)
    • Additional space for mattresses
  • Linens are NOT provided (you are responsible for pillows, blankets, towels, etc.)
  • Full kitchen with pots/pans, plates/flatware, microwave, coffee maker, full size electric stove/oven and refrigerator
  • 6 Bathrooms with toilets and 3 with showers
  • Activity area for meals and crafts 
  • Tents are permitted

Property Information

  • Property includes wetlands, wooded lot, 4 large ponds, and a creek
  • Picnic tables and campfire area for outdoor cooking
  • Outdoor amphitheater with campfire ring (seats 100)
  • Wetland boardwalk
  • Nature trails
  • Archery Range (requires a trained volunteer)
  • On-site parking

Rates

Girl Scout Troop and Service Unit Rental Fees
Day Use: $25 (Saturday/Sunday must pay overnight rates)
1 Night: $50
2 Nights: $100
Entire rental fee due upon reservation

Outside Organization Rental Fees
Day Use: $50 (Saturday/Sunday must pay overnight rates)
1 Night: $140
1 Night Non-profit: $100
2 Nights: $280
2 Nights Non-profit: $200
Entire rental fee due upon reservation

Ludington Little House
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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 Scouts for over 50 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 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.

Lodging/Accommodations

  • Sleeps 20 people (cots)
  • Linens are NOT provided (you are responsible for pillows, blankets, towels, etc.)
  • Full kitchen with pots/pans, plates/flatware, microwave, coffee maker, full size electric stove/oven and refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom with toilet (no showers available)
  • Activity area for meals and crafts
  • Tents permitted - space for 2-3 tents
  • Picnic tables and campfire ring
  • On-site and street parking are available

 

Rates

Girl Scout Troop and Service Unit Rental Fees
Day Use: $15
1 Night: $25
2 Nights: $50
Availability: All year
Capacity: 20 (sleeping space) 45 (day use)

Entire rental fee due upon reservation.

Outside Organization Rental Fees 
Day Use: $20
1 Night: $50
1 Night Non-profit: $40
2 Nights: $70
2 Nights Non-profit: $55
Availability: All year
Capacity: 20 (sleeping space) 45 (day use)

Entire rental fee due upon reservation.

Camp Anna Behrens

The 360 wooded acres at Camp Anna Behrens provide the perfect setting for a variety of outdoor activities. The property borders the Flat River on its western side with a large lake that can be used for canoeing or kayaking. There are two smaller lakes, marshes, and a pond that can be used for pond studies and frog counts. This camp also has multiple trails for hiking, an archery range, two large game fields, three ceremonial areas and other outdoor program spaces.

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Lodging/Accommodations

Brinkert's Troop House
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  • Heated for year-round use
  • Sleeps a total of 12
  • Linens are NOT provided (you are responsible for pillows, blankets, towels, etc.)
  • Full kitchen with pots/pans, plates/flatware, microwave, coffee maker, full size electric stove/oven and refrigerator.  
  • Bathroom with toilet and shower
  • Laundry room with washer and dryer
  • Activity area for meals and crafts
  • Picnic and campfire area
  • Tents permitted
  • Additional outdoor latrine
  • Cooking and cleaning kits available for check-out

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Meijer and Wege Yurts
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  • Heated for year-round use
  • Sleeps 12
  • Linens are NOT provided (you're responsible for pillows, blankets, towels, etc.)
  • Table and chairs available
  • Picnic tables and campfire area
  • Water and latrine located close by
  • Cooking and cleaning kits available for check-out

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White Pine and Lodge Pole Cabins
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  • No heat, seasonal (April through October)
  • Each complex sleeps 24 (wooden bunks and mattresses) 
  • Two cabins sleep 10 each and a third cabin has an activity area and bunk area that sleeps 4
  • Linens are NOT provided (you're responsible for  pillows, blankets, towels, etc.)
  • Each complex has picnic tables and campfire area set up for outdoor cooking
  • Water, bathroom and shower facilities are in a separate building a short distance from the complex
  • Shower house facility is only available April 15 to October 1
  • Cooking and cleaning kits are available for check out

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Skyway
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  • No heat, seasonal (April through October)
  • 9 rustic cabins situated in a half circle that sleep 31 (wooden bunks and mattresses.)    
    • One cabin (wheelchair accessible) sleeps 3
    • Six of the cabins sleep 4 each
    • Two cabins sleep 2 each
  • Linens are NOT provided (you are responsible for pillows, blankets, towels, etc.)
  • Enclosed shelter area with picnic tables and a fireplace used for dining and other activities
  • 2 additional areas have picnic tables and campfire rings set up for outdoor cooking
  • Serviced by a covered wash stand area and a latrine. Flushing toilets and shower facilities are in a separate building
  • Cooking and cleaning kits available for check out

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Saw Mill Cabins
CAB-Sawmill
  • Adirondack style shelters
  • No heat/ seasonal (April to October)
  • 3 enclosed, rustic cabins (each sleeps 5) with screen fronts
  • Mattresses available upon request
  • Linens are NOT provided (you're responsible for pillows, blankets, towels, etc.)
  • Picnic tables and campfire area for outdoor cooking
  • Latrine and water source located a long distance away
  • Cooking and cleaning kits available for check-out

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Activity Center

The Activity Center is available for troop meetings. It features a meeting space, a kitchenette (with stove and refrigerator), and a full bathroom. Troops who wish to use the Activity Center for troop meetings must submit a reservation.

Pavillion

The Pavilion provides an activity area, sheltered from the sun or rain. It is available for troops to use when they are staying at Camp Anna Behrens. 

Sherwood Lodge
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Sherwood Lodge is located at Camp Anna Behrens in Greenville. This LEED certified was built of red pine timbers harvested from the building site in 2005.

Accommodations

  • Heated for year-round use
  • No air conditioning. Floor and ceiling fans available to provide air circulation
  • Full commercial kitchen with pots/pans, plates/flatware, microwaves, coffee makers, full size gas stoves, confection ovens, refrigerators and freezers 
  • Seating for up to 350
  • Two bathrooms with flushing toilets and showers
  • Laundry room with washer and dryer
  • Indoor and outdoor fireplace
  • Activity area for meals and crafts
  • Picnic tables outside under covered patio
  • Sleeping NOT permitted in building

Sherwood Lodge is available only twice per month to outside events. To reserve Sherwood Lodge for an event or wedding please contact Customer Care at customercare@gsmists.org.

Event and Wedding Rental Rates

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Other Amenities

  • Three lakes, a river, marshes, meadows, and large stands of pine and hardwood trees
  • Archery Range
  • Two Sports Fields
  • Lakefront for kayaking, canoeing, fishing (must be ran by trained volunteers)
Camp Woodlands
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 a large kitchen and can entertain up to 100 persons for day use and 20 individuals for overnights. There are also 5 rustic campsites surrounding the main building. 

Lodging/Accommodations

  • Heated for year-round use
  • Bunk room with mattresses (sleeps 20) 
  • Linens are NOT provided (you're responsible for pillows, blankets, towels, etc.)
  • Large open activity area for day use (holds 100)
  • Large kitchen area with pots/pans, plates/flatware, microwave, coffee maker, full size electric stove/oven and refrigerator 
  • New bathroom with flushing toilets and showers

Property Information

  • Archery Range
  • Picnic tables and campfire area for outdoor cooking
  • 5 rustic campsites with picnic tables and campfires 
  • Outdoor latrine
  • Closed during deer rifle season (Nov. 15 - Nov. 30)

Rates

Girl Scout Troop and Service Unit Rental Fees

Day Use: $30

1 Night: $60

2 Nights: $100

Entire rental fee due upon reservation.

 

Tent Sites (5 available - pricing is per site)

1 Night: $15

2 Nights: $25

3 Nights: $40

Entire rental fee due upon reservation.

 

Outside Organization Rental Fees

Day use: $50 (Saturday/Sunday must pay overnight rates)

1 Night Non-Profit: $100

1 Night: $140

2 Nights Non-profit: $150

2 Nights: $200

Entire rental fee due upon reservation.

 

Tent Sites (5 available - pricing is per site)

1 Night Non-profit: $25

1 Night: $30

2 Nights Non Profit: $45

2 Nights: $55

3 Nights Non-Profit: $70

3 Nights: $85

Entire rental fee due upon reservation.

Make a Reservation

Ludington Little House, Betsy Cutler House, and Camp Woodlands, and Camp Anna Behrens are open for troop and service unit use, including overnights.

All travel and overnights must be approved by GSMISTS.

The Activity/Trip Application for overnights, day trips lasting longer than 8 hours, and high adventure/high risk activity (any activity in Safety Activity Checkpoints that requires GSMISTS approval) needs to be submitted to GSMISTS at least 4 weeks prior to date of overnight/activity.

The Activity/Trip Application for extended trips of three (3) or more nights needs to be submitted to GSMISTS at least 6 weeks prior to date of travel.

*Please note: The entire rental fee is due upon reservation.

       

Have any questions? Please call 1-844-476-4787 or email customercare@gsmists.org for more information.