Camp Peairs

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  • 24201 Camp Peairs Rd

    Hudson, IL 61748

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  • 309-726-1160

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Camp Peairs is only the second Girl Scout camp I've been to, but I would most definitely go back. The counselors are friendly, funny, and extremely hardworking. All of the staff is incredibly willing to help with anything. I went to Camp Peairs last summer (summer of 2010) and I absolutely loved it. The only drawback is the mosquito population. They have exterminators come in to spray the areas near the units to get rid of as many as possible, but the first week I was there, I came home with fifty mosquito bites on ONE arm. My problem was the bug spray. You are told to have less than 10% DEET in your bug spray (obviously for health reasons) but I would recommend getting OFF Deep Woods. I bought some before I went back for my second week and came home with virtually no bites at all.

The waterfront is amazing. The view is spectacular. At the end of the week, we made "wish boards" where we wrote a wish we had on a plank and set it afloat on the lake with candles on it. I cried.

Another great attraction for this camp is the Peairs Faeries. Smaller girls will really enjoy this aspect. At the beginning of the week, you have to "wake up" the faeries and at the end of the week, you have to put them back to sleep.

All the counselors have nicknames, which are pushed as the counselors' real names. Personally, I find this endearing. Some parents have said that it's rude to lie to the campers this way, but I think it adds to the magic of the camp.

All in all, I love Camp Peairs and will definitely be returning next year. :)

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★★★★☆

Camp Peairs is only the second Girl Scout camp I've been to, but I would most definitely go back. The counselors are friendly, funny, and extremely hardworking. All of the staff is incredibly willing to help with anything. I went to Camp Peairs last summer (summer of 2010) and I absolutely loved it. The only drawback is the mosquito population. They have exterminators come in to spray the areas near the units to get rid of as many as possible, but the first week I was there, I came home with fifty mosquito bites on ONE arm. My problem was the bug spray. You are told to have less than 10% DEET in your bug spray (obviously for health reasons) but I would recommend getting OFF Deep Woods. I bought some before I went back for my second week and came home with virtually no bites at all.

The waterfront is amazing. The view is spectacular. At the end of the week, we made "wish boards" where we wrote a wish we had on a plank and set it afloat on the lake with candles on it. I cried.

Another great attraction for this camp is the Peairs Faeries. Smaller girls will really enjoy this aspect. At the beginning of the week, you have to "wake up" the faeries and at the end of the week, you have to put them back to sleep.

All the counselors have nicknames, which are pushed as the counselors' real names. Personally, I find this endearing. Some parents have said that it's rude to lie to the campers this way, but I think it adds to the magic of the camp.

All in all, I love Camp Peairs and will definitely be returning next year. :)

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This is definitely the best of all the GSCI's resident camps, and probably the best camp in Central Illinois (although admittedly I'm biased!) The waterfront is amazing. You won't find a better one for hundreds of miles around. Campers come home with greater self-confidence, more interest in being active, and more independence. They also come home with a million stories to tell about their new friends and crazy counselors with silly names. They'll also have new interests they may not have had before, like sailing, hiking, or tree identification!

The only draw back is that it is small. I wish there were more trails girls to explore. It's a good hike down to Pine Ridge and I think you can go a little ways past there, but I guess once you've done it once that's about it...

I'm wondering what the mom who complained about her child coming home with mosquito bites was thinking sending her child to a rustic camp if she was concerned about mosquito bites! I'll admit, mosquitos were pretty bad at Camp Peairs this past summer, but they were bad ALL OVER Central Illinois and the midwest at large. I guess if you don't want your child to come home with some scrapes or any mosquito bites you could send them to one of those camps that stay in dorms. Or just have them live in a bubble the rest of their lives...

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This is definitely the best of all the GSCI's resident camps, and probably the best camp in Central Illinois (although admittedly I'm biased!) The waterfront is amazing. You won't find a better one for hundreds of miles around. Campers come home with greater self-confidence, more interest in being active, and more independence. They also come home with a million stories to tell about their new friends and crazy counselors with silly names. They'll also have new interests they may not have had before, like sailing, hiking, or tree identification!

The only draw back is that it is small. I wish there were more trails girls to explore. It's a good hike down to Pine Ridge and I think you can go a little ways past there, but I guess once you've done it once that's about it...

I'm wondering what the mom who complained about her child coming home with mosquito bites was thinking sending her child to a rustic camp if she was concerned about mosquito bites! I'll admit, mosquitos were pretty bad at Camp Peairs this past summer, but they were bad ALL OVER Central Illinois and the midwest at large. I guess if you don't want your child to come home with some scrapes or any mosquito bites you could send them to one of those camps that stay in dorms. Or just have them live in a bubble the rest of their lives...

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Camp Peairs is a place I hold dear to my heart. I've attended Camp Peairs for ten summers in a row now and I call it my home away from home. It is a great camp where girls of all ages can learn to sail, canoe, or kayak, go on nature hikes, dress up for fun all camp costume parties, join in an impromtu water fight,enjoy delicious food and meal times that are always fun, enjoy sleeping under the stars, and the most fun is seeing what your wacky counselors have in store for you next. The staff are some of the best parts. The counselors are amazing! Always being silly and creating a memorable experience for the girls while keeping them safe and happy. I personaly have had sooo many wonderful/amazing/magical experiences there and I strongly reccomend it!!!!

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Camp Peairs is a place I hold dear to my heart. I've attended Camp Peairs for ten summers in a row now and I call it my home away from home. It is a great camp where girls of all ages can learn to sail, canoe, or kayak, go on nature hikes, dress up for fun all camp costume parties, join in an impromtu water fight,enjoy delicious food and meal times that are always fun, enjoy sleeping under the stars, and the most fun is seeing what your wacky counselors have in store for you next. The staff are some of the best parts. The counselors are amazing! Always being silly and creating a memorable experience for the girls while keeping them safe and happy. I personaly have had sooo many wonderful/amazing/magical experiences there and I strongly reccomend it!!!!

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My daughter wnt to camp this year and had a horrible time, the staff was rude and nasy she came home with over 100 mosquit bites, she said most days they had to go look for toilet paper, it was AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! save your kids do not send them to this awful camp. They need to clean house and start over.

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★★★★★

My daughter wnt to camp this year and had a horrible time, the staff was rude and nasy she came home with over 100 mosquit bites, she said most days they had to go look for toilet paper, it was AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! save your kids do not send them to this awful camp. They need to clean house and start over.

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I went to this camp when I was a young girl - most likely the years 1967-1972. I have so many wonderful memories from those summers. Our troop with the most amazing, caring leaders did some overnighters at the lodge and then also camps for a week at a time. Sleeping in tents with sleeping bags on cots, walking the trails to our camping spot and to the latrines (and taking our turns at cleaning them - removing spider webs, etc,) singing all our favorites around the campfire at night while making smores, making sit-upons, using our homemade Buddy Burners to make a breakfast of bacon and eggs and using our dip bags to dip our just- washed dishes in on a pot on the campfire and then hanging them to dry, morning and evening flag ceremonies in our white shirts, green shorts and our badge sash, canoeing on the lake, making new friends, arts and crafts time, coming home with poison ivy, etc etc. Those were the best times. They have updated the camp since then although I haven't see it. I would encourage everyone that gets an opportunity to spend some time at summer camp for a good old fashioned experience.

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I went to this camp when I was a young girl - most likely the years 1967-1972. I have so many wonderful memories from those summers. Our troop with the most amazing, caring leaders did some overnighters at the lodge and then also camps for a week at a time. Sleeping in tents with sleeping bags on cots, walking the trails to our camping spot and to the latrines (and taking our turns at cleaning them - removing spider webs, etc,) singing all our favorites around the campfire at night while making smores, making sit-upons, using our homemade Buddy Burners to make a breakfast of bacon and eggs and using our dip bags to dip our just- washed dishes in on a pot on the campfire and then hanging them to dry, morning and evening flag ceremonies in our white shirts, green shorts and our badge sash, canoeing on the lake, making new friends, arts and crafts time, coming home with poison ivy, etc etc. Those were the best times. They have updated the camp since then although I haven't see it. I would encourage everyone that gets an opportunity to spend some time at summer camp for a good old fashioned experience.

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I went to Camp Peairs the summer of 2007 and 2006. In 2007 my councilers were Pippin and Snap Dragon. They were great along with the rest of the staff. It is wounderful. I will never forget it was so fun. I can't wait till summer again I plan to keep comin back!!

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I went to Camp Peairs the summer of 2007 and 2006. In 2007 my councilers were Pippin and Snap Dragon. They were great along with the rest of the staff. It is wounderful. I will never forget it was so fun. I can't wait till summer again I plan to keep comin back!!

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when you pull into the gates of Camp Myra Peairs you become overwhelmed with excitement, expecting to have one of the most fun weeks of your lives. Most importantly it feels a lot like going home. Camp Peairs is warm and welcoming to every child. The staff are well trained in child care, certified in first aid and CPR, and almost all of the staff are also certified in small craft so that no matter where your child is, they are always safe with their counselors. Most importantly they are always excited about every session that comes to camp. There are many things for the children to do. The waterfront has a well kept swimming beach with a slide and down the shore a little is the boat dock offering a sample of all small crafts. The waterfront might be the prize of camp Peairs but it's not the only that the camp has for the girls to experience. There are also deep trails to explore and an archery course to master. The food is good and the facilities are well kept and clean. Every Girl is sure to earn some cool new badges. If I could say nothing ells about Camp Peairs it would be that every child leaves with more confide, courage, knowledge and skill then she had when she came.

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when you pull into the gates of Camp Myra Peairs you become overwhelmed with excitement, expecting to have one of the most fun weeks of your lives. Most importantly it feels a lot like going home. Camp Peairs is warm and welcoming to every child. The staff are well trained in child care, certified in first aid and CPR, and almost all of the staff are also certified in small craft so that no matter where your child is, they are always safe with their counselors. Most importantly they are always excited about every session that comes to camp. There are many things for the children to do. The waterfront has a well kept swimming beach with a slide and down the shore a little is the boat dock offering a sample of all small crafts. The waterfront might be the prize of camp Peairs but it's not the only that the camp has for the girls to experience. There are also deep trails to explore and an archery course to master. The food is good and the facilities are well kept and clean. Every Girl is sure to earn some cool new badges. If I could say nothing ells about Camp Peairs it would be that every child leaves with more confide, courage, knowledge and skill then she had when she came.

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