Stem Adventure Center
Located on the Ohio River in Laconia, Indiana, Stem is used for Day Camps in June and is available for Troop Camping year-round. This is the largest of the camps operated by Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana as measured in acreage. It’s over 1400 acres and has many miles of hiking trails, from an easy one-mile trail to a hilly and difficult five-mile trail.
Facilities at Stem Adventure Center
Kornhauser Lodge: This four season building is the largest at Camp Stem, with a sleeping capacity of 30 and seating capacity of 76. Kornhauser Lodge is heated, has a large kitchen, and restrooms with showers. There are lots of covered outdoor patios surrounding the lodge.
Honeysuckle Lodge: This lodge is also a four season building. It has a sleeping capacity of 24 and seating capacity of 32. Honeysuckle Lodge is available year round, is heated, has a kitchen, and restrooms with showers.
May Kendall Shelter and platform tents: This three season shelter sleeps 18 and the four platform tents sleep an additional 16. Cooking is done over a fire and there is a nearby pit latrine for restrooms and frost-free faucet for water. This shelter can be rented from April 15 through October 15. A wood burning stove is the heat source. For winter rental, please contact the Council office.
Picnic Pavilion: For day use only, the Picnic Pavilion seats 30 people and has a pit latrine, fire circle, and frost-free faucet nearby.
General Facilities: Water at the picnic pavilion and outdoor latrines is on between April 15 and October 15.
Unique Activities at Camp Stem
- Hiking: Camp Stem has many miles of hiking. The four trails are clearly marked and all start near the Picnic Pavilion and main parking lot. Please follow the guidelines on hiking Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints
- High Ropes Course
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana require all users of our camps have training. More information on required training is available in our Outdoor Education section. To make camp reservations contact our registrar at (502) 636-0900 or (888) 771-5170, or the reservation form can be found here.
If you are not a Girl Scout group, but another group, such as a school, church, other non-profit, small business or corporation, our camps and programs are available for rent. Check here for more information on Non-Girl Scout Camping.