Woodhaven Program Center




Woodhaven Program Center, located north on the grounds of the Lima Girl Scout Center, is a hidden surprise with plenty of program opportunities to offer.   From large meeting and reception space to small group activities, hiking or exploring, archery to adventure challenges, this location has a variety of facilities and program to meet the needs of groups.  

Community Resources
In addition to the camp activities, more opportunities can be found outside of Woodhaven Program Center.  In Lima you can visit the Allen County Museum which occupies a half city block.  The museum campus includes the main museum building, a log house, the MacDonell House which is a Victorian mansion, and numerous other displays and gardens.  Within a half hour drive is the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum.  Additionally, less than an hour away is Grand Lake at St. Mary’s State Park or Indian Lake State Park.  

Program Resources
The High Challenge Course offers an individual challenge to girls 25 feet in the air.  Secured in a harness, participants make their way across a system of ropes and cables before enjoying a zip line descent.  Additionally the Team Initiatives Program challenges groups to participate in games and challenges to help build teamwork, understanding  and respect  through problem-solving techniques. Archery 1  and Archery 2 teaches girls skills, safety rules, proper handling of equipment and shooting techniques in a series of workshops.
 
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Facility Descriptions
Rose Marie Duffy Lodge, built in 1987 is a 5,000 square foot building that can be used year round.  This facility provides a beautiful atmosphere to host receptions, large meetings and conferences and can accommodate 200 persons.  Additionally the building can be walled off into three meeting rooms, has a large deck, entry reception area and has a full commercial kitchen.

Originally a log cabin built in 1946 then moved to the current location in 1948, Sweetbriar Lodge, has undergone transitions thru the years.  The main part of the lodge, rustic in feeling, has multiple size meeting rooms, stone fireplace, hardwood floors, large windows and separate fully equipped kitchen, dining area and bathrooms.   

The dormitory part of the building is framed walls with an earthen roof that can sleep 50 persons.  
There are two dormitories, three restrooms, double showers in two main restrooms and two greenhouses.  The Solar Program Center was built in 1981 and serves as a resource program at this property.  In addition, this unique building serves as the tornado shelter for the Program Center.  


Shagbark Lodge, is a multi-purpose three room building is used for program activities and nature observation.
Behind Shagbark lodge is the Amphitheater with fire ring and the Observation Tower.




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