Girl Scouts Camp Prairie Schooner

A restrained palette broadcasts the optimism of the Girl Scouts.

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Camp Prairie Schooner sits high on the bluffs of the Little Blue River, and with 176 wooded acres, the camp feels like wilderness in the heart of Kansas City. In addition to numerous constructed activities, creeks, hills, and a nature trail surround the site. The project encompasses a highly cost-effective and year-round trail center and troop house, bunk rooms, flex rooms, full kitchens, modern restrooms and a shower facility. The design solution links two volumes through a shared mechanical room that efficiently serves both volumes. Standard, off-the-rack scissor trusses give the roof iconic form and inexpensive painted corrugated metal provides the skin. Vibrant endwalls provide way-finding for campers and identify individual troops.
  • 2012
  • Architect
  • Kansas City, MO
  • 4,430 SF


  • Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri

Eldo Team

  • Principal: Doug Stockman
  • Quality Control/Admin: David Dowell, AIA
  • Project Manager: Sean Slattery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Project Designer: Brandon Froelich
  • Designer: Lindsey Fisher


  • Contractor: Haren & Laughlin Construction Company, Inc.
  • Civil & Structural Engineer: Wallace Engineering
  • MEP Engineer: PKMR
  • Code Consultant: Code Consulting Services
  • Landscape Architect : Confluence


  • 2016 AIA National - Small Projects Award
  • 2013 ARCHITECT Magazine Residential Architect Design Award (RADA) - Campus Housing Merit Award
  • 2013 AZURE Magazine -AZ Award - Commercial Architecture Finalist
  • 2013 The Chicago Athenaeum - American Architecture Award
  • 2013 Kansas City Business Journal - Capstone Award, Architectural Design
  • 2012 AIA Central States Region Design Awards - Honor Award
  • 2012 AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Awards - Citation Award
  • 2012 ARCHITECT Magazine Annual Design Review - Play Award
  • 2012 Interior Design - Best of Year Award
  • 2012 Kansas State University Kremer Prize for Outstanding Collaborative Design Achievement


Photography by

  • Mike Sinclair


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