Meet the Camp Directors

Our Camp Directors oversee our three resident camps that host year round activities. To learn more about each camp, please click the links below.


Laura Arrington
Director of Outdoor Program
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA

Laura will celebrate her second summer as a Girl Scout of Greater Iowa Camp Director in 2014.  Prior to coming to work for Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, Laura worked at camps in Minnesota, Connecticut, Indiana, and Colorado.  She earned a B.A. in History from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and a M.A. in History from Lynchburg College.  Laura enjoys reading, knitting, and spending way too much time on Pinterest!

  • Favorite Camp Activity : Crafts!
  • Best Camp Memory : Watching CITs celebrate completing their training program.
  • Favorite Camp Meal : Walking Tacos!
  • Best Thing About Being a Girl Scout: The emphasis on building strong leadership skills in girls from such a young age.
  • Goofiest thing I've done at Camp: I gave Taffy a pie to the face but then she got me back by putting whipped cream all in my hair.  It was in front of all the campers and staff!

Hear from Laura on YouTube

Abbie Orozco
Camp Director
Hometown: Belmond, IA

Abbie will celebrate her third summer as a Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Camp Director in 2014.  Prior to joining the Outdoor Program Department as a Camp Director, Abbie previously worked as summer staff for Camp Tanglefoot for 5 years.  She earned a B.S. in Child, Adult, and Family Services with an emphasis in Youth Development from Iowa State University.  Abbie enjoys mountain biking, reading, and walking her dog, Oscar.

  • Favorite Camp Activity : The ropes course and campfire
  • Best Camp Memory : Making cupcake candles in the Craft House
  • Favorite Camp Meal : Beef stir-fry by Chef Nancy
  • Best Thing About Being a Girl Scout: Making life long friends and meeting people from around the world
  • Goofiest thing I've done at Camp: Dressed up as a buffalo for a sponge toss on Cowboy Party Night

Julia Cira
Camp Director
Hometown: Mason City, IA

Julia will celebrate her sixth summer as a Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Camp Director in 2014.  Julia attended Camp Tanglefoot as a child and worked on staff for six years before coming on-board full-time.  She earned a B.A. in Leisure, Youth, and Human Services from the University of Northern Iowa and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Experiential Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Julia enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and spending time with her dogs.

  • Favorite Camp Activity : Sailing
  • Best Camp Memory : Synchronized sailing with several other boats, all turning and changing direction at the same time, also known as “sailboat dancing”.
  • Favorite Camp Meal : Breakfast bars
  • Best Thing About Being a Girl Scout: Having the opportunity to meet people from all over and make lifelong friends, even over many generations of former campers and camp staff. 
  • Goofiest thing I’ve done at Camp: “Tricks” with a broom on the first night of camp after supper, giving examples of what to do and not do with your broom as you’re waiting to sweep under the table.  What to do with your broom? Broom tricks like teaching it to “lie down”; slow dancing with your broom; singing to your broom.  What not to do?  Practice your marching band flag routine with the broom.

Hear from Julia on YouTube