As the 2018 summer camp season comes to a close, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa is unbelievably excited about how many girls were able to learn and grow at camp, thanks to you – our donors and supporters.
Both Camp Tanglefoot in Clear Lake and Camp Sacajawea in Boone were able to serve more girls than ever this year. At a 31% increase over last summer, nearly 3,000 campers learned to sail, road a horse for the first time, and conquered their fears in the outdoors.
This increase comes as no coincidence. You - our donors and supporters - have stepped up to the plate, and we hope you will continue to do so. Girls who attend camp become stronger, braver and more confident. They learn new things – horseback riding, tree climbing, archery, canoeing and much more!
In addition to an increase in campers, we also offer one of the best CIT (counselor-in-training) programs around. This year, 35 girls attended the two-week program learning leadership skills, child development, outdoor skills, group dynamics, conflict resolution, and interaction with campers. After a Girl Scout completes this program over two summers, she can apply to become a counselor at camp.
Not only are we helping build future leaders of the world, we are also helping build future leaders at camp!
In addition to the many campers that visited camp, Girl Scouts stacked the numbers in other areas as well - 7,486 s’mores were enjoyed, 251 camp fires were made, and the number of songs sang and the amount of laughter that was heard are too high to count.
Girl Scouts enjoyed their summer at camp, thanks to you. Thank you for supporting the growth of Iowa girls as they build courage, confidence and character at camp. They are making the world a better place, right alongside you.