Be on the lookout for a sneak peek at Summer Camp 2024--coming soon! Until then, be sure to check out the digital copy of our 2023 council magazine.
You have questions and we have answers. Please see below for some of the questions you might have about summer camp!
We will not turn your camper away. Please go ahead and bring your camper to their camp session. Check in with your camp counselor, as you may have the option to pay onsite at camp. Otherwise reach out to GSGI the next business day to pay the remaining balance.
You use Program Credits like a gift card. Enter the numbers (before the dash) like you would a gift card number. Be sure to enter the exact amount you want to pay (for example, if you have $87 in Cookie Dough, enter $87 or the system will think you are trying to pay it all). If you have trouble, it could be too close to camp time for the system to take partial payments. Stop into one of our shops or call 800-342-8389 for help.
Log in or obtain your user ID and password by selecting the Forgot Password? link. Follow the prompts to obtain the password and log in to Doubleknot.
Click on the desired action button to make a payment or check your balance. Payments can be made online using program credits (use the gift card option), credit card, or electronic check.
You pay only the $35 deposit for overnight camps and $10 for day camps initially, then pay the rest before your Girl Scout goes to camp. Camp also makes a great Cookie Program goal! Your Girl Scout can earn program credits (like Cookie Dough!) to help offset the cost of camp.
You can update your forms info up to 5 days before your camper’s session. Log in to CampDoc and make the necessary changes. If you need to make changes at the last minute, email your camp – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org – and we will call you to update your account.
Login to CampDoc
At the upper left under your camper’s name, click on Health Profile
To the right, there is a red bulleted list, click on Authorized Pick-Ups
Input the updated information and click Next Step. The information should be saved.
You can request to bunk with one buddy; requests are placed at the time you fill out camp forms in CampDoc. Buddies must be mutually requested by both campers for the request to be honored. Buddies will be placed in the same tent or cabin. Some programs are placed in a large building with bunk beds, so buddies will be placed nearby. We cannot guarantee multiple buddy requests, but if the campers are signed up for the same program, they will be bunking nearby and attending activities together.
If you need to make edits to your camper’s buddy, please make that update in CampDoc:
The Trading Post is the camp shop that is open on check-in and check-out days, as well as one day during the week for campers to shop. She can shop for items like t-shirts and other camp apparel, water bottles, stuffed animals, additional daily snacks, and other fun camp necessities. Once camp is over, your camper can donate any remaining balance to help support GSGI camps, or save the credits for next summer!
Trading Post Credits are pre-purchased dollar amounts for your camper to use at camp. Please do not send cash with your camper. To ensure that your camper has access to their credits at the start of their camp season, we recommend purchasing credits at least one week prior to her first camp session start date. Click here to make your purchase now!
The 2023 Camp Parent Packets will help you plan appropriately for your Girl Scout's time at camp. These packets, listed above the FAQ on this page, contain updated information--please make sure to review them thoroughly, complete forms for you and your camper online, and review the packing list prior to your session.
Camper Mail: You can drop pre-written letters off on check-in day to be delivered to your camper while they are at camp. Please mark envelopes clearly with your camper’s name, session title, and which day you would like the letter delivered. Mail is delivered once a day
Email Your Camper with CampGrams: You can send one-way parent emails with CampGrams. CampGrams cost $0.50 to send through CampDoc and will be delivered once a day with the incoming mail. Campers do not have the opportunity to return an email.
Stationery: Send stationery with your camper so they can send letters home. Please provide pre-addressed, stamped envelopes for your camper.
For Emergencies: You can contact the camp office
The items your camper needs may vary based on the type of camp they are attending (for example: an overnight vs a day camp). Packing Lists can be found in each Parent Packet (scroll up on this page!) based on the type of camp the camper will be attending
Troop camp will provide lunch and dinner on check-in day and breakfast on check-out day.
Camp programs are pre-assigned to these living areas a few days before the session begins and campers will be notified via email, unless noted in the session description.
Tanglefoot: Campers live in small cabins and traditional platform tents during their stay at camp and spend most of their time outdoors. Our two year-round lodges provide indoor programming space, and a third lodge is where campers eat meals.
Sacajawea: Camp Sacajawea has a variety of sleeping units. Most campers stay in a lodge or small cabin, while others stay in traditional platform tents.
Tanglefoot: You have the option of selecting tents or indoor accommodations. Our cabin housing is in small, rustic cabins that are not air conditioned. Some cabins have electricity and a ceiling fan, but not all do. Tent housing is in open-air platform tents, which hold 4 camp cots. Please plan to share your cabin or tent with another mother/daughter pair.
Sacajawea: You have the option of selecting which accommodation you would like to sleep in. Indoor housing is either in lodge style buildings with large bunk rooms, or smaller cabins. Not all cabins have air conditioning, but all have electricity. Tent housing is in open-air platform tents that hold 4 camp cots. Please plan to share your cabin or tent with another mother/daughter pair. A brief description of each unit is in the description for each Mom & Me session.
Although camp does take photos throughout the summer, it is our policy not to post pictures of campers currently at camp on social media. We cannot guarantee that camp will post photos of your camper at camp. We recommend sending a disposable camera to camp with your camper.
Girls who register for a camp session after it fills will be placed on a waitlist and will not be asked for payment. If a spot in a camp session opens up, a parent will receive an email asking the parent to pay the deposit for the camp session. Girls move off of the waitlist one at a time in the order they registered. Waitlists have a limit of 10-15 campers.
Unfortunately, we cannot estimate when or if your Girl Scout will move off the waitlist. Whether a Girl Scout is moved off the waitlist is entirely dependent upon another attendee cancelling their registration. If your Girl Scout is moved off the waitlist, you will receive an email notification as well as a phone call from Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa.
Please remember that any required payment (deposit or full balance) is required within 3 business days of your Girl Scout being moved off the waitlist for the session. Non-payment will result in the registration being cancelled, and the spot being offered to the next individual on the waitlist.
Girls should register for a session for the grade they will be going into next fall. For example, if a girl is in grade 3 currently, she should look at sessions listed for grade 4 girls.
Yes! Camp Juliettte is available year-round and Camp Joy Hollow is available from May - October. Camp Sacajawea and Camp Tanglefoot are available September through May for rentals. Please visit our Camp Rentals page for details and current capacity information.