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The Camp Experience


Camp is a hallmark of the Girl Scout experience. Many girls and families can’t afford summer camp, and that’s where donors like you made a difference by raising more than $29,000 to help send Girl Scouts with a financial need to summer camp. Girl Scouts learn courage, confidence, and character at camp while spending time in the great outdoors – full of fresh air and focusing on new friendships. 

Summer camp season is short – roughly six weeks long. During that time, our summer camps (Camp Tanglefoot in Clear Lake and Camp Sacajawea in Boone) hold more than 90 camp sessions, including day camp, overnight camps, and travel camps – all focused on teaching girls how to explore the outdoors, take safe risks, and learn more about themselves. All programs and activities are tailored to each age group and their abilities, while allowing girls to explore and achieve goals throughout their time at summer camp. Everything is girl-led which allows them to have the freedom to tailor what they want to participate in while at camp. 

Both camps offered Counselor-in-Training programs for Girl Scouts entering grades 10 or 11 to learn how to be a future camp counselor and to develop their leadership skills. They learn what it means to be a leader, child development, outdoor skills, conflict resolution, safety practices, and more.

Your generosity provided many girls with the gift of camp and helped fund the Girl Scouts camp experience with programs and activities. Thank you for your continued support of the camp experience for girls in Iowa. We look forward to next summer!