Outdoor Program Happenings

Outdoor Adventure Weekend at Camp Conestoga

Last weekend, nearly 60 girls and 20 adults experienced a fantastic Outdoor Adventure Weekend at Camp Conestoga! A specific thanks to the 15 volunteers who made all the activities possible. It was a whirlwind event, but we managed to fit in lots of camp favorites including archery, canoeing, zip line, swimming and camp skills (such as campfire safety and fire building). Girls also learned more about Iowa’s habitat during a hike with naturalist Mike Granger from the Wapsi River Environmental Educational Center.

Camp Conestoga Director Einstein and the volunteers were so busy having fun with the campers that they couldn’t take any pictures. If you were able to capture some of the memories made that weekend during Outdoor Adventure Weekend, share them with us! Post photos on our Facebook page or email them to us at info@GirlScoutsToday.org.

Upcoming meetings at Camp Conestoga and Camp Little Cloud

Two meetings are scheduled to discuss our camps. Anyone from throughout the council is welcome to attend to discuss Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois resident camp for all girls in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

New Camp Development Meeting
Where: Camp Conestoga Dining Hall
When: September 10 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Purpose: Discuss the development of the property to a new facility, which will begin this fall.

Friends of Little Cloud Meeting
Where: Camp Little Cloud Lodge
When: October 15 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Purpose: Brainstorm ways to encourage girls from throughout our council to attend resident camp at Camp Little Cloud next summer.

Supper will be provided at both of these meetings, please RSVP to me at AngelaV@GirlScoutsToday.org so we can assure we have enough food for everyone.

Apply to be on the camping subcommittee

We are seeking applications from girls (14-17 years old) and adult volunteers from throughout the council to take part in our camping subcommittee. The camping subcommittee will advise Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois on topics related to Girl Scout camp. The committee represents a critical voice advising on the future direction of Girl Scout camp in eastern Iowa and western Illinois to ensure the best program for girls. To learn more about this subcommittee, and to download an application form, follow this link.

That’s all for this week of outdoor program with Angela Ventris. Check back next week for more excited news and adventures in outdoor program!

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