2013 Resident Camp Review

We had a fantastic time at summer camp this year. More than 1,200 girls attended our summer camp program. Girls experienced cooking over a fire, learning new songs and games, horse care and riding skills, many learned how to paddle a canoe or shoot a bow and arrow. They also learned skills like independence, making friends, and how to feel comfortable outside. Here are just a few facts and figures about 2013 summer camp.

Facts and Figures of 2013 Summer Camp

1223 girls in grades 1-12 attended camp at two properties Camp Conestoga in New Liberty, IA and Camp Little Cloud in Epworth, IA

712 girls attended camp at Camp Conestoga

511 girls attended camp at Camp Little Cloud

70% of our campers are in grades 4-8

35% of our campers attended our equestrian program

16% of our campers received $33,463.72 in financial assistance (camper grants)

Through our voluntarily tiered priced system, campers’ families can choose to pay a subsidized amount for camp rather than the actual cost, this makes camp more affordable. In 2013,

  •  72.5% of families paid Tier C, our most heavily subsidized camp price
  • 14% paid Tier B, a less subsidized amount
  • 22.4% paid Tier A, the actual cost of the summer camp program.

74% of our camp registrations were online

28 girls in grades 6-12 completed leadership specific programs aimed at volunteerism, teaching, and leadership skill-building.

Halloween at Camp
Do you love Halloween? Girl Scouts do! It’s not only a fun holiday, but October 31st is also the birthday of our founder, Juliette Gordon Low!

Halloween events at camp have been a tradition for several years now, and we need both adult volunteers and older girls (6-12 grade) who are interested helping us make them fun for girls again this year.

Halloween events will be held at Camp Conestoga, Camp L-Kee-Ta and Camp Little Cloud on October 19 and at Camp Tahigwa on October 26. There are multiple events and opportunities to volunteer for shifts between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Start planning your costume and sign up to help out at camp near you today! Email Angela Ventris at AngelaV@GirlScoutsToday.org and let her know at where you would like to help!

Friends of Little Cloud Meeting
Where: Camp Little Cloud Lodge (21700 Girl Scout Road, Epworth, IA 52405)
When: October 15, 2013 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. We will also allow time for discussion on uses for the property in the future and will have opportunities for volunteers to sign up to assist at the facility for upcoming events.
A light meal will be served. Please RSVP to Angela Ventris at AngelaV@GirlScoutsToday.org so we can assure we have enough food for everyone.

Check back next week for more excited news and adventures in outdoor program!

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One Response to 2013 Resident Camp Review

  1. Jane I. Duax says:

    I think it is too bad that GSEIWI thinks using over $4 million in girl generated cookie money is subsidizing rather than supporting our camps: “Through our voluntarily tiered priced system, campers’ families can choose to pay a subsidized amount for camp rather than the actual cost, this makes camp more affordable.”

    ■ 72.5% of families paid Tier C, our most heavily subsidized camp price
    ■14% paid Tier B, a less subsidized amount
    ■22.4% paid Tier A, the actual cost of the summer camp program.

    “In 2013,16% of our campers received $33,463.72 in financial assistance (camper grants)” (Wonder where the $30,000 from the Burlington UW went….it was specifically to be used to send girls to camp…)

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