Tahigwa

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Camp Tahigwa

318 Tahigwa Drive, Dorchester, IA 52140

Camp Tahigwa is located 20 miles north and east of Decorah, nestled in the wooded hills of Allamakee County in the northeast corner of Iowa. Bear Creek, a beautiful clear-water stream, flows lazily through this 315-acre property. The site was purchased by the Girl Scouts in 1965 and has been developed since.

Troop 3 of Cedar Falls won the camp naming contest. The name was derived from a Native American word meaning “At Peace.” They were rewarded with enough food to feed the whole troop for six meals to be enjoyed during a weekend of troop camping on the new site.

Facility Rental

Facility rental is available in spring, fall and winter at all camp properties. For more information or to reserve a facility, please contact Camp Ranger Eric Stahr at EricS@GirlScoutsToday.org and 563-546-7755.

Facility UsageMax. Cap. Photos
Main Lodge
Wood frame with masonry and basement building with indoor fire place, kitchen, fire circle cooking and picnic shelter.
Year-round100
Wetheral Staff House
Wood frame lodge with indoor fire place, kitchen, fire circle cooking and picnic shelter.
Year-round35
Polly's Place
Four log cabins with shower house, fire circle cooking and picnic shelter.
Year-round32
Tree Houses
Eight frame cabins with fire circle cooking and picnic shelter.
Seasonal32
Adirondacks
Four three-sided log cabins with fire circle cooking and picnic shelter.
Seasonal16
Chumani
Seven platform tents with fire circle cooking and picnic shelter.
Seasonal28
Tapawingo
Seven platform tents with fire circle cooking and picnic shelter.
Seasonal28
Iniabi
Nine platform tents with fire circle cooking and picnic shelter.
Seasonal36
Wapacoma
Eight platform tents with fire circle cooking and picnic shelter.
Seasonal32
Bear Creek ShelterSeasonal