New Camp & Properties Update
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You will be kept up to date as we learn new information and plans begin to unfold.
Proposed New Liberty Property Map
With volunteer input collected so far, below is a draft of a map of how the New Liberty property could be developed. We’d love to hear your suggestions! Please email Property@GirlScoutsToday.org with your feedback on the layout of the GSEIWI resident camp property.
Approved Build Contract
The property committee accepted proposals from five construction companies interested in designing and building the lodge that will be built on the New Liberty property. After reviewing the proposals and conducting interviews with the companies, the property committee recommended to the board of directors that GSEIWI use Russell Construction for the project. The board of directors approved the preliminary design build contract from Russell Construction at their meeting in January 2014.
Portions of all Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois four camps are available for use this winter. The camps offer wondrous winter fun like snow shoeing, ice skating, and sledding. Contact a camp ranger for more information and availability.
Camp Conestoga Availability
Camp Conestoga will not close this winter, spring or early summer as originally proposed. This facility will have troop camping, service unit events, council events, and day camp. Camp Conestoga will not have resident camp or equestrian programs. Not all sites and program areas will be available, but most of the facility will still be usable. Camp Conestoga is available to membership for outdoor program and camping. To reserve the site, please contact Mahlon at 563-320-6837 or email MahlonS@GirlScoutsToday.org.
In the meantime, you can make your plans now to attend this summer’s resident camp at Camp Little Cloud in Epworth, Iowa. Staff and volunteers are already gearing up to make this a great camp season. Check out our 2014 Camp Guide to see the fun that’s planned for this summer!
Click here for the approved property recommendation.