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.

Girls enjoyed resident camp at Camp Little Cloud in the summer of 2014. The full camp guide for the 2015 season at Camp Little Cloud is available. Registration opens March 2, 2015 and sessions are filled on a first come-first served basis. Sign up now to ensure you get your preferred session! Camp Guide 2015 Cover

The property committee continues to monitor and review the collection of usage data from the four camp properties as well as the program center located in Rock Island.  One complete year of usage data has been collected and summarized in the linked report.  The reports show the number of individual visits, types of groups visiting, and quarterly usage.  We are very excited to see the amount of usage the program center in Rock Island saw with its first year of being available.

Our properties continue to be available for service unit, troop and outside user-groups to rent.  Click here for more information on the reservation process for our camp properties.  Click here for information to reserve the program center in Rock Island.

The property committee continues its commitment to provide properties that are relevant for our Girl Scout program and outdoor camping education and are fiscally sustainable through the best use of GSEIWI’s resources.  Here is the most up to date timeline on monitoring the council properties.

Camp and Property Timeline 2013-2018_Property Usage Review 1-13-15

Development of the New Liberty property continues.  Here are the latest artist renderings of the year-round lodge to begin construction summer of 2015.

Artist Renderings

lodge rendering front side 1-20-15
New Liberty Property Front Side

lodge rendering back side 1-20-15
New Liberty Property Back Side

The current lease for the Waterloo Leadership Center expires in April of 2015.  Plans to move the Leadership Center to downtown Waterloo are being developed.  A huge thank you to our volunteer task group who researched 27 properties before finding an ideal location for our volunteers and Girl Scouts.

Archived property updates

Click here for the approved property recommendation.

For questions or comments regarding any of GSEIWI’s properties, please send an email to Property@GirlScoutsToday.org

Read More Than S’mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences a report from the Girl Scout Research Institute to better understand the kinds of outdoor experiences girls are having in Girl Scouts and to learn how their participation in the outdoors through Girl Scouts supports their leadership development.