The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinoiscouncil plans to sell four camp properties — Camp Conestoga in Scott County, Camp Little Cloud in Dubuque County, Camp L-Kee-Ta in Des Moines County and Camp Tahigwa in Allamakee County.|
The decision came after five years of study, and will go to a vote at the March 28 board meeting.
Today's girls are more interested in adventure and travel opportunities than the rustic camp experiences the camps were designed for, according to a news release.
Cabins, full restroom facilities, climate control and technology access are important to them, but aren't available through current facilities, and bringing the properties up to those levels would require a major redesign of infrastructure, the release said.
"We're excited about exploring the development of a new outdoor learning center which could help us meet the expectations of our current Girl Scout membership," according to the release.