Camp Tanglefoot is situated on 50 acres along the Tanglefoot Bay of Clear Lake, and includes woodlands, reconstructed prairie, lake access and large game field. There are five summer camp living areas (three platform tent units, and two cabin units). The camp also boasts a warm, traditional dining Lodge (1950), two year-round fully-equipped retreat buildings (Oaks and Meadowview), Craft House, 2 large shower buildings with soft water, and a fleet of 32 boats at our waterfront complex. Click here for directions to Camp Tanglefoot.
Calling all mariners...all those interested in sailing, sail boats and the open water. We have begun a Mariners group at Camp Tanglefoot - and are inviting you to join! Give us a call or drop us an email to see what we are all about!
The American Camp Association has deemed Camp Tanglefoot as an accredited camp. The resident camp season runs from early June to mid August. For more information about attending camp or employment with Camp Tanglefoot please contact the Camp Director or the Girl Scout Leadership Center.
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Please contact us for availability and to make a reservation.
All non-Girl Scout groups are REQUIRED to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance in the amount of $1 million from your organization or personal insurance listing Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa as the certificate holder for the dates of your camp stay, and the appropriate facility for the location (i.e. Camp Sacajawea; Camp Tanglefoot; Camp Joy Hollow; or Camp Juliette). Certificate must be received prior to your event.
Camp Director: Julia Cira
Email the Camp Director if you have any questions about Camp Tanglefoot.
We are looking forward to another great summer at Camp Tanglefoot. Bring some old friends and make some new ones all while having the summer of a lifetime!
2013 will be Julia’s 5th summer as the Camp Director at Camp Tanglefoot, and her 11th consecutive summer working there. Julia is originally from Mason City, and grew up attending Camp Tanglefoot as a child, every summer from the time she was 7 years old. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in Leisure, Youth, & Human Services with an emphasis in Outdoor Recreation. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Experiential Education at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN. Julia’s favorite activities at camp include sailing, the high ropes course, archery, singing, and Final Council Fire at the end of each week.
Julia believes resident camp today provides an environment for girls to learn, grown, gain skills, meet new people, and make new friends. Yes, girls will learn activity skills – like archery – but they’ll also learn, gain, and practice life skills – like independence, living in a community setting, confidence, and have opportunities to make decisions. Girls develop their character and learn more about who they are as an individual, and strengthen their courage as they try new activities, step outside of their comfort zone, and challenge themselves to be a better person.
Julia has said: “I am who I am today because of Girl Scouting and because of Girl Scout Camp. It is a gift that was once given to me, and it is now my chance to pass that gift along to as many Girl Scouts as I can.”
Julia’s hobbies include: snowboarding, mountain biking, and walking her dogs.