New For Summer 2017: Shoshone Village Troop Rental!

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NEW this summer: we have limited availability for rentals (Girl Scout members only) at Shoshone Village in Camp Sacajawea (near Boone)!

Shoshone Village will be available for troop rentals from July 6 – July 25, 2017! Here’s what you’ll get:

  • 2-night minimum rental; capacity: 24
  • 4 Hogan-style cabins (6 camp cots each) and a Mandan Lodge.
  • Two food options: Fire circle to cook meals and daily ice delivery OR pay for meals at the camp dining hall.
  • Drinking water & electricity available.

While at Shoshone Village, you can enjoy:

  • Adjacent trails, including creek access.
  • GaGa ball and the Ag Journey Garden.
  • Choose from a few camp activities to schedule with your troop (see pricing guide).
  • BYOP – Bring Your Own Programming. (Be sure to plan some fun things to do – you’ll be able to schedule a few activities in main camp, but Camp Sacajawea will not schedule your entire stay.)

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Need some ideas for food during your camp out? Check out our Two-Night Outdoor Cooking Plan!

*Please note: The summer Shoshone Village rental at Camp Sacajawea is not available for use for the troop rental Cookie Program recognition. Troops who earned this recognition may still rent Shoshone, but must register and pay the associated fees.

Reserve your troop’s spot at Shoshone Village today!

Once you register, contact campsac@gsiowa.org to request and schedule activities!

Psst…Interested in renting one of our other camp properties in the fall, winter, or spring? Be sure to check out our rental guides for more info on buildings, amenities, and availability – you can even book online now!

Shoshone Rental FAQ:

What are our food options? Follow our troop cookout guide or eat meals in the camp dining hall ($8/person/meal). If you choose to cook out, we’ll provide ice for your coolers, or you can use the refrigerator in the Mandan Lodge.

Can we bring adults/children who aren’t Girl Scouts? No, please make sure that all children attending are registered Girl Scouts and all adults have registered as a Troop Volunteer or Leader. Anyone who arrives with the group and is not a registered Girl Scout will not be permitted to stay.

Is there electricity? Yes. Each cabin has lighting, a ceiling fan, and an outlet. The Mandan Lodge also has electricity.

What is the water availability? There is a red water pump and a hand-washing station in the middle of this unit. The water from these pumps is delicious and safe to drink.

What is the bathroom availability? The bathrooms at Shoshone Village are port-a-pottys.

What are Hogan-style cabins? They are 8-sided cabins built to resemble Native American hogans. Each Hogan holds six camp beds.

What is the Mandan Lodge like? What does it include? The Mandan Lodge is built to resemble a Native-American Mandan. Built into the side of a hill, the Mandan is a large round building with a fire pit in the center. Large screened windows at the top of the building act as a vent for the smoke from the fire pit. Tables and chairs for 24 people are set up. There is also a refrigerator and water spigot inside.

Are firewood or fire-starting supplies provided? We will provide your troop with firewood, however we ask that you bring your own matches.

Can we bring additional people if we bring our own tents? Yes, however this may restrict some of the activities your group is able to participate in. We are only prepared to accommodate 24 people at the pool, low ropes course, high ropes course, and meals in the dining hall.

Can I only rent for 2 nights? Two nights is the minimum rental; we are not able to accommodate one-night rentals. If you want to stay a little longer you are more than welcome to! Each additional night is $50.

What about resident camp? Will we be in the way? No, Shoshone Village is separate from main camp, with its own driveway. You and your group will get a full orientation from a camp staff when you arrive regarding troop rental boundaries.

How do I register? Before registering you must know the number of girls and adults who will be attending and what your meal plan will be. Then, you can go online and reserve Shoshone Village! Be sure to reach out to campsac@gsiowa.org to schedule your additional activities.

When do we get to use the pool and other activities? Before arriving at camp, you will get a schedule of your stay with activities and times. Activities in main camp are only open to your group during your scheduled time, as the resident campers will be using them. All activities planned by your troop should take place at Shoshone Village or on an approved trail.

Can we do all the activities during our stay? We recommend your group pick one or two activities to do during your stay (see the pricing guide above). It may be difficult to accommodate more due to time constraints.

What if I need to cancel the rental? Just like a regular camp property rental, if you call us to cancel at least one week prior to your rental date you will receive a refund. If it is less than a week until the time of your rental, no refund will be issued upon cancellation.

When is my payment due? Payment for the rental reservation is due at the time of reservation. Payment for additional activities is due by June 14.

Can we use Cookie Dough? As with a regular camp property rental, you will not be able to use individual Cookie Dough or other Product Program Credits. You can, however, use your troop proceeds from the Product Programs.

Who can we contact in case of emergency? Your group will receive a safety and guidelines orientation when you arrive, and an emergency procedures document will be left with you (including contact information).

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