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Camp Tanglefoot dedicates new building

"Prairieview" will be a combined maintenance storage shed and activity space

Posted: Jul 24, 2018 9:35 PM

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Girl Scout Camp Tanglefoot is cutting the ribbon for a new building.

Named "Prairieview", it replaces what was supposed to be a temporary storage building which ended up being there for 20 years. The new building will not only be a storage building, but also a programming area and activity space for campers during the summer time.

Julia Mannes is the camp director, and says the dedication comes at a time where camp numbers are increasing.

"We just surpassed the 800 mark not too long ago for campers that will be here throughout the entire summer. We also serve lots of people throughout the rest of the year during rental season as well. But we're having a great year."

Lucy Walker is the program director at the camp, and says campers are looking forward to the new space.

"They're really excited about it. We've used it a couple times already this summer, even before we had the doors on the garage. They've loved using it as a rainy day space, we used it during a 'Mom and me' event, and all the moms had positive feedback too."

The plans to construct Prairieview formally began over a year ago, though it has been in the works for awhile.

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