2016 Summer Camp Opportunities
Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Winnebago Council and the Hawkeye Area Council
in Cedar Rapids, will collaborate on a new venture. Each council will hold camps that
complement the offerings of the other council, rather than duplicate efforts.
Howard H. Cherry Scout Reservation, near Central City, will host traditional residential
camps. Programming will remain similar to the current standard, with outdoor activities
and the opportunity to earn merit badges. Ingawanis Adventure Base will host a series
of mini camps, offering day camp, merit badge-specific camps like horsemanship and
welding, and a variety of activities for the general public.
Plans are in the works to provide outdoor opportunities to a variety of other organizations
including Girl Scouts, 4-H, church groups, and other youth-serving entities.
Adding outdoor elements to existing local camps in the area, mini camps, day camps,
and extra opportunities to earn merit badges for our own members are a few options
Programs for corporate organizations and the general public—like opening up the
horse program for trail rides, use of the COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal
Experience) course and rental of dining and cabin facilities also will be possible.
This collaboration will help provide funding for scheduled camp repair and maintenance.
Programming will be scheduled to allow for construction projects to be safely undertaken.
Summer 2017 will find Ingawanis Adventure Base in excellent condition to take our turn
hosting resident camp. It will be ready to support camping at full capacity while Howard
Cherry will take on mini camps and various other programming.
We are excited for this venture; it’s a positive collaboration that will provide benefits for