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Sadly, Camp Hitaga and the Iowana Council are now only memories.
Below find more information on the sale of the camp property and the dissolution of the council. Go to the Camp Options page to assist you in finding a new summer resident camp home.
April 1, 2015
A new chapter has begun in the history of the land where Camp Hitaga has welcomed campers for 83 years. On November 25, 2014, the property was sold to Alan and Lori Sperfslage from Alburnett, Iowa. Alan and Lori’s offer was accepted on the basis of their ability to preserve the natural resources, make the required repairs, and their willingness to share the land with the local community and charitable organizations. Renovations have already begun on the kitchen and washrooms of the lodge; the roof of the lodge will be replaced later this spring.
Prior to the sale, area camps and non-profits were invited to Hitaga to select camp property and program equipment that would enhance their programs, ensuring that the spirit of Hitaga lives on in many other locations.
On February 19, 2015, the Board of Directors voted to dissolve the Camp Fire Iowana council and on March 31, 2015, the membership of the Camp Fire Iowana council voted in favor of the dissolution of the council. The Board is in the final stages of dissolving the corporation in accordance with the articles of incorporation, bylaws, and the laws of the state of Iowa.
The Board, with alumni assistance, is in the process of organizing all of the Camp Fire and Camp Hitaga memorabilia. When this process is complete, these items will be turned over to the University of Iowa Women’s Archives for preservation. The archived items will be accessible to the public at the Women’s Archives.
If you have Camp Fire or Camp Hitaga memorabilia in your possession that you would like to donate, please contact the Women’s Archives at:
Phone: 319-335-5068 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the Board of Directors has met all of its obligations for dissolving the council and for ensuring that all financial obligations have been met, the Board will cease to exist. At that time, a small advisory committee will be formed to handle questions from the Women’s Archives, schedule Camp Hitaga reunions/gatherings, and handle any other outstanding items. Initially, this committee will be composed of a few members of the current Board, but future participation by others will be welcomed.
This is the last mailing that you will receive from the Board concerning the sale of Camp Hitaga and the dissolution of the council. A Facebook page, Friends of Camp Hitaga, will continue to be maintained and will be used for all future communications.
Camp Fire USA Iowana Council Board of Directors
Joyce Moore, President
Elaina Kempin, 1st Vice President
Karen Dunlap, Secretary
Joyce Maxwell, Treasurer/Alumni Relations
Sue Braun, Site & Facilities
Teri Schloss, Camp Program Committee
Jennifer Denner, Club Committee
Camp Property Sold
On November 25, 2014 a new chapter began in the history of the land where Camp Hitaga had welcomed campers for 83 years. The property was sold to a couple from Alburnett.
Their offer was accepted on the basis of their ability to preserve the natural resources, repair the things that need to be repaired, and their willingness to share the land as a community resource. They and the Board are very thankful to alumni who pitched in to pack, haul, and prepare for the transition.
The spirit of Hitaga lives on through the many donations of camp property and program equipment to area nonprofits.
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