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Camp JOY HOLLOW Guide to Site Reservations Non-girl scout groups

Located near Westfield, Iowa, just north of Sioux City, our Camp Joy Hollow property is available for rental to groups from mid-September to mid-May each year. Come stay in our modern lodge or for a spring or fall getaway in our more rustic cabins. With 360 acres of peaceful vistas and deep valleys in the Loess Hills, Camp Joy Hollow offers opportunities for a relaxing weekend or a new adventure. Please visit us online at www.girlscoutsiowa.org for more information or call 712-355-2333.

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Joy Hollow

TABLE OF CONTENTS SITE DESCRIPTIONS AND PHOTOS...........................2 RESERVATION FORM..................................................3 BUILDING AND SITE USE REQUEST................... 4 USER-GROUP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES...... 5-6

SITE DESCRIPTIONS and photos

Lodge

YEAR ROUND RENTAL FACILITY The Lodge is a modern, winterized building with 6 sets of bunk beds

(a total of 12 beds) and extra mattresses for sleeping on the floor. There is also a smaller room with one bunk bed for adult or male chaperones. There are two separate bathrooms, each with two showers. The lodge has two meeting rooms, an indoor fireplace, TV, VCR, and DVD player, a small kitchen including pots, pans, and cooking utensils for indoor use, and a large deck.

Lodge Bedroom

Inside of Lodge/Main Meeting Room

SEASONAL RENTAL FACILITIES

Treehouse Style CabiNS

are traditional style cabins equipped with electricity and lighting. Each cabin contains four bunk beds (8 beds total). There are 6 cabins in groups of two for a total of 48 beds. A modern shower house is located nearby and includes three bathrooms and three showers. The Picnic Shelter has a refrigerator, fire pit, and cooking utensils, and is included in all treehouse cabin rentals.

Picnic Shelter

is located just south of the parking lot. There are 8 picnic tables, a refrigerator, and two charcoal grills. A fire pit, roasting forks, and pie irons are also available for use.

Primitive Camping

is located about 0.5 miles south of the Lodge in a valley. This area has a bathroom with two toilets, running water, a fire ring, picnic shelter, picnic tables, and two charcoal grills. Tent camping or hike-in camping is recommended for this site. There are also two hiking trails leading to and from this area. Transportation of large items to the camp site (such as coolers) can be arranged. CAMP JOY HOLLOW RENTAL GUIDE - 2

Joy Hollow

Reservation Form How to Register 1.

Fill out the Reservation Form and the Buildings and Site Use Request

2. Read and sign the User Group Policies and Procedures. 3. Return all forms and full payment to the Sioux City Leadership Center, 1515 Zenith Drive, Sioux City, IA, 51103. Refunds will not be made if cancellation is made less than 30 days before the rental date. 4. Groups will receive a confirmation email once their reservation has been confirmed.

Full payment must accompany this form: Name of Group (or Troop # and Service Unit) Number of Children

Number of Adults

Mark Grade Level: � K - 1

�2-3

�4-5

�6-8

� 9 - 12

Adult-In Charge at Camp Email Address

City

Day Phone

State

Evening Phone

Zip

Cell Phone

Emergency Contact Person Off-Site Name

Telephone

Cell Phone

Address

City

State

Zip

First Aid/CPR Qualification

(Required for all Girl Scout groups, recommended for non-Girl Scout groups)

Name

Telephone

Cell Phone

Address

City

Type of Certification

State

Date Certified

Zip Exp. Date

Certificate of Liability Insurance (Required for non-Girl Scout Groups) 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 Joy Hollow).  Certificate must be received prior to your event. Please mark:

� Included with this reservation form

OR

� Will be sent separately prior to event

Arrival and Departure Check-in and check-out times are flexible, please call for availability. Check-In Date: ____/____/____ Check-In Time:

on � Monday

� Tuesday

� Wednesday � Thursday

� Friday

� Saturday

� Sunday

Check-Out Date: ____/____/____ Check-Out Time:

on � Monday

� Tuesday

� Wednesday � Thursday

� Friday

� Saturday

� Sunday

I have read and agree to abide by site rules, Safety Checkpoints, and Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa policies. I am responsible for the behavior of my group and to ensure their compliance with these policies. I have enclosed the necessary site use fee. I understand a cancellation less than 30 days before my stated arrival date means I forfeit my fee. I understand that a cleaning fee may apply if the facility is not left to the standard that is expected upon check-out.

Signature of Group Contact Date CAMP JOY HOLLOW RENTAL GUIDE - 3

Joy Hollow

NON-GIRL SCOUT GROUPS

BuildingS and Site Use Request

Group name: contact person: Available year-round (Excluding June, JULY, and August) Building

# of Days/ Nights

Capacity

Length of Stay

Rate

32

Overnight

$200

x

=

$

50

Day Use

$150

x

=

$

Total Due

$

Lodge

Cost

Available May, September, and October Building

Capacity Length of Stay

# of Days/ Nights

Rate

Cost

8

Overnight

$75

x

=

$

Primitive Tent Camping / Overnight

N/A

Overnight

$25

x

=

$

Primitive Camping /Day

N/A

Day Use

$15

x

=

$

Picnic Shelter & Grounds

N/A

Day Use

$35

x

=

$

Total Due

$

Tree House (each)

Payment (Final payment due 30 days in advance) Total Due / Amount Enclosed

$

� Check - make payable to “GSGI” or “Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa” � Credit Card - $ Please select one: Account #

(amount to place on the card)

� Visa � Mastercard � Discover Exp. date

Signature

Reservations can be made by mail to Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, 1515 Zenith Dr, Sioux City, IA 51103, faxed to 712-255-9850, emailed to JoyHollow@gsiowa.org, or walked in. Reservations can be made up to 12 months in advance. CAMP JOY HOLLOW RENTAL GUIDE - 4

User-Group Policies and Procedures for Camp Joy Hollow Camp Joy Hollow grounds and facilities are made available for Girl Scout and public use year-round. We extend our trust to all who visit Camp Joy Hollow that the property will be well-cared for in times of use. We advise all user groups to follow the procedures below to ensure a safe and well prepared stay. You are encouraged to obtain appropriate information that will be available and accessible in case of an emergency. Carefully review and adhere to these guidelines; and enjoy your visit!

Emergency procedures for User-Groups • To notify the Camp Director for any reason call 712-355-2333. • User groups are advised to have a person certified in First Aid and CPR in attendance at all times. User Groups are responsible for providing first aid, emergency care and emergency transportation. Basic first aid supplies will be available at the camp, including: gloves, regular-sized bandages, gauze, triple antibiotic ointment, hydrocortisone cream, alcohol swabs, wet wipes, safety pins, and tweezers. • In the event of severe weather, please move all persons to the lower level of the Lodge. • In an emergency, to obtain law enforcement assistance or the fire department, dial 9-1-1. • In the event of a lost/missing person or major accident or injury, notify the Camp Director. • Accidents and injuries requiring more than basic First Aid must be reported to Girl Scouts of Greater and/or Camp Joy Hollow administration in writing.

All group leaders are advised to have the following information with them while on camp property: • Names and addresses of all participants. • Emergency contact names and numbers for all participants. • A listing of any persons with known allergies or health conditions requiring treatment, restriction or other accommodations during your stay. • For minors without a parent on site, signed permission slips to seek emergency treatment or a signed religious waiver.

General Outdoor Guidelines • Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa/Camp Joy Hollow is not responsible for accidents. • User groups must ensure proper supervision and use safety procedures while at Camp Joy Hollow. The entire camp area including the hilltop meadow, woodlands, ravines, obstacle courses, flora, fauna, parking areas, and structures must be regarded as unsupervised recreational areas. Please observe all posted safety rules. • All outdoor activities, including sledding, are at your own risk. • The low challenge course is considered a special programming area and is not to be used by rental groups without a trained facilitator. • Vehicles ЕЕ Vehicles are not permitted beyond the parking areas. ЕЕ All user-groups must have a vehicle onsite to be used for emergency transportation; the camp does not provide such transportation in emergencies. ЕЕ User-Group participants are not permitted to ride in any vehicle not designed for passenger travel (i.e. back of pick-up trucks, trailers, etc.) while on camp property. Snowmobile, ATV, and/or bicycle use is not allowed on camp property. • Please be respectful of nature and wildlife at Camp Joy Hollow. • Close-toed shoes are recommended throughout camp. Please do not climb trees, on the deck railings, benches, or other furniture. CAMP JOY HOLLOW RENTAL GUIDE - 5

User-Group Policies and Procedures for Camp Joy Hollow (CONT.) General Outdoor Guidelines (CONTINUED) • Fires may only be built in existing fire rings. Keep a filled water bucket nearby, extinguish flames completely, and do not leave fire unattended for any length of time. • Camp Joy Hollow is a smoke-free facility. • Equipment ЕЕ The following equipment is not permitted on camp property: firearms/ammunition or other weapons, flammable/ poisonous materials, power tools, or paintball equipment. ЕЕ Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa and/or Camp Joy Hollow is not responsible for any damage to, or theft of, personal equipment brought to the camp property. This is the responsibility of the User Groups. • No pets or animals may not be brought onto camp property without prior authorization.

Special Programming/Group Supervision • Special activity/program areas (pool, obstacle courses, etc.) are off limits to groups unless prior approval is granted by or arranged with camp administration. • Girl Scout groups must ensure that GSUSA ratio guidelines are followed at all times during the camp stay. Public groups are responsible for ensuring adequate adult-to-youth ratios while on site. All groups are advised to follow the appropriate screening process for adults working with minors. • Safety Checkpoint Guidelines Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoint Adult/Girl Ratios must be followed by Girl Scout groups and are recommended for Non-Girl Scout user groups for the safety of all participants. Please refer to the ratios below for events, activities, travel, and camping: TWO ADULTS FOR EVERY: 6 Girl Scout Daisies 12 Girl Scout Brownies 16 Girl Scout Juniors 20 Girl Scout Cadettes 24 Girl Scout Seniors 24 Girl Scout Ambassadors

PLUS ONE ADULT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL: 4 Girl Scout Daisies 6 Girl Scout Brownies 8 Girl Scout Juniors 10 Girl Scout Cadettes 12 Girl Scout Seniors 12 Girl Scout Ambassadors

Building and Lodge Guidelines • • • • • • •

Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs/substances are not permitted on Camp Joy Hollow property at any time. Storage rooms, furnace rooms, garages, infirmary, and camp equipment are off limits to all user groups. Telephone is for emergency use only. Please do not answer the phone if it rings. Please report any damages, supply shortages, equipment malfunctions, etc. to the Camp Director. A clean-up list is provided in each facility. Please ensure that the list is completed prior to leaving. Power outage: in the event of a power failure, please contact the Property Director or Camp Director immediately. The group will be assessed for any damages to GSGI property.

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa and Camp Joy Hollow, reserve the right to eject any group or group members who willfully cause damage or disturbance to the camp facilities. Further, the council reserves the right to revoke user group privileges of any of its participants or guests in the event that conduct becomes, in the Council’s judgment, injurious or potentially injurious to Girl Scout Principles and is not in compliance with these guidelines for use. Signature Date Please sign and submit a copy of the User-Group Policies and Procedures with your Camp Joy Hollow reservation and payment. Retain one copy of the User-Group Policies and Procedures for your records.

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Joy Hollow: Site Reservation - NON-Girl Scouts