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Paltastic is back - July 22-24
$75 Per Pal - financial assistance is available for Youth Pals.  Contact for details on financial assistance. Program credit is also accepted - contact us for details.  

(Adult and Youth Pals must complete separate forms)

Paltastic a fun filled weekend where a girl (grades K-8) finds a favorite adult (male or female) and spends a fun filled weekend at Tahigwa together with other pairs - bring your mom, dad, uncle, aunt, grandparent, or other important adult, and get ready for some Tahigwa fun!  

You'll stay in accommodations ranging from the mild (the plush cabins of Polly's Place, complete with flushy potties!) to the wild (three sided cabins or even BYOT (bring your own tent). Don't worry - you'll be able to tell us which you prefer.  Everyone will enjoy cookouts, arts and crafts, s'mores, our epic jello fight and other all camp activities, and each group will get to pick their own optional activities to customize their weekend.  

Optional activities include tubing, archery, GPS adventures, lower and upper obstacles, our legendary climbing tower, service projects, karaoke, and more!  

To apply for financial assistance (youth campers only), please use our online financial aid application located here.  

To use program or cookie credit (youth campers only), please mail this form, all program credit and full payment of the remaining balance to us at the address below.  Envelopes must be mailed by July 13 to be accepted, but those who register early will receive top activity choices.  

PO Box 70
Decorah, IA 52101

Lodging Options

Polly's Place - A short walk from the main lodge, Polly's Place features modern cabins and modern plumbing.
Lodge Loft - Upstairs in the Main Lodge - little walking required, features modern plumbing down the steps.  

Adis - Our rustic 3 sided cabins, this option gives you the chance to be one with nature!  A hike from the lodge, Adis includes latrine toilets and participants must shower in another unit.  

Trees - Our legendary treehouses sleep four people.  A hike from the lodge, Trees includes latrine toilets and participants must shower in another unit.  

Bring Your Own Tent - Just what it sounds like!  Bring your tent and set it up at camp!

Chumani - Our closest tent unit to the lodge, Chumani features modern plumbing and showers, and the tents are connected to the shelter.  

Iniabi - A more traditional tent unit, with a latrine toilets and space between tents.  Some of the best stargazing at camp! 

What will I do?
Here's a list of all of the optional activities - you'll be asked to rank your top 8.  

Lower Obstacles
A series of group problem solving activities to be completed as a group.  

Upper Obstacles (Girl Pal must be entering 5th Grade)
Higher impact problem solving activities that will put your courage to the est!

Climbing Tower (Girl Pal must be entering 6th Grade)
A Tahigwa Tradition!  Take on our epic climbing tower and finish on our zipline!  

Take a trip down Bear Creek!  

Slip n Slide and Water Games 
Camp Tahigwa is home to a legandary silp n' slide, and our staff are huge fans of drip, drip, SPLASH and other fun water activities

Tahigwa's staff will lead you through some of our wackiest and wildest camp games!  

Volleyball and Gaga Ball - non competitive
Join us for pickup games of Volleyball and Gaga - never played before?  No problem!  

Volleyball and Gaga Ball - competitive (Girl Pal must be entering 6th Grade) 
Are you and your pal competitive to the core?  Join us for high energy games of Volleyball and Gaga Ball - no Gaga experience required, but come ready to play competitive volleyball!  

GPS Adventure
Join us for a GPA Scavenger Hunt, where you'll use GPS machines and coordinates to move through camp - prizes at the end!  

Archery (Girl Pal must be entering 4th Grade)
Channel your inner Merida as you shoot arrows at our targets!  

Arts and Crafts
Create a project for you and your Pal to take home! 

Tie Dye (please plan on bringing your own item(s) to color!)
A camp tradition.  Please bring white T-shirts, socks, bandannas, or other items to color.  2 items max per Pal.  

Nature will astound you at Camp Tahigwa! Join us for a session focused on nature and science.  

Monster Hike 
Head off the beaten path and explore the road less traveled at camp! 

Me Time 
Do you and your Pal want some time to explore camp on your own, take a breather, or write letters?  Me time is for you!  

Service to Camp 
Girl Scouts help people at all time - and we're inviting you to join.  Our team will have age appropriate activities for those who want to spend one hour helping behind the scenes at camp


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