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Meeting will address future of Camp Joy Hollow

DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) -- A Siouxland Girl Scout camp is under the microscope from state Girl Scout officials.

The Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa says, the economy has forced it to look deep into its finances. A committee recently completed a review of Camp Joy Hollow, near Westfield, and found the camp requires several upgrades and improvements.

Right now, officials say there are no immediate plans to shut down the camp, but they say that's always a possibility.

Kristin Hunter, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, says, "We have to look at all of our leadership centers, all of our camps and see how our money is being spent."

Along with Joy Hollow, the Girls Scouts operates five other camps across the state. That costs the organization about $500,000 every year.

Hunter says there are a lot of rumors about consolidating all of the camps into one, and she says they are simply not true.

"To have a motive to move everything to one central location, that's not how we see our council moving," Hunter said.

The Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa will hold a town hall meeting Monday, August 23, to answer folks' questions on the future of the camp. It's at the Sioux City Leadership Headquarters on Zenith Drive, from 6:30 to 8:30.

Online Reporter: Zach Tecklenburg

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