Construction Begins on New Pool at Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Construction Begins on New Pool at Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center

09/04/2018

Construction Begins on New Pool at Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Project is made possible by a major contribution by Dean & Adele Bowden

AMES, Iowa- A major contribution from Dean and Adele Bowden of Webster City has kicked off construction of a new outdoor pool at Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center, near Madrid, IA.

September 4, 2018

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Construction Begins on New Pool at Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Project is made possible by a major contribution by Dean & Adele Bowden

AMES, Iowa- A major contribution from Dean and Adele Bowden of Webster City has kicked off construction of a new outdoor pool at Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center, near Madrid, IA.

Construction on the new pool will begin in early September and is slated to be complete this fall. The new facility will be open for use in the spring of 2019. The pool will be 30’x60’ and will be located east of the existing pool facility. The scope of the project also includes upgraded and updated bath house facilities. The old pool will be completely demolished and will become a new parking area.

“We are grateful to the Bowden’s for their generosity and vision in supporting this project,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “A new pool has been sorely needed for the past several years; we look forward to welcoming campers back to Clover Woods next summer to enjoy this new amenity.”

Originally opened as the Iowa 4-H Center in 1952, Clover Woods Camp and Retreat Center annually welcomes 4-H’ers and non-4-H users alike to the facility for camps, retreats or day use opportunities. Clover Woods offers users over twenty miles of hiking trails, a low ropes course, climbing tower, zip line, sports facilities and more. In addition, Clover Woods gives users the chance to explore five different eco-systems as well as historical monuments.

Other contributors to this project include Prairie Meadows and the Don & Doris and Dennis & Julie Goering families.

Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center is owned by the Iowa 4-H Foundation and offers day and overnight facility use as well as year-round recreation opportunities on 1,000 scenic acres in Boone County. Clover Woods promotes life skill development by providing opportunities for outdoor learning experiences for people of all ages that strengthen their sense of belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery. More information about Clover Woods is available at www.cloverwoods.org.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors. For more information about the Iowa 4-H Foundation, visit www.iowa4hfoundation.org.    

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Cutline (Rendering of CW Pool.jpg): A rendering of the proposed location and facility for the new pool at Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center slated to open in the spring of 2019.

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