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2017 Canwita Day Camp Schedule

Program Date                                                        Program Description                                                        Field Trip

June 5-9

Can You Dig It? - Get out of the classroom and back into nature as we kick the summer off right with a hike, bugs, and a trip to Ledges State Park!

Ledges State Park
June 12-16

Forest Forensics - There is a mystery surrounding Camp Canwita, and it is your job to figure out what is going on! This week we’ll put our thinking caps on when we head to the Science Center of Iowa for some forensic fun!

Science Center

of Iowa

June 19-23

Let the Games Begin- Ready, Set, Go! It’ll be games, games, and more games this week. Get that glove ready as we top the week off with a trip to an Iowa Cubs Game!

Iowa Cubs Game
June 26-30

Canwita Castaways - Calling all Castaways! Get ready to explore all of the mysteries surrounding our deserted island paradise as we make our way to Cascade Falls Aquatic Center!

Aquatic Center

July 3-7

Secret Agent Training Camp - Calling all Top Secret Agents! This week we will discover what it truly means to be a secret agent. We’ll band together this week to gather evidence, decode messages, and organize clues to solve a top secret mystery.

Iowa History


July 10-14

Bugs Galore - Bugs, bugs & more bugs! Get your hiking boots ready when we head to Saylorville Lake to uncover all of the wonders that nature has to offer.

Saylorville Nature


July 17-21

Animal Trackers -  What kind of animal could those footprints belong to? Get ready for a new spin on “zoo week,” when we uncover all of the magical mysteries surrounding the mighty animal kingdom.

Blank Park Zoo

Insect Zoo

July 24-28

Aqua Adventures - Dive into water this week as we pack in our favorite water activities. We will top the week off with a trip to an aquatic center!

Aquatic Center
July 31-Aug 4

Got Gravity?- Get ready to go sky high this week! We will head on our annual summer field trip to the best theme park around; Adventureland! We’ll learn what it truly means to defy gravity.  (Additional $20 fee)


Aug 7-11

The Ancient Quest - Join our epic quest this week this week when we step into our time machine and go into the past to visit Living History Farms. We’ll experience a journey as old as time!

Living History


Aug 14-18

Epic Ending - Let’s end the summer with a bang! This week will be filled with our favorite summer activities, and we’ll end the summer with a fun-filled trip to an aquatic center!

Aquatic Center

Grades: 1-6
Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Canwita: ​Drop Off: 7:00-8:30AM         Pick Up:  4:00-5:30PM

Financial assistance is available for those families who qualify.  An application can be found under the forms/resources tab.

This form must be submitted to the Camp Fire office with the necessary documentation (found on the application) along with the program registration. Campership assistance is provided on a limited first come, first served basis and is not guaranteed.

$180/week : Full Price 

Canwita Day Camp

Camp Canwita is located on North Duff in Ames, Iowa.  This secluded day camp provides a wonderful nature setting for youth going into 1st grade through 6th grade offering exciting field trips and active team games throughout the week as well as multiple swimming trips to the local pool. See below to check out this years list of field trips!