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!

Canwita Day Camp

$165/week : Full Price 

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.

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

Camp Fire He​art of Iowa

2015 Canwita Day Camp Schedule

Program Date                                                        Program Description                                                        Field Trip

June 1-5

A Brave Green World - Ever heard of 'Going Green'? Let's start off the summer by

exploring the outdoors, learning about our environment, and enjoying eco-friendly

activities to celebrate our home planet!

Rieman Gardens

ISU Insect Zoo

June 8-12

Slime & Grime - Pull up your sleeves and get ready for a week of fun as we worm,

squirm and slime our way through this week's activities; all the way to the Science Center!

Science Center

of Iowa

June 15-19

Wildlife Detectives - Investigate the wild side of nature! Set forth on an adventure

guaranteed to uncover all the mystery that surrounds you in the woods!

Nature Program

at Saylorville

June 22-26

Let the Games Begin - Ready, Set, Go! From frisbee golf to gaga and everything in

between, there will be sports of all sorts as we get ready for an Iowa Cubs Game!

Iowa Cubs Game
June 29-July3

Red, White, and YOU! - There's going to be a party in the USA and it's featuring Y-O-U! Let's

celebrate with a rockin' carnival, team challenges and games, and a service learning project!

Skate North

Des Moines

July 6-10

Pirates of Canwita Cove - Ahoy, matey! Time to hoist the sails and frolic in the briny deep

as we walk the plank and plunder a treasure chest full of fun and games!

Furman Aquatic


July 13-17

Nature in a Nutshell - This week we'll explore the natural world around us from hiking,

learning about natural habitats, shelter building and more!

Neal Smith

Wildlife Refuge

July 20-24

Creaturemania - With magnifying glasses and nets in tow, we will discover what

creatures call Iowa home; including our exotic and interesting creature-friends at the

Blank Park Zoo!

Blank Park Zoo

July 27-31

Wet, Wild, & Wacky - Get soaked in this water-filled week of slip 'n slides and water

balloons. With water being a summer must, this is one week you don't want to miss!

Furman Aquatic


August 3-7

Incredible Adventures - Don't miss out on one of our most popular weeks as we have all

sorts of incredible adventures on our way to Adventureland theme park!


($20 additional fee)

August 10-14

Explore S'more - Summer's not over yet! We'll have one final week of fun as we bring back

some of our favorite activities from summer, and add "s'more".