Camp Fire Heart of Iowa

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 8th grade offering exciting field trips, optional overnights, and active team games throughout the week as well as multiple swimming trips to the local pool. Throughout the summer we'll visit the Science Center, the Zoo, and several water parks.

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 before MAY 16, 2014. Forms received after this date are not guaranteed financial assistance.

2014 Canwita Day Camp Schedule
Program Date Program Description Field Trip Additional Options
June 9-13 We're On A Roll: Welcome to camp! Get off on the right skate with a trip to the roller skating rink and some other exciting activities. Roller Skating  
June 16-20 Super Splash: It's starting to get warm in here! Let's visit the waterpark in Ankeny for a wild cool off. Cascade Falls Aquatic Center  
June 23-27 Color Wars: Team Red? Team Green? Split into teams for a week long competition through many epic games. Which color will win? Laser Tag Opt. Overnight: $30
June 30-July 3* Explode Into Summer: Explore some truly explosive and wacky science activities, and take a trip to the Science Center of Iowa. Science Center of Iowa *No camp on July 4th
July 7-11 Into the Blue: Water games a-plenty this week as we stay cool at Furman Aquatic Center and get soaked at camp. Furman Aquatic Center  
July 14-18 All Things Camp: What are your favorite activities at camp? Whatever they are, we'll do them all this week in our tribute to camp! Creek Stomping @ Ledges State Park  
July 21-25 Adventurers Beware: Watch your step as we get extreme this week on our trip to Adventureland. Adventureland Additional $15 ticket fee required Opt. Overnight: $30
July 28-August 1 Zookeepers: Are you animal crazy? This week is perfect for you as we visit the Zoo and play tons of exciting animal games and activities. Blank Park Zoo  
August 4-8 Air Circus: Star in our very own air circus as we take a trip to Sky Zone! Sky Zone Opt. Overnight: $30
August 11-15 See You Next Year!: This week is up to our campers! What's your favorite game or activity? We'll do them all in our last week, leaving you with memories to last through the year. Saylorville Nature Program  
Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Canwita: ​Drop Off: 6:45-8:30AM         Pick Up:  4:00-6:00PM