Camp Fire He​art of Iowa

2016 Canwita Day Camp Schedule

Program Date                                                        Program Description                                                        Field Trip

June 6-10

Ready, Set, Hike! - Let's start this summer off right by getting out of the classroom and

back into the outdoors as we explore nature and kick off this year's hiking club!

Iowa Arboretum
June 13-17

CSI: Camp Scene Investigation - It's time to investigate a mystery surrounding Camp

Canwita. We'll band together this week to gather evidence, decode messages, and organize

clues to solve this secret!

Science Center

of Iowa

June 20-24

Color Wars - Gear up for ultimate team challenges as campers compete with one another

from traditional sports to camp favorites and everything in between!

Iowa Cubs Game
June 27-July1

Jurassic Island - Let's dig into the distant past to explore the world of dinosaurs; searching

for evidence of fossils, embarking on a dino egg hunt, and more!


Aquatic Center

July 5-8

Celebrations of Nations - Explore the world this week as we visit a different country each

day with cultural games and projects, including our own at the Iowa History Museum!

Iowa History


July 11-15

Eco Explorers - This week we'll be focusing on keeping our environment clean with

eco-friendly activities to celebrate our home planet!

Neal Smith

Wildlife Refuge

July 18-22

Hakuna Matata - It means no worries this week as we spend our time exploring trails and

tracks looking for our animal friends of all shapes and sizes!

Blank Park Zoo
July 25-29

Creatures of the Deep - Come "sea" what the commotion is all about as we dive 20,000

leagues to submerge into the world of the deep blue in wacky water fun!

Aquatic Center
Aug 1-5

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 8-12

Medieval Mischief - This week we will discover chivalry through service projects, castle

building, and heroic battles as we venture to Living History Farms!

Living History


August 15-19

Summer Sizzler - Summer's not over yet and we're spending one last week filled with water

fun, ending on a high note with a summer bash carnival!

Aquatic Center

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

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.

$170/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!