Camp Fire Heart of Iowa

Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with us! Working with Camp Fire can be a truly rewarding experience whether you've been with us for years or it's your first summer. 

We invite you to be a part of the magic of Camp Fire!

Internship Opportunities 

Seasonal Positions

Summer Day Camp Staff- Various Locations (Ames, Des Moines, Boone)

Summer Day Camp staff positions are open in Ames and Des Moines for Summer 2015! Qualified staff members are energized every day to work with campers and share a passion for learning through experience. These positions do require staff to be outdoors throughout the day and to actively engage with all youth throughout the entire programming period. We are looking for Site Directors, Literacy Coordinators, and Camp Counselors. If you enjoy working with youth and being active outdoors, apply today using the application button provided below! Be sure to check out each of the position descriptions too! 

Camp Hantesa Resident Camp Staff (Boone, Iowa)

Overnight Camp Staff positions at Camp Hantesa are available! Camp Hantesa is located in Boone, Iowa and there are various positions available including Camp Counselor, Barn Staff, Day Camp Coordinator, Resident Camp Coordinator, Aquatics Director, Barn Director, Cook Staff, and more. Hantesa Camp Staff do stay onsite throughout the week and are allowed to leave camp on Saturdays with a return on Sunday. Counselors get to enjoy the best parts of summer camp with their campers. Sleep in a cabin or under the stars, shoot bows and arrows, go swimming, and finish off your week with a giant council fire.  If you enjoy working with youth and being active outdoors, apply today using the application button provided below!

Multiple Positions! Child Care Associate- Part Time-Prairie City Before and After School Care- Prairie City, Iowa – 

$7.25 – $8.00/hour (not to exceed 36 hours per week)

The Child Care Associate position is a direct care staff member whose primary responsibility is supervision and interaction with students. This staff will work as a team to encourage educational growth among our students though structured time and free play activities. Multiple Positions Available. Must be 16 Years or older to apply.

Camp Hantesa- Program Intern- Boone, Iowa -

$125/week (20-40 hours per week)

The program internship position will run from early September-May with the option to stay for the summer if mutually agreed upon. The interns will assist in planning and executing Hantesa day camp programs during the fall, winter, and spring months. Duties will also include assisting with other Camp Fire Iowa programming such as family camps, maintaining the grounds and facilities and assisting with hosting user groups. The interns will pick up invaluable experience in programming, marketing, and facility management that can be a springboard to a long time career in camping. 

Full and Part-Time Positions