Family Programs

Camp isn't just for the kids! You and your family can join us together for camping fun! We have family weekend programs during the Fall, Spring, and Summer where you can come to Hantesa to pack in a weekend of your favorite camp activities! Leave the planning and cooking to us! Check here often for updated announcements about ALL of our family programming! 

Family Camp & Mom/Youth Weekends

(Grades Pre-K and above) 

Experience the joy of camping as a family without any of the work! Let the staff of Camp Hantesa provide a day of fun for your whole family. Check-in at 7pm and enjoy a campfire and a good nights rest in one of our signature cabins. Wake up to a hit breakfast and a day of camp activities, lunch, and exploring in the great outdoors!  The marshmallows and fun are on us!


Cost: $32/person

Program Dates

Family Camp                            Mom/Youth

-September 26-27                 -October 17-18

-September 27-28                 -October 18-19



Camp Fire Kick-Off

(All Ages)

Come visit the Science Center of Des Moines with Camp Fire! Spend the afternoon exploring the exhibits with your camper as a family or with their club. Camp Fire will plan an interactive scavenger hunt and there will also be a new exhibit released the day before. Not a club member? You don't have to be! If you are interested in learning more about our club program, you can get more information while you're there!


Cost: $5/youth

Adults are free!

Program Date: 

Saturday, October 11th 

1:00-4:00PM


Camp Fire He​art of Iowa