Camp Fire He​art of Iowa

Equestrian Day Camp Fees

Grades: 4-10

$250/week : Full Price

2015 Equestrian Day Camp Schedule

Program Description: Each day, campers will spend the morning at the barn and the afternoon swimming at camp. Campers will learn horse science, English riding, and barn maintenance. Each camper will be assigned a horse and will be instructed based on their riding experience. Beginners to advanced riders are welcome! Riding will depend on day to day weather conditions. Staff reserve the right to remove a rider from the horse if either is in danger. Camp Hantesa provides trained horses and staff for all riding programs. **In order to participate, ALL campers are required to wear long pants, boots, and helmets. Helmets are provided by Camp Hantesa. Boots are available on a limited basis**

Program Dates

Week 1: June 1-5

Week 2: June 8-12

Week 3: June 15-19

Week 4: June 22-26

Week 5: June 29-July 3

Week 6: August 3-7

Week 7: August 10-14

Week 8: August 17-21

2015 Hantesa Day Camp Schedule

Program Date
                           Program Description                               
Optional Pony Ride
Optional Overnight
June 1-5

Celebrating Summer - School is out and we are ready for a

summer of fun. Spend time outdoors, swim, learn about camp,

and soak in the sunshine!

June 8-12

Time Capsule - Join us as Hantesa travels back in time to a new

era every day.  Attend a 50's sock hop, experience pioneer

living, show off your best hippie costume, and more!


June 15-19

SPARTS! What could be better than sports and arts? SPARTS!

play sports and make crafts, maybe even at the same time!

Invent new sports, games, and crafts!

June 22-26

Water, Water Everywhere! Escape the heat with slip 'n slides,

water relays, water balloon games, watercolor painting, and

much more during this fun week!


June 29-July 3

Happy Holidays - Celebrate winter in July, show off your

Halloween costume, go on an egg hunt, find four leaf clovers,

make fire work art and even invent a new Hantesa holiday!

July 6-10

Hunger Games - Complete obstacle courses, face fun

challenges, and work as a team. Learn how to be a Hantesa



July 13-17

Across the Globe - Come and learn about cultures from

around the world. We will play games, eat food, and learn fun

facts from all points on the map.

July 20-24

Wild Wild Hantesa - Explore nature, cook snack at a campfire,

take a trip to the lake, hike through Ledges; it's going to be a

wild adventure!


July 27-31

Ooey, Gooey, Fun! - Conduct experiments, go creek stomping,

finger pain, have a shaving cream figh, and lots more ooey,

gooey fun!

August 3-7

UP! - Reach new heights this week; challenge yourself on our

climbing wall, learn about space and astronomy, go hiking,

and much more!


August 10-14

Express Yourself - Each camper will have the opportunity to

pick the fun they will have every day. Sign up for activities each

day based on your interest and hobbies!

August 17-21

Best of the Best - Take a trip back through the summer and

revisit all of our favorite camp activities and themes. Let us

surprise you with a favorite memory each day.


August 24-28

Last Hurrah - Last two days of camp for the season and

campers will run the show! As a final goodbye, the agenda for

the two days will be set by the campers, with the guidance of

the staff of course!

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times

Camp Canwita (Ames): 7:00-8:30AM

Camp Fire Service Center (Des Moines): 6:45-8:00AM

Edgewood Park (Madrid): 7:30-8:30AM

McHose Park (Boone): 7:00-8:30AM

Pick Up Times (ALL SITES): 4:30-6:00PM

Please note, additional items are listed on the packing list for this program.

Camp Hantesa is located in Boone, Iowa at the north gates of Ledges State Park.  This location provides two day camp opportunities for youth grades 1-12. A morning snack and hot lunch will be provided. Hantesa and Equestrian campers swim each afternoon and also receive swim lessons!

Hantesa Day Camp provides youth with an opportunity to explore the outdoors while participating in the usual camp activities like swimming, games, and crafts.

Equestrian Day Camp offers youth the chance to spend a portion of each day (weather dependent) at our barn learning more about horses and equestrian programming skills.

Hantesa Day Camp Fees

                                       Grades: 1-8

$175/week : Full Price (Des Moines & Ames Drops)
$135/week : Full Price (Boone & Madrid Drops)
$30/night   : Thursday Overnight Fee (optional  add-on)
$20/day      :  Pony Ride (optional program add-on)

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.

Hantesa Day & Equestrian Day Day Camps