Price varies for each program. Please look at the table below for more information.

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.

Hantesa Overnight Camp

Give your child the gift of an unforgettable summer at resident camp.  Choose from Mini Camp, Equestrian Camp, Outpost Trips, Leadership Programs, or Traditional Resident Camp.

Activities include climbing wall, archery, riflery, pottery, canoeing, nature, sports, drama, music, outdoor education, and so much more!

2014 Hantesa Overnight Camp Schedule

Mini Camp (grades 1-4) Click here for more information abo​ut this camp!
Program Date Program Description Price Additional Information
June 22-25 Mini Camp is the perfect option for new campers who want to experience resident camp for the first time. During each 4-day, 3-night session, campers will explore Hantesa traditions and participate in the fun activities camp has to offer including climbing, swimming, drama, sports, games, an optional pony ride and more! $210  
June 25-27 $210  
June 29-July 2 $210  
Traditional Camp (grades 1-12) Click here for more information abo​ut this camp!
Program Date Program Description Price Additional Information
June 15-21 Target Alliance TBD  
July 6-12 Hantesa Adventures: Choose your camp adventure this week. Spend time in space with astronomy, scale Mt. Everest on our climbing wall, explore and learn about the wilderness; you get to choose! Traditional camp activities will also be incorporated this week. $425 Optional Overnight (7/12) $70
July 13-19 H2O Overdrive: Come join us for a spashin' good time at camp! In addition to traditional camp activites, campers will have the opportunity to play water games, learn about the ecology of nearby creeks, take a trip on the slip-n-slide, go fishing, canoe with a friend, and so much more! $425 Optional Overnight (7/19) $70
July 20-26 WOHA Week: "We welcome you to Hantesa, we're mighty glad you're here." WOHA Week features long time Hantesa traditions, some dating back to our founding in 1919. Learn camp stories, sing traditional camp songs, and participate in Hantesa activitis. Come learn our traditions and make memories and new traditions of your own for Hantesa's next 95 years. $425  
Herman's Ranch (grades 4-12) Click here for more information abo​ut this camp!
Program Date Program Description Price Additional Information
July 6-12 If horses are your passion, then Herman's Ranch is the perfect camp experience. Spend the morning at the barn and the afternoon participating in traditional camp activities. Campers spend each day in English style riding lessons honing riding skills and learning horse science. Campers are assigned horses and instruction with our qualified staff based on riding level. Beginners to advanced riders are welcome! $495 Optional Overnight (7/12) $70
July 13-19 $495 Optional Overnight (7/19) $70
July 20-26 $495  
Outpost Trips (grades 7-12) Click here for more information abo​ut this camp!
Program Date Program Description Price Additional Information
July 6-12 Combine your love of the outdoors, water, and camping on this exciting canoe trip. Spend four days and three nights at one of Iowa's premiere canoeing locations and the rest of the week at Camp Hantesa with our qualified staff. $450  
July 27-August 2 If you love horses, then this is a trip you won't want to miss. Spend four days and three nights trail riding and camping at Brushy Creek Recreation Area and the rest of the week at Camp Hantesa. Spend time trail riding with horse maintenance during the day and traditional camping at night. $535  
Teen Leadership (grades 10-12) Click here for more information abo​ut this camp!
Program Date Program Description Price Additional Information
June 15-28 Leadership Challenge & Buckaroo: During this two-week overnight camp session, campers begin to define themselves as leaders at camp and in life. Activities include team challenges, studying mentoring styles, developing citizenship through service learning, and interacting as role models with younger campers. Similarly, Buckaroos begin working on their leadership and horsemanship skills. Buckaroos spend time at Herman's Ranch, developing their teaching abilities and horse knowledge as well as increasing their riding skills. $525 9-10th grade only
June 29-July 3, July 6-26 Apprentice & Wrangler: The Apprentice and Wrangler programs at Camp Hantesa are a service-oriented, four-week program that readies high school students for future leadership roles. Typical apprenticeships are two summers in length. The program builds on leadership, communication, program delivery skills, and allow live-ins in units to learn directly from our exceptional staff. Wranglers also spend aprt of their time at the barn and conduct their live-ins at Herman's Ranch. TBD 1st year - 11th grade only
June 29-July 3, July 6-26 TBD 2nd year - 12th grade only

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