Who says you can only enjoy the fun of camp during the summer time?  Our overnights offer a night off for the parents and the kids K-8th grade year round.  Take a break from school and other obligations for an exciting program with old friends, or new, at Camp Hantesa!

Overnight Camps

2014-2015 Winter Overnight Programs


Winter Overnight Camp

Leave the parents at home and come spend three days and three nights packed full of activities at Camp Hantesa. Anything might happen from midnight sledding, swimming, glow-in-the-dark dance parties, and hikes. Staying in heated cabins with fantastic counselors, you will make new friends while experiencing Hantesa at its winter best!


Cost: $180/person

Drop off: December 29, 7:00-8:00am

Pick up: January 1; Boone - 10:15am; Ames - 10:30am; DSM - 11:00am

Drop Site: Camp Canwita (Ames), Camp Fire Service Center (Des Moines), Camp Hantesa (Boone)


New Year's Eve Overnight

Why let Mom & Dad have all the fun this New Year's Eve?! Have your very own party! We will be bringing in 2015 in style at Camp Hantesa! Stay up late, dance, play games and win prizes. Meals and snack provided.


Cost: Overnight only $45/person; Day Camp + Overnight $70/person

Drop off: December 31, 4:00-5:00pm

Pick up: January 1; Boone - 10:15am; Ames - 10:30am; DSM - 11:00am

Drop Site: Camp Canwita (Ames), Camp Fire Service Center (Des Moines), Camp Hantesa (Boone)


Outrageous Ski Trip

Join us for another exciting ski trip this winter at Seven Oaks in Boone! Don't know how to ski? No problem! This will be a great time to gain a new skill and learn to ski OR snowboard! Price includes lunch, dinner, breakfast & rentals; may bring additional money to spend at concessions.


Cost: $65/person

Drop off: February 7, 2:00pm

Pick up: February 8; Boone - 10:15am; Ames - 10:30am; DSM - 11:00am

Drop Site: Camp Canwita (Ames), Camp Fire Service Center (Des Moines), Camp Hantesa (Boone)

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