2018 SUMMER 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!




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2018 SUMMER OVERNIGHT CAMP DETAILS


  • Mini Camp – Grades 1-4
  • Traditional Camp – Grades 1-12
  • Herman’s Ranch – Grades 4-12
  • Outpost Trips – Grades 7-12
  • Teen Leadership – Grades 9-12
  • Big KYDs Camp – Ages: 21+
  • Camp Opportunity
  • Camp Brave
  • Young Moms Camp

Cost: $250

(Grades 1-4)

Program Description: 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, optional pony rides, and more!

Program Dates:
August 8-11, 2018

Schedule:
7:00-8:00am: Drop Off Sites
8:15-9:00am: Arrive At Camp
8:45-9:30am: Flag Ceremony/Snack/Rules
9:30am-12:00pm: Activity rotations
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00-3:00pm: Swim Lessons/Free Swim
3:00-3:30pm: Canteen
3:30-4:30pm: Afternoon Activity/Depart Camp
4:30-6:00pm: Pick Up Sites


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Traditional Resident Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 1-12

Cost: $500/week


2018 Resident Camp Themes & Descriptions

June 10-16, 2018: Wet & Wild – Join us this week as we embrace water and all of the activities that come with it, including water balloons, slip-and-slides, swimming, canoeing and much more!

June 17-23, 2018: Full STEAM Ahead – This week we delve into the world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to explore new and exciting topics like meteorology, robotics, glass beading, ceramics, astronomy, and more!

July 8-14, 2018: Summer Camp Cup – This week we pit cabin against cabin as our two all-camp teams compete for the Hantesa Summer Camp Cup! Compete in games, cleanest cabin, cook-offs, arts and crafts and more – all for glory, points, and prizes!

July 15-21, 2018: Mash-Up – Search and rescue, astronomy in canoes, musical theater, nature art and much more! This week we mash up all of our favorite Hantesa crafts for a week of new, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and activities!

July 22-28, 2018: 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 all of the things that make Hantesa special!

Schedule:
7:00-8:00am: Drop Off Sites
8:15-9:00am: Arrive At Camp
8:45-9:30am: Flag Ceremony/Snack/Rules
9:30am-12:00pm: Activity rotations
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00-3:00pm: Swim Lessons/Free Swim
3:00-3:30pm: Canteen
3:30-4:30pm: Afternoon Activity/Depart Camp
4:30-6:00pm: Pick Up Sites


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Cost: $575/week

(Grades 4-12)

Program Description: 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!

While Herman’s Campers spend the majority of their time exploring the equine world, they will also participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, doing crafts, sleeping in cabins and playing in all camp games.

Program Dates:

June 10-16, 2018: Wet & Wild – Join us this week as we embrace water and all of the activities that come with it, including water balloons, slip-and-slides, swimming, canoeing and much more!

June 17-23, 2018: Full STEAM Ahead – This week we delve into the world of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to explore new and exciting topics like meteorology, robotics, glass beading, ceramics, astronomy, and more!

July 8-14, 2018: Summer Camp Cup – This week we pit cabin against cabin as our two all-camp teams compete for the Hantesa Summer Camp Cup! Compete in games, cleanest cabin, cook-offs, arts and crafts and more – all for glory, points, and prizes!

July 15-21, 2018: Mash-Up – Search and rescue, astronomy in canoes, musical theater, nature art and much more! This week we mash up all of our favorite Hantesa crafts for a week of new, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and activities!

July 22-28, 2018: 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 all of the things that make Hantesa special!

Schedule:
7:00-8:00am: Drop Off Sites
8:15-9:00am: Arrive At Camp
8:45-9:30am: Flag Ceremony/Snack/Rules
9:30am-12:00pm: Activity rotations
12:00pm: Lunch
1:00-3:00pm: Swim Lessons/Free Swim
3:00-3:30pm: Canteen
3:30-4:30pm: Afternoon Activity/Depart Camp
4:30-6:00pm: Pick Up Sites


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All outpost campers will learn how to properly pack for an outpost camping trip. Learning how to plan meals, weather proof packing gear, sleep in tents, and cook all of your meals over a fire are just a few of the skills you will learn on an exciting outpost excursion.

Canoe Outpost Trip in Minnesota!: Immerse yourself in the outdoors this week as we glide across the still lakes of Minnesota! Spend a week traveling and camping with our staff all while learning about canoeing and outdoor living!

Cost: $470
Dates: July 1-7, 2018

Equestrian Outpost: If you love horses and camping, then this is a trip you won’t want to miss! Spend a week trail riding and camping at Bushy Creek Recreation Area with our amazing staff!

Cost: $555
Dates: July 29 – August 4, 2018


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Leadership Challenge/Buckaroo: During this two- week overnight program, 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. Buckaroos spend half their time at Herman’s ranch and the barn, developing their teaching abilities and horse knowledge, as well as increasing their own riding skills. ​

Cost: $605
Grades: 9-10
Dates: June 17-30, 2018

Apprentice/Wrangler: The Apprentice and Wrangler program at Camp Hantesa is a service-oriented, four-week program that readies high school students for leadership roles both in and outside of camp. Every Apprenticeship includes a week-long outpost trip, this year backpacking in Shawnee National Forest, and a week-long, live-in experience. The remaining weeks focus on developing leadership, communication, and program delivery skills by observing and assisting our seasonal staff and through formal lessons and activities.

Cost: $630
Grades: 11-12
Dates: July 1-28​, 2018


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Program Description: Hantesa Alumni are invited to join us at camp this week to ‘keep young dreams’ and experience all that Hantesa has to offer! Lounge in the pool, cook-out over a fire, sing songs, visit with old friends, and enjoy a week away from it all, here at camp!

Cost: $500 with meals, $370 without meals
Ages: 21+
Dates: WOHA Week: July 22-28, 2018


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Program Description: Camp Opportunity

Cost: $
Ages:
Dates:

Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors for making Camp Opportunity possible.

Prairie Meadows
Principal


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Program Description: Camp Brave

Cost: $
Ages:
Dates:

Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors for making Camp Brave possible.

ACCESS
Victim Services Support Program (Iowa Dept. of Justice)


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Program Description: Camp Opportunity

Cost: $
Ages:
Dates:

Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors for making Camp Opportunity possible.

Young Women’s Resource Center 


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