Camp Fire He​art of Iowa

Safe environment

Dedicated homework assistance

Camp Fire Building Blocks STEM Programming

Low staff to youth ratios
Outdoor nature studies
Dedicated outdoor free-play
Quality youth development programming
Art projects
Snacks and more!

What Camp Fire After School Programs Offer

How To Register


Merrill Middle School.

Summer and School Break Options

Camp Fire offers affordable day camps where children participate in recreational activities, arts, swimming, nature study and field trips. Day camps are offered June through August and during school breaks. See all of our programs here.

Have Questions?

Contact us or call 515.274.1501.



$25.00 Registration Fee

6th – 8th grade
Monday – Friday


2:30pm-3:15pm Homework Time

3:30pm-3:45pm Snack Time
3:45pm-4:30pm Small Group/Structured Activity
4:30pm-5:30pm Outside Play
5:30pm-6:00pm Activity Learning Zones/Crafts

*Early out days are field trip days to local area parks/ return to school around 4:30 p.m.

Register by calling 515.274.1501 or email

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa takes after school programming to a higher level, while the standard tutoring and homework help is provided. Camp Fire's enrichment activities go above and beyond. Our staff is trained in the Thrive methodology helping each child learn to thrive by allowing them to explore their personal interests, make healthy choices, develop social skills and have fun. The programs offer an environment where youth can learn through active exploration and interaction of program staff trained to observe and engage youth to support, extend and clarify learning.

Camp Fire Sparks After School focuses on Academic success and Service Learning. We believe that youth want to change the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity  for them to find their true passions!