Get Outside Iowa is a community event advocating for individuals and families to Get Outside and enjoy Iowa's natural resources and outdoor recreation opportunities. Outdoor activities such as canoeing, nature activities and crafts will be provided for the public as well as outdoor gear booths and information about recreation opportunities in the Central Iowa area. For more information, sponsorship, or volunteer opportunities please contact email@example.com
Get Outside Iowa will be held at Gray's Lake on June 24th from 11am to 3pm in the SE picnic area. We hope to see you there!
The evening is sure to thrill the whole family. Start your visit with the haunted forest trail with age appropriate scariness. Then head to the bonfire for s'mores, apple cider, and campfire stories. As a finishing touch, you may find yourself heading home with a prize from the costume and joke telling contests!
Location: Camp Hantesa
Cost: Free Will Donation
Come visit the Science Center's "Family Night" with Camp Fire! Explore the Science Center of Iowa with your family, kick off your weekend by building a rocket, traveling through outer space, or see an IMAX film!
$5/person (pre-registration or at the door)
Come spend your afternoon with friends and family at Camp Hantesa! Camp Fest is an annual free family event for all! Come experience the fun that your campers get to all summer with archery, the climbing wall, a pony ride, camp crafts, gaga, swimming at more! We will also be grilling out for lunch and providing ice cream for dessert! Don't miss out!
The Camp Fire Fun Run is an annual event open to children and families of all ages. It is a fundraiser for Camp Fire youth in Club programs but it is also a family friendly event in which kids of all ages can participate in carnival games and gym activities to promote health and fitness. Admission into the event is free but there is a small fee for game tickets and health snacks throughout the event. Please call the Camp Fire Service Center with any questions (515)274-1501.
Location: Merrill Middle School
Nominate an Absolutely Incredible Person
Do you know an absolutely incredible person age 12 or older who has helped weather a family crisis? A student or adult who shares his or her skills or hobbies with others? Complete this form to nominate your “Absolutely Incredible Kid” or person. Judges will select persons to be recognized at Camp Fire’s “Absolutely Incredible Kid” Award Breakfast on March 30, 2017 at Windsor Heights Community Center.
Kid's Champion Sponsor - $2,500 to $5,000
Gold Sponsor - $1,000 to $2,499
Silver Sponsor - $500 to $999
Corporate Sponsor - $250 to $499
Please join us at the Windsor Heights Community Center for our fourth annual Absolutely Incredible Kid Day event to help us celebrate kids and to recognize great kids from within Central Iowa that make an impact in their communities each day. We will have a silent auction, great speakers, and some Absolutely Incredible Kids! Help us recognize these youth leaders and raise a little money to support Camp Fire's youth programs throughout Central Iowa. Individual seats are $25/each or a table of 8 is $200. Please call the Camp Fire Service Center for more information (515) 274-1501
The Camp Fire Candy Sculpture Contest is an annual event held at Merle Hay Mall to kick-off our candy sales! Youth in Clubs sell candy once a year as their main fundraiser. Most of our youth (even those NOT in Club), use these funds to attend our summer Day Camp or Resident Camp programs. Companies and organizations from the community come together to build fun and creative sculptures using candy and other sweet treats. It is a free event and all the materials are provided by Camp Fire. Call the Camp Fire Service Center for more information (515)274-1501.
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