Camp Fire Heart of Iowa to sell the Des Moines Office

January 1, 2024

Camp Fire Iowa has expanded to a hybrid work model and will explore better program spaces and locations to serve the Des Moines metro.


[Des Moines, IA]: Camp Fire Heart of Iowa today announced their plan to sell their current building in Des Moines on Hickman Road. This building has served us well, but as we look forward, we will be able to reach and serve more young people in spaces that are better located and equipped for our growing programs. Camp Fire Iowa has been operating in a hybrid work model for the past few years, and our current office no longer serves our needs as a team, nor does it offer program space large enough for our current program enrollment. With the sale of the Des Moines office, Camp Fire Iowa will transition to a remote work model, with in-person collaboration days at Camp Hantesa and co-working spaces in and around Des Moines. Camp Fire Iowa will also focus on finding program spaces that fit our current program needs and are in locations and neighborhoods around the metro that will better serve participating families.


“Camp Fire is growing and expanding to meet the needs of young people in our community and our team.  I look forward to seeing what the future holds for our Des Moines programs!” says Kelly Peterson, Executive Director.


Features and benefits of selling the Des Moines building include.

  • Utilize program space that is large enough and better equipped for our current Des Moines program offerings.
  • Operate in locations where there is a need for affordable and accessible childcare, allowing Camp Fire Iowa to better serve the young people and families around Des Moines.
  • Create a better working environment for our current and future staff team.


Camp Fire Iowa has listed the Des Moines office as of this press release. For more information on the sale of 5615 Hickman Road, contact Kelly Peterson, Executive Director, at


About Camp Fire Heart of Iowa: Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, religion and non-religion, citizenship and immigration status, and any other category people use to define themselves or others. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.