WHO IS CAMP FIRE HEART OF IOWA?

Camp Fire includes youth of all races, religions, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other factor of diversity. Camp Fire’s coeducational programs help both girls and boys cultivate their unique talents and skills. More importantly, Camp Fire offers all families, whatever a family may look like in today’s society, life-enhancing experiences and the opportunity to serve, plan, and grow together. We believe that the best youth development takes place in small group environments where youth have an opportunity to interact with adults and other youth in a safe, fun environment that allows them to develop personal skills and ongoing relationships with others in the group.








WHY CAMP FIRE

What is Camp Fire?
It’s a way of life.
For more than 100 years, Camp Fire has been providing a nurturing, constructive and fun environment for young people to light the fire within – to discover who they are, become a strong leader and contribute to their community.  Camp Fire brings participants into nature to learn, explore and grow together while developing a lifelong respect for the outdoors.




STAFF & BOARD MEMBERS

Meet our staff & board members! We have seasonal, summer staff opportunities at all of our overnight and day camp programs throughout Des Moines, Ames, and Boone. If you enjoy working with youth, sharing the camp experience, and working outdoors, apply today to change the life of a youth forever.


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PROGRAMS

In collaboration with highly trained, caring adults, Camp Fire offers a variety of programs including youth clubs, before- and after-school care, day camps, overnight camps, environmental education, and teen leadership opportunities. At Camp Fire, youth from different backgrounds develop important skills, such as self-reliance and problem solving, while interacting with nature and enjoying fun activities, such as swimming, archery, hiking and so much more!


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PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Thank You for Supporting Camp Fire! We could not do what we do, without your support!


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GUIDANCE & TRUST

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is dedicated to helping youth shape our programs, as well as their own futures. If you’d like to become more involved in Camp Fire, this page will update you on opportunities to light your spark.


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CAMP FIRE FOUNDED

Camp Fire has over 100 years of experience providing meaningful and fun programs to youth of all ages. Camp Fire shines in its ability to customize programs to fit the needs of an increasingly diverse population. Whether you like creek stomping, bugs, or sports, we’ve got a summer of fun waiting for you!


Camp Outrageous offers new experiences and challenges for older campers by making the most of their summer with exciting activities and action packed days.


Your campers will meet lifelong new friends, and they could even meet up with old friends!



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CAMP HANTESA TURNS 100!

Camp Hantesa, one of the oldest camps in Iowa, has touched the lives of thousands of children and adults over the last 100 years. With day camps, overnight camps, equestrian camps, teen leadership programs, and off-site trip programs available – there’s something for everyone at Camp Hantesa!


Camp Fire Heart of Iowa takes after school programming to a higher level, while the standard tutoring and homework help is provided.


If horses are your passion, then Herman’s Ranch is the perfect camp experience.


GREAT FUN FOR YOUR KIDS

We’ve got something for everyone! Sign up today!


OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Pack your bags, it’s time for camp!

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BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL

Camp Fire programs don’t stop after summer, sign up for year-round fun!

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DAY CAMPS

Pick from one of our many day camp options, there’s something for everyone!

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Camp Fire Heart of Iowa


5615 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310




Camp Hantesa


1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA 50036




Camp Canwita


2807 Duff Avenue, Ames, IA 50010