2019 SUMMER DAY CAMP

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa offers a wide variety of programs throughout central Iowa fitting the needs of overnighters and day campers alike. Whether you like creek stomping, bugs, or sports, we’ve got a summer of fun waiting for you!


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2019 SUMMER DAY CAMP DETAILS


  • Canwita Day Camp (Ames) – Grades 1-6
  • Equestrian Day Camp (Ames, Boone, DSM, & Madrid) – Grades 4-10
  • Discovery Day Camp (DSM) – Grades 1-6
  • Hantesa Outrageous (Ames, Boone, DSM, & Madrid) – Grades 5-10
  • Riverview Day Camp (DSM) – Grades 1-8
  • Canwita Outrageous (Ames) – Grades 6-10
  • Pioneer Columbus Community Day Camp (DSM) – Grades 1-8
  • Des Moines Outrageous (DSM) – Grades 6-10
  • Hantesa Day Camp (Ames, Boone, DSM, & Madrid) – Grades 1-8

Canwita Day Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 1-6

Program Description: Camp Canwita is located on North Duff in Ames, Iowa.  This secluded day camp provides a wonderful natural setting for youth going into 1st grade through 6th grade offering exciting field trips and active team games throughout the week as well as multiple swimming trips to the local pool. See below to check out this years list of field trips!

Cost: $195/week

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Drop Off: 
7:00-8:30AM at Camp Canwita

Pick Up: 4:00-5:30PM at Camp Canwita



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Equestrian Day Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 4-10

Program Description: Join us for a week at the barn! Each day, campers will spend the morning at the barn and the afternoon swimming at camp! Campers learn horse science, English riding, and basic barn management/maintenance! Beginners to advanced riders welcome. Riding will depend on day-to-day weather conditions.

Cost:
$275/week: Ames & Des Moines
$260/week: Boone & Madrid

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Canwita (Ames): 7:00-8:30 AM
Camp Fire Service Center (Des Moines): 7:00-8:00 AM
Edgewood Park (Madrid): 7:30-8:30 AM
McHose Park (Boone): 7:00-8:30 AM

Pick Up Times (ALL SITES): 4:30-5:30 PM



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Discovery Day Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 1-6

Program Description: At Camp Discovery, campers explore the fun of the great outdoors, science, art, games and more! There are weekly themes designed to enrich young minds all while they have fun swimming, going on field trips and making lasting friendships. Camp Discovery offers a variety of activities for every camper to discover.

Cost: $195/week

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Fire Service Center (5615 Hickman): 7:00-8:30AM
Plymouth Church (4126 Ingersoll): 7:00-8:30AM
Lutheran Church of the Cross (1701 8th St SW, Altoona): 7:00-8:00AM

Pick Up Times:
Camp Fire Service Center (5615 Hickman): 4:00-5:30PM
Plymouth Church (4126 Ingersoll): 4:00-5:30PM
Lutheran Church of the Cross (1701 8th St SW, Altoona): 4:30-5:30PM



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Hantesa Outrageous Day Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 5-10

Program Description: Hantesa Outrageous offers new and exciting experiences for our older day campers. Campers will spend time with awesome staff members doing “camp stuff” like swimming, orienteering, archery, hiking, and canoeing. They’ll also have opportunities to challenge themselves through team building activities, rock climbing, and completing ropes courses. We also will have the chance to go on several field trips. We’re so excited for all that’s ahead of us at Hantesa Outrageous this summer!

Cost:
$205/week : Des Moines & Ames Drops
$165/week : Boone & Madrid Drops

Drop Off/Pick Up Sites and Times:
Camp Canwita (Ames): 7:00-8:30AM
McHose Park (Boone): 7:00-8:30AM
Edgewood Park (Madrid): 7:00-8:30AM
Camp Fire Service Center (Des Moines): 7:00-8:00AM

Pick Up Times (ALL SITES): 4:30-5:30PM



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Riverview Day Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 1-8

Program Description: Riverview Day Camp is available to youth and families who live on the north and east side of Des Moines. These campers will experience a variety of activities throughout the summer including swimming throughout the week, fun field trips, and many active games and crafts.

Cost & Eligibility Requirements:
$60/week: Free Lunch
$95/week: Reduced Lunch
$190/week: Full Price

Special pricing is available based on your family’s eligibility. These fees provide campers with a healthy breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snack, and funds swim passes and most field trips.

If your family qualifies for special pricing, you must submit verification of eligibility.

You will not have a guaranteed spot until Camp Fire has this documentation

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Madison Elementary School (806 Hoffman Ave, Des Moines): 7:00-9:00AM
Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Blvd, Des Moines): 7:00-8:30AM

Pick Up Times:
Madison Elementary School (806 Hoffman Ave, Des Moines): 4:00-5:30PM
Four Mile Community Center (3711 Easton Blvd, Des Moines): 4:30-5:30PM



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Canwita Outrageous Day Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 6-10

Program Description: Canwita Outrageous offers new experiences and challenges for older campers by making the most of their summer with exciting activities and action packed days. Campers spend time with experienced staff members swimming, climbing, hiking, and completing ropes courses and team building activities. They also get the opportunity to encounter things such as paintballing, orienteering, archery, canoeing, and so much more.  Get “outrageous” with us, and make it a summer to remember!

Cost: $200/week

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Drop Off: 7:00-8:30AM at Camp Canwita

Pick Up: 4:00-5:30PM at Camp Canwita



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Pioneer Columbus Day Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 1-8

Program Description: Pioneer Columbus Community Day Camp is for children 1st-8th grade primarily on the South and East sides of Des Moines. Located at the Pioneer Columbus Community Center on Hartford and SE 5th, these campers experience a variety of activities around Des Moines including swimming, field trips, and many hours of active games and crafts.  This program also features a literacy program funded by the United Way of Central Iowa that has proven to help youth retain reading skills over the summer.

Cost & Eligibility Requirements:
$60/week: Free Lunch
$95/week: Reduced Lunch
$190/week: Full Price

Special pricing is available based on your family’s eligibility. These fees provide campers with a healthy breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snack, and funds swim passes and most field trips.

If your family qualifies for special pricing, you must submit verification of eligibility.

You will not have a guaranteed spot until Camp Fire has this documentation.

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Pioneer Columbus Community Center: 2100 SE 5th St, Des Moines
Drop Off: 7:00-9:00AM

Pick Up: 4:00-5:30PM



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Des Moines Outrageous Day Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 6-10

Program Description: Camp Outrageous offers new experiences and challenges for older campers by making the most of their summer with exciting activities and action-packed days. Campers spend time with experienced staff members swimming, climbing, hiking, and completing ropes courses and team building activities. They also get the opportunity to encounter things such as paintballing, orienteering, archery, canoeing, and so much more.  Get “outrageous” with us, and make it a summer to remember!

Cost: $200/week

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Fire Service Center (5615 Hickman): 7:00-9:00AM
Plymouth Church (4126 Ingersoll): 7:00-8:30AM
Lutheran Church of the Cross (1701 8th St SW, Altoona): 7:00-8:00AM

Pick Up Times:
Camp Fire Service Center (5615 Hickman): 4:00-5:30PM
Plymouth Church (4126 Ingersoll): 4:30-5:30PM
Lutheran Church of the Cross (1701 8th St SW, Altoona): 4:30-5:30PM



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Hantesa Day Camp Information & Pricing

Grades: 1-8

Program Description: Hantesa Day Camp gives your child the chance to create their own unique summer experience! Unlike other programs, Hantesa Day Camp does not assign themes because Hantesa campers choose their own activities every week—whether they are interested in art, sports, or outdoor pursuits – we have something for everyone! Campers attend their chosen crafts every morning for the week and swim every afternoon! Each week includes transportation from one of our drop sites, a hot lunch, a morning and afternoon snack, and weekly swim lessons. Give your child the opportunity to find their spark, make their own schedule, and make new friends along the way!

Crafts to choose from include: Archery, Outdoor Living, Paddle Sports, Swimming, Drama, Hand Arts, Rock Climbing, Lapidary, Music, Ecology, Photography, Slingshots, Sports & Games, Orienteering, and much more!

Cost:
$200/week : Des Moines & Ames Drops
$160/week : Boone & Madrid Drops

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times
Camp Canwita (Ames): 7:00-8:30AM
Camp Fire Service Center (Des Moines): 7:00-8:00AM
Edgewood Park (Madrid): 7:30-8:30AM
McHose Park (Boone): 7:00-8:30AM

Pick Up Times (ALL SITES): 4:30-5:30PM



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