SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS

Camp Fire continues to provide exciting programs throughout the school year. Whether you’re interested in weekend family retreats, horseback riding lessons, school break overnights, or Camp Fire Day Camps, we have a program for you and your family!


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SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM DETAILS


  • Skill Building Saturdays
  • Hantesa Survivor
  • Camp Fire Day Camp
  • Outrageous Overnight
  • Teen Retreat

Skill Building Saturdays & Afternoon at the Ranch

Ages: 9+

Cost: $35/person

Program Description: Join us for an afternoon of skill building at Camp Hantesa! Try something new or get a refresher on some of your favorite outdoor pursuits! Each day will include introductory instruction by Camp Fire’s professional staff and the time to practice new skills with games and other activities.

*Afternoon at the Ranch lessons include instruction on English horseback riding, grooming, saddling, and horse care. Riders of all skill levels are welcome. All riders are required to wear jeans or pants. 

Dates:
September 14: Rock Climbing or Horseback Riding
September 28: Archery or Horseback Riding

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Canwita (Ames): 12:30 p.m.
Camp Hantesa (Boone): 1 p.m.
Camp Fire Office (DSM): 12 p.m.

Pick Up Times:
Camp Canwita (Ames): 3:30 p.m.
Camp Hantesa (Boone): 3 p.m.
Camp Fire Office (DSM): 4 p.m.

Location:
Camp Hantesa, 1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA 50036


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Hantesa Survivor

Ages: 16+

Cost: $400/team  or $50/person

Program Description: Register today to see if you can Outwit, Outplay, and Outcamp your opponents! Participants can join a team of 3-8 people and compete in a variety of fun challenges all day.

Lunch is provided.

To register (as a team or individual), email or call Alana Matteson at alana@campfireiowa.org, 515-432-1417.

Date:
September 21

Time:
10 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Location:
Camp Hantesa, 1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA 50036


Camp Fire Day Camp

Grades: K-9

Cost: $37/day

Program Description: Join us for “Out of School” Days this fall! Drop your child off at one of our convenient drop locations and let them experience a day of excitement and learning at Camp Hantesa! Under the supervision of our trained staff, campers make new friends and interact with old ones through engaging programming.

Each day includes transportation from one of our drop sites, a hot lunch,  and a morning and afternoon snack.

Session Dates:
October 7
November 1
November 4-8
November 27

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Canwita (Ames): 7 – 8:30 a.m.
McHose Park (Boone): 7 – 8:30 a.m.
Camp Fire Office (DSM): 7 – 8 a.m.

Pick Up Times (All Sites):
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location:
Camp Hantesa, 1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA 50036


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Outrageous Overnight

Grades: 5-9

Cost: $75

Program Description: Time isn’t the only thing that flies when you’re having fun! Join us for a night of high flying adventure with a trip to Urban Air! With a trampoline park, ropes course, rock climbing wall, and more, this trip has something for everyone! Afterwards, we will head up to Camp Hantesa to spend the night. Let the adventure begin!

Meals and transportation included.

Dates:
October 11-12

Drop Sites & Drop Off Time:
Camp Fire Office (DSM): 6 – 6:15 p.m.

Pick Up Time:
Camp Fire Office (DSM): 11 a.m.

Location:
Camp Hantesa, 1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA 50036


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Teen Retreat

Ages: 12+

Cost: $65

Program Description: Teens join us for a weekend of service, fun, and catching up with friends at Hantesa! Enjoy the beautiful fall colors at camp while we hike, climb at the rock wall, stargaze, and scare visitors on the Haunted Hantesa trail! Make sure to pack a costume–it’s sure to be a spooktacular weekend!

Dates:
October 25-27

Check In: 6 p.m.
Check Out: 10 a.m.

Location:
Camp Hantesa, 1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA 50036


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