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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  • New Years Eve Overnight!
  • Outrageous Camp Fire Day Camp
  • Camp Fire Day Camp
  • Outrageous Ski Trip Overnight
  • Candy Sale

New Years Eve Overnight

Cost: $70/child (overnight only), $95/child (Day Camp on Dec. 31st plus overnight)

Program Description:Why let Mom and Dad have all the fun this New Year’s
Eve? Have your own party! We will be ringing in the new year in style at Camp Hantesa! Stay up late, dance, play games and much more.
Meals and snacks provided.

December 31st – January 1st

Drop Sites and Drop Off Times:
Camp Canwita (Ames): 4:30-5:30pm
Camp Hantesa (Boone): 4:30-5:30pm

Camp Fire Office (DSM): 5:30-5:45pm

Pick Up Times:
Camp Canwita (Ames): 10:00am
Camp Hantesa (Boone): 9:45am
Camp Fire Office (DSM): 10:30am

Camp Hantesa, 1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA 50036

Outrageous Camp Fire Day Camp

Grades: 5-9

Cost: $37/day

Program Description: Camp Outrageous takes on “Out of School” Days with the focus of age appropriate awesomeness! Get an outrageous experience through one of our themed camp days! Each day includes transportation, hot lunch, and morning/afternoon snack.

December 23rd: Games Unplugged

December 26th: Camp vs. Food

December 27th: Survivor

December 30th: Secret Agents

December 31st*: Wanderlust (Also the NYE Overnight!)

Drop Sites & Drop Off Times:
Camp Canwita (Ames): 7:00-8:30am

McHose Park (Boone): 7:00-8:30am

Camp Fire Service Center (Des Moines): 7:00-8:00am

Pick up Times (All Sites): 4:30-5:30pm

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 winter! 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:
December 13
December 23
December 26, 27
December 30, 31*
January 2, 3
January 16, 17
January 20
February 20
February 25

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 – 8:00 a.m.

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

Camp Hantesa, 1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA 50036

Outrageous Ski Trip Overnight

Grades: 6-10

Cost: $85

Program Description: Join us for a trip up to Seven Oaks Recreation for the Outrageous Ski Trip and an overnight stay at Camp Hantesa! Campers can choose between tubing, skiing, or snowboarding. Campers may bring additional money to spend at concessions.

Price includes transportation, rental fees, meals (dinner and breakfast), snacks, and helmet rental.

February 8-9

Drop Sites & Drop Off Time:
Camp Fire Office (DSM): 12:45-1:00 p.m.
Camp Canwita (Ames): 1:30 p.m.
Camp Hantesa (Boone): 2:00 p.m.

Pick Up Time:
Camp Fire Office (DSM): 11 a.m.
Camp Canwita (Ames): 10:30 a.m.
Camp Hantesa (Boone): 10:00 a.m.

Seven Oaks Recreation

Candy Sale

Program Description: Join us for this year’s annual Candy Sale. Through this program, children have the opportunity to earn cool prizes and camp credit!

January 11th-March3rd

Email or call 515-274-1501 for more information.

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