School Year Programs

Camp Fire provides exciting programs throughout the school year. Check out what’s happening at Camp Fire and Camp Hantesa this year!



  • Winter Curbside Camp
  • Camp Fire Day Camp – Grades K-8
  • Outrageous Ski Trip – Grades 6-10

WINTER CURBSIDE CAMP



GRADES

Grades K-5

PRICING

$50 per person

DATES

December 18, 2020
(Videos posted and packages delivered/available for pick-up)

DETAILS

*Additional $10 fee for home delivery

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Brrr! This Curbside Camp bag has a cool and chilly twist. Don’t miss out on these awesome winter activities! We’ll be making a snowman canvas painting, peppermint playdough, snowflake bath bombs, snow globes, ice lanterns, and enjoy the sixth activity for free- delicious candy bark!

Your purchase includes all necessary supplies and instructions for DIY activities – all packaged and planned by Camp Fire staff! All instructional videos will be posted on December 18.


ACCESS VIDEOS & ONLINE RESOURCES

Virtual tutorials will be posted daily on Camp Fire’s Facebook and Instagram accounts with a link to a YouTube video. A schedule of activities will be included with your materials listing which activity will be done each day. All tutorials will also be posted on the Camp Fire website at the end of the week. Access all Curbside Camp videos and resources.


PICK-UP & DELIVERY

Pick-Up Option

If you choose to pick up your Curbside Camp activities, please come to the Camp Fire Service Center OR Camp Canwita between 8:00-9:30 AM on Friday, December 18, 2020.


Ames Pick-Up Location

Camp Canwita
2807 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010


Des Moines Pick-Up Location

Camp Fire Service Center
5615 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50310


Pick-Up Times

Friday, December 18
8:00-9:30 AM


Delivery Option

Delivery is available to customers within the Ames city limits or 15 miles of our Des Moines office (5615 Hickman Road) for an additional $10 delivery fee. If you choose for your Curbside Camp activities to be delivered, they will be delivered to your house by a Camp Fire staff member on Friday, December 18. Activities will be placed in a paper sack and left in front of your door.


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CAMP FIRE DAY CAMP


COVID-19 UPDATE

During this unprecedented time, Camp Fire is taking the necessary steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at all of our programs. All campers and staff are required to wear face masks when they are inside or within 6 feet of each other. Masks must be worn while in close contact and on all transportation. Social distancing guidelines will also be observed. Staff are required to complete an enhanced daily cleaning regime that includes sanitizing any hard surfaces, eating spaces, and shared materials. We ask that any person who is feeling sick or who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 stay at home.




GRADES

Grades K-8

PRICING

$40 per day

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

DETAILS

Lunch: Not included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Join us for Out of School Days! Drop your child off at one of our convenient drop off locations and let them experience a day of excitement and learning at Camp Hantesa! Under the supervision of our highly trained staff, campers will participate in group games, crafts, and activities while making new friends. Camp Fire will be following CDC guidelines regarding Covid-19, including face-covering requirements, physically distanced activities, and enhanced sanitation procedures.


2020-21 DATES

***Due to the variety of school schedules and formats, we are offering day camp throughout the entire winter break season to be as inclusive as possible. Please double-check which dates you would like your child to attend when registering as camp may be offered on days when virtual classes are still taking place.


December 21, 2020


December 22, 2020


December 23, 2020


December 28, 2020


December 29, 2020


December 30, 2020


December 31, 2020


January 18, 2021




DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Canwita

2807 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Drop-Off

7:00-8:30 AM

Pick-Up

4:30-5:30 PM

Camp Fire Service Center

5615 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

Drop-Off

7:00-8:00 AM

Pick-Up

4:30-5:30 PM

RESOURCES & FORMS



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OUTRAGEOUS SKI TRIP


COVID-19 UPDATE

During this unprecedented time, Camp Fire is taking the necessary steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at all of our programs. All campers and staff are required to wear face masks when they are inside or within 6 feet of each other. Masks must be worn while in close contact and on all transportation. Social distancing guidelines will also be observed. Staff are required to complete an enhanced daily cleaning regime that includes sanitizing any hard surfaces, eating spaces, and shared materials. We ask that any person who is feeling sick or who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 stay at home.




GRADES

Grades 6-10

PRICING

$90 per person

LOCATION

NA

DETAILS

NA

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Join us for an overnight trip to Seven Oaks Recreation for the Outrageous Ski Trip! We will be spending the afternoon and evening on the slopes and then heading back to Camp Hantesa for a night of fun. Price includes transportation, rental fees, meals, and helmet rental. Campers may bring additional money to spend at concessions.

Campers must choose Skiing/Snowboarding OR Tubing to participate in for the full time at Seven Oaks. The facility does not allow participants to switch activities. All campers who choose skiing/snowboarding will be required to wear a helmet.


2021 DATES


February 20-21, 2021

Backup date: February 27-28, 2021


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Canwita

2807 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Drop-Off

Saturday, February 20 at 1:30 PM

Pick-Up

Sunday, February 21 at 10:30 AM

Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 PM

Pick-Up

Sunday, February 21 at 10:00 AM

Camp Fire Service Center

5615 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

Drop-Off

Saturday, February 20 – 12:45-1:00 PM

Pick-Up

Sunday, February 21 at 11:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



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