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!




  • Teen Camping Trip
  • Outrageous Camp Fire Day Camp
  • Camp Fire Day Camp
  • Outrageous Overnight
  • Skill Building Saturday
  • Afternoon at the Ranch
  • Sneak Peak Saturday
  • Get Outside Iowa!

Teen Camping Trip

Join us for an off-site trip to one of Iowa’s beautiful state parks! We will enjoy a weekend of hiking, camping, and cooking over a fire. Our nights will be packed with s’mores, campfire stories, and stargazing! Don’t miss out, sign up for our spring expedition today!

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner on Saturday, Breakfast on Sunday.

When: May 8-10

Check In: 6PM

Check Out: 10 AM

Cost: $85

Drop Site: Camp Hantesa (1450 Oriole Rd, Boone)

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.

March 16: Minute to Win it

March 17: Trivia Tuesday

March 18: Music Mania

March 19: Blindfold Bonanza

March 20: A Disney Adventure

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 spring! 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:
March 2

March 6

March 12 & 13

March 16-20

March 23

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 Overnight

Grades: 6-10

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 adventures 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.

April 25-26

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.

Urban Air & Camp Hantesa

Skill Building Saturday!

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

Cost: $35 Age: 9+

Archery: April 25

Rock Climbing: May 2

Drop Sites

Camp Fire Office (DSM) Drop off: 12:00pm/Pickup 4:00pm

Camp Canwita (Ames) Drop off: 12:30pm/pickup 3:30pm

Camp Hantesa (Boone) Drop off: 1:00pm/Pickup 3:00pm

Afternoon at the Ranch

Program Description: Afternoon at the Ranch includes 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 long pants.

Cost: $35 Age: 9+

April 25, May 2, May 9

Drop Sites

Camp Fire Office (DSM) Drop off: 12:00pm/Pickup 4:00pm

Camp Canwita (Ames) Drop off: 12:30pm/pickup 3:30pm

Camp Hantesa (Boone) Drop off: 1:00pm/Pickup 3:00pm

Sneak Peek Saturday

Program Description: Come get a peek at what summer is like at Camp Hantesa! Whether you’re a new camper, or someone who’s been coming for years, join us in experiencing some of what camp has to offer: hiking, archery, rock climbing, and more! See you there!

Cost: FREE

April 18

Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road, Boone, IA

Get Outside Iowa!

Program Description: Join Camp Fire as we get outside and enjoy the great outdoors! Canoeing, nature activities, and crafts will be provided. This event is FREE of charge to the public information about other outdoor recreation opportunities in Iowa will be provided. Individuals and families are welcome!

Date: June 13, 10AM-2PM

Gray’s Lake Park, Des Moines

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