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!



  • School Day Off Camp – Ages 5-12
  • Fall Overnight Camp – Ages 6-12
  • Fall Teen Retreat – Ages 12-17
  • Family Camp – All Ages
  • Parents Night Out – Ages 5-12
  • Winter Overnight Camp – Ages 6-15
  • Spring Mini Overnight Camp – Ages 6-12
  • Outrageous Overnights – Ages 12-17
  • Spring Teen Retreat – Ages 12-17

SCHOOL DAY OFF CAMP



AGES

Age 5-12

PRICING

$50 per day

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

DETAILS

Lunch Included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

School Day Off camps bring all the fun of summer to one action-packed day! Each day includes transportation from one of our drop sites, a hot lunch, and a full day of counselor-led activities at Camp Hantesa.


2022-2023 DATES


October 2022

Monday, October 10th (Ames & Boone)
Friday, October 28th (Ames)
Monday, October 31st (Des Moines)

November 2022

Friday, November 4th (Ames)
Monday, November 7th (Des Moines)
Tuesday, November 8th – optional Parents’ Night Out add-on (Des Moines)
Friday, November 11th (Boone)
Monday, November 14th (Ames)


December 2022

Friday, December 9th – optional Parents’ Night Out add-on (Des Moines)
Wednesday, December 21st (Ames)
Thursday, December 22nd (Ames, Des Moines)
Friday, December 23rd (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Monday, December 26th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Tuesday, December 27th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Wednesday, December 28th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Thursday, December 29th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Friday, December 30th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)

January 2023

Monday, January 2nd (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Tuesday. January 3rd (Ames, Des Moines)
Friday, January 13th (Ames)
Monday, January 16th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Tuesday. January 17th (Des Moines)
Wednesday, January 18th (Des Moines)
Monday, January 23rd (Ames)

February 2023

Monday, February 13th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Tuesday, February 14th – optional Parents’ Night Out add-on (Des Moines)
Monday, February 20th (Boone)

March 2023

Friday, March 3rd (Ames)
Friday. March 10th (Ames, Boone)
Monday, March 13th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Tuesday, March 14th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Wednesday, March 15th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Thursday, March 16th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Friday, March 17th (Ames, Boone, Des Moines)
Monday, March 20th (Des Moines)
Tuesday, March 21st (Des Moines)

April 2023

Friday, April 7th (Boone)
Monday, April 10th (Ames, Boone)
Tuesday, April 11th (Boone)
Friday, April 21st (Des Moines)
Monday, April 24th (Des Moines)

May 2023

Monday, May 8th (Ames)


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

7:00-8:00 AM

Pick-Up

4:30-5:30 PM

Camp Canwita

2807 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Drop-Off

7:00-8:00 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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FALL OVERNIGHT CAMP



AGES

Ages 6-12

PRICING

$175 per person

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

DETAILS

Meals Included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Ever wish that you didn’t have to wait a full year to come back to camp? Well, now you don’t have to! Join us for our Fall Overnight Camp at Camp Hantesa – reconnect with old friends (and make some new ones!) with traditional camp activities, new games, and some Halloween fun!


2022 DATES


October 21-23, 2022



DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Friday, October 21, 5:30 PM

Pick-Up

Sunday, October 23, 10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



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FALL TEEN RETREAT



AGES

Ages 12-17

PRICING

$125 per person

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

DETAILS

Meals Included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Join us at Camp Hantesa for a weekend of service, fun, and catching up with camp friends. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors at Hantesa while we hike, climb at the high ropes course, stargaze, and scare visitors on the Haunted Hantesa trail!


2022 DATES


October 21-23, 2022



DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Friday, October 21, 5:30 PM

Pick-Up

Sunday, October 23, 10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



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FAMILY CAMP



AGES

Activities planned for children
ages 5-12, all ages welcome.

PRICING

$95 per person

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

DETAILS

Meals Included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Experience the joy of camping as a family without any of the work! Join our staff for scheduled activities or skip out and do your own thing. This weekend is all about family bonding, whether you want facilitated activities or just need a quiet place to spend some time together – Family Camp is sure to be the perfect fit!


2022 DATES


November 4th – 6th, 2022



CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Check-In

Friday, November 4th, 6:00-7:00 PM

Check-Out

Sunday, November 6th, 9:30 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



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PARENTS NIGHT OUT



AGES

Ages 5-12

PRICING

$35 per person

LOCATION

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

DETAILS

Dinner Included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Let our counselors provide a fun-filled evening of activities while you treat yourself to a night out! Pair with one of our School Day Off camps for a full day and evening of Camp Fire fun for your child!


2022-2023 DATES


November 2022

Tuesday, November 8th

December 2022

Friday, December 9th

February 2023

Tuesday, February 14th


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Fire Service Center

5615 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

Drop-Off

4:30-5:30 PM

Pick-Up

8:30 PM

RESOURCES & FORMS



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WINTER OVERNIGHT CAMP



AGES

Ages 6-15

PRICING

$575 per person

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

DETAILS

Meals Included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Experience overnight camp in a brand new way! Join us for a week of winter fun as we explore some of our favorite winter games and activities during the day and take field trips for laser tag, bowling, and much more in the evenings!


2022 DATES


Monday, December 26th – Friday, December 30th 2022



DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Monday, December 26, 7:00-8:00 AM

Pick-Up

Saturday, December 30, 10:00 AM

Camp Canwita

2807 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Drop-Off

Monday, December 26, 7:00-8:00 AM

Pick-Up

Saturday, December 30, 10:00 AM

Camp Fire Service Center

5615 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

Drop-Off

Monday, December 26, 7:00-8:00 AM

Pick-Up

Saturday, December 30, 10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



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SPRING MINI OVERNIGHT CAMP



AGES

Ages 6-12

PRICING

$300 per person

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

DETAILS

Meals Included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Join us for a mini week session that is sure to entertain! This action-packed mini week will include some of our favorite camp games and activities. This session is perfect for both veteran campers and campers ready to try overnight camp for the first time.


2023 DATES


Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17, 2023



DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00-8:00 AM

Pick-Up

Friday, March 17, 4:30-5:30 PM

Camp Canwita

2807 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Drop-Off

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00-8:00 AM

Pick-Up

Friday, March 17, 4:30-5:30 PM

Camp Fire Service Center

5615 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

Drop-Off

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00-8:00 AM

Pick-Up

Friday, March 17, 4:30-5:30 PM

RESOURCES & FORMS



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OUTRAGEOUS OVERNIGHTS



AGES

Ages 10-13

PRICING

$115 per person

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

DETAILS

Meals Included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


2023 DATES


Friday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 4th, 2023

Friday, April 14th – Saturday, April 15th, 2023



DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Friday, February 3, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday, April 14, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Pick-Up

Saturday, February 4, 10:00am
Saturday, April 15, 10:00am

Camp Canwita

2807 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Drop-Off

Friday, February 3, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday, April 14, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Pick-Up

Saturday, February 4, 10:00am
Saturday, April 15, 10:00am

Camp Fire Service Center

5615 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

Drop-Off

Friday, February 3, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday, April 14, 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Pick-Up

Saturday, February 4, 10:00am
Saturday, April 15, 10:00am

RESOURCES & FORMS



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SPRING TEEN RETREAT



AGES

Ages 12-17

PRICING

$125 per person

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

DETAILS

Meals Included

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Join us at Camp Hantesa for a weekend of service, fun, and catching up with camp friends. Enjoy the beautiful spring air at Hantesa while we hike, climb at the high ropes course, and stargaze!


2023 DATES


Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd



DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Friday, March 31, 5:30 PM

Pick-Up

Sunday, April 2, 10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



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