Summer Overnight Camp

Give your child the gift of an unforgettable summer at resident camp.  Choose from Mini Camp, Outpost Trips, Leadership Programs, or Traditional Resident Camp. Activities include climbing wall, archery, riflery, pottery, canoeing, nature, sports, drama, music, outdoor education, and so much more! Click on any of the tabs below to view detailed information about each of our overnight camp programs including location, pricing, dates, and themes.



  • Mini Camp – Grades 1-4
  • Traditional Resident Camp – Grades 1-12
  • Camp Brave – Ages 8-17
  • Camp Opportunity – Ages 8-17
  • Herman’s Ranch – Grades 4-12
  • Outpost Trips – Grades 7-12
  • Teen Leadership – Grades 9-12
  • Big KYDs Camp – Ages 21+

MINI CAMP


COVID-19 UPDATE

The safety of our campers and staff is, and always will be, of the utmost importance to us. It is with this in mind, and a heavy heart, that the leadership staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa have decided to cancel Mini Camp for the summer of 2020.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is currently developing two new programs, “Curbside Camp” and “It’s Lit(eracy), to launch in the coming weeks. Each will provide thematic week-long programs with supplies delivered straight to your door, allowing your child to follow along with online videos featuring Camp Fire staff.

Access the latest updates and learn more about how we are preparing our staff and facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.




GRADES

Entering Grades 1-4

PRICING

$255 per session

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Mini Camp is the perfect option for new campers who want to experience resident camp for the first time. During each 4-day, 3-night session, campers will explore Hantesa traditions and participate in the fun activities camp has to offer, including climbing, swimming, drama, sports, games, optional pony rides, and more!


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Wednesday, August 5
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturday, August 8
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2020 DATES

2020 Session Cancelled


TRADITIONAL RESIDENT CAMP


COVID-19 UPDATE

The safety of our campers and staff is, and always will be, of the utmost importance to us. It is with this in mind, and a heavy heart, that the leadership staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa have decided to cancel Traditional Resident Camp for the summer of 2020.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is currently developing two new programs, “Curbside Camp” and “It’s Lit(eracy), to launch in the coming weeks. Each will provide thematic week-long programs with supplies delivered straight to your door, allowing your child to follow along with online videos featuring Camp Fire staff.

Access the latest updates and learn more about how we are preparing our staff and facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.




GRADES

Entering Grades 1-12

PRICING

$515 per session

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Imagine spending a week making friends, trying new things, and spending almost all your time outside. At Hantesa, that’s exactly what our resident campers experience! They spend their days building skills in areas like archery, outdoor living, arts and crafts, nature, and sports and games. All this is facilitated by our well-trained, compassionate staff. In the evenings, they participate in group games or activities, and tie the day together with a counselor-led ritual or reflection. Fun, friendship, and growth await your camper this summer at Camp Hantesa.


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Sundays
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturdays
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2020 DATES & THEMES

2020 Sessions Cancelled


CAMP BRAVE


COVID-19 UPDATE

The safety of our campers and staff is, and always will be, of the utmost importance to us. It is with this in mind, and a heavy heart, that the leadership staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa have decided to cancel Camp Brave for the summer of 2020.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is currently developing two new programs, “Curbside Camp” and “It’s Lit(eracy), to launch in the coming weeks. Each will provide thematic week-long programs with supplies delivered straight to your door, allowing your child to follow along with online videos featuring Camp Fire staff.

Access the latest updates and learn more about how we are preparing our staff and facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.




AGES

8-17

PRICING

$25 per session

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

REGISTRATION PROCESS & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Because this program is funded through a grant that almost entirely covers the cost of attendance, all campers must apply and be accepted to the program. Victim advocates, mental health professionals, teachers, and parents/guardians are all eligible to nominate any number of children so long as they think the camper is a good fit for the program. Please complete and submit the nomination form by clicking the link below. If the child(ren) you nominate are accepted, you will receive a confirmation via email along with instructions on how to complete their registration.



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Camp Brave is a week-long overnight camp for youth ages 8-17 whose life has been impacted by crime. This may include being a direct victim of a crime or being the child of an adult who has been a victim of a crime. During their week at camp, campers will have the opportunity to experience all summer camp has to offer including swimming, sports and games, crafts, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, and much more! Campers will also participate in a variety of activities developed to help them heal, grow, and develop coping skills. Scholarships and program funding are provided by the Iowa Department of Justice with program support provided by the Victims Services Support Program.


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Sunday, June 28
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Friday, July 3
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2020 DATES

2020 Sessions Cancelled


CAMP OPPORTUNITY


COVID-19 UPDATE

The safety of our campers and staff is, and always will be, of the utmost importance to us. It is with this in mind, and a heavy heart, that the leadership staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa have decided to cancel Camp Opportunity for the summer of 2020.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is currently developing two new programs, “Curbside Camp” and “It’s Lit(eracy), to launch in the coming weeks. Each will provide thematic week-long programs with supplies delivered straight to your door, allowing your child to follow along with online videos featuring Camp Fire staff.

Access the latest updates and learn more about how we are preparing our staff and facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.




AGES

8-17

PRICING

$25 per session

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

REGISTRATION PROCESS & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Because this program is funded through a grant that almost entirely covers the cost of attendance, all campers must apply and be accepted to the program. Please complete and submit the nomination form by clicking the link below. If the child(ren) you nominate are accepted, you will receive a confirmation via email along with instructions on how to complete their registration.



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Camp Opportunity is a scholarship-based week-long overnight camp for youth, ages 8-17, who are refugees or whose parents are refugees. During their week at camp, campers will have the opportunity to experience all summer camp has to offer including swimming, sports and games, crafts, hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, and much more!


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Sunday, June 28
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturday, July 3
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2020 DATES

2020 Sessions Cancelled


HERMAN’S RANCH


COVID-19 UPDATE

The safety of our campers and staff is, and always will be, of the utmost importance to us. It is with this in mind, and a heavy heart, that the leadership staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa have decided to cancel Herman’s Ranch for the summer of 2020.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is currently developing two new programs, “Curbside Camp” and “It’s Lit(eracy), to launch in the coming weeks. Each will provide thematic week-long programs with supplies delivered straight to your door, allowing your child to follow along with online videos featuring Camp Fire staff.

Access the latest updates and learn more about how we are preparing our staff and facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.




GRADES

Entering Grades 4-12

PRICING

$580 per session

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

If horses are your passion, then Herman’s Ranch is the perfect camp experience. Spend the morning at the barn and the afternoon participating in traditional camp activities. Campers spend each day in English style riding lessons honing riding skills and learning horse science. Campers are assigned horses and instruction with our qualified staff based on riding level. Beginners to advanced riders are welcome!

While Herman’s Campers spend the majority of their time exploring the equine world, they will also participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, doing crafts, sleeping in cabins and playing in all camp games.


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Sunday, August 2
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturday, August 8
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2020 DATES

2020 Sessions Cancelled


OUTPOST TRIPS


COVID-19 UPDATE

The safety of our campers and staff is, and always will be, of the utmost importance to us. It is with this in mind, and a heavy heart, that the leadership staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa have decided to cancel the Outpost Trips for the summer of 2020.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is currently developing two new programs, “Curbside Camp” and “It’s Lit(eracy), to launch in the coming weeks. Each will provide thematic week-long programs with supplies delivered straight to your door, allowing your child to follow along with online videos featuring Camp Fire staff.

Access the latest updates and learn more about how we are preparing our staff and facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.




GRADES

Entering Grades 7-12

PRICING

Equestrian Outpost: $555 per session

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Sunday, August 2
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturday, August 8
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2020 DATES

2020 Sessions Cancelled


TEEN LEADERSHIP


COVID-19 UPDATE

The safety of our campers and staff is, and always will be, of the utmost importance to us. It is with this in mind, and a heavy heart, that the leadership staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa have decided to cancel all Teen Leadership programs for the summer of 2020.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is currently developing two new programs, “Curbside Camp” and “It’s Lit(eracy), to launch in the coming weeks. Each will provide thematic week-long programs with supplies delivered straight to your door, allowing your child to follow along with online videos featuring Camp Fire staff.

Access the latest updates and learn more about how we are preparing our staff and facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.




GRADES

LC & Buckaroo: Entering Grades 9 & 10
Apprentice & Wrangler: Entering Grades 11 & 12

PRICING

LC & Buckaroo: $605 per session
Apprentice & Wrangler: $650 per session

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Sundays
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturdays
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2020 DATES

2020 Sessions Cancelled

ENTERING GRADES 9 & 10

Leadership Challenge (LC) & Buckaroo

During this two- week overnight program, campers begin to define themselves as leaders at camp and in life. Activities include team challenges, studying mentoring styles, developing citizenship through service learning, and interacting as role models with younger campers. Buckaroos spend half their time at Herman’s ranch and the barn, developing their teaching abilities and horse knowledge, as well as increasing their own riding skills.

2020 Sessions Cancelled

ENTERING GRADES 11 & 12

Apprentice & Wrangler

The Apprentice and Wrangler program at Camp Hantesa is a service-oriented, four-week program that readies high school students for future leadership roles. Typical apprenticeships are two summers in length. This program helps teens develop leadership, communication and program delivery skills. Participants will also live in units to learn directly from our exceptional staff and take a week-long outpost trip. Wranglers also spend part of their time at the barn and conduct their live-ins at Herman’s Ranch.

BIG KYDS CAMP


COVID-19 UPDATE

The safety of our campers and staff is, and always will be, of the utmost importance to us. It is with this in mind, and a heavy heart, that the leadership staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa have decided to cancel Big KYDs Camp for the summer of 2020.

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is currently developing two new programs, “Curbside Camp” and “It’s Lit(eracy), to launch in the coming weeks. Each will provide thematic week-long programs with supplies delivered straight to your door, allowing your child to follow along with online videos featuring Camp Fire staff.

Access the latest updates and learn more about how we are preparing our staff and facilities in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.




AGES

21+

PRICING

With Meals: $515 per session
Without Meals: $375 per session

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Hantesa Alumni are invited to join us at camp this week to ‘keep young dreams’ and experience all that Hantesa has to offer! Lounge in the pool, cook-out over a fire, sing songs, visit with old friends, and enjoy a week away from it all, here at camp!

All alumni are welcome to come and visit the Big KYDs at camp at no cost – just make sure you check in at the office when you arrive! If you plan to stay overnight or eat in the dining hall please contact Alana at alana@campfireiowa.org.


CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Check-In

Sunday, July 26
2:00-4:00 PM

Check-Out

Saturday, August 1
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2020 DATES

2020 Sessions Cancelled



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