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 Overnight 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 – Ages 6-9
  • Camp Brave – Ages 8-17
  • Overnight Camp – Ages 6-17
  • Teen Programs – Ages 13-18
  • Big KYDs Camp – Ages 18+

MINI CAMP


COVID-19 STATEMENT

During this unprecedented time, Camp Fire is taking the necessary steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at all of our programs. Learn more about our new safety precautions and changes to our regular summer program schedule.




AGES

Ages 6-9

PRICING

$300 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, and more!


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Wednesdays
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturdays
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2022 DATES

June 15-18

Mini Camp Session #1


July 6-9

Mini Camp Session #2


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CAMP BRAVE


COVID-19 STATEMENT

During this unprecedented time, Camp Fire is taking the necessary steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at all of our programs. Learn more about our new safety precautions and changes to our regular summer program schedule.




AGES

Ages 8-17

PRICING

$35 per camper

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

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.

Camp Brave is currently seeking nominations for their 2022 program! All accepted campers will attend on scholarship for only $35.00!

Nomination Deadline: Friday July 24, 2022


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Sunday, August 7
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturday, August 13
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2022 DATES & THEMES

August 7-13

The Great Hantesa Space Race


NOMINATION COMING SOON

OVERNIGHT CAMP


COVID-19 STATEMENT

During this unprecedented time, Camp Fire is taking the necessary steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at all of our programs. Learn more about our new safety precautions and changes to our regular summer program schedule.




AGES

Ages 6-17

PRICING

$575 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



2022 DATES & THEMES

June 19-25

Optional June 25-26 Overnight: $85

Reality TV: Camp Edition


June 26-July 2

Summer Camp Cup


July 10-16

Optional July 16-17 Overnight: $85

Mash Up


July 17-23

Optional July 23-24 Overnight: $85

Around the World


July 24-30

Optional July 30-31 Overnight: $85

Destination: Imagination


July 31-August 6

WoHa Week


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TEEN PROGRAMS


COVID-19 STATEMENT

During this unprecedented time, Camp Fire is taking the necessary steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at all of our programs. Learn more about our new safety precautions and changes to our regular summer program schedule.




AGES

Outpost Camp: Ages 13-17
Leadership Challenge (LC): Ages 14-16 (Entering Grades 9 & 10)
Apprentice Program: Ages 16-18 (Entering Grades 11 & 12)

PRICING

Outpost Camp: $650 per session
Leadership Challenge (LC): $650 per session
Apprentice Program: $700 per session

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Camp Fire’s overnight Teen Programs provide opportunities for teens to develop their leadership and outdoor living skills through longer overnight sessions and more challenging activities. Detailed descriptions of each program are provided below.


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



2022 DATES

June 12-25

Optional June 18-19 Overnight: $85
AGES 14-16 (Entering Grades 9 & 10)

Leadership Challenge (LC)

During this two-week overnight camp session, campers begin to develop 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.

June 12-July 9

Optional Overnights 6/18-19 and 6/25-26: $85 each
*No camp July 3 & 4
AGES 16-18 (Entering Grades 11 & 12)

Apprentice Program – First Year Session

The Apprentice program at Camp Hantesa is a service-oriented, four-week program that prepares 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.

July 10-August 6

Optional Overnights 7/16-17, 7/23-24, and 7/30-31: $85 each
AGES 16-18 (Entering Grades 11 & 12)

Apprentice Program – Second Year Session

The Apprentice program at Camp Hantesa is a service-oriented, four-week program that prepares 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.

August 7-20

Optional August 13-14 Overnight: $85
AGES 13-17

Canoe Outpost


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Big KYDs Camp


COVID-19 STATEMENT

During this unprecedented time, Camp Fire is taking the necessary steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at all of our programs. Learn more about our new safety precautions and changes to our regular summer program schedule.




AGES

Ages 18+

PRICING

$500 per camper

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Big KYDs is a long standing tradition at Camp Hantesa for campers 18 and older that want to Keep Young Dreams. Big KYDs Camp is held annually during WoHa week, the last week of our traditional overnight camp season. During the week, Big KYDs participate in a variety of fun camp activities and share their own camp stories, songs, and traditions with campers. Help us continue the tradition of camping this summer, remember the times you’ve had here, and make some new memories!

***All Big KYDs participants must consent to a background check completed by Camp Fire in order to attend.


CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Check-In

Sunday, July 31
1:00-2:00 PM

Check-Out

Saturday, August 6
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2022 DATES & THEMES

July 31-August 6

WoHa Week


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