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

On top of our traditional activities like rock climbing, archery, and arts and crafts, we’re going to be learning about things that are out of this world! Stay out all night on the stardeck, pointing out constellations and shooting stars. Defy gravity while you float weightlessly in an aqua yoga class. Create moon rock jewelry in lapidary. We’ve got the universe waiting to be explored!

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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

Things are heating up this season as we say goodbye to school and hello to a week full of competitions and adventures based off of our favorite reality shows! Go head to head with your fellow chefs as you compete in an outdoor cook off! Build the best natural shelter and light a fire with a single match! Race your opponents in hilarious challenges that are over in under a minute! Who will show up and host this seasons hottest show? Tune in this summer!

June 26-July 2

Summer Camp Cup

It’s Green versus Blue in this week long competition! Whether you’re a dancer, a dodgeball star, or obsessed with trivia, there’s a battle for you! Test your teamwork skills as you choreograph a performance during our lip sync battle. Strategize the winning play in an intense game of gaga! Outwit, outplay, outperform the other team to be crowned the winners of Summer Camp Cup 2022!

July 10-16

Optional July 16-17 Overnight: $85

Mash Up

This week we’re putting it all in the mixer to create something new! Maybe you want to dance underwater in a synchronized swimming class? Or put your survival skills to the test in a camp craft obstacle course! Who knows what will happen as we mix and mash our favorite camp activities!

July 17-23

Optional July 23-24 Overnight: $85

Around the World

Come learn about different cultures and possibly even worlds as we travel this week! Find out about the wonderful places our international counselors are from or be transported to the space as you try your best at learning Klingon! All leading up to our annual International Food Festival during lunch on Friday. Try foods from around the globe, maybe even a few recipes from our staff themselves!

July 24-30

Optional July 30-31 Overnight: $85

Destination: Imagination

We’re getting lost in our minds this week as we cultivate our artistic talents! Can you create a masterpiece using only materials from nature? Paint a landscape while blindfolded? Direct a play for your fellow campers? The options are endless as we test the limits of our imaginations!

July 31-August 6

WoHa Week

“We welcome you to Hantesa, we’re mighty glad you’re here!“ WoHa Week features long time Hantesa traditions, some dating back to our founding in 1919! Learn camp stories, sing traditional camp songs, participate in a wide variety of camp crafts, old and new. Come learn our traditions and make memories of your own!

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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

Have you ever wanted to spend two weeks living with camp friends in the woods while canoeing the day away? Now is your chance. This summer’s outpost is a two-week-long camp experience. The first week is prep and training for the second week, a week-long canoeing trip! Learn how to travel waterways by boat with your friends. Spend your days soaking up the sun from your canoe or while resting river or lakeside! Spend your nights cooking over the campfire, telling stories, making memories, and having the outdoor experience of a lifetime!

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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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