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
  • Camp Brave – Ages 8-15
  • Traditional Resident Camp – Grades 1-12
  • Teen Leadership – Grades 9-12

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.




GRADES

Entering Grades 1-4

PRICING

$225 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

Wednesday, June 16
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturday, June 19
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2021 DATES

June 16-19

Mini Camp Session #1


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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

8-15

PRICING

$25 per camper

LOCATION

Camp Hantesa
1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Camp Brave is a week-long overnight camp for youth ages 8-15 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 2021 program! All accepted campers will attend on scholarship for only $25.00!

Nomination Deadline: Friday June 11, 2021


DROP-OFF & PICK-UP


Camp Hantesa

1450 Oriole Road
Boone, IA 50036

Drop-Off

Sunday, June 20
2:00-4:00 PM

Pick-Up

Saturday, June 26
10:00 AM

RESOURCES & FORMS



2021 DATES

June 20-26

Camp Brave Session #1


NOMINATE

TRADITIONAL RESIDENT 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.




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



2021 DATES & THEMES

July 4-10

Optional July 10-11 overnight ($75)

Magic and Mystery

This week we transport our campers and staff into the world of wizards, witches, and magic! Get sorted into a house, practice spells, play Quidditch, and learn about potions and herbology! Experience camp in a brand new, magical way!

July 11-17

Optional July 17-18 overnight ($75)

Around the World

Would you like to experience games, art, music, food, language and so much more from cultures all over the globe? If so, Around the World is the week for you. Hantesa’s fantastic multicultural staff will share their favorite activities from their homelands, including colonial and pioneering activities from early America. The week will culminate with our 8th annual International Food Fest.

July 18-24

Optional July 24-25 overnight ($75)

Summer Camp Cup

It’s Green versus Blue in this week-long camp competition. Campers and counselors will join together to compete in all areas of camp. Whether you are an athletic type, an artist, a lover of nature, or all of these, Hantesa’s Summer Camp Cup provides everyone with an opportunity to experience growth through teamwork, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and camp spirit.

July 25-31

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 LEADERSHIP


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.




GRADES

Leadership Challenge (LC): Entering Grades 9 & 10
Apprentice Program: Entering Grades 11 & 12

PRICING

Leadership Challenge (LC): $605 per session
Apprentice Program: $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



2021 DATES

June 20-July 3

Optional overnight June 26-27 ($75)
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.

July 4-31

Optional overnights: 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 ($75 each)
ENTERING GRADES 11 & 12

Apprentice Program

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.

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