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Winter & Winter Break Travel Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Iowa are Starting in November, 2019

Many of our Iowa Travel Camps offer Winter & Winter Break Travel Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in November, 2019.

Be sure to check the "Year-Round Programs and Other Camp Info" headings of each camp listing for specifics, or give any Travel Camp you're interested in a call to check on Winter & Winter Break dates, times and availability.

Winter & Winter Break 2019-20 Travel Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Travel Camps will be hosting Winter & Winter Break Reunions for their previous campers, and Winter & Winter Break Open Houses for interested new campers and families. Each camp is different, and some offer activities for the entire family.

Contact the camp(s) directly to see if there are any Camp Reunion or Open House Plans for November, 2019.

Best Iowa Winter & Winter Break Travel Day Camps Starting in November, 2019

Looking for a Great Iowa Travel Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best Iowa Day Travel Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best Iowa Year-Round
Travel Camps, Classes & Travel Programs

Many of our Best Iowa Summer Travel Camps also offer Year Round Travel Camp Programs, Classes, and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Travel Programs, too.

Best Iowa Winter & Winter Break Travel Camp Jobs

Searching for Iowa Travel Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Travel Camps are now listing their 2019-20 Winter & Winter Break Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Winter & Winter Break Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Some of the Best Travel Camps in the Midwest are here in Iowa.

Camp Hantesa
Boone, Iowa

Visit Our Camp Hantesa Website
515-432-1417
michael[AT]campfireiowa.org
1450 Oriole Rd.
Boone, Iowa 50036

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 18

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Camp Fire

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Horses/Equestrian, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Fine Arts/Crafts, Dance, Music/Band, Theater, Musical Theater, Science, Academics, Technology, Soccer, Swimming, Football, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located five miles south of downtown Boone, IA adjacent to Ledges State Park. We have over 140 acres of beautiful wooded land. This is the perfect place to experience natures beauty.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have over 25 cabins. The crown jewel of the cabin is the beautiful Clayton Lodge. Camp Hantesa also features a ropes course and climbing wall, an equestrian program featuring 14 horses, 2 riding arenas, and abundant pasture land. We also have a swimming pool with a zero entry section for those not as comfortable in the water.

We are proud of our multiple hiking trails, our archery and riflery ranges, our arts center, our drama building, our star observation deck, and our two science and nature centers. We also have the capabilities of hosting groups for conferences, team building retreats, overnight stays, and weddings.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are an American Camp Association accredited camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have a 2 week leadership council program for 9th and 10th graders. We also offer a 4 week apprentice program for 11th and 12th graders.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We offer need-based scholarships.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have day camps all 12 months of the year, we also have overnight options in October, December, January, and March.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We have several day camp and sleep-away options for youth grades 1-12, including equestrian day and overnight camp options. Please see our website for more information, at Our Camp Website Link: www.hantesa.com

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Camp Courageous
Montciello, IA

Visit Our Camp Courageous Website
319-465-5916
jeanne[AT]campcourageous.org
infor[AT]campcourageous.org
12007 190th Street
P.O. Box 418
Montciello, IA 52310

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Courageous Video

CAMPER AGES: 3-85

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Weekends and travel programs

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care program for children and adults with disabilities. Campers with intellectual & physical disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, autism, brain injuries and other distinct groups are served.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Waterfront/Aquatics, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Special Needs.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Courageous is in the beautiful Pictured Rocks area of Jones County, 5 miles southeast of Monticello, IA. The camp lies on 200 acres of wooded land surrounded by thousands of acres of state primitive land and the Maquoketa River.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Courageous has a lodge, nature center, barn, 3 large cabins, gym, office, nursing area, 3 staff dorms, arts and crafts building, 2 indoor pools and 8 staff houses.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care program for children and adults with disabilities. Campers with intellectual & physical disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, autism, brain injuries and other distinct groups are served.

Campers choose from traditional camp activities as well as many adventure activities such as high and low ropes courses and caving.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Campership funds are available for those that need assistance.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Winter week long program for adultes. Spring school camping program. Summer week long program for children, youth and adults. Fall weeklong program for adults. 23 Respite care weekends each year. 23 trips both weekend and weeklong each year.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
February 9-March 20, 2015. $410/week
March 30- May 15, 2015. $4.10/hour
May 24 through August 14. 2015 $485/week.
August 24- November 20, 2015. $410/week

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. Campers with intellectual and physical disabilities, brain injuries, hearing or visual impairments, autism and other special needs are served.

Working with children and adults with special needs is often a very real challenge. Campers may need help with personal care including feeding, dressing, and bathroom needs. Some campers exhibit behavioral challenges. Patience, energy, good judgment and enthusiasm are important qualifications for a position at Camp Courageous. The hours are long. An unselfish attitude and an emphasis on teamwork are needed. Staff are expected to put the campers’ needs before their own. If you possess the necessary attributes, I invite you to apply for a position at Camp Courageous.

Volunteer positions, internships, and paid positions are available. Volunteers and Interns can receive an optional stipend of $50.00/week plus room and board.

Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best employment package around. Seasonal staff earn $475/week while year-round staff earn $625-675/week. Room and board are provided which include air-conditioned staff dormitories affording the staff separate living quarters from the campers. Staff share cabin duty on a rotating basis. Other benefits include a health insurance plan and one week of paid vacation for year-round staff. Camp provides a bonus for returning seasonal summer staff and a monetary incentive for recruiting additional summer staff. Candidates for year- round positions must have experience with individuals with disabilities. Seasonal positions are for one or more season.

YR-ROUND: Starts the first day of the season requiring a one year commitment. WINTER: January 28 – February 22, 2019 SPRING: February 25 to May 17, 2019 SUMMER: May 19 to August 16, 2019 FALL: August 21 to November 29, 2019

POSITIONS Respite Care Weekends Counselors Nature Specialist Counselors - $190/weekend. Adventure Specialist Recreation Specialist Canoeing Specialist Outdoor Living Skills Music Specialist Kitchen Staff Health Staff Assistant Crafts Specialist
For more information: Program: Jeanne Muellerleile jeanne[AT]campcourageous.org

Nursing: Sharon Roller sharon[AT]campcourageous.org Dietary: Julie O'Connor julie[AT]campcourageous.org

Non-smokers please. Feel free to apply online by accessing the camp’s Web site: Our Camp Website Link: www.campcourageous.org

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Travel Camps in IA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Iowa Travel Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some Iowa Travel Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


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Pictured Rocks United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center
Monticello, IA

Visit Our Pictured Rocks United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center Website
866-651-1223
picturedrocks.camp[AT]iaumc.org
12004 190th Street
Monticello, IA 52310

MOST RECENT UPDATE:
More than 6 months ago. Contact camp for the latest 2019 camp info.

CAMPER AGES: 0-99

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential Camping (1 night, 3 night, and 5 night Programs)

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers. All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, Team Sports, and more. Junior Staff, Mission Camps, Night Vision-Experience Camp At Night

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Eastern Iowa between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque (35 miles away from either city), on 70+ acres of forest bordered by the Maquoketa River.

CAMP FACILITIES: 120 Beds, Heated and Air Conditioned Cabins and Lodge, Dining Hall, Yurts, 7 Outdoor Chapels, Natural Rock Bluffs for Climbing, a variety of Hiking Trails, Campground with spots for RV and tent camping. (Check out our website for pictures)

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Pictured Rocks is an ACA camp and our goal is to provide intentional summer programs and year round support for any individual or group looking to have a unique and meaningful experience. Campers will encounter a staff dedicated to creating the best possible experience. Our summer programs balance a number of growth areas including; faith, community, confidence, leadership, and of course fun. At camp each person matters, is accepted, and has something to contribute.

Our staff take safety (emotional, physical, spiritual) very seriously and each of our staff members receive intensive and continual training throughout the summer to ensure that every camper is cared for and leaves knowing they are more than just a number to us.

Please see our website for more information on specific programs.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
We have a variety camps for all ages, including family camps. Please see our website for more detailed information.

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Teen Travel Camps in Iowa

Iowa Travel Camps for Teens set out each summer for destinations local, national and international. Teen Travel Camps in IA can be based at a traditional overnight summer camp, or day camp, and many times also include other traditional summer camp or special interest camp activities, ranging from outdoor adventure, to theater, to music, to sports. Some popular Iowa Teen Travel Programs can include: Traveling Theater Camps, Travel Adventure Camps, Church Travel Camps, Leadership Travel Camps, and many more.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Camp Wego
Iowa Location(s)

Visit Our Camp Wego Website
352-445-2044
352-249-6783

info[AT]campwego.com
Florida Locations

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

CAMPER AGES: 14-65

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Travel Tours Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Wego offers high-quality tours for teen and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are unforgettable adventures. We are not your ordinary travel Camp! On our exciting, supervised educational travel programs, individuals learn new skills, make lifelong friends and explore extraordinary cultures in United States and abroad.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Camp Wego is a Travel camp serving teens and adult with special needs ages 14-65. We are a small travel special needs camp that travel in the United States and abroad. We are able to provide low staffing ratios, 1 to 4. (1:1 if needed) We have highly credentialed and experienced staff so each individuals needs are met. We add new and innovative travel and activities each year.

Our travel is designed to enhance social, friendship, culture, and other vital life skills that promote independence. Camp Wego helps travelers make new friends while traveling in a safe, fun and educational environment.

We offer high-quality supervised tours for teens and adults with special needs year around. Our travel programs are specialized for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Asperger's syndrome.

Individuals must be ambulatory and be able to take care of personal hygiene needs.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Travel, Adventure, Swimming, Team Sports, and more. Travel, Travel Abroad, Cruises, Camping, Sightseeing, Theme Parks, Culture

CAMP LOCATION: Our year-round office is located in Florida. Our trips depart and operate from many of domestic and international locations. Our staff training is held every year in Florida.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Wego is fully committed to developing life and social skills for individuals with special needs ages 14 and up. We believe that our travel trips are a great way to experience independence, improve social skills, and increase self-esteem in a secure, safe and also an exciting environment. Our primary goals are to help travelers build self-esteem, develop better social skills and self-expression, make and maintain friendships, improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and sensory integration.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Wego travels year around.

OTHER CAMP INFO: No Financial aid offered.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Most trips cost $1000 and up

For complete info visit Our Camp Website Link: www.campwego.com

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Iowa Boy Scouts Camps
Summer Camps in Iowa

http://www.midiowacouncilbsa.org/
Mid-Iowa Council
6123 Scout Trail
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
515-266-2135
800-999-7268
midiowa.councilbsa[AT]bsamail.org

For more info visit the website.


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