Camp Hantesa

"We welcome you to Hantesa, we're mighty glad you're here..."

Camp Hantesa has been owned and operated by Camp Fire Heart of Iowa continuously since 1919. We are an outdoor focused, co-ed, summer day and resident camp. We serve children of all ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds, We employ staff members from all around the world and we invite you to join us in making the difference in the lives of all of our campers and counselors this summer.

We are located in Boone, Iowa in the heart of the rolling hills of the Des Moines River valley; 15 miles west of Ames and 40 miles north of Des Moines. We are adjacent to scenic Ledges State Park.