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Over 3 Iowa Leadership Summer Camps Listed Below with In-Depth Camp Info, including: Videos, Photos, Maps & Detailed Descriptions


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Winter & Winter Break Leadership Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Iowa are Starting in December, 2019

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

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

Winter & Winter Break 2020 Leadership Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Leadership 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 December, 2019.

Best Iowa Winter & Winter Break Leadership Day Camps Starting in December, 2019

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

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

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

Best Iowa Winter & Winter Break Leadership Camp Jobs

Searching for Iowa Leadership Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Leadership Camps are now listing their 2020 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 Leadership Camps in the Midwest are here in Iowa.

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Camp Pillsbury
Owatonna, Minnesota
507-214-2200

Ages: 6-17 . Coed Campers. Overnight Camp. Day Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp Pillsbury is a unique summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 17. Strong offerings in Theater, Circus, Music, Dance, Sports, Magic, Technology, and more. More than 100 activities! Campers choose their activities daily, making each day special for each individual camper. Five, 2 WEEK sleepaway sessions begin June 9th to August 18th. Enroll now at: CampPillsbury.com.

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YMCA Camp Lakewood
Potosi, Missouri
573-438-2155

Ages: 6-17 . Coed Campers. Overnight Camp.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: YMCA Camp Lakewood is an awesome overnight adventure for children ages 6-17! With 5,200 acres and 360-acre lake, kids get outdoors having fun, making friends and learning new skills. They participate in sports, equestrian, arts & crafts, caving, high adventure, water activities and more, and also learn about accomplishment, belonging and character.

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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:
Dance, Theater, Musical Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Football, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Science, Technology, Academics, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, 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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Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center
Montour, IA

Visit Our Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center Website
641.492.6165
contactus[AT]pilgrimheights.org
3005 E Ave
Montour, IA 50173

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
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CAMPER AGES: ALL

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Pilgrim Heights Camp and Retreat Center, a non-profit which provides an opportunity for personal growth. Secluded timber setting located on over 120 acres in the bluffs of the Iowa River. We border an 80-acre recreational lake which provides spectacular views and loads of adventure (hiking, canoeing, swimming, Nature Explore Classroom, arts and crafts). ACA accredited. Camps for all ages.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Volleyball, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center is a Top Leadership Summer Camp located in Montour Iowa offering many fun and educational Leadership and other activities, including: Theater, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature and more. Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center is a top Leadership Camp for ages: ALL.
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CAMP LOCATION: Pilgrim Heights Retreat Center is located in the heart of Iowa, off Highway 30, 12 miles east of Marshalltown, 5 miles west of Toledo. Turn north (E Ave. north is a .5 mile east of E Ave. south), onto E Avenue .5 miles west of the Meskwaki Casino. Pilgrim Heights Retreat Center is at the end of the gravel road.

CAMP FACILITIES: Pilgrim Heights is a space to get away from the fast-paced daily demands of everyday life. A space to reflect and rejuvenate yourself. A space to enjoy and explore your relationship with your family, faith, or business community. Day-use visitors and over-night guests are invited to enjoy the wilderness resort gathering place. Rental of meeting spaces and overnight accommodations from tent camping, to rustic cabins, to retreat suites with private bathrooms are also available. Located on over 120 acres in the bluffs of the Iowa River, Pilgrim Heights borders an 80-acre recreational lake, provides spectacular views and loads of adventure. Within 1 hour's drive of 4 major metropolitan areas and 2 airports, Pilgrim Heights sits 1/2 mile north of Hwy 30 on the outskirts of Montour, IA.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, hard working people of all ages, to become Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center Volunteers. There are many ways you can give back, be good stewards, and get involved at Pilgrim Heights. Here are just a few ways you can help out and have fun: Summer Camp Volunteer Counselor – age 16 & older (summer only) Work Service Volunteer – all ages (year-round) Pilgrim Heights Program Volunteer – age 16 & older (program specific)

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Whether you are a returning counselor or first-timer, 10th - 12th grade high school students and adults interested in counseling for at least one session this summer... Come to CIT camp this year! We'll spend 24 hours together preparing for campers. Then, campers will join us for 3 days of on-the-job training.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Families come in all kinds of forms and each person is unique. So, we've given you options to fit your family: Sleep in the air-conditioned comfort of Autumn House or in a tent under the stars. Come for a day ($75) or two or the whole week. Join in activities or just relax. Everyone is invited to check out what God is doing at Pilgrim Heights!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We are available to host your group throughout the year. Please contact us if you are looking for that perfect place to hold your meeting, team building retreat, family reunion or just need to have some quiet get away.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please refer to our website at: Our Camp Website Link: www.pilgrimheights.org

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Please see our website for positions available. 

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Leadership Camps in IA
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some Iowa Leadership 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 Leadership 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

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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:
Team Sports, Adventure, Travel, Wilderness/Nature, 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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Pictured Rocks United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center

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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

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IOWA LEADERSHIP CAMP PARENTS & CAMPERS: If you are looking to find info on how to choose the best summer camp to attend this summer, please check out our 2019 GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE BEST SUMMER LEADERSHIP CAMP for some great camp research tips and lots of important 2019 summer camp info.

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