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Best 2024 Leadership Summer Camps in Iowa

Many of our Iowa Leadership Camps are still adding to their info on their 2024 Summer Camps, Programs, Activities & Classes.

You can contact each camp you are interested in to get the latest info on all their 2024 Summer Leadership Programs for Teens and Kids.

Early-Bird & Multiple Camper Discounts at Iowa Leadership Camps for Summer 2024

Some of the Best 2024 Leadership Camps in Iowa offer "Early Bird" and/or Multiple Camper Discounts if you enroll in camp before a certain date, or if you are enrolling more than one camper -- check each camp's listing & website for more info, and for info on any available Leadership Camp Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Early Summer Leadership Camps, Programs, Workshops, & Classes in Iowa are Starting in June, 2024

Many of our Iowa Leadership Camps offer Early Summer Leadership Programs, Activities, Workshops & Classes starting in June, 2024.

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 Early Summer dates, times and availability.

Early Summer 2024 Leadership Camp Open Houses & Reunions

Many of our Leadership Camps will be hosting Early Summer Reunions for their previous campers, and Early Summer 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 June, 2024.

Best Iowa Early Summer Leadership Day Camps Starting in June, 2024

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 Early Summer Leadership Camp Jobs

Searching for Iowa Leadership Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Leadership Camps are now listing their 2024 Early Summer 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 "Early Summer Employment Opportunities" pages.

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573-438-2155

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

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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 14th to August 23rd. Enroll now at CampPillsbury.com.

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American Legion Boys State of Iowa
Johnston, Iowa

Visit Our American Legion Boys State of Iowa Website
(800) 365-8387
programs[AT]ialegion.org
Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center
7105 NW 70th Ave
Johnston, Iowa 50131

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
720 Lyon Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

CAMPER AGES: 17-19

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Boy Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): American Legion of Iowa

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Provide experiential civics education and leadership training so young men can return to their communities, share the knowledge, participate in local government, and promote Americanism in their cities, schools and networks.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: No specific programs for special needs, we address on an ad hoc basis

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Football, Baseball, Weightloss, Academics, and more. Civics & Leadership.

CAMP LOCATION: We host the camp at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa

CAMP FACILITIES: The boys stay overnight in the Camp Dodge barracks hosted by the Iowa National Guard, we use the Camp Dodge facilities to administer the day to day activities of the camp

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: The American Legion of Iowa Boys State is a week-long, hands-on youth civics leadership experience in the operation of the democratic form of government. Students learn more in one week than they would in a semester of high school civics. In addition, there are opportunities to win scholarships and earn college credit to applicable schools.

Through the local American Legion Post, delegates or citizens of Boys State are selected and sponsored to participate. Find your local post to learn more and get involved. For more information and criteria, check out our FAQ section.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: The entire week is a leadership training camp for high school boys entering their senior year. Most of the military academies for example expect entering freshmen to have attended Boys State

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Boys State Delegate Scholarship Opportunities
Boys State awards and scholarships are made available to those students who have exemplified “statesmanship” in their qualities of character, scholarship, citizenship, patriotism,
and leadership. Some of them include:
• Donald E. Johnson Outstanding Citizen Scholarship — $6,000. The American Legion of Iowa Foundation gives this award annually to the Outstanding Citizen of Boys State.
• American Legion of Iowa Boys State Governor Scholarship – $1,000. Awarded to the elected Boys State Governor. NOTE: If he is also the Outstanding Citizen, he only receives
the Donald E. Johnson Scholarship, not both. This scholarship is paid by The American Legion of Iowa and The American Legion of Iowa Foundation.
• Andy Haverman Scholarship – $500. In memory of Andy Haverman, 1996 Boys State Citizen. Based on staff recommendations and performance during the Boys State session. This scholarship is provided by the Haverman family and Dedham Post #20.
• Keith Baker Scholarship – $500. Based on staff recommendations and performance during Boys State. Provided by the American Legion of Iowa Foundation.
• Legal Merit Award – $500. Presented to the delegate who scores the highest on The Boys State “Bar Exam,” administered to those delegates who become part of the law school at
Boys State. Provided by The American Legion of Iowa Boys State.
• Boys Nation Senators. All travel and expenses are funded by the National organization. Two Boys Nation Senators will be invited to attend The American Legion of Iowa’s Mid-Winter
Conference, to report on their experiences at Boys Nation.
• Boys Nation Senators (Alternates) – $750. Given to the two alternates chosen as Boys Nation Senators, if they are not called upon to attend Boys Nation. This is provided by the
American Legion of Iowa Boys State and The American Legion of Iowa Foundation.
• Sons of The American Legion Highway Patrol Award – $500. Presented to the delegate who completes the examination process of the Boys State Highway Patrol and is promoted to the rank of “Colonel” as a result.
• Sons of The American Legion Second in Command Award – $500. Presented to the delegate who is elected Lt. Governor of Boys State.
• Sons of The American Legion Outstanding Band Member – $500. Presented to the delegate who participates in The Boys State Band, and excels, as chosen by the Boys State Band
Director.
• Sons of The American Legion Outstanding Chorus Member – $500. Presented to the delegate who participates in The Boys State Chorus, and excels, as chosen by the Boys State Chorus Director.
• Samsung Scholarship Worldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea’s aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount. To date, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship has awarded more than $5.2 million to nearly 1,800 applicants. Ten (10) national recipients, known as “Samsung American Legion Scholars,” are anticipated.

Selection Criteria for The Samsung Scholarship: Eligibility – The student must be a descendant of an U.S. veteran who served honorably during one or more of the wartime periods. Descendant is defined as a “direct lineage, i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc., and legally adopted children. The student must attend an accredited U.S. college or university. The scholarship is for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees (normal and customary) and room and board (university housing or its equivalent).

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year round activities include staff activities to prepare for, recruit and seek funding for boys state

OTHER CAMP INFO: The American Legion of Iowa Boys State is a week-long, hands-on youth civics leadership experience in the operation of the democratic form of government. Students learn more in one week than they would in a semester of high school civics. In addition, there are opportunities to win scholarships and earn college credit to applicable schools.

Through the local American Legion Post, delegates or citizens of Boys State are selected and sponosored to participate. Find your local post to learn more and get involved. For more information and criteria, check out our FAQ section.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Boys state is typically held in June each summer

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
We employ counselors for the week of Boys State and administration staff is needed year round on an ad hoc basis

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Camp Quest North
Iowa Location(s)

Visit Our Camp Quest North Website
612-666-9050
contact[AT]campquestnorth.org
1450 Oriole Rd
Boone, Iowa 50036

OTHER CAMP LOCATIONS:
Mound, MN
Boone, IA

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp Quest North
PO Box 241981
Apple Valley, MN 55124

CAMPER AGES: 8-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. week long overnight session

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Secular, Humanist, Non religious, Freethinkers

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Fun, Friends, and Freethought
Camp Quest is an overnight secular summer camp aimed towards critical thinking, skepticism, and open discussion. While campers partake in traditional camp activities, such as field games, swimming, archery, crafts, and campfires, what sets Camp Quest apart from traditional summer camps is our focus on humanist values and ethics. Our unique activities encourage rational inquiry, free speech, active citizenship, and respect. Camp Quest envisions a world in which children grow up exploring, thinking for themselves, connecting with their communities, and acting to make the most of life for themselves and others.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Academics, and more. Critical Thinking, Humanism.

CAMP LOCATION: Our MN camp is located in Mound, MN (45 minutes west of the Twin Cities). Our Iowa camp is located in Boone, IA (1 hr NE of Des Moines)

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Camp Quest North offers a CIT program each week of camp to campers ages 16-17 that are interested in learning more about what it means to be a counselor at camp and to develop leadership skills.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships applications will be available as part of your camper(s) registration. A deposit of $100 is needed at the time of registration for each camper. If you are in need of a full scholarship please contact us at contact[AT]campquestnorth.org and we will work with you to ensure you can register.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Gender Inclusive Cabins

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2022 Dates:
MN week 1: July 17th-23rd
MN week 2: July 24th-30th
IA: August 7th-13th

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Become a Counselor. Camp Quest North we are always in need of enthusiastic and caring people to be volunteer counselors. As a counselor you will stay in cabins with campers all week, lead and help with activities, and encourage campers to ensure that everyone has an amazing week of camp. To apply, please click on the online application link below. After you apply, you will be contacted regarding an interview. Once, you have completed and interview and been initially approved to be a counselor, we will run a background check for final approval. Please note that counselors arrive to camp one day prior to campers for training.

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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.

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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: Swimming, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Music/Band 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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Summer Art Camps and Workshops
Online Camp Fremont, California

Visit Our Summer Art Camps and Workshops Website
510-353-0860 or 925-353-2877
jessica[AT]ichenartacademy.com
43319 Mission Blvd
Fremont, California 94539

WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Ichen Art Academy, Fremont School
43319 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539

Ichen Art Academy, Pleasanton School
4430 Willow Road, Suite I
Pleasanton CA 94588

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Summer Art Camps and Workshops Video

CAMPER AGES: Art Camps (5-8), Digital Illustration(9+), Workshops(11+)

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Online. Weekly summer art camps and workshops and weekend art classes

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Both online and in-person art camps for ages 5-9.
Digital Illustration online camps for ages 9+;
Art workshops for ages 11+.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: 4430 Willow Road, Suite I
Pleasanton, CA 94588

We also have over 100+ online summer art camps and workshops for K-12 students.

Please visit our Facebook webpage Our Camp Website Link: Facebook.com for camp photos for the past five years. You will be amazed by the high quality of our students artworks.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have both online art camps/workshops and in-person camps for our 2021 summer art program. Go to Our Camp Website Link: IchenArtAcademy.com for more information.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Becoming an Ichen Art Academy student means that you have the opportunity to learn from the best art school with a long proven record of success to develop your creativity, foundational skills and artistic talents that will propel you to reach your full potential.

Best Quality Art Program
Since its inception in 1997 (formerly known as Ichen Art Studio), Ichen Art Academy has been putting relentless focus on developing high-quality art programs, reflected through its students’ artworks and measured by its students’ achievements. Many of its art-major students have now gone on to renowned art colleges and most prestigious majors such as CalArt’s Character Animation, ArtCenter’s Entertainment Design and Rhode Island School of Design. Some art-major students from early years have found employments in high-tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix. Similarly, its non-art-major students have been accepted by nation’s top universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT with the help of submission of a strong supplemental art portfolio. By consistently winning large numbers of national level awards in art competitions, Ichen Art Academy students’ skill levels and artworks are among the best in every age group.

Systematic and Comprehensive K-12 Art Education
Ichen Art Academy offers systematic and comprehensive art education to K-12 students and adults. All of its instructors are highly accomplished artists with many years of teaching and industry experience. Currently the following programs are offered
(Click the respective link to view students' artworks from that age group):

--Children’s Creative Art (Ages 5 to 8)
--Chinese Painting and Calligraphy (Ages 8+)
--Drawing and Sketch Level 1-Basic (Ages 8 to 10) Level 1 (Ages 10-11), 2 and 3 (Ages 12+)
--Oil Painting and Watercolor (Ages 12+)
--Digital Art for Beginner (Ages 9+), Intermediate and Advanced Levels (Ages 12+)
--Cartoon, Manga and Character Design (Ages 11+)
--AP Art Prep (Ages 14+)

Art Consultation Service for College Applications
The art counselor team at Ichen Art Academy specializes in helping art-major students prepare strong college art portfolios and apply for top art colleges and majors in the US. The team is also responsible for helping non-art-major students develop robust supplemental art portfolios for applying top private universities.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We partner with Youth Art Foundation, a non-profit organization to help our students develop leadership and utilize their art talents and skills to make positive contributions to their communities.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Ichen Art Academy provides comprehensive and systematic art education for K-12 students on a yearly basis. Please check our curriculum webpage for a detailed description:

Our Camp Website Link: www.ichenartacademy.com

OTHER CAMP INFO: Oil Painting, watercolor, Portrait/Figure Drawing, Illustration, Chinese Painting, Drawing and Sketching, AP Art Boot Camp, Open Studio, Fashion Design, UI/UX Design, Architectural and Interior Design, Animation and Game Design, Digital Art, Creative Comic Books, Manga and Anime, Cartoon and Character Design, Perspective Drawing, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling and much more.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Art Camps for kids ages 5-9:
Our Camp Website Link: www.ichenartacademy.com

Digital Illustration Art Camp for ages 9+:
Our Camp Website Link: www.ichenartacademy.com

Summer Art Workshops for ages 11+:
Our Camp Website Link: www.ichenartacademy.com

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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 2024 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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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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Girl Scout Camp Liberty
New Liberty, Iowa

Visit Our Girl Scout Camp Liberty Website
800-798-0833
info[AT]GirlScoutsToday.org
4415 295th Street
New Liberty, Iowa 52765

CAMPER AGES: 7 to 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Nestled on 245 wooded acres in New Liberty, Iowa, Camp Liberty is a special place for all girls to explore the outdoors and just be themselves. Girl Scout summer camp is a unique space where girls with different backgrounds, abilities, and experiences come together to have fun and learn new skills. Our trained and caring staff members support girls in discovering who they are and what they can become.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Girl Scout Camp Liberty is located about 25 miles north-west of Davenport, Iowa on 245 wooded acres in New Liberty, Iowa. Please visit our website for photos of the property and a peek at our amazing facilities.

CAMP FACILITIES: Camp Liberty’s natural landscape provides the perfect setting for any outdoor adventure or event. At the heart of Camp Liberty sits a new climate-controlled lodge with Wifi and commercial kitchen which accommodates 250 people. Adjoining cabins attached to the lodge sleep 24 each and individual cabin units are found throughout the property as well. Covered pavilions create the perfect location for picnics and activities and fire pits host a special place for any sunset s’mores party. Flint Lake provides canoeing, kayaking, and fishing opportunities as well as a place to relax. A modern swimming pool with diving board and shower house also makes for a fun group or family gathering. Miles of trails are available for hiking and adventure-seekers love the new climbing wall, zip-line and high and low ropes courses.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Liberty was ranked by Newsweek as one of Americas Top Camps 2023.
Our Camp Website Link: www.newsweek.com

The Camp Liberty Progressive equestrian program combines qualified staff, experienced horses and excellent facilities to create an atmosphere where campers can advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge and have fun riding with friends.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors. Campers who participate in the Teen Mentoring sessions will gain new experiences, develop important skills, and try different leadership roles. At Camp Liberty, campers in these programs will reinforce their understanding of what leadership development means and get excited about guiding others.

Leadership Programs include Equestrian Specialist Internship
Counselor-in-Training I
Counselor-in-Training II

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: To accommodate all of our families, there are three pricing levels. Choose the tier that is most suitable for your family. Each household makes this decision, and additional financial documents will not be required. We want to make sure every girl has the opportunity to explore the outdoors! When you register, you will be asked to select the tier your family can afford:

Tier A reflects the true cost of camp, including staff
expenses, maintenance, food, program, and supplies.

Tier B is a partially subsidized rate but closely reflects
the costs associated with the camp.

Tier C is our standard subsidized fee, supported by
other revenue sources, donations, and grants.

Additional need based camperships are available. The application can be completed at the time of registration. Proof of income is required.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Girl Scout summer camp is a unique space where girls come together with different backgrounds, abilities, and experiences to have fun and learn new skills. Our trained and caring staff members support campers in discovering who they are and what they can become. Each activity is designed to support the following outcomes in every camper:

Strong Sense of Self - Girls have confidence in themselves and
their abilities, and form positive identities.

Positive Values - Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly,
and show concern for others.

Challenge Seeking - Girls take appropriate risks, try things even
if they might fail, and learn from mistakes.

Healthy Relationships - Girls maintain healthy relationships by
communicating their feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively.

Community Problem Solving - Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems, and create “action plans” to solve them.

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