Camp Courageous of Iowa – Monticello, Iowa

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Individuals with disabilities, as well as their families, should experience year-round recreational and respite care activities in a camp setting. Camp Courageous of Iowa provides this needed service to all. 

The camp works withall types of disabilities to encourage the campers to try new things, gain confidence in themselves and gain memories that will last a lifetime for them and for their families.

Camp Courageous was founded in 1972 when forty acres of land was donated for the sole purpose of establishing a camp for the disabled. In 1973 five buildings were built from donated labor and materials. By 1974 the camp was ready for its first campers, which totaled 211. Today the camp is open year-round, has 80 acres of land with 14 buildings, and annually serves nearly 5,000 campers, ranging in age from 1 to 100.

With a variety of activities from pony rides to sledding the campers will be able to choose the activities they want to participate in.

The camp is run with no government funding, it is by donations only and no paid fundraising. The impact this camp has on the lives of many is something wonderful to witness.

Here is a list of the facilities:

Housing for year-round staff
Housing for long-term volunteers
Medical Services
Indoor Swimming Pool
Main Lodge with kitchen and dining area
Three Camper Cabins, with restrooms and showers
Multi-Purpose building, which houses the gymnasium
Sill Barn and Farmyard Area
Nature Center
Bus Barn and Maintenance Building for camp vehicles and hay wagon
An office that provides a meeting and program area
Art and Crafts Center, which also headquarters cross-country skiing
Accessible Lookout Tower

The camp facilities are available for rental when not in use for the campers. Contact the office for information.

Phone: 319-465-5916, ext. 206.

Location: Camp Courageous of Iowa is located in the beautiful Pictured Rocks area of Jones County, just five miles southeast of Monticello, Iowa off highways 38 or 151.

Address: 12007 190th St, Monticello, Iowa

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