Welcome to the Lions Clubs of Iowa Youth Exchange camp website.
The Lions International Youth Camp and Exchange Program is life-changing. Participants enjoy a unique cultural learning experience living with an Iowa host family and taking part in a camp.
The Lions Clubs of Iowa International Youth Camp is a SMOKE FREE CAMP held annually.
The 2015 camp dates are July 12 - 18 at Camp Fire Heart of Iowa Camp Hantesa located at 1450 Oriole Road Boone, IA 50036. The camp site is less than 10 minutes south of the junction of Highway 30 and Oriole Road in Boone.
Youth will be met on arrival by the host family or a Lion from Iowa. The youth will be hosted prior to camp and transported to the camp on opening day. Following camp the youth will
again be transported back to the host family or in some cases taken back to the airport for departure if travel has been arranged for that day, otherwise the youth will be transported back
to the airport in time to board their return flights.
Campers will be hosted before camp no earlier than 06/27/2015, and after camp no later than 07/22/2015.
This program is open to youth ages 16 -18.
Total number of campers will be limited to 20, with 10 male and 10 female campers, with a limit of 2 campers from any one country.
We will accept children of Lions as well as Non-Lions.
Dietary needs are something that we need to be aware of prior to camp.
What you need to Bring to Camp:
- Clothing-Weather is usually 80-100 degree fahrenheit (21-37 Celsius) and cooler in the evening
- Athletic/tennis shoes, hard sole shoes, shorts
- Swim wear, Towel, & personal bathing supplies
- Light sweater/jacket
- Shower shoes/flip flops
Deadline for application: 03/01/2014. Click here to download Application
Clich here (pdf) to download the Host Family Application.
The Camp Fee $60.00 US payable in cash at registration. The Camp fee includes camp photos on a flash drive.
Campers must use the electronic version of the application, as hand written applications will no longer be accepted. Hard copies of applications with pictures must be sent to Youth Exchange Coordinator by postal service.
While at camp, campers will participate in country presentations, daily flag ceremonies, youth talent show (come prepared), swimming, canoeing, archery, a tour of the State Capital, and visits to many area attractions.
Travel arrangements to be arranged when the hosting if determined. Iowa Airports: Cedar Rapids (CID), Waterloo (WLOO), Des Moines (DSM). Omaha, NE and Sioux City, IA