Fruitcakes – 2013
The silver anniversary has arrived as 2013 marks the 25th year since Leigh Clark entrusted Camp Courageous with his secret fruitcake recipe. It’s one of those delicacies you either love or don’t. Thankfully we produce a fruitcake people can’t get enough of. Those who like fruitcakes put ours at the top of their list. Those who claim to avoid them are easily and quickly converted.
Each September, 35 long-time volunteers assemble at camp to bake these delectable treats. Camp Courageous fruitcakes are made with the sweet fruit of green and red candied cherries, pineapples, pecan, English walnuts, Brazil nuts and mix with golden raisins and sweetened coconut. There is just enough cake batter to hold it all together. These one –pound delights contain no alcohol or citron.
The day after baking they are frozen. Camp Courageous Fruitcakes are best when stored, sliced and served frozen. The texture is rich, the flavor incredible. Stored in the freezer they stay fresh and delicious for many months.
They make wonderful gifts for family or friends. Income from these fruitcakes directly benefit the over 6,500 campers that attended Camp Courageous this year.
Where to buy?
You can order online (when sales are going on). Also, watch this web page for sale locations. If you would like to have your name or business added to this list then please contact the camp.
You may also download a Fruitcake order page (PDF format – when sales are active). Print the page out, enter your contact information, and send it in with your check or credit card number. Your order will be mailed back to you as soon as possible.
Questions about the Camp Courageous Fruitcakes? Contact Pam Mayo at 319-465-5916, ext. 2120.
Amana – Ox Yoke Inn
Ames – Dahl’s Food, Fareway, Fareway (North), Hy-Vee (Lincoln), Hy-Vee (West)
Anamosa – Family Foods
Calamus – Steffen’s Tap
Cascade – Brothers Market
Cedar Falls – Hy-Vee
Cedar Rapids – 16th Ave Grill, Fareway, The Fire House, Scott’s Family Restaurant, Klinger Paint and Interiors, Cedar Memorial Flower Shop
Center Point – Corner Store
Clinton – Fareway
Coggon – Main Street Market
Davenport – Home Hardware, The Masonic Center
Des Moines – Hy-Vee (Euclid Ave.)
DeWitt – Hills Chiropractic
Dubuque – Fareway, Theisen’s
Duncombe – Pat Powers
Dunkerton – Kathy Wellner
Dyersville – Fareway, Payless Foods
Fort Madison – Hy-Vee
Goldfield – Goldfield Cheese Mart
Grinnell – Uhlmann’s Furniture
Guttenberg – Bender’s Food
Hiawatha – Fareway
Independence – Fareway
Iowa City – Fareway (East), Fareway, Pagliai’s Pizza, First Ave Hy-Vee
Jesup – Jesup Food Center
Kalona – Farmers Supply
LaPorte City – LaPorte City Bakery, Etc.
Lowden – Everett Kroemer
Manchester – Fareway
Maquoketa – Fareway
Marengo – Big G Food Store
Marion – Country Kitchen, Fareway
Monticello – Fareway, Whiffle Tree Antique Mall, Camp Courageous
Mount Vernon – Gary’s Foods
Muscatine – Fareway, Phil Gaeta
Oelwein – Fareway
Oskaloosa – Fareway
Stanwood – Ditto’s Family Restaurant
Tipton – Family Foods
Toledo – Fareway
Vinton – Fareway
Waterloo – Fareway
Washington – Fareway
Waverly – Fareway, Hy-Vee
West Liberty – Farmer Supply
West Point – Sonny’s Grocery
Williamsburg – Uhlmann’s Furniture
Wyoming – Citizens State Bank