Fruitcakes are available now online through our Camp Store, at Camp Courageous, and at the locations listed below.

Camp Courageous’ Famous Fruitcakes

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 longtime 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 mixed 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. Proceeds from these fruitcakes directly benefit the over 8,000 campers that attended Camp Courageous this year.

Where can I buy fruitcakes?

The locations listed below sell our wonderful fruitcakes but supplies change rapidly. We recommend calling ahead to make sure they are still in stock.

You can also purchase fruitcakes through our Camp Store website, at Camp Courageous, or by calling Tim directly at 319-465-5916 ext. 2180.

Fruitcakes are available at the following locations!

  • Amana
    • Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse
    • Ox Yoke Inn
  • Ames
    • Fareway (Burnett Ave)
    • Fareway (Stange Rd)
    • Hy-Vee (Lincoln Way)
  • Anamosa — Fareway
  • Brooklyn — Jim Foels
  • Calamus — Steffen’s Tap
  • Cascade — Brother’s Market — SORRY!  Sold out for this year!
  • Cedar Falls — Hy-Vee (College Square)
  • Cedar Rapids
    • 16th Avenue Grill
    • Fareway (16th Ave SW)
    • Fareway (1st Ave SE)
    • Scott’s Family Restaurant
  • Clinton — Fareway
  • Coggon — Coggon Market
  • Davenport
    • Home Hardware
    • Masonic Center
  • Des Moines — Hy-Vee (E Euclid Ave)
  • DeWitt — Cram Chiropractic — SORRY!  Sold out for this year!
  • Dubuque
    • Fareway (JFK Rd) — SORRY!  Sold out for this year!
    • Theisen’s Home – Farm – Auto — SORRY!  Sold out for this year!
  • Dyersville
    • Fareway — SORRY!  Sold out for this year!
    • Randy’s Neighborhood Market — SORRY!  Sold out for this year!
  • Fairfield — The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties (Darlene Vorhies)
  • Goldfield — Goldfield Cheese Mart
  • Grinnell — Uhlmann’s Furniture
  • Hiawatha — Fareway
  • Independence — Fareway
  • Iowa City
    • Fareway (Commerce Dr)
    • Fareway (Westwinds Dr)
    • Hy-Vee (First Ave)
    • Pagliai’s Pizza
  • Kalona — Farmers Supply Sales
  • Langworthy — Savor the Barn (Highway 151)
  • Manchester — Fareway
  • Maquoketa — Fareway
  • Marengo — Big G food Store
  • Marion
    • Cafe Country Kitchen
    • Fareway
    • Hy-Vee
  • Monticello
    • Camp Courageous
    • Fareway
    • Whiffle Tree Antique Mall
  • Mount Pleasant — Brown Bear’s Basket Antique Mall
  • Mount Vernon — Gary’s Foods
  • Muscatine — Fareway
  • North Liberty — Fareway
  • Oelwein — Fareway
  • Oskaloosa — Fareway
  • Peosta — Fareway — Only 2 left!
  • Solon — Sam’s Main Street Market
  • Stanwood — Ditto’s Family Restaurant
  • Tipton — Family Foods
  • Vinton — Fareway
  • Waterloo
    • Fareway (W San Marnan Dr)
    • Greco & Associates Financial Services
  • Waverly
    • Fareway
    • Hy-Vee
  • Washington — Fareway
  • West Des Moines — Fareway
  • West Liberty — Farmers Supply Store
  • Williamsburg — Uhlmann’s Furniture

Questions about Camp Courageous Fruitcakes?

Contact Tim Raine at 319-465-5916, ext. 2180