We are out of our famous fruitcakes at Camp but you can still find them at locations shown below.

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 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. Income from these fruitcakes directly benefit the over 7,000 campers that attended Camp Courageous this year.

Fruitcakes are still available at the following locations but they’re going fast!

We try to our keep our list of locations current but supplies change quickly. Call your location before you go to make sure they still have fruitcakes available!

  • Ames
    • Fareway (Burnett Ave)
    • Fareway (Stange Rd)
    • Hy-Vee (Lincoln Way West)
  • Des Moines — Hy-Vee (E Euclid Ave)
  • Dubuque — Thiesen’s
  • Goldfield — Goldfield Cheese Mart (only 2 left!)
  • Iowa City
    • Fareway (Commerce Dr)
    • Pagliai’s Pizza
  • Jesup — Jesup Food Center (only 3 left!)
  • Marion — Country Kitchen
  • Mt Pleasant — Brown Bear Basket Antique Mall
  • Oskaloosa — Fareway
  • Solon — Sam’s Main Street Market
  • Tipton — Family Foods
  • Toledo — Toledo Women’s Club
  • Waterloo — Greco & Associates Financial Services (just a few left!)

Questions about Camp Courageous Fruitcakes?

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