How can you help?

Make a Financial Gift
You can make a financial gift to the camp using the secure web form on this web site. Payment can be made with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover). In general, donations to the camp will be tax deductible to many. However, you will need to contact your tax advisor to determine the deductibility of your contributions. You can make your gift in memory of or in honor of an individual(s) or occasion. An acknowledgement about your gift can be sent to the individual(s) if you provide an address.

Nothing is more valuable than your time and we would appreciate your gift of time helping the camp. Help is needed from cutting grass to working with campers. Individuals, groups, clubs, and organizations are welcome.
Please contact Tobi Luetkemeier, Volunteer Director, by e-mail at or by phone at (319) 465-5916, ext. 2340 for information on how you or your group can volunteer at the camp.

Vehicle Donations
Do you have a car, truck, or RV that you’d like to donate to Camp Courageous? Are you donating your vehicle so it can be sold to allow the camp to benefit from its sale? Camp Courageous is fortunate enough to have Board Member Kevin Van Houten taking care of vehicle donations. He will work to get as much benefit to the camp as possible through your donation to the camp. Please email for more details about vehicle donations.

Riley Train Depot Plaque
Tom and Nan Riley donated a train to camp to thrill thousands of campers! The track and depot are installed and built. Many camp and/or train enthusiasts have asked, “How can we help?” We will continue to have workdays to work on landscaping around the track and depot. A special railcar designed by Iowa State University Mechanical Engineering students to accommodate the many needs of Camp Courageous campers has arrived. Expenses for this railcar and the overall project still needs to be covered.
The name, or the wording of choice, will appear on the plaque in the depot for all $1,000 donors. Use the secure donation form on this web site. For more information about the plaques you can contact Charlie Becker at (319) 465-5916, ext. 2100, or send him an e-mail at

eBay Auctions and Mission Fish
Do you sell on eBay? You can donate a percentage of your auctions to the camp through eBay’s Mission Fish program. 10% to 100% of your auction can go to Camp Courageous of Iowa through this charity program.
It’s a great way to promote your auctions since visitors will see (through a special icon) that part of their payment goes to a great charity. To participate, simply use the charity option as you list your items on eBay. For additional details and information you can visit eBay and click on the “Giving Works” link on their home page.
Camp Courageous Giving Works Page – see current listings that give percentage to camp
Camp Courageous Current Auctions – selling quality donated items to make money for the camp

Used Laser/Ink Cartridges & Cell Phones
Camp can redeem used laser printer toner cartridges, used inkjet cartridges, and used cell phones for cash. Simply drop your items off at the camp or contact Matt Bollwitt by e-mail at or by phone at (319) 465-5916, ext. 2110.

United Way – Donor Option
Even though Camp Courageous of Iowa is not a United Way agency, we strongly encourage those that give to the United Way to choose “Camp Courageous of Iowa” using the Donor Option form (special category). Camp has been fortunate to have donors from New York City to San Francisco give through the United Way Donor Option.

Pool Blocks
The Camp Courageous indoor pool was built one block at a time. Over the past few years it has become one of the more popular activities for the campers. You can help support this activity by buying a pool block for $1,000. Your name, or the wording of your choice, will be put on the block as a lasting reminder of your gift to the camp.
Use the secure donation form on this web site to purchase your pool block. For more information about the pool blocks you can contact Charlie Becker at (319) 465-5916, ext. 2100, or send E-mail to

iGive – Shopping for Camp Courageous
Do you shop online? Use the iGive shopping portal and a percentage of your sales will go to the camp!  You get great deals online and help the camp at the same time.  Go to:

Courier Sponsorship – get details on how you can support the camp’s quarterly newsletter.

Amazon Wish Listsee items from Amazon that you can purchase for the camp!