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PO Box 418
Monticello IA 52310
Ph. 319-465-5916
Cranky Hank's Benefit
Throughout the month of September, Cranky Hank's will donate 13% of a sale to Camp Courageous when the customer says, "I support Camp Courageous." Get location and hours here.
Pancake Breakfast & Open House
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Enjoy a great breakfast and tour the camp during this annual event. Always held the last Sunday in Sept.
Virtual Camp Tour
Take a look around the camp and inside the camp buildings with this 360-degree Virtual Tour.
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Camp ebay auctions

View ebay Giving Works auctions that donate 10 to 100% of the sale to the camp by other sellers. Shop and benefit the camp!

Camp Courageous remembers Tom Stelzer

I had the good fortune of meeting Tom Stelzer through one of Camp’s early administrative assistants, Peggy Behrends. Peggy’s husband, Russ, was Assistant Warden at the Iowa Men’s Reformatory in Anamosa, where Tom headed up Iowa Prison Industries.

During our early years, camp was very poor, and when we bought something, we did not have [...]

Camp saddened by loss of Lone Tree’s Mrs. P.

Grynneth Parizek, 86 (front and center)…best known as “Mrs. P from Lone Tree” has passed away…surrounded by her family…just as in this picture from a few years ago, as we celebrated her birthday. Mrs. P. touched the lives of thousands…from being a cook and crossing guard at the Lone Tree School for 27-years…to taking [...]

Camp Courageous remembers Charles Smith

Camp’s sympathy goes out to the family of Charles H. Smith, who had roots in Iowa, but lived many of his years in Florida. Charles was very good about sending Camp Courageous great Florida fruit…especially over the winter months.

His son, Larry Crismond, writes, “Dad was a great believer in your mission and the success [...]

Camp Courageous saddened by passing of Don Simpson

Don & Marilou Simpson have been two of the most exceptional volunteers in the camp’s history. Don & Marilou have been involved with Camp Courageous for nearly 20-years and dedicated over 2-years of their lives to living at camp and volunteering, morning, noon and night. They first heard of Camp Courageous from being loyal listeners [...]

Camp Courageous loses friend and former neighbor Harry Prull

Harry Prull was involved with Camp Courageous, since its beginning. Living “just down the road” from camp, he and camp’s first director, Gary Turbes, had a bond, that lasted a life time.

Any time I would see Harry, he would ask how Gary was doing. During those early years, Gary often called on Harry [...]