At Camp Hantesa, campers in grades 1–12 enjoy the breathtaking wilderness of Iowa through days full of swimming, crafts, canoeing, and making new friends. Campers learn how to ride a friendly horse during equestrian day camp, or cook snacks over a campfire during hikes and lake trips.
For more than 30 years, the team at Craig Carroll Photography has been immortalizing major life events. Specializing in portraits of teens and young adults, the studio has tons of experience doing traditional senior and graduation photo shoots, though it is also well-suited to craft family portraits and capture meaningful moments during weddings and other special events.
We are a non-profit Chamber/Main Street Organization that hosts a world class storytelling festival each September. We also operate and maintain a local carousel, and provide resourses to individuals, businesses and other organizations.
Kil'n Time's clay shapers provision guests with imagination-stoking ceramic canvasses and finished artifacts alike in a creativity-inducing studio. Daily studio fees ($8 for adults, $5 for kids) include both painting materials and final firings, inviting paint-it-yourselfers to pick from shelves of unfinished earthenware finery ($8–$75). Stripe mugs to match kitchen counters, speckle an eye-catching keychain, or openly flaunt your title as “World’s Greatest Third Cousin Once Removed” by splashing it across a vase for all to see.
Established: Before 1950
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Titleist, TaylorMade, Nike, Ping, Callaway, Oakley, ISU
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: A course full of character and beauty.
Recommended Age Group: All ages
On May 12, 1938, former Iowa State University athletic director and football coach George F. Veenker founded Veenker Memorial Golf Course. Now, the public golf course—home of the Iowa Masters tournament—is owned and operated by ISU's Facilities Planning & Management department. In addition to offering ISU students and staff and the city of Ames a place to play, Veenker provides a hands on learning lab for ISU Turf Grass Management students..
For golfers who need to practice before hitting the 18-hole course, VMGC offers adult and youth lessons, plus a driving range with a practice green and sand bunker. It may close down in the winter months, but VMGC keeps golfers in top form with an indoor practice facility, complete with hitting stalls equipped with heat and a pro turf surface.