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Junior Camp

Junior Camp, Kathy Wilkerson Camp Director  

Who’s fired up for Junior Camp?  The 2017 Junior Camp will be at the Christian Conference Center, Newton.  All Juniors ages 8 -18 are eligible to attend.  Camp will start with arrival/check-in Sunday evening, June 4 and will end with the close of Department Junior Convention, Friday, June 9.  Any deviations from attending the entire week need to be cleared with the Camp Director by June 1.  Registered campers will receive a letter around the middle of May with more specifics including what to pack and what to leave at home.  Updates will be communicated via the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary website and/or the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Junior Camp Facebook page.


The $125 camp fee does not cover the cost of the week.  All monetary contributions to defray the cost of camp and support crafts and other special projects or speakers are ALWAYS welcome and appreciated!  Any District, County, Unit or Individual contribution of any amount helps.  Please consider making a difference in the life of a Junior Auxiliary member today and send your donation directly to Department Office earmarked Iowa Junior Auxiliary Camp (4403).

Camper registration is now available online. The link may be found in the forms section of the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Iowa website.  After registering online please send the $125 camp fee directly to Department Office along with the completed parental waiver form.  Reminder - Camp registration is not complete until the camp fee and parental waiver are received at Department.  Don’t delay; deadline for camper registration is April 1, 2017.  Counselor/staff registration is also available online in the forms section with an April 1 deadline.  So get your applications filled out and mark your calendars for a Hearts on Fire fun filled week of Junior Camp June 4 - 9, 2017.


American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Iowa

2016-2017 Plan of Action

Program Name:  Junior Camp

Key Message:  A wonderful opportunity for Junior Auxiliary members ages 8 to 18!  Senior members too!! J

Director:  Kathy Wilkerson

9326 Hwy 99

Wapello, IA   52653

Home: 319-523-5804

Mobile: 563-607-0339

Work: 563-288-5015


Assistant Directors: 

Mikayla Wicker

1022 Crest Drive 

Creston IA 50801

Mobile: 515-468-5217



Doris Jackson

1032 Warbler Ave

Lorimor, IA   50149

Mobile: 515-468-1274




What’s not to love about Junior Camp?  Campers will have the opportunity to learn proper flag etiquette and participate in flag raising and lowering.  There will be a variety of speakers and presentations that will be motivational, informative and provide hands-on learning experiences.  Traditional camp activities will include crafts, recreation, swimming, bonfire with s’ mores, talent show, singing, candlelight ceremony, food and lots of FUN!  Junior Camp is a great place to make new friends and reconnect with those you only see at camp.


The 2017 Junior Camp will begin with check in Sunday late afternoon or evening (timing will be communicated spring 2017), June 4 and run to the end of Department Junior Convention Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Christian Conference Center in Newton.  This camp is for Junior Auxiliary members ages 8 to 18.  Encourage your eligible Juniors to attend.


Camp fee is $125.00 due to Department office by April 1, 2017.  This fee includes the camp T-shirt.  Late forms and fees may cause a Junior to miss out on attending camp or getting a T-shirt. NO refunds after April 30, 2017 and a refund request MUST be on the correct form found online at


Help Wanted:  Senior Auxiliary members – get fired up!  Junior Camp is a great way to mentor and be inspired by our Junior members.   Please consider being a camp counselor.  


Online registration/forms for both campers and counselors will be available after the first of the year.  Camp registration is not complete until the camp fee is received by the Department office.  It would be GREAT to have campers from EVERY district at camp! 



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