Camp Courageous of Iowa is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. Campers with mental and physical disabilities, head injuries, hearing or visual impairments, autism and other special needs are served.

Working with adults with disabilities is often a very real challenge. Campers may need help with personal care including feeding, dressing, and toileting. Some campers exhibit behavior problems.  Patience, energy, good judgment and enthusiasm are important attributes for a position at Camp Courageous.  The hours are long.  An unselfish attitude and an emphasis on teamwork are needed. Staff members are expected to put the campers' needs before their own. If you possess these skills, consider applying for a position.

Volunteer positions, internships, and paid positions are available.

Paid counselors and activity specialists receive the best camp employment package around. Room and board are provided which includes an air-conditioned staff dormitory affording separate living quarters from the campers.  Staff share cabin duty on a rotating basis.  Other benefits include a restricted medical plan for seasonal staff and health insurance for year-round Program Specialists.

Year-round positions begin the first day of the fall season and require at least a one-year commitment.  Candidates for year-round positions must have previous experience with individuals with disabilities. Seasonal positions are for one or more season. Feel free to apply on line by accessing our website at

ALL CAMPERS IN THE FALL ARE ADULTS. Dates in the fall are August 19 to November 25, 2009. This includes staff training. Weekly sessions are from Monday through Friday. Positions include Counselors & Activity Specialists. Non-tobacco users please.

For more information on volunteering contact Shannon Poe by email at or call 319-465-5916, ext 2320. For more information on program employment contact Jeanne Muellerleile by e-mail at or call 319-465-5916, ext 2300. Camp Courageous is located at 12007 190th Street, PO Box 418, Monticello, IA 52310-0418.

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