As a kid growing up in Cascade, Iowa, I can remember attending this annual breakfast.  The folks were always friendly and the food was great.  If you've never been to Camp Courageous,  this Sunday would be a great day to stop by.


The Annual Camp Courageous Pancake Breakfast and Open House will be held Sunday, September 25th from 8:00 AM to Noon in Camp's main lodge. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the Camp's facilities and recent updates, as well as enjoy a hot breakfast of pancakes, pork sausage, coffee, juice, and milk. Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with all proceeds going to Camp Courageous.

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During the Camp Courageous open house guests will be able to enjoy live music by the Vintage Jammers performing in the Sill Barn starting at 9:30 AM. Tours of the grounds, train rides, bounce house, and Zipline (open during the entire breakfast) will be available for all to enjoy. Fruitcakes and camp apparel will be available for purchase in the main lodge. The 1971 VW Bus that is being raffled as part of the Camp's 50th anniversary will be on display.

This year, a ribbon cutting and dedication at the new Macek-Papke Multipurpose Field will follow the breakfast at 12:30 PM. Visitors can watch the ribbon cutting and then watch campers enjoy games on the various fields.

Camp Courageous is located five miles southeast of Monticello off Highway 38 and 151-Exit 65. For more information about the Pancake Breakfast call 319-465-5916.

Camp Courageous is a year-round respite and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities. Camp is run primarily on donations, with no formal sponsorship, government assistance, or paid fundraisers.

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