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Raised at Full Draw
Winterset, IA

July 17-20, 2021

Age 12 – 17

Cost – $250 per camper

The Iowa camp is hosted in the rollings hills of southwestern Iowa, better known as “the land of the giants”. With lush agriculture lands and mature hardwood bottoms, the Iowa camp is a deer and turkey hunters dream come true place.

In this camp, we work extensively on treestand safety and the proper use of ground blinds, while focusing on whitetail deer and wild turkey hunting. We also cover in detail the art of finding your game after a shot, when and where to take that lethal shot.

Each of our RAFD camps are unique to the location where they are being taught. The Iowa camp is hosted in the rollings hills of southwestern Iowa, better known as “the land of the giants”. With lush agriculture lands and mature hardwood bottoms, the Iowa camp is a deer and turkey hunters dream come true place.

The 3-d course consists of a minimum of 20 targets varying in species from bears to bulls, carp to canine. The targets are strategically located to teach the best skill sets in hunting. Shooters will be faced with all sorts of situations, uphill, downhill, in cover and in the wide open, but always in an effective range for a quick clean kill. If your looking for the funnest hunting camp you have ever imagined, you are looking for Raised at Full Draw!

Raised Hunting partner Covered Bridges Winery
  • RMB Tire
  • Upinsmoke BBQ
  • Homefront Reality – Sarah Cowman

Raised At Full Draw offers partial assistance through our scholarship program to prospective campers with financial, spiritual and emotional need. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to attend camp. We would like to encourage you to reach out to your local ?critter club? or outdoor groups and see if they would sponsor the individual to attend. Some groups to contact may include, Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), Pheasants Forever, Whitetails Unlimited etc. Please fill out the registration form below to apply for a summer camp scholarship.

CAMP Address: 2548 Elderberry Ave , Winterset IA 50273

DIRECTIONS FROM WINTERSET At the 4-way stop (HWY 92 and HWY 169) on the west side of Winterset, travel west on Hwy 92 toward Greenfield (approximately 7 miles) until you intersect Deer Run Trail (Macksburg Hwy). Turn Left or (south) at that intersection, travel 3 miles to the intersection of Carriage Trail. Turn left (east) and travel 2 miles until you run right into camp.

DIRECTIONS FROM MACKSBURG Head North out of town on Deer Run Trail (Only paved road going north). Travel approximately 4.5 miles to Carriage Trail. Turn right (east) on Carriage Trail and travel 2 miles until you run right into camp.

Things to Bring (Proper Gear)

We look forward to having you at the Raised At Full Draw Camp this year! The following information will ensure that you will have everything you need at camp this year: ***LABEL ALL GEAR WITH FIRST AND LAST NAME!***

  • Medications (no glass please!) – these will need to be checked in with the camp nurse at check-in

  • Tent (with stakes and rain fly, for stormy conditions)

  • Sleeping bag and pad, pillow

  • Personal items: clothing, extra socks, etc. (enough for 4 days)

  • Warm jacket for mornings and evenings

  • Sturdy, CLOSED-TOED shoes for being outside

  • Rain gear

  • Towel and Bathing suit for showering

  • Toiletries

  • Camp chair

  • Insect repellant, Sunscreen, Lip balm

  • Flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries

Optional Items

  • Archery equipment (If your own bow is being brought, please have your accessories, finger tab or release, arrows with field points (no broad heads) and case)

  • Fishing gear (may not be available)

  • Compass

  • GPS unit

  • Daypack

  • Personal Game Calls

  • Camera


Please contact the RAFD if you do not have any of the items listed on the “what to bring” list of proper gear. We may be able to help you out, but we will need to know as soon as possible in order to accommodate.


All medication must be checked in with the camp nurse when campers arrive on Thursday. Please indicate any special instructions at that time. In certain cases, the camp nurse may be in contact with you prior to camp if the camper’s registration indicated that special accommodations may be needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the RAFD prior to camp.

Any camper with dietary restrictions that may need to bring their own food must check those items in at check in on Thursday. Those items will be stored securely in the kitchen area.


You can register online and mail in payment by completing the online registration, but if you would prefer complete paper registration please print the following documents and mail in with payment.


Raised At Full Draw
1221 E. Buchanan St
Winterset IA 50273


Check in will be from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. Campers should be sure to stop at the check-in table when they arrive at camp. All medications and special accommodations will be reviewed at this point. Parents are allowed and encouraged to stay and help their child set-up their tents and campsite (we want your child to feel comfortable).

All meals, drinks and snacks will be provided beginning with lunch on Thursday and concluding with lunch on Sunday. Campers can be picked up anytime after noon on Sunday. An awards ceremony and lunch will be provided at noon and parents are welcome and encouraged to join.


The rules of the RAFD camp are listed below


  • Electronics (video games, iPods, etc.) Cell phones will be allowed, but will be checked in at the beginning of camp, and checked out for limited use (to check in with folks) at specified times during camp.

  • Alcohol, tobacco, or drugs of any kind, Knives, Firearms, Short shorts, Low-cut or cropped tops

  • Outdoor showers are provided, even though enclosed, kids may feel more comfortable showering with a bathing suit on(this is the only place bathing suits will be permitted).

  • RAFD camp does not have a dress code, however, if we feel that clothing is inappropriate in any way, we may ask the clothing be changed, if the camper disagrees they can be asked to be excused from camp.


  • No bullying, name calling, or foul language.

  • Respect your peers, volunteers and property.

  • Use the buddy system. Stay in groups of at least 3 people.

  • No boys and girls in tents together.

  • No boys in the girls shower area, and vice versa.

  • No game calls (camp often provides things that make noise, ie. Turkey calls etc…) after lights out.

  • Lights out at 10:30 pm unless camp programs run later.

All campers are expected to behave in a respectful manner while at camp. If at any point a child has broken the camp rules or demonstrates unacceptable behavior, they may be sent home from camp. Please alert the RAFD staff and volunteers of any issues that may arise. We understand that kids may get homesick, but we will not allow phone calls to home except during specified times, or in case of an emergency. Volunteers will be available around the clock, if needed. Some of the key rules to be aware of are below:


  • Co-ed tents, making out

  • Fighting or harassment of any kind

  • Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use

  • For all other infractions volunteers are trained to discipline in a “three strikes” manner.

  • Strike 1: Volunteers will document the situation and talk to the camper. Inform them that what they did was wrong and why. In some cases, the camper may be asked to sit out of an activity for a period of time.

  • Strike 2: Again, the volunteer will document the incident. At this time, the camper and volunteer may draft a behavior agreement where they discuss the problem and list ways to correct the problem as well as the consequences of further misconduct. This document will be signed by both the camper and the volunteer.

  • Strike 3: The camper’s parents will be notified that the child must be picked up as soon as possible and not return to camp. We need to be very respectful of the land we are camping on, therefore we ask that campers clean up after themselves and after each other, primarily around their camping area


All cancellations must be made six weeks prior to the camp start date. Cancellations after six weeks will be considered donations to camp and are non-refundable. Emergency cancellations will be considered and reviewed on a case by case situation.

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