Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center
Day Use Event Space or Overnight Retreat Center
About Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center
We specialize in hosting nonprofit groups between 10-200 people at Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center. This site has been enjoyed by the Iowa 4-H Center for years and is now available to nonprofits for day use or overnight stays.
Home to deer, wild turkey, raccoons, migratory waterfowl, and birds, this area is a haven to many wild species. With over 1100 acres of woodlands, meadows, creeks, ponds and wetlands in the heart of Iowa's scenic Des Moines River Valley, your group will tune into nature and leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind.
The extensive trail system boasts 23 miles of trails to explore through the forest and along the Des Moines River during your stay.
We want to encourage groups of all types to book space and take advantage of all the amenities offered (see list below).
Please call us at (800) 678-5102 for availability, detailed site information, or to make a reservation. For a free tour, schedule directly with the site director at (515) 230-7261.
We look forward to making your experience possible!
"The staff was excellent, they helped us start a fire, start a car and unlock a door! We really appreciated it!"
— Robert K.
"Amazing! It was a pleasure…we appreciated the Site Director going the extra mile to make our stay great!"
— Michelle S., 4-H Connect Planning Team
"The reservations staff was very courteous and informative!"
"How was the facility? EXCELLENT!"
— East High School Girls Basketball Team
"Our group was well cared for."
— 4-H Cultural Conversations
"The facility was very clean and nice."
— 4-H Senior Ski Trip
Meal Service - Homemade cafeteria or buffet-style meals are available for all groups, served in the dining hall or on the outside patio by our friendly staff. The large kitchen and dining hall are equipped with all necessary equipment for cooking and serving. A screened picnic area with BBQ accommodates up to 200 guests. The minimum for food service is 16 guests. Menu.
Do Your Own Cooking - Each village and the lodge feature kitchens with stoves and refrigerators, and are equipped for guests to cook their own meals if they prefer.
Hickory Village - 7 cabins that sleep 10 each for a total of 70 beds, plus main lodge with large meeting room, kitchen, and bathrooms. Minimum of 16 guests for rental.
Oak Village & Twin Oak - Sleeps up to 36 guests in two buildings. The main lodge has 4 bedrooms that sleep 16, plus 2 bathrooms, large meeting room with fireplace, and kitchen. Twin Oak, has 2 sleeping rooms with 10 beds and a bathroom in each room. Minimum of 16 guests for rental.
Elm Village - Sleeping capacity of 96 in 3 buildings. The main lodge has 2 sleeping rooms that sleep 16 each and 2 bathrooms, plus kitchen and large room with a pull-down projection screen. Minimum of 16 guests for rental.
Maple Village (currently closed)
Birch Village (currently closed)
areas for your groups
Each village has a meeting space with furniture and a small kitchen. The buildings, meeting, and sitting rooms allow for indoor and outdoor meeting space in a relaxing environment. Each kitchen is large enough to allow groups to do their own cooking. A few of the lodging areas have a smaller meeting area in addition to the larger meeting space. Elm Lodge is unique in that geothermal energy from underground is used for heating and cooling the building. In addition, the camp features the following program spaces for all guests to use:
Pinecone Amphitheater, seats up to 200
Campfire Circles & Large Fire Rings
Outdoor Seating/Meeting Areas
Multiple Inspiration Points
Basketball and volleyball courts
Several very large recreation fields, with soccer goals
A par course
Swimming Pool (New in 2019!)
Native American Earth Mounds - Archeological
Climbing tower, low ropes course, zip line, and archery range may be available for use at an additional charge.
Positive life experiences are waiting.
Let our friendly reservations staff answer your questions and book your group!
Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center
Reservations: (800) 678-5102
Address: 1991 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA 50156
Coming to camp? We recommend visitors use our tried and true printable driving directions listed below in the site documents.
On-Site Office: (515) 795-3338 | On-Site Cell: (515) 230-7261
To schedule a tour of Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center, please call the site director.
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