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Into the Wild Outdoor Adventure

Attention

Registration for this camp is now FULL. Please feel free to add your name to the waiting list.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 to Thursday, June 27, 2024
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Arrowhead Park
29357 310th Street
Neola, Iowa 51559

Ages
Entering 7th, 8th and 9th Grade

Cost
$100

Older students are beckoned to answer the call of the wild and take their outdoor skills to the next level during this three-day outdoor adventure which includes a canoe trip on the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail (water level dependent) & an overnight campout at Botna Bend Park, June 25th - June 27th. 

Participants arrive at Arrowhead at 8:00 a.m. for a day building canoeing skills & learning water safety. Our second day will start out at 8:00 a.m. at the Eddington Memorial Park in Avoca (location subject to change) where we will embark on a canoeing adventure down the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail to our overnight camp out location at Botna Bend park. Parents can pick up their campers at 11:00 a.m. at Botna Bend Park the next day (location subject to change).

Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

  • What: Into the Wild is designed for unaccompanied campers entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade (students ages 12 to 14).
  • Where: The camp will be held at Arrowhead Park in Neola, IA and Botna Bend Park in Hancock, IA.
  • When: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25th and 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 26th through 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 27th.
  • Pricing: The cost for this three-day camp is $100.00 per camper and includes both days of activities, supplies, & overnight camping needs.
  • Camps may be attended by students in the listed grades only. No additional students or parents, please.
  • Please note: Canoeing down the river is water-level dependent and the overnight stay is weather-permitting.
  • Campers will need to provide:
    • A sack lunch for the first and second day of camp (two lunches total)
    • A refillable water bottle
    • Sunblock
    • Insect repellent
    • For the overnight stay: a sleeping bag and change of clothes.
  • Recommended clothing includes a hat, sunglasses, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. 
  • Tents, outdoor gear & meals during the overnight stay will be provided. 

Friday, June 28th will be a backup rain date.

 

About 2024 Summer Nature Camps:

Join us in the great outdoors during Pottawattamie Conservation's 2024 Summer Nature Camps! Camps are offered for youth Pre-K through 9th Grade and are designed to get kids outside exploring, building new skills, and having fun all while cultivating a healthy connection to the natural world.

2024 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that processing fees will not be refunded. 

  • 14 Days (or More) Notice - 50% Refund
  • 13 to 8 Days Notice - 25% Refund
  • 7 Days or Less Notice - 0% Refund

To cancel your camp registration please call 712-545-3283 extension 1189 or email environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov.

*Camps with less than 10 registered campers may be canceled at the discretion of Pottawattamie Conservation. Camps canceled by Pottawattamie Conservation will be refunded 100%, including the processing fee.

Registration confirmation and event details, including important updates in the event of weather or other circumstances, will be sent to the email address entered when registering. Make sure to check junk/spam folders. Pottawattamie Conservation is not responsible for missed emails.

2024 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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