Monday, July 31, 2023 to Friday, August 4, 2023
9:00am to 11:00am Add to Calendar
Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542
Ages 3 to 5
Wildlings Camp is a great way to introduce your child to the wonders of the outdoors. This option is for families who would like to sign up their child for all five morning Wildlings sessions. Session details can be found at the bottom of this page.
Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.
- What: Wildings Camp is designed for unaccompanied campers who are ages 3 to 5. This camp option will sign your child up for all five morning camp options the week of July 31st.
- Where: Camps will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, IA
- When: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 4th.
- Pricing: The cost for this camp is $50 per camper and includes park admission, snacks, and camp materials for each day.
- Camps may be attended by students who are ages 3 to 5.
- We request campers bring a refillable water bottle, and have sunblock and insect repellent applied beforehand.
- Monday, July 31st: Brilliant Birds Why are some birds so colorful? Do all birds build nests? How do they fly so high? Campers will answer all these questions and more as they learn to use binoculars, climb our observation tower for a bird's eye view, learn about wings, and even meet a live bird friend
- Tuesday, August 1st: Impressive Insects Did you know butterflies taste with their feet? Or that most flowers cannot make seeds without help from insects. Insects are fascinating and have so many neat adaptations to learn about. Go on an insect safari and see what insects live in the forests and prairies. Discover their secrets and learn more about these tiny creatures that share our world.
- Wednesday, August 2nd: Awesome Amphibians How far can a frog jump? Learn the answer and much more as we learn more about frogs and other amphibians. Meet live frogs and have a "hopping" good time with hands-on activities and a froggy craft.
- Thursday, August 3rd: Magnificent Mammals Our furry friends the cottontail rabbit, whitetail deer, raccoon, fox, and more take center stage at this camp. Touch and feel animal furs, head out on a hike to spot animal tracks and learn about some of the furry friends that make Hitchcock Nature Center their home.
- Friday, August 4th: Rockin' Reptiles Why do snakes stick out their tongues? How do snakes move without legs? What other reptiles make Iowa their home? Join us for this hands-on camp and find out! Campers will get to meet a local snake and learn all about reptile adaptations through hands-on activities.
About 2023 Summer Nature Camps:
Join us for a summer of fun during Pottawattamie Conservation's Summer Nature Camps! Camps are offered for youth Pre-K through 9th Grade with a focus on fostering an understanding and appreciation of Iowa's unique environment. Campers will experience traditional summer camp games, outdoor adventures, and skill-building activities during these immersive, hands-on camps. 2023 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.
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.