ALERT: Full hookup sites now available at Arrowhead Park, Botna Bend Park, and Hitchcock Nature Center for $30 per night.
ALERT: Closure of L-55 Bridge over I-80 (exit 23) to Arrowhead Park scheduled for July 1st. May be closed through early August.

Wildlings Camp | Morning (All Week Sign Up)

Attention

Registration for this camp is now FULL. Thank you to everyone who signed up! Please note: Wildlings camps are designed for unaccompanied campers to encourage young learners to try new things, explore their independence, and connect with the natural world. Questions? Give our Environmental Education team a ring at 712-242-1189.

Monday, July 29, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024
9:00am to 11:00am Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

Ages
Ages 3 to 5

Cost
$50

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 29th.
  • 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 29th through Friday, August 2nd.
  • 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.     

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  • Monday, July 29th: 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, July 30th: 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, July 31st: 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 1st: 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 2nd: 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.

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About 2024 Summer Nature Camps:

Join us in the great outdoors during Pottawattamie Conservation's Summer Nature Camps! Camps are offered for youth Pre-K through 9th Grade. Camps 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.

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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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