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Summer Camps

Registration for our 2022 Summer Nature Camp Series is now open for members! General registration opens February 1st.

Our Environmental Education team has been hard at work planning another summer of fun & we are excited to see you all at the parks this summer. Registration for these amazing camps is now open for members. For information on becoming a member, click HERE. General registration opens on February 1st. Check out our full list of camps below.

 

2022 Summer Nature Camps

 

Wildlings Camp - For Students Age 3 to 5 

Our youngest learners will get to know the animals that call southwest Iowa home. With a new animal focus, each day campers are sure to learn a lot about the natural world around them. All Wildlings camps are for unaccompanied children and will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center. Cost is $15 per camper, per day. Register for one, a few, or all.  A $15 discount is offered for registering for the full week.

Wildlings Full Week: August 1st through August 5th

Brilliant Birds: Monday, August 1st
Impressive Insects: Tuesday, August 2nd
Awesome Amphibians: Wednesday, August 3rd
Magnificent Mammals: Thursday, August 4th
Rockin' Reptiles: Friday, August 5th

 

Wild Ones - For Students Entering 1st & 2nd Grade (Age 6 to 7)

Our 1st & 2nd-grade learners will walk on the wild side during this immersive camp experience packed full of fort building, hiking, outdoor games, nature crafts, & more. Wild Ones is a three-day camp & is offered at Hitchcock Nature Center and Arrowhead Park. Camp will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day & campers are welcome to attend both camps. Cost is $75 per camper, per camp. 

Wild Ones at Hitchcock Nature Center: June 7th through 9th
Wild Ones at Arrowhead Park: July 12th - 14th

 

Wild Seekers - For Students Entering 3rd & 4th Grade (age 8 to 9)

Students entering 3rd & 4th Grade will discover news skills & explore the wild side of Iowa during this hands-on camp. Campers will enjoy beginning archery lessons, shelter building challenges, hiking, plant & animal identification, & nature crafts. Wild Seekers is a three-day camp & is offered at Hitchcock Nature Center and Arrowhead Park. Camp will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day & campers are welcome to attend both camps. Cost is $75 per camper, per camp. 

Wild Seekers at Hitchcock Nature Center: June 14th - 16th
Wild Seekers at Arrowhead Park: July 19th - 21st

 

Wild Wanderers - For Students Entering 5th & 6th Grade (age 10 to 11)

Students entering 5th & 6th grade will continue growing their outdoor survival skills through archery lessons, advanced shelter building, & fire building during this hands-on camp. Wild Wanderers is a three-day camp & is offered at Hitchcock Nature Center and Arrowhead Park. Camp will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day & campers are welcome to attend both camps. Cost is $75 per camper, per camp. 

Wild Wanderers at Hitchcock Nature Center: June 21st - June 23rd
Wild Wanderers at Arrowhead Park: July 26th - 28th

 

Into the Wild - For Students Entering 7th, 8th, & 9th Grade (age 12 to 14)

Older students will put their outdoor skills to use during this three-day outdoor adventure which includes a canoe trip on the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail & an overnight campout at Botna Bend Park.  This three day event begins with a refresher course on canoe skills and water safety at Arrowhead Park from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & follows up the next day as we set off on our overnight adventure. Cost is $100 per student.

Into the Wild at Arrowhead Park & Botna Bend Park: June 28th - 30th

 

Questions about summer camp that we didn't manage to answer online for you? Give us a call at 712-545-3283 extension 1189 or email us at environmentaleducation@pottcounty-ia.gov

 

 

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