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Summer Camps

Registration for our 2021 Summer Nature Camp Series will open Monday, March 1st, 2021.

Our Environmental Education team is hard at work planning another summer of fun. Registration for these amazing camps will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1st so mark your calendars.

Don't forget, Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation members will receive early registration benefits as a thank you for your support. Summer camp registration for all PCF members will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22nd! Purchase your membership at any Pottawattamie Conservation park or online at www.pottawattamieconservationfoundation.com

2021 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 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center. Cost is $15 per camper, per day & you may register for for as many Wildlings camps as you like.  

Rockin' Reptiles: Monday, August 2nd
Magnificent Mammals: Tuesday, August 3rd
Awesome Amphibians: Wednesday, August 4th
Impressive Insects: Thursday, August 5th
Brilliant Birds: Friday, August 6th

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 twice at two locations. 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 15th through 17th
Wild Ones at Arrowhead Park: July 13th - 15th

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 twice at two locations. 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 22nd - 24th
Wild Seekers at Arrowhead Park: July 20th - 22nd

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 twice at two locations. 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 29th - July 1st
Wild Wanderers at Arrowhead Park: July 27th - 29th

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: July 6th - 8th

 

 

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