Openings still available for conservation day camps
The Washington County Conservation Board has several openings yet for its summer day camp program. The nature camps are designed around the natural world at Marr Park. Activities include hikes, games, crafts, fishing, exploration, and a daily snack.
All camps are limited to 12 students, and run from 9 a.m. till noon, Monday through Friday, except for Tadpole Camp. There is a fee to attend.
The following camps are available for 2014:
Dragonfly Camp, Aug. 4-8, is open for students entering first and second grades. This is a new session, and the focus is on the different animal groups.
Kestrel Camp, July 21-25, is open for students entering third and fourth grades. This summer, campers “will work ourselves up the food chain to become Top Predator.”
Mink Camp, July 28 – Aug. 1, is open for students entering fifth through seventh grades. This camp will focus on how to use nature skills to survive a zombie attack. It includes regular camp activities, plus canoeing, survival, and more.
Tadpole Camp, July 1-3, is open for 4- and 5-year-olds who have yet to start kindergarten. The camp runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m., is limited to eight students, and costs $15.
Pre-registration is required for these camps. Registration must be received by the Thursday prior to the camp start date. Payment is required for registration.
For those in need of financial assistance, scholarships are available courtesy of the Washington Noon Kiwanis.
For more information on these programs, to receive a registration form, or to learn about scholarships, please call the naturalist, Pam Holz, at 319-657-2400, e-mail <email@example.com> or stop by the Conservation Center at Marr Park during open hours.