Dubuque County Conservation - 2019 Summer Camps

Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Peosta, IA at Swiss Valley Nature Center


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Dubuque County Conservation - 2019 Summer Camps

Toddling Into Nature (Ages 3-4): Paw Patrol
Session1: June 4-5 (T-W), 9:00am-11:00am - FULL
Session 2: July 31-August1 (W-Th), 9:00am-11:00am - FULL
Pack up your “pup pack” and let’s have some outdoor adventures. Explore, complete missions and have fun! No job is too big, no kid is too small! Snack is provided. Cost: $10


Sapling Camp (Ages 5-6): The Scoop on Poop
Session 1: June 11-12 (T-W), 9:00am-12:00pm-FULL
Session 2: June 13-14 (Th-F), 9:00am-12:00pm
It’s a fact of life, everything poops! We will learn all about how to identify an animal by the scat they leave behind. Explore this smelly topic and get the whole scoop on poop. Cost: $15

Maple Camp (Ages 7-9): Viking Camp
Session 1: June 18-20 (T-Th), 9:00am-2:00pm - FULL
Session 2: June 25-27 (T-Th), 9:00am-2:00pm - FULL
Live life the Viking way! Explore Viking folklore and have your very own Viking adventures. Please pack a lunch. Cost: $25

Oak Camp (Ages 10-12): Caving
Session 1: July 9-11 (T-Th), 9:00am-2:00pm--FULL
Session 2: July 15-17 (M-W), 9:00am-2:00pm-FULL
Grab your flashlights and let’s explore some of Northeast Iowa’s caves! Learn about how caves form, different cave formations and what lives in caves. We will visit various locations, to be determined. Please pack a lunch. Cost: $30

Wet & Wild (Ages 10-14)
Session 1: June 20-21 (Th-F), 8:00am-2:00pm - FULL
Session 2: July 18-19 (Th-F), 8:00am-2:00pm - FULL
Get ready to get soaked! We will try out various water sports including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Please pack a lunch. Cost: $60

Park Explorers (Ages 10-14)
July 23-25 (T-Th), 8:00am-3:00pm
Get ready for action packed days of exploring parks in the Driftless Region. Destinations and activities to be determined by trip leaders. Participants will receive a detailed itinerary prior to camp. Please pack a lunch. Cost: $125

Adventures at Swiss (Ages 7-12):
Session 1: July 3 (W), 9:00am-2:00pm
Session 2: August 6 (T), 9:00am-2:00pm--FULL
There is so much to explore in the Swiss Valley Nature Preserve. We will lift up logs, peek under rocks in the creek, and use binoculars to get an up close look at all the life that calls Swiss Valley home. Please pack a lunch. Cost: $15

Adventures at Heritage (Ages 10-14):
June 14 (F) 9:00am-2:00pm - FULL
Spend the day exploring at Heritage Trail. We will bike, kayak, and much more. Please pack a lunch and bring your own bike and helmet. Cost: $15

Partnering with:
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Extension and Outreach

  • Ready to Navigate (Ages 9-14): FULL
    July 2 (T), 9:00am-3:00pm
    Learn all about navigating outdoors. You will learn how to use a compass and GPS unit for geocaching. Please pack a lunch. Cost: $15
  • Pioneer Camp (Ages 10-12)
    August 12-14 (M-W), 9:00am-2:00pm
    Discover what the life of a pioneer kid was like! Learn pioneer skills and play pioneer games. Cost: $30

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