Naturalists lead an annual set of summer camps that allow children to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. The camps are a week-long experience in conservation and nature. Activities may include hiking & outdoor recreation, meeting live animals, story time, nature arts & crafts, picnics, and science activities. Kestrel and Challenge camps will also include an overnight with campfire cooking and a campout.
Parents may register children for camp beginning Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, come to the Annett Nature Center (15565 118th Ave Indianola, IA) or call us at (515) 961-6169 (no e-mail registrations will be accepted.) Our camp sessions fill up very quickly. Due to the popularity, and limited space in our camps, children may only attend each camp one time. Parents or relatives may register campers.
To Register, Have the Following Information Ready:
-Camper’s Age of First Day of Camp
-Camper’s Date of Birth
-Which camp camper is being registered for
*Day Camp fees are non-refundable*
2021 Day Camp Schedule
**TENTATIVE. SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19**
CRICKET CAMP (2 sessions):
Session I: June 7-11
Session II: June 14-18
Monday-Thursday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
*Must be 4 years old by first day of camp.
This camp is themed around “animal awareness”. Children will learn about insects, birds, pond life (amphibians and fish,) mammals, and reptiles. Each day will include nature art, games, hiking, songs, snacks, and story time.
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
This camp is themed around habitats and the principles of Leave No Trace. Children will learn about Woodlands, Prairie, Wetlands/Ponds, and Lakes. Each day will include LOTS of hiking along with some journaling, nature art, games and story time.
Thursday 3:00p.m.- Friday 8:00 a.m.
This camp is themed around early Iowans. We will learn about Native Americans, Pioneers on the Oregon Trail, Early Iowans in Nature and Primitive Cooking. Each day will include games, craft and hiking! Kestrel camp also includes an overnight from Thursday to Friday morning.
Monday-Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m. – Friday 8:00 a.m.
This camp is themed around an outdoor challenge/survival theme. We will learn about fishing, knot tying, orienteering, canoeing and campfire cooking. Each day will include games and hiking. Challenge camp also includes an overnight from Thursday to Friday morning.
Scholarship applications are available upon request through the Friends of Warren County Conservation, made possible by donations. Contact the WCCB office at (515) 961-6169 for more information.