NNqLKlM5N0R9LIsFA8xeTRbJVBhy6V2I1bRjxzYf28oNaturalists 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.

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:
-Parent’s Name
-Camper’s Name
-Address
-Phone Number
-E-mail
-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

*Please note that there are some changes from past years to  accommodate Covid-19 precautions. Camps are subject to change due to Covid-19.*

**Campers that received camp packs for 2020 will not be eligible to attend the same camp in 2021.**

CRICKET CAMP (2 sessions):
Ages 4-5
Session I: June 7-11
Session II: June  14-18
Cost: $45
Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.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, and story time.
*Covid-19 precautions: Camps will be held outdoors, masks are required, and temperatures will be taken at the door and temperatures above 100˚F will be sent home. We will not provide a snack this year. Hand sanitizer will be used before and after lessons that involve touching items. We will not have a graduation picnic this year, but will have a 5th day of normal camp instead.

DISCOVERY CAMP:
Ages 6-7
June 21-24
Cost: $70
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 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.
*Covid-19 precautions: Camps will be held outdoors, masks are required, and temperatures will be taken at the door and temperatures above 100˚F will be sent home. We will not provide a snack this year. Hand sanitizer will be used before and after lessons that involve touching items. We will not have a graduation picnic this year, camp will be 4 days long.

KESTREL CAMP:
Ages 8-9
July 12-15
Cost: $70
Monday-Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.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!
*Covid-19 precautions: Camps will be held outdoors, masks are required, and temperatures will be taken at the door and temperatures above 100˚F will be sent home. Hand sanitizer will be used before and after lessons that involve touching items. We will not have a sleepover or graduation picnic this year, camp will be 4 days long. We ask that you send a sack dinner for the Thursday evening camp.

CHALLENGE CAMP:
Ages 10-12
July 19-22
Cost: $70
Monday-Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This camp is themed around an outdoor challenge/survival theme. We will learn about fishing, knot tying, orienteering, and canoeing. Each day will include games and hiking.
*Covid-19 precautions: Camps will be held outdoors, masks are required, and temperatures will be taken at the door and temperatures above 100˚F will be sent home. Hand sanitizer will be used before and after lessons that involve touching items. We will not have a sleepover or graduation picnic this year, camp will be 4 days long. We ask that you send a sack dinner for the Thursday evening camp.

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.