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 2, 2022 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. Parents or relatives may register campers.
*Due to the popularity and limited space in our camps, children may only attend each camp one time.

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*

2022 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.*

CRICKET CAMP (2 sessions):
Ages 4-5
Session I: June 13-17
Session II: June 20-24
Cost: $45
Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:30 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 mainly outdoors, masks are welcome but not required.

DISCOVERY CAMP:
Ages 6-7
June 27-July 1
Cost: $70
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This camp is themed around habitats and areas of scientific studies or “ologies”. Children will learn about Woodlands, Prairie, Wetlands/Ponds, and Lakes, and Backyards as habitats. They will also learn about scatology, arachnology, micro/macro biology, paleontology, and cryptology. Each day will include LOTS of hiking along with some journaling, nature art, games, science, and story time.
*Covid-19 precautions: Camps will be held mainly outdoors, masks are welcome but not required.

KESTREL CAMP:
Ages 8-9
July 11-15
Cost: $70
Monday-Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m. Friday
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, crafts and hiking!
*Covid-19 precautions: Camps will be held mainly outdoors, masks welcome but not required.

CHALLENGE CAMP:
Ages 10-12
July 18-22
Cost: $70
Monday-Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. Friday
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 mainly outdoors, masks are welcome but not required.

 

Scholarship applications are available upon request through the Friends of Warren County Conservation. Contact the WCCB office at (515) 961-6169 for more information.