The Henry County Conservation Department will offer summer youth programs - learn all about them here!

  Youth Programs/Camps


CLICK HERE FOR At the Park ACTIVITIES for all ages


To see all events or to register online, go to

Summer Youth Programs 2019 TBA

 To pre-register for any of these programs, go to  Registration is online only- do not mail in a registration form and check. Activities will be available on a first-come, first-served basis so register early- camps fill quickly. Online registration will open the first business day in April.

Please read the following before registering:

      Online preregistration is required along with any associated fees at least one week prior to program. Registration will close at 11 a.m. on that program's deadline date.

      All programs will begin and end at the Oakland Mills Nature Center unless otherwise noted in that program description.

      All children who are under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult, as do all children requiring one-on-one aids while in school. An adult is any person age 18 years and older.

      It is the responsibility of the parent to read and adhere to age restrictions for each individual program as some of them may be a bit advanced for younger children. In the event the age guidelines are not followed, a parent may be asked to stay or the child may be dismissed from the activity with no refund.

      It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform conservation staff of allergies prior to the event.

      By registering for these programs, I hereby give permission for medical professionals to provide emergency services to my child(ren) if necessary and agree to hold the Henry County Conservation Board and Department, staff, and their volunteers harmless of any said illness, injury, or disease.

      By registering for these programs, I further understand and agree that my child(ren) will abide by the general rules of conduct and that violations may result in denial of future privileges, a forfeiture of fees, and immediate removal from the program activities.

      By registering for these programs, I also give permission for my child to be photographed by Henry County Conservation staff or media to be used for promotional purposes in all media outlets.

      No refunds once registrations have been completed unless the program is canceled by the conservation staff. All programs must have at least 10 registered participants to be held. Check for cancellations at

      Activities will be held rain or shine. Dress accordingly. Avoid wearing sandals or flip flops.

 Canoe Consent Form:

Environmental Education

The Henry County Conservation Department has two Naturalists available for your organization, group, or classroom. Call for an appointment. Programs given at Oakland Mills Nature Center, in school classrooms, or at other facilities. We have a constellation board in the Oakland Mills Nature Center Environmental Education Classroom ceiling, a bird viewing area on-site, and live raptors for presentations!

Office: 319-986-5067

Cari Nicely, Naturalist


Danika Cox, Assistant Naturalist 


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