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


  Youth Programs/Camps

Tadpoles

CLICK HERE FOR At the Park ACTIVITIES for all ages


CLICK HERE FOR PARENTAL CANOEING CONSENT FORM

To see all events or to register online, go to mycountyparks.com.

Summer Youth Programs 2018

SUPERHERO SUMMER

 To pre-register for any of these programs, go to https://www.mycountyparks.com. Checks will no longer be accepted as a form of payment. Registration is online only- do not mail in a registration form. 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.

·      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 http://www.henrycountyconservation.com/programs.htm.

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

All camps will have background information about each superhero (and possibly their villain) to show the relationship with that day’s activities.

June 13th 1-3 p.m. HAWKEYE Want to know about hawks or other birds of prey? This program will feature live raptors. Must be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. No limit to number of participants. FREE but must pre-register. Note: This program is not limited to children.

June 15th 1-3 p.m. GREEN ARROW Atlatl throwing and archery skills are this camp’s focus. Must be 8 years of age or older to attend. Limit 12. $6.00 per child.

June 18th 10 a.m.-12 p.m. THOR Let’s learn about the weather- including thunder and lightning- through science experiments! Must be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24. $6.00 per child.

June 20th 10 a.m.-12 p.m. FLASH VS CAPTAIN COLD What animals have fast metabolisms? How do animals achieve speed in short distances? Ice in June? Live raptor will be featured. Must be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24. $6.00 per child.

June 22nd 10 a.m.-12 p.m. INCREDIBLE HULK Dr. Banner was a scientist- you can be one, too! Go at your own pace through various science experiments. Younger children will need an adult to help read and follow directions. Must be 9 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24. $6.00 per child.

June 25th 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Spiderman and Black Widow Truths and myths about spiders. Catch villains with your “web.” Must be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24. $6.00 per child.

June 27th 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Antman and Wasp Learn about bugs! We will use bug nets for land insects then head to the pond to search for aquatic insects. Bring rubber boots or shoes that can get wet/muddy. NO sandals or crocs. Must be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24.  $6.00 per child.

June 28-29th 7 p.m.-10 a.m. Camp C.a.N.Batman vs BatgirlStay in the cabins and learn about creatures of the night! I CAN stay overnight in the loft of a cabin. I CAN bait bats and look for moths. Eat supper before you come. A snack and breakfast is included. Sleeping arrangements will be divided by cabin according to gender. Bring your sleeping bag and pillow. Child must be able to sleep overnight upstairs in the loft of a cabin with their peers with an adult downstairs. Must be 9 years of age or older. Limit 6 boys and 6 girls. Be sure to click the correct registration according to your child’s gender. $26.00 per child.

July 2nd 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aquaman Canoeing, fishing, ocean life, and water guns- we will do it all! Bring your lunch, swimsuit, towel, and sturdy shoes that can get wet. Must be 8 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 15. $12.00 per child. Need canoe consent form signed by a parent. Print and bring with you to camp.

July 9th 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Beastboy Haunted places in Iowa? Mythical monsters in Iowa/ YES! Must    be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. No limit to number of participants. FREE but must pre-register. Note: This program is not limited to children and it is NOT for the faint of heart. Please note this is about monsters and scary places in Iowa.

July 11th 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Defeat the Legion of Doom Use a GPS and follow clues on a trail to find and fight bad guys. Handheld GPS unit will be provided. Must be 9 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24. $6.00 per child.

July 12-13th 7 p.m.-10 a.m. Camp C.a.N.Superman vs Wonder Woman Team building and competitions. I CAN stay overnight in a tent. I CAN paddle a canoe. Eat supper before you come. A snack and breakfast is included. Sleeping arrangements will be divided according to gender. Bring a swim suit, extra pair of sturdy shoes that can get wet, towel, sleeping bag, and pillow. Child must be able to sleep overnight in a tent with their peers with an adult nearby, but not in the same tent. Must be 9 years of age or older. Limit 12. $26.00 per child. Need canoe consent form signed by a parent. Print and bring with you to camp.

 Canoe Consent Form: http://www.henrycountyconservation.com


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

E-mail: cnicely@henrycountyconservation.com

Danika Cox, Assistant Naturalist

E-mail:dcox@henrycountyconservation.com 

 
 
             

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