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


  Youth Programs/Camps

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Summer Youth Programs 2019

 To pre-register for any of these programs, go to https://www.mycountyparks.com.  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:

·      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 or Facebook, Henry County Conservation Dept.

·      No charge for adults who attend with their child.

·      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.

·      Note age requirements per program and all children requiring one-on-one aids while in school need adult accompaniment. 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.

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

June 12th 10-10:30 a.m. BEGINNING TO LOVE BUGS, Session 1– Did you know bugs appeared before dinosaurs? Live insects. Also, we will use bug nets to search for land insects. For ages 3-5 only and must attend with an adult. Limit 10. $6 per child.

June 12th 1-3:00 p.m. BEGINNING TO LOVE BUGS, Session 2– Did you know bugs appeared before dinosaurs? Live insects. We will use bug nets for land insects then head to the pond to search for aquatic insects. Bring rubber boots or closed-toed shoes that can get wet/muddy. Must be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24. $6 per child.  

June 14th 10-10:30 a.m. ROCKING WITH REPTILES, Session 1– Reptiles appeared about 300 million years ago! Learn about reptiles and their characteristics. Features live reptiles. For ages 3-5 only and must attend with an adult. Limit 10. $6 per child.

June 14th 1-3:00 p.m. ROCKING WITH REPTILES, Session 2– Reptiles appeared about 300 million years ago! Learn about reptiles and their characteristics. Features live reptiles. Must be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24. $6 per child. 

June 17th 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OFF THE HOOK, Session 1 OR 1-3:00 p.m. OFF THE HOOK, Session 2– Fish appeared during the Paleozoic Era- yes, before dinosaurs. Let’s go fishing and study these creatures! All equipment and bait provided. Wear clothes that can get dirty and sturdy shoes that can get wet. Must be 8 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 15. $6 per child. Note: There are two identical sessions. When registering, be sure of your time. 

June 19th 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. A WHOLE NEW WORLD, Session 1 OR 1-3:00 p.m. A WHOLE NEW WORLD, Session 2– Plants appeared about 450 million years ago and we will see how cool they are today. Must be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24. $6 per child. Note: There are two identical sessions. When registering, be sure of your time. 

June 21st 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. DINOTOPIA, Session 1 OR 1-3:00 p.m. DINOTOPIA, Session 2– Finally- dinosaurs! Follow clues on a trail to find various dinosaurs. 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 per child. Note: There are two identical sessions. When registering, be sure of your time. 

June 24th 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Ruffle Your FeATHERS, Session 1 OR 1-3:00 p.m. Ruffle Your FeATHERS, Session 2– Truths and myths about birds and dinosaurs. Live raptor. Must be 7 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 24. $6 per child. Note: There are two identical sessions. When registering, be sure of your time. 

June 26th 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Digging fossils– Fossils, fossil fuels, and even recycling activities. Bring your lunch. Must be 8 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 15. $15 per child.  

June 28th 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Dinos last day– Extinction and what it means- yesterday and today. Exotic animal artifacts. Bring your lunch. Must be 8 years of age or older to attend without an adult. Limit 15. $15 per child.  

July 1st-2nd 7 p.m.-10:00 a.m. Camp C.a.N.– LAND BEFORE TIME– Stay in a tent. Paddle a canoe. Charcoal drawings. Survival skills. 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 closed-toed 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 per child. Need canoe consent form signed by a parent. Print and bring with you to camp. 

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

July 8th-9th 7 p.m
.-10:00 a.m. (boys only) Camp C.a.N.– Out of bedrock OR July 11th-12th  7 p.m.-10 a.m. (GIRLS only) Camp C.a.N.– Out of bedrock– Sleep in a cabin. Team building and competitions. Eat supper before you come. A snack and breakfast is included. Bring your sleeping bag and pillow. Child must be able to sleep overnight upstairs in the loft of a cabin with their peers and an adult downstairs. Must be 9 years of age or older. Limit 12 per session. Be sure to click the correct registration according to your child’s gender- there are two identical camps. $26 per child.


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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