No School Day camps premiere in 2019

On a day with no school, get the kids off the couch and send them to the Dickinson County Nature Center for our all new No School Day Camp.

Camps will be held 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 1 — a day off for Okoboji Elementary School — and March 18 — a day off for Spirit Lake Elementary School. Elementary-aged students from outside of these districts are also welcome to attend.

“We thought it would be a good way to engage students on their day off and reach out to the community,” said Bryanna Kuhlman, environmental education coordinator at the Dickinson County Nature Center.

Each camp will have the same format and will include outdoor activities, including snow-related games if the weather allows, as well as free play, crafts, time with live animal ambassadors and nature center explorations.

“It will be fun; I’m excited,” said naturalist Ashley Hansen. “It’s a fun way to explore the outdoor aspect of the nature center in a different season than when kids come to summer camp.”

Students will need to bring outdoor-appropriate clothing and a sack lunch, and snacks will also be provided.

No School Day Camps are a great opportunity for elementary-aged students to come to the Dickinson County Nature Center during the off-season. If students are unable to come to summer camp or want to see if they would like nature center summer camps, these one-day camps are the perfect programs to attend.

No School Day Camps cost $20, and registration is open on the event registration page beginning Jan. 14. Registration closes Feb. 27 for the March 1 camp and March 13 for the March 18 camp. Each camp is limited to 20 students, so make sure to register early.

For more information on camp or other Dickinson County Nature Center programming, visit our website or call 712-336-6352. You can also keep up on the latest happenings on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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