Event Registration


  • June 12, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Phone: 7123366352

Learn the basics of kayaking from a certified instructor. Master entering and exiting a kayak, paddling forward, stopping and turning. Also, go over key safety information.

Kayaks and personal flotation devices will be provided. If you would like to use your own kayak or PFD, you may, but please alert the Dickinson County Nature Center staff as to those arrangements.

For ages 16 and older. The location of the class will be announced to pre-registered participants via e-mail prior to the class date.

Read more about the class here.

*Maximum of five participants


  • June 12, 2018
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Phone: 7123366352

Learn the basics of kayaking from a certified instructor. Master entering and exiting a kayak, paddling forward, stopping and turning. Also, go over key safety information.

Kayaks and personal flotation devices will be provided. If you would like to use your own kayak or PFD, you may, but please alert the Dickinson County Nature Center staff as to those arrangements.

For ages 16 and older. The location of the class will be announced to pre-registered participants via e-mail prior to the class date.

Read more about the event here.

*Maximum of five participants


  • Kayaking Adventures
    June 19, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Kayaking Adventures
    June 20, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Phone: 7123366352

Youth ages 10-14 will learn the basics of kayaking from a certified instructor. Master entering and exiting a kayak, paddling forward, stopping and turning. Also, go over key safety information.

Kayaks and personal flotation devices will be provided. If you would like to use your own kayak or PFD, you may, but please alert the Dickinson County Nature Center staff as to those arrangements. The daily location of this camp will be sent out via e-mail to listed parents/guardians prior to each day’s session, as weather and wind conditions will be taken into consideration for the location.

There will be two sessions of this camp:

9-11 a.m. June 19-20

9-11 a.m. June 26-27

Registration fees are $40 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $50 for non-members. Price includes a T-shirt.

*Maximum of six youth per camp.


  • Kayaking Adventures
    June 26, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Kayaking Adventures
    June 27, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Phone: 7123366352

Youth ages 10-14 will learn the basics of kayaking from a certified instructor. Master entering and exiting a kayak, paddling forward, stopping and turning. Also, go over key safety information.

Kayaks and personal flotation devices will be provided. If you would like to use your own kayak or PFD, you may, but please alert the Dickinson County Nature Center staff as to those arrangements. The daily location of this camp will be sent out via e-mail to listed parents/guardians prior to each day’s session, as weather and wind conditions will be taken into consideration for the location.

There will be two sessions of this camp:

9-11 a.m. June 19-20

9-11 a.m. June 26-27

Registration fees are $40 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $50 for non-members. Price includes a T-shirt.

*Maximum of six youth per camp.


  • July 17, 2018
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • July 18, 2018
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this two-day camp, kids ages 4-5 will learn about different habitat types and the animals that live in them through active play and adventure. Plus, they will be introduced to some of the live animal ambassadors that live at the Dickinson County Nature Center.

Registration fees are $40 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $50 for non-members and include a free T-shirt and a snack each day.

*Maximum of 15 campers


  • July 31, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • August 1, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

In this two-day camp for ages 6-7, students will dig deeper into the world of rocks, dinosaurs and early Iowa history. Learn through hands-on activities and observations, plus, spend plenty of time outdoors!

Registration fees are $50 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $60 for non-members and include a free T-shirt and snack each day. Please bring a sack lunch.

*Maximum of 15 campers


  • August 7, 2018
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event Phone: 7123366352

Those who have extended kayaking experience will learn advanced skills from a certified instructor. Please bring own kayak and personal flotation device.

For ages 15 and older with kayaking experience. The location of the class will be announced to pre-registered participants via e-mail prior to the class date.

*Maximum of five participants


  • August 14, 2018 - August 15, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • August 15, 2018
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Phone: 7123366352

This two-day camp will allow students to participate in outdoor activities and build skills they can use throughout their lives. Try out camping skills; learn how to identify birds; play disc golf and much more.

Registration fees are $50 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $60 for non-members and include a free T-shirt and snack each day. Please bring a sack lunch.

*Maximum of 15 campers