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Photo of a naturalist and kids looking at a compass plant

Get ready to dig into adventure at the Dickinson County Nature Center this summer. Online registration is now open for youth summer camps at the nature center in Okoboji, and there is plenty of fun in store for kids who participate. “We like to provide summer camps because we think it teaches kids different ways…

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Active Adventurers camp (ages 8-9)

Event Phone: 7123366352


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

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

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Dig Into Adventure camp (ages 6-7)


  • 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

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Nature’s Fortress camp (ages 4-5)


  • 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

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Kayaking Adventures camp (ages 10-14)

Event Phone: 7123366352


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

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.

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Kayaking Adventures camp (ages 10-14)

Event Phone: 7123366352


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

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.

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Science Quest camp (ages 8-9)

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • August 1, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend a day at the Dickinson County Nature Center 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 1 and explore the outdoors, learning and having fun with science.

Costs are $50 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $60 for non-members. Camp registration includes a free T-shirt. Please bring a sack lunch.

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Outdoor Discoveries camp (ages 6-7)

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • July 19, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend a day at the Dickinson County Nature Center and learn how much fun it is to be outside 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18.

Meet live animals, go for a hike, play games, make take-home crafts and more!

Another installment of this camp will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18 for ages 4-5.

Costs are $50 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $60 for non-members. Camp registration includes a free T-shirt. Please bring a sack lunch.

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Outdoor Discoveries camp (ages 4-5)

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • July 18, 2017
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend a day at the Dickinson County Nature Center and learn how much fun it is to be outside 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18.

Meet live animals, go for a hike, play games, make take-home crafts and more!

Another installment of this camp will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 19 for ages 6-7.

Costs are $50 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members or $60 for non-members. Camp registration includes a free T-shirt. Please bring a sack lunch.

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Kayaking Adventures camp (ages 13-18)

Event Phone: 712-336-6352


  • June 27, 2017 - June 28, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the basics of kayaking from our certified instructor and put your new-found paddling skills to the test on the water 9 a.m.-noon June 27-28.

Kayak, paddle and life jacket provided, but campers may also bring their own life jacket and/or kayak if they would like.

Another installment of the camp will be held 9-11 a.m. June 20-21 for ages 10-12.

Costs are $40 for Conservation Foundation of Dickinson County members and $50 for non-members

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