Posts Tagged ‘day camp’

Camp registration is filling fast

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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Kids try out different science careers at Science Quest camp

Photo of a boy looking through a microscope

Elephant toothpaste, soda explosions, homemade slime — Science Quest camp at the Dickinson County Nature Center is going to be explosive fun. “Kids will learn to be different kinds of scientists,” said Bryanna Kuhlman, environmental education coordinator. “They will start as ecologists, and then they’ll be physicists and engineers, and at the end of the…

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Kickstart Those Kayaks

Photo of a youth kayaking

You’re out on the lake, and there’s no sounds of motors; all you hear is the lap of small waves, the chatter of nearby birds and the plunk of a turtle diving back down into the water. Sometimes it’s hard to think of such peace and solitude on the larger lakes in the area, but…

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Summer camp registration opens March 1

Photo of a girl running through a tunnel

Sunshine and summertime — admit it; it’s what’s on your mind. Plan ahead for how much fun your kids can have this summer at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji as registration for summer camps opens March 1 online. Ages 4-18 have the opportunity to get outside with a variety of summer camps offered…

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Nature Kids camp to be held July 18-20

Photo of boy and girl on a dock pointing at the water

Wonder for the world around them — that’s what children will learn during the Nature Kids camp July 18-20 at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji. “Nature is an amazing place to spark the imaginations and all the senses of our kids,” said naturalist Mary Petersen. “A great reminder to parents is that many…

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Kayaking Adventures for teens and pre-teens

Photo of an empty kayak by a wooden dock

Spending time on the water is the best part about summers in the Iowa Great Lakes area. Teens and pre-teens can learn a new way to enjoy the waves with the Kayaking Adventures day camps through the Dickinson County Conservation Board 8:30 a.m.-noon June 15-16 for ages 8-12 and 8:30 a.m.-noon June 22-23 for ages…

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Nature Kids (ages 6-7)

Event Phone: 7123366352


  • Nature Kids (ages 6-7)
    July 18, 2016 - July 20, 2016
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1-4 p.m. July 18-20

We are all part of nature. During this three-day camp, explore everything outside!

Registration prices include a T-shirt.

*Please make sure to completely finish the registration process and be taken back to the main page after exiting PayPal so the registration is finished. If you do not wait until the process concludes, your registration will not be finalized. Thank you!

*A minimum of five campers is required for the camp to be held.

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