Sioux County Conservation Board Summer Camps

Online sign up for Sioux County Conservation Board Summer Camps has begun. Sign up for these free programs at www.mycountyparks.com/county/sioux.aspx. Call 712-552-1047 with questions.

Ages 3-4: Budding Naturalist- (different activities from last year) Little naturalists will have a hands-on introduction to nature. Parents/adult must attend with child. Camp includes games, crafts, and trail hikes. This camp is from 8:30 am– noon. Choose from: June 5, June 15,  July 27

Ages 5-6: Frogs, Snails, Salamander Tails Discover which animals use slime, and explore the wonderful world of natural slime. This camp includes trail hikes, games and crafts. Choose from: June 12 & 13 9am- noon OR 1pm- 4pm; June 19 & 20 9am-noon

Ages 7-9: Bug Scouts Campers will explore the world of insects by making insect traps, using nets, experiments and collections that they will be able to take home with them. This two (2) day camp is offered four different dates from 9 am-2 pm, camper must attend full two (2) days of camp. Choose from: June 26 & 27, June 28 & 29, July 11 & 12, July 24 & 25

Ages 10-12: Water Works Get ready to get wet! We will discover and learn about the Iowa’s wetlands hands-on! We will explore the pond, put together bird boxes, explore the river sandbars, floodplain and go swimming. Camp is held at the Big Sioux Recreation Area, southwest of Hawarden. Two camps are offered over two (2) days, from 9 am-3 pm, camper must attend both days of camp. Choose from: July 17 & 18, July 19 & 20

Ages 13-15:Hunter Education Overnight Camp This overnight camp will give participants the opportunity to pass the Iowa Hunter Education course (which is required for an Iowa Hunting license), as well as participate in a fun overnight camp experience. Participants will learn firearm safety; shoot/don’t shoot scenarios, hunting laws and more. Also go on night hike, catfish the river, try out archery and make s’mores. Child must attend full length of camp. Camp will start at 9:30 am on July 31 and dismiss at 1:30 pm August 1. We will meet at the Whitetail and Eagles Nest Cabins at Oak Grove, meals will be potluck.