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July 31, 2019, 6:00 AM - August 6, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Campers will meet at McFarland Park
For those completing grades 9 through 12: This is an inspiring seven-day backpacking adventure to Rocky Mountain National Park! Campers will spend three nights back-country camping in over 200,000 acres of wilderness at our nation's highest national park. Once we leave the back country, the adventure continues with a breathtaking two hour horseback ride through Hidden Meadow.
How do you earn a spot? Complete an application and letter of support by 4 pm May 22, 2019. If selected, you will begin your journey with a mandatory training day on June 18, 2019 from 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. at McFarland Park.
Scholarships available at https://www.iowanaturalists.org/programs/funding or http://iowaee.org/awards-scholarships/chris-holt-youth-wilderness-trip-scholarship/
Participants will be responsible for meals on the road, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, water bottles, and clothing. Once participants are selected they will received a detailed list of needed supplies.
August 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - August 2, 2019, 3:30 PM @ McFarland Park
The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught.
This camp is only for children that are completing 3rd or 4th grade in the spring of 2019. Children may only be registered for one FLOAT I camp.
Registration begins on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 a.m.