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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 4, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ McFarland Park
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together. Activities include child-lead hikes, digging in the mud, searching for nature treasures, climbing, books, songs, and an abundance of nature-inspired play. Programs are free!
Registration is required the Tuesday prior to each program. These programs are intended for children 18 months to 5 years old plus their adult. Be dressed to be outside no matter the weather and be prepared to get messy! Older/younger siblings are welcome to attend.