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Online registrations for Youth Half-Day Nature Camps and FLOATS I, II, III, and IV
April 18 at 8am.

Youth Half-Day Nature Camps

Youth starting kindergarten in fall 2015

Camp A (June)
June 8-11 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Register Here
June 8-11 (1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Register Here
Youth explore what makes each animal special - fur, feathers, fliers and fins included! On the last day, youth will venture near the lake with nets, so be prepared to get wet and dirty!

Camp B (July)
July 6-9 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Register Here
Youth experience nature using dirt, rocks, plants, and water. They will get wet and dirty in the process!

Youth completing kindergarten in spring 2015

Camp A (June)
June 15-19 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Register Here
June 15-19 (1:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Register Here
Youth discover the world through games, activities, and songs about animals and their habitats.

Camp B (July) 
July 13-17 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Register Here FULL
July 20-24 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Register Here

Every day at Frogs camp is an adventure, as youth examine the natural world around them!  

Youth Completing grades 1 or 2 in spring 2015

Camp A (June)
June 8-12 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Register Here FULL
June 15-19 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Register Here FULL
June 15-19 (1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) Register Here  FULL

Youth investigate animals, insects, and plants located in Iowa's different habitats and explore their creative side with art and writing activities. Get ready to splish-splash in a local marsh! Youth will be wet and dirty after each day of camp.

Camp B (July)
July 6-10 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Register Here FULL
July 13-17 (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.) Register Here FULL
Youth will go on expeditions to find nature's wonders right here in Story County!

Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT)
FLOAT Camps teach outdoor skills to youth completing grades 3 - 12.  The length of each camp varies, and complete schedules and registration forms are available at the beginning of April. 

(June 23 - June 24 or July 27 - 28) June Camp FULL July Camp FULL
Youth completing grades 3 or 4 
Campers learn basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher levels of FLOAT camps. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, outdoor cooking, and other outdoor skills will be taught.

(July 30 - July 31) Register Here
Youth completing grades 5 or 6
Campers learn a variety of outdoor skills, including canoeing, orienteering, outdoor cooking, and fishing. Skills are tested during an overnight camp out.

(August 3 - August 4) Register Here
Youth completing grades 6 or 7

Campers explore life on an Iowa river during an overnight canoe trip. Campers must have prior canoe experience or have attended a previous FLOAT camp.

FLOAT IV (August 5 - August 7) Register Here
Youth completing grades 7 - 8
Campers explore Iowa underground, through caving and hiking. This experience is a two-night camping trip in Iowa. Please note that caving involves crawling through dark, small spaces.

FLOAT V (June 25 - July 1) Download Application
Youth completing grades 9 - 12 
Join Story County Conservation’s F.L.O.A.T. V nature camp on a backpacking adventure to Rocky Mountain National Park. You will experience a seven-day trip to challenge your mind, body, and spirit. Make it a summer to remember!

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on May 8, 2015.
IAN Wilderness Trip Scholarship