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


Youth Half-Day Nature Camps

POLLIWOGS
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!


FROGS
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!  


WATERBUGS
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. 

FLOAT I
(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.


FLOAT II
(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.


FLOAT III
(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