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Delaware County Conservation Offering Summer Day Camps

Are the kids looking for something to do this summer?

Delaware County Conservation is offering three different Conservation Education Summer Day Camps for kids.

The camps will take place in June at Bailey’s Ford Park in Manchester. 

They’ll be open to kids ranging in age from four to 10. Topics will cover Backyard Visitors, Underwater Discoveries and Early Settlers. Some of the camps will be held around water and hiking trails. 

  • Backyard Visitors for ages 4-5; there must be an adult that accompanies the child. This is a 2-day camp held on June 16 & 17 from 8:30-12 am with a $15 registration fee. Do you know what animals are in your backyard? Come and discover about the visitors in our area. We will explore unique areas in the park for different places an animal could live. There will be some special backyard visitors for you to meet as well as enjoying nature walks, stories, activities and crafts.
  • Underwater Discoveries for ages 6-7. This is a 2-day camp held on June 9 & 10 from 8:30am-12pm with a $20 registration fee. We will go creek stomping to learn what lies below the surface by dipping nets into the water. You will be amazed how each tiny creature plays a very big role in this important ecosystem. You will also enjoy stories, crafts and games. Dress to wade in the stream.
  • Early Settlers Camp ages 8-9-10. This is a 2-day camp held on June 13 & 14 from 8:30am-12pm with a $20 registration fee. Get a taste of what everyday life was like over 100 years ago as we travel into the pioneer life. Find out how many of the plants and animals of the woods, wetlands and prairies were used for food. You will participate in hands-on activities such as churning butter and we will cook over an open fire as well as playing a variety of period games. Listen as a buck skinner tells of life as a pioneer.

Registration forms are available online at delawarecounty.iowa.gov/conservation.

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