Delaware Co. Conservation Offering Summer Day Camps

Delaware County Conservation is offering five different summer day camps for kids at Bailey’s Ford Park south of Manchester this June.

The camps include the Wonderful World of Plants and Animals, which will be held June 10th and 12th from 9 to 11 am. This camp is open to kids ages 3 to 4 – they’ll use their senses while hiking to discover differences in plants and to find creatures living in the woods.

Nature Art-Earth Friendly Craft is a camp that will be held June 17th and 18th from 9 am to noon for kids ages 5 to 6. At this camp, kids will discover their creativity by using items from nature as inspiration for projects they’ll create and take home.

Birds of a Feather is a camp for kids ages 8 to 12. Kids will use binoculars to discover birds in the woods and grassy areas. They’ll listen to bird calls and build a birdhouse to take home. This one-day camp will be held June 20th from 9 to 2.

Adventures with Soil and Water is open to kids ages 7 to 8. They’ll dig in the dirt and get wet in the water, exploring soil conservation techniques and water quality. This two-day camp will be held June 24th and 26th.

And the final camp, Our First Residents: Native Americans, will be held in a teepee. Kids ages 9 to 12 will get to know Native Americans’ culture and customs in this two-day camp held July 15th and 17th from 9 to 2.

Reservations for the camps are due one week before the camp is held. Forms are available on their website at co.delaware.ia.us – just follow the link for Conservation Summer Camps or call the Delaware County Conservation Office at 927-3410.