Conservation Board offers youth camps

The Washington County Conservation Board will be hosting day camps this summer.

Several camps are available for different age levels, from preschoolers through seventh grade. These nature camps are designed around the natural world at Marr Park and will be fun as well as educational.

Activities will include hikes, games, crafts, fishing, and exploration. Participants will also create their own camp T-shirt. Refreshments will be served each day.

All camps are limited to 12 students, cost is $30 per student, and run Monday ? Friday, 9 a.m. till noon, except for Tadpole Camp.

The following camps are available for 2018:

Dragonfly Camp: This camp will aid students in nature exploration. For students entering First ? 2nd grade. Dates: June 11 ? 15 or July 9 ? 13.

Kestrel Camp: This summer, we will work through the Natural Cycles. For students entering 3rd ? 4th grade. Dates: June 25 - 29 or July 30 ? Aug. 3.

Mink Camp: This camp will focus on Travels through Time. Includes regular camp activities, plus canoeing, survival, and more. For students entering 5th ? 7th grade. Dates: July 23 ? 27.

Tadpole Camp: This camp is for 4 - 5 years old who have yet to start kindergarten. Camp runs 9:00 ? 10:30 a.m., is limited to 8 students, and costs $20. Dates: June 4 ? 6 or July 18 ? 20.

Pre-registration is required for these camps. Registration must be received by the Thursday prior to the camp start date. Payment is required for registration.

For those in need of financial assistance, scholarships are available courtesy of the Washington Noon Kiwanis.

For more information on these programs, to receive a registration form, or to learn about scholarships, please call the naturalist Pam Holz at 319/657-2400, e-mail, or stop by the Conservation Center at Marr Park during open hours.