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Summer Camps

Summer camps are offered for youth ages 3-14 from mid-June to the end of July. Campers must register by call Eastern Iowa Community Colleges at 1-888-336-3907 or register online at eicc.edu/summercamp.

Scholarships
Summer camp is a great experience for kids. It’s a place to learn new skills, enjoy the outdoors, meet friends, and have fun! We want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to attend our camps. But we also know that the cost of camp can be a burden for some families. Through the generosity of the Friends of Nahant Marsh, we are able to provide scholarships for camps at Nahant Marsh. 

Scholarship awards are granted only to campers with financial need and determined by a set criterion. Awards are provided per family per season and not guaranteed to every applicant. Applications are required for each child.

How to Apply 
Send completed Summer Camp Scholarship Application by mail to Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello Ave. Davenport, IA 52803 or by email to Amy Loving, aloving@eicc.edu. 

Application deadline is June 1. All submitted information is confidential. Applicants will be notified of award status via email by June 1. 

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2019 Summer Camps 
Nature Art Camp

Connecting nature, art, and doing your part to protect the earth. Campers will create various art projects from natural and recycled materials. Some projects include botanical dyes, crafting with willows, and upcycled wind chimes. Most projects are take-home. Snacks will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. 
June 12
9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 8-10
$45

Nature Art Camp
Connecting nature, art, and doing your part to protect the earth. Geared toward older youth, in this camp, we will create various art projects from natural and recycled materials. Some projects include wreath making, magazine bead bracelets or necklaces, and plant presses. Most projects are take-home. Snacks will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. 

June 13
9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 11-14
$45

Toadstools Camp
Hop on over to Nahant Marsh for a morning of nature exploring. Campers will meet live creatures and explore their wondrous world through hands-on activities followed by an animal-themed snack. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. 
June 19 or July 17

9:00-11:00am
Ages 3-4
$20 

Critter Camp
Connect your child with nature as they learn about insects, reptiles, and other critters. Children will get be fully engaged with activities such as live animal encounters and outdoor exploration. 
June 19 or July 17
1:00-4:00pm
Ages 5-6
$20 

Marsh Explorer Camp
Campers will be running amuck while exploring the marsh and the creatures that live in and around the water. Be sure to bring your rubber boots! Snacks will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. 
June 20 or July 18
9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 7-10
$45

Nature Adventure Camp
Explore wetlands, woodlands, and prairies with the naturalists at Nahant Marsh. Campers will get hands-on experience learning about wildlife and practicing outdoor skills. This camp offers youth an opportunity to create memories and dig-in to nature. Snacks will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. 
June 24-28
9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 7-10
$200

Wilderness Skills Camp 
In this camp, youth will explore the outdoors while learning practical survival skills. Activities will include fire building, shelter building, and navigation skills. Snacks will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. 
July 10-11
9:00am-3:00pm
Ages 11-14
$90

Getting’ Buggy with It
Summer day camp focusing on butterflies, dragonflies, native bees, aquatic insects and more. Through a variety of hands-on, interactive field activities this camp will teach kids how amazing insects are. Campers will gain skills in the field and lab setting and will learn about insect conservation and the vital relationship between humans and insects. Snacks will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. 

July 31-August 1
9:00am-3:00pm. 
Ages 7-12

$90