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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 and US Mail by June 4. 

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Summer Camps

Eco-Art Camp
Connecting nature, art, and doing your part to protect the earth. Campers will get to take home their creations like handmade paper and grapevine wreaths. The campers will also create a sculpture from natural and recycled materials to be displayed at Nahant Marsh.
June 13-14, 9am-3pm
Ages 8-12
$70

From Tadpoles to Frogs
Hop on over to Nahant Marsh for a morning of frog catching, tadpole scooping, and salamander spotting. Campers will meet live amphibians and explore their wondrous world through hands-on activities followed by an amphibian themed snack.
June 21, 9-11am
July 19, 9-11am
Ages 3-4
$18

Critter Camp
Connect your child with nature as they learn about insects, reptiles, and other critters. Children will get be fully engaged in activities like live animal encounters and outdoor exploration. Camp includes a snack.
June 21, 1-4pm
July 19, 1-4pm
Ages 5-6
$24

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.
June 25-29, 9am-3pm
Ages 7-10
$180

Eco-Art Camp @ Bickelhaupt Arboretum
Connecting nature, art, and doing your part to protect the earth. Camper will get to take home their creations like handmade paper and grapevine wreaths. The campers will also create a sculpture from natural and recycled materials to be displayed at the Arboretum.
July 12-13, 9am-3pm
Ages 8-12
$70

Wilderness Skills Camp
In this camp, youth will explore the wetlands, woodlands, and prairies while learning practical survival and outdoor skills. Activities will include fire building, fishing, canoeing, and much more! 
July 23-27, 9am-3pm
Ages 11-14
$180

NEW! 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.
August 16-17, 9am-3pm
Ages 7-12
$70