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.
2018 Summer Camps
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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