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Summer Camps

Summer camps are offered for youth ages 3-14 with a vairty of themes. 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. 
Ages: 8-10 
Cost: $45 
June 12
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Class ID: 3763

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 wreath making, magazine bead bracelets or necklaces, and plant presses. Most projects are take-home. 
Ages: 11-14 
Cost: $45 
June 13
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Class ID: 3762

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.
Ages: 3-4 
Cost: $20 

June 19
9 – 11 a.m.
Class ID: 3755

July 17
9 – 11 a.m.
Class ID: 3756

Critter Camp: Connect your child with nature as they learn about insects, reptiles, and other critters. Children will be fully engaged with activities such as live animal encounters and outdoor exploration. 
Ages: 5-6 
Cost: $20 

June 19
1 – 4 p.m. 
Class ID: 3765

July 17 
1 – 4 p.m. 
Class ID: 3764

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!
Ages: 7-10 
Cost: $45 

June 20
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Class ID: 3766

July 18
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Class ID: 3767

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.
Ages: 7-10 
Cost: $200 

June 24 – 28 
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Class ID: 3768

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. 
Ages: 11-14 
Cost: $90 

July 10 – 11
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Class ID: 3760

Prairies and Fairies: Discover enchanting wild things and wildflowers as we immerse ourselves in the prairie. Campers will create fairy houses, learn about wildflowers, and collect beautiful, winged creatures. 

Ages: 8-12 
Cost: $45 

July 23  D

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Class ID: 3761

Taste the Wild: Getting back to the basics, kids will learn about local wild foods and how to safely identify them. We will also be creating dishes to flavor and savor. 
Ages: 8-12 
Cost: $45 

July 25
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Class ID: 3771

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. 
Ages: 7-12 
Cost: $90 

July 31 – August 1
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Class ID: 4284