Allamakee County Conservation Board to host Summer Day Camps

The Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) will be hosting a series of summer day camps for the youth of Allamakee County throughout the month of July. The camps will be held at parks throughout Allamakee County. The series will feature camps for all age levels from three to 15 years of age. All camps will be free of charge, however, participants must be pre-registered.

Children ages seven to 10 will be able to participate in Birds Camp July 27. Birds Camp will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at County Home Park.  Participants will learn about kinds of birds in Iowa, what calls they make, and why they have different colors.

“Creek Stomp” at the Waterville Farm 55 Park, located off East Main Street in Waterville, will be a day camp for anyone 10-15 years of age July 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants will learn about the ecology of coldwater streams that are a part of the geology of the Driftless Region of northeast Iowa.  Rocks will be overturned, crayfish will be caught, and frogs will be picked up so participants should wear clothes that can get dirty. Participants should also pack a sack lunch.

A fly fishing workshop will be held June 29 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for any youth 12-15 years of age interested in learning about the art of fly fishing. The fly fishing workshop will be at Waterville Farm 55, near Waterville.  Fishing poles, fly rods and lures will be provided by the ACCB. This camp is limited to 10 participants.

Summer Day camps hosted by the ACCB are limited to the first 20 participants and pre-registration is required. To register for Summer Day Camps with the ACCB or for more information regarding any program hosted by the Allamakee County Conservation Board, contact the office by phone at 563-586-2996 or by email at Allamakee.naturalist@gmail.com or follow the board online.
 

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