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Outdoor Adventure Kids Camp

Get ready for a true nature adventure with this one-day camp, hosted at Union Grove State Park, Gladbrook, IA. (Union Grove State Park can be found at 2147 215th St, Union Grove Lake, Gladbrook, IA.) Kids who have completed grades 3rd – 8th grade are invited to join this all-day adventure. Camp is held from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided, but kids are asked to bring their own lunch and water bottle.

Camp Sessions

  • Canoeing: Learn the basics of water safety and paddling. Must be comfortable in the water while wearing a life jacket.
  • Air riflery: Come find out if you’ve got what it takes to “hit the target.”
  • Nature art: Toss aside the crayons and paper, let’s get into the woods and find materials to make art! Participants will discover ways to create art using nature.
  • Nature photography: Have fun learning new ways to photograph the outdoors.
  • Outdoor escape challenge: Put your puzzling skills to the test with this fun challenge! Can you survive the outdoors?
  • Bird hike & nest building: Enjoy a serene nature walk. Learn to use binoculars, identify forest birds, and imitate bird calls. After your walk, copy the birds and make a nest from mud, grass, and maybe even spit.
  • Container garden/terrarium: Develop your green thumb and learn to grow your own mini garden.
  • Critter catching: Explore Iowa’s wildlife with jars and nets! We will do our best to catch some critters, identify them, and learn about Iowa’s wildlife!
  • Camp cooking: Learn how to create your own fire and cook over the hot coals.

 Outdoor Adventure Camp Details

  • Date – July 11, 2024 (rain date: July 25, 2024)
  • Cost – $20 for the day, which includes up to 5 classes
  • Location – Union Grove State Park, 2147 215th St, Union Grove Lake, Gladbrook, IA
  • Registration – First, complete the Online Registration Form. Next, click here to submit your payment.

Outdoor Adventure Camp Sponsors

We are proud to partner with the Iowa State Extension and the Tama County Conservation Board. Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!