Polk County Conservation

Youth Camps

Jr. Naturalist campers showing off their fire.

These day camps are designed to encourage hands-on learning through outdoor explorations, activities, games, crafts, and more. Camps will be led by naturalists. Campers are asked to bring a water bottle and sack lunch every day. Afternoon snacks will be provided.

Water Wonders Camp
June 8 - 11, 2015
9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ages 8 – 9 years
Come and get your feet wet as we discover all we can about water. We’ll compare ponds, rivers, lakes, and wetlands plus the animals that live in them. Daily field trips will take us to other Polk County parks.

• Fee: $120
• Registration deadline is May 25
• Limited to 12 campers
• Meeting location: Jester Park, Shelter by Lodge

Due to the popularity of our camps, your child may only attend this camp one time. Camp registration opens on February 28 at 8:00 a.m.

Junior Naturalist Camp
June 15 - 18, 2015 and June 22 - 25, 2015

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 10 - 11 years
Do you know a child who loves the outdoors? Campers will spend the week fishing, canoeing, hiking, geocaching and more while exploring the outdoors. Campers will also learn how to use a compass, build a fire, and cook a snack over a fire. On the last day of camp, campers will become official Iowa Junior Naturalists and receive a badge and certificate. Daily field trips will take us to other Polk County parks.

• Fee: $120
• Registration deadline is June 1
• Limited to 12 campers
• Meeting location: Jester Park, Shelter by Lodge

Due to the popularity of our camps, your child may only attend this camp one time. Camp registration opens on February 28 at 8:00 a.m.

Discovery Camp
July 6 - 9, 2015
9:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Ages 6 - 7 years
This camp is all about animals! Learn about basic animal groups: insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. There will be plenty of games, live animals, snacks, and more! 

• Fee: $60
• Registration deadline is June 29
• Limited to 12 campers
• Meeting location: Jester Park, Shelter #5

Due to the popularity of our camps, your child may only attend this camp one time. Camp registration opens on February 28 at 8:00 a.m.

Contact Us

Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354
pccb_info@polkcountyiowa.gov

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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