Young Pioneers Summer Day Camp

Young Pioneers Summer Day Camp

Young Pioneers

Young Pioneers Summer Day Camp offers multiple one-week sessions, from June to August, Monday through Friday for children age 6-12 at Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village.

2017’s theme is: “Kindness Rocks!” with an emphasis on being kind and respectful toward others.  In addition to learning a new way to spread kindness each week we will be making and sharing rocks in Pioneer Village’s new “Kindness Rocks Garden.”

NOTE: All full weeks are accepting waitlist registrations - please call 563-328-3283 to be added to the waitlist.

  • Week 1: Trailblazers Week, June 12-16.
    Closed Enrollment - Full
  • Learn how to use a compass and blaze a trail in the wild! Older campers learn how to be a trail guide leader. Go fishing and canoeing at Pride Lake and learn how to “read” the clouds. Travel to Li’l Mississippi Golf to play mini golf and water wars.  
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  • Week 2: Weird Science Week, June 19-23.
    Closed Enrollment - Full
    Be a junior archaeologist for a week! Enjoy a field trip to University of Iowa Archaeology labs for an insider tour of archaeologists at work followed by a hike to Fossil Gorge to search out fossils. Learn about the coral reef and fossils with Putnam experts. Launch a 50 foot solar bag and have fun with science crafts and games.
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  • Week 3: Down on the Farm Week, June 26-30.
    Closed Enrollment - Full
    Go on field trips to John Deere Pavilion for hands-on farming exhibits and to Cinnamon Ridge Farms to see a dairy farm and animals. Have a “hand” in making a “barn quilt” for Pioneer Village and enjoy farming activities, games and crafts.
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  • Week 4: Early American Sports Week, July 10-14.
    Closed Enrollment - Full
    Visit West Lake Park for swimming & learn how to play disc golf. Go to Glynn’s Creek Golf Course for a mini golf lesson. Learn to play croquet, badminton, horseshoes, card games, dominos, Native American and early pioneer games
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  • Week 5: Wild West Week, July 17-21.
    Open Enrollment
    Have fun with the “Trapper’s Wife” learning about the pioneer experience. Tour Pine Creek Grist Mill and hike the trails in Wildcat Den State Park. Pan for gold and be a cowboy/cowgirl. Enjoy a watermelon seed spitting contest!
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  • Week 6: Nature Week, July 24-28.
    Closed Enrollment - Full
    Pet some rescue animals and earn about their care from “Down by the Creek.” Visit Scott County Conservation’s Wapsi River Environmental Education Center near Dixon, IA all day then stay overnight in the bunkhouse on Thursday July 27. Evening meal & breakfast included. Parents are welcome to attend evening meal and/or stay overnight.
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  • Week 7: Native American Week, July 31 – Aug 4.
    Closed Enrollment - Full
    Join us on our field trip to Maquoketa Caves and Bellevue State Park Butterfly garden. Learn about Native American history through games and crafts.
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  • Week 8: Rivers, Lakes & Streams Week, Aug 7-11.
    Closed Enrollment - Full
     

News & Notices

Group Lesson Dates: Series # 3 Thursday 5:30 – 6:30: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14 For more information and to sign up please call John Valliere PGA Head Golf Professional. (563) 328-3284 http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/glynns-creek-golf-course/lessons
Posted: July 17, 2017
On Tuesday, July 18th at 0900, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Promotional Ceremony in the Sheriff’s Office Conference Room on the second floor of the Scott County Courthouse. Corrections Officers Laquisha Morgan and David Wallace will be promoted to the rank of corrections sergeant,...
Posted: July 15, 2017
Join Director/Naturalist Dave Murcia for an adventure with kayaks. Whether you are a beginner or regular kayaker, come out to learn basics. Program includes all equipment use, covers safety, techniques, and taking a tour of Pride Lake. You may bring your own vessel/PFD, though it must comply with...
Posted: July 14, 2017