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May 27 Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM 5K Fun Run/Walk
Walk the trails at Lake Icaria for a great cause!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Youth Fishing Clinic (12 and under)
Register at Bobbers Down Marina by 10:00AM. Open to ages 12 and under.
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jun 1 Thursday 7:00 PM Meanings Behind the Symbols Used by Prehistoric Native Americans Living on the Prairies
Learn about symbols used by Prehistoric Native Americans!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 2-4 Friday Iowa Free Fishing Days
FISH FREE
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jun 6 Tuesday 7:00 PM Family Pond Study
See what kind of crazy invertebrates live in the wetland!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 8 Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Creek Study and You
Get your hands and feet wet as we dip into a creek study!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 10 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 12 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Fishing
Fishing – Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, and casting. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 14 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Archery Art
New this year at Wickiup! We are combining archery and art in an unusual way.
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 14 Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Playdates - Tyke Hike
Explore, discover and play in your local parks with a Polk County Naturalist. Meet families interested in getting their children outdoors for natural play and discovery.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 14 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Kayaking
Kayaking – Learn the basics of recreational kayaking from a PCC naturalist. Participants will learn about types of kayaks, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 15 Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Fuzzy, Furry, Slimy, Scaly
Explore the group of animals called vertebrates, comparing the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 15 Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Iowa's Honey Queen
Learn about bees!
Special Events Harrison Harrison County Historical Village Welcome Center
Jun 17 Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Geocache 101
Get the basics on using a GPS and how to Geocache!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 19 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Canoeing
Canoeing – Participants will learn about types of canoes, equipment, techniques, and have a chance to practice skills on the water.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 21 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Archery
Archery – Learn the basics of archery by focusing on form and safety. We’ll cover eye dominance, archery safety rules, range rules, equipment, and proper shooting techniques using a compound bow.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 24 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 26 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Geocaching
Geocaching – Geocaching is a high tech scavenger hunt using GPS. Come learn the basics and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 27-29 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hunger Games Survival Camp
If you love the books/movies, then you’ll love this camp! Learn how to survive like Peeta and Katniss as we train you for your game day.
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 28 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Woodcarving for Kids
Introduce children to a hobby that lasts a lifetime - woodcarving.
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jun 28 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Survival Hike
Survival Hike - Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire and even what types of plants are edible.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 29 Thursday 9:00 AM Kids Day at the Linn County Fair
Visit the Wickiup Hill Booth at the Linn County Fair!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Jul 2 Sunday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sand Volleyball Tournament
Sign up your team for a fun day of Sand Volleyball!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jul 3 Monday 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Fireworks
Planning our best fireworks show ever!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jul 6 Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Native American Skills Day Camp
Step back in time to learn Native American skills!
Youth Camps Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center

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