Spring Break Camp: Monday Only (Ages 10-14)

Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Black Hawk County

Monday, March 16, 2020

We are still having Spring Break Camp! For an COVID-19 update, please visit this link: https://www.hartmanreserve.org/


Please bring the following to camp:


-Refillable Water Bottle

-Boots/shoes that can get muddy

-Extra socks and shoes

-Dress for the weather (please include a jacket/sweatshirt)

-Quiet activity for the van (optional)

-A bag to put it all in!​ 

 **When you arrive, you will need to have a completed and signed Youth Release Form, Liability Form for New Day Dairy, Authorization to administer medication (only if your child needs medication during the program).

Hartman Reserve Nature Center naturalists offer a Road Trip Spring Break Camp every year as a way for kids to get out of the house and see some of the coolest, lesser known destinations in Iowa. We provide all transportation and admission fees for all the locations we travel to. Each day we go to different, unique locations! We offer a mix of education, adventure and exploration! Sign up for individual days or you can sign up for the entire week to receive a discount! If you are interested in signing up for the entire week, please call or stop by the Nature Center to process your child's registration. At this time, we are unable to do this online. The cost for per day is $40/child. The cost for the entire week is $175/child. If your child has a key card, please call the Nature Center for details. This camp is for kids ages 10-14.



Kids will take a trip to New Day Dairy in Clarksville, Iowa. New Day Dairy is a 5th generation dairy farm. They have led the way with the implementation of technology into the every day life of agriculture in Iowa. Kids will get to see how Rita the Robot helps Dan and Lynn Bolin monitor and milk their cows. Kids will get to see a working dairy farm and pet calves!

 We we then head north to the Iowa Dairy Center in Calmar, Iowa. Kids will learn about the history of dairy farming in Iowa, tour a working free stall dairy farm, experience maternity and calving barns, and tour the robotic milking parlor!

Our last stop of the day will be at Country View Dairy in Hawkeye, Iowa. Does "Country View Dairy" sound familiar? They make and sell their own yogurt, frozen yogurt, and greek yogurt in our local grocery stores! Kids will tour their working farm and get to see where and how yogurt is made. They get to experience the entire process from farm to our grocery stores!

What to Bring:

  • Lunch
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Dress for the weather (jacket, sweatshirt, winter coat, etc)
  • Closed-toed shoes that can get dirty (or boots!)
  • Activity for the car
  • Bag to put their stuff in
  • Optional: snacks, money for gift shops



*Refund Policy: Refunds will only be given in the case of a documented medical emergency or funeral for programs more than $10. If program cost is under $10, a program voucher will be offered for a future program. If ​a program is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen reasons, then a similar program will be offered in its place.​​​

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Spring Break Camp: Monday Only (Ages 10-14)


Monday, March 16, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Hartman Reserve Nature Center, 657 Reserve Drive
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Children - $40.00


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