Summer Day Camps 2023

Hurstville Interpretive Center, Jackson County

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Jackson County Conservation is excited to offer day camps for area youth this summer!

Registration for camps will open Wednesday, March 15 at 9:00 AM.

All registration will be online this year. It is first-come-first-serve. 

The link to register is - registration for all camps on this site will open at 9:00 AM on March 15. 

Select the camp that matches the grade your child is entering next Fall. No exceptions.  


Thanks to Friends of JCC, scholarships are available for youth that would otherwise not be able to attend camp because of the cost. Scholarships are available to cover half the cost of camp. To receive a scholarship for your child for camp, contact Jess Wagner at before registering. You'll receive a code to register online for the reduced rate. 


Camp is held outdoors. Please dress for the weather. An email will be sent to participants about what to bring to that specific camp a week before. In general, campers should bring a snack, lunch (if camp goes all day), reusable water bottle, change of clothes and shoes in a backpack. Other optional items to bring include, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and sunglasses. Leave all electronics at home. Phones must stay in their backpacks during camp. 


Because camps are held outdoors, in the case of severe weather, camp will be cancelled. A decision will be made 45 minutes before start of camp.  


City Day Camp June 13 OR 15
For youth entering 1st-5th grade. Explore nature with games and activities. June 13 @ Bellevue Felderman Park; June 15 @ Preston Twogood Park. Sign up for ONE session. 9:00-12. Cost: $10 


Paddle Camp June 14-15 (overnight)
For youth entering 6th-8th grade. Canoe and kayak on the Maquoketa River and camp overnight along the river. Cost: $30 (JCC will provide food for this overnight camp) 


Adventure Day Camp - Session 1: June 19, 20   Session 2: June 21, 22
For youth entering 4th & 5th grade. Youth will experience outdoor recreation opportunities at various parks in the area. Sign up for ONE session. 9:00-3:00 each day. Cost: $30 


Explorer Day Camp July 11-13
For youth entering Kind. & 1st grade. Youth will have fun exploring nature and learning about wildlife through games and activities. 9:00-2:00 each day. Cost: $30 


Ranger Day Camp July 18-20
For youth entering 2nd & 3rd grade. Youth will have fun exploring nature and learning about wildlife through games and activities. 9:00-2:00 each day. Cost: $30 


Water Sports Day Camp August 1
For youth entering 6th-8th grade. Have fun with water related activities. 9:00-3:00. Cost: $10 


Shooting Sports Day camp August 8
For youth entering 6th-8th grade. Youth will learn firearm safety and experience archery and trap shooting. 9:00-3:00. Cost: $10  


Youth Ice Age Backpacking Trip July 11-13

Youth ages 12-17 are invited to participate in a backpacking trip along the Ice Age Trail in Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Youth will hike 10+ miles of the Ice Age trail, carrying gear in a backpack, tent camping along the way, filtering water, cooking over stoves, and immersing themselves in the outdoors. A mandatory pre-trip meeting will be held Friday, July 7 from 9:00-Noon at the Hurstville Interpretive Center. Click here for application form and more information for this trip (this trip is not included in the online registration for our summer camps).


Refunds will be issued if notification is given at least 14 days before first day of camp. No refunds within 2 weeks of camp. We cannot refund the processing fees charged by If your child can't attend camp, please let us know as we usually have a waiting list for our camps and another child can attend. 

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Summer Day Camps 2023


Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - Tuesday, August 8, 2023


Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd St
Maquoketa, IA 52060

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