Jefferson County Park

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May 31 - Jun 3 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Caterpillar Camp I
Experience nature in a hands-on way this summer as your youngster explores our natural world!
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Jun 7-10 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Caterpillar Camp II
Experience nature in a hands-on way this summer as your youngster explores our natural world!
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Jun 7 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Olympics: Spear Throwing (June 7)
Turn your child into a nature Olympian!
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Jun 8 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Olympics: Spear Throwing (June 8)
Turn your child into a nature Olympian!
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Jun 14-17 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tadpole Camp: Morning Session
Campers will explore the life cycle of various animals during the week.
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Jun 14-17 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tadpole Camp: Afternoon Session
Campers will explore the life cycle of various animals during the week.
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Jun 21-22 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Overnight Explorers
Campers will explore the life cycle of various animals during the week.
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Jun 24 Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bear Creek Geodes
Head to Bear Creek in search of Iowa’s State Rock plus any other rock, fossil or mineral that catches your eye.
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Jun 28 - Jul 1 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nature Detectives
Campers become detectives as they answer the question, which animal has been here!
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Jun 28 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Olympics: Fire Starting (June 28)
Turn your child into a nature Olympian!
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Jun 29 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Olympics: Fire Starting (June 29)
Turn your child into a nature Olympian!
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Jun 30 Thursday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Girl Scout Water Games
This program is for GSEIWI Jefferson County Service Unit.
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Jul 5-7 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fishing Camp
Campers will learn to rig their own pole, bait their hook, take their catch off the line, and identify the fish!
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Jul 8 Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Camp Kyle
Join us for an all-day adventure on Cedar Creek filled with kayaking, fishing, and exploration.
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Jul 12-14 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Amateur Astronomers
Discover the stories of the sky, learn about the moon’s craters, chart the sun’s movement, and stay late at the park!
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Jul 12 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Olympics: Archery (July 12)
Turn your child into a nature Olympian!
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Jul 13 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Olympics: Archery (July 13)
Turn your child into a nature Olympian!
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Jul 19 Tuesday 9:00 AM Best of the Best Camp
If you like non-stop action and a whole lot of fun, this camp is for you!
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Jul 26 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Youth Paddle: Van Buren County
Hit the water as we explore the Des Moines River from Bentonsport to Bonaparte.
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Jul 27 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM S'mores and a Scavenger Hunt
Kick off the ‘Old Fashion Fun’ weekend by some s’mores and a scavenger hunt at Jefferson County Park.
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Jul 29 Friday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Outdoor Adventure Night
Get the family outside and unplugged for a evening of outdoor adventure. Families will be able to move through different activities including kayaking, hiking, fishing, and archery. Pre-registration is requested for this free event.
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Aug 2 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Olympics: Kayaking (August 2)
Turn your child into a nature Olympian!
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Aug 3 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Olympics: Kayaking (August 3)
Turn your child into a nature Olympian!
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Aug 5 Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Geode Paddle
Geodes are nature’s treasure chest! Participants will be paddling this beautiful stretch of river between stops on the sandbars as we search for geodes.
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