Into the Wild

Arrowhead Park, Pottawattamie County

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Students entering 7th, 8th, & 9th Grade are invited to put their skills to the test during Into the Wild June 23rd through 25th.

DAY #1 - Campers will spend their first day of camp on June 23rd at Arrowhead Park in Neola, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. where they will brush up on their canoeing & water safety skills.

Day #2 & #3 - Our second day of camp on June 24th will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Eddington Memorial Park in Avoca, IA (location subject to change) where we will start a canoe adventure down the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail to Botna Bend Park where will set up camp, cook over a campfire, & spend a night under the stars. Pickup time will be 11:00 a.m. on June 25th at Botna Bend Park in Hancock.

Into The Wild Camp is designed for unaccompanied campers entering grades 7, 8 & 9. Cost is $100.00 per camper & includes park admission, all instruction, canoe & life jacket use, tent, outdoor gear, & two meals.Campers will need to provide a sack lunch for their first & second day of camp. Campers will also need to provide their own sleeping bag & pillow for the overnight stay & bring a change of clothes & toiletries. We also request campers bring a refillable water bottle, sunblock & insect repellent, also recommended are a hat, sunglasses, long pants, & closed toe shoes. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Join us for a summer of fun during Pottawattamie Conservation's 2020 Summer Nature Camps! Camps are offered for youth Pre-K through 9th Grade with a focus on fostering an understanding & appreciation of Iowa's unique environment. Campers will experience traditional summer camp games, outdoor adventures, & skill building activities during these immersive, hands-on camps.

Due to the material needs of each camp we observe the following cancellation policy.
14 Days (or More) Notice - 50% Refund
13 to 8 Days Notice - 25% Refund
7 Days or Less Notice - 0% Refund
To cancel your camp registration please call 712-545-3283 extension 1189 or email

*Camps with less than 10 registered campers may be cancelled at the discretion of Pottawattamie Conservation. Camps cancelled by Pottawattamie Conservation will be refunded 100%.

Please meet at Breezy Lodge at Arrowhead Park in Neola, IA on Day #1,  the West Nishnabotna River Water Trail Access Point at Eddington Memorial Park in Avoca, IA on Day #2, & at Olsen Lodge at Botna Bend Park in Hancock, IA on Day #3. 

2020 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation


The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resources Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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Into the Wild


Tuesday, June 23, 2020
9:00 AM


Arrowhead Park
29357 310th Street
Neola, IA 51559
Rene Stroud, Naturalist
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Children - $100.00


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