McFarland Park

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May 19 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WildTots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs
Jun 2 Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Introduction to Orienteering
Join the members of STAR 1 (Search Team and Rescue) for an introduction to orienteering.
Programs
Jun 5 Wednesday 9:00 AM FLOAT I (Basic Outdoor Skills)
The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught.
Youth Camps
Jun 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Get Outdoors Day
Let's GO outside and PLAY! Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by exploring your parks.
Special Events
Jun 10-13 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Polliwogs: Fur, Feathers, Fliers, and Fins
Children explore what makes each animal special, whether they have fur, feathers, fliers, or fins.
Youth Camps
Jun 11-12 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM FLOAT I (Basic Outdoor Skills)
The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught.
Youth Camps
Jun 13-14 Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM FLOAT I (Basic Outdoor Skills)
The first of the FLOATs (Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team) teaches campers basic outdoor skills while preparing for the higher level FLOATs. Fishing, canoeing, map reading, cooking, and other skills will be taught.
Youth Camps
Jun 17-20 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Polliwogs: Fur, Feathers, Fliers, and Fins
Children explore what makes each animal special, whether they have fur, feathers, fliers, or fins. On the last day, we'll venture to the lake with nets, so be prepared to get wet and dirty!
Youth Camps
Jun 20-21 Thursday 9:00 AM FLOAT II (Outdoor Skills and Overnight)
Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) II teaches a variety of outdoor skills. Campers build self-confidence in camping and canoeing and spend the night exploring McFarland Park. This is outdoor play in the best way!
Youth Camps
Jun 23 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WildTots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs
Jun 24-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frogs: Habicamp (morning)
Children discover what makes a habitat through exploration, games, and song. Campers connect to the world around them by investigating the five basic needs of all living things.
Youth Camps
Jun 24-28 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Waterbugs: Nature's Treasures (morning)
Calling all explorers! Search for nature’s treasures as we follow maps, make mini-rafts, investigate wildlife, and step into creeks and marshes. Discover Story County natural areas through hands-on activities, art, stories, games, and journaling.
Youth Camps
Jun 24-28 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Frogs: Habicamp (afternoon)
Children discover what makes a habitat through exploration, games, and song. Campers connect to the world around them by investigating the five basic needs of all living things.
Youth Camps
Jun 24-28 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Waterbugs: Nature's Treasures (afternoon)
Calling all explorers! Search for nature’s treasures as we follow maps, make mini-rafts, investigate wildlife, and step into creeks and marshes. Discover Story County natural areas through hands-on activities, art, stories, games, and journaling.
Youth Camps
Jun 30 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WildTots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs
Jul 2-3 Tuesday 9:00 AM FLOAT II (Outdoor Skills and Overnight)
Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) II teaches a variety of outdoor skills. Campers build self-confidence in camping and canoeing and spend the night exploring McFarland Park. This is outdoor play in the best way!
Youth Camps
Jul 7 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM WildTots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs
Jul 9 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Pollinators, Plants, and People
People depend on plants, which depend on pollinators! Through a day filled with activities and a trip to the Iowa State Horticultural Research Farm, campers will explore the connection between all three.
Youth Camps
Jul 10 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Water Rocks!
Sign up for a fun-filled day of outdoor exploration, games, and activities. Campers will learn about biodiversity, watersheds, wetlands, soil, and so much more through scientific investigation, music, art, and other interactive activities!
Youth Camps
Jul 10-12 Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM FLOAT IV (Overnight Caving Trip)
Fun-Loving Outdoor Adventure Team (FLOAT) IV explores Iowa underground! Go caving, climbing, and hiking on a three-day, two-night experience in eastern Iowa. Learn how cooperation and teamwork can build your confidence and abilities.
Youth Camps
Jul 15-19 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Frogs: Adventure (afternoon)
Every day at Frogs camp is an adventure as children examine the natural world around them.
Youth Camps
Jul 15-19 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Waterbugs: Expedition (afternoon)
Children will go on expeditions to find nature's wonders right here in Story County.
Youth Camps
Jul 16-19 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Polliwogs: Dirt, Plants, Rocks, & Water
Children experience nature using dirt, rocks, plants, and water and get wet and dirty in the process!
Youth Camps
Jul 22-26 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frogs: Adventure (morning)
Every day at Frogs camp is an adventure as children examine the natural world around them.
Youth Camps
Jul 22-26 Monday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Waterbugs: Expedition (morning)
Children will go on expeditions to find nature's wonders right here in Story County.
Youth Camps