Camp registration is now open! 2017 Summer Nature Camp registration is online! Please visit www.mycountyparks.com to create a user profile to register for camp. Payment with a credit card is required for online registration, for other payment methods please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 712-242-1197. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis, so please be patient. Please be prepared with your contact information & child's t-shirt size. Each camp requires 10 participants minimum.
How do I register my children for camp?
Register online in minutes! Adults will need to log on to www.mycountyparks.com & create a user profile to register children for camps. You can find our summer camp options on the Pottwattamie County events page, make sure you set the search dates through the end of August to view all of our nature camp offerings. Select the appropriate camp & follow the steps to register your child. Payment with a credit card is required for online registration.
Registration for all June camps will close at 9:00 a.m. on May12th. For late registration opportunities please call Rene Stroud at 712-242-1197.
Can I pay with a credit card?
Yes! We accept credit card payments for all online registrations.
What if I can't pay with a credit card?
No problem! If you are not able to pay for camp registration with a credit card you will not be able to register your camper online. Please email email@example.com or call at 712-242-1197 for other registration & payment options.
May I register my child for more than one camp?
Yes! Campers may attend any or all camps offered in their appropriate age group.
There are 5 KinderNature Camps, each camp will be offered twice, once in June and once in July. Campers are welcome to attend all KinderNature Camps but themes will be repeated.
Our campers entering 1st & 2nd grade or 2nd & 3rd grade camps have the option to attend two camps in one day in June. If your camper will be attending both camps you will need to provide a sack lunch and your child will join our staff for a picnic between camps.
Please click on the links below to view each Summer Nature Camp & register online.
Please Note: There will be a road closure between Hitchcock Nature Center and the town of Crescent, IA beginning April 10th and ending in June. We do not have an confirmed end date for the closure so it may impact your travel to and from the park if you are coming from the Council Bluffs/Omaha Metro. We will send an update on the closure as we get closer to camp. For more information and details on detour routes click here.
KinderNature Camps, for children ages 3 to 5: All camps are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Prince Naveen & the World of Cold Blooded Critters -
Register for the June 12th camp or the July 31st camp
Merida & Mastering the Skills of the Outdoors -
Register for the June 13th camp or the August 1st camp
Prince Phillip & Rapunzel Explore the Woodland Wonders -
Register for the June 14th camp or the August 2nd camp
Snow White & the Wonderful Creatures of the Outdoors -
Register for the June 15th camp or the August 3rd camp
Queen Elsa & Princess Anna Discover the Frozen Summer -
Register for the June 16th camp or the August 4th camp
Nature Inside Out - June 20th through 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to Noon at Hitchcock Nature Center
Super Heroes - June 20th through 22nd, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Pirates - July 25th through 27th, 8:00 a.m. to Noon at Hitchcock Nature Center.
For children entering 3rd & 4th grade:
Nature Ninjas - June 27th through 29th, 8:00 a.m. to Noon at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Fantastic Beasts - June 27th through 29th, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Pirates - July 25th through 27th, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Hitchcock Nature Center.
For children entering 5th & 6th grade:
Survival 101 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. July 11th through 13th at Arrowhead Park.
For children entering 7th & 8th grade:
Botna Bend Park Overnight - 9:00 a.m. July 17th through noon July 18th at Botna Bend Park.
Hitchcock Nature Center Overnight - 9:00 a.m. July 20th through noon July 21st at Hitchcock Nature Center.
New Camps for 2017!
Camp 101, June 3rd 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - For children up to age 7 with an adult at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Helping Hands Camp, July 5th through 7th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - For children of all ages with special needs with their guardian or caregiver at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Family Camp Out, 3:00 p.m. August 12th through 10:00 a.m. August 13th - A guided overnight camping adventure at Hitchcock Nature Center for families that are new to the world of camping. Register by email. Please email Rene Stroud, Naturalist at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or call 712-545-3283.
To register more than one child for a camp click Register Online then enter the number of children in the indicated box. You must click outside of the box & allow this number to register before clicking "Add To Cart".
Please click on the image below to download the 2017 Summer Nature Camp Information Packet and Camp Policies and Frequently Asked Questions Manual.