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Jun 2021

Kayak Loan

Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterworks Park, Bonnifield Lake, North B Street
Fairfield, IA 52256

Register Here- Opens April 1st Enjoy a calm evening on the water at Bonnifield Lake at Waterworks Park. Participants can kayak around the lake during one of two 45-minute sessions. Sessions will run from 5:30-6:15pm then again from 6:30-7:15pm and will each have 12 participants. Participants 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Staff will provide boats, paddles, and life jackets-which are required to be worn at all times during the program.

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Caterpillar Camp: June 8-11

Jun 8 @ 9:00 am - Jun 11 @ 11:30 am
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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$35

Register Here- Opens April 1 June 8-11; 9:00-11:30am 4 & 5 Years Old* Must have completed one year of pre-school & be potty trained Experience nature in a hands-on way this summer as your youngster explores our natural world! Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities for youth who are 4 and 5 years old. Included in the camp fee of $35 are a snack and t-shirt. Camp will be limited to twelve participants.

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Toddler Time: June

Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
Free

Register Here- Opens April 1st Explore the great outdoors alongside your child! We will be doing a short introduction before heading out on a hike. This children’s nature program is geared for children who are 2-4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Toddler Time happens rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather! Pre-registration is required.

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Tadpole Camp: Morning Session

Jun 15 @ 9:00 am - Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
$40

Register Here- Opens April 1 June 15-18; 9:00am-12:00pm Pre-Registration Required-Entering 1st-2nd Grade Campers will explore the life cycle of various animals during the week. Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities. Included in the camp fee are snack and t-shirt. Camp will be limited to twelve participants who are entering 1st-2nd Grade. Camp registration is $40.

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Tadpole Camp: Afternoon Session

Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm - Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
$40

Register Here- Opens April 1 June 15-18; 1:00-4:00pm Pre-Registration Required-Entering 1st-2nd Grade Campers will explore the life cycle of various animals during the week. Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities. Included in the camp fee are snack and t-shirt. Camp will be limited to twelve participants who are entering 1st-2nd Grade. Camp registration is $40.

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Youth Paddle

Jun 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bentonsport Boat Ramp, Hawk Dr
Bentonsport, IA 52565 United States
$5

Register Here- Opens April 1 Hit the water as we explore the Des Moines River from Bentonsport to Bonaparte. This program is geared for Van Buren County youth who are entering 5th grade or older. Participants must have an adult with them. This nearly four-mile stretch is a great introduction to river paddling. The cost for the program is $5 per kayak. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources…

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Full Moon Float

Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park- Boat Ramp, 22895 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, IA 52565 United States
$5

Register Here- Opens April 1st Cost: $5 per boat Paddle under the light of the Full Moon! Naturalist Brittney Tiller will lead participants out on the water as she interprets the various constellations and objects of the sky from the calm waters of the lake. The paddle will begin and end at the boat ramp on the lake. The paddle is open to everyone, however children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Paddle registration is limited to…

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Nature Detectives

Jun 29 @ 9:00 am - Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
$40

Register Here- Opens April 1st June 29-July 2; 9:00am-12:00pm Pre-Registration Required- Entering 2nd -3rd Grade Campers become detectives as they answer the question, which animal has been here! Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities. Included in the $40 camp fee are snacks and a t-shirt. Camp will be limited to twelve participants who are entering 2nd-3rd grade.

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Jul 2021

Kayak Loan: Van Buren County

Jul 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park- Boat Ramp, 22895 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, IA 52565 United States

Register Here- Opens April 1st Enjoy a calm evening on the water at Lacey-Keosauqua State Park. Participants can kayak around the lake during one of two 45-minute sessions. Sessions will run from 5:30-6:15pm then again from 6:30-7:15pm and will each have 12 participants. Participants 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Staff will provide boats, paddles, and life jackets-which are required to be worn at all times during the program. This is an official Des Moines River Water…

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Wild About Water

Jul 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jefferson County Park Nature Center, 2003 Libertyville Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556 United States
$45

Register Here- Opens April 1st July 6-9; 9:00am-12:00pm Pre-Registration Required- Entering 3rd-4th Grade Splish, Splash! Campers will learn about the water cycle, watersheds, and how water moves while testing water in different areas around the park. Water will come alive through hands on experiments and up-close explorations! Camp features nature exploration, hiking, games, crafts, and other hands on activities. Included in the $45 registration fee are snacks and a t-shirt. Camp will be limited to twelve participants who are entering…

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