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Jul 2020

Fishing Camp

Jul 21 @ 9:00 am - Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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$45

Register Here July 21-23; 9:00am-2:00pm Pre-Registration Required-Entering 4th-6th Grade Campers will learn to rig their own pole, bait their hook, take their catch off the line, and identify the fish! The final day of camp will include a fieldtrip to a surprise fishing location. Included in the $45 camp fee are snacks and t-shirt. Camp will be limited to twelve participants who are entering 4th-6th grade.

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Best of the Best

Jul 28 @ 9:00 am - Jul 31 @ 9:00 am
Jefferson County Park, 2003 Libertyville Road
Fairfield, 52556 United States
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$50

Register Here July 28-29; 9:00am-2:00pm July 30 (4:00pm)-July 31 (9:00am) Pre-Registration Required-Entering 5th-7th Grade If you like non-stop action and a whole lot of fun, this camp is for you! We have combined all the favorite activities into one camp which will include fishing, archery, spear throwing, kayaking, fire building, and an optional overnight campout. Included in the $50 camp fee are a snack and t-shirt. Included in the $50 camp fee are snacks, a t-shirt, and food during the…

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Aug 2020

Geode Paddle

Aug 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bentonsport Boat Ramp, Hawk Dr
Bentonsport, IA 52565 United States
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$5

Pre-registration required- Register Here 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. Ryan Clark, a Geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will be leading the paddle as he talks about the geology of the river, why we can find geodes in that particular stretch of river, and how geodes form. The paddle is open to everyone, however children under age 18 must be accompanied…

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Meet at Turtle

Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lacey-Keosauqua State Park- Beach House Lodge, 22895 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, IA 52565 United States
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Free

Head out to Lacey-Keosauqua State Park to Meet a Turtle. Chad Dolan, Biologist with the Iowa DNR, will begin his presentation with some general information on turtles then show some live turtles which call Iowa home. This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. The Des Moines River Water Trail is one of 19 official water trails in Iowa.

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Insects Up Close

Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Sugema North Boat Ramp, 24120 Lacey Trail
Keosauqua, IA 52565 United States
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Free

Come see what insects call Van Buren County home. Entomologist Moni Hayne will be teaching participants about the insects they find in their nets. Come prepared for a hands-on adventure! This is an official Des Moines River Water Trails event cosponsored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Jefferson County Conservation. The Des Moines River Water Trail is one of 19 official water trails in Iowa.

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