MCCB Upcoming Events

Just for Kids - see our programs that are geared for kids only!

Download 2017 camp registration form

For more information or to register for programs listed here call (563) 264-5922 or email conservation@co.muscatine.ia.us

Amphibians & Reptiles

Saturday, July 22, 7:00 pm

Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area

Family event, children must be accompanied by an adult

Free

Come and meet live members of these two groups of animals, and find out why they are so special!

Archery

Saturday, August 19, 6:00 pm

Saulsbury Bridge Recreation Area - Chicken Creek Shelter

8 years old and older, children must be accompanied by an adult

Free

Come and explore the basics of archery. Our equipment is geared for youth, but adults are also welcome to try their hand at archery.

Hunter Education

Saturday, August 26, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Environmental Learning Center

11 and older

Free, but registration required at https://register-ed.com/programs/iowa?

Students MUST pick up a handbook from the Environmental Learning Center between the hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday or 12:00-4:00 pm Saturday-Sunday. The chapter review questions at the end of the book MUST be completed prior to coming to class. Students who show up with a blank book WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE CLASS. Students should also bring a sack lunch. An optional live fire will be held at the West Liberty Gun Club on Sunday, August 27 from 9:00-11:00 am.

Community Block Party

Friday, September 8, 5:00-7:30 pm

Discovery Park

Family event

Free

Join local non-profit groups from Muscatine to celebrate an evening of family fun. There will be food, games, prizes, and so much more, and it痴 all FREE!

Hunter Education

Saturday, September 9, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Environmental Learning Center

11 and older

Free, but registration required at https://register-ed.com/programs/iowa?

Students MUST pick up a handbook from the Environmental Learning Center between the hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday or 12:00-4:00 pm Saturday-Sunday. The chapter review questions at the end of the book MUST be completed prior to coming to class. Students who show up with a blank book WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE CLASS. Students should also bring a sack lunch. An optional live fire will be held at the West Liberty Gun Club on Sunday, September 10 from 9:00-11:00 am.

Raptors

Saturday, September 16, 7:00 pm

Saulsbury Lodge

Family event, children must be accompanied by an adult

Free

Come learn about these beautiful predators of the sky, and meet our live birds who live at Discovery Park.

 

Just for Kids

For more information about the programs below,or to register, call (563) 264-5922 or email conservation@co.muscatine.ia.us

Summer Nature Camps - General Information

  • Pre-registration is required. Download 2017 Summer Camp Registration Form
  • All camps must have a minimum of 8 participants to be held
  • No refunds are given unless the camp is cancelled
  • Wear old clothes that can get wet and muddy
  • Wear old shoes that can get wet and muddy - NO FLIP FLOPS - old sneakers work the best.

What camps can my child attend?

  18 mo-3 yrs 4-5 yrs Just completed grade:
K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Polliwog (spring) x                    
Knee-High (spring)   x                  
Polliwog (summer) x                    
Knee-High (summer)   x                  
Chipmunk Camp 1     x x              
Chipmunk Camp 2     x x              
Chipmunk Camp 3     x x              
Kestrel Camp 1         x x          
Kestrel Camp 2         x x          
Kestrel Camp 3         x x          
Otter Camp 1             x x      
Outdoor Skills               x x x x
Wild Art     x x x x          
Green Thumbers     x x x x          
Polliwog Playtime (Summer)
For ages:  18 months thru 3 years, accompanied by an adult
Fee: $5/session
Max/session: 10
Location: Environmental Learning Center
Date(s):  
Mon, June 5 9:00-10:00 am 10:30 - 11:30 am  
Mon, June 19 9:00-10:00 am 10:30 - 11:30 am  
Mon, July 10 9:00-10:00 am FULL 10:30 - 11:30 am  
Mon, July 24 9:00-10:00 am FULL 10:30 - 11:30 am  
Mon, Aug 7 9:00-10:00 am 10:30 - 11:30 am  
Join us at the Environmental Learning Center for activities designed to help toddlers explore nature.
Knee-High Naturalists (Summer)
For ages:  4-5 year olds, accompanied by an adult
Fee: $5/session
Max/session: 10
Location: Environmental Learning Center
Date(s)  
Mon, June 12 9:00-10:30 am FULL 10:30 - Noon  
Mon, June 26 9:00-10:30 am 10:30 - Noon  
Mon, July 17 9:00-10:30 am FULL 10:30 - Noon  
Mon, July 31 9:00-10:30 am FULL
10:30 - Noon  
Mon, Aug 14 9:00-10:30 am 10:30 - Noon  

Join us at the Environmental Learning Center for nature activities such as nature exploration, games, stories, and crafts.

Chipmunk Camp 1
For ages:  just completed kindergarten or 1st grade
Fee: $30
Max/class: 16
Dates: June 6, 7, 8
Time: 9:00 am-Noon
Location: Environmental Learning Center
We値l explore Discovery Park, Wildcat Den, and Mad Creek/Riverfront. Activities may include outdoor exploration, hiking, fishing, paddling, creek stomping, games, crafts, and more.
Chipmunk Camp 2 - FULL
For ages:  just completed kindergarten or 1st grade
Fee: $30
Max/class: 16
Dates: July 18, 19, 20
Time: 9:00 am-Noon
Location: Environmental Learning Center
We値l explore Saulsbury, Deep Lakes Park, and Fuller Park. Activities may include outdoor exploration, hiking, fishing, paddling, creek stomping, games, crafts, and more.

Chipmunk Camp 3

For ages:  just completed kindergarten or 1st grade
Fee: $30
Max/class: 16
Dates: Aug 1, 2, 3
Time: 9:00-Noon
Location: Environmental Learning Center

We値l explore Mad Creek/Riverfront, Wildcat Den, and Saulsbury. Activities may include outdoor exploration, hiking, fishing, paddling, creek stomping, games, crafts, and more.

Kestrel Camp 1 
For ages:  just completed 2nd or 3rd grade
Fee: $30
Max/class: 16
Dates: June 27, 28, 29
Time: 9:00 am-Noon
Location: Environmental Learning Center
We値l explore Wildcat Den, Deep Lakes Park, and Mad Creek/Riverfront. Activities may include outdoor exploration, hiking, fishing, paddling, creek stomping, games, crafts, and more.
Kestrel Camp 2 
For ages:  just completed 2nd or 3rd grade
Fee: $30
Max/class: 16
Dates: July 25, 26, 27
Time: 9:00-Noon
Location: Environmental Learning Center

We値l explore Saulsbury, Discovery & Fuller Parks, and Wildcat Den. Activities may include outdoor exploration, hiking, fishing, paddling, creek stomping, games, crafts, and more.

Kestrel Camp 3 
For ages:  just completed 2nd or 3rd grade
Fee: $30
Max/class: 16
Dates: Aug 8, 9, 10
Time: 9:00-Noon
Location: Environmental Learning Center

We値l explore Deep Lakes Park, Mad Creek, and Saulsbury. Activities may include outdoor exploration, hiking, fishing, paddling, creek stomping, games, crafts, and more.

Otter Camp  
For ages:  just completed 4th or 5th grade
Fee: $30
Max/class: 16
Dates: July 11, 12, 13
Time: 9:00 - Noon
Location: Environmental Learning Center
We値l explore Saulsbury, Deep Lakes Park, and Wildcat Den. Activities may include outdoor exploration, hiking, fishing, paddling, creek stomping, games, crafts, and more.
Outdoor Skills  
For ages:  just completed 5th-8th grades
Fee: $10/session
Max/class: 16 (kayak programs are max of 10/session)
Location: meet at Environmental Learning Center except Shelter & Fire Building which meets at Saulsbury Lodge.
Time: 9:00 am-Noon
Date/Topic: Kayak Lake Odessa, June 9, 8:30 am-12:30 pm-FULL
Shelter & Fire Building, June 30, 9:00 am-12:00 pm-FULL
Creek Investigation Wildcat Den, July 7, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Geocaching, July 21, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Archery & Atl Atls, Aug 11, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Kayak Deep Lakes Park, Aug 16, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Come experience a variety of outdoor skills and recreation opportunities. Sign up for one or more sessions. Pre-registration required!