Summer Camp Registration Confirmation

Thank you for registering for the 2018 Hardin County Calkins Summer Day Camp. All camp sessions will take place at Calkins Nature Area.

Dates and Times to Remember:
  1. Caterpillar Day Camp (entering K-1st): June 4-8 with two sessions
    8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Morning Session
    12:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Afternoon Session
  2. Sunfish Day Camp (entering 2nd-3rd): June 11-15 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  3. Mallard Day Camp (entering 4th-5th): June 18-22 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Your registration will not be complete until payment is received. Camp cost is $25 per camper. Please mail payment to:

Calkins Nature Area
2018 Summer Day Camp
18335 135th St
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Your child will be immersed in Iowa’s native prairie, forest, and wetland environments and we will spend as much time in the great outdoors as possible. There will be many hikes, crafts, nature-themed games and we may even be in the water one day. Your child will probably get dirty, wet and possibly muddy, which are all things that cannot be experienced staring at a screen. This is the way we like it and research has shown these types of activities are great for your child’s psyche and development. We are excited for this year’s camp and here is a small checklist of things to ensure your child is prepared for each day of camp. 

What to bring:
    • Sack lunch
    • Water bottle
    • Closed toe shoes
    • Old cloths that can get dirty
    • Dress for the weather
    • Long pants are preferred
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent (We have both but if you would like to apply them in the morning just before camp that is up to you.)
    • Medications (i.e. Epipen, inhaler, etc)
    • A GOOD ATTITUDE AND WILLINGNESS TO HAVE FUN
Kids will get muddy and their clothing might get wet and dirty. Dress your child appropriately for such conditions. You may want to bring them a spare set of clothes. 

Snacks will be provided but campers need to bring a sack lunch each day.

Download 2018 Summer Day Camp Letter (PDF)

Questions?  Please contact Calkins Staff at 641-648-9878 or by email.


Camp Nature Hike
Kids in Mud