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Summer Camp Adventures in the Heritage Area

Cedar Valley, IA –Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is partnering with
Hartman Reserve Nature Center this summer to offer day camps for children in grades 3-8.
Campers will spend the summer learning about their heritage while exploring the sights,
sounds and smells of Northeast Iowa. Each day will offer a new and exciting adventure within
the Heritage Area including visits to Living History Farms, Laura Ingalls Wilder Park &
Museum, Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch, Effigy Mounds, Hansen’s Dairy, Herbert Hoover
Presidential Library & Museum and many other sites.

During the months of June, July and August camps will be offered for grades 3-5 on
Tuesdays and grades 6-8 on Thursdays. Each camp will run from 8 am to 5 pm, departing
from and returning to Hartman Reserve Nature Center in Cedar Falls. Summer camps are
limited to 15 participants per day camp, with registration and payment due one week prior to
camp date to reserve a spot. Participants may attend all five camps for $140 or sign up for a
single day adventure for $25-$40. For more information or to register visit
www.silosandsmokestacks.org or call Hartman Reserve Nature Center at 319-277-2187.

“We are excited to offer day camps this summer. It is a great way to get kids outside and
explore all Iowa has to offer,” commented Don Short, SSHNA President.

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas
in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers
37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and
Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events,
SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness and rural communities – past and present.

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