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Silos & Smokestacks Spring Break Camp Offers Youth an “Adventures Through Time”

Cedar Valley, IA – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is partnering with
Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls, to offer a spring break camp for youth in
grades 3-5. The camp, to be held March 14-18, will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with an
optional overnight stay at Hartman Reserve Nature Center on Thursday evening. Themed
“Adventures Through Time,” the camp will let youth experience Iowa’s agricultural and
pioneer history as they visit various SSNHA Partner Sites.

The camp schedule includes:

Monday, March 14
Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids
Wickiup Hill, Toddville

Tuesday, March 15
Floyd County Historical Society, Charles City
Rockford Fossil & Prairie Center, Rockford

Wednesday, March 16
Richardson-Jakway Historic Site, Aurora
Historic Town of Osborne, Elkader

Thursday, March 17
Heartland Agribition Center, Independence
Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy, Hudson
Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar Falls (overnight stay)

Friday, March 18
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Dubuque

Camp registration opens February 1 and is limited to 15 campers, so make sure to register
early for this exciting opportunity. Cost for the camp is $150 for all five days, including the
overnight stay at Hartman Reserve Nature Center, or $130 for day camps only. Register two
siblings for $260 and get the overnight stay for free. For more information, visit
www.silosandsmokestacks.org or contact Angi Reid, SSNHA Education & Interpretation
Manager, at 319-234-4567.

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. Through the development
of a network of sites, programs and events, the Heritage Area’s mission is to interpret farm
life, agribusiness and rural communities – past and present.

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