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Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Hosts Summer Day Camps

Northeast Iowa – This summer, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is
partnering with Hartman Reserve Nature Center to offer day camps for children in grades 3-6.
Throughout the summer, campers will spend each Tuesday traveling to different locations in
the Heritage Area where they will learn about historic mills, farms and prairies. The camp
schedule includes:

Tuesday, June 14
Amana Heritage Society Museums, Amana

Tuesday, June 21
Heartland Farms, Waterloo
Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy, Hudson

Tuesday, June 28
Mines of Spain Recreation Area, Dubuque
Four Mounds (rope course), Dubuque

Tuesday, July 12
Wagaman Mill and Museum, Lynnville
North Skunk River (canoe float), Lynnville

Tuesday, July 19
Ushers Ferry Historic Village, Cedar Rapids
Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center, Toddville

Tuesday, July 26
Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch, Fredericksburg
The Dairy Center, Calmar

Tuesday, August 2
Motor Mill Historic Site, Elkader
Turkey River (canoe float), Elkader

Tuesday, August 9
Effigy Mounds National Monument, Harpers Ferry
Mississippi River Float (pontoon boat), Harpers Ferry

Tuesday, August 16
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines

Each day of camp is limited to 15 participants, with registration form and payment due one
week prior to camp. Participants may attend all nine days of camp for $210 or sign up for a
single day adventure for $30. Camp departs from Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Cedar
Falls, each Tuesday throughout June, July and August and will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
For more information and/or to register visit www.silosandsmokestacks.org or call 319-234-
4567.

“We are excited to once again offer day camps this summer. It is a great way to get kids
outside and learn about Iowa,” 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. 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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