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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 4-7.
Throughout the summer, campers will spend each Tuesday traveling to different locations in
the Heritage Area where they will learn about Iowa’s unique historical, cultural and
agricultural features. The camp schedule includes:

Tuesday, June 12
Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center, Rockford

Tuesday, June 19
Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum, Burr Oak

Tuesday, June 26
Herbert Hoover Historic Site, West Branch
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa City

Tuesday, July 10
Living History Farms, Urbandale

Tuesday, July 17
Montauk Historic Site, Clermont
Gilbertson Nature Center & Maize Maze, Elgin

Tuesday, July 24
Effigy Mounds National Monument and Mississippi River Float, Harpers Ferry

Tuesday, July 31
Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch, Fredericksburg
Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy, Hudson

Tuesday, August 7
Motor Mill Historic Site and Turkey River Canoe Float, Elkader

Tuesday, August 14
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.

“Each summer we are proud to offer these educational, day-long adventures to unique
Heritage Area Partner Sites,” 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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