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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 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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