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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 or call 319-234-

    “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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