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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 or call 319-234-

    “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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