Recent Comments
    For media inquiries, please visit the Contact page.

    Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Hosts Summer Day Camps

    Northeast Iowa – This summer, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is offering 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 stories. The camp schedule includes:

    Tuesday, June 11
    Living History Farms, Urbandale

    Tuesday, June 18
    Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home, Charles City
    Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve & Center, Rockford

    Tuesday, June 25
    Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy, Hudson
    Heartland Farms, Waterloo

    Tuesday, July 02
    Wapsipinicon Mill Museum & Wapsipinicon Mill River Float, Independence

    Tuesday, July 09
    Gilbertson Nature Center & Maize Maze, Elgin
    Iowa’s Dairy Center, Calmar

    Tuesday, July 16
    Effigy Mounds National Monument & Mississippi River Boat Tour, Harpers Ferry

    Tuesday, July 23
    Seed Savers Exchange & Patchwork Green Farm, Decorah

    Tuesday, July 30
    Motor Mill Historic Site and Turkey River Canoe Float, Elkader

    Tuesday, August 6
    Strawberry Hill Farm & Garden, Strawberry Point
    Deerridge Feeder Pig, Guttenberg

    Tuesday, August 13
    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 ten days of camp for $240 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 319-234-4567.

    “Each summer we are proud to offer these educational, day-long adventures to farms, museums and historical sites located in the Heritage Area,” 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.

    Topics: Press Releases