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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.

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