Registration Open for Popular Girls Outdoor Summer Camps
Posted: 04/29/2014

A unique outdoor camp that introduces 12- to 15-year old girls to the fun of the outdoors is being offered three times this summer.

The three-day, two-night Outdoor Journey for Girls camp teaches girls canoeing and water safety, basic orienteering, fish and wildlife identification, firearm safety and basic shooting, camping and outdoor survival, fishing and more.

Camps are offered June 18-20 at the Conservation Education Center at Springbrook State Park, north of Guthrie Center, July 8-10 at Black Hawk County Conservation Board’s Hickory Hills Park, near Dysart, and Aug. 6-8, at Springbrook.

Camps fill quickly so early registration is recommended. The $125 registration fee covers food, lodging and equipment use. Local Pheasants Forever chapters often provide scholarships to help offset the cost for campers.

Outdoor Journey is sponsored by Iowa Women in Natural Resources, the Iowa DNR and Pheasants Forever chapters.

For a camp brochure, registration form and more information on the camps, go to

The popular Outdoor Journey for Girls camp has introduced thousands of girls to the outdoors in a safe and supportive environment.

For more information contact Stephanie Penniston, Outdoor Journey for Girls Coordinator, 563-340-4528.