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 20-22 at the Conservation Education Center at Springbrook State Park, north of Guthrie Center, July 10-12 at Black Hawk County Conservation Board’s Hickory Hills Park, near Dysart, and Aug. 1-3, at Springbrook.
Camps fill quickly so early registration is recommended. The $100 registration fee covers food, lodging and equipment use. Pheasants Forever is a camp sponsor and local chapters often provide scholarships to help offset the cost for campers.
For a camp brochure, registration form and more information on the camps, go to www.iowadnr.gov/Education/CampsWorkshops/OutdoorJourneyforGirls.aspx
The popular Outdoor Journey for Girls camp has introduced 2,000 girls to the outdoors in a safe and supportive environment. Camps are taught by Iowa DNR conservation officers, biologists and staff, county conservation board naturalists, and representatives from other agencies like the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Iowa State University.