The Henry County Conservation Department now has summer youth day camp packets available to take home by ordering at https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Henry/Events.aspx.
Each of these four camps are different and can be picked up at the Henry County Conservation office three business days after initial order. A video link about your subject, activities, and enough craft supplies for one child are included per packet. Parents may be asked to supply things like glue, markers, crayons, or tape. Expect to take 2-3 hours to complete all the activities - just as if you were at the nature center.
Camps are designed for 2nd-3rd grade but elements for both younger and older children will be included. There is a charge for the packets. Titles for the first four camps are as follows: Hey There, Pioneers (pioneer life); Sticks and Stones (Native Americans, games); “Dip” into the Stars (constellations, night sky); and Onion Soup (Skunk River life). Note: Click on the August 15 link for each of these titles on mycountyparks.
Four more summer youth day camp packets will be available on July 13th. Those titles are as follows: Creepy Crawlies (bugs); Ribbit and Slither (reptiles and amphibians); Bird is the Word (birds); and Trash or Treasure (recycling, art). Note: Click on the August 28 link for each of these titles on mycountyparks after July 13.
There are free activities such as self-guided hikes and campground programs at Oakland Mills Park this year. This is the link to all the summer activities: https://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Henry/Events.aspx.
Information can also be obtained by calling the Henry County Conservation office at 319-986-5067.