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Looking Ahead to Summer

It has been a long, cold, snowy winter and we sure are looking forward to the spring and summer seasons! Our environmental education staff has been busy planning ahead for summer camps, youth corps, and eco-bus tours.

With the addition of Jester Park Nature Center we are able to offer more day camps than we ever have before! Throughout the summer we will be offering 11 different themed camps for kids ages 6-16. Our day camps are half or full days, depending on the age of the child. To see a complete listing of our day camps, click here. Camp registration opens up on March 2 at 8:00am on

We have different opportunity for older teens. The Polk County Conservation Youth Corp pays teenagers (ages 15-18) to work in Polk County parks where they can learn valuable professional and personal skills. Adult leaders encourage teamwork and facilitate environmental restoration projects like trail maintenance and invasive species removal. This is a great role for teens who are…

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