Students in 3rd-5th grade will have a BLAST over winter break when they attend the Scales & Tails Day Camp!
ISU Extension and Outreach of Mahaska County and Mahaska County 4-H are offering this great, fun-filled, and hands-on day camp for any youth in third-fifth grade. Participants will learn about reptiles and amphibians through hands-on experiments, crafts and activities. Participants will take part in activities like making a cup’o’frog eggs, tiny turtles, sticky toes, bone-ified snakes, and more! The day camp will be held on December 26-27 from 9:00am-3:30pm both days. Snacks will be provided, but participants will need to bring their own lunch. Cost is only $20 and partial financial aid is available.
On the 27th, participants will meet live critters from the Blank Park Zoo! This opportunity is available through a grant from the Iowa Governor’s STEM Initiative and Camp in a Can that 4-H of Mahaska County received. “We are very pleased to be able to offer this day camp to our local youth. It has been designed for elementary students to gain skills in science and questioning. The youth will love completing the activities each day and will make some new friends from the Blank Park Zoo!”, said Amy Brainard, Mahaska County Youth Coordinator.
Registration forms are available at the Mahaska County Extension office at 212 North I Street in Oskaloosa and on their website at www.extension.iastate.edu/mahaska. Registration deadline is Friday, December 13. To learn more about this day camp or the 4-H program in Mahaska County, please call 641/673-5841.