2017 Summer Rec

It's never too soon to start thinking about summer programs! The cities of Columbus Junction, Grandview, Morning Sun, and Wapello are once again partnering with Louisa County Conservation to offer youth an exciting Summer Rec program. This program is free to all residents. Dates and times are separated according to the grade the child will be entering in the Fall.


Columbus Juction

  • 3rd-6th Grade: June 5-9
  • K-2nd Grade: June 19-23


  • K-6th: June 12-16

Morning Sun

  • K-2nd: July 10-14
  • 3rd-6th: July 17-21


  • K-2nd:June 26-30
  • 3rd-6th: July 31- August 4



In order to attend Summer Rec, participants must have a signed permission form. Permission forms can be downloaded, filled out, and returned the first day of Summer Rec.

*Permission forms will be available online in April.



Naturally Louisa County Newsletter

The May 2017 edition of the Naturally Louisa County Newsletter is available online and in the mail.  Check out all the great events happening right here in Louisa County! 


Swinging Bridge Festival Float

Join Louisa County Conservation on one of two floats being offered as part of the Swinging Bridge Festival in Columbus Junction on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  Registration is required and available online.  Lots of other great events happening in Columbus Junction that day as well!


Camping & Camping Coupons Available!

Camping coupons are available either by mail or at the Office (Rangers will NOT have them).  Booklets are $60 and include 6 nights of camping - that is one free night!!  All Louisa County camping spots are $12/night.  Water and electricity are ON at Snively and Virginia Grove!  Flaming Prairie is still closed due to high water.  Sorry for the inconvenience, but this year we will NOT be offering the free night with 3 paid nights.


Langwood Adventure Day - Register Now!

Join us for the 4th annual Langwood Adventure Day on Saturday, June 3rd! Register online now!  Explore Langwood Education Center with the entire family and try out many different outdoor recreation activities. Visit the LAD program page for more information.


2017 eXtreme Kids Series - Registration OPEN

Spending time in the outdoors has never been this fun and exciting! We are in the fourth year of the "eXtreme Kids" program. This year-long series 

allows participants to be able to choose to attend one activity or all four. 

Each exciting event is geared to allow youth to discover new skills or challenges, meet new people and simply enjoy the great outdoors.

**New this year: Updated Program Age Range***

This series is for youth in 4th-6th grade during the 2016-2017school year.


2017 Summer Nature Camps: Registration Open!

It's time to start planning for summer! The dates and nature day camp descriptions are now available for the 2017 Nature Camps through Louisa County Conservation. 


Registration will begin on Monday, April 3. Forms will be available on our webiste, at our office, and at local libraries. Registration is now first-come-first-served. There are still spaces open in all sessions of camp but those sessions will fill quickly so register today!


Visit the 2017 Nature Camps Event Page for more information, dates, and to download the Summer Camp Information Sheet.



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12635 CR G56, Suite 101

Wapello, IA 52653


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M - F, 10:00 - 3:00

Other times by chance or appointment