2017 Summer Rec

Summer 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.




Naturally Louisa County Newsletter

An E-newsletter blast just went out to the 450 people on our email list.  You can read it here.  You can still ready the May 2017 edition of the Naturally Louisa County Newsletter also.  Check out all the great events happening right here in Louisa County! 


StarLab Exploration is Coming to Louisa County

Friday, August 4, 2017. 9:00 am - 10:00 am, 10:00 am - 11:00 am *FULL*, & 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 

StarLab is coming to Louisa County! Take some time to space out and escape the heat this summer as we go on a journy to experience the wonders of our solar system. StarLab is an inflatable, portable planetarium that gives us the chance to see unspoiled views of our night sky and learn about astronomy. We have a couple of opportunities for children and adults to explore StarLab. 


Stories of the Night Sky: 9 am - 10 am OR 10 am - 11 am. *Full*

Astoronomy: 1 pm - 2 pm


Visit the program page for more detailed information and to register!


Family Day at the Langwood Challenge Course

Thursday, July 6, 2017. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Are you ready for an adventure? Bring your family, explore new heights, and challenge yourself on the high ropes elements, zip line, and the Leap of Faith

You can choose to attend either the morning session or the evening session. Plan on staying for the entire time as we will be doing to challenge course introduction followed by completing challenge elements and the zip line. This will allow for you to get the most out of the experience. 

Participants must be at least 8 years old. Every participant  will be required to have a permission form filled out and signed by their parent/guardian. Adults are welcome to climb as well as support their young adventurerers!


Payment must be received to reserve a timeslot. Spots are limited so register today! Registration ends on July 5th. 


Visit the Event Page for more information and registration





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.


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.


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Wapello, IA 52653


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