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Prairie Flower Summer Camp 2024

Monday, June 3 - Thursday, August 22


8:00 am - 5:30 pm


1517 Northwestern Ave, Ames IA 50010

Which age/grade is welcome?

Kids entering 1st grade - 6th grade


Monica Marcomb
(515) 292-4312

About this event

Prairie Flower’s mission for over 25 years has been to provide learning experiences that strengthen connections to the natural world and nurture children’s innate capacities for imagination and wonder. What makes us unique is our nature school educational philosophy, which means we spend most of the day outdoors during warm seasons (in all weather, including rain!). We also emphasize unhurried daily rhythms and unstructured, child-led play time.

We are proud to offer summer programming this summer, for the first time in many years. Weekly camps will be capped to a small group (up to 15 kids max), and have a high staff to student ratio (three adults to 15 kids). Children will enjoy sunshine and fresh air while observing the beauty and wonder of nature, maybe getting a little dirty — and above all, getting to enjoy being kids.

Ages: For children entering 1st grade – 6th grade
Location for drop-off & pick-up: Prairie Flower Children’s Center, 1517 Northwestern Ave, Ames IA 50010
Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuition: $240 per week *childcare assistance accepted
What’s Included: supplies for activities (see below); afternoon snack; entrance fee for weekly pool trip to Furman Aquatic Center; and fare for occasional CyRide trips. (Lunch is bring-your-own sack lunch; peanut and tree nut products allowed. Note that Bethesda Lutheran, where we are located, is one of the sites for free summer meals, so free lunch through this program is also an option.)

See our website for more details.