Youth Nature Camps Registration

Click below to register for any of Lakeside Lab's nature-based youth camps (Summer Camps, No School Camps & Homeschool Explore Camps).

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School Field Trips

Iowa Lakeside Lab provides many opportunities for experiential learning during the school season.

Campers finding creatures in wetland

Summer Camps

Do you know a child who loves to explore the outdoors? Sign them up for a summer camp at Iowa Lakeside Lab!

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No School Camps

Iowa Lakeside Lab offers No School camps for students on no-school days.

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Homeschool Explore Camps

Homeschool Explore camps are offered for 5 - 14-year-olds during the school year season.

Leader-in-Training Program

Are you a high school student who enjoys working with younger children, loves the outdoors and would like to give back to your community? The Leader-in-Training (LIT) program may be the perfect fit for you! LITs will assist camp staff in providing a safe, caring and exciting experience for campers. This program provides opportunities for students to increase their leadership skills by sharing their passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world!

For a LIT volunteer description click here

Financial Assistance

Iowa Lakeside Lab strives to provide experiential learning opportunities to any interested child, regardless of financial situations. If you would like to apply for one of our scholarships to attend a camp, please click here for the application. Any questions may be directed toward Ashley Scheve, Education Coordinator, at or (712) 337-3669.