Upcoming Events

Selected Event

June 3
Family Fishing Day & Kids' Fishing Derby
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Saturday, June 3

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Russell Wildlife Area

11:00 am        Casting Contest & T-shirt Printing (bring your own light colored t-shirt)

Noon              Campfire Picnic (Bring a drink & side dish.  Hot dogs and table service provided).

1:00-2:30 pm  Kids’ Fishing Derby & Family Fishing

It’s an event of FREE FUN for the whole family!  The event will kick off with a casting contest and t-shirt printing.  Bring a plain, light-colored t-shirt if you would like to have it silkscreened with this year’s logo and a fish print.   Then at noon, we will cook hotdogs over a campfire (while supplies last).  If you come for the picnic, please bring your own drink and a side dish to share.  At 1:00, we will hike to a pond and go fishing. For kids ages 18 and younger, trophies will be given to the largest and smallest fish caught during this event.  Also, Iowa resident fishing licenses will NOT be needed for this event or throughout this weekend. Bring your own pole or borrow one from MCCB.  Bait will be provided.  Please register at the conservation center when you arrive.

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May 27
Moonlight Movie Night
Eveland Access Campground

Saturday, May 27

8:30 p.m. (at dark)

Eveland Access Campground

Want to do something fun with the whole family on Memorial Day weekend? Campers, campground visitors and the public are welcome to come out and watch a FREE movie at the Eveland Access Campground. A family-oriented movie will begin at dark. Bring your family, a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy the show.   FREE popcorn will be available! Eveland Access is located at 2890 Galeston Ave. which is 4 miles south of Beacon, IA on Highway T39.

June 3
Family Fishing Day & Kids' Fishing Derby
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Saturday, June 3

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Russell Wildlife Area

11:00 am        Casting Contest & T-shirt Printing (bring your own light colored t-shirt)

Noon              Campfire Picnic (Bring a drink & side dish.  Hot dogs and table service provided).

1:00-2:30 pm  Kids’ Fishing Derby & Family Fishing

It’s an event of FREE FUN for the whole family!  The event will kick off with a casting contest and t-shirt printing.  Bring a plain, light-colored t-shirt if you would like to have it silkscreened with this year’s logo and a fish print.   Then at noon, we will cook hotdogs over a campfire (while supplies last).  If you come for the picnic, please bring your own drink and a side dish to share.  At 1:00, we will hike to a pond and go fishing. For kids ages 18 and younger, trophies will be given to the largest and smallest fish caught during this event.  Also, Iowa resident fishing licenses will NOT be needed for this event or throughout this weekend. Bring your own pole or borrow one from MCCB.  Bait will be provided.  Please register at the conservation center when you arrive.

June 6 - 7
Discovery Day Camp 1
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Pre-register by calling MCCB at (641)673-9327.

June 6-7, 2017

Ages 5 and younger

10:00 a.m. – Noon

$10.00 per camper

Parents are encouraged to attend.

Kids will participate in indoor and outdoor activities to explore nature.  This year’s camp theme will be “Pond Detectives”. Campers will be asked to bring a t-shirt to decorate for camp.  Choose only one of these camps to attend.  They will have the same activities.

June 8 - 9
Discovery Day Camp 2
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

June 8-9, 2017

Ages 5 and younger

10:00 a.m. – Noon

$10.00 per camper

Parents are encouraged to attend.

Kids will participate in indoor and outdoor activities to explore nature.  This year’s camp theme will be “Pond Detectives”. Campers will be asked to bring a t-shirt to decorate for camp.  Choose only one of these camps to attend.  They will have the same activities.

June 14 - 16
Jr. Naturalist Day Camp 1
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Pre-register by calling MCCB at (641)673-9327.

June 14-16, 2017

Ages 6-12

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$20.00 per camper

The theme this year will be “Exploring the Prairie” Campers will learn about what a prairie is, how they benefit the land and how pioneers once lived in the prairie.  We will go hiking, fishing and more! Campers will be asked to bring a t-shirt to decorate for camp, and a water bottle and lunch each day.  Choose only one of these camps to attend.  They will have the same activities.

June 21 - 23
Jr. Naturalist Day Camp 2
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

June 21-23, 2017

Ages 6-12

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$20.00 per camper

The theme this year will be “Exploring the Prairie” Campers will learn about what a prairie is, how they benefit the land and how pioneers once lived in the prairie.  We will go hiking, fishing and more! Campers will be asked to bring a t-shirt to decorate for camp, and a water bottle and lunch each day.  Choose only one of these camps to attend.  They will have the same activities.

Sign up today by calling MCCB at (641)673-9327.

June 28 - 30
Challenge Day Camp
Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area

Pre-register by calling MCCB at (641)673-9327.

June 28-30

Ages 10 & older

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$20.00 per camper

Campers will experience many outdoor activities on a more in-depth level than Jr. Naturalist Camp.  This year’s theme will be “Famous American Explorers”. We will go fishing, hiking, archery, campfire cooking and lots of exploring! Campers will be asked to bring a t-shirt to decorate for camp and a water bottle and lunch each day.