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River Adventure Camp

River Adventure Camp

July 7-13, 2019

Students entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2019, join the River Museum and ISU Extension and Outreach 4H for a six day excursion into the Great Smokey Mountains!

This journey includes traveling to five states: Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Stops include the Great Rivers Research Center in St. Louis, Mo.;  a night camping at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers north of St. Louis, Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, the Tennessee River near Chattanooga, Tenn., the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the Ohio River near Louisville, Ken., and Hosier National Forest west of Louisville.

During these stops, camp participants will work side-by-side with conservation and cultural experts from the River Museum, ISU Extension and Outreach 4H, National Parks Service, Tennessee Aquarium, and Louisville Zoo. Activities include camping, exploring caves, hiking, and conducting engaging and interactive conservation work. This experience will encourage students to become leaders in their communities by developing and implementing projects displaying their dedication to the care and responsible management of our natural and cultural resources. They will discover and experience the many ways people are working to improve the quality of our waterways by focusing on how we manage our land, rivers, and behaviors. 


Includes all food, lodging, transportation, basic camping equipment, entry into parks and stops, activities, and experiences.


For more information, or to register, contact River Museum Senior Education Manager Jared McGovern at 563-557-9545 x215 or