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Join us for our 2nd annual campout!
August 9-11, 2024

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Perseidsfest 2024

Join us the weekend of the Perseids Meteor Shower for our 2nd annual campout at Hickory Hills Park!  

Enjoy a relaxing and blissful weekend of Aya dancing, yoga, drum circle, camping, meditation, hooping, paddling, hiking, stargazing, relaxing, and more with super friendly folks.

Come for an hour… a day… or stay over and enjoy the whole weekend! Families definitely welcome. Bring the kiddos out for a lovely summer weekend outdoors! Activities are open for all, and also totally optional.

August 9th-11th, 2024

Hickory Hills Park​, La Porte City, IA

To find us: follow the signs for "group camp"

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Friday, Aug. 9th

• Arrive anytime (we'll gather at the Group Camp area)

• 2:00 PM - Campers can register & set up tents at our group camp anytime after 2

• Enjoy the park - unplug, relax, explore, or simply hang out and unwind

• 6:30 PM - Potluck Dinner*

• 7:30 PM - Welcome drum circle with Myquawn

• 9:00 PM - Enjoy s’mores, hangout fireside, or enjoy a hike among the fireflies

• 10:00 PM - Stargazing - enjoy the beauty of the Perseids Meteor Shower

*Please bring something to share, along with your own dishes & tableware to use.

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Saturday, Aug. 10th

• Complimentary oatmeal 

• Free time to unplug, relax, and enjoy the park

• 1:30 PM - Hula Hooping with Breanna

• 3:00 PM - Yoga with Sarah

• 4:15 PM - Healing Sound Bath with Tim

• 5:00 PM - Potluck Dinner*

• 7:00 PM - AYA Dance Meditation with Dani

• 8:15 PM - Drum circle with Myquawn

• 9:15 PM - Enjoy s’mores, hangout fireside, relax and listen to / make some music

• 10:00 PM - Stargazing - enjoy the beautiful Perseids Meteor Shower

*Please bring something to share, along with your own dishes & tableware to use.

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Sunday, Aug. 11th

• Complimentary pancakes*

• 10:00 AM - Aya & Yoga combo class with Sarah & Dani

• 11:15 AM - Energy Healing Meditation with Ashley

• Stay and enjoy the park as long as you'd like

• Hugs & farewells until next time!

*Please bring your own dishes & tableware to use.

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Donations appreciated

Although no registration or fee is needed to attend Perseidsfest activities, donations to help support these wonderful offerings with really friendly, passionate, and skilled instructors are encouraged, very much appreciated, and will help to keep this event sustainable year after year.


We have 3 ways you can donate: ​

1) We'll have a donation jar on-site

2) You can Venmo @ayadance (located in the business tab)

3) You can donate online here

Not sure how much to give?

Recommended donation: $10 / guided activity


Thanks so much for your support!

Camping Info

Want to camp with us? Wonderful!

We'll have a large group camp area available for tent camping. 


Please bring $13 via cash or check per tent (per night) to pay directly to the park upon setting up your tent.


You can begin setting up anytime after 2PM on Friday. 


Thank you!

Want a glimpse?

Here's a sweet little peek of where we'll be!



Hickory Hills Park

3338 Hickory Hills Rd

La Porte City, IA 50651

Google Map

To find us:

Once in the park, follow the signs for "group camp"

So much to enjoy at the park!

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Enjoy a peaceful walk along the well-marked hiking trails throughout the park.

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The lake was drained & under construction earlier this summer. However, we've heard that it may indeed have water again by August. If so, we'll be sure to bring our canoes & kayaks to share. Feel free to borrow one!

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Grab a frisbee or ball, and head on over to the playground, basketball court, sand volleyball pit, archery field, or disc golf course!

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The park is beautiful and full of wildlife. Enjoy the bison and elk exhibit, deer, butterfly & firefly chasing, birdwatching, and more!

Unplug. Relax. Connect. Play. Rest and rewild in awesomely friendly community.


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A super-sweet summer collaboration.

Special thanks to these beautiful souls for sharing their passions with us this weekend!


Breanna Parker of Hoop Dreams with B.
Sarah of New Dawn Yoga
Ashley of Heal and Rise with Ashley
Myquawn Bailey Sr. of Drum Iowa
Tim of Tim's Healing Sounds
Dani Eastman of Aya Dance


Hoop Dreams

with B.



New Dawn




Heal & Rise







Tim's Healing



Aya Dance


We hope you can join us!


Questions? Please reach out anytime.



To find our Perseidsfest area, you can simply follow the signs for Group Camp (no map needed).

However, these maps may be helpful if you'd like to explore more of the park or hiking trails.

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