Summer Camps for Kids at Macon County Conservation District
Did you know: children spend half as much time outdoors as they did 20 years ago? However, according to the Children & Nature Network, research shows that children who play outside are more physically active, more creative in their play, less aggressive, and exhibit better concentration.
Our camps provide the perfect setting for positive, fun, well-supervised opportunities for children to interact with nature. Being experienced based camps, campers do not just hear about the outdoors, they go out and explore our planet. They are likely to wet their feet wading in a creek, touch a frog, spot birds with binoculars, or catch their first fish.
The Macon County Conservation District has offered memorable camp experiences for the youth of Macon County for 35 years, since 1982. Our experienced staff provide a safe, caring atmosphere with age appropriate activities for children of all ages.
Too old for camp? The Conservation District offers summer camp volunteer opportunities for adults and teens, ages 13-17. For more information, visit our Volunteer Page. The Conservation District screens all applicants before acceptance and volunteers must attend training prior to camps.
Online registration for summer camps opens April 3, 2017!
Year-Round Nature Camps
Mini Camps – All Year
Ages 1-5 with an adult buddy
Children learn about the beauty and characteristics of animals, plants, and habitats. Adults and their children bond over their love of nature and can foster it as children grow into more outdoor activities: Read more.
Summer Nature Camps
Children explore the natural world with hands-on activities: see through a bug’s eye view, discover how volcanoes work, swim, canoe, hike, dig in the dirt, and gain an appreciation for nature: Read more.
Campers join Earth Adventures once a week on Tuesday mornings, from 9am to noon. Activities include fishing, canoeing, hiking, games, and crafts: Read more.
Older kids seeking more adventure can pick from four single-day trips. This summer offers canoeing, horseback riding, and rock climbing: Read more.
Half-Day History Camps
Pioneer Adventure Camp
This camp is perfect for children with a special interest in history. This summer, campers will explore Inventors and Inventions, from the printing press to color television: Read more.