Children Ages 6-12
This full-day, week long camp allows time for hiking, swimming, crafts, games, canoeing, and much more.
The theme for 2017 is Essential Elements. Campers will explore the world around them through important components of our everyday lives, such as energy, water, earth, and culture.
Monday through Wednesday, campers explore Rock Springs Conservation Area. On Thursdays, campers go for a swim. On Fridays, campers take a field trip. Earth Adventure campers should bring a sack lunch. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Remember to always dress for the weather and for getting dirty, since we have many adventures in store!
Camp meets at the Information Shelter at Rock Springs Conservation Area. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all ten from June 5 through August 11. Space is limited to 40 campers each week.
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
Fee: $120/camper each week
Discount: $15 off each week for every additional sibling
Morning & After Care
Children can play games, create crafts, read books, and more.
Morning Care: Monday – Friday, 7am – 9am
Fee: $10/camper each week
After Care: Monday – Friday, 4pm – 6pm
Fee: $10/camper each week
Those who opt for Morning or After Care may drop off or
pick up their campers at any time during those hours.
Discover how to find nature in your daily life, be it domesticated animals or a favorite toy. Learn how important it is to protect the environment and find out what you can do to help nature! We’ll explore rain gardens, homemade insect hotels, and bird baths.
Plants are the foundation of the food web. Learn about gardening, key plants at Rock Springs Conservation Area, and how weather and changing seasons affect them.
Hunting and gathering has been as important part of life throughout human history. Compare modern hunting and fishing methods to those of Native Americans. Learn how they cared for the land hundreds of years ago, and how you can be a good steward of your own yard.
What lies beyond Earth? Journey through the cosmos as we learn about the moons of different planets, myths about the stars, and black holes. We’ll step inside the Star Lab, a mobile planetarium, and hear stories about the constellations.
Spread your wings as we learn how humans achieved the impossible: flight! Learn about airplanes, rockets, and the weather pilots must overcome to travel safely. Note: Camp will not be held Tuesday, July 4. This week’s fee is prorated at $92/child.
Dig deep into the ground as we discover the mysteries of Earth’s crust. Learn why earthquakes rumble and volcanoes spew lava! We’ll explore gems, rocks, minerals, dirt, and how tectonic plates are like the layers in a s’more.
Discover the many different forms of energy used to power the world. With sources like wind, solar, and hydropower, find out which methods are best for different things.
Learn about fire and the impact it had on early people. Cook over an open fire, uncover the meanings behind ancient cave drawings, and discover the properties that make fire so powerful. We’ll also meet a fireman and learn how to camp and picnic safely with fire.
Water is the building block of life! Dive into the importance of water and learn why Earth is the only planet in our solar system known to support life. Learn how to paddle a canoe, bait a hook, and experience the physics of water firsthand. We’ll host the annual summer camp water games this week! Campers will get wet, so dress them in clothes and shoes that can get wet, and send a towel!
Explore the meaning of culture, and how people across the globe and the span of history live different lives. Learn how geography, music, traditions, and stories shape cultures all over the world.
Need more information? Call (217) 423-7708 or visit the Camps page.