Children ages 1-5 with an adult buddy
Mini Camps are held all year round. They provide a great stepping stone for little ones to spend time with other children and have the comfort of a loved one nearby. In camp, children ages 1-5 explore nature with an adult companion through crafts, activities, songs, and stories.
One hour camps are $6/child and 1.5 hour camps are $8/child. All camps meet at Rock Springs Nature Center. Each camp accepts a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12. Mini Camps are tailored to two age groups:
|Nature Play Camp||Ages 1-5 with adult companion||Includes activities, craft, snack, songs, and 15-20 minutes outside|
|My First Camp||Ages 3-5 with adult companion||Includes activities, craft, snack, songs, and 30-40 minutes outside|
Spring Mini Camps
Busy Beavers Mini Camp
Check out beaver fur, teeth, and even a log chewed by this aquatic plant eater.
Register online by March 13.
Rascally Raccoons Mini Camp
Explore these nocturnal masked bandits as we use our senses to look at raccoon fur, tracks, and a skull.
Register online by March 28.
Munching Squirrels Mini Camp
Discover acrobatic squirrels and their habitat through song, fur, footprints, and a playful game.
Register online by April 3.
Silly Foxes Mini Camp
Pounce into the life of red and gray foxes as we compare their furs, tracks, and sleepy time schedule.
Register online by April 18.
Mini Camps in the News
From time to time, Mini Camps appear in local media. Take a look at the fun we have during camp:
Kids, Outdoors Natural Fit – June 2016 (Decatur Herald & Review)
Warm Thoughts: Pajama Party Learns about Animal Winter Survival – January 2016 (Decatur Herald & Review)
Bite-Sized Turtle Lessons: Little Ones Introduced to Sometimes-Shy Beings – July 2015 (Decatur Herald & Review)
Collecting Colors: Rainbows Set the Tone for Rock Springs Campers – April 2015 (Decatur Herald & Review)
Need more information? Call (217) 423-7708 or visit the Camps page.