Children ages 1 through 5 will explore nature with an adult buddy through crafts, activities, songs, and stories. These camps are a great stepping stone for little ones to spend time with other children and have the comfort of a loved one nearby.
Fee $6. Min/Max: 4/12.
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|
Winter Mini Camps
Uncover why bats and groundhogs take a long winter’s nap through exploration and play.
Register online by January 16.
Discover native red fox that live and play in our wooded areas and view a fox skull, fur, and tracks.
Register online by February 12.
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.