Children ages 1-5 with an adult buddy
These single day, hour or 1.5 hour long Mini Camps broaden children’s love for nature and provide discovery for children and their adult companions throughout the whole year. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!
One hour camps are $10/child and 1.5 hour camps are $12/child. All camps meet at Rock Springs Nature Center. 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|
Fall Mini Camps
Children ages 1-5 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 with the comfort of a loved one nearby. Fee $10. Online registration required. Min/Max: 4/12.
S for Seeds
Discover how nature prepares for winter by creating seeds. Children will find out what makes seeds and where we find them.
Register online by October 10.
N for Night
Campers will learn about animals who come out at night. We will see and feel furs and look for their clues outside.
Register online by October 25.
D for Dinosaurs
We will have a fantastic time studying about dinosaurs through exploration of artifacts and creative play.
Register online by November 8.
F for Frogs
Children will encounter several live amphibians and learn about the lives of frogs through observation and hands-on-activities.
Register online by November 21.
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.