Pioneer Adventure Camp
Children Ages 6 – 12
Explore the life and times of U.S. Presidents in this summer’s Pioneer Adventure Camp. Campers will discover what life was like during these different eras and how these presidents impacted America.
Camp meets weekly at Rock Springs Nature Center on Thursday mornings, from 9am-Noon. Pick and choose which weeks to come or attend all six, from June 9 through July 14. A fee of $12/camper each camp day covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack.
|Venture back to the Colonial period when George Washington was our first president. Campers will learn about how America started and make their own Colonial toy to take home.|
|Head out on the adventure of a lifetime to explore the Louisiana Purchase. In 1804 President Thomas Jefferson purchased a large expanse of land, which makes up most of America today. Campers will hike the Rock Springs trails and create Native American crafts.|
|James K. Polk||
|Dig for treasure while we learn about the California Gold Rush of 1849 and President James K. Polk. Find out what gold is made of and why it is so valuable. Campers will pan for their own “gold” while exploring the thrill of heading west.|
|Dress up like a pioneer and see what life was like when Abraham Lincoln was president. A tour of the Trobaugh-Good Homestead Prairie Farm at Rock Springs will bring history to life and illustrate the conditions under which the pioneers lived. Each camper will make their own Civil War drum and learn calls to communicate with the other troops.|
|Discover how President Theodore Roosevelt worked to preserve natural areas while hiking the trails of Rock Springs. Campers will get a closer look at plants and wildlife, and learn why these species are a vital part of our environment as we create a web of life.|
|John F. Kennedy||
|Learn about President John F. Kennedy and how he challenged the United States to reach Earth’s moon. Then work together as a team to engineer and launch a rocket. (Parents and family are invited to attend the 12:00pm launch and enjoy a picnic lunch afterwards as the culmination of this summer’s Pioneer Adventure Camp.)|
Need more information? Call (217) 423-7708 or visit the Camps page.