Pioneer Adventure Camp
Children Ages 6 – 12
Explore Inventors and Inventions in this summer’s Pioneer Adventure Camp. Campers will learn how people discovered or created these inventions and how they changed history.
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 22 through July 27. A fee of $12/camper each camp day covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack.
Compass – June 22
Explore Rock Springs Conservation Area after making compasses and learning how to use them. Travel across the world as we see how different countries have expanded their empires.
Printing Press – June 29
Discover the importance of written language and how the printing press made a huge impact on the world. Campers will make their own prints and learn about the life of Johannes Gutenberg.
Ice Cream Freezer – July 6
Step back to the 1840s before modern refrigeration practices were available. Cool down by making homemade ice cream while learning about the first ice cream freezer and American Nancy Johnson, who helped jump-start the popularity of this favorite summertime treat.
Camouflage – July 13
Hide from predators as we experience the evolution of camouflage, from ancient worlds into modern military tactics. Campers will learn how humans and wildlife have used elements in nature to survive.
Color Television – July 20
Brighten the summer by learning how Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena invented the color television. Watch the transition from black and white media into color as technology changes.
Potato Chips – July 27
Serve up potato chips, a 164-year-old treat, to celebrate the conclusion of Pioneer Adventure Camp. Campers will learn about the accidental creation of the potato chip by George Crum. Parents and guardians are invited to stay after camp for a picnic lunch and have the opportunity to taste camp-made potato chips.
Need more information? Call (217) 423-7708 or visit the Camps page.