Summer Camps for Kids at Macon County Conservation District
Research shows that children who play outside are more physically active, more creative in their play, less aggressive, and exhibit better concentration (Children & Nature Network). Help your children connect with nature by enrolling them in a Conservation District summer camp.
Our camps provide the perfect setting for fun, well-supervised opportunities for children to interact with nature. Campers don’t just hear about nature, they go out and explore our planet. They’ll wet their feet wading in a creek, touch a frog, or catch their first fish.
For over 35 years, since 1982, children have enjoyed memorable camp experiences with the Macon County Conservation District. Our experienced staff provide a safe, caring atmosphere with age appropriate activities for children ages 1-15.
Online registration is open now! Space is limited.
Too old for camp? Adults and teens (ages 13-17) can assist with camp activities as volunteers. For more information, visit the volunteer page. All applicants are screened and must attend volunteer training prior to helping with camp.
Year-Round Nature Camps
Mini Camps – All Year
Ages 1-5 with an adult buddy
Children learn about the beauty and characteristics of plants and animals. Adults and their children bond over their love of nature and can foster it as children grow into more outdoor activities: Read more.
Summer Nature Camps
Children explore the natural world with hands-on activities: see through a bug’s eye view, discover how volcanoes work, swim, canoe, hike, dig in the dirt, and gain an appreciation for nature: Read more.
Campers join Earth Adventures once a week on Tuesday mornings, from 9am to noon. Activities include fishing, canoeing, hiking, games, and crafts: Read more.
Older kids seeking more adventure can pick from four single-day trips. This summer offers canoeing, horseback riding, and more: Read more.
Half-Day History Camps
Pioneer Adventure Camp
This camp is perfect for children with a special interest in history. This summer campers will take a trip through Illinois history, exploring how people of the past lived, worked, and played: Read more.