Adventure Club

Children Ages 5-12

Due to COVID-19, all summer camp programs are regrettably suspended for 2020.  However, we look forward to offering camp next year.  Check back in spring 2021 for summer camp information.

If a full week of Earth Adventures doesn’t fit your schedule, children in Adventure Club can join Earth Adventure activities on Tuesday mornings, from 9am to Noon.

The theme for 2020 is Off the Grid. Each week campers will learn something new about the planet, and its plants and animals. Camp activities include games, crafts, and exploring nature and wildlife.

Camp meets at the Information Shelter at Rock Springs Conservation Area. A fee of $12/camper each Tuesday covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all nine from June 2 through August 4. Space is limited to 25 campers each week. (Camp will not be held the week of June 29-July 3.)

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Mother Nature’s Neighborhood – June 4

Who lives in Nature’s neighborhood? Find out during this exploration of Rock Springs Conservation Area! We’ll learn about animal habitats and the importance of nature.

Rule of Three | June 2

Learn the basics of what it means to survive in the wilderness by learning the rule of three, and exploring Rock Springs Conservation Area. Take home a craft made from materials found in nature!

North, South, East, West | June 9

Knowing how to tell directions is important for any survivalist. We will learn the cardinal directions, make our own compass, and learn how to tell what time it is by using the sun!

Shelter 101 | June 16

When spending long periods in nature, it’s good to have a base camp that keeps you dry and out of the sun. We will make a shelter, and a craft to spruce up our camp to call it home.

Finding Food & Water | June 23

While exploring Rock Springs Conservation Area, we will learn about edible plants and how to make safe drinking water.

Note: Camp will not be held the week of June 29 – July 3

Survival Crafting | July 7

If we didn’t have an axe, how would we chop down a tree? If we didn’t have a bucket, how would we hold water? Survivalists need to craft many things out of items they find in nature. Join us this week as we learn how to make some of these survival necessities.

Basic First Aid | July 14

Nature is home to countless plants. Many of these plants have excellent medicinal properties. Learn which plants people through history have used to sooth aches and pains, and how to care for minor injuries.

Animal Tracks & Traps | July 21

Are those tracks from an opossum or a skunk? Knowing the difference might save you from a smelly situation! Learn about animal tracks, traps, and how to place them.

Extreme Habitats | July 28

We will explore and learn about some of the harshest environments our world has to offer. Desserts with temperatures over one hundred degrees during the day and below freezing at night, to tundras that drop below -90 degrees Fahrenheit. Learn what some of the world’s best survivalists had to do to survive these ferocious conditions.

Can Tou Tie a Knot? | August 4

Well if you can’t, you’ll learn how to! Any survivalist needs to be able to tie a few basic knots. Learn eight important knots and why they’re important for not just survival, but everyday tasks as well.

Need more information? Call (217) 423-7708 or visit the Camps page.