Adventure Club

Children Ages 5-12

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

The theme for 2019 is Save Our Green. Each week campers will learn something new about the planet, its plants and animals, and how to preserve them. 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 4 through August 10 (note camp will not be held July 2). Space is limited to 25 campers each week.

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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.

Ecosystems – June 11

Learn about Earth’s habitats and ecosystems. We’ll explore the communities of plants and animals that live in Rock Springs Conservation Area’s prairies and ponds, and learn about geology through time.

Let’s Dive In – June 18

Discover the importance of our fresh water, and the dangers of pollution. We will explore ponds, rivers, and wetlands as we conduct a pond study to find out what animals live in which environment.

Amphibian and Reptile Round Up – June 25

Learn about amphibians and reptiles. Find out what an “indicator species” is and what they tell us about water. We will also meet some special live animal guests!

Note: Camp will not be held the week of July 1-5.

Bird Study – July 9

What better time to learn about eagles than right after the fourth of July? These majestic creatures soar through the sky with wings that spread out to be taller than an adult! Explore the avian world and find out what they teach us.

Endangered Species and Extinct Animals – July 16

Learn how we can preserve and rehabilitate endangered species. We will also journey to a land before time to see how creatures of the past met with incredible circumstances.

Insects Aplenty – July 23

Today we are going to be busy as bees as we learn about insects! These creepy crawlies help everything around us, from agriculture to life as we know it. We’ll study these small creatures to find out how they have a big impact on our environment!

Let’s Stop to Smell the Flowers – July 30

Discover how important plants are to our world. Join us as we explore Rock Springs Conservation Area and learn about the flowers and plants that live in the prairie.

Renewable Energy? I’m a big fan! – August 6

Wrap up summer with an important message about energy conservation! We’ll explore the importance of renewable energy, and learn what you can do at home to help conserve energy.

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