Children Ages 6-12
Campers will observe and learn about science, nature, and history through outdoor exploration and play in this full-day, week long camp.
The theme for 2018 is River Explorers. Campers will learn about explorers and how rivers played a vital role in their adventures. We’ll experience being adventurers too, as we explore the world around us.
Monday through Wednesday, campers explore Rock Springs Conservation Area. On Thursdays, campers go for a swim. On Fridays, campers take a field trip. Earth Adventure campers should bring a sack lunch. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Remember to always dress for the weather and for getting dirty, since we have many adventures in store!
Camp meets at the Information Shelter at Rock Springs Conservation Area. Pick and choose which weeks to come, or attend all nine from June 4 through August 10. Space is limited to 40 campers each week.
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
$120/camper each week
Discount: $15 off each week for every additional sibling
Morning & After Care
Children play games, create crafts, read books, and more.
Morning Care: Monday – Friday, 7am – 9am
$10/camper each week
After Care: Monday – Friday, 4pm – 6pm
$10/camper each week
Those who opt for Morning or After Care may drop off or
pick up their campers at any time during those hours.
Become an adventurer. Learn how to use navigation tools, such as compasses and maps, as we scout the woods, prairies, and pine forest of Rock Springs Conservation Area, and the bodies of water the lie within them.
Every adventurer knows: where there is water, there will be bugs! Discover the kinds of bugs that are found above and below the surface of water, why they can be found there, and how they play an important role in the food chain. We’ll then use nets to dip and scoop for live insects, and see these little creatures up close.
Rivers and other bodies of water have inspired adventurers to create some really cool inventions, including rafts, canoes, steamboats, dams, and technologies to capture hydropower. We’ll learn about these inventions and how they shape the past and future, then create our own boats and put them to the test.
Uncover some of the creatures that lurk underwater in our rivers and ponds. We’ll find out how these unique fish, amphibians, and reptiles are not really monsters, then try catching some using fishing nets and poles.
Note: Camp will not be held the week of July 2-6.
Jump back in history as we learn about how our ancestors traveled to new lands by river and how they survived such a long trip. We’ll step into their shoes and learn survival and camping skills such as building a campfire, tying knots, pitching a tent, and basic first aid.
Cool down in July by exploring glaciers. Discover how they shaped the landscape and rivers we see today and how they can even change the direction rivers flow. We’ll take a trip to Griswold Conservation Area to climb the glacial kame. As a special treat, we’ll cool down by making and enjoying some homemade ice cream.
Learn about the night sky as we navigate the stars and consolations. Discover how they served as a map, helping our ancestors travel land and sea. We’ll pretend we are astronauts and learn about how traveling to the moon and space is different from being an explorer here on earth.
This week is all about water. Dive in as we discuss why water is important to people, animals, and Earth’s ecosystems. We’ll have some fun with water, as we learn to paddle a canoe, fish on the pond, and take part in the annual summer camp water games.
Throughout the summer we’ve learned about explorers and honed our navigation skills. Now, let’s put them to the test! We’ll embark on a team scavenger hunt. Along the way, we’ll learn archery and play some team building games.
Need more information? Call (217) 423-7708 or visit the Camps page.