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Mini Camps

Children ages 1-5 with an adult buddy

Mini Camps are held year-round. In camp, children ages 1-5 explore nature with an adult buddy through crafts, activities, songs, and stories. Each camp typically includes a snack and 15-20 minutes of outdoor activities.

These camps provide a great stepping stone for little ones to spend time with other children and have the comfort of a loved one nearby.

Mini Camps are $6/child. All camps meet at Rock Springs Nature Center. Each camp accepts a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12.

Due to COVID-19, all summer camps are regrettably suspended for 2020. However, Mini Camps are offered all year round, so please check back in September for fall Mini Camps.

Mini Camps - Summer 2020

dapple deer

Dapple Deer

Tuesday, June 2, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, June 4, 10-11am

Get a close up look at fur and antlers as we learn about the family relationship of Illinois’ largest plant eater.

Register online by noon the day before camp.

 

marching ants

Marching Ants

Tuesday, June 9, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, June 11, 10-11am

Learn about the world of ants through observation and a fun craft.

Register online by noon the day before camp.

wildflowers

Colorful Wildflowers

Tuesday, June 16, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, June 18, 10-11am

Explore flowers through feel and smell, then make a handprint flower with paint.

Register online by noon the day before camp.

worms

Wiggle Worms

Tuesday, June 23, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, June 25, 10-11am

Meet and hold live wiggly worms as we dig into who lives beneath our feet.

Register online by noon the day before camp.

fish pond

Splashing Fish

Tuesday, June 30, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, July 2, 10-11am

Dive into the life of a fish and discover a nearby pond.

Register online by noon the day before camp.

bees

What’s The Buzz

Tuesday, July 7, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, July 9, 10-11am

Discover why busy bees and wasps are nature’s helpers through hands-on-activities and a fun game.

Register online by noon the day before camp.

duck

Honk & Quack

Tuesday, July 14, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, July 16, 10-11am

Investigate the watery world of ducks and geese through role-play, stories, and outdoor exploration.

Register online by noon the day before camp.

spiderweb

Spinning Spiders

Tuesday, July 21, 9:30-10:30am
Thursday, July 23, 10-11am

Check out what it would be like to be a spider for a day as we weave a web and catch our prey.

Register online by noon the day before camp.