X-Treme Camp

Children Ages 10-15

Older children enjoy a full day of outdoor activities during X-treme Camp. This summer, we’re sticking closer to home by visiting Macon County Conservation District sites for hiking, canoeing, and more.

Camp will be held select Wednesdays in the summer, from 9am-4pm at Rock Springs Conservation Area. Campers bring a sack lunch. A fee of $35/camper each Wednesday covers all activities. Pick and choose which weeks to attend, or join us for all of them.

Space is limited to 12 campers each week. Face masks required. All Conservation District camps are subject to COVID-19 guidelines for our area, and camp activities are subject to change.

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June 16 - Survival Skills

Spend the day at Rock Springs Nature Center learning how to pitch a tent, make a shelter out of branches and leaves, and learn basic first aid skills. We’ll go on a hike to find animal tracks, do some fishing, and try our hand at archery. You will need to bring a lunch, and wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

June 23 – Canoeing

Take a canoe trip down the river in your own backyard. We will start below the dam on Lake Decatur and go to Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park. Be sure to bring a lunch that doesn’t need refrigeration, as we will picnic on the river. Dress to get wet and bring a towel just in case. All other gear will be provided.


July 14 – Creek Walk

Explore nature from a different perspective: water. We’ll spend the day walking through a creek at Rock Springs Conservation Area, using nets to catch and examine wildlife that live in creeks, and look for animals that live alongside these waterways. Bring a lunch and shoes that can get wet. Bring a towel and extra clothes to change into at the end of the day.


July 21 – Hiking & Swimming

Join us for a day of hiking the trails at Weldon Springs State Park in Clinton, Illinois. After lunch we will proceed to Clinton Lake to swim at the beach for the rest of the day. Wear clothes for hiking, and bring with you a lunch, plus swim wear and a towel for Clinton Lake.

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