X-Treme Camp

Children Ages 10-15

Add some fun to your summer as we hit the road for exciting day trips.  We will go horseback riding, climb a rock wall, and explore caves.

All trips depart from and return to Rock Springs Nature Center. Campers bring a sack lunch. A fee of $60/camper for each trip covers all activities and transportation.


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Cavern Exploration – June 12

Tour the Mark Twain and Cameron Caverns where many believe the Jesse James gang hid. You’ll carry a lantern to light your way through the Cameron Cavers on a Lantern Tour. Afterwards, we’ll visit downtown Hannibal, Missouri and the Mark Twain Lighthouse. You can climb the steps of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Hannibal and the Mississippi River. Maximum 12 campers. 7am – 5pm.

Horseback Riding & Wildlife Prairie Park – June 26

Whether you’re an experienced rider or have never ridden a horse, you’ll enjoy this trail ride at the Rockin’ P Ranch in Pekin, IL. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Wildlife Prairie Park in Peoria to see incredible predators, bison, and other animals that lived in Illinois before European settlement. Maximum 10 campers. 7:30am – 5pm.

Pere Marquette Riding Stables – July 17

Enjoy a trail ride at the Pere Marquette Riding Stables in Grafton, Illinois, whether you’re a regular rider or have never ridden a horse. Afterwards, we’ll make our way to the Pere Marquette Visitor Center and finish the day with a ride on the Brussels Ferry. Maximum 8 campers. 7am – 5pm.

Miller Zoo & Upper Limits – July 24

First, we’ll visit the Miller Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois to explore tigers, flamingos, snow leopards, and more. After a picnic lunch at the zoo, we’ll test our rock climbing skills at Upper Limits in Bloomington, Illinois. Maximum 12 campers. 8:30am – 4:30pm.

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