X-Treme Camp

Children Ages 10-15

Older children enjoy a full day of outdoor activities during X-treme Camp. This summer, we’re returning to our more adventurous format as we go off-site and enjoy activities like horseback riding, cave exploration, rock climbing, and more.

Camp will be held select Wednesdays in the summer. Campers should meet at Rock Springs Nature Center at the designated time. Bring a sack lunch. A fee of $60/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. All Conservation District camps are subject to COVID-19 guidelines for our area, and camp activities are subject to change.

Miller Park Zoo and Upper Limits

Wednesday, June 22, 8:30am-4:30pm
Spend the day in Bloomington, IL, first stopping at the Miller Park Zoo to see tigers, flamingos, snow leopards, and much more. We will eat lunch at the zoo and then test our muscles rock climbing at Upper Limits Climbing Gym. Campers will need to wear close-toed shoes to climb at Upper Limits.

New Salem State Historic Site and Sky Zone

Wednesday, June 29, 8am-4pm
Join us for a day of learning about Abraham Lincoln as we visit this historic village in Petersburg, IL and explore Lincoln’s life along the river, before he became president. Then, spend the afternoon at Sky Zone Trampoline Park where you can grab air on wall-to-wall trampolines and climb the sky wall.

Pere Marquette Riding Stables

Wednesday, July 20, 7am-5pm
Beginner and experienced riders alike can enjoy a trail ride at Pere Marquette Riding Stables in Grafton, IL.  Afterwards we will visit the Pere Marquette Visitor Center and finish the day with a ride on the Brussels Ferry across the Illinois River.

Illinois Caverns

Wednesday, July 27, 6:30am-6pm
Venture into the Illinois Caverns in Southern Illinois, located near Waterloo, where we will explore a “wild” cave. Be prepared to get muddy and wet. You will need to wear sturdy shoes and bring a change of clothes, bike helmet, and flashlight. Campers will also be required to attend a meeting on Thursday, July 21st at 5:30pm to meet our guide for the cave exploration and receive further information.

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