X-Treme Camp

Children Ages 10-15

Due to COVID-19, all summer camp programs are regrettably suspended for 2020.  However, we look forward to offering camp next year.  Check back in spring 2021 for summer camp information.

We’re adding an “x-treme” dash of fun to the summer for ages 10-15, by hitting the road for exciting day trips! Join us on one or more of the adventures below. We’ll ride horses, cruise rivers, visit historic sites, and more.

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 of the day’s activities and transportation.

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June 17 – St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station

See aquatic animals from across our globe, from the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers to the depths of the ocean. We will then get a fantastic view of St. Louis with a ride on the gondola Ferris wheel, and end our day on the rope course, where you can test your strength and agility over the 45 obstacles in this 3 story building. Maximum 12 campers. 7am – 5pm.

June 24 – Horseback Adventure & Paddleboat Tour

Whether you’re an experienced rider or not, you’ll enjoy taking a trail ride at the Blazing A Ranch in Pekin, IL. Afterwards, we will continue to the Caterpillar Center in Peoria to see amazing trucks and equipment made by Caterpillar. We will then walk over to the docks in Peoria, for an afternoon ride on the Spirit of Peoria paddleboat. Maximum 10 campers. 7am – 5pm.

July 8 – St. Louis City Museum

Spend a day experiencing this one-of-a-kind museum filled with whimsical and wacky adventures. You’ll get to explore this playground of caves, tunnels, slides, castles, and more. Maximum 12 campers. 7am – 5pm.

July 15 – Raging River

While it’s hot outside, we’re going to stay cool at Raging River Waterpark in Grafton, IL. You can ride the endless river, cascade down the body flume, ride the waves in the wave pool, and immerse yourself in many more exciting water pools at the park. Maximum 12 campers. 8am – 5pm.

July 22 – New Salem Historic Site & Sky Zone

We’ll explore the life and times of Abraham Lincoln with a visit to Lincoln’s New Salem Historic Site in Petersburg, IL. We will then spend the afternoon at Sky Zone in Springfield, IL, where you can jump on wall-to-wall trampolines and climb the sky wall. Maximum 12 campers. 8am – 4pm.

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