Nature and Science Camps

Kids are inspired to explore our natural environment and delight in the wonders of discovery.

Critters and Crawlers Camp

Ages 4 & 5 years old or entering Kindergarten in fall

Member Participants: $272/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $297/week

Weeks of June 21, July 19, August 2 and August 16

Campers become “Eco-Explorers” as they investigate the natural surroundings at camp. We will take forest treks, prairie walks, and tours about local wildlife. Activities include: bug safaris, nature hunt and more!

Fish, Frogs and Forts Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall

Member Participants: $257/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $282/week

Weeks of June 14, June 21, June 28, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16 and August 23

Filled with exploration and environmental education, we’ll focus on fort building and discovery of insects, fish and frogs. Campers learn basic fishing skills while practicing the catch-and-release method. Bait and fishing equipment is provided at camp but you may bring your own.

Junior Ranger Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Member Participants: $272/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $297/week

Weeks of July 12, July 19 and July 26

Campers will earn their Junior Ranger badge and experience firsthand the Junior Ranger motto of Explore, Learn and Protect. Campers will experience a field trip to a National Park to explore the Mississippi River and work with a Park Ranger!

Outdoor Living Skills Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Member Participants: $272/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $297/week

Weeks of June 14 – August 27 (No program July 5 - fee prorated)

Kids develop their outdoor living skills in this exciting, hands-on specialty camp! Campers discover the finer points of preparing for a big outdoor adventure. Participants will learn a variety of useful camping skills that may include building a fire, making camp shelters, knot tying, campfire cooking and more!

STEAM Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

Member Participants: $272/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $297/week

Weeks of June 21, June 28, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9 and August 16

This camp is perfect for our young scholars who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Campers will spend the week engaged in hands on, interactive projects. There will be lots of learning, using their imaginations, and exploring the indoors and outdoors at camp!

Wild About Nature Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall

Member Participants: $257/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $282/week

Weeks of June 21, June 28, July 19, July 26, August 2 and August 9

Young nature lovers will enjoy the great outdoors as we explore the wonders of nature! Campers will hike along our many paths to discover woods, prairies and wetlands. Kids learn to identify a variety of trees, plants, and animals at camp.