Nature and Science Camps

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

Updated program information for 2022 will be available in January. Please check back.

Critters and Crawlers Camp

Ages 4 & 5 years old or entering Kindergarten in fall

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

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.

Wild About Nature Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall

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.

Junior Ranger Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

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!

Full STEAM Ahead Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

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!

Outdoor Living Skills Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall

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!