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2019 Summer Camps
Mini Camps for Ages 4-6
Half day camps for children ages 4 – 6 meet 9 AM – 12 PM each day and include a morning snack and camp T-shirt. The fee is $85 ($75 for members). Registration and full payment must be received no later than one week before camp begins, and group sizes are limited. Campers will explore the grounds of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve with camp staff, play outside, meet animal friends, participate in hands-on experiments and crafts, and have a morning snack. Some weeks of mini camp include an off-site field trip.
June 10 – 14 Puddle Jumpers
Campers will spend their mornings stomping in a creek, splashing in puddles, wading in a wetland, and meeting local animals that call the water home. Weather permitting, campers will travel by bus to several offsite locations during the week. THIS CAMP IS FULL.
June 17 – 21 Junior Discovery Camp
Junior Discovery Camp is a half-day version of our classic summer camp experience, adapted for younger children. Weather permitting, campers will travel by bus to Howell Wetlands one morning of camp. Registration closes 6/10.
July 8 – 12 Wild Woods
Spend the week exploring every part of the woods, from the soil underfoot to the sky overhead and everything in between! Weather permitting, campers will travel by bus for an offsite field trip during the week. Registration closes 7/1.
July 15 – 19 Junior Art in the Wild
Art is all around us! Campers will create art in the wild, using nature and inspired by nature. We’ll also spend plenty of time outside, learning and exploring through active play. Weather permitting, campers will travel by bus for an offsite field trip during the week. Registration closes 7/8.
July 22 – 26 Outdoor Adventures
Climb, run, splash, and play while experiencing all the adventure the outdoors has to offer! Weather permitting, campers will travel by bus to several offsite locations during the week. Registration closes 7/15.
Full Day Camps for Ages 6-13
Full day camps for children ages 6 – 13 meet 9 AM – 4 PM each day and include a morning and afternoon snack. Parents must send a packed lunch each day. The fee is $175 ($150 for members) . Registration and full payment must be received no later than one week before camp begins, and group sizes are limited.
Please note that we are no longer offering extended care. Drop off will be from 8:30 – 9:00 each day, and pickup will be from 4:00 – 4:30 each day.
June 3 – 7 Bodacious Bugs for ages 6 – 9
Bugs, insects, and arachnids are everywhere in nature! Kids will explore the fascinating diversity of not-so-creepy crawlers and flyers through encounters, experiments, crafts, and games. We’ll spend plenty of time outside, learning and exploring through active play. Registration closes 5/27.
June 10 – 14 Wild About Water for ages 9 – 13
Join us for a week of swimming, canoeing, kayaking, creek stomping and more on the waterways of Southern Indiana. Along the way, campers will learn about water’s journey from raindrop to ocean and meet some of the animals that call our waterways home. THIS CAMP IS FULL.
June 17 – 21 Discovery Camp for ages 6 – 9
Discovery Camp is summer camp as you remember it, the iconic nature camp experience. This camp utilizes our woodlands, wetlands, and waterways as outdoor classrooms where children can explore, discover, imagine, learn, and play. Our environmental education staff will guide the children to help them make the most of their time spent outdoors and increase their self-confidence in exploring. Adventures and activities will include hikes, animal encounters, hands-on experiments and crafts, canoeing, and outdoor games. THIS CAMP IS FULL.
July 8 – 12 Animal Adventures for ages 6 – 9
Our woodlands and wetlands are home to some amazing animals! Your camper will spend each day learning about mammals, birds, fish, reptiles & amphibians, and insects through encounters, experiments, crafts, and games. We’ll spend plenty of time outside, learning and exploring through active play. Registration closes 7/1.
July 15 – 19 Art in the Wild for ages 6 – 9
Art is all around us! Campers will create art in the wild, using nature and inspired by nature. We’ll also spend plenty of time outside, learning and exploring through active play. Registration closes 7/8.
July 22 – 26 Camp Out & About for ages 9 – 13
Get your child out and about this summer! Camp Out & About takes campers on an adventure around the Evansville area. Activities may include canoeing, fishing, hiking, scavenger hunts, archery, creek stomping, and swimming. THIS CAMP IS FULL.
- Campers will spend their days outdoors, playing, exploring, and discovering. Please dress them for the weather, in clothes that can get dirty.
- Closed-toed shoes are required every day. Crocs and flip-flops are not appropriate camp footwear!
- Parents need to send a lunch and drink each day. No refrigerator or microwave is available.
- Each child must bring a full, reusable water bottle every day.
- We will provide a morning and afternoon snack each day.
- Camps are staffed by environmental education staff and adult camp counselors with previous summer camp experience. We maintain a ratio of at least 1 adult to 10 children at all times.
- Field trip transportation is provided by EVSC-approved bus drivers.
2019 Spring Break Camp (ages 5 – 11)
Destination Discovery is a traveling camp experience that runs 9 AM – 4 PM, March 25-29. Campers will spend one day at each of Evansville’s 5 premier camp destinations: Angel Mounds, cMoe, the Evansville Museum, Mesker Park Zoo, and Wesselman Woods.
Camp includes discounts for members of host organizations, a central drop-off location each day (cMoe), camp T-shirt, and morning / afternoon snacks (parents provide lunch).
For children ages 5 – 11 (campers must be enrolled in kindergarten). Extended care is available. Registration closes March 18, but registration must be received by March 1 to guarantee first choice of T-shirt size. For more information, call 812 479-0771 x102.
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