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Summer Camp Registration Begins: January 25th


Nature Explorers Camp, 2016

Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm    |    Extended hours 7:30-8:30 am and 5:00-5:30 pm
Ages: 6-12 years old    
Fee: $180/child
Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center

Spend the week learning about nature, playing games, and exploring at Nature Explorer Camp. Campers will spend time outdoors every day. Bring a sack lunch and come prepared to have a fun week making discoveries and new friends. Register by February 29.


Leadership Camp

Dates: Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm   |   Extended hours 7:30-8:30 am and 5:00-5:30 pm
Ages: 14-17 years old
Fee: $135/week
Location: Wilderness Park, 1st and Calvert St.

Learn, polish, and practice your leadership skills through team building exercises and outdoor education activities. Following Leadership Camp, attendees can assist at Wilderness Nature Camp over the summer as Junior Counselors. Call the Nature Center for more information.

Wilderness Nature Day Camp

Days: Monday-Friday, June 13 – August 5*There will not be camp the week of July 4th.
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm   |   Extended hours 7:30-8:30 am and 5:00-5:30 pm
Ages: 6-13 years old
Fee: $180/week, save $10 if registered by May 1st
Location: Wilderness Park, 1st and Calvert St.

Outdoor fun and adventure is guaranteed at Wilderness Park Day camp. Campers will spend the week hiking, exploring, crafting, making friends, and making lasting memories. Each week includes a field trip to a different location. Sign your explorer up for one week or all seven! Themes and activities change each week. A camp t-shirt is included with registration.

June 13-17, Mammoths and More
What will you unearth at camp? Discover what roamed through Nebraska millions of years ago and what’s here today.
June 20-24, Survival of the Fittest
What’s the key to survival? Learn how plants and animals survive and improve your own outdoor survival skills including archery and tracking.
June 27 - July 1, Wildlife Rescuers
How can you help wildlife? Explore local wildlife, what is needed for animals to thrive in the wild and learn about wildlife conservation.
July 11-15, Bike Camp (9-13 year olds)
Spend most of the week biking on trials, learning bike safety, and the basics of cyclocross.
July 11-15, Naturally Made (6-13 year olds)
Calling all artists. Get inspired by the world around you and create various works of art.
July 18-22, Bull’s Eye
Practice hitting the mark through archery, sling shots, and other target practice at camp. Learn about animals and how they hit their marks too.
July 25-29, Aquatic Adventures
Creeks, streams, lakes, and more will be explored during this week. Learn about aquatic life and conduct your aquatic investigations.
August 1-5, Mega Micro Mysteries
Use different tools to take a closer look and uncover clues that will help answer questions and solve a mystery during camp.


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Camp Discovery, 2016

Days: Monday – Thursday, June 6 – July 21
*There will not be camp the week of July 4.
Time: 9-11:30 am
Ages: 3-6 years old
Fee: $80/week
Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center,
Prairie Building Preschool Classroom

Different themes each week will introduce your child to the natural world. Campers will learn through outdoor exploration, crafts, and nature games.

June 6-9, Seeds and Soil
Dig, plant, and learn in the Children’s Garden. Get ready to get your hands dirty and explore gardens while learning about what plants need to grow.
June 13-16, Just Hike
Trek around the Nature Center. Head north, south, east, and west to discover various plants and animals in their habitats. We’ll be hiking about 1.5 hours each day, weather permitting.
June 20-23, Enchanted Woodlands and Friends
Explore the magic of the woods at the Nature Center. Learn about our woodland friends and look for fairies and gnomes that might also make their home here.
June 27-30, Outdoor Play Space
Spend the week digging, building, and splashing in the Edna Shields Outdoor Play Space at the Nature Center.
July 11-14, Sticks, Sticks, and More Sticks
Sticks are adventuresome and fun! We’ll build, stack, and do crafts with the sticks we find during our stick hike at the Nature Center.
July 18-21, Sticks, Sticks and More Sticks
Sticks are adventuresome and fun! We’ll build, stack, and do crafts with the sticks we find during our stick hike at the Nature Center.


 

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