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Winter Camp 2018 – Registration Opens October 1, 2018

Full Day Camp – December 27 – 29, 2017 from 9am – 3pm
Cost: Non-member: $85/person, Member: $70/person

Join us for Winter Break Camp 2017. Snow or no snow many adventures and lots of fun are sure to be had. Activities could include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, GPS, animal tracks, winter survival, games, crafts, and many more. This camp is designed for ages 8 to 12. Come on out and spend winter break exploring the preserve!

Camp Details:

Pre-registration and Pre-Payment is required—Space is limited register early!  Register online at: .  Or fill out a registration form and mail it back with payment.  Winter Camp Reg Form

A health form will be emailed to you with your camp confirmation.  This form must be filled out and returned by the first day of camp in order to participate.

What to Bring:

  • Snow Gear – snow pants, boots, hats, gloves, scarves, jackets
  • Additional change of clothes, socks, gloves, tennis shoes for indoors
  • Full water bottle or two – no running water at the preserve yet
  • A hearty bag lunch
  • Snack

Description of Camp Days:
*please note these are subject to change based on weather and snow conditions

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 – Snow Science & Snowshoeing/GPS

Students will start the week by exploring what makes snow so cool and the different properties of snow.  They will have fun, work together as a team, and learn a little as they complete winter STEM activities in small groups.

It might seem cold and empty, but look    closer and you’ll see that the winter woods are full of activity.   We will put on a pair of snowshoes and explore the woods while completing our GPS course.  Learn tracking and navigational skills to seek out our elusive creatures. Explore the pond, forest, field and stream to find out what the wild things are up to!

Thursday, December 28, 2017 – Animal Tracks/Signs & Winter Survival

Campers will explore how animals survive the winter months in Wisconsin.  They will learn about winter adaptations and then head outside to discover and explore the animals that enjoy the winter months.

People and animals in cold climates have come up with some pretty clever ways of staying warm. Campers will learn about some of their strategies to find inspiration for building their own shelter.   They will get creative while learning to stay safe and have fun outside.

Friday, December 29, 2017 – Snow Crafts/Games & Cross Country Skiing

If you like exploring in the outdoors and showing your creative side, join us for winter adventures and art! We’ll scavenge the preserve for materials and inspiration, build some snow sculptures and have some winter fun.

Take part in winter adventures and activities such as learning a new way to travel through the snow. A portion of today will be spent exploring the trails at the preserve on Cross Country Skis.  We will explore the woods, our northern climate and more. There is always something to be discovered, no matter the season or the weather!