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SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMPS 2020

Early bird registration for Bubolz Nature Preserve members and previous campers will be open January 3 – 31. Registration will open to the public beginning on February 1, 2020. 

We offer camps for children ages 4-14
•  Summer Camp sessions for our Sprouts (ages 4-6) are available in morning and afternoon sessions. Children are welcome to sign up for both sessions and attend for the full day or just sign up for a half day
•  Summer Camp sessions for our Saplings (ages 7-9) and Mighty Oaks (ages 10-14) are full day sessions running from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Camp Costs:

Members and 2019 Campers will receive 15% off of the regular camp prices listed below now – January 31. Contact Erica @publicprograms@bubolzpreserve.org to register. 

Sprouts (ages 4 to 6)  — Half Day – $60 per week (am or pm) or  Full Day – $105 per week
Saplings (ages 7 to 9) —  Full Day – $105 per week
Mighty Oaks (ages 10 to 14) —  Full Day – $130 per week
Mighty Oaks (ages 10 to 14)  — Full Day with Overnight – $150 per week

Sprouts (Ages 4 to 6)

June 9-11, 2020  |  Morning Session: 9:00-11:30 am
Enchanted Earth
The magic and mystery of the forests, ponds, and prairies will take campers on an adventure like no other. Nature will cast its spell and our imaginations will explore all the wonders the natural world has to offer.

June 9-11, 2020 |  Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:00 pm
Aquanauts
Campers will become aquatic adventurers and learn about water in many different aspects of our biggest necessity, water! We will explore the ponds at Bubolz, play games, and create crafts.


June 30-July 2, 2020 | Morning Session: 9:00-11:30 am
Pollinator Power
Pollinators are more powerful then we think, we need them for almost every food that we eat! Campers will discover the different pollinators that call Bubolz home, go on a search for them, and learn why they are so important.

June 30-July 2, 2020 | Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:00 pm
Sensational Senses
Campers will put their five senses to the test, exploring the preserve like never before. We will adventure to the prairies, ponds, and forests playing games, completing crafts, and discovering the beautiful world around us.


July 21-23, 2020 | Morning Session: 9:00-11:30 am
Wild Kidds
Back by popular demand and based on the TV show, Wild Kratts, campers will put on their super suits and explore the super powers of the wild animals that call Bubolz home. Each day we will be on the lookout for these incredible animals and their creature powers that make them unique and help them to survive.

July 21-23, 2020 | Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:00 pm
Doodle Bugs
Campers will expand their creativity in this art based camp. We will find art in nature and create our own masterpieces out of objects found in the great outdoors and use the beauty of the preserve as our inspiration.


August 11-13, 2020 | Morning Session: 9:00-11:30 am
Muddy Mischief
This camp is all about the ooey goey! Campers will investigate the muddy areas of Bubolz, looking for creatures that call these places their home, making some of their own muddy discoveries along the way.

August 11-13, 2020 | Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:00 pm
Habitat Hunters
Homes come in all shapes and sizes. During this week, campers will go on a search for animal homes throughout Bubolz, exploring the ponds, prairies, forests, and even building their own animal homes using their creativity and imagination.


Saplings (Ages 7 to 9)

June 16-18, 2020 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Naturally Artistic
Using nature as their muse, campers will create their very own masterpiece! We will learn about different forms of art found in nature, how we can use nature as our canvas, and explore unique natural spaces.

July 7-9, 2020 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Outdoor Life
What does it take to survive the great outdoors? During this week, campers will learn several outdoor skills including shelter and fire building, just to name a few. If you want to learn the skills for an ultimate adventure, this camp is for you!

July 28-30, 2020 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Grossology
Campers will roll up their sleeves as they become grossologists, studying all things ooey goey throughout the preserve. We will turn over logs, dig in the mud, and go pond dipping searching for creepy crawlies such as worms, tadpoles, frogs, and insects, learning about their unique adaptations throughout the week.

August 18-20, 2020 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Building with Nature
Are you ready for a challenge like no other? During this week, campers will only use raw materials from nature to build shelters, rafts, bridges, toys, and so much more. Based on natural resources and sustainability, this STEM camp is an exciting addition to our summer programs.


Mighty Oaks (Ages 10 to 14)

June 23-25, 2020 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Outdoor Skills
During this week campers will get a chance to experience a variety of outdoor activities including archery, fishing, and orienteering. We will learn about the different habitats that make up the preserve: prairie, wetland, and forest, and how these habitats may be helpful in any outdoor situation. Basic knife skills and how to safely handle them is also included in this camp.

July 14-17, 2020 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Overnight on 7/16, pick up at 9:00 am 7/17
Surviving the Outdoors w/ Overnight
This camp is for ultimate adventure seeker! Campers will spend time building shelters, learning different ways to start fires and cook over that fire, and basic first aid and safety skills. And on the final day, campers will end with an overnight stay in their handmade shelters, sleeping under the stars.

August 4-6, 2020 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Ecology and Technology
Campers will use different forms of technology to learn about ecology. We will go geocaching using a handheld GPS, do a photo scavenger hunt, and complete experiments throughout the week learning how we can help the planet along the way.

Questions

Please contact Erica at 920-731-6041 or publicprograms@bubolzpreserve.org.

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