Wild About Nature
Explorers Registration

Ages 6-8 (entering 1st grade – entering 3rd grade)

Camp Information

Fee: $375/wk ($330 for multiple children/weeks)
Schedule: 9am drop-off; 3pm pick-up (4pm pick-up option for an additional $35/child)
Group size: 12 campers, 2 counselors

Week 1: June 27-July 1 – Animal Homes – ONLY 2 SPOTS REMAIN!

Just like humans, animals need a home to come back to after a long day in the woods. Some of these homes are very complex; beavers build extensive dams and lodges, birds construct sturdy nests, and several local animals create deep, winding tunnels. During this week, we will explore these unique animal homes and hopefully watch their construction! Campers will also have an opportunity to build their own homes. Will you be able to create a waterproof structure?

Week 2: July 5 – 8 – Wetland Wonders

Reduced price ($300) for a 4 day week

There’s an entire world of creatures just below the surface of the water. Spend a week getting to know these underwater creatures as well as those that dwell above the waterline. We’ll study how beavers make their dams and lodges, how insects breathe underwater, and see if we can catch any of the fish that live in Baldpate Pond!

Week 3: July 11 – 15 – Ecosystem Insanity

Spend a week exploring the diverse habitats of Camp Denison! Campers will search fields, forests, and wetlands for native animals while learning a bit more about what makes these ecosystems work. Campers will be challenged to make their own soil, catch frogs and dragonflies, and to create a terrarium based on their favorite ecosystem. Become an ecosystem expert!

Week 4: July 18 – 22 – Backyard Bonanza

Backyards are packed with plants and animals, but we don’t often stop and take a closer look. This week we will learn all about the fascinating animals that make our yards home and investigate some of the edible and medicinal plants that you probably have growing in your lawn. Snakes, chipmunks, spiders, and toads will all be on the itinerary of this fun-filled week!

Week 5: July 25 – 29 – Animal Homes II

Just like humans, animals need a home to come back to after a long day in the woods. Some of these homes are very complex; beavers build extensive dams and lodges, birds construct sturdy nests, and several local animals create deep, winding tunnels. During this week, we will explore these unique animal homes and hopefully watch their construction! Campers will also have an opportunity to build their own homes. Will you be able to create a waterproof structure?

Week 6: August 1 – 5 – I’ll Fly Away

The gift of flight allows certain animals to have a serious advantage in the wild. Spend a week studying birds and bugs and learning the secrets of flight. Be prepared to create your own airborne devices while also catching dragonflies, building bird blinds, and searching for baby ducks on Baldpate Pond!

Week 7: August 8 – 12 – Predator v. Prey

It’s a bird eat bug world out there. But, what if that bug doesn’t want to be dinner for that bird? How might it protect itself? And doesn’t that bird need to be on the lookout for hungry hawks? During this week we will delve into the world of predator/prey relationships and what adaptations animals have that either enhance their ability to find food or protect them from becoming food.

Week 8: August 15 – 19 – Wetland Wonders II

There’s an entire world of creatures just below the surface of the water. Spend a week getting to know these underwater creatures as well as those that dwell above the waterline. We’ll study how beavers make their dams and lodges, how insects breathe underwater, and see if we can catch any of the fish that live in Baldpate Pond!

Cancellation policy: If a week or weeks of camp need to be cancelled due to COVID-19, all camp families will receive a full refund.

All payments are fully refundable prior to May 1. After May 1, you are entitled to a refund (less deposit) only if we can fill your camper’s spot off our wait list.

Your camp week is not secured unless you have paid the deposit below.