Eco-Explorers Summer Day Camps 2021

Eco-Explorers Summer Day Camps are designed for children ages 3 through grade 8 to learn about their natural environment through hands-on interactive activities.

During each program, participants will enjoy nature related activities and crafts.  Games and stories may also be used to examine our natural world.  Small group sizes allow children to experience nature with personal direction from our naturalists, as well as staying within CDC recommended Covid-19 safety guidelines.

On-line payment:

https://www.heckrodtnaturecenter.org/store

Please note: If you are paying on-line, you will still need to print and fill out the registration form found in the link below.  (Our on-line registration form is not a fillable form.)  While your spot will be held with payment, your registration is not complete until you fill out, scan, and e-mail, mail, or drop off the registration/health authorization form.

Ages 3 – Entering Kindergarten
Hooray For Herps
Fee:  $50/child payable in advance

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Come find out about reptiles and amphibians during this fun, interactive session. We will explore how snakes smell, what a tadpole becomes, if a turtle ever loses its shell, and much more! We will even meet some of these animals up close. Activities will include hikes to the pond, crafts, stories, and more!

June 8-10 9-10:30 AM (FULL!)

 

 

Entering 1st – 3rd grade
Creatures of the Night

$50/child, payable in advance ($52 online with credit card)

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We will learn about bats, spiders, owls, raccoons, and other nocturnal animals through hands-on activities, educational games, and more! Activities will include owl pellet dissection, crafts, hikes, and sweeping for spiders. We will even get to meet some live owls up close or virtually!

June 15-18 1-3PM (FULL!) 

June 22-25 1-3PM (FULL!)

 

 

Entering 4th – 6th Grade
Eco-Trekers

$70/child, payable in advance

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Eco-Explorers Wildlife Rescue is a program developed especially for children entering 4th-6th grade. We’ve partnered with 1000 Islands Environmental Center and High Cliff State Park to bring you a program that focuses on unique ecosystems of the Fox Valley. Learn about wetland habitats at Heckrodt, riparian habitats at 1000 Islands, and the Niagara Escarpment at High Cliff.

Campers must bring a bag lunch for each day of camp.  Snacks will be provided.

 

July 6-8      9AM-3PM  (FULL!) 

July 13-15  9AM-3PM  (FULL!)    

 

Entering 7th – 8th grade
Eco-Trippers

Fee: $80/child, payable in advance

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Eco-Explorers Eco-Trippers is a program developed especially for youth entering 7th & 8th grade. We’ve designed this HIGHLY ACTIVE camp as the culmination of the Eco-Explorers experience. The camp will emphasize teamwork (socially distanced), world stewardship, and conservation in a nature-based tripping format. This will be one experience that will be remembered for years to come! Field trips include: biking to Jefferson Park and the Gukenberg-Strum Preserve, caving at Ledgeview Nature Center, and canoeing the Mecan River near Princeton.

Campers should bring their own bicycle and helmet (please contact HWR if this is not possible).

Campers must bring a bag lunch for each day of camp.  Snacks will be provided.

August 3-5       9 AM – 3 PM (FULL!)