Eco-Explorers Summer Day Camp 2018

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.  Puppets, 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.

Online payment

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 (FULL)
Fee:  $45/child payable in advance ($47 online with credit card)

Eco-Explorers 2018 Summer Day Camp Program Brochure

Hooray for Herps websiteCome 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 more.  We will even meet some of these animals up close.  Activities will include hikes to the pond, crafts, stories, and much more!

June 12-14  9-10:30 AM (FULL)

Entering 1st – 3rd grade
Creatures of the Night 

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

Eco-Explorers 2018 Summer Day Camp Program Brochure

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Creatures of the Night website

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!

June 26-29     1-3 PM (FULL)
July 10-13       1-3 PM  (6 spots remaining)

Entering 4th – 6th Grade
Eco-Trekers (FULL)

$65/child, payable in advance ($68 online with credit card)

Eco-Explorers Eco-Trekers 2018 Program Brochure

Eco-Trekers website

This camp will allow your child to explore ecosystems and a unique geologic feature right in their own backyard.  Hands-on, interactive learning will be paramount during this camp.  We will explore the wetland ecosystem here at Heckrodt.  We will also travel to High Cliff State Park to experience the Niagara Escarpment and find out why it is a unique geologic feature.  Finally, we will travel to 1000 Islands Environmental Center to investigate riparian habitats, including participating in a crayfish hike in Konkapot Creek.

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

July 17-19     9AM-3PM  (FULL) 
July 24-26    9AM-3PM  (FULL)  

Entering 7th – 8th grade
Survivor Challenge (FULL)

Fee: $ 75/child, payable in advance ($78 online with credit card)

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Eco-Explorers 2018 Registration 4

Heckrodt Youth on BikesWe’ve designed this HIGHLY ACTIVE camp to get you outdoors in an adventure-based setting.  This camp will emphasize teamwork, world stewardship, and conservation in an “Amazing Race/Survivor” format.  This session will involve orienteering, GPS, team building, and outdoor survivor skills.  Youth will be continuously working together in groups completing and solving a variety of outdoor challenges – No one will be voted out/off.  We will be battling the elements, solving challenges, rock climbing, biking, and creating experiences that will last a lifetime.

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.

July 31-August 2       9 AM – 3 PM  (FULL)