SUMMER CAMP 2018
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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Camp sessions are available in combinations of 1 (F), 4 (M-R), or 5 (M-F) days with either half or full day options.
– Full Week Package (includes Lunch Bunch*): $335 ($268 for week of July 4th)
– Half Day (Monday – Thursday) Session: $125 (*$94 for week of July 4th)
– Half Day (Friday) Session: $32
– Lunch Bunch* (Monday – Thursday): $40
– Lunch Bunch* (Friday only): $10.00
– Extended Day: Runs from 8:00-9:00am and 4-5:30pm each day. You can drop off and pick up your child anytime within those windows. Activities during Extended Day include free choice of arts and crafts, reading, games, and/or additional outdoor time.
- Extended Day– AM & PM: M-F = $100
- Extended Day– AM only: M-F = $40
- Extended Day– PM only: M-F = $60
- Extended Day– AM only: Mon-Thur. = $32
- Extended Day– PM only: Mon-Thur. = $48
- Extended Day– AM & PM: Friday = $20
- Extended Day– AM only: Friday = $8
- Extended Day– PM only: Friday = $12**
* ALNC does not provide a lunch. We provide a morning and afternoon snack.
**Call (608)-221-0404 x 1 for pro-rated registration for Extended Day single days other than Fridays (AM = $8.00; PM = $12.00).
FULL WEEK PACKAGE OPTIONS – REGISTER HERE!
6Q. Week 6 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 16-20
7Q. Week 7 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 23-27
8Q. Week 8 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 30-Aug 3
9Q. Week 9 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 6-10
10Q. Week 10 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 13-17
11Q. Week 11 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 20-24
12Q. Week 12 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 27-31
HALF DAY OPTIONS (Monday – Thursday): $125/session
July 16-19 • 9am to 12pm
It’s a buggy world out there-insects are the most abundant and fascinating life form on Earth. Explore the 8 most common orders of insects from butterflies and moths to beetles and true bugs. If you think insects are interesting, this is the place to be!
July 16-19 • 1pm to 4pm
Do you have what it takes to survive in the woods? Each day we’ll have different challenges like shelter building, fire making, orienteering and relay races. Win immunity and have a blast as your team strives to survive!
July 23-26 • 9am to 12pm
What do you know about the wild edible plants in the forest and prairie? Can you create a scrumptious meal using raw ingredients and aluminum foil? From Dutch oven masterpieces to quick, no-cook snacks, learn how to make many tasty treats for the trail.
July 23-26 • 1pm to 4pm
Learn to identify the birds of ALNC as we adventure to various habitats in search of the fine feathered friends that call ALNC home. Fill bird feeders, make a field guide, monitor bluebird & owl boxes and observe the birds that use them.
July 30-Aug 2 • 9am to 12pm
Blast off as we delve deep into the solar system to study about stars, constellations, galaxies, meteor showers and planets. We’ll even make and launch our own rocket!
July 30-Aug 2 • 1pm to 4pm
There won’t be any cows at this camp, but it will be a badger bash! Discover why Wisconsin is the badger state, learn all about the special plants, animals and trees that call Wisconsin their home and are symbols for our state. We’ll explore a different aspect each day and make a Wisconsin field guide to carry with you on local adventures!
Aug 6-9 • 9am to 12pm
We’ve got a camp you can’t refuse! It’s litter-ally the BEST! By creating art out of waste, artists are showing that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. We’ll start our search by doing a trash audit at ALNC, search the ALNC grounds for trash & treasure, and then use our imagination to create upcycled works of art!
Aug 6-9 • 1pm to 4pm
Join us for a wet week of fun as we learn about lakes, rivers, and even the ocean, and how we can help keep our these bodies of water clean & healthy. We might get a little wet as we explore water cycles, water quality and critters in the pond and marsh.
Aug 13-16 • 9am to 12pm
This adventurous camp will test if you could be a pioneer traveling across the prairie! Load up your wagons and follow the wagon master! Share some Dutch oven grub from the chuckwagon and head out on an across-the-land adventure, but beware of bandits and other dangers. Wagons ho!
Aug 13-16 • 1pm to 4pm
Animals (including humans) live in many different kinds of homes. We’ll learn about, explore or build survival shelters, reed huts, groundhog burrows, beaver dams, anthills and other kinds of animal homes.
Aug 20-23 • 9am to 12pm
Back by popular demand – new challenges coming your way! Teams will work together to complete challenges such as raft building, outdoor puzzles and skills, cooperative challenges and more. It’ll be a thrill!
Aug 20-23 • 1pm to 4pm
Explore various fields of science including ornithology, geology, ecology and limnology. We’ll learn how to use tools and equipment used by real scientists, such as water quality testing equipment, soil probes and binoculars.
Aug 27-30 • 9am to 12pm
It’s the last week of camp! We’ll hit all the best spots and camper favorites in this week of fun. From building forts in the basswoods to camouflage games, we’ll do it all one last time!
Aug 27-30 • 1pm to 4pm
Come tinker with us as we go full STEAM ahead as we get ready for the new school year! Delve into science, technology, engineering, art, and math as we collaborate and innovate creative solutions to real-world problems.
HALF DAY OPTIONS (Friday Only): $32/session
July 20 • 9am to 12pm
Discover the antics of these amazing amphibians! What’s the difference between a tadpole and a polliwog? We’ll search for frogs in and around the pond, learn to identify common Wisconsin frogs by their call and conduct our very own “frog chorus.”
July 20 • 1pm to 4pm
This camp is “reel”-y cool! Fishing is an easy and fun way to enjoy the outdoors. Learn all about fish families, practice casting, learn to stock a tackle box and head outside for “catch and release” fishing in the pond.
July 27 • 9am to 12pm
Discover the world of ancient plants and animals through the study of paleontology. Excavate a fossil, go on a fossil hunt, and make your own fossils to take home. It’ll be fossil-riffic!
July 27 • 1pm to 4pm
Explore the wonderful world right under our feet! See what slimes, slithers and scoots through the soil and discovery how important the underground world is to all of us above ground.
Aug 3 • 9am to 12pm
Arghhhh! Can you find the pirate’s gold hidden in the woods, wetland and prairie? Use a treasure map to find where “X” marks the spot – retrieve three medallions and return them to the treasure chest! Can you lift the pirate’s curse?
Aug 3 • 1pm to 4pm
Green Herons, Wood Ducks, Sora Rails… We love birds, it never fails! Explore the shore of ALNC’s pond to learn about our water-loving fowl! Come take a quack at it!
Aug 10 • 9am to 12pm
Calling all budding – or should we say buzz-ing – young naturalists! This camp is fit for a queen (bee, that is!). You won’t bee-lieve all there is to know about our planet’s most fascinating insects! Learn about hives, pollination, honey and the ‘waggle dance’!
Aug 10 • 1pm to 4pm
Carnivorous plants, such as Venus fly traps, pitcher plants and bladderwort all capture and eat animals and digest their prey the same way you digest food. Learn all about the plants that bite back and the tricks they use to trap their food.
Aug 17 • 9am to 12pm
Join us for another outdoor adventure game, using a GPS to find “caches” hidden throughout the ALNC grounds. Learn how to use a GPS, search for hidden treasures, and observe the natural world while you wander. Similar activities to camp 2K, Geocaching I.
Aug 17 • 1pm to 4pm
Experience “school” as you never have before! We’ll travel back in time to a one-room schoolhouse and learn what was actually taught in the 1800’s. We’ll have fun doing the chores of pioneer students, including fetching water and wood, using quill pens and personal chalkboards.
Aug 24 • 9am to 12pm
Snakes slither and slide, but they’re not slimy! Learn to love our friends without feet by discovering where they live, what they eat and how they move. We’ll also delve into the world of other reptiles and learn what makes them unique.
Aug 24 • 1pm to 4pm
Come join us for the H2Olympics! We’ll learn about all the properties of water by conducting some very wet experiments. We’ll also be heading through the pond and marsh, so come prepared to get wet.
Aug 31 • 9am to 12pm
Are you ready for nature’s obstacle course? Compete in atl atl throwing, potato sack races, water carrying and other challenges to see if you are a Woodland Champion!
Aug 31 • 1pm to 4pm
Spend an afternoon as a MythBuster and uncover the truth behind some of nature’s myths. Are bats really blind? Can lightning strike the same place twice? Learn the answers to these nature questions and see if we can bust any nature myths.
ALNC members receive a 10% discount to all Summer Camp programs.
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