summer camps

Summer Camps

Sprouts (4 year olds)

SUMMER CAMP 2018 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR SUMMER CAMP!

We understand there are issues with our online registration that have caused a few headaches. Please excuse us, we are working to find a solution. If you are interested in providing feedback, we would love to hear it. Please email us at alnc@aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org. Thank you.

 

2018 PRICING

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!

1O. Week 1 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) June 11-15
2O. Week 2 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) June 18-22
3O. Week 3 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) June 25-25
4O. Week 4 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 2-6* (no camp on Wednesday, July 4)
5O. Week 5 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 9-13
6O. Week 6 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 16-20
7O. Week 7 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 23-27
8O. Week 8 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 30-Aug 3
9O. Week 9 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 6-10
10O. Week 10 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 13-17
11O. Week 11 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 20-24
12O. Week 12 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 27-31

HALF DAY OPTIONS (Monday – Thursday): $125/session

 

1A. FUN IN THE FOREST

June 11-14 • 9am to 12pm

Forests are fabulous places and home to many plants and animals. From the canopy to the forest floor, we’ll learn all about trees, leaves and everything they provide.

1B. UNDER THE TOADSTOOLS

June 11-14 • 1pm to 4pm

Come explore all the magical places at ALNC! We’ll learn about fairies, elves, gnomes and mushrooms. We will read stories, build homes, play games, and create art inspired by our small-sized friends.

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2A. ANIMAL-OLOGY

June 18-21 • 9am to 12pm

Do you love animals? Join us in this hands-on discovery of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects! Learn what makes each of them unique as we visit each habitat to learn about all the animals of nature.

2B. CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?

June 18-21 • 1pm to 4pm

Have you ever played hide and seek with animals? This game is fun for us, but for animals, it’s a matter of survival! Learn about the crazy costumes insects and animals of all kinds wear to disguise themselves!

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3A. ROCK STARS!

June 25-28 • 9am to 12pm

Rocks and minerals are all around us! Become an amateur geologist and explore some of the prehistoric creatures that roamed the earth. You’ll also get to make your own crystal and begin your very own rock collection.

3B. NATURE DETECTIVES

June 25-28 • 1pm to 4pm

Secret sounds, sights, and smells can tell you a lot about what happens in nature. Use your detective skills to search for clues to find the answer to one of nature’s many mysteries.

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4A. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME  

July 2-5* • 9am to 12pm

Home is where the heart is. What if you lived in a tree? In the pond? Underground? What would you build your home out of, and where? Search for all shapes and sizes of animal homes and then try to build some yourself! *No camp on Wednesday, July 4th.

4B. BUGS! BUGS! BUGS!

July 2-5* • 1pm to 4pm

Do you love bugs? We’ll learn about bugs and other crawling critters while leaving no log unturned, no web un-admired. You’ll buzz with excitement as we get an up-close look at these six-legged wonders and their friends. *No camp on Wednesday, July 4th.

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5A. PLANT-TASTIC!

July 9-12 • 9am to 12pm

This camp is all about growing! We’ll plant and water, make a plant print, learn how plants drink water, run through the sprinkler, dig in the dirt, and learn about worms. Please send a swimsuit or clothes to get wet!

5B. BIRDS OF A FEATHER

July 9-12 • 1pm to 4pm

Fly through the prairie, pond and forest in search of our feathered friends! We’ll practice our bird songs, look for bird babies, play games about beaks and discover all about birds, both large and small.

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6A. DIGGING DINOSAURS

July 16-19 • 9am to 12pm

Do you dig dinosaurs? Learn about some of these fantastic ancient animals and discover today’s living ancestors of these extinct species.

6B. SQUIGGLY WIGGLY

July 16-19 • 1pm to 4pm

Can you wiggle like a worm? Can you squiggle? Can you squirm? From worms and roly poly bugs to snakes and spiders, we’ll meet and learn about all the friendly wigglers and crawlers of ALNC!

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7A. SENSATIONAL SENSES

July 23-26 • 9am to 12pm

Put your senses to the test and see how you compare to other animals in nature. You can practice seeing like an eagle, smelling like a mole, and hearing like a bat. We’ll also enjoy making a variety of sensory art to take home.

7B. DOODLE BUGS

July 23-26 • 1pm to 4pm

If animals inspire your budding artist, then join us for a week of creativity. We’ll go on discovery hikes, learn all about animals, and reflect on what we see through art projects. We will experiment with paint, clay and recycled materials.

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8A. WILD CHILD

July 30-Aug 2 • 9am to 12pm

Who let the wild children out!? We’ll howl, growl, flop, hop, squawk, and squeal as we venture through the prairie, pond, and forest. Build forts in the woods, hide in the prairie grass, splash on the shore, and search for all things wild and wonderful.

8B. WET & WILD

July 30-Aug 2 • 1pm to 4pm

Water is nifty and what lives there is cool. Come discover what lives in our “pool”! Examine pond life and give fishing a whirl. Be prepared to get wet as we play and learn. Let the magic unfurl! Please send a swimsuit or clothes to get wet!

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9A. THINGS WITH WINGS

Aug 6-9 • 9am to 12pm

From butterflies to birds, flying animals come in all shapes and sizes. We’ll hike to the pond, prairie, and woodlands to observe many things with wings!

9B. UNDERGROUND ADVENTURES

Aug 6-9 • 1pm to 4pm

An exciting world lies beneath the leaves and soil! We’ll dig in the dirt, learn about worms, tunnels, caves, and search for groundhogs and gophers.

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10A. JAW, CLAWS, TALONS & PAWS

Aug 13-16 • 9am to 12pm

Many predators have special adaptations that help them catch their prey. We’ll learn about the special tools these animals need to survive as we search high and low for signs of predators and prey!

10B. PRAIRIE MAGIC

Aug 13-16 • 1pm to 4pm

The prairie can be such a magical place, with the wind blowing through and the animals peeking out of their homes. We will prance through the prairie and discover all that a prairie has to offer.

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11A. HATCHLINGS & SPROUTS

Aug 20-23 • 9am to 12pm

Discover what it’s like to be a small animal in a big world! We’ll visit the woods, fields, and wet places to find and observe living plant and animal babies.

11B. LITTLE EXPLORERS

Aug 20-23 • 1pm to 4pm

An adventure begins when you walk out the door! Spend time looking for animal signs, searching for insects, watching for birds, and peeking at plants. Using tools for budding naturalists, we’ll explore all the natural areas of ALNC!

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12A. THE POND AND BEYOND

Aug 27-30 • 9am to 12pm

Peek into our pond and discover many different creatures as we explore their watery, mucky world. Learn about the turtles, bugs, frogs, and fish that call our pond home.

12B. IMAGI-NATURE

Aug 27-30 • 1pm to 4pm

Use your imagination while discovering all about nature! Each day we’ll transform ourselves into everything from pioneers to prairie animals using costumes, props and the great outdoors.

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HALF DAY OPTIONS (Friday Only): $32/session

 

1G. SEEDS & SOIL

June 15 • 9am to 12pm

Seeds, soil, and sun are the words for today. We’ll search in the soil, take apart seeds to look inside, and learn what all plants need to grow. Take home a living locket and watch it grow!

1H. SLOW & STEADY

June 15 • 1pm to 4pm

What shell we learn about this week? “Scute” on over to ALNC, and we’ll turtle-ly egg you on until you come out of your shell! Shell-ebrate and learn all about turtles as we explore the shore for these creatures and their kin.

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2G. TADPOLE TROOPERS

June 22 • 9am to 12pm

Discover life in, on, and around the pond. While searching for tadpoles, we may also discover turtles, bugs, muskrats, and herons—oh my!

2H. ANTSY PANTSY

June 22 • 1pm to 4pm

Ants are amazing. Acquire astounding answers to all ant absurdities. Absorb absolutely awesome antics and accomplish amusing activities.

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3G. MEET THE BEETLES

June 29 • 9am to 12pm

Goliath, Tiger, Firefly, and Dung—it’s best to start learning about beetles while you are young! From cockroaches to ladybugs, we’re sure to have a blast.

3H. ITSY BITSY SPIDER

June 29 • 1pm to 4pm

Is your spidey-sense ready for action? Come get caught in a web of fascinating facts about spiders while playing, exploring, and making spidery crafts.

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4G. WORM SQUIRM

July 6 • 9am to 12pm

Wriggle into the world of worms! Explore a worm tunnel, learn to worm grunt, and get creative while making worm art.

4H. SPLISH SPLASH

July 6 • 1pm to 4pm

Water is our planet’s most precious resource and not just because it’s great fun to play in! Learn all about water with games, songs, and a water carnival. Be prepared to get wet! Please send a swimsuit or clothes to get wet.

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5G. CHICKADEE DOO DAH

July 13 • 9am to 12pm

They don’t sing doo-dah, but they do sing! Chickadees may be tiny birds but their songs fill the air all year long. Discover the fascinating world of these black-capped singers.

5H. NAILED IT!

July 13 • 1pm to 4pm

Come join the gastropod squad! Snails are the slow-moving topic of choice today. Snaggletooth, pouch, orb, gilled—you’ll leave with your brain completely filled. We’ll search for snails high and low, but won’t eat any escargot!

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6G. MILKWEED & MONARCHS

July 20 • 9am to 12pm

Flutter through our milkweed patch to discover tiny monarch eggs, caterpillars, or chrysalises and learn about life cycles and migration. Discover why milkweed is important and take some seeds home to plant.

6H. LITTLE GARDENERS

July 20 • 1pm to 4pm

Get out your garden gloves and watering cans! Discover the life of a seed and how plants grow. There will be plenty of digging in the dirt so make sure to wear your gardening clothes!

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7G. YUCK!

July 27 • 9am to 12pm

Explore the grosser side of nature. No stone shall be left unturned; no log unrolled in our quest to find scat, worms, frogs, decomposers, fungus, and slime that will leave you absolutely awfully amazed.

7H. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

July 27 • 1pm to 4pm

The famous book by Eric Carle is our inspiration to learn all about caterpillars, what they eat, and how they grow! We’ll search for caterpillars high and low!

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8G. MOLES & HOLES

Aug 3 • 9am to 12pm

A life underground has its rewards! Come learn all about moles and the digging they do as we unearth some fascinating facts about these animals.

8H. RAINBOW OF FUN

Aug 3 • 1pm to 4pm

Colors abound as we explore the colorful world of nature! Experiment with light to make a rainbow with water, play with prisms, and see how many different colors we can discover in nature!

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9G. HOP TIL YOU DROP!

Aug 10 • 9am to 12pm

Hop on over to ALNC to learn all about the bouncing and bounding animals in nature. We’ll learn about rabbits and frogs and even do some hopping ourselves!

9H. NEST FEST

Aug 10 • 1pm to 4pm

Come join us for a nest fest! Build a bird nest, search high and low for real bird nests and guess what lives inside them. We’ll have so much fun, you’ll never want to fledge!

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10G. GOODNESS SNAKES ALIVE

Aug 17 • 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.

10H. CREATE!

Aug 17 • 1pm to 4pm

Calling all artists and creative kids! We’ll gather supplies from nature and create amazing art from pine cones, leaves, and mud!

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11G. WILD WILD SUNFLOWER CHILD

Aug 24 • 9am to 12pm

Smell the flowers and head outside to play and observe! Make leaf and flower crowns, play hide and seek in the prairie, and plant a seed to bring home and care for.

11H. LITTLE LUNKERS

Aug 24 • 1pm to 4pm

Something fishy is going on! We’ll dive deep into the lives of fish while we explore the pond and marsh. If you can think of a better way to spend a day, let minnow!

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12G. SLUG LIFE

Aug 31 • 9am to 12pm

“Slime flies” and summer is almost over, but there’s still time to learn about one last thing– slugs! We’ll search the garden and woods for these slimy critters and learn about their world until it’s time to say ‘see you next slime’!

12H. TUNE INTO NATURE

Aug 31 • 1pm to 4pm

Sounds abound in nature so get ready to hear the “symphony” with your ears. Warm up your singing voice and practice your musical talents for a terrific tune-full experience.

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