summer camps

Summer Camps

Tadpoles (5-6 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!

6P. Week 6 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 16-20
7P. Week 7 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 23-27
8P. Week 8 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 30-Aug 3
9P. Week 9 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 6-10
10P. Week 10 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 13-17
11P. Week 11 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 20-24
12P. Week 12 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) Aug 27-31

 

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

6C. SCHOOL OF ROCK

July 16-19 • 9am to 12pm

School has started! The school of rock, that is! At this school, we’ll learn all about rocks, make crystals, experiment with geology, and even start a rock collection!

6D. X MARKS THE SPOT

July 16-19 • 1pm to 4pm

Have you ever imagined finding an ancient treasure map, labeled with an X to mark the spot? We’ll learn how to read maps, follow a legend, and search for a buried treasure!

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7C. FURRY & SCURRY

July 23-26 • 9am to 12pm

Most mammals are furry and some of them scurry! Join us as we scamper and scurry through the pond, prairie, and forest in search of all things furry and fabulous. We’ll make masks, have an animal parade, and experiment with fur!

7D. FOREST FORTS

July 23-26 • 1pm to 4pm

Forts can be made using many materials, such as sticks, mud, and even snow in the winter! Come join us on a fort-building adventure while we learn about animals and the homes they make.

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8C. HAPPY CAMPERS

July 30-Aug 2 • 9am to 12pm

Learn all about being a happy camper! We’ll learn and play camp games, make a no-cook snack, and practice setting up a tent and being comfortable in the out of doors.

8D. DEFENSE! DEFENSE!

July 30-Aug 2 • 1pm to 4pm

Defense is important. Plants and animals have all kinds of neat ways to defend themselves and stay safe. From exploding ants to stinky skunks, we’ll learn about how nature protects itself.

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9C. SUMMER INSECTS, SOME ARE NOT

Aug 6-9 • 9am to 12pm

Grab your magnifying glass and let’s start the search for some 6-legged friends! We’ll learn all about insects as we sing, search, create, observe, and identify some of our favorite arthropods!

9D. RAPTOR-RAMA

Aug 6-9 • 1pm to 4pm

It’s a raptor-riffic camp focused on hawks, owls, and ancient raptors! Sing the Veloci-Rap, dissect an owl pellet, look for hawks, and have tons of fun while learning about these amazing birds of prey!

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10C. LITTLE SHACK IN THE WOODS II

Aug 13-16 • 9am to 12pm

Share the world Laura Ingalls and her family may have experienced as they made a life in the woods. Experience life in the 1800’s – garden, help make dairy goods and learn about the trees and animals that roamed the woods of pioneer Wisconsin! Similar activities to 10C)

10D. FREE TO BE…

Aug 13-16 • 1pm to 4pm

You and me! Let’s enjoy what nature provides. You will get to choose what you want to experience & learn about in nature, as we play fun games, create, explore, build, and adventure.

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11C. NATURE’S NINJAS

Aug 20-23 • 9am to 12pm

Some plants and animals in nature would make excellent ninjas, because they remain hidden even as you walk close by. Through outdoor games and exploration, we will learn about camouflage and ways animals stay hidden and remain undetected.

11D. EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN

Aug 20-23 • 1pm to 4pm

It’s getting hot outside! The sun heats our world and is important for all life on earth! We will conduct experiments, learn about heat, climate, and how and why our sun is so important. This camp will leave you shining!

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12C. OUTRAGEOUS CRETACEOUS!

Aug 27-30 • 9am to 12pm

Let’s celebrate the end of the Mesozoic! Learn about all your favorite creatures that lived during this time and as well as some that are still around today. Explore our inland ‘sea’, search for an ancient dinosaur egg, have fun with fossils, and much more!

12D. LETTUCE TURNIP THE SOIL

Aug 27-30 • 1pm to 4pm

Enjoy the fruits and vegetables of our labor! Plant your feet in the garden and work “over-thyme” as we water, weed, harvest, eat, and enjoy all that has grown over the summer.

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


6I. SILLY SALAMANDERS

July 20 • 9am to 12pm

Look out for slimy, slippery salamanders hiding out under logs in the forest. We will roll over some logs while we dive into the world of these silly creatures.

6J. OPPOSITE DAY!

July 20 • 1pm to 4pm

Let’s have an opposite day, nature style! We’ll play games and do experiments about light & dark, cold & hot, rainy & sunny, furry & feathered, hard & soft and so much more!

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7I. HONEY, I’M HOME

July 27 • 9am to 12pm

The hive is buzzing today. You’ll be buzzing with knowledge as we learn about bees, the honey they make, and the important role they play.

7J. ARCTIC FUNDRA

July 27 • 1pm to 4pm

It’s snow joke—we’re learning about winter in summer! Cool off with us as we get relief from the summer heat as we learn about the cold places of our planet. We’ll learn to arctic-ulate about the polar regions, glaciers, and even create our own ice paintings.

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8I. SLIPPERY SLITHERY CREATURES

Aug 3 • 9am to 12pm

Though they don’t have hair, they still shouldn’t scare! You’ll see why when you join us for a day of exploring and fun. We’ll slither up to that long-tongued snake and hop up to that bug-munching frog to say “Hi”!

8J. DEEP DOWN UNDERGROUND

Aug 3 • 1pm to 4pm

Is where the cool critters are found. We will put our digging skills to use in this camp, as we explore what lies under the surface and discover the creatures found there.

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9I. WEB WORKS

Aug 10 • 9am to 12pm

Did you know that some spider silk is stronger than steel? These crafty critters spin their webs so they can catch their food. Join us on a hunt in search of spiders and their webs.

9J. STEWARD LITTLE

Aug 10 • 1pm to 4pm

Are you a good helper? Channel your inner Aldo as we help our land stewards by hanging and filling bird feeders and checking bluebird boxes. All of nature will say “thank you!”

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10I. SPLISH SPLASH

Aug 17 • 9am to 12pm

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

10J. DON’T BADGER ME

Aug 17 • 1pm to 4pm

Our favorite Wisconsin mascot is back! With their long claws, sharp teeth and quick movement, badgers are pretty amazing animals. Join us to learn all about them!

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11I. TOAD YOU SO!

Aug 24 • 9am to 12pm

Toads are toad-ally awesome! We‘ll hop around the woods and pond to learn all about these bumpy amphibians and their friends.

11J. HUNTERS & GATHERERS

Aug 24 • 1pm to 4pm

A long time ago, children were counted on to help their family gather food and find animals to hunt. We will hone in our target skills and learn about what is edible and able to harvest.

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12I. NATURE’S SURPRISE

Aug 31 • 9am to 12pm

Discover all that nature has to offer one last time this summer! We’ll visit all the best spots and trample the trails before school begins. You never know what surprises will be waiting for you around each turn of the trail.

12J. OH DEER!

Aug 31 • 1pm to 4pm

Do you love deer? We doe! Able to leap tall fences in a single bound, the white-tailed deer is an animal of incredible beauty and power. We’ll explore the lives of Wisconsin’s official state wildlife animal and find out why we’re so fawned of these furry friends!

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