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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!

1P. Week 1 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) June 11-15
2P. Week 2 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) June 18-22
3P. Week 3 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) June 25-25
4P. Week 4 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 2-6* (no camp on Wednesday, July 4)
5P. Week 5 Package (Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm) July 9-13
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

 

1C. GROWING GREEN

June 11-14 • 9am to 12pm

Summer is a great time to enjoy a nice shady spot under a tree. Leaves are to thank for providing the shade! We’ll learn about leaves, stems and buds, and learn to appreciate how great green things are!

1D. I SAW THE SIGN

June 11-14 • 1pm to 4pm

…and it opened up my eyes! Animals leave clues wherever they go, but can you read their signs? We’ll become tracking experts as we learn how to identify tracks as we search for signs high and low. “Sign” up today!

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2C. ALDO’S ADVENTURES

June 18-21 • 9am to 12pm

Aldo Leopold loved to spend time outside and we do too! Learn all about Aldo as we dress up like him, go on adventures to observe, explore, and help nature.

2D. PLANTING A RAINBOW

June 18-21 • 1pm to 4pm

Grab a shovel and dig in! This camp is all about growing! We’ll work in the garden, run through the sprinkler, dig in the dirt and learn about worms. Please send a swimsuit or clothes to get wet!

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3C. LITTLE SHACK IN THE WOODS I

June 25-28 • 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

3D. FOLK TAILS

June 25-28 • 1pm to 4pm

Do you like to tell stories?! We do too! Each day, we’ll share a new folktale about nature and our daily adventures will inspire our own stories to share!

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4C. STARS & STRIPES

July 2-5* • 9am to 12pm

From Mars to the stars, space is an exciting place! We’ll spend our day launching into all sorts of astronomical knowledge through games and out-of- this-world experiments. From planets to meteors, we’ll come home revolving with excitement! *No camp on Wednesday, July 4th.

4D. CRAZY FOR CATERPILLARS

July 2-5* • 1pm to 4pm

Caterpillars are incredible creatures! From mimicry to metamorphosis, we’ll search for caterpillars high and low, learn about their life cycles, and explore their world. *No camp on Wednesday, July 4th.

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5C WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

July 9-12 • 9am to 12pm

Let the wild rumpus begin! Put on your costume, crown, and climb aboard to “set sail” to the land where the wild things are! Hike to our island, build a fort, and encounter “wild things” of all shapes and sizes in this adventurous camp.

5D. GROWLS & HOWLS

July 9-12 • 1pm to 4pm

Animals make many different noises, just like us! We will learn about yippers, yelpers, howlers, and growlers, as we explore animal sounds through the pond, prairie, and woodland.

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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 FORST

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)

10C. 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

,strong>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

1I. OAK-I-DOKIE

June 15 • 9am to 12pm

♪ Know, know, know your oaks, this is how they grow! ♫ Discover the crooked way of the oaks while we sing, craft, and play. Lobed or simple. Serrated or smooth. Just leaf the details to us!

1J. WITH A WING & A SMILE

June 15 • 1pm to 4pm

Flap on over here and join in the fun! From insects to birds to bats, wings help animals of all types get around! We will discover wings in big and small ways in this camp of flight.

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2I. THE BOG BABY

June 22 • 9am to 12pm

What should you do if you find something neat in nature? Keep it or leave it? Based on the book by Jeanne Willis about imagination, wild creatures, and wonder, we will learn what animals need to survive as we explore the prairie, pond, and woodland.

2J. WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?

June 22 • 1pm to 4pm

Foxes yip and yelp, but do you know what else they do? Come to camp bright-eyed and bushy tailed to learn all about these sly, captivating canines!

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3I. MOON LANDING

June 29 • 9am to 12pm

Blast off on a space adventure! Learn all about Earth’s moon as we prepare for our launch into space. We’ll pack our bags and our young astronauts will launch into space for a morning of moon exploration.

3J. DINO DETECTIVES

June 29 • 1pm to 4pm

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

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4I. I WONDER…?

July 6 • 9am to 12pm

Do you like to ask questions and search for clues to find an answer?! Don your detective hats and follow clues in nature to solve a mystery on the land! All you need is your mind and a sense of adventure!

4J. SKIP TO MY LOU

July 6 • 1pm to 4pm

Skippers are a type of butterfly that get their name from their bouncy type of flying. Can you fly like a skipper? There’s so much to learn about these fun, fast, flying insects and the many things that make them unique.

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5I. SHELL-O

July 13 • 9am to 12pm

We’re sticking our necks out on this one. Come out of your shell and discover the fast-inating world of these slow-moving reptiles.

5J. LOOK WHO’S HARE

July 13 • 1pm to 4pm

Rabbits, of course! They’re everywhere! Come hop down the rabbit hole with us as we learn all about these speedy, bouncing bundles of furry fun.

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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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