Summer Day Camps

Throughout the summer, we provide various nature-themed camps for children of all abilities ranging from ages 3 to 8. These programs have a low teacher-camper ratio for the best nature learning experience. Children spend time outdoors, investigate critters living in their natural habitat in the adjacent marsh and forest and engage in games, crafts, and activities based on the week’s theme. See below for program descriptions.

New This Year: Summer Camp Extended Day Option!

This extended day session runs before morning programs and after afternoon programs. You can drop off or pick up your child at any point within these time periods. The added fee applies for the whole week of camp no matter how many days are used.

For Ages 3,4,5: Morning Day Camps

Cost: $10/child

Monday thru Friday 7:45-8:30 am

 

For Ages 6,7,8: Afternoon Day Camps

Cost: $15/child

Monday thru Friday 4:00 – 5:30 pm

 

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Day Camps for Ages 3, 4 & 5

• Must be 3 when camp begins and must be independent to use the toilet or have a non-WisCorps staff to assist

• Fee $75

• Maximum per session: 12 children

Paws & Claws

June 17–21, 2019, 8:30–11:30 am

From talons to toes, this camp covers all different traits animals have adapted to survive. Campers will learn how animals from beavers to bald eagles all use their feet in different ways. We will have games, hikes and other activities that will be paws-itively delightful! This session is full, please contact Stephanie Hanna at steph.hanna@wiscorps.org or 608-782-2494 x 223 to inquire about a wait list.

Creepy Crawlies

July 8–12, 2019, 8:30–11:30 am

Get buggy and join in the search for creepy crawlies! This great big group of tiny bugs has a lot to teach, and through play, explorations, hikes, stories, and crafts, campers will learn about the diversity found in the grass beneath their feet. This session is full, please contact Stephanie Hanna at steph.hanna@wiscorps.org or 608-782-2494 x 223 to inquire about a wait list.

Oaks & Owls

August 12–16, 2019, 8:30–11:30 am

Why are forest habitats so special? What kinds of animals call it their home? Come learn more about forest friends through interactive hikes, games, and crafts that immerse campers in our own neck of the woods. This session is full, please contact Stephanie Hanna at steph.hanna@wiscorps.org or 608-782-2494 x 223 to inquire about a wait list.

Silly Swimmers

August 26–30, 2019, 8:30–11:30 am

Splish splash! Dive into the watery world of the La Crosse River Marsh’s aquatic animals. This camp will discover the world that swims, slithers, crawls, and hops as we learn about frogs, fish, snakes, and so much more. Come get your feet wet with us! This session is full, please contact Stephanie Hanna at steph.hanna@wiscorps.org or 608-782-2494 x 223 to inquire about a wait list.

Day Camps for Ages 6, 7 & 8

• Must be 6 when camp begins and must be independent to use the toilet or have a non-WisCorps staff to assist

• Fee: $75

• Maximum per session: 16 children

Muddy Marshes

June 24-28, 2019, 1–4 pm

Back by popular demand! Ever wondered what kinds of creatures are dwelling within Wisconsin’s wetlands? Muddy Marshes will explore just that! Come explore the La Crosse River Marsh and learn about some of the cold-blooded critters that call this space home! It will be a week that is sure to spark campers’ curiosities. This session is full, please contact Stephanie Hanna at steph.hanna@wiscorps.org or 608-782-2494 x 223 to inquire about a wait list.

Things With Wings

July 15-19, 2019,  1–4 pm

What do bats, ducks, and dragonflies all have in common? Come and explore these winged things and more! Through games, crafts, stories, and much more campers will discover amazing flying friends that they can find right in their own backyard. This session is full, please contact Stephanie Hanna at steph.hanna@wiscorps.org or 608-782-2494 x 223 to inquire about a wait list.

WisCorps Junior

August 5–9, 2019, 1–4 pm

Learn what it’s like to work in the world of conservation with WisCorps Junior! Put on your hard hats and join us as we hit the trails and learn what it’s like to be a steward of the land and protector of natural spaces. We will learn outdoors skills and even participate in a conservation project of our own!

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