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!
For Ages 3,4, 5: $10/child For Ages 6,7,8: $15/child
This extended day session runs before morning programs from 7:45 – 8:30 am and after afternoon program from 4:00-5:30 pm. 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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!