Camps

Summer Camp Kids 2

Registration for all camps at Starr’s Cave Nature Center (SCNC) will be held online through CampDoc.com. Links to the SCNC CampDoc registration page will be made available on the DMCC website and SCNC Facebook page prior to registration. Registration generally opens the last Thursday in April.

All camps are designed to be fun and active and to provide high quality environmental learning experiences through games, crafts, stories, and in-depth exploration. Kids love coming to our camps and look forward to them each summer. Parents love our camps too because they know their kids are having fun AND are learning at the same time! All camps include a mid-morning snack.

Camps usually begin the first full week in of June but may vary depending on the last day of school and run through the first week of August. We have camps for 3 year olds all the way up to 15 year olds.

Polliwog Camp

Ages 3-4 with guardian accompaniment 

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
two days 

Cost: $20 

There are a total of 2 Polliwog Camps offered. Each is two days long and will take place during the week.

Parents can introduce their child to the wonders of nature during this camp. Both days there will be a hike, craft, and hands-on nature learning that parents and children will get to explore together.

Caterpillar Camp

Ages 5-6 

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Monday - Friday 

Cost: $40 

In this fun camp, young children are introduced to the world of the outdoors. Activities include a different craft each day, stories, games in the woods, learning how to use binoculars, insect netting, and much more!

Discovery Camp

Ages 7-9 

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Monday - Friday 

Cost: $50 

Explore the prairie, forest, and creek as we focus on habitat. We'll look closely at where animals live and what they need to survive.

Firefly Camp

Ages 7-9 

Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 

Cost: $40 

See what comes out at night during this night camp! As the sun sets, we'll see bugs that light up, bats that eat them, and extraordinary birds with night vision. We'll also play flashlight tag and tell stories and roast marshmallows over the campfire.

Dark Wings Camp

Ages 10-13 

Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 

Cost: $40 

What goes on in the natural world at night? We'll be hooting for owls, listening for bats, and peering through a telescope at the night skies. This camp includes one evening at Big Hollow Recreation Area.

Adventure Camp

Ages 10-14 

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Monday - Friday 

Cost: $50 

Students will learn about the natural and human history of the land and acquire valuable outdoor-living and safety skills. Campers will learn to work together to accomplish goals and challenges, building confidence and trust both in themselves and in others. This camp includes one or more days at Big Hollow Recreation Area near Sperry.

2018 CAMP SCHEDULE

June  11-15              Discovery #1
June 11-14               Dark Wings #1
June 18-21               Caterpillar #1
June 18-20               Explorer Camp
June 25-29               Discovery #2  
June 25-28               Firefly #1
July 2-3 AM              Polliwog #1
July 2-3 PM              Polliwog #2
July 9-12                  Caterpillar #2
July 10-13                Trailblazers Camp            
July 16-19                Dark Wings #2
July 16-20                Discovery #3
July 23-26                Caterpillar #3
July 23-25                Survival Camp  
July 30- Aug 3          Adventure Camp #1
Aug 6-10                  Adventure Camp #2