Camp Redwing is a 5-week day camp open to children ages 6 – 11 years. Camp is based in Spencer Conservation Area (1121 N. Appleton Road) and goes from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Activities each week include a field trip, fishing, nature hikes, group activities, crafts, and more. A free camp T-shirt is included with the first registered week. There is no longer swimming.
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Camp Redwing Price REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 1ST
- Boone County Resident: $120*
- Non-resident: $130*
- Deposit $60/week, non-refundable after June 1st.
- Scholarship: 50% discount to qualifying families; a separate scholarship application must be completed.
- Limited scholarships for all camps are available to qualifying families. Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis, until depleted.
*$10 Family Discount – Must be enrolled in the same week of camp, does not apply to scholarship recipients.
:: 2024 Camp Redwing Weekly Themes (ages 6 – 11)
Week 1 June 24th – June 28th
Buzzzzz! Bees are the best known of the pollinators, but they certainly are not the only ones! This week we will talk all about pollinators – what they are, what they do, why they’re important, and what we can do to protect them. Field trip to Nature at the Confluence in South Beloit where we’ll get to view their monarch exhibit with live butterflies!
Week 2 July 8th – July 12th
What’s strong enough to move cars, trees, and even buildings? What can set fire to a prairie or flood an entire river? That’s right – the weather! Mother Nature can be extremely powerful and destructive but also essential for life. We’ll learn all about the different types of weather, and how they can be dangerous and also helpful. Field trip to Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.
Week 3 July 15th – July 19th
The First Forest
Imagine a world without trees. Without their beautiful fall colors. Without places for the birds and squirrels to hide. Imagine what it would be like to be a tree in that first forest. Come celebrate the beauty and wonder of trees this week. Field trip to Klehm Arboretum.
Week 4 July 22nd – July 26th
Do you have what it takes to be a paleontologist? Find out this week as we discover what’s hidden underground and all around in the rocks! Campers will learn about the many different creatures that once inhabited this earth and how we can still find them today. Field trip to the Burpee Museum in Rockford.
Week 5 July 29th – August 2nd
Imagine that animals had their own Olympic games, just like what’s happening this same week in Paris! What animal would win the 50-meter dash? What about the long jump? And don’t forget about the swimming competition! This week campers will learn about the top animal athletes and their amazing feats. Field trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo.