Camp Redwing is a 5-week day camp open to children ages 6-11. Camp is based in Spencer Conservation Area and goes from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Activities each week include a field trip, swimming, fishing, nature hikes, arts and crafts. There is a Family Night every Thursday. A free camp T-shirt is included with the first registered week. Please note that some of these activities may be changed or cancelled due to social distancing measures and CDC/IDPH guidelines.

Camp Redwing Price

  • Boone County Resident: $110*
  • Non-resident: $130*
  • Scholarship: $50 per week – Fill out Scholarship Form here
    You will be notified via email. 

  • Deposit $50/week: All payments will be refunded in the event of Covid-19 cancellations.

*$10 Family Discount – Must be enrolled in the same week of camp. Does not apply to scholarship recipients.

:: 2021 Camp Redwing Weekly Themes (ages 6 – 11)

Each week includes lab, crafts, fishing, swimming, prairie planting, and Family Night!! Please note that some of these activities may be changed or cancelled due to social distancing measures and CDC/IDPH guidelines.

All sessions of Redwing are now Full

  • Week 1    June 28th – July 2nd  Natural Wonders

Have you ever visited a natural wonder?  They’re all around us!  The United States is filled with all kinds of amazing places that were all created by nature.  This week campers will learn about (and see!) the natural wonders here in Spencer Park, and also learn about other awesome places to visit and how they came to be.  No field trips this year due to COVID.

  • Week 2    July 12th – July 16th    Myth Busters 

Which of these do you believe?  If you cut a worm in half, you’ll grow two worms.  You can calculate the temperature by counting the number of times a cricket chirps.  Mouthwash will keep mosquitoes away.  There are all kinds of speculations about nature, but what’s true?  That’s what we’ll find out this week!  It’s all about sorting fact from fiction by being scientists! No field trips this year due to COVID.

  • Week 3    July 19th – July 23rd    How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse 

Do you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse?  Could you build a shelter or find your own food?  What about starting a fire to keep yourself warm?  Campers will learn all the survival skills it would take to survive a zombie outbreak… (Or perhaps simply how to survive in the wilderness.) No field trips this year due to COVID.

  • Week 4    July 26th – July 30th  Naturally Inspired 

Do you like art or music?  Or both?  So many of the arts are inspired by nature.  Come ready to be inspired this week and create some of your own works of art as we explore the beauty of nature!  No field trips this year due to COVID.

  • Week 5    August 2nd – August 6th    Nighttime Treasures

Eeeek!  What was that?!  There are all kinds of things that go “bump” in the night, but have no fear!  There’s nothing out there but nighttime treasures!  Learn just what these treasures are and join us for a special nighttime family night where we’ll go on a night hike together.  No field trips this year due to COVID.