Camp Ducktails is offered once a week on Thursday for preschool children ages 4 and 5. Camp is based out of the Rec Hall in Spencer Conservation Area and runs from 9:00AM to 11:30PM. Each session a new nature topic is introduced. Campers will go on nature walks, and have story, craft, and snack times. A free camp T-shirt is included with the first registered session.

Camp Ducktails Price

  • Boone County Resident $100 for all 5 sessions OR $25 per session
  • Non-resident $125 for all 5 sessions OR $30 per session
  • Scholarship $50 for full-summer (5 sessions) enrollment. No individual session scholarships.
  • Deposit $50 for full summer/family. Individual sessions are paid in full at time of registration.

     Limited scholarships for all camps are available to qualifying families.


Ducktails registration form


:: 2020 Camp Ducktails Session Themes (ages 4 – 5)

  • Session 1: June 25th   WHO LIVES IN A TREE?
    Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a tree? A tree is a home for many different animals. Trees provide food and shelter for many animals and for people. Find out who has their own “tree house.”
  • Session 2: July 9th   WHAT’S WILD?
    Wild animals are called wildlife. They can take care of themselves. Animals that are not wild depend on humans to care for them. Would you want a mountain lion for a pet? Find out why it’s not a good idea.
  • Session 3: July 16th   OH DEER!
    An animal’s habitat or home is a place that has the right kind of food, water, shelter, and space for it. We will learn what kind of habitat a deer needs to survive. We’ll even get to see a whole deer skeleton!
  • Session 4: July 23rd   HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
    Wild animals must learn to find food and avoid being eaten. They use camouflage to blend in or hide in plain sight. Do you like to play hide-n-seek? We’ll learn some expert tips from nature’s best hiders!
  • Session 5: July 30th   FISHING FUN
    We’ll learn all about fish and fishing. We will play lots of fun fishing games and practice water safety. We may even get a chance to go fishing if the weather is nice!

No camp the week of July 4th.