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
- Residente en el condado de Boone: 120 dólares*.
- No residente: 130 dólares*.
- Deposit $60/week, non-refundable after Junio 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.
:: 2023 Camp Redwing Weekly Themes (ages 6 – 11)
Week 1 Junio 26th – Junio 30th FULL Register to add name to waiting list.
Feathers, Fur, and Scales…Oh My!
Did you know there are many millions of different species of animals on Earth?! However, only about a million and a half have actually been discovered yet! This week we’ll talk about the different animal families and what makes each special, and we’ll learn about the scientists who discover and study new species of animals. Are you ready to become an animal scientist? Our field trip this week is to Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin
Week 2 Julio 10th – Julio 14th FULL Register to add name to waiting list.
Did you know there’s a lizard that can shoot blood from its eyes?! Or that a sea cucumber can shoot out its intestines? What about the fact that vanilla flavoring actually comes from a beaver’s bum?! Ewww! We’re going to learn all kinds of gross, but super cool facts about nature that you could ever possibly want to know (or maybe didn’t want to know). We will also take a trip to Red Oak Nature Center in Batavia!
Week 3 Julio 17th – Julio 21st FULL Register to add name to waiting list.
Pioneers on the Prairie
Have you ever thought about what life was like when Illinois was still a vast prairie? What did people do over 150 years ago before grocery stores or video games? You might be surprised to find that kids weren’t that different from you. We’ll get to explore what the pioneers’ homes, jobs, and school were like, and we’ll get to visit a pioneer village on our field trip to Midway Village in Rockford.
Week 4 Julio 24th – Julio 28th FULL Register to add name to waiting list.
I smell something fishy! Oh wait, it is a fish! There’s no other animal quite like them – they can breathe underwater and are covered with scales! We’ll get to see some up close this week to learn more about the unique qualities of fish. And, of course, we’ll get to go fishing! Our field trip is to the Discovery World Aquarium in Milwaukee.
Week 5 Julio 31st – Agosto 4th FULL Register to add name to waiting list.
There are all sorts of creatures that call the water their home, and we’ll get to discover just what creatures those are by getting down and dirty! There’s so much to learn about our ecosystem by exploring what lives in the water. We’ll have the chance to do some of our own creek stomping in Hall Creek at Severson Dells!