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Expeditionary Walk
Saturday, 10:00 AM
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Naturalist Nook - Foxes and Coyotes
Saturday, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Nature Discovery Summer Day Camps

2015logo2Fontenelle Forest welcomes you to a summer of discovery and learning in a place where the quiet wild of nature offers an unparalleled opportunity for your child to learn. Nature Discovery Day Camps feature science based learning through play taught by a combination of Fontenelle Forest's year-round professional educators and summer staff who are college students or graduates. All have experience working with children in an outdoor setting, are enthusiastic, energetic, love children and have passed background checks. Camp staff complete a one-week training session and have current CPR and First Aid certifications. Our staff is committed to providing your child with high quality, positive experiences. Whether your child canoes the Great Marsh, takes a low ropes course challenge or builds a kite, we're sure that they will bring home memories and knowledge that will last a lifetime.

Registration is now open. All registration will be done online in 2015.

Grands and Me (Ages 4-8 with grandparent)
Give your grandchild wonderful memories of special times with you in the great outdoors. We will learn about nature through games, hikes, animal visitors, and more.

June 4-5
9a.m. - 1p.m.
Camp Brewster
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A Grand Adventure
Bring your favorite grandchild to share a two day adventure at Camp Brewster. The camp will center on the prairie and animals that live in this habitat. The day includes prairie crafts, games and snacks. 

Each session is limited to 10 camper/
grandparent teams. Campers should bring their own lunches. Snacks provided. Cost: $90 / $145 non-members
July 27-28
9a.m. - 1p.m.
Camp Brewster
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A Grand Adventure
Bring your favorite grandchild to share a two day adventure at Camp Brewster. The camp will center on the prairie and animals that live in this habitat. The day includes prairie crafts, games and snacks. 

Each session is limited to 10 camper/
grandparent teams. Campers should bring their own lunches. Snacks provided. Cost: $90 / $145 non-members
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Discoverers (Preschool, Ages 4-5)

Let your four or five year old discover Camp Brewster. These three day sessions are for those not entering kindergarten in the fall of 2015.

June 1-3
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Camp Brewster
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Bugged Out in Nature
Get down and buggy at Camp Brewster! Discover flying bugs, crawling bugs, and hopping bugs, water bugs, baby bugs and big bugs. The campers will explore field, pond, and prairie using nets, jars, and hand lenses. They’ll also enjoy buggy art, stories, and snacks.

Each session is limited to 15 campers. Snacks provided. Cost: $65 / $120 nonmembers
July 29-31
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Camp Brewster
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Bugged Out in Nature
Get down and buggy at Camp Brewster! Discover flying bugs, crawling bugs, and hopping bugs, water bugs, baby bugs and big bugs. The campers will explore field, pond, and prairie using nets, jars, and hand lenses. They’ll also enjoy buggy art, stories, and snacks.

Each session is limited to 15 campers. Snacks provided. Cost: $65 / $120 nonmembers
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Adventurers (Ages 5-8)

These camps are designed for children who are ages 5 – 8 years on June 1, 2015. From exploring the wetlands and forest to learning about our animals, everyone will find a learning adventure this summer.

June 8-12
8:30 am - 4 pm
Camp Brewster
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Crazy About Critters
If you love animals, this is the camp for you! From reptiles and amphibians to mammals, birds, and insects…you will look at all of them up close. Learn how these critters, move, eat, and spend their days. Campers will have a chance to meet some of our resident educational animals during this informative week.

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $225 / $280 non-members

July 6-10
8:30 am - 4 pm
Wetlands
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Invertebrate Investigations
This week of multi-legged fun awaits you as we explore the world of insects, spiders and other fascinating arthropods. Who made that web hanging on the tree by the trail? Do all spiders even make webs? How many eyes does a spider have? We will answer these and other questions as we delve into the world of the invertebrates.

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $225 / $280 non-members

June 22-26
8:30 am - 4 pm
Wetlands
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Welcome to the Wetlands
Discover the wetlands habitat. Find a beaver’s den, dip in the pond for water insects, go fishing, and learn about a wetland food web. The mornings will be spent in explorations and hands on with wetland animals. In the afternoon, you will play games, do experiments, be creative with crafts, and develop a portfolio to take home Friday.

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $225 / $280 non-members

July 20-24
8:30 am - 4 pm
Fontenelle Forest
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Welcome to the Forest
Trek the upland and riparian woodlands. Discover animal adaptations from tiny mosquitos to white-tailed deer. Encounter some of the animals who call our forest home. In the afternoons meet some the historical characters of Fontenelle Forest’s past. Make toys and play games to match the visitor’s historical time period.

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $225 / $280 non-members

June 29-July 1
8:30 am - 4 pm
Camp Brewster
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Open the Door, Let's Explore
There are exciting secrets hidden in nature around Camp Brewster. If you love the idea of exploring both, the forest and the prairie, then this is the camp for you. Each day you’ll explore a different natural concept from life cycles to adaptations. Outdoor games, songs, and art activities are included. Who knows what you will discover!

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $135 / $190 non-members
 
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Explorers (Ages 8-12)
Explore more! We are offering children who are ages 8 – 12 years on June 1, 2015 a chance to spend more time honing their science skills as they enjoy a week of exciting explorations, activities and games.

June 8-12
8:30 am - 4 pm
Wetlands
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Voyageurs
Outdoor adventures will fill this week as you explore the life of a Voyageur. We will practice important wilderness survival skills used by fur traders like orienteering, shelter building, and tracking. We will learn how to catch the spirit of the wilderness as we explore both the wetlands and the upland forest. Are you ready for a week of adventures?

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $225 / $280 non-members

July 6-10
8:30 am - 4 pm
Camp Brewster
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Exploring Entomology
Are you interested in arthropods? Do you know which insect smells with his feet? Or which is the strongest, loudest, or fastest of all insects? If you would like to know the answers to these and other questions about amazing arthropods – this is your camp. We will also investigate other invertebrates. Nets will be used and the specimens studied will be released.

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $225 / $280 non-members

June 22-26
8:30 am - 4 pm
Camp Brewster
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Nature's Engineers
We will explore both the prairie and the forest at Camp Brewster to find what nature’s engineers have done there. From the bee’s honeycombs and the bird’s nests, to the beautiful spider webs we will discover the wonders of nature’s ingenuity. Be prepared to add your own touches to the environment.

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $225 / $280 non-members

July 20-24
8:30 am - 4 pm
Wetlands
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Wilderness Hiking
This week of outdoor expeditions through Fontenelle Forest will be filled with opportunities to learn about nature, make friends, study the plants and animals around us, and explore the quiet wild that is inside of each of us. Are you ready for a week of wilderness expeditions?

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $225 / $280 non-members

June 29-July 1
8:30 am - 4 pm
Wetlands
3 Day Camp
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Challenge Camp
Your adventure will begin with the challenge of completing a ropes course taught by trained instructors. Then practice your outdoor skills and stretch your knowledge during this fun camp. The adventure continues as you learn proper fishing techniques and explore our wetlands. We will spend time hiking some of the lesstraveled trails. Stories, crafts, and games are also a part of this week.

Each session is limited to 30 campers. Snacks provided. Campers bring their own lunches. Cost: $135 / $190 non-members
 


Questions?
General Inquiries:
Deborah Woracek - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Questions on registration / payment:
Linda Dennis - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Policies
Cancellation policy:

A $40 administrative fee is charged on any cancellations with the balance refunded. Cancellations within five business days of the camp receive no refund.

Changing camps policy:
A $25 fee is charged per camper per camp if a session change is requested after we've received your registration.

Financial Assistance:
Fontenelle Forest provides a limited number of scholarships for our camps through the Bob Starr Memorial Scholarship Fund. For information about these scholarships, please call Deborah Woracek at 402-731-3140 x 1016. Scholarships will be awarded after April 1, 2015, and recipients will be placed in an age-appropriate camp, if space is available.

 

Winter Day Camps at Camp Brewster

Check back in the Fall for registration for 2015!

wintercampsmallFontenelle Forest welcomes you to a winter adventure of discovery where the quiet wild of nature offers an unparalleled opportunity for your child to learn. Winter Day Camps feature learning through play and are taught by FF’s year-round professional educators. Our staff is committed to providing your child with high quality, positive experiences. Whether your child creates a work of art, discovers a new world on a hike, or learns a new skill, we’re sure that they will bring home memories and knowledge that will last a lifetime.

For 2014, we have three full days of camp on December 29, 30 and 31. Register for one day.. or all of them!

Camps are for children currently in 1st through 8th grade. Proof of age is required. Member discounts will be applied before checkout.