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Ages 8-10:  NEW! Art Sprouts: The Art and Science of Nature

June 24-28, 2019     9:00 am – 2:30 pm
July 22-26, 2019      9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Note:  Each week includes the same programming; please register for only one.

Calling all dreamers and discoverers! In a camp experience that seeks to unite the artist and the scientist in each of us, we invite children to join us for a week of drawing, painting, crafting, journaling, experimenting and exploring. Who were our famous artist/scientists as children? Who are the da Vincis, the Teslas, the Newtons, the Sybillas and Goldsworthys of today? Campers will create art in nature, and use nature in their own art. We will do science experiments that reveal some of nature's secrets, looking at seeds, sprouts, water, clouds, pond life, and birds.

Fee:  $100/child (includes healthy snack; child must pack own lunch)
Limit:  12 children per session
Registration Deadline:  June 10, 2019
Instructor:   Vicki Ramsay is a Wisconsin certified Biology, Broadfield Sciences and Environmental Education teacher. She's been teaching Biology, Agriculture, Chemistry, Geometry and Drawing at Youth Initiative High School in Viroqua for over 13 years. She has two sons, ages 18 and 10, who have been a great source of inspiration. She loves the adventures and lifelong learning that we all receive from Nature just by taking time to notice, explore and spend time in the wild.

Ages 8-10:  Nature Nuts 

July 8-12, 2019       9:00 am – 2:30 pm
July 15-19, 2019     9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Note:  Each week includes the same programming; please register for only one.
Each day of Nature Nuts camp brings exploration, discovery and new skills. 0Campers will investigate the realm of plants with identification games and crafts, they’ll search for animal life and learn the art of quiet sitting to see who comes along.  We’ll encounter the wonders of the water with a day on the pond learning basic canoe skills and safety and discovering who lives in this watery world.  Traditional crafts and demonstrations in the ways that ancient peoples made their fires, shelters and food will also be part of the adventure.  Each day will include hikes, time for guided play and safe exploration.  We’ll get wet, dirty and gain a new level of comfort and knowledge about nature.

Fee:  $100 (includes healthy snack; child must pack own lunch).
Limit:  12 children per session
Registration Deadline:  June 24, 2019
Instructor:  Nicholas WazeeGale is a certified wilderness guide and has been teaching children at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve for over 14 years. His passion is helping children learn nature awareness skills that help them connect with the earth.
two boys crafting during camp

Ages 8-10:  Junior Naturalist Camp


July 29-August 2, 2019  9:00 am – 2:30 pm
August 5-9, 2019   9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Note:  Each week includes the same programming; please register for only one.

Do you like exploring outdoors?  Are you curious about the natural world?  Do you like adventure and learning new things?  If so, you have all you need to be a junior naturalist!  Each day we will explore different habitats, play games, tell stories, engage in crafts, and be creative-- recording and drawing in a nature journal. We will identify mammals with skulls and furs, investigate things with wings, and learn tree-mendous facts about these gentle giants.  Join us for a fun, memorable week!

$100 (includes healthy snack; child must pack own lunch)
12 children per session
Registration Deadline:  
July 15, 2019
Cathy Chybowski is an experienced naturalist/life science teacher whose passion is getting kids outside. She worked for several years as a DNR Naturalist and spent almost 20 years teaching ecology, biology and A.P. environmental science. She now works as a KVR instructor where she spends much time outdoors continuing to be inspired by nature and her students. 


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Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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