Skip to main content

Ages 8-10:  NEW! Home and Away: An exploration of animal habitat and migration

June 25-29, 2018   9:00 am – 2:30 pm
July 30 - Aug 3, 2018  9:00 am - 2:30 pm

In this camp we will venture more deeply into the art of creating shelters & going on mini-expeditions, exploring the natural world with an eye for what makes a home. Migrating animals like birds, elk and monarchs as well as shelter building animals like fox, wasps and beaver have much to teach us! Learning about ecological relationships is a foundation of understanding the natural world. With stories, science, song, games, shelter building activities, and hiking, students will experience the natural world of the KVR from an animal's perspective.

Fee:  $75/child (includes healthy snack; child must pack own lunch)
Limit:  12 children per session
Registration Deadline:  June 9, 2018
Instructor:  Vicki Ramsay is a Wisconsin certified environmental education teacher, Wisconsin Master Naturalist Instructor and the Water Quality Coordinator for the Valley Stewardship Network. She teaches Biology, Agriculture, Chemistry and Life Drawing at Youth Initiative High School in Viroqua. 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 sharing our discoveries.

Ages 8-10:  Nature Nuts 

June 11-15, 2018  9:00 am – 2:30 pm 

July 9-13, 2018  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. Campers 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:  $75 (includes healthy snack; child must pack own lunch).
Limit:  12 children per session
Registration Deadline:  June 23, 2018
Instructor:  Nicholas Gale is a certified wilderness guide and has been teaching children at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve for over 12 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:  NEW! Mind Full of Nature

August 6-10, 2018  
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Too much screen time?  Our natural world is a rich resource for developing the skills of contemplation and connection. This camp will be focused on helping 8-10 year olds explore fun, yoga-inspired mindful movement, walking meditations, nature journaling and nature-inspired art. Children will learn calming, grounding and centering practices that will also be useful tools for anxiety or social and emotional learning.  Games and activities will highlight tools for connecting and communicating with one another about the importance of the natural world in our lives. 
$75 (includes healthy snack; child must pack own lunch)
12 children per session
Registration Deadline:  
July 27, 2018
Robin Hosemann has over 16 years of experience as a K-12 public school educator. Throughout her career, Robin has been dedicated to connecting her students with outdoor education opportunities. Robin recently completed 200 hours of registered yoga teacher training and she works with teachers and classrooms to promote mindfulness and wellness practices. She is passionate about helping young people develop mindful ways of moving in natural settings, make careful observations of wild things and learn about how connection with the outdoors can inspire better care-taking and responsibility for our precious resources.


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

Facebook logo

Pinterest logo