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2017 Spring Break Camps
Mini Camp (ages 4-6)
Join WNS naturalists for a week of half-day camp during Spring Break. Nature Discovery Camp runs 9 AM – 12 PM, March 27-31. Campers will explore the grounds of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve with camp staff, play outside, meet animal friends, participate in hands-on experiments and crafts, and have a morning snack. Weather permitting, campers will ride the WNS bus to Howell Wetlands on Wednesday morning.
2017 Destination Discovery (ages 5-11)
Destination Discovery is a traveling camp experience that runs 9 AM – 4 PM, March 27-31. Campers will spend one day at each of Evansville’s 5 premier camp destinations: Angel Mounds, cMoe, Evansville Museum, Mesker Zoo & Wesselman Woods. Drop off and pick up each day is at cMoe and extended care is available.
2016 Summer Camps
Mini Camps for Ages 4-6
Half day camps for children ages 4 – 6 meet 9 AM – 12 PM each day and include a morning snack and camp T-shirt. The fee is $65 ($55 for members). A discount will be given for each friend you refer who signs up for camp! Registration and full payment must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins, and group sizes are limited. Campers will explore the grounds of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve with camp staff, play outside, meet animal friends, participate in hands-on experiments and crafts, and have a morning snack. Some weeks of mini camp include an off-site field trip.
June 13 – 17 Outdoor Adventure Mini Camp – FULL
Climb, run, splash, and play while experiencing all the adventure the outdoors has to offer! Weather permitting, campers will ride the Wesselman Woods bus to several offsite locations during the week.
June 27 – July 1 Junior Discovery Mini Camp – FULL
Junior Discovery Camp is a half-day version of our classic summer camp experience, adapted for younger children. Weather permitting, campers will ride the Wesselman Woods bus to Howell Wetlands one morning of camp.
July 11 – 15 Wild Woods Mini Camp – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Spend the week exploring every part of the woods, from the soil underfoot to the sky overhead and everything in between!
Full Day Camps for Ages 6-13
Full day camps for children ages 6 – 13 meet 9 AM – 4 PM each day and include a morning and afternoon snack. Parents must send a packed lunch each day. The fee is $145 ($125 for members). There is a sibling discount, plus you’ll receive an additional discount for each friend you refer who signs up for camp. Registration and full payment must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins, and group sizes are limited.
June 13 – 17 Wild About Water for ages 9 – 13 – FULL
Join us for a week of swimming, canoeing, kayaking, creek stomping and more on the waterways of Southern Indiana. Along the way, campers will learn about water’s journey from raindrop to ocean and meet some of the animals that call our waterways home.
June 27 – July 1 Discovery Camp for ages 6 – 9 – FULL
Discovery Camp is summer camp as you remember it, the iconic nature camp experience. This camp utilizes our woodlands, wetlands, and waterways as outdoor classrooms where children can explore, discover, imagine, learn, and play. Our environmental education staff will guide the children to help them make the most of their time spent outdoors and increase their self-confidence in exploring. Adventures and activities will include hikes, animal encounters, hands-on experiments and crafts, canoeing, and outdoor games.
July 11 – 15 Animal Adventures Camp for ages 6 – 9 – FULL
Our woodlands and wetlands are home to some amazing animals! Your camper will spend each day learning about mammals, birds, fish, reptiles & amphibians, and insects through encounters, experiments, crafts, and games. We’ll spend plenty of time outside, learning and exploring through active play.
July 25 – 29 Camp Out & About for ages 9 – 13 – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Get your child out and about this summer! Camp Out & About takes campers on an adventure around the Evansville area. Activities may include canoeing, fishing, hiking, scavenger hunts, archery, creek stomping, and swimming.
- Extended care is available from 7:30-9 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.
- Cost is $25 per child per week.
- Registration for extended care must be made no later than a week before camp starts.
- Extended care is not available for mini camps.
- Campers will spend their days outdoors, playing, exploring, and discovering. Please dress them for the weather, in clothes that can get dirty.
- Closed-toed shoes are required every day. Crocs and flip-flops are not appropriate camp footwear!
- Parents need to send a lunch and drink each day. No refrigerator or microwave is available.
- Each child must bring a full, reusable water bottle every day.
- Wesselman Nature Society will provide a morning and afternoon snack each day.
- Camps are staffed by adult counselors with previous summer camp experience. We maintain a ratio of at least 1 adult to 10 children at all times.