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New!
Earth Adventures
Children ages 6-12

Join us for the Summer of Science! Newly offered as a full-day, week long camp, Earth Adventures allows time for hiking, swimming, crafts, games, canoeing, and much more from June 6 through August 15.

Monday through Wednesday, we will explore Rock Springs Conservation Area. On Thursdays, we will go swimming. On Fridays, we will take a field trip. We’ll even plan for Wednesday Buddy Days, when parents can join their kids for a day of camp! Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch, although morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Remember to always dress for the weather and for getting dirty, since we have lots of adventures in store!

Camp meets at the Information Shelter at Rock Springs Conservation Area. Join us for a summer of explorations in science!

Camp Dates & Times

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $115/camper each week
Discount: $15 off each week for every additional sibling


Before & After Care

Children will play games, color, draw, read books, and more.

Before Care: Monday – Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 am
Fee: $10/camper each week
After Care: Monday – Friday, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Fee: $10/camper each week

Campers may be dropped off or picked up at any time
during Before and After Care hours.


Eye Spy
June 9 - June 13
Inspect everything, it’s how we learn. Use your eyes in ways you never thought of, and be an eyewitness to nature’s wonders.
Our Life is a Zoo
June 16 - June 20
All forms of life are connected. Examine the ways animals interact with each other and how they adapt to the world around them!
Journey to the Center of the Earth
June 23 - June 27
Rocks and pebbles are not just part of our driveways, they are made of minerals used in everyday life. Explore the earth’s layers and all the cool things rocks do!
Plants to the Rescue
June 30 - July 03
Without plants, life on earth wouldn’t exist as we know it. Discover how thousands of species of plants survive, grow and what that means to us!
Note: Camp will not be held on Friday, July 4. Fees will be prorated at $92/child for this week.
In the Rain, Sleet, and Dark Skies
July 06 - July 11
Riddle out the ways weather comes and goes, how light changes to make a rainbow, and how weather forecasters make their predictions.
Digging into the Past
July 14 – July 18
Some scientists spend their days digging for fossils. Join us in digging up some history of humans and animals lying right beneath our feet!
Animal Olympics
July 21 – July 25
Humans do incredible things during the Olympics. If the animal kingdom had an Olympic series, what games would they play? Who would be the fastest and why? Come consider the odds for many different species!
Diamonds in the Sky
July 28 – August 1
The night sky is full of mystery. Ancient cultures made up their own stories for each constellation. Scientists look at the stars as planets or balls of fire billions of miles away. Join us to investigate their stories for yourself.
Frozen Wonder
August 4 – August 8
Consider what life would have been like with ice sheets a mile high crossing the continent. The last Ice Age was a time of cold and desperation for survival. Study how it happened and who lived through it!
Science in Action
August 11 – August 15
Experiments are fun and discovering how the world works is astounding, but don’t forget science is useful too! Let’s explore how science can help the world we live in!

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The Macon County Conservation District invites you to visit the many natural areas in Macon County, Illinois, including Rock Springs Nature Center, which offers nature programs, special activities, nature hikes, summer camps, music programs, conference rooms for all ages throughout the year in Decatur, Illinois.
Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708
mccd@maconcountyconservation.com

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