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Junior Pioneer Adventure Camp
Children ages 6 - 8

Immerse yourself in the world of history as we uncover the local history of Decatur, Illinois, this summer as History Detectives. Join us as we open the cases of Decatur and hunt for clues to discover its past.

Camp meets weekly at Rock Springs Nature Center on Tuesday mornings, from 9am-Noon, from June 17 through July 22. A fee of $10/camper each camp day covers all supplies, activities, and a mid-morning snack.

The Case of the Hidden Homestead
June 17
Come along to Homestead Prairie Farm as we try to solve the mystery of how pioneers lived and worked there as we examine what they left behind.
The Case of the Pioneer People
June 24
Trace the lives of some of the people who lived in the area and find out how they lived, what they did, and where they went.
The Case of the Early Herbs & Various Vegetables
July 1
Uncover the foods and ingredients early Americans used in their recipes, and compare it to the foods we eat today.
The Case of Decatur's Booming Businesses
July 8
Follow the clues to discover some of Decatur’s past businesses. Learn what these businesses did or sold and how they were similar and different to businesses today.
The Case of the Town with Many Roads
July 15
Learn about past modes of transportation in Decatur as we solve the mystery of how and why people traveled from one place to another.
The Case of the Gallant Games
July 22
Track down past games played for fun in and around Decatur. Learn to play a few and try your hand at them, too.

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Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708

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