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Come and spend time exploring Severson Dells with our camp staff and new camp friends. Each day is full of hands on explorations, activities and games that are sure to inspire your child's love of nature. 

Summer Camp 2018

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Nature Play for ages 4-6

Wild Things
June 11-15,9am-12pm- Session 1                                                    July 9-13, 9am-12pm- Session 2

$80 for Friends of Severson Dells, $95 for non-members
This week of half-day sessions is a great way to introduce your little ones to the wonder and excitement of the outdoors.  Each day we explore another part of Severson Dells, playing outdoors and learning about the many things that share this landscape with us.  Expect your child to get good and dirty as he or she explores.

Severson Explorers for ages 7-11

Peek in the Creek 
June 18-22, 9am-3pm- Session 1                                                  July 16-20, 9am-3pm- Session 2
$110 for Friends of Severson Dells,  $140 for non-members

Are you ready to have a week full of wet adventures?!  Every day we are at/in the creek.  Each day we explore another area of science as it relates to Hall Creek at Severson Dells:  biology, chemistry,  physics, engineering.  Play features prominently through it all.  On the last day, we head downstream  on the much-anticipated Creek Walk (water levels permitting!).  

Fantasy in the Forest
June 25-29, 9am-3pm
$110 for Friends of Severson Dells, $140 for non-members

Did you know that Severson Dells is home Humphrey the Dragon and has a troll living under one of  the bridges? This week of camp features these fantastic creatures and a whole lot more as we engage your child’s imagination and creativity in discovering the fanciful and factual natural world at Severson Dells.

Junior Biologist
July 30-August 3, 9am-3pm
$110 for Friends of Severson Dells, $140 for non-members

Are you ready to become a scientist for a week at Severson?! We will dive into the ecology, biology, ornithology and many other ologies that make Severson Dells special, while playing nature games and creating a personal field guide to take home.

Teen Adventure for ages 12-16

Blazing Paddles
July 23-27, 9am-3pm
$170 for Friends of Severson Dells, $200 for non-members

Blazing Paddles is a Severson Dells tradition.  We will explore several of the rivers that crisscross Winnebago County.  The week begins with a day of training at Rock Cut State Park, and then weather and water levels permitting, we explore the Kishwaukee, Pecatonica, and Sugar Rivers the rest of the week.  All campers are required to pass a swimming test prior to the start of camp (details in online).

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