Summer Camp at Severson Dells

Watch this space! Our 2020 Summer Camp Season will be ready for registrations in December! We’ll be bringing back some old favorites, keeping some new favorites, and we are looking at adding one or two new camps - maybe even one for adults (as per requests). Below are the camps we did in 2019, just in case you need a bit of a teaser about what kinds of camps we offer.

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Wild Things - Ages 4 - 6

Wild Things - This week of half-day camp 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 plants and animals that call this place home. Expect your child to get good and dirty as he or she explores. Ages 4-6. 9:00 AM - Noon.

Session 1 : June 10-14 Session 2: July 8-12


Grandparents Camp - Ages 4 - 10

Enjoy a morning with your grandchild at Severson Dells discovering the joys of nature. We will explore many of the habitats that make this place special. Grandparents (any age) and their grandkids (ages 4-10 years) spend the morning enjoying some classic summer camp fun. 9:00 AM - Noon.

Session 1: July 3

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Severson Explorers

Peek-in-the-Creek - If there is one word that best describes this week of camp, it is “wet!” Every day we are at/in the creek. Each day we explore another area of science as it relates to the stream that flows through Severson Dells: biology, chemistry, physics, engineering. Play features prominently through it all. On the last day, we head downstream on the much-anticipated slosh through the Hall Creek. Ages 7-11. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Session 1: June 17-21 Session 2: July 15-19

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Forest Fantasy - Come and learn about the mythical creatures that call Severson Dells home! Each day is spent in “magical” activities that showcase the fantastical around us every day. From potion-making to invisibility, we have something for everyone, including a visit to Troll Hollow. This week of camp engages your child’s imagination and creativity in discovering the fanciful and factual elements in nature. Ages 8-12. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Session 1: June 24-28

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Jr. Biologist - Perfect for the young nature enthusiast and scientist in your family! Each day we are outside exploring a different “-ology” (dendrology, ornithology, entomology, etc.). Ages 11-14. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Session 1: July 29-Aug. 2

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Outdoor Adventurers: Ages 12 - 16

Blazing Paddles - Join us for a week of adventure by canoe along the waterways of Winnebago County. Each day we will explore a different river location, learning and improving our paddling technique while learning about the local plants and animals and enjoying river fun.

NOTE: Each day will have a different drop off location. Ages 12-16. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Session 1: July 22-26


Camp Information

Our summer campers spend the majority of each day outdoors; exploration is a key part of our daily adventures.

Camp Rates:

Full-day camps: $110/member; $140/non-member

(Peek in the Creek, Junior Biologists and Forest Fantasy)

Half-day camps: $80/member; $95/non-member

(Wild Things)

Blazing Paddles: $170/member; $200/non-member

Grandparents Camp:

1 grandparent, 1 grandchild: $25/member; $35/non-member

1 grandparent, 2 grandchildren: $40/member; $50/non-member

Camp Details:

* Registration deadlines are one week before starting date.

* Campers must be the minimum age by the start of camp.

* Young campers must have independent bathroom skills.

Would you like to receive the Member rate?

Consider becoming a member to receive the registration discount. 


Summer Camp Medical Form

Summer Camp Waiver

Printable Registration Form

Building Fairy Houses at Forest Fantasy Camp

Canoe Races at Blazing Paddles Camp