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Nature Guides: Animal Connections Summer Camp

$ 250 usd
+ available add-ons
Mon, Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 AM CDT – Fri, Jun 28, 2024, 1:30 PM CDT
Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Rd, Racine, WI, United States Map
Nature Guides: Animal Connections Summer Camp

Ages 9-11 – Nature Guides: Animal Connections

June 24-28

Calling all budding nature enthusiasts! Immerse yourself in the excitement of the Nature Guides: Animal Connections Camp for an adventure packed week. Whip up delectable treats for our goats and chickens, play nature-inspired games, engage in mindfulness activities, and master the art of walking our amiable alpacas. From helping to feed and care for the animals to designing mindful and cozy enclosures, each day promises hands-on fun. Animal Connections Camp is your gateway to a week of adventures, fostering wellness and creating lasting memories with fantastic farm friends at the Eco-Justice Center!

*NEW* Early Care:

Introducing "Early Care," a brand-new offering this summer to make mornings a breeze for busy parents or guardians and provide a seamless transition into our exciting camp activities. Available from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, this optional early drop-off service ensures a stress-free start to your child's day.

For just $55 for the entire camp week, "Early Care" provides a nurturing setting where campers can gather, play games, and connect with friends before the official start of camp. Whether you have multiple drop-offs or are heading to work, this new program is designed to offer a convenient and engaging way to kickstart the day's adventures. Give your child the gift of a smooth morning routine with EJC’s Summer Camp Early Care by selecting is as an add on during check out!

Camp Hours: Monday-Friday

  • 9:00am-3:00pm: Monday-Thursday
  • 9:00am-1:30pm: Friday

Drop Off Time:

  • Early Care Option – 7:30-9:00am Monday - Friday
  • General Camp Drop Off - 8:50-9:00am Monday - Friday

Pick Up Time:

  • 3:00-3:10pm Monday - Thursday
  • 1:30pm Friday

Friday Lead & Learn Event:

Families are invited to join campers at the Eco-Justice Center from 11:30am-1:30pm on Friday, the last day of camp for the Lead & Learn event. Campers will give tours of the Eco-Justice grounds stopping by activity stations for families and campers to learn together and share about the week’s adventures. Pack a picnic lunch to share as a family and sample produce from the gardens in the dish prepared by campers for families to try.

Daily Schedule of Activities:

The week prior to the start of camp, families will receive an email with more information on the activities scheduled for each day of the week to help prepare for camp!

Packing List:

  • Children should bring the following items with them each day:
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snack (these will not be provided)
  • Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and being outdoors
  • Durable, comfortable shoes, like tennis shoes (no flip flops)
  • Bug spray and/or sunscreen (if needed)
  • Hat and/or sunglasses (if needed)

About Our Summer Camp Team:

At Eco-J, we prioritize the safety and well-being of every child in our care, ensuring parents can rest easy knowing their children are in a secure environment. Under the leadership of our full time Education Program Manager & Developer, our dedicated team of paid college interns undergoes an extensive two-week training program prior to camp, covering essential instructional skills like developmentally appropriate teaching practices, emergency procedures, and child management techniques.

Our staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to create a nurturing and engaging environment for campers. The training received prior to camp and continued supervision and mentorship by the Education Manager throughout camp, ensures that each activity is not only fun but also tailored to meet the developmental needs of every child. Additionally, all staff are certified in first aid and CPR/AED, ready to respond swiftly and effectively in the rare event of an emergency.

Eco-J provides a secure space where your child can flourish, explore, and create lasting memories. We are committed to fostering an environment that encourages growth, friendship, and, most importantly, fun! 

Tuition Help:

Eco-Justice is committed to making its programs available to all. Need-based tuition waivers are available while resources last, pending an application process. Contact Katie Flannery at (262)681-8527 x2 or katie@ecojusticecenter.org for more information.

Safety Guidelines:

The Eco-Justice Center will follow regulations set by the Racine Health Department and guidelines for summer programming outlined by the CDC. We are implementing these policies to protect the safety of all participants and staff.

  • If you, your child or a member of your household is at higher risk for severe illness we advise you to seek advice from your primary care providers to assess risks and determine if attendance is appropriate.

Camp T-Shirts:

To order a camp t-shirt, please select the size and quantity desired during this camp registration check out. T-shirts should be available for take home during the week of camp. This year's design is featured at the link below!



Katharine Flannery

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Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Rd, Racine, WI, United States


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