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Youth Day Camps

Our camp programs are designed to immerse children in nature and foster their connection to the natural world. Under the guidance of trained Nature Mentors, students will participate in a variety of outdoor projects and play activities that inspire curiosity, creativity, and exploration.

Please note: All camp prices are effective May 2020 due to necessary changes to adhere to CDC health and safety guidelines.

Festifall Break Camp

October 5 – 9, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For children ages 6-13 (Grades K-6)
Your child can come all week, or you can sign up for individual days. Each day will have its own theme and a new set of activities.


Monday: Leaftastic Exploration
Campers will learn about the ins and outs of leaves and all they do for plants. We will explore the parts of leaves, leaf chemistry, plant cells, and photosynthesis in this hands-on outdoor experience.

Tuesday: Fall Gardens
Campers will learn what to plant in a fall garden, how to manage pests with natural pest control options, and how to use various methods of propagation. At the end of the day, each camper will go home with their own plant to grow.

Wednesday: Cooking with Plants
Campers will solve the mystery of fruits versus vegetables, followed by an exploration of the Herb Garden and the many uses for herbs. Each camper will prepare a personal fruit salad and plant some herbs to take home.

Thursday: Fungus, Moss, and Lichens
Campers will discover the difference between vascular plants and fungus. We will dig into their lifecycles and what happens when plants and fungi combine to make lichen. Each camper will make a moss terrarium to take home.

Friday: Trees
Campers will explore the world of trees and become tree detectives. We will learn how to identify trees and how to understand their history using various clues. Campers will explore the topic of biodiversity by looking at the habitats that trees provide and how they support ecosystems.


Garden Member: $50/day or $200/week
Non-member: $60/day or $250/week

Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here!

Early Drop-Off available from 7:30 a.m to 8:30 a.m.
$10/day or $50/week per child

After Care available from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
$10/day or $50/week per child

Early Drop-Off and After Care must be paid for prior to the day it is needed. Registration and payment can be completed online.

Important Information

Please Note: You will need to provide your camper with the following items:

  • Face covering (for use indoors only)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack
  • Refillable water bottle.

Please read the 2020 Camp Procedures and Parent Checklist below prior to registration.


Register for the FULL week and Monday, October 5
Register for Tuesday, October 6
Register for Wednesday, October 7
Register for Thursday, October 8
Register for Friday, October 9

Register for Early Care
Register for After Care

For more information, contact Misty Hertzig at or 256-830-4447 ext. 253

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