Nature Day Camps for Kids

Nature Day Camps for Kids

Give your child a treat this summer… a chance to immerse him or herself in a week of nature exploration and learning at the IndiGo Birding Nature Day Camp for Kids!  Does your child thrive in small-group settings?  Does your child learn better by doing, not watching?  Does your child have a fascination with birds, bugs, and the outdoors?  Then this might be the camp you are looking for!

Join us for a week full of discovery at Mt. Gilead Friends Retreat, a 60-acre paradise only a few miles northeast of Bloomington.  The property has a beautiful creek, both forest and field habitats, plenty of hiking trails, and a picnic shelter for crafts and lunch. Most days will include a hike, a “bird of the day,” creek exploration, a nature-related game, and much, much more!

This is the fourth year of IndiGo Birding Nature Day Camp for Kids. Previously, I have instructed children in several camp settings: A year as the camp naturalist at Amigo Centre in southern Michigan, three years of running nature day camps for the Indianapolis Parks Department, and even time supervising after-school programming for the YMCA in Asheville, NC. More recently I have led the Li’l Hikers outings for Sycamore Land Trust.  Now I’m excited to continue the tradition at Mt. Gilead of connecting people to nature!

TO REGISTER:

Simply click on the green “register” button below on the right and fill in your child’s info on the Google form. I will then email you a waiver to sign. Please return the waiver and a check made out to IndiGo Birding Nature Tours for $120 to:

2432 E. Rock Creek Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401

I will email you a confirmation once I have received your payment.

Dates for 2018 Camps

June 18-21 for children ages 7-10 (Camp Cancelled)
July 9-12 for children ages 9-12 (Camp is full)

More Camp Details

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)
$120/camper
Only 12 spots available per week

What to bring each day:

  • lunch (a cooler will be provided to store the lunches)
  • water bottle
  • water shoes, towel, and change of clothes
  • a great attitude

**Please apply sunscreen before camp.

Safety

  • Child First Aid & CPR Training certification
  • Children supervised at all times, without any one-on-one situations
  • Multiple phone numbers for emergency contact
  • Fully insured

More information about Mt. Gilead:
Mt. Gilead Friends Retreat

Location

Directions from Bloomington:
Go east on Highway 45 (10th St.). One mile after University Elementary School, turn right onto Mt. Gilead Rd. Go three miles and you will see a green mailbox on your right (3355 and 3363). Turn left onto the gravel driveway and park in the gravel lot (left) just prior to the ford across the creek.