Earth Focus Day Camp 2015

From pre-school to middle school, campers connect with nature while exploring the woodlands, prairies and wetlands of the Arboretum.

From pre-school to middle school, campers connect with nature while exploring the woodlands, prairies and wetlands of the Arboretum.


Since 1991, Earth Focus Day Camp creates outstanding summer nature programs for children ages 3–14. EFDC helps children develop an understanding of how ecosystems work, nurtures a sense of wonder for nature, and guides children as they explore the habitats, plants, and animals of the Arboretum. Children are empowered to be a positive influence on their world. Our naturalists are enthusiastic and experienced, but the real teacher is our most treasured resource: the land. Join us to learn, grow, and be a part of this special place.

The day camp consists of five programs: Learning Together, Young Explorers, Explorers, Young Naturalists, and Eco-Trekkers.

New for 2015: Lunch and Play (L&P), 12–2 p.m. Families enrolled in Explorers and Eco-Trekkers camps can opt for extended days. Cost is per day. Bring your own lunch. After lunch, campers will explore outside in our nature free-play area.

Camp activities include outdoor discovery hikes and observations, hands-on science exploration, and nature free play. Returning campers will find new and exciting experiences every year. Children are encouraged to ask questions, play, and share, create, discover, construct, and cooperate.

Campers must come prepared to spend time outdoors. Wear long pants, hats, socks and closed-toe shoes.

A very simple mid-morning snack is provided.

Earth Focus Day Camp 2015 runs from June 16 through August 7. For more information contact Jennifer Mitchell at 608-265-5872 or by email.