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Wild Child CampersWild Child: Grades 4-5

Wild Child Day Camps

What could be better than spending all day exploring the coolest parts of KNC? Check out trails and the awesome places that they lead us to. Meet new friends and superb counselors while living out your favorite adventures. Practice important outdoor skills, try archery, and ride our beginner zip line. Explore the Delano Homestead side of KNC’s property, discover something new about nature, create art and have a blast sliding down our gigantic Slip ‘n’ Slide!

“WILD CHILD DAY CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–4 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY
$280 MEMBER, $310 NON-MEMBER


 Wild Child Campouts

Can’t get enough of camp? Stay with us overnight! Do your Wild Child thing during the day - use outdoor skills, do archery and fly on KNC’s beginner zip line. Then on Thursday, learn to set up tents, cook over fires and take a night hike - a KNC speciality! It’s a great time with groovy counselors and KNC friends. Pack your bags, it’s time to camp!

“WILD CHILD CAMPOUT” RUNS 9 AM–4 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY. OVERNIGHT CAMPOUT IS 9 AM THURSDAY – 4 PM FRIDAY. 
TENTS AND 3 MEALS ARE PROVIDED. TENTS ARE SHARED WITH SAME-GENDER CAMPERS ONLY. 
$320 MEMBER, $345 NON-MEMBER


Need Before or After Care?  If you would like to bring your camper early you can now do so with Before and After Care. Before Care is 7:30-9am for $15 per week and After Care is 4-5:30pm also $15 per week. Please register your camper online. Families who bring their camper before 9 am or pick them up after 4pm will be charged the after care price.

2020 Camp Bus Service Canceled  Following consultation with Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services, KNC will be unable to offer bussing to Camp sessions for the 2020 season.  We regret the inconvenience caused by this and other circumstances related to COVID-19. Please know that this decision was made with the health and safety of campers and staff foremost in mind.  If you have previously registered for KNC Camp with the bussing option selected, KNC will be in touch with refund options soon.


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Wild Child Day Camp Sessions
Session 6: July 27-31  | Passport to Exploration

July 27-31  | Passport to Exploration

It’s a bird, it’s a plane! No it’s a camper! Join us on a science and flight adventure as we explore the world of our sky. Bring science and engineering to life through amazing machines at the Air Zoo. Learn about animals that fly high in the sky and the people who care for them. Fly through the air like a bird or plane on the zipline.

 

Session 8: August 10-14  | Pirate Expedition

August 10-14  | Pirate Expedition

Avast me hearties! “X” marks the spot on a modern-day treasure hunt. Practice your pirate navigation skills. Hoist your pirate flag, canoe on the Source Pond, and swashbuckle your way to adventure!

 

Wild Child Campout Sessions
Session 3: July 6-10  | Tree Foragers

July 6-10  | Tree Foragers

Let’s search high and low for resources we can use from trees in everyday life. Build habitats for animals using gifts that trees have given us on the ground, use yarn to dress the trees in fancy clothes, and relax in a hammock. Test your fire building skills and soar high amongst the trees on a zipline.

 

Session 5: July 20-24  | Night Navigators

July 20-24  | Night Navigators

You can hear them, but can you find them? Search for creatures of the night like owls and bats while hiking under the stars. Learn the stars of our Milky Way Galaxy. Find the little dipper with the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society. Build a campfire and tell stories around the fire with your friends. We’ll even join the crew of a simulated space shuttle mission at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

 

 

Session 7: August 3-7  | It’s Challenge Day!

August 3-7  | It’s Challenge Day!

Come up with a team name, then build your mental and physical strength by working together on daily challenges. We’ll crown archery champions, jungling masters, rock-paper-scissor dominators, egg protectors, and more. Learn the skills to be a winner at every challenge - even if you lose.

 

 

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