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Wild Child Camp: Grades 4-5

What could be better than spending all day exploring the coolest parts of KNC? Summer is just around the corner, and there is a Camp for you! Learn about the different themes and sessions each week from Wild Child Day Camp, Wild Child Campout, and Wild Child Farm Camp for Grades 4-5, and a new Neurodiversity Adventure Camp for ages 9-12.

Have the best summer ever at KNC Camp!

 

Learn more about each week’s themes below.

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Tanequa Hampton
Camp Director
(269) 381-1574 ext 15

For Camp Questions
Guest Services (269) 381-1574 ext 0
Registrar (269) 381-1574 ext 24

Financial Assistance
We are grateful to a KNC donor community that believes all young people should have the chance to enjoy and learn from formative, summer experiences. Our donors make it possible for KNC to minimize financial barriers that would otherwise limit access to KNC Camp. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill out the form during the Camp registration process. Contact the Registrar above with questions.

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Wild Child Day Camp: Grades 4-5

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. Explore the Delano Homestead side of KNC’s property, discover something new about nature, create art and have a blast with water fun. Come prepared to play!

“WILD CHILD DAY CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–3 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY
$395 MEMBER, $420 NON-MEMBER PER SESSION

Session Themes: Wild Child Day Camp

Session 2: June 20-24  |  A Heart for Art
Does nature inspire you? Let KNC be your canvas. If you love to paint, draw, write, play music, or weave, this is the week for you. Use nature as your guide and your creativity will soar!

Session 4: July 11-15  |  Community Science
Join in the fun exploring community science projects like reporting hummingbird sightings, identifying monarch butterflies and more. Help pull invasive species to make room for native species. After all that work, have some fun under the water tower at Nature’s Playground and do all the classic camp activities.

Session 6: July 25-29  |  Buggy Site
Let’s search high and low for different types of insects in KNC’s different habitats. Participate in a Citizen Science project tracking sightings of Monarch Butterflies and Earthworms. Build a bug hotel to create a home for bugs around where you live. It’s sure to be a buggy week.

Session 8: August 8-12  |  Wade Right In
“Water” you waiting for? Get wet as we learn more about our most precious resource–water. Learn to fish, explore KNCs bodies of water, study the pond and meet LIVE water creatures.

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Wild Child Campout: Grades 4-5

What could be better than spending all day exploring the coolest parts of KNC? Check out trails and the awesome places they lead to. Meet new friends and superb counselors while living out your favorite adventures. Practice important outdoor skills. Explore the DeLano Homestead, discover something new about nature, create art and have a blast with water fun!

“WILD CHILD CAMPOUT” RUNS 9 AM–3 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY WITH AN OVERNIGHT CAMPOUT 9 AM THURSDAY – NOON FRIDAY. Tents and 3 meals are provided. Tents are not shared. Please bring your own if you prefer.
$495 MEMBER, $520 NON-MEMBER PER SESSION

Session 1: June 13-17  |  Outdoor Kitchen
Ready to make more than toast? Cook your way through camp! Practice culinary techniques, learn to cook outside and spend time in the garden. Join us for a week of food, fun and community. This camp is for everyone. We will work to accommodate any dietary restrictions to the best of our ability.

Session 3: June 27 – July 1  |  Choose Your Own Adventure
Let’s adventure to high places, take a nice bike ride or paddle around in a canoe, then play some new games or lead your favorite hike. Campers will learn to make decisions together as they choose from a menu of daily classic camp options. It’s time to own your summer!

Session 5: July 18-22  |  Tracking History
It’s time to take a look into the past to see into the future! Start with dinosaurs and a hike to the Gravel Pit and then explore other ancient animals. Follow history’s trail of people working alongside animals and explore what this history means for our future.

Session 7: August 1-5  |  Kids in the Wild
Survival doesn’t have to be a challenge! Preparation is the key to success. Learn how to pack a bag, use a compass, build a shelter and get started with your best adventure yet.

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Wild Child Farm Camp: Grades 4-5

A farm is a great place to experience nature while exploring and playing outdoors. Do you know what it takes to be a farmer? We’ll dig into all the facets involved in soil making, seeding, planting, tending, harvesting, and giving back to the land that provides our food. Each session will highlight the changes the farm goes through during the growing season. Plus, there will be plenty of time for all the activities you’ve grown to love at camp, like a hike to Source Pond, hammocking with friends, and team-building activities.
“WILD CHILD FARM CAMP” RUNS 9 AM–3 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY
$395 MEMBER, $420 NON-MEMBER PER SESSION

Session 1: June 13-17 |  Earth Tender
Just like us, the Earth needs tender loving care to flourish. Learn to tend living soils and bring home the tools for tending right at home. Soil may seem dull but it is teeming with life. Learn what creepy, crawly critters help make soil rich and productive. Grow your own harvest and make a meal.

Session 2: June 20-24  |  Wildflowers and Honey
Find butterflies and bees among the wildflowers at KNC. Visit our honey bee hives and pollinator gardens while learning about soil making, seeding, planting, tending, harvesting, and giving back to the land. Grow your own harvest and cook a home grown meal. BEE there or BEE square.

Session 3: June 27 – July 1  |  Fungus Among Us and Plants That Talk
Send your fun-guys and fun-gals to the farm to learn all about fungus among us and plants that talk. Dig into soil making, seeding, planting, tending, harvesting, and giving back to the land. Grow your own harvest and make a meal.

Session 5: July 18-22  |  Water Catchers
You probably know how important water is on a farm. It flows, floats, and sinks. But can you catch water and keep it where it needs to be? Learn to keep water in the soil. Dig into soil making, seeding, planting, tending, harvesting, and giving back to the lands. Grow your own harvest and make a meal. When you mix soil and water, will you get muddy? Join us and see.

Session 6: July 25-29  |  Roots and Seeds
Learn about the roots of our bodies and the roots of our ancestors. This session explores stories, nutrition, and seeds for the future. Learn how our stories feed us, much like root veggies from the farm. Dig into soil making, seeding, planting, tending, harvesting, and giving back to the land. Grow your own harvest and make a meal.

Session 7: August 1-5  |  Fruit and Harvest
Grow and gather, slice and dice. What can you cook with the fruits of the farm? Get creative with the harvest while learning to cook with the seasons. Digin to soil making, seeding, planting, tending, harvesting, and giving back to the land. Grow your own harvest and make a meal.

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NEW! Neurodiversity Adventure Camp: 9-12 years old

Session 6: July 25-29  |  Uniquely You

“NEURODIVERSITY ADVENTURE CAMP” RUNS 10 AM–1 PM, MONDAY–FRIDAY
$195 MEMBER, $220 NON-MEMBER PER SESSION

Explore nature through your own lens. This camp is aimed at supporting the needs of our campers with unique learning needs. Learn to navigate through the wilderness with compass and mapping skills, read history in the rocks, explore the solar system and learn why we have seasons. Counselors will work with the registered participants to choose themes for this week, starting with these initial ideas. Note: Camp staff will be trained and supported by a teacher with a special education certification. Ratios will be 1 adult to every 3 children. All youth are welcome to register for every camp program we offer. This session is for children with unique learning needs. We welcome questions if you are wondering if this is a fit for you.

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