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Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Summer Camps

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Bobcat Cubs Club
4 - 6 years
  • Children looking at plants at Jackson Bottom.Nature Ninjas
    Nature Ninjas rely on their powers of observation and stealth to learn about things others miss. Hone your ninja skills and discover the secret things that go on in the wetlands. Explore the wetlands, discovering natural wonders along the way.
    • 8879 
      Monday - Friday, 6/22 - 6/26, 9 am - 12 pm
    • 8880 
      Monday - Friday, 6/22 - 6/26, 1 - 4 pm
  • Ew-mazing Adventures
    Disgusting things make us say "eew". Have you ever noticed that so many of those things are amazing when you look closer? Explore all kinds of gross things and find out how they are eew-mazing!
    • 8881 
      Monday - Friday, 7/20 - 7/24, 9 am - 12 pm
    • 8882 
      Monday - Friday, 7/20 - 7/24, 1 - 4 pm

School-Age Nature Camps
7 - 10 years

  • Masters of the Air
    Find out how flying birds, bugs, and humans have mastered the art of flight. How many ways can the puzzle of flight be solved? Observe natural flyers, experiment with paper airplanes, make parachutes, and more. No camp 7/3.
    • 8868 
      Monday - Thursday, 6/29 - 7/2, 9 am - 4 pm
    • 8869 
      Monday - Thursday, 6/29 - 7/2, 7:45 am - 5:15 pm

  • Art: It's a Natural
    Experience nature first hand and experiment with different ways to share your experience through creating art. Paint, sculpt, and create your own works of art inspired by what you see in the wild world around you.
    • 8856 
      Monday - Friday, 7/6 - 7/10, 9 am - 4 pm
    • 8857 
      Monday - Friday, 7/6 - 7/10, 7:45 am - 5:15 pm

  • Treasure Hunt
    Join the swashbuckling adventure! Map the treasures of the forest. Build forts and search for the unexpected with binoculars.
    • 8877 
      Monday - Friday, 7/27 - 7/31, 9 am - 4 pm
    • 8878 
      Monday - Friday, 7/27 - 7/31, 7:45 am - 5:15 pm

  • Catch 'em All
    How many crawling critters can you spot in the wild? Look for bugs, snakes, frogs, and other real life mini-monsters. Make your own trading cards and find out which creatures can survive our epic battles.
    • 8860 
      Monday - Friday, 8/3 - 8/7, 9 am - 4 pm
    • 8859 
      Monday - Friday, 8/3 - 8/7, 7:45 am - 5:15 pm

  • Follow the Flow
    Water is what makes the wetlands special. Learn how the Earth's limited water resources travel around and around. Follow the water's course from stream to shore, through the wetlands, and to the sea. Hike and explore places shaped by water.
    • 8865 
      Monday - Friday, 8/10 - 8/14, 9 am - 4 pm
    • 8866 
      Monday - Friday, 8/10 - 8/14, 7:45 am - 5:15 pm

  • Wetland Wizardry
    Explore some of the magical powers of wild plants and animals. How does a spider spin its web? How can one living thing take up acres of forest, yet go unnoticed most of the year? Mix up some potions and let the magic begin!
    • 8871 
      Monday - Friday, 8/24 - 8/28, 9 am - 4 pm
    • 8872 
      Monday - Friday, 8/24 - 8/28, 7:45 am - 5:15 pm

10 - 13 years

  •  Survivor: JBWP
    The Native Americans that lived in the Northwest and the pioneers who came here later depended on the land for their food, shelter, and clothing. Hike and explore a variety of habitats finding nourishment by sampling wild edible plants and berries. Build a fire and learn other skills that let the early inhabitants of this area survive!
    • 8874 
      Monday - Friday, 7/13 - 7/17, 9 am - 4 pm
    • 8875 
      Monday - Friday, 7/13 - 7/17, 7:45 am - 5:15 pm

  • CSI: Jackson Bottom
    Unearth bones and solve the puzzles they pose. Follow the tracks of local wildlife to discover their secrets. Explore and learn about animal communication and behavior to solve the mystery of surviving in the wild.
    • 8862 
      Monday - Friday, 8/17 - 8/21, 9 am - 4 pm
    • 8863 
      Monday - Friday, 8/17 - 8/21, 7:45 am - 5:15 pm

14 - 18 years

  • WILD (Wetlands Individual Leadership Development)
    This great volunteer opportunity allows students to be outdoors at nature day camps and work with children ages 4 to 10. Camps take place June through August, and volunteers must be available for at least one full week. Applicants must be attending high school in 2020 - 2021 and be at least 14 years old. Volunteers must attend an interview on April 10 and an orientation on May 8. Apply online.

For All Camps: Bring a snack, a lunch if it's an all day camp, a water bottle, dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes or boots that can get wet and/or muddy. Printable Nature Camp flyer.

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve Summer Camps

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