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School Age Summer Camps

Our summer camps offer children entering grades one through five the opportunity to engage with and explore nature on the beautiful 100+ acres of the Priory.

Campers will learn about the natural world through hands-on science activities, art projects using natural and recycled materials, physical activity and journaling activities. They will also develop critical thinking and problem solving skills as they engage in inquiry, develop science process skills and cultivate a love for nature.

In addition to the standard school-age summer camps, we will also host our Bilingual Beginnings: Summer Language Camps taught by the UW-Eau Claire Foreign Languages department. These two-week camps will be available for students entering grades one through four and will have a curriculum focused on nature that will follow a language immersion format introducing French, German, Spanish or Japanese.


SUMMER CAMP RATES + HOURS


HALF-DAY SCHOOL-AGE CAMP
Registration fee: $50
Rate: $220* per two-week session
Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (breakfast provided) or 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (snack provided)
*UW-Eau Claire students and staff discounts available

FULL-DAY SCHOOL-AGE CAMP

Registration fee: $75
Rate: $360* per two-week session
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (breakfast, lunch and snack provided)
*UW-Eau Claire students and staff discounts available

BILINGUAL BEGINNINGS: SUMMER LANGUAGE CAMP
Registration fee: $25
Half-day: $220* per two-week session
Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. (breakfast provided) and/or 12:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (snack provided)
*The ECASD will pay the $220 tuition for one two-week camp for ECASD students.

HOW TO REGISTER

Complete the online registration form or contact Melissa Tapper at 715-836-2178 or tapperma@uwec.edu to register your child for summer camp. Please note that your registration is not complete until your registration fee is paid. See the session dates and descriptions below for details before registering.

There is limited space available for each session, so register your child today!


SCHOOL-AGE CAMP SESSIONS


JUNE 8 - 12: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

Learn about where a rain droplet travels during this one week session. Through a hands on activity you will be able to transform into a rain droplet and see where your journey takes you. 

JUNE 15 - 26: LET'S GET BATTY ABOUT CAVES
Have your flashlights ready as we go underground to begin an adventure learning about caves. What can be found in caves? Who lives in caves? Answer those questions by joining our two week session learning about the different cave formations and animals that can be found in a cave such as crystals, stalactites, bats, bugs, etc. During our two week session we will visit Crystal Cave to experience what it is like to be in a cave.

JUNE 29 - JULY 2: SLITHERING SNAKES
Come and join us on a slithering adventure as we explore the world of snakes. Learn why snakes are truly our friends and which ones may be living in your backyard. During a one week session, discover the many unique and fascinating adaptations of snakes.

JULY 6 - 17: CREEPY CRAWLIES
Do you like or love insects, spiders, and more? Come join us for a two week session about those creepy crawlies. These two weeks will be filled with solving the mystery of what kind of insects can be found out in your backyard. Our detectives will solve the mystery through interactive games, arts and crafts, and a field trip to Beaver Creek Reserve.

JULY 20 - 31: LET'S GO BIRDING
It’s Superman! It’s a plane! No, it’s a Bird! Ever wonder what kind of birds are at your bird feeder or singing to you in the morning as you wake up? Join us for a two week session as we go on an adventure through the woods to find out who it is that is singing those beautiful songs or eating all the bird seed. Our adventure will lead us to Irvine Park to explore their trails and to see who we can find.

AUGUST 3 - 14: HERE FISHY, FISHY
Let’s go fishing at Lake Wissota! This two week session is all about the fish of Wisconsin and fishing. We will be identifying what kind of fish call Wisconsin home, learning about rods and reels, putting together a tackle box, and going on a fishing trip. If you have your own gear, bring it with.

AUGUST 17 - 28: I SPY A VERTICAL LOG . . . TREE
Want to know what kind of trees are found in your backyard or on the trail you are hiking? Join us for a two week session on trees. We will be learning how to identify trees from deciduous to coniferous, through hands on activities. Join us as we head over to Phoenix Park and learn about the trees that we can find in our local parks.

AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 4: WEATHER OR NOT
Rain, Rain, go away, come again another day. Ever wonder why it rains, if the clouds have names, or how they form? Come join us on a one week adventure as we travel through the sky to solve the many mysteries of weather.

BILINGUAL BEGINNINGS: SUMMER LANGUAGE CAMP SESSIONS
GRADES 1 + 2


JUNE 15 - 26: NATURE AND THE FIVE SENSES
SPANISH AM (AM Session Full, Wait List Available) | FRENCH PM

JUNE 29 - JULY 10: AT THE FARM
SPANISH AM  (AM Session Full, Wait List Available) | FRENCH PM (PM session canceled due to low enrollment)

JULY 13 - 24: ALL ABOUT ME
SPANISH AM (AM Session Full, Wait List Available) | GERMAN PM (PM session canceled due to low enrollment)

JULY 27 - AUGUST 7: GOING TO A SUMMER FARMER'S MARKET
SPANISH AM  (AM Session Full, Wait List Available) | JAPANESE PM

AUGUST 10 - 21: GOING ON A NATURE WALK
SPANISH AM (AM Session Full, Wait List Available) | JAPANESE PM

BILINGUAL BEGINNINGS: SUMMER LANGUAGE CAMP SESSIONS
GRADES 3 + 4


JUNE 15 - 26: CAMPING
SPANISH AM  (AM Session Full, Wait List Available) | GERMAN PM

JUNE 29 - JULY 10: PICNIC
SPANISH AM (AM Session Full, Wait List Available) | GERMAN PM (PM session canceled due to low enrollment)

JULY 13 - 24: RECYCLING
SPANISH AM  (AM Session Full, Wait List Available) | FRENCH PM (PM session canceled due to low enrollment)

JULY 27 - AUGUST 7: PLANTING A GARDEN
SPANISH AM  (AM Session Full, Wait List Available) | FRENCH PM

AUGUST 10 - 21: TEACHER'S CHOICE
SPANISH AM  (AM Session Full, Wait List Available)