Joe Wheeler State Park

Gross Out Camp!

Event Dates:
July 10, 2023, 9:00 am
July 14, 2023, 5:00 pm
Gross Out Camp!

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If it is icky, stick or gross, it’s Gross Out Camp! Slimy salamanders, slugs, bugs, crawdads and roly polies are all found at Joe Wheeler State Park as campers explore their world at camp through hands-on field biology. (It’s science but please don’t tell the kids.)

In this award-winning science camp, campers will meet in the Day Use Area at Pavilion 1 where they can explore woods, a creek, and go fishing along the lake edge. The camp combines nature studies, live animal demonstrations, journaling, and nature-inspired arts designed to address a variety of learning styles. Activities include Meet-a-Tree (scientific observation), Build-a-Beast (scientific method), and making slime (chemistry, plus it’s fun -- and gross).

Campers from 1st through 4th grades learn about plants, trees, animals and chemistry. For older campers, there is a Counselor-in-Training program.

Gross Out Camp at Joe Wheeler State Park:

When: July 10th - July 14th

Time: Camp runs from 9:00am – 5:00pm with before and after care available from 8:00am-6:00pm.

Class Limit: Each camp consists of 20 campers taught by an expert in outdoor education.

Price: $250 for the week with financial aid available provided by EBSCO, the Goodrich Foundation, the Stephens Foundation, Swartz Family Foundation, and private donors.

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