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Wildlife Camp - 30939901

Twice-weekly morning sessions in Wildlife Camp are spent exploring the Middlefork Savanna and nearby habitat in Northwest Lake Forest. Children ranging from 4 to 9 years of age will learn about nature as they study and observe our local wildlife and its natural habitat. Session days vary by age groups.

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30939901-01
The Wildlife Camp-T/Th
06/23/2020 -07/30/2020
9:00 am -12:00 pm
Tu, Th
Wildlife Discovery Center
4-6
$310.00/$372.00
30939901-02
The Wildlife Camp-M/W
06/22/2020 -07/29/2020
9:00 am -12:00 pm
M, W
Wildlife Discovery Center
7-9
$310.00/$372.00

Zookeeper Mentorship Prorgram - 30940101

Since 1997, this program has provided opportunities for children to learn the complexities of caring for animals in captivity as well as putting those skills to use. In addition to learning about animal biology, children learn proper handling, care and feeding, and other aspects of captive animal management. One off-site field trip broadens their learning experience. Older students have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills while mentoring younger participants.

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30940101-01
Zookeeper
06/20/2020 -07/25/2020
9:00 am -10:30 am
Sa
Wildlife Discovery Center
9-15
$293.00/$352.00

McCormick Day Camp - 30949902

McCormick Day Camp, the Lake Forest Recreation Department’s oldest Day Camp, will feature activities such as; woodworking, crafts, archery, nature oriented activities, sports, games and the many group activities associated with the themed days McCormick Day Camp has always featured. This camp also provides transportation to and from your home and will also provide transportation to and from the Lake Forest Beach and LFHS for beach and swim days. McCormick Day Camp campers will also embark on field trips every Friday to local Water Parks as well as destinations such as Lincoln Park Zoo and Green Meadows Farm, just to name a few. Campers enrolled by May 25th at 8:00 AM will also receive complimentary transportation to and from camp via school bus and will get a stop as close to residence as possible, as we usually use the School Routes. Registrations received after May 25th at 8:00 AM cannot be guaranteed the most ideal stop and will be assigned a stop based on what's best for the existing Route schedule.

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30949902-01
McCormick Day Camp-6 Week M-F
06/15/2020 -07/24/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
McCormick Nature Preserve
$2,327.00/Add To Cart For Price
30949902-02
McCormick Day Camp-6 Week M/W/F
06/15/2020 -07/24/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
M, W, F
McCormick Nature Preserve
$1,396.00/Add To Cart For Price
30949902-03
McCormick Day Camp-6 Week T/Th/F
06/16/2020 -07/24/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tu, Th, F
McCormick Nature Preserve
$1,396.00/Add To Cart For Price
30949902-04
McCormick Day Camp (Extreme)-6 Week M-F
06/15/2020 -07/24/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
McCormick Nature Preserve
$2,327.00/Add To Cart For Price
30949902-05
McCormick Day Camp (Extreme)-2 Wk Session I
06/15/2020 -06/26/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
McCormick Nature Preserve
$931.00/$1,117.00
30949902-06
McCormick Day Camp (Extreme)-2 Wk Session II
06/29/2020 -07/10/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
McCormick Nature Preserve
$931.00/$1,117.00
30949902-07
McCormick Day Camp (Extreme)-2 Wk Session III
07/13/2020 -07/24/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
McCormick Nature Preserve
$931.00/$1,117.00

Wildlife Science Camp - 30949904

Our one-week Wildlife Science Camp focuses on the development of the child's skills in many of the same technologies utilized in the study of natural science. Children will learn to use radio telemetry equipment, field scopes, GPS devices and other important research tools. Daily interaction with the animals in the Wildlife Discovery Center provides children with the opportunity to learn animal handling basics. Recreation time is provided. An off-campus trip to an animal care facility is included, as well as visits from special guests.

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30949904-01
Wildlife Science Camp
08/10/2020 -08/14/2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Wildlife Discovery Center
8-14
$310.00/$372.00

Beaver Island Wildlife Camp - 30949905

Since 1996, the staff members of the Wildlife Discovery Center have been leading a trip to the Central Michigan University Biological Station located at Beaver Island, MI. Learning about the island Ecology has been a trans-formative experience for past participants, many of whom have been inspired to pursue careers in biology. Group members will hike, boat and kayak as the explore the ancient forests, pristine coastlines and marshes rich with wildlife. The station provides excellent accommodations and boasts a fabulous cafeteria serving three buffet-style meals daily. Places for this wonderful opportunity sell out fast, as reservations are limited. A $150 deposit is required to hold each spot and is non-refundable unless the entire trip is cancelled. Departure is June 18th at 3:30am and participants return on June 22nd at 8:00pm. Parents and their enrolled children are required to attend an orientation meeting at Elawa Farm, 6:00pm on Tuesday, May 30th.

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30949905-01
Beaver Island Wildlife Camp
06/14/2020 -06/18/2020
3:30 am - 8:00 pm
Su, M, Tu, W, Th
Wildlife Discovery Center
11-15
$785.00/$942.00

Zoo Camp - 30949906

If you have a child that is an aspiring zookeeper or naturalist, this is the camp for you! Each day we will learn a new aspect of professional zookeeping and conservation. Your child will spend time indoors and outdoors working shoulder-to-shoulder with our professional staff including feeding, animal enrichment, exhibit maintenance and even helping to design an exhibit. A variety of technologies will be utilized including a software program we use to keep track of all of our animal husbandry data.

Column #1 Activity Description Dates Times Meet Days Locations Ages Price (Res/Non Res) Column #10
30949906-01
Zoo Camp
06/22/2020 -06/26/2020
9:30 am -12:30 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Wildlife Discovery Center
8-12
$649.00/$649.00
30949906-02
Zoo Camp
07/06/2020 -07/10/2020
9:30 am -12:30 pm
M, Tu, W, Th, F
Wildlife Discovery Center
8-12
$649.00/$649.00

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