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Summer Camps

ALL IN-PERSON CAMPS ARE CANCELED WITH FULL REFUND. REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL CAMPS BELOW.


Virtual Summer Camps 2020

Though in-person camps are canceled this summer due to COVID-19 concerns, many virtual camps are still available and offer a balanced learning experience for children ages 6–14.

All our camps offer a fun, educational virtual learning experience presented by our professional nature and history educators. And, some camps, like Wetland Explorers, feature a self-guided outdoor adventure component that families can do together. 

Whether learning virtually indoors with our educators, or outdoors on their own, children can explore some of the most beautiful natural areas in the region, hear about Lake County’s rich history, and discover what prehistoric times were like when dinosaurs roamed our area.

Browse the 2020 virtual summer camps below by age, date or topic. If your first choice is full, please email us at AskAnEducator@LCFPD.org to be added to the wait list. We will notify you if a space opens or a section is added. Campers must be the appropriate age by the first day of camp.

Ages 6–7

ANIMAL ATTIRE 

Each day campers interact virtually with educator(s) for 30-45 minutes on video that may feature a themed-activity and a live animal(s) who is covered with fur, feathers, fins, scales or skin. Additional activities, including digital resources and crafts will be shared with campers’ parent/guardian.

July 20–24  Register »  August 10–14  Register »

Ages 8–9

PREHISTORIC LAKE COUNTY 

In this virtual camp, young paleontologists uncover the past from the Paleozoic Era to the Ice Age, discovering the diversity of plants and animals from tiny trilobites to mega mastodons. Each day, there will be an hour of virtual instruction and engagement with a museum educator. Additional resources such as extra videos to learn from, at-home crafts like creating a dinosaur, and activities like cookie excavation will be sent to each camper.

June 22–26  Register »


WETLAND EXPLORERS 

Campers will learn the importance of water to our world’s survival and discover animals and plants who rely on wetlands through a daily hour-long virtual live experience with an educator. Each camper will receive companion resources they can do along with or after the live sessions.

July 13–17  Register »  August 3–7  Register »

Ages 9–11

FISHING CAMP 

This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between. There will be opportunities for anglers to share, either verbally or through posted photos, their own fishing experiences as well as ask questions. Campers questions will also be addressed in the live videos.

June 15–19  Register »  July 6–10  Register »  August 10–14  Register »


TIME TRAVELERS 

Travel back in time virtually with the Dunn Museum and journey through more than 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will experience life from prehistoric times to the 1900s through one hour a day of virtual instruction and engagement with a museum educator. Take-home activities and lessons such as making butter or creating a flip book, and additional educational videos will be sent to each camper.

July 2731 Register »

Ages 12–14

FISHING CAMP 2 

This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between. There will be opportunities for anglers to share, either verbally or through posted photos, their own fishing experiences as well as ask questions. Campers questions will also be addressed in the live videos.

July 20–24  Register »

June 15–19

FISHING CAMPAges 9–11

This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between. There will be opportunities for anglers to share, either verbally or through posted photos, their own fishing experiences as well as ask questions. Campers questions will also be addressed in the live videos. Register »

June 22–26

PREHISTORIC LAKE COUNTY, Ages 8–9

In this virtual camp, young paleontologists uncover the past from the Paleozoic Era to the Ice Age, discovering the diversity of plants and animals from tiny trilobites to mega mastodons. Each day, there will be an hour of virtual instruction and engagement with a museum educator. Additional resources such as extra videos to learn from, at-home crafts like creating a dinosaur, and activities like cookie excavation will be sent to each camper. Register »

July 6–10

FISHING CAMPAges 9–11

This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between. There will be opportunities for anglers to share, either verbally or through posted photos, their own fishing experiences as well as ask questions. Campers questions will also be addressed in the live videos. Register »

July 13–17

WETLAND EXPLORERS Ages 8–9

Campers will learn the importance of water to our world’s survival and discover animals and plants who rely on wetlands through a daily hour-long virtual live experience with an educator. Each camper will receive companion resources they can do along with or after the live sessions. Register »

July 20–24

ANIMAL ATTIRE, Ages 6–7 

Each day campers interact virtually with educator(s) for 30-45 minutes on video that may feature a themed-activity and a live animal(s) who is covered with fur, feathers, fins, scales or skin. Additional activities, including digital resources and crafts will be shared with campers’ parent/guardian. Register »


FISHING CAMP 2Ages 12–14

This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between. There will be opportunities for anglers to share, either verbally or through posted photos, their own fishing experiences as well as ask questions. Campers questions will also be addressed in the live videos. Register »

July 27–31

TIME TRAVELERS Ages 9–11

Travel back in time virtually with the Dunn Museum and journey through more than 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will experience life from prehistoric times to the 1900s through one hour a day of virtual instruction and engagement with a museum educator. Take-home activities and lessons such as making butter or creating a flip book, and additional educational videos will be sent to each camper. Register »

August 3–7

WETLAND EXPLORERS Ages 8–9

Campers will learn the importance of water to our world’s survival and discover animals and plants who rely on wetlands through a daily hour-long virtual live experience with an educator. Each camper will receive companion resources they can do along with or after the live sessions. Register »

August 10–14

ANIMAL ATTIRE, Ages 6–7 

Each day campers interact virtually with educator(s) for 30-45 minutes on video that may feature a themed-activity and a live animal(s) who is covered with fur, feathers, fins, scales or skin. Additional activities, including digital resources and crafts will be shared with campers’ parent/guardian. Register »


FISHING CAMPAges 9–11

This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between. There will be opportunities for anglers to share, either verbally or through posted photos, their own fishing experiences as well as ask questions. Campers questions will also be addressed in the live videos. Register »

History

PREHISTORIC LAKE COUNTY 

In this virtual camp, young paleontologists uncover the past from the Paleozoic Era to the Ice Age, discovering the diversity of plants and animals from tiny trilobites to mega mastodons. Each day, there will be an hour of virtual instruction and engagement with a museum educator. Additional resources such as extra videos to learn from, at-home crafts like creating a dinosaur, and activities like cookie excavation will be sent to each camper.

June 22–26  Register »


TIME TRAVELERS 

Travel back in time virtually with the Dunn Museum and journey through more than 10,000 years of Lake County history. Campers will experience life from prehistoric times to the 1900s through one hour a day of virtual instruction and engagement with a museum educator. Take-home activities and lessons such as making butter or creating a flip book, and additional educational videos will be sent to each camper.

July 2731 Register »

Nature

ANIMAL ATTIRE 

Each day campers interact virtually with educator(s) for 30-45 minutes on video that may feature a themed-activity and a live animal(s) who is covered with fur, feathers, fins, scales or skin. Additional activities, including digital resources and crafts will be shared with campers’ parent/guardian.

July 20–24  Register »  August 10–14  Register »


FISHING CAMP 

This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between. There will be opportunities for anglers to share, either verbally or through posted photos, their own fishing experiences as well as ask questions. Campers questions will also be addressed in the live videos.

June 15–19  Register »  July 6–10  Register »  August 10–14  Register »


FISHING CAMP 2 

This virtual camp will feature a 1-hour live video session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with Educator, Mark Hurley. Each session will build on the previous day covering fish adaptations, fish pole maintenance and set up, baiting a hook, lure selection, casting techniques, hook removal, and much more. Campers will be given links to previously recorded short videos of Mark fishing at Independence Grove that can be viewed after the live sessions or on the days in-between. There will be opportunities for anglers to share, either verbally or through posted photos, their own fishing experiences as well as ask questions. Campers questions will also be addressed in the live videos.

July 20–24  Register »


WETLAND EXPLORERS 

Campers will learn the importance of water to our world’s survival and discover animals and plants who rely on wetlands through a daily hour-long virtual live experience with an educator. Each camper will receive companion resources they can do along with or after the live sessions.

July 13–17  Register »  August 3–7  Register »

 
 
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