SUMMER CAMPS link to Lewis and Clark Community College For Kids
June 13-14, 2013 Riverlands: Survivor– Harness your inner Katniss during target practice; get in touch with your Top Chef for the campfire cooking competition; navigate your way through the prairie like Meriwether Lewis! Test your outdoor skills during this overnight adventure in Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Bring your tent, sleeping gear, camp chair, water bottle, clothes for two days, an extra pair of shoes, bug spray, and sun screen. If you don’t have a tent, let us know – we do have a couple that we can lend. For ages 10 and up.
July 30-August 1, 2013 Dirty Jobs – Come out to do jobs that make Mike Rowe look tidy! Work alongside US Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers and Lock Operators during this three day camp, power-washing the pier houses, removing sludge from bulkheads, and greasing the machinery at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam. Remove beaver dams and clean out culverts in Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Retrieve and remove trash from a backwater area near the Mississippi River. The experience will be unique and exciting to share during the back to school stories. Meet at the National Great Rivers Museum on July 30, in Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary on the 31st and Dresser Island Access on August 1. To get to Dresser Island from Alton, you will travel South on 367, turn right onto 94, follow 94 around and turn right where you see the sign for Dresser Island. All materials and fees are included. For ages 10 and up.
July 16, 2013 Up a Creek Kayak Camp – Meet us at Maple Island Boat Ramp for a day long kayaking excursion! Before hitting the water, kids will be fitted for lifejackets and receive extensive safety training, including on-land paddling instructions. Under the supervision of certified and trained instructors, kids will get their fitness on as they learn paddling techniques and kayak maneuvers. We will explore the beautiful, calm backwater area behind Maple Island. All materials, equipment and lunch are included in the course fee. For ages 10 and up.
June 24-28, 2013 Can You Dig It? Archaeology Camp – Investigate beside a professional archaeologist on a four day archaeological adventure in Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. We will kayak to a mock archaeological site and get our hands dirty while we excavate the site, collect artifacts, and analyze what we uncover. Learn about the people who once lived in the area and develop an understanding of how archaeologists use science to interpret the past. Join us for this unique adventure! For ages 8 and up.
July 8-12, 2013 BrainSTEM – What do the Clark Bridge, the Chain of Rocks Canal, and the Melvin Price Locks and Dam have in common? All three structures were engineered to solve a problem! Develop and design your own engineering marvels to solve everyday problems during this five day camp at the National Great Rivers Museum. We will use science, technology, engineering and math to create a perfect container for eggs, build a bridge that can withstand the weight of a bucket of pennies, use simple machines to create a cool Rube Goldberg contraption, and much more! All materials and snacks are included in the course fee. For ages 10 and up.