Outdoor Sports Camps

Develop your passion for the things you love or try out something new. At each of our specialty camps, campers will spend approximately 2 hours each day focusing on your selected camp. Each specialty camp includes at least one field trip or guest appearance. The remaining time will be spent enjoying traditional camp activities.

Outdoor Games Camp

Entering grades 1 – 3 in fall, 2017

Game on! It’s all fun and games as campers learn to play a variety of outdoor games with a “camp twist”. This camp keeps kids active and learning about lifetime games. Campers learn to play Kickball, Volleyball, Disc Golf, Gaga Ball and new camp games. This camp is a safe, fun, non-competitive program designed to build leadership skills and self-esteem through team work. A special field trip is planned each week.

Cycle Adventures Bike Camp

Entering grades 3 – 5 in fall, 2017

Take the outdoors on with two wheels! In this fun camp, kids explore the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes on safe and fun bike paths. Kids also learn the basic parts of a bike and how to maintain it. We will use popular bike and city maps to navigate the wonderful trails using the best safety practices. Campers also plan an all-day bike trip. Campers must bring a bike and helmet. Bikes will be transported by a bus trailer and locked up at camp M – F.

Climbing Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

Campers embark on a climbing adventure! Campers will gain new skills and self-confidence every day through a variety of climbing activities. Campers strike out on an adventure as they test their strength, strategy, and skill against our climbing tower. During these sessions, climbers learn safety procedures, belay techniques, knot tying and proper climbing techniques. This camp will feature a field trip.

Fishing Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

Don’t let this camp be “the one that got away”! The Rice Creek Chain of Lakes provides the scene for shoreline fishing fun. Campers learn the basics of fishing techniques through the catch and release method. With some luck, kids will bring home pictures of their “trophies.” Fishing poles, tackle and bait are provided but campers may bring their own pole if they wish. This camp features a special guided trip on a voyageur canoe provided by the Wargo Nature Center.

Archery and Slingshot Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

While learning the fundamentals of archery, campers examine equipment close up, identify the parts of the bow and arrow and learn the science behind drawing the bow and releasing the arrow. Instructors teach proper grip, stance, and aim alignment. Campers will discover their ‘eye dominance,’ the first step in becoming a skilled archer. This camp will feature a field trip to Bwana Archery. Archery Camp uses more advanced equipment such as Genesis Bows. Equipment is provided.

Canoeing Camp

Entering grades 4 – 6 in fall, 2017

Campers learn paddling skills and canoe safety as they experience the challenge of navigating the local lakes! Kids learn to identify the parts of the canoe, paddling techniques and the importance of teamwork. A daylong adventure through the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes will test the skills they’ve been working on all week.