We offer a seasonal wilderness program. Our programs balance interactive instruction observation, and play. Drop off your kids, or stay and learn.
- Ages 5-15
- $15/student, $7/adult—includes program and lunch
- Siblings under 5 can come for free with an accompanying adult
- Each program starts 10am and ends at 3pm. With the exception of February 9, which runs 3pm-8pm.
- Registration deadline is one week prior to the program date. Space is limited. Walk-ins may be refused.
Contact Hart Olson, Outdoor Education Director, for more information.
Program Schedule, 2017-2018
Herpetology - September 22
So you want to become herpetologist? Study the differences between reptiles and amphibians. Go on a hunt to see what types of cold-blooded critters you can find at Camp St. Croix.
Rock Hounds - October 20
Rocks are all around us. Get the insight into the history of Camp St. Croix’s land and what it is made of. Learn how to tell the difference between sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks through an investigation.
Native Peoples & Cultures of the Upper Midwest - November 10
Understand the culture, customs, and mythology of the Ojibwe and Dakota tribes of this area through different activities that took place in their daily lives.
Orienteering and Cartography- December 8
Take part in a quest to find the hidden treasure. Learn how to use basic map, compass and GPS skills to help you along the way. Examine the topographical features of a part of camp’s property and make your own map.
Youth in Government/Global Citizenship - January 12
Camp St Croix for sale??!! A land developer is interested in purchasing Camp for a new housing development. An emergency Town Meeting has been called. Realize the importance of being involved and informed in your community.
The Night Sky - February 9 – (Evening program 3-8 p.m.)
How do people from ancient cultures to modern day use the stars in their daily lives? Learn some basic astronomy concepts, identify some of the most prominent constellations in the northern skies, and enjoy the stories of the characters for whom they were named.
Weather Watchers - March 16
The weather is ever changing, and you never know what to expect. Discover how meteorologist predict the weather using different tools to get an accurate forecast.
Little Camp on the Prairie - April 13
Explore a restored prairie habitat, which once was a part of a larger prairie that covered the whole Midwest. Come discover what happen to them and what ways they can be restored.
Leave No Trace - May 18
A responsibility of ours, as stewards of the planet, is to learn and practice the skills of Leave No Trace camping in the wilderness, “taking only memories and leaving only footprints” behind.