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2011

Summer Camps at Spring Valley Nature Center and Heritage Farm 1111 E. Schaumburg Road Schaumburg, IL 60194

5 year olds Birds ‘n Books / Stars ‘n Books / Bugs ‘n Books $48.50/$68.50

These exciting camps focus on different topics through children’s literature. Enjoy a different story each day about BIRDS or BUGS or STARS! Then make a craft, sing songs, explore outdoors, and have fun! June 13-17 (Birds)........................ 10AM-Noon June 13-17 (Stars)....................... 1-3PM July 25-29 (Bugs)......................... 10AM-Noon

Nature Quest

$48.50/$68.50

Join us for an adventurous afternoon! We’ll take long hikes, enjoy trail snacks, search for where the deer spent the night, set up a tent, play games, and sing songs around a campfire! Aug. 1-5........................................ 1-3PM

Sounds Are Alive!

$48.50/$68.50

Enjoy the sounds of nature! Learn why owls hoot, birds sing, and frogs call. Aug. 8-12............... 1-3PM

Valley Ventures Half-Day Camp

$48.50/$68.50

Come discover the animals and plants that make their home at Spring Valley while playing games and creating crafts. June 6-10..................................... 10AM-Noon July 11-15..................................... 10AM-Noon Aug. 8-12...................................... 10AM-Noon

5-6 year olds Wee Sprouts

Call 847/985-2100 for registration information or visit www.parkfun.com to register. Board of Commissioners:

Mike Daniels, Sharon DiMaria, David Johnson, George Longmeyer, Robert Schmidt Executive Director, Jean Schlinkmann

$67/$87

For our youngest farmers! Meet the farm animals, make crafts, and hear stories. June 20-24.................................. 9-11:45AM June 20-24.................................. 12:30-3:15PM July 18-22.................................... 9-11:45AM July 18-22.................................... 12:30-3:15PM Aug. 1-5....................................... 9:15AM-Noon

5-7 year olds Critter Capers $48.50/$68.50

Find out what it would be like to be an animal living at Spring Valley! Design your own imaginary animal, find a place for it to live, become that animal, and tell us all about it! June 27-July 1........ 1-3PM

5-7 year Nature Buddies

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$48.50/$68.50

Does your little ‘Bud’ have a growing interest in nature? Join us for exploration and fun as we discover just how much there is to do in the outdoors. June 27-July 1............................. 10AM-Noon

6-7 year olds All About Frogs and Turtles

$82.50/$102.50

Learn how to identify frogs by their calls and search the grounds for turtles. (Includes a night hike!) June 20-24.................................. 9AM-Noon

All About Rocks

$53.50/$73.50

Discover and explore the colors, shapes, and kinds of rocks that live right where you do. We’ll make a simple rock collection. June 13-17.................................. 10AM-Noon

6-8 year olds All About Fish

$102/$122

Do you know the common fish of Illinois? Join us as we search Spring Valley for them and fish at other Park District sites. Make your own fishing pole! June 6-10 ................................... 10AM-2PM

7-8 year olds Rock Hounds

$107/$127

Make a rock collection, grow crystals, discover fossils, and love rocks! July 18-22.................................... 10AM-2PM

7-9 year olds Science Sleuths

$97/$107

Ever wonder how much a worm can eat in a week or what lives in a drop of pond water or whether birds have a favorite color? If so, this is the camp for you! Join us for science fun as we look for answers to these questions and more. June 20-24.............................. 10AM-2PM

Animal Crackers Mini

$85/$105

Learn about, care for, and feed farm animals every day in this adventure. June 6-10................................ 10AM-1:30PM July 11-15................................ 10AM-1:30PM Aug. 8-12................................. 9:45AM-1:15PM

Chores and Chortles Mini

* $68/$88

$85/$105

Hunt and collect insects and their relatives. Enjoy games, songs, crafts, and experiments. July 25-29.................................... 10AM-Noon

Get into farm life by helping with chores, working with animals, playing games, making crafts, and learning a bit of history! June 13-17.............................. 10AM-1:30PM June 27-July 1 ........................ 9:45AM-1:15PM *July 5-8.................................. 10AM-1:30PM July 18-22................................ 9:45AM-1:15PM

Safari Adventure

Historic Foodways Mini $85/$105

Half-Day Bug Camp

$48.50/$68.50.

$97/$117

There are mysteries everywhere! Explore Spring Valley looking for answers to Nature’s puzzles. July 5-8 ....................................... 9:30AM-2:30PM

6-9 year olds Valley Ventures

$121.50/$141.50

Discover what adventures await you! Whether trekking the rolling prairie, searching the water’s edge, or sifting through the forest floor, you’ll have a blast! Join us as we hike, run, play, create, and work together to explore every corner of Spring Valley. June 6-10.................................... 9:15AM-2:15PM July 11-15.................................... 9:15AM-2:15PM Aug. 8-12..................................... 9:15AM-2:15PM

Try historic recipes, cook on the stove, can sweet delights, bake treats and taste wonders from the garden. Make a cookbook with your favorite recipes! June 27-July 1......................... 10AM-1:30PM Aug. 8-12................................. 10AM-1:30PM

7-12 year olds Farmer Boot Camp

$57/$77

Feed and care for the farm animals! Slop the hogs, milk the cow, feed the horses, and gather the chickens. Get down and dirty while learning what it means to be a farmer. June 13-17.................................. 2:30-4:30PM July 11-15.................................... 2:30-4:30PM Aug. 8-12..................................... 2:30-4:30PM


7-12 year

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Campfire Cooking $107/$127

There’s more to campfire cooking than hot dogs and s’mores. Try your hand at creative recipes, then enjoy the results! Aug. 1-5....................................... 10AM-2PM

Pioneer Adventures!

$150.50/$170.50

Take part in pioneer activities at the cabin. Cook over an open fire, make games, and become a pioneer. July 18-22.................................... 9:30AM-3:30PM

8-10 year olds

Hoot ‘n Howl Adventure $61/$81

There’s nothing like a hike at night searching for animal eyes and listening for the hoot and howl of owl and coyote. Enjoy a campfire with s’mores, a close look at the night sky, and storytelling. June 20-24.................................. 7:15-9:45PM (8-9 yr) July 18-22.................................... 7:15-9:45PM (9-10 yr)

1880s Venture Camp $103/$123 *$83/$103

For a whole week, boys get to be boys at the Heritage Farm! Pitch a tent, tie rope knots, build campfires, and have 19th century adventures. June 6-10.................................... 9:45AM-2PM *July 5-8...................................... 9:30AM-1:45PM July 25-29.................................... 9:15AM-1:30PM

Artistic Adventures

$132/$152

Draw, paint, craft and create, act, and make music in the prairie, woods, and wetlands. June 13-17................ 9:30AM-2:30PM

Green Thumbs

$155.50/$175.50

Do you have a green thumb? Do you want one? If you love plants, or want to, this is the camp for you! We’ll spend part of each day gardening, and the rest of the camp exploring the peculiar world of plants. June 27-July 1............................. 9:30AM-3:30PM

Insect Mania

$60.75/$80.75

Do you really like insects? Take a look at five very cool critters! Have fun with them and learn to identify them. July 25-29.......................... 1-3:30PM

Call 847/985-2100 for registration information!

8-10 year Outdoor Play

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$48.50/$68.50

Use your imagination to fill your morning with outdoor play. The sky’s the limit as we explore to see how much fun we can have! July 25-29.................................... 10AM-Noon

Insect Mania/Outdoor Play Combo

Combine two camps and spend the entire day! July 25-29.................................... 10AM-3:30PM

$112/$132

Spring Valley Survivor Camp I $150.50/$170.50

Compete in teams to win a challenge. Meet around the Tiki Circle to find out what you need to do. June 13-17.................................. 9:30AM-3:30PM

Victorian Finishing School $103/$123 *$83/$103 Become a Victorian lady! From fashion to fancywork, learn to create lovely crafts and great meals and have 19th century fun. Camp ends with a fine tea party! June 6-10.................................... 9:30AM1:45PM *July 5-8...................................... 9:45AM-2PM July 25-29.................................... 9:30AM-1:45PM

8-12 year olds Fossil Frenzy

$145.50/$165.50

This camp is meant for those who already took Rock Hounds and still want to learn more about rocks. We’ll go on several allday field trips to local museums. Aug.1-5........................................ 9:30AM-3:30PM

Ponds, Puddles, and Play

$145.50/$165.50

Explore the wonders of water! Catch critters, build and race boats down the creek, and go creek walking! We’ll explore other wetlands in the Park District and go swimming at one of the pools. July 11-15.................................... 9:15AM-3:15PM

Tribal Adventures

$97/$117

Find out about the first people who lived here through games, songs, stories, and crafts! Discover how they lived and what they ate! June 20-24...................................... 10AM-2PM

9-12 year olds Adventures in Anthropoloy

$97/$117

Find out the difference between an anthropologist and an archeologist. Discover the past and learn what makes us human and how cultures differ. July 18-22.................................... 10AM-2PM

Bones!

$48.50/$68.50

Use your map and math skills to identify animal remains! Measure skulls, look at eye sockets, and count teeth! Discover whether it’s a carnivore or a herbivore. Apply your forensic knowledge in a final challenge! July 25-29.................................... 1-3PM

Crafty Kids

$107/$127

Get your creative juices flowing! Spend the week hunting for artistic inspirations and making nature-based crafts! July 25-29.................................... 10AM-2PM

Skills for Outdoor Survival (S.O.S.) $145.50/$165.50

A totally new experience for those who want a challenge. Build and cook over a campfire, travel by map and compass, blaze new trails, and spend one night camping out at Spring Valley. Camp will end at 9:15AM on Friday morning. July 11-15.................................... 9:15AM-3:15PM

Spring Valley Survivor Camp II . $150.50/$170.50

For those who survived Survivor Camp I, this camp will have different challenges. June 27-July 1............................. 9:30AM-3:30PM

Summer Science Camp $97/$117

Examine the natural world with scientific eyes while you gather and interpret data from the prairie, wetland, and woodland. July 5-8........................................ 9:30AM-2:30PM

Weaving the Web of Life

$97/$117

What makes the world go round? How does it all fit together so that plants make food and animals either eat plants or other animals? What can you do to make the earth a better place for all? Explore these ideas through games and experiments. July 5-8........................................ 9:30AM-2:30PM

10-12 year olds C.I.A.: Campers in Action: Mighty Acorns $97/$117

Help make a difference by making Spring Valley a better home for plants and animals. We’ll work hard and have fun! Ideal for Mighty Acorns! June 6-10.................................... 10AM-2PM

Animal Crackers $121/$141

Experience farm life by feeding and caring for different farm animals, as well as having fun with a little horseplay. Everyday will be an adventure. June 13-17.................................. 9:30AM-2:30PM June 27-July 1............................. 9:30AM-2:30PM July 18-22.................................... 9:30AM-2:30PM

Chores and Chortles $121/$141

Get into farm life by helping with chores, working with animals, playing games, making crafts, and learning a bit of history. June 20-24.................................. 9:30AM-2:30PM July 11-15.................................... 9:30AM-2:30PM Aug. 1-5....................................... 9:30AM-2:30PM Aug. 8-12..................................... 9:30AM-2:30PM

Historic Foodways $121/$141 .

Try historic recipes, cook on the farmhouse stove, can sweet delights, bake treats, and taste wonders from the garden. Make a cookbook of your favorite recipes! June 13-17.................................. 9:45AM-2:45PM July 11-15.................................... 9:45AM-2:45PM Aug. 1-5....................................... 9:45AM-2:45PM

Hoot ‘n Howl Adventure

$73/$93

See description under 8-10 year camps. There’s an overnight campout this session. Aug. 8-12........................... 7:15-9:45PM

13-15 year olds Historian’s Apprentice

$115/$135

Experience being a teenager over 120 years ago. Reenact history at the Heritage Farm! Dress in historic clothing, cook on the wood stove, learn animal care and show off your new skills to the public. Lunch is provided. June 20-24.................................. 9:45AM-2:15PM July 25-29.................................... 9:45AM-2:15PM


Spring Valley Summer Camps 2011