Rock Springs Summer Camps Begin June 8

DECATUR – The Macon County Conservation District is offering summer camps, with themes ranging from nature to history, for children ages 1 – 15.

The district has offered camp opportunities for area youth for over 25 years.

These camps will enable children to experience nature in a safe and fun environment. All camps will be meeting at the Rock Springs Conservation Area. These camps are of varying lengths, so families can pick the camp best suited to their schedule.

Earth Adventures is a full-day nature camp. This option lasts approximately ten weeks from June 8 to August 14, 2015. Each camp will have its own theme. It runs weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM with options for before and after daycare available. This camp is geared toward children ages 6 – 12. Space is limited to 40 campers each week.

If Earth Adventures does not fit a camper's schedule, they are encouraged to sign up for Adventure Club. This option meets on Tuesday mornings from 9 AM to 12 PM.

Other options that require less time commitment include: Pioneer Adventure Camp, X-treme Camp and Mini Camps.

Pioneer Adventure Camp meets Thursday mornings from 9 AM to 12 PM and concentrates on being an explorer like Lewis and Clark. X-treme Camp is separated into day trips of horseback riding, canoeing and cave exploration for children ages 10 – 15.

Mini Camps are reserved for younger children ages 1 – 5. They are required to have an “adult buddy.” Campers will explore plants and animals through the theme of “Song and Rhymes.”

Visit for more information about camps or to register children online. Conservation district staff are also available to answer questions by phone at 217-423-7708.

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