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Aldo Leopold Nature Center Nature Camps and Overnights

Madison, Dane County
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Get ready for summer fun with the Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s Summer Camps! Through fun learning and adventure, ALNC camps, designed for children ages 2-12, are filled with diverse, hands-on, outdoor activities to engage your youngster’s imagination while they discover the joys of connecting with nature.

With more than 100 exciting and educational camps utilizing prairie, woods, wetland and pond, ALNC Summer Camps offer:
• Highly trained and experienced naturalists
• Toddler and Preschool programs for 2-4 year olds like Frogs & Pollywogs
• Bi-lingual camps in Spanish
• Sessions offered Monday through Thursday AND Monday through Friday
• Single day sessions offered on Fridays
• Full day camp sessions from 9 am – 4 pm (for just an extra $25 for the week, your camper can have an extended 8:30 am – 4:30 pm day)
• Half-day camp sessions from 9 am - Noon or 1 pm – 4 pm
• Lunchtime Storyhour, an hour that bridges the morning and afternoon camps with nature activities, available Monday through Friday
• Special overnight camp sessions
• Fun and diverse themes like Archeology Adventures, Pioneer Wagon Train, Weird Science and Mucking in the Marsh

Special package deal: $190 for a full week of full day camps, including lunchtime story hour (extended 8:30 am – 4:30 pm day available for $25)
Camp type: Nature Outdoor Environment
Region: Central Wisconsin
Established: 1994
Location and Programs
Location -
300 Femrite Dr
Program -
Day camp. Sessions for - coeds ages 2 to 12. Also sessions for families.
Season -
Early June to Late August
Sessions -
Sessions offered Monday through Thursday AND Monday through Friday for half-day (9am-12 or 1-4pm), full-day (9am-4pm) or extended full-day(8:30 am – 4:30 pm). Special overnights also available.
Registration -
One week prior to camp start date at the latest. Early registration recommended. Registration for ALNC members begins March 5 and March 19 for non-members.
Fees -
Variable but affordable. 10% discount for ALNC Members.
Activities: Backpacking/camping, crafts, drama, gardening/farming, leadership training, mathematics, music, nature/environmental studies, outdoor skills, painting/drawing, reading/book study, rope course, wilderness tripping, woodworking, writing. Also - Some of our most popular camps are Living Like Laura Ingalls, Goodness Snakes Alive and Worm Squirm!
100 Camps to choose from!
More plus Contact Information
Medical Care -
First Aid/CPR certified staff.
Parent Visitation -
Advance notice required. Limit one adult/parent volunteer per session.
Accreditations and Affiliations -
Member of the Wisconsin Association of Environmental Education
DirectorContact PersonContact Camp
Virginia WiggenLauren Brathol, Program Coordinator
300 Femrite Dr
Monona, WI 53716
Tel 608-216-9374
Fax 608-221-9095
Tel (608) 216-9374
Tel (608) 221-0404
Fax (608) 221-90
Zip 53716
Owned/Operated by -
Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Inc
All information supplied by camp management, 03/19/2012. For details call the camp Contact above.

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