Summer Camps

Summer Camps at McKeever Environmental Learning CenterThe average school-aged student spends over 5 hours every day looking at a monitor.  Summer is a time for children to spend time outdoors.  Our camps are designed to connect children with the natural world through play, adventure and fun. 

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Nature Day Camp (Ages 5-7)

June 15-19, 2015

Our Nature Day Camps are designed to connect children with the natural world through play, adventure and fun – all of which takes place in the natural world at McKeever, it’s trails, forests, streams and the many plants and animals that live there.  Throughout the camp, we instill a sense of wonder while children explore the natural world around them. Our Nature Day Camps run 9 AM – 3 PM Monday through Friday.

Click here for the Nature Day Camp registration form

 

Earthkeepers Level II Camp

June 22-26, 2015

The Earthkeepers Level II Camp is for those students who have earned all four keys and one bead. Many new adventures await you during this program including finding a new magic spot, hiking to hemlock hollow and swimming in nearby Sandy Lake. This is a five-day, four-night camp.

Click here for the Earthkeepers Level II registration form.

 

Earthkeepers Summer Camp (Ages 10-11)

July 29-31, 2015

This summer experience involves students going through the Earthkeepers program, a three-day experience where children earn a set of keys and become an Earthkeeper.  A mysterious, unseen character known as E.M. permeates the Earthkeepers program.  As the keeper of the keys, E.M. is everyone’s dream of the wizard of the woods. This is a three-day, two-night camp.

Click here for the Earthkeepers registration form.

 

Nature Day Camp (Ages 8-10)

July 13-17, 2015

Our Nature Day Camps are designed to connect children with the natural world through play, adventure and fun – all of which takes place in the natural world at McKeever, it’s trails, forests, streams and the many plants and animals that live there.  Throughout the camp, we instill a sense of wonder while children explore the natural world around them. Our Nature Day Camps run 9 AM – 3 PM Monday through Friday.

Click here for the Nature Day Camp registration form

 

 Outdoor Adventure Camp (Ages 12-14)

August 3-7, 2015

This five-day, four-night camp is for children ages 12-14. Outdoor skills and adventures await, as participants will have an opportunity to hike, canoe and cycle.  While honing these skills, we’ll begin working on developing a personal relationship with the natural world.  Mornings include sessions on wildlife, ecology, leave no trace and orienteering.

Click here for the Outdoor Adventure Camp registration form.

 

Richard Freni Memorial Scholarships

The McKeever Environmental Learning Center is proud to offer scholarships through the Richard Freni Memorial Scholarship Camp Fund.  Scholarships cover full or partial tuition for McKeever’s Summer Camps.  Recipients must reside in the Lakeview School District.  Scholarships are awarded based on need for outdoor experience, desire for educational enrichment, and/or financial need.  To apply, complete and submit the pdf form linked below to the McKeever Center.  You will be notified if the scholarship is awarded as well as the amount of the scholarship.  Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the McKeever Center.

Click here for the Richard Freni scholarship application
 

Sandy Creek Conservancy Scholarships

The McKeever Environmental Learning Center is proud to offer scholarships through the Sandy Creek Conservancy, the founding organization of the McKeever Center.  Scholarships cover full or partial tuition for McKeever’s Summer Camps.  Scholarships are awarded based on need for outdoor experience, desire for educational enrichment, and/or financial need. To apply, complete and submit the pdf form linked below to the McKeever Center.  You will be notified if the scholarship is awarded as well as the amount of the scholarship.  Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the McKeever Center.

Click here for the Sandy Creek Conservancy scholarship application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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