Summer Camps

The Lincoln Marsh offers day camps for children ages 18 months to 14 years. Choose from more than 30 options – each week has something new to explore!

NORTHSIDE NATURE CAMPS

Day camps for children combine hands-on activities and explorations that help answer the questions every child has about nature.

WILD EXPLORERS – MAD SCIENCE
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Discover science! Learn about the physics of flight, the chemistry of water, the power of the sun, and much more. Be prepared to make your own slime and create some explosions in this fascinating camp.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
9-12 6/12-6/16 M-F 9:30A-3:30P $135/$168.75 Northside Park Boy Scout Cabin
WILD EXPLORERS – SURVIVOR
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Would you like to learn how to track an animal? How about find your way through the wilderness? We’ll learn survival skills like orienteering, weather-reading, plant identification, and more.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
9-12 7/10-7/14 M-F 9:30A-3:30P $135/$168.75 Northside Park Boy Scout Cabin
WILD EXPLORERS – OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
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Campers take a wild and wacky adventure at Northside Park. Camp activities could include fishing, canoeing, hiking, games, orienteering, and more.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
9-12 8/7-8/11 M-F 9:30A-3:30P $135/$168.75 Northside Park Boy Scout Cabin
FISHING FEVER
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Fishing Fever teaches young anglers the basics of safe fishing. Learn the proper way to bait a hook and cast. You might just catch a whopper when we go fishing! Fishing poles and bait are provided for use during camp.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
8-13 6/29-6/30 Th,F 9A-12P $46/$57.50 Northside Park Boy Scout Cabin
8-13 7/17-7/18 M,Tu 9A-12P $46/$57.50 Northside Park Boy Scout Cabin

TEAM ADVENTURE CAMPS

Join us for a day camp filled with adventure and teambuilding activities. Go geocaching, try out our climbing tower, and more! Some camps may include off-site trips.

SHORT CUT
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Go on a short adventure at Lincoln Marsh. Campers experience three days of team building, geocaching, climbing tower, and more.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
8-10 7/5-7/7 W-F 9A-12P $80/$100 Lincoln Marsh East Entrance
ADVENTURE EDGE
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Looking for a camp with a little edge? Join us to explore adventure activities, including team building, geocaching, biking on the Prairie Path, outdoor skills, and rock climbing on our 50-foot climbing tower.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
10-12 6/19-6/23 M-F 9A-12P $125/$156.25 Lincoln Marsh East Entrance
ADVENTURE EDGE 2
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Ready for some outrageous fun and adventure? This camp includes rock climbing, canoeing, geocaching, swimming, creek trekking, horseback riding, recreational tree climbing, traversing a high ropes course, campfire cookout, and more.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
12-14 6/26-6/30 M-F 9A-3P $275/$343.75 Lincoln Marsh East Entrance
12-14 7/17-7/21 M-F 9A-3P $275/$343.75 Lincoln Marsh East Entrance

CRITTER CAMP

NATURE’S FRIENDS MINICAMP
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Calling all Nature Friends! Campers use their senses to search for smells, textures, sounds, and sights of nature on hikes and scavenger hunts. Discover what fun nature has in store through games, activities, crafts, and explorations.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
4-6 6/7-6/9 W-F 9A-12P $65/$81.25 Lincoln Marsh
ANIMAL ANTICS
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Hopping toads, swimming turtles, and bouncing bunnies? Discover what makes each group of animals special.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
4-6 6/12-6/16 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
THE 3 BS: BIRDS, BATS, & BUGS MINICAMP
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What do birds, bats, and bugs have in common? Wings! Learn how wings help these cool critters survive.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
4-6 6/21-6/23 W-F 9A-12P $65/$81.25 Lincoln Marsh
HABITAT SHUFFLE
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Where do animals live? Find out during our weeklong adventure to all the places animals call home.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
4-6 6/26-6/30 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
BUG OUT!
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Bugs, bugs everywhere! Search for interesting insects and other creepy crawlies as we discover a whole new world beneath our feet, in the sky, under the water, and all around us.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
4-6 7/10-7/14 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
WOODLAND ADVENTURES
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Take an adventure through the woods as campers explore the shadier part of nature.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
4-6 7/17-7/21 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
THE ART IN NATURE MINICAMP
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Embrace your inner artist! We’ll use nature as our canvas and inspiration for three days filled with fun, art, and nature!
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
4-6 8/2-8/4 W-F 9A-12P $65/$81.25 Lincoln Marsh
NATURE PLAY
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Playing isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. Children are built to play, especially in nature!
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
4-6 8/7-8/11 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh

CURIOSITY CAMP

BIRD BRAINS MINICAMP
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Feathers, wings, hollow bones, and beaks! Discover the wonders and mysteries of birds as we search Lincoln Marsh for our feathered friends.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 6/7-6/9 W-F 9A-12P $65/$81.25 Lincoln Marsh
WETLAND EXPLORERS
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What is a wetland and who calls it home? Become a wetland explorer using dip nets and magnifiers. Explore Lincoln Marsh firsthand as we answer these questions and discover why wetlands are so important.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 6/12-6/16 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
INDIAN SUMMER
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Did you know Native Americans used nature for all their needs? Campers will explore the lives of Indians using toys, playing games, and telling Native American stories.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 6/19-6/23 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
ANIMAL LOVERS
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Does your child love animals? Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the lives of animals at Lincoln Marsh. Each day we’ll investigate a different animal group and find out what makes them special, then seek them out in the forest, prairie, and wetland.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 6/26-6/30 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
GROW UP GREEN MINICAMP
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Campers learn to make choices that help protect our beautiful planet, all while playing games and being creative.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 7/5-7/7 W-F 9A-12P $65/$81.25 Lincoln Marsh
JURASSIC GIANTS
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Step into a time machine and journey back to our prehistoric past. Discover the world of dinosaurs, fossils, and the clues left behind. Learn where dinosaurs lived, how they moved, and what they ate while you uncover the mysteries of our past.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 7/10-7/14 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
BUGOLOGY
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Six, eight, ten, one hundred, one thousand legs! During this camp we’ll investigate the lives of the most abundant creatures on our planet: bugs. Search the sky, ground, under logs, in the dirt, and in the wetland for these amazing multi-legged critters.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 7/17-7/21 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
NATURE INSPIRATIONS
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Have you ever painted with cattails? Written poetry on the prairie? Built a sculpture with seeds, stones, and sticks? We’ll let nature awaken our creativity in this art camp that combines natural exploration and artistic creation to produce wild and inspired kids!
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 7/24-7/28 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh
NATURE SURPRISE MINICAMP
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Explore the endless possibilities of free play in nature! Campers might create art, play with dirt, or crawl though cattails. In this camp, natural materials become tools and treasures.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 8/2-8/4 W-F 9A-12P $65/$81.25 Lincoln Marsh
NATURE SLEUTHS
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Are you a “nature sleuth”? Put on your detective cap and solve the mysteries of camouflage, tracking, and other secrets of nature.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
6-9 8/7-8/11 M-F 9A-12P $110/$137.50 Lincoln Marsh

LITTLE EXPLORERS CAMP

NATURE PLAY
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Does your preschooler love to explore nature? Then this is the perfect camp for them! Each day, little campers have the chance to explore and play in the different habitats of Lincoln Marsh.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
3-4 6/5-6/6 M,Tu 9-11A $27.50/$33 Lincoln Marsh
ANIMALS
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Does your preschooler love to explore nature? Then this is the perfect camp for them! Each day, little campers have the chance to explore and play in the different habitats of Lincoln Marsh.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
3-4 6/19-6/20 M,Tu 9-11A $27.50/$33 Lincoln Marsh
PLANTS
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Does your preschooler love to explore nature? Then this is the perfect camp for them! Each day, little campers have the chance to explore and play in the different habitats of Lincoln Marsh.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
3-4 7/31-8/1 M,Tu 9-11A $27.50/$33 Lincoln Marsh

PARENT/CHILD CAMP

KNEE HIGH NATURE CAMP
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Yes, you and your toddler can now go to camp! Join us as we nurture your child with nature. You’ll learn songs and games that can help both of you benefit from the great outdoors.
Age Dates Day Time R/NR Fee Location
18mos-3 7/5-7/7 W-F 9:30A-11:30A $40/$50 Lincoln Marsh
18mos-3 7/24-7/26 M-W 9:30A-11:30A $40/$50 Lincoln Marsh