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Ozark Natural Science Center

2-day, 1-night Fledgling Summer Camp at ONSC

Join us at Ozark Natural Science Center in Northwest Arkansas for a 2-day, 1-night Fledgling Summer Camp, full of nature and science exploration. Ages 6-14

2-day, 1-night Fledgling Summer Camp at ONSC
2-day, 1-night Fledgling Summer Camp at ONSC

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2024, 7:30 AM – Jun 07, 2024, 5:30 PM

Ozark Natural Science Center, 1905 Madison 1305, Huntsville, AR 72740, USA

About the Event

ONSC offers a unique, immersion-based approach to learning about nature and the natural sciences. Students visit us for authentic science learning experiences which provide in-depth education in biology, ecology, geology, social studies, and nature art – all while students have fun hiking and exploring nature.  

The Fledgling Camp is designed to be an introductory overnight camp experience for children who may not have been away from home before, and/or would prefer a short camp, and are interested in nature and science.  Campers will be divided into field groups for hikes and other activities by age level. Activities include day hikes, a campfire and short night hike, games, hands-on classes and small-group activities.

Campers will stay in ONSC's lodges, and will be assigned to rooms by age and gender. 

We also have a limited number of free tickets for parent chaperones. We strive to assign chaperones to field groups that don't include their own child(ren), to allow all students an authentic feeling of "camp independence." However, exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. An interview and background check are required to become a chaperone. Signing up for a chaperone position does not guarantee that you will be placed in a position.

Scholarships:

We strive to make ONSC programs accessible and affordable for all. In addition to ONSC's regular scholarship fund, we have been given a generous grant from the Walton Family Foundation so we can provide more camp scholarships. Apply here for a scholarship.

Registration:

Step 1: Purchase tickets below

Step 2: Complete the Camper Registration Form​ for each camper

Step 3: Read the Parent/Guardian Packet and Packing List

Tentative camp schedule and details:(Note: specific classes and activities are subject to change)

Day 1

7:30am - Arrival

8am - Staff-Parent-Camper Meeting

9am - Camper meeting & orientation

10am - Name games / ice-breakers 

11am - Nature Journal Activity

12pm - Lunch

1pm - Field Investigation (guided hike)

4:30pm - Downtime on the Deck

5:30pm - Dinner   

6:30pm - Creek Critters Class 

7:30pm - Campfire

8:30pm - Mini night hike

Overnight in ONSC lodges with chaperones

Day 2 

8am - Breakfast

9am - Let's Break it Down Class/Activity

10am - Field investigation (guided hike)

12pm - Lunch

1pm - Lodges - packing

2pm - Active and/or quiet rec time

3pm - Class/Activity/Short hike

5pm - Dinner

5-6pm - Parents arrive, store time, departure

About the Instructors:

Visit www.onsc.us/staff to learn more about our Teacher Naturalists and other staff.

Tickets

  • Fledgling Camp, ages 6-9

    $165.00
  • Fledgling Camp, ages 10-14

    $165.00
  • Adult Female Chaperone

    Choose this free ticket to become an adult chaperone for one of the field groups. Our Program Manager will be in touch to arrange an interview and background check.

    $0.00
  • Adult Male Chaperone

    Choose this free ticket to become an adult chaperone for one of the field groups. Our Program Manager will be in touch to arrange an interview and background check.

    $0.00

Total

$0.00

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