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Thu, Jun 08


Ozark Natural Science Center

2023 Second Chance Summer Camp

Did you miss your 5th or 6th grade trip to ONSC? Join us for a 2-day, 1-night nature immersion! For ages 8-14

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2023 Second Chance Summer Camp
2023 Second Chance Summer Camp

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2023, 9:00 AM – Jun 09, 2023, 2:00 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 that are correlated with national and state science learning standards and provide in-depth education in biology, ecology, geology, and social studies – all while students have fun hiking and experiencing nature. Camp activities include day hikes, night hikes, team-building, games, and small-group activities.

We also have a limited number of free tickets for parent chaperones. We will need at least one male and one female chaperone, with a maximum of 6 total 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.

Ages: This camp is for students between 8 - 14 years old.

Camp schedule and details:

Day 1:

9am - Arrival and orientation

11am - Field investigation, nature exploration, guided hike with lunch

4pm - Snack and store

4:30pm - Active recreation time

5:30pm - Dinner

6:30pm - Class*

7:45pm - Campfire

8:30pm - Night hike

Overnight in ONSC lodges with chaperones

Day 2:

7:30am - Breakfast

8:30am - Field investigation, nature exploration, guided hike

10:45am - Class*

12pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Group photo and departure

Optional Bonus Program for an Extended Second Day

2pm - Field investigation, nature exploration, guided hike

3pm – Class*

4:30pm – Snack

5pm - Active recreation time

5:30pm - Departure

*Classes could include Herpetology, Radio Telemetry, Creek Critters, Entomology, D.O.T.S. (discovery of the specimens), Let's Break it Down, or Ornithology

Tuition Assistance:

We strive to make ONSC programs accessible and affordable for all. Learn more about camp scholarships here.

About the Instructors:

Visit to learn more about our Teacher Naturalists and other staff.


  • Student Registration

    Includes all camp options from June 8-9

    Sale ended
  • Optional Bonus Program

    This adds an additional bonus program for an extended 2nd day of camp. Bonus program extends from 12:30pm until a 5:30pm departure time.

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