Students in kindergarten through 5th grade (rising 1st-5th graders for summer camps) will experience the great outdoors, create fun crafts, and make new friends while exploring our trails and Historic Park at our day camp.
Nature Rangers Camp: The Big Adventure October 2nd -6th
For children in Grades K-5th
9:00 – 2:00 with extended day options available
Registration closes September 25th.
Make fall break an exciting adventure when you join us for Nature Rangers Camp. This year’s camp, The Big Adventure, is inspired by the children’s book, The Sign of the Beaver. This Newberry Honor book, based on a true story, shares the struggle of a young boy left alone to take care of his family’s new frontier cabin while his father journeys to return with the rest of the family. Our hero learns about self-reliance and friendship as he befriends a Native American boy who helps him survive by sharing knowledge about nature, tracking, marking trails, making tools and more.
Each day campers will be led by our CPR-certified education staff as we hike the trails and explore the Historic Park. They will also learn to identify animal tracks, mark a trail, use a compass for orienteering, locate geocaches, and learn other skills inspired by the book. Days will include making crafts, playing games, and having fun exploring nature. With Burritt’s famous combination of genuine fun, quality instruction, and active play, this is sure to be a fall break to remember!
Camp days run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Students should bring their own sack lunch, but Burritt will provide a snack each day. You may also choose to register for our extended day options with drop-off available as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick-up as late as 5:30 p.m. The cost for extended day is an additional $10 each day for morning only, an additional $25 each day for afternoon only, or $35 each day for both morning and afternoon.
Member Discounts apply for those with Family/Grandparent Memberships or above.
Extended Day slots are limited. Please register your child for any extended day options when you reserve your spot for camp.
Plans change for our campers. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for a camp that is full please choose the camp and join the waitlist. Should a spot open up an email will be sent to the waitlist to fill the spot.
Each week of camp revolves around a different theme and focuses on hands-on learning activities designed to explore environmental, historical, scientific and cultural experiences while providing hours of fun. There are plenty of opportunities for both organized and free play activities that provide children with essential life skills from increasing creativity to learning to negotiate with others.
Campers are divided into age-appropriate groups for each camp, and activities are designed for each developmental level. Day camps are open to children enrolled in Kindergarten through 5th grade. (For summer camp, enrollment is open to students who are rising 1st through 5th graders). The camp day runs from 9:00am-2:00pm, with extended day options available. Reservations are required.
Our day camp hours are from 9:00am-2:00pm. For an additional charge, we offer an extended day option that allows you to drop off your child as early as 7:30am and pick him/her up as late as 5:30pm. Reservations are required for camp and extended day.
Does my child need a lunch?
Yes, your child should bring a lunch including a beverage each day. Campers do not have access to a microwave. Burritt does provide a snack each day.
Can my child bring personal belongings?
Campers may bring a small bag with supplies such as sunscreen that may need to be reapplied, a jacket or sweater, and a change of clothes if you believe one may be required. Toys from home are not permitted during camp. Campers enrolled in extended day may bring items as described in the email you will receive once they are enrolled for this program. Burritt staff members are not responsible for personal items that campers bring with them. All personal items including lunch boxes should be labeled with the camper’s name.
My child needs medication during the camp day. Can I send it with them?
Burritt staff members do NOT administer medication. You should give your child all needed medications BEFORE checking them in for camp. Burritt will only receive life-saving medications such as epi-pens, insulin, and inhalers. Your child should know how to tell when he/she needs these medications and should know how to administer them. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that life-saving medications are checked-in with a Burritt educator. Please let us know if you will be leaving it for the week or checking it in and out each day. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ask for the return of all medications that have been checked-in.
What are camp hours?
Camp runs from 9:00am to 2:00pm. We do offer extended day options at an extra charge which require preregistration.
What are extended day hours?
We offer both early and late extended day options. The early option allows you to drop off your child at 7:30am and the late pickup option allows you to pick up your child by 5:30pm.
My child has completed preschool and will start kindergarten this fall. Can they come to camp this summer?
No, unfortunately. Our summer camps are designed for students who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. We would love to see your child next summer!
Is there a deadline to register my child for camp?
Registration for a particular week of camp must be received by close of business the Tuesday before.
What if I am late picking up my child from camp?
Plan to pick up your child at 2:00pm when the camp day ends. If you are more than fifteen minutes late picking up your child you will be charged a late fee of $20 per child. Starting at 20 minutes late, you will be charged $1.00 per minute per child. You must pay the late fee before your child is accepted for camp the next day. We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.
What if I am late picking up my child from Extended Day?
If you are fifteen minutes past final pickup time, there will be a charge of $20 per child. Starting at 20 minutes late, you will be charged $1.00 per minute per child. After the third late pickup, your child will be unenrolled from Extended Day. Late fees must be paid before your child is accepted for camp the next day. We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.
Do you offer scholarships?
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Alice Kirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-512-0148 for assistance.
What if I need to cancel?
If a camper withdraws from camp after enrolling but more than 2 weeks prior to camp, a $15 administration fee will be held and the rest of the camp fee will be returned. An additional $50 fee for supplies will be charged if a camper withdraws thirteen days or less before the camp.
No refund will be given if cancellation is within one week of the camp. However, during the summer a family may choose to apply the camp fee (minus the administration fee) to another camp if there is space available.
My child is attending camp with a friend/family member. Can they be in the same group?
If your child plans to attend camp with a friend or family member, please let us know when you register if they should be in the same group. We will do our best to accommodate such requests when they are made in advance of camp. It is very difficult for us to rearrange camp groups after camp has already started, and it is likely that changes will not be made at that time. If there is an age difference between the campers you want to be assigned to the same group, we may contact you to discuss group assignments.