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Summmer Camps for Kids

LNC Summer Camps are a great way for kids to learn about nature while having fun! Camps at Louisville Nature Center offer fun games, guided hikes in the nature preserve, and exciting nature study for budding naturalists--ages 4-12! Our camps provide lots of hands-on learning about the local wildlife and habitats found in Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve--a 41-acre forest and outdoor classroom.

Summer Camp Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships are available for the LNC summer camps. Attendees pay 50% of the camp cost; the remaining 50% will be covered by the scholarship funds. Any student currently receiving reduced lunch is eligible to apply. Please contact the Nature Center for details.

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2014 LNC Summer Camp season is here!. We are planning for some fun and interesting camps for kids.

We are also looking for adults to volunteer at our camps. Our camp volunteers have almost as much fun as the kids!!

CLICK HERE TO GET A REGISTRATION FORM FOR OUR CAMPS.
Call us at (502) 458-1328 for more information.

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TRACK 'EM, SMACK 'EM, AND ROAR!
June 9-13; June 23-27; July7-11 -- 9:00am to 4:00pm (9:00-11:00 at Nature Center)
Ages 8 to 12
The Louisville Tennis Center, the Louisville Nature Center, and the Louisville Zoo will again be offering a week of non-stop excitement for children ages 8 to 12. Campers will be tracking native wildlife at the Louisville Nature Center, learning tennis skills on the courts of the Louisville Tennis Center, and visiting with the wild creatures at the Louisville Zoo. If your child has a tennis racket we suggest that he/she bring it.
NOTE: Each participant must bring a lunch and dress appropriately for outside play (tennis shoes are required).
Contact the Zoo, 502-459-2181, to register for this camp.

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HARRY POTTER -- THE FIRST FOUR YEARS
June 16-20, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Ages 8-12
Limited to 20 participants.
You won't need a spell book to uncover the magic of the natural world in this camp based on the first four Harry Potter books. Through exploration of the Beargrass Creek Nature Preserve, campers will study potions, herbology, astronomy, defenses against the dark arts, and magical creatures.
The ever popular quidditch will also be played every morning!
Do NOT bring a broom!
COST: $180 for LNC members; $220, non-members

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MY HOME, THEIR HOME, OUR HOME
June 23-27, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 4-6
Limited to 12 participants.
Young campers find out why all living things need a home. We will learn about various animals and their homes and how we can all live together in this world.
COST: $110 for LNC members; $125, non-members

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BUGS, SLUGS, AND UGHS! ICKY THINGS TO EXPLORE
July 7-11, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages 6-12
Limited to 20 participants.
Explore the yuckier side of the natural world, from slime to scat and more! We will learn why gross is good when it comes to animal survival. Warning -- We may get dirty!
COST: $110 for LNC members; $125, non-members

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WILD ABOUT THE ARTS
July 14-18 (Camp 1) 9:00am to 4:00pm
July 21-25 (Camp 2) 9:00am to 4:00pm
NOTE: Both camps contain the same content. Ages 6-12
Let your child be led by nature. Art and nature will be explored by engaging hands on projects using a variety of natural materials. Then, unpack your lunch and get ready for the afternoon: Shine Studio is back and will be on site for music, movement, yoga, drumming and hooping, indoors and out!
COST: $180 for LNC members; $220, non-members

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BUG HUNTERS
August 4-6, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Ages 8-12
Limited to 20 participants.
Join us as we study and stalk the most diverse group of animals on our planet. From looking at insects in ancient amber to going on a bug safari, we'll have more insect activities than you can shake a stick at (a walking stick, that is!)
COST: $110 for LNC members; $125, non-members

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AUGUST SUMMER FUN DAYS
August 7th and 8th
Continue the fun after the Bug Hunters Camp on August 4, 5 and 6th, by signing up for the August Summer Fun Days on Thursday and Friday!

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ICKY NATURE PROGRAM
Thursday, August 7, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Explore the yuckier side of the natural world, from slime to scat and more. We will learn why gross is good when it comes to animal survival. Warning -- we may get dirty!
Ages 6-12. Limited to 20 participants.
COST: $15 for LNC members; $20, non-members

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LET'S FACE IT!
Friday, August 8, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Explore the art of portraits and learn about animal faces. Campers will take advantage of the morning sun to create shadow silhouettes, hike to find faces in nature, add clay features to trees to create a face, and use found natural materials to create a self-portrait.
The afternoon will be spent animal mask-making; and campers will learn how animal eye placement and size play a role in their survival. Eyes in the front, the animal hunts. Eyes on the side, the animal hides.
Ages 6-12. Limited to 20 participants.
COST: $15 for LNC members; $20, non-members

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SHINE STUDIO CAMPS AT THE LOUISVILLE NATURE CENTER

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NURTURING GRACE: A SUMMER CAMP FOR GIRLS AGES 10 - 15
July 28 - August 1, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Shine presents a camp for girls who are transitioning to womanhood. Participants will learn about nurturing a graceful life. The camp will be at the Louisville Nature Center.
Contact Shine to register: Phone: 502-442-2843 or online at: shinelouisville.com/shinecamp

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A SHINE SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS AGES 6-12
July 28 - August 1, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Expect yoga, movement, drumming, singing, song-writing, art-making, and creativity. Hiking, nature learning, and cultivating a deep connection to the planet will be added bonuses.
Contact Shine to register: Phone: 502-442-2843 or online at: shinelouisville.com/shinecamp

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