Lake Forest Parks & Recreation Camp Guide 2022 - Page 15

Wildlife Camps

WILDLIFE SCIENCE CAMP ( 8-14Y ) Daily , for one full week , the Wildlife Science Camp focuses on the development of the child ’ s skills in many of the same technologies utilized in the study of natural science . Children will learn to use radio telemetry equipment , field scopes , GPS devices , and other important research tools . Daily interaction with the animals in the Wildlife Discovery Center provides children with the opportunity to learn animal handling basics . Recreation time is provided . An off-campus trip to an animal care facility is included , as well as visits from special guests .
Location :
WDC Class Southeast
Instructor :
WDC Staff
Contact :
Rob Carmichael , Curator , CarmichR @ cityoflakeforest . com or 847.810.3663
CODE DAYS DATES TIME R / NR 30949904-01 M-F Aug 8 - Aug 12 9:00 am - 2:00 pm $ 310 /$ 372
BEAVER ISLAND WILDLIFE CAMP ( 11-15Y ) Since 1996 , the staff members of the Wildlife Discovery Center have been leading a trip to the Central Michigan University Biological Station located at Beaver Island , MI . Learning about the island ecology has been a transformative experience for past participants , many of whom have been inspired to pursue careers in biology . Group members will hike , boat , and kayak as they explore the ancient forests , pristine coastlines , and marshes rich with wildlife . The station provides excellent accommodations and boasts a fabulous cafeteria serving three buffet-style meals daily . This program is very popular ; your early response best ensures your child ’ s inclusion .
Location : Wildlife Discovery Center Instructor / Contact : Rob Carmichael , Curator , CarmichR @ cityoflakeforest . com or 847.810.3663 Notes :
A $ 150 deposit is required to hold each spot and is non-refundable unless the entire trip is cancelled . You will be responsible to drop off your child in Charlevoix , MI on June 19th at NOON ( Sharp ) and participants return to Charlevoix where you ’ ll pick your child up on June 23rd at 1:30pm . Parents and their enrolled children are required to attend an orientation meeting at Elawa Farm , 6:00pm on Tuesday , May 24th
CODE DAYS DATES TIME R / NR D 30949905-01 Su , M-Th Jun 19 - Jun 23 3:30 am - 8:00 pm $ 785 /$ 942 $ 150
FAMILY FUN CAMP OUT ( 4-10Y ) Bring the family down to Forest Park Beach for a night of camping . Pitch your tent and get ready for an evening of family fun ! The Wildlife Discovery Staff will entertain you with a lively animal show before dinner . You will bring your own food and refreshments , along with entertainment , to the beach ( dinner on Sat and breakfast on Sunday ). A grill is available if you want to cook onsite . This is the only night of the year that camping is allowed on the Lake Forest Beach so , don ’ t miss out on this unique family bonding experience !
Location :
Forest Park Beach , North Pavilion
Instructor :
WDC Staff
Contact :
Rob Carmichael , Curator , CarmichR @ cityoflakeforest . com or 847.810.3663
Notes :
Register as a “ tent ”; that is , the fee is based on a typical tent that can hold up to four people but you will only register under
one person . If you have more than one tent / group , please register under a second family member .
CODE DAYS DATES TIME R / NR 30390101-01 Sa , Su Oct 1 - Oct 2 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm $ 150 /$ 180 www . LFParksandRec . com 15