Award-winning science camp - Gross Out Camp. Hands-on field biology along with science experiments. Outdoor lessons in nature. Learning made so much fun, they will never know it! (It's science but please don't tell the kids!)
Live animal shows with snakes, lizards and turtles, exploring the woods, roly poly races, and meeting a tree are some of the activities. Where there is a creek: fishing, crawdads, water currents and plenty of splashing. Science experiments include polymers (slime), lava lamps (density) and polar, non-polar molecules – all of this plus the freedom to explore the natural world, comprises Fresh Air Family's Gross Out Camp. It is the kind of science children love: hands-on, a bit disgusting, and all taking place in the Great Outdoors in a child's natural habitat.
We offer campers the opportunity to learn, and they do, in spades, real spades as they dig up worms and millipedes. All of our lessons are based on design-thinking -- which creates critical thinking skills. Lessons address every learning style so that every child can be successful. Using self-directed studies, the children can learn at their own pace -- and focus on what they are interested in: plants, animals, bugs, science experiments, or herps (snakes).
It is also fun -- because we believe nothing is more fun than learning! For the parent, we guarantee tired, dirty children.
Summer CAMPS 2021
Registration is Open - We are having camps this spring and summer!
450 participants in 2020 -- no COVID infections!
We will be outside, in a low-risk environment, taking temperatures, and using lots of hand sanitizer.
Only 20 kids per camp!
Gross Out Camp Sessions at:
Vulcan Park - Spring break and summer
Trussville Athletic Center: summer
The Village at Cook Springs: TBA
Week-long sessions all summer long!!
Questions? Contact Programs@FreshAirFamily.org or call 205-540-6642 www.GrossOutCamp.org
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Phone 1: 205-540-6642
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Minimum Age: 6
Maximum Age: 10
Year Established: 2006
Capacity: Small outdoor camps, with 20 max attendance
Lodging Available: None
Average Cost Per Week:
Rates vary per location. Call for pricing.
Discounts: $35 for members, $50 for siblings, $25 buddies
Counselor-in-Training - (CIT) for 5th grade and up - half price
Scholarships provided by private donors.
Camp Length: All day camps are 9 am - 5pm. Extended hours 8 am - 6 pm is available for $25 per week
Camp Days: Monday through Friday
Season Starts: June 1, 2021
Season Ends: July 30, 2021
Camp Activities: Hiking, Nature & Environmental Studies, Science
Financial Aid: Yes
Additional Information: Register here!