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. 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 2023
Registration is Open - Spring and Summer camps available with week-long sessions all summer long!!
Camps are held in Birmingham, Trussville, Pell City, Vestavia, Tuscaloosa, Wetumpka, Auburn, Hartselle, Montgomery/Millbrook, Oak Mountain State Park (Pelham), Monte Sano State Park (Huntsville) and Joe Wheeler State Park (Rogersville). New this year -- Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville.
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Phone 1: (205) 540-6642
Phone 2: (205) 747-7410
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Minimum Age: 6
Maximum Age: 10
Year Established: 2006
Capacity: Small outdoor camp, 20 maximum
Lodging Available: None
Average Cost Per Week:
Rising 1st-4th graders for $290 to $325 (depending on location)
Average Cost Per Day:
Discounts: $40 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 - 5 pm with option for 8 am - 6pm
Camp Days: Monday through Friday
Season Starts: May 30, 2023
Season Ends: July 28, 2023
Camp Activities: Academics, Camping Skills & Outdoor Living, Caving, Hiking, Nature & Environmental Studies, Science, Wilderness
Financial Aid: Yes
Additional Information: Click here to register!