Summer Camps 2016

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Summer Camp 2016 Sessions Table


Camp Fees:

General Admission – $125.00
Placer Nature Center Members – $110.00
* Help provide summer camp for another child in need. If you round-up your amount due by $5.00 we will put that additional money in our camp scholarship account. If paying through PayPal, please add the item titled “camp scholarship” to your cart along with your normal registration.

* We now have a limited # of scholarships available, please email us at: to find out more details. 

Camp Descriptions:

June 16th & 17th: Jr. Campers Training (must be 13 years or older to participate) ⇒ Teen camp counselors guide the camp participants through nature investigations, nature games, nature songs, crafts and puppet shows for the children. Teens can choose one or several weeks to help.
June 20-24: Dirt Made My Lunch (Ages 6-10) ⇒ How do plants affect our lives? Learn about the environment and us! We will explore different plant parts, how plants transform solar energy into chemical energy, and how you can grow plants in a sustainable way.
July 6-8 *3 days only: Dinosaur Discoveries        (ages 6-10) ⇒ On the land, in the sea, and in the air - dinosaurs were everywhere! Come and earn about their different sizes, names, behaviors, adaptations and habitats on ancient Earth.
July 11-15: Geology Rocks (ages 6-10) ⇒ Dig into the earth and explore rocks! Learn about the rock cycle, fossils and tools used by geologists. From earthquakes to exploding volcanoes, meteorites to crystals, rocks and minerals are all around us. See how geology rocks your world and affects plants and animals every day!
July 18-22: Howlers (ages 6-10) ⇒ Can you howl like a coyote or walk like a fox? Explore our local foothill mammals! Learn to identify animal trails, tracks, scat and more! Investigate different mammal skulls, teeth and adaptations. Check out the fur of our mammals big and small!
July 25-29: Water Wizards (ages 6-10) ⇒ Explore the water cycle and our connection to and influence on Earth’s most limited resource. Learn why water is so special to life. Gain knowledge and understanding of our local watershed and ways we can help conserve and maintain clean water.
August 1-5: Sunlight, Starlight and Orbs (Ages 6-10) ⇒ Examine how the sun drives Earth’s natural systems and makes our planet suitable for life. We will explore how the sun’s energy can be harvested and utilized to sustain our modern world. Learn about stars, planets, constellations and galaxies as we expand our understanding of the universe and beyond!
Summer Camp 2016 Brochure with Registration Form: 
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Summer Camp 2016 Registration Form Only (Fill in PDF:          

To register:

If you are not a member of the Placer Nature Center and wish to pay your camp fees online: $125 per child/per camp

Camper Name and Camp Requested

If you are a member of the Placer Nature Center and wish to pay your camp fees online: $110 per child/per camp

Camper Name and Camp Requested

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