Register Today for Summer Ecology Camp!
This year’s camp theme is Go Native! Campers will learn how Alabama’s Native American people; the Muskogee, Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes; lived and prospered in our area. Using the natural environment of the Forest Ecology Preserve, children will also learn about the native and invasive plants and animals found there through nature studies, crafts, games, hikes, and more. Camps are held each summer during May and June for children in upcoming 1st – 7th grades. Each camp is held for one week, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., except where noted below. Drop off begins at 7:45 a.m.
Registration is $100 and includes a daily snack, activities, and a camp t-shirt. Magnolia level membership or above is required for registration. To join, visit the JOIN/RENEW page of our website and return a copy of your email receipt with your registration form.
Camps dates for each grade level are as follows:
May 27 – 30 Camp Discovery, Upcoming 3rd & 4th Grades *
June 2 – 6 Young Naturalists I, Upcoming 1st & 2nd Grades
June 9 – 13 Hunger Games Training Camp, Upcoming 5th – 7th Grades **
June 16 – 20 Young Naturalists II, Upcoming 1st & 2nd Grades
June 23 –27 Explorers, Upcoming 1st – 6th Grades
* All camps are Monday – Friday, except Camp Discovery, which is held Tuesday through Friday and includes a Thursday evening session.
** This camp is designed for older children to learn basic wilderness skills.
You may also view camp dates for each grade level within the interactive calendar. To register, download the most recent camp REGISTRATION FORM and mail to Forest Ecology Preserve, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, Alabama, 36849-5418.
Counselors-In-Training Program (CIT)
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer Ecology Camp Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT). Eligible candidates must be between 13-18 years old. Responsibilities will include assisting teachers with camp preparation, programs, group hikes, and daily clean-up. Please download the application using the below link and return to Jennifer Lolley via mail or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information you may contact Jennifer at 334-707-6512.