ROCKFORD – The Rockford Park District’s summer cay camps will open this month.
Beginning June 22, Nature Quest summer camp will be open for youth ages 5-12. Based at Alpine Hills Adventure Park, the camp provides an introductory experience with a different theme and nature and environment related activity each week, along with traditional camp activities including archery, crafts, hiking, games, and tie-dyeing.
Live animal demonstrations and special guests are also included.
The camp runs in one-week sessions, from 8:30-4:30 p.m, Monday-Friday through Aug. 17. Cost is $150 per person per session ($180 non-resident), which includes lunch each day.
New this year – extended care is included for all Nature Quest campers, allowing 7:30-8:30 a.m. drop-off, and 4:30 -5:30 p.m. pick-up. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at least one week prior to session start date at rockfordparkdistrict.org/camps or by calling Customer Service at 815-987-8800.
Camps will conducted in compliance with Winnebago County Health Department social-distancing guidelines for childcare and youth summer programs. Face coverings must be worn by staff and participants when within six feet of others.
The Rockford Park Districts invites families out to the country to find fun, and the benefits of being outdoors in fresh air and nature while engaging in safe recreational activities at Lockwood Park, 5201 Safford Road. The park has a pony ring and the Children’s Farm and Animal Barn.
Lockwood Park facilities are open June 6-July 3. After July 3, 2020, park activities will be held on Saturdays, July 11 through October 31. More information is available at lockwoodpark.com or by calling the facility at 815-987-8809.