Youth select from a broad menu of local 4‑H programs based on their interests and with the guidance of adults. There are hands-on, learn-by-doing, opportunities for everyone.
Summer Camp: Science Camp (Ages 6-8)
Our popular Science Camp is back! Kids will have the opportunity to use critical and creative thinking skills as they are guided through our interactive and hands-on science activities and experiments. A few of the scientific areas that will be covered are: earth science, chemistry, physics and animal science.
Summer Camp: Small Wonders (Ages 3.5-5)
Send your child on a fun-filled adventure this summer by joining Small Wonders. Age-appropriate activities are designed to enhance your child's social and recreational experiences. Activities include games, songs, theme-based arts, pretend play, storytelling, the opportunity to make new friends,and learn to share and listen.
Summer Camp: Super Hero Camp (Ages 8-12)
Join the Fun Center Camp staff for a special super hero camp event. There will be a variety of challenges, projects and super hero adventures throughout the week-long camp. A morning snack will be provided. Campers should bring a water bottle and dress to play!
Summer Camp: The Investigators (Ages 5-7)
Come join us for a summer of discovery and friendship. Youth will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of our world through arts, games, experiments, nature, exploration, stories and play. Program takes place in the classroom but participants will also have some gym and outdoor time.
Summer Camps: Adventure is Out There! (Youth entering grades 3-5 or 5-7)
Find an adventure without ever having to leave the Nature Center. We’ll spend the week learning new skills such as archery, orienteering, and mountain biking. In this camp we’ll have the chance to explore all that River Bend has to offer. Bring a lunch and wear comfortable clothing with closed toed shoes. Snacks provided.
Summer Camps: Lil’ Picasso Art Camp (Ages 3.5-5)
Enhancing creativity and empowering young minds as as they explore different materials to make a variety of art projects is the focus if this camp! Our art camp nurtures your child with creativity, inspiration and encouragement. Kids will also have a chance to get some physical activity, engage in story-time and meet new friends.
Summer Camps: Mud Puppies (Youth entering grades 4-6)
Youth entering grades 4-6 have a choice of 4 great options that will get them exploring the outdoors through navigation, art, competitions, hiking or biking.
Summer Camps: Puddle Jumpers (Youth entering grades k-1)
Both Puddle Jumpers sessions offers a twist on discovering the natural world around us! Puddle Jumpers camp focuses on examining and learning about the creatures that we might encounter day-to-day in our backyards!
Summer Camps: Road Trip through the USA (Ages 5-7)
There are so many amazing places to explore in the USA. So come take a little trip with us this summer in the classroom as we research information on fun facts about states, landmarks, history, food and culture. Youth will also get to complete a variety of projects and take a break from "traveling" to play some fun games in the great outdoors and gym.