- HDT Team
“Log In At Eco Camp”
Eco Camp registration is now open! If you’d like to learn more about a specific camp, visit our website for more details. You can even register and pay online.
Right now, we all need something to look forward to, especially our kids. What better time to sign them up for Eco Camp! This year, our theme is “‘Log In’ At Eco Camp” with a focus on the forest and trees, specifically maples, oaks, birches, and pines.
Kids will get outside and be up close with nature.
Here are the dates:
Grades 1-2 (Mighty Maples), June 22-26 Grades 3-4 (Outstanding Oaks), July 6-10 Grades 5-6 (Brilliant Birches) July 20-24 Prek-K: Ages 4-5 (Powerful Pines) August 3-7.
Just what is Eco Camp, you might ask? Eco Camp is a series of week-long day camps for kids going into PreK through 6th grade. We believe a passion for stewardship begins with cultivating a love of nature and being outdoors. We’ll discuss plants, animals, renewable energy, gardening, composting, recycling, and how to be a responsible caretaker of our planet. Children will be engaged in environmental education through a variety of lessons, activities, games, stories, crafts, garden experiences, outdoor play, healthy snacks, field trips, and more!
Our 1st-6th grade campers take a field trip one day and also spend a day swimming at a nearby private cabin. Some of our previous field trips have included packing meals at The Outreach Program (formerly Kids Against Hunger), various activities at Deep Portage Environmental Learning Center, touring the US Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Dam and Recreation Area, making toys for and visiting with the animals at Paws & Claws Animal Rescue and Resort, and many others.
Campers are fortunate to have a bountiful garden on the Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus to take advantage of. They are given a tour of the garden, often help harvest the produce, and many of their daily snacks come fresh from the garden!
Last year’s T-shirt design contest winner.
Another fun component of Eco Camp is the T-shirt Design Contest! For the past few years, the picture printed on our camp shirts have come from area youth that submitted designs. The contest is open to kids in kindergarten through 12th grade, with finalists chosen from each of three age categories and the winning design chosen from the three finalists. Details and a template for the design can be found on our website.