When:
August 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
2021-08-16T08:00:00-05:00
2021-08-16T15:00:00-05:00
Where:
Welty Environmental Center
1201 Big Hill Court
Beloit
WI 53511
Cost:
$105 Members / $125 Non-Members
Contact:
Aaron Wilson
608-362-6212
Welty's 2021 Summer Camp Registration @ Welty Environmental Center

Welty’s 2021 Summer Camp Registration

June 21, 2021 – September 3, 2021

Let’s get outside, get busy, and get dirty exploring the ecosystems of Big Hill Park. Join the Welty Environmental Center for a summer of camp for ages 6 to 12. We will begin each week with team building that include how to keep each other safe during a pandemic while at camp. We will play games and explore the the biomes of Big Hill Parks: Prairie & Oak Savanna, Deciduous Forest, and Freshwater River Front. Join us for the entire summer or select a week or two. There are six themes to choose from that will rotate throughout the summer.

Age 6 to 12
M-F, 8am to 3:00pm
Member $105.00/week
Non-Member $125.00/week
Aftercare $15/week 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Weekly Themes

  • 6/21/2021 – 6/25/2021 Speaking for Trees: We will play games that help us learn how trees work, including how they “talk” to each other. We will also learn to identify several types of trees, adding to the Wisconsin DNR’s Urban Forestry Assessment’s body of knowledge and posting to iNaturalist.
  • 6/28/2021 – 7/2/2021 Wilderness Survival: We will learn many of the skills needed to survive if lost in the woods or in emergency situation. Campers will play games and work through dramatic situations that will bolster confidence. We will build shelters, identify useful and harmful plants, and focus on S.T.O.P (Sit down, Think, Observe, Plan).
  • 7/6/2021 – 7/9/2021 Wild Sports: This week we will focus on wild games. Game pay is not limited to humans. Most animals play games, too! We will learn about and play many games that help prepare young animals for survival as adults. We will also play a few camp favorites that include kickball, soccer, 4-square, hide-and-go seek, and capture the flag.
  • 7/12/2021 – 7/16/2021 Nature’s Restaurant: Food is everywhere we look. It just might not be for us, or it might be something that we usually would not choose to eat. We dive deep into the food webs of Big Hill Park, learning how ecosystems support an abundance of life. We will also learn to identify edible plants and insects.
  • 7/19/2021 – 7/23/2021 Wet and Wild: Prepare to get wet! We will spend much of our time this week exploring Goose Creek. We will learn about the water cycle, river ecology, run off, pollution, and have a great time getting wet!
  • 7/26/2021 – 7/30/2021 Speaking for Trees: We will play games that help us learn how trees work, including how they “talk” to each other. We will also learn to identify several types of trees, adding to the Wisconsin DNR’s Urban Forestry Assessment’s body of knowledge and posting to iNaturalist.
  • 8/2/2021 – 8/6/2021 Rolling Rocks: Rocks have lives. They change over time. We will explore the glacial history of Big Hill Park by digging, climbing, and playing games. We will lean to identify several subtypes of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
  • 8/9/2021 – 8/13/2021 Wilderness Survival: We will learn many of the skills needed to survive if lost in the woods or in emergency situation. Campers will play games and work through dramatic situations that will bolster confidence. We will build shelters, identify useful and harmful plants, and focus on S.T.O.P (Sit down, Think, Observe, Plan).
  • 8/16/2021 – 8/20/2021 Nature’s Restaurant: Food is everywhere we look. It just might not be for us, or it might be something that we usually would not choose to eat. We dive deep into the food webs of Big Hill Park, learning how ecosystems support an abundance of life. We will also learn to identify edible plants and insects.
  • 8/23/2021 – 8/27/2021 Wet and Wild: Prepare to get wet! We will spend much of our time this week exploring Goose Creek. We will learn about the water cycle, river ecology, run off, pollution, and have a great time getting wet!
  • 8/30/2021 – 9/3/2021 Wild Sports: This week we will focus on wild games. Game pay is not limited to humans. Most animals play games, too! We will learn about and play many games that help prepare young animals for survival as adults. We will also play a few camp favorites that include kickball, soccer, 4-square, hide-and-go seek, and capture the flag.

Registration is limited to a set number of campers each week based on physical space and staffing levels. Each camper must be registered separately. Sign up is for the entire week. We are not able to process refunds for missed days. Refunds will not be issued due to missed days.

  • If you register your camper for multiple weeks, refunds will be issued only for full weeks:
    • 14-days in advance 100%
    • 7-days in advance 50%

Outside & Inside. We will strive to be outside as much as possible. We will only head inside if the weather does not permit us to be outside. 

Welty is taking specific steps to reduce participant and staff risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Campers and staff will be required to adhere to national, state, and local guidelines for group gatherings. If you choose to have a camper participate in this program, they will be asked to:

  • Upon arrival, campers will be asked a few heath questions and have their temperature taken. 
  • If your camper is exposed at home, they should be kept at home. A refund for missed days will not be issued.  
  • If your camper is showing symptoms, please keep your hiker at home. At any time a camper shows symptoms, the camper will be separated from the others and sent home.
    • Campers will be allowed to return after 72 hours of controlled temperature without medication. A refund for missed days will not be issued. 
  • A face covering that covers nose, mouth, and chin are required at all times, except for lunch and snack, at which time campers will sit apart from each other. (If you do not have your own, please contact us. We may have a limited supply, additional donation required.)
  • Lunch and snacks should be packed and are the responsibility of the caregiver. 
  • Limit sharing of supplies. 
  • Wash hands, use sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, sanitizing spray for hands.

After registering, please complete the 2021 Summer Camp Emergency Contact Information. Please note that emergency contact information is due 7-days before the first day of camp. All campers must have medical insurance. 

Register using the form below. If a week is full, please email info@weltycenter.org to be placed on a waiting list.