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Summer Camp (Grades 6-8): Backcountry Expedition

  • An event every day at 8:15am, starting August 3, 2020 and repeating until August 6, 2020

Intrepid travelers will learn and practice the skills necessary for backcountry hiking. You’ll learn how to set up camp, make water safe to drink, and cook over a campfire. Craft a hiking staff and explore two of Dodge's properties, hiking nearly 3 miles each day! This camp includes a $5 materials fee.

Payment is only needed once per camper for this 4-day camp series.

Camper Registration Form: Please fill this out before proceeding with camp payment(s). One form per camper will need to be filled out for each season of camp (fall, spring, summer).
Registration deadline: Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12 p.m.
Scholarships: Available for those who qualify.

Other Information You Need to Know
Weather: Camps will not be cancelled due to inclement weather; activities will be adjusted for the safety of the children. Always dress campers to be comfortable in forecasted weather conditions.
Staffing: Your camper will be safe with highly trained naturalists and volunteers. Grades K-1, ratio 1 to 10. Grades 2 -8 , ratio 1 to 13.
Zero Tolerance: Dodge Nature Center has the right to dismiss a camper without a refund for violating the no tolerance policy for physical and verbal violence. Dodge must remain a safe and friendly environment for all of our campers, students, and visitors.
Fees to Avoid: Cancellation requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of camp to qualify for a refund. All cancellations include a $50 processing fee per camp. No camp transfers are permitted. *There is a $5 dollar late charge each 15 minutes after camp check-out ends at 3:15 p.m.

Event Details
Age Grades 6-8
Cost $225
Event Series
  • Monday, Aug. 3rd, 2020
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 2020
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 2020
  • Thursday, Aug. 6th, 2020
Time Check-in: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Check-out: 3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Location Main Property, Main Office Entrance 1
365 Marie Ave. West, West Saint Paul, MN 55118
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