Kids Being Scientists Camp at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary PDF Print E-mail
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Science Camps for 1st - 6th graders:


Children in grades 1st - 6th (2015-2016 school year) will explore the Sanctuary grounds, Kellogg Forest and the Kellogg Biological Station engaging in fun, hands-on games, activities and experiments. Science Camp is a great place to meet new friends and learn about science by exploring the natural world. Each week of day camps includes camp songs and games, swimming in Gull Lake on Friday afternoon and age-appropriate science experiments and activities.


Who: Children in grades 1st - 6th (for the 2015-2016 school year)

Where: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, located near Augusta, five miles east of Richland and ten miles northwest of Battle Creek

When: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents may choose an early drop-off time at 8 a.m. for an additional fee.

Registration: Begins March 1, 2015. Download the registration form here and mail it to the Sanctuary or call (269) 671-2510.

Fee: Members, $140/camper/week; Non-members, $160/camper/week. Early bird and Sanctuary member discounts available.

Discounts: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary members receive a $10 discount. Early bird registration receives a $10 discount. Multiple camp discount is $5 per session.

2015 Day camp session dates and themes:

  • Earth Explorers - July 6-10, 2015

Set up experiments to study the animals that live at the Sanctuary.  Each day will focus on a different group of animals:  Birds, amphibians and reptiles, insects, and more!

  • Aquatic Adventurers - July 20-24, 2015

Water is an important resource for people and animals.  Each day learn about the animals that live in aquatic environments and set up experiments to learn about water quality and conservation.

  • Winged Wonders - July 27-31, 2015

Flight is an amazing super power that birds and insects have.  Each day learn about animals that can fly and set up experiments to learn more about how flight works.

Parent Information Packet

After registering your child for camp, you will receive a confirmation letter and the forms below in the mail. The form must be completed, signed and returned to the Sanctuary Office one week before your child attends camp.

Camp Parent Information 2015.pdf

Parent Confirmation Letter 2015.pdf

Medical & Media Release Form 2015.pdf

Swimming, Pick-up & Photo Authorization 2015 .pdf

Leadership Camp Overnight Information 2015.pdf

This year the Child Information Form is avalable on online! You need to complete a form for every child you have atending this years Science Camp!

Leadership Camp for 7th-8th graders - July 13-17, 2015

June 22, 2015: Cancelled due to low registration. 7th and 8th grade campers are welcome to register for one of our other weeks of camp.

This year's theme: Natural Leaders Week!

Educators from the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station and MSUExtension will lead a week of science exploration.  Campers will improve their knowledge of nature and ecology along the trails at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.  They will practice leadership and team building skills while brainstorming creative solutions to ecological problems.  Campers will go birding, macro-invertebrate sampling, fishing, swimming, canoeing and more!  The week concludes with an overnight campout when kids build a campfire, set up tents, cook meals, and enjoy nature.

Who: Students entering 7th and 8th grade. Leadership Camp is excellent training for campers who would like to become Jr. Camp Counselors (9th – 12th graders).

When: July 13-17, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with an overnight stay on Thursday, July 16

Fee: Members: $260; Non-members $280 Early bird and Sanctuary member discounts available!

Registration: Begins March 1, 2015. Download the registration form here and mail it to the Sanctuary or call (269) 671-2510.

Joining us for Leadership Camp:

Joining our camp staff for the Leadership Camp week will be MSU Extension educators Jan Brinn and Darren Bagley.  Jan and Darren have helped to create an amazing plan for the week and will be on hand to help implement great experiments and activities.

Jan is the MSU Extension Educator in Allegan County where she grew up. She has worked for MSUE for 15 years in 4-H Youth Development and is an accomplished professional in Extension Education with a proven record of success in support of Leadership and Civic Engagement through global education, communication & conflict, leadership, global citizenship programming and diversity, and Academic Success in the science areas of animal, plant, environmental and technology/engineering. She works with the 4-H Camp Kidwell in Bloomingdale, MI with a variety of programming opportunities as well. Jan will received her MSU Masters Degree in Youth Development in the Spring of 2014.

Darren is the 4-H Youth Development Educator in Gennesee County. He has worked for MSU Extension for over 11 years, and for the past 3 has served as the 4-H Youth Development Educator in Genesee County. His areas of expertise are youth natural resource programming and youth leadership & government engagement. Darren is a Delton Kellogg High School graduate and has been interested in conservation from a young age. Along with his high school biology teacher, he started a water quality monitoring program on four lakes near Delton Kellogg High School.

Camp Scholarships

The Bird Sanctuary Camp Scholarship Fund was created in 2011 with generous donations from Sanctuary members. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to help families afford a camp experience at the Sanctuary. Funds are limited and are awarded according to need and on a first-come, first-served basis.  Scholarships are valued at 20-80% of the camp registration fee.

Please fill out a on line Camp Scholarship Application for summer camp 2015 (scroll up for camp registration details).

Interested in donating to the Camp Scholarship Fund?  Find out more information on our Membership & Support page.

Senior Camp Counselors Needed

The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary is looking for two enthusiastic, responsible, and caring individuals to teach engaging, hands-on science activities that allow kids to explore the natural world and our connection to it.  Read more about the position and Apply for the Senior Camp Counselor position by March 31, 2015.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2015 15:26