Registration for 2023 is open!
Making Summer Memories for campers age 5 – 17.
WildQuest Summer Camp Dates for 2023:
June 26 – August 25
Prescott Farm’s WildQuest camp days are filled with outdoor activities related to the theme of the week, animal and plant identification, arts and crafts, quests, games, hands-on learning, a weekly all-camp project, and so much more. Give your children, ages 5-17, an unforgettable summer camp experience exploring the natural world and discovering why it matters to them, making friends, and developing skills and interests related to themed camp weeks from late June through August.
Camp Age Group Progression
Please note, campers must have reached the age indicated for each camp level on or prior to the first day of camp week.
Ages 5 & 6: Pines– Pines are introduced to camp life through games, storytelling, and plenty of exploration. Pines Instructors focus on supporting the campers’ natural curiosity, making new friends, and building independence within the wider camp community.
Ages 7-9: Maples- Campers in the Maples groups will be immersed in the week’s theme through engaging activities, challenges, and games. Interacting with the other groups during all camp and mixed activities, the Maples’ activity times will be age-appropriate for their growing curiosity of what can be found in natural spaces around them.
Ages 10 & 12: Oaks- Take your camper experience to the next level as a mighty Oak! The Oaks’ activities will be centered around the week’s theme but with greater depth and independence as they begin to learn how to be role models for the Pine and Maple campers.
Ages 13 & 14: LITs- Leaders-in-Training **offered sessions 4-7** LITs are guided to examine their personal leadership style and given greater independence within the supportive camp community. Through exciting team building challenges and projects, LITs have the opportunity to practice leadership skills like communication and teamwork, receive feedback from mentors and peers, and have fun!
New Volunteer Opportunity
Ages 15 & 17: Junior Counselors JCs work alongside our Instructors to lead the youth throughout their daily routine. Gain job skills, build confidence through independence while returning to camp in this volunteer capacity. Application required. Minimum commitment of 2 consecutive weeks.
2023 Summer Dates and Themes
+Indicates LIT Weeks
Week 1 June 26-30 Farm and Garden Adventures: Start out the summer meeting some visiting farm animals and enjoying our gardens. Prepare tasty snacks from garden-harvested goodies. Learn to take care of baby chicks and cook with eggs from our hens. Harvest honey from our beehives.
Week 2 July 5-7 (3 days week, July 4 is Tuesday) Mini-Survivor: This 3-day session will be packed with many favorite activities from our popular Survivor week: fire building, shelters, navigating through the wilderness, and outdoor cooking, plus all the usual camp traditions!
Week 3 July 10-14 Eco Artists: Nature in itself is a work of art. For this week, campers should be ready to paint, move, sculpt, sketch, and explore. We will learn how the beauty of nature inspired many historic naturalists, and how it helps promote environmental stewardship today.
+ Week 4 July 17-21 Survivor: What would it take to find food, water, and shelter in the woods? Try cooking over a fire, building shelters, and finding your way as you learn wilderness skills that will help you stay out of survival mode and focus on the fun.
+ Week 5 July 24-28 Water, Water Everywhere: Everything needs water to survive! Join us for a week of exploring the many roles of water as we explore aquatic ecosystems and get wet playing water games.
+ Week 6 July 31- August 4 STEAM Team: Science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics is our camp focus for the week! Come explore the way nature inspires human art, invention, sustainable energy, and design. Get ready to think, build, and test your critical thinking skills!
+ Week 7 August 7-11 Kids Can Cook: By mid-August our gardens are bursting with fruits and veggies ready to be harvested and cooked into delicious treats! Join us for a week of culinary exploration and experimentation as we learn to prepare wholesome, healthy food from the garden to our plates inside and out. The week culminates with a homemade pizza party!
Week 8 August 14-18: Creature Features: From paws to feathers, scales and claws, get ready for a week of all things animals. Discover how different animals talk, eat, move and play as we explore Prescott Farm’s ponds, forest and fields to investigate what the animals are doing.
Week 9 August 21-25 A Little Bit of Everything: Finding it difficult to decide which theme sounds like the most fun? Then, this week is for you! We’ll be mixing it up with a little bit of all the themes as we revisit our favorite camp activities. You may find us ponding, hiking, cooking, crafting, tracking, fort building, and playing games.
Scholarships are available for income-eligible families.
The scholarship application is available in the online registration process. Please complete that form in order to be considered for a scholarship.
NEW in 2023, each camper will receive a free WildQuest t-shirt on their first day of camp this summer!
Camp weeks run Monday – Friday, from 9 am – 4:00 pm. Extended care is available 8-9 am and/or 4-5:30 pm. (Additional fee applies.) We offer an enriching Leader in Training Program for campers 13-14 years old LIT program is offered on weeks indicated with a +.
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Please bring your weather appropriate gear, backpack, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, lunch and snack, and a change of clothes!
P.S. A complete packing list is included in the Camp Family Handbook.
Still have some questions? Email Chris Wellens Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org