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2015 Summer Camp!

Come join Taltree for five weeks of fun in the sun while learning science!  Themes include Wilderness Safari, Wacky Water Week, Science Quest, and CSI: Taltree.  Camp is open to rising 2nd-5th grades. Camp runs from 8:45am-3:30pm. 


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$165*/Full Week

$145*/4 Day Science Quest Week

*Cost of camp includes a non-refundable reservation fee of $50. Pay deposit online below, and you will be contacted to pay remainder before the start of camp.



2015 summer camp registration packet here.

2015 summer camp medical forms here.

2015 Medication Release


Multiple Child and Early Bird Discounts Available, please call the Education Office at 219-462-0025 extension 108. Ends May 1, $10 off for Non-Members $15 off Members.


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Camp Offerings:  

Wilderness Safari Camp (June 22-26 and July 20-24): Campers will learn about woodland wildlife, gardening and more from area conservationists. They will learn how to tie nautical knots, create their own mini-veggie garden, and understand why bluebirds are so important. They will go to the zoo, pick produce at a local orchard, and build their own bird house. They will get up close and personal with animals, play water games and dissect owl pellets. Campers can document their experiences in their Taltree journal and will bring home special hike mementos. Register & Pay Deposit Here for June 22-26. and/or Register & Pay Deposit Here for July 20-24.

Science Quest (June 29-July 2): Campers become scientists! They will confirm or deny science myths and log their findings in their Taltree journal. They will visit a local farm to learn about manure and it’s by product – methane gas. Campers will learn about composting and how larvae can break down food waste. They will go on an animal poop hike, create their own ant farm, make their own slime and participate in a marshmallow catapult competition. Science Quest camp week June 29 – July 2 will only run Monday through Thursday due to the holiday. This camp will cost $145. Register & Pay Deposit Here.

CSI: Taltree (July 6-10):  Make way for the next generation of CSI experts! Campers will be introduced to the scientific method where they will investigate and test their own hypotheses. They will investigate larvae, fungi, and macro-invertebrates. On their Dead Things hike, they will explore decaying plant matter and identify various fungi species. Campers will learn about all aspects of scientific investigation with a visit to a local laboratory to meet scientists and launch rockets. The local police department will visit and teach about what they do, daily, in their jobs: specifically, how science helps them solve crime.  As a CSI camper, they will dissect owl pellets to see what they had for lunch. Campers will investigate and present their findings about detritivores, a fungi or bacterial organism that makes soil. Register & Pay Deposit Here.

Wacky Water Week (July 13-17): This week is dedicated to all things water! Campers will visit the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, hike Taltree’s wetlands and learn about Northwest Indiana’s water ecosystems – lakes, bogs, ponds and streams. In the wetlands, they will observe swans, create wetland-themed art and play water games. Campers will also hunt for macro-invertebrates, frogs, and create their own terrarium. Campers can document their experiences in their Taltree journal. Register & Pay Deposit Here.