Explore the outdoors at summer camp

File photo (Courtesy: Wisconsin DNR)

School may be out for the summer, but the learning doesn't have to end.

Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton has a variety of hands-on camps for kids.

All camps are for kids ages 5-12 and run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From June 24-26, kids can take part in "the world around us."  Youngsters can explore the swamps, ponds, prairies and forests while learning about the animals and plants that live there.

From July 22-24, discover the "art in nature."  Kids can explore and use their imaginations to create a connection between art and nature.  Make a recycled art project and discover the beauty of the outdoor world.

August 12-14, the "living in the wild camp" lets kids put their survival skills to the test in this outdoor adventure camp.  Investigate the preserve through identification, tracking and games.  Kids will also be able to test their skills at building shelters, creating solar ovens and fishing.

Camps cost $65 for members and $75 for non-members.  Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  You can register online or by calling (920) 731-6041.

A reminder about the camps, kids may get dirty, so children are advised to wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes.  Kids should also bring a bag lunch and full water bottle each day.