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2019 Eaton County Parks - Summer Adventure Programs

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Get ready for an Adventure! Whether it’s playing, creating, or exploring, we have fun every day at our Summer Adventure Programs! We offer programs for young outdoor enthusiasts that are preschool-aged (4 – 5 years old), to those that have completed grade six. There is an option for before care for preschoolers, or before and after care for kindergarteners through sixth graders. Join us for a fun and memorable summer!




Week 1: Wildlife Encounters June 17 – June 21

Join us for a wild week and learn all about the amazing wildlife that lives in Michigan! Meet turtles and snakes, search for frogs, watch birds, learn all about mammals, and hunt for insects! We also will enjoy lots of games, crafts and hikes throughout the week.

Location: Lincoln Brick (Grand Ledge)

Week 2: All About Games! June 24 – June 28

Ready, set, play! During this fun and engaging week we’ll bust out the parachute, craft our own games, go on scavenger hunts, and much more! Older adventurers (grades 3-6) will have a chance to participate in archery. Those in grades K -6th will go on a field trip to downtown Lansing for the “Come Out and Play” day on the capital lawn. Get ready for fun!

Location: Lincoln Brick (Grand Ledge)

Week 3: Adventures at the Ledges July 1-2

Calling all adventure seekers! Join us for two adventure filled days at Fitzgerald Park! We will have fun hiking the trails, searching the riverbanks for wildlife, and exploring the ledges! As always, there will be plenty of games and crafts, and fun!

Location: Fitzgerald Park (Grand Ledge)

Week 4: Let’s Get Crafty! July 8 – July 12

Whether it’s making art, or playing games, we are going to be using our creativity and our imaginations! There were be lots of opportunities for fun with paint and other arts & crafts mediums, as well as playing games that will allow us to get crafty!

Location: Camp Frances (Charlotte)

Week 5: Our Amazing Earth July 15 – July 19

Be prepared to be amazed! During this week we’ll uncover nature’s mysteries. Through hands on games and activities, we’ll learn who eats what, what lives where, and how it’s all connected. Enjoy exploring animal tracks and traces, make art with plants, and learn all about our amazing Earth! This week grades K – 6th will venture out to visit a local recycling center.

Location: Camp Frances (Charlotte)

Week 6: Wetland Adventures July 22 – July 26

Be sure to bring your water shoes for a week of wetland exploration! We are going to get an up close look at what lives in in the rivers and streams around us. From teeny-tiny aquatic creatures, to fish, birds, and frogs, if it lives in the water we are going to learn about it! This week will include netting for small water insects, searching for frogs and going fishing!

Location: Camp Frances (Charlotte)

Week 7: In Flight July 29 – August 2

Keep your eyes on the skies because this week is all about things that fly! We will make rockets, go birdwatching, create our own kites, and have fun searching for insects in flight. Older adventurers (grades 3 – 6) will have a chance to participate in archery!

Location: Lincoln Brick (Grand Ledge)

Week 8: Outdoor Explorers August 5 – August 9

Preschool – 2nd grade (completed)

Let’s go explore! We’ll bring out the binoculars and search for the perfect hiking sticks during our last week of our Summer Adventure Programs. Create crafts from natural materials, learn about plants, and enjoy hotdogs around the campfire.

Location: Lincoln Brick (Grand Ledge)

Week 8: Outdoor Adventurers August 5 – August 9

3rd grade – 6th grade (completed)

Have a blast learning outdoor skills during our last week of Summer Adventure Programs! We will practice archery, learn fire building and safety, identify plants, build shelters, and learn how to use compasses. Finish your summer break with an adventure!

Location: Lincoln Brick (Grand Ledge)



2019 Weekly Program Fees

Preschool programs run Monday-Friday from 9am – 12pm, and are for those that have not yet entered kindergarten. Programs for those who have completed kindergarten – 6th grade run Monday-Friday from 9am – 3pm.

Preschool (ages 4-5)

Eaton County Resident - $45/week

Non-County Resident - $50/week

Kindergarten – 6th grade (completed)

Eaton County Resident - $90/week

Non-County Resident - $100/week


2019 Two Day Program Fees (July 1 -2)

Preschool (ages 4-5)

Eaton County Resident - $36

Non-County Resident - $40

Kindergarten – 6th grade (completed)

Eaton County Resident - $36

Non-County Resident - $40

Before/After Care

Before care is available starting at 8:00am for ages preschool – 6th grade, and after care is available until 5:30pm for grades kindergarten – 6th grade (completed).

Preschool (before care only) $25/week

K-6th Grade (before and after care) $50/week



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