Have your kids get a little dirt under their fingers by signing them up for Open Door Bird Sanctuary’s Spring Break Camp! Sign up for one, all, or as many days you’d like. Registration forms can be found on our website: www.opendoorbirdsanctuary.org.
Our camps are designed for children ages 8-12. Each camp day includes outdoor exploration of our 34 acres, meeting our raptors up close, and keeping a journal for the week to keep track of the observations we make. Campers must bring a snack and be appropriately dressed to be outside. Camp hours are 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and cost is $30/day or $125/week. Camp enrollment is a maximum of twelve (12).
Monday, March 25: Where the Wild Things Are
Let the wild rumpus begin! Open Door has many ecosystems on our land and with that means there is a lot of wildlife that call the sanctuary home, not just our birds! We’ll explore each area to see what wild things there are.
Tuesday, March 26: Whooo Comes Out
Learn about the Owls of Wisconsin and how Owls differ from other birds of prey. We will dissect pellets created by the Sanctuary’s own Owls as well as learning what the different owls sound like.
Wednesday, March 27: Have to Have a Habitat
Animals live in all sorts of homes, and they vary depending on the needs of the animal. We’ll go on a hike to find as many different homes as we can and build some homes of our own.
Thursday, March 28: Journey of a Thousand Miles (or Less)
During the spring and fall, animals migrate. Campers will play a game to see if they have a good “homing” direction like our wild friends do. We’ll also go on a migration journey and see what challenges there are.
Friday, March 29: Nature Whodunit
Put on your detective caps and see if you can figure out the different nature mysteries. We’ll learn how to find clues the animals left behind, how to piece them together, and try to figure out what happened!
“I think it was really cool, like seeing the birds up close (especially the bald eagle and twig). “
“I think the trails were cool too and seeing animal tracks like the bobcat. “
“The activities were fun too and I learned about the birds like what happened to them and how they got there. I think the activity with the microscope to see what’s in the water was really cool. “
“Val is cool and she came up with the activities and the activity where we had to mark sounds of different animals was