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We’re excited to bring summer camp back to Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary! Geared toward younger campers (ages 6-9) and happening in both June and August!
June 19th – 23rd, 2023
July 17th – 21st, 2023
Join us at Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary where we’ll be learning about our connection to the environment, leave no trace principals and team challenges in the great outdoors designed to build personal resilience.
Participants should expect to spend some time hiking, fishing, and learning about environmental education.
Drop off from 8-8:30 and pick up from 4:30-5pm.
Snacks and hydration will be provided. Participants should please pack a lunch.
We believe in making our programming accessible to as many people as possible and have scholarships available! Please fill out the form located here and submit to Bethany Ore, our Program Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our trained staff will intentionally sequence resilience building programs to best meet your campers’ individual needs. We will communicate specific details about any gear or extra items we recommend bringing roughly 2 weeks prior to your on-site experience. For the length of camp, we recommend your camper wears clothes they are comfortable moving around in and wouldn’t mind getting dirty. Please plan to pack your camper lunch daily. Close-toed shoes are required for this camp experience. We recommend bringing a refillable water bottle and sunscreen daily. As always, any activity on our property is challenge by choice meaning we will support your campers’ unique goals and welcome them to participate at whatever level is right for them. Please feel free to ask any additional questions or share any relevant information prior to your camper joining us onsite.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear or not wear?
You should wear: Sturdy and comfortable shoes (sneakers or boots). Loose, comfortable clothing that is suitable for the forecasted weather and that you do not mind getting dirty.
Please do not wear:
What if the weather is bad?
It is very possible that we may encounter inclement weather during the week of camp. Your campers adventure will not be canceled; it will just become a different kind of fun…and potentially temporarily indoors. Each of our program areas has adequate shelter in the event of inclement weather. Additionally, each staff member is trained on our Emergency Action Plan if severe weather occurs. If weather alters plans, our team will communicate as soon as possible with each camper’s parent or guardian.
How safe is a LAC and Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary?
Your campers physical and emotional safety is our primary concern. Our facilitators have been trained in best practice standards and procedures that make this facility as safe as possible. Our safety policies for each program area are congruent with and adhere to strict industry standards. Our facility is accredited through the American Camp Association who review our policies and practices yearly and visit our site every 3 years for a thorough inspection.
What if my camper needs to miss a day?
In the event that your child will be absent from camp please contact us at (859) 873-3271. If your child does not show up for camp and we have not received a call regarding their whereabouts you will be contacted by a staff member. No refunds will be given for absences.
** If you anticipate needing any of the items listed above for your day, please let us know. We have items that participants can borrow to ensure all can participate in our programming.**